DREAMS INTHE BIBLEGod certainly communicates to Hispeople through dreams.We will study some of thecharacteristics of those dreams.The Holy Bible is full of them, bothin the Old Testament and in theNew Testament.
Works in our dreams.Genesis 2:21 (NKJV)21 And the LORD God caused adeep sleep to fall on Adam, andhe slept; and He took one ofhis ribs, and closed up the fleshin its place.
Gen 15:12-13 (NKJV) 12 Now when the sun was going down, adeep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold,horror and great darkness fell upon him.13 Then He said to Abram: “Knowcertainly that your descendants will bestrangers in a land that is not theirs,and will serve them, and they will afflictthem four hundred years.Put impressions in ourdreams.
He reveals Himself in ourdreams. Gen 28:13 (NKJV) 13 And behold, the LORD stood aboveit and said: “I am the LORD God ofAbraham your father and the God ofIsaac; the land on which you lie I willgive to you and your descendants.
Reveals far away futureplans. Gen 37: 5-7 (NKJV) 5 Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it tohis brothers; and they hated him even more. 6So he said to them, “Please hear this dreamwhich I have dreamed: 7 There we were,binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, mysheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeedyour sheaves stood all around and boweddown to my sheaf.”
Reveals far away futureplans. Gen 37:9 (NKJV) 9 Then he dreamed still anotherdream and told it to his brothers, andsaid, “Look, I have dreamed anotherdream. And this time, the sun, themoon, and the eleven stars boweddown to me.”
Reveals far away futureplans. Gen 37: 10-11 (NKJV) 10 So he told it to his father and his brothers;and his father rebuked him and said to him,“What is this dream that you have dreamed?Shall your mother and I and your brothersindeed come to bow down to the earth beforeyou?” 11 And his brothers envied him, but hisfather kept the matter in mind.
Reveals near future plans. Gen 41:25-26 (NKJV) 25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Thedreams of Pharaoh are one; God hasshown Pharaoh what He is about todo: 26 The seven good cows are sevenyears, and the seven good heads areseven years; the dreams are one.
Reveals near future plans. Gen 41:32 (NKJV) 32 And the dream was repeated toPharaoh twice because the thing isestablished by God, and God willshortly bring it to pass.
Individual Messages. Gen 40:5 (NKJV) 5 Then the butler and the baker of theking of Egypt, who were confined inthe prison, had a dream, both ofthem, each man’s dream in one nightand each man’s dream with its owninterpretation.
Individual Messages. Gen 41:11 (NKJV) 11 we each had a dream in one night,he and I. Each of us dreamedaccording to the interpretation of hisown dream.
Individual Messages Gen 41:12 (NKJV) 12 Now there was a young Hebrewman with us there, a servant of thecaptain of the guard. And we toldhim, and he interpreted our dreamsfor us; to each man he interpretedaccording to his own dream.
Judges 7:13 (NKJV) 13 And when Gideon had come, therewas a man telling a dream to hiscompanion. He said, “I have had adream: To my surprise, a loaf of barleybread tumbled into the camp of Midian;it came to a tent and struck it so that itfell and overturned, and the tentcollapsed.”Gives Courage.
Gives Courage. Judges 7:14 (NKJV) 14 Then his companion answered andsaid, “This is nothing else but thesword of Gideon the son of Joash, aman of Israel! Into his hand God hasdelivered Midian and the wholecamp.”
Judges 7:145 (NKJV) 15 And so it was, when Gideon heardthe telling of the dream and itsinterpretation, that he worshiped. Hereturned to the camp of Israel, andsaid, “Arise, for the LORD hasdelivered the camp of Midian intoyour hand.”Gives Courage.
Grants Petitions 1 Kings 3:5 (NKJV) 5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared toSolomon in a dream by night; andGod said, “Ask! What shall I giveyou?”
Grants Petitions. 1 Kings 3:15 (NKJV) 15 Then Solomon awoke; and indeedit had been a dream. And he cameto Jerusalem and stood before the arkof the covenant of the LORD, offeredup burnt offerings, offered peaceofferings, and made a feast for all hisservants.
Gives DreamInterpretations. Gen 40:8 (NKJV) 8 And they said to him, “We eachhave had a dream, and there is nointerpreter of it.”So Joseph said to them, “Do notinterpretations belong to God?Tell them to me, please.”
