Terrifying Dreams and Simple Obedience

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

Dreams are like art, they can sometimes be God’s Artistic form of communication to us.

Sometimes we don’t understand the importance of simple obedience to the word of God and to the voice of God.

Sometimes dreams are meant to terrify us – dreams and visions can show us the depth and the extreme importance of our simple obedience or our simple decision.

He doesn’t dramatize it because it’s going to necessarily be dramatic, but He dramatizes it because of how significant it is spiritually.

Sometimes dreams can help us to obey God even in the face of scary situations.

When we think “this is okay” and “that is okay”, sometimes dreams and visions come to tell us : NO! It’s not okay and you are going to have blood on your hands if you do not do this instead.”

Sometimes God-given dreams are simply a “dramatization” of your opportunity or necessity for simple obedience.

When you interpret a dream from God, don’t always look for a super-deep application. Your obedience is very important, but it’s probably not too complicated. It’s probably a simple yes or no decision about something you have already asked or complained about.

job 7:14
13 When I say , My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint;
14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

Job 33:14
14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

EXAMPLE

Genesis 20

2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

3¬†But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife.

4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.

You’re a Dead Man

It wasn’t that serious to Abraham. It wasn’t that deep to Abimelech. But to GOD, it was very serious, and He was ready to kill some people over the issue. So instead of doing that God terrified Abimelech with a dream and said “Your a Dead Man.”

Sometimes the things that we don’t think are important are very important to God, and God dramatizes the need for our obedience with dreams.

If God was that serious about defending Abraham’s wife, imagine how serious He is about those that defile the Lamb’s Wife… Selah…

Take Dreams Simply, but Seriously

If God gives you a dream at night… please don’t take it as entertainment, or just a cute thing God does for you to make you feel spiritual.

Yes, enjoy your dreams and the direction God gives you. But look out for warnings and take obedience very seriously. Let them lead you into intercession and prayer for more instructions.

The Fire, The Wind, and The Rain: Holy Ghost on YOU!

The Fire, The Wind, and The Rain of the Holy Ghost on YOU!

What did God do at The Call? He did a whole lot… it won’t be until we get to heaven till we find out the full impact of what happened.

Many times supernatural miracles will be visible, but there is always a spiritual application as well. As a matter of fact, the spiritual component is often¬†much more important. I’m so excited about what is soon to come, because spiritual violence always works. If we all continue to do the things that God dropped on our hearts at The Call, our cities will be transformed very soon – with the Fire, the Wind, and the Rain of God.

The Fire of God Fell:

– one men’s bible study I know decided to do a 3 day fast every month hereafter.

– one guy I know in another city decided to do a corporate fasting and prayer event.

– one group I know decided to do a 24 hour prayer meeting several times a year

That’s fire! That’s the fire of the Holy Spirit giving people a passion to seek God first. God’s fire is consuming His people.

14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. Jeremiah 5

Winds of the Holy Ghost are blowing:

– I know people that were called to move geographically.

– I have a friend who is starting a tri-city bible study.

– Many people are moving their ministries to the next level, or to a new place.

The wind of the Holy Spirit is blowing, and He is sending people into the place that He has called them! Lot’s of God’s people are making moves and changing.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth , and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh , and whither it goeth : so is every one that is born of the Spirit.  John 3

The Rain of the Holy Spirit:

– The rain of God dropped on everyone present. Everybody that I know was there had a noticeable refreshing of God.

РMany people were encouraged to step deeper into ministering with their gifts, and their vision was refreshed.

– I¬†heard a testimony of¬†one person who’s whole household was saved the day after the Call. He wasn’t even there. He’s a secular rapper and he¬†just decided to¬†call on Jesus and get¬†saved.

19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted , that your sins may be blotted out , when the times of refreshing shall come *from the presence of the Lord;  Acts 3

Rain Brings Corn, Wine, and Oil

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. Joel 2

The Rain of God represents the vision, and the words that He drops on your heart. When you recieve it, it leads to growth of corn (sometimes called wheat), wine, and oil in your life. The Corn represents the teaching and instruction that comes from the Holy Spirit. The Wine represents the joy and confidence that comes to your emotions when you meditate and process the instruction from God. The Oil represents the boldness and power to accomplish what God has shown you.

14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. Deuteronomy 11

Let’s keep it moving for the King! May God continue to send Fire, send Wind, and send the¬†rain of His Spirit.

– Read Killing Idols For REVIVAL – the book that equips you for the FIRE of God – the Spirit of Elijah that is needed to prepare a generation for the 2nd Coming.