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6. CHARACTERISTICS OF A DREAMER part 1

6 characteristics of a dreamer
AS WE LEARNED LAST WEEK, A DREAMER IS ONE WHO RESTS IN GOD
THESE ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS THAT OVERCOME:
THESE ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS THAT OVERCOME
1. FEAR, 2. DISCOURAGEMENT, 3. WORRY AND 4. MURMURING
NEXT: 1. FAITH TRUST/BELIEVE

1. FAITH TRUST/BELIEVE

Why Do We Need to Believe?

WHY DO WE NEED TO BELIEVE?

WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT ABOUT FAITH?
WHY DO I NEED TO BELIEVE G0D…
CAN’T I JUST GO ABOUT MY BUSINESS?
Why Do We Need to Believe?
BELIEVE, OR FAITH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT WORD IN THE BIBLE
NEXT: WITHOUT FAITH WE CANNOT PLEASE GOD

1. WITHOUT FAITH WE CANNOT PLEASE GOD

NEXT: Without faith it is impossible to please God.
Hebrews 11:6 NLT
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
3. FAITH OVERCOMES THE WORLD
The children of Israel were unable to enter the promised land because of unbelief.
Hebrews 3:12–19 NIV - Anglicised
See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert? And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed?So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.
He could not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith
Mark 6:1–6 NIV - Anglicised
Jesus left there and went to his home town, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offence at him. Jesus said to them, “Only in his home town, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honour.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went round teaching from village to village.
MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENTER THE PLACE OF REST – (FAITH)
Hebrews 4:1–11 NIV - Anglicised
Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, “So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ” And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world. For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “And on the seventh day God rested from all his work.”And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my rest.” It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience. Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said before: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no-one will fall by following their example of disobedience.
VS 3 SO I DECLARED, BOTH IN MY ANGER, ‘THEY SHALL NEVER ENTER MY REST.’”
OUR UNBELIEF IS THE GREATEST PAIN OF GOD’S HEART
NEXT: 1. BECAUSE, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR HIM WHO BELIEVES

2. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR HIM WHO BELIEVES

NEXT: Everything is possible for him who believes
Mark 9:23 NLT
“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
IF ANYONE SAYS TO THIS MOUNTAIN – AND DOES NOT DOUBT
Mark 11:23 NIV - Anglicised
“I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
NEXT: WITHOUT FAITH WE CANNOT PLEASE GOD
IF YOU HAVE FAITH AS SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED

2.WITHOUT FAITH WE CANNOT PLEASE GOD

Matthew 17:19–20 NIV - Anglicised
Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
JONATHAN AND HIS AMOR BEARER
DAVID AND GOLIATH
WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD
Matthew 9:18–22 NIV - Anglicised
While he was saying this, a ruler came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples. Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment.
YOUR FAITH HAS HEALED YOU
NEXT: Without faith it is impossible to please God.
NEXT: 3. FAITH OVERCOMES THE WORLD
Hebrews 11:6 NLT
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
3. FAITH OVERCOMES THE WORLD

3. FAITH OVERCOMES THE WORLD

NEXT: This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:4 NIV - Anglicised
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
To do great things we have to leave the safe zone and enter the faith zone!
If you want to grow you must go..
Our life is made up of risks...
Greatness comes from a series of risk taking adventures.·
NEXT: 4. FAITH ACCESSES GOD’S POWER TO BRING ANSWERS TO PRAYER

4. FAITH ACCESSES GOD’S POWER TO BRING ANSWERS TO PRAYER

WHATEVER YOU ASK FOR IN PRAYER, BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT, AND IT WILL BE YOURS
Mark 11:23–24 NIV - Anglicised
“I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
BUT WHEN HE ASKS, HE MUST BELIEVE AND NOT DOUBT
James 1:6–8 NIV - Anglicised
But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
NEXT: HOW DO I GET FAITH?

HOW DO I GET FAITH?

Without faith it is impossible to please God.
1. EVERY MAN HAS BEEN GIVEN A MEASURE OF FAITH

1. EVERY MAN HAS BEEN GIVEN A MEASURE OF FAITH

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MEASURE OF FAITH GOD HAS GIVEN YOU
Romans 12:3 NIV - Anglicised
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
GOD HAS PUT THE KNOWING OF HIS REALITY INSIDE OF EVERY PERSON
THEREFORE ONLY A FOOL CAN SAY IN HIS HEART THAT THERE IS NO GOD.
Psalm 14:1 NIV - Anglicised
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no-one who does good.
2. FAITH COMES FROM THE WORD OF GOD

2. FAITH COMES FROM THE WORD OF GOD

FAITH COMES BY HEARING
Romans 10:17 NIV - Anglicised
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
3. FAITH IS THE BYPRODUCT OF RIGHT-THINKING

3. FAITH IS THE BYPRODUCT OF RIGHT-THINKING

TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND
Romans 12:1–2 NIV - Anglicised
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
CONSCIOUS AND SUBCONSCIOUS
HAVE TO MEDITATE ON THE RIGHT THING FOR IT TO END UP GIVING YOU POWER
This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
Romans 10:17 NIV - Anglicised
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
Jesus often withdrew to lonely places to pray..
Woman with unjust judge
David ... a man of prayer... One thing I ask Lord..dwell in the house of the Lord
On my bed I remember you, I think of you through the watches of the night.
3. VISION / REVELATION
Were there is no vision, the people perish.
You have to see something before you can ever obtain it This is why you win everything in prayer…this is the place of visualization.
Jesus often withdrew to lonely places to pray
esus often withdrew to lonley places to pray This is where you will see things that are not as though they were We must pray and ask God to what his purpose for us is. God’s purpose for me must be my vision! What is your dream
This is where you will see things that are not as though they were
We must pray and ask God to what his purpose for us is.
God’s purpose for me must be my vision!
What is your dream
4. PLANNING
To man belong the plans of the heart
If you want to reach something you must visualize it first
Every Dreamer and dream Must Have Clear Goals
The price of your future is your present
Short-term and long-term goals
Must write down the goals If we fail to plan, we have planned to fail
Must be absolutely determined to reach those goals
If you made goals but did not make an effort to reach those goals you must change your mind and start today
In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines Many are the plans in a mans heart, but the Lord's purpose For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord
5. DETERMINATION
Firmness of purpose; Resoluteness, Willpower, Strength of charachter, Single-mindedness, Purposefulness, Intentness, Perseverence...
We must be determined to go to the very and never give up
If you want something you've never had, you must do something you've never done.
Do not be weary and well doing
We must not live on our own strength
Struggling with all his energy which so powerfully works in me We must be determined unto the end. ·
Abraham Lincoln after seven times of trying to get in the Senate was asked if he was tired of failing and he said, "I have not failed, I just haven’t reached what I am pursuing yet."
The trying of your faith produces perseverance
Every dreamer must renew their mind
Be transformed by renewing your mind.
Do creative things God does not live in a rut...He is a God of great creativity
To do great things we have to leave the safe zone and enter the faith zone!
If you want to grow you must go.. Our life is made up of risks...
Greatness comes from a series of risk taking adventures.
6. INNOVATION
Don’t do the same thing ... change it up... variety is the spice of life...
Live on the cutting edge
Seek new ideas
God is a God of creativity-- -- he is doing new things all the time.
Time of prayer
Forgive us for accepting the fear and discouragement
Forgive us for remaining and the same old same old, for Living in a rut
Ask God for his dreams for your life
Commit to crying out to God for his vision for your life
Ask God to renew your strength
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