Bible Verses about Dreams
Ecclesiastes 5:3 – Every dream has a purpose
For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words
Ecclesiastes 5:3 ESV
Since Ecclesiastes 5:3 links dreaming to labor and occupation, God may speak to our Spirit or to our subconscious, which is the part of us that dreams as we struggle through life.
This would instruct us to listen to God’s voice as we go about our daily activities. Then exert the necessary effort to bring it about. We’re being stupid if all we do is talk about it.
Deuteronomy 13:1 – Be thankful if there is a dreamer in your community
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder
Dreams may come from God or maybe erroneous prophecies. We must be careful not to place undue importance on goals and instead wait for God to clarify any dream we think contains a message from Him. It would be uncommon for God to communicate exclusively through a dream without further support.
Ecclesiastes 5:7 – Vain dreams are vanity
For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear
Ecclesiastes 5:7 ESV
Fearing God is the alternative if the main issue with our worship is that we are too focused on our thoughts and words. But why is it important to fear the LORD? Knowing that God is God is all that is necessary for one to fear him.
Knowing God means fearing Him. Our elegant phrases and extravagant fantasies pale compared to the snow-capped mountains of His omnipotent commands.
We gain the most by turning our attention away from ourselves and toward God since our heavenly Father wants what is best for us. Our ultimate satisfaction can only be attained by clinging to God and not to empty dreams.
Job 7:14 – God reveals terrible things through dream
Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions
Job 7:14 KJV
It is better to regard whatever is painful as planned for our benefit and serve a higher purpose. We must acknowledge that comfortable nights are given to us and express gratitude for them.
Many people weave the spider’s web while we are alive, but they will fail. However, if we live for the Lord while we are alive by doing works of love and faith, we will benefit because each person will reap what they sow and wear what they weave.
Genesis 40:8 – Interpretation of dreams is essential
“We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”Genesis 40:8
Acts 2:17 – Older men shall become dreamers
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams
Acts 2:17 KJV
The revelation that comes through prophetic utterances, visions, and dreams is flawed, but the Bible is infallible. Thus they should not be held in the same respect. Instead, devoted and competent Christians must weigh them for discernment after comparing them to the Bible. Even then, they should be handled cautiously and as subjective.
Genesis 15:1 – The gift of Vision is glorious
After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward
Genesis 15:1 KJV
Knowing that the Lord is our protector and shield should bring gladness and rejoicing to our hearts because being protected by the Almighty God and Savior is the safest place to be.
In Christ Jesus, our Lord, God’s promises to His people are fulfilled. This should cause us to rejoice in the Lord and be glad in Him for eternity. Let us never forget that we have a faithful Father.
Job 33:14-15 – You dream while asleep
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;
Job 33:14-15 KJV
It is currently impossible to establish how God conveyed His will in this manner, how it was understood that God was speaking to the prophet or other person during sleep, or what standard they used to separate them from ordinary dreams.
This verse demonstrates God’s patience and forbearance and the lengths he goes to communicate with us through our dreams and spare the sinner from destruction. Even when people don’t listen, God sends repeated warnings.
Bible Verses about Dreams and Visions
Whether you have experience with Biblical dreams or dream interpretation, these Verses would help you to develop and sharpen your memory. Additionally, the Holy Spirit occasionally reveals something new about a verse you have already examined.
Joel 2:28 – The Spirit of God will descend on all flesh to dream
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.
Joel 2:28 ESV
This scripture demonstrates how when God offers His people His Spirit, He will do so personally, widely, and unquestionably. God wants to provide a direct line of communication between believers and the holy God.
All of this is possible because of Jesus Christ, whose death and resurrection make it possible for God’s Spirit to enter into and reside inside each person who chooses to believe in Him.
Instead of being demoralized by the world around us, let us take heart from the fact that Joel 2:28’s prophecy has come true. We are to use the words God provides us in His Word to strengthen His church because He has sent His Spirit to dwell inside us.
Acts 2:17 – Every flesh will be ridden with dreams
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;
Acts 2:17 ESV
In this verse, our attention is drawn to the prophecy that was spoken in Joel 2:28. It is during this time on Pentecost day that God fulfills his promise.
We must never downplay the excellent partial fulfillment of this precious promise lavished on the few faithful ones waiting in Jerusalem together as directed by Christ.
When understood in its proper context, much of Joel’s prophecy still hasn’t been realized, but Pentecost provided a thrilling preview of what is to come.
While some parts of Joel’s prophecy will pass during Jacob’s trouble, others will occur after Christ has returned to earth in force and great glory to establish His kingdom.
And he said, “Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream.
Numbers 12:6 ESV
Here, we see how God typically revealed himself to the prophets. Although people mistreated and mocked them, they were the intimates and favorites of heaven.
God revealed himself to them in dreams or visions while they were awake, and through them, he told himself to others. And those who God makes himself known to are joyful, great, truly great, and joyful.
However, he does so today not through dreams and visions as in the past but through the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, who reveals to infants those things that prophets and kings longed to see but were unable to.
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
Proverbs 29:18 ESV
Without a revelation of God’s will, humanity is utterly in the dark and will eventually destroy itself. There are several instances of dysfunction all around you. This proverb’s lesson is straightforward, but a wrong interpretation and careless application mislead most people. Here, the term “vision” refers to the experience of receiving a heavenly message from God, whether it came through a vision, a dream, or a prophecy.
