old men will have dreams, and your young men will see
visions." Joel 2:28:
Bible is filled with dreams and visions, making it clear
that this is one of the ways God communicates with humanity.
The Old Testament not only promises that age will be
no barrier, but that even women and servants (in a day
when neither had any legal rights) would be blessed
by God's spirit.
New Testament tells us that the birth of Jesus was accompanied
by dreams. Joseph was guided through dreams to take
Mary as his wife, and to escape to Egypt to protect
the life of his new son. Two later dreams told him to
return and to settle in Nazareth. The Apostle Paul saw
a vision of the risen Christ on the road to Damascus,
an event which converted him from persecutor to Christian.
He also talks about "visions and revelations"
which were granted to him, in which he saw the "highest
heaven" and "heard things which cannot be
put into words." (II Cor. 12:1-4)
Bible, which the church takes so literally, gives ample
evidence that God created dreams and visions as a means
of communication with individuals. Yet, the church tends
to dismiss dreams and visions as misleading, even demonic.
How has religion gotten so far away from the biblical
is fear. If God can still speak to individuals, as he
did to Joel and Joseph and Paul, the church can no longer
control what people hear about the word and the will
of God. The truth is, ordinary people in our own day
are constantly receiving communications from God by
these means, and the power of these messages can still
guide and inspire our lives.
are stories from visitors to our site, which illustrate
that God continues to speak to us as he did in Bible
times. We hope they will inspire you to take your own
dreams and visions more seriously, and to understand
that God loves you and is intimately involved in your