Bible Questions Answered
 

Christian dream interpretation? Are our dreams from God?

Christian dream interpretation

Question: "Christian dream interpretation? Are our dreams from God?"

Answer:
GotQuestions.org is not a Christian dream interpretation service. We do not interpret dreams. We strongly believe that a person's dreams and the meaning of those dreams are between the person and God alone. Does God still speak through dreams? God spoke to people many times throughout the Scriptures in dreams. Examples are Joseph, son of Jacob (Genesis 37:5-10); Joseph, the husband of Mary (Matthew 2:12-22); Solomon (1 Kings 3:5-15); and several others (Daniel 2:1, 7:1; Matthew 27:19). There is also a prophecy of the prophet Joel (Joel 2:28), quoted by the apostle Peter in Acts 2:17, that mentions God using dreams. So the simple answer is, yes, God can and does speak through dreams.

However, there is a difference in how we apply that truth today. We must keep in mind that the Bible is finished, having revealed everything we need to know from now until eternity. This is not to say that God does not work miracles or even speak through dreams today, but anything God says, whether it is a dream, vision, impression, or “still small voice,” will agree completely with what He has already revealed in His Word. Dreams cannot be put into a place of authority over the Scriptures.

If you have a dream and feel that perhaps God gave it to you, prayerfully examine the Word of God and make sure your dream is in agreement with Scripture. If so, prayerfully consider what God would have you do in response to your dream (James 1:5). In Scripture, whenever anyone experienced a dream from God, God always made the meaning of the dream clear, whether directly to the person, through an angel, or through a messenger (Genesis 40:5-11; Daniel 2:45, 4:19). When God speaks to us, He makes sure His message is clearly understood.

Recommended Resources: The Quest Study Bible and Logos Bible Software.

While he is not the author of every article on GotQuestions.org, for citation purposes, you may reference our CEO, S. Michael Houdmann.



Related Topics:

Is sleep paralysis the result of spiritual attack?

How did God use dreams and visions in the Bible?

Lucid dreaming - what is it? Is having a lucid dream a sin?

Does God still give visions to people today?

What does the Bible say about nightmares?



Return to:

Miscellaneous Bible Questions


Return to:

GotQuestions.org Home


Christian dream interpretation? Are our dreams from God?