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
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.
A SOUL’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
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
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.
FREEDOM IS OUR LEVEL OF CONTENTMENT
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.
SEPARATING THE MIXTURE IN OUR
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
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.
HOW TO RESPOND TO A SOUL DREAM
If we have discerned that the dream is a soul dream,
we can cooperate with the Lord to change:
We pray and ask the Lord to open our eyes to see His
truth and how we measure up to it.
We humble ourselves before Him and allow Him to
We make the decision to turn away from our thought,
feeling, desire and release it to His will, His
We ask Him for the grace to change and that what He
exposed will become like Jesus.
We thank Him for spotlighting areas where we are
In places where we are feeling condemned and discern
We confess where we wrongly partnered with and
nurtured the demonic to have access and influence in
We bind the demonic power that was revealed.
We renounce its work in our lives and break away
We declare satan has nothing in us and gladly come
to God’s light.
We refuse to be browbeaten by condemnation.
We thank God for allowing the demonic so that we can
separate our alliance with it.
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
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
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