11 ways to know if a dream is from God

Marko Joensuu         75 comments
Here are some principles that help you discern the origin of a dream.

1. Can you remember the dream?

If you can’t remember the dream when you wake up, it wasn’t from God. If God chooses to communicate to you through a dream He will ensure that you remember it.

You should write down any dream that you believe might originate from God straight away, as that will help you remember it later. 

When you do that, you should describe the main plot, characters and elements such as colours, objects and the atmosphere. Daniel 7:1 says,

"In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling the main facts."

2. Is it clearly structured or confusing?

God brings order into chaos and clear focus into confusion. You might not understand a God-given dream fully but if a dream is confusing it is never from God. Paul told Timothy,

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 7:1)

Others translate the spirit of fear as ‘the spirit of confusion’. When God speaks He will always communicate with clarity—even when you don’t understand what He says!

3. Is the dream connected to something you are processing in your mind?

If the dream deals with something you worry or think about a lot it is probably a result of your subconscious attempting to resolve what your conscious mind can’t. Also, if you watch a movie late at night you might see a sequel to it at night—with you playing the hero! Unless the dream gives an unexpected solution to your problem you should disregard it.

4. What is the emotional atmosphere? 


Most dreams filled with anxiety or despair come from the subconscious that functions as an overpressure valve for our fears. If you suppress your fears and anxieties they will appear in your dreams. 

But God never adds fear to your life; He always reduces it. You might see a dream that shows you the cause of your fear but then provides a solution. This kind of dream is often from God. 

The emotional atmosphere is often the key to the interpretation.

5. Is the dream linked to something God has already revealed to you?


God often adds or brings depth to what He has already revealed through a dream. It is yet another channel for Him to reveal His purposes and perspective.  

6. Is there biblical symbolism? 

Distrust any dream dictionaries as symbols often have different meanings in different cultures. If God uses symbols He chooses them based on what they mean to you rather than someone else. On the other hand, biblical symbols often point to a dream coming from God.

7. Is it a ‘realistic’ dream?


If so, it might refer to a real-life future situation, unless it clearly refers to the past. You might not be sure whether the dream was from God until you face that situation, and then it will help you to act the right way.

8. Is there a demonic element in the dream?


Just because there is a demonic element it doesn’t automatically mean that it originated from the enemy, as it might be the gift of discerning spirits in you reacting to an unseen demonic influence.

You should always pray over these dreams, and the Holy Spirit will either give you more understanding about them, or ask you to reject them outright.

9. Are you doing something wrong in the dream?


If you see a dream where you are doing something wrong, it is never from God—unless it is something you are doing or in danger of doing in real life, and God is convicting or warning you. 

These dreams might be the product of your subconscious or originate from the enemy. 

10. Do you wake up into God’s presence?


Sometimes I wake up with a distinct sense that a dream was from God. At other times, I wake up into a strong presence of God, and that can be a sign that it is a God-given dream.  

At other times God is present as He is dealing with a demonic attack that took place through a dream. It is usually easy to tell the difference. 

11. What happens when you pray over the dream?


You should always pray over a dream you think might have come from God. When you do that the Holy Spirit will often reveal you more and begin to explain its elements.

THE GIFT OF DREAM INTERPRETATION


All people see dreams but those with prophetic gift can often interpret other people’s dreams. In Genesis 41 Joseph is brought from the dungeon to see the Pharaoh as his chief butler knows that Joseph has the gift of dream interpretation. Both the butler and the Pharaoh worshipped the Egyptian gods. Perhaps the Pharaoh was used to seeing demonic dreams.  But this dream has come from God. That’s why none of the magicians of Egypt could interpret it. 

Joseph and Daniel must be the most famous dream interpreters of all time.  Both confessed that it was God who gave them their ability. 

Here are five principles that can help you interpret God-given dreams.

1. Ask God for the interpretation


Many often miss this first step. Remember that if God gave you the dream He can also give you the interpretation.

2. Consider the symbols


Are there any symbols in the dream that have personal significance to you? Be careful with dream dictionaries unless they focus on biblical symbols. In the ancient Babylon, a black cat was the bearer of good fortune but in the Middle Ages it was linked to witchcraft. 
There are no references to black cats in the Bible. What does a black cat mean to you?

3. What is the emotional atmosphere?


The emotional atmosphere of a dream is important and it often helps you interpret it. For example, the dream might show a challenging situation but the atmosphere is faith-filled. This usually means that God is showing that you will be able to overcome your challenges.

4. Does the dream feel realistic?


There are dreams that appear realistic and they can refer to past real events or future events. If they come from God they usually bring their own interpretation.

5. Is the dream meant to be understood immediately?


Dreams often refer to distant future. It took years before Joseph’s dream about the Sun, Moon and the eleven stars bowing down to him come to pass. When he saw the dream he had no real understanding of its meaning. 

If you don’t understand a dream, put it aside, but don’t disregard it. Later on, it can give you great confidence as when it comes to pass you will know that you are walking in the will of God. Joseph knew that it was God who had raised him to rule Egypt because He wanted to save Joseph’s family so he blessed his brothers rather than revenged their treachery.

