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January 15, 2021
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  • Creflo Dollar: A good idea youhave to see if God
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  • prosper like never before whenyou can allow yourself to get in
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  • the position where you are beingled by God, and the leadership
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  • of the Holy Spirit can takeplace through the
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  • avenue of dreams.
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  • Creflo: If there's ever and ifthere has ever been a time where
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  • we need to hear from God, wherewe need to make sure that we
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  • have the frequency to pick upwhat heaven is saying, it's now.
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  • Now is the time for us tounderstand that one Word from
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  • God will really changeeverything, and the question is,
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  • do we have Christian people whoare positioned to hear from God?
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  • And we started talking aboutthat in our last teaching, and
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  • tonight I wanna talk about thefact that God can speak through
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  • dreams and visions.
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  • God can speak throughdreams and vision.
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  • Now, oftentime, I'm approachedby someone who's telling me
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  • about a dream they had, and theywant to know was that from God,
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  • and how should theyinterpret that dream.
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  • And I used to make fun of it,but it's important that as
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  • Christian people we understandwhat the Bible has to say
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  • about God speakingthrough dreams.
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  • And not only throughdreams, through visions.
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  • And not only through visions butthrough an audible voice, and so
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  • we're gonna begin to talk aboutthat, and the way I am gonna
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  • approach this is throughScriptures, especially if it's
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  • a subject that we'venot heard a lot of.
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  • We're gonna go ahead andtake the time to turn to the
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  • Scriptures, look at theScriptures, and I believe that
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  • God will speak to you throughthe Scriptures as we go on this
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  • journey to see how God speaksthrough dreams and visions.
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  • Let's begin in the book of Joelchapter 2 and verse 28, and in
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  • verse 28 he says, "And it shallcome to pass afterwards, that I
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  • will pour out my spirit upon allflesh; and your sons and your
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  • daughters shall prophesy, yourold men shall dream dreams, your
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  • young men shall see visions."
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  • "Your old men shall dreamdreams, your young men shall
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  • see visions."
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  • Now, I believe this isprophetic, and I believe that if
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  • it's--if this is gonna happenin just a tremendous way--it
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  • already has in a lot of accountsI'll share with you tonight, but
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  • I believe that old men right noware gonna start dreaming dreams,
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  • and young men are gonna starthaving visions, and your sons
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  • and your daughters aregonna start prophesying.
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  • In other words, I need for thebody of Christ to get prepared
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  • for an invasion ofthe supernatural.
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  • That God is going to bespeaking, and he's also going to
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  • be heard.
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  • And so, in Joel chapter 2:28it's not just old men that it
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  • talks about here.
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  • He also talks about theinvolvement of young men.
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  • Now, let's go to1 Kings chapter 3.
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  • 1 Kings chapter 3 and let's lookat verse 5, and then from verse
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  • 5 to verse 9, andthen 11 through 15.
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  • 1 Kings 3:5, then verse9, then 11 through 15.
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  • Now, check this out.
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  • This is about Solomon.
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  • It is something prettykey that happens here.
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  • He says, "In Gibeon theLord appeared to Solomon--"
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  • How did he appear to Solomon?
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  • In a dream.
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  • Wow.
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  • In Gibeon the Lordappeared to Solomon.
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  • How did he appear to Solomon?
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  • In a dream, so a dream can beused as an avenue by which God
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  • can appear and which God canspeak and which God can direct.
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  • "In Gibeon the Lord appeared toSolomon in a dream by night: and
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  • God said," in a dream, "Askwhat I shall give thee."
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  • All right.
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  • So, what did Solomon ask for?
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  • Now, this is pretty awesome.
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  • God shows up in a dream,and he goes to Solomon.
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  • He says, "I want you to askme what I shall give thee."
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  • That's pretty awesome.
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  • I mean, how would you like forGod to show up and say, "What do
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  • you want, ask me"?
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  • And then, we look atverse 9 what he asked for.
