Does God Really Speak in Dreams?

//Does God Really Speak in Dreams?

Does God Really Speak in Dreams?

The moment we give our lives to Jesus we enter into a relationship with the living God. Like all healthy relationships, it is a two way street of love, dedication and communication. Did you know that God loves it when you talk to him and that he actually enjoys talking to you? I fear that many people mistakenly see God as indifferent and uninterested in their lives. Nothing could be further from the truth. God is an intimate lover and a caring Father who adores his children and loves to talk to them. He is always reaching out to draw us into intimate fellowship with himself.

How sad it would be to not hear God’s voice simply because we don’t realize the ways in which he likes to speak. The primary way that God speaks to us is through the Bible which is our anchor for life and the reference point by which we judge all other supernatural experiences. However, the Bible itself testifies that God also speaks to people through many different means.

One of the most common ways that God communicated with people in the Bible was through dreams and visions, and he still does so today. Acts 2:17 prophesies over our generation: “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” What do prophecy, visions, and dreams all have in common? All three involve God speaking to his people. For us to ignore dreams and visions as a legitimate way that God communicates is to limit our intimate fellowship with our Savior. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The fact that God communicates with us through dreams makes me so happy! What an adventure we get to embark on with the living God. To hear his voice is glorious, empowering us to know him and to overcome adversity.

One such instance occurred in my own life just a few years ago. Through some unforeseeable circumstances we lost our insurance and nearly all of our family’s income virtually overnight. For weeks we brought each bill, expense, and need before the Lord in prayer and watched as he brought in the finances for each one to be paid in full and on time. There were weeks that the Lord enabled me to feed my family of four on $20.00! Even though this season stretched our faith, it was also exhilarating to see how God miraculously provided for us over and over again. We were living a miracle!

Our faith was strong and God helped us resist the temptation to be discouraged. However, Satan was working to undermine our faith and steal our victory. One particular evening the battle was especially intense. Within a few hours we had several discouraging phone conversations that weighed on me. Then I walked outside to find that our only working vehicle had just broken down. And since our other car was also broken down this meant we had no transportation and still no money. I felt my faith being overwhelmed and a physical heaviness settled over my whole body. It was all I could do to not lose it and speak sinful words of unbelief. I knew that I was fighting for my place of victory and I was afraid that if I lost it, I would never be able to recover my peace. Lying in bed that night feeling the crushing weight of my circumstances, I prayed, “Father, rescue me. My heart is set on you. Help me!”

In response, the Lord visited me in the most amazing way in a dream. I dreamt that I was on the edge of a deep and dangerous ravine that was covered in ice and snow. My Father (who represented Father God in the dream) stood on the opposite side of the ravine and called across to me, “Autumn, everything is going to be ok.” But then something happened, I slipped and fell a long way down the very deep ravine landing in snow that went clear up to my thighs. I immediately looked to my Father who was standing above me on the edge of the great crevice. He called to me, “Autumn, everything is going to be ok.” I knew in the dream that I was in a dangerous place. A huge ledge of snow was hanging directly above me threatening to break into an avalanche and bury me alive at any moment. Slowly, I attempted to lift myself out of the deep snow when all of a sudden I heard a great “CRACK!” from behind me. The snow ledge had broken and an avalanche was bearing down on me. In desperation, I threw my hands up in worship and looked to my Father who stood above me. The snow rolled around me coming up to my arm pits and piled up against the back of my head. Unable to free myself, I kept my eyes on Father God. Then he spoke again, “Autumn, you’re going to be ok.” With tears in my eyes, I called back to him, “I know. But the snow is so heavy.” I could feel the weight of the avalanche almost crushing me.

It was at this moment that an angel appeared. She grabbed my hand and immediately I was out from under the weight of that avalanche and standing with my Father in victory. In the dream I knew that this angelic being was an angel of provision sent by my Heavenly Father to take care of me. The meaning of the dream was clear to me. I would NOT be crushed by these circumstances. Just as the Lord rescued me from the crushing weight of the avalanche, he would also rescue me from all my current problems. I awoke from the dream in a state of complete victory! All of the heaviness and despair were gone and I had a deep confidence that I would be okay because my Father had told me so in the dream. I knew that he was sending his angel to care for me and bring me everything that I needed.

Strengthened by this dream, my husband and I took our vehicle to the mechanic believing that God would provide the money to pay for the repairs by the time it was fixed. We drove the mechanic shop’s loaner car to church that Sunday and to our utter surprise we found that our amazing and loving church family had went together and purchased a new minivan for us! To our amazement, they had organized this BEFORE our financial difficulties and vehicle breakdowns had even started. God had made a way of provision for us before we even knew that we needed it!

What a gift to be in relationship with Jesus Christ. What a gift to have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us. And what a gift to be able to hear God’s voice through dreams. Yes, God definitely still speaks today. Perhaps he is even speaking to you…waiting for you to begin listening to his voice in the night.

 

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  1. Melissa August 30, 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    This website looks great, Autumn! You did a fantastic job putting it all together.

    • Autumn June 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Melissa!

  2. eva September 19, 2013 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Hi. I have searched for a website with a factual dream dictionary (bible based), and i am glad i came across this one. I dream a lot but i also have little sleep. At night i feel like my sleep is stolen and i have been praying on the same for years. Could this be a battel over my rest and period to hear from God? why does my sleep get attacked and how can i pray about it .

    • Autumn Mann March 11, 2017 at 12:12 am - Reply

      Eva, I am so sorry that you are experiencing attacks on your rest. I highly encourage you to listen to my free audio teaching on dreams. I address this issue and have some helpful tips for how to walk in your authority in Christ even at night. Blessings!

