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; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
God has shown early in scripture the mentioning of him going to someone and sealing them with instruction in a dream as seen with A-bim’-e-lech who found out he was a dead man for being with Sarah another man’s wife (Abrahams). “But God came to A-bim’-e-lech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken, for she is a man’s wife”.(Genesis 20:3) The whole story is very interesting when reading all of Chapter 20 and the reason Abraham called his wife his sister is found in (Genesis 12:10-14).
We are given different times dreams or visions straight from God as a direction he wants our life to take, and many times it is passed off as a thing of nothing until the instruction found within it comes to pass and we paid no attention and wished we would have. Job even had a dream so freightful his hair stood up on his flesh! “In the thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, Shall mortal man be more just then God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?”.
In the book of Joel we read of the end times when the nations are about to be judged that God says he will pour out his Spirit upon all flesh! “And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call”.(Joel 2:27,28,32).
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