I’ve been looking into the idea of God speaking to us through dreams and visions. I’ve searched for what others are saying to learn their stance. Many reputable teachers say that today God mainly speaks to His people through His Word. Most of them refer to these verses:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
I agree that the Bible is definitely one of the primary places for us to seek God’s guidance and instruction. However, I still wonder if by expecting little, we receive little in terms of hearing from God in other ways.
My Challenge to You on Dreams and Visions
Again, when you start looking into it, you can easily find that there were quite a few instances recounted in the Bible of God speaking to people through dreams and visions. So, while some will say that it was a pretty rare occurrence, I’d say that it probably happened more often than you’d think.
And what about this verse?
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us
Ephesians 3:20 KJV
If we dismiss the possibility that God might speak to us in a dream or vision, then aren’t we underestimating God? Aren’t we sort of putting Him into a box that has very specific boundaries?
If there’s one thing that stands out to me when I read the Bible, it is that God does the unexpected. He’s always surprising people with the way He goes about accomplishing His will.
Given that there are clearly numerous instances in the Bible where God speaks to people through visions AND given His inclination to do the unexpected, I tend to believe that He might speak to me in a dream. Perhaps it is just wishful thinking, but perhaps not. Jesus Himself told us that all things are possible with God (See Matthew 19:26). I’ll keep asking Him to give me a dream or vision.