Discernment in visions and dreams

  • Christian Chat is a moderated online Christian community allowing Christians around the world to fellowship with each other in real time chat via webcam, voice, and text, with the Christian Chat app. You can also start or participate in a Bible-based discussion here in the Christian Chat Forums, where members can also share with each other their own videos, pictures, or favorite Christian music.

    If you are a Christian and need encouragement and fellowship, we're here for you! If you are not a Christian but interested in knowing more about Jesus our Lord, you're also welcome! Want to know what the Bible says, and how you can apply it to your life? Join us!

    To make new Christian friends now around the world, click here to join Christian Chat.

danja

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2014
1,680
1,233
113
#1
Hello everyone.

I have a question concerning dreams and visions. Very often i have visions and dreams but I am new when it comes to discerning where they come from , God, evil or myself.
My question is , does anyone of you know how to discern dreams and visions .
For example today i had a vision of a shadow flying and then for many minutes when i was lying in my bed i felt a cooling air around my body . It was very weird but i had peace .
I want to hear from God but I don’t want to be deceived as i know evil can come as an angel of light.
I would appreciate your wisdom .
God bless you
 

Lafftur

Senior Member
Apr 18, 2017
3,330
1,373
113
#2
Hello everyone.

I have a question concerning dreams and visions. Very often i have visions and dreams but I am new when it comes to discerning where they come from , God, evil or myself.
My question is , does anyone of you know how to discern dreams and visions .
For example today i had a vision of a shadow flying and then for many minutes when i was lying in my bed i felt a cooling air around my body . It was very weird but i had peace .
I want to hear from God but I don’t want to be deceived as i know evil can come as an angel of light.
I would appreciate your wisdom .
God bless you
Hello danja, :love:

As the return of Christ approaches, dreams and visions will increase. We do need to know how to rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom, discernment and interpreting the dreams and visions correctly.

As a born again believer, we are sealed and indwelt with the Holy Spirit. There's no need to fear evil trying to deceive us with dreams and visions because the Holy Spirit will not allow it.

If you are unsure of being born again, sealed and indwelt with the Holy Spirit, then let's reach out to God together in prayer and establish you in Christ Jesus, and cast out fear.

Dear Heavenly Father,

In the Name of Yeshua/Jesus, danja and I come before You and ask that You would establish danja in Christ Jesus. We completely surrender our lives to You. We repent of any and all our sins and receive the atoning Blood of Yeshua/Jesus that takes away all of our sins. We also receive the Body of Yeshua/Jesus that gives us Your Righteousness in exchange for our filthy rags of our own righteousness. Seal and indwell danja and me with Your sweet Holy Spirit and increase our love and understanding of Your Word the Bible in us.

Dispel all fear of the enemy of our souls and empower us with Your Truth and Your Love. We ask for wisdom and discernment to interpret the dreams and visions that You give us. Just as Daniel, we do not know or understand dreams and visions unless You tell us the meaning.

Thank You, Father for hearing our prayer, in the Name of Yeshua/Jesus, amen.

danja, God is opening your spiritual awareness of His Presence by engaging your spiritual senses. Just as we have 5 physical senses, we also have 5 spiritual senses - see, hear, taste, smell, touch.

No vision or dream will EVER contradict the The Word of God - The Bible. Read and study the Word, ask the Holy Spirit to open the scriptures and teach you. Ask questions constantly as you read the Bible. He will answer you and teach you. Enjoy! :love:(y)
 

Nehemiah6

Senior Member
Jul 18, 2017
8,701
2,553
113
#3
My question is , does anyone of you know how to discern dreams and visions .
What we see in Scripture is either (a) God revealing future events in dreams (including prophetic events) or (b) God giving directions to individuals for a specific purpose. So unless you can clearly discern that you are receiving some kind of specific direction, it is best to treat dreams are ordinary phenomena.

From a purely secular perspective (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sleep-newzzz/201502/why-do-we-dream):

Theories of dreaming span scientific disciplines, from psychiatry and psychology to neurobiology. Some current theories suggest that dreaming is:
  • A component and form of memory processing, aiding in the consolidation of learning and short-term memory to long-term memory storage.
  • An extension of waking consciousness, reflecting the experiences of waking life.
  • A means by which the mind works through difficult, complicated, unsettling thoughts, emotions, and experiences, to achieve psychological and emotional balance.
  • The brain responding to biochemical changes and electrical impulses that occur during sleep.
  • A form of consciousness that unites past, present and future in processing information from the first two, and preparing for the third.
  • A protective act by the brain to prepare itself to face threats, dangers and challenges.
 

danja

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2014
1,680
1,233
113
#4
Hello danja, :love:

As the return of Christ approaches, dreams and visions will increase. We do need to know how to rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom, discernment and interpreting the dreams and visions correctly.

As a born again believer, we are sealed and indwelt with the Holy Spirit. There's no need to fear evil trying to deceive us with dreams and visions because the Holy Spirit will not allow it.

If you are unsure of being born again, sealed and indwelt with the Holy Spirit, then let's reach out to God together in prayer and establish you in Christ Jesus, and cast out fear.

Dear Heavenly Father,

In the Name of Yeshua/Jesus, danja and I come before You and ask that You would establish danja in Christ Jesus. We completely surrender our lives to You. We repent of any and all our sins and receive the atoning Blood of Yeshua/Jesus that takes away all of our sins. We also receive the Body of Yeshua/Jesus that gives us Your Righteousness in exchange for our filthy rags of our own righteousness. Seal and indwell danja and me with Your sweet Holy Spirit and increase our love and understanding of Your Word the Bible in us.

Dispel all fear of the enemy of our souls and empower us with Your Truth and Your Love. We ask for wisdom and discernment to interpret the dreams and visions that You give us. Just as Daniel, we do not know or understand dreams and visions unless You tell us the meaning.

Thank You, Father for hearing our prayer, in the Name of Yeshua/Jesus, amen.

danja, God is opening your spiritual awareness of His Presence by engaging your spiritual senses. Just as we have 5 physical senses, we also have 5 spiritual senses - see, hear, taste, smell, touch.

No vision or dream will EVER contradict the The Word of God - The Bible. Read and study the Word, ask the Holy Spirit to open the scriptures and teach you. Ask questions constantly as you read the Bible. He will answer you and teach you. Enjoy! :love:(y)
thanks for your input sister and for the prayer <3
I am on this journey about hearing from God from dreams,visions and even movies,songs .nature ,he also talks through other people .He can use anything to speak to you .It is exciting .But it is new to me in studying whole this.I need be careful though

God bless you
 

danja

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2014
1,680
1,233
113
#5
What we see in Scripture is either (a) God revealing future events in dreams (including prophetic events) or (b) God giving directions to individuals for a specific purpose. So unless you can clearly discern that you are receiving some kind of specific direction, it is best to treat dreams are ordinary phenomena.

From a purely secular perspective (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sleep-newzzz/201502/why-do-we-dream):

Theories of dreaming span scientific disciplines, from psychiatry and psychology to neurobiology. Some current theories suggest that dreaming is:
  • A component and form of memory processing, aiding in the consolidation of learning and short-term memory to long-term memory storage.
  • An extension of waking consciousness, reflecting the experiences of waking life.
  • A means by which the mind works through difficult, complicated, unsettling thoughts, emotions, and experiences, to achieve psychological and emotional balance.
  • The brain responding to biochemical changes and electrical impulses that occur during sleep.
  • A form of consciousness that unites past, present and future in processing information from the first two, and preparing for the third.
  • A protective act by the brain to prepare itself to face threats, dangers and challenges.
yes i agree with you .I also have visions when i close my eyes which means seeing only an image or very short sequence which lasts few seconds.
 

