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Summary: We have to be selective because it may not be safe for us to share our dreams with everyone

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The Dreamer

Genesis 37: 18-20

18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. 19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. 20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

His own brothers plotted to kill him for his dreams

They did not just want to kill him but they wanted to slay him

Slay – to kill with a weapon

Normally when you think of killing someone with a weapon it is a knife or gun or something of that nature but really for this particular passage they could have just as easily been talking about killing his credibility so that when he spoke his dreams he would sound like a madman instead of a dreamer

This may sound like a silly and simple concept at first but this is exactly what Satan is doing to many of us right now

One of the weapons he is using is our very own credit report

He is making us think with his weapon, “The credit report” that we are in such bad financial condition that there is no possible way that we can ever achieve the dreams that God has placed in our hearts

Jacob’s brothers did not just want to kill him but they also wanted to throw him in a pit

Pit – a miserable or depressing place or situation

This is just like Satan. He not only wants to destroy our dreams but he wants us to end up in a pit

Believe me brothers and sister the pits are full of dreams that people have allowed to be thrown in by Satan

We need not think that the pit is only a physical place but it is also a psychological place where the devil has hidden your dreams and you can not see any way out

In fact if you let go of the hand of the true and living God there is a possibility that no one will ever know that you are there

This was only the first bad and unfair situation that Joseph found himself in

I often wonder what Joseph did when he found himself in that pit

Since the bible doesn’t say then there is a possibility that we will never know

However it is completely safe to assume that he never let go of his dream or the hand of God

This is evident because he remained to have dreams when he was delivered from his situation

God has delivered some of us from some pretty bad situations and yet we refuse to be like Joseph and hold on to our dreams

It seems as if Joseph would have just as soon died rather than let go of his dream

Without Joseph knowing or asking for it his dreams had him in the world of trouble

You can not share your dreams with everybody No matter how much you want to be a blessing to everybody you can not share your dreams with everybody

Dreams are certainly real because God has spoken in dreams (Genesis 20:6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.)

Dreams are the images, thoughts and feelings experienced while asleep, particularly strongly associated with rapid eye movement sleep. The contents and purpose of dreams are poorly understood, though they have been a topic of speculation and interest throughout recorded history. (www.google.com)


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