18. God speaks through dreams

Last week Joseph showed us how close his walk was with God. He walked so close to God that he was not only confident that God will interpret Pharaoh's dream, but that He will also give a favorable answer to Pharaoh. Joseph didn't hesitate in declaring his faith in his Almighty God. He didn't care what Pharaoh thought or did, he was focused on God and on declaring His power in revealing the answers to Pharaoh's dreams. It truly is amazing to witness how bold Joseph was. Despite being in the presence of royalty after being in prison for years, Joseph spoke with a wonderful boldness and with confidence.

Pharaoh then started to tell Joseph what his dreams were. Firstly he dreamt of seven ugly cows that came out of the river and ate up seven beautifully fat cows. Then he dreamt of seven thin and blighted wheat heads that came up and devoured seven full and good wheat heads. These two dreams upset Pharaoh greatly. Pharaoh instinctively knew that these two dreams were important and that it must be interpreted. I am certain that Pharaoh must have had dreams before, but these two rocked him to his core.

Today I also believe that God can speak to us through dreams. There are a number of examples of how God spoke to people through dreams in the Bible. And I believe that it is true of us today as well. After all God said:

"And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophecy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams." Acts 2:17

We are certainly living in the last days and I truly believe that God speaks through dreams and visions today more than ever. However we should be careful. Not ALL dreams are from God. Dreams can come from many sources. It is our subconscious talking to us and processing things of the day, or things that we have been thinking about a lot. So not all dreams should be taken as if it is from God. But when it is from God, you will simply KNOW! Either the dream will be repeated (this has happened to me before), or the dream is so vivid you cannot get it out of your head, or you truly KNOW that this is a dream from God. It will be a deep knowing, as it was with Pharaoh.

Now the 'difficult' part comes. What does this dream mean? How do I really know what God is saying to me? Well, I bought a book - Hearing God: Dream Dictionary by Martin van der Merwe. This book will tell you if you dream for instance of a lion - this is what it possibly could mean. If you dream of a rainbow, it could possibly mean this. It is helpful and gives guidance, but it doesn't interpret the dream. What you need to do is to sit still with God and present the dream to Him. He will help you to interpret it. He certainly will. This has happened to me before that I get anxious about a dream and do not know what it means even after consulting the Dream Dictionary book, and then I go and sit with God. And before long God gives me the interpretation in my heart and I instantly know what it means. He will help you understand. You must just make the time; His Spirit will reveal all things to you. He won't give you a dream without the interpretation. He simply wants you to make the time to come to Him and show Him reference that you truly want to have His interpretation. God loves to speak to His children. Simply make the time.

Next time when you have a dream that you know is from God, then go and spend time with Him. He would welcome you in and share with you His deep secrets. He wants to and longs for special time spent with you.

Father, thank you for speaking to us. Either through dreams, visions, Your Word, through other people, through Your Spirit etc. We love hearing from You. Please speak clearly so that we can hear exactly what You have on Your heart for us. We ask it in Jesus' Name. Amen

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    Posted Tuesday, 08 March 2022 at 11:35:15 AM


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