6. Is the dream meant to be shared immediately?


I saw a dream concerning my local church in Finland over fifteen years ago. Yet, I shared that dream to the leaders only recently, as they had arrived in the season shown in the dream. 

Don’t assume automatically that a dream should be shared immediately. Instead, pray over it, and God will give you wisdom regarding sharing the dream at the right moment.

This list has been taken from the book Five Movements: Winning the Battle for Your Prophetic Gift written by Marko Joensuu. For more on the author, please visit markojoensuu.com

Published by Marko Joensuu

Marko Joensuu has worked for over sixteen years in the publishing and media ministries of Kensington Temple. He is an author, publisher and screenwriter.
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75 comments:

  1. Fascinating--thank you!

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  2. Great to hear that the article has been useful!

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  3. Thank you so much for your input it has been very helpful to me considering my dreams

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  4. I have been attending a church for 6 months. I am torn as to stay or leave. The wife of the Pastor is a prophetess . I had a dream that I was in service and the praise team was trying to get me to sing with them. I didn't want to go but I finally went. It also was a man walked in and cane to the choir stand to sing. A lady from my previous chuch walked in the door and accuses the Pastor of shooting the man that joined the praise team. The pastor myself the first lady and the lady from my old church went in a room and it was dimly lit. The Pastor did admit to shooting the man and then he tried to kill the lady from my previous church. The lady was asking the first lady of the church did she earn $9 on her job. I wind up back in the sanctuary saying I knew it I knew something was not right in this church, Lord forgive me I will stop doubting myself and I knew I knew. Where did this dream come from?

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    1. It is hard to say conclusively whether it is the gift of discerning spirits or your subconscious that has generated this dream, but if there are clear signs of manipulation and over-control in the way the church is being led and in preaching, I would take this as a warning dream. If the church is run in a healthy way then I would disregard the dream. But if this is a warning dream, you would see clear signs of the pastor trying to control the church through his preaching beyond the authority God has given to him in the Bible. Also, you might see signs of the prophetess abusing her authority by attempting to affect the decision-making of the congregation members in an unbiblical way. Like I said, if none of that is happening, you can disregard the dream. But if you see it happening a lot, then it might be a good time to look for another church.

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  7. This was very useful. Answered questions ive had about a re accuring dream i feel is from God. Thank you!

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    1. Great to hear that this article has been helpful! Every blessing!

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  8. Hi, about two weeks ago I dreamt I had HIV and my Partner does not. He works away from home a lot and I stay at home with my two children , I am never unfaithful so in my dream I couldn't understand how I could have it, And he did not? Then I had a flashback in my dream of a cut in my palm and woke up at 2:25 am and could not go back to sleep. It bothered me very much. I tried to tell him about my dream because he is at home with me at the moment. But he has not wanted to hear about it. The strangest thing happened three days ago I found out that my new live in nanny who has been with us for only a month is infected with HIV. She had not disclosed this to me when she started working here. She had asked to go to the Clinic on Monday, so I told her no problem n asked her if it was a contraceptive injection she said yes n treatment. I immediately asked her if it was for HIV and that is when she told me. She had no intention of telling me. I had the dream weeks before I found out, it was so Vivid that it felt so real and bothered me so much that I tried to tell my partner so many times but he just refused to hear because he does not care if something bothers me especially a dream. He does not pray that or acknowledge God in anyway either... he calls these things superstitious. I pray daily read up verses in the Bible whenever I'm confused about something. I believe in God and trust him. Now that I found out about t the nannys status that dream which has been bothering me ever since that night I had it, bothers me more if it was a message from God.

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    1. Please can you tell me what you think?

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    2. It seems like a warning dream. Rather interestingly, the cut was in the palm of your hand. Revelation 1:17-20 uses similar symbolism. In that text, seven stars that are in Jesus' right hand represent seven angels, which means that they are his servants and obey His command. In a similar way, your palm that is bleeding means that someone who is serving you is bleeding. This is clearly a message from God. First of all, He is warning you of an danger of HIV around your house, which has given you the wisdom to ask the right question. He is pointing you to the right direction. But secondly, He is reminding you that your nanny's problems is as if you were bleeding yourself, which means that you should deal with her in a kind way. It is difficult to mention having HIV, as that would probably stop most employers giving the job to someone, especially, as it involves dealing with our children, who we have been called to protect.

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  9. I had a dream around 6,7 weeks ago.I remember every detail in it.2 of my friends were in the dream.It centred around 2 pieces of land in a foreign country.I prayed asking the Holy Spirit for confirmation that it was from God.The same thing happened again,but it was a different place but in the same foreign country.I Don't want to give too much away as I don't want to influence any answers.Can you enlighten me or give me some guidance please.If I know for sure that it is from God,then I will be obedient to Him and do as He requires of me.

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    1. This kind of dream usually means that at least part of your calling is to minister in one way or other in that land. This might not mean automatically that you would even visit the land, as God has many imaginative ways to make an impact. But the fact that you have been shown 2 pieces of land twice but in different parts of that nation means that that ministry impact is not necessarily fixed in one location, but that whatever you will be called to do will have an impact in different parts of that nation. So, He is showing you a land and calling you to possess it. The practical steps might not be in the dream, but they will come to you gradually, as you will continue to seek the Lord.

