Summary: When you are moving below the level that God wants you to move, you will not be able to withstand the storms and waves that will come against you.
John 3: 8 says an interesting thing about the Holy Spirit. It says, “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but cannot tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit.” It simply means that immediately you get born again and get filled with the baptism of the Holy Spirit, it is impossible for the powers of darkness to trap you. They can hear the sound of your movement, but they will not know where you are going or where you are coming from. So is everyone that is born of the Spirit.
The greatest detective in the world is the Holy Spirit. No matter how clever you are, or how hidden a thing is, the Holy Spirit will bring it to light, and before Him no man can hide.
Acts of Apostles 2: 17 says, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see vision and your old men shall dream dreams.”
Here, we see two categories of people; the young men and the old men. The young men are supposed to see visions while the old ones are to dream. That is, visions to the young and dreams to the old.
A dreamer has a lot of disadvantages. His greatest disadvantage is that he has to sleep before he collects information. For example, if a situation that requires urgent spiritual attention is happening at his place of work, he would fail woefully because there would not be time for him to go somewhere and sleep to receive a revelation. Unfortunately, 90 per cent of Christians who claim to be filled with the Holy Spirit these days can be classified as “glorified dreamers.”
When you are moving below the level that God wants you to move, you will not be able to withstand the storm and waves that will come against you.
WHY VISIONERS ARE BECOMING DREAMERS
Why is it that those that God expects to be visioners are dreamers? You may think that it is impossible for everybody to see visions. In the Bible, we have the story of where Moses was praying for some people and the Lord took part of the spirit which was upon Moses and distributed it upon the elders and they began to prophesy. But there were two men who were not in that meeting but their spirits were there. Even though they were not physically present at the venue of the meeting, where they were they were following what was happening in the spirit and they caught the overflow of the anointing. Immediately the overflow got to them, they too began to prophesy.
Somebody ran to Moses and said, “Moses, stop them. They are not supposed to be prophesying like the rest of us.” Moses said, “Would to God that all of you are prophets, then there would not be problems again.” Would to God too that all those who claim to be filled with the Holy Spirit are visioners instead of dreamers, there would be less problems.
Most times, dreams lack clarity. Sometimes, some people come to me to say, “Man of God, I saw myself at the back of a Mercedes Benz or with a brother sitting beside me. I was wearing a white gown, that looked like a wedding gown but I was not sure and the brother too, was wearing something that looked like a wedding suit, I wonder if God is telling me he is my husband.” I always tell them that they should be serious because they are not going to get married in the dream. These are the problems with the dreamers.
A lot of people have been confused by some people who rub charms on their eyes and claim to see visions. Sometimes the person rotates and dances under the influence of smoke, incense and drumming, circulating all over the place. Immediately the person begins to circulate, demons possess the person and use him as a point of contact to release the information already decided in witchcraft meetings about people in the congregation. They collect these evil prophecies thinking they are the words of God to them.
The reason many people fall victim is because they are spiritually lazy. If they can discipline themselves and wait more on the Lord, they would find that seeing vision is not a big deal like many people think. Many believers who are supposed to see visions are not seeing anything.
A lot of people have lost their money, cars and other things to so-called visionaries. How can a person build a house for 2 million and a so-called prophet would say he should sell it to him for 50,000.00 because he can see vision?