|PROPHETIC DREAMS & WORDS
Many of God's children are having dreams and visions; they may appear different but they all have the same message. How do I know this? What do these dreams mean? I want to share with you what the Holy Spirit has taught me about dreams.
First of all, we know that not all dreams and visions are from the Lord. We all have had dreams which are just nonesense, seeming to come from nowhere. We also need to keep in mind that the enemy will send us dreams as well as visions, he is the great deciever. When we have a dream that seems so real, how do we know if it's from the Lord or not?
What about visions, how do we really know if it means anything or not? I'll try to answer these questions as I go along.
It's important to realize that most all dreams are given to us in symbolic pictures. Occasionally we'll receive one that is as it appears, but for the most part we need to understand how to read what we see.
When I first began receiving spiritual dreams, I would pour through the Bible searching for anything regarding what I had seen. For example when we see water that is clean and fresh, it's the move of the Holy Spirit. If the water is dirty and rough, it's a sign of demonic trials.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Ps 23:2
The still waters are peaceful and from the Lord for our refreshing, which is the Holy Spirit. Compare this water with the next one:
Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Ps 42:7
Save me O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods over-flow me. Ps 69:1-2
The above is speaking of affliction...
Many of us have had dreams of tornado's and earth quakes as well as tidal waves in this country. These are different but they each point to the judgment. The word tells us the Lord uses natural disasters as a weapon of judgment.
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. Rev 6:12
And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire if the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. Rev 8:5
When we receive a dream we think is spiritual, the first thing to do is pray asking the Lord to reveal to us what if anything it means. Then if we still think it's spiritual, yet we aren't sure of it's meaning or want a witness, then it's wise to ask someone who is experienced in dreams and able to explain the meaning.
Here's an example of a dream I once had:
I walked into a wood shed that had planks missing and a dirt floor. There were no windows and not enough walls. This shed was full of big hairy trantula's, they were all over the floor jumping around, with only small spaces clear to step in. As I stepped in the places clear of these horrible spiders, I had to use a great deal of caution so they wouldn't get on me... which I did... gingerly I walked to the other side of this shed [not one spider got on me] and faced a river. A big nasty river full of dirty nasty things.. and broken logs here and there floating along which could hurt me. Then I was in the water trying to keep my head above it... all of a sudden my husband was there with me and he could touch the bottom which I soon couldn't. As I struggled to kep my head up he grabbed me and held me close, and together we got to the other side and walked out.. even though the water was brown and nasty, we were both spotlessly clean.
Ok, let's take it one step at a time:
First of all let me tell you, the Lord had sent us to a church just prior to that dream. That church was in real rebellion, the pastor was out of order, and the place was a real mess, spiritually speaking.
The shed was a type of that church... we are the temple right? Temples are a type of house ... churches are called the house of God, this was in terrible shape. shameful, there was no floor, no foundation, which are Biblical truths. No windows, which is no vision, no light can get in, what is light? The Lord is our light, and we need to be able to see His truths.. walls, they are our protection from the world... and keep us safe, walls are the Holy Spirit.. He guides us and keeps walls up so the enemy cannot get through to us and cause us harm... the wall is also the Blood of Jesus, as we are covered in the Blood of the Lord we have the shield around us as a type of wall... insulating us.
Spiders... yuk.. I have a terrible time with spiders so to me this was a real horrible threat. These spiders are there to scare me off, but there were small place for me to step ... but I must use much wisdom and caution in the Lord.. not rush in. Move and speak only as the Lord directs, and I will be safe.
The water, this was so nasty.... spiritual [demonic] troubles there and I'd have to get into it, but I wouldn't be over taken in it. My husband represented the Lord... He is the husband to my soul.. He is there to hold me up and keep me safe as well as lead me through the filth unto the other side. Does all this make sense?
When we dream of mountains, that's usually spiritual growth. I have a friend that dreams of her driving her auto and getting into wrecks.... you know that's the Lord telling her to let Him lead her instead of her always leaving Him behind.
Many times I have dreamt of little adults.. small in height, that is spiritual children and babies.. the immature.
There is so much to dreams when they are of the Lord, and I find them so interesting.
I hope this has shed a little light on the subject... always search the word, the more of the word you know the easier the dreams will be to understand.
Although I know this is another of the gifts the Lord gives to us, the interpreting dreams, but I see no reason why most of us can't do that for the most part any way.
If any of you have dreams and you'd like to discuss it with me, please feel free to send me an email.
Praise God for the dreams and visions He gives to His children. He is warning us as a people and nation to get on our faces before Him, renouncing the worldliness and laziness so many of us have lived as a "Christian".. He has told me His spirit is being poured out on all flesh, those that will recieve He will lift up higher then they have ever been, but those not receiving will fall further behind and be destroyed.
America is going to be brought down and us with it if we don't get on our faces before the Lord... not just crying in prayer, but crying out to Him for forgiveness and a new walk in His Holiness.
To call Him Lord and yet not make Him LORD of all our life is being a liar and hell is for liars... it's that serious. He is not a God to be mocked.
Please pray and think about what I have just said, this is so serious.. May the Lord bless and keep you each safe in the days ahead. With love, Carol
The Letter: Do you ever feel discouraged by the reaction as you share God's message?
Dreams: Night visions from God, direction, courage, warnings
Dream of Hope: Will provide complete care for us as the days go on?
Get Thee Up: Are discouraged or alarmed over the trials of the day?
Dian's Dream: Very anointed directions
Prophecies: For today
|And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God,
I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh:
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
And on my servants and on my handmaidens
I will pour out in those days of my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy Acts 2:17-18
In a dream, in a vision of the night,
When deep sleep falls upon men,
While they slumber in their beds,
Then He opens the ears of men,
And seals their instruction.
That He may turn man aside from his
conduct, And keep man from pride,
He keeps back his soul from the pit,
And his life from perishing by the sword.