Hello to all! I wrote this blog coming off the end of a very powerful seminar that our school hosted called, “Hearing God Through Your Dreams”. The seminar made such an impact, I have already heard nothing but positive feedback from people. They are beginning to see the importance of dreams and dream life, and to understand that God never stops speaking to us even as we sleep.
The purpose of this blog is to summarize the points in the seminar, while also giving those who didn’t attend a chance to be touched by some of the gems that God released. My aim here is to inspire and urge us to see the importance of what God was highlighting. However, this is just a portion of what was covered in the teaching. To get the full package, you will need to visit www.soapny.org and purchase the seminar online when it becomes available.
Song Of Solomon 5:2
“I was asleep, but my heart was awake. Listen, my beloved is knocking.”
We have such an awesome God that He wants to use even our dreams to create conversation. Remember, relationship will bring revelation and not revelation bring relationship. If there is something that God is revealing and wants us to observe it’s because He wants to create an active conversation about that in our lives. He is a communicating God…so we need to be communicating back with Him.
As I waited on the Holy Spirit and asked Him what to share and reemphasize through this blog, He pointed me to the revelation of vision and it’s vital and crucial role in the Kingdom of God.
One of the main points of the teaching is that dreams and visions are God’s contingency plan to make sure He always has connection with us.
He has gifted this resource to us to make sure He can always get to our hearts. See, our brain shuts down at night and goes into recreation mode. It goes through many different states and through many different brain waves as we sleep. When our brains are in sleep mode, God can finally have direct communication with our hearts. For far too long, we have deified our brains as Christians, but the Spirit of God does not live in our brains.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
As this scripture points out, Christ dwells in our hearts, not in our brains. This means he is more interested in the language of the heart than the language of logic. And the language of the heart is pictures. Why? Because pictures invoke emotion. Pictures bypass the logic and rationalizing of the brain and they get to our hearts. Vision is the doorway to the spirit, and so if we want to move in the spirit we must adopt the need and desire to see what Jesus sees.
Without getting into great teaching and specifics — again, I encourage you to watch the video online to get the complete version, with its many mind-blowing gems — I want to give you a literal example of how important vision and seeing is by showing you that even science and the laws of physics reveal the importance of vision.
There is a term in quantum physics called “superposition,” and it describes a situation in which something is fully in two places at the same time. Jesus said about Himself, “No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven” (John 3:13 NKJV). He was on earth and He was in Heaven simultaneously.
We also are living on earth at the same time we are seated in heavenly places (see Eph. 2:4-6). We are spirits, and we can move in the spirit world easily by praying to God and connecting with Him. Concurrently, we are also in a physical, flesh-and-blood body, which makes it equally convenient for us to function in this tangible world.
Therefore, we are perfectly, uniquely, and gloriously designed to be a bridge. We are the connectors and the conduits that bridge the spiritual realm with the material realm and bring Heaven to earth.
This is backed up in quantum physics by a principle called, “The Observer Effect”.
In fact, the “observer effect” is universally understood to be the most mysterious yet foundational principle in the entire field of study.
A simple definition of The Observer Effect is that by observing something, we affect and change it. The quantum world — which refers to the unseen world, a supernatural world — is a world of potential, where every possible outcome is available at any moment in time.
Ha! Doesn’t this sound familiar to us? This sounds like the world of faith!
This is the world of faith, where we know that all things are possible to them that believe (see Mark 9:23).
The process takes place in the following:
An electron or a photon (the stuff that makes up matter and light) exists in a wave of possibility; however, when it is observed, it collapses into a single particle.
Scientists have tried to measure these waves, where every possibility is distributed along these waves. They try to observe it with their lab equipment, but when they go to observe it something incredible happens…It changes!
It collapses from an invisible wave of energy into a particle. A particle in our localized dimension of time and space, something that you can actually see; it has become matter.
This is a picture in the natural world of what happens when we pray.
In the realm of the spirit, every possibility is available to us—for example, healing, provision, and divine perspective. We want to bring those heavenly resources into our physical dimension, to have those infinite possibilities of blessing in the spirit “collapse” and materialize in our tangible. How do we do this? Observation and vision.
Jesus is the prime example of this principle in full effect.
We know Jesus did only what He saw His Father do in the spirit realm and He only spoke what He heard His Father say from that supernatural realm (see John 5:19; 8:38). So we can absolutely do the same. We can look into the spirit world through dreams and visions and model what is going on there. We can copy and imitate it, and we should. But before we actually imitate and model Jesus and live in the truth we see in our dreams, before we even actively follow His lead, our very act of observation has already played a part in creating in our world what we see in His.
Did you catch that?
So to apply the observer effect to the universe literally means that God is the Ultimate Observer and that because He sees all, therefore everything exists.
Romans 4:17 (KJV)
…even God, who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things which are not, as though they were.
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD is on His heavenly throne. His eyes are watching closely; they examine the sons of men.
Therefore we are to ‘observe’ what He is doing in the spiritual world so that it may become tangible in the material physical world we live in. We say “yes” to all that God intends, and that act of visual agreement becomes the bridge over which the promises of Heaven can cross.
Jesus is the leader whose example we follow, and He observed (see John 5:19-20). He looked (see John 8:38). He listened to the spirit (see John 5:30).
So we get to do these things whether we understand the full ramifications of our obedience or not. If we are going to live like Jesus, then we have to see like Jesus in the spirit. We have to be able to look into the supernatural realm and see what is Jesus doing. Observing what the Lord is showing us in our dreams and visions is therefore a critical part of connecting with our supernatural God.
I finish by saying, this can only come from living the lifestyle of abiding in Christ. Because He is in you, He causes the eyes of your heart to be opened and enlightened to what He sees. You cannot see apart from Him, because it’s His spirit that enables you to see. Even Jesus said, “it is the Father dwelling in Me, performing His works (John 14:10).
So if we can grasp the importance of vision and observation, and begin to see that there is literal scientific evidence of the reality that Jesus modeled by seeing what He saw His Father do, then we will begin to collapse the supernatural works of Heaven into our reality and see His life through us fulfilled.
I hope that I have whet your appetite and given you a new desire to have the Holy Spirit awaken the eyes of your heart.
If you would like to learn more on how to hear God speak through your dreams and the power of vision as a believer, please visit www.soapny.org and lookout for the seminar as it becomes available. I believe it will empower, equip, and challenge you to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus while imparting to you the importance of dreams and visions in God’s plan.
Ps. Nathan Kassas