In order to make sense of this article you must read Dreams God Communicating with us, before you understand anything said here. Picking up where we left off, we will discuss several good things about dreams. Then discuss the precautions about dreams that God pointed out. Lastly, we will share my testimony.
11. Dreams are given to believers and unbelievers
A) Believers- Joseph (Gen. 37:5-11) Solomon (Kings 3:5) Daniel (Dan. 7:1-28) Joseph Maryís husband (Matt. 1:20-21/ 2:13,19,20) Wise men (Matt. 2:11-12)
B) Unbelievers-Abimelech (Gen.20:3-7) Laban(Gen.31:24) Butler/ Baker (Gen.40:5-19) Pharoah (Gen.41:1-7) Nebuchadnezzar (Dan.2:1,31/ 4:5,8) Midianites (Judges 7:13-15) Pilates wife (Matt. 27:19)
12. What kind of people received dreams?
A) Most bible scholars will say that only Apostles or Prophets have dreams. However, the bible says something totally different: Joseph Jacobís son was a shepherd boy. Solomon was a King. Daniel was a Prophet. Joseph Maryís husband was a carpenter. The wise men were star gazers with a balance biblical view point. Pilateís wife was the Gov.ís companion. We have a butler, a baker, Abimelech and Nebuchadnezzer two heathen Kings. So God is not limited to granting dreams just to prophets. God will speak to whoever He desires to speak to through a dream in the night.
13. God will allow dreams and false dreams to be manifested to dreamers or false prophets
A) The purpose is to challenge the obsessed who rely totally on dreams alone and not the Word of God. In Deuteronomy 13:1-5 God said, He will allow the false dreams to test the children of Israel to see if they would follow the law or a false revelation.
B) In Jeremiahís day false prophets pretended to receive revelation through dreams and contended with Jeremiahís predictions of the upcoming Babylonian siege and captivity. Jeremiah said, its coming they said, there will be peace. Jeremiah said they will witness the siege and die during the takeover. (Jer.23:28-32)
Note: This is a precautionary measure by God to see if we are quick to follow some fad, itís not an out- right attack against dreams themselves. So we should not look at dreams as a spooky thing. Dreams are still manifesting today. God uses them to communicate His divine will to His people. However, the purpose will always be to do His will. Any dreams or supernatural revelation that has nothing to do with the will of God or that falls in line with the word of God is to rejected.
Consider all the dreams that took place in scripture every dream had instructions to do Godís bidding , except the false dreams in Jeremiahís day with the false prophets, which we should be aware of. We should all be biblically sensitive to Godís choice of communicating with us.
My Experience with Dreams
I was introduced to dreams by a good brother who would share the dreams that God had given him almost every day. I began to be sour about him and say foolish things like,Ēwho does this guy think he is?Ē Then little did I expect I started having dreams. Then after a while I asked the brother did he do a thorough study of the topic of dreams, he said no! So this is what started my journey into the topic in January 1993.
One of the first couple of dreams dealt with my legal problems God gave me a dream that the judge will grant my letter of appeal and that I would be further assist by the court with an attorney to perfect my appeal. For reasons of privacy on behalf of officials at the court I cannot disclose the case or the parties involve. However, God showed me through a dream that my case will be heard in May ?,199? It happen in May 1,1995. Then gave me another dream that May ?, 199? They would end the case. It happen May 10, 1996. My court case was resolved with favorable results on my part.
Back in January 1993 I prayed for a better job. I was currently working in a cabinet shop. Then I had a dream I would be working as a clerk at a high volume supermarket. It happen March 1994, with double the pay and great benefits.
As for ministry I had a dream December 1993 that I was in the cabinet shop I looked into a hole in one of the childrenís desk they asked me to repair I saw a vision in the dream of Jesus Christ preaching on the mount and the people were listening attentively then the people changed from Jesusí era to people with suits and ties but Jesus wore the same garment. Heís the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Heb.13:8). Then Jesus and I walked in mid air three feet above ground and He said, my case will be over and that Iím to preach and teach His word.
After this dream it became so easy to study the bible and bring out deep topics with simplicity and practicality then share it so easily. Pastors, preachers and teachers are amazed by the teachings that I share they ask if I went to bible college I didnít I study the bible for hours since 1993 till today. Iím in college but my major is construction management. Iím a licensed construction superintendent with the NYC Dept. of Buildings. A master carpenter, great electrician ,and good all around handyman. There are more dreams and visions that I experience as I continue to teach I will share them.
One last thing I like to add is that God will speak to you in dreams about court issues, job related promotions or career changes, marriage issues like Joseph on who to marry, about friends and family, about ministry and so on. The Key is to be sensitive.
My next teaching will be on the topic of visions its long maybe 4 parts but its awesome and I have a lot of testimony to go along with them see you next weekend and feel free to share all this info God will touch more lives with it. Glory be to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.