MEMORY VERSE: But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. Matthew 1:20
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 7-11
BIBLE STUDY: Matthew 1:18-23
There are several sources of dreams. Dreams can come as a result of our activities during the day. Ecclesiastes 5:3 says, “For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.” Maybe you have been shopping and getting things ready for your holiday, you may sleep and find yourself already on holiday. The source of this type of dream is the mind. At times, if one is in love with a particular sister or brother, one may sleep at night and find himself or herself getting married to that brother or sister. The fact that one slept and saw himself or herself getting married to a brother or sister does not mean it is from God. Such dreams may come as a result of what is already in one’s heart. This is why, when praying about a brother or sister, always get other believers to pray along with you. Or you received an offer for a job that you want badly; you may dream and find yourself working in that job. That does not mean God has given you a go-ahead. If i were you, i will get other believers to pray along with me. According to Deuteronomy 19:15, at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. I know as a child of God, you don’t indulge in pornography, nude pictures or sex talks, but those that do may sleep and find themselves fornicating or committing adultery with people in their dreams. In a nutshell, our dreams can come as a result of things that are on our mind.
Dreams can also come as a result of hunger or thirst. If one feels like eating porridge before going to bed, he or she may dream of eating porridge. In addition, if one goes to bed on an empty stomach, i would not be shocked if the person finds himself eating in the dream. Isaiah 29:8 says, “It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.” Dreams can come as a result of spiritual attack. For example, if you sleep and you find a big snake chasing you when you don’t work in a zoo , then that could be a spiritual attack. Or you find dogs chasing you in your dreams and you are neither a vet nor a dog owner or have dogs around you, then that could also be a spiritual attack. My advice is this; once you wake up cancel the dream and plead the blood of Jesus. Also, share it with your father or mother in the Lord or your pastors. Today, we want to look at dreams that come from God. Dreams from God come for various reasons. At times, God gives answers to questions through dreams. One of the thoughts that Joseph must have entertained in his heart, when he found that Mary was pregnant, would have been, ‘who is responsible for the baby?’ In the dream, the Lord provided him with an answer. Matthew1:20 says, “But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” At times, He re-assures and encourages one to be calm through dreams.The angel told Joseph, “....... fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife....” As you can see, He can decide to tell one his or her marriage partner through dreams. The Lord can give instructions through a dream. He can also give a vital information that could lead to a major breakthrough. These are some of the things He does through a dream. One thing is very crucial with dreams and that is the ability to remember dreams.
NOTE: If God gives an individual information that could lead to breakthrough in a dream, and the fellow forgets, that fellow may miss a major breakthrough.
PRAYER POINT: Father, help me to always remember my dreams as from today.
Bro Samuel | Reaching the world for Jesus.