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July 19, 2009 9:38AM

Visions both come from and are about God, their understanding is given by God, and can only be understood and interpreted if a person has the Holy Spirit of God. They come at night when a person is asleep, and are frightening. They can appear to anyone, but in the Millennium everyone will have them.

Visions come at night:-

Gen 46:2 And God spake unto Israel [ie Jacob, before God re-named him Israel] in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, ...

Dan 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, ....

Dan 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, .....

Visions come when a person is asleep:-

Job 4:13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men

Visions are frightening:-

Job 7:14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

Dan 4:5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.

Dan 7:15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

Visions both come from and are about God:-

2Ch 26:5 And he [Uzziah] sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: ....

2Co 12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

Visions can appear to anyone:

- patriachs:-

Gen 46:2 And God spake unto Israel [ie Jacob, before God re-named him Israel] in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, ...

-Kings:-

Dan 2:28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;

-prophets:-

Eze 13:16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her...

-prisoners:-

Eze 1:1 Now it came to pass..., as I was among the captives ... that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

The understanding of visions is given by God:-

Dan 1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Visions can only be understood and interpreted if a person has the Holy Spirit of God, but if they don't it has to be explained to them:-

Dan 4:9 O Belteshazzar [ie Daniel],... because I know that the is in thee, ... spirit of the holy godstell me [ie King Nebuchadnezzar] the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.

In the Millennium everyone will see visions:-

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

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: