Thursday, February 22, 2018

How you can have dreams and visions from God: The Prophecy of Joel 2:28 is being Fulfilled!

Do you feel like your spiritual life is dry? Maybe drought is the key word defining your years not to mention your emotional life, your financial life, your career, your family... you are going through the motions, you feel lost and aimless. Or perhaps you have battled wind and storm for endless days and there is no breakthrough, there is no victory, only bleakness and defeat. You are walking in a wasteland and you look around and you look down but have you looked up?

One of the most fascinating promises in the Bible is that God will pour our His Spirit making His revelation available to literally all flesh, meaning all humanity, every religion, every tribe, every ethnicity, all of them. Do you get this? God is willing to come and reveal to you His Will, His Love and His Power and all the Blessings of Heaven.

Joel 2:28
And it hath come to pass afterwards, I do pour out My Spirit on all flesh, And prophesied have your sons and your daughters, Your old men do dream dreams, Your young men do see visions.
This has got to be one of those verses where you must say "This is mine. Lord, have Your way in me." You don't need to snatch this promise from the Throne Room of Heaven, you don't need to! God's blessings are GIVEN and so there is no need to take but only to receive them.

Are you getting this? We who are Christians and read this think this verse only applies to us. In fact, I strongly believe it does not. Countless people's who know very little of Jesus are turning to Him precisely because the Spirit has been poured on them and they are seeing visions and dreams leading these precious souls to Him! Haha! This is great! Pray for unbelievers for them to have this too.

So this is not a one time thing nor is it for only a select few, in or out of the church. It is for you and I'm here to tell you how you can have them. There is no magic formula, only what Jesus has said and only what you already know. But perhaps you need that little push to take that first step.

A word about my journey first:

My journey in this realm has only begun (I'm not pretending to be experienced or an expert in this). One of the first dreams I had was one where Jesus appeared to me and told me why my breakthrough's were not happening (that only happened on Jan 21 2018, I'm writing this on the 22nd of February 2018). And no, it wasn't about demonic powers or conspiracies, it was all about MY heart and what I had neglected to follow through in my spiritual walk.

And what happened after that dream? Firstly, I let go of my self-sufficiency. He changed my life powerfully. My eyes were opened to see visions, sometimes on a daily basis, to dream profound dreams with insight into specific problems and general things, in ways that really spoke to me; I love stories and when God gives me these stories I treasure them, they are so deep. The way he communicates with you will always be unique to you, there is no standard mold (there is always Scriptural Truth though and everything must be in agreement to the Word and the Essence of the Word... duh!).

So here are a few steps you need to take, I think, to position yourself to receive more from God in the ways of dreams and visions, each to his style and each to the ways God will communicate with them.

1) Get ready to repent (not in the way you think this means)

Repentance is not really a pleasant word but that is because it is too loaded a spiritual/religious word. It is a word that has been so abused and distorted and greatly misunderstood. Repentance is not about seeking forgiveness. If you are in Christ, as most likely those who read this blog are, then you know because of the Blood of Jesus and your acceptance of the work He has done for you on the Cross - well you are forgiven! Your past, present and future, you are already forgiven! 

But if you want to see the visions and dreams, well then expect that God is going to reveal things that are going to be BIG for your life. He will want you to live a Holy Life. So you need to prepare yourself, to become a man and woman of repentance onto the ways of God... this means you need to be ready to turn your ways, to change your heart, and above all to let go of your self-sufficiency. Can you do this?

Prepare for this because when God starts speaking to you He will want to set you on the path of the Right Hand of His Fellowship, on the Path of His Kingdom. And to do that He will always gently correct you. HE IS DOING THIS EVEN WITHOUT DREAMS AND VISIONS. You will always know it is the Lord by the fact you somehow agree you must do those things and 'repent' but He does not make you feel scared, panicky or condemned. His chastening is only a correction borne and completely wrapped in His utmost love for you.

