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I had a simple but profound dream years ago.  All I saw was an airborne seed floating in the wind.  When I woke up, the Holy Spirit told me that He was going to give me dreams that revealed things in seed form — things He wanted to accomplish — and other things that the enemy wanted to accomplish.  And He said that if I would pray for His “seeds” to be planted, then those specific good, Godly things would happen — and if I didn’t, then they might not.  And He said that if I would pray against the enemy’s “seeds”, then those demonic plans would not succeed.Since that time, He has led me on some amazing revelatory intercession experiences.And also, since I had that dream, I have heard from some major prophetic guys who said that one of the main purposes of revelation is intercession.

So…don’t be so fast to dismiss or disregard your dreams.  You might want to keep a dream journal of the dreams you think might be from God — and occasionally pray through them.  Who knows — He could be calling you to be a warrior and world-changer via prophetic intercession.

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“In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, He may speak in their ears…” (Job 33:15-16)

“This is the dream that I, King Nebuchadnezzar, had.” (Daniel 4:18)

“Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth.” (Matthew 2:22-23)

Church fathers who believed that God still speaks through dreams:  Tertullian, Origen, Cyprian, Augustine and Jerome (among others).

Dreams can be amazing experiences.  They can seem more real than reality.  Many people have dreams that they dreamt years ago, but which still inspire or fascinate or trouble them.  It is clear from the Bible that dreams played an important part in God’s interactions with people.  In my experience, God has used a few strategic dreams to powerfully direct my life.

The problem that most people will acknowledge is that there are certain concerns about the source of a dream.  Where did it come from?  How can I know if the dream is from God?  And these are important and necessary questions to ask ourselves, since there are a variety of sources from which dreams can come:

  • God
  • our souls (our mind and emotions)
  • culture (including movies, TV, books)
  • biochemistry (illness, diet, drugs, alcohol, etc.)
  • the enemy

That’s why it is so important to have an intimate, ongoing relationship with God through His Word, in prayer, and in our lives (including being in trustworthy, regular Christian community).  “Spiritual” experiences can seem very compelling at times — that is why it is so necessary to have true discernment, so that we can discern between a legitimate spiritual interaction with God and a counterfeit experience.  And discernment comes from knowing the real thing so well that it is difficult to be fooled by counterfeits.

If I have time, in the days to come, I may elaborate a bit on the importance of dreams, and how to navigate successfully in this amazing realm of experience.