1st Prophetic Dream:
The first kind of prophetic dream that you can have is an internal dream. An internal dream pertains to you and to you alone. It involves your current spiritual condition with the Lord, where you are in ministry, and what condition your relationship is at with the Lord. This dream functions very much like the word of knowledge in that it relates to past and present events. It will give you an insight to your spiritual and soulish condition concerning things from your past, as well indicating the state of your current spiritual maturity or conflict.
An internal dream is about you and you alone. I am stressing this point here for a good reason. There is so much misconception in Christian circles, that because you have a prophetic dream, it must relate to somebody else. “If I dream about my auntie, it must mean that the dream relates to her, and the interpretation is for her.” Not so. An internal dream is for you, and all the symbols that are related in the internal dream pertain to you and you alone. Every character in your dream represents a part of yourself; a part of your emotions, a part of your mind, a part of your will, a part of your spirit, or a part of your flesh. We will go on later and I will show you how to take each character and identify what exactly they symbolize within yourself. The internal dream is about you and the message is for you from the Holy Spirit.
So how do you identify an internal dream? It is very simple. In an internal dream you are the main character. You are the star of the dream. You are involved in it and participating in it. You are active in whatever is happening in the dream. You are actively involved with the characters in the dream. This is an indication that your dream is internal. Perhaps you have been having dreams lately where you are dreaming about being pregnant. This would perhaps apply more to a woman. Perhaps you have been dreaming that you have been pregnant or have given birth, will be giving birth, or are looking to get pregnant. This could very well be the Lord saying that you have birthed something in your spiritual life. There is something new that He has given to you, perhaps that you have to birth through travail and pain.
Perhaps you have dreamt that the baby that you are birthing dies, in which case the Lord is saying, “Hey, this gift that I have given you is dying within you. You need to do something about it.” Perhaps you dream that your father comes to visit and tries to develop a relationship with you. In some cases your father could speak of the Lord, and the Lord could be saying, “Hey, let me in. I want to come and spend more time with you.” If you are an active participant in your dream, it means it is an internal dream and all the characters reflect a part of your own spirit or soul. As you identify which dreams are clearly internal, you will receive an insight into what is going on within you that you have never seen before. Often you face pressures and experience emotions in life that you cannot understand. Perhaps you have been feeling very melancholic lately or a deep weeping has come over you that you cannot understand. Your dreams could reveal to you the source of that rising emotion.
Very often as you face life, templates from the past are exposed and you find yourself facing emotions you cannot get a hold of. Be very aware of your dreams through a time like this, because they will very likely reflect what is happening within. At this time you could dream of characters of the past, which would reveal where the template was first formed. Perhaps you will dream of your child being killed. I have two daughters and my firstborn (Deborah-Anne) has strong faith. When I dream of her, I know that the Lord is speaking of my faith. My second daughter (Jessica) is very soft and very affectionate. When I dream of her, I know the Lord is giving me a message with regards to my love. In one instance I dreamed that Jessica died. Now if you had to interpret this externally, you would give into fear and give the enemy license in your life, but I was an active participant in this dream. I dreamed that she was swimming and that she was gagged. And because she was gagged, she could not get air and drowned. In my dream I went to her and resuscitated her using CPR. In the same dream, I dreamed that Deborah stood at the edge of the pool without putting on her floating device and just stepped into the water! My first reaction was to panic, but as I watched, she walked on the water!
So what was the message from my spirit in this clear internal dream? If Jessica is my love and she was being gagged, it indicated to me that I had gagged my love! That I had stifled it and because I had stifled it within myself, it died. But yet it was resuscitated and so the Lord showed me that I would overcome this time of testing. In the same instance Deborah, who was a symbol of my faith walked on water! This was a clear indication to me that I must step into the unknown and be bold, because by stepping out, I would walk on water and my faith would grow strong. Perhaps you have been dreaming often of close family relatives or children continuously. As you identify them in your dreams, your night visions will open up to you in a way you have never seen them before. They will not only give you direction, but they will also give you hope for the future.
2nd Prophetic Dream:
The second kind of prophetic dream is called...