Jesus says in Matthew 13:25:
“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way”
The greatest danger that we face in the spiritual world happens when we sleep. There are 40 kinds of “tares” i.e. problems that can be introduced into a person’s life while she’s asleep. If you’ve had any of these dreams, it’s time to take action:
1. Do you eat or drink in the dream? 2. Do you have sex in the dream? 3. Do you swim in the dream? 4. Are you being chased or bitten by cats or dogs 5. Do you get shot at in the dream? 6. Do you have accidents in the dream? 7. Has anything been stolen from you in the dream?
“I don’t dream, or I don’t remember what I dream if I do.” That’s a feedback I’ve been getting from an overwhelming number of people. But what has God to say?
In Job 33:14-18, we read: “For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumbering upon the bed, then He opens the ears of man, and seals their instructions, that He may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.”
So everyone dreams. Even scientists agree.
In the new ebook “40 Common Dreams People Have and 101 Prayers to Deal with Them,” I tell this true story of a newly-wedded woman in England.
She dreamt that a blonde woman she’d never seen before walked into her home, made straight for her closet and grabbed her wedding gown. She was gone before you could say, “Jesus is Lord.”
At breakfast the following morning, she told her husband about it. He just laughed it off.
Tell you what happened?
On that exact, same date two months later, the husband filed for divorce. He packed up and moved in with – you guessed it – the blonde woman who first appeared in the dream!
Dreams in the Bible
There are at least 28 accounts of dreams in the Bible. A few of them are:
(i) Joseph had a dream (Gen.20) (ii) Pharaoh had a dream (iii) Solomon had a dream (iv) The wise men had a dream (v) Joseph was warned in a dream to run away with Baby Jesus (vi) Pilate’s wife had a dream.
Sources of Dreams
Your dreams can come from 3 sources:
(i) God (ii) Satan (iii) The flesh
When a dream is from God, it encourages, assures, comforts, directs, instructs, guides, corrects and reveals.
When a dream is from the enemy, Satan, it is absurd, mysterious, unreasonable, confusing and terrifying
When it comes from your flesh, it generally mirrors what’s been occupying your thoughts throughout the day, e.g. egative news from the media, idle conversations.
Danger of NOT dreaming
If you feel you don’t dream at all, the real problem is that of recall. If you cannot recall your dreams when you wake up, you face a double danger:
– If God wants to speak to you, you will not hear.
– The enemy’s presence and activities in your life will remain largely undetected.
1. you’ll be clueless about the things happening to you, your finances, health and marriage.
2. you may end up living from crisis to crisis, and wondering why your prayers are not working.
Here are more of those dreams that have serious spiritual implications:
– going back to your childhood days or to your old schools – strong winds blowing against you or your kids – carrying strange baby – wearing tattered clothes – finding yourself naked – losing your certificates – sitting for exams and not able to complete it – seeing strange creatures laughing at you (even when you call the name of Jesus) – discussing with dead relatives.
What’s this all mean?
Bible says in James 1:22:
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
Let’s find out what some of these dreams really mean and what to do about them.
Dream #1 – sex in the dream
It is a disaster to have any form of sexual intercourse in the dream. This is the work of a spirit called spirit husband or spirit wife. Their main purpose is to control, rule, dominate, abuse, manipulate, plunder and dispossess the victim of every good thing earmarked for her/him by God. By their activities, one’s marital, social, business and financial life will be in shambles!
Yes, they have that kind of power. And if you allow this in your life, they will neutralize your prayers on legal grounds – because you’re married to them, whether you know it or not! Please don’t be deceived that they sometimes take on the appearance of your husband or wife.
What to do
You have to rebuke him/her in the name of the LORD. Attack this spirit with all the weapons you know about. Bind and stop the spirit from visiting you again.
Please be sure that you are NOT engaged in the sin of fornication or adultery – even in your heart. These 2 sins act like magnets, helping to attract them to you.
Dream #2 – one recurring dream
If you have discovered that anytime you want to touch or start something good, a particular dream comes up which always results in rendering all your efforts futile, you are suffering from what we call “The Demonic Stabilizer.”
This dream stabilizes you and keeps you at the same level. You must use the weapon of praying and fasting. This stabilizing influence may not affect your entire life, but it is a hindrance to your progress and fulfillment in life. You need to break the yoke behind it and set yourself free.
Dream #3 – wedding dress
If you dream of people stealing your wedding dress, or soiling it (like stained with blood or in rags), it is a vicious attack on your marriage.
You must go into fasting and prayer very quickly and command the wedding gown to be returned. Then go ahead and claim God’s promises for your marriage.
Dream #4 – being naked
If you find yourself naked in the dream, it is a sign of disgrace or insecurity (i.e. the enemy is planning to disgrace you publicly).
You must ask the Holy Spirit to clothe you and remove any object of disgrace from your life.
Dream #5 – traffic jam
If you drove your car in the dream in a traffic jam which stood still until you woke up, it is symbolic of a major plan to hinder you from getting what God wants to give you. This is the kind of dream that shows you the devil’s strategy against your life.
Ask the Holy Spirit to send His troopers there and clear the way for you.
Dream #6 – funeral service
If you frequently see yourself in funeral services, the enemy is pursuing you with the spirit of death, period.
What to do
You have to disband the funeral service and ‘deal with the priest who is conducting it. You should also withdraw yourself from the service. It is not of God. The people who are there are only pretending to be your relatives or church members. They are all satanic agents.
Dream #7 – eating in the dream
If you find yoursef eating in the dream (no matter what it is) it shows you that your spiritual life is being poisoned. You may even be eating human flesh (Ps 27:2) without knowing it. This is how terrible diseases are introduced into the lives of people – when they are asleep and maybe even spiritually dull!
What to do
You have to ask the Holy Spirit to purge you immediately. This is where you need to learn to activate the cleansing power in the blood of Jesus, and use it aggresively!
Listen carefully. If you are a child of God, you should NOT experience these kinds of dreams. But most Christians are still having them as a result of ignorance, carelessness or prayerlessness.
You may be asking: “But I’ve had these types of dreams for so many years without doing anything about it. Can I still rectify things and undo what Satan has done?”
I have good news for you. The answer is: “Yes, you can!”
I usually give some homework after this kind of teaching. I’m seeing powerful praise reports from some of those who are praying.
A woman prayed and reported that she saw how certain problems entered into her life.
Another even saw the glory of God for the first time in her life. Powerful stuff!
Here’s 4 prayer points to pray before you sleep (to prevent bad dreams):
1. Let every strange fire introduced into my body in the dream, be quenched by the blood of Jesus, in Jesus’ name.
2. Every destiny demoting dreams, be destroyed in Jesus’ name.
3. (Lay your right hand on your head as you pray this one) Every mask of darkness working against my destiny, die in the name of Jesus.
4. O Lord, reveal beneficial secrets to me, in Jesus’ name.
There are 40 common prayers people have… every night. And there are 101 prayers to deal with them. Question is: Are you aware of this?