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  10. Marko,thank you for your reply.I think you are spot on.My wife and I have a husband and wife team who went to France as missionaries 3 years ago.The wife speaks fluent French.The 1st time my wife and I went over to visit our friends,we were taken to a Bible study.I believe the Holy Spirit used me to speak out a prophecy.All 4 of us are now seeing that prophecy becoming reality.My wife and I have been over 3 more times.The last time being March 2018.We experienced 3 healings in the 6 days we were there.I had the dream late last year but have not said anything to my wife yet as I believe God will give her the same or a similar dream as confirmation.I believe our calling is in the village where our friends are.I accidentally, I am an ordained Elder.

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  11. Should read incidentally,not accidentally

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    1. It seems God wants you to do more. Also, based on the two lands, and two more lands, and the number of couples involved, this would mean either the expansion into a new area or increase in the number of teams. I am sure God will give you wisdom regarding that.

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    1. These women represent two kinds of thoughts - you need to seek the Lord to hear and discern the voice of the Lord, and when you hear the thoughts given by His voice, you need to receive them by faith. But then there are other kinds of thoughts around - they are noisier and they might initially look more attractive, but their advice is ungodly and not from the Lord, and they are of demonic origin, as they mock the voice of faith and obedience to the Lord.

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    3. What about the other women who wispered in ny ear? Is there anything symbolic there?

      I thought thoes two women could have represented two demonic spirits. I have been having double mindedness going on. So that seems accurate amd make sense.
      Thanks for responding right away.

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    4. They do symbolise demonic spirits but you see their operation through the thoughts of demonic origin that flash through your mind. That's the main way these spirits are attacking your life.

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  13. I had a dream which includes death of many people from my college (also includes hostel) (I'm a day scholar), when i thought the chaos was finished and went to home i understood that there are people outside the college waiting to kill the other survivors in the campus. It was really horrifying, what should i do

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    1. Usually these kinds of dreams aren't warnings about an actual massacre but reactions to a negative, demonically influenced spiritual environment. Basically, there are demonic influences around you, which you are probably able to resist by faith and the Spirit of God daytime, but they still affect your emotional life, and subconscious, which produces the dreams that are a warning system. You should think about areas or places in your life where you feel a sense of restlessness. It is likely that those demonic influences are in those areas.

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  14. I met someone I liked 6 years ago and started dreaming about them shortly after we met. I did not take them seriously at first. I dreamed often and I have even dreamed before about guys I was interested. I was sure those dreams were from the Lord, because I eventually understood that God was warning me. Showing me things about that person that I needed to know which confirmed that I should no longer pursue them. However, they never lasted more than a couple weeks. With this guy I continued to dream about him for months while we worked together. Some of them gave me a not so good feeling and that’s when I started writing them down. It wasn’t a scary feeling, just a “pay attention” feeling. We never ended up dating. The way he rejected me really hurt. Even long after I quit the dreams continued. About two years after meeting him, the initial dreams I had and the odd feeling I got made sense. The rejection from him made sense. I thought for sure the dreams would stop. He and I were no longer friends, but he continued to appear in my dreams for a total of 5yrs. I spent some time in prayer and came across a Christian man who asked to looked at a few of the dreams. I continued to write them down. He interpreted a few of them based on some recurring symbolism. I was happy to receive the interpretations, but I have been asking God to confirm what was said and still no answer. I do not want to be led into confusion. This man is the first person who felt they got a word from God about why the dreams continued. I think this man genuinely did seek the Lord in his interpretations, but we’re still human and he could have been wrong. I am hoping the Lord will give me another clear answer. Please pray for me.

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    2. Usually, people who have left your life reoccur in your dreams when the dreams are negative for a few reasons. No 1: these people have demonic influences in their lives, even when they themselves are not aware of these influences, and the dreams warn about these gateways of demonic into your life, as they are still operational. No 2: They had a significant negative impact on your emotional life. No 3: You still have objects they have given to you in your possession. If the connection that they have with you is demonic, you need to pray that God will break the power of that influence in your life. If it is merely emotional, you will need to ask God to bring healing into your soul in relation to that person, and often to forgive that person, so that your hurt won't hold onto the memory of that person.

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  15. Good day Marko, I hope you can give me some insight on a dream I had about 1 or 2 years ago.

    I dreamt that my mom was in the kitchen doing dishes and an evil spirit was trying to physically attack her. It even manifested itself in objects like a stuff doll and at other times it pushed over items. I also remember seeing it in the form of a woman. The thing is I was the only person able to see it, as my mom was feeling the attacks but couldn't see what I was seeing. I would try to fight this spirit whenever it was in a form for me to do so but it was very persistent at attacking her and not me. I remember feeling overwhelmed and crying because all my efforts seemed pointless. I was trying to help my mother but I felt like I was watching this thing try to kill her. I do remember trying to pray and called on Jesus,which weakened the spirit but angered it more so the attacks got more violent. I don't remember how the dream ended but I think my son woke me out of my sleep because he heard me crying. Even when I woke up I was still crying because it felt so real and as grown as I am; over 30 I was really shaken.

