Don’t get it confused, people. God definitely speaks through dreams—including supernatural ones—even today.
Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Today I present another End Times post.
“In the End Times, your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young will see visions.” Do you know who said that??
God, of course.
Dreams and visions are one of my favorite subjects within Christianity, and something close to my heart. Dreams are one of the most interesting things we can discuss, I say. But not everyone feels the same. Today I will briefly introduce a video by someone who doesn’t appear to view dreams and their significance like I do. And then I will rebuttal that, using my life experience to tell you that Yes, God does speak to us through dreams today. Even supernatural dreams.
This is important, and something that all Christians should be clear on. So let’s get right into it.
A Contrary Opinion
I recently watched a video by the AGW: Apply God’s Word YouTube channel. It’s a good channel that I’ve linked to once before on my blog. The videos are extra informative and helpful if you’re a Christian single who’s hoping to be married one day. Or if you’re a Christian in a season of dating. Almost all the videos on the AGW channel are about Christian dating and relationships, so that’s the kind of audience it’s aimed toward.
But hey, no one gets it right every time, and the video I’m going to link today was a rare miss by the AGW channel. It wasn’t all wrong, but I disagree with the content creator’s views on one of my favorite topics: Dreams, and the messages God can send us through those.
Here is the video in question. It’s entitled, “If You SUDDENLY Have a DREAM About Someone, God Is Saying . . .”
In this video, Mark Ballenger goes through some of the ways God may communicate with you in dreams, and a few things He might try to tell you. And that’s fine, but it’s seems pretty clear that he thinks God doesn’t communicate through dreams that much. And that if God does speak through dreams, it’s almost never going to be something supernatural like the kinds of dream visions we can see in the Bible. And it’s here, on this point, that I disagree with the video.
Don’t get it confused, people. God definitely speaks through dreams—including supernatural ones—even today.
Let there Be no Doubt
Let’s have a refresher on Acts 2. In Acts 2:17-18, Scripture makes it clear that in the final days (the End Times), all kinds of people will have visions and dreams. God will pour out His spirit on all people, so all sorts of unlikely prophets will pop up.
(17) “In the last days, God says,”Acts 2:17-18 (CEB)
“I will pour out my Spirit on all people.”
“Your sons and daughters will prophesy.”
“Your young will see visions.”
“Your elders will dream dreams.”
(18) “Even upon my servants, men and women,”
“I will pour out my Spirit in those days,”
“and they will prophesy.”
And my personal life experience testifies to the truth of this verse. For decades I didn’t have many dreams at all. But since I came back to Christ, I have dreams very often, and I write them all down. So I guess we could say dreams are a specialty of mine within the realm of Christianity. From short little one-scene scenarios to elaborate epics, from surreal and bizarre absurdity to thought-provoking and profound symbolism. I haven’t “seen it all,” of course, but I have seen a lot in such a short time.
And I have, beyond any shadow of a doubt, seen supernatural dreams from God as well. Period. There’s no question about this.
So let me tell you about those. Now I actually have talked about this before, in Part 80: How God Speaks to Me. In Part 80 I explained how God has shown me things that would happen in my future, before they happened. These alerts about future events have so far all been about my personal life, not world events, with only one exception.** And God has never given me enough details about what would happen (such as where or when) for me to avoid or influence the outcome in any way. But when they did come to pass, I was able to see that God already showed me these things in dreams. And that’s when I understood that a dream I had before really came from God, and was really supernatural (it had predicted the future).
**That exception is a dream I had in 2019 depicting future world events that haven’t happened yet. There’s still time for them to happen and fit in with this dream I had. The time limit for this dream coming true would be the end of 2022. I described this dream last year, all the way back in Part 5. Check it out if you’re curious.
Let me give you a concrete and simple example, so you know what I’m talking about.
God is good, and He reunited me with my long-lost brother. I had a brother who had disappeared; he was estranged from the family for decades and no one knew anything about him or his whereabouts. He was living life on his own, and making his own way. But we didn’t know that.
Before God reunited me with my brother, I dreamed of reuniting with him. And in these dreams I was having about my brother, I kept seeing a little girl in the scene. One day, I had a supernatural dream about this. A strange person in a dream I had (they had yellow, glowing eyes) word-for-word said: “[Your brother’s name] is leaving [place name] with custody.” Ever since that dream, I knew my brother had a daughter and that he was leaving [some place] with her. And I knew this in my Soul, despite having no contact with my brother.
When I reunited with my brother (praise the LORD!!), it turns out he had a daughter, exactly as the supernatural dream from the LORD said. I had no contact with my brother before this and had no way of knowing any details about his life. Remember: No one knew anything about what he was up to. The LORD showed me in a dream something I could have never known on my own. When it came to pass later and turned out to be true, I knew the LORD had given me that dream. It was a supernatural dream, from God.
And what do you think the result of this was?? I hope it goes without saying that when the good future the LORD showed me in advance came to pass, it was a turning point for my Faith. Though I knew by this point that I would always have my ups and downs with the LORD, because life is so hard, there could never be any more doubt again that God is real, and that He loves us and is deeply concerned with our lives.
When the LORD showed me something from the future, and it actually happened, it increased my Faith in profound ways that I can’t even begin to describe. And this was the whole point, I’m sure.
It’s like in the Gospel of John. In that Gospel, Jesus says quite a few times that He is performing the miracles in large part so that people will believe. Not only the people of the first century Middle East, but also everyone who would read the Bible for the more than 2000 years following those events. When He healed people, when He raised Lazarus, or even when He foretold His own death, He kept saying: “I’m doing this for you, so you will believe.” When God made future prophecies come true for me, it had the same effect.
Here’s one example of what I’m talking about from the Gospel of John. There are more examples to choose from.
(11) He continued, “Our friend Lazarus is sleeping, but I am going in order to wake him up.”John 11:11-14 (CEB)
(12) The disciples said, “Lord, if he’s sleeping, he will get well.” (13) They thought Jesus meant that Lazarus was in a deep sleep, but Jesus had spoken about Lazarus’ death.
(14) Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died. (15) For your sakes, I’m glad I wasn’t there so that you can believe. Let’s go to him.”
Jesus could have made sure that Lazarus never died from his illness. He could have left on time, so they would arrive before Lazarus died. But Jesus chose not to do that. It may seem cruel to some, but actually it was an incredible mercy for everyone—for the people of that time, and everyone who read the story in the 2000 years after. Jesus waited, so He could perform His miracle. And He performed His miracle, so everyone would believe and have Faith in God.
God can, and does, do things much like this in our own lives, if we’re paying attention. And one of the easiest and most common ways for Him to do this is by communicating through dreams. So don’t get it confused; God uses dreams to communicate. Even supernatural dreams. Let there be no doubt on this point.
Test every Spirit, Discern every Dream
But to finish up today, let’s keep things 100% honest. It is true there are some things to be cautious about when it comes to dreams.
Understand that dreams can come from three sources: God, your own thoughts, and the enemy. We need to pray for discernment, so we can figure out which dreams are which.
I’d say that dreams from God are the rarest of the three—and the supernatural dreams from God are even rarer. I’d say the most common dreams of all are the ones that come from our own Soul. The things we do during the day, the people we meet, the entertainment we watch, all these things can influence our dreams at night. And if we have something on our mind, something worrying us, that will influence our dreams more than anything. So as we pray for discernment, it’s good to pay extra attention to what’s going on in our life.
The most dangerous dreams of course are those that come from the devil. These are meant to lead us astray in many ways. They can be meant to terrify us or deceive us. If the dream terrifies us of something, such as the death of a loved one, we must rebuke the dream with 2 Timothy 1:7. Our LORD did not give us a Spirit of fear!!!
If a dream is trying to push us toward taking some action, we need to be discerning. It could be a trap, a deception. This is the other danger. We need to be very cautious of dreams that seem to show us the exact thing we want to happen, want to see. What we want is what Satan tempts us with.
Staying well-versed in God’s Word and praying every day will go far to protect us. We must pray for discernment, follow our LORD, and judge by the Word.
But don’t forget what it says in Acts 2. Everyone is going to be having vivid dreams now, during the End Times. God can, does, and will communicate with His people this way. And this includes supernatural dreams. But dreams can come from other, non-Divine sources too. So we need to pray for discernment. Dreams are valuable; we don’t want to get them confused.
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