Matthew 2:22 NASB
But when he heard that Archelaus
was reigning over Judea
in place of his father Herod,
he was afraid to go there.
Then after being warned by God in a dream,
he left for the regions of Galilee,
In the New Testament it is only Matthew who mentions that God speaks through dreams.
That happens every time in Matthew 1 and 2.
Four times God speaks to Joseph in a dream, and once to the Magi.
God uses these dreams for special messages that demand an immediate response. It therefore always concerns extraordinary circumstances:
▪︎ not to visit Herod,
▪︎ to flee to Egypt,
▪︎ to return to Israel
▪︎ and to dwell in Galilee.
Let us not think that this is an ordinary way for the Lord to speak to us. Nor was it in Old Testament times, though it was more common there.
But we cannot say that God often uses dreams!
God’s usual way of speaking is through the Word – spoken by prophets or preachers, or read in the Bible.
No less than the dream, it demands our immediate response: to seek our life with Jesus!
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