Monday, 7 September 2015

Walking In A God Inspired Dream

Genesis 37:5-7, Numbers 13:29-33, Genesis 13:14-16, Genesis 15:1

Your dreams are important to God.
I'm not necessarily referring to the dreams we have when asleep.
By dreams I'm referring to your life's picture of what you want to achieve.
I'm referring to your vision, your aim and the mental picture of what you want to be, what you want to attain, what you want to do with yourself.

God desires that His children have dreams.
God is the giver of dreams. Acts 2:17

In fact the Bible is a book of dreams! It's a spiritual manual full of the dreams of God towards humanity. The Bible reveals the wish, the aim, the desire, the intentions and the plan of God for all human beings.
God's dream for you is linked to your life's assignment or purpose for your life. God's dream preceeds the manifestation of your purpose.
When you fulfill your life's assignment you are fitting properly into God's big dream puzzle. Eg. Jeremiah 1
Good dreams come from God. James 1:17
Bad dreams come from the enemy. From Satan.
Joel 2:28 shows us good dreams come from the Spirit of God.
Prophecy, God given night dreams, and visions are all linked.

Your dreams are your life's aim.
Your vision is your visual perspective of your dream
Prophecy is the spoken or written word about your dream, God's dream and what you need to know for the journey.

The purpose of a bad dream, a bad vision or a satanic prophecy is to derail people from God's path unto a wrong path.
It is possible to fulfill a bad prophecy. Eg. Judas Iscariot.
There are good and bad prophecies in the Word of God. Judas Iscariot, Absalom and King Herod (during the birth of Jesus) are examples of people who fulfilled bad prophecy.
People who fulfill bad prophecy do not necessarily do so knowingly. The devil can high jack people.
It's possible for the devil to high jack a person without that person even knowing.
It's the loop holes in our lives the enemy takes advantage of to make us fulfill his dreams and fulfill negative prophecy.
If Judas Iscariot didn't have a weakness for money, if he wasn't a thief, the devil would not have hijacked him to fulfill a negative prophecy.
When we work on ourselves, we become equipped to be used of God to fulfill good Biblical prophecies. Philippians 2:12, John 14:30
The promises of God play a role in the fulfillment of God's dream for our lives.
The promises of God from the scriptures, when fulfilled or activated in our life beautifies our life and aligns our life with God's dream and purposes.

Let's keep praying, confessing and declaring God's promises over our life, family, situation,circumstances and nation.

How do we know our dream or Vision Is From God?
1) It will not go against the scriptures. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
2) You will need the help of God to fulfill it. Isaiah 45:1
3) It will not be a small dream. (Because it will bless people) Genesis 1:28
4) You will not need to compromise your faith. Genesis 16:1-6
5) There will be a need for your dream. Genesis 50:20

How do we receive a dream from God or a vision from God?
1) It will come either by inspiration, the Word of God, a still small voice or an audible voice of the Holy Spirit. Job 32:8, Jeremiah 1:14, 1 Kings 19:11-13

2) It will come either by a dream of the night or a vision of the day (trance).
Daniel 2:9, Zechariah 1:8, Daniel 4:5, Daniel 2:28, Ezekiel 11:24-25, Genesis 15:1, Exodus 3:2-3

3)You can pick a dream you have peace on the inside for, from the Bible
-Do you feel a peace on the inside about a God given dream? Psalm 23:2, John 14:27, John 16:33, Proverbs 16:7, Isaiah 26:3

4) Be saved- salvation qualifies you to receive dream seeds from God!
Joel 2:32,  Acts 9:15-16, Dreams and visions are the language of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit works with those who are saved.

5)Ask God to give you His dream for your life.
Jeremiah 33:3, Psalm 25:14

Olutosin Ogunkolade a Teacher Pastor taught from London UK.