Sunday, 29 January 2012

Do Dreams Mean Anything?

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I tried to find an image that showed the feeling that I felt and this is about the closest I could come to it...it was as if everyone around me was in compliance and I was the only one who wasn't going along, and they all wanted to force me to be like them.


I had a really weird dream this morning around 3:30 am...and it made me really wonder if they mean anything? I know that dreams are mentioned in the OT, and the Apostle Paul mentioned something about:

2Co 12:2  I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. 

...and the Apostle John said:

Rev 1:10  I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet

Not that I'm trying to compare myself with those Bible greats, I'm just wondering and trying to figure this out...anyway, the dream I had was very difficult...that's not the right word, but I cannot find a word to describe it... It was so realistic. I was caught in a situation where everyone tried to force me to do the things they wanted me to do, and if I didn't choose what they wanted, they did something (I don't recall exactly what anymore) that caused me excruciating pain to the point of death. I remember feeling scared, but not giving in, and there were two men that wanted to "help" me by saying they would work with me if I "acted like" I agreed with the ugly circumstances, they would give me a pass and not torment me. Then I woke up.

When I awoke I thought about what I had just dreamed for about 15-20 minutes before falling back asleep. It was very unsettling, a heaviness on me. I kept thinking how real it was, and that it is really happening in the spirit world, that something is going on just under our conscious radar, but that it involves our spirits. Does that make any sense? I hope others can help me to understand this a little better. Anyone else having these kinds of thoughts and dreams?

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  1. Crazy! Satan can attack your dreams all you need to do is rebuke him and ask God to come and cover you. I have had dreams where I have woken up with my heart in my throat and cold, black fear all over me, usually at 3 am, 3:30 am or 3:33 am. This is significant as 3 is holy but I am not really sure about the meaning.

    Hope that helps a bit.
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    1. Hi Child of God,

      Yes I agree that it was satanic. What I mean is I think this is happening not just to me (I think) and like your experience, I often wake up around 3 am, though I usually do not remember my dreams as vividly as I did this one. When I woke up I thought that maybe the book of Revelation stuff is happening (like those creatures stinging people with their tails, and weird stuff like that) but that it is happening in the realm of the spirit, definitely spiritual warfare going on. Also, I think it's been going on since the time of the Apostle Paul and maybe even before that into OT times (?) not sure because it seems like the way these things have been happening do have dispensational differences in different times... in the book of Daniel we see there are different spirits of the different ages, the "spirit of Greece" and the "spirit of Persia" etc... I didn't feel so much that I was under attack as that I was allowed to see that this is going on, that this is how it is happening right now...you know? But I do think we all need to be alert and in prayer for each other.

      Thanks for your thoughts...will continue to think and pray about this ...

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  2. Thanks for clarifying. :) I believe you may be right. Have you read Elizabeth's blog entry for today? It is a good one and may answer some questions or give conviction.
    http://the-end-time.blogspot.com/2012/01/arctic-snowy-owl-irruption-even-in.html

    I do agree we need to cover each other in prayer. Covering you.
    Blessings,
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    1. No, haven't gone there lately, she got overly emotional with me over tribulation timing and "unfriended" me "GASP" (lol) and it would take all my willpower to keep from commenting (not that she'd post my comments, she didn't post the last comment on one of her blogs, no profanity, just a difference of opinion) so I don't bother going there because I'd rather not further bother her, ykwIm? I'll give her some time to cool and maybe try again later.
      I think the war in the spirit is intensifying, it is heating up and getting more fierce, the devil knows his time is short.

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  3. Yes your post made sense,at least to me. Your dream sounded like an Ephesians 6:12 moment..."For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,but against principalities,against powers,against the rulers of darkness of this world,against spiritual wickedness in high places. Then verse 13 tells us(there's that 3 again) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day,and having done all,to stand. So we are going to sense or see in a dream the spiritual war around us,and possibly have prophetic dreams too. It only seems natural to me.

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    1. Hi Velvet. Yes, the armor of God.

      I woke this morning thinking about Adam and Eve covering themselves with their own works (leaves) and then had to be covered with the skins of animals that died as a result of their transgression, just as we are covered with Jesus blood rather than our works. I think I'll post about that later on Bible Treasures, ruminate on that some more, maybe over the next couple of days...

      "hyper-focused" yeah, I like that! that's me! lol

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  4. I've been thinking about this too. I can't really put it into words, but I think maybe the spiritual warfare IS going on all the time around us. We are involved more than we think.

    Can Satan give us dreams? I wonder. I guess he could if God allowed him to, but I think we give him way too much credit sometimes. This is an area that I'm pretty ignorant about, though.

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    1. I'm not sure if it was a satan-inspired dream, or if I was allowed a glimpse into a "behind the scenes" of what is happening in the spirit world (?) ...the latter was the feeling I had about it, but I'm not really so sure, I think you are right about "giving satan too much credit" lol...I think it was in Isaiah where it says we will look on him one day and think "THIS (?) is what gave us so much trouble??? (as in REALLY??? this little worm of a thing?) but at this point we are not to have that approach because he does cause us trouble for sneering at him, but to take the precaution given in the book of Jude. ;-)

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    2. Agreed. We are to "resist" the devil as James says, but also let the Lord deal with him. The devil is there to try us, he tried Jesus even, so I'm sure we can expect it.

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  5. I just read your comment over at Gregg's blog, too. 3-3:30 is supposedly a really interesting time to be awake. I have heard teachers say before that when Jesus got up early to pray..they meant about this time.

    Interestin'

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