Dreaming with God
Our Creator may speak to us through dreams. Chalom, the Hebrew word for dreams, rhymes with shalom, and means almost the same thing. Dreams are intended to build our health and strength.
In the middle of Elihu’s lengthy rebuke of Job, he took time to explain dreams. “In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds, then he opens the ears of men and terrifies them with warnings, that he may turn man aside from his deed and conceal pride from a man; he keeps back his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword” (Job 33:15-18).
This passage in Job uses two terms for sleep – one for deep sleep, and one for light sleep. On both occasions, man’s outward senses are stilled. His mind is free from distractions and the cares of this world. He is ready to receive the Father’s divine impressions.
If we belong to Him, His Divine Spirit visits us while we sleep. King David was grateful for this. He said in Psalm 16:10, “I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.”
There are 21 dreams in the Bible, over half of them in the Book of Genesis. God’s voice came through these biblical dreams loud and clear, and changed history. Not every dream is from Him. But, when dreams originate with Him, He is communicating.
Can a husband and wife have the same two dreams, in the same order, on the same night? Yes, they can. For a good reason, this happened to my husband and me. Details next time.
Published December 16, 2016