Presentation on theme: "Wednesday Night in the Word June - August. Gen 37:5-11 5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. 6 And."— Presentation transcript:
Gen 37:5-11 5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: 7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. 8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
Gen 37:5-11 9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. 10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? 11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying. KJV
Wednesday Night in the Word The Messiah Center Description: This test occurs when one runs into resistance from people or circumstances concerning their God-given dream or vision. It includes the challenge to us that we must see needs through the eyes of faith. Purpose: 1. To show us, alone, how shallow our spiritual insight really is. 2. To ensure that we know, with certainty, that the vision was from God and that we believe it enough to resist all opposition and adversity in pursuing the vision. 3. For God to receive glory.
Wednesday Night in the Word The Messiah Center Passing this Test: Means standing firm on the Word of God. It also means being dependant on God to reveal and accomplish the vision and being resistant to the temptation of relying mostly on earthly education, insight, knowledge and wisdom during the challenges which will come.
Acts 9:10-19 10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
Acts 9:10-19 14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
Acts 9:10-19 17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. 19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. KJV
Personal: To the person who has it (vs. 10) Practical: It meets a relevant need (vs. 12) Possible: It matches your gifts and talents (vs. 10,12) Powerful: It stretches you to accomplish more than you can on your own (vs. 11,13-14) Purposeful: It fulfills the God-given mission (vs. 15) Profitable: It focuses on and gets results (vs. 11-12,18) Pleasing: It brings satisfaction and fulfillment (vs. 19) Footnote: John Maxwell Leadership Bible, pg 73 Acts 9:10-19
Hab 2:1-3 2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. KJV
Written down Communicated to others Acted upon by you and others For a select time in the future Used as motivation towards the goal Not be discarded The Vision will not fail! Footnote: John Maxwell Leadership Bible, pg 1108 Habakkuk 2:2-3