Dreams – Part 2
Joseph the husband of Mary was warned in a dream not to reject Mary as his wife.“Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 1:19-20.
Then after the death of Herod, he was instructed again in a dream by an angel to return to Israel. Matthew 2:19–21. Then he received a warning also in another dream not to enter Judea, but to go to Galilee, as Archaleus the son of Herod was on seat. Matthew 1: 22– 23.
God Even Releases Dreams To Our Enemies
When you read Psalm 105:14: “He suffered no man to do them wrong, yea he reproved kings for their sake Saying touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm.”
God was actually referring to Abraham’s encounter with Abimelech, the King of Gerar when he took Sarah, Abraham’s wife. “And God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, behold thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken, for she is a man’s wife.” Genesis 20:3
God threatened Abimelech with death in the dream and ordered him to restore back Abraham’s wife. To this Abimelech replied, still in the dream, Lord, will you slay a righteous man also? Did he not say to me; she is my sister? And she even herself said he is my brother? Vs. 4 & 5. In this dream encounter, God and Abimelech are communicating with each other all in a dream. This is awesome!
When Laban pursued Jacob, God warned him in a dream not to harm him or speak anything bad against him. Genesis 31:24. Likewise, God warned Pilate’s wife in a dream, that her husband ought not to involve himself in the execution of Jesus. Matthew 27:19.These people did not have any covenant with God, but they were having dreams and receiving messages from Him. Then you as a covenant child of God ought to have dreams constantly.
We All Dream
In the course of each night, it is believed we dream up to 20 times. Amongst these, about 15 can come from the human spirit. Two or three might come from the demonic realm. But at least one or two come from God. Understand this that as God uses dreams to guide our lives, Satan also uses dreams to manipulate and oppress people. So, we need to awake and pray to neutralise all negative night visits from darkness. I asked a question during word ministration in my church: “from whom do you receive more visitation in your dreams, God, or the devil?” The answer was unanimous, Satan! The reason this is so is two-fold: First, every night, before we sleep, we are supposed to spend good time presenting before the Lord all our activities that transpired in the daytime. You need to offload and relate all the actions and discussions you took. By so doing, you are aligning yourself with God’s divine presence for a heavenly feedback.
Secondly, when the majority of your dreams are evil, demonic or bad, this also is a reflection of your mental state. Most people are more demon-conscious than God conscious. Do you engage in prayer and you are more given to warfare, engaging against the satanic kingdom or do you find yourself spending more time in fellowship and intimacy with God? When you spend most of your prayer time binding demons and devils, battling with witches and wizards, then guess what your dream life is going to look like. We need to take enough time renewing our mind. Let your conscious and subconscious mind develop a prosperity, success and victorious mentality. These will reflect in your dream life.
Rev. Theodore Effiong
Assemblies of God Church, Calabar Or Prayer To All Nations (PTAN), Prayer City, Calabar. CRS
Phone – +234 9030012007, +234 7031921770
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