God's original plan for man in terms of man's position in the earth would be found in Genesis 1:28, "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth".
Based on the above scripture there are several things that are made crystal clear as it relates to God's original intent for man, primarily, man was created to advance, increase, multiply and to overpower whatever challenges his progress. Secondly, God gave man and not spirits dominion over the earth.
On the other hand, Satan's plan for man is quite the opposite. Scripture says the following, "The thief (which is Satan) comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy" John 10:10. These are very important points to stick a pin in when it comes to our dreams. These principles set the bases of all dreams, meaning, that in spite of how complex or straight forward a dream may present itself the above principles should always be our GPS as to how we navigate to the accurate interpretation of our dreams.
So, to put it in simple terms, the purpose of our dreams are:
a) To reveal to us what's pending in the unseen world (the spirit world) or to reveal to us the root causes of the mysteries surrounding our lives.
b) For spirit beings to covertly or overtly forge covenants in an effort to manifest their purpose/will in our natural world
With that said, the first thing we should do when attempting to understand our dreams is to decipher if our dream is from God or Satan. We calculate this by using Genesis 1:28 and John 10:10. If the dream is from God then the contents of the dream will inevitably be about advancing, promoting, replenishing etc., or it will be about things that will benefit us. On the other hand, if the dream is consistent with things being taken from us, stuff going missing, death, destruction etc. then clearly such a dream is from the kingdom of darkness.
In either case because God has given man and not spirits dominion in and of the earth, spirits cannot just do what they want to do whenever they desire to do in the earth. Instead human assistance but more importantly human approval be it covertly or overtly is a MUST to manifest the will of spirit beings in the earth. Surprisingly this also includes God. Now I know that many of you are challenged by the fact that I said that God needs man approval or permission to operate in the earth, and I am sure your reasoning would be God needs no one's permission to operate anywhere simply because he's God. Well, aside from the scriptures that clearly indicate that the earth and its responsibility was given to man, Psalm 115:16 and that God gave man dominion or rule over the affairs of the earth, Genesis 1:26,28, every book of the bible reveals this principle.
In fact, if one were to review scripture carefully; whatever God did in the earth it was never outside the consultation of man. For example, I am sure you'll agree that God is all powerful, right? So why did he use Moses to free the Hebrew people from Egyptian bondage? Couldn't he as God just kill Pharaoh and his armies and took his people from Egyptian bondage straight to the promise land? Why did God not kick down the walls of Jericho, but instead he used Joshua to follow a set of instructions to have the walls of Jericho destroyed. These are but minimal examples compared to the many examples demonstrating God's laws and principles of man ruling the earth and in order for any spirit beings to participate in earth's affairs the ultimate approval or cooperation must be approved by man.
Satan on the other hand understands his limitations and restrictions as it relates to his performance in the earth. Well, we need not go any further that Genesis 3. Satan knew quite well that in order for him to carry out his evil objectives in the earth he MUST again secure man's approval, In Genesis 3 he manipulates Eve by encouraging her to disobey God's command as it relates to the forbidden tree they were not to eat from and obey his suggestion, which legally opens the door for him. Well we all know what happened as a result of that incident, right?
So in essence spirits would either influence, persuade, encourage, tempt, entice or lure human beings to advance their will or objective in the earth through securing covenants between themselves and human beings. This is how things manifest from the spirit realm to our natural world. So, in reference to our dreams, if your dream is consumed with killing, stealing or destroying then make no mistake that the contents of such dreams are revealing evil spirits hoping to get you to agree to such a dream to secure an evil covenant between you and the evil spirit so that they can legally manifest their evil intent in your life and by extension in the earth. If the dreamer does not challenge such events in his dreams or cancel and rebuke the dream upon waking, then manifestation of that evil covenant will prevail in reality.
The reality is, upon waking from a dream you must first ask yourself, what covenant did I agree to? This is the primary reason why it is a must that you remember your dreams because you've either knowingly or unknowingly forge a covenant in your dream that may pan out something very terrible for you later.
A simple prayer to pray upon waking from a dream that either you didn't understand or you just don't remember is: "God in the name of your son Jesus Christ if whatever I have dreamed was of you, then I come in complete agreement with your plans for my life. However, if my dream was not from you then I cancel, rebuke and renounce all evil covenants that may have been covertly secured in my dream in the name of your son Jesus Christ!
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing