Dreams are stories and images that are created minds while we sleep. They can be entertaining, fun, romantic, disturbing, frightening, and sometimes bizarre.
Dreams are an important part of many Biblical stories and passages. They offer insight and foresight into the favoured decisions or actions that should be made. Many dreams include visions of divine symbols or the Lord, himself, sharing wisdom that changes the course of history. Conversely, some dreams present a clear example of what could go wrong if the way of God is abandoned.
God used dreams in the Bible many times to communicate his will, reveal his plans, and to announce future events. However, biblical dream interpretation required careful testing to prove it came from God (Deuteronomy 13). Both Jeremiah and Zechariah warned against relying on dreams to express the revelation of God (Jeremiah 23:28).
Symbolic dreams require an interpretation because they contain symbols and other nonliteral elements which are not plainly understood.
Some symbolic dreams in the Bible were simple to interpret. When Jacob’s son Joseph dreamed of bundles of grain and heavenly bodies bowing down before him, his brothers quickly understood that these dreams predicted their future (Genesis 37:1-11).
However, not all dreams are from God or His messages to us. The devil can attack dreams, or subject you to unwilling covenant or oppressions. The cure is to have a good prayer life and an even great relationship with God. This is why we are advice not to dismiss every dream upon waking as ‘‘just a dream’’. When you have a nightmare pray about it, if it’s a confessed dream pray about it for revelation. Prayer helps you to get revelation in every case.