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    1. It does seem that you might have the gift of discerning spirits, and that it has manifested through a dream. The gift of discerning spirits is rather uncommon, although many Christians have some level of discernment. Also, it seems that you mother must have been under attack at least when you saw the dream, although it is also possible that the dream was warning about a future spiritual attack, or explaining a previous season in her life. If I saw this kind of dream, I would probably ask the person in the dream whether they feel challenged in any area, as often people misdiagnose the reason and they don't understand that they are under spiritual attack. Often just mentioning to the person in question that they are under spiritual attack can bring spiritual freedom to that person. Sometimes, praying to Jesus is not enough, as you saw in the dream. You have to confront the spiritual being in question with the power of the Holy Spirit and simply command them to leave, although, often these kinds of attacks can be repeated, and you must be persistent in providing the prayer shield. It is difficult to say what could have caused a persistent spiritual attack, but often people are attacked spiritually because there are people in their lives who have a level of involvement in the occult, either knowingly or unknowingly. This can happen even when you are reaching out to people who don't follow Jesus. Your motivation can be godly, but your love for your neighbour exposes you to the demonic forces operating in their lives. I have covered this area quite extensively in my book 'Supernatural Love: Releasing the Compassion of Jesus Through the Gifts of the Spirit', which is available on Amazon and most other online bookstores. I do also feel that there might be some things that you might want to tell about the situation that might not be appropriate to be mentioned here. If so, you can email me on marko@markojoensuu.com, and I can give you a more detailed answer. But as I said, you probably have the gift of discerning spirits, and it is important that you begin to understand how it works, as otherwise it can bring you depression, fear and many other negative emotions.

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  16. I have been having intense nightmares, but last night it had colors specifically white. I was with my mother, we went to church and everyone was dressed in white, so was I. Mother and I are the only Christians in the family. Upon entering the church I began to manifest something evil within me. I was led to sit in a chair up in the pulpit alone, and everyone was facing me. The grandchild of my sister, a six year old girl, picked up a telephone that was on a table near me. I woke up. I then asked God in my mind if I had been delivered.

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    1. Sorry for taking this long to reply. For some reason I just saw this for the first time today. This is clearly a demonic dream and a result of some demonic activity in your environment. The nightmares and their content are a clear indication of that. Has there been any change in the situation with the nightmares?

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  18. Sir I have this dream, a distant friend of mine came to my house then I hugged him tight and let him go inside my house. The scene changed- I am carrying him, helping him to stand while he vomits a lot on the floor and even some went to my left foot. im tapping his back to give him comfort and support.The scene changed and he is standing in front but weak and thin, he wears a lonely smile, he wants to leave but i urge him to stay because I want to help him recover, he tried to stay for a while but when I turned around he’s with my brother and mother in a car and they took him and delivered him far away from me like a car leaving from the house. I feel so much empathy, sympathy for him and im sad.
    does this dremam has a meaning? im always reminded of this dream

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    1. Sorry for delayed reply - I just saw this today for the first time. Have you had any contact with this distant friend since seeing the dream?

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  19. I had a dream 6 months ago that I was in the countryside on some sort of rather large horse drawn carriage. To my right was a large hill.I was taken by a large Cathedral at the top and some other beautiful trees and buildings. When all of a sudden I get the urge to get down and started climbing this very steep hill rather efforessly. I then noticed a wire fence to my left and thinking I might get crushed if the horse drawn carriage was following me up the hill. Just then I turned to see 2 of the horses bad been unbridled from the carriage and were running up the hill to my right. I was in awe of their beauty and strength and kept climbing the hill, now with no fear. I know this dream was from God and have had another hill dream few years back that I believe was from God getting me ready for a ministry assignment for that time. Do you have any ideas about the meaning?

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    1. It seems that you will be able to take only part of your current ministry & gifts into the new situation (the two horses) & that the new ministry assignment demands more freedom both for you & in you. Your freedom is represented by you leaving the carriage & the freedom of God in you is represented by the two horses that are running uncontrolled - but towards the same direction than you desire to go. One question - how is the wire fence positioned in relation to the cathedral? If the carriage keeps on advancing with other horses (how many horses were there to pull the carriage, it might be that your ministry in the current situation is still continuing. If the carriage stops, then the current ministry situation will be over altogether. But if the carriage advances, then you will have to divide you gifts between two situations/assignments.

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    2. Thank you for your reply Mark. Actually I feel that the carriage had stopped completely in my dream. The fence was perhaps 7 feet to my left as I advanced up the hill. I am not sure where the cathedral is because I passed it some time back as the carriage continued down the road and then, perhaps 1/8 mile later I decided to get off and started up the hill. In real life I have been involved in many facets of ministry, but only 1 paid position, as a children's pastor which I had to leave 2 years ago when my husband lost his job and we moved.

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  20. I've had dreams too latley that felt real. I was talking to a guy in March ened in May he wanted a changed lifestyle and wanted to get closer to God I invited him to church he came. He was starting to like me but also said how diffrent I was from other females. He cried to me onetime saying I'm too good for him and how he didn't deserve me. And onetime he told me he wasn't ready to be saved because he wants to give Jesus his all. We're no longer talking at the moment. But I've been praying for him to find Jesus. To get saved. (I was hurt when we did stop talking) anyway about my dreams one dream was he came back to me crying and apolgizing to me on how he was acting with me. Another dream was we was talking about everything and we started to work it out and people got mad at me me and him went to the store I had left what I had brought at the store to me it represents (Leaving the past behind) and in my spirit I would hear (God is working on him) on the guy. (don't stop praying)

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    1. Sorry for the late reply. I only saw your comment today. Have there been any changes in your relationship with him since you wrote this?