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  • He says, "Givetherefore thy servant
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  • an understanding heart--"
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  • Or, in other words, "Givethy servant a hearing heart."
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  • Or, "Give thy servanta heart to hear."
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  • That's a pretty powerfulrequest, because Solomon says,
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  • "Out of everything I can thinkof, the most valuable thing I
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  • can have is a heart that will beable to hear from you, a heart
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  • that would be able tocomprehend what you're saying."
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  • "Give therefore thy servant anunderstanding heart to judge thy
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  • people, that I may discernbetween what's good and what's
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  • bad: for who is able to judgethese people--judge this thy
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  • so great a people?"
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  • And so, this is an awesomerequest shows up in a dream.
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  • Obviously, there's interactionhappening in that dream.
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  • Now, let's look atverses 11 through 15.
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  • He says, "And God said untohim, Because thou has asked this
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  • thing, and has not asked forthyself long life; neither has
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  • asked riches for thyself, norhas asked the life of thine
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  • enemies," verse 12, "buthas asked for thyself an
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  • understanding to discernjudgment," verse 12, "behold, I
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  • have done according to thywords: lo, I have given thee a
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  • wise and a understanding heart;so that there was none like thee
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  • before thee, neither after theeshall any arise like unto thee.
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  • And I have also given thee thatwhich thou has not asked, both
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  • riches, and honor: so that thereshall be--shall not be any among
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  • the kings like untothee all thy days."
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  • Fourteen, "And if thou will walkin my ways, to keep my statutes
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  • and my commandments, as thyfather David did walk, then I
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  • will lengthen thy days."
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  • And then, 15, "AndSolomon awoke."
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  • So, all of this that we justread happened while he
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  • was sleep.
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  • All of this that we just read,this interaction between God and
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  • Solomon, took place while hewas asleep, and he says, "And
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  • Solomon awoke; and,behold, it was a dream.
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  • And he came to Jerusalem, stoodbefore the ark of the covenant
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  • of the Lord, offered upburnt offerings, and offered
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  • peace offerings--"
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  • So, all of this that we werelooking at in verse 11 through
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  • 15, this was in adream, and he awoke.
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  • It was a dream.
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  • So, notice how God was directingand instructing and interacting
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  • with Solomon, butit was a dream.
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  • So, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,Joseph, they all had this type
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  • of interaction that took placein dreams, as well, so I believe
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  • it's time for you and I,as believers, to begin to
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  • understand how this works andposition ourselves that God may
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  • begin to speak to us in dreams.
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  • Look at Job chapter 33,verses 14 through 16.
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  • Job 33:14-16.
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  • I think by making you aware thatGod has done this, hopefully,
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  • will let you knowthat God will do this.
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  • He said, "For God speaketh once,yea twice, yet man perceiveth
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  • it not."
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  • So, he's speaking, butman's not picking it up.
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  • Verse 15.
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  • He says, "In a dream," hespeaks, "in a vision of the
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  • night," he says, "when deepsleep falleth upon men, in
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  • slumberings upon the bed."
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  • And then, verse 16, "Then heopeneth the ears of men, and
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  • sealeth their instructions."
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  • So, God says that "when yousleep," he says, "I can open
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  • your ears, and I canseal instruction.
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  • So, it's not, you know, somebodysays, "Well, I just sleep to
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  • get rest."
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  • God can deal withyou in your sleep.
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  • God can instructyou in your sleep.
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  • Not only will he give you sweetsleep, but he will give to you
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  • in your sleep.
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  • See, I always read thatScripture like God giveth to us
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  • deep sleep.
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  • No, he will give.
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  • He's giving to us.
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  • He's giving someinstructions to us.
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  • He's giving some insight to us.
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  • He's giving revelation.
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  • He's giving while we'reasleep, praise God.
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  • And so, that is a way thatGod gives instructions.
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  • He's done so in the past.
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  • I believe he can do so today.
