Daily Devotions

Posts tagged “Jentezen Franklin

Dreams and Thought-Clutter

Self-to-Self dreams can clean house by flashing scenes from our life into dreams so we can gather and toss “thought-clutter” and have a clean start the next day.  Scientists and doctors have proven these kind of dreams are a nightly reset that de-clutters the mind and de-stresses the mind.  Since stress is the starting point for many, if not most health issues, the ability to dream self-to-self is healthy. The Hebrew word for dream is chalam (khay lem), which means to strengthen or restore to health or facilitate recovery.  Any way you look at it, dreaming is a blessing from the Lord.  Even nightmares or upsetting dreams or bizarro dreams can be a positive because they bring things stored in our core closet out to the living room where we can be aware of them and we can confront them for relief or resolve. (Fourth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Considering Dreams and Visions”.)

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Pulled by the Gravity of God’s Purposes

From the moment that we were conceived in the womb, God began to draw us to the fulfillment of the destiny He had in mind for each of us.  Our sovereign God puts within His purpose for us a certain “gravity pull” which causes all things to work together to get us to the fulfillment of that purpose. God will get us to purpose and to a satisfying sense of fulfillment if we do not allow strong “gravity pull” from opposing and distracting forces to divert us.  (Rom.8:28) “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”  We are praying you discover daily that you are yielding to Father God as He draws you to His best for you. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24hrs/day.)

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“What is it?”

“WHAT IS IT?”  Well… your eye hasn’t seen it! 2Cor.2:19

Click on the video below to watch this 2 min. encouragement
from Marty Gabler of what the Lord has prepared for this season.


To Help Bring Clarity in a Dream

When considering a dream, knowing whether a dream is from God or not may help bring clarity.  Sometimes we figure out in hindsight that a dream was from God, but it is still a valuable insight for future reference.  If a dream is from God, it is a God-to-Man communication, revelation, realization or confirmation coming down to us.  If a dream is a self-to-self communication it is coming up from our heart or core to get information and conditions up into our mind-awareness. (Fourth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Considering Dreams and Visions”.)

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To Come Forth as a King

There was one grandson Athaliah did not kill. Jehoshaba saw what was coming down and hid Josia in the temple of God (2K 11:2). May God raise up many Jehoshabas in this hour with courage to protect what Athaliah wants to prevent. Josia was hidden in the temple for six years. Six is the number of man. He did not become king until the marks of man upon him had been exposed to the presence of God and the teaching of God’s word. There are some who might think it strange to keep a child hidden away in the house of God for six years. Some might think that he would be a weirdo because he had not been out in the world “living a normal life.” But when he came forth, he came forth as king.

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Prayerfully Searching Dream Meaning

The Holy Spirit sometimes gives you a word of wisdom which reveals a dream’s message. However, it is just as fulfilling to get to the message, meaning and purpose through the process of prayerfully searching them out. We can sit at the Lord’s feet and lean against His knee and ponder the pieces of a dream.  Sometimes we don’t even have to completely dismantle the dream to get the gist of it, but it if it does require more effort, then we research the Bible and reference books and friends until the concepts connect and open our understanding.  God created dreams and visions to communicate and He will certainly help us get to understanding. (Third excerpt from Kathy’s article “Considering Dreams and Visions”.)

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Healing Presence

As the people of God assemble today, may they sense our Lord’s healing presence and receive a rejuvenating of His power throughout their bodies. May they pray for and lay hands on one another and experience the joy and thankfulness of seeing others leave different than they came. (Acts 28:8, TLB) ”Publius’s father was ill with fever and dysentery. Paul went in and prayed for him, and laying his hands on him, healed him!”

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