How to Hear God through Your Dreams Seminar - Mark Virkler

Event Dates: 
Mar 9, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018
Event Location: 
Catch The Fire Ottawa
20 Young Road
Ottawa, ON K2L 1W1
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Seminar from 7:00 – 9:30 on Friday evening, and 9:00 – 3:30 on Saturday.

No registration fee. Seminar workbook available for $15 Canadian “Hear God Through Your Dreams” a 90 page workbook.

Do you often wake up feeling there was a significant message in your dream, but you’re just not sure what it is? Like Daniel and Joseph, do you long to be able to help others understand their own dreams and win them to Christ as you explain His night messages to them? Wouldn't it be nice if you could receive mid-course corrections from the Lord while you sleep? Do you wish you could be receiving divine inspiration, creative solutions to problems, and direction from the Lord during that third of your life that you’re “just” sleeping?

Understanding Dreams

Man's view of dreams

Do you feel like sleep is a "waste of time"? Do you usually only remember bits and pieces of your dreams that don’t make any sense? Or worse yet, not remember any of your dreams at all?

God's view of dreams

The Bible declares that God counsels us at night through our dreams (Ps. 16:7) and is full of examples and illustrations of this principle. In the dreams in the Bible, God gives wise direction concerning the next step to take. He grants wisdom and encourages people in faith. He shows them how to escape coming calamity and how to provide for their families in the midst of imminent disasters. God even enters into covenants with people and grants them gifts in their dreams!

Where this teaching will lead you

This teaching series leads you in examining every dream in the Bible to see how they reveal and illustrate principles of Christian dream interpretation. You will receive abundant confirmation that God speaks to His children through their night visions (Num. 12:6; Acts 2:17).

You will also explore your own dreams, learning the language of symbolism which your heart uses as it communicates to you God's divine wisdom. You will learn how to let the Holy Spirit be your Teacher as you learn to interpret God's messages to you through your dreams!

All of us can learn to hear from God during the two hours of dream life we have each night and these training materials will coach you in this skill.

“The best teaching I have ever seen on interpreting dreams” - Sid Roth

I have just interviewed Mark Virkler, an extraordinarily gifted man of God who teaches a course on understanding dreams. I have interviewed many on this subject over the years, but Mark’s approach is different. He is a very logical teacher. He guarantees after taking his course you will have at least a dream a week and understand them!

I took him up on his challenge, and it is working for me. I have had very few literal dreams in my life. And frankly, I usually ignore the symbolic dreams. I call them “pizza” dreams. However, since I started following Mark’s instructions, I have had dreams and I understand them! None of the other courses have worked for me. Now I have received major direction! I am so excited when I go to bed and look forward to God speaking to me in my dreams.

Examples of Dream Interpretation

God & Motorcycles – A Dream Interpreted by Joe Manthei

My dream: I had just finished listening to the vision CD [in the How to Hear God’s Voice series] - and I’ve been a left-brainer also most of my life. In the dream my wife and I were on a motorcycle and we were headed east towards Wisconsin. We stopped for fuel. They had a high tech gizmo for putting gas into the motorcycle and I couldn’t get the hang of it. The attendant was trying to help - first you do this - then you pull the unit out - then the gas will flow into the gas tank. I said, “Why don’t you just post a sign: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3.” ...and woke up.

My thoughts: We are together in this (my wife & I) and we are headed East - more Eastern in thinking, more use of our right-sided brain. I’m struggling with it - even though some of your teaching is: step 1, step 2, step 3, etc. I’m a dreamer. I get vivid dreams at night and can easily recall them. However - during the day – I’m working more out of logic, reason, rational thought. Most of my life was as a chiropractor - focused on clinical nutrition; now as an RN - working in the IT department of our local hospital - moving more towards electronic documentation.

I am getting some vision in the AM when I quiet myself down, focus on Jesus, tune to flow and begin to journal. I will get this. This particular dream just helped to confirm what’s coming - the flow - the fuel from the Holy Spirit and we are on a motorcycle - we are open - transparent - not protected nor shrouded by metal, plastic, etc.

Journal – Question: Lord, what would You say to me about this?

Answer: I get a vision of Jesus sitting by a well - He says, “Do this as often as you can. Daily is best. It’s a process - a series of steps - learning - each step is a small step - a new thing - you can do it - I can help you. Be faithful in little. You dream – you’ve recognized My dreams for you - listen to the still small voice. Quiet yourself down. Practice. Pam (my wife) can help you. Pam will help you. I love you.”

That’s Joe from Mora

Some Reflections from Mark Virkler on Joe’s dream and journaling…Isn’t it awesome how God speaks to us by day and by night and guides us along the path of life? Did you note how God told Joe, too, that his wife could help him grow? This is one of the most important things God taught me when I began to journal. It was to honor Patti, my wife, rather than trying to get her to conform to me. Way too often people have told me that their spouses had given them counsel which they had disregarded, or admitted they did not even seek out the counsel of their wives!

Please do not do this, for if you do, you are damaging your life and your marriage relationship. You are slowing down your arrival at your inheritance, which is “Promised Land Blessings.” So let’s seek out the advice of our spouses, and honor it and incorporate it into our lives, and experience the success God has planned for us!

Counsel to not purchase a house! by Don Swartzlander

God called our family of six to leave our home, relatives and job in Pennsylvania and go to Bible College in New York State. He gave us that “word” in late July. We were thinking that “someday” we would go, but we were told by our Pastor that we could be in school that September. So we left our 5, 4, 3 and 1 year olds with relatives for a three-day weekend and went to Lima, New York to look for a job and housing.

We spent every daylight hour looking for places to live and work. It was frustrating searching with no success and time was running out. Most places were either too small, too expensive or too far from the school.

My wife and I looked at one house that was about 10 miles away and it seemed like it would meet our needs but we would have to make the decision to buy it or not in the next 24 hours. Our thoughts were that it was the only one that would fit so maybe “God was supplying.” Sue and I prayed and went to bed in the guest wing of the school. 

In my sleep, I had a dream. In the dream I was in jail. I was holding onto and looking out through heavy steel bars. But the funny thing about the jail was that I knew the door was closed but not locked. I could get myself out. All I had to do was open the door and walk out. But I was still inside looking out.

In the morning I told my wife about the dream. I asked her what she thought and she suggested we ask God about it. We did and he told me that it was up to me/us if we bought the house or not. But if we did buy it, we would be “locked up” by that purchase and really not be free to do what He wanted us to. It was our/my decision to be bound or be free.

We decided to “be free” and not to buy the house. That meant we were free but we had less than twelve hours left to find a place to live. We went into the lounge and sat on a couch wondering what to do next. Being summer, there were not many people on campus. One of the maintenance workers (a graduated student) came down the hall. He introduced himself and asked us what we were doing there. We told him. He said that he rarely went that way but God had directed him there for some unknown reason but now he knew why. He went on to say that he and his family had graduated and were moving on into ministry. The four bedroom house they lived in might be available when they moved that week.

We tried to contact the landlord but his wife said he was golfing. We had to leave for home so we got directions to the golf course. Once there I hopped in a golf cart and hunted for her husband. I found him and he was puzzled why someone would be searching for him. He asked, “What do you want?” I told him we would like to rent his house. He reached out and shook my hand. He said my handshake was good enough for him and he rented us the house right there on the golf course. 

We lived in that house for the next four years. Praise God for the protection, freedom and guidance He provided in A DREAM.   

My Chance to Say “Thank You” to the Catholic Church by Mark Virkler

You may recall from my testimony that it was two Jesuit priests, Dennis and Matt Lynn, who taught me two of the four keys to hearing God’s voice. Well, I finally was given the opportunity to say “thank you” to the Catholic Church for this wonderful gift.

  Fu Jen Catholic University

In 2010, I was invited to Taiwan to speak at the Fu Jen Catholic University on Christian Dream Interpretation. What an honor! The first university ever to ask me to teach on dream interpretation, and it was Catholic.

I began the presentation by sharing the story of Dennis and Matt Lynn and the gift they provided to me which was so foundational in allowing me to step into intimacy with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I thanked them for the precious gift of these two Jesuit priests as well as for the honor of allowing a Protestant minister to speak at their university.

The Lord anointed our workshop as I taught the principles of dream interpretation and we interpreted four dreams live through a Chinese translator, and into another culture. God’s grace was present and the messages in the dreams were profound and healing to the hearts of those who came to the front and allowed us to explore their dreams before about 200 professors and students.

God is doing wonderful things in the world today! Let’s all take our part in sharing these powerful truths with those who are hungry.

Three Dreams in India by Mark Virkler

God gave me several dreams showing me not to neglect those who were doing the videotaping during two weeks of intensive teaching. In the first dream I found myself brushing off a person who came to me with a prayer request and I felt awful for doing that. In another dream my computer was stolen from me and then destroyed.

When I journaled about these dreams God said that even though I was completely engrossed in the videotaping project, which involved getting our teaching onto DVD in a bilingual format, I should not neglect those who were present and actually doing the videotaping. They, too, should be taught how to hear God's voice. I should not brush off their spiritual needs while I focused on this big technical taping project we were working on. The technical part (my computer) could be removed and destroyed. Let's put first things first. People come before projects. Tools and projects can be taken from me if I put them before people. I needed to minister to the spiritual needs of those doing the taping. I was out of balance. The Lord was calling me back.

Tim (the production manager) agreed with the above message from the Lord and so he scheduled group morning devotions for all those involved in the taping production. During these two weeks everyone learned how to hear God's voice and they all became regular journalers. On top of this, during lunchtimes we worked on interpreting dreams together as a group, and before the second week was over we had more than 20 videotaped examples of two-way journaling from this group, as well as several dreams interpreted. All of these were then added to the DVD teachings so people can see real life examples of the teaching being put into practice! Click here for short video clips of the technical crew sharing excerpts of their journaling. A deep love and bond grew between all of us during these 12 days of morning ‘til evening taping marathons and the sharing of meals and lives together.