Dreams and Visions

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There are so many videos on YouTube about “dreams and visions” that YouTube presents a variety of search options before you even finish typing.

Millions of Views

Though quickly dismissed by some as insignificant or even irrelevant, some dreams and visions have a way of making powerful and lasting impressions.

In fact, an increasing number of people are posting videos on social media channels like YouTube—videos in which some feel compelled to share their dreams and visions.

Whether you filter the results by view count or by upload date, there are over 141,000 related videos, and some of the videos have received over 100,000 or more views.

Taken collectively, the combined view count for videos on YouTube alone for the keywords “dreams and visions” and related searches is certainly in the multiple millions of views.

The Scriptural Basis

agaperadio-agapefm-637x534Is there a Scriptural basis for dreams and visions?

Yes, there is definitely an abundance of Scripture on the subject of dreams and visions.

We immediately think of people like Joseph, who interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams in the Book of Genesis.

Then there is Daniel, who interpreted the dreams of King Nebuchadnezzar in the Book of Daniel.

The wise men from the east who appeared in Jerusalem to see the Messiah were warned in a dream to return a different route after they saw Him.

“And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.” (Matthew 2:12)

These examples are just the tip of the iceberg.

In one example after another, there is no shortage in the list of Scriptural references concerning dreams and visions.

That was then. How about now?

The foregoing examples are from the past. But you may be wondering if God still speaks to people through dreams and visions today.  That was then, but how about now?

Good question.

Joseph and His Brethren Welcomed by Pharaoh, watercolor by James Tissot (c. 1900)

Joseph and His Brethren Welcomed by Pharaoh, watercolor by James Tissot (c. 1900)

It is worth noting that a keyword search of “dreams and visions” on YouTube returns many results—so many results that you have to be more specific to refine your search.

By clicking on the “Filter” button, you can filter the results by view count to see the ones which have received the most views.

You can also filter the results by the upload date to see the ones which have been uploaded most recently.

(Incidentally, this is by no means a recommendation to post dreams or visions on the Internet. It is merely an observation.  It is an observation that many people have obviously felt compelled to do so. Moreover, they are posting videos in which they describe their dreams with a sense of great urgency.)

Given the extensive Scriptural basis for dreams and visions, could this be evidence of the promised last days outpouring that was prophesied in the Bible?

Dreams, Visions and Prophecy in the Last Days

Among the Hebrew prophets, the book of Joel contains a prophecy which is especially relevant to an increase in dreams and visions during the last days:

“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” (Joel 2:28 KJV).

i-met-messiah-dot-com-300x250So not only is it clear that there is a Scriptural basis for an increase in the amount of dreams and visions in the last days, but we also see the cause of this increase. The cause is none other than the LORD Himself.

Think about that for a moment.

The LORD Himself said that He would cause this to happen.

He said he would do something that would result in people dreaming dreams, seeing visions and prophesying.

He said that He would do this by pouring out His Spirit upon “all flesh.”  That basically means everyone—not just people who are “spiritual.”

Ordinary People

In fact, one of the most remarkable things about the people who are posting testimonials about their dreams and visions is that they are just normal, ordinary people.  They are not clergy.  They are just regular people.

It makes a lot of sense that the LORD would use normal, every day people to communicate His messages, because they are not as encumbered with the same political and religious concerns that sometimes hinder the clergy from saying what the LORD wants them to say in the manner in which He wants them to say it.

This observation is by no means intended to undermine the position or authority of the clergy.  If anything, this understanding merely demonstrates that the LORD is able to support the clergy by speaking through others—even when the clergy feels that it is not at liberty to speak.

It is interesting to note that this prophesy in Joel 2:28 comes just before Joel chapter 3, in which the topic changes to the judgment of the nations according to their treatment of Israel.

If that comes as a surprise, you can read the prophecy for yourself. According to the prophecy, the LORD said, “…I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land…” (Joel 3:2 KJV).

In Conclusion

In conclusion, there is an extensive Scriptural foundation for the belief that God has spoken to people through dreams and visions.  According to the Scriptures, people would dream dreams, have visions and even prophesy as a result of a great spiritual outpouring that would be initiated by the LORD in the last days.

God is speaking…
But are we listening?

Suddenly, it is not a question of whether God is speaking but rather… are we listening?

He is speaking to us through the Scriptures, and the Scriptures are being confirmed with many signs—signs that were foretold thousands of years ago. How can we not see what He is saying? Please share this information with someone. And thank you for visiting.

Sincerely,
Damien Jordan
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