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  22. Hi In my dream I heard a voice that told me I should stop doing what I'm doing or else my family members will be terribly punished...5 years ago I made a promise to God that I will not have sex again till I get married. I have a girl that I have been dating for like 3 months now. We agreed that we will not have sex and we have not had sex, but we do kiss (French kissing) we have also had oral sex but I never penetrated her. I asked God to forgive me for the oral sex, but he should permit us to kiss only kissing. Then the night before the dream I spoke with my girlfriend and she pleaded with me to kiss her when next we see, then I had that dream.....please help me

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    1. Sorry for delayed answer. For some reason I came across your comment only today for the first time. Has there been any changes in your relationship with your girlfriend since you saw this dream?

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  23. I had two dreams that still bothers me but came several times.

    The first one, My father is shown to me as someone who has sinned and is taken to court for judgement. At that moment i was just feeling bad because i had thought i am the reason behind it since he is an abusive man. He seemed so delighted and very sure that he will win the case but at the same time i could see he was pretending as i saw his heartbroken face in that delightment.later that day as he was about to be judged, a sound from nowhere that felt like people who broke into court, was heard. That sound sounded like a gun shot and aftee that people screamed and my father fell down . I looked at him with great pity and was amazed that the man people fear had no strength anymore and he is dying. After falling down i cried thinking that maybe he had died but he opened his eyes in a slow motion and the dream anded.

    The next days i dreamt of myself. My father was beating my mom like he usually do and i ran to him to stop him but he wanted to fight me then i took a thick stick and hit him on the back of his neck and he fell down. He then later rose and irrespective of how my mother was hurt she stood by his side and they both decided to chase me out of their house. Everyone in my family looked at me with bitterness and my siblings couldnt wait for me to leave then i left and tried to find a place to stay but my parents came and made sure i was kicked out then the dream ended.

    The second dream is about my boyfriend. I wont really go into detail but i had dreamt more than 6 times when he is cheating on me with the people closest to me and most of them offered what i couldnt offer before marriage which is sex so that they could snatch him away.

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  24. I had two dreams that still bothers me but came several times.

    The first one, My father is shown to me as someone who has sinned and is taken to court for judgement. At that moment i was just feeling bad because i had thought i am the reason behind it since he is an abusive man. He seemed so delighted and very sure that he will win the case but at the same time i could see he was pretending as i saw his heartbroken face in that delightment.later that day as he was about to be judged, a sound from nowhere that felt like people who broke into court, was heard. That sound sounded like a gun shot and aftee that people screamed and my father fell down . I looked at him with great pity and was amazed that the man people fear had no strength anymore and he is dying. After falling down i cried thinking that maybe he had died but he opened his eyes in a slow motion and the dream anded.

    The next days i dreamt of myself. My father was beating my mom like he usually do and i ran to him to stop him but he wanted to fight me then i took a thick stick and hit him on the back of his neck and he fell down. He then later rose and irrespective of how my mother was hurt she stood by his side and they both decided to chase me out of their house. Everyone in my family looked at me with bitterness and my siblings couldnt wait for me to leave then i left and tried to find a place to stay but my parents came and made sure i was kicked out then the dream ended.

    The second dream is about my boyfriend. I wont really go into detail but i had dreamt more than 6 times when he is cheating on me with the people closest to me and most of them offered what i couldnt offer before marriage which is sex so that they could snatch him away.

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    1. Sorry for late reply - I just saw this today for the first time. Have there been any changes in your family situation and relationship with your boyfriend since seeing these dreams?

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  25. Good morning! I have been trying to figure out this dream I had a couple years ago. It was very odd.. I had the dream after being invited to church for the first time by a guy I went to school with... I was visiting some cousins in the dream, and we were just leaving their house. I was with my mom, and we walked outside past the bushes where the woods are located towards our car. The bushes rustled and I had this immediate sharp shooting fear run through my entire body. Something that looked like a mix between a Hellhound and a space/extraterrestrial Dog jumped out and tried to attack my mom. I instinctively jumped in front of my mom And when I did, the dog turned its head and looked directly at me, and when he did i froze with fear..couldnt move, paralyzed..The Dog Hellhound creature was mad i saved my mom and bolted to the woods, but the look he gave me I will NEVER forget.. He was like a blackish color, and had a supernatural glow/ look about him. What was weird was when I woke up, I was terrified, and I had no idea why? The other thing was in my dream I felt like he was targeting my mom? And he wasnt happy I interfered. It felt so Painfully real!! When I woke I was covered in sweat and felt like something bad was going to happen... Any ideas as to what could be going on? Thanks for your time!

