What is the biblical meaning of receiving a gift in a dream?
Gifting is an act approved and backed by the Bible. From the beginning of the world up till this moment, God daily gives gifts to His children and unbelievers (Psalm 68:19).
The rainfall, the sunshine, the moonlight, the fresh air, etc., are all free gifts God blesses us with free of charge.
The Bible says every good and perfect gift is from above (James 1:17).
The best gift ever given is the gift of Jesus Christ to humanity to die for their sins and save them from sin and death.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
God has set this example for us to follow.
Therefore, dreaming about receiving gifts is a good sign because gifts are not evil but items or gestures intended to express appreciation, love, gratitude, celebration, or commemorate a special occasion.
However, if you have dreamed about receiving gifts in the dream but still wonder what it means, there are various biblical implications.
This article offers insight into why you have such a dream from a biblical perspective.
The Biblical Meanings of Receiving a Gift in a Dream:
A sign of divine visitation
“At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?” (1 Kings 3:5)
The story of Solomon, the richest and wisest king in the Bible, comes to mind.
Shortly after ascending his father’s throne, Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on an altar to God.
God, in return, visited him in the dream and demanded what he wanted.
He asked God for the understanding to judge and rule the people right, but God gave him wisdom, riches, and honor.
Dreaming about receiving a gift is a sign that you have been visited by God or His angels.
Therefore, you should be glad because God’s visitation brings good things that will alter your life. Claim whatever gift you have received and give thanks to God for it.
A sign of honor
“And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.
And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:11)
A sign of receiving a gift in the dream is you are being honored or about to be honored.
The Bible records how the wise men from the East came to worship Jesus Christ in the manger. They presented gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Jesus.
Another person honored for his uncommon wisdom was King Solomon.
The Bible records that people came from far to tap into Solomon’s wealth of knowledge and wisdom.
An example is Queen Sheba from Africa.
According to 1 Kings 10:10, “She gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold, spices in great quantity, and precious stones.
There never again came such abundance of spices as the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.”
Therefore, dreaming about receiving gifts in the dream means that you will soon be honored.
It means people will come from far and near to pay for your knowledge, experience, and expertise.
Keep being diligent and excellent.
You are about to experience an unprecedented upliftment.
A confirmation of salvation
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Salvation is God’s gift to everyone. No one has the capacity to atone for their sins.
Only through a sacrifice can one be absolved of all their wrongdoings, and the shedding of blood will one be purified and sanctified.
God sent Jesus as a gift to us to shed His precious blood for cleansing our sins and reconciling us with God.
If you just accepted Christ into your heart and see yourself accepting a gift in the dream, it is a confirmation that God has forgiven you all your sins, and you have received the gift of salvation.
As such, rejoice because your name is written in the Book of Life, and you are now a new creature, a child of God.
It also means you have received the gift of eternal life. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
An encouragement to be generous
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Hebrews 13:16)
Receiving a gift in the dream can be a message to be generous toward others, especially those poor.
The Bible encourages us to give to the needy as God is delighted in such an act.
Therefore, self-reflect if you have such a dream, especially if it is frequent and you have the means to give to others.
We are not blessed to hold on to them.
We are meant to be a conduit of God’s blessing, flowing to the needy.
Look around you and identify the orphans, widows, and poor, and give them out of the abundance God has blessed you with.
A reward for righteousness
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
The Bible encourages us to live righteously and make it our priority above personal ambitions like earning money, getting a spouse, etc.
The benefit of putting God first is receiving other physical blessings in full measure.
Therefore, receiving a gift from God signifies that you have served God with one heart.
It means you are not serving Him for personal aggrandizement but out of a pure heart and intent.
Most importantly, it means God is about to reward you with spiritual and earthly blessings.
Spiritual blessings are wisdom, health, long life, a sound mind, gifts of the spirit, etc.
Physical or earthly blessings are tangible things like money, children, good jobs, promotions, spouses, etc.