So here are a couple of excerpts hope you like it.
"Act 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Act 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
In this passage from the book of Acts, Peter is explaining the odd happenings on that day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit dramatically filled the disciples in Jerusalem. God did not want anyone to miss this event.
He again repeated this act in the home of Cornelius1 some time later when God revealed that He would now accept all people that would believe in Him and His Messiah which was the fulfilling of the words Jesus spoke when he said:
Joh_10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
If you are looking for drama from God for the answers of your prayers you may spend a lifetime waiting. You might get it, if in fact, that drama will Glorify His Name and affect thousands or maybe millions of other souls and is the fulfilment of an important prophecy, but that is not likely.
Notice in this prophecy from the book of Joel, God says that we shall prophesy, see visions and dream dreams. I will explore each of these ways in which God communicates with us in this chapter."
1 Acts chapter 10" ...
"Our God speaks to us in Visions. But just what is a vision when compared to a dream?
Our definitions make it hard to differentiate between dreams and visions, so I am going to fall back on my own experience to try to explain. Perhaps a truly in-depth study can reveal the difference to you.
In my own experience I have had several dreams that were a word from God. In each dream the revelation was for me and no one else. The most prominent of those dreams and the most recent was concerning my sin of Gluttony. In this sin I had grown to an enormous size for my frame, I was weighing in somewhere between 350 lbs and 360 lbs. I personally didn't see it as a spiritual problem, however God did.
Back in December of 2010, in my prayers I had regularly been asking to get to know the Lord more intimately. Then over a period of 7 nights in January 2011, I had a very vivid dream that left me uneasy, I could remember the details of each dream and while some elements were different all of them concerned a house that had at it's centre a dilapidated boarded up Victorian mansion. When I had woke from the third dream it had disturbed me so much that I had tried to draw what I had seen, I couldn't draw it with any accuracy. I knew at that point that God was trying to tell me something so I prayed for the rest of that day that God would reveal the meaning of those dreams. As I was drifting off to sleep that night but, still not asleep, and in a way I can not explain He spoke the meaning to me in my spirit.
The added on building to the Victorian mansion represented the life He and I had built together, the mansion represented the place in my person that He had built for Himself. He showed me that He could not enter and restore the mansion until I dealt with my sin. I got up and wrote all this down in my journal.
The next day I pulled out an old diet I had followed and for some reason kept in my files for years. I also joined a weight loss group for support and began the process of dealing with this sin. In six months my diabetes which I had been taking pills and insulin for had reversed and I no longer needed any drugs. By December of that year I had lost 140 lbs.
Through this process I learned many valuable spiritual lessons, the single most important being that I must seek Gods righteousness and He will reveal Himself and His will if I am willing to do what He says. Since that time my outward life has changed significantly and my inner life has exploded with peace and joy.
I would love to report to you that my recovery from this sin has been perfect but that would be a lie. My willingness ebbs and flows and at this time (May 2014) I have gained back about 30 lbs. The Lord has told me that I must exercise regularly as well but I have been unwilling to do this, so I have been praying for the willingness to do so.
In rereading what I wrote I realized that this experience had also included what can be called a vision as I was still somewhat conscious and not yet asleep when He revealed the meaning of the dreams.
I have had another vision in regards to this issue in my life. About a year later, I had been praying and was in a deep state of relaxation when I "saw" in my mind Jesus walking into that mansion and with a flick of his hand the boards came off the windows planting themselves in the ground , growing into big pine trees instantly. With the sunlight I saw I still had some trash and more cleaning yet to do. So, the process continues, but, His home is usable."
Hope these excerpt from the book whet your appetite for more.
May God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ Bless you and yours.