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    1. This kind of dream is usually brought up by the gift of discerning spirits. In essence, your subconscious becomes aware of something going on in your spiritual environment - in this case, a demonic attack against your mom, and the subconscious makes it aware to your conscious self through a dream. Usually, with a mature gift of discerning spirits, it is possible to discern the demonic attack consciously. The fear you felt is a mixture of being influenced by the demonic presence in your environment (the attack against your mum) and what this does to your imagination. So, the demonic presence is what triggers the dream, but the dream is the visualisation of this demonic presence through your subconscious and not an accurate rendering of what is going on - although it is accurate in a sense that you know who is being attacked & sometimes the nature of the attack. So, there is nothing to fear but it is always advisable to pray for the people you see in this kind of dreams for their protection.

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  26. I had a dream of my pastor and her husband renewing their vowels but it was a full wedding ceremony we had bridesmaid groomsman i was the one who put it together and the one who actually conducted the service even though im just a minister it was a vail over her face and he had on a black suit cause he doesn't like to wear white at all she walked down the aisle and he meet her at the altar said their vowels they kissed as i told them don't leave here the sane way you came then we went to back and had cake ....we also decorated the church also it was a small but nice ceremony please let me know what u think

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    1. It seems that the Lord might want to restore and renew the marriage of the pastor and her husband - you conducting the service means that you should be praying for their marriage until you see that restoration take place.

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  27. In my dream, I remember going to Arby's for a bread & cheese (grilled cheese) sandwich but they delayed in serving me the sandwich and so I went back to the cashier in a gentle demeanor to ask why my sandwich had delayed. The cashier told me to speak to the manager & owner of the restaurant who was ready to speak to me. The owner apologized for the delay and said she had prepared another meal for me, & she gave me a pasta with cream salad & in it were some purple grapes which I enjoyed so much & she asked for the sandwich & some other things to be given for free. That also delayed & then finally I decided to leave the restaurant; as I walked out of the restaurant, to my left was a white lady who asked to be told what the owner told me. After sharing my encounter with her, she said what the owner said wasn't true but I didn't believe her words & with a smirk I walked away from the restaurant. A few meters away from the restaurant was an older lady with white hair standing in a gazebo and was wearing an outfit with a purple cape & cream color for the rest of her outfit. She stepped out of the gazebo and asked me to tell her about what happened in the restaurant. We walked for a few steps and I told her everything, and also about the pasta salad and specified on the purple grapes which was exactly like the color of her cape. She then apologized & told me "Henceforth, we will be giving you lots of food at all times in topmost restaurants for the rest of your life."

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    1. The restaurant represents the church. You feel you haven't been served the Word of God regularly in the place where you worship, but intermittently the owner of the restaurant has prepared a special meal for you. But it seems the church is not in full control of the owner, and that is why the regular meals come with delay. But the grape and the older lady with the purple cape represent the fruit of the Spirit. If you allow the fruit of the Spirit grow in your life, you will be able to dine wherever you go, as it will give you the ability receive from God in all situations. So, the church situation might not be ideal, but with the help of the fruit of the Spirit, you will be able to grow in faith for the rest of your life.

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  28. Please interpret it as the HOLY SPIRIT directs you.

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  29. I have a lot of dreams that I feel like they are from the Lord.... about two ago, I dreamed my mom (78 years old ) was pregnant and she was having trouble delivering the baby, so I went to help her... I was also pregnant ( I’m 51 years old) ... then a few nights later, I dreamed we was walking inHeaven my mom was talking to her mother ( she has passed about 45 years ago) and I was talking to my brother ( he passed 5 years ago). My grandma was asking us where we want our house built, my mother said by the waterfall.... then last night, I dreamed I was pregnant and in labor and my mom was in the same hospital ( I don’t know what for) but I said I needed to go see her, to be with her, and I was very much in labor..... these three dreams have all been in the last 2 weeks..... do you know what they could mean?

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    1. The part of you walking with your grandma and brother is for your comfort, as God wants you to know they are safe with Him. Pregnancy of both you and your mum is linked to the unfinished spiritual fruit that your life is yet to produce & and this labour of pregnancy will not just bear fruit in this life but it will also build your mansion in eternity.

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  30. * 2 weeks ago. And after my mom said by the waterfall, my grandma said our house is being built.

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  31. I often have dreams about other people mostly relatives and when i wake up the dream bothers me. When i relate to the person about it theý confirm that something along those lines is indeed happening. There was a prophets who once told me that I am a prophets. Infact 2 people told me . Could I be one?

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    1. It certainly seems like these might be prophetic 'word of knowledge' dreams. It is good to pray for their interpretation before sharing them.

