Interpreting Dream Images


“Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD,”   Jeremiah 23:32.

“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,”   Joel 2:28.

Rorschach Test  imageWith the influx of thousands of different dreams that we read about and see in this hour, I thought that a comparison might be made with the Rorschach Test that was developed in 1921.

The test itself was originally done to measure thought disorders in determining how some patients especially those with schizophrenia would interpret different images that they would be shown.

But perhaps this application can be applied to many beyond the scope that it was originally designed for.

The actual procedure consisted of ten images and then when one memorized them, they were to go to the next page and pick from a list of the best descriptions for that particular image.

These images would be projected on a screen and the person would have thirty seconds to memorize the images.

It just made me think about all of the images that some define and talk about in their dreams seemingly knowing exactly what each image means in its spiritual application.

Perhaps some of these things that are seen are subjective only to the individual that sees them.

Of course there are a certain images that are universal and usually when one sees a spider or a rainbow then that interpretation remains the same.

Not every symbol has the same meaning for each person.  Someone may dream about a spouse or a father, and it could mean something totally different for another person.

When going through the dream, ask the LORD for an interpretation concerning what the different characters mean.

Before someone attempts to interpret someone else’s dream, it becomes vital to know the relationship between the person and the characters in their dream.

It also becomes important to understand that the culture that one lives in influences our interpretation.

The LORD used a tablecloth of unclean animals to Peter in the vision that he received (Acts 10:11ff).

What I’m simply saying here is that some are interpreting the images that they see in their dreams just like those did from a Rorschach Test.

Maybe they see a butterfly and think that it represents something about freedom or flight or whatever, but then when they look at the image a little differently they see something completely different.

Look, I’m not saying that some of the dreams that many have in this hour are not prophetic in nature, I’m certain that some are, but many of them are not also.

There are so many of them that are circulated lately about the Antichrist, a president, and other political figures.

We just really need to be wise in our understanding of what we are seeing in the dreams that we have these days.

Certainly God is speaking to many of us in our dreams, and yet sometimes what we are experiencing is simply rehashing what had happened to us during the day, the previous week, or some other event that took place.

Just remember that what we see in our dreams is always symbolic in nature and they are personal to each of us.

Take the time to bring your dreams and revelations to the LORD.

Pray over them, and then “if” you believe that you should share them, then do so, but be certain that what you are sharing is said out of the right interpretation and not just something that you may “want” it to say.


~ Stephen Hanson

Prophet Stephen HansonStephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since.  In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God.  Will we be prepared and ready?

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