What is the Difference Between the Three.
It is important to emphasize that they are one and the same (A revelation or video of event)the only difference is in the timing.
Dream or “Vision of the Night”
The Hebrew Word form Dream is Chezev which means mental sight revelations while asleep or Unconscious.
“Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.”
Acts 16:9 KJV
“And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.”
What is Vision:
The word Vision in Hebrew is “Chazon” which means mental sight revelation which can be in the form of mental picture while one is awake or CONSCIOUS.
This happens in the day time or whilst you are awake.
Acts 9:10-12 KJV
V10)“And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.”
What is a Trance:
It is a state of half -consciousness between sleep and waking.(Semi-Conscious or Subconscious)
This is the reason why the word fell into a trance is often used to describe the way it occurs.
Acts 10:9-14 KJV
“On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.”
What is a Revelation.
This is the unveiling of a fact or the Revealing of knowledge or truth by God.
The word Revelation is a general term used to Describe Dream ,Vision or a Trance.
Is the Dream Ministry Still Relevant Today?
- The proper way to put this question will be: Is God still Speaking to men and women in Dream, Vision and Trance?
Joel 2:28-29 KJV
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.”
Acts 2:17 KJV
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, 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:”
- GOD IS STILL SPEAKING IN PROPHETIC DREAMS VISION AND TRANCE TODAY.
- MAJORITY OF THE GREAT MEN OF GOD YOU KNOW RECEIVED THEIR CALL INTO MINISTRY or SOME SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS THROUGH DREAMS.
He said “Everything we have done is by divine Direction this is why we have result.
He was 32yrs old in 1972 in Lesotho South Africa.
One night he had a dream that changed everything. He saw a gigantic map of the African continent. And as he watched, it became washed in the precious blood of Jesus — from south to north and from west to east. Then he heard a mighty voice cry“ From Cape Town to Cairo, all Africa shall be saved!”
This dream was repeated unto four times. This gave birth to Christ for all Nations CFAN.
Apostle wole Oladiyun.
We have been in many crusades where God’s Servant Apostle wole we recount to,me his dream about the next instruction on the crusade which he received from God in a Dream.
- Most Inventions that has Transformed the world today are Products of Dreams:
Larry page Dream led him to discover and algorithm that birthed the multimillion dollar search engine called google.
Elias Howe had a dream of seeing a spear with a hole at the tail end which gave birth to hole in, the Needle of the Sewing Machine.
One of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time was the discovery of DNA’s structure. Dr. James Watson had a dream involving two snakes intertwined with heads at the opposite ends, leading to his consideration of a double helix.
Theory of Relativity:
Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity changed the world of physics – and it came from a dream. Einstein dreamt he was sledding down a mountain, ever increasing speed until he nearly reached the speed of light. He noticed the stars looked different and this observation led him to the mathematics by which he figured out the famous formula.
Dr Otto Loewi theory of Chemical Transmission of information by our Nerves:
In the early 20th century, scientists thought our nerves transmitted information electrically. After a dream, Dr. Otto Loewi awoke during the night and scribbled some thoughts on a paper.
Upon waking in the morning, he realized he had written about information being transmitted chemically, later proven to be true and winning him the Nobel Prize in 1936.
LEGENDARY MUSIC MAESTRO BEETHOVEN.
Beethoven was rumoured to be a prolific dreamer, hearing many of his piano sonatas in his dreams and writing them out afterwards. Some historians even say his dreams featured instruments not yet invented.
Madame C.J Walker Self Made Millionaire.
The world’s first female American self-made millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker, made her fortune in the early 20th century cosmetics industry.
A black man appeared to her in a dream and told her the mixture which would help her falling-out hair grow back in. It worked, and she enjoyed a lengthy career selling her cosmetics products.
Pentecostals do not talk about this Subject Enough Why?
- Sadly this observation is very true. It is like the Conspiracy of silence of some sort. But I can tell you that the reason is simply IGNORANCE or INSUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE of the Subject of Dreams vision and trance.
Hosea 4:6 KJV
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: …….
- IT IS A CASE OF IGNORANCE ON THE PART OF THE CHURCH COUPLED WITH THE NATURAL TENDENCY OF MAN TO OFTEN RESIST NEW KNOWLEDGE OR REVELATION.
- You would notice through out church History that whenever a very significant subject is lost to the church the Holy Spirit will always raise Men and women to bring this teaching to the fore.
- When Healing was lacking in the church God raised people like(…) to teach and bring Healing.
*Pastor Benny Hinn,
*Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
- When the church needed to grow in the subject of Faith, God raised men like (…) to build faith.
*Kenneth E Hagin.
