Job 33:15-18(NIV) “In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds, He may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride, to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword…”
Do you know that nightmare is part of our dreams in our life? Many Christians believe that nightmares are not from God but from satan. ALL dreams are from God. Scientists unable to proof or understand why human dream. Survey shown that everyone of us dream up to at least 7 times per full night cycle of sleep.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, “That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophecy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.”
I would like to share with you about nightmare in this edition. What is nightmare? The definition of nightmares is often associated with fear, it is vivid and frightening dream. The characters that show up in the nightmares are full of horror, aliens, gangsters, criminals, massive killing, stabbing, terrible destruction, shadows, running away from something, chase by snakes and many more that cause fearful feelings.
Often when you have nightmares, there will be a struggling spirit in you. Your emotional feelings during nightmares is full of fear, terrify message being sent into your brain, and you often will have physical violent movements in your sleep. For example, kicking, shouting, sweating or sudden wake up from sleep.
Why do we have nightmares? Nightmares occur in our life even after we are being baptised as God’s children, is because we experienced traumatic event in our life, painful feelings, generational root issues, ungodly practise, or unforgiveness in our life journey.
How do we deal with this kind of dream? I remember that one of the dreamer share with me about his dream. He told me often he dreamed (repeatedly) that anywhere he goes, there is snake chasing after him, and at times, the small harmless snake will transform into a huge cobra snake. He always wakes up feeling fearful and panting in his sleep. When he shared these repeated dreams with the pastor of his church, the pastor only ended up commenting that “why your dreams have so many snakes, please do not entertain this kind of dreams as this are from the enemies.” That is how the pastor advised the dreamer.
God has sent this young man to me. And I explained to him there are open doors in his life which has allowed the entry of fearful spirit in him. I introduced this young man to receive deliverance and healing ministry in his life, to identify those root cause of the nightmares. The root cause that has resulted this young man having such repeated fearful dreams is because when young, his parents have a divorce, (traumatic event for a child) and his father worship idols. After the deliverance and healing taken place in his life, his dreams started to change into pleasant dreams where God uses other symbolic things such as helicopter or airplane to reveal to him that he is moving forward in his spiritual growth with God. That is the end of his nightmares.
It is important that we need to understand why we have nightmares or even haunted dreams in our life. It does not matter whether you are Christian or pre-believers, we all have our past issues. Whether we want to take them to God or we choose to ignore it, it is totally up to us. As God says it is our choice.
What happen to nightmares if we choose not to deal with it properly? It will soon be transformed into night terror which is more severe than nightmare. I will teach about night terror in the coming edition after the “Nightmares in Children.”
Our dream interpretation ministry also teaches you how to interpret your own dreams. We would like to share one nightmare and its interpretation. Please take note that we do not personally know the dreamer when we interpret the dreams. It is thru the discernment of the Holy Spirit.
Live Dream: No Gravity Lift
I often dreamed that I was alone in a lift. The lift door closes and moves up at normal speed to the highest floor in the building. All of the sudden, the lift will drop down in high speed like it lost its gravity forces. I will shoot up onto the roof inside the lift and slammed down. I always wake up shouting and sweating.
(PS: This type of dream repeated at least once in three months)
There is a lot of fear in you. When you were conceived in your mother’s womb, you are an unwanted child. (the lift will drop down in high speed like it lost its gravity forces.) Rejection spirit is harvesting in your life since young. (I will shoot up onto the roof inside the lift and slammed down.)
Dreamer’s mother replied:-
This is my 14 years old son’s dreams. When this child was conceived, me and my husband was once thinking to have this child aborted. How do you know that? I have never shared this with anyone else.
This has shown that whatever has happened in our past, we may not know it, just like this 14 years old boy, but God will reveal thru dreams to let us know.
Written by: Mary Chu (Dream team leader)
Copyright: Fire Stone 7 Dream Centre