Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dreams and Visions

Do you have a dream? If you don't have, you better start asking God for a dream because God is a dream giver. A dream is a mental picture of what your are going to become. When you see in the future you are not discouraged by the present but you keep working towards that dream.

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Genesis 37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.

Joseph was a dreamer, no wonder he made a mark on human history. We have to be dreamers like Joseph to make an impact. Joseph was hated by his brothers because he dreamt of great things. They thought he was over ambitious and wanted to rule over them.

Joseph’s is father loved him because he understood him better, since he too was a dreamer. If you are a dreamer, associate with dreamers, because they will encourage you. Non-dreamers will only kill your dream. Don't share your dream with many people because they will abort it by discouraging you against it. Guard your dream diligently to allow it be accomplished.

A dreamer make things happened whereas a common person watches as things happened. Dreamers are movers and shakers, whereas non-dreamers are just spectators.

A dreamer sees the future before it comes. We have the Holy Spirit within us, who should lead us to all truth and to all secretes. The bible says that the secrets of God are in those who are righteous.

When God gives you a dream, He is giving you a mental picture about your life. The dream helps you realize that what you go through before you get to the dream is temporal whether negative or positive.Jesus endured the cross because he saw the glory set before him. Paul endured death because he saw beyond the grave, he saw the crown of righteousness. Hope comes from a vision.

Genesis 28:11-12

11.  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
12.  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

Christ is the solid Rock. Lay your head on the Rock(Jesus) and you will receive a dream like Jacob did, because there is a connection to God when you lay your head on the Rock . The foundation  of our dream is Jesus. In Jacob’s dream, angels ascending meant his prayers were being taken to God and descending angels meant answers for his prayers were being brought back to him.

God will never give you a dream that He cannot finance, the resources has to be drawn from God. A dream from God expands your faith to receive treasures from heaven to make it come to pass.

Jacob never forgot the house of God. He promised to God saying,  “If you clothe and protect me, I will serve and tithe all that you blesses me with”. A dream from God will always raise your level of commitment . Jacob raised a memorial of God's dream by putting a rock, anointing it and declaring to give tithe of everything God gave him.

A dreamer is a tither because he knows that best things in life are free for instance air, appetite, peace, sleep etc and money cannot buy them.

It is high time we left our history behind, and looked in the future. We should not wear a sour attitude, but change our attitude. when going through hard situations we should not sulk and be angry, but instead smile and put a positive attitude. Just like God showed Isaac to do agriculture in a dry season, even those believers who are farmers and are facing drought, should believe God for a bumper harvest because God teaches us to make wealth.

Jude 1:14  And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

In his dream, Enoch saw the ruptured saints and God honoured him by rupturing him first for he did not die like his father. He lived a quality life than his father. A dream given by God is a seed which becomes fruitful and increases going beyond one’s future. Pass your dream to your children and to your children’s children. Our dreams should be based on the promise of God and we are supposed to run with what God has shown us if somebody should challenge us.

Acts 16:9-10

9.  And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
10. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

In his dream, Paul saw a man calling him and so he perceived he had to be jailed, in order to lead this man (the prison warden) who was calling him in his dream to the Lord.  To propagate the gospel of Christ, we need to have a dream of the unsaved, so that we can know where God is leading us to go and preach each moment.



By Grace Kariuki    



  1. Hi, the msg is encouraging

  2. keep up mum! many fight to be pastors in church pulpits to to preach to tens of thousands but here you are preaching to the whole globe!

  3. Thanks. God bless you for your encouraging comments. I am so encouraged