      • Sylvie Lusignan December 4, 2020 at 11:04 am - Reply

        Very encouraging testimony! I too, have had many dreams from our Lord, past, present & I’m excited for my future for, I know
        ‘I’m somewhere in the future looking a lot better then I do right now” As Kim Clement would say, now is with our Lord!! All Glory to U Lord! Autumn, can u give me tell me ow to get your audio for better, deeper sleep to hear from Jesus Christ our Lord? Thank you!

        • Autumn Mann January 12, 2021 at 2:58 pm - Reply

          Good to hear from you Sylvie! The entire audio teaching of the Unlocking Your Dreams Seminar can be found on my resource page of this website for free. God bless!

  3. Lara Edmonds July 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Hey Autumn Man what an awesome testimony on God’s provision. Just what I needed to read. God Bless. Lara “Chasing Rainbows SA”

  4. Melissa Moore October 28, 2016 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Very encouraging
    Thank you for sharing this article.

  5. collins okiotor November 1, 2016 at 3:58 am - Reply

    great i’ve been looking for such a site that truly is Godly and biblical in interpretation, how can one connect to you from time to time for more discussion? collins.

  6. Gail Geary February 17, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Autumn you are an amazing person of faith. This story made my day. I love it when people’s lives bring glory to the father. Well Done!

    • Autumn Mann March 11, 2017 at 12:05 am - Reply

      Thank you Gail! God is good and He is so very faithful!

  7. Christie Beckley March 23, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Your website looks great! Soon I want to look it over even more.
    Thanks and God bless! And also keep it up! Keep up the good work for God!

    By the way, I too also teach dream interpretation. God had me write a book also to help others with their
    dreams! God bless! So, it is neat to see how God is using others also in this area and such. 🙂

    Christie

    • Autumn Mann June 18, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the encouragement Christie! God Bless you as you labor with him!

  8. Lionel Attawia December 20, 2018 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    That’s some good stuff right there. I love it. Thank you for your testimony. God is good!

    • Autumn Mann March 14, 2019 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Thank you Lionel!

  9. Lawrence Chee March 11, 2019 at 3:15 am - Reply

    I am based in Slough, UK. Our church is intending to start a Spirit Café soon; we do not have much experience in dream interpretations; so a new subject to learn.
    If you feed leading to Europe; I am happy to be your local contact.

    • Autumn Mann March 14, 2019 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad that your church is seeking to bless others through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit! We love Europe & the UK so very much. We minister in Europe at least yearly and have been asking the Lord to open up the UK to us in his timing. Thank you for this post. It is encouraging to me!

  10. Noluntu April 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Hello Autumn
    Great work, keep it up, stay blessed

    • Autumn Mann February 2, 2020 at 5:34 pm - Reply

      thank you!

  11. Katie Waycaster August 27, 2019 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Autumn!

    I recently have been on a quest to learn and know as much as I can about my spiritual giftings; how I can steward them well. Last week I prayed over my quick google search (haha) for dream interpretation, mostly because who knows what you could find via google about dreams , when I came across your website. I quickly saved the page because I already liked what I saw in the dream dictionary. When I finally got the chance to get back to the site I noticed the YouTube link. I watched all 8 sessions at once for unlocking dreams because it was exactly what I needed. Thank you Jesus for so quickly answering my search for a good resource/training. (I’m in a training season)
    But I just wanted to reach out to say thank you!! You’re heart is so beautiful and your work ethic is incredible. You’re so very authentic and true. Your love and reverence for the Lord immediately presents itself. You teach from a humble stance and lead so well. I’m thankful for your obedience to share your knowledge so freely with us all! Good bless!
    Katie Waycaster

    • Autumn Mann February 2, 2020 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you for taking the time to write this comment. Truly, I am so blessed by it. I’m so happy that you were blessed and were able to receive training!! God bless you.

  12. Keith Sheeley September 4, 2019 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    That’s a great story of God’s provision! Thanks for sharing. I’ve had a few Godly dreams in the past that I have recognized but there wasn’t much teaching on it in the church. It has only been in recent years that I discovered God will speak to us nightly if only we prepare ourselves and let Him. I’m glad to see you bringing this teaching…The Christian life is far from boring with God using creative ways to speak to us!!!

    • Autumn Mann February 2, 2020 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks for commenting Keith!

  13. Shane Bekker September 15, 2019 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    I came across this in a search for an interpretation of my own dream. In looking at your dream dictionary, I have been able to obtain an idea of what Father God is saying to me. Sometimes dreams, like prophecy are not always fulfilled straight away. I am intrigued by what I have discovered. It has helped me to responsibly take the steps of action I believe I need to take. Thank you for sharing this Autumn Mann. Blessings in Jesus’ name.

    • Autumn Mann February 2, 2020 at 5:38 pm - Reply

      Glad you found my site. Thanks for commenting!

  14. Monica Holmes September 23, 2019 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I have been truly blessed by your article, and I have been looking for sound prophetic interpretation, LORD JESUS THANK YOU.

    • Autumn Mann February 2, 2020 at 5:38 pm - Reply

      so glad that you were blessed Monica! I also have a YouTube channel with new videos on Growing in the Prophetic coming out right now!

  15. Elaine October 1, 2020 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Amazing! I’m in tears reading your story. I’m so blessed by this and your youtube channel. I’ve been searching for answers and I thought I was getting crazy having dreams and visions. I didn’t know it’s a prophetic gift and that these come from God. Thank you and God bless you and your family!

    • Autumn Mann January 12, 2021 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad that you were blessed! God bless you as you seek Jesus.

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