A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, although they have been a topic of scientific, philosophical and religious interest throughout recorded history. Dream interpretation is the attempt at drawing meaning from dreams and searching for an underlying message. The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology. What does the bible say about dreams?
Dreams May Come In One Or Two Ways
Dreams may come as visions in the night, or as a multitude of thoughts due to all that is being attended to during one's day. As the body slows down to rest, the mind continues to work and think. Dreams can bring a sense of fear, or peace of mind which are not readily understood."For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words (Ecclesiastics 5:3). However, one should not fear his dreams.
Don't Fear Your Dreams. God Is The One To Fear
God used one dream to warn the wise men, who came to worship Jesus, and another to warn Joseph to flee. "And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him (Mathew 2:12-13). God uses dreams to warn, encourage, and or strengthen his children.
God gives his children instruction through His Gospel. He is with us always to guide, teach, chastise, love, and deliver; this He promises (Mathew 28:20). Stay Focused on God, and Yoked to Jesus! He Will Come To You.