Every person born of a woman whether religious or not is a dreamer, but not many people have mastered that dreams carry a voice.
The Bible carries the story of a great king called Nebuchadnezzar. He had a dream that described the kings who would rule from his time to generations after he had gone and even the strength of those kingdoms. Another king who had a dream was Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, and the most amazing thing about his dream was that it preserved a whole generation.
From that dream Joseph discovered that there was going to be a drought and in order to preserve people from perishing in this drought they created large reserves of food and many nations and people flocked to Egypt during this drought in search of food.
All this wisdom was released through dreams. In our generation we have discounted the value of dreams and assumed it is foolish to seek understanding of dreams, but dreams are not only important but they are a great treasure if you can discover their language. A dream can be described as a dialogue, and what then is a dialogue? We define a dialogue as a discussion between representatives of parties with the aim of having some form of resolution.
It can also be an exchange of ideas between two or more people. God does speak and when He speaks the Bible says man perceives it not, He speaks through various ways and one of the most ignored yet vital ways He speaks is through dreams. Job says God seals instructions in the ears of men while they sleep. A dream is compared to a parable because it is a heavenly story with an earthly meaning. So, dreams are in fact night parables and each parable Jesus used needed interpretation for people to understand it. When you hear a parable, it sounds plain and simple, but upon further meditation on it, hidden truths are revealed.
Each story had a different meaning for every individual that would hear it and produced different feelings in all of them.
The parable of the mustard seed has so many interpretations yet when Jesus told it, he used less than 500 words. Entire books have been written from that single text.
Dreams, like parables, might seem simple, but a single dream can describe all that you are called to do in life. Joseph’s dream was so simple yet it spoke of the salvation of the whole world from pending famine. But when he had the dream, he did not have the capacity to fully understand the dream. In the dream he focused on how his brothers bowed to him. Yet in essence the dream was about him saving his family from famine and not about him being master over his brothers.
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Joseph had to go through a process to remove anything in him that would stop the full manifestation of the dream.
When his brothers later stood before him, he had humility and the posture he may not have had when the dream occurred.
Dreams are vehicles that God uses to communicate but if you don’t steward your dreams, you may not be able to benefit from them fully. The most vital way of taking advantage of your dreams is by first having a notebook or an audio recorder and noting down every dream you have no matter how simple it may appear to be. Dreams are never direct and they need interpretation. Go ahead and dream but remember to note down your dreams.
- Humphrey Mtandwa is an apostolic teacher of the word of God and founder of Believers Voice of Triumph Ministries. He has authored many books, including The Enoch Generation, Truthfulness, Night Parables and Theophany. If you want to connect with him or have any questions, get in touch on www.apostlehumphrey.com