4 Ways You Can Tell If Your Dream Is From God

All of us have dreams. The question is whether or not any of these dreams are the type of dreams that are sent to us by God to communicate with us. If you will follow these 4 simple steps, you will be able to determine if your dream is from God.

All of us have dreams. The question is whether or not any of these dreams are the type of dreams that are sent to us by God to communicate with us. In the book of Joel it says,

Joel 2:28
“Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.

So what we need to know is if our dreams are from God or if they are the result of eating too much pepperoni pizza with anchovies or the result of just being upset about a situation that is going on in our life. How do you tell if your dream is from God?

How Can You Tell If Your Dream Is From God?

Is Your Dream Biblical?

The Bible is the standard that we use to interpret our dreams.
The Bible is the standard that we use to interpret our dreams.

This may seem as a no-brainer, but you would be surprised how many people have asked me about dreams of trading in their current wife for a new model. This dream was not from God.

The Bible warns us about being deceived by different forms or spiritism, sorcery, and the occult including psychics.

So ask yourself the question. Did this dream encourage me to do things that are contrary to the word of God? If it did, then this dream definitely didn’t come from God.

Is Your Dream Revealing?

All of us have dreams. The question is whether or not any of these dreams are the type of dreams that are sent to us by God to communicate with us. If you will follow these 4 simple steps, you will be able to determine if your dream is from God.
Woman asleep while having a dream.

The reason that God sends dreams is that He is trying to communicate with you and can’t get through to you by normal means. This does not mean you are bad, it just means that you are not listening well enough. It happens to all of us because we are distracted or not even thinking along the lines that God wants us to think.

In the Bible, dreams always revealed something. With the Apostle Paul a dream revealed that He was to go to Macedonia instead of another direction.

In the case of Jacob’s dream of the stairway to heaven, it revealed an aspect of God that Jacob had never understood before.

So a dream from God reveals something. Now there are times when we can sense that there is a meaning or revelation in the dream that we as of yet do not understand, but a dream from God always reveals something to us.

Does The Dream Stay In Your Memory?

King Nebuchadnezzar's dream.
King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.

Most dreams fade from our conscious almost immediately. Dreams from God are remembered. They stay vivid.

They also trouble our spirits.

Now I don’t mean trouble as in a bad thing but I mean that our spirit rumbles with the knowledge that there is something there that is different than normal.

King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream. The prophet Daniel interpreted this dream for this ungodly king. The King made this statement.

Daniel 2:3
he said, “I have had a dream that deeply troubles me, and I must know what it means.”

A dream from God is different from normal dreams. You remember it. It bugs you. It is more vivid than other dreams.

Does It Come To Pass?

Daniel interpreting Nebuchadnezzar's dream.
Daniel interpreting Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.

If this is the first time that you have had a dream you think might be of God then you will not be able to benefit as of yet from this way of knowing if your dream is from God because it is yet to be seen if the dream comes to pass.

However if you are more familiar with dreams from God, then think about the other dreams you have had that have come to pass. What similarities does this dream have with others that you have been given by God?

You see, the final proof if a dream is from God is the results. Did it come to pass.

There are two vivid accounts of this at work in Acts chapter 9 and 10. One is with a man named Ananias who God told to pray for Saul of Tarsus for a healing and the other was with Peter being told to go and preach to the gentiles.

If you will follow these 4 simple steps, you will be able to determine if your dream is from God. If it is, God is more than able to help you understand what your dream means.

advertisement

Written by Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber is the owner of Taber's Truths Christian Websites LLC. He writes or aggregates or compiles many of the articles on Viral Believer.

17 Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. Hello, my name is chris. I’m from michigan.
    Last memorial day (2016) we lost my babygirl (Natalie Irene) to a tragic drowning. I tried everything possible in my power to save her with cpr and begging the lord to give me more and help bring her back. She didn’t make it.