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  • Now, Daniel is famous for this.
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  • Let's go to Danielchapter 7 and verse 1.
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  • Daniel chapter 7 and verse 1.
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  • He says, "In the first year ofBelshazzar the king of Babylon
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  • Daniel had a dream and visionsof his head upon his bed: then
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  • he wrote the dream, and toldthe sum of the matters."
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  • So, here is God now instructingand giving wisdom and
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  • information toDaniel in a dream.
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  • Let's look at Jeremiah 23:28.
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  • Jeremiah 23:28, and verse 28says, "The prophet that hath a
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  • dream, let him tell a dream; andhe that hath my word, let him
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  • speak my word faithfully.
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  • What is the chaff to the wheat?saith the Lord."
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  • And so, you see in verse 28 herehe's instructing the prophets to
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  • share dreams.
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  • He's instructing theprophets to share dreams.
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  • This is something that asbelievers--you know, as a
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  • believer in my own life, I'vejust not heard many people give
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  • instructions from the Word ofGod on how God can use dreams to
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  • communicate things to us.
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  • Look at Matthewchapter 1 and verse 20.
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  • Again, looking at the Scripturesand seeing what they have to say
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  • about this.
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  • Matthew chapter 1:20,then Matthew 2:13, and then
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  • Matthew 2:19-21.
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  • We'll look at allthese, but look at this.
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  • Then this is gonna show you howGod instructed Joseph, Jesus's
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  • earthly parent, in dreams.
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  • Now, Matthew 1:20, "But whilehe thought on these things--"
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  • You know, when Mary showsup and, you know, says she's
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  • pregnant, but itdidn't happen by a man.
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  • It was the Holy Ghost.
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  • I mean, any man wouldprobably like, "What?
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  • The Holy Ghost?
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  • Girl, first of all, you lying,"so God had to deal with him.
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  • He said, "But while he thoughton these things, behold, the
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  • angel of the Lordappeared unto him," where?
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  • "In a dream."
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  • In a dream, and in a dreamthe angel of the Lord said to
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  • Joseph, "Thou son of David, fearnot to take unto thee Mary thy
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  • wife," so God convincedJoseph in a dream.
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  • He says, "For that which isconceived in her, it is, indeed,
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  • of the Holy Ghost," so hereceives confirmation of what
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  • Mary said.
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  • The angel appearedto him in a dream.
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  • He didn't appear to him when,you know, when he was, you know,
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  • walking outside and all that.
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  • In a dream the angelappeared to him.
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  • There's justsomething about that.
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  • Why is it that the angelappeared in the dream?
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  • It's something that we need topay attention to, and then he
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  • convinced Joseph in a dream.
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  • Now, look at Matthewchapter 2 and verse 13.
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  • He says, "And when they weredeparted, behold, the angel of
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  • the Lord appeared to Josephin a dream," all right?
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  • And he says to Joseph, "Arise,take the young child and his
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  • mother, and flee into Egypt,"so you have divine guidance.
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  • That God is providing for, youknow, baby Jesus, Mary, and
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  • Joseph, and in a dream God comesto Joseph, and he says, "Dude,
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  • it's time to get up.
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  • And go to Egypt and he--and bethou there until I bring the
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  • word: for Herod will seek theyoung child to destroy him."
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  • God's talking to him in a dream.
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  • "Get up.
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  • It's time to go to Egypt."
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  • And he says, you know, "I'mgonna bring you a Word, because
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  • Herod seeks to destroy you."
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  • So, my goodness, look atwhat God's doing with Joseph.
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  • He's speaking to him in a dream,and I'm gonna show you a little
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  • later on there may be a reasonwhy God can't speak to you in
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  • a dream.
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  • You're dreaming about all kindsof stuff that's cluttered in
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  • your mind and things you'veexperienced and deposited in
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  • your mind, but, man, I believethat God can speak to us
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  • through dreams.
