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Learning to Interpret & Trusting God to Deliver

Post by daphanie02 on Thu May 13, 2010 8:49 am

Learning to Interpret by Mia Sherwood

Learning to Understand When God Speaks Through Dreams


When we have a dream from God it is very important that we take the time to
hear from God and learn to understand our dreams without relying on the
help of dream interpreters. God doesn't want someone else to interpret your
communications, He wants you to understand Him, or at the very least seek
Him first.

How close of a relationship could you have with your earthly father if you
spoke different languages and relied on an interpreter to communicate? The
Lord's desire for us is to come to know and understand Him personally.

When I was praying to the Lord for His direction regarding what He wanted
me to publish in the 'How to' of dream interpretation. The response I
received was, "SEEK ME FOR THE ANSWER." This is the number one
principle of dream interpretation, Seek God First. To confirm that it was
Him putting it on my heart and that He meant it, and that He really wanted it
clearly stated, the very next day before I began to work on the teachings on
dream interpretation He sent word through a very anointed prophetess close
to me. She wrote to me and said that the Lord was putting it on her heart
that we need to seek HIM to interpret our dreams. As further proof of this, the
only people in the bible that needed a dream interpreter were the gentiles. In
every example of God giving dreams to His people, they understood the
dreams without the help of an interpreter.

Dreams are from Him to us and He wants and desires our fellowship but
many people totally skip over Him in an effort to understand their dreams.
They don't stop to ask Him. They don't approach Him for the answer. They
just quickly seek the advice of others for the answer and never stop to
meditate on the dream and to seek His face.

Learning to understand God's messages is important. To some degree, there
is nothing wrong with sharing your dreams with others, looking up symbols,
and seeking a help with the interpretation but please do these things after
truly seeking God first. If you seek Him first, He will always be faithful.
Whoever seeks, finds. Whoever knocks, it shall be opened.

DREAM HELP 101

Many times people get anxious or frustrated, and even angry, because they
do not understand a dream or because they cannot or do not get help from a
dream interpreter but they should not! The above verse from Mark tells us
that whatever God has temporarily concealed will be revealed in due course.
Sometimes God gives us a dream in the present that we will simply not get at
this present moment, and not a soul on earth will be able to give the
interpretation to it until the moment that God intends for it to be revealed.

An example that I share is a dream that I had about my grandmother and I in
her home where I was cooking for her. At the time of the dream it didn't
seem to be very meaningful. It was just a dream about cooking for my
grandmother. When I had the dream, I lived in Texas and my grandmother
lived in New York.

Several months later, my grandmother was in the hospital after being found
comatose from a stroke. My grandmother was refusing treatment, was
determined to die, and established a DO NOT RESUSCITATE order. She also
refused an operation that she would die without. My family fell to pieces.
They were told by the doctor that without the operation she would live maybe
two weeks.

God immediately brought my dream to my memory with the revelation....she
is not going to die. Suddenly the meaning became very clear. You will see
her again and you will cook for her. I hadn't cooked for my grandmother in
ten years. Especially since I no longer lived in New York.... I really had no
place to cook for her there...but it did make sense if I was doing the cooking
in her home! I totally received the revelation that she was not going to die
and shared it with my family to comfort them. Exactly as God revealed, she
changed her mind, had the operation and lived.

This is dream is a testimony for not worrying about receiving the
interpretation of every dream and just letting the interpretation unfold when
the time is right. A person who looks for a symbolic message in everything
would have completely lost sight of the literal interpretation of this dream.
Many, many, many dreams are little clips of your future. In my dream life,
more dreams are literal clips of the future than are not. That means, they
don't have a "message" or an interpretation. They are exactly what they
appear to be, like in the dream above. When the time is right, why God sent
you the message will become clear.

Rest in God, trust God. Take comfort in His ability to get the understanding
of dreams to you rather than being in fear over your inability to understand
Him. If you've prayed, meditated, sought Him, and only then sought anointed
interpretation through prophetic dream interpreters, just REST! Either the
dream has no meaning or it is for the future. Have faith in Him.

Mark 4:22 Things are hidden temporarily only as a means to revelation. For there is nothing hidden except to be revealed, nor is anything [temporarily] kept secret except in order that it may be made known.
I once heard of faith as described like this:

A man was teaching a tribe in Africa, or trying to teach, about what faith was
but this tribe had no word for faith so it was difficult. Then one day, he
passed by a man reclining on a hammock and, he said, That's it! That's faith!
Faith is reclining on Jesus!

We get all wound up when we don't understand dreams because we are
depending on our inability to understand instead of trusting God's ability to
get the message through. Recline on Jesus. Trust Him! Trust His ability to
get the message through to you rather than your ability to understand it!
Take comfort in His goodness! He will take care of you!

As a testimony to God's excellent ability to get interpretations to us I share
the following dream and interpretation.

I was on a very fast moving, scary river in a boat that seemed like a canoe.
The water was moving very fast and the next thing I knew the canoe was about
to go over some waterfalls. Not only was it about to go over some waterfalls
but it was about to go over in the worst possible place it could go over. After I
went over the falls, the next thing I knew I was dangling from the edge of a
rocky outcrop, which appeared out of nowhere. I was dangling from the edge
of this rock by my fingertips. And then, a huge person helped me down. After
I was helped down I saw huge spiders. These spiders were so big they looked
like king crabs. I shuddered to even think about how ghastly these spiders
were.

When I interpreted the dream, I thought I had the entire interpretation but I
wasn't sure if the spiders were part of what I had already interpreted or not.
That Tuesday, I went to intercessory prayer and asked my pastor to pray for
me because I knew from this dream that I had some "rough waters" ahead.
(Whenever I get a dream like this, the first thing I do is to get prayer
from every prayer partner that I have.) After the prayer meeting, Jose,
showed up and we all started talking. Jose was not there when I discussed my
need for prayer with my pastor. He had no natural knowledge that earlier
that day I wanted prayer because I had rough waters ahead. After we talked
for a while, I asked for prayer for an entirely different matter and he and
another intercessor began to pray for me. Jose knew nothing about my
dream when he began to pray but as Jose prayed about my new prayer
request, he went from praying about that, to praying in the spirit, and then
he goes into the following, "You have rough waters ahead but you will land
on The Rock. Jesus is The Rock."

At the time of the dream, I didn't recognize that the rocky outcrop in the
dream, the one that just happened to save me, was a symbol for The Rock
(Jesus). I never thought about what the rocks meant. But God is so good,
when a dream is from Him, He will give you the interpretation that was meant
for your benefit. My dream was interpreted without the interpreter even
knowing he was interpreting it. God was giving me the interpretation. As
they were praying I knew instantly that this was confirming my dream and
confirming and encouraging me that all would end well. It really isn't so bad
to go through a rough patch when the Lord is telling you that He is going to
catch you.

There is another principle to this story that is important to mention when
seeking understanding from God. Do not forsake fellowshipping with the
saints. Because I was regularly meeting for prayer and surrounded by Spirit
filled people I was in a great position to get further understanding from God.
When we try to go it alone and forsake assembling together with others from
the Body of Christ we seriously limit our ability to receive from God. The
Body of Christ is meant to benefit from the gifts in one another.

He says, He who honors Me I will honor, and of those who seek Me I will be
found!


After Jose prayed for me the sum of what I knew about the dreams was this: I
had an interpretation to the rough waters, God had spoken to me that the
rock represented Jesus saving me, but I still had no revelation about the
spiders in the dream. This was important to me because spiders always
represent physical ailments in my dreams. I wasn't exactly thrilled to see
spiders in my dream and I really wanted to know what they meant but I didn't
get the revelation until later.

Shortly thereafter I went through some rough waters.

I wondered, Was that it? Are the rough waters over or is there more to come?

What I had just gone through certainly was rough but it could have been
worse, and up until this point I did not see anything come to pass that was
related to a spider.

The day after I had pondered that question within myself my husband and I
were looking at houses and I saw some of the biggest spiders I have ever seen
in my life. Their webs were ten foot high by ten foot wide and were spun
between huge trees. Imagine what a web in a jungle would look like and
you'll get a good idea.

When I saw the webs I was strangely happy because I "knew" in my heart that
God had put the spiders in the dream because I was not going to be sure
when the rough waters were over. The hugest spiders that I've ever seen were
my answer from Him. He knew when I saw those spiders that they would be
remarkable and He knew they would be something that really stood out to
me! He knew I was going to wonder if the ordeal was over so He put the
spiders in the dream to reassure me when it was over that it was indeed over.
He is SO GOOD! God shows us these things in advance so that:


  • nothing takes us unaware

  • so that we can be prepared and prayed up in advance

  • to encourage us even before the storm that we will be taken care of

He leaves nothing undone.

There are times when the Lord will use other people to help you understand
His messages to you but resting in Him is so important. If you trust God,
faithfully seek Him and do not neglect assembling together with the saints
you will never miss out on what God is saying to you.

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage
one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Hebrews 10:25

God gave us the body of Christ as a blessing to us. Sharing and
communicating the things of God, including dreams, is one of those blessings.
Sometimes just sharing our dreams with others who understand that God
speaks through dreams, lifts a heavy weight or burden because someone else
understands and it opens our thinking to receive better from Him. Sharing
can be a blessing in many, many ways as long as it is not replacing seeking
God first and foremost. Because if we diligently seek Him with our whole
heart He will speak to us intimately, without the need for someone else to tell
us what He is saying.



This article was written by Mia Sherwood and can be found at www.heartsongministry.com


Laura Boaz (aka Daph)


 


 


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Post by cindys.smit@gmail.com on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:05 am

I had a dream about my father sitting in a bath, I aslo wanted to take a bath but the water was filthy. I pulled the plug and the water dissapeared but there was blood left in the tub.

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Post by cindys.smit@gmail.com on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:09 am

I have alot of dreams where I can fly. I struggle to get of the ground but once I am in the air it gets easier.

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