Visions and Dreams

Viewpoint: Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. Then he dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” Genesis 37: 5&9

“Wait! I’ve seen that man!” Ali* said excitedly to his believing friend. “Read that again, please.” “Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow” (Revelation 1:12-14).

“I have seen that man in my dreams,” Ali said again. “He tells me to read the Bible.”

We know that God works through visions and dreams; we see examples of that in Joseph’s and John’s lives. God still works through visions and dreams today. As Muslims have shared their faith journeys, many have talked about having visions or dreams of Jesus or God the Father directing them to read the Bible. They’ve also told of times in their lives when they have earnestly asked God to reveal Himself to them, and God has done so through visions or dreams.

* Story based on real-life situations 

Prayer point: Pray that Saudis will desire to truly seek God and that God will reveal Himself to them. Pray that more Saudis will have visions and dreams of Jesus or God the Father, directing them to read the Bible for themselves.Pray that many Saudis’ hearts will be open to accepting that Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life.