Monday 23 April 2018

The Power of Dreams (Part Five): You Can Have What You See.

And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them. (Genesis 11:6, AMP)
The second example of dreams we see in the scriptures is at Babel. This is the reference in our text. It shouts to us,
“With every other thing being equal, the people were only limited by their own imagination (dream).”
They could have whatever they imagined (dreamt). That is the power of dreams. “If you can see the invisible, you can do the impossible.” Wow! What power! They could have whatever they imagined. The same applies to us today, and even more so. Our only limitation is our imagination, our dream. What a power God has given to His creation? Albert Einstein puts it this way, 
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” 
1 Corinthians 13:9-10 (AMP) tells us,
“For we know in part, and we prophesy in part [for our knowledge is fragmentary and incomplete]. But when that which is complete and perfect comes, that which is incomplete and partial will pass away.”
Our imagination is our bridge between what we presently know and that which is “complete and perfect.” Obviously, we will not get to that which is complete and perfect until we see Jesus. Our calling is to keep pressing until then. There is more to life than what presently is. And, the power is in our hands to bring it into being. If only we can see it, then and only then can we have it. 
"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future.― Denis Waitley.
We don’t have to be satisfied with what is. It can be better. It can be greater. It can be richer. It can be more enduring. It can change. The calling upon our lives is that of agents of change. That is the calling of the church. Faith is the basis (foundation, assurance, or down payment) of the things we hope (or dream) to receive. [Hebrews 11:1-2] Faith is useless without hope (dream) to work on. 

Our dream is that “something in our hand” that God comes to breathe on, or as it were, lay His hands on to bless. I guess religion, in some circles, has deceived us not to have desires or dreams. Just how foolish that is. Doesn’t nature teach us better? Is that the expectation of our own children? Isn’t it an act of natural grace to want to fulfill the desires of our own children? 
"Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted." ― C. G. Jung.
Isn’t it an act of natural grace to want to make our children happy? How much more the Father of all fathers? How much more the Father of all grace? We are called to make things happen and not be running helter-skelter, trying to hide our tail between our legs, reacting to change. We are called to have dominion. We are called to occupy. We are called to reign in life. Enough of the lies we tell ourselves. 
"Without Dreams we reach nothing. Without Love we feel nothing. Without God we are nothing." ― Unknown.
We have had enough of being at ease in Zion. It is time to stand up for our rightful place. When are we going to join hands with God in making His enemies His footstool? What are we doing to make His Kingdom come? What are we doing to ensure His glory covers the whole earth? In what way are we bringing the influence of Heaven to bear on earth? The onus is on you and me. 
"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities." ― Janos Arany. 
Let us get working. [Psalm 110:1; Hebrews 10:13] It is time to dream again. It is time to break off the oppression of the enemy. It is time to bring to life the desires God has placed in our hearts. It is time to have an appointment with destiny. The curtain is being raised. It is your time to reign. [Romans 5:17; 1 John 3:2]


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