1. DREAMS OF ADVANCEMENT, PROMOTION AND BLESSING
2. DESTINY FAST- FORWARDING DREAMS
3. INSTRUCTIVE DREAMS
4. WARNING DREAMS
5. INFORMATION REVEALING DREAMS
6. RESTORATION DREAMS
7. DREAM OF MINISTRATION
8. PROPHETIC DREAMS
9. DIVINE COVENANT DREAMS
10. SECRET REVEALING DREAMS
1. DREAMS OF ADVANCEMENT, PROMOTION AND BLESSING (Genesis 28:11-22)
Dreams of advancement, promotion and blessing are orchestrated by the Lord God Almighty to upgrade our destinies for divine fulfillment. God normally equips the dreamers with the required grace for success in real life by this encounter in the dream. I have witnessed this severally over the years. There was a dream I had six years ago: God sent the founder of the Christ Apostolic Church (C.A.C), Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola to visit our present church ground. He wore an immaculate white priestly apparel, invited me and instructed angels to exhume some things the former owner of the premises had buried on the ground. This task was done with dispatch. Thereafter, he poured water on my head and pronounced blessings upon my life and the work. That was the beginning of my breakthrough in life, marriage and ministry to the glory of God.
Dreams are so powerful. Your destiny may be tied to your dreams. So, I advise that you be sensitive, careful, watchful and pray specifically to God for good dreams that will advance your destiny for uncommon blessings.
“And he [Jacob] dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it and said, “I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed. And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, north and south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And behold I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places wither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.” And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, “Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.” (Genesis 28: 12-16)
This is a clear biblical illustration of destiny-advancing dream of blessing. Jacob received his final blessing through dreams. You shall be the next person in Jesus name. One important issue in Jacob’s case was the seal of oath on the blessings from God in verse 15 to ensure the mandates therein came to pass. This is a true act of the sovereign God. It is important to sound a note of warning here, that once you are blessed in your dream, you must not live contrary to the will of God so as to enjoy what God has bestowed upon you.
Another example of destiny advancing dream of blessing was the case of Solomon in 1 Kings 3:5-15. He gave unprecedented offerings unto God that provoked a life-changing dream of blessing. Meaning that your GIVING is a potent tool to activate dreams of blessings. You can also receive healing through dreams. Healing is a great blessing after all: Health is wealth.
I have severally received healing through dreams. Angels can operate on you surgically and effect perfection in your system in the dream state. This is absolutely the work of God. Some other people can also be visited in their dreams to receive anointing for the blessing of fruitfulness with specifics of the expected babies. The Annunciation of the coming of Christ Jesus is an example (Matthew 1:20 – 21).
Finally, I want to enjoin you to nurture your good destiny-advancing dreams of blessing with adequate prayers and care just as a wise woman cares and prays fervently over her pregnancy until the day of her glorious delivery.
This Scripture in Isaiah 66:9 comes in handy: “Shall I bring to the birth and not cause to bring forth? says the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God”. He who has given the vision will bring it to pass in Jesus name. Amen.
2. DESTINY FAST-FORWARDING DREAMS
It is important to explain clearly the difference between the dream a man has personally and the one revealed by God unto man. The former is earthly, your personal ambition you desire to achieve. The one you conceive in your heart and pursue with all your resources, energy, vigor, intellectual wits, etc. But destiny fast-forwarding dreams are divinely prophetic, inspired by God Himself and revealed unto man like that of Jacob in Genesis 28. This type of dreams brings one’s future to the present as in a SPIRITUAL MOVIE. It will make you to have a clear focus and energize you to vigorously pursue it with all your natural and supernatural endowments because you have seen the end result. It is highly motivating.
JOSEPH, the dreamer, is a typical example (Genesis 37:5-11). The dream of destiny he had, helped him to overcome Potiphar’s wife temptation and to endure his prison travails. He remained focused having known through dream that he had a glorious end. This is a lesson for you and me.
3. INSTRUCTIVE DREAMS
In Genesis 30, when Laban cheated Jacob, God instructed him on what to do in his dream. That marked the end of his oppression and the beginning of prosperity. God may instruct you through your dream on the precise things to do in order to achieve appreciable results. We need to ask God for instructive dreams so as not to waste our productive seasons and expend energy on unprofitable ventures.