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  • He's speaking to Joseph, givinghim specific details on where to
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  • go and when to go andwho's--like, Herod is planning
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  • on trying to destroy him.
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  • God can do the samething again today.
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  • We are his sheep, andwe hear his voice.
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  • And then, let's look at Matthew2, verses 19 through 21.
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  • He says, "But when Herod wasdead, behold, an angel of the
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  • Lord appeared," where?
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  • "In a dream to Joseph,"when Joseph was where?
  • 00:15:41.053 --> 00:15:43.422
  • "In Egypt," because God sayshe's gonna send him a Word in
  • 00:15:43.455 --> 00:15:45.758
  • Egypt, "saying, Arise, take theyoung child and his mother, go
  • 00:15:45.791 --> 00:15:50.796
  • into the land of Israel: forthey are dead which sought the
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  • young child's life."
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  • These are specific details thatGod chose to express in a dream
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  • to Joseph, and thank God thatJoseph was available to allow
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  • his dreams to be invaded by God.
  • 00:16:09.281 --> 00:16:13.252
  • He got specific instructionson where to go, when to go, and
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  • what was the situation.
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  • That's a powerful thing.
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  • That's an amazing thing, andI believe that your success, I
  • 00:16:23.028 --> 00:16:25.164
  • believe your prosperity, Ibelieve your deliverance, I
  • 00:16:25.197 --> 00:16:27.866
  • believe your--the will of Godfor your life, I believe a lotta
  • 00:16:27.900 --> 00:16:31.603
  • things are invested in youhearing from God, because
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  • there's a difference between,you know, having a good idea and
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  • a God idea.
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  • You've heard me say this before.
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  • A good idea you have tosee if God will anoint it.
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  • A God idea is already anointed.
  • 00:16:47.052 --> 00:16:49.688
  • And I'm telling you that youcan begin to have success and
  • 00:16:49.721 --> 00:16:52.091
  • prosper like never before whenyou can allow yourself to get in
  • 00:16:52.124 --> 00:16:54.393
  • the position where you are beingled by God and the leadership of
  • 00:16:54.426 --> 00:16:59.531
  • the Holy Spirit can take placethrough the avenue of dreams.
  • 00:16:59.565 --> 00:17:05.771
  • So, even unbelievers sometimesreceive dreams from God.
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  • Yeah.
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  • Somebody say, "What?"
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  • Yeah.
  • 00:17:14.413 --> 00:17:17.783
  • I mean, that sounds, you know,a little different here, to say
  • 00:17:17.816 --> 00:17:20.185
  • that an unbeliever can receivea dream from God, and also God's
  • 00:17:20.219 --> 00:17:27.392
  • servants can interpret it.
  • 00:17:27.426 --> 00:17:30.262
  • God knows how to draw people whoare not even believers through
  • 00:17:30.295 --> 00:17:32.931
  • dreams, so we've gotta becareful not to dismiss every
  • 00:17:32.965 --> 00:17:35.767
  • dream, you know, because maybeyou thought, "Well, that didn't
  • 00:17:35.801 --> 00:17:41.073
  • mean anything.
  • 00:17:41.106 --> 00:17:43.208
  • I just had some--a lottacabbage and stuff last night."
  • 00:17:43.242 --> 00:17:46.278
  • Or we've gotta--we've got tounderstand that not all dreams
  • 00:17:46.311 --> 00:17:52.384
  • come from God, but we gotta getto the place where we recognize
  • 00:17:52.417 --> 00:17:54.987
  • what does come from God.
  • 00:17:55.020 --> 00:17:57.422
  • God, through dreams, can speakto the subconscious mind, or he
  • 00:17:57.456 --> 00:18:00.292
  • can speak through your spirit.
  • 00:18:00.325 --> 00:18:03.128
  • Look at Job chapter 20 and verse8, because, you know, if you
  • 00:18:03.162 --> 00:18:07.966
  • don't pay attention to thedreams, they can easily
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  • be forgotten.
