There are many instances in the Bible when The LORD spoke to people in visions and dreams.
He put Abraham into a deep sleep to make a covenant with him, He gave Abimelech a warning dream not to touch Sarah, because she was Abraham’s wife.
He gave Joseph a dream which we all know as “Joseph’s coat of many colors”. Through a series of events Joseph was brought from the pit to the palace.
During this time he interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams as well as his cup bearer and baker’s dreams.
In a dream He showed Jacob a ladder into heaven with angels ascending and descending. When Jacob awoke he said, “Surely The LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”
He spoke to Solomon in a dream and said: Whatever you want I will give to you. Solomon asked for wisdom.
The LORD replied: Because you have not asked for long life or riches and honor or the lives of your enemies, I will also give you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days and if you keep my ways as your father David did, I will lengthen your days.
The LORD gave Nebuchadnezzar a dream in which Daniel interpreted. Daniel also had many visions, revelations and encounters of the end times.
In the New Testament The LORD sent an angel to Joseph in a dream and told him not to be afraid and to take Mary as his wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Pilate’s wife had a nightmare convincing her that Jesus was the Messiah. The LORD also gave Peter a vision while praying on a rooftop showing him that he is not bound by the law and not to call anything unclean.
God spoke to John on the island of Patmos in the book of Revelation. He received encounters with visions and revelations of the end times.
In the book of Acts Peter stood up in the Upper Room and quoted the prophecy from Joel 2:28-29. We are living in a time when many people are receiving dreams from heaven.
Many of you don’t realize that some of your dreams are prophetic in nature. They are directional dreams, destiny dreams and warning dreams.
They are dreams to instruct you, heal you and encourage you. The enemy will also try to counterfeit this and bring dreams of fear, confusion and delusion.
Several years ago I had a dream which I now realize was a warning dream. This dream showed intricate details of the plans of the kingdom of darkness against me personally in an allegorical dream.
Jesus gives us the opportunity to intercede on behalf of our dreams to derail the strategies of the enemy.
I want to share another prophetic dream that I had several years ago which I shared once before. A few years ago I was in a service and I had a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit.
I remember how I was still enveloped in the anointing of God when I got home. That night I had two separate dreams which were two hours apart. These prophetic dreams are more relevant for today than they were when I received them.
In the first dream I was in a huge ancient place. There were surrounding mountains that appeared to be made of ivory.
A very gracious lady was giving me a tour of this magnificent place, but I don’t recall what her face looked like. All I could remember was that her countenance was pleasant and loving as an angel.
As I walked with her we saw numerous eagles in cages made of wood and metal. Each eagle was in its own cage. Many of them were not full-grown eagles but they were various ages and sizes.
As this lady was showing me around, we noticed one young eaglet that broke out of its wooden crate, as it broke the wood by pushing it up with its beak and simply hopping out.
Although it was an eagle, its appearance was different from a full-grown eagle because it was a very young eaglet. When the lady saw this she laughed in amusement and gently placed the eaglet back into the crate, because it wasn’t time for it to be released.
There were also some young lions. There was one young lion which I recognized was a female because it didn’t have a mane.
This young lion was on a long leash, but I couldn’t understand why it was so gentle rather than vicious.
As I continued to walk with her I was looking up in amazement at the huge arched cathedral ceilings which were approximately fifty feet high and made of a beautiful engraved stone.
I asked her who owned this place and she responded, “Two Jewish men.” I then looked up and saw two gigantic ancient doors made of dark brown brass. Engraved in gold leaf in these doors were the words: “Tallit and Tekiah“.
When I woke up I recorded this dream and went back to sleep. Two hours later I had another dream where I went back to that place and this time I heard anointed music playing in the atmosphere.
I was talking to a Jewish man with a long robe. I saw the two ancient doors again and in front of the man was a podium with the inscription that said: Isaiah 45:1-2,
“Thus says The LORD to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held — to subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings, to open before him the Double Doors, so that the gates will not be shut:
I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.
I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, The LORD, who call you by your name am the God of Israel.”
The next morning I looked up the two words “Tallit and Tekiah” and found that the tallit is a Jewish prayer shawl and the tekiah is the sound that a shofar (rams horn) makes.
The sound of the tekiah is especially used in the celebration for Rosh Hashanah, Passover and Yom Kippur which represents victory and freedom and is still in practice today. Jews also still wear the tallit today during prayer (prayer shawl).
This is the prophetic word that I received:
The LORD says, “I AM raising up many prophets, prophetic voices and visionaries from among you.
There are many young eagles in training. Many of them are hidden away, some are in the fields, some are in the marketplace but each one is spending time in the secret place.
They are in intercession and worshiping Me as they are preparing their hearts for what I have for them.
These young eagles are being raised up to proclaim My prophetic voice and My Word to the nations.
\When they come before you, embrace them and do not refuse them because they are being sent forth as My representatives.
Do not judge them by their outward appearance, education, inadequacies or lack of stamina.
They are My chosen generation who will go forth with great power and anointing. They are warriors and have no fear of the enemies revenge or retaliation because they know who they are.
They have been tested in the fire and have survived the lion’s den.
Don’t look at their situations of where they are now because many are going to be amazed as they see them rebound right into the place that they were called to be.
I will release to them the treasures of darkness and the hidden riches of secret places and you will be amazed what I am about to do with their lives,” says the Lord.
“Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream,” Numbers 12:6.
“In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,” Job 33:15-16.
“He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him,” Daniel 2:22.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,