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 1:17 (NKJV) 17 As for these four young men, Godgave them knowledge and skill in allliterature and wisdom; and Danielhad understanding in all visionsand dreams.
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 2:26-27 (NKJV) 26 The king answered and said to Daniel,whose name was Belteshazzar, “Are you ableto make known to me the dream which I haveseen, and its interpretation?”27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king,and said, “The secret which the king hasdemanded, the wise men, the astrologers, themagicians, and the soothsayers cannot declareto the king.
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 2:28-29 (NKJV) 28 But there is a God in heaven whoreveals secrets, and He has made known toKing Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latterdays. Your dream, and the visions of yourhead upon your bed, were these: 29 As for you,O king, thoughts came to your mind while onyour bed, about what would come to passafter this; and He who reveals secrets hasmade known to you what will be.
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 2:47 (NKJV) 47 The king answered Daniel, andsaid, “Truly your God is the God ofgods, the Lord of kings, and arevealer of secrets, since you couldreveal this secret.”
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 4:6 (NKJV) Therefore I issued a decree tobring in all the wise men ofBabylon before me, that theymight make known to me theinterpretation of the dream.
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 4:7 (NKJV) 7 Then the magicians, the astrologers,the Chaldeans, and the soothsayerscame in, and I told them the dream;but they did not make known to meits interpretation.
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 4:8 (NKJV) 8 But at last Daniel came before me(his name is Belteshazzar, accordingto the name of my god; in him is theSpirit of the Holy God), and I told thedream before him, saying:
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 4:9 (NKJV) 9 “Belteshazzar, chief of themagicians, because I know thatthe Spirit of the Holy God is inyou, and no secret troubles you,explain to me the visions of mydream that I have seen, and itsinterpretation.
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 4:18 (NKJV) 18 “This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar,have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar,declare its interpretation, since all thewise men of my kingdom are not able tomake known to me the interpretation;but you are able, for the Spirit ofthe Holy God is in you.”
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 5:11 (NKJV) 11 There is a man in your kingdom inwhom is the Spirit of the Holy God. Andin the days of your father, light andunderstanding and wisdom, like thewisdom of the gods, were found in him;and King Nebuchadnezzar your father—your father the king—made him chief ofthe magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans,and soothsayers.
Gives DreamInterpretations. Daniel 5:12 (NKJV) … , now let Daniel be called, and hewill give the interpretation.
Gives Instructions Matthew 1:20 (New King JamesVersion) 20 But while he thought about thesethings, behold, an angel of the Lordappeared to him in a dream, saying,“Joseph, son of David, do not beafraid to take to you Mary your wife,for that which is conceived in her is ofthe Holy Spirit.
Gives Instructions Matthew 1:24 (New King JamesVersion) 24 Then Joseph, being aroused fromsleep, did as the angel of the Lordcommanded him and took to him hiswife,
Gives Instructions Matthew 2:12 (New King JamesVersion) 12 Then, being divinely warned in adream that they should not return toHerod, they departed for their owncountry another way.
Gives Instructions Matthew 2:13 (NKJV) The Flight into Egypt 13 Now when they had departed,behold, an angel of the Lord appearedto Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise,take the young Child and His mother,flee to Egypt, and stay there until Ibring you word; for Herod will seekthe young Child to destroy Him.”
Gives Instructions Matthew 2:19-20 (NKJV) The Home in Nazareth19 Now when Herod was dead, behold,an angel of the Lord appeared in adream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 saying,“Arise, take the young Child and Hismother, and go to the land of Israel,for those who sought the youngChild’s life are dead.”
Gives Instructions Matthew 2:22 (New King JamesVersion) 22 But when he heard that Archelauswas reigning over Judea instead ofhis father Herod, he was afraid to gothere. And being warned by God in adream, he turned aside into theregion of Galilee.
Speaks in Dreams Job 33:14-15 (New King JamesVersion) 14 For God may speak in one way, or inanother,Yet man does not perceive it. 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night,When deep sleep falls upon men,While slumbering on their beds,
Speaks in Dreams 1 Kings 3:5 (New King JamesVersion) 5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared toSolomon in a dream by night; andGod said, “Ask! What shall I giveyou?”
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