Interpreting What God Is Saying

Lesson 8

There are two sources I rely on to give me insight into the symbols I receive in my dreams. The first source is the Bible. The second source is a dictionary. Whenever you have a symbol in your dream or vision, you should go to the Bible first. We may see symbols and think, “That’s not in the Bible!” but will be surprised when we find that it is. There will be many symbols inside your dreams and visions that are in the Word. The Bible is specifically written to heal your soul. Therefore, “Receive the word that was planted in you that has the power to save your souls.” James 1:21 (NASB). “For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart (of your soul).” Hebrews 4:12 (AMPC)

I lie down in the morning after worshiping and praying in tongues and position myself to receive visions. There have been times I saw something and said, “What is that? I’m not even going to write that down!” I’ve learned my lesson! I might see something that looks completely ridiculous, and it will be a major key that will shift something in my life or ministry. So now, in obedience to God, I write down every vision I see. Then I simply go to the dictionary, look up the word, and I am shocked almost every time!

Sometimes I’ll think, “I know what that word means.” But, I’ll look it up anyway and as soon as I do, revelation just flows in. Understanding comes and all the pieces of the puzzle go snapping into place. I have had many visions come to pass (my journals are full of fulfilled revelation). I have called someone that I was getting a vision for and it would be exactly what was happening to them. I would decree over them and a miracle would come just by looking up words in the Bible or dictionary!

You might ask, why would God show us a modern day symbol like a car, a computer, or a can opener? Jesus spoke in parables using symbols – symbols that the people of His day could relate to. When Jesus talked about the Word of God being seed and about the Kingdom of God being a net let down to catch fish, the people around Him knew exactly what He was talking about because they were farmers and fishermen. That’s why God will sometimes use modern-day symbols to speak to us in dreams; He knows that we can relate to them.

Holy Spirit lives in us and He is able to direct us toward what a symbol means for us. We will know because, as we read through the list, we’ll feel a prompting, or a quickening. We may feel like the word got bigger and stood off the page. We might feel peace or be drawn back to that definition. The Holy Spirit will begin to point it out for us.

God speaks to each one of us in a unique language that we can personally relate to. We are all created by God to be unique. When God speaks to us in our dreams, He will keep to a Biblical standard. He will speak to us in a universal language that can be understood by many. However, He will also make sure that He speaks to us in a way that we can personally relate to. Let me give the perfect Biblical example found in Genesis 40 – 41: Pharaoh, the cup-bearer, and the baker! God used four different symbols that meant time; the cows, the vines, the breadbaskets, and the corn –symbols to represent time. Each one of them received a symbol that meant something very personal to them, something that they could relate to.

I had a dream – an accurate, prophetic dream that came to pass where casino tokens represented time. That was very personal to me at the time because I had lived on the streets and in casinos. I understood the concept of the casino token. “I spent that much money to get this much money.” So when we’re faced with a long list of definitions or scriptures we can rely on two things: Holy Spirit is going to point it out and make it personal to us.

God may use the same symbol over and over again in varying ways or circumstances, so we can begin to master that symbol. Later God will add another symbol so that our dream language will grow. That’s what happens to me in our meetings. God gives people symbols in their dreams that I’ve already developed an understanding of, so I am able to help them interpret what God is saying to them.

Next week, I will show you how to practically activate into some of the common symbols that you might see in your dreams. Catch you then!  Big Love,

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  • Cindy Sagadraca

    Thanks for the insight Katie! I’m a big time dreamer. I dream a lot about being at work. In 1 dream I went to work in my underwear, white granny panties and bra the first day then the second day I was wearing white boxers and a fancy teal colored bra. I was like , oh well in my dream. No big deal. In another work dream I fell sideways from a giant metal ladder with another girl but someone caught us right before we hit bottom. There was no fear, and the girl had a Bible and began sharing with the people as a crowd formed around us. Any insight about these dreams? I have many dreams about being at work. Love you Katie! You are a blessing!!!

  • Kristyn Roe

    Katie, this is so practical and helpful. Thank you for sharing. God speaks to me in visions, but I a still need to grow in understanding so I know how to follow through on what He is revealing. God bless you sister!

  • Mary Wright

    Amen! Dreams are very powerful as communication modes between us and God. We have taken them very seriously and pray for interpretation, for if we are confused by the meaning of a dream, Jesus will interpret it for us through prayer. We need to write our dreams down, because they are very important and need to be unpacked.

  • Denise Moleveld

    Thank you Katie! The timing us right. I’ve said b4 that I am estranged to both my adult daughters because of a devastating and traumatic divorce. Last week I pressed into receiving a Word of Knowledge and God revealed in a dream that my dau, long story short, had a patch of shingles on her face and this bothered me. I have been taking Holy Communion all week nailing the stress etc. to the cross. Last night’s very short dream revealed I was hugging her, she looked like my dau and God whispered ‘it is finished’
    I am now pressing into this dream manifesting every night until it happens in the natural!
    Thank you Katie for very rich & powerful teachings.
    Denise

  • Rhonda Sneed

    Pray that God would give me dreams & I would remember them & interpret them. CLARITY

  • MARIA

    SEEN A LARGE BLACK CLOUD COMING ACROSS ALLEY AND THREE OF US were ON PORCH. I SEEN IT AND GRAND-DAUGHTER THEE OTHER TURNED TO SEE, WE ALL PUT OUR HAND UP AND TOOK AUTHORITY OVER IT. I SENT THEM IN THE HOUSE AND LOOKED BACK IT HAD NOW LARGE TRAIN TWICE AS HIGH AS THE GARAGES ON EACH SIDE. IT WAS SO FANCY HAD GOLD CARVING AROUND, LOOKED LIKE IT WAS ONE OF A KIND. IT WAS JUST SITTING THERE WERE BLACK CLOUD WAS.

  • Ana

    What do I do with 2 molestation dreams, of which the first dream occurred in late 2016 and the most recent dream was in Jan. 2018.
    Both dreams my father is molesting me.
    My father died in August 2015 from Alzheimer’s disease.

    First dream I’m a young child around 6, 7 or 8. I see my father walking in my room where I’m already settled in for the night. He’s getting into my bed and placing himself into a spooning position. I go numb. I feel frightened. I become paralyzed. Second dream the family is in a pool having fun, then my father grabbed my arm pulling me close to him to where I felt his erection. In anger, I yank myself from him and swim away feeling angry and disgust.

  • Nancy Fox

    Thank you Katie. I am blessed to see your blogs. I have the gift of healing and. Prophecy. Little things will happen like I will wonder about something like what happened to the singer from this band and the next day the singer will be on a magazine or on the news. I might see some word backwards in another word, & wonder what the Lord is trying to say to me, & love & behold the meaning comes through a family member or TV news. Please pray for more encounters with God in dreams & visions.

  • Luciania

    My name is Luciania since Dec. 2 my 18 year old has been incarcerated. This has lead us to a closer relationship with God. In the last month, God has revealed three shields with crosses on them, two white and the other gold. All the shields are reflections from the sun. The first two were together side by side reflecting on the ground behind my car. I noticed them as I backed my car out. The third shield was reveled at my new home on the side of my neighbors house and it was golden, revealed to me as the sun was going down and I was closing my curtains for the evening. I must tell you that at least twice a day in my home we put on the full armor of God, we say this even as we leave our home to go on errands.