However, we are blessed today because the Bible gives us access to God’s message. The lesson in this proverb is: “Disregard the Bible at your own risk. The only way to know God’s commandments is to pay attention to the Bible, which is the only source of fulfillment and happiness. Your success and prosperity depend on you having a message from God.
As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams
Daniel 1:17 ESV
A dream can be deemed supernatural if it contains nothing absurd, horrifying, or strange. We may assume they are supernatural if the entirety of the causes and effects of the objects, from origin to end, are retained in them. Daniel was able to understand these dreams.
This demonstrates that illumination of heavenly mysteries precedes holiness of heart and devotion to God. Daniel initially showed his commitment to serving God; however, he would eventually get significant enlightenment.
Daniel and his friends demonstrate how inner conviction can withstand external pressure and how beliefs that glorify God bring forth God-given blessings.
Bible Verses about Dreams and Goals
Setting new goals is one of the beautiful things about recent seasons. If you are anything like me, recent seasons have brought new aspirations. Usually, I utilize scripture to examine my dreams and set my goals.
This article will offer some Biblical Scriptures that I apply to goals and desires.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
God’s plan for all of His people—both for Israel and the Church—is for our everlasting good and spiritual well-being as well as our temporal and material necessities, as this lovely verse of consolation glistens with bright light.
Even though we may have ambitions and goals, they may not align with God’s plan.
But remember that even though we may go far from the Lord, He still wants what is best for His children. Giving us a future and hope is part of His plan for His children.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33 NIV
To seek something is to sincerely search for it in the hope of discovering it. Unfortunately, some people frequently do not put God first. Before seeking God, people look for everything else.
This passage discusses having faith in God. There are good reasons why you shouldn’t worry about your body’s fundamental demands. Instead of depending on others or ourselves, we should seek that kingdom first to participate in all God offers.
Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.
Habakkuk 2:2 NIV
God hints that what He has told the prophet may not necessarily be a message of gloom and despair, alleviating some of the prophet’s anxieties. Although it could appear that way, the image is uplifting, positive, and wonderful.
God commands Habakkuk to write the revelation down precisely so that someone else can take it in the future and convey it to the people who need to hear it. This is fulfilled by anyone speaking God’s words in the end times.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Proverbs 16:3 NIV
This scripture is not often taken to heart by people. They believe it implies reciting the verse’s words while carrying out their agenda. God has given us the authority to decide how to pursue our aspirations and ambitions.
However, there is a method that will result in a flourishing existence while you are in his presence, staying in him and looking for his calm as you go. Jesus asserted that his yoke and burden would be light (Mat 11:30). This is because when one fully commits to the Lord, all responsibility is placed on Him.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 NIV
This verse does not serve as inspiration to excel in the workplace, school, or sports. It’s not intended to push the strong to even greater heights. Instead, it’s meant to support the frail and those in trying situations.
It serves as a reminder and an inspiration that even though life may be difficult, God is with you. God is with you, so you can handle whatever life throws.
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert
Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV
We must ask God for forgiveness, learn from our past mistakes, attempt to make amends with those we have hurt and anticipate the new things the Lord will do in our lives. We all have a past, some of which are not so good. Lord: “See, I’m doing something fresh! Are you blind to it?
Now is the moment to look forward and concentrate on what lies ahead. God desires to perform a new act in our life. He wants us to reach the heights of our potential in Him. The Lord has given us a massive task. He will create rivers in the desert and a road in the middle of nowhere for us.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you
1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV
We are urged to cultivate an attitude of thankful praise and unceasing appreciation to our Father in heaven as Christians who have been rescued by grace through faith in Christ, as a man’s spiritual maturity is demonstrated in the heart of thanksgiving and praise for everything that the Lord has done for us.
We invite more blessings into our lives by expressing our thankfulness to God for fulfilling our desires.
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14 ESV
The first thing I want you to remember is that to achieve your goal; you must maintain concentration and keep your eyes locked on it. Paul had a vision and a goal in mind, and he assured us he continued working toward that objective.
Whatever we attempt in life, we will always require the Lord. Jesus says, “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Keep close to the Lord and cling to His word.
“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm—my great army that I sent among you.
Joel 2:25 NIV
Anyone who has experienced the effects of their sin and worries that they will never be able to regain what was lost will find this a sweet promise.
God is a loving and forgiving Father to us who won’t punish us excessively and longs to repair our relationship with him and the blessings we have received from him. Your dreams will come true according to God’s timing and will.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever
Psalm 23:6 ESV
God will honor and bless us in front of our enemies if we remain steadfast in him and allow him to direct our paths. He brags by lavishly benefiting us in front of the people who wish to see us fail! Because we know that God is on our side and that serving Him is never in vain, we don’t need to worry about what other people think or say about us.
Having read these Bible Verses about dreams, I hope you have understood the concept of dreams and how they can help us tackle bad dreams in the future.
God communicates with us in many ways. He may speak to you directly in response to your prayers or silently guide you in the right direction. But if we do not hear God’s warnings, He will send instructions in a dream as we sleep (Job 33:15).
So if you’ve been having dreams and wondering what they mean, God is likely trying to send you an urgent message.