We all dream right?
What does the bible say about dreams and how do I know what is a good or bad dream?
Bible – Its Dreams and Symbols
And He said, “Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream” (Num. 12:6).
“I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:17).
“For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then He openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, That He may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.” (Job 33:14- 18).
God and prophets through dreams. The Bible has a verse that talks about God warning people through dreams. The Bible states that God may encourage you through dreams. It is believed that it is your subconscious self that speaks to you through your dreams. Dreams can be the means by which your mind tells you that you need a change in life.
A verse in Bible, that says, "For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words" discusses the causes of dreams. According to the Bible, multitude of physical or mental business causes dreams. The Bible believes in the idea that while you are physically asleep, your mind and brain are at work. Many a times, you wake up with a certain state of mind that appears to have developed as a result of your dreams. At times you wake up sad, at times scared while at other times, you wake up with an unexplained happiness. Soon you realize that all of it was a part of your dream. What appears real is actually not. The Bible talks about this phenomenon in Isaiah 29:8 that says, It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite".
The Bible makes it clear that there is a difference between messages from God and those from the Satan or demons. Only those with a "band of truth" are fortunate to interpret the messages they receive through dreams. It is also not correct to interpret every dream as messages from God. The sources of dreams or premonitions that you experience are not always clear. The reasons behind them cannot be easily understood. In case of bad dreams casing fear or illness, it is best to seek God's help. Almighty is the true healer.
There are about 121 mentions of dreaming in the Bible and 89 mentions of sleep. (King James version.)