    I’ve been up and down with drinking and suicide for months after the incident and angered with the lord for not allowing her to return to us.
    In November of 2016, I went my normal day of work and came home to relax in the evening.
    I sat down in my comfy chair with a cold beer, tv on and chair reclined.
    That night I probably drank 10 beers total maybe more just thinking of my babygirl and how much I missed her. Missed her so much I would do anything to see her or hold her once more.
    It became so hard on me that I teared up, started crying and questioning god. Then the anger came back.
    At that point, I realized I had left my pistol on my end stand next to my chair after coming home.
    I thought about what I could do to see her sooner, but how much hurt to my family that would cause and how selfish that would be of me.
    That night, I choose to quit drinking and start opening myself and my eyes up to the lord.
    I have been trying my best to seek more and listen for him to say something that could make sense to me.

    Well, last night ( Jan 21st 2017) I had a dream/ nightmare that God and I talked about my daughter and he seen how much I was hurting after the loss of Natalie.
    So he decided he would give us a second chance with her under one condition. “Not a single person on earth could ask Natalie about death or heaven” not even a single thing about it or she would go back and we would hurt all over again.
    In my dream, We (my family) agreed. We all just wanted things to go back to the way things were before the incident had occurred.
    I followed her around everywhere and teared up every time I seen that smiling face.
    It was so hard for us not to ask her about heaven or death, but we managed not to.

    Shortly after, I had awoken from my dream and I can’t figure out what it means.
    I know she’s not coming back, but why would God send me a dream like this? Or is it Satan messing with my mind?
    I’m not a huge Christian, I don’t go to church and my attention deficiency will not allow me to get through much of the bible, but I do believe in the lord and I greatly appreciate what he has done for us.

    Please help me make sense of all of this..
    Thank you and God bless!
    Sincerely Chris

  2. My name is Michael

    My birthday is 12/7/

    In September 2015 I had a spiritual experience not in dream but awake in my living room after months of asking god why there were problems in the world who has led the world to its current state of death and no love or brotherhood .. every question I asked I received the answer ,ultimately it would lead to another question and answer I felt like I was Devinely led by spiritual forces ..finally my questions ended when I had spoke and grasped the word of God and the truth

    I was Ill prepared for the word and it’s immeasurable light both spiritually, and in a educational sense …

    I received psychic powers and had a spirit of great bliss and not I could only see light in the living room and through the light I heard a beautiful voice but could not make out who they were but we spoke through telepathically .. and I said I wasn’t worthy n cried in great sadness …
    But the voice/voices said it was ok that I was loved and needed ..

    I didn’t know what to believe and religion only confused me especially revaltion 12. 7 to the point I turned ugly.. I forgot the truth and failed to grasp it while the spirit was with me …

    Ultimately in a dream that was astral/In spirit i was punished by God and let down another familiar face but forgiven in a place I wouldn’t wish anyone .. Ultimately i still wrestle with the guilt but Jesus and holding his teaching with the truth of God and his word I ultimately is the fuel and teaching to let go .

    ..

  3. I dont discuss my relationship with god in public because its hard for me to believe, let alone convince others. Im not even sure if im even friends with any believers.

    But i had a dream about a bible verse before i ever read or heard about it. Thats just the tip of the ice burg. Some really unexplainable things happened to me….in 2008, 2015, and 2016.

    But here is the kicker. My ultimate question:
    WHY ME? There are 6 or 7 BILLION people on this planet. Some who have spent their whole lives and careers utterly devoted to him, that would beg for such signs…..why me?

    Look, im “normal”. Im not some high bum or the corner talking about the end of times…..im an unwed suburban mom with a ruthless sense of business and im incredibly vein. I repent of it but im trying to be honest with myself about it…Idk,maybe i am crazy….but those weirdos on the corner with signs are looking a little less weird these days.

    • Im each of those years i experienced some pretty crazy stuff myseld.. were you by some chance taken to an abyss where you were tested ? Religion can be dangerous if perception and truth is not properly gained ..

  4. I had a dream that I met God washing atable on the graveyard where my baby was burried we talked and i asked if he knew about my childs death he said he is aware and he will see unto that later that he was first washing the table for me help me translate this dream.

