Dream and Visions: Take Note

Foster Bible Pictures 0043-1 Jacob's Ladder
Foster Bible Pictures 0043-1 Jacob’s Ladder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everybody dreams. According to Job 33: 14-16, God speaks to us in dreams and reveals our instructions.

All dreams are not from God, but some are. When it comes to dreaming, two things are essential: get enough sleep (6-8 hours a night) and keep a pen and notebook by the bed.

When you wake up from a dream, write down everything you remember about the dream immediately–regardless of what time it is. Suppose you wake up at 3 a.m. from a vivid dream. You go back to sleep without writing the dream down because you think that you will remember it later. Chances are you won’t remember a thing about it.

When you record your dreams, keep these things in mind:

1) Are you actually in the dream, or are you an observer?

2) Who else is in the dream?

3) Is the dream in vivid color, in black and white, or muted (like sepia)? If your dream is in color, is everything in color or just certain objects?

4) What is the theme? Sub theme? Give the dream a title.

5) Is the dream organized like a story with chapters, or is it “all over the place?”

6) Do you see words, numbers, or lights in your dreams?

7) Would you say that some of the objects, colors, or people in your dream are symbolic? Many books discuss symbols in dreams; however, the same symbol can mean one thing to one person and something different to another.

8) Categorize the dream. Is it spiritual, of the flesh, dark, happy, scary, encouraging, prophetic? Sometimes only time will tell.

I am not an expert. I research dreams from a Biblical perspective (the best place to start). As you read the Bible, circle the words dream, vision, and night vision. You’ll be amazed how often those terms occur in the Old and New Testaments.

English: A Picture Of John Paul Jackson
English: A Picture Of John Paul Jackson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To learn more about dreams and visions, check out the following dream interpreters who view dreams from a Biblical perspective, not a Freudian one: John Paul Jackson (http://www.streamsministries.com), Perry Stone (http://www.voe.org/), and Mark Virkler (http://www.cwgministries.org/).

More than likely, you are the best person to interpret your dreams, but it helps to know what to look for.

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