Devotionals

IN DREAMS AND VISIONS
David Wilkerson
June 24, 2016

In nations everywhere, Christ is revealing Himself to multitudes in dreams and visions. People in Arab nations, China and India are reporting their experiences with Jesus in dreams. It is even happening here in New York City.

One of our security men here at Times Square Church was once New York’s third-ranking high priest in Santeria devil worship. His territory was the Bronx, and his apartment was filled with human bones. He had sold himself body and soul to Satan. But this man’s heart was stirred by the Holy Spirit and he became restless. One night he challenged Jesus, “If You are stronger than the devil I serve, show me in a dream tonight.”

That night in a dream, the man saw himself on a train bound for hell. It passed through a tunnel and on the other side stood Satan. The devil told the man, “You have been faithful to me. Now I’m taking you to your eternal resting place.” Then suddenly, a cross appeared. At that moment, the man woke up.

He came out of that experience on fire for Jesus! Ridding his apartment of every trace of evil, he dedicated his life to the Lord. Today, he is a sweet, devout man of God and is active in our church. I stopped him recently and told him, “I see Jesus in you.” He answered, “Brother Dave, you don’t realize what those words mean to me after twenty-five years of serving the devil.” His miraculous new life had all come out of that God-given dream.

Dear saint, the day is coming when the whole world will see Jesus. The apostle John envisioned “a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9–10).

This is not a little remnant, but an innumerable multitude and they are all worshiping the Lord. Praise God for that promised day!

http://sermons.worldchallenge.org/devoti…/dreams-and-visions

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Life is like a Jigsaw Puzzle
By Denise Loffredo

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In The Beginning

I bought a jigsaw puzzle and when I began this puzzle, I poured out the pieces from the box and they fell in one pile-no order. This is just like God (our Father in Heaven). In the beginning He created the heavens and earth; and the earth was formless…Genesis 1:1.

Before the puzzle was even created the artist already knew in his mind, the picture that he was going to draw, what colors he wanted to use and how he wanted everything to flow together. Then the artist framed out the picture and created the puzzle.

This is just like God, before we were born, He was creating our frame in secret, intricately, as if embroidered with various colors in the depths of the earth, Psalm 139:13 & 15. He saw our unformed substance and He already wrote all the days of our life before they ever took shape, when there was none of them yet. God signatures our life with His thumbprint right from the beginning of time; before we are even conceived. We also see His signature on our life, throughout every stage and phase of our life. He already knows how, when, where and with whom each and every piece of our life will be put and fit together.

After sorting out the puzzle pieces, I started with outlining the frame of the puzzle, just as the Lord already has our life formed, or framed, out for us. After the frame of the puzzle was formed, I then began to piece together the pieces in the inner part of the puzzle, just as the Lord formed and knitted together our inner parts in our mother’s womb.

The first part I completed on the inside formed the signature of the artist. God our Father in Heaven puts His signature on our lives from the beginning.
Prayer: Psalm 139:14 I thank you Father God that you are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows it very well. Help us to see ourselves as the wonder and beauty that you created us to be and we cast down every false imagination that exalts itself against the word of God. We break all words, prayers and curse words that were written, acted or spoken against us and we break all generational curses and spirits of inheritances from past generations down to 10 generations. We thank you that you give us the eyes to see and ears to hear and heart to know the greatness and fullness of the love that you have for each of us individually and that we see ourselves as the treasure that you created, in Jesus name. Amen.

To be continued….


Life Is Like A Jigsaw Puzzle
Part 2
By Denise Loffredo

Variety

It takes many different shapes, sizes and colors to form the complete picture. If every piece was the same (shape, size and color) there wouldn’t be a picture. It would be one solid color and one mundane shape; very boring and stagnant. Unlike a picture which contains many, shapes, sizes and colors. Similarly, our lives are much more fulfilling and vibrant with different people in our lives, (different personalities, nationalities, shapes, sizes, colors and backgrounds), as well as different circumstances in our life, which are used to form us into the person we are meant to be, as well as enable us to fulfill the destiny (picture) that was created for each of us.

Each piece of the puzzle must be strategically positioned in the right spot or else the puzzle will not be complete. Each piece of the puzzle has a part to play. If one piece is missing, the whole picture is ruined and will not be complete. Some of the pieces are in the lower portion of the puzzle, while others are at the top and still others are in the middle. All the pieces cannot be placed at the top, or the puzzle would not be complete.

This is the same as every person cannot be in the spotlight, or every person cannot be behind the scenes. If everyone were in the spotlight, then the work behind the scenes would not get done. If everyone were behind the scenes, then there would be no one to teach, act, sing, lead, etc. It takes both people behind the scenes, as well as the people in the spot light, which enables the world/team — each person individually — to function as a whole. Each person is just as important as the other. No one is greater than another. One position is not better than the other position. The grass is not greener on the other side. It takes each piece, to complete the puzzle; just as it takes each and every person to complete the puzzle of our own lives individually, which in turn creates a whole picture in the end.

Prayer: Psalms 139:16 & Proverbs 16:9 We thank you Lord that because you saw us before we were born and that everyday of our lives were recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed and even though we may we make our plans, you Lord, determines our steps, therefore we do not need to try to be like someone else or copy what they do, but we fully trust in You; that you have a great and marvelous plan uniquely made for our own life and that we can be all that you called each of us to be, uniquely in our own way, and in our own look, that no one else can be or do except ourselves. Empower us Lord to be grateful with who we are and what you have created us to be and do and see the great treasure that we are in Jesus name, Amen.