- TODAY WE HEAR PEOPLE LAMBASTING THE CHURCH BECAUSE OF THE PROSPERITY OF THE CHURCH MOST OF THIS OUTRAGE IS BORNE OUT OF ENVY BUT THERE WAS A SEASON THE CHURCH WAS IN EXTREME POVERTY.
- Then God needed to bring the church out of Poverty into his Prosperity he raised men like (…) to teach his church.
*Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa.
*Bishop David Oyedepo.
- When the essence of Prayer was lost to the church. God raised the likes of (…) to enlighten his church.
*Dr Yongi cho.
*Dr D K Olukoya.
*Apostle Wole Oladiyun.
AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.
- INITIALLY ALL OF THESE PIONEERS AND APOSTLES ENCOUNTERED RESISTANCE BUT THEY FORGED AHEAD and the church is Blessed of this.
- THESE APOSTLES Understood BY THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT IT IS HUMAN NATURE TO RESIST CHANGE AND a new KNOWLEDGE so they were undeterred.
- I also strongly believe that the time is ripe in Gods Calendar to bring his church into an Upgrade on the Subject of Dreams/Vision/Trance.
- GOD IS WAITING TO USE YOU AND MYSELF.
- I AM READY ARE YOU?
- OUR JOB IS TO:
(I)EMBRACE THE MINISTRY OF DREAMS AND
(Ii)DEMYSTIFY THE SUBJECT OF DREAMS.
(Iii)RELEASE THE CHANNEL OF OUR SPIRIT FOR
THE FLOW OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
I hear the “Still Small Voice” of the Holy Spirit why do I need Dream/Vision/Trance.
- Hearing the still Small voice of the Holy Spirit is a tremendous Blessing that every believer must desire to walk in.
- God Speaks to us through different Media
*The Living Word of God.
*Still Small Voice.
*Dreams /Vision /Trance.
*Through Trusted Servants of God.
- However it is God’s prerogative to choose which Medium he prefers to communicate with us per time.
- PREFERENCE FOR DREAMS/VISION/TRANCE
One of the main reason why God may frequently use the medium of Dream/Vision/Trance.
While Still Small voice may engage you in a sentence or statement. Dreams/Vision/Trance may engage you in an Entire Chapter and in Volumes.
Dreams/Vision/Trance can project a revelation of the past Present and future at one stretch.
Why is it that Bad Dreams come to Past and good Dreams do not.
- First thing to is to correct the Wrong Impression that Good Dreams don’t come to past because they do.
However sometimes we may need to war with our Prophesy to activate our good dreams.
1 Timothy 1:18 KJV
“This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;”
- Good Dreams are Prophesy and you must hold fast to it
- When we sow our good seeds with great expectations we still must not nurture the seeds to ensure a good harvest. But no work is required to ensure that a weed grows. It JUST GROWS.
- Good seeds are like Good Dreams while Bad Seeds are like Weeds.
- Just as It is our responsibility to uproot weeds but Nurture good Seeds we must uproot our bad dreams but nurture our good dreams for greater harvest.
Is it Possible to Activate the urgent Manifestation of our Good Dreams.
- Yes It is very possible to Activate our good dreams.
- KING SOLOMON ACTIVATED HIS GOOD DREAMS.
(1 Kings 3:4-6, 15-16, 28 KJV)
V4)“And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
V5)In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
V6)And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
V15)And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.
V16)Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
V28)And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.”
- WHAT DID HE DO:
AFTER HE GAVE 1000 SACRIFICES AND GOD APPEARED TO HIM IN HIS DREAM WHAT HE DID WHEN HE WOKE WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO ENSURE ACTUALIZATION:
1)I acknowledge receipt of his good Dream because he went to church to praise God.
“Until you RECIEVE it you cannot CONCIEVE it”.
2)He went further to give more burnt Offerings and Peace Offerings to Provoke the Rapid Manifestation of His Prophetic Dream. And in the next verse 16 it began to manifest.
Is it True That there are no Bad Dreams or Nightmare in the Bible ?Why is it very Rampant in Our Generation?
There are bad dreams or nightmares recorded in, the Bible.
Abraham had a nightmare.
Genesis 15:12 KJV
“And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.”
Job had a nightmare.
Job 7:13-15 KJV
“When I say, My bed shall comfort me, My couch shall ease my complaint; Then thou scarest me with dreams, And terrifiest me through visions: So that my soul chooseth strangling, And death rather than my life.”
Pilate’s wife had a nightmare
Matthew 27:19 KJV
“When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.”
Pharaoh had a nightmare
Genesis 41:26, 29-32 KJV
“The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: and there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; and the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous. And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.”
- HOWEVER NIGHTMARES AND SATANIC DREAMS ARE MORE RAMPANT IN,OUR GENERATION.
