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Dreams do come true

January 22, 2010

Last Friday as you were reading “No Pain/No Gain” I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the wonderfully warm skies of Orlando, Florida. I went with my family to spend some time with a certain mouse. On my visit that day I saw the caption “Where dreams do come true” and as I started to think about this week’s post, it kept going over and over in my brain–“Where dreams do come true.” Do dreams really come true? I had a great dream; I just can not remember what it was. Most of the dreams that I remember are often to see and figure out something that is yet to come. I dream of Heaven, what will it be like? As I was reading through 1 Peter this week, I came across a passage that nearly jumped off the page, so very alive. In 1 Peter 1:10-12 “Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.”

As I read this passage, I noticed that the prophets had been foretelling the salvation that Christ was to bring. Most importantly they were dreaming, looking for the answers that they had foretold. They could not figure out when, dreaming and desiring to know they searched for answers. The prophets were not only looking for the salvation that Christ was to offer, but also dreaming with fear the suffering He was to live through. Their dreams started as they prophesied the coming of the Christ by the direction of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit dreams, does it get any better than that? The dream presented in this passage for each of us to have is the salvation that is offered by Christ. This whole process even intrigued the angels. The angels were so enthralled to understand and see how that process was going to save man. They longed to see how we were to be saved as God gave the Prophets and the angels only part of it. This allowed and encouraged them to dream and anticipate what, how, when the plan was to happen. We are redeemed of our sin by the grace and salvation that Christ offered to us, we receive the Spirit that came on the Prophets in the Old Testament.

This now should challenge us to understand that we have only been given some instructions to live by. Reinforcing the scripture in 10-12, if we continue on and read 1 Peter 1:13-17 “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” We do not know the whole plan that is to come, nor what will happen tomorrow. We need to be preparing for Him. Just like the prophets and angels we need to look ahead and search and dream what God has planned for us. If you completed the dream of salvation please understand that God desires us to dream with Him still today. We need to dream with Him and find ways for Him to be glorified. God has so much in store for us that we need to prepare ourselves the understanding that God so desperately wants to “live out loud” in your life.

God Bless,

Mark A. Williams

Minister of Involvement

Northside Christian Church

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January 22, 2010 - Posted by | Mark |

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