These are instructions for the believer in regard to dreams and visions. If you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and have given your life to him, if you confess him publicly, and identify yourself as one who is a disciple of Christ, then these instructions are for you. Dreams, dream symbols, and visions can only be understood by the Spirit. Dreams are spirit, and they must be spiritually discerned through the Holy Spirit (spirit of truth) that dwells inside the believer of God, and His son Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “the words that I speak to you are spirit, and they must be spiritually discerned.”
God gives his beloved rest. He also, ministers to us in a way where fear is not the prevailing emotion. Nevertheless, nightmares will happen, and when they do we should stand up against them rather than being thrown into some kind of fear filled state of helplessness. As you grow in the Lord, and your prophetic gift as a dreamer, you will be able to distinguish between what is an attack of the enemy during your sleep, or a call to intercede for your family, church, city, or nations. Not all dreams from God are necessarily pleasant, especially those of warning, as you can see in scripture. However, a spiritual attack while you are sleeping is usually very negative, heavy, and sometimes paralyzing, where you literally are dreaming that you are being chased down, charged at, or wrangled down by something that is hostile towards you.
Though a nightmare is not of God, it still could be revealing an attack of the enemy against you or a loved one. Often times people are terribly tormented over dreams regarding the death of a family member. This needs to be dealt with in prayer and by the word of God. First pray the prayers of faith over those who were depicted in the dream. Praying scripture that supports health and well-being, because you are in covenant with God through His son Jesus Christ, and the word of God says to “Believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ and you and your household shall be saved. Acts 16:31. Also, God’s word regarding our sons and daughters says our children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of our children. We have authority in Jesus name to bind the power of the enemy, and premature death, and pray that the only death anyone will experience is that of the carnal nature. “Putting to death the deeds of darkness.
On more than a few occasions I have seen disaster pass over my loved ones with out harm. God is a God of peace. When we trust in Him, even dreams that are a little disturbing will not phase us when we know that His thoughts towards us are for good and not for evil. Pray through until you have that confidence. Jesus said, “I have given you power to tread upon scorpions and serpents and over ALL the power of the enemy.”
As you may know we have authority as believers in Jesus name. Mark 16:15-16. If you do not know this learn it- seek and you will find, knock and the door will open. God has said, “my people perish for lack of knowledge.” We are to learn of Him and who we are in Him as believers. Another blessing of God that belongs to us is that our fruit will not fall from the tree before “its time.” “With long life I will satisfy you, and show you my salvation.” This is the proverbial promise land that we take possession of everyday, the promises of God for ourselves and our family, contending for what is ours, the promises of God are yes and Amen.
To obtain peace and rest in our sleep and in our daily lives: Philippians 4:6-8 With supplication and prayers let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.”
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful”.
2 Corinthians 10:5
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
Another possibility of death being portrayed in dreams is that the person depicted may represent a people or a nation that is lost. Or it could also, parallel the spiritual condition of that individual. We can go to God in prayer and clear up what the matter is all about, and how we can best pray. Anything that is fear driven is not of God. It is faith that pleases Him. Sometimes our worst fears our played out in dreams and nightmares. In this case you should go to your pastor or a fellow believer that knows how to pray and seek God on how to get rid of a spirit of fear, and from where it comes, for the scripture says, ” that fear has torment,… and II Timothy 1:7 we have not a spirit of fear, but of love and power and a sound mind.” See When you Dream of Tragedy II where we go into more specific detail on how to handle disturbing, and haunting dreams.