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I had a weird, distubing dream about looking out of my kitchen window and seeing these large koala like animals outside, then I went outside with a sword and a dog bit into my hand and wouldn't let go. The disturbing part is that I was trying to cut the dogs head off with the sword but it wouldn't go through it's neck bone.

 

So this dream, like many other strange dreams, got me thinking, "What are dreams? Do they mean something?" 

 

So my question to you is, are there methods of dream interpretation that are safe to Christians?

And what do you think dreams are?

 

My take is that dreams are the minds way of putting psycological things into smybols. For most people those symbols are similar, but the dream could mean anything or nothing at all. I think God gave us the ability to dream, to better understand things about ourselves and others, and sometimes come to terms with things.

 

What do you think?

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Do you agree that life is spirit?

Then our dreams are also intertwined. I believe our dreams/thoughts are relevant to something somewhere for you can't think of something but that it has a source. In dreaming you may be drawing near but the purpose and understanding is for a seer. Someone who is designed that they can get themselves out of the way and contact that other realm - be they good or evil. We have many scriptural examples on both accounts.

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On 5/12/2018 at 7:50 PM, Innerfire89 said:

I went outside with a sword and a dog bit into my hand and wouldn't let go

Feed your animals; they shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them. You nightmare shound now be solved.  :classic_smile:

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Innerfire89
2 hours ago, 2404 said:

Do you agree that life is spirit?

Then our dreams are also intertwined. I believe our dreams/thoughts are relevant to something somewhere for you can't think of something but that it has a source. In dreaming you may be drawing near but the purpose and understanding is for a seer. Someone who is designed that they can get themselves out of the way and contact that other realm - be they good or evil. We have many scriptural examples on both accounts.

There's prophets in Scripture that are called seers, but prophecy is never left to the prophets own interpretation. Then we have Jacob who could interperate dreams, but that's not the normative.

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Innerfire89

I think the dream had to do with my relationship with someonethe Dog symbolises loyalty, man's best freind, so hitting me was betrayal or something, or maybe a ate slimjims to close to bed time, I heard spicy food can cause weird dreams, lol.

 

 

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Innerfire89 dreams can mean many things. We know from the book of Daniel that dreams  often come from the Divine. Other times they can be a welcome relief from stress, and than other times they come as nightmares perhaps they are warnings of a future event about to take place in our lives. Either way they do keep us alert and make us think. As to the koala like creatures. Well koalas are generally peaceful and  cute : ) 

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5 hours ago, Innerfire89 said:

There's prophets in Scripture that are called seers, but prophecy is never left to the prophets own interpretation. Then we have Jacob who could interperate dreams, but that's not the normative.

I think you mean Joseph and not Jacob that interpreted dreams. Some dreams could have implications and some are just our sub-consciences handling stress. The latter are usually forgotten easily. If you dream is really vivid, meditate on it, God will interpret. 

 

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On 5/12/2018 at 6:50 PM, Innerfire89 said:

So my question to you is, are there methods of dream interpretation that are safe to Christians?

Unless these are biblical dreams from out of the pages of Scripture we do not allow dream interpretations.

 

Excuse us for not including this in the rules as of yet. Having migrated to new forum software we rewrote our rules and had not included this. In the past we have received too many people suggesting that God gives new "Revelation" today through dreams etc.

 

God bless,

William

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25 minutes ago, Prim said:

Innerfire89 dreams can mean many things. We know from the book of Daniel that dreams  often come from the Divine. Other times they can be a welcome relief from stress, and than other times they come as nightmares perhaps they are warnings of a future event about to take place in our lives. Either way they do keep us alert and make us think. As to the koala like creatures. Well koalas are generally peaceful and  cute : ) 

Hello prim, and welcome to Christforums.

 

I'm curious what verses in Daniel you would use as a reference. To claim a dream or vision or anything else is from God is a serious claim. A word from God is a word from God, and would have the same baring as Scripture. I, like most here, believe here there are no revelations outside of God's word, The Bible.

 

The koalas creatures were monstrous and unsettling in this dream. They had extra long arms and crawled like apes. I won't talking much more about my dreams, but most are like that, like one dream where I was chased by birds with 4 foot long beaks, or the one where the one where giant centerpeids the size of skyscrapers were shooting up into the air out of puddles, most of my dreams are weird.

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31 minutes ago, deade said:

I think you mean Joseph and not Jacob that interpreted dreams. Some dreams could have implications and some are just our sub-consciences handling stress. The latter are usually forgotten easily. If you dream is really vivid, meditate on it, God will interpret. 