Bingo

Well-known member
Feb 9, 2019
1,475
999
113
#6
"Your words, I need to be careful, is a sound conclusion. Let us be mindful, equation of worldly
things and spiritual things are of great difference, and attempting to mix both together, will
most likely result in adverse and harmful assumptions, giving way to confusion of ones own self."
'Praise God' 2350_4e13802c_full - Copy (2) - Copy.jpg Friendly.png
 

Lafftur

Senior Member
Apr 18, 2017
3,330
1,373
113
#7
thanks for your input sister and for the prayer <3
I am on this journey about hearing from God from dreams,visions and even movies,songs .nature ,he also talks through other people .He can use anything to speak to you .It is exciting .But it is new to me in studying whole this.I need be careful though

God bless you
Be careful danja, God will NEVER contradict His Word - the scriptures in the Bible.

There are three realms - Physical, Spiritual and Heavenly. We have 5 physical senses and 5 spiritual senses. Our physical senses allow us to operate in the physical realm. Our spiritual senses allow us to operate in the spiritual and heavenly realms.

Be careful. Many people operate in the spiritual realm and think they do not need God but, they are wrong. The spiritual realm is demonic, sorcery, divination, wizardry, etc. Do not get caught up in this spiritual realm. Go higher, to the Heavenly realm.

Access to the Heavenly Realm is ONLY through Yeshua/Jesus Christ. He is the Way the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him (Yeshua/Jesus). As children of God and born again believers sealed and indwelt with God's Holy Spirit, we are seated in Heavenly Places with Christ Jesus - our Savior, Lord and King - there is NO other. Our Lord, Christ Jesus gives us power and authority over the physical and spiritual realms, we need not to fear man or any form of evil.

I highly recommend and encourage you to get rooted and grounded with wisdom and revelation knowledge of God's Word - The Bible. Get in a good Bible based Bible Study.

A Bible Study that I have really enjoyed and grown in is BSF (Bible Study Fellowship). They stay away from denominational influence and Bible commentaries by encouraging the students to learn to rely on the Holy Spirit to open up the scriptures and teach us.

They are international - all over the globe. Believers in India and China are studying the exact same scriptures as believers in Kentucky or Greece. The Study begins in September and ends in May, every year. They take the summers off.

This coming year we'll be studying The Book of Acts and Letters of the Apostles which will cover Acts, I Corinthians, I & II Thessalonians, Hebrews, I Peter and James. You can find a BSF class in your area by googling bsfinternational.org.


You are very precious and the hunger in your soul to hear, see, know and love God puts a smile on His Face. Enjoy your journey, dear one! :love:(y)
 

jb

Senior Member
Feb 27, 2010
4,003
166
63
#8
Hello everyone.

I have a question concerning dreams and visions. Very often i have visions and dreams but I am new when it comes to discerning where they come from , God, evil or myself.
My question is , does anyone of you know how to discern dreams and visions .
For example today i had a vision of a shadow flying and then for many minutes when i was lying in my bed i felt a cooling air around my body . It was very weird but i had peace .
I want to hear from God but I don’t want to be deceived as i know evil can come as an angel of light.
I would appreciate your wisdom .
God bless you
You can find a section on visions and dreams in This study...
 

Lafftur

Senior Member
Apr 18, 2017
3,330
1,373
113
#9
You can find a section on visions and dreams in This study...
Hello jb,

I took a peek at your link...... It looks very interesting......:unsure: I shall have to read it. Thanks for sharing! :love:(y)
 

Absolutely

Well-known member
Jul 23, 2018
2,301
581
113
#10
Hello danja, :love:

As the return of Christ approaches, dreams and visions will increase. We do need to know how to rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom, discernment and interpreting the dreams and visions correctly.

As a born again believer, we are sealed and indwelt with the Holy Spirit. There's no need to fear evil trying to deceive us with dreams and visions because the Holy Spirit will not allow it.

If you are unsure of being born again, sealed and indwelt with the Holy Spirit, then let's reach out to God together in prayer and establish you in Christ Jesus, and cast out fear.

Dear Heavenly Father,

In the Name of Yeshua/Jesus, danja and I come before You and ask that You would establish danja in Christ Jesus. We completely surrender our lives to You. We repent of any and all our sins and receive the atoning Blood of Yeshua/Jesus that takes away all of our sins. We also receive the Body of Yeshua/Jesus that gives us Your Righteousness in exchange for our filthy rags of our own righteousness. Seal and indwell danja and me with Your sweet Holy Spirit and increase our love and understanding of Your Word the Bible in us.

Dispel all fear of the enemy of our souls and empower us with Your Truth and Your Love. We ask for wisdom and discernment to interpret the dreams and visions that You give us. Just as Daniel, we do not know or understand dreams and visions unless You tell us the meaning.

Thank You, Father for hearing our prayer, in the Name of Yeshua/Jesus, amen.

danja, God is opening your spiritual awareness of His Presence by engaging your spiritual senses. Just as we have 5 physical senses, we also have 5 spiritual senses - see, hear, taste, smell, touch.

No vision or dream will EVER contradict the The Word of God - The Bible. Read and study the Word, ask the Holy Spirit to open the scriptures and teach you. Ask questions constantly as you read the Bible. He will answer you and teach you. Enjoy! :love:(y)
""No vision or dream will EVER contradict the The Word of God ""
This is untrue.
Most dreams /visions are for that individual.
They may see a jet crash,or helicopters,motorcycles,rabbits,skyscrapers , all sorts of things not in the word.
They may see a woman preaching ,for example. The word forbids it,but God may be showing them something.
Or their may be a woman in the dream with her head uncovered in a church...Another forbidden item.
They may see children in a school bus.

Because it is not in the word has zero to do with God visions and dreams.
 

Lafftur

Senior Member
Apr 18, 2017
3,330
1,373
113
#11
""No vision or dream will EVER contradict the The Word of God ""
This is untrue.
Most dreams /visions are for that individual.
They may see a jet crash,or helicopters,motorcycles,rabbits,skyscrapers , all sorts of things not in the word.
They may see a woman preaching ,for example. The word forbids it,but God may be showing them something.
Or their may be a woman in the dream with her head uncovered. Another forbidden item.
They may see children in a school bus.

Because it is not in the word has zero to do with God visions and dreams.

The meaning and message of the dream or vision will NEVER contradict God's Word.
 

Absolutely

Well-known member
Jul 23, 2018
2,301
581
113
#12
Hello everyone.

I have a question concerning dreams and visions. Very often i have visions and dreams but I am new when it comes to discerning where they come from , God, evil or myself.
My question is , does anyone of you know how to discern dreams and visions .
For example today i had a vision of a shadow flying and then for many minutes when i was lying in my bed i felt a cooling air around my body . It was very weird but i had peace .
I want to hear from God but I don’t want to be deceived as i know evil can come as an angel of light.
I would appreciate your wisdom .
God bless you
The enemy brings unclean and horrific dreams.

All this paranoia on this site is stramnge to me.

You mentioned " peace"
Peace is your "umpire"
The bible is explicit. "My sheep hear my voice"
Believe it. Believe you are his,and he will lead you.
If you see visions and dreams you are prophetic.
I have seen many,many visions and dreams.
I would not put them out on this meat grinder for trampling.
Write down your dreams and visions. Submit them to others moving in that same anointing. The point of elders is guidance ,and steadying.
The paranoia here is overkill.

Alway remember k i s s. (Keep it simple)
If i get some satanic dream it is EXTREMELY obvious.
You will know when it aint God. And if something comes without understanding find a anointed interpreter.
 