  5. hi i had a dream early rhis morning.it was between 5.30 and 6 in the morning.im my dream i could hear the chanting of prayers and while the prayers were going on. i felt i was floating about 2 inches above the bed .i do recollect checking to see if i was actually floating and could touch the bed that was two inches below.i woke up with a start after that.ive been thinking about my dream all day.could u please help me interpret my dream.i have also been getting up at 3.30 a.m every moring for an unknown reason.thx

    • I was told waking up every day at the same time means God is trying to talk to you. when this occurs I pray and read his word asking him to reveal what he is trying to show me or I just praise him for his goodness

  6. Maranatha brothers and sisters!!I have only ever once had a dream and it was a blinding light forming a Psalm passage in the bible. I was only in my young teens but still I cannot forget about it. For me I feel it is very unusual to get messages from God in a dream but I knew it was from God because it was simple, direct, permeated through to my very core, I have had many more instances while awake where I am given wisdom that doesn’t come from me and it instantly changes my perspective, this was very common during my younger years and becoming less frequent as I get older. But the message and teaching from God is powerfully obvious, there is no ifs or buts about it, you know 100% it is from God because he makes sure you know it through and through. If there is any shred of doubt then it is not from God and you need to be sincere about that one.

  7. I was asleep laying on my back,I had a dream christ, I could not see his face ,but he was bright like the moon in his image,he was coming from the sky with his arms stretch out as he was coming towards me ,for some reason it was dark ,but I could see a beautiful mountain with a water fall and beautiful green grass as the image got closers to me ,although i was sleep I could hear myself as I was awake breathing and this beautiful feeling of peace,I kept breathing this relaxation of calm and peace as he got closers and closers to me and I could hear myself breathing this relaxation of calm and peace as if I was awake, the closer he got the more peace I was feeling it was awesome and just when he got to my face is woke up from my sleep,the feeling of peace and calm was the greatest feeling I had ever experienced in my life ,the PEACE I WAS FEELING is unexplainable, this dream happen in 93 and I will never forget,I have told many people about the dream,but I want to know the meaning of that dream.

  8. I had a dream last night , the danial chapter. It begins with I blank blank and then says citadel and shushan .Instead of I danial. Before that night I dreamed being in the ocean but when I walked out of the ocean it was all sand.

  9. I had a dream were there was 2 of my friends who says they talk to GOD anytime and 1 lady from the church,so they said to this one lady to misuse church money,and whn i get to the church they were 3 making laod noise,laughing,saying they hv misused the church money and then i went to them then we get out of the church bt they were still making noise,then in the sky apeared a tearddy bear with a red bow tie,suddenly the tearddy bear changes to be GOD.HE was loking at us them the two lady’s they were no were to be found i was with 1 of them,she was running and hiding.i was alone standing and praying.GOD was loking at me,HE never said anything,later He disappeared.every body run away.i was alone standing and praying.

  10. I had a dream…
    This is not the first time I’m seeing the apocalypse, in fact I believe this was part 3 of the dreams I’ve encountered.

    The 3rd dream which Ithe just happened goes something like this.. there was a virus breakthrough and snow was fallen a lot. Although it was summer the days got colder and darker.

    Then zombies were everywhere.. there was no way out. Then we met this pastor who said if you say a bible verse you become invisible to them.. and not literally but they cannot harm you. It made sense and I saw my fear of messing up verses (I’m not close to God as I used to be and always think about reading the Bible but life happens) then I remember this one dark night that there was no flashlight no sight to walk by…

    The priest and the group including myself went to get food for others in sanctuary. Some how I had left my Bible

  11. I HAD A DREAM IN WHICH I MET A PARTICULAR MEN, IN THAT SEASON I WAS PRAYING SO HARD FOR MARRIAGE THEN IT CAME TO PASS THAT I MET HIM IN REALITY, WITH ALL THE MACTHING CHARECTERISTICS FROM THE DREAM. WE DATED AND NOW HE IS NOT INTERSTED IN ME ANYMORE AND HE CONSTANTLY ASKS ME TO MOVE ON…….FOR REASONS KNWN TO BOTH OF US …NOW IM WONDERING WHO SENT THE DREAM GOD OR SATAN?

  12. God give name by familiar prophetess for mariage at a man (dream) and was reveal to me live after praying from the altar of the church where no is present except her.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *