Updated: Dec 5, 2020
This video is evidence to me that dreams do come to pass when the Lord gives them to you. I've been given many opportunities to minister through leading worship and guest speaking in the past year and a half that I never would have imagined.
Do you believe that your dreams may have a spiritual meaning?
Recently, I’ve been listening to prophetic ministers that have been communicating dreams that many people have been having. Dreams about our country’s future, in particular.
I have many dreams that feel spiritual. I believe many of them are significant. I love interpreting dreams. There are a few books that are great at looking at the symbolism behind different items found in dreams. It’s all very intriguing.
The type of dreams I’m referring to are different from a dream that you work toward, like a goal. In these dreams, I believe God communicates with us. Do you believe this is still possible? I do.
There are many examples of this in the Bible. Daniel not only had dreams that were prophetic but he also had the ability to interpret them. Joseph is another example of this.
There is a verse in the Old Testament that refers to people being given dreams. Then, it is quoted again in the New Testament as having come to pass:
“Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. Joel 2:28
“What you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike— and they will prophesy.” Acts 2:16-18
So, what kind of dreams would the above verse be talking about?
Matthew Henry Commentary essential says this:
Peter quotes Joel in Acts and refers to the times of the gospel which are called the “last days” because the Holy Spirit had come in greater power upon them than ever before and He (Holy Spirit) had been poured out on all people groups, Jews and Gentiles alike. It also indicates that the Spirit would be within them as in the ability to prophetically foretell things to come and to be able to preach the gospel. This power had been given to them without distinction of sex since both men and women alike could have dreams and without the distinction of age limits.
I love power was displayed in other ways: Philip, the evangelist, had “four daughters who did prophesy” Acts 21:9, and Paul, found an abundance of the gifts of both tongues and prophecy in the church of Corinth in women there as well, 1 Cor. 14:26, 34.
Let’s get back to the original question. Do you believe that dreams can have a spiritual meaning?
Let me give you an example. I had a dream someone had come to our home to give us a significant amount of money. I told my husband and he joked with me about it. I told him that I was quite sure that it was going to happen and that the money was going to be toward a new vehicle for us.
Weeks later, this very thing happened. We have been driving in a beautiful new vehicle for a year that was completely given as a gift. We did nothing to deserve nor initiate the gift. It was from God.
I have other dreams and am waiting for them to come to pass. I hear of people having dreams of where our country is headed. Sometimes, it can all be very overwhelming if I allow my mind to run away with it. God has taught me to wait on Him and His timing.
I believe He has purpose in revealing things to you through dreams. It may be because you are just about to throw in the towel in an area of your life. He may give you a dream that you are to pray and wait on.
There was another time, in particular, that I had a very vivid dream which was extremely spiritual. For those of you that are not familiar with my story, my mother passed away almost 30 years ago. She was a mighty woman of prayer and would appear in my dreams.
After her passing, I felt dejected about what path my life was taking. I was a stay-at-home mom of three little kids and my husband was a youth pastor. I loved being a mom and wife but I knew there was more God had for me to do.
In this dream, I was driving along to a women’s event with other ladies. I was bragging about my family, side business, youth ministry, and so on to the women. My mother sat in the back of the vehicle and quietly said, “That isn’t all there is in life.” I was startled by her comment which I completely ignored. We arrived at the hotel hosting the women’s event. As I checked in, the concierge gave me a strange-looking key and said I had to find my own way to my room. I wandered around the hotel aimlessly, getting lost. I asked many people how to get to my room but no one seemed to know where it was located.
I finally stumbled upon my room, inserted the key, the door swung open and there was my mother, sitting cross-legged on the floor! She asked me why it took me so long to find it! Suddenly, the scene changed and my view was as if I was outside the window and could see that the room was jutting out of the building like a little box, suspended in mid-air. I asked God, what is this?? He whispered to me that what I was looking for would be so special, designed specifically for me to do - just like this room.
When I woke up, I could hardly breathe. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God had given me a clue that one day I would work with women and He would direct my path. And today, I am doing just that!
Do you believe God has special dreams just for you? I’d love to pray for you if you are in a holding pattern, waiting for them to come to pass. I know exactly what that is like and I am still watching dreams unfold before me.