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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. tiani says:

    yes, I perfectly believe that man kind can dream or have vision only if you are chosen by God. numbers 12-6. this verse is happening to me now. I dream of what happens to others and my self and family, I told the dream and the meaning, and its come true. I have more incredible story of the love of god that he have given me.

  2. Gil Mercado says:

    Thank you for this site. I’ve started teaching a youth group in our church and one of the topics they want to learn about is this.

  3. Tebogo Sewapa says:

    Yes, God does still speak to us in dreams and visions today. Some things will even amaze you when they come to pass and you will just watch them and say ‘ooh I have seen this when I was sleeping’. God is very wise, and he is good. When he gives a dream, He seek to tell us something to be done or to warn us of something. Dreams and visions are the ministry of the Holy Spirit to all born again Christians. A born again Christian is in ministry of prayer and intercession. The Holy Spirit is sent to us to remind and teach us the way of God, the will of God and to reveal to help us to pray. The Spirit help us to pray. The Bible is the authority and guide in ALL things. Joel 2:28-29 states clearly that God will speak to us in dreams and visions.

  4. eli says:

    you need to ask your self although your dream appeals as evil, is it evil or is it god showing you what’s real and is or could be happening.

  5. Alex Okello says:

    What i know is that God can reveal to us the secrets through the dreams but not all dreams are from God.Others are as a result of our thoughts and others come from devil.

  6. kholeka says:

    If there is trouble I will go through I dream of it first

  7. April Nieves says:

    I’m curious as to where in the Bible it states that God uses near death experiences to reveal himself to humans. In the book “Heaven is For Real” – the little boy dies, goes to Heaven and is able to describe instances that happened that he had no idea about from his parents. I have a friend who is questioning the validity of this and wants to know scripture behind it.

  8. Katie Brooks says:

    Thank you god

  9. Joe McCullough says:

    I do have dreams, some good and some bad,I do pray and ask God too help me understand them.

  10. Crystal Patrick says:

    I have always had dreams that will play themselves out. It concerned me so that now in my evening prayers I ask God to go before me & garrison about my dreams. I know he speaks to me there will be times I only dream of a verse of scripture and it is always the perfect guide for the days that follow.