When God Speaks In Dreams – 4 Steps To the Meaning of Your Dream


Written by: Nikoya

4-steps-to-a-dream-meaning-from-godAn angelic being dressed in white linen, wearing a gold belt around it’s waist is approaching the Earth. This angel is carrying a gold vase, so pure that you can see through it, but very strong. This vase is very unique, weighing 75 pounds.  It is filled with a glistening, sparkling substance which resembles liquid to us in earthly terms, but in terms of heavenly substances is something entirely different.

This beautiful, ornately made angel hovers over the north corner of the Earth and slowly pours the contents of the case out until it is completely empty. This substance flows throughout the Earth, but is only seen being absorbed in certain regions and areas on dry land.

I am then taken down to a Earthly, 3 dimensional view, seeing dreamers in their beds. This substance that was poured out from the vase is now a stronger glistening, emerald-like color. The substance moves throughout the Earth, from home to home. Sometimes the substance stops at the door. Sometimes it goes in, from bed to bed in a home and turns away. At rare times, while in a home, it will hover over a sleeper and fall over them flapping over their head rapidly before evaporating.

“It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days…” – Joel 2:28-29

Just as when John the Revelator recorded the seven angels that stood at the corners of the Earth during the beginning of the tribulation with their “bowls of God’s wrath”  and they each poured them out on command- I envision God pouring out His spirit upon all flesh upon the Earth the same way.

When you have a close relationship with someone, you can recognize their voice. I played a home video on our TV the other day when my 20 month old daughter was in the other room. The video was very foggy and dark, and you could virtually see no face on the screen. Even if she was in the room, she would have not been able to see anyone in the video.

Nana! Nana!” She yelled as she ran into the room the video was playing in.

She could not see any faces on the TV, but when she heard her grandmothers voice she recognized her as her Nana.

When you are close to someone you will know it when they speak to you. You’ll recognize their voice, their choice of words, their tone.  If God has spoken to you through a dream and you have a relationship with Him, you will know that certain dream has a meaning. If you do not have a relationship, it maybe a little more hard to know if it was a God given dream or not. But since He created you, you will have an idea that it was Him. Nevertheless, God is pouring out His spirit on humans right now.

Even those who walk closely with God may need to hear some re-assurance if they’ve received a God given dream or not, and what exactly to do with the revealed information. Hopefully this post will assist.


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1. How vivid is your memory of what transpired within the dream?

A strong characteristic of God given dreams is the remembrance of them. I’ve had such vivid dreams where I can still remember small details and I’ve had dreams where it was just as real as a vision. If you can strongly recall small details, symbols and concepts, there is a chance the dream is divinely inspired.

There is so much advice about how you should write your dreams as soon as you awake, keep a dream journal by your bed which may work wonders for some people- but I find that when I have God given dreams or visions, that I usually have to sit still afterwards, rest and/or even pray for a while. Usually, if there was something still hidden to me within the dream, I’ll pray about a revelation, with a response from His voice.

Writing or voice recording the dream and the interpretation is most effective long term. That way, when you need to look back on what transpired you will have an accurate and complete record.

2. Does your heart lean towards the idea that the dream was significant?

God will place it in your heart to know that the dream has a significant meaning for you. You will have a desire to know what the dream means, if you do not initially know. He places that desire in our heart when He wants to communicate with us.

“In the morning his mind was troubled, so he sent for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.” – Genesis 41:8

In the story of Joseph and the dreaming Pharaoh, God demonstrates His use of language according to the receiver of the dream. Even though the dream meaning was withheld from Pharaoh, it was withheld for a purpose- that purpose was for God to reveal His presence in the house of Pharaoh, His existence and His all seeing eye.  Pharaoh had encountered 2 dreams, each with the same meaning. He could not find an interpreter of the dream until He met someone with God’s hand upon them. As the story concludes, Joseph saved Egypt from a 7 year famine by the counsel extracted from Pharaoh’s dream.

The significance is this: God given dreams will leave an impression on your spirit. Pharaoh did not know God but even he knew that the dreams he had were different, special and full of a specific message. His “mind was troubled” when he awoke.

3. When you’ve had a God given dream, use God’s word to confirm and reveal the revelation

We’ve all been guilty of it one time or another along our journey of life. We have a vivid dream. We google the plot or the symbols for an “interpretation”. We reach for the quick revelation of symbolism- instead of asking God, praying, reading and trusting His Word!

A lot of what we know, will come to know and confirm is written in His word.

Let’s look at a story of another dreaming king, Nebuchadnezzar.

In his second year of reign he began to have troubled nights and had a very distinct dream in which he was puzzled by. The dream must have captured his mind fully, because he was very adamant on finding an interpretation to the point that when no one he consulted could interpret, he ordered every single one of the wise men living at that time to be executed.

“In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king, he said to them, “I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means.”

Then the astrologers answered the king,“May the king live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it.

The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “The word from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you shall be torn limb from limb, and your houses shall be laid in ruins.” – Daniel 2:1-3, 5

This is a perfect example of the value of revelation. The value of discerning God’s voice and what He is saying at the current times. There is no value on Earth equal to that of knowing God’s purpose and will.  Here we have a king, who did not even know God, but was willing to shed hundreds of innocent men’s blood for the revelation.

He went on with the death decree and eventually the kings men found Daniel, the one who pleaded to God for the interpretation. God revealed the meaning of the dream, as well as the dream itself to Daniel in a vision. Daniel told the king and the death decree ended.

Not only did this dream reveal vital information to the king directly from God- it also elevated Daniel and his friends (Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego of the fiery furnace) to kingdom residents. God went to great lengths to reveal himself to those who did not know Him. Never undermine what a non-believer says- God can and will speak to or through anyone He desires for His purposes.

We won’t always receive our revelation of a dream through a vision like Daniel in this story, but the essential point is this: Don’t count on man to give you the interpretation or the revelation of a God given dream. Look for the answer through God’s word and through prayer. Be open to the many avenues that God may use to give you the interpretation. He may use someone, a human being, but you are still advised to test the interpretation against the word of God.

For in rare situations where a revelation is not given, again, record the dream. You may have to refer back to it at a later time in life.

4. God given dreams do not have an expiration date. Their shelf life is “eternity”

Clocks-007Those dreams where you may not fully understand the meaning but know that they are significant, belong on your “dream bookshelf”. I have a “prophetic bookshelf” where I keep prophetic dreams or prophecy recorded while I wait for the situation to occur or pray for them not to occur.

My "dream bookshelf" used to be full, but most (at this time) have either occurred or the meaning has been revealed. "Book-shelving" dreams is another time where temptation to use a dream dictionary arises. One reason why you should avoid using a symbolic dictionary or a universal dream meaning book is because it can undermine the details and the overall meaning of the dream.

God speaks through dreams to individuals within an "internal language".

  In order to read this blog post on your device or PC, it has to run several scripts in order to display properly.  In order to run the page script there are a series of computer prompts written in a language that only the programmer and device can understand. If you are not the device nor the programmer, and do not know any computer software languages, reading the code will not serve a point. You will not gain any insight or information by simply viewing the code. For instance, a dream dictionary may state that if you see your mother in a dream, that you are experiencing a need for guidance, advice or comfort. But for you, you may have never known your mother and only viewed photos of her. Your mother could have left you when you were born! So, for you, seeing your mother in a dream could mean something completely different- such as an unknown part of yourself or an inability to trust, depending on the context of the dream. Everyone's life experience has created there own personal internal language. When in doubt with interpretation stick to the originator. God is the author of the dream, and it is best to trust and let Him reveal His message to you. Spirit to spirit.  


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