A Biblical Foundation
Interpreting Dreams
The most critical people of dream interpretation likely pray for God to send them a vision but
we are faithful in the little He will give us much.  If a person doesn't have the faith to receive a
dream from God, they shouldn't expect Him to send a vision or to show up in their bedroom,
because dreams are the most common way for God to speak to man, followed by His actual
manifest presence, then visions.  Biblically speaking,  God manifested His presence more
times than He sent visions.  Therefore, going by biblical history, it would be more likely for
God to show up in person than to give a person a vision.  If a person does not faithfully
handle the dreams He is speaking through how can they expect Him to do something which
would require even more faith?

Let's not be crazy, y'all

I believe that part of the reason that the traditional church shuns the supernatural is because
of the tendency of people to easily become flaky.  Although people can get fruity in things of
the spirit, the tendency of those people to be fruity should not limit us from seeking God
through dreams and visions. People who are flaky will continue to be flaky. People who are
well-balanced will continue to be well-balanced.  Therefore, if you have a heart for dream
interpretation, as I do, it would behoove us to be well-balanced and circumspect in every
area so that we can be evangelists for life in the spirit. We need to constantly be
ambassadors for Christ and should always work toward using the examples of our lives to
draw people deeper into the things of God instead of repelling them from the deeper things
of Christ. If people can see that it is possible to be completely spirit led and flowing in the
supernatural while all the while remaining sane, then they might be more likely to open their
hearts to flowing in the supernatural life in the spirit themselves.

Matthew 13:44 (NIV) The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
44"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it
again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

Is there anything more important than hearing from God? Is not one word from the Throne of
Heaven worth everything we own? Shouldn't hearing from God be something we take
seriously and seek out? The bible says that if we seek we will find, and I believe to the
degree that we seek we will find.  I am passionate about hearing from God.  My entire life is
an exercise in waiting for and expecting and seeking a word from God.  There is nothing
more important in my life than experiencing the Lord.  If we approach hearing from God
through dreams and visions with ambivalence, or without faith, we will get exactly what we
invest - nothing. We will reap exactly what we sow - nothing. But if we approach dreams from
Him with anticipation, and great expectation toward hearing from Him, we will reap a harvest
of our faith and expectation. To the degree that we seek, believe that we will receive, and
invest ourselves, will be to the same degree that we receive from the Throne of Heaven.

Psalm 119:2
2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart. NIV

Ask yourself, which do you think will please God more: A person who handled every dream
with serious respect, and went to bed every night with anticipation, enthusiasm and hope that
they may receive a message from God?  Or do you think that He would be more pleased by
the doubting Thomas, who has little regard for all that "dream interpretation business", in
spite of published bible history and knowledge that the most common biblical form of
communication between God and man is, and has always been, through dreams?

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