Some of you are so discouraged by unfulfilled dreams that you actually wish you were dead. I want to share with you a message the Holy Spirit gave to me early this morning when I thought my dreams had died, too.
Some have dreams that are barely still alive but appear to be at the point of death. Some have dreams that recently died. Some others believe that their dreams are not only dead but they are prepared for burial and on the way to the cemetery. Then there are those who say, “My dream is so dead that it’s already been buried and is decayed and stinking.”
No matter what stage of dying or death your dream may be in, Jesus wants to touch that dream with His resurrection power. Raising the dead is a light thing for the Creator of all things. I would like to show you from God’s word THE BIBLE that Jesus is experienced in resurrecting dreams in every stage of dying or death.
In the Greek language those words “wept bitterly” mean “lamentation, hard crying, wailing aloud, to violently bewail, sharp and piercing”. Peter’s heart was so broken by what he had done, he believed with all of his existence that his dream had ended. He thought for sure Jesus was through with him.
After he cried his eyes dry, he decided to go back to catching smelly fish and cuss like a longshoreman. That is until Jesus rose from the dead and sent Peter a message via Angelic delivery service that said, “But go and tell his disciples…AND PETER…that He is going before you into Galilee…” (Mark 16:7) Jesus told that Angel, in essence, “Mention Peter by name. I want him to know I forgive him and that his dream is not dead. Make sure he’s at the meeting. And in the front row. It’s RESURRECTION TIME.”
Jesus would tell you today if you’re wishing you were dead, too,” Hold your horses. Don’t throw in the towel. It’s not over ’til it’s over.”
Possibly your dream hasn’t quite died but it’s all you can do to hang on it today. Your dream is at THE POINT OF DEATH. Cry out to Jesus the way the Nobleman did, expecting His intervention.
Jesus will say to you in essence, “That’s all I was looking for. I wanted you to ask for my help by faith. Go your way. Your dream lives.” Call out to Him now. And He’ll do it in a New York minute.
Difficult as it was, Jairus refused to let fear get a hold of him knowing he could trust the words of Jesus. Within moments, Jesus was leaning over the child, speaking the words, “Little girl, I say to you arise.” Immediately the girl arose from the dead and walked. (Mark 5:42)
So you say your dream just recently died? Jesus would say to you, “Do not be afraid. Only believe. Speak you dream in My Name. Tell that dream to come forth and to be perfected in the Earth and it will obey you.”
Your dream will rise from the dead even as Jairus’ daughter was raised from the dead. All you have to do is believe like Jairus believed. This narrative is in the Bible to give us hope. So get your hopes up. As a matter of fact, get them up as high as they will go. Change is on the horizon. This is your Time of Resurrection.
interrupting the funeral procession.
When Jesus saw how broken-hearted the widow woman was that her dream of her only son taking care of her through her old age was dead and almost buried, He had great compassion on her. To the amazement of the entire funeral procession, Jesus reached out touching the coffin, saying,” Young man, I say to you arise.” (Luke 7:14)
The young man who was dead suddenly sat up and Jesus presented him to his mother. The whole crowd burst into praise even as you will when you ask the Father to resurrect your dead and practically buried dream, in Jesus’ Name. He’s just waiting for you to ask. Just DO IT, ask right now in the Name of Jesus.
Lazarus, the Close Friend of Jesus
Finally, anther family in the Bible had a situation where their loved one not only dead but buried, and the Bible said he was stinking. This man’s name was Lazarus and he was a personal friend of Jesus. His family had completely given up hope. Their dreams for Lazarus were dead, buried and stinking. That is until Jesus came along and said,” Roll away the stone.”
Everybody panicked at that instruction. Martha, Lazarus’ sister, said, in essence,” Lord, you’ve got to be kidding. He’s been dead for four long hot days and stinks to high heaven.” Unmoved Jesus responded,” Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
Suddenly Jesus shouted at the top of His lungs,” LAZARUS COME FORTH,” To the amazement of everyone, old dead stinking Lazarus did just that. He returned from the dead at the spoken words of JESUS, he was back in the land of the living. I believe a lot of folks got saved that day at a cemetery revival service. (John 11:39-44)
You need to understand this. Jesus told Lazarus’ sister, Martha, “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE.” There is no pit so deep that Jesus isn’t deeper still. The resurrection of your dream is a simple thing for Him, if only you’ll believe. Stay away from fear. Don’t believe the devil’s lies that it is over.
If you have not yet asked Jesus, the Redeemer, to be the Lord of your life, you can do that right now. Say, “Jesus, I choose you as the Lord of my life. I ask you to come into my heart right now. Be my Lord and be my Savior, be my Master, be my Dream resurrector.”
By praying this Prayer, you became a member of God’s Eternal Family. You are now entitled to call God “FATHER” (Matt. 6:1, 4, 6)
Father, I thought it was over until now. I see now it’s never to late. I believe you can raise my hopes and my dreams from the dead. I believe you can resurrect my life to be what you called me to be. With Your resurrection power I know I can be restored to life in its fullest I ask this in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST my SAVIOR AND RESTORER. AMEN