Lesson 08: Dreams and Visions
Lecturer: Apostle Colette Toach
Based on Chapter 02 & 03 of The Way of Dreams and Visions by Apostle Colette Toach
Dreams and visions have become quite popular in every walk of life - not just in the prophetic realm. So much so in fact that the Lord led me to preach and write "The Way of Dreams and Visions: Your secret conversation with God" (DAV) for those that found themselves flowing more and more in dreams that God gave them.
As a prophet there are a few things that you need to know about Dreams. I do cover some of this in the Practical Prophetic Ministry book (PPM) in Chapters 5 and 6.
I am going to list some points here that you need to know about Dreams and Visions. If you have read the chapters listed above you should know these facts already and be able to even add to them!
Most Dreams are Internal!
If you were the main character of your dream, being very involved in the events. Then your dream fits into the Internal Dream category. This means that all the characters and places in your dream are symbolic.
A Question based on the PPM book: What is the difference between an Internal Dream and a Prophetic Dream?
There is always a purpose.
The Lord does not put messages in your dreams just for the fun of it. There is always a purpose
A question based on DAV book: What three spiritual elements should always be in any revelation?
As a prophet, dreams are often the Lord's last resort to speak to you.
If you have a blockage in your spirit and you are battling to hear from the Lord, you will often hear from Him in your dreams. That clarifies what you will learn concerning Prophetic Deception: that your ability to hear the voice of God does not depend on your ability to hear God, but on God's ability to get through to you!
A question based on the DAV book: How can you start flowing more in prophetic dreams?
Even prophetic dreams are symbolic.
Even when the Lord gives you a clear prophetic dream, the characters and events in them are symbolic. So if you dream about a tornado or a great fire, it does not speak of actual events, but are symbolic of other things. The Way of Dreams and Visions explains more on how to identify what the events and characters in your dreams mean.
A Question based on DAV: What can giving birth or dying mean in your dreams?
Nightmares are not from the Lord.
If you are struggling with nightmares, then it means that the enemy has an inroad to your life and it attacking you in your sleep. Often the cause of this could be objects in your bedroom or other contaminations from relationships or things you have read. This is explained fully in the chapter entitled: Nightmares and Demonic Dreams in The way of Dreams and Visions book.
A question based on PPM book: In judging revelation what characteristics identify a revelation that is a deception?
In your next lesson for this course I want to look a bit at prophetic deception and how to be confident when you have heard from God that you are on the right track. For now though be more aware of the dreams that you receive. Try and identify even now what the characters in your dreams could symbolize. If you need a little help, then get the Dreams and Visions Symbol Dictionary by clicking here