A Unique Opportunity to Hear from Heaven
As your body sleeps, your mind is quiet. Things that normally distract you are absent. God has this moment and your full attention. Jesus, the ultimate Storywriter, spins a tale that interweaves details from your life including people you are familiar with into a fascinating story line to captivate your imagination.
That Dream Was Weird!
Most dreams are a bit bizarre. As friends tell you their dreams, you get used to hearing some odd and unusual scenarios, some of which may be very funny. A dream is like a parable incorporating components from daily life and culture to convey a concept you would not have thought of on your own.
As simple as the dream may seem, its message can be quite profound.
The goal of interpretation is to catch the message of the dream to help the dreamer gain wisdom and work for positive change in life.
The Basic Process of Dream Interpretation
1) What are the details of the dream? What specifics stand out?
2) When you woke did you feel at peace or fearful?
Feelings are important clues on how a dream is to be interpreted. When a dream is dark or has an uneasy feeling about it, the common assumption is to believe that the enemy is speaking. However, you should never go to the enemy for answers or interpretation of any dream, for the enemy is a liar (see John 8:42-44).
The Bible makes it very clear that all true dream interpretation belongs to God (see Gen. 40:8; Dan. 2:26-28). God knows what is in darkness, and He exposes it! (See Daniel 2:22.)
Does the enemy want you to know his plans against you? No.
Does Jesus want you to see the enemy’s plans? Yes!
Instead of assuming the enemy sent a dream, let’s focus on what Jesus is revealing in it. Jesus works for our success and will always expose the enemy’s plans against us, revealing the strategy to defeat him. God does not give us a spirit of fear, but He may allow us to experience the fear the enemy’s plan will produce. God wants to give you the confidence needed to defeat the enemy.
3) What message is Jesus seeking to convey from the clues and elements in the dream?
The Extraordinary Gift of Free Will
God will do as much as possible—without taking away our free will—to keep us from being taken advantage of by the enemy. We have freedom to make the decision to listen to and hear the instruction of a dream or ignore its message. God will never overstep the gift of free will He has given to us.
Dreams are an invitation to hear and partner with Heaven’s wisdom. Jesus will go to whatever lengths necessary to build friendship with you. He has seen where you are and where you will be. He is waiting for an invitation to be on the journey with you so that He may equip you with wisdom and creativity to accomplish all you were made for. To Jesus, you are a history maker! He is looking forward, with much joy, to making this journey with you!