God using a vision to communicate

Scripture references

Acts 10:3 (ASV)

3He saw in a vision openly, as it were about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in unto him, and saying to him, Cornelius.

Acts 10:9–16 (ASV)

9Now on the morrow, as they were on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour: 10and he became hungry, and desired to eat: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance; 11and he beholdeth the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great sheet, let down by four corners upon the earth: 12wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts and creeping things of the earth and birds of the heaven. 13And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill and eat. 14But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common and unclean. 15And a voice came unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, make not thou common. 16

Acts 11:5 (ASV)

5I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, a certain vessel descending, as it were a great sheet let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even unto me:

Acts 18:9–10 (ASV)

9And the Lord said unto Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace: 10for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to harm thee: for I have much people in this city.

Stories

Seventeen-year-old Ho En Cheng was attending an evangelistic meeting when she received a clear vision from the Lord as the congregation rose to pray. In that vision, she received the call from God to go preach in Xinjiang and she obeyed!
After Bibi gave his life to Christ, he was invited by his dying father for final parting words. However, instead of dying, the father was healed and discharged after Bibi prayed for him.
Rabi Maharaj's conversion to Christianity from Hinduism came with a lot of trouble for him. He was shamed, disgraced and became the butt of jokes and ridicule in class. Overcome with sorrow one night, Rabi cried to the Lord in his frustration. That very night, Jesus appeared to him in an experience that imbued him with courage and unending assurance.
When a student walked into Dr. Jack's office to submit a late assignment, the Lord took Jack on a trance wherein it was revealed to him that the student was suffering from an addiction to pornography. Back from his trance, Jack mentioned this to the student who confessed and agreed to be prayed for. For ten years after that prayer, Jack still received messages from this student thankfully informing him that "the weight that had lifted hadn’t returned".
Bilquis listened to the voice of the Lord to undergo baptism by water even though she knew she would loose so much.
In a vision, Ned is brought before the judgement seat of God where he's found guilty of sin. So vivid was this vision that Ned surrendered to the Lord afterwards!
Through a vision an elderly lady in church received; that left even his doubtful father dumbfounded, eleven-year-old Reinhard Bonnke's call to missions in Africa was confirmed!
Bonnke had a vision that not only was his call to Missions in Africa re-emphasized, but also, the omniscience of God was undoubtedly evident!
God specifically revealed the details of a prostitute to His servants during a prayer session. After praying for her over a period, she came to the knowledge of Christ surrendering her life to Him.
Charles Finney cried out to God when he was faced with strong opposition to his Revival work at Auburn. And in a vision from the Lord, he found strength and the assurance of victory, to ride the storm that was before him.
Francis Radoc Sambire was a young believer who wanted to be baptized with the Spirit. In a vivid vision one day, she saw the Lord about to exchange her "black heart" for a new one. That same night, she experienced the baptism she so desired.
Claudio Friedzon was greatly discouraged by the lack of results abd growth in his ministry, so much so that he thought of quiting. But one day in a vision from the Lord, Carlos' life and ministry changed forever.
Though completely unschooled, eleven-year-old Efim Gerasemovitch Klubnike received a very vivid and remarkable vision from the Lord—which he sketched and wrote out plainly on paper. It was a forewarning from the Lord for his people and though it took almost fifty years, everything he saw in that vision came to pass.
While in prison, the Lord gave Brother Yun "a vivid dream" wherein he had a Bible. The next very next morning, the unprecedented happened; he was given a Bible by the prison authorities!
In a vision, the Lord reveals to Brother Yun what he later understood to be a forewarning of the plot by his captors to torture and then lure him, just so he will cave in.
Brother Yun had been praying desperately and fasting, for a Bible of his own. One night he received a vision from God and when he awoke, in a very surreal manner, his vision became reality - God answered his prayers.
Corrie ten Boom has a vision, like a waking dream, of her family and friends being taken away somewhere. She was afraid, but her sister Betsie comforted her saying that if God has given her a premonition, it shows He has that too in His hands.
In a vision, Surprise Sithole who was waiting to hear from the Lord, received instructions from the Lord to use what he had (the Word of God). The results of doing as he was told was nothing short of electrifying.