The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Acts 2:17

Have you ever had a dream that you believed came from God? The wise men who visited the baby Jesus received a dream from God. After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 When it was time to leave, they returned to their own country by another route, for God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod. [1] Matthew 2:9-12

What does the Bible say about dreams? The Bible is full of examples of people who received amazing dreams from God, in both the Old and New Testament. It says in Acts 2:17, 17 ‘In the last days,’ God says, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. [2]

Yes, God still speaks to people in dreams because God tells us that in His Word. There are many reasons the Lord comes to us in dreams. When we are sleeping, the chatter of this world does not interfere with God speaking to us. God may give us instruction or understanding in a dream. The most important thing to remember is that God has our best interest in mind. He will speak to each of us in the best way possible.

There is discernment needed as you consider a dream. God will never give you anything that will contradict His Word. Our enemy may try to give us what we want to hear, but God’s message always lines up with Scripture.

Ask the Lord in prayer to speak to you in dreams, and don’t be surprised if He does.

Listen here to hear the story of the wise men and Jesus:

[1, 2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Mt 2:9–12, Acts 2:17). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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