Dynamics of Communication in a Dream
(Kathy Gabler)—When considering a dream or vision, consider the dynamics of a communication from God. 1) A God-dream will have a God-agenda that requires a response from the dreamer, like a realization that requires agreement or an instruction to follow or an insight to act upon or changes or preparation to make. 2) The purpose of a God-dream will never contradict God’s Word. 3) The purpose of a God-dream will never contradict God’s Character, and healthy relationship with Him is how we know what He is like. 4) A God dream or vision can be a Gift of the Spirit, i.e., a word of knowledge, word of wisdom, gift of healing, gift of faith, instruction to work a miracle, a prophetic word, gift of discernment, etc. A friend dreamed she was in a building and water came flooding in. When it got ankle-deep, she heard a voice say, “Get out! You could be electrocuted!” This dream is not obviously symbolic or literal. If it were symbolic, the flooding water represents increasing, troubling circumstances, and the message of the dream is to take action to get out of them. However, this dream turned out to be very literal. The next day the dreamer was in Penny’s at a mall. Ten minutes in the store, the fire alarm went off and sprinklers rained down. The first floor started flooding as they locked all exits. When the water touched the dreamer’s ankle, she suddenly remembered her dream. She ran to an employee to tell her they must open the doors and get the people out because there was a risk of electrocution. As people poured out the doors with the water, firemen were coming in and she heard them saying, “Good thing people got out because there is a danger of electrocution!” Her dream was a gift of the Spirit, a prophetic warning from God and a word of wisdom that gave strategic instruction. Should she expect spiritual gifts to be part of the language of her dreams? Yes.