We all dream. Christians, muslims, buddhists, atheists, children, adults, men and women. Many of these dreams contain information and mysteries that we can’t immediately comprehend but, why do we have them? Are they trying to tell us something? I believe so, Job 33:14 -18 says, “For God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears…”
I believe dreams are a God given gift in which He wishes to encounter us. It’s a place He has set up to take us where our logical minds wouldn’t even imagine going. A way of Him expanding our understanding through appetite and hunger to discover His mysteries and for us to know His good will for our lives. We see it demonstrated through Scriptures with Joseph saving Jesus’ life, with Daniel, Pharaoh, Gideon and more.
Because of this, I position myself to know that my dream life has been created by the Lord for me to know Him. Almost an entire world in itself full of wonder and kindness so I can see Him more clearly and His will for me and many times, to see me more clearly as well. I have shared this with others before and I have been asked, “why then do we have tormenting dreams?” Let me take you back to the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve were walking with the Lord daily through the garden. In perfect communion, in perfect connection and then there was an intruder in the most intimate of places, bringing doubt and ultimately giving the option to not choose the Lord any longer by distracting them from the real thing, His heart. The enemy will always try to attack the place where you see the Lord even more clearly. A place with potential to know His heart. Dreams are part of that sacred place.
What do we do with nightmares then? I learned this from Ben Armstrong in one of our classes with Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM). He was sharing that he hardly has nightmares anymore because every time he had one, the Lord would come in and show him how the enemy was working, exposing his plans. That’s the redemptive purpose of the Lord. Asking Him to come in your dreams and if it’s not good to redeem them with His good will for your life. Sometimes He will just ask you to discard them and others He will unfold a full colorful picture of grace but it all comes back to that face to face relationship with Him.
It is all about getting to know His heart and letting Him know yours. It all comes down to intimacy with the Lord. Ultimately, He is the holder of all knowledge and revelation. Just like what it says in Genesis 40: 8, “All interpretation belongs to the Lord. He has hidden things for you not from you.” The revelation of breakthrough is one question away.
By Salo Rivera