Joseph’s dream was so simple, yet it spoke of the salvation of the whole world from an impending famine. In our generation, people have lost the original frequency dreams were communicated through, and at times when I hear dreams, I am discouraged because the dreams no longer carry the voice of God. They are clouded with feelings, emotions, and fears that the dreamer would be going through.
When Joseph had his dream, he did not have the capacity to fully understand it. Yes, surely we have a few people, who really have dreams like Joseph's, but what's even worse, we have lost the ability to fully interpret our dreams. Joseph also struggled with interpreting his dreams; he focused on how his brothers bowed to him. Yet, in essence, the dream was about him saving his family from famine and not about him being master over his brothers.
Joseph had to go through a process to remove anything in him that would stop the full manifestation of the dream. When his brothers later stood before him, he had humility and the posture he may not have had when the dream occurred. At times after a dream, there is the pruning process; not every loss is demonic; some are God's tools to cause you to be more productive.
Joseph's dream came several times, but each time he had the dream, he failed to interpret the dream correctly. Yes, later his brothers bowed to him, but he had matured.
A dialogue is defined as a discussion between representatives of parties to a conflict that is aimed at a resolution. It can also be an exchange of ideas between two or more people. God does speak, and when He speaks, the Bible says, man perceives it not. He speaks through various ways, and one of the most ignored yet vital ways He speaks is through dreams. Job said He seals instructions in the ears of men while they sleep.
A dream is compared to a parable because it is a heavenly story with an earthly meaning. So dreams are, in fact, night parables, and each parable Jesus used needed interpretation for people to understand it. When you hear a parable, it sounds plain and simple, but upon further meditation on it, hidden truths are revealed. Each story had a different meaning for every individual that would hear it and produced different feelings in all of them.
The parable of the mustard seed has so many interpretations yet when Jesus told it, he used less than 500 words. Entire books have been written from that single text. Dreams, like parables, might seem simple, but a single dream can describe all that you are called to do in life. Make an effort to study your dreams and the language of dreams.
- Humphrey Mtandwa is an apostolic teacher of the word of God and founder of Believers Voice of Triumph Ministries. He has authored many books, including The Enoch Generation, Truthfulness, Night Parables and Theophany. If you want to connect with him or have any questions, get in touch on www.apostlehumphrey.com
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