Firstly, that doesn’t sound like a bad dream, it sounds more like the revelation of a spiritual state. The reason why you think it was a bad dream is probably because you didn’t understand it. It’s totally normal to be afraid of a strange encounter you didn’t understand. I’ve had dreams that really scared me when I woke up, but as soon as I compared the dream with what God’s word says, I found peace.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that eating in the dream is a good thing, all I’m saying is that not all of such cases is bad. We know from experience that people’s destinies have been manipulated through eating in the dream. In such cases, it is very unlikely that you’d remember exactly what you ate. But when you do remember, then it might just mean something else. So, let’s read a few verses of scripture concerning your dream.
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
According to verse 12, a time comes in your Christian walk when you’re expected to begin to mentor or teach others how to live right, if at that time you still go about looking for who to teach you the basic principles of a Christian life, then you’ve become like a baby Christian that needs milk, not strong meat.
Verse 13 continues by telling us that anyone that uses milk is unskillful in applying the word to his life, because he is a baby. For instance, you need to see my little baby when she needs to open her yoghurt, she’d bring the yoghurt to you with a threat to cry. The more you delay in opening it, the louder she cries. By her cry, I simply understand that she needs me to open the yoghurt. But thinking about it, the reason why she cries to get that yoghurt opened is because she’s unskillful in that area. However, we both would agree that she’d get to a certain age where opening the yoghurt for her would no longer be necessary, because she’s expected to have developed skill. If she doesn’t want to use her teeth, she can as well use a scissors.
Many Christians are like babies, judging by the number of years that they’ve been a Christian, they should have developed enough skill to tackle basic issues, but unfortunately, they still look for a pastor or prophet to pray for them or tell them what to do at the slightest challenge. They never face challenges on their own. Ofcourse there’s nothing wrong with going to your pastor for prayers, but you’d become a burden if you’re not growing. No woman wants to breastfeed her child forever. The job of every pastor is to disciple people who would first disciple themselves and then disciple others. If you still can’t disciple yourself in certain areas after years of pastoring you, then I can get tired.
So verse 14 tells us that, “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”. Notice the difference between milk users and strong meat eaters; milk users run to a saviour to help them, strong meat eaters have developed capacity to save themselves through practice.
It says “by reason of use… have their senses exercised”. So instead of looking for who to pray for you, learn how to pray and start praying. As you do, your senses will be exercised, and then you’d be able to tackle both good and evil. Instead of paying a professional prophet to fast for you, learn how to fast and do it by yourself. Instead of asking a pastor to give you a word of assurance, learn to study the word of God for yourself and have faith in it. The more you do it yourself, the more your senses are exercised. And the more your senses are exercised, the better you discern good and evil.
If my child carries a knife at her age, it’s an emergency that needs to be attended to by whoever is around her. Because even if she cuts herself with it, she won’t be able to make sense of it. But as she grows, we’d have to teach her how to use a knife, and if she cuts herself in the process, she simply exercised her senses and can now tell a good and bad way to handle a knife. Many parents deny their children of this privilege, and that’s why their children grow up to become mostly dependent.
So if you had a dream that you were eating strong meat, then it’s probably God’s way of telling you that you need to start practicing how to use His word by yourself and producing results. And if perhaps you’ve been doing that, then it’s probably a revelation that you’re maturing.
That said, if you’re still not convinced and you think the dream is an attack, then plead the blood of Jesus to neutralize the effect of whatever it is you’ve eaten. Meditating and declaring scriptures of your deliverance would also help you. You shall testify!
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!