Friday 31 May 2024

Prophecies | Part Ten | How Prophecy Comes | Part Three.


We continue with our meditations in The Book of Daniel, as we continue to dig into verse 14 of Chapter 10. It reads,

"Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.”"
God speaks through dreams, as a type of vision, seeing. Isn't it amazing that prophets are also known as and called seers? Those who see what others do not. We all supposedly see, but the prophetic extends your seeing to another level altogether. You become a superhuman by virtual seeing. And one of the ways of supernatural seeing is dreaming. The invisible realm can and does open itself to us in dreams.

Dreams are the easiest and most common type of vision. Almost every Tom, Dick, and Harry can be visited in a dream. This seems to be alluded to in Numbers 12:6. It reads, "Then He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream." The challenge with dreams is they are not plain speaking. They are subject to interpretation.

You or anyone can have any kind of dream. It means nothing and is useless without the right interpretation and or understanding. We see several examples of this in the scriptures. Here in our study of Daniel, we see several, including our present text. The angel had come to give the interpretation and understanding of the vision Daniel had. Pharoah needed an understanding of his dream, which Joseph provided.

Joseph's testament always rings in my mind, when it comes to dreams. "So Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.”" (Genesis 40:8b) It is very easy to be misguided by dreams, and a great many have been. The symbolism might be confusing. They might not be literal in interpretations. The important thing is never to be in a hurry to jump at an interpretation. Rest and God will make it clear.

Not all dreams are symbolic in nature. Some are clear messages. Irrespective though, it MUST not rob you of your peace. God is not an author of confusion. And, just as in all other prophecies, it is with the intent of edification. "But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men." (1 Corinthians 14:3)

The Saint.

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