One Prophetic Word, Two Opposite Interpretations

This may sound odd, but we can actually hear an authentic word of God and somehow misunderstand or misconstrue it. This is evidenced by an interesting story from Paul’s life towards the end of Acts. On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist…. and…

What is a Vision?

I have always been zealous for visions. I want to see the things the prophets saw and have my eyes open to see the supernatural around me. I want to have a vision of the glory of the Lord like Ezekiel did and nearly sound insane when I write it down on paper. I want…

Important Symbols in Dreams

While symbols vary greatly both by how God uses them and by how the dreamer perceives it, there are a few other things that are important to pay attention to in dreams. Don’t turn these things into rules or you’ll kill the dream. I don’t even suggest using a dream dictionary (especially a non-Christian one)….

Interpreting Joseph’s Dreams

When I was a kid I thought Joseph’s dreams in the Old testament were straight up gibberish. To me, it was as though a dream was a bunch of binary code and Joseph was a computer. You simply feed the binary code into the computer and it comes out meaning something, but otherwise it’s just…

Familiar and Foreign

There is a narrative theologians know well that pastors often fear to address—a piece of the story that seems just a smidge too far to be preachable to an enlightened world. Moving from Earth to Heaven may sound odd, but it has enough logic to it that it might be heard: “We go from matter…