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Jane Hamon

Senior Pastor, Christian International Family Church

Author of three books

B.A., Christian International; A.A., Christ for the Nations

Christian International Family
5200 East Highway 98
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
'Dreams and Visions'
Dreams and Visions

(Christian International, 1997; Regal, 2000)
Guest Bio

Jane Hamon: The Importance of Interpreting Your Dreams

The 700 Club
January 14, 2005 A Message in the Night

Jane Hamon’s interest in dreams grew out of a personal experience while she was away at college. One night, she dreamed in great detail about her younger brother. In the dream, her brother became very ill and ultimately died. Jane awakened and was concerned. She tried to tell herself it was only a dream and that there was probably no reason to be alarmed. When she couldn’t shake her gloomy feelings, she decided to pray for her brother that he was and would remain healthy and that God would look out for him. After a time, she was able to go back to sleep.

Jane realized the significance of her dream when she received a phone call from her mother the next morning. Her mom wanted to tell her of a family emergency during the night involving Jane’s brother. Her brother’s appendix had burst while he was out on a camping trip. By the time he got to a hospital, he was very ill and, in fact, could have died. Jane realized that God had been speaking to her in her dream. This specific event prompted her to begin a serious study of Scriptures to determine the validity of hearing God through dreams. This would not be the last time God would reveal life-threatening information to Jane in a dream.

More Proof

Jane had a second dream regarding her younger brother that more completely convinced her that God does reveal important information to His children through dreams. Jane dreamed in vivid detail that her brother was in a car wreck. The car rolled three times, and her brother was crushed and killed. When she awoke from this dream, she prayed earnestly for her brother’s safety. The very next day, her brother’s car was hit while he was crossing an intersection on his way to school, just as it had occurred in the dream. His car did roll three times, but her brother was miraculously saved. Jane is sure that God sent the dream and awakened her to pray so that her brother’s life would be spared.

Dreams and Visions

Jane wrote Dreams and Visions as a result of her personal study. Though this book has been around for nearly eight years, she says it is highly relevant today as we enter the age spoken of by the prophet, Joel, and quoted in Acts 2:17-18: "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."

As Jane points out, this Scripture says God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh – not just Christians. In the Bible, God gave dreams to His servants Daniel and Joseph. He directed Jesus’ father, Joseph, to protect his son on four different occasions using dreams. He also gave dreams to the unrighteous King Nebuchadnezzar and Pilate’s wife as well. Men of God were often called upon to interpret dreams given to the unrighteous.

Jane says it is the same in this age. Christians need to be able to interpret their own dreams and visions and also help the unsaved. Jane says God does speak in these ways and you can gain understanding about a dream or a vision. Jane is also careful to caution that not every dream is necessarily from God. She says, "There are pizza dreams or natural dreams, and there are also dreams inspired by the enemy. There are also dreams in which our own subconscious minds play out matters that our conscience minds may hold at bay during our waking hours."

Interpreting Dreams

Simply stated, a dream happens when you’re asleep, and a vision happens when you’re awake. Jane says that in order to accurately interpret dreams and visions, you must be able to recognize whether a dream comes from God, from your own soul, or from the enemy. Ask yourself these questions: