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Does God reveal things through dreams and visions?


The Bible indicates that God revealed His will to selected people through dreams or visions in Scriptures such as Genesis 37:5-10; 1 Kings 3:5-15; Daniel, chapters 2 and 7; Matthew 1:20; 2:13,19; and Acts 10:9-16; 16:9.

God may communicate through dreams or visions even today, but we need to carefully check any such guidance we receive with Scripture and godly counsel to be sure it is from the Lord. Anything which contradicts Scripture is not from God. Our minds and even Satan are capable of producing great deception in such subjective areas.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 shows that God has revealed His will to us primarily through His Word. It says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

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  1. John says:

    where could I find a prayer requesting God to teach me music and singing??

  2. arnita.morris says:

    Question,does God give us dreams of something bad gonna happen to a love one ?

  3. Nick says:

    One of my dreams that can help everyone as motivation: I had a dream I went to my earthly father’s, because he was giving me some of my inheritance. When I arrived he gave me an old rickety barn. It was ready to fall down and you could see completely through it. I got brave though and walked in. To my amazement, the inside was full of furnished rooms that went on and on, and it was very nice. My earthly father symbolized my heavenly father, who was showing that the inheritance he has for me is beyond what my eyes can even comprehend. He has amazing things waiting for all of his children that we can’t even imagine!!!

  4. Nick says:

    The Holy Spirit has came to me in dreams quite often over the past year to answer questions, teach lessons, strengthen my faith and guide my life. He uses a lot of symbolism and it’s obvious when it’s a dream that comes from the Lord vs. just a normal dream, as I can remember nearly every detail and in a short time I know the meaning. I asked him to take over last fall, because I realized my ways were not working and taken over he has! God is great!!!

  5. G.1 says:

    I’ve been praying for a godly man to one day marry. Eight months ago, this guy moved to our church and we became friends. I had a dream, and in this dream we were holding hands as if we were a couple. As the days went by, I thought it was weird because I had no feelings for him but as time went by I started to develop feelings for him. I prayed and prayed to God to take those feelings away. As I was praying I believe it was God told me, “He is for you, he is for you.” I finished praying and went to bed…my eyes closed, so hard to explain but again loud and clear he said, “He is for you.”

  6. Alejandro Flores says:

    I was at my grandparents’ house in the kitchen when all of a sudden I had a brief pause and forgot about everything instantly. I began breathing slow and deep. I saw light, then I was shown a vision of darkness. Many people were on their knees surrounding a pedestal, then it zoomed in slowly on the person standing on the pedestal, going up his body and then just went away as the face was about to appear. He was wearing a robe with a hood. Everyone else was swaying side to side humming and worshipping this person. Then immediately I was filled with tears and felt loved and in awe of what was happening… I was at peace with myself, and felt like a huge weight had come off my shoulders. I was brought to my knees in the process.