Hello [subscriber:firstname | default:Beloved],
This week, I would like to focus on the things we don’t see, the things that are invisible. Everything we see on earth has its origin in the invisible – Hebrews 11:3. “What is seen was not made out of things that are visible”, says the English Standard version.
The buildings that you see around you, the countless inventions that make our lives easier today, such as the car, the telephone, the computer, the plane, the satellite, etc., all originate from the invisible. How? It all started with a dream, quite simply! One day, a man dreamt that man could fly like a bird; then he dreamt of an object that would allow him to travel from one end of the earth to the other in just a few hours and the plane was born. An architect first saw in his imagination the house you now live in, designed it in his mind, then gradually sketched the plan on a sheet of paper and built it. The dream came true! It all started with a dream, with an imagination!
Dream is the source of faith, the faith that brings the unseen into the visible world. It is important to dream, if we want to see great things come true! In the story of Joseph as told in the Bible, it all began with the dreams he had. The enemy, knowing that these dreams would lead him to royalty, fought him by using his brothers against him. “They saw him afar off. even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him. Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming! Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.’ We shall see what will become of his dreams!”, say the Holy Scriptures in Genesis 37:18-20.
The enemy will do everything to prevent you from having dreams, imagination because he is aware of the faith that this will produce in you and the great achievements that can result from it! Don’t let this happen to you! No matter what hardships you are going through, dream that tomorrow will be better, dream that your unbelieving spouse today will thirst for Christ tomorrow. Dream that your ministry, which only has five people today, will be tomorrow a great church that will travel the nations to proclaim the gospel! Beloved, dream of marital happiness! Dream of the child you want to have, or the job you’re so desperately looking for, or the big innovative company you want to start. Dream that you are in perfect health and that healing will come to put an end to this evil that has been eating away at you for so long. If you want faith to be your lifestyle, you have to learn to dream.
All things are possible to him who believes, says the Bible (Mark 9:23). Hebrews 11: 1 defines faith as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. In other words the invisible. So start with the dream!
The elects who have faith as their lifestyle – we talked about this last week – are, above all, great dreamers. The main and greatest dream that Satan seeks to kill in their lives is that of Heaven, of Paradise. How many Christians still dream of Heaven today? How many still think of Heaven, where there will be no more tears (Revelation 21:4), that glorious place that Christ went to prepare a dwelling for us (Philippians 3:20; John 14:2) for all eternity? This wonderful city that will be enlightened, not by the sun or the moon, but by the glory of God (Revelation 21:23). That heavenly place where “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb. The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, (…)” (Isaiah 11:6-7). How many dream of this glorious city where the main square is made of pure gold, like transparent glass (Revelation 21:21)? This wonderful city where we will find all our relatives who died in the Lord (Revelation 14:12-13)! May your heart be happy and satisfied just by dreaming of these things!
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth”, says the Bible in Colossians 3:1-2. The things we see will come from the unseen. So, Beloved, dream of the things from above and you will see them manifested in your life today and in your eternal life!
May God bless you!