Dream Interpretation: Unlocking the Mystery of Your Dreams

May 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm (More than Mediocre) (, , , )

 

Would you believe me if I told you that God speaks to me on a regular basis? Would it surprise you to find out that He speaks to YOU just as often?

 I’ll pause right here for just a moment and allow you to voice the argument that’s brewing in your brain right now!

 Okay. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about one of the most common ways God speaks to mankind today. It’ll probably shock you!

 Job 33:14-15 explains it like this,

 14 For God may speak in one way, or in another,

Yet man does not perceive it.

15 In a dream, in a vision of the night,

 When deep sleep falls upon men,

 While slumbering on their beds…

 That’s right! Last night’s weird dream wasn’t caused by the greasy pizza you ate or the midnight kitchen run for chocolate cake. It came from the Creator Himself! And believe it or not, each crazy and seemingly off-the-wall detail has meaning that relates specifically to you!

 Before we go any further, let me back up a little for those of you who Job refers to as those who “do not perceive that God speaks through dreams.” I’ve got some proof to help you accept this whole new way of thinking.

There are approximately 200 Bible verses that directly refer to dreams or visions given by God. When you add in the interpretations and all of the other related biblical “chatter” about those documented dreams and visions from the Lord, you find that ONE-THIRD of Scripture directly or indirectly relates to dreams and visions! If a third of the whole Bible revolves around one concept, I think we can safely assume it’s a pretty important one!

So the next question is, “Why does God speak in dreams?”

 If we return to the Scripture verses in Job, we find part of the answer.

Job 33:14-18 (New King James Version)

 14 For God may speak in one way, or in another,

Yet man does not perceive it.

 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night,

When deep sleep falls upon men,

 While slumbering on their beds,

16 Then He opens the ears of men,

 And seals their instruction.

17 In order to turn man from his deed,

 And conceal pride from man,

 18 He keeps back his soul from the Pit,

And his life from perishing by the sword.

 God speaks to us through our dreams to reveal to us in a very personal way that He is intimately aware of and actively involved in our lives. He has instructions for us regarding our purpose! He wants to keep us from pitfalls that will cause us to stumble and fail! He wants to lead us into a life that is meaningful and fulfilling!

Now, if you’re like me, you might ask Him, “Why not just talk to me out loud?”  After all, who doesn’t want to hear the audible voice of God? But the Bible shows us that mankind’s ability to hear from God varies. In John 12 God spoke and Jesus heard every word the Father said.  The passage also indicates that some of the other people present thought that they heard thunder. Some speculated that an angel had spoken and yet others heard NOTHING.

 I’m no Bible scholar, but my understanding of this portion of Scripture is that the ability or inability to hear God’s voice is directly related to the degree of relationship that exists between God and the listener.

 I can only speak for myself, but I know that this listener has entirely too many distractions coming in to be able to hear a clear message from God during the daytime. Perhaps the few slumbering hours that my mind and body aren’t racing to do a million things are the only moments He can actually get a word in. Not to mention the fact that I’m a logic bound human being trying to hear from a supernatural God whose wisdom is so far beyond my understanding that I may not even believe what He says if it‘s up to me. Or that His instructions may seem impossible to accomplish in the flesh and I might disregard them altogether. Or maybe His message will contradict what I’ve been taught and I’ll just flat our refuse to listen…

 You see, we have the ability to push Him off when we’re awake and our minds are in control. But dreams bypass the resistance of the soul. The mind, will, and emotions don’t have a say in the content of a dream message sent from God. They are disabled– which allows His spirit to communicate and our spirit to LISTEN!

 A true “God dream” creates an unrest in the inner man that will drive the dreamer to search for the hidden meaning in the specific symbols that God crafted together to speak the message.

 If you’ve ever experienced one of these “night messages” from the Lord, then you know that it generates a curiosity that absolutely demands an answer. It was that intense curiosity that led my husband and I to John Paul Jackson of Streams Ministries International last July. In the past nine months, we’ve completed over 94 classroom hours at the Streams Training Center that have equipped us to better hear and understand God and His dream language.

 While other dream interpretation methods (including most of those offered by the Western church) are misguided, originating from Freudian and/or Jungian methods of dream interpretation, the principles of dream interpretation and the meaning of the symbols taught by Streams Ministries are found in, are in agreement with the tenets of, and do not violate scripture. It’s an awesome place to learn and safely explore what God is speaking to you through your dreams!

 If I’ve peaked your interest in unlocking the mystery of your dreams, you’ll definitely enjoy the insight and revelation shared at the ministry’s Dream BloggR And, if you have a dream that you absolutely must know the meaning of, our church has a dream team that consists of believers who have also completed the necessary training to biblically interpret dreams. Go to RemnantChurchOnline and click on Dream Interpretation under the ministry tab.

 Sweet Dreams!

~Jewel

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4 Comments

  1. Jim Way said,

    Great Job, Julie. It is so good to know the Great God of the Universe knows me intimately and wants to communicate with me. You are a blessing.

  2. Derek Kurth said,

    Hey Julie! It’s been a long time!

    I just wanted to point out that while God has spoken through dreams and visions, the only message we have from Him that we can be sure of is His Word, and specifically what His Word says about Christ.

    “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son…” (Heb. 1:1-2)

    My dreams fade quickly and I rarely remember them well, but God has given us the Bible so that we will believe in His Son. I guess I just wanted to mention that we should always emphasize Christ and what the Scriptures say about Him over anything subjective, like a dream or a feeling.

    Keep up the interesting writing!
    -Derek

    • hidden jewel said,

      Derek,
      Thanks for making that point. I agree 100%. I would never trust a dream or an “impression” over the written word of God but I do believe that God can speak to us on an individual basis through our dreams. A dream that is truly initiated by God WILL NOT contradict the Bible. No exceptions! Thanks so much for reading the blog!

  3. Resources for Job 33:14 - 15 said,

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