Job 33:15 ESV In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering upon their bed....
God loves talking to us so much He continues to talk to us as we sleep. I have had dreams of all types since I was a child but it wasn't until 15 years ago that I started to realize that situations I would dream about would actually happen. It would feel like a deja vu feeling and then I would remember parts of a dream during my day or upon awaking. Then I started to pay more attention and knew my dreams had to be from God. He's the only one who knows the future.
Rev. 22:13 NIV “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
Now when I have a dream, I look, or start to process the colors that I saw in the dream. Then I research them in the bible or look at my color chart to check the meaning of a particular color. Names of people have meanings also that can help with the interpretation. For example, in one of the dreams I had, I have a red sports car and Matthew is with me. Red is anointing, and power. Matthew means gift of God. The meaning of a car can represent your job or ministry, because it's a vehicle. The vehicle or car is something that you drive and it gets you from one place to the next . When I interpret the dream that God is giving me, I noticed an increased anointing and the dream contents will happen quickly. I started journaling my dreams, but still didn't know what to do until I heard a teaching from one of my favorite authors, John Paul Jackson. He talks about dream interpretation. In the teaching, God explains that He communicates with us through dreams. This is very exciting! God can share so much information in dreams for instance, instructions, warnings, prophecies, prayer, healing, deliverance and callings. For myself, God has given me an encouraging word for my family members who were going through a trying situation. God's word of encouragement strengthened them and renewed their hope of a good outcome! It is also very important to pay attention to how you felt during a dream. These are all messages from God that can help with the interpretation. If you feel something is not correct, it could be your spirit talking to you telling you this is not from God. This is where you need to press into prayer for confirmation and leading from the Holy Spirit. For me personally, dreaming has opened a deeper connection with God. This connection has also allowed me to influence and help others through the interpretation God gives me. Sometimes the Holy Spirit reveals the meanings right away and other times I need to pray about it and then key information is then shown to me to share with others.
Daniel 2:19 NLT Then was the mystery revealed to Daniel in a night vision. And Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
Joel 2:28 NIV And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh, and your son's and your daughter's shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
I know there are dreamers out there. Are you one? What is God showing you as you sleep? I encourage you to start journaling your dreams and ask God what they mean. You won't regret it! Lord I pray for all who read this to receive your dreams - visions of the night that will encourage them and bring them into deeper connection and intimacy with you in Jesus name!