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  32. Praise the Lord ,i am suffering from a rare skin disease and discontinued my studies because of my health condition .For past two years am bed ridden .In this past 2 years i often used to get so many dreams .I really can't able to understand it's god revealing things or demons trying to fool me .I used to get dreams like snakes biting my wounds am smashing the snakes and throwing away .I used to get lot of snake dreams .I used to fight with those snakes .They bite me i used to kill them or throw them away .Three times i got dreams of fire over my house but nothing was damaged ,one time fire is over the tree but none of the leafs turn brown .Most importantly ..My aunt used to come in my dreams i used to shout at her saying u destroyed my life by doing witchcraft .She used to put some yellow or white powder on me .Twice she bought jewel box and am shouting like its witchcrafted one .my aunt is also a christian .I used to pray fetching my hands against my aunt in my dreams.All my dreams are repeating again and again .Once I had a dream of a man standing on parapet of the well nd holding the tail of huge snake .The snake sucks the water from the well using the tongue .The man puts the snake on the ground. The water flows like the steam of water from the snakes mouth .My aunt got two fishes from that water came from snake mouth and gave my mom to cook .My mom refused to cook because the fish turned blue in colour .Can you please reply me .I want to know it's god revealing something or demons trying to fool me .I just want to know what god wants me to do to get deliverance from my sickness .Thankyou

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  33. These dreams seem to be the product of your subconscious reacting to a demonic environment. So, you are under a demonic attack but not necessarily the way described in the dreams. I wonder if there are any elements of witchcraft/occult in your environment. These might not be items/people directly linked to the occult but linked to other religions, as usually, continual dreams like these are linked to continual presence of demonic strongholds.

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    1. Thanks for your reply .To my knowledge we don't ve any other religion stuffs at my home but am not sure if it's present without our knowledge .There are two more dreams which confused me a lot
      1.a devil which is fully dark in colour comes to my home and calling my name. Am praying in the name of Jesus and fighting with it ..It keeps on laughing at me am praying ..It fell down on the ground but it didn't stop laughing .

      2.recently i got one dream in which I saw one strange animal/reptile which has birds beak ,the head and tail is like snake,it has wing of bats ,and on the back it has three lines of squriel .This strange animal bite me on my right hand .And i had a sword on my left with that i killed that animal.

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    2. All these days i thought these dreams are warning from god .From your above reply i got confused .Then it's not god who reveal these demonic things around me ?Why my aunt always comes in my dream .Before that I had gud relationship with her but after getting these dreams i am really scared of her when I meet her in person .Can you explain.

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    3. This dreaming is most likely linked to a dormant gift of discerning spirits in you. Basically, through the dormant gift of discerning spirits your subconscious is vaguely aware of a negative spiritual environment, and this manifests itself in your dreams. But the dreams themselves are not in this case an accurate representation of your threats, but more like a warning signal about something being wrong. Basically, the negative spiritual atmosphere is picking your subconscious fears and visualising them. This negative spiritual environment might not be your house but it could even be your city as a whole. So, the negative spiritual environment is real but not its visual manifestation in your dreams. The only way to deal with this is to begin to "increase" the presence of God in your life through reading the Bible and prayer. Sometimes, this can take significant time and effort. Here is a link to an audio teaching I did on developing the gift of discerning spirits. It might be helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVT6jasjbb4

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    4. Thank you so much for your guidance .

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  34. Hi Marko, I've had a lot of dreams and would love to get a better understanding of them. My husband and children recently moved to another country but before we moved I had been having series of bad dreams about it but my husband persisted. When we got there I became sick, depressed and suicidal. Our families asked me to come back home. He refused to return home and stayed back. Ever since I came home I've had these dreams. Please let me know if understand them
    I saw myself walking through a street and got to a doorway. There is a lady there and she asks me why I am wearing my husband's shoes but holding my own shoes in my hand. I told her my husband's shoe are more comfortable because mine has heels. She then takes a picture of my beadutiful red shoes and opens a door for me. When I walk through the door I enter the most beautiful garden ever. The flowers are alive and moving and the sky matches the colour of the flowers.
    I was driving a new car playing music and the air conditioner was on and suddenly my husband calls me that the car is out of fuel. I looked at the fuel tank and it was blinking empty so I turned off the air conditioner and began to panic because I was out of fuel and I was in a place I didn't know anyone.
    I had another dream where I was looking at my hands and they were calloused while my finger nails were falling off. I was now saying I've been here two years and look at my hands. A lady nearby came to me and said it is normal here. Everyone has rough hands showing me here.
    My husband told me he recently had this dream in the country he moved to. He got a bus ticket and a lot of people were boarding the bus. There were some immigration officers or soldiers checking the tickets. When it got to his turn, they took his ticket and sent him to a room that he is not supposed to board that bus.
    When my husband woke up, he prayed to cancel the dream. Immediately he slept he had another dream where he was driving a car with me and the children travelling with him. As he was driving on the road he looked ahead and was told there is no road ahead. He was very angry that why would that be.

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    1. It seems that the Holy Spirit is speaking to you both gently about your separation from each other. The first dream is about you trying to wear your husband's shoes (set his direction) rather than wearing the beautiful shoes God has meant for you. But wearing those beautiful shoes (symbolised by their image) will open the door to a beautiful garden you have never really experienced. But you can only wear them if you let your husband wear his shoes. Also, wearing his shoes means that he has no shoes at all. The second dream about the new car is about the direction you have set without him - it is running out of fuel. The third dream is about where your set direction will take you. There is no one with soft hands in the direction you have set nor will there ever be. The same thing is happening to your husband. He is trying to get somewhere but is frustrated through the 'arrest'. What should be straightforward like getting on a bus, is not possible, because God is not blessing it. In his second dream, he is trying to lead the family in one direction, but that dream leads nowhere. Basically, all these dreams you have both seen tell that the strategy of separation you have chosen as a couple is not working and won't be blessed by God. The only way forward is to find a way to be together with a family. This will demand some humbling from both of you. But that is the only way to a blessing.