1)This is a generation that make mockery of the Dream Ministry.
You must have heard the statement “A la goo” I.e dreams are foolish!)
2)The church has been silenced on the subject of Dream, Vision and Trance.
3)The enemy has taken undue advantage of this Opening to turn our Dream Life to a Battle Field.
4)Seventy percent of The Battle of Life emanates from our Dreams.
5)The only Solution is to become aware and take charge of what transpired in our dream life.
Someone Said that Since we are in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit we do not need Dreams any longer!
- The first reaction I had was What!
- It will appear this persons believe that the Holy Spirit came to replace Dreams, Vision and Trance.
- The fact is that Dream, Vision and Trance is a gift of the Holy Spirit.
- In fact among the Nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit as described in:1 Corinthians 12:7-11.
THE REVELATION GIFTS and SPEAKING GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT is THE GIFT OF SEEING AND HEARING IN THE SPIRIT.
(1 Corinthians 12:7-11)
“But *the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the *word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the *word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another *faith by the same Spirit, to another *gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the *working of miracles, to another *prophecy, to another *discerning of spirits, to another different *kinds of tongues, to another the *interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”
°Word of wisdom
°Word of knowledge
°Discerning of spirits
°Speaking in tongues
- INFACT IN A DREAM AND A VISION or TRANCE ALL THE REVELATION AND SPEAKING GIFTS of the HOLY SPIRIT CAN BE EXPRESSED.
- THERE IS BLESSING WAITING TO GET THROUGH TO YOU VIA YOUR DREAM.
*SOLOMON GOT THE GIFT OF WISDOM,WEALTH AND FAME FROM HIS DREAM.
*JACOB GOT THE IDEA OF WEALTH TRANSFER FROM HIS DREAM.
*JOSEPH GOT THE PROMISE OF GREATNESS IN HIS DREAM.
*DANIEL RECEIVED THE DREAM AND THE INTERPRETATION OF KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S DREAM.
*APOSTLE PAUL RECIEVED THE DREAM OF ASSURANCE IN THE MIDST OF SERIOUS SHIP WRECK.
His birth and the protection of his paternity was from the directions his father Joseph received in the dream.
*THE BOOK OF REVELATION:
Is a complete book on the revelation of John the Beloved one of the Disciples of Jesus Christ.
1)The grace of God revealed upon this mountain in this 3 day dream deliverance conference shall turn your next dream to the vehicle of delivery of [**] in Jesus name.
- Spiritual gifts.
- Financial gifts.
- Breakthrough ideas.
- Secret that will make you relevant in a conglomerate.
- Secret that will make you very significant in life and plans of Noble.
- Secret that will put you in high demand by the nobles of the land.
I have heard you Teach on Conceptualized Dream and Prophetic Dreams can you please expatiate.
- THERE ARE THREE CLASSIFICATION OF DREAMS.
These are the Dreams that you picture and nurture until you see it in your future.
It is the glorious picture of your future that you can see now.
Another Hebrew word for Vision is Marah which means seeing something in a mirror.
God assisted Abraham to see the picture or a Conceptualized Dream.
Genesis 15:4-5 KJV
“And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.”
PAINT A PICTURE OF A GLORIOUS FUTURE AND YOU WILL SECURE IT FOR YOUR FUTURE.
JACOB RECEIVED TRANSFER OF WEALTH.
The Animals saw spotted stems of the Trees while they fed, drink and mated. Eventually as the animals conceived and delivered their offsprings “lo and behold” they were spotted.
*AND RECEIVE IT.
PROPHETIC DREAMS And VISIONs
HAD A PROPHETIC DREAM ABOUT HOW HE WOULD BECOME GREAT SUCH THAT HIS FATHER MOTHER AND SIBLINGS WILL MAKE OBEISANCE TO HIM.
HAD DREAM ABOUT SEVEN LEAN COWS EATING UP SEVEN FAT COWS.
HAD A DREAM OF A GREAT TREE CUT DOWN BUT WAS LEFT FROM THE TRUNK DOWN AND DEW FELL ON IT FOR SEVEN YEARS.
ALL OF THESE DREAMS ARE CLASSIFIED AS PROPHETIC DREAMS BECAUSE.
1)They are from God.
2)They are a instructional.
3)They are warnings.
4)And they refer to the future.
Matthew 13:25-28 KJV
“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?”
*EATING IN YOUR DREAM.
*BEING PURSUED BY DANGEROUS ANIMALS .
*FALLING FROM GREAT HEIGHT IN YOUR DREAM.
*BEING IMPRISONED OR HANDCUFFED OR CHAINED IN YOUR.
*HAVING SEX IN YOUR DREAM.
*BLEEDING PROFUSELY IN YOUR DREAM.
