Biblical interpretation of dreams

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Memorise: “In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;” (Job 33:15)Read: Judges 7:9-14
God has a purpose for every dream He gives. There are basic, secondary and ultimate reasons for dreams. The basic reasons for dreams could be to tell you what is about to happen according to Genesis 37:5-10. Also, it could be to warn His people of danger ahead. This was the case with king Abimelech in Genesis 20:1-18 . In Daniel 4:4-27, God gave king Nebuchadnezzar a dream of what was going to happen in the future so that he could repent.Unfortunately, God’s purpose for giving certain dreams may be frustrated. Why? Because recipients hardly take them serious. Or never believe at all in dreams. Some do not even seek for clarity of coded dreams. How have you been handling your dreams? Another basic reason for dreams could be to communicate with those who cannot hear God audibly. It is not everybody who can hear and recognize God’s voice. Not even all God’s servants.God uses dreams to communicate with a number of His prophets whereas He spoke face to face with Moses (Num 12:5-8). If you are yet to recognize God’s voice, carefully watch your dream life. Also, if God has to wait until night to pass a message across to you, you still have a long way to go. Grow up and climb the spiritual ladder higher.

Secondary dreams are dreams God gives to other people which may be of benefit to you. Sometimes, it is not the dream you had but the one somebody else had, that God could use to encourage and strengthen you in the battle of life. In Judges 7:9-14, God gave Gideon an assignment which he thought was impossible to accomplish.

Then the Lord sent him on a spy mission just to hear the dream of one of the enemies and its interpretation. That put fire in his bones and he rose to fight them. The dream that will help you to be victorious over your fears, difficulties and doubts could well be given to your neighbor. This is one reason you should treat everyone with care, love and understanding or else they could hijack dream you need to move on. Ask God to grant you understanding of your dreams.

Thank God for speaking to you through dreams. Ask for grace for accurate interpretation of dreams.




By Pastor Enoch Adeboye

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