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More from the project.   -MDP-

“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”  Proverbs 25:2, NAS

For way too many years, I believed that the only way that God speaks is through the Bible.   I’m not totally sure how I arrived at such a conclusion, but it was what I thought.  I had a bunch of other crazy notions that totally ignored the work of the Holy Spirit and all the other relational attributes of a living God.  Once I discovered the personal nature of the Holy Spirit, God began to unravel my theological hardwiring.  I was like Alice who fell through the rabbit’s hole.  God was speaking everywhere in ways that were almost too wonderful to comprehend!  I wanted to sample everything that was on the Lord’s buffet.  I didn’t have to rationalize away the voice of God anymore.  The gifts of the Spirit were real and applicable in the most magnificent yet simple tangible ways.  No longer did I have to proof-text life through the scriptures.  As I removed the preset boundaries of my God experience, as expressed only by the holy writ, I was propelled into a deeper faith and trust to hear the voice of God in the most unusual ways.

I’ve often wondered if Moses would have ever reached the conclusion to go and confront Pharaoh by only reading the Torah?  Would Peter have drawn his conclusions about the Gentiles without the supernatural voice of God?  Would Mary have remained peaceful about her growing belly without a visitation from heaven?  Would Joseph have tolerated his betrothed’s holy expansion without a clear message in a night vision?  One more, would David have seen his sin concerning Bathsheba’s husband without a direct word from God via the prophet Nathan?  In all sincerity, I surmise that the Bible itself would have made little if any difference in how these people interacted with God’s voice.  It was all about His voice, their ear.

Part of interpreting dreams has to do with our searching out a matter.  We rarely pay attention to our dreams because we figure the pizza we ate last night caused that pink monkey, which is in the driver’s seat, to plunge a minivan into the neighbor’s swimming pool!  So, God gives us these bizarre dreams that require us to use natural discipline to ponder and think in order to figure out what God is saying to us!  Check this out: “Indeed God speaks once, or twice, yet no one notices it.   In a dream, a vision of the night, when sound sleep falls on men, while they slumber in their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction, that He may turn man aside from his conduct, and keep man from pride; He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from passing over into Sheol” Job 33:14-18, NAS. Wow!  The bottom-line here is that God is still creatively communicating.   Why dreams?  Because we are not paying attention to the other ways He is communicating!  We’re either too busy, moving too fast, moving too slow, or we are set on our agenda and we have turned our ears off!  So, He downloads a dream.  The bigger question is: are we willing to search out all the ways in which He communicates?  We are royalty in His Kingdom.  We each have a duty to hear and obey no matter what method He uses to get our attention.  Kings and Queens search it out.

What do you do with your dreams?  I highly recommend that you get the book:  Understanding the Dreams you Dream by Ira Milligan.   Ira is a close friend, a skilled counselor, seasoned Prophet, and excellent teacher of God’s word!

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  1. Gary McGinnis
    January 26, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I like it! Good post.

    • Carol Pitts
      January 28, 2011 at 5:17 am

      Good stuff Mike!!

  2. Jordan S
    January 26, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Love this… makes me want to go take a nap right now 🙂 I love too the integrity it takes to search a matter out… it’s a call to a higher level of glory!!! So good

  3. JOYCE BENTCH
    January 26, 2011 at 8:25 am

    amen to all. God is so good and so patient and kind towards us, His children. Thanks for the post, Mike.
    JOYce

    • mcrozy
      January 26, 2011 at 9:21 am

      Good word Mike.

  4. Jordan M
    January 26, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Thanks Papa Mike! I read this verse yesterday, and it was on my mind all day. Thanks for sharing–perfect timing!! Love ya!

  5. Patti
    January 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Good stuff Honey! xoxo

  6. January 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Powerfully Profound Post!

  7. Courtney M.
    January 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    perfect timing! thanks for this. 🙂

  8. January 27, 2011 at 6:32 am

    listen 4 the small still voice

  9. January 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I have to admit that I’m not very happy about choosing to read your blog at this very moment… It is 1:32am in Mijas, I have been falling in and out of sleep while sitting at my computer for the last 25 minutes or so, and I’ve been fighting against dreams for weeks! I tried to resolve that because I am a visionary, my [night] dreams are just random fits of incomprehensible nonsense and my sleep was the time in which my brain “rested”. I am not sure I actually believe this, but rather wish it were true. Purposefully I don’t keep a journal by my bed because I always have an excuse to not document my dreams; I am able to wake up and passively forget them. Truth be told, I am so mentally exhausted at the end of everyday that I would prefer God not use dreams, but what kind of shallow, idiotic desire is that? I DO want to hear the voice of the Lord, anytime He is willing to incline my ear[s], even while I’m sleeping.

    Thank you for challenging me… God is speaking to me through your words and repeating a conversation He has attempted to have and I’ve ignored. I have heard wonderful things about you, Mike and hope to meet you someday through our many G42 connections.

    P.S. I wasn’t really THAT mad.

    LIVELOVE
    -DG-

  10. lindsay
    January 31, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    i dream like crazy. every night. non-stop… i know god’s speaking to me but it’s hard to really know what he’s saying in some of them. thanks for the words, i’m going to look up that book.

    love,
    lindsay

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