SERIES: Dreams, Visions and Goals: #2 Living Your Dream: Power

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“But you shall remember [with profound respect] the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore (solemnly promised) to your fathers, as it is this day.”
DEUTERONOMY 8:18 AMP

The Amp bible uses the word MAKE WEALTH, other translations use the word CREATE WEALTH. THE KEY PART IS WHO GIVES YOU THE POWER TO MAKE OR CREATE?
He, he, he, he God, the Lord, Jehovah Jira

This word power. The power in Deuteronomy is from the Hebrew word Koach that conveys a meaning to be wisdom, understanding, skill, bodily strength, knowledge, insight, ideas and opportunities.

The power in Acts 1:8 is the Greek word Dynamos that conveys its meaning as inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth. It means ABILITY.

There is a difference between both power. God wasn’t talking about power as it is in Acts 1:8 in Deuteronomy because Jesus had not come and be glorified yet for the Holy Spirit to give the power as it is in Acts 1:8, Dynamos. So, when God speaks of power to get wealth to you – He speaks of skills, ideas, knowledge, insight, opportunities that will birth you wealth.

We have been given this POWER TO CREATE ANYTHING WE WANT, ANY LIFE OR LIFE STYLE WE WANT, THE REAL POWER IS WHEN YOU CREATE WHAT GOD WANTS FOR YOU. HE HAS A LIFE AND LIFE STYLE AND DESTINY FOR EACH OF US. MOSES JAD TO MOVE FROM WHAT HE WANTED TO WHAT GOD WANTED FOR HIM.

WEALTH IS EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING TO ITS HIGHEST OR BEST LEVEL.

WHICH LEADS TO THE PROCESS OF MAKING YOUR DREAMS REAL.

I remember driving thru Starbucks and the guy taking my order said,” Welcome to Starbucks and he said LIVING THE DREAM may I help you.” It caught me by surprise but I asked him what did he say? He said living the dream welcome to Starbucks how may I help you. I said living the dream, I asked him are really living the dream or just saying it? He did not really answer my question. I realized it sounds great, but most people are not living their dream. The are just working, surviving, making a living but not necessarily making a life.

I have to admit, I have been around the world. I have traveled, I have ministered all across our world. We have stayed places, seen things things, had experiences that most people have to watch on tv. Yvonne and I have had an amazing life up to now. I expect the later to be even more amazing.

LIVING YOUR DREAM.

Dreams are your ultimate destination, while goals are the intermediate stops along the way. Dreams represent what you want and why, while goals represent your plan to get you there.

The first step to create a goal is to have a clear vision of your dream. What is it that you want? A house, a car, lose weight, obtain a new job ? Whatever you dream is has to be clear, exactly how you want it, how much does it cost, where can you buy it. Once the ‘what’ is clear, then you can take the next step and determine the ‘how’ and ‘when’.

Before you can set up a goal, you have to have a clear vision of your dream. The goal is after you have a clear. Clear vision of your dream. Have you every tried looking thru glasses that were coated with grease stains, the lens is not clear so neither will what you are looking at. It will be foggy, blurry. How do you get clear in your head and heart. Clear means you are ready to run with it. Foggy and blurry cause you to approach with caution. You are not sure of your goal and vision. Most people want but they do not or are not really sure of what they want.

That’s like saying we are going on vacation. Where? I am not sure. When you leaving? I am not sure. Not sure about much of nothing. No Direction.

Remember, when you go to the mall. They have a big store directory in a mall usually at the entrance. They have the mall all laid out and the stores broken up in categories. You look for an arrow and it says, “YOU ARE HERE.”

Your dream is your what and your why???

““And you shall know [without any doubt] that I am in the midst of Israel [to protect and bless you], And that I am the LORD your God, And there is no other; My people will never be put to shame. “It shall come about after this That I shall pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and your daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. “Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.”
JOEL 2:27-29 AMP

This power is Dynamos from the Holy Spirit. That He will pour out His Spirit on all mankind. Sons and Daughters shall prophesy, old men will dream dreams. Young men will see visions.

This word power. The power in Deuteronomy is from the Hebrew word Koach that conveys a meaning to be wisdom, understanding, skill, bodily strength, knowledge, insight, ideas and opportunities.

The parts we want to look at is the dreams and visions.
It says your old men will dream dreams.

Dreams are your ultimate destination, while goals are the intermediate stops along the way. Dreams represent what you want and why, while goals represent your plan to get you there.

Dream dreams. These are Dreams inspired by the Holy Spirit. I was taught that when you have a huge challenge think about it before you go to bed. During the night your mind will work on it and by morning you spirit will come up with a solution.

Dream is your ultimate destination, your what and your why??

Children dream every night. Till they grow up and are told things like you will never, you can’t, get a reality check, live in the real world. Some of have chosen to live in reality.

But do you dream, do you dream anymore??? Can you answer the question? What do you really want? Why?

I want to be wealthy or successful? Is that your what and really what is your answer to WHY?

When we can answer these two questions it will show the origin of the dream.
I have meet people who wanted wealth because growing up they did not have it, it’s like a fear driving them. Never really happy, never really enjoy their life.

Dreams are meant to inspire us and motivate us to move our lives in a positive creative direction. Children dream of being a superhero, a police man, a famous ballerina. Children’s mind has not been polluted or corrupted by other humans who do not dream anymore.

People who dreamed of freedom, or progress in inventions, or whatever all started with a dream. Martin Luther Kings famous speech, I have a dream.

Do you dream, do you have a dream, is your dream a God dream or is it inspired by fear, greed, lust? Scrooge had a dream too, that’s why he had his dream altered. It was not good for him.

Your what and why must be answered because your dream is your ultimate destination.

What do you want? What do you want what you want? Where is your ultimate destination?

Albert Einstein
Einstein is famous for his genius insights into the nature of the universe – but what about his dreams?

As it happens, he came to the extraordinary scientific achievement – discovering the principle of relativity – after having a vivid dream.

As a young man, Einstein dreamed he was sledding down a steep mountainside, going so fast that eventually he approached the speed of light. As this moment, the stars in his dream changed their appearance in relation to him. He awoke and meditated on this idea, soon formulating what would become one of the most famous scientific theories in the history of mankind.

Joseph most famous dream.
“Now Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him even more.”
GENESIS 37:5 AMP
Joseph dreamed a dream. This type of dreaming the dream has you.

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