Does God still speak in dreams?

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  1. evangelist6589

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    My view is that he speaks via his word and the Holy Spirit as scripture teaches in the NT. Perhaps he can speak through dreams but they will ALWAYS be what the word teaches. If He does speak via a dream it won't be normative but a rare exception. What are your views?

    I believe the sign gifts ceased but that perhaps in a rare rare rare situation would God use a sign gift.
     
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    I agree with your statements.
     
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    "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.
     
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    Amen, I agree :)

    Too many kooks nowadays chasing after the so called supernatural.
     
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    Wasn't that fulfilled at Pentecost?

    Act 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
    Act 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
    Act 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
    Act 2:17 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:
     
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    No! God does not still speak in dreams!
     
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    Yes, that fulfilled at Pentecost!
     
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    Ask any missionary who works in remote areas or with Moslems, they will tell you that God does indeed still use dreams to point men in the direction of the Bible and salvation.

    It will always be, like you said, according to Scripture.
     
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    I fully believe God still speaks in dreams, He also miraculously heals, He also works in ways we cannot fully understand. God is not bound by our ideas of what He can and cannot do anymore.
     
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    Why not? Why can't He use scripture to illuminate the mind in a dream?
     
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    This is true in many cases. We support missionaries that live in Islamic countries, and they will attest to this happening.

    What Peter said 2:16-21 about dreams was only partially fulfilled on Pentecost.

    Here's what the Life Application Bible [(c) 1996 by Tyndale] states: "2:16-21 Not everything mentioned in Joel 2:28, 29 was happening that particular morning. The 'last days' include all the days between Christ's first and second comings and is another way of saying 'from now on.' 'That great and glorious day of the LORD' (2:20) denotes the whole Christian age. Even Moses yearned for the Lord to put his Spirit upon everyone (Numbers 11:29). At Pentecost the Holy Spirit was released throughout the entire world---to men, women, slaves, Jews, Gentiles. Now everyone can receive the Spirit. This was a revolutionary thought for first-century Jews." (Note on p. 2121.)

    Today, of course, one needs to examine what dreams mean in the light of the completed Word of God (which they didn't have at Pentecost).

    If a dream does lead a person to having a desire to receive Christ as his Savior and subsequently live for His glory, then I'd say it's a valid dream. OTOH, if it doesn't, then I'd seriously question that it came from God.
     
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    He does indeed. But the sign gifts have ceased.
     
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    If my memory is correct when GOD spoke to men in dreams there was generally a prophet or similar person to interpret the dreams. Who is to interpret the dreams today?

    People may have dreams that GOD is speaking to them but that does not make it true!
     

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