How do we know that a dream is from God?
Question: How do we know that a dream is from God?
Answer: If a dream is from YHVH, it must occur [at least] twice in order to know that it is established by Him.
Examples for such dreams from Elohim are two dreams Yoseph had in which he saw his parents and brothers would bow down to him. We know that was one prophecy in two dreams. Another example is the two dreams Pharaoh had concerning the seven years of plenty and seven years of drought.
Or, the revelations Daniel the prophet received concerning the New World Order (NWO). Read more in Part 2, The Last Kingdom of This World of the present author’s book The Reckoning of Time.
Concerning those dreams, Yoseph said to Pharaoh, “The dream of Pharaoh is one. Elohim has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do” (Gen 41:25). Then, to dispel any doubts from whom those dreams had come, Yoseph said, “And the dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice because the word is established by Elohim, and Elohim is hastening to do it.” (Gen 41:32)
Therefore, we see that if a dream comes from Elohim, it must occur twice, then we know that it is established by Him.
Nowadays, we often hear statements from pastors, ministers, and prophets, such as, “God told me …”, or “God revealed to me …”, etc., etc. And then we hear words contrary to His words established in the Torah and through the prophets. Most often “the revelations” we hear from those people are that “Christ abolished the Law“, “the Law is done away with”, “the Church is the new Israel” and others in that nature; words YHVH has never spoken, words never been written.
To them YHVH said thus,
Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, they lead you astray. They speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of Yehovah. (Jer 23:16)
The warning against these “prophets” is founded on the fact that they give out the thoughts of their own hearts to be “revelation” from Elohim to make the people yield themselves to vain delusions and to false self-confidence. This they do by speaking their own visions or revelations of their heart presented as the visions from YHVH.
For more on this topic, the reader may refer to the articles “How Do We Know the Word Which YHVH Has not Spoken?” and “What is the Biblical Meaning of Being a Prophet of YHVH?“