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Local Man Interprets Dreams According To The Bible

FLOWER MOUND (CBS 11 NEWS) – Have you ever had one of those unforgettable dreams that you know means something, but you’re just not sure what?

A dream, like a coded message, can leave a dreamer searching for its hidden meaning.

Ingrid Fiehn has been searching for the meaning of her dream since she was just 4-years-old.

“It frightened me a little bit when I was little,” recalled the now 50-year-old. “This lady was at the beginning of a tornado, tornado. And, she was holding hands with this baby girl.”

Fiehn traveled from Monterrey, Mexico to Flower Mound to learn about dreams from John Paul Jackson, who says he learned how to interpret them from the bible.

“I’ve discovered about 20 different categories in scripture,” said Jackson, who’s researched every dream in the bible. “It tells you where God wants you to go, tells you what God wants you to escape. It gives you warning dreams. It gives you calling dreams, meaning what your life is about, your purpose, where you’re going in your particular life.”

Jackson’s teaching sites Joseph in the New Testament, who was warned in a dream. Also, Joseph in the Old Testament who accurately interpreted the dreams of a cupbearer and a baker: There was restoration for one and death for the other.

Jackson explained,” Bread lasts one day. The birds come [and] they eat that bread. When the basket comes off it means you’re one day closer to your head coming off.”

Jackson, who often takes his dream ministry to the streets, said God, uses familiar symbols in our dreams today.

There are things like trains, cars, and tall buildings, which is where 14-year-old Shawn George found himself in a recurring dream.

“I’m scared out of my mind,” George said of the dream. “And, I’m like falling and falling and falling. And, when I’m at the landing point, I don’t hit the ground. Someone catches me, but I never get to see their face.”

Jackson told the teenager he’d had an incredible dream. “The tall building, a hundred stories tall, represents what God has created you to become,” he told the boy. “There’s a sense you’re not sure you’re going to be able to achieve that call. And, the Lord’s given you that dream to let you know, even if you did happen to fall off that building, He is there to catch you.”

So what did Shawn think of the analysis? “Well, I thought it was quite factual,” he said.

Jackson would speak with Laurie Tirmenstein and her daughter was next.

Laurie is bothered by dreams of losing her daughter. Jackson told her, “God let you have that dream so He can address that issue of fear.”

For Laurie, who’s been struggling in life, the interpretation was a relief. “We both have doubted that God wants to intervene in our lives. I think God’s going, ‘But I really care about y’all,’” she said.

As for Ingrid Fiehn and her childhood tornado dream, there was validation for the circumstances surrounding her adoption at birth. Jackson told her, “Great turbulence caused that decision to be made.”

When asked why she chose to bring up that dream after so many years Fiehn said, “I need confirmation. I needed to know.”

Jackson said the most important thing his students can learn from his dream classes is, “That God’s real.”

Though dreams may seem like encrypted messages, John Paul Jackson believes God has already provided clues to the code.

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  • YRofTexas

    Dream interpretations were valid and served God’s purpose back in the times of the Old Testament.
    As far as current times, it is irrelevant, misleading and even dangerous.
    Dreamers have brought about the likes of Joseph Smith Book of Mormon fame, the ideals of Mohammed created the Qu’ran, L. Ron Hubbard with his Scientology…get the idea? The list is endless.

    Dangerous theologies that decieve and destroy. Perhaps well meaning at the time, but opened up the opportunity to have power over others, denying them free will and responsibility for their harsh actions.

    • Mayzee

      I disagree with you. I guess you didn’t read the book of Joel or the book of Acts. “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. Your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams.” If God don’t like people to have dreams, why is He giving them? Joseph Smith did not receive his revelation in a dream. He said that he met an angel… that was obviously a fallen angel. What does that have to do with dreams? Mohammed was not a Christian nor was he interested in becoming one. He wanted power and Satan was happy to oblige. Your arguments don’t really validate your claim that God doesn’t give dreams anymore. In fact, it’s unscriptural. There were dreams in the new testament church also.

  • CK

    Uhm….there were dreams in the Old Testament…and the New. Solomon the wisest man who ever lived received his wisdom…in a dream. There are over 100 mentions of dreams in the Bible.

    “Indeed God speaks once,
    Or twice, yet no one notices it.

    15“In a dream, a vision of the night,
    When sound sleep falls on men,
    While they slumber in their beds,

    16Then He opens the ears of men,
    And seals their instruction,

  • Jacob

    Hahaha…I have some tea leafs. Can I play?

    • Mayzee

      No. You can’t. Tea leaves are used in fortune telling which is forbidden in the Bible. Having dreams is not forbidden in the Bible. Maybe… try reading it and find out?

  • 4B2G

    Act 2:17 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:
    Act 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

  • JeffB

    Give me a break. Is this really news? What’s next? Tarot cards and Ouji boards?

