I would have made a major mistake in my journey of destiny if not for the vision I had that night. I know God must have taken time to get across to me but I was not getting it. I was bent on my own way until the Lord interrupted me via that night’s encounter.

Friend, one of the imports of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit these last days is the renewed capacity for visions and dreams (Joel 2:28). Visions and Dreams as means of divine communication are as valid as other means of communication; only that we need to understand the scriptural procedure and guidance for dealing with such.

“It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 12:1)? No doubt Apostle Paul walked in visions and dreams. His conversion and ministry commission began on that note (Acts 9:3-8, 26:19). He was also guided at junctures of his life and ministry through visions and dreams (Acts 16:9-10, 27:22-25). It is most likely that God would guide you via same.

Visions and dreams are spectacular means of communication; we don’t press into them and they are God’s prerogative. The late Kenneth E. Hagin walked in authentic visions and dreams, including seeing Jesus; but according to him, there was never any time that he prayed to see such visions or dreams. The devil can camouflage around such too.

Visions and Dreams cannot stand alone; they require interpretation. I have counselled countless number of people who are confused about their dreams. My usual counsel is to build their spiritual capacity to a point where they can handle some of their visions and dreams. Your dream life must not be stronger than your prayer life or spiritual growth; they should actually flow from it (Revelation 1:10).

Take your time to grow. Be deep in the word. Develop sensitivity. Walk in discernment. Learn to subject your dreams to time and authority figures; dreams are not end in themselves but means to an end. While it is true that God gives us visions and dreams when we are not paying attention to His non-spectacular means of communication, our spiritual activities of prayers, fasting and growth drive can also open us up to these dimensions in the spirit (Job 33:14-17, Ezekiel 1:1, Revelation 1:10).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria