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Barbie Breathitt has a gift of dream interpretation and has incredible insight about dreams and their meaning. God can speak profoundly through our dreams as He did many a time through Biblical history. Read this awesome word and teaching by Barbie and I'd encourage you to get her resources just below for a more in-depth study.
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Revelation, Illumination and Inspiration
The dreams and visions God births in us brings revelation, illumination, and inspiration. The Holy Spirit instantly reveals spiritual knowledge about God and His ways through direct or indirect revelation to a person's spirit. Revelation is not learned through the intellect (gnosis – assumption or scientific, methodical knowledge); it is imparted into the depths of the spirit, which brings an exact, truthful knowledge (epignosis).
Revelation comes from the Greek word apokalypsis. It means the unveiling of mysteries which have been hidden or concealed, and are revealed or discovered by removing a covering. Revelation comes to bring an accelerated transformation that births change, and that forwards one's movements or quickens their actions in the spirit. The spirit realm moves at a much greater speed than the natural realm to allow miracles to occur. The manifestation of the revelation knowledge of the glory of the Lord is covering the earth (Habakkuk 2:14).
Knowledge is the Hebrew word yada, that is used in Genesis 4:1. Yada depicted Adam and Eve's relationship in spiritual and physical intimacy. Yada means to learn to know, discover through observation, to discriminate, discern or distinguish between, as one becomes thoroughly acquainted physically, emotionally, and spiritually with the one they love. Revelation knowledge comes when we are intimately acquainted with God's Holy Spirit and His ways, knowing what is pleasing to Him and learning how to bring Him pleasure.
Gnosis, Strong's NT:1108 from NT:1097; knowing (the act), i.e. (by implication) knowledge: KJV - knowledge, science. Epignosis, Strong's NT:1922), acknowledge a full, or thorough knowledge, discernment, recognition. Apokalypsis, the Greek meaning "an unveiling" or "a disclosure." Yada: Strong's Genesis 4:1, OT: 3045.
Revealed knowledge becomes ours experientially, when we acknowledge God's presence, surrender to Him, follow, and obey His will. Faith and the practice of spiritual knowledge are required to manifest the glory of God. The meat of revelation is for mature people who have experienced and practiced moving in the glory to discern the difference between good and evil (Hebrews 5:14). Without revelation knowledge we will never progress to the next dimension of supernatural glory. The glory realm requires a humble spirit that is motivated by total dependence upon the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Illumination and Inspiration
Illumination is spiritual and intellectual enlightenment. Inspiration is the ability to communicate the understood, discovered truths of God to others. To inspire means to inhale, or breathe in the Spirit to stimulate the mind, to create or to activate the emotions to a higher level of understanding. To spiritually inspire is to guide, affect, or arouse by the divine influence of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of the Lord calls to the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us, to impart revelation knowledge, illumination, and inspiration. The Holy Spirit leads us into the glory; the deep, secret, mysterious things of God.
Psalm 42:7–8 NIV reads: Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. By day the LORD directs His love, at night His song is with me–a prayer to the God of my life.
Faith and Dominion
Faith is the gift God gave to everyone. We all have a measure of faith (Romans 12:3). However, the faith of the Believer allows us to take dominion over the natural realms of space, suspend or accelerate time, and change matter. God is eternal; He has always been and will always be. He is totally independent of time because He does not change. God created the realms of light, time, and space for us because He exists outside of the reality of linear time. Eternal time is cyclical like a spiral staircase that is always ascending to a higher level of glory.
The Bible tells us a difficult mystery: one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day (2 Peter 3:8). The Bible tells us that a nation will come to the Lord in a day. For this to be possible, we must access God's glorious presence, heavenly plans, and power. The glory is the atmosphere of Heaven that gives evidence of God's sovereign power manifesting His visible presence to humanity when, and how, He desires. God's higher thoughts, glorious light and plans enters our spirit and our dreams to imprint spiritual pictures and blue prints on our subconscious or image center.
Dreams Bring Access
Dreams are our subconscious inner man at work, revealing our true nature. Dreams have many emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits. Similar to the powers of our imagination, dreaming is a universal human phenomenon uniting people across barriers of age, gender, racial background, social differences, and historical circumstances.
Dreams bring access to spiritual messages about blessing, and they bring insight into God's plans.
They bring us vision and guidance in everyday life and circumstances. Dreams free our minds, provide clarity, dispel confusion, and enable us to function with mental lucidity during the day. They release accumulated tension and fear, and they bring release from built-up stress by providing a vacation for our minds.
Dreams answer questions and bring wisdom to solve difficult problems. They make us aware of how to break bad, perplexing habits, and how to remove hindrances or obstacles that are keeping us from reaching destiny. Dreams unleash us into creativity and inventiveness. They make us more open, flexible, and attuned to our God-given abilities.
Dreams have the ability to take us out of the natural realms of time. They can move us back into the past, help us to deal with the present, or launch us into the future. The past is history, so it cannot hold us; the future is a mystery, so we must seek God for understanding; and the present is the gift God has given for us to enjoy. A dream aligns us with the present moment while exposing us to future realities and possibilities.
When we look into a dream, we are gazing at a mirrored reflection of the natural image of ourselves. Just like in a mirror, by looking into our dream life, we can see qualities of ourselves represented by characters or symbols in the dream. Spiritually speaking, we are known fully and completely by a loving Creator.
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12, NIV
Dreams Anoint and Transform
We are destined to reflect God's character and image when we come to know His different dimensions. The closer we draw to the Creator, the more of His light we absorb. His bright light changes us because we can finally see ourselves clearly. We are beings of light because our Creator is the Father of Light. We are called to live a life where nothing is hidden in darkness, but where everything is exposed to His light. Things that are concealed in darkness will detract from our potential. Dreams bring light to our lives by dispelling the darkness, so we do not stumble or fall.
If we ignore God's messages of love, tragically, we remain the same. People who refuse to change, stagnate and remain unchanged. They forget who they are and Who divine intervention called them to become. When we stop the process of metamorphosis, we risk never realizing our destiny. Dreams mirror the image of the soul by reflecting our inner condition. They display what will become apparent if positive changes take place. But, tragically, they also reveal what will transpire if no changes or negative changes take place in us.
God transforms us through the images He projects upon the screens of our hearts. He speaks tender, life-giving, creative words. When we obediently embrace these faith-filled messages, positive changes take place. God-given dreams are able to anoint us, transforming us into world changers by bringing us revelation knowledge from His heart. The anointing of God empowers us to accomplish the dreams God has given us on earth.
Barbie L. Breathitt
Breath of the Spirit Ministries
Barbie Breathitt is the author of Dream Encounters, Seeing Your Destiny from God's Perspective and her new book Gateway to the Seer Realm: Look Again to See Beyond the Natural. She is an ordained minister, dedicated educator, and respected teacher of the supernatural manifestations of God. Barbie's dynamic teaching skills, intelligence, and quick wit keep her a favorite with audiences everywhere. Barbie has become a recognized leader in dream interpretation, traveling to more than forty nations. Her prophetic gifting and deep spiritual insight have helped thousands of people understand the supernatural ways God speaks to us today.