- Religion and Philosophy
Listen to your dreams
God speaks through dreams
There are people today who do not pay attention to their dreams because to most they are only the result of last night's meal. But in searching through Scripture God's word has a lot to say about dreams and how these dreams are one of the ways that God communicates. In John chapter 10 Jesus declares that he is the good shepherd and that his sheep hear and know his voice. Many times one may hear his voice through dreams, but ignore what is being said because they do not believe that dreams are a form of God's communication.
Many people are busy during the day with life and they really do not have time to sit down and really meditate in prayer. God will use the time that a person is relaxed and in a subconscious state to reveal his word for their life, and the person who pays attention is the person that benefits. In the book of Genesis we find a young man by the name of Joseph who was a dreamer, but even though he did not understand what his dream meant he Kept it in his heart. He told his brothers about his dream but they hated him in return because of his dream. Even his father Jacob who favored him was skeptical concerning his dream.
God was actually showing him that in the future his brothers would bow down to him, but before the dream actually came to pass, Joseph suffered greatly. He was thrown in a pit by his brothers who then took him out and sold him into slavery for 20 pieces of silver. After that he was accused by Potiphar's wife of attempted rape for which he served time in prison. It was quite some time before his dream came to pass, but because God cannot lie according to Numbers 23:19, Joseph did end up being second in command to the Pharaoh of Egypt.God says in Joel 2:28 that in the last days he would pour out his Spirit upon all flesh and his sons and daughters will prophesy and his young men shall see visions and his old men shall dream dreams.
In the New Testament we find God communicating with Joseph in a dream because Joseph had decided to put Mary his espoused wife away privately. The angel of the Lord appears unto him in a dream and says Joseph fear not to take unto you Mary thy wife for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost, and she shall bring forth a son and you shall call his name Jesus for he shall save his people from their sins. Immediately Joseph did as he was commanded in the dream. One must remember when interpreting a dream that it must line up with the word of God because God never speaks contrary to his word.