Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John:
Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Rev 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Psa 53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were [any] that did understand, that did seek God.
“Securing confidence and boldness for the future is so significant to the Almighty that He allowed men to enter into the dream dimension and receive vital knowledge for themselves, for their leaders, or for the nations in which they were given authority.”
Examples of this were given:
· The revelation given to Gideon via the “barley cake dream,” which gave him the confidence to fight the Midianites.
· Daniel’s prophetic dreams and interpretations of the dreams of others (Dan 2; 4; 7).
“God has a predetermined plan for each person. With all the clutter and clamor and mixed voices speaking into our lives (via the media), our minds can become cloudy and our understanding fogged with numerous possibilities from which we must choose.
This is why at times God will permit a believer to pierce the world of the natural and enter the realm of a dream or a vision so that secret strategies of the enemy can be exposed and the hidden plans of God can be revealed.
Warnings that are perceived and received can help you avoid potholes and pits in your path to destiny, and understanding God’s plan will empower you to pursue that purpose.”
Someone tried to tell me the other day that I had missed God on a vision He had given me. She said that I was not ready when that vision manifested itself to me. Let me explain this, because I started this-talking about singles and couples, and the whole peer pressure about being hooked up with someone.
I had a vision over 20 years ago about the one God was sending to me. I have asked Him what happened with this particular vision. I admit that I have not completely walked in faith about it, because in one sense, I sort of gave up on finding a guy that really suited me on all levels.
I’m not going to be phony and pretend like most of the women in my peer group, that looks don’t matter. I’m always hearing these women saying that they don’t care what the man looks like. I’m sorry, but I do care. I’m not so desperate, in fact, I’m not at all desperate; that I will say that I will just accept anything.
I have certain preferences, and I don’t see why God can’t fulfill them, along with bringing a man that is my spiritual equal if not above me, and perfect for me in every other way. I refuse to lower my standards, and act like because I’m not a young doe anymore, I have to settle for just any man, whether or not he appeals to me. No. I still want someone that appeals to me on a physical level just as much as on a spiritual level and all other levels. I’m not ditching that because of age, as that’s just a number.
So with all that said, I have questioned God on what happened with this particular vision, as I’m wondering when it’s going to happen, as all the other ones have taken place already. It’s almost like things were shuffled. The first major vision is, seemingly, the last to occur.
Nevertheless, this older mother – the mother of a friend of mine, claimed that the reason my vision had not occurred yet, is because I missed it. She said that God brought the man, and I was not receptive or ready for him. I wasn’t, according to her, in a place to receive that man and therefore, I missed him.
Now, I admit, she created some doubt in me, but I thought long and hard about that. God knows everything about me. He knows my moods, my bad habits, my irritants, my frustrations; and, He also knows all the things about me that appeal to His heart.
Additionally, He knew that I would separate from and divorce my husband, because He is the one that told me that my ex-husband was being removed from my life. I was the one who disobeyed that, and married him anyways. He showed me prior to the marriage, but you see I had to learn to trust Him.
This was part of my path to learning that. He already knew I would fall. He knew I would marry my ex, despite His showing me that He already had someone else for me. I saw all of this in the same vision. I’ve known about it for more than 20 years.
For this woman to tell me that I missed God on this? I don’t think so. God already knew what my mindset was going to be like after leaving my ex-husband. He knew exactly how long it would be before I started to fully recover from that marriage, and regain my self-confidence. He knew exactly what I would have to go through to learn to trust Him, and He has patiently walked me through all of it.
This is why most of the time I don’t worry about my son. The only concern I have with him is that the time is short, so my prayers are simply that his relationship with God is restored and he is built up in Him prior to the return. Like my ex, I gave my son to the Lord.
With my ex, my prayer was that he makes it into the Kingdom, even if he had to go down to the grave in order to do so. And so, my ex has been deceased since 2006. I saw all this coming in dreams. God revealed it all to me. Maybe one day, I’ll write about those dreams here. What I do know, is that he committed to Christ prior, when I was still with him. I don’t know if he sought God out after we parted, but my hope is that he did.
But, back to what this woman said; she claimed that I wasn’t in the right mindset, and so when God brought the man He intended for me to be with, I wasn’t receptive, and so that door closed. I don’t believe this is true.
First of all, God, knowing me the way He does, would know exactly when to bring this person to me, at a time in which I would be receptive. That’s selling God short to say that He would bring someone when I wasn’t ready. He is the King of being on time, so I’m sorry, but this is just not believable to me.
Secondly, I see no reason why God would give me this vision, and remind me about it periodically over the years whenever I got discouraged; only to rescind it because I wasn’t ready? It’s not jiving. That analogy just doesn’t work. Aside from that, if God foretold my separation from my ex, and even went as far as to show me the next man coming, then why wouldn’t He bring that man at exactly the right time, when I am ready to receive him?
Third, every other dream and vision God has given me has come to pass. Why would I just miss this one? Naw. I don’t think so. I just haven’t thought about it in a long time, but it is the one vision in my story that is yet to occur. This is what tells me that there is still time.