Does God still talk to people in dreams? I think He does because he is the same yesterday, today, and forever (cf. Hebrews 13:8). If God is always the same, he must still do the same things that we read about in the Bible. I’d say this includes all of the signs and wonders we read about in Acts, as well as the healing done by Jesus. One thing I will say about dreams is they are sketchy, at best, when it comes to anything with a semblance of order. At least my dreams are most of the time. I usually don’t remember most of them either. How can we tell the difference between a dream that comes from the Lord? Versus one that comes from eating too much before bed?

When we receive anything that we might think comes from the Lord. We put it to the test.

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 4:1 (NIV)

The next verses tell us how we can discern between spirits.

This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

1 John 4:2-3 (NIV)

We can further evaluate these spirits by examining what is said and how it corresponds with the character of God and what we read of in the Bible. We cannot look at the evidence of what is said as proof that it comes from the Lord. We can see clearly what this means here in Deuteronomy.

If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 13:1-3 (NIV)

In this case, if the people merely believed in the truth of what they saw, something coming to pass as predicted, or doing something miraculous, they would be in error. Although these verses in Deuteronomy speak of someone in a recognized authoritative position, a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, the person doesn’t have to be in such a position. However, as Paul tells us in Galatians, there is no authority greater than God’s.

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!

Galatians 1:18 (NIV)

We can see further evidence of how we should receive anything that allegedly comes from God.

Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

Acts 17:11 (NIV)

Unless we have a relationship with God and understand Scripture. We’re not going to be able to discern what is true and what is not, even if we look it up in the Bible. This is why we must pray and read the Bible. Whenever we read a sermon or hear a message, we should make sure that any Scripture referenced says what people say it says.

This goes for anyone. Even your minister or pastor. I have always had pastors in my life that I could turn to when I had questions. Even if I thought they had said something in error, I could turn to them. Part of learning is being humble in spirit. We all have something to learn, and none of us knows everything.

Do you know God? God knows you, and He loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, right now, and He wants you to know Him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, be freed from death, and live eternally with Him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation today:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and on the third day, God the Father raised you from the dead. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart, and I receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.