It is doubtful that Joseph’s dream had been completely forgotten or buried under the ashes of unfulfilled years. He had a dream from God and it kept him alive and kept him going in the pit, in prison and in pressed service in a foreign land. The vision did not die but actually came to greater dimension than he had originally imagined!
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The only place your gift (or hope or dream God has put in you) will do no good is under the ashes of hurts, self indulgence and neglected vows. If there is anyone not wanting that gift stirred, it is not God. God enables (1Tim.1:12) and motivates (Rom.15:13;Heb.12:2-3). No pleasure nor morbid sense of humor can make Him call someone, give gifts to them and then turn around and pummel their dreams into powder.
You, O Mighty God, are not subject to political schemes, monetary declines or medical limitations. You are above all those limited strictures. Holy Father, by your awesome Spirit, speak into our lives where we have forgotten your desires and purposes and have concluded, like Abraham in Gen.15:3, that we will not have an heir, and certain things will be and other things will not be. Holy Spirit, come and breathe upon the Word of God in our hearts that we may call upon Him so that He may show us great and mighty things. Come and witness to us today what shall be and what you shall grant by your power from your throne. We must know what we do not now know that the glory may be to Your Name. “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).” (Jer.33:3, Amp)
Ashes aren’t pretty and they don’t smell good but sometimes you must stir around for awhile in the ash pile before you find an ember. When you do, blow it into flame and feed it. If God has put a gift in you or a vision or dream in your heart, it is still there though it may only be an ember covered up by the ashes of a spent fire. Feelings of unworthiness may prompt you to say, “Oh, but there may not even be an ember left because the original fire was built so long ago.” Let Paul’s urgency reach you. Patiently and persistently stir and feed the fire to flame! Stir it with sturdy sticks of Scripture and knowledge that “God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable (Rom.11:29).” Fan it with dreams that God put in your heart no matter how long ago. Feed it with latent hopes that you have laid aside as just so much scrap. Feed it with faith and desire and the knowledge that what our Lord has promised, He is able to perform.
In the remainder of this year God will enhance our abilities, talents and skills for the Kingdom, for income, for ministry—to be more effective. Ex 36:2 “Moses summoned Bezalel and Oholiab along with all whom GOD had gifted with the ability to work skillfully with their hands. The MEN WERE EAGER to get started and ENGAGE IN THE WORK.” The success of these men was not the simple fact that God had given them skills but that they were available and willing to apply them.
As the people of God assemble today may each member of the body of Christ be certain to be in their place with a preparedness, a willingness and a desire to be and/or release the part that the Master has allotted to each one of us; so that we may grow and function more maturely as a unit than we ever have and effect a synergistic release into the despair of this present world system. “For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love.” (Eph.4:16, Amp)
We dare not expose our obediences to sabotage with our doubt and unbelief. I mean, even after the fact, we can go away analyzing and criticizing and speculating for months about its success to the point of concluding it was a failure or worthless effort. Unfortunately, the harvest crop can be tall and to the point of the ears forming or being almost complete, but our conclusions were all the thief needed to kill, steal and destroy. It takes as much trust with the after effects as it does to obey in the beginning, so let’s rest in the confidence that He will always be Lord of the harvest. —Kathy Gabler
Considering scriptural examples, I know I must be willing for God to move me if He sees such a necessity. Sometimes God moves us geographically or with reference to a career or status among our peers. Positioning and timing are high up on God’s list of imperatives (cf.Eph.1:9-10;Gal.4:4-5). There will, no doubt, be need for modifications in our point of reference and our understanding of God’s timing in order to bring the fulfillment of promise. God does not give gifts to be squandered but to bring the fruit forth from our lives that He desires to minister to others.
If your enemy has sniffed out the purpose and call of God in you, he will go after it. Technically, the devil can’t decide to touch God’s plan and purpose, he is just not big enough. His only hope is to derail God’s participants from it through evil devices like injustice, deception, false accusation, etc. He will use anything he can to limit or stop you or your passion. Stopping you from being who you were born to be and doing what you were born to do is his only way of hindering the GLORY of GOD in the earth. But Jesus said in John 17:4 “I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.” —Kathy Gabler
When we are willing to be moved where God deems best and when we are willing to be modified even though it means we must change our mind about some inaccurate views we were formerly willing to die for, then the promise begins to come into place. It is then that the position of the promise changes from potential to actualization (cf.Lev.26:3-13; Deut.28:1-14;Rom. 12:1-2;Js.1:3-4,12;4:7-10;Phil.1:6).
We have had our questions, our doubts and shed our tears, but we’ve heard what comes in the morning (Ps. 30:5). I’m telling you, the sun is rising on us and great joy will be ours because it is our time. It’s time to operate in the mandate God has given us. — Melissa Gabler
Satan has come to steal, kill and destroy BUT take hope because God’s government is higher. God’s government came in Jesus to give, bring to life and build and to give us life more abundantly. “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” (Jn.10:10, Amp)
As the people of God assemble today may they realize that Jehovah God Almighty is not just the deliverer of one kind of person, He is not just the healer of only one or two kinds of illnesses, He is not just reaching out to a select few, nor is He just blessing special people who have done very special things to deserve it. Eph.2:17-18, Amp — “And He came and preached the glad tidings of peace to you who were afar off and [peace] to those who were near. 18 For it is through Him that we both [whether far off or near] now have an introduction (access) by one [Holy] Spirit to the Father [so that we are able to approach Him].”
God’s promises are never less than His best for us. He is a God who loves us in such a way that He wants the very best for us — the best with reference to His character and His understanding of what will make us into the image of His Son. If we yield to Him and are willing to be moved and modified in the process, He will do whatever is necessary, even to moving mountains and men to bring about what is best.
While one common type of dream is a “clutter dream”, a second kind of common dream is a self-to-self dream. Many of your dreams are likely to be self-to-self dreams. These are thoughts that are under your radar coming up onto your radar screen in a dream or your subconscious heart-thinking coming up into your awareness. Have you ever had a dream in which no matter how hard you tried to run you could only move in slow motion? Desperately grabbing bushes or grass or someone’s ponytail won’t even help speed up your progress! That is a common example of a self-to-self dream which is revealing a struggle within in your off-the-radar thinking. Somewhere in your heart-thinking you are doubting your ability to get where you need to go with a project or a relationship or a job, etc. (Third excerpt from Kathy’s article “Realizing the Value of our Dreams”)
The promises of God are many and varied. There are promises of provision, of enabling for tasks and callings, of persons whom I will bless and persons who will bless me and of doors opening that will bring the actualization of those promises. Promises are those solid stones we step on when moving in the direction of purpose. They are like wings on an airplane that hold the engines and give the fuselage lift.
One common type of dream that many people have is a clutter dream. This sort of dream clears out thought-clutter and gives you room to think, (like at times you have to clean your bedroom to be able to get to the bed to sleep!) Pieces of things you have seen or read or felt or heard or smelled or done or wondered about or talked about in the last three weeks are swept into one giant clutter pile in a dream. So that night you have a really strange dream adventure like this: you are the superhero star in the movie trailer you saw. Then while you swing your sword of justice, you keep smelling the dog poop you stepped in on Tuesday, and you hear a grizzly bear behind you because you saw pictures of Alaska in a magazine. Then, because you ran into a lady at the mall that reminded you of your Grandma, when you look around you discover it’s not a grizzly behind you. It’s Grandma riding a reindeer! That is a strange adventure dream with clutter gathered from everything that has crossed your awareness. There is usually no important message in a clutter dream. They simply clear out thought clutter to de-stress you, mind and body. In fact, the Hebrew word for dream means “restore to health”. So, a house-cleaning or de-cluttering dream is a valuable way to relieve stress and reset mentally. (Second excerpt from Kathy’s article “Realizing the Value of our Dreams”)
If you are going after destiny, you will find yourself on a collision path with the order of God. Any movement toward order will expose something that doesn’t belong in your life. The destiny of Jesus will bring you into order. “Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me.” (Ps.119:133, NKJV)
(Kathy Gabler)—God gave us many ways to communicate: we can speak or refuse to speak, (both send a message); we can sing, whistle, make a face, gesture, write, draw and we can also dream. Dreaming is a direct line of communication like our own personal telephone. Our mind and body can communicate in a dream. For example, if your legs are aching because you played too many sets of tennis and you dream your legs fall off that night, that is not God sending you a warning in a dream. That is just your mind or imagination messaging your body with a drastic option to relieve the pain while you sleep! (First excerpt from Kathy’s article “Realizing the Value of our Dreams”)
As the people of God assemble today may they hear the Word of Life and may their hearts and minds be turned upon Him who is their life and may they draw life from His presence; life for spiritual strength, life for well-being both in body and emotion, and draw life that it might be passed on to others so those others might know that Jesus lives and is their Hope. “But these are written (recorded) in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of God, and that through believing and cleaving to and trusting and relying upon Him you may have life through (in) His name [through Who He is].” (Jn.20:31, Amp)