4. WARNING DREAMS (Matthew 2:1-23)
For the safety of our Lord Jesus when He was born, Joseph was warned in his dream about the satanic plan of Herod. “And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream saying, “Arise and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt and be thou there until I bring the word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him” (Matthew 2:13)
Also, the wise men, being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. Beloved, warning dreams guarantee safety, direction, roaring achievement and divine intervention.
5. INFORMATION REVEALING DREAMS
Some dreams are just meant to pass information across to the dreamer or someone else. It ensures a proper foreknowledge of the future. When you are endued with this informative dream, God will reveal your environment to you and the people. It is unfortunate that even in the church of God, satanically possessed people have erroneously been ordained into positions of authority because pastors don’t have information from God. People hire housemaids and other domestic workers who turn out to be their enemies. But immediately God empowers you with information- revealing dreams, secrets will be exposed.
In Genesis 46:1-4, God spoke to Israel in a vision.
In Acts 27:22-26, Paul’s journey to Jerusalem was turbulent but God had given him clear information about the happenings ahead of time. Don’t be afraid if you have a dream that is negative, especially about death. Rise up and use death-cancelling Scriptures, fast and pray, and trust God for His miracles.
Informative dreams must be interpreted based on the Word of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes they may be coded. In the areas of marriage, business, call into ministry, you must be prayerful to avoid manipulation and mis-interpretation.
6. RESTORATION DREAMS (Genesis 40:6-13, 20-21)
God has the ability to bring about restoration through dreams, just like the enemy steals through dreams. Pharaoh’s chief butler had a dream of restoration, and was truly restored and reinstated. As a backsliding Christian, God can initiate your restoration through dreams. Good things snatched from you through dreams can be restored by God through the same channel. Please, pray regularly for these restorative dreams. Many have regained their health, wealth, position, and peace through this type of dreams.
7. DREAMS OF MINISTRATION
How wonderful an experience it would be if you had Jesus appearing to you in your dream ministering grace, healing, deliverance, salvation and imparting to you spiritual gifts and anointing. I have been privileged to have many great men of God ministering to me in my dreams. Note that virtues and healing can be ministered to you in your dreams.
I once had an infection on my right leg for years. I tried all medications to no avail. One day I asked God to heal me by fire in the name of Jesus as it was becoming very embarrassing. Then I had a dream – A man of God asked me to visit his church. He bathed the very spot on my leg with water and dead insects came out. He then announced my deliverance. Beloved, on waking up, the spot had dried up, praise the Living Jesus. It is your turn, in Jesus name.
8. PROPHETIC DREAMS
These are dreams where God gives you prophecies about future events. In Genesis 37:5-7, Joseph’s prophetic future was revealed to him by God in a divinely-coded prophetic dream. Such dreams must be carefully nurtured in consistent prayers. Announcing them will facilitate clogs and hindrances from the kingdom of darkness. It has been proved overtime that most prophetic dreams will pass through many trials before coming to pass. One very interesting thing about prophetic dreams is that once you obey God and maintain absolute holiness, nothing can stop them from coming to pass. Remember the stand of Joseph and his end in the palace.
9. DIVINE COVENANT DREAMS
In Genesis 28:15, Jacob had a divine covenant dream. God entered with him in his dream the covenant of security and protection. Jacob said in v. 16, And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place and I knew it not.
Also, in 2 Chronicles 1:7, God entered into a covenant of wisdom, knowledge, riches, wealth and honour with Solomon in his dream. In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a DREAM by night: and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” (1 Kings 3:5 emphasis mine). (This encounter with the Lord is also recounted in 1Kings 3:5-15.)
Beloved, ask the Holy Spirit to grant you divine covenant dreams. You’ll be surprised at the degree of victory that will be yours in Jesus name.
10. SECRET-REVEALING DREAMS (Daniel 2:1-49)
“He revealeth the deep and secret things; he knows what is in the darkness and the light dwelleth with him. Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven” (vv. 19 & 22). Secret-revealing dreams are to glorify the power of God. They underline the omniscient attribute of God as the only One with insight into our future. We are to ask God daily for secret-revealing dreams so as to display and ensure constant victory over the wiles of our arch-adversary. May this encounter be manifested in our lives in Jesus name.