  • 00:18:10.169 --> 00:18:12.771
  • They can easily fly away or theycan be chased away by those who
  • 00:18:12.804 --> 00:18:15.707
  • dismiss them as nonsense, and soI'm asking you to pay a little
  • 00:18:15.741 --> 00:18:20.345
  • bit more attention todreams that you have.
  • 00:18:20.379 --> 00:18:24.550
  • Verse 8 says what I just said.
  • 00:18:24.583 --> 00:18:26.785
  • "He shall fly away as a dream,and shall not be found: yea, he
  • 00:18:26.818 --> 00:18:31.056
  • shall be chased away asa vision of the night."
  • 00:18:31.089 --> 00:18:36.195
  • And so, you know, you've gotto--you gotta stop quickly
  • 00:18:36.228 --> 00:18:42.034
  • dismissing a dream and saying,"Oh, it was only a dream."
  • 00:18:42.067 --> 00:18:47.005
  • Sometimes, it could bemore than just a dream.
  • 00:18:47.039 --> 00:18:50.409
  • "Oh, it was just adream," so you ignore it.
  • 00:18:50.442 --> 00:18:53.478
  • There were instructions given.
  • 00:18:53.512 --> 00:18:55.747
  • "Oh, but that was just a dream,"so you don't write it down, and
  • 00:18:55.781 --> 00:18:58.083
  • then later on you forget it.
  • 00:18:58.116 --> 00:19:00.619
  • I think we need to reevaluatehow we see dreams and how God
  • 00:19:00.652 --> 00:19:05.257
  • uses those dreams to instructand to guide and to lead.
  • 00:19:05.290 --> 00:19:09.361
  • I believe your prosperity couldbe as a result of a dream.
  • 00:19:09.394 --> 00:19:13.699
  • I believe that God knowing whereyou need to be, when you need to
  • 00:19:13.732 --> 00:19:16.768
  • be, what you need to do when youget there can be as a result of
  • 00:19:16.802 --> 00:19:20.305
  • a dream, so some dreamsare warnings and will not
  • 00:19:20.339 --> 00:19:24.810
  • necessarily come to pass if wetake heed to those dreams and do
  • 00:19:24.843 --> 00:19:29.781
  • what he warns us about.
  • 00:19:29.815 --> 00:19:34.253
  • So, there are certain things youhave a dream about, and then
  • 00:19:34.286 --> 00:19:37.723
  • God shows you the tragedy of thedream, and then he gives you
  • 00:19:37.756 --> 00:19:41.159
  • a warning, and then you findyourself obeying that warning.
  • 00:19:41.193 --> 00:19:45.430
  • Then you can probably stop thattragedy from happening because
  • 00:19:45.464 --> 00:19:49.868
  • you paid attention to thewarnings that were in that
  • 00:19:49.901 --> 00:19:53.772
  • dream, and so we've gottastop quickly dismissing it.
  • 00:19:53.805 --> 00:19:58.577
  • I know, you know, sometimespeople, we've gotten so used,
  • 00:19:58.610 --> 00:20:01.780
  • especially in this day andtime, "It was only a dream.
  • 00:20:01.813 --> 00:20:05.484
  • It was only a dream."
  • 00:20:05.517 --> 00:20:07.986
  • But it might havebeen a warning.
  • 00:20:08.020 --> 00:20:10.389
  • It might have been the HolySpirit saying something like--I
  • 00:20:10.422 --> 00:20:12.391
  • had a dream one time where hesays, "You need to slow down and
  • 00:20:12.424 --> 00:20:15.060
  • don't move so quick," andit probably saved my life.
  • 00:20:15.093 --> 00:20:18.196
  • It's God who can lead and guideand protect when you understand
  • 00:20:18.230 --> 00:20:23.268
  • that he can operate and speakthrough dreams, so let's get rid
  • 00:20:23.302 --> 00:20:28.240
  • of this thing about, "Well,it was just a dream."
