So okay…I’m totally going to go there at the risk of sounding like a lecturing parent. Many Christians are complaining that they don’t hear from God in dreams. I already know that there are various reasons why someone isn’t remembering their dreams, but I’m alarmed at one reason that seems to be increasing — many struggles with getting to sleep! This is a problem because of NO SLEEP…NO DREAMS…NO OPPORTUNITY FOR GOD TO SPEAK TO YOU WHILE YOU’RE AT REST!

God can speak to you in other ways while you are awake. However, there is something special about hearing from Him while you’re asleep. It bypasses your carnal thinking (biases, stereotypes, logic, etc.) and presents you with a message to be considered.

“(15) In a dream, in a vision of the night, when sound sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds (16) then He opens the ears of men an seals their instruction.” (Job 33:15-16)

Prophetic dreams are special because while we hear from God while we’re awake, there is a weapon that God created for us to hear from Him at night. So even though you go to sleep, your hearing from God doesn’t have to end there…if you train yourself correctly!

My advice to everyone who wants to activate their prophetic dream gift is…GET TO SLEEP! Your body goes through various phases of sleep before it gets to the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) phase. This is the phase you want to get to. Once there, you begin to have dreams…and even vivid ones. It’s your job to do what you can to help your body rest and get to the REM phase. So, here are some tips that will help you sleep even better:

Get to bed between 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm. The body goes through sleep cycles so if you want to get a good night’s sleep, turning in no later than 11:00 pm will ensure you give your body the time it needs to get down to the REM (dream) phase.

LOWER BLUE LIGHT EXPOSURE: Computers, cell phones and TVs emit blue lights that stimulate the brain. Too much blue light at night fights your body from going through its process to go to sleep. Order blue light blocking glasses and download a blue light blocker app on your phone and computer to limit exposure to blue light. I saw a huge improvement in my sleep when I did this. Also, limit your electronics to 30 minutes before bedtime, and then turn them off.

LIGHT CONTROL: Eliminate unnecessary lights. Make your room as dark as possible or wear a sleeping mask. It will make it easier to sleep.

SOUND CONTROL: Live in a noisy house or apartment building? No problem. BUY EARPLUGS! They work!

Apply these tips and you should see a huge increase in your sleep. And since you are sleeping, you are now giving God the opportunity to open YOUR EAR AND SEAL YOUR INSTRUCTION, which is what you want. As receiving dreams from God increase, YOU ARE NOW FUNCTIONING LIKE A TRUE PROPHETIC DREAMER!!! Sweet Dreams!