THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS
The dream is one of God’s ways of communicating His mid with His people, and that makes the subject matter so crucial. The interpretation of dreams is crucial in order to maximize the message the Lord is communicating to us.
Job 33:14 “However, in one or two ways, God speaks; But man does not understand. By the dream, in night vision, When the dream falls on men When they fall asleep on the bed.
Job 33:16 Then reveals to the ear of men And points their advice. To remove To the man of his work, And to turn away from man the pride. Job 33:18 He will stop his soul from the grave, and his life from dying by the sword”.
A WINDOW TO THE SPIRITUAL WORLD
Dreams are considered as an unconscious activity of the human brain from the scientific point of view, during which the brain evokes vivid or imaginary images or the combination of these.
But from the spiritual point of view, dreams are much more than that simple appreciation. Visions are considered as a window to the spiritual world since, during the dream, the person’s conscience does not control any physical function.
To show that dreams are a window to the spiritual world, just read.
Numbers 12: 6, “And he said to them, Hear my words now. When there is among you a prophet of Jehovah, I will appear in vision, in dreams, I will speak with him”.
1 Kings 3: 5 “And Jehovah appeared to Solomon in Gibeon one night in dreams, and God said to him, Ask what you want me to give you”.
Matthew 1:20 “And when he thought of this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in dreams and said to him: Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to receive Mary your wife, because what is engendered in her, of the Holy Spirit is”
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Genesis 28: 1-19; Genesis 37: 5-10; Genesis 40: 5-13.
God also gives dreams to the unsaved. Many people believe that God does not, but observe the passage in: Judges 7: 13-15, in this passage, the dream of God came to the enemies of Israel, and they interpreted that dream.
Other times God gives you promises in dreams as he did with Solomon, when you have dreams, observe well what God tells you in that dream.
Each dream has its meaning, no matter the origin of the dream, it is always possible to find useful teaching for your life, no matter if the dream could be extremely unpleasant or dark.
ORIGIN OF DREAMS
Dreams can have three different sources, namely:
- Dreams originated from God Himself.
- Satan can influence our dreams.
- Produced by the concupiscence of the person.
DREAMS ORIGINATED BY GOD
God speaks in the midst of dreams; it is a truth that no one can deny, so from now on, you should be more attentive to dreams, read:
Job 33:14 However, in one or two ways, God speaks; But man does not understand.
Job 33:15 By the dream, in night vision:
- When the dream falls on men,
- When they fall asleep on the bed,
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Why does God speak in dreams?
- Job 33:16 Then he reveals to the ear of men, And points his advice to them,
- Job 33:17 To remove a man from his work,
- And turn away pride from man.
- Job 33:18 He will stop his soul from the grave, and his life from dying by the sword.
If God has shown you something in dreams, you should seek his interpretation based only on his word, not on the imaginations of any “minister,” every dream wherever it comes from has its understanding based on the holy word.
2 Peter 1:19 We also have the safest prophetic word, which you do well to be attentive as to a torch that shines in a dark place until the day is clear and the morning star rises in your hearts;
When the dream has no one hundred percent interpretation based on the bible, it is only God who can bring his revelation, and it is only him who you should ask or a minister who can bring the revelation from God.
Look at Solomon’s attitude in 1 Kings 3: 5-15, as after waking up and realizing it was a dream from Jehovah, he went and made sacrifices and peace offerings, you must keep in mind that God has He spoke in dreams. It is the same as if you had heard his voice live, and therefore you must do what you have to do, for God has spoken to you.
Many believers believe that when their skin is bristling because of a dream or a spirit, it must necessarily be something evil.
The man and woman of God must have what is known as spiritual discernment so as not to make the mistake If you misinterpret your experience or that of another person, read Job 4: 13-21.
In Daniel 2: 1-35 we find the dream that King Nebuconodosor had, a pagan king, to whom God spoke, his spirit I disturb, that is, I get scared and worry, God also speaks to the heathen, who is away from him but does so based on his perfect will and purpose.
When the minister of the Lord walks in righteousness, his dreams are pleasant, but if he does not walk in righteousness, he will not have pleasant dreams, before his dreams are disturbing and uneasy.
Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid, but you will lie down, and your dream will be pleasant.
DREAMS INFLUENCED BY THE EVIL
Dreams can be influenced by deceiving spirits, which torment people during dreams and even in waking moments (being awake), many people dream of someone chasing them, or always going through nightmare situations.
No one can doubt or deny, just as people who are with the Lord have pleasant dreams, Christians (and people of the world) who are not firm in the things of the Lord are influenced and have dreams originated by the evil one.
This is so true that many ministers deviate from the truth and cause many to err since they listen to doctrines of demons accepting and propagating them, demons to influence people to do so from the spiritual world, that is, through the dreams, then the execution of these error plans and doctrines is seen in the material plane.
Read Jeremiah 14:14 “Then Jehovah said to me: The prophets falsely prophesy in my name; I did not send them, nor sent them, nor spoke to them; Liar vision, divination, vanity and deception of your heart prophesy”.
1Timothy 4: 1 “But the Spirit clearly says that in the end times some will apostatize from the faith, listening to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons”;
The demonic influence is from the spiritual plane, which manifests itself later on the material plane, and if it first begins on the spiritual plane, this influence is through dreams and night visions.
Ezekiel 13: 7 “Have you not seen a vain vision, and have not said liar divination, for you say: Jehovah said, having not spoken?
Ezekiel 13:23, therefore, you will not see more vain vision, nor will you practice more divination, and I will deliver my people from your hand, and you will know that I am Jehovah”.
These people were demonized in a few words!
DREAMS ORIGINATED BY THE CONCUPISCENCE OF THE PERSON
In Jeremiah 23: 16-32, “the Lord warns the false prophets who had had a vision of their own heart. In other words, their desires led them to have those dreams and visions, which proves that there are dreams that are originated by the same person and not by God.
What do I need to be able to interpret dreams and visions?”
- Know that every dream interpretation cannot get out of what the bible says. 2 Peter 1:19
- Know the purpose of the entire bible. 2 Timothy 3: 16-17
- Know the word of the Lord very well. John 5:39
- Have a good communion with the Holy Spirit. John 16: 13-14
- Have the wisdom and spiritual intelligence Daniel 1:17
- Be afraid of the Lord. Psalm 111: 10
- Desire to build souls. 2 Timothy 2:15
- Be anointed by the Lord with the Holy Spirit. 1 John 2:20
Every kind of dream wherever it comes from will always reflect something spiritual. Therefore the competent minister will still be able to give an orientation about it.
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If the dream is from God, surely he can provide the correct interpretation, since according to 2nd Timothy 3: 16-17, everything God says in dreams must agree with what is written in God’s word.
In the same way, if the dream is on the part of evil forces, the safest thing is that they try to divert the believer or who has had such a dream. In this case, the minister who knows the scriptures will be able to find where the deception is intended by the enemy and can guide and advise according to the scriptures and not according to tales of older women or traditions.
Finally, if dreams are produced by the person’s lust, the minister is also competent to point out what needs to be corrected or guided correctly.
For all the above, we can conclude that all dreams come from where they come from have interpretation in the bible, so if from now on someone tries to interpret a dream or vision, you should look for the verses in the scriptures so that you are entirely sure. ) that it is an accurate interpretation based on the truth of the Lord for your life.
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