Dreams are common to most people. Of those that dream, most do not understand the purpose of dreams. Have any of us asked ourselves, "Why do we dream?" I can go into the scientific rationale of dreams and the dream state, but that is not the purpose of this writing. I am not here to debate personal opinions either. What I am here to do is share my testimony, struggle, and victory regarding dream warfare.
Those who dream may or may not find significance in their dreams. It all depends on one's perspective regarding dreams. Some may believe that GOD speaks through dreams. I believe and experience this. While others may believe that the causes for their dreams stem from something they ate or watched on television. Yet, there is a purpose behind everything that happens on this earth. If one does not know the purpose behind a thing it will always be misunderstood, misappropriated, and abused. It will also lead you down paths that were never meant for you to travel. This is what happened to me.
god communicates through dreams
I have always dreamed dreams. I can remember dreams that I dreamt when I was around 5 years old. GOD communicates with me through dreams. Job can attest to this,
I am a dreamer and when I dream, I dream BIG. I have a vivid imagination and therefore it is not hard for me to receive that which is impossible with man because I know that with GOD all things are possible. Why, because I can see it. Through dreams or visions, I see it.
What I did not understand was that there are different sources or origins of dreams. We are spiritual beings that possess a soul housed in a flesh tent (body). Add to that we live in a world that is full of corruption, deception, perversion, and the like. A world ruled by darkness or ignorance. These can influence our dreams to communicate its message or agenda to us. Let me explain.
The spirit in us comes from GOD. It is the part of us that GOD expresses Himself through. We are able to know GOD through the born again spirit. And it is the place where Holy Spirit dwells when HE comes to be in us. From this realm of ourselves GOD speaks, yet as Job communicates, we don't perceive it. Why? Because there is a realm of ourselves called the soul that needs renewing or reprogramming. For most of our lives, the soul has been influenced by the world and its deception. So our souls have been influenced and molded in ignorance though we believe ourselves knowledgeable and wise. Our souls have been tainted and contaminated by sin's perniciousness and pervasiveness. This is why as a disciple of Christ we are instructed, " Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what GOD'S will is - his good, pleasing, and perfect will" (Rom 12:2, NIV). It is required of us to have the mind of Christ. A soul that is influenced by the Spirit, not the world.
This leaves us with the body. The body is influenced by the soul. So, whatever influences your soul influences your body as well. This part of humans has been corrupted by the sin nature. Its indulgence in the dainties of deception the world offers has produced in it evil desires, longings, and lusts. "For everything in the world- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life - comes not from the Father but from the world" (1 John 2:16, NIV). James also informs us, "but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed" (James 1:14, NIV).
There is much I can divulge here but this is not the time. This was to enlighten you about the realms of the origin of dreams. I pray that you receive more insight into your dream's origin, purpose, and reasoning.
now my testimony
When I was a babe in Christ, I had no understanding regarding dreams. Dreaming was something I was always able to do. I, like most, may or may not have found relevance in my dreams, unless they stuck to me. Meaning, certain dreams struck me to my core and I could not shake them. If you have followed me or know me, then you know that the Most High God (Jesus) brought me out of, and delivered me from the lifestyle of homosexuality. What you do not know is that I struggled with, and still struggling with dream warfare regarding this lifestyle. Even though I was delivered out of this lifestyle I was still having dreams. Dreams of me indulging in sexual activities pertaining to this lifestyle. The imagery and passion were so intense that they caused a burning in my flesh. I would wake up rebuking the devil and repenting. Remember, I was a babe in Christ. Everything that was told to me in the church that if I come to Jesus, He will make everything alright, and this often left me confused. Why, am I having these dreams consistently? I dared not talk to anyone about them. So, I struggled alone in my infancy. Oh, if I knew then what I know now. I got to a point where I started to rationalize in my mind that maybe this is just who I am... sound familiar? Maybe it's ok to love and be with a woman. All because of dreams that I now know originated from a soul that wasn't renewed, that was still operating off of a corrupted program, and the carnal nature that had not been positioned to submit to the Spirit. It is not by might nor by power that we overcome temptation or the struggles of our flesh, it is by the Spirit of the LORD. But if we are not led by the Spirit then we will be led by our flesh. Thus, fulfilling the longings and appetites of the flesh. This is why I turned away, back into the lifestyle of homosexuality. It was not because it was who I was, but it was because of the information I chose to accept that was filtered to me through my dreams. I did not understand or perceive the source of my dreams because I had not matured soulicly that I could relate spiritually. The Truth does set you free. Not my truth, but The Truth. Knowing The Truth will liberate you and give you victory over your struggles. Revelation is key and the only way to receive revelation is through Christ Jesus.
Prophetess Felicia Crawford
CSO of Newford Ministries
Over the centuries, God has always used dreams to communicate with His servants. As students of the Bible, we know, in the past, God has spoken to His servants like Jacob (Genesis 37:5-10), Joseph, the husband of Mary (Matthew 2:12-22), Solomon (1 Kings 3:5-15), and many others through dreams (Daniel 2:1; 7:1; Joel 2:28; Matthew 27:19; Acts 2:17).
This blog is really not about me, but more about my Father and our relationship. How we interact with one another and my response to His prompting. To be honest, at the moment, I do not know what to expect from this blog. I have no idea how personal I will get, what exactly I will share, and how often I will do it. But one thing is for certain. I will share what God places on my heart to share.