A selection of verses showing how God can use dreams to communicate with people.
God uses dreams to intervene on behalf of his people:
God stopped Abimelech innocently taking Abraham's wife :
6 God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore I didn’t allow you to touch her.
He warned Laban not to harm Jacob:
24 God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said to him, “Be careful that you don’t speak to Jacob either good or bad.”
The wise men at Jesus' birth were warned not to return to Herod:
12 Being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to their own country another way.
God uses dreams to tell people about the future.
Pharoah's dreams were telling him what was about to happen:
25 Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dream of Pharaoh is one. What God is about to do he has declared to Pharaoh.
The prophet Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar that his dream was about the future:
28 but there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has made known to king Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head on your bed, are these: