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What Windows Mean In Dreams
We see a biblical pattern on how a prophet seer should regard their dreams, and visions, in the 7th chapter of Daniel verse 1-2. The Prophet Daniel had the dates of his dreams and visions recorded. He explains where he was when he had them, and the scripture outlines how the chief facts of the matter were told. Dreams have a way of diminishing in time, that is why it is imperative that we write them down. The main facts will trigger the more evasive details in memory. In times past, I’ve discounted dreams in the grogginess of my mind just to realize, later, they were symbolic in nature, and had prophetic significance. We can train our memory to retain our dreams until they are recorded, by holding on to what Daniel describes as the “chief facts” that provide what is needed in unfolding the details later. For me, I can usually recall open visions in full color, but, have found prophetic dreams elusive, over time, unless they are written down. It is possible to have a dream prophetically recalled, when forgotten. Understanding of dreams is obtained through the Holy Spirit or a Spirit filled interpreter.
The Symbol of Windows in Prophetic Dreams.
Windows are for viewing in order that we might SEE on the other side from where we are at, without actually being exposed to the out doors. We comprehend what’s beyond our four walls through the window, while what is outside stays outside, and what is inside stays inside. Unlike doors, where we must walk in and out to “know”
WINDOWS continued: what could be ascertained by viewing through a window. Windows enables us to see, without actual engagement. A plate-glass window keeps the environment outside from coming in, while letting in the warmth of sunlight at the same time. Have you heard it said that eyes are a window to the soul? Windows are the eyes of the house we live in, where our spirit and soul resides. In dreams, therefore, windows are portals for viewing prophetically; giving us the sunlight of revelation knowledge, and understanding, regarding circumstances, and situations, otherwise unknown. It is important to observe the type of window we may have in our dreams. I recently dreamed of a church that had all their windows boarded up with bright white barn shutters. They were nailed closed. This was disturbing to me for, although, the church looked spruced up, I knew that the eyes of the church were being blocked out from sunlight. It appears, in the dream, that a deliberate decision to shut out prophetic, or, revelatory teaching was replaced with something that provided a more cosmetic appeal.
The first mention of a window in the bible is:
NKJV Genesis 8:6
So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made. Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth. He, also, sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground.
Through out scripture windows are used symbolically to pour out blessings, to describe an open heaven, to escape in, or, out of; to watch from, to call from, to hide behind, to fall out of. Windows are spirit, in that you can be somewhere else other than where you are, in the hearing, and in the seeing, through open windows. The Lord shows us what is going on in our world around us that would, normally, not be seen through the view of a prophetic window. If what we see through the window comes toward us, or passes over the house, again, it will not have any effect good or bad. However, that doesn’t negate the emotions we may feel in the dream. Whether, it be joy or concern. If in a dream one observes through a sliding glass window, a thing; that person will, most likely, walk in or out of what’s being seen. Or, at least there is the potential for it to be experienced, or interacted with. Good or bad. The difference is we’re able to SEE through the door, before opening it. This is the Holy Spirit giving us revelation on something that presents itself at the door, before it actually happens, so we can choose to open, or not to open, to go out or stay in, whether it is a picnic or a storm. To engage, or not to engage, would be the question to ask the guide of your life, the Holy Ghost. I had a dream where a tsunami, (that I was watching out for) suddenly smashed through the glass doors. I was able to escape it, and was one of those in 2007 warning all who would listen, of an economic tsunami about to crash into the shores of AMERICA, and effect every one of our lives. Specifically, those I saw flooded to their waist, in the dream, lost half their savings.
Where windows are in your house is important in a dream.
Often, people will tell a dream that they had of which they feel is of prophetic significance but will leave out information such as where the window was in their dream. Details are everything, it is important to take note where the window is located. Is it from the front room, back-room, bedroom, the garden house, or kitchen? It could be the front or rear window of your car. Ask yourself what type of car, and who was driving? All these details surrounding your window dream is significant.
It is like God saying, “I want to show you something” and then He brings you over to a window. If you move out of the window it often means you will experience what you see, and will move out into it, this is about your own will, and/or obedience. This “seeing” the thing before it presents itself at the door. If what is outside comes in through the window it may not be invited, and could be an intrusion- for a door is something we open to others, letting or allowing things through your window is consent, but you must examine why the window, and not the door? Jesus said, ” I am the door of the sheepfold. Something coming through the window that you do not open to is that which is not of your consent. Such as the wave that crashed through my glass door window in a dream I had in 2007. It was an occurrence that took place, but did not overtake me, for in the dream I was watching, and prophetically aware. But, it certainly was not consented to. The dream caused me to be aware and ready. This is why we want to acknowledge the significance of the prophetic gift in our dreaming. Dreams you have should be addressed in your prayer life. Authority taken against would be intruders, in the spirit, is encouraged, when they occur in our prophetic dreaming. The gift of the discernment of spirits, and many other giftings can be operating in a dream.
