Mary Adams (7 Jan 2012)
"To Joan Tanner: Dreams and Visions"


 
Dear Joan,
 
I cannot find anything in the Word of God that indicates Satan speaks to us in dreams.
On the contrary God does!
 
Job 33:14-30  "For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.  In a dream, in a vision
of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; then he openeth the ears
of men, and sealeth their instruction, that he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from
man. He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. He is chastened also
with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain: so that his life abhorreth bread,
and his soul dainty meat.  His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were
not seen stick out.  Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.  If there be
a messenger with him, and interpreter, one among a thousand, to show unto man his uprightness: Then he
is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransome.  His flesh
shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth.  He shall pray unto God, and he will
be favorable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me
not: He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.  Lo, all these things
worketh God oftentimes with man, to bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of
the living."
 
Nightmares and fearful, terrifying dreams actually instruct us about our spiritual condition. We may
hide them from others, and even deny them to ourselves, but they are given by God to keep us from the
wrong path we may be traveling. God wants to deliver us from Satan's pit.  Sometimes they warn us of
things to come, to comfort and prepare our hearts not to be fearful and be assured that God never leaves
nor forsakes us.  The whole purpose of dreams and visions is to draw man to God, lead and guide us in
this life, and to show us His plans. 
 
Usually God speaks in mysteries (symbolically) but without the Holy Spirit we lack the enlightenment to our
dreams and visions. If we are carnal and walk in the flesh, we will be like the pharoahs and "wise men" of
old.  Only the Holy Spirit guides us and gives us interpretation if we pray sincerely and seek answers from Him. 
 
MARY E. ADAMS