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Want To Know What We Can Learn From Our Dreams?

I cannot interpret dream, nevertheless, when there are spiritual principles that may help.

First, a blessing is in store for all who long for the Second Coming. 
Your dream, in some ways, pictures the Second Coming. Perhaps that’s because it’s on your heart or in your thoughts… and that’s a positive thing in God’s eyes.

“Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” (2 Thessalonians 4:8).

Next, God promises a blessing to those who read and study the Book of Revelation.
I would encourage you to dive into the Book of Revelation starting today. There are several excellent Bible studies and commentaries that would supplement your study. And I know that you will be blessed by the truth!

“Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.” (Revelation 22:7)

As believers, we have authority over Satan. 
Your dream seems to show that you understand this principle and are not afraid to act according to it. That’s great, because I hope you cultivate that understanding, so that you recognize the acts of the Evil One and stand against them.

“Be Still And Know That I Am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

In the midst of spiritual battle, watch out for satanic deception. 
Satan can be disguised with false religion and false teaching. After all, he is called the “angel of light.” Carefully watch, wait, and pray. Always.

“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3)

It’s always good to look to the heavens for help. 
When you encounter frightening, discouraging, or uncertain situations, I always turn first to heaven. That includes fervent prayer, setting my mind on heavenly things through memorizing Bible verses, and focusing on His work in my life.

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)

Pray before sleeping, and ask the Holy Spirit to protect your mind and heart as you sleep. 
It’s very easy to fill your mind with all kinds of worries, fears, and negative things before bed. Sometimes TV, social media, or other activities can get you worked up. I would recommend that you take a few minutes before bed to pray and read some Scripture. You will calm your mind and heart… and the Holy Spirit will protect you always.

“‘Does Job fear God for nothing?’ Satan replied. ‘Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?’” (Job 1:9)

“Commune with your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.” (Psalm 4:4)

Maybe our dreams do have purpose... bringing our attention to biblical truth.

[as shared by Dr. Roger Barrier, a retired senior teaching pastor]