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Dreams that advance His purposes

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The Night Belongs to God  

The word DREAM is mentioned 30 times in the book of  Genesis.

“Dream” in the Hebrew – means to “bind strongly or firmly” (Strongs 2492).

A dream from God will become  bound up in the heart of the person receiving the dream.  

Dreams from God are usually very spiritual experiences  that are not easily forgotten. They almost become a part  of the heart and mind of the person receiving the dream. 

“When we are awake we filter all revelation through our  human experiences. Dreams will bypass our experiences of what we think we know and what we have  learnt. God chooses to use this media of revelation to  cut through agendas of the heart that can cause us to  miss out on the valuable things that the Holy Spirit wants  to communicate to us.”

Elaine Roberts 

“For God may speak in one way or in another. Yet man  does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night,  when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on  their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals  their instruction. In order to turn man from his deed, and  conceal pride from man, He keeps back his soul from  the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.” Job 33:14-18 

This verse clearly tell us that God speaks to keep a  man from being destroyed by his own pride and sin. The  mercy of God will be upon a man’s life because of  dreams. 

God may choose to use a dream, or a series of dreams,  to reveal weakness in our lives that He wants us to address. He may choose to use them to cause us to assess honestly the content of our own heart. If we choose  to listen to God through our dreams, I do believe that  many of us may be spared many a heartaches. 

Dreams bypass the mind and our own agendas – our  spirits never sleep – God’s Word is well able to minister  to our hearts even when we sleep. 

Our destinies are tied up in our Dreams. As we look at  the Biblical figures who Dreamed, they were all destined  for something. Their Dreams revealed their destinies  and, as they kept true to God and their Dreams, their  Dreams and destinies were fulfilled in their  own lives. 


Each one of us needs a Dream from God. Our Dreams  will keep us going through the storms of life. Our  Dreams will keep us able to ‘endure as seeing Him Who is invisible’ (Hebrews 11 : 27). Our dreams will  keep us from sin.

The Dreams that Joseph had, kept him while he was  thrown into the pit because he believed the Dreams  were from God; the Dreams kept him from sinning and  from sleeping with Potiphar’s wife. The Dream of others,  namely the baker and butler, were the media that God  used to restore Joseph to the place of honour that God  had intended for him (Genesis 41:9-15 , 38, 41-44). The  Dreams that Joseph had were fulfilled. 

David said, “I will bless the Lord who has given me  counsel; my reins also instructs me in the night  seasons.” (Psalm 16:7

The word, reins used in this verse, comes from the Hebrew word, kilyah which literally means kidneys

Instruct is the Hebrew word, yasar which means: to  chasten, discipline, instruct or admonish. One source  says, to chastise, literally with blows. 

The night is a good time for God to instruct us, make  corrections and adjustments in our lives, through prayer  and meditation of the Word. 

Dreams can reveal the inner condition of the soul.  

Dreams can reveal hurt, rejection and bitterness toward  certain people who appear in your dreams.


• To restrain from evil – Genesis 20  

• To reveal God’s will – Genesis 28  

• To encourage – Judges 7  

• To reveal future  

• To instruct – Matthew 1  

• To warn global leaders of future events. (Gen 41:  1-8)

  • To provide revelation to His prophets (Num 12:6)  

• To warn us against certain decisions. (Matt 27: 17- 19)  

• To reveal His divine for our lives. (Gen 37: 5-8)  

• To answer our recent petitions and prayers. (1  Kings 3:5-15)

Many times I’ve had dreams about people and the Lord would  warn me concerning the things would take place in the days to  come. At first it was abnormal and I thought that I was being  pessimist about people but I began to realize that the Lord was  showing me something when this my dreams would come true.  

Pray and believe God that He will begin to show you dreams  and visions concerning you family members, wicked plans  from enemies or relationships that the enemy will dismantle  them and show you dreams for their future.  

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