I’ve now been making the case in many of my posts here that the understanding of metaphoric language is a skill that must be restored. So far in this blog, I’ve posted dreams, natural scenes and exercises using objects in our daily life that have symbolic meaning to illustrate the value of understanding metaphors. My own near-two decade interest in this subject began with the stories of Daniel and Joseph in the Bible. These two men had the rare supernatural ability to interpret dreams which contained a strange symbolic visual language that seemed impossible to understand.
It was only a few years ago that I myself had no ability whatsoever to understand this metaphoric language in dreams but my desire to learn was growing rapidly. In the past four years as of this writing, I’ve studied dreams from a variety of reliable sources and can now say they are beginning to make a lot more sense to me. I myself receive dreams almost every night which gives me the opportunity to practice my own interpretations regularly. Additionally, I’ve had some friends and family tell me about their dreams and I’ve been surprised how easy it’s become for me to understand the messages hidden in these nighttime enigmas.
“And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days
What’s the Point?
We are in a time when circumstances all over the world in various countries are becoming so bad that it is impossible to find solutions. Some of these are economic, others are political, and many are ethnic and religious, etc. In the midst of all this, people are now receiving dreams just like in the days of Daniel and Joseph but most of them are being ignored. In each of these stories, the rulers of empires (Babylon and Egypt) received dreams for which they could not find interpretations. It turned out that these had direct significance to the conditions existing in their day and they were prophetic warnings of situations to come and wisdom was needed to avoid disaster.
The surprising thing here is that these dreams were given to rulers who were not believers in the God of the Bible. In each case, the astrologers and magicians who practiced a pagan religion were unable to understand the interpretation of the dreams. Only God knows the future and only God can give interpretations of dreams which He inspires.
It is for these reasons that I feel strongly that now is the time to understand metaphoric language and the interpretation of dreams. It does not matter whether a dream is for a personal matter or a national or global issue. All dreams are significant because all people are significant, regardless of their status in life. In many cases, dreams contain hidden clues to a person’s future regarding their career, marriage, financial decisions, etc. In other cases, some dreams are warnings to avoid certain situations or even certain people. In all cases, these dreams are mostly encrypted in symbolic language that makes no sense to the untrained dreamer. I strongly recommend checking out the website of David E. Taylor where you can see the people in history and recent times who have received dreams that greatly impacted their lives. You will be very surprised at some of these.
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
In upcoming articles, I plan to post dreams that I myself have received as well as that of others along with the interpretations. At this time I am now in the process of adding another page (or website) for submission of dreams for interpretation. This has two intents: 1) I’m looking for additional opportunities to interpret dreams and, 2) I want people to understand that their dreams have significance and they can greatly benefit from knowing the interpretations. While I’m in the process of working out the details of this, I’m going to just open up the opportunity now to submit dreams for interpretation right here either by checking out this page or just send a dream by writing it in the “Leave a Reply” box below (it will not be posted for public viewing). One thing I can guarantee: you will be very surprised at what your dreams mean. Be sure to include an email address where I can contact you!