Dreams, Visions or the Word
Jeremiah 23:28 -
The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully [in truth]. What is the chaff [hay] to the wheat? saith the LORD.
When Jesus had to teach about the Kingdom of God He used the words wheat / corn, interestingly the Hebrew word wheat / corn comes from the root word 'pure' or 'chosen'. In one parable He even compares the redeemed children of God as seeds. Here too the Lord is symbolizing His Word / His redeemed children to wheat / corn in sense of purity.
Coming to the dreams, one may say did not the Lord give the Word through His chosen ones mostly through dreams? Then why is He comparing dreams to chaff?
Understand the Lord is saying dreams or Word. When He used the term Word it includes everything that makes the Word including the dreams given by Him for the salvation of mankind.
In this scripture the term dream refers to those dreams which are not the Word.
The Word of God required for the salvation of mankind was completed by Jesus.
Whatever dreams or visions we get even those from the Lord cannot be contradictory to the Word. Those which contradict are from the evil one or our carnal mind. These dreams are like chaff which is feed for His livestock. We are called the flock of the Shepherd and these visions are basically to build, help, guide, nourish us and they cannot be compared to the seeds (wheat / corn).
So having dreams or visions coming from the Lord is of help but without the Word in us we will not be able to discern them and may fall in a pit. Therefore the Word in us is more important than dreams and visions.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You gave man the Word so has to instruct and guide man to his salvation which is You. You came in the flesh and completed the Word. Lord we pray that we have more and more of this Seeds in us and that they come to life in us. Make us like fertile soil so that your Seeds multiple and spread unto others...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Luke 21:37-38; 22:1-2
37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.
1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover [but was not the real Passover].
2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
|The Word of God was given free to us, therefore we should also share it freely with others.
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