God performs miracles today, and He answers prayers when we pray. He still works through dreams and visions to answer our questions, to save those who are unsaved, to give us warnings and instructions, and to provide us with intercessory guidance on behalf of other people.
Perhaps you have never received a dream from the Lord, or maybe you have and didn’t recognize that it was from the Lord. Let me share with you how to receive a dream from God with this seven-step process.
Step 1: Ask God to speak to you in a dream.
If you want to receive a dream from the Lord, then simply ask Him. If you ask, He will answer as it says in this Scripture:
Matthew 7:7-11 KJV
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him.
Step 2: Expect to receive.
If you ask for a dream, do so with the expectation that sooner or later God will give you that dream. Remember to be specific in what you ask, so God will be able to answer you.
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James 1:6-8 MEV
But let him ask in faith, without wavering. For he who wavers is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed with the wind. Let not that man think that he will receive anything from the Lord. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Step 3: Be still when you first awaken.
Sometimes we have dreams but we jump up out of bed so quickly we don’t remember them. When you first wake up, wait to see if you remember anything. If you do, ask the Lord if it is from Him. If peace fills your heart, know that the dream is from Him.
We need to be aware of Satan’s counterfeits that come to torment us. Generally speaking, if a dream fills you with fear, anxiety, and hopelessness, it is not from the Lord. However, sometimes a “warning dream” may at first be troubling, but when you begin to intercede and get further instructions from the Lord, hope will flood your being, and a supernatural peace will come over you.
Philippians 4:7 MSG
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Step 4: Write the details of the dream down and date it.
Dreams are not necessarily to be taken literally. They often possess spiritual and metaphoric revelation that unfolds to you over time. Dreams of the Lord are usually very vivid and in detail. If you don’t write it down, you may not be able to remember the details later when the revelation comes.
Step 5: Pray for understanding and interpretation of the dream.
Every dream has a different interpretation. Some dreams are literal, some are spiritual, and others may have both a literal and spiritual meaning. Dreams are often symbolic. You don’t want to be led astray in the interpretation. That is why you have to ask God to help you understand it. He will either reveal it to you or send someone to you who is gifted and qualified in interpreting dreams. It takes a great deal of discernment and spiritual maturity to interpret dreams so be careful to whom you listen.
We aren’t able to go into depth about how to interpret a dream in this writing. It could be a book all by itself. There are some excellent anointed Christian books available on this subject. Don’t go out and buy any of those secular or occult books on dream interpretation; they will lead you into error and deception.
Be patient and wait upon the Lord. Sometimes it takes years for the meaning to be revealed such as in the case of Joseph in the Bible.
Step 6: Be careful with whom you share it.
Remember, Joseph shared his dream with his brothers, and they threw him into a pit. Later they sold him into slavery because they were so jealous of him. Other people may not understand the meaning of your dream and may talk you out of what God is trying to show you. Some may even be jealous and cause strife to rise up. Seek wisdom regarding a dream only from someone who is spiritually mature and trustworthy.
Step 7: Never rely on a dream as a sole source for a major decision
Be very cautious about using a dream to direct any major decisions in your life. A dream from God will never contradict the Scriptures because God never contradicts His written Word. If the dream does not illustrate, confirm or illuminate a revelation for your specific situation, it may not be from God. If a dream contradicts God’s written Word or encourages you to take an action that is outside the character and nature of Jesus, it is not from God.
The apostle James spoke about the difference between heavenly versus demonic wisdom in this Scripture:
James 3:13-18 KJV
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
The key to using godly wisdom in making decisions is determining whether the action is taken in a peace-loving manner, in submission to God, and produces good fruit.
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I love the way you teach with insight and wisdom.
did it work for you?
I’m gonna try it
did it work ?
If you have faith in god then it will work
As heaven is above the earth, so are God’s way and thoughts.
