The Doctrine Of Eating In Dream – Pastor Chukwuemeka Charles Asiegbu

Eating In Dream:

Eating In DreamEating in dream is one of the doctrines that have evolved in Christianity in this part of the world. There have been many interpretations given to the act of eating in dream. According to some of the interpretations eating is dream signifies that the person in the act is into witchcraft. Another one has it that eating in dream means bad luck. However, we need to ascertain if the doctrine of eating in dream is right or wrong. And if by virtue of thorough investigation from the scripture, this doctrine is unfounded, it implies that it is false. In the Old Testament and even in few occasions in the New Testament, God communicated to certain individuals through dreams. Let’s see what the book of Hebrews have for us in this regard.

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”

Hebrews 1:1-2

Human And Needs

From the verses above we can ascertain that God spoke to the prophets of Old in divers manners. And dream is among these divers manners. Many prophets of Old had dreams and many of them had the gift of interpretation of dreams. So God spoke to prophets like Daniel through their dreams. Let’s see the quotation below.

“In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.”

Daniel 7:1

Eating In Dream – Interpretation:

If dreams are rightly interpreted, their meaning and result is ascertainable.  Like in the days of Daniel, he had dreams and gave them the right interpretation. Also many Kings during his days had dreams and by him the interpretations were made known. Therefore, dream was one of the divers ways God spoke to the prophets of Old. In Hebrews 1:2, we have a statement that we should not ignore and that is as stated below.

“Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”

Hebrews 1:2

How to handle situations

The verse above states that God has in these last days spoken to us by (in) His Son. This shows that the last person that heard from God is His Son and it means that His Son had the last message. So whatever the Son says overrules whatever that has been said by the prophets. Jesus speaking about the messages of the prophets said that;

“And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”

Luke 24:27

“And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.”

Luke 24:44

Divers Manners God Spoke:

Whatever that was given to the prophets in divers manners were all pointing to the coming of the Messiah. This is because the Messiah is the container of the final message from God and will reveal that which is the mind of God. Therefore, whatever that was said by the prophets of Old should be judged by what the Messiah said and if what the prophets said didn’t tally with what the Messiah said, then what the Messiah said is final.

However, dream is an act which takes place when someone is asleep. So it is an unconscious act, no one dream while he is awake. Therefore, dreaming of eating in the dream is an unconscious act done in the dream. If dream is an unconscious act, it means that the one dreaming do not have perfect control of the activities in it. The act of eating in dream has been termed an act of witchcraft. But what did the scripture say about witchcraft? Let’s see the epistle of Apostle Paul to the Galatians.

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,”

Galatians 5:19-20

Eating In Dream Not Witchcraft:

We can see from the verses above that witchcraft is mentioned as one of the works of the flesh. This makes witchcraft a carnal or human act. It suggests that the one practicing witchcraft is aware of his activities and can have control over it. Therefore, the activities of witches are consciously known to them because they are not in it unknowingly. In this case eating in dream cannot be seen as an act of witchcraft. And in the same vein eating in dream cannot be seen as bad luck because a believer in Christ has nothing to do with bad luck. The believer in Christ lives his life in blessing not in luck. However, there is a thin line between being in dream and being in vision. Sometimes they are interchangeable.

Dream And Vision:

The similarity is that anyone involve in them are always in an unconscious mode. Let’s see the experience of Apostle Peter when he was found in a vision below.

“And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance. And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth. Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.”

Acts 10:10-16

In the quotations above, God used eating food to communicate the truth that the Gentiles are His people. Though Apostle Peter rejected eating those items given to him, but the truth is that he was supposed to eat them. And if he has eaten them, it is not an act of witchcraft and it will not result to bad luck.

The Believer And Eating In Dream:

This is because eating and drinking in dream is nothing to a believer in Christ. Let’s see what the book of Mark has for us.

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Mark 16:16-17

Whatever a believer eats in dream cannot dictate the pace of his life. And because a believer is in Christ he doesn’t practice witchcraft. The laws that guide the environment of the believer are very different from the laws that guide the enemy’s camp. The believer is in Christ and in Christ there is no witchcraft and there is no bad luck. Eating in dream therefore, is nothing and results to nothing in the life of a believer in Christ!

See What The Book Of Isaiah Said Below:

“It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.”

Isaiah 29:8

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