Spiritual Meaning Of Not Dreaming


Spiritual Meaning Of Not Dreaming

While some people are unable to remember their dreams immediately after they wake up, there are others who are unable to dream at all. 

In the past, I had been able to come across a few people who confessed to always sleep and wake up without dreaming any dream. Some of them were teenagers. But it is not just young people who are affected. A good number of people (among the small, young and old) do not dream dreams. This is not okay. It is a spiritual problem that cries for urgent intervention. 

Joel 2:28-29 KJV
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: [29] And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

The ability to dream dreams is a blessing. God gave it to us for very vital reasons. Dreaming is something God wants everyone of us to experience. 

Most times, the business ideas that people bring to fruition are given to them in their dreams. People receive directions and guidance through dreams. Anyone who is not dreaming dreams definitely has a lot to miss. 

Is It Normal To Not Dream? 


As I earlier said, many people do not dream. Some of them are unwilling to talk about it or seek help. 

Studies have proven that up to a staggering 6.5% of people have reported to 'never dream'. Science calls it a sleep disorder. But certain things are beyond what science can explain. There is nothing normal about being unable to dream

Not Having Dreams Anymore


While some people have reported to never dream right from birth, some have reported to had gradually lost their ability to dream. Maybe something happened that led to this. But no matter what happened, know that Jesus is able and willing to reactivate and restore your ability to dream dreams. 

Inability to see dreams is often caused by:

  • Spiritual dormancy
  • Having an unregenerate soul
  • Spiritual weakness
  • Carnality (living in the Flesh and fulfiling the desires thereof)
  • Not being filled with the Holy Spirit

Spiritual Dormancy


This is like putting off a candle which was once lighted. There is a candle, yet there is not fire on it. When man hates spirituality and everything that has to do with the spiritual, this is how he ends up. Most of those who are in such a state are unable to dream dreams. 

The Unregenerate Soul


The natural man has an unregenerated soul. He cannot appreciate or desire spiritual things. He lives in the Flesh and feeds the Flesh. The soul of the natural man is not yet activated for things of the Spirit. 

1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 

Everyone who is not saved and filled with the Holy Spirit has an unregenerated soul. This is one of the major causes for inability to dream dreams

Romans 8:11 KJV
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

When a person gets saved and baptised in the Holy Spirit, their soul receives life and gets activated to explore and experience the supernatural realm in full. 

The solution to this is getting saved. If you believe this is for you, before proceeding to read further, go ahead and pray this salvation prayer

Spiritual Weakness


When a person neglects their daily spiritual disciplines like praying, studying the Bible and fasting, they may soon find themselves going down the ladder of spirituality. 

Spirituality is sustained by intentionally engaging in activities that can help build us up spiritually. There are no substitutes for such activities. If we neglect them, after some time, part of the effects may manifest as inability to dream dreams. 

1 Timothy 4:8 KJV
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 

Some are great at building biceps and triceps. That's very good, but we should not neglect building up our spiritual self—which is of greater importance. 

Carnality (Living In And Feeding The Flesh) 


John 6:63 KJV
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Living in the flesh and feeding the flesh is the quickest means through which anyone can descend the ladder of spirituality. If we wallow in sin and feed on things that kill us spiritually, we should not expect to still retain a sharp ability to dream dreams. Sometimes, this can lead to a total blackout of the dreaming ability. 

Not Being Filled With The Holy Spirit


Ephesians 5:18 KJV
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit. 

The Holy Spirit comes into man to activate and intensify every default spiritual ability in him. The Holy Spirit acts as a spiritual catalyst. When we are full of the Spirit, there cannot be any struggle in experiencing the spiritual or walking in the supernatural. 

Diverse spiritual problems (including inability to dream dreams) ensue when people are not filled with the Holy Spirit. So be filled with the Holy Spirit—the Bible commands us so. 

Why Do I Not Dream Anymore?


If you are one of those who once had the ability to dream before, but maybe something happened along the line, carefully go through the explanation I gave above. You should be able to find a solution to it. 

Is Not Dreaming A Sign of Depression?


The probability of not dreaming resulting from depression is very slim. Even if one goes to bed depressed, at least they should be able to purge out the things that got them depressed through dreams. 

Final Words On Not Dreaming


Not dreaming is like a spiritual sickness. It is not something to welcome or treat lightly. It must be cured.

One of the major reasons for being unable to dream that I haven't mentioned up there, is involvement in the occult. Dabbling into the occult comes with dire consequences. If you found yourself here, repent and reconcile with God before it's too late. 

I'm trusting the Lord that anyone experiencing this will find a solution in this article when they come across it. Amen. 

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God bless you.