“He speaks in dreams, in visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they lie in their beds.”
Job 33:15 (NLT)

Most people have had a bad dream otherwise known as a nightmare. Dreams have been studied from the perspectives of psychoanalysis and neurosciences but researchers have not been able to determine the purpose of dreams. The continuity hypothesis theorizes that dreams reflect your life experiences while awake. In other words daytime problems continue into night time dreams. (1) Are dreams just random memories keeping the brain active during sleep or could some dreams be divine messages from God sent to warn us? Quite often a bad dream can involve falling from a height. Through deception people fall away from the Lord (2 Thess 2:3) but remember from where you have fallen and repent. (Rev 2:4) Another frightening nightmare that occurs frequently is being chased by someone but when you seek the Lord he promises to deliver you from all your fears. (Psalm 34:4) A third common dream type can include a school examination as in a test situation.(2) The Lord examines us to test our hearts and minds (Psalm 26:2) so prepare yourself by obeying God’s Word and don’t follow your dreams unless they lead you closer to the Lord.

1) Schredl M, Characteristics and contents of dreams. Int Rev Neurobiol., 2010;92:135-54
2) http://www.today.com/id/17876281/ns/today-today_health/t/most-common-dreams-what-they-mean/

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