Saturday December 10th, 2016
I DARE YOU TO DREAM BIG
Ephesians 3:20 KJV
“Now unto HIM THAT IS ABLE TO DO exceeding abundantly ABOVE ALL that we ask or THINK, according to the power that worketh in us”
The breakthroughs of this world belong to dreamers! Dreamers rule their world. There is a principle of psychology that states that “whatever the mind can conceive, can be produced”
God gave Man the capacity to dream.
The Hebrew word for dream is “khaw-lam”. It conveys the idea that a dream is designed to bind, make firm or cause to be plump / robust.
There are different types of dreams.
1.There are dreams of the night that are purposefully sent by God and are seen in the cause of sleep. (Matthew 1:20, Matt 2:12-13)
2. There are dreams of your mind. These are dreams you have while awake. They are called IMAGINATIONS! These are mental pictures that fill your thoughts and cause you to be impacted by the negative or positive emotional state of the experience
3. Trances are different. They cannot be classified as dreams. They are spiritual experiences. A trance happens while you are wide awake. You find yourself in a direct experience where all your natural senses are suspended in a spiritual state.
Sometimes God employs dreams to communicate things to His children who are still growing spiritually. He talks more to mature believers through the Voice of the Holy Spirit, Inward witnesses, nudging or the Word of God.
Having said all that, I must warn that every dream interpretation must be guided or regulated by the word of God. There are silly dreams that mean nothing. They are so disjointed that they would defy interpretation by even Joseph himself. These should be wrapped and tossed into the garbage can. Some dreams are caused by the activities of the day.
Ecclesiastes 5:3 KJV
“For a dream cometh through the multitude of business….”
Ecclesiastes 5:3 (Message Bible)
“Overwork makes for RESTLESS sleep.”
When you dream of being chased in the dream, sometimes it’s the result of eating late and heavily too. ????????????. You should be chasing the enemies, not the other way round. It’s obviously a contradiction of Scripture.
Joshua 23:10 KJV
“ONE MAN of you shall CHASE a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighter for you…”
There are good dreams from God and bad dreams that are inspired by myths generated by Satan. For instance, it is strongly believed by the superstitious African mind that when a person eats in the dream, it means they are under spiritual attack but what does the Bible have to say about it?
Isaiah 29:8 KJV
“It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and behold he eateth…”
God is saying that the reason you eat in the dream is because YOU WENT TO BED HUNGRY OR NOT FULL!!!
We shall continue in the next post. In the mean time, Selah.
You are blessed and highly favoured
Pastor Ken Okotcha