(By John E. Thomas) How do you know if your dream is from God? I’ve been studying dreams and teaching people how to interpret them for nearly 20 years, and that is the question I am asked most often: “How do I know if a dream is from God?” I’ll do my best to answer that question in this post and the next. The full teaching on this topic would take an entire book, so we’ll just be scratching the surface here. Let’s start off by looking at the possible sources of dreams.

3 Different Sources of Dreams

Tertullian (AD 160–225) taught that dreams come from three sources. Some dreams are demonically inspired. Some come from our souls with the soul actually causing the dream to be dreamed, and some are dreams from God. He linked this understanding to the promise of Acts 2—that dreams, visions and prophetic encounters would be the norm for the church. Whether you know Jesus personally or not, your dreams will emanate from one of those three sources: the enemy, your soul or God. How can you tell which source the dream is coming from? CONTINUE