Summary: A dream happens in the unconscious mind but it affects your behavior and they will affect your behavior to the point that you operate a certain way without even thinking about it.
Beware of Dream Killers
Bishop M.L. Maughmer, Jr.
OPENING:- Jesus states in John 10:10 that the thief comes to steal kill and destroy. And to counter that Jesus say that he has come to give life in abundance. If you would happen to look up the word abundance you will find that it means beyond measure. So whenever the enemy knows that God has a plan for his children, whenever he knows that God has a blessing for you, he will try to step in and intercept what is coming your way. He doesn’t want to see you living in abundance he doesn’t want to see you walking upright with the Lord. So he comes to steal your riches, he comes to kill your inheritance and he comes to destroy your faith in God.
And a lot of times when we think that the thief comes to steal us generally think that he comes to take some tangible things from us. You know something’s that we can feel something’s we can see. And when we think that, the enemy comes to kill we may generally think that he comes to kill our body or to put sickness upon us. But I want you to think a little deeper today. Yes all those things are true the devil comes to take all that he can. Your passions your health and he comes to destroy everything that he comes in contact.
Genesis 37:5 we see that Joseph had a dream. What the enemy wanted to do was to destroy Joseph’s dream. He felt if I can destroy his dream then I can keep him from fulfilling his destiny. Understand that the devil doesn’t want you to fulfill the purpose that you are here for. It’s not so much about you as it is your purpose. If he can destroy your purpose he will have destroyed you and you will have become a casualty of war.
WATCH THIS :- God says in Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the thought I have toward you, thoughts of good and not of evil to bring you to an expected end”. That expected end is your destiny! Destiny is a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order to what happens – in other words Expected End.
Because of this Expected End - Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”.
WATCH THIS:- Strong Holds is a mindset that is impregnated with helpless, hopelessness, anxiety, depression, discouragements, and hurt that causes a person to accept as unchangeable something in their life even though it goes contrary to the Will of God.
UNDERSTAND :- strongholds, imaginations, high things, and thoughts are activities that take place in the mind. The devil understand that “As a man thinketh so is he”. If he can cause you to think differently then he can defeat you. Jesus told Peter in Luke 22:31-32 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren”. That word sift means to confuse the mind, shake your faith, mess with your beliefs. If he can cause you to think incorrectly then your concept of God becomes incorrect and you miss out on the destiny God has for you.
Joseph had a dream, now this is important. A dream happens in the unconscious mind but it affects your behavior and they will affect your behavior to the point that you operate a certain way without even thinking about it. You had a dream, vision of doing or being something and because this was down inside of you you operated in a way to obtain that dream or vision and never really gave it much thought. You just did what had to be done because it was your behavior or has become your character. Example:- You wanted to get good grades so you operated in a way to obtain that, you studied because you had a dream, other people would say let’s to this or let’s do that and you studied, it became your character and people said they won’t do that because your dream had affected the way you acted.
When you make up in your mind that I am going to walk in my dreams and the desires and the visions that God has giving me, that is when the enemy looks to see who he may devour, that is the point where it seems like all hell has broken loose. When you began to walk in what you know that God has for you that is when. If he began to walk in the dreams and the Visions that God has giving him he will be a success. See it is not until you make up in your mind that you are going to live out your dream that is when the enemy comes in like a flood. See you can have a dream but it is when you plan to live out that dream, is when the enemy tries to destroy it.