2) Ask and you will receive (Mt 7:7)

There is no need to reach into the throne of room of Heaven and take this gift by force when it is already His heart to give it to you. Just ask and you will receive. The simplicity of this is sufficient.

Have you ever asked and kept asking? Do you truly desire this? And if you desire it, why? Is it because you want to savor and treasure God more or is it because you want to look cool at church? Do you truly desire to infuse your life with God's power to bless others as you lovingly minister to them? Or are you really after the thrill of looking like a hero and being a god among mere mortals?

There's no fooling God, it's not that He doesn't want to give it to if you have bad motives, it's really that you are not ready. Go back to step 1 in that case and get your motives right.

These words are powerful to those accustomed to righteousness, think on them:
Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (Jam 4:1-8)
Well how do you ask? I will pray for this at the end of this post.

3) Wait, fast and keep worshiping Jesus while you wait

There needs to be seeking on your part. The truth is when our prayers are in alignment to God, when we are truly seeking His will to be done on earth, His Kingdom, I tell you the heavens open. Sometimes though the answer takes time because there are cosmic battles beyond what you and I should venture to concern ourselves with. When Daniel prayed immediately angels were sent with his answer, but they were delayed due to these cosmic powers (see Dan 10:12).

So keep praying and with your praying Worship the Lord. You are not seeking this Gift to look cool. You are seeking this Gift to Look On the Cool One. So keep looking to Him who is the Most Awesome! Worship Him. Ask God to make you see how much greater He is than all glory and gold and gems and jewels. He is the desire of your heart. You can walk into this worship right now.

I also wait and fast. These are important too. Fasting isn't about withholding food to get rewarded by or please God. It's about withholding food from your stomach for both physical reasons and also to become sharper in mind and in spirit. Yes, fasting helps greatly to put you in a position to see more in the spirit. I fast five days a week. I just simply break fast in the early afternoon and eat how I like till bed time (its called intermittent fasting). But I don't over spiritualize this. I'm really simply limiting my food intake, liberating time and seeking the Lord all at the same time. There are many other ways you can fast too, but I think this is an often forgotten spiritual and physical discipline.

Why do I write all this? Somehow, the seeking, praying, fasting, worshiping heart in some way, I don't pretend to fully understand... somehow, answers from Heaven are delivered quicker. It's almost as if we help angels when we do this. You can read more about that here.


So are you ready to step into this amazing time, into the Rivers of God flowing mightily? 

Great things shall happen to those who Seek His Kingdom First and His Righteousness, to those who are always praying, Your Kingdom come Father and your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!

Pray the Lord's prayer, pray it often I tell you. It is key that you use this prayer as a template to expand and build on in your prayer life. Jesus told us to pray this way for a reason, not to repeat it vainly but to build on it as you pray and are sensitive to the Spirit's leading.

God bless you all. Here is a prayer for you if you want this promise fulfilled in your life:

Father in Heaven, thank you for everyone who is reading this. They are hungry for You and Your Ways. I ask that Your Kingdom may come and be established powerfully through them and in their lives, that Your will be done in them as it is in Heaven as Your Kingdom becomes manifest in and through them ever-increasingly. 

I also ask that You may lift from their eyes the blindness caused by the love of the world. That You provide them their daily bread in every way. And help them to forgive, for they are already forgiven. Let not the root of bitterness grow deep in their lives but reveal to them how to uproot it asap. 

Father, I ask that You would indeed fulfill the Promise of Joel 2:28 on whoever desires it truly with a heart seeking Your face. Pour out Your Spirit on them that they may see what  You are doing in the Heavenlies, that they may have Dreams and Visions and words of prophecy from You and Your Spirit alone, in-line with Your Scriptures but also filled with powerful, Grace-filled and amazing Revelations that will be making them stronger, happier, and fuller in your Love. 

Fill them with your Spirit. Baptize them in Your Spirit. For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever. Amen.

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