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Here come the Dreamers

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Genesis 37:18–20 NASB95
18 When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death. 19 They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer! 20 “Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, ‘A wild beast devoured him.’ Then let us see what will become of his dreams!”
(NASB95)
One of the most dangerous things in the entire world is man or woman has a dream.
18 When they saw him from a distance and before he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.
19 They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer!
20 “Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, ‘A wild beast devoured him.’ Then let us see what will become of his dreams!”
One of the most dangerous things in the entire world is man or woman has a dream.
Not just one who has a dream but one who really believes that this dream could and will come to past.
T.E. Lawrence once said, "All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to the day to find it was all vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for the many act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible..."
I want to make reference of two types of dreams those “by night” and those “of the day”
Dream by night and dream of the day or vision.
Now today I want to speak to all the dreamer in the room
Specifically to all the high school seniors
But also to my other senior and all those who are in the middle.
This message is to the young and the old.
With this preference
Keep dreaming
By day or by night
Joel 2:28–29 NASB95
28 “It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. 29 “Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
28 “It will come about after this
That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and daughters will prophesy,
Your old men will dream dreams,
Your young men will see visions.
29 “Even on the male and female servants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
Notice the promise
I (God) will pour out his spirit
Notice the promise of His spirit.
The very essence of himself.
: says that the Spirit pours out the love of God in our hearts.
Who is he doing this to?
All mankind.
Why? So that sons and daughters will prophesy.
Why prophesy? What He is doing this for?
Write this down.. SO WE CAN SEE THINGS LIKE HE DOES!!!
God Himself is a dreamer
Ephesians 1:3–5 NASB95
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
(NASB95)
Before there was an us. He chose us.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
Jeremiah 1:5 NASB95
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
Before there was an us. He chose us.
Before I formed you I knew you. I though about you.
(NASB95)
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
And before you were born I consecrated you;
I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Before I formed you I knew you. I though about you.
Our lives have change quite a bit in the last couple of days. and this weekend i would holding one of the many babies at a babies birthday party
And all I could think is what does the future hold for these? What do you know about these babies God that have not happened yet?
What is your dream and plan for them?
Jeremiah 29:11 NASB95
11 ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
(NASB95)
(NASB95)
11 ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Future and hope.
Joel says in the last days the dreamer will pour out his Spirit (the love of God)
And prophesy will come forth cause we will encounter His heart for us and then
Your old men will dream dreams, (by night)
Your young men will see visions. (by day)
J.M. Power says, “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Dreams stir our heart to possibility.
They increase our imagination and hope.
That’s why the Holy Spirit contributes because he makes the impossible possible!!!
Mark 9:23 NASB95
23 And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”
(NASB95)
23 And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”
The great Walt Disney says,
If you can dream it you can do it!!!
Ephesians 3:20 NASB95
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
I got a dream… God gave it to me.
So Joseph had a dream
Genesis 37:6–7 NASB95
6 He said to them, “Please listen to this dream which I have had; 7 for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf.”
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He said, “Listen to this dream I had. We were all out in the field gathering bundles of wheat. All of a sudden my bundle stood straight up and your bundles circled around it and bowed down to mine.”
Verse 5 says they hated him because of his dreams
Genesis 37:5 NASB95
5 Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.
Listen DREAMER WILL ALWAYS ATTRACT HATER!!!!
Do you have enough COURAGE to dream?
he did not let the hatred of others stop him from dreaming
im sorry I feel like preaching
he kept dreaming
(reading from The Message)
Genesis 37:9–11 The Message
9 He had another dream and told this one also to his brothers: “I dreamed another dream—the sun and moon and eleven stars bowed down to me!” 10 When he told it to his father and brothers, his father reprimanded him: “What’s with all this dreaming? Am I and your mother and your brothers all supposed to bow down to you?” 11 Now his brothers were really jealous; but his father brooded over the whole business.
(reading from The Message)
9 He had another dream and told this one also to his brothers: “I dreamed another dream—the sun and moon and eleven stars bowed down to me!”
10–11 When he told it to his father and brothers, his father reprimanded him: “What’s with all this dreaming? Am I and your mother and your brothers all supposed to bow down to you?” Now his brothers were really jealous; but his father brooded over the whole business.
And for you hater out there.. don’t be jealous.. don’t hate participate…
Congratulate.. cmon and graduate!!!
The bible says in
Romans 12:15 NASB95
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice,
Rejoice with those who rejoice,
Look at yo neighbor and clap your hands and say I am so happy for you
Happy happy happy
Cuz I know if God can bless you. Then surely he can bless me
If God can bless the youngest and the weakest one.. I know he can bless me
If his eye is on the sparrow I know I just know he watches me
Later the brothers plotted against the joseph they saw him and said
“Here comes this dreamer!
I rose up this morning to tell you
Don’t allow anyone to kill your dream
If the devil can stop you from dreaming he can stop you.
I like how the New Living Translation says it in
Proverbs 13:12 NLT
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.
Im not going to stop hoping in my dream
They wanted to kill the dreamer
Reverend Samuel Kyles says it best when he says, "you can kill the dreamer...but you cannot kill the dream."
"you can kill the dreamer...but you cannot kill the dream."
Brother Rueban stands up and says no lets not kill the dreamer
Lets throw him in the pit
And the other brother sold him
You know why they sold him
Because a dream is a very valuable thing
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney
Build a dream and the dream will build you.” -Robert H. Schuller
“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” -Wolfgang Von GoetheEvery great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet TubmanWe grow by our dreams.” -Woodrow T. Wilson "Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.” -Marsha Norman
Another kind of dreamer, perhaps the greatest dreamer of the mid-2Oth century, is Martin Luther King Jr. His "I Have a Dream" speech of August 1963
He says
I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. . . . I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today! . . . I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
He peaks into that ancient book the bible and the Holy Spirit pour out a dream in his heart
I close with this.
Habakkuk 2:2 KJV 1900
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, That he may run that readeth it.
(KJV 1900)
(KJV 1900)
2 And the Lord answered me, and said,
Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables,
That he may run that readeth it.
It started like so many evenings. Mom and Dad at home and Jimmy playing after dinner. Mom and Dad were absorbed with jobs and did not notice the time. It was a full moon and some of the light seeped through the windows. Then Mom glanced at the clock. "Jimmy, it's time to go to bed. Go up now and I'll come and settle you later."
Unlike usual, Jimmy went straight upstairs to his room. An hour or so later his mother came up to check if all was well, and to her astonishment found that her son was staring quietly out of his window at the moonlit scenery. "What are you doing, Jimmy?" "I'm looking at the moon, Mommy." "Well, it's time to go to bed now." As one reluctant boy settled down, he said, "Mommy, you know one day I'm going to walk on the moon."
Who could have known that the boy in whom the dream was planted that night would survive a near fatal motorbike crash which broke almost every bone in his body, and would bring to fruition this dream 32 years later when James Irwin stepped on the moon's surface, just one of the 12 representatives of the human race to have done so?
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