Discerning Whether These Dreams Are From The Lord

I have had a question posted by a man named Mike, (on the post before this one: https://dreamsofdunamis.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/four-more-dreams-and-visions-that-have-come-to-pass/,) that deserves to be shared with all the readers of this blog. (I still plan to post a regular blog entry within the next two days.) 

Mike asks: “how are you determining or ‘discerning’ whether these dreams are from the Lord? just if they come true?”

Many of these dreams and visions have come true, and as this is to be a sign amongst the believers, to discern if this is really a Word coming from the Lord or not, I felt it worthwhile to note. (It was, after all, how our family first noticed them!) However this method of discernment does not work well for those believers who receive the dreams. We have found that much more is needed.  

Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, usually tells us if it is from Him or not. This is usually then confirmed through another believer. The ones given to us from satan always has something about them that doesn’t seem…clean somehow. It is hard to describe. Sometimes we can see or hear the demons in the dream, which tells us that the evil one was behind it. If we sense that it is an attack from satan, we will cast it out in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and ask the Lord to remove the memory of the dream. There have been a few times, when this did not erase the memory of the dream, and the Lord would let us know that there was something we needed to learn from it, usually pertaining to spiritual warfare, that we had to deal with first. Of course, the ones that have the discernable presence of God in them, (for example, seeing God’s Holy angels or hearing the voice of the Lord,) are the easy ones to discern. Often times, the Lord would not let the one who had the dream, forget about it, until it was shared and written down.

 As I’ve said before, some of the last dreams that I’ve posted, (and the next one due in a day or two,) were to show to others the different kinds of dreams our family has experienced. Ours can not be the only family who has been given such gifts of spiritual discernment! There must be others out there who are also experiencing such dreams, and visions, for in Joel 2:28-32 and again in Acts 2:15-21, the scriptures claim that “…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.” My children have come to believe that they are but amongst the first numbered of those who will be given these gifts, and that these gifts will be given out more and more as the end of days grow nearer. (See also Ephesians 4:11-12.) And since scriptures also state that we “…know in part, and we prophesy in part,” and that “we see through a glass darkly,” (1 Corinthians 13:9 and 12,) we need the body of Christ to help us all function as a whole, just as Romans 12:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 says. For this reason, I have been told to share them and not hold them back, for there may come one who may need the sharing of these experiences. 

Yes, the ones on Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston confused us all on why they were given, (they seemed so worldly,) yet the Lord has used them to convict others in our family, not to simply ignore such odd prophetic dreams, but to share them with each other, and for us to bring them to God in prayer. (You certainly don’t want to ignore God if they were from Him, and you don’t want to ignore it if it was from satan – he needs to be firmly cast out in Jesus name!) However odd these dreams may seem, no evil was sensed in those two dreams. Both the Michael Jackson dream and the Whitney Houston dream simply revealed that something ‘of the world’ was going to have an effect upon the world. To those who are so spiritually sensitive, such an upset amongst the populace can have a disturbing effect on the senses. (For example, the day before 9-11 was EXTREMELY hard on us!) Letting them know before hand what it was, and to not let it affect them, was a blessing. It was also sensed that their death was another small step towards a kind of ‘paradigm shift’ (defined in our family, as a demonic bondage of a large group of people,) towards the ‘N.W.O.’ (How, we do not know.) The Michael Jackson one showed us that some of these dreams and visions can be actual mini-clips of future events. (I had been wondering at that time if they were, or if they were just symbolic.)

The visions of earthquake/tsunami destruction, is teaching my family that besides sharing (whatever it is that we have to share,) the purpose in the dream might also be to pray for those who might be affected by such destruction, like Sarah, another believer, had suggested in her response to my posting.  (Thank you Sarah for your comment!)

