I do not wish to write off anybody's experiences as nothing, but I am saying approach it with a side of caution. All too quickly do we emphasize something associated with God when it may not be. I am not denying anybody their experience, but a common trend that comes from the evil works of the charismatic church movement is the idea that every odd dream/vision is a work of God. Even people in cults say they have experienced God in a dream. We must back every experience we have with scripture, otherwise we leave ourselves susceptible to the snares of the devil and our own mind
It certainly reads very clearly like you were writing it off as nothing, throwing cold water all over it!
But firstly, who mentioned the charismatic church movement, let alone its evil works? The original post was one man's personal experience, comparable to many I have also had.
Secondly, just because others make silly claims about their experiences, why smear the original post the same way with no evidence.
Thirdly, why not take the same line with the evil works of the bible teaching churches?
Everything you say can be equally applied to the majority of the bible teaching that is given every sunday in churches throughout the world. I venture to say that far more people have been taken prisoner by false teaching than from discerning dreams and visions.
You said, "Even people in cults say they have experienced God in a dream."
I respond with, "Even people in cults teach from the bible".
Should we therefore condemn the bible?
Nobody should ever adopt the role of bible teacher until he knows he is receiving in the Holy Spirit, otherwise he is doing exactly what the Pharisees lawyers and teachers did, using their intellect/tree of knowledge to produce whatever their own agenda was, and none of it was God's.
The same is true since that time, bible teachers leading millions astray falsely claiming inspiration from scripture.
By association, you have condemned the complete charismatic movement, but if anyone is not flowing in the charis
of God, then he is nothing more than flesh, and as such opposed to God.