Why do we have recurring dreams? What does the Bible say about recurring dreams? The short answer: To get our attention!
“Behold, God works all these things, twice, in fact, three times with a man. To bring back his soul from the Pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of life.“ – Job 33:29
Being that the Bible is not only a record of inspired words from almighty God, but those words inspired by him are given in different ways by the Holy Spirit. In dreams, visions, and various prophetic encounters and inspiration, (accompanied with scribing) of what was seen and heard. Songs, poetry, and utterances of men and women devoted in their love and obedience to God, were recorded and kept for us to read, and live by, thousands of years later, preserved by the providence of God in the book called The Holy Bible. The words, songs, visions, and dreams, of men like Adam, Abel, Seth, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac Israel, Joseph, Moses, and Joshua. Priests like Aaron and Samual. Judges like Samson and Debrah. Kings like David, Solomon, and Asa. Prophetesses like Mariam, Huldah, Elisabeth and Anna. Prophets like Elijah, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and so many more whose names are worthy to be named as books in the Holy Scriptures. Not to mention Daniel, whose visions and dream interpretations we study even now, as well as Joseph’s dream interpretations for the Pharaoh of Egypt, and others of his time.
The book of Job explains to us why we pay attention to our dreams, and hold a key as to why recurring dreams may take place in people’s lives. Read the passage below very carefully.
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 him. He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. Man is also chastened with pain on his bed, with strong pain in many of his bones, so that his life abhors bread, and his soul succulent food. His flesh wastes away from sight, and his bones stick out which once were not seen. Yes, his soul draws near the pit, and his life to the executioners. “If there is a messenger for him, a mediator, one among a thousand, to show man His uprightness- Then He is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom’; His flesh shall be young like a child’s, He shall return to the days of his youth. He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him, He shall see His face with joy, For He restores to man His righteousness. Then he [whom has turned back to God] explains to others and says, ‘I have sinned, and perverted what was right, and it did not profit me.’ He will redeem his soul from going down to the pit, [in repentance] his life shall see the light.
“Behold, God works all these things, twice, in fact, three times with a man. To bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of life.
So there you have it. Recurring dreams are an instrument God uses to speak to men to get their attention! He does not delight in people having trouble, or their lives being cut short in this world! There are recurring efforts often made towards the life of men and women to keep them from destruction. From the snare and trap of death, or keep them further from the purpose of God. Recurring dreams fall into that category, where God is making an effort towards us in what is better for our lives if we change our minds, or habits. Notice the passage speaks of a mediator? One among a thousand. Those don’t come around too often! Few people concern themselves with other people’s lives. However, there is one. One who actually bought and paid for us to be redeemed by Him.
John 3:16 God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes upon Him should not perish, but have everlasting life!
Your recurring dream may be a message to you- to reset you in another direction. One way to cover that situation is to begin to have dialogue with God about the dream that is puzzling you so. You can pray this kind of prayer to get started:
Dear Father in heaven, if you are trying to get my attention with a recurring dream, I come before you right now, and ask you to help me see and hear what you are trying to say to me. I recognize that you sent your son as a mediator for me to have eternal life. To be redeemed, to be saved from the pit. I want the best life you have for me. God show me how to live and walk out your purpose, so I can avoid going through it all the hard way. Hard things you sometimes allow to happen to people when you try to warn them but they won’t listen. If I’m not listening well, please forgive me. Help me hear your voice.. I know it’s better for me to slow down at a detour in life, rather than drive headlong over a collapsed bridge! Help me learn more about your love for me and your purpose for my life. In Jesus name, show me who you are! Amen.
Even though you read this prayer, that was written for you, if you mean it in your heart God hears that. He loves you! While, a recurring dream may just be a problem or a mystery we might be trying to work out in our sub conscience mind, that don’t have such dire consequences, if we get it wrong, the prayer is still a good one to help us along toward having peace in our lives. If you want to know more about anything to do with your dreams or more about Yeshuah (Jesus Christ), just go to the contact us link in the above menu and send us your question or prayer request. The creator God, cares for us, He is a mystery giver! Seek Him through His son Jesus Christ to unlock your dreams!