Do you ever wonder if your dreams could come true? Have you ever asked, what does the Bible say about this? According to scripture, the answer is yes, your dreams can come true.
God speaks through dreams, and He often uses them to tell a truth or reveal a prophecy. Dreams open a window on the spiritual world for those willing to listen and believe.
What does the Bible say about Dreams Coming True?
The Bible makes mention of over 40 different dreamers who had dreams from God, and many of those dreams eventually came true. The Old Testament particularly has a focus on dreams and the fulfillment of their purpose.
In Numbers 12:6, God says: “If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make myself known unto him in a vision, and I speak to him in a dream.” He later repeats this sentiment in Joel 2:28 saying, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.”
In Genesis 37, Joseph is given a dream from God, and the next morning he recounts it to his family. His dream, of course, came true. But not everyone’s dreams will come true in the same way. The interpretation of the dream is often complex and uncertain. Just because a dream comes true doesn’t mean it was sent from God. Only by discerning the spiritual truth of a specific dream can we tell if it was from Him.
Dreams can lead people to spiritual and personal transformation. Joseph’s dream, for example, prepared him for his role leading the people of Israel. Dreams can also bring comfort and direction in difficult seasons. In the New Testament, it is recorded that Jesus both appeared to people in dreams and instructed them how to handle the situation.
The Bible makes it clear that the power of dreams should not be underestimated. They can be incredibly powerful instruments for God to use in our lives. As you search for answers to your dreams, turn first to the Word of God. He will tell you what course to take for your life.
The Power of Prayer
The Bible teaches us that prayer is a vital part of a healthy spiritual life. It’s essential to ask God for help when trying to make sense of a dream. He is willing to give us wisdom that comes from outside of ourselves.
When we’re confused about a dream, we should earnestly seek God’s counsel. Take a moment to consider exactly which aspects of the dream give you the most confusion. As you write down any questions or comments, allow the Holy Spirit to speak.
It’s also important to look at our lives holistically to understand how these dreams may be linked to other areas. Could the dream be a warning about something that needs to change? Or could it be a direction you should head in? Ask God for help and clarity. Then wait for direction from Him.
The Bible also teaches us that prayer can be used to protect us. We often don’t recognize the spiritual battle that is taking place all around us. We can pray for God to protect us and to restore any damage that may have been done. Asking for spiritual warfare to be done in our behalf is also something we should never be afraid to do.
In Matthew 21:22, Jesus tells us “whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” In other words, don’t give up. Keep praying and keep believing.
The Scary Stuff
Sometimes, our dreams can be scary—even downright terrifying. It’s important to remember that the devil could be behind a dream, looking for ways to rob, kill, and destroy. These dreams are not from God, and they should not be taken lightly.
The Bible has numerous examples of God informing people of danger through dreams. In Daniel 2, Nebuchadnezzar has a dream that describes a great statue that is destroyed by a stone. Daniel interprets the dream as meaning that “a kingdom will be established that will never be destroyed.” In Genesis 45, Joseph is warned of a coming famine in a dream.
We should be careful not to take dreams that seem to lead to a destructive path. The Bible says that humans can and should resist temptation (James 4:7). Pray that God will renew and strengthen your mind and your heart. Ask Him to help you turn away from anything that might lead you down the wrong path.
Learning From Others
The best way to make sense of a dream is to learn and grow from the wisdom of others. When we look to the stories of people from the Bible, we can glean insights and lessons that can help us in our own lives.
Take Joseph for instance. He had a dream that eventually saved him from slavery and brought him into a place of leadership in the court of Pharaoh. He could not have anticipated what would happen, yet through his faith and determination, he was able to interpret the dream the way God intended it.
In our dreams, God can speak through symbols, numbers, or colors. We can use the teachings of Jesus and take courage in His promises. He is always with us and eager to answer our prayers.
Studying the stories of other dreamers in the Bible can be incredibly helpful. We can learn how to persevere, how to wait for God to work out His plan, and how to listen for His divine whispers in our daily lives.
The Kindness of God
One of the most important things to remember when researching dreams and their meanings is to never forget that God is kind and patient. He is never going to give us a dream that scares us beyond the point of no return.
God speaks through dreams, and He always works through them to bring about the ultimate good (Romans 8:28). You can trust that God will not leave you with a dream that you are unable to understand because He loves you.
Of course, some dreams won’t be revealed for a long time. That doesn’t mean that God isn’t speaking, it just means that you may not yet be ready to receive the dream’s message. As we remain open and obedient to His will, we can be sure that He has a plan for us.
God’s love and mercy are unending, and that is never more evident than when He reveals a dream to us. He is always waiting to give us the answers and clarity we seek. In Him, we can find the courage and strength to face any challenge.
The Discipline of Waiting
Be prepared to wait patiently for your dreams to be fulfilled. The Bible teaches us that trusting in God requires patience and discipline.
The book of Habakkuk speaks of the importance of waiting for God’s timing: “Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay” (Habakkuk 2:3). This is true both for personal dreams and for the spiritual dreams God sends us.
We should never give up on the dreams we have been given. Instead, we should wait with a faith to “see what will be revealed” (Habakkuk 2:3). Even if it feels like it doesn’t make sense at the moment, bear in mind that the Lord will bring clarity and understanding when the time is right.
God desires to work all things together for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). He hears and answers our prayers. So, while we wait for our dreams to be fulfilled, hold on to the assurance that God has our best interests at heart, and if it’s in His will, He can make our dreams come true.