Thank you, Al, for posting this. This is a vision worthy of our attention, indeed!
Enrique Simonet, Flevit super illam (He wept over it). (Prado Museum, via Wikimedia Commons)
How do we evaluate dreams and visions? Like everything else, we test them to Scripture.
There is no question that God sends these Divine communications to people. There is also no question that there are alternative sources of dreams: satanic influences, mind-altering drugs, wild imaginations, or even the aftermath of a wrestling match with disagreeable food. That is why we evaluate everything according to the standard of Scripture to see if it is consistent with the Word of God. Not everything will stand up to that standard, which is why we must be careful to sift the legitimate messages from the deceptive, the irrelevant, and the just plain loony. This is important because we now live in the time when the words of the prophet Joel are coming to pass:
It will come…
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