Dreams, are they still valid, or just for the old testament times?
- We spend 30% of our lives asleep.
- You have between 4 and 6 dreams a night for a total of 2,000 a year. (and we forget 80% of them). Read Jake Heppners article in: distractify
- At least 1/3 of the Bible is about dreams or visions.
- Job 33:15 says: “He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds.”
God still speaks to us in dreams, in a “parabolic” language, like the parables in the Bible. Proverbs 25:2 says “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” Dreams are are symbolic (most of them), and are meant to be searched out, peeled like an onion.
I believe we should all be able to interpret our dreams (at least the basics) and there are a number of resources available to help you learn now (yes, I said learn). Studying how to interpret a dream is valid and an important way to improve, coupled with a Christians ability to “hear” the Holy Spirit giving discernment.
Here are some of the dream resources that I have found helpful:
My mentor. She was trained by John Paul Jackson and now has her own ministry, see amycoello.com as well as the largest Christian dream group on Facebook “Prophetic Dreams Symbols and Interpretation”. Amy also runs the Dream Circle dream mentoring group on Facebook.
Streams Ministries (John Paul Jackson)
Streams is the ministry John Paul Jackson started and it packed with great teaching in books, cd’s, downloads, and excellent online courses. Streams Ministries
Barbie has been teaching dreams and the prophetic all around the world and is a great resource. myonar.com/
Doug Addison was my first online teacher. He has tons of resources and his intro to dreams is simple enough to grab on to for a great start: Dougaddison.com Doug also has good teachings on how to hear God, the prophetic, and finances.
Carmen was trained under John Paul Jackson and is a minister and a certified Life Coach. She has a bimonthly dream class called Dream Chat that is well worth your time: Dream Chat. Check out her websites: EIMI, and life coaching site Life Coaching to Breakthrough & Empowerment