an angel came to Joseph in a dream and gave him baby Jesus... and the rest is history!

Do you dream a lot? It seems to me like I have lots of dreams… not just the daydreams silly… I’m writing today about the ones that come at night. Lately I’ve been on a string of really awesome dreams. That’s sweet!

However, one night recently I had a bad one… really random and out of nowhere. This one really left me wondering…


I do believe we receive messages from God in our dreams… and that we receive messages from the evil one as well. How to know the difference?

The Bible is chock full of examples of people who received instruction from God in their dreams, here’s one…

Joseph’s Sweetest Dream: An angle came to Joseph in a dream and said:

“Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20

Joseph’s reaction?

He did what the Lord commanded… and, thankfully, the rest is history!

How do I know these dreams from the Lord, and how do I tell them from the ones that may just be random dreams… or those from the dark side?

  • The evil one thrives on inciting irrational fear. The harder that you work for God, the more effort the devil will put into derailing your efforts.
  • Intuition. Insight. Perception. Wisdom. If I’m patient and paying attention to the world around me there will generally be other clear signals that help me discern the meaning of the dream, and how to apply it (and any other situation) to God’s glory.
  • Noteworthy: I have a pretty active imagination so I know some of my dreams are just fun. Goofy… Nice… and Sweet!

Still in doubt? Pray it out! The Holy Spirit will lead you, as He did with Joseph’s Sweetest Dream, in His perfect time and way.

Has God ever sent you a message in a dream that you can share?