All three of these are meant to move us. To move you towards something that is beyond you. We live is a world of talk and wishes. Complaining and whining about things will not change things.
Wishing has been made to look so cute and good but it can be harmful. We have all these things if you see a falling star make a wish and it will come true. We fought for years growing up who got the wish bone from the turkey and a little wish who it from the chicken.
I am looking at this act of wanting something without actually doing anything to change it or accomplish it or reach it. The reason the lottery and gambling have been so powerfully addictive is so many people have bought the lie. Wishing to receive huge returns with little to no action or sacrifice. This ideology has crept into every area of human lives. Wanting, expecting to receive something without actually doing any thing.
Our worlds wants results with little to no effort. We wants lots of gains with no pain. This is why for many Christians they buy the lie just Pray and God will do it all for you. I believe in prayer, I believe in trusting God. But many have turned prayer into a religious wish and get upset when they do not receive what they prayed or wished for. This crazy belief gets into the thinking and many try God or church or giving for a few weeks or months and then because of the beliefs around results people give up if they feel they did not get what they wanted.
I remembered seeing a little child throwing themselves on the floor and screaming, kicking and yelling at their mom they wanted candy. If they did it loud enough and long enough most parents give them what they wanted so they are not embarrassed any more or to just quit the child.
This mentality is seen in our world today. Just watch the news. The real truth is the results.
I wish I had more money. I wished I had a better job. I wish I could get out of debt. I wish I could get healthy. I wish I had a better relationship with my spouse and kids. I wish I could be happy.
We wish everything could just turn out like Cinderella.,
It says in James 2:18-21. Faith without works is dead. So I order to accomplish, get ahead, rise up in life, increase, achieve greater how ever you put it you must pray, believe and then do. Action equals results.
I can pray all day I get in shape. If I just pray and pray with moving or progressing into actions, my prayer and faith is dead. Dead cannot produce life or living. Actions, activities, work, doing movement. What I should do is pray and let my prayer move me to the gym or walking and jogging.
God wants us to be so blessed. God wants us to increase. God wants us to have more than enough. God wants us to excel and achieve. He wants us to have more than enough. God sent Moses to lead The Hebrews out of slavery and bondage. God loves so much He sends the Moses, the Joshua’s, and the Jesus to lead us out of bondage and slavery.
“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 dunamis 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, dynamis. So, when God speaks of power to get wealth to you – He speaks of skills, ideas, knowledge, insight, opportunities that will birth you wealth.
Birth you wealth. Just like in order to have a child some work has to happen. It starts with a seed and that seed is fertilized and when that seed is impregnated, it will grow and begin life. It still will take work, action, sacrifice, diligence.
This power is not speaking in tongues, or reading your bible all the time.
Let’s create an acronym for P.O.W.E.R.
In the Greek and Aramaic language, the word “plans” means “thought; device; purpose.”
Power of skills, ideas, knowledge, insight, opportunities that will birth you wealth. Koach, it this power that the person used to make the paper clip. It is this power that someone made plastic freezer baggies. It is this power someone used to make sticky notes.
To many Christians praying asking God to do it for us, He said I have given you the Koach to make or create or get the wealth.
Now you add the Koach with the Dynamis, this power is inside from God. Spiritual power, ability. Prayer that draws Gods wisdom and insight into you and thru you things are created.
Dynamis is where we get the power dynamite. Imagine you got the Dynamis or dynamite but you have no idea, no skill or knowledge, oh but you got dynamite. You have this ability this spiritual ability but no Koach, the results are you accomplish nothing. Purpose of wealth is to further His message and Kingdom. Set others free with Gods message of increase, hope, and love.
Wealth is not a money word. This word encompasses every area associated with us. God wants us to be wealthy in every area. Wealth in our relationships, wealth in our health, wealth in our business and jobs, wealth in our faith, wealth in our mental health.
When Moses led them out of captivity from Egypt, they did not leave like the movie. The movies shows Charlton Heston leading them out all sick and broke and weak. That is not a true biblical account. Bible says they left with all the gold and silver of Egypt and they were not sick and beggarly.
“He brought the sons of Israel out [of Egypt] with silver and gold, And among their tribes there was not one who stumbled.” PSALM 105:37 AMP
I must lay some train tracks down before we ride the train over the tracks.
Dreams and Visions & Goals
Are Gods tools given to us to get from where we at to where He and we are to be. Moses got them with God out of Egypt which is like us getting saved, receiving salvation. We were enslaved or in bondage to the enemy. We are free now. We have been given our freedom papers. We are free but still we got nothing. The destination was God said He gave them a promised land. Which is the same today. God has this place or destination for each of us. He is doing and working so hard to help us get there.
They did not want to obey God and go into the promise land, because of fear.
Joel prophesied about dreams and visions in Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.” The very fact that Joel writes that dreams and visions will come indicates that they are not the same thing. Why else would Joel delineate between the two with the word “and?” Clearly, dreams are not the same thing as visions and we can discover the main differences from the truest source there is…the Word of God, the Bible.
What is moving you and your life? Where are you going in your life?