- Mental Health
The Art to Interpret Meaning of Dreams - Spiritual Gift
When the subject of Dreams is mentioned, the first person who comes to any Christian's mind would be Joseph from the Old Testament. God had given him this special gift to reveal dreams and if we listen to what he says, it amazes us: "Do not interpretations belong to God?" Joseph could interpret the meaning hidden in any dream. The second person we rememeber is Daniel who was more wonderful. He could tell you your dream and the meaning of your dream without you telling him a word about it - and you will confirm that it is true. Daniel says, "He (God) gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him." That sounds wonderful!
Is the gift limited to Joseph and Daniel only? Daniel gives the key: "God gives wisdom... God gives knowledge... God reveals secret things... God knows..."
Nothing remains hidden from our Lord who is from eternity to eternity and hence, knows not only our past, but also the future.
Where Do Dreams Come From?
The above instances reveal that God sends dreams. However, there are different kinds of dreams. As much hard as psychologists try to fix the subject of dreams within their body of knowledge, it escapes into the spiritual realm and they have to escort into the subconscious where they have no clue as everything goes dark.
Dreams can come out of a busy mind. When the mind is not resting while the body sleeps, the mind starts cooking up good stories with the help of the scraps from the memory bank and with the vices of imagination, different flavours of dreams come out. This could be analyzed with the help of psychology and these dreams normally may not have connection with the future, rather are easy to interpret using scientific methods and a little bit of reasoning. There may be colourful dreams, black-and-white dreams, red dreams, etc. meaning different moods.
Secondly, in the sub-conscious, there are evil spirits that have access to a human being's mind. People who get into a trance often get connected with the spirit world and these evil spirits and demonic powers act upon the mind to put up a show or bring to memory a scene from somewhere in history (may be from a nearby village, from the past life of a haunting spirit, from the past, from a tragedy, from another country, from the wilderness or graveyard, etc.) and enliven it in the mind of a person through a dream. This is actually a nightmare which gets easily interpreted by a witchdoctor because they have direct and deep relation with the devil who caused it. They can solve mysteries and show themselves as great, solving the problem that they themselves create. But beware, once you yield to the devil to reveal the secrets posed by the devil, the evil spirits frequent your mind as they find you a more easy victim for their abode - and you may get possessed by them. If you have something that belongs to the devil, the devil will have his right over his possession - and become your friend... and master, of course.
Heavenly Dreams and Revelations
And then you have the dream that is sent by the Maker of Heaven and Earth. He graciously sends an encoded message to your mind revealing His will and plan about several matters. If you are serious about decoding the message, you will seek Him and understand His plans about you and things around you. It could be a message about a natural calamity (say, an earthquake, drought, floods, etc.), some tragedy in your or some dear one's life (say, a health concern), a hidden trap (say, a false friend), a key to a turning point (say, a solution to a problem that you cannot humanly solve), an opportunity, or even an answered prayer. These may be encrypted to various degrees, which cannot be revealed by a human being or the evil forces. They may try to interpret it in different ways using their own methods, but God's foolishness is wiser than all the wisdom in the universe put together. It can be revealed only by God and He does reveal it subtly to His dear servants. A person who walks with God, who can understand the heartbeat of God, who can listen to God's voice, who can pray and communicate with God - any friend of Jesus for that matter, can interpret such dreams - not by his ability, but through God's graciousness. This becomes a basis for the greatest spiritual gift - the gift of prophecy. God bestows this upon a person whom He can trust. This reveals a remarkable difference between a true servant of God and all others.
Symbolisms in Dreams
People tend to interpret dreams from a limited vocabulary of symbols relating things in real life with metaphors seen in the dream. They are perfectly inaccurate because God's vocabulary of symbols is not yet revealed to anyone - not even the devil. Hence, unless and until the Lord Himself reveals it, any interpretation of a dream from God by any other means or methods is inaccurate.
Become A Friend of God
The good news is that you can become a friend of God though your past life had nothing pleasing to Him. God Himself has made the Way for us to become His friends, rather His rightful sons. This He did by paying the price for our sins which separate us from Him, by sending His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross and shed His sinless holy blood in the place where our blood should have been shed to wash our iniquities. He just wants us to acknowledge the pardon earned for us through this sacrifice and be cleansed off all our sins that separate us from God. By this faith, we become God's children, and have access to everything that belongs to God. We can have close communion with our Father who is in Heaven, talk to Him through His Holy Spirit, and we can ask Him the things He has hidden from others to be revealed to us.
Do you want this access to the Heavenly Throne? Just pray this little prayer with all your heart, sincerely and with a humble heart before the God of Heavens:
Dear Heavenly Father, I confess that I am a sinner and by my own abilities, I cannot become clean. I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Christ, to shed His holy blood and die on the cross, in order to free me from my sins. I acknowledge the forgiveness through Your Son Jesus Christ and submit my life into Your hands. Lord Jesus, I request you to take control of me and my life from this moment. Be my Redeemer, Master and Friend. Grant me Your Holy Spirit to guide me every moment of my life, so that I can have close communion with You. I thank You for answering my prayers, as I pray in the name of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
Friend, draw closer to God and seek His will in anything and everything you do. You will be able to interpret any dream as God reveals them to you in your spirit through His Holy Spirit. You will be a different person. God bless!