You really have what I wanted more grace, I realized my mistakes by sharing dreams anyhow. Thanks
I Did the 2nd one Expecting that God would Give me a dream . He Did Respond and I saw Him shining as bright as the sun but I could miraculously look in to it . And he spoke to His angel and told the angel to tell me the message. And The angel did and The angel said it 3 times . I woke up right after the dream in the middle of the night and felt Extreme peace and Joy but I could not remember why or how until later that morning. I came her to find out how to interpret it . I had that dream on March 2 to this year. So Yes these instructions do work . The expecting the dream and not doubting.
Am a ugandan i stay in mukono but 3 year now have dreaming i have peacefull meeting with my country sitting president ie His excellency president museveni or at times his wife.yesterday i had to fast asking lord to tell the meaning behind this dream but i instead dreamt am with the president
I have been having ythe same dream with my president Robert Mugabe , did u ever find an interpretation?
I had a bad dream and I prayed about it it woke me up at 2:36 am on the 11/08/2021. I prayed nothing bad shall happened in the name of Jesus amen.
Mine did. I bible study every night before bed, verse by verse. The other night (about 2 months ago) I prayed to show me the last days (as I had just finished a bible study of revelations). I fell asleep peacefully and was swept into the most devastating experience of my life. I was living the last day (Armageddon). As the rapture had already happened and I was not personally there, I was watching and feeling the day from millions of eye, from every continent at the same time. I had the perspective of everyone who was on earth but also my own. I wanted to help people calm down, to let them understand that Jesus is coming but I could not. right before the end, it came to be known to me that I was watching this event in the future, through the eyes of Jesus and i could only watch, for it had not yet come to pass. I looked up and the sky rolled back, the blue sky turned to black and fire began to rain down. The earth began to shake and everything (trees, structures and people) began to burst into flames. I began to feel weird, as if i could feel the fear and hopelessness of every lost soul on earth, yet, i personally felt peace and not afraid. Just as I realized I could not help them, I heard a shout from above and I looked up to the sky once more to see it open up and some sort of ball of fire (or what looked like the sun colliding with our sky) passed through our atmosphere in a blink and collided with earth. everything went black and I woke up, heart racing like I just finished sprints, drenched in sweat and began to uncontrollably cry. As I was unsuccessfully trying to hold back tears, I woke my wife who was sleeping next to me; she began to ask me what was happening and I didn’t even know how to explain what I just saw.
This was the most miraculous and real dream I had ever had and I can still see and feel it as if it were an event that actually happened to me while I was awake. I was only asleep for about 30 min. I truly believe I was shown the day of Armageddon!
God has provided guidance to me using dreams before, and I will continue to grow my faith in Him.
I dreamed about the rapture and I saw people going to the sky I’m not sure if it was their soul or body but they were lifted by lights I was also lifted but a voice told me that I was going to stay because I doubted God I was a bit confused and then I realized it was to rapture and I stole food from shop centers I was worried because there was nothing no seeds ECT and I was wondering how was I and my family going to survive there was a lot of people screaming a lot of things in the news people asking for help I heard like explosions then the night came and I saw many people inside your house there was no electricity we lit some candles inside the house I could hear and feel the presence of demons in the darkness of the night and I knew that if I went outside the demons will capture me I went in front of my porch where there was a swing hanging and it began to swing by itself I knew it wasn’t normal because there wasn’t anyone or wind and I I don’t know but I knew it was a demon I couldn’t see it but something in me told me was a demon so I close my eyes and I began to pray I was praying so hard and I began to feel a warmth in my body then I began to holler for my family and boyfriend to come see the swing but only my boyfriend came and he saw the swing moving roughly and you could hear the roof from my house shaking and I began praying hard with my eyes closed and all of a sudden I could see the demon with my eyes closed and I got a bit scared and I could hear it laughing and mocking me while I was praying and I began to ask God for help and the demon didn’t like it and it said that it was going to come back for me and it went back to the darkness where I began to hear a lot of weird sounds of creatures I heard animal howling making weird noises but I knew those were the demons and when I was looking at the darkness it felt horrible it was like if the darkness was suffocating me and then I woke up sad