The Lord always helps us work through these experiences; I am VERY thankful to Him that He has never left us nor forsaken us. Glory always to Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

May we all remain in Him through these end times,
C. Dunamis

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6 comments on “Discerning Whether These Dreams Are From The Lord

  1. thank you for your reply and the graceful and christlike tone, very different from many on the internet these days i’m afraid,

    Once again, I’m not trying to knock you, but we have been told in the NT that dreams and visions come from the Holy Spirit (see 1 cor 12 and 14) and manner in which the HS communicates to His people, the church. We need to be careful to Testify of jesus, be Witnesses of the Gospel to the world without Christ Jesus, and Edify the Church by allowing the HS to remind us of all that He has commanded. Please consider carefully these scriptures about NT prophesy and the Holy Spirit’s work (including dreams and visions) among the believers.

    John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, (whatsoever I have said unto you)

    John 15:26 ¶ But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, (he shall testify of me:)

    John16:13,14 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.)

    Rev 19:10 ….for the (testimony of Jesus) is the spirit of prophecy.

    Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and (ye shall be witnesses unto me) both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

    What I don’t see with many of your ‘dreams and visions’ is the HS testifying of Jesus, edifying His Church or convincing the world of Sin, Righteousness and Judgement to come. Which not only makes me challenge the ‘origin’ and ‘motivation’ of these posts of yours, but also makes me want to reach out to you to help you self- examine what and why you consider these ‘as from the Lord’.

    In Deuteronomy 13, God sets out that just because a dream or vision comes true doesn’t mean it is from the Lord. Also see Jeremiah 23 on the dangers of prophesying dreams and visions in God’s name that either He didn’t say, or are not in His manner. Again, I am not knocking you. I am wanting to help you reexamine and recognize the error and then it’s up to you what the Lord would want you to do.
    thx
    -mike

    • Hi Mike,

      The bulk of correspondence from this blog, comes to me through my email, privately. And so far ALL the responses have been positive and filled with Godly fruit. Truly, it has given me great joy, to witness such a response to His use of our family, and to be included into these people’s lives!

      I remain standing by these testimonies, as being from the Holy Spirit. Even triple-checked, they are still from Him. Our family has stood upon many of them with our very lives, and will probably continue to do so. Where the Lord leads us, we follow.

      If one was to look at Revelation 18:9-19 only, the reader might think that there was no exhortation, gospel, or repentance call within those words. Instead, they are found before and after that section. So it is with some of these dreams and visions. Sometimes all we are shown, is just a small clip of the future. Yet His presence is still behind them all, even in those that warn of great destruction.

      If you still feel that they are not from God, then all I can do is suggest that you pray for our family and the readers of this site. I will pray for you and your web site as well. The Holy Spirit is VERY able to work within us all, to bring about the changes that He wills for each one of us. Pray that the Holy Spirit would gift us all greatly with the Spirit of Truth, so that we may all be led more and more into all Truth. Pray that we would all be brought closer and closer into His knowledge and light. Pray that the Lord would always reveal to us what His will is for each of us, and that He would always keep us in His will and in His ways, despite any shortcomings or sin. Do not despair, and remember; God works all things together for good to those that love Him and are called to His purpose!

      Shalom,
      C. Dunamis

    • Thank you Tim,
      Your response was needed, appreciated, and perfect in its timing.
      I liked your post on the dream you had of John Piper, and especially liked the link on that page for the one on Samson and the jawbone. Thank you very much for sharing them!

  2. thank you again for your kind reply. and while i still cannot fully agree with your response, i can accept that you and i are both still growing in and learning more every day in the knowledge and admonition of the Lord, informed primarily by His Word. and yes, my wife and i will be praying. and we appreciate your expression of prayer for us as well.
    ’til He returns in Glory,
    mike

  3. Dear Mike and C.
    Amen. please keep being kind to one another and humble in your assessment of all our growing. We can’t always put such a definative mark on what YAHWEY is doing. I’ll give an example. The night before a tornado struck the town I used to live in, I was speaking with a neighbor about some issues she was having with another neighbor. Neither would concede. I said, “what’s it going to take-a tornado ripping through your neighborhood-for you to all get along?” Yikes!
    Thankfully no one was hurt in that neighborhood.
    Peace,
    Deirdre

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