Interpreting Dreams

Genesis 41:15-16
Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.” “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.”

Daniel 2:26-28
King Nebuchadnezzar asked Daniel (also called Belteshazzar), “Are you able to tell me what I saw in my dream and interpret it?” Daniel replied, “No wise man, enchanter, magician, astrologer or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come.”

When you have a dream, please, don’t assume the meaning, or try to interpret it via your own carnal, rational mind. Pray to GOD for the exact interpretation, or go to another believer who is Spirit-filled and has been given the gift of interpretation. And until you get understanding, it’ll be best to just hang the dream up in the closet and wait for the revelation to be made known to you.

There are different types of dreams. Some dreams are prophetic–showing you a sign of things that are destined to occur in the future by the will of God. Some dreams are warnings–showing you things that could possibly happen in the future if you don’t repent and turn from your ways. Some dreams reveal things that are happening in the present time, either in the physical realm or in the spiritual realm. But not everything is always to be taken literally. Many things are allegorical, or symbolic of something else.

“Allegory is a literary device in which characters or events in a literary, visual, or musical art form represent or symbolize ideas and concepts. Allegory has been used widely throughout the histories of all forms of art; a major reason for this is its immense power to illustrate complex ideas and concepts in ways that are easily digestible and tangible to its viewers, readers, or listeners. An allegory conveys its hidden message through symbolic figures, actions, imagery, and/or events.” -Wikipedia

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