Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 6 June 2022 By Dr. D.K Olukoya ~ When Your Dream Becomes A Nightmare
TOPIC: When Your Dream Becomes A Nightmare (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 6 June 2022)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 9, 2 Samuel 10, Acts 3, Psalm 70:1-5
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Genesis 37:14-28 (KJV)
14 And [Jacob] said to him, Go, I pray you, see whether everything is all right with your brothers and with the flock; then come back and bring me word. So he sent him out of the Hebron Valley, and he came to Shechem.
15 And a certain man found him, and behold, he had lost his way and was wandering in the open country. The man asked him, What are you trying to find?
16 And he said, I am looking for my brothers. Tell me, I pray you, where they are pasturing our flocks.
17 But the man said, [They were here, but] they have gone. I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.
18 And when they saw him far off, even before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him.
19 And they said one to another, See, here comes this dreamer and master of dreams.
20 So come on now, let us kill him and throw his body into some pit; then we will say [to our father], Some wild and ferocious animal has devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams!
21 Now Reuben heard it and he delivered him out of their hands by saying, Let us not kill him.
22 And Reuben said to them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit or well that is out here in the wilderness and lay no hand on him. He was trying to get Joseph out of their hands in order to rescue him and deliver him again to his father.
23 When Joseph had come to his brothers, they stripped him of his [distinctive] long garment which he was wearing;
24 Then they took him and cast him into the [well-like] pit which was empty; there was no water in it.
25 Then they sat down to eat their lunch. When they looked up, behold, they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites [mixed Arabians] coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum [of the styrax tree], balm (balsam), and myrrh or ladanum, going on their way to carry them down to Egypt.
26 And Judah said to his brothers, What do we gain if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?
27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites [and Midianites, these mixed Arabians who are approaching], and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brothers consented.
28 Then as the Midianite [and Ishmaelite] merchants were passing by, the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the well. And they sold him for twenty pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took Joseph [captive] into Egypt.
MEMORY VERSE: “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.” – Genesis 37:20
Dreams can only become great exploits as we abide with Jesus Christ.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
YOUR DREAM SHALL NOT BECOME A STILLBIRTH, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today MESSAGE:
Since God created man in His own image and after His likeness, there is this in-built desire in every man to become great in life. This innate seed of greatness inspires in everyone dreams of wondrous accomplishment in life.
Dream, in this context, is not referring to you sleeping and experiencing motion pictures involving you and others in your subconscious mind. The usage of “dream” here refers to the big picture you created for your future. It refers to your aspiration and the beautiful vision about the type of life you desire for every facet of your life — in your relationship with your Creator, your career, your marriage, your family, your finances, your spouse, your home, your children, etc. We all have sweet dreams about these indices of our lives.
Many of these beautiful dreams about our lives come from the Almighty God, just as He gave to Joseph the glorious dream about the future He designed for him. But the dream of Joseph became a nightmare because the devil has a way of always trying to thwart God’s plan for us. It was as if the glorious dream concerning the future of Joseph would die. We thank God that whatever He has purposed will always come to pass.
Nightmare, as a figurative expression, refers to a troublesome and frightful experience. It is when expectations are threatened and things are not working out as planned. Nightmare also refers to critical setback or stressful challenges.
Beloved, because of satanic interference and the invisible battles confronting believers, it could be that your dreams have become a nightmare. You may be thinking that all those wonderful plans and pictures you once had and cherished may not survive the ferocious attacks of the enemy. Please know this: just as the envious brothers of Joseph could not amputate his dream, no power will be able to kill your dream, in the name of Jesus. However, if you are not born again, there is no way the actualisation of your dreams can be guaranteed. Accept Jesus Christ now and be well positioned for exploits.
- O Lord, I thank You for making me a wonder, in the name of Jesus.
- Seed of greatness in my life, receive the quickening fire of God, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, arise and fight my battles, in the name of Jesus.
- Dream killers of my father’s house, die by fire, in the name of Jesus.
- The eagle of my destiny shall not be caged, in the name of Jesus.
- Witchcraft arrow fired to make me a nobody, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
- I eat the fire of God and drink the blood of Jesus (say it twenty-one times), in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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