  • 00:20:28.273 --> 00:20:31.910
  • Now let's go to Daniel chapter1 and verse 17 and let's look at
  • 00:20:31.943 --> 00:20:37.249
  • the life of Daniel just for amoment, and then I'm gonna give
  • 00:20:37.282 --> 00:20:40.185
  • you some things so that you canknow when, you know, when you
  • 00:20:40.218 --> 00:20:44.723
  • have a dream, how to know thatthat was from God, you know, and
  • 00:20:44.756 --> 00:20:48.727
  • how to even evaluate that.
  • 00:20:48.760 --> 00:20:53.165
  • Verse 17: "As for thesefour children, God gave them
  • 00:20:53.198 --> 00:20:57.869
  • knowledge and skill in alllearning and wisdom: and Daniel
  • 00:20:57.903 --> 00:21:01.807
  • had understanding inall visions and dreams."
  • 00:21:01.840 --> 00:21:06.345
  • So, Daniel had an anointing tointerpret visions and dreams.
  • 00:21:06.378 --> 00:21:11.216
  • Not everybody has an anointingto interpret visions of dreams,
  • 00:21:11.249 --> 00:21:15.020
  • but there are some people whohave an anointing to understand
  • 00:21:15.053 --> 00:21:17.622
  • and who can interpretvisions and dreams.
  • 00:21:17.656 --> 00:21:22.494
  • Daniel was one of those persons.
  • 00:21:22.527 --> 00:21:25.197
  • Look at Daniel 5:12.
  • 00:21:25.230 --> 00:21:28.300
  • He says, "Forasmuch as anexcellent spirit, and knowledge,
  • 00:21:28.333 --> 00:21:32.204
  • and understanding, interpretingof dreams, and showing of hard
  • 00:21:32.237 --> 00:21:37.075
  • sentences, and dissolving ofdoubts, were found in the same
  • 00:21:37.109 --> 00:21:42.147
  • Daniel, whom the king namedBelshazzar: now let Daniel be
  • 00:21:42.180 --> 00:21:48.553
  • called, and he will showthe interpretation."
  • 00:21:48.587 --> 00:21:52.657
  • So, he mentions here thatDaniel, again, has that
  • 00:21:52.691 --> 00:21:55.560
  • anointing to interpret dreams.
  • 00:21:55.594 --> 00:21:59.264
  • And then, in Daniel chapter 10and verse 1, "In the third year
  • 00:21:59.297 --> 00:22:03.135
  • of Cyrus king of Persia a thingwas revealed unto Daniel, whose
  • 00:22:03.168 --> 00:22:09.841
  • name was called Belshazzar; andthe thing was true, but the time
  • 00:22:09.875 --> 00:22:16.248
  • appointed was long: and heunderstood the thing, and had
  • 00:22:16.281 --> 00:22:22.220
  • understanding of the vision."
  • 00:22:22.254 --> 00:22:26.091
  • And so, you know, I thank Godthat there are people who are
  • 00:22:26.124 --> 00:22:29.161
  • alive today who have ananointing and an ability to
  • 00:22:29.194 --> 00:22:33.098
  • interpret dreams, becausesome--the dreams will sometimes
  • 00:22:33.131 --> 00:22:36.835
  • be symbolic and there be peoplewho are anointed to define the
  • 00:22:36.868 --> 00:22:42.174
  • symbolism in a dream, to tellyou exactly what was going on.
  • 00:22:42.207 --> 00:22:48.246
  • So, when you have dreams, I needyou to know these five things.
  • 00:22:48.280 --> 00:22:53.985
  • When you have dreams--I wannashare five things you need
  • 00:22:54.019 --> 00:22:57.322
  • to know.
  • 00:22:57.355 --> 00:22:59.991
  • The first thing I need you toknow, number one, is that every
  • 00:23:00.025 --> 00:23:03.261
  • dream is not of God.
