The way in which God revealed himself in the past is not the same as the way He does today. The Scriptures say: “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.” (Hebrews 1:1-2a) So, in the past, God spoke to men in a variety of ways – sometimes in a dream, sometimes in a vision, sometimes through an angel, etc. But not so now, because now all of God’s revelation to man comes through His Son Jesus Christ. So if you want to know God’s will for your life, don’t expect it in a dream or vision – don’t expect an angel to appear. Today all revelation from God comes through the Son.
But Jesus has not appeared and spoken to each one of us personally, so how can we know God’s will and the way of salvation? Again, the Scriptures tell us. In the very next chapter of the Book of Hebrews we read: “How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.” (Hebrews 2:3)
Jesus selected certain men to be His apostles and prophets and commissioned them to be His official spokesmen. They are the ones whom he appointed to convey the message of salvation to us. And we have their words in our New Testament. So do not expect God to speak to you in a dream or vision; do not expect an angel from heaven to bring his message to you. In fact, do not even expect to get a direct word from Jesus himself. Rather, read the New Testament. It is the medium which God and Christ have chosen to reveal the way of salvation to us.