Who did God speak to in dreams in the Bible?

Answered by Robert Dupre

In the Bible, God spoke to several individuals through dreams, and one of those individuals was Joseph. Joseph’s story is found in the book of Genesis, and his dreams played a significant role in his life.

Joseph was the son of Jacob and Rachel, and he had eleven brothers. He was favored by his father, which caused jealousy and resentment among his brothers. Joseph had two notable dreams that he shared with his family, which ultimately led to his brothers’ animosity towards him.

In the first dream, Joseph dreamt that he and his brothers were binding sheaves in a field, and his sheaf stood upright while his brothers’ sheaves bowed down to his. In the second dream, Joseph dreamt that the sun, moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to him. When Joseph shared these dreams with his family, his brothers became even more envious and despised him.

God used these dreams as a way to communicate His plans and purposes for Joseph’s life. Through these dreams, God revealed that Joseph would rise to a position of authority and prominence over his family. However, Joseph’s dreams caused him great suffering and hardship as his brothers plotted against him and sold him into slavery.

While in Egypt, Joseph experienced a series of trials and tribulations, including being falsely accused and imprisoned. However, God never abandoned Joseph and continued to speak to him through dreams, even in his darkest moments.

In prison, Joseph accurately interpreted the dreams of two fellow prisoners – the cupbearer and the baker. The cupbearer dreamt of a vine with three branches, and he squeezed grapes into Pharaoh’s cup. Joseph revealed that the cupbearer’s dream meant he would be restored to his position in three days. The baker, on the other hand, dreamt of birds eating bread from a basket on his head, indicating that he would be executed in three days. Both interpretations came true, exactly as Joseph had foretold.

Later on, Pharaoh had a series of troubling dreams that none of his wise men could interpret. It was then that the cupbearer remembered Joseph and his ability to interpret dreams. Joseph was brought before Pharaoh, and God once again spoke to him through dreams.

Pharaoh had dreamt of seven fat cows being devoured by seven thin cows, and seven plump ears of grain being consumed by seven withered ears. Joseph interpreted these dreams as a warning from God about an upcoming famine. He advised Pharaoh to appoint someone wise to oversee the storage of grain during the years of plenty so that they would have enough food during the years of famine.

Impressed by Joseph’s interpretation, Pharaoh appointed him as second-in-command in all of Egypt, giving him authority over the land. Through this position, Joseph was able to save not only Egypt but also his own family during the severe famine that followed.

God spoke to Joseph through dreams to reveal His plans and purposes for Joseph’s life. Despite the hardships and challenges Joseph faced, he remained faithful to God, and God used him to bring about great blessings and salvation for his family and the people of Egypt. Joseph’s story serves as a reminder of God’s faithfulness and the importance of trusting His guidance, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.