Sources of Dream (2)
God reveals the plans of the enemies to us through dreams. He also reveals to us through dreams what He wants to do to a nation.
“And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.
“ And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.
“And his fellow answered and said: This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.
“And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, arise; for the Lord hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian,” Judges 7:12-15.
“For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,”Job 33:14-16.
God also uses this same medium to rebuke, for the good of his people.
“And he said:“Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I, the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream,” Numbers 12:6.
God is still speaking today as of old if only you will hearken to Him.
Dreams from The Devil
The devil has nothing good to offer except the three-fold ministry.
The thief cometh not, but for:
• to steal,
• and to destroy:
“I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly,” John 10:10 (emphasis mine).
He goes to and fro to steal people’s joy, kill people’s dream and destroy their destiny. This is the summary of all he does in the life of people. And he has so many means of accomplishing these missions; one of which is dream.
“As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins,” Psalm 73:20-21.
This type of dream is dangerous because it comes in form of spiritual attacks and brings fear upon the dreamer. It manifests in the physical, in form of affliction on one’s health, marriage, finance, and business. It can also cause barriers, delays in childbearing, marriage and could lead to business failures and financial challenges.
Dreams from the devil could be as a result of sin or when your heart or mind ceases away from God and scripture guidance and principles for a long time. The enemy can take advantage of that opportunity to sow the seed of evil through dreams when your mind is occupied with evil or wrong thoughts and imaginations.
“When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint; then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifies me through visions: so, that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life,” Job 7:13-15.
• Apostle Lawrence Achudume, Victory Life Bible Church Int’l, Km 9, OlabisiOnabanjo Way, Opp. OGTV, Ajebo, Abeokuta, Ogun State. P.O.Box 1537, Sapon, Abeokuta 110001, Ogun State, Nigeria,W/Africa. www.vl-bcinternational.org.
Any kind of dream that is frightening, discouraging and not speaking good of your future or about you but negative at all times and seem to always make you sad is from the devil. The enemy realises that if he can successfully convince you that the day of the Lord’s promise cannot come through pictures in dream, then he creates unbelief that will paralyse you with fear and cause you to slip into spiritual dormancy.
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