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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. Sherry Jefferson says:

    Thank you so much for this article. My husband and I were in a dispute. I told him God comes to us through dreams and so does the enemy himself! Anything bad in a dream is not of God.

  2. Rick McGee says:

    I believe that God speaks to us through dreams. Sometimes it’s instruction, sometimes it’s admonishment.

    1. Paul says:

      That is very good. Keep praying and trusting the Lord.

  3. hen says:

    I had a dream about the end of the world and Jesus dying on the cross. I have a feeling that He is trying to talk to me through my dreams.

    1. hen says:

      And also I think he is doing that because he is telling me what is going to happen later to prepare me for later.

  4. Whitney says:

    Please pray for my son, Bladen, to be safe and for protection over his life, and for me to be delivered from drugs and my mom from alcohol, and that I can raise my son the right way so that when he is older he will not depart from it.

    1. Han says:

      We will be praying for you!

    2. Kathy says:

      Praying for you, your mother and for Bladen.

    3. Geoff says:

      Jesus loves you Whitney. Come to him as you are, there is no condemnation. Praying for you, and your mom and son.

  5. Alphonse Roy says:

    Every dream which has scriptural backing can be reliable.

  6. Sonja Menon says:

    I had a vision one day after church back in the 90’s. I was at church standing before the congregation. I wasn’t in the pulpit but behind at podium. I was sitting on my bed at the time and jumped up, when I reached the doorway, I turned for some reason looking at the place next to where I was sitting and said no Lord, not me. 17 years later that vision became a reality.

  7. Edward Council says:

    Great insight. I’m teaching on the topic of how God uses dreams to speak to choice individuals. Thanks. Bless you.

  8. Sherry Rice says:

    I have had many dreams and some visions. I love the Lord with all my heart, and he has been with me throughout my life, even as a child. Nine, nine of these dreams have been warnings, and have come true. I know in my heart and soul yes God speaks to us through dreams.. I’ll forever listen to him when he does too. When you know his voice in your heart and soul, you know to listen to him… You know the difference in his voice and just a dream.

    1. Brittney Scott says:

      Hi Sherry, what do you mean by warnings?