Acts 2: 17 “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, “That I will pour
out My Spirit on flesh; Your sons and your daughters will prophecy, Your young
men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.”
God speaks to us in dreams at night when we are asleep, as when our soul is quiet
and be still. It would be a wonderful blessing release in our life if we are able to
understand and interpret dreams that God has revealed to us.
In Genesis 41 it described about the open door for Joseph when God spoke to him
in dreams when he was seventeen. Follow by in Genesis 41:25, Joseph interpreted
Pharaoh’s dreams. Dream interpretation is one of the spiritual gifting from God. 1
Corinthians 12, various gifts of the Spirit are being mentioned. Verses 4 – 11,
“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of
ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the
same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to
each one for the profit of all; for to one is given the word of wisdom through
the Spirit, to another word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another
faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another
working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to
another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But
one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one
individually as He wills.” It is one of the evangelistic tools that God provide onto
us to reach out to others. Books of Acts 2.
How do we start from here? Firstly, whenever you woke up from your sleep and
you know that you have a dream, you record it down immediately. If you waited,
or delayed, the chances of you remembering the details of the dream is unlikely.
Most of the time, you have already forgotten 50% of the dream content. That often
will lead to wrong or inaccurate interpretation of the dream.
How to remember your dream?
(1)Pray before you go to bed, seeking God to retain your dreams when you
wake up, not letting the enemy to snatch your dreams away;
(2)Write or record it down instantly when you wake up;
(3)If you have forgotten part of the dream, or the dream unclear to you, pray
and seek God to reveal unless it is as seal dream from God.
(4)Do not use an alarm clock, as this will interfere your dream or cut off the
dream with the alarming sound.
Dreams are God’s night parables teaching. He often uses symbols, pictorial
images, dialogues, series of thoughts, emotions, events or activities manifested in
the spirit realm.
Many dreamers asked this, “How do we know the meaning of the symbols or
pictorial images reflected in the dreams?” In fact all these symbols or pictorial
images are from God. They are being gathered thru the common meaning
represented during dreams being interpreted. This explained as why certain
symbols appear in different setting of the dreams has different meaning.
The most important tool of learning how to interpret your dream is totally depend
upon the Holy Spirit for understanding, interpretation and application of the
revelation we receive. Operating the gifting by the level of our faith. Individual
who has prophetic gifting will have advantage to easily grasp the gift of
interpreting their own dreams. Discerning, hearing and seeing (seer anointing) is
what God is trying to communicate to us during our sleep time.
Some will ask, what if we are only young believers, and we do not understand or
being exposed to the teaching of prophetic gifting, how are we going to interpret
our own dreams? Simple, first you need to build a personal relationship with God.
This personal relationship involve a deep intimacy with God. You need to learn to
trust God, build your faith and have a devotional time with Him on daily basis. Set
aside time everyday to read and ground yourself with His word, communicate with
Him, desire Holy Spirit to be presence with you. Feel the presence of God.
Whenever we desire God to be with us, He will never fail us. Remove all your
heart desire. This is a very powerful tool of prayer. Often our desires overrule that
of God’s desires, and we cannot differentiate whether that is from God or
ourselves. You need to invite God desires/will to be in your life, and crucify your
own fleshly/worldly desires. I pray this prayer very often, to me, crucifixion is too
slow, it takes hours to die completely, so I use the word ‘Kill’ off all my heart
desires, only God’s desires allow in.
Psalm: 40:7-8 “Then I said, “Here I am, I have come, it is written about me in the
scroll. 8 I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”
Activate those gifting in you. Ask God this when you have a dream, what is the
overall meaning of the dream. Pray and ask for confirmation if you think you have
the interpretation of the dream. Allow God to reconfirm to you. How many times
of confirmation, at least two to three times.
The next step you can do is to summarize the dream content. For instant, the first
part of the dream, what is God trying to tell you, what is the action or feelings
involve, then follow thru. Once you have drawn out the overall summary of the
dream, then you seek God for deeper interpretation. Understanding certain
common symbols in dreams often offer great help and make it easier for you to
enter into interpreting the meaning of the dream.
These are some the types of dreams you can find:-
(1)Dreams of edification/encouragement – they are filled with revelation and
they produce hope, and courage. They challenge us to take action and they
(2)Dream of comfort/healing – they help to heal our emotions, our memories
and help us to see things differently, these is where emotion healing takes
(3)Dream of correction – Corrective dream reveal personal changes that we
need to make in order to be able to move forward. They might provoke and
stir us up, but these area adjustment for us to make corrections in our life.
(4)Dream of direction – Their purpose is to give specific guidance to fulfill our
destiny and purpose. often contain revelation and prophetic in nature.
(5)Dreams of instructions. Instruction dreams teaches us. The scripture often
highlighted in these dreams, and frequently we will hear a voice speaking to
(6)Soulish Dream. This type of dream is normally associate with your own
strong heart desire.
(7)Dreams of cleansing/deliverance. More freedom, remove demonization, dark
forces. More light exposes all levels of darkness in our life. Deeper level of
spiritual cleansing. Usually this type of dreams take place in the bathroom,
toilet or taking a shower.
(8)Dreams of spiritual warfare. Spiritual warfare dreams is a call to prayer to
reveal hindrances that are in the way, and may include a call to worship and
fasting. This type of dreams inspire us to press on and through towards
victory by the cross of Christ, tearing down stronghold and overcoming
every obstacle or barrier that stands in the way.
(9) Warning dream – A sign of warning and alerting not to do or continue with
certain things that will bring negativity.
Most of us use our own human spirit to interpret certain dreams or visions that God
has shown to us. Our own inter lecture mind to understand what God is trying to
say in the dreams. However, that can apply when the dream so literal. But most of
the dreams carry symbolic representation. For instance, house represent oneself,
black represent passion of Christ (positive), demonic forces (negative), the number
8 is new beginning.
Exercising discernment is very important in determining the source of dreams and
visions. Without exercising such discernment, we tend to use the base for
interpreting a dream through human reasoning, soulish desires and enemy’s way.
First communicate with God about your dream, seek His words and truth while
How to build your inner man spirit to be stronger and in alignment with God? I
read about one of Pastor Prince (New Creation Church Singapore) article about 10
years ago, he mentioned that if you want to build your inner man spirit healthier
and stronger, you challenge yourself to pray in tongue for at least 30 minutes per
day. I was amazed with this kind of teaching. I tried it, it works perfectly, not only
this will sharpen your discerning spirit, it also bring you so much closer to God.
In the next series of “The Know How – Dream Interpretation” series 2, I will teach
how to summarize your own dream and identify the key points.
Copyright: Mary Chu – Firestone7 dream centre