DREAM SERMON SERIES
“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.” (Acts 2:17-18)
God has PROMISED to put a dream and a vision into every heart. It’s a spiritual thing. It’s neither gender specific – all people both men and women are to dream. It’s neither age specific – young and old. The young person is to see it as a vision for victory. The older person will look back to see if they have lived their dream. This dream is uncovered, ignited, flamed, and fanned by prophecy.
by Delbert Young
Dream Down Deep Inside – There is a core desire, a dream, a vision – in your heart placed there by God himself. It’s a dream down deep inside of you to succeed and prosper and enjoy life to the full. It’s a dream to do both something specific for God and, at the same time, do something specific for your own self. It’s at the center of who you are. It’s been there all your life.
Obstacles of the Dream – As surely as God gives a dream, the enemy will give obstacles. He will come at us the hardest in areas that will affect the dream. There are always obstacles to every dream. Jesus had obstacles. David had obstacles. Samuel had obstacles. Joseph had obstacles. If we are going to live our dreams then we must identify and overcome obstacles.
Success and Maintaining the Dream – Maintain the Dream. In every person there is a desire of personal success and prosperity, but also in every person is a spiritual desire to know and pursue God. God promised to put a dream and vision in you, but he also promised to put a spiritual desire in you. It is when both of these are correctly pursued we live the abundant life Jesus came to give us.
Dream Big – You were not created to be average. You were not created to live a mediocre life. You are not here to barely make it through life always struggling. You are to live a supernatural abundant life. You were not created to think small. God wants you to dream big. Inside of your heart is God’s Spirit and God thinks big. You will never experience the abundant life you desire unless you first dream big.
Preparing for the Dream – Maybe you detoured from what you really wanted. You began doing something else. Today, you want to pursue the dream again but you don’t think you can. I want to encourage you and tell you, you can. All you need to do is to begin preparing for your dream.
Get Busy Living – In the movie Shawshank Redemption, Andy was talking to Red about his dream of living in Mexico on the Pacific. Red told Andy there was no way he could live his dream. He was in prison for the rest of his life. Andy said, ‘I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.’ He escaped prison.
Your Dream Sermon Series Summation – Your Dream. God has put a dream and a vision in every heart. He has a plan to give you a hope and a future. There are desires in your heart because God put them there to lead you to blessings and to advance his kingdom. You may be like Moses and your dream has been pushed down. God wants to set it on fire again. You may be like Sarah and think you are too old, but God wants to birth the promise.
Dream sermon series