2 Peter 3:17 “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness…”
Proving the Dreamer…
Too “closely held bovines”
plague “dim lights”
in church pews.
“Sacred cows” such hold
onto with “world-like” devotion.
If questioned, they stiffen
rejecting your caution.
Discard they the focus
meant JUST for the LORD…
no one else!
As such, “dreams and visions” —
“distracting” — sway CHRISTians
away from the WORD
to spotlight “other things”…
they call “Truth”.
While HE surely outpours
both visions and dreaming…
Yea, beware and take heed
lest your speech lead “off track”…souls yet Lost!
As HIServant reminding myself MOST of all,
Devotional: 2 Peter 3:16 “…as also in all his letters (Paul’s), speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.”
To the point: GOD has given me a few dreams in my lifetime. The most prevalent and amazing one was actually just an audible dream. No sight, just sound.
My wife has had a few as well and they’ve been amazing as well as encouraging.
But what filter is applied to the myriad of alleged “dreams and visions”? One must be used else
So I’ll conclude this direction to you as well as myself. Regarding someones’ dreams or visions, prove the Dreamer. Don’t blindly accept the word of man. Test the spirits as well.
Because! It is our obligation and responsibility to point both the Lost and the Found…in the right direction. Those whose visions or dreams come to pass, we pay closer attention.
To those whose visions or dreams do not come to pass, pay less attention to them… if any.
Especially if they keep predominantly posting their
own thoughts on “what might happen” instead of what GOD’s WORD says WILL HAPPEN!
Jude 1:8 “In a similar way, these dreamers also defile their flesh, reject the LORD’s authority, and slander HIS glorious beings.”
But there’s this middle ground, gray area that is the most dangerous of all. It’s the territory
of charismatic individuals, insistent with their own content —- labeling it just beneath the banner “Thus saith the LORD!”.
It becomes very saddening because it’s used as social media fodder to throw out onto the web every hour — without any hint of WAITING on a confirmation from the LORD.
I recall seeing one person who actually held onto a vision for three years before being released by GOD to share it.
But in this moment of end days as well as “fast food/instant gratification”… have we fallen victim to just be the first to get it out there to see…BEFORE doing serious due diligence on its accuracy/its timing?
My perception, given the countless stream of “I have a dream!” posters, is that there are posters…AND imposters.
There are so many dreamers sharing. We should always prove them out AS WELL AS address those who need to be REPROVED.
I voiced this concern recently on someone’s post (which I rarely do at all) and immediately was told that I didn’t know GOD and now is the hour GOD is giving dreams and visions.
So…”how dare I quench the SPIRIT’s outpouring?”
Well, not every dream or vision is from GOD and certainly less than people claim. That’s a fact.
There is an absolute NEED to share the accuracy and truth GOSPEL with people OVER the “hot news” press more so churning out personal perception of Truth regarding anything future.
My only comment is to be very careful what you post! Be extremely cautious to headline your dreams or visions. Pray relentlessly and wait!
As such, if someone leads with constant dreams and visions, then check the fruit. Check their other dreams. Look for things coming to pass or not.
So check to see what your own “closely held bovines/sacred cows” are regarding dreams.
Else, we too become unwise stewards who foolishly choose to distract both the Lost and the Found.
So exercise restraint and pray before posting. Then pray again! Amen and amen.