Deja Vu

Is this Deja Vu? Do feel like you have seen this before? Has this happened before?  Let me clear some things up. What you think is Deja Vu, is actually a dream from God.  Do all your dreams come from God?

The answer is no.  Now, this does not mean that God doesn’t speak to you through dreams at all.  Job 33:14 says, “for God does speak – now one way, now another – though no one perceives it.  In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears”.  There is more to that scripture, but we’ll stop there come back later.

Now here’s a break down of where our dreams come from God, ourselves, and, the devil. Our dreams that come from God leave lasting impressions and cannot be forgotten. Dreams from God are revelations: Divine or Supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world. Our dreams are where God reveals Himself, his plans for us and, the plans of the enemy. One mistake that people often make is confusing their own thoughts with the voice of God. We ask God to help us make a decision about something. When we dream about it, we want to believe that God has spoken to us.

At times people may even tell you their dreams thinking it is a message for you but 1 John 4:1 says: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit (speaking through a self-proclaimed prophet); instead test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets and teachers have gone out into the world”.  Take everything that you hear with a grain of salt. We must pray about every dream, especially when we believe they are from God. 1 Corinthians 2:11 says “For what a person knows the thoughts and motives of a man’s spirit within him?  So also no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”  Even prophets lie, 1 Kings 13 tells of a disobedient prophet from Judea who had gone to Bethel, whom the Lord had spoken to and had warned him not to eat or drink, nor return from the way which he had come.  As he rested another Prophet from Bethel came and deceived him, let’s pick the story up from verse 15, So the prophet said to him, “Come home with me and eat. ”16 The man of God said, “I cannot turn back and go with you, nor can I eat bread or drink water with you in this place. 17 I have been told by the word of the Lord: ‘You must not eat bread or drink water there or return by the way you came.’” 18 The old prophet answered, “I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the Lord: ‘Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.’” (But he was lying to him.) 19 So the man of God returned with him and ate and drank in his house. 20 While they were sitting at the table, the word of the Lord came to the old prophet who had brought him back. 21 He cried out to the man of God who had come from Judah, “This is what the Lord says: ‘You have defied the word of the Lord and have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you. 22 You came back and ate bread and drank water in the place where he told you not to eat or drink. Therefore your body will not be buried in the tomb of your ancestors.’” 23 When the man of God had finished eating and drinking, the prophet who had brought him back saddled his donkey for him. 24 As he went on his way, a lion met him on the road and killed him, and his body was left lying on the road, with both the donkey and the lion standing beside it.

saying “ – As he left Bethel he was killed by a lion and he was laid in the grave of the prophet from Bethel.

Now let us finish reading that scripture I brought up from Job 33

“He speaks in their ears and terrifies them with warnings, to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride, to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword.”

When God speaks, it is not without reason. When God speaks it is usually a warning, confirmation or, prophecy. God spoke to his people throughout the Bible. In Matthew, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph telling them to flee to Egypt.  In Genesis, Pharaoh had dreams about the famine that was to come; Joseph dreamed that one day his brothers would bow before him. I’m sure we all know how that last story ended.

The dreams that come from ourselves are usually things that occur throughout our daily lives, and our own unconscious desires.  Dreams that come from the devil are those that plant seeds of discord. They are dreams that attack, persuades or discourages us.  

No matter where our dreams come from they are from the spirit world. Our dreams that come from God are the Holy Spirit communicating with our own spirit. When we begin to dream from ourselves and from the devil it means our spirit is not in tune with God. That is why it is important for us to be careful of what we expose ourselves to, our spirits are sensitive to the world around us. If we continuously expose ourselves to sexually explicit material via social media, tv, or movies these are the things that we will begin to dream about. If you get to a place where you wake up and you are not remembering your dreams it means your dreams are not coming from God.  God will not let you forget something that he has revealed to you.

To round this all up,  not all dreams come from God.  However, This is something that we can control for the most part.  When our thoughts and our lives are in tune with God we can hear his voice and see His will clearly.  If you want to see less of yourself and more of him, spend more time seeking His will through prayer and His word.   

Sweet dreams everyone!

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