  • 00:23:03.295 --> 00:23:06.364
  • Every dream is not of God.
  • 00:23:06.398 --> 00:23:09.568
  • So, I don't want you to hearthis teaching tonight, and then
  • 00:23:09.601 --> 00:23:12.270
  • you step away, and youthink, "Oh, my God.
  • 00:23:12.304 --> 00:23:15.173
  • Every dream--"
  • 00:23:15.207 --> 00:23:17.642
  • You know, every dreamyou have is from God.
  • 00:23:17.676 --> 00:23:20.078
  • Not every dream is of God, andthat's important for you to know
  • 00:23:20.111 --> 00:23:22.647
  • so that you don't think thatevery time you have a dream
  • 00:23:22.681 --> 00:23:25.183
  • that's of God.
  • 00:23:25.217 --> 00:23:27.419
  • So, that's number one.
  • 00:23:27.452 --> 00:23:29.788
  • Number two, they are oftengiven to you in allegory or
  • 00:23:29.821 --> 00:23:34.226
  • in symbolism.
  • 00:23:34.259 --> 00:23:37.062
  • That when God speaks to youthrough a dream, it's often
  • 00:23:37.095 --> 00:23:39.965
  • given in an allegory or insome type of symbolism, okay?
  • 00:23:39.998 --> 00:23:47.105
  • So, it may not be just as simpleas, "Well, I had a dream and
  • 00:23:47.138 --> 00:23:50.308
  • this happened and thathappened and this happened."
  • 00:23:50.342 --> 00:23:52.210
  • All of those may be an allegoryor a symbolism of something
  • 00:23:52.244 --> 00:23:57.115
  • that's going on in yourlife or around you.
  • 00:23:57.148 --> 00:24:01.720
  • Number three, the third thing weneed--you need to know when you
  • 00:24:01.753 --> 00:24:05.590
  • have dreams: be willing tosubmit your dreams to those who
  • 00:24:05.624 --> 00:24:09.261
  • have a gift.
  • 00:24:09.294 --> 00:24:13.164
  • Something that you're goingthrough and you dream about, who
  • 00:24:13.198 --> 00:24:19.237
  • has a gift to interpret dreams?
  • 00:24:19.271 --> 00:24:23.542
  • And after you have asked God andyou feel you need help, that's
  • 00:24:23.575 --> 00:24:27.245
  • when you go to those people,but here's what I would do.
  • 00:24:27.279 --> 00:24:30.181
  • If I have a dream, I submitthose--that dream to those who
  • 00:24:30.215 --> 00:24:34.152
  • have a gift, and I onlydo that after I ask God.
  • 00:24:34.185 --> 00:24:38.623
  • In other words, I'mgonna ask God first.
  • 00:24:38.657 --> 00:24:40.825
  • That's the best place to go.
  • 00:24:40.859 --> 00:24:42.761
  • I have a dream, "God, giveme the interpretation of
  • 00:24:42.794 --> 00:24:44.829
  • that dream.
  • 00:24:44.863 --> 00:24:46.998
  • God, show me what this means.
  • 00:24:47.032 --> 00:24:49.000
  • God, show me whatthis is about."
  • 00:24:49.034 --> 00:24:50.969
  • You'll be surprised, some ofyou, that God is so willing to
  • 00:24:51.002 --> 00:24:53.171
  • quickly show you what that dreamis about and quickly give you
  • 00:24:53.204 --> 00:24:55.407
  • that dream, and that's only whenyou feel like you need help.
  • 00:24:55.440 --> 00:24:58.543
  • And so, there are people who areanointed, there are people you
  • 00:24:58.577 --> 00:25:03.148
  • can submit your dreams to, butdon't submit your dream to other
  • 00:25:03.181 --> 00:25:07.052
  • people and you've not yetsubmitted that dream to God,
  • 00:25:07.085 --> 00:25:11.856
  • you've not yet said, "All right,God, show me what meaneth this."
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