In both the Old and New Testaments, the Bible makes many mentions of God speaking to people through dreams and visions. And as Peter explained (see Acts 2:14-19), we are now living in the days when dreams and visions are a regular way that God communicates.
If God has gone to the effort to give me a dream or vision, then the message he is communicating is important to him—and therefore I should consider it important to me.
If I had a family member who repeatedly communicated through metaphors and symbols, yet I didn’t learn to interpret them, I would be missing a large part of what they were saying to me—and missing out on a vital aspect of our relationship.
In the same way, if I ignore or don’t bother to seek interpretation from the Holy Spirit for a dream or vision, I am missing out on important communication from God which he intends to be part of our relationship.
I don’t want to miss out. I want be as close to God’s heart as he invites me to be.
For a deeper, Scripture-based examination of this topic, plus biblical aids for practical application, I recommend the book The Divinity Code to Understanding Your Dreams and Visions by Adam F. Thompson and Adrian Beale (Destiny Image, 2011).
A word of caution: not every dream interpretation resource is based on the Bible and guided by the Holy Spirit. We need to use discernment and ask God for help.
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