*WRITING AND FAILING EXAMS IN YOUR DREAM.
*SEEING SELF IN MORTUARY DEAD OR ALIVE IN YOUR DREAM.
*LOSING SOMETHING YOU TREASURE IN YOUR DREAM.
AND SO ON AND SO FORTH……..
PRINCIPLES OF DREAM INTERPRETATION.
- There are basic principles or rules that under-guards the Interpretation of Dreams.
SEVENTY PERCENT of Dreams DO NOT HAVE LITERAL MEANINGS
- SINCE MOST DREAMS ARE PARABLES,SYMBOLS,ENIGMAS AND DARK SAYINGS.
- IT WILL BE VERY WRONG TO ALWAYS BE QUICK TO ATTACH DIRECT MEANINGS TO DREAMS.
- THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DECODE.
- For instance that you saw the roof of your house leaking does not mean that you should prepare your carpenter but rather it is referring to a sin in your life that has made you vulnerable.
- Though for Moses God confirmed that’s he would speak to him mouth to mouth. In other words in clear language.
Numbers 12:7-8 KJV
“My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”
MOST DREAM IS A RESPONSE TO AGITATIONS OR FEAR.
Our Dreams are mostly answers to our agitations and the things that greatly disturb us. Or they are the seeds of fear sown into our souls.
GOD RESPONDED TO THE AGITATIONS OF JOSEPH.
Matthew 1:19-20 KJV
“Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.”
WHAT JOB FEARED WAS projected into his DREAMS
Job 3:25 KJV
“For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”
Job 7:14 KJV
“Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:”
So the Dream is as a result of what agitated you before you slept?
ALWAYS OBSERVE THE OUTCOME.
- The simplest way is to ask yourself the outcome of the Dream.
- How did it End. Did it end well?
- What was the state of your Emotion in the dream?.
- We’re you happy or sad at the outcome.
- We’re you agitated or helpless in the dream.
- Why you able to proffer solution in the dream or you woke up still looking for a way out?.
INTERPRETATION ARE PERSONAL BECAUSE OBJECTS AND SYMBOLS ARE PERSONAL.
- There are some general interpretation that may suffice but then most Dreams are personal to the dreamer.
- For instance what a dog means to an African will be totally different to an European. In Europe Dogs are pets and are Loved, well taken care of.
- A dog to an European will mean that it is time to show more love care in area of his or her life or to someone who is helpless.
- But in the African set up where Dogs are symbol of witchcraft oppression because witches uses these animals as a medium. When you see in your dream that a dog bit you or pursued you then it is time to pray violent prayers.
THE LITMUS TEST OF INTERPRETATION LIES WITH DREAMER.
Whether my interpretation of your dream is correct or not lies with the dreamer not with me. Only the dreamer and judge the correctness of my interpretation.
Romans 8:16 KJV
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”
I am referring to the witness of the spirit. Only the dreamer can confirm the correctness of the Interpretation. His or Her Spirit must bare witness to the interpretation.
6) sixth Principle:
INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS COMES FROM THREE FOUNDATIONAL SOURCES .
Since Man is created in the image of God. He is a Spirit, He has a Soul and he lives in a Body.
Therefore People tend to interpret the dreams of a man from any of the tripartite department of the man.
I)CARNAL OR FLESHLY.
- There are people who strongly believe in their interpretation of dreams based on physical experiences.
[°]These are the people that tend to majorly look at the Literal meaning of dreams as basis for their interpretation.
Ii)SOULISH or Psychic foundation.
[°]These are people who have developed their soul or mind or those who are gifted or claim to have psychic powers of clairvoyance or telepathy or a medium.
[°]These kind of people will often concentrate on mind reading of the dreamer to interpret dreams.There fore most of interpretation is based on
Iii)SPIRITUAL connected to your Foundation of Faith.
[°]Do not be surprised that people of religion (Islam,Hindu,Taoism,Buddhism,Heathenism,Paganism etc.)all have different basis for the interpretation of their dreams.
[°]But we of the Christian faith have the Bible as the Basis of the interpretation of our Dreams.
Besides we do recognize that the Real man is not the Body or a Soul but the “Spirit”.
[°]Most importantly we also recognize that God our creator who is a Spirit has chosen Dream as a medium to communicate with us. There fore the basis for our interpretation must be spiritual.
(7)LEARN TO DEPEND ON THE HOLYSPIRIT FOR TRUE INTERPRETATION.
- As a child of God and a Believer we are so blessed because of the Holy Spirit who is our Friend, guide and teacher.
- We must inculcate the habit of engaging the Holy Spirit to shine his light upon our dreams.
(1 Corinthians 2:10)
“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, HE WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS, and bring to your remembrance all things that I have said to you.”
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH …”