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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. Brian says:

    Going through transition in my life, as need prayer for my career. Maybe God will come to me in dream that I will be okay.

  2. Emily says:

    This was very helpful! Thank you!

  3. Say Wilkins says:

    I know God has revealed and gave all things I need. But why sometimes I feel not happy with my life?

  4. Marie says:

    I wanted to comment about the article above in which I totally agree with Billy Graham ministries! I have the opportunity to teach in the prison system in the past and I always tell them that the Scriptures are the final authority on everything in a Christians life and when we get away from God’s Word we are in great danger. Pastors are to have a certain respect if he is warning us because he has to give an account and we have responsibility to seek Wisdom from God but heed warnings also, so my advise to those going down the path of dreams is absolutely Don’t. Our lives are complete in the work of the Cross. The Word was God and in Him is no darkness. Man and Satan is the author of confusion. Remember it’s your soul and rewards are at stake.

  5. oluwafemi says:

    Sir, I need more clarification on the biblical concept on the distinction between dreams and visions.

    1. Jen says:

      Dreams are while sleeping, visions are while you’re awake. I have both visions and spiritual dreams.

  6. Sivasandeep says:

    If God wants to communicate with us He can communicate with us in any way, not only by dream or vision. He will communicate in the Bible or through people around us.

  7. A says:

    I had dreams about the end of the world when I was 7 and they came back at age 13.

  8. Carol says:

    Jesus came to me in a dream while I was looking for a job and said to me “It’ll be OK” and the next day I got a job. Praise Jesus.

    1. Atisunge Mchombo says:

      I wish I could have this kind of dream and outcome. I am desperately looking and praying for a job right now.