Absolutely

Well-known member
Jul 23, 2018
2,301
581
113
#13
The meaning and message of the dream or vision will NEVER contradict God's Word.
Dreams are usually not doctrinal.
And you are wrong.
I have had many dreams and visions.
Some have ships
One had a jet crash.

I dont know that ANY of pauls visions were "scriptural or mirrored in the bible"

In case you dont know,the book of acts never ended.
 

Absolutely

Well-known member
Jul 23, 2018
2,301
581
113
#14
People need answers and direction.

A man working on computers gets shown some revelation concerning micro processors.
That aint in the bible.
Doesnt mean God is somehow bizarrely bound to stay out of his walk.
 

Absolutely

Well-known member
Jul 23, 2018
2,301
581
113
#15
The meaning and message of the dream or vision will NEVER contradict God's Word.
Just this am in my prayer time i was taken to heaven.
He showed me some life changing stuff.

I already posted it earlier today.
There is things in there not in the bible.

It came from God.
It concerns His bride,his heart,and his preoccupation with his bride.

Some in the word,other things not in the word.
 

Lafftur

Senior Member
Apr 18, 2017
3,330
1,373
113
#16
Dreams are usually not doctrinal.
And you are wrong.
I have had many dreams and visions.
Some have ships
One had a jet crash.

I dont know that ANY of pauls visions were "scriptural or mirrored in the bible"

In case you dont know,the book of acts never ended.
Dreams and visions can be all over the place but, the meaning and the message will NOT contradict God's Word.

Paul dreamed about bugs and unclean animals and God told Paul to rise up and eat them. Paul refused because according to the dietary law it was sin to eat them. YET, God said to receive them because of God's Word - God had called them CLEAN.

The meaning and the message was for Paul to receive the visitors coming for him to take him to the house of Cornelius - a Gentile and to preach the gospel of Yeshua/Jesus to Cornelius and his household.

This was NOT contrary to God's Word because the Prophets had foretold that a Great Light would come to the Gentiles, even though Paul thought is was contrary to God's Word.
 

Lafftur

Senior Member
Apr 18, 2017
3,330
1,373
113
#17
Just this am in my prayer time i was taken to heaven.
He showed me some life changing stuff.

I already posted it earlier today.
There is things in there not in the bible.

It came from God.
It concerns His bride,his heart,and his preoccupation with his bride.

Some in the word,other things not in the word.
Where did you post, I'd like to read it. :love:(y)
 

Lafftur

Senior Member
Apr 18, 2017
3,330
1,373
113
#18
Just this am in my prayer time i was taken to heaven.
He showed me some life changing stuff.

I already posted it earlier today.
There is things in there not in the bible.

It came from God.
It concerns His bride,his heart,and his preoccupation with his bride.

Some in the word,other things not in the word.
Where did you post, I'd like to read it. :love:(y)
Found your post! It's beautiful! It completely lines up with scripture. :love:(y)

I read about John with his head on Jesus breast. So i asked Jesus ,can i do that?
He said "come up here son"
I was like a little doll in his lap.
I put my ear to his breast and could hear his heart beat.
It beat 7 times and stopped. There was a rhythm.
Over and over seven times,then stopped. Then restart.
I asked him "why is there that pause over and over"?

He said "anticipation"

I asked "for what"

He said "not what,WHOM"..."I am waiting for my bride. That's why my word ends in calling my bride"

What you posted lines up with scripture. The seven letters to the seven churches are to His Bride. As each generation cycles through the 7 letters, it's His heart that feels us and knows us and is with us going through the 7 letters. Once all the generations are done, the Bride is ready.

The 7 beats are the 7 letters that the Bride cycles through.

Song of Solomon 4:9 King James Version (KJV)
9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.


Revelation 22:17 King James Version (KJV)
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
 

Noose

Senior Member
Apr 18, 2016
3,671
649
113
#20
No.
If you want to hear God, read the scriptures and ask for understanding. In this last Days, God has spoken to us through His son.