4 Ways You Can Tell If Your Dream Is From God

How can you tell if God sent you a dream?

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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 we are receiving what I like to call “God dreams” 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 a dream from God?

How Can You Tell If Your Dream Is From God?

image of dreaming about Jesus

Is Your Dream Biblical?

This may seem like 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. As much as believers are supposed to receive dreams and visions from God, those dreams and visions have to line up with God’s word the Bible.

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?

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?

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 usual.

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.

image of King Nebuchadnezzars Dream

Does It Come To Pass?

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, however, 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 healing, and the other was with Peter being told to go and preach to the gentiles.

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

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I had a dream from GOD. He is real, nice, shows genuine love, and has a great personality.
    The experience changed my life!

  2. I have been having dream and it the same one over and over and id like to know how to interpret it I have been recently Baptized and the dreams i had before that are the same as now I dreamed about a man who i fell in love with and he is a christian I see him standing next to a church calling me to him it is very vivid and clear he wants me to be by his side and walk with him can you tell me what it means please

  3. Thank you for your post and blog, I needed to read it for my dream was I wept due to not enough people Knew Jesus and it has not left me yet that feeling of sadness that was put on my heart to share and I know you all will keep sharing. Thank you again for a great blog.

  4. I know i always have a dream of different things, some weird, some crazy off the wall stuff. But lately these dreams has been about family and friends. I had a dream that i was with my grandmother during her time of sickness, but in the dream she reach out to me, [like she was trying to tell me something before she died]. Personally, none of that has happen or I was never with her when she died because at the time we had a family disputed [with me and my mom’s sister]. I don’t believe in psychic, I don’t believe in the after life on earth. Even though, I never got anything of my grandmother’s nor receive my inheritances until my Aunt passed away a few months ago. My Cousin gave me my grandmother’s purse. Nothing true value or nothing personal. But i am not understanding why I have this dream, it was almost like it was real. Can you help me understand this.

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