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  35. I recently had a dream that I was at a lake home (didn't currently own one) and my old Pastor (whom was a great mentor and teacher of God) and wife came in and brought a meal with them to serve us. The meal they brought was chicken and a whole unsliced loaf of bread with something else. When my Pastor came in he had to duck down to not hit his head in the low door frame. I told him that my Grandfather (whom I don't remember) had to do the same. After dinner I looked out and my husband was swimming close to the house and my Pastor was in the distance floating on a raft type chair. When I stepped on the balcony I saw that the water was very clear and close to the home. As my husband was treading water a white horse came swimming up to him. He put his arms around the horse and the horse stayed by him. Then my husband looked up at me and asked me if I was seeing what was happening. I reached for my camera and the dream ended. This dream occurred while we were seeking God and my husband was actually on a job interview in a texas city. He has now gotten the job and we also have a contract on a lake home, not because of this dream and completely unexpected. But this dream seemed like it was a spiritual dream from God with much symbolism. I wrote it all down and have desired for clarity ever since waking from it. I have not any idea what the white horse represents, or the bread or Pastor's presence. I have had several dreams with horses that are clearly God dreams. I wrote another one to you a few months back but don't believe you have seen it. I really don't want to miss a message God has sent me so anything that you sense from God to tell me is greatly appreciated. Blessings to you!

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    1. I happened to see the previous post yesterday and have responded to it. The lake house gives you the timing. The meal represents fellowship, which means that you should keep in touch with your previous church, as God has not yet finished the work that He wants to achieve through that relationship. Perhaps the best way is to follow the dream and invite people from your old community to the lake house. The white horse coming to your husband represents new gifts/ministry that God wants to give to your husband. It will come as he stays in the lake of God's presence. When it comes, God wants you to acknowledge and support it. (This might be because the new ministry/gift might not automatically be seen as a gift from God. But in this instance, the white horse swims to your husband rather than him swimming to the white horse, so this is something that will come to him rather than him seeking it.)

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    2. Thank you so much for your insight. I feel a greater relief after hearing this. My husband has a heart of gold and wants God to use him in greater capacities so this interpretation I feel is correct. Many blessings to you!

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  36. thank you for your reply pastor, no i didnt have any contact with him since seeing the dream. but before this dream, i have a friend that i helped a lot and cared a lot but he turned against me now. but his not the friend i had seen in the dream

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    1. this dream was followed by another dream---
      A man with white t-shirt is kneeling on the floor inside a big empty building, hes so tired and exhausted, suddenly the door opened and a green hideous creature with a broken right wing came inside in a little kind of hesitation, but the man let him come near him and helped the creature cause hes bleeding, the creature seem to recover and not so weak any more and acted grateful to the man while heading towards the door to exit. but before the creature approched the door to get out, it fell down and died, when i look at the left side of the man, there is a severed head that looks identically the same as the creature that died on the mans right side which is complete body., do this dreams have the same meaning?

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    2. They are clearly linked. As you haven't seen your friend since seeing the dream, it seems to me that God is inviting you into a deeper intercessory ministry for people, and that this prayer has the power to set people free. With the car taking your friend away, it means that this doesn't necessarily lead to a pastoral relationship where you are expected to look after them long-term, but to minister deliverance that sets them free from the work of the enemy in their lives. This must be linked to the use of the gift of discerning spirits (in the 2nd dream the man doesn't understand the hideous nature of the creature but you do), so God has either already given you or wants to give you the gift of discerning spirits.

      Here is a link to an audio message I spoke on the topic of developing this gift - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVT6jasjbb4


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  37. I had a dream in which a hand presented to me a picture of a person i was talking to, the nams too was on a card
    I have never had of his name but he was talking to me about north east African countries he has visited and his plans to visit West African countries. He talked about USD18000.i left the dream and as i was on bed,i slept and another one came in when someone was trying to call my phone with a strange number, when i picked, the battery fell off fom the phone and i didn't want to call back.
    In the same dream my ancle called me and asked me why i don't want to talk to.. . Name. .. Different from the one i got earlier but still a new name .He told me this person is from USA, i got excited and danced, i mentioned then that i am going to call him straight away
    Could this carry information from God

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    1. I have had similar dreams before. If it is from God, then you will come across these persons in near future. I once had a dream with a name and a face. I didn't know either, but I googled them. The face belonged to the name. The dream was a warning to stay away from the teachings of that person, as God brought a separation between us. I only came across him many years later, but the dream came me discernment on how to relate to him. The best thing to do with these kinds of dreams is to write them down including the names. If you come across these people, it is still advisable to pray over the situation before doing anything. At that time, God will give you the wisdom when you pray. Another clue in the second dream is your uncle. If he is a godly person, then you should probably follow his advice. If he is not, then the advice is bad advice. If the dream is just a normal product of your subconscious, you will probably forget it quite quickly. The worst scenario is that the dream could be demonic, in which case you might meet these people but they will lead you astray. I'm sorry I can't be any clearer. But the best thing to do is to take the dream to God in prayer, and as Him to bring you clarity on if the dream is from Him.

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