 

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No, I'm pretty sure it was Jacob who dreamed about rebuilding the walls of Jericho, it was him, indigo and those other guys. Lol.

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Innerfire thank you for the welcome. The reference I use is in Daniel chapter two. Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams that did trouble him very much even though he had forgotten what those dreams were all about. None of the kings magicians, sorcerers and astrologers had the power to interpret the dream because the king had forgotten. Only after the God of heaven the giver of the dream did reveal the dream to Daniel in a vision, was the kings memory of the dream restored to him.  innerfire I simply state what scripture says. And that is that God does use dreams when he chooses. And that can be in a personal way too and to anyone, as mentioned in my previous  letter. But yes most importantly the word of God is a lamp and a guide, and also the final authority for anyone who says anything in the name of Lord. Especially if it be contrary to scripture and does not come to pass. Innerfire perhaps you should spend some time with some cuddly koala bears down there at the zoo. It may soothe your soul from all those big nasty koala creature dreams that you do dream about  from time to time : )

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I believe that God can send us dreams that are prophetic. In Acts we are told old men will "dream dreams".

 

However,  prophesy isn't telling the future. It's more speaking God's Truth to His people clearly and accurately, possibly helping direct their paths in accordance with His Word. 

 

I came to know Christ and the meaning of salvation because of dreams.

 

The first dream was an odd dream, but one that was so real and so vivid that I couldn't forget it. It was like it was burned into my brain but I didn't know it's meaning. 

 

The next night an Angel of God came to me in my dream and explained the meaning of the first dream. It was a complete explanation of salvation which culminated in my being told that the Bible was the Word of God. (That was huge as I didn't believe that prior)

 

I was saved in my dream and then I asked God one more time after I woke up just to confirm it in all consciousness. I went from confusion and disbelief to absolute understanding and belief in the space of a heartbeat. 

 

ALL of that was life changing, and years later I remember every second of those two dreams. Burned into my mind and heart doesn't hardly describe it. 

 

And I can promise you a couple things with absolute certainty. God will never give you a prophetic dream that He doesn't also give you the interpretation of - and that interpretation will simply echo the Bible, if not repeat the Bible word for word at times. 

 

From my first prophetic dream to my last, the above has been true. God can speak to us outside the Bible, (it's a Living Word after all) but it'll never be anything but clarification of what's in that Book, and a means to give you an understanding of it, and sometimes how that Word applies to you specifically. 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Grace said:

I believe that God can send us dreams that are prophetic. In Acts we are told old men will "dream dreams".

 

However,  prophesy isn't telling the future. It's more speaking God's Truth to His people clearly and accurately, possibly helping direct their paths in accordance with His Word. 

 

I came to know Christ and the meaning of salvation because of dreams.

 

The first dream was an odd dream, but one that was so real and so vivid that I couldn't forget it. It was like it was burned into my brain but I didn't know it's meaning. 

 

The next night an Angel of God came to me in my dream and explained the meaning of the first dream. It was a complete explanation of salvation which culminated in my being told that the Bible was the Word of God. (That was huge as I didn't believe that prior)

 

I was saved in my dream and then I asked God one more time after I woke up just to confirm it in all consciousness. I went from confusion and disbelief to absolute understanding and belief in the space of a heartbeat. 

 

ALL of that was life changing, and years later I remember every second of those two dreams. Burned into my mind and heart doesn't hardly describe it. 

 

And I can promise you a couple things with absolute certainty. God will never give you a prophetic dream that He doesn't also give you the interpretation of - and that interpretation will simply echo the Bible, if not repeat the Bible word for word at times. 

 

From my first prophetic dream to my last, the above has been true. God can speak to us outside the Bible, (it's a Living Word after all) but it'll never be anything but clarification of what's in that Book, and a means to give you an understanding of it, and sometimes how that Word applies to you specifically. 

 

 

 

 

I consider that a possibility that God may reach people with dreams in that way. But those dreams are between them and God.

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Grace
15 hours ago, Innerfire89 said:

I consider that a possibility that God may reach people with dreams in that way. But those dreams are between them and God.

I agree with that... it's a message or an explanation to an individual for their edification.. 

 

I think the edification can potentially help another to understand the same thing or concept, should a situation arise where an explanation is warranted - but it is, in the end, something intended for the recipient. 

 

It was not my intention to indicate otherwise. 

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