Joseph had a dream, and later it proved true. [Genesis 37]
Pharaoh, king of Egypt, had dream, and it proved true too! [Genesis 41]
Other people also had dreams, and they proved true too! [Genesis 40]
Shall we believe in dreams ? Will ALL dreams prove true in the future ? Will SOME dreams fail to be true in the future ? How do you make out which dream will come true, which dream will fail ?
Since the Bible recorded so many dreams proved true, the Israelites generally believed in dreams. The situation had gotten so out of hand in Jeremiah's time that LORD taught them in [Jeremiah 23:25-28]
LORD : "I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, 'I have dreamed, I have dreamed!' How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams which they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal? LET THE PROPHET WHO HAS A DREAM TELL THE DREAM, BUT LET HIM WHO HAS MY WORD SPEAK MY WORD FAITHFULLY." [Jeremiah 23:25-28]
Yes, LORD and his angels are able to speak to us through dreams. Not only so, Satan and his angels are able to do the same too! In the [Book of Job], Satan afflicted Job with terrible dreams all night so that he couldn't sleep,
|Job : "When I say, 'My bed will comfort me, my couch will ease my complaint,' then thou dost scare me with dreams and terrify me with visions, so that I would choose strangling and death rather than my bones." [Job 7:13-15]|
How do you know whether your dream come from LORD/His Angels OR Satan/his angels ?
I cannot make out which dream comes from whom, and I have many dreams that I know are coming from demons.
LORD's rule is VERY SIMPLE,
KEEP THE LAW => BLESSING;
If you believe a dream, and break the Law, you WILL BE CURSED, no matter what. If you never believe a dream, and yet you keep GOD's Law, you WILL BE BLESSED, no matter what.
If you believe in dreams, and not believe in LORD's Laws and Commandments, you will confuse yourself more and more, and WILL become totally lost one day.
|Isaiah : "And when they say to you, 'Consult the mediums and the wizards who chirp and mutter,' should not a people consult their GOD? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? TO THE TEACHING AND TO THE TESTIMONY ! Surely for this word which they speak there is no dawn. They will pass through the land, greatly distressed and hungry; and when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will curse their king and their God, and turn their faces upward; and they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be thrust into thick darkness." [Isiah 8:19-22]|
Wu Siu Yan
13th December, 2001
(P.S. Hold fast LORD and Jesus' teachings, keep away from dreams/augury/witchcraft/....)