Dreamers And The Purposes Of God

By September 10, 2017 Message Notes

(Ephesians 3:20 NLT) Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

(Genesis 37:3-7) Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. (4) When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. (5) Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. (6) He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: (7) We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.”

1.A Dream Can Come To Anyone
-Family background doesn’t matter
-Personal history doesn’t matter
-Present resource doesn’t matter
-Age and gender doesn’t matter
(Acts 2:17) In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.

2.A God Dream Comes To Lift Us. To Sustain Us. To Move Us Forward.
Peter: rock and will build my church
(Matthew 16:18) And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

3.A Dream Comes In An Atmosphere Of Faith
-Joseph’s dad Jacob visionary too

4.A Dream Speaks Of The Future
(Habakkuk 2:3) For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

5.The End Does Not Look Like The Beginning. But We See It Like A Star In The Sky.
(Genesis 15:5) He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.

6.A Dream Increases As We Wear The Restraints Of Responsibility
-Wear the jacket
(Proverbs 29:18) Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

7.A Dream Can Be Snuffed Out By Negativity
-but true visionaries will never let go of their dream

8.A Godly Dream Is Always Linked To God’s Purposes
a.Know God
b.Reach people for Jesus
c.Make a difference

(Ephesians 1:4) For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.

(Ephesians 2:10) For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.