Daily Devotional | My Dreams

Genesis 37:5 NIV
“Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.”
From a spiritual orientation, not to be confused with a scientific observation; A DREAM is a divine revelation of the future. It is a prophesy ordained to fulfill (Joel 2). Dreams should be treated with the utmost seriousness, secrecy, and pursuit. Many times, when the test comes to fulfill a dream, a lot of dreamers give up, bury the dreams, and die with it. Know that this is not God’s intention for you. A dream is where God will reveal his will, a revelation, and speak to you. Numbers 12:6 says, And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 
In our dreams, God gives wise direction concerning the next step to take. He grants wisdom and encourages people in faith. He shows them how to escape coming calamity and how to provide for their families in the midst of imminent disasters. God even enters into covenants with people and grants them gifts in their dreams!
A careful study of Genesis 37 to 50 explained the journey of fulfilling a dream. In this devotional, I intend to minister to all the dreamers. Your dreams are alive, and only you can bring it to pass. It will not die until you die. Letting life’s challenges stop you is un-biblical. Today, you will be taught how to bring your dreams to pass.
In Genesis 37:5, Joseph, the youngest son of Jacob… Abraham’s descendant, told his dream to his family. “…they hated him all the more.” Imagine telling your family you dreamt one day they will all bow before you. What reaction will you get? Although this dream brought out jealousy in his siblings, who later sold him into slavery… this had to happen in order for his dream to be fulfilled. The best way to handle dreams is to, Pray about it and ask God to send you a prophet.
God told Prophet Habakkuk to write his visions down, although tarry, it must come to pass.  Know that most God sent dreams will not fulfill without a fight, faithfulness, and focus.
The story of Martin Luther King Jr., his death was revealed to him in a dream. It was the revelation that changed the course of this world.  Joseph, undergoing slavery and persecution, met his destiny as a governor in Egypt!
As a believer, it is true that God will speak to you. Visions, dreams or a rhema word are the voices of God, but the most authentic is through the Gospel. Once you hear it, seek understanding. Only through prayer, fasting and patience will the answers come to you. Telling your dreams to the wrong person will cost you, curse you and hurt you. The ones that will help you will come through a divine connection. 
Most of us can understand that such dreams or visions as Abraham experienced, and later Jacob and Joseph, are not recognisable as the type most of us wake from and remember. One might say these are a ‘once in a lifetime’ kind of dream. Explaining these dreams, and criticising the modern regard for dreams, some Christians are inclined to believe that only in the past did God directly communicate with ordinary men and women, and such a relationship does not apply to us today. But that is not true. In the past, dreams were seen as deeply important, whereas today they are seen in general society as ephemeral and of little consequence.  
It is sad that among the Christian population there are few who acknowledge the value of their dreams because of ignorance, fear and paranoia which still resides in the church today. We are the population which should be heads above occult religions in the arena of spiritual wisdom, but sadly I find it to be the reverse. It is God the Father who is the Founder and Creator of the “dream language.” It began with Abraham in Genesis, appearing throughout the entire New Testament, and has not stopped to this current day.
In fact, dreams should be honored, not ridiculed. Dreams are given to us for the purpose of Spiritual growth, communication with God and healing the soul. If the Prophets of the Old Testament had ignored their visions and dreams, our Bible would never have been written and our Savior would never have lived past the age of two. If Mary’s husband, Joseph, had ignored his dream, warning him to flee to Egypt with his family, Jesus would have been killed by the command of Herod.
Without Joseph’s prophetic dreams of honor, would he have withstood so much persecution for so many years (Genesis 37:5-9)? Without a vision, would Mary have agreed to her pregnancy, (Luke 1:26-38)? Without a vision, would Moses have risked his life to free the Jewish people from Egypt, (Exodus chapters 3-4)? And what about John’s vision of Revelations? Without the prophecies from Isaiah, David, Joel, (and others), would we have recognized the Messiah? These are but a few examples listed in the Bible of people who heard from God through a vision or dream and acted upon it.
God utilized dreams from Genesis to Revelation, and declared that He would continue to use them in the last days. Dreams are a central way God has chosen to communicate with us, and thus they must be given great weight! Amen.
Scripture of the day: And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream
dreams. ~ Acts 2:17

From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
TLWMI. Copyright Reserved, 2011
(must use with written permission)

About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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