Jesus is the Way

Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


The Lord uses dreams of the soul to confront truth.


Ps 16:7  NKJV

I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.


Ps 17:3  NKJV

You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night;


Our soul is who we are.  It is our personality containing our thoughts, our will and our emotions.  The soul is what we think, what we want and what we feel.  Our soul is what makes us “tick”...what motivates us.  It is what we like and what we feel passionate about. 


Therefore dreams of the soul will highlight those parts of our personalities that contain our mindsets (whether good or bad), things we want and need, and what we are feeling.  Dreams of the soul relate to each personality, and are unique to that person simply because not everyone has the same personality. 






Soul dreams are not enemy dreams, nor are they Godly dreams, they are a product of our own souls.  Our souls contain mixture of both the good and evil of our own personalities, and soul dreams reflect our progress in becoming cleansed by His Spirit and coming into Jesus’ image.  The easiest way to recognize that the dream is a soul dream is that dreams of the soul have good parts that seem inspired and we feel like they are God given dreams but suddenly they have a quirk or thorn in it that is obviously demonic or awry in some way.  Recognizing it is a soul dream helps us to know how to respond. 


A soul dream can represent the war going on inside of us between the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and also demonic inspiration. Regardless of whether our own personalities, the Lord or the demonic influences our dream, what we perceive about the dream gives us a chance to judge ourselves and align with His Word.


1 Cor 11:31-32 NKJV

For if we would judge ourselves , we would not be judged.  But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.




When a person is unable to “resolve” a situation in real life, he fights for his freedom through his dreams.  (Other words for “resolve” are to conclude or settle.)  As human beings, we were created to abide with the Lord in peace.  In areas we are not abiding with Him, we are not experiencing His peace. 


The human soul only finds freedom from the inside out.  Thus, the core of resolving any situation in life is the inward “contentment level or peace.”  When the Lord provides the freedom of resolution, He works on our places of discontentment.  We cannot be content in our hearts in areas of unforgiveness, greed, lust, anger, ambition, resentment, etc for they are issues that always cry for resolution.  The only way we become content from the inside out is to let go of those attitudes and issues that do not glorify Him and ask for His peace to fill up those areas.


Dreams of the soul can become our barometer in registering our progress of overcoming situations of discontentment.  The Lord may use them to encourage us by allowing us to see this progression. 


Sometimes we are so busy fighting the inner issues during the day, we aren’t in a stopping place to receive encouragement.  For instance, maybe someone has soul dreams on a continual basis of running away from enemies.  Perhaps that person has a problem in real life dealing with confrontations and will avoid them at any cost.  Then maybe the very day the person takes a stand on something he dreams that night that he didn’t run away when pursued.  The Lord broke into the dream with inspiration, wanting to strengthen that person’s stand.   Finally, the person realized what is occurring in his life and partners with the Lord to overcome this personality trait of running away.





When we are sensitive to the Holy Spirit, God quickens portions of our soul dreams to expose our motives and desires that are not yet aligned with His image.  It is the Holy Spirit’s position to make darkness manifest.  Darkness likes to hide and derives much of its power by staying hidden.  When the Holy Spirit penetrates the soul of man, He brings light to those places that do not glorify Him.  The Holy Spirit will manifest our very thoughts and motives, for we cannot overcome darkness unless we know what it is and where it is.  The first step to recovery is to recognize the problem. 


Heb 4:12-13 NKJV

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.


If we listen, the Holy Spirit can use dreams of the soul to penetrate those dark areas.  He will then encourage us to deal with those exposed truths in our daily circumstances.  He is very persistent and will not give up on us.  If you find yourself having recurring dreams of some type or another, it is a possibility the Holy Spirit is knocking on your door to help you grow and overcome.


The Lord has no desire to browbeat us with our weaknesses.  He will not send us gifts that condemn and make us feel that there is no hope.  The Lord may allow the same painful soul dreams to continue, to gain our attention to listen.  But He does not want us to be badgered by soul dreams.   He will bring us truth and help us to see it and in the overcoming process He will set us free.  The importance of a soul dream is how we respond to it and grow from it.


It is up to the individual dreamer to discern and choose the truth and challenge of the soul dream.  A soul dream can also be used to build and bring health.  However, this only relates to the dreamer’s ability to hear, see, and understand what the Lord is saying and how he can be helped.  Truth can set us free in Jesus.  It can also destroy, without Him.


In the same way the Holy Spirit can quicken and spotlight weak areas of our soul, the enemy can intervene in a soul dream.  Satan loves to use these dreams to twist and turn them as a knife into our heart.  He is a tormentor, accuser, and twists truth.  Satan can influence dreams of the soul to destroy our progress instead of building it.  Many times the enemy will take portions of our day, thoughts, motives and desires and accuse us in a soul dream.  When they become really obvious to us, we “see” our errors. 




If we have discerned that the dream is a soul dream, we can cooperate with the Lord to change:


  1. We pray and ask the Lord to open our eyes to see His truth and how we measure up to it. 


  2. We humble ourselves before Him and allow Him to correct us. 


  3. We make the decision to turn away from our thought, feeling, desire and release it to His will, His Word. 


  4. We ask Him for the grace to change and that what He exposed will become like Jesus. 


  5. We thank Him for spotlighting areas where we are making progress.



In places where we are feeling condemned and discern demonic influence:


  1. We confess where we wrongly partnered with and nurtured the demonic to have access and influence in the dream.


  2. We bind the demonic power that was revealed.


  3. We renounce its work in our lives and break away from it.


  4. We declare satan has nothing in us and gladly come to God’s light.


  5. We refuse to be browbeaten by condemnation.


  6. We thank God for allowing the demonic so that we can separate our alliance with it.


  1. We thank God for chastening us and bringing us closer to the full stature of Christ.  


            KJV Ephesians 4:13

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:


John 3:17-21 NKJV

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.  18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned ; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  19 And this is the condemnation , that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.  21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." 




Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  









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