by Maria Hebga

A parable is by definition a short story that illustrates a truth or lesson to be learned. Jesus taught using several parables. Parables are full of illustrations, metaphors and symbolism. In a way, they are similar to dreams because dreams are also filled with symbolism.

Dreams can have three different sources. They can either come from:

  • your own imagination and thoughts
  • Satan
  • God

Dreams derived from your thoughts and imagination

Our thoughts can manifest as the images in our nightly dreams. Unprocessed thoughts, especially negative ones have even the ability to manifest in our body.

“Research shows that 75 to 98 percent of mental, physical, and behavioural illness comes from ones thought life.” Dr. Caroline Leaf

Our nightly dreams can also derive from the last information, you fed your mind with. Such dreams could for example include something from a movie scene you watched before going to bed.

It is therefore advisable to watch or read something pleasant before going to bed.


Satan can not only give you frightening dreams, he can also give you pleasant ones, as well as false visions. Remember that when God cast him out of heaven, He did not remove his powers from him. Being the anointed Angel he was, he certainly knew many secrets. Some of these secrets probably included how to create dreams and visions. The Bible warns us in 2 Corinthians 11:14 that Satan can “disguises himself as an angel of light”.

Why would Satan want to give you dreams? The answer is simple: he wants to change your destiny.

  • “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11
  • “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;” Jeremiah 1:5

How can Satan change your destiny? By planting his thoughts into your mind.

Let’s say, God has a specific assignment for you (an assignment is something God tells you to do). Satan will first attack your mind by giving you suggestions, contrary to God’s will. These suggestions will be very subtle; as if coming from your own mind. Agreeing to Satan’s suggestions is like opening a door. It can also be compared to a seed Satan is planting in your mind. Entertaining these thoughts is like watering the seed until it becomes a plant. If you are not careful, this plant might become a tree bearing rotten fruits.

The more important your God-given assignment is, the more Satan will look for ways to stop you. Not not only will he speak into your mind, but he can also use people you love and trust.

Remember Jesus saying to his apostle Peter “get behind me Satan?”(Matthew 16:23) Yes, Satan can even use God-fearing and spirit-filled Christians.

If the above mention ways to stop your assignment don’t succeed, he can attack your health, relationships and finances. (See the story of Job in the old Testament).

Why is Satan’s aim to “steal, kill and destroy you?”(John 10:10)

First of all you must know that Satan hates God. He was kicked out of heaven because he became jealous of God and led the first rebellion against God and of course lost (Revelation 12:7-12). Secondly, you were made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Every time he sees you, he sees God. He knows that you will spend eternity in heaven if you stay faithful to God on earth.

In summary: Satan is jealous of you and hates you. His plan is therefore to make you live outside of God’s will and purpose. But God forbid! That will not be your portion. You will overcome and remain faithful to God until the end. You will fulfil every word God has written about you in his book in heaven. You will not miss God’s warnings. You will not miss God’s perfect timing to start your assignment. You will accomplish God’s purpose for your life. In Jesus mighty name. Amen!

What to do after a demonic dream?

Out loud or in your heart you can decree and declare the following:

  • I reject and cancel this dream, in the mighty name of Jesus!
  • No weapon formed against me shall prosper! (Isaiah 54:17)
  • Every plant that my heavenly Father did not planted in me, will be pulled up by the roots (Matthew 15:13).
  • I will not step outside of God’s will for my life! In Jesus mighty name. Amen!
  • If you can: pray in tongues (praying in tongues is when your spirit prays perfect prayers in alignment with the Holy Spirit of God).

What to do if you are not certain if the dream you had was from God, the enemy or your own thoughts?

Pray to God and ask Him to confirm if the dream was from Him or not. There is nothing impossible for Almighty God, so certainly He CAN and WILL find a way to communicate with you in a way or another.

Ask God for the explanation of the dream or vision. Or to send you someone who can interpret it for you.


Dreams are one of the ways God uses to speak to us. If you are the type of person who doesn’t remember their dreams, pray before going to sleep for God to give you: dreams and visions. Equally as important as dreams is the understanding of the dream you had. God uses dreams to inform us about a particular matter, to teach us or to warn us.

The Bible is filled with examples of meaningful dreams. For example, Joseph received a warning in a dream. An Angel told him to escape to Egypt in order to save the life of Baby Jesus (Matthew 2:13).

Another example is the wife of Pilate who had a dream about Jesus (Matthew 27:19). She told her husband not to give the order to have Jesus killed, because the dream she had revealed, Jesus was innocent.

Maybe you have also heard about Muslims who dreamt about Jesus and as a result were converted to Christianity? The web is full of such testimonies. Especially on YouTube.

To see or read countless testimonies for yourself, just type in google or Youtube:

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  • Miraculous dreams of Jesus Christ lead Muslims to Christianity
  • Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams

The Bible teaches that in the last days, God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh and that we will dream dreams and have visions (Acts 2:17). The emphasis is on the word “all”. This means that not only Believers are referred to but everyone.

Why? Because God is a just and loving God who wants you to fulfil everything He has written about you, before you were born.

  • “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11
  • “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;” Jeremiah 1:5

May the reader of these lines walk his or her life hand in hand with Jesus. May you dream your godly dreams and see godly visions. May you receive the wisdom and spiritual understanding for your dreams and fulfil your destiny in Jesus name.