One incredible dream story I was blessed to watch unfold, was that of a women who dreamed of fluidly and invisibly slipping through a car window with her children. She was being grievously persecuted, and threatened. As in her dream, her escape came to pass two days later, where she and her children were removed from the situation, peacefully. The vehicle in our dreams often reflect where we are going in our lives. For her she was escaping a silent hell invisible to the rest of the world. So, slipping through a window from a bad situation often means God is making a way of escape for us where there seems to be no way, warning you of it before hand. Because this happened in the family car, it signified change was coming for them all, and life as they knew it would never be the same, as it turned out. This kind of miraculous escape we see in scripture where Paul was let out of a window in a basket, that he would escape an impossible situation that would have otherwise cost him his life. Therefor, it is not surprising that window dreams that we are slipping away out of, speak of escaping into freedom or experiencing deliverance.
Those things that come through a window often foretell what is obtained through your prophetic gift. In your life, where your window is located in the dream is important for it will describe how much others will be aware of what it is you have received. A neighbor handing you a pie, through the back or front window, for example, is an unexpected gift that will come to you through the gift of a seer, or through your gift as a seer. A non public view window means it will be a gift needing to be discerned for it will not be seen, at least for a season by anyone other than you. A front of the house window is there for all who is looking, they will see you have received this gift. The neighbor is the one who is friendly, closest to you, who lives in the vicinity of where you live. The bible tells us in the Old Testament not to travel far for a relative’s help when a neighbor is close at hand. So, the neighbor, window, gift, interaction represents impartation that will minister to the needs of those with in your reach or community, specifically. The kind of gift will most likely be enigmatically significant and therefore needing to be prophetically broken down for further understanding. An open window enables you to see and hear, engaging in every way emotionally, but not by physically being present. Again, these are prophetic KNOWINGS and engagements while in the shelter of your home base.
Scary Window Dreams and Nightmares
Always, remember your dreams are subject to the name of Yeshuah, and the out comes negative, must pass through prayer. We are never to take dreams as the final word of any matter, but subject them to prayer; asking God for revelation, knowledge, and understanding. Often times dreams are for warnings when they are negative, and must always be taken before the Father in prayer when they are disturbing. It is not God’s will that any man perish. He warns us to save us, He does not pronounce death or destruction for the purpose of torment. Turmoil in our sleep life is a good indicator that life style change is needed. God calls us to peace.
Any one that declares to you that dreams are not from God if they scare you is not scriptural. You do not rebuke dreams. However, you can rebuke bad characters in your dreams and bind/expose/avoid them, as you would any predator; spiritual, or real. Jesus said, “I give you power to tread” an entity overpowering you in dreams should be bound as soon as you have awareness to do so; even in the dream doing it in Jesus name. Prayerfully process them when awake. God gives His beloved rest, so again restless sleep that lasts for days indicates something is wrong, even physically we should strive to be sound, in order to have rest. For intercessors, however, it is a good sign you are not answering a midnight call to prayer, when you feel troubled in your spirit, and anxious. The bible says, be anxious for nothing but with petitions and prayers let your requests be made known to God, and he will keep your heart and mind in perfect peace. Anxiousness is a flag, you need to pray. Wether you are concerned about something or your spirit man is feeling concerns of the Spirit and not responding in prayer, anxiousness will set in. On the other hand if your dreams are the result of a lifestyle with out God, you will need instruction, and prayer. Confessing your sins and seeking God is a good start. All should consider the matter prayerfully, and God will reveal to you His ways that lead to life.
Often, the Lord will give you dreams to warn others. But, they must be considered before Him prayerfully. If you are faithful with your prophetic dreams about others, He will entrust you more. Dreams should be shared only after receiving the green light from the Holy Spirit to do so. Always, give hope and instruction for a better out come when sharing your warning dreams. This is how God operates desiring that no man or woman should parish, but that all would come to knowledge that would save them, which is Christ, and Him alone. To approach people with a warning without a company of counselors, and prophets to consider the word, and examine a plan of action, is short-sighted and does not follow the biblical model set before us, to plan and prepare, upon receiving prophetic warnings. Such as the first century church did, when warned of a famine to come.
The following is the bible’s last word on prophetic night scares.
The Amplified Bible Job 33: 15-18 For God [does reveal His will; He] speaks not only once, but more than once, even though men do not regard it [including you, Job].[One may hear God’s voice] in a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men while slumbering upon the bed, then He opens the ears of men and seals their instruction [terrifying them with warnings], that He may withdraw man from his purpose and cut off pride from him [disgusting him with his own disappointing self-sufficiency].He holds him back from the pit [of destruction], and his life from perishing by the sword [of God’s destructive judgments].
Prophetic words should be up lifting. So let’s examine the words up lift. To be up lifted often means encouraged out of discouragement. To be edified out of de-edification. That is similar to being UPLIFTED from out of a pit. Sometimes, a nicety in the prophetic word, is not all there is that one must know about their condition. Some folks may not understand being in a pit is not a good thing. That is why we need the prophet, to not only point out the betterment of not being in the pit, but to also, point out the snake that is living in the pit with them. These things work together to UPLIFT the woman or the man from their low condition up onto the KINGS HIGHER WAY. Discernment of spirits, words of knowledge, and words of wisdom, are those other giftings beyond prophecy that, also, work in the realm of dreams. Our dreams can be brutally honest regarding our ways, and motives. We can see ourselves in a way never understood, when God gives us these insights. The Spirit of The Lord is ever drawing us to learn of His nature, to be the best we can be in Him. Through prayer, and His word, does he unfold the mystery of our GOD inspired dreams, when they come to us.
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