Read Matthew 2 at Bible Gateway.
How many times in this chapter did God speak to men through a dream? Four times to Joseph, and once to the wise men of the east. Scripture tells us that His people shall prophesy, dream dreams and see visions (Joe 2:28). We ought not throw the baby out with the bathwater just because some who name the name of His Spirit act wrongly.
Some say, however, that this was a special case and a special time in history, since Joseph was called to raise the Messiah to adulthood. Beloved, is not the return of the Messiah to the earth to rule and reign a special case and a special time in history? In all we do, we must LISTEN to YHVH and not to men. Then, just as Noah, just as Joseph, and just as the wise men, we must DO as He has instructed, which is always for benefit and for the preservation of life.
For further reading:
The Star of Bethlehem
What was the Star of Bethlehem? (a different view)
Matthew 2, history of King Herod (2009)
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