    • AlwaysRealistic

      Agreed…this is not news.
      Was it a slow news day, CBS11?

  • vickie

    God has always been in my life one way or another. When I needed him I would just ask and he would answere. But sometimes the answere was not without diffuculties. One time when I was 4 or 5 I had a bad dream about my mother and my mother had to stay with me all night. Years later when my mother died and I was so depressed I had to go to a docter for help I remembered that dream. It was like I already knew what was going to happen.

    • Bobby

      Trust in God. Jesus is the only way to God. That is what the Bible tells us. Prayer is the most important thing you can do. It is your phone line to Jesus. I will be praying for you Vickie. I know I have my own issues/afflictions. I have to prayer and keep going foward to God. I don’t need anyone to tell me that God Almighty will catch me when I fall. He has proven it over and over to me many many times. The world and its ways have many distractions to divert my attention away from God but I am praying and reading scripture and I am letting God lead the way. Remember one thing. You can not serve God and mammon. Its one or the other.

  • Bobby

    Why didn’t those people ask Jesus? God would answer them. “Ask and ye shall receive,”. Why would any one ask another fallible human being? Look around you people. What do you see that you trust? What do you hear that you trust? When was the last time any of you bowed your head and bended your knee and ask Jesus for some help? He will give it you according to His Will. Today is the sabbath. How many of you are observing it as such? The sabbath is Saturday, not Sunday. Read your King James Version Bible and surrender all to God. He loves you.

    • Hazel

      When was the last time I bowed my head and bended my knee? Er… what time is it? I talk to God all day and all night… everywhere I am, we are always talking… and this man is an honourable brother in the Lord and you should not judge him. He has good character and is Spirit-filled and hears from the Lord on these matters. Try listening to his testimony and you may be surprised.

  • pat

    This is an amature being given his 15 minutes of fame. I have several friends that are professionals in the metaphysical world. These friends interpret dreams all the time. I have experienced an out of body experience to the spirit world and have had visions come to me in dreams. If CBS11 was serious bout doing this story they should have contacted a professional.

    • Mayday

      Really? He’s been in the ministry for almost 30 years. 15 minutes? really? Are you having an issue with jealousy? I have dreams and visions a lot, but I don’t go around judging other people who are gifted in that area. In fact, I have found Mr. Jackson’s teaching to be sound and his character upstanding. I appreciate his ministry very much and thank the Lord for him.

  • CK

    John Paul Jackson has been in ministry for over 20 years. I hardly think that is amature. And, his source of interpretation is the Bible which has been around alot longer :)

  • Robert Hagedorn

    Saint Augustine couldn’t do it, but can someone else explain what kind of fruit Adam and Eve ate in the story? This may sound silly, but after 6000+ years we deserve an intelligent explanation. No guesses, opinions, or beliefs, please–just the facts that we know from the story. Treat the whole thing as a challenge. But firsts, do a quick Internet search: First Scandal.

  • Mel

    Why wouldn’t, couldn’t God speak to His creation anyway He chooses? Doesn’t the Bible say that He is the same yesterday, today and forever? He has been communicating with His creation and will continue to forever. I personally am very thankful for that! =)

  • J. Manchester

    To all the critics, skeptics, and wanna believers in the super natural. Yes, John Paul Jackson has a gift and is the real deal. I am from New England and i am naturally skeptical. Anyways This dude and his prayer team start talking to me at a conference. I wasn’t suppose to be there no name tag, registration name, last minute decision etc. I didn’t say or give him information to use like i was abused from a broken home blah blah blah… I said nothing!!!! During a intermission this guy, JPJackson and prayer team prays for me and then freakish/calmly tells me about a painting I have in my house that I personally painted and what God had to say about it. It was an odd ball painting I kept hidden, not landscape, trees, water etc. This may not relate to a dream but this guy definitely has a gift of some sort. Its all fun and games in this world until God uses someone in this case a guy like JPJackson to get a message to you to let you know GOD cares about you personally and he is still in control. Take care, hope this helps.

  • Jennifer Wright

    Its great at least y’all are thinking,feel sorry for the first person -test it for yourself…ask God to prove it to you…& be prepared for Him to answer. Cant get by in this world without My God. John Michael’s teachings are real & bible fact. Like I say…pleas test it for yourself.

  • Burtis Dale Walker

    I believe the Bible, and I believe that the Holy Ghost does guide us into all truth. I also believe that John Paul Jackson is a man of God. He has answered his calling, which is more than most of us have done. He has stepped out on faith, and God has not let him down. He has ministered grace to others as grace has been ministered to him. We all need to do as he has done, in our own spheres, of course. God bless John Paul Jackson! And, God bless me and my dreams and visions. Amen!

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