God’s dreamers have to be aware that there are many obstacles to overcome before dreams come true. This is true at least for Destiny dreams. We all love Saturday night dreams that come true on Sunday morning. Those are booster shots that encourage us. But for the most part, destiny related dreams take time and we have to learn a lot before God trusts us with their fulfillment.
Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,”[d] 19 concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.
My Dream causes:
My faith to be challenged
My heart to be awakened
My creativity to be released
My character to be forged
My God to be honored
My destiny to be fulfilled
My generation to be influenced
Dreamers of Dreams — The Bible is filled with people who had dreams and had many struggles and setbacks before their dreams were realized.
Jacob–14 years working for Rachel
Joseph–pit, Potiphar, prison, and then the palace
Israel in Egypt — slaves finally freed
Jesus — death, burial, and resurrection
Peter — Leader, failure, the leader again
Paul — Pharisee going after God and then…
John –On Patmos finally saw Jesus coming in his glory.
The Cycle for Dream Carriers
1. Birth of a Dream
2. Declaring the Dream
3. Warfare over the Dream
4. Delay of the Dream
5. Death of the Dream
6. Burial of the Dream
7. The resurrection of the Dream
8. Fulfillment of the Dream
How God wired you…
Our bodies contain approximately
100 million sensory receptors that allow us to see, hear, taste, touch and smell physical reality. But the brain contains 10 thousand billion synapses.
This means we’re roughly 100,000 times better equipped to experience a world that does not exist, than a world that does.(Roy H Williams)
We are wired to see in the realm that is beyond this. To imagine possibilities that have never been imagined and then to believe to see them fulfilled.
The Divine Pattern
Romans 4:17…he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; 18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” Fight for Your Future (your dream) with Faith in What God has Said!
1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,
1. Will probably be fulfilled in a much different way than you think.
2. Will require more from you than you probably think.
3. Will require the death of the things in you that threaten its fulfillment.