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Does God still speak to us in dreams?

Since ancient times, dreams and their meanings have always been a mystery.  When the Jews were living in ancient Egypt, Joseph came to the attention of the Pharaoh as one who could interpret dreams. The advice Joseph gave was for the Pharaoh to store grain for the 7 good years of crops to feed the people during the 7 bad years that were to follow. The Pharaoh listened and as a result, Joseph became one of the most influential leaders in Egypt.

When King Nebuchadnezzar was troubled with dreams it was Daniel who could explain the dreams to the King. In another instance, Saint Joseph was warned in a dream to take Jesus and Mary and flee to Egypt after being warned in a dream.

Dreams are mentioned over 60 times in the King James Bible. Sometimes angels spoke to people, other times it was God himself who communicated with the use of dreams.

Does God still speak to us in dreams?  A recent story about Dr. Stojan Adasevic, an abortion doctor in Serbia, may answer that question.

According to an article published in the Spanish Daily “La Razon”, Dr. Adasevic, now the most important pro-life leader in Serbia, had performed over 48,000 abortions, sometimes as many as 35 in a day. For 26 years he followed the medical text books of the Communist regime which said abortion was simply the removal of a blob of tissue. Even after ultrasounds allowed the fetus to be seen in the 1980’s he didn’t change his thinking.

Then he began to have dreams.

Adasevic said he dreamed about a beautiful field full of children and young people from 4 to 24 years of age, who were playing and laughing. They ran away from him in fear. A man dressed in black and white stared at him in silence. The dreams became nightmares as they were repeated and he would wake up in a cold sweat.

One night he asked the man in black and white who he was. “My name is Thomas Aquinas”, the man in the dream said. Adasevic had never heard of the name of the Dominican saint. It was not a part of his education in communist schools.

“Why don’t you ask me who these children are” St. Thomas asked Adasevic in his dream.  “They are the ones you killed in your abortions” the Dominican saint old him.  Adasevic awoke in amazement and decided not to perform any more abortions.  However that same day a cousin came to him to ask him to perform an abortion on his four months pregnant girlfriend.  She had already undergone eight previous abortions, something not unusual in the Soviet bloc countries. He agreed to do the abortion and as he removed parts of the fetus the unborn baby’s heart came out still beating. It was then Adasevic realized he had killed a human being.

Adasevic informed the hospital he would no longer perform abortions, becoming the first doctor in Communist Yugoslavia to do so. As a result they cut his pay in half, fired his daughter from her job, and did not allow his son to enter the university.  After years of suffering pressure he was about to give up when he had another dream about St. Thomas.  In that dream the saint told him, “you are my good friend, keep going”.  Adasevic became a prominent pro-life activist. He was able to get Yugoslav television to air the film “The Silent Scream” by Doctor Bernard Nathanson.

Dr. Adasevic has told his story to magazines and newspapers throughout Eastern Europe. He has since returned to his Orthodox faith and has studied the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas…all because of his dreams.

In Acts 2:17 it is written; “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.”

See www.lifesitenews.com and www.catholicnewsagency.com

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