Are Dana Coverstone’s Dreams Symbolically Understood?

Cherie Goff & John Redenbo interpret Dana’s dreams symbolically

In a previous blog I had noted that when Dana Coverstone’s dreams had begun to get published, everyone (including him) expected to see them being literally fulfilled. However, a few months after his dreams were being published on Youtube and Facebook, Dana began to announce that he was working with some dream interpreters who were insisting that they were symbolic, not literal.

Ever since seeing the very first dream that Dana published, I have been attempting to answer one question: are these dreams from God?

The most obvious method of knowing if a dream is from God is if the things seemingly predicted came to pass. For example, if the value of the U.S. dollar plummeted in October 2020, or if Joe Biden had unexpectedly died on Dec 17, 2020, then we would know for certain that God was behind the dreams. But these things did not happen.

In a Dec 14, 2020 video, Pastor Coverstone insisted that we are not to look for a literal fulfillment of his dreams. Rather, he stated, they must be symbolically understood. Therefore, to answer my question ‘are these dreams from God?’ we must also now ask: are Dana’s dreams symbolically understood?

In his Dec 14 video, Dana points out that the Pharaoh’s dreams (Gen 41) interpreted by Joseph were full of symbols like 7 fat cows being eaten by 7 skinny cows. He observed that we did not literally see this happening. He also discussed King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of Daniel 2, and pointed out that the statue the king saw was not literally seen by anyone. Therefore, he urges that we should not expect to see the things he saw in his dreams being literally fulfilled; like Biden dying on Dec 17.

While what Dana says of Gen 41 is correct, he fails to note that Pharaoh’s dream predicted something which actually occurred in reality. The cows represented years of plenty and famine that were coming to Egypt. This was confirmed when Egypt began to experience bumper crop. As well, the statue seen in the dream of Nebuchadnezzar was not literally constructed, yet what it foresaw became a part of reality in history.

The fact that God confirmed that the dreams of Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar were sent by Him by establishing their fulfillment in reality should not go unnoticed by Dana. It should also not go unnoticed by those of us who are trying to determine if God sent dreams to Dana.

If Dana’s dreams are to be understood symbolically, and that their meanings are to be fulfilled spiritually, or in some other abstract way, then we can have no objective way of determining if they are really sent from God because they cannot be tested. God wants us to test prophecies (1 Thes. 5:20-21). Therefore, we should expect that the prophecies sent by God be testable so that we can be obedient to Him. Consequently, if a dream cannot be objectively tested, we can wisely conclude that the dream is not from God.

Whether literally understood or symbolically understood, if Dana’s dreams are from God we should have an objective way to test them. So far, they have failed each of these tests. Therefore, they are not of God.

Dane Cramer is a backpacker, follower-of-Jesus blogger, jail chaplain, amateur filmmakerPodcast host, and author of two books: Romancing the Trail and The Nephilim: A Monster Among Us , and has worked as an investigator for over 35 years.





Leave a Reply