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By   •   June 1, 2004   •   Topics: ,

Q:

Does God reveal things through dreams and visions?


A:

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. Keisha says:

    Last night I had a dream that I was preaching to people. I laid hands on some of them and prayed for them. It sounded like I prophesized to one person. I had a previous dream that I laid hands and prayed for someone. But last night was the first time I dreamed about preaching.

  2. Candeece says:

    I see things in dreams before they happen. I always see people close to me in dreams and it actual plays into reality.

    1. Keisha says:

      That happens to me sometimes too.

  3. Sharita says:

    This has been my second time dreaming about god the first time it was I was in the car with my friends and god came down from it was like me & my friends were running from him then I woke, this time it was like god came down from heave he look more like an angel this time instead of himself, he was talking to me and friends saying it’s not all about material things, and it’s about him & family, but then me and my friends tried to run to my car, then I woke up

  4. Cecile says:

    I dreamt myself on church with my past and former friends then the father told me that (only the 2 of us) Were with God… How does that means? And it jumped to something fearing (another dream) then after that 2 dreams I still have 1 more dream to tell, and father still on my side and I told him twice that the sky is getting dark and red…

  5. Julia says:

    I once prayed for God to give me a sign about my future husband because I was (and still am) in love with a man who I hadn’t met yet. A few days later I dreamt that I met him at the mall by the bathrooms (of all places!) and we hugged. When he hugged me it felt really warm and comforting. I think that was my sign from God.

    1. Teresa says:

      Be careful. The enemy is deceptive and will have you to believe that something or someone is from God, when all along it’s from him (the enemy). Remember, the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. Ask God to reveal to you CLEARLY through His Word. Because the enemy can show you a sign as well. God Bless.

    2. Kori says:

      I’m in a similar situation myself. Please do keep us updated on your story. Would love to know how it turns out.

  6. Jan Recktenwald says:

    There is a place in Scripture that says God will speak to us in dreams – “‘In the last days, God says,
    I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, YOUR OLD MEN WILL DREAM DREAMS. (Acts 2:17) Many Muslims are coming to know Christ through dreams.

  7. AidaMarie says:

    Since my son was little (Who is now 19) I had dreams of him dying or visions that were so real… To the point where I would cry uncontrollably.. I see his funeral the reaction of me..
    It’s killing me… I want these visions to flee my mind.. I pray n I rebuke them, but it comes on stronger!!!

  8. Don says:

    My wife left me almost eight years ago. We were together almost twenty years and have three children together. I miss her terribly. In my dream she crawled into my arms. I kissed her once tenderly. She told me she still loved me. I’m praying this is from Him.

    1. David says:

      Don, I am so sorry to hear that your wife left you; especially being with her for such a long time. I can’t even imagine how terribly you miss her. I couldn’t even imagine what life would be like without my girlfriend; I would be so lost that’s for sure. I am praying for you that your dream is from Him.

  9. augistine ozoume says:

    i always dream were i
    with pastors and strong men of God.sometimes i see myself preaching at the bigest cathedral in the world.since then i have been praying hard.

  10. Angel raye Johnson says:

    What Happens if you can see the future through visions and in your dreams what do you do then i mean how do you control it?

    1. Matthew A Breen says:

      1. Be in control of your emotions. Put into practice what the word teaches such as being quick to listen and slow to speak and slow to become angry. 2. Pray continually for the Lord to keep guiding you, to remain on the Lord’s path and for courage. 3. Learn how to test any spirit that speaks to you. 4. Study the word and reflect on it daily. 5. Understand that people around you may not be able to help you because they do not have experience. 6. Understand that your emotions and faith will be tested. 7. Help yourself to relax by knowing that ultimately God is in control and not you. 8. Take one day a week to relax and rest. 9. Take one day a week to spend time with the Lord and rest. Peace be with you fellow Sister. I hope this helps you.