LOYALTY

 

Based on recent happenings worldwide, the word Loyalty has been surfacing; and this we need to take a closer look at what loyalty really is about.

 

The world’s way and God’s way of looking at loyalty are two different ways. The world only shows loyalty if there is a benefit attached to it. For God, loyalty has nothing to do with any benefits attached.

 




Lamentations 3: 22-24 says, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”

 

Even where people’s loyalty shift from God because of the changes in their life’s circumstances – whether you get rich or adversity hits your finances, God still remains loyal to us, He gives us new mercies each morning. The song ‘Great Is They Faithfulness’ comes to mind. If you want to know what loyalty is, even in Christian leadership, see who sticks with you when adversity hits.

 

Loyalty should not be based on what can be gained in a relationship or whether a person likes you or not, true loyalty comes without condition. Be loyal to god first, and to your country, your leader, and your relationships. Loyalty is not just a word it is a lifestyle that you ought to choose.

 

There are those who say they are loyal to God, but are unfaithful in their service to Him, in seeking Him, in their giving unto Him and walk away when they don’t get what they want from Him. Being loyal to God means you respect His position/decision on a matter, and also that you will follow His principles and instructions on an issue. Some say they are loyal to their spouse, but as soon as there is disagreement, they walk away from the relationship or cheat on their spouse.

 

Even where a person and their leader/boss have a falling out, they must remain loyal in confidentiality, because confidentiality is a principle connected to our moral values and if we do away with that, then it compromises our morals and taints our motives. The falling out does not give an individual the right to release information that was entrusted to them in confidentiality.  Look at Saul and David.

 

Talking about the leader or spouse behind their backs, or about their personal information or weaknesses after walking away from that relationship is a serious lack of loyalty.

 

If one’s service is not dedicated, if there is no commitment and if a person is not walking in service to God nor in holiness, they are not loyal to God.

 




A major part of the Body of Christ is not functioning in loyalty to God. The world, and sadly many in Christendom, don’t show loyalty unless loyalty is shown to them. That means they won’t show loyalty unless they can directly derive the benefits of the relationship or connection.

 

We need to take a very serious look at the word LOYALTY particularly in this season.

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CONSECRATION FOR RESURRECTION BLESSING

The Resurrection season is the heart of our Christian faith, and it is critical for us all, not just Christians, to understand what it all means.

 

Because of the nature of this season, there are many blessings we can receive.  First and foremost it is a time of hope –which is a powerful blessing.  It means visions forgotten or lost can be restored. It means you can dream again and things that laid dormant can spring forth again, because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ; that includes health, family and even your finance.   Many have given up hope; but this Resurrection season is an opportunity for restoration and resurrection on all levels.  Our hope is in Jesus Christ, and He is calling us to a place where the barriers and boundaries can be removed, that we can receive the benefits that are in store for us.

 

There are certain blessings that are impossible to receive without consecration.  Consecration and Holiness is not being preached in many churches today, but it does not mean it is no longer required.  There are 2 significant offerings which are mandatory for every Christian – Sin Offering and Trespass Offering.  As is outlined in Exodus 19: 5 – 6 and in I Peter 2: 4 – 10, we as believers, are the only people on the face of the earth who God refers to as a treasure and as royalty to Him.  In order to receive the coming wealth transfer that God wants to bestow upon His people, we must consecrate ourselves.     There are many believers who will change churches every six months in pursuit of prosperity.  It is not the church you are a part of –if you are not prospering then the time has come for you to examine yourself.    Sin has placed a boundary before us as is stated in Exodus 19; and God wants to dwell with and fellowship with His people, but it takes a consecrated lifestyle. We must be set apart from the things of the world – the norms.  We cannot be consecrated as a holy nation without the Blood of Jesus and only a consecrated life can be transformed.  Sadly, many are comfortable conforming.  It is even sadder that many Christian churches no longer preach/teach about the Blood of Jesus.  Everything is in the Blood – life, healing, hope, deliverance and so much more!  The shed Blood of Jesus makes it all possible.

 

 

Consecration Is Vital

 

The reason we are having so many problems – Crime, Violence, Poor Economy, Evil Cycles –is that despite the fact that God’s people are praying for change, the people and the leaders are not consecrated.  Isaiah 58 showed that the people were only fasting and praying to be heard while they turned a blind eye to the fatherless, the poor and the widow, and God said He could not answer their prayer.  Isaiah 58 gives the dos and don’ts for God’s people.  Many Christians amass wealth and yet become so wicked and greedy; and they are quite vocal in the society – as if they really care.

 

Only a consecrated lifestyle can be sensitive to God’s voice, will and purpose.  There are too many people making poor decisions or are involved in sin, and are saying God has sanctioned it.  He didn’t.

 

 

The Benefits of Giving

 

Let us be reminded of the benefits of giving.  When you give unto the Lord during the Resurrection Season:

 

God will assign an angel to you. (Exodus 23: 20 & 23)

 

God will be an enemy to your enemies. (Exodus 23: 22)

 

God will give you prosperity. (Exodus 23: 25)

 

God will take sickness away from you. (Exodus 23: 25)

 

God will give you a long life. (Exodus 23: 26)

 

God will bring increase and inheritance. (Exodus 23: 30)

 

God will give a special year of blessing, and what the enemy stole will be returned to you and protected by God from being overtaken. (Exodus 23: 29)

 

If you are desperate for change, give during this season and experience the major, positive changes that will take place in your life.

 

II Corinthians 6: 16 – 7: 1 reminds us:  “… As God has said:  “I will dwell in them and walk among them.  I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Therefore “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

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Is The Globe Prepared For Famine?

There are different levels and kinds of famine that take place globally – a severe shortage of food, shortage of money, for example – and they can be caused by many issues such as a war, a drought, diseases, infestations and all of that can trigger significant increases in prices and costs of production. Recession and economic fallout can also result in famines. So, for example, a stock market crash can trigger a famine.

Throughout the Bible, and particularly in the book of Genesis, there are several instances of famine. Some came about as an effect of God’s anger due to sin; other instances of famine came about because man failed to seek God to manage and govern nations well. Yet other instances of famine came about because some businesses refused to promote economic equality and fair distribution of resources; some came about to stir up and mobilise God’s people for them to put plans in place to help others affected in other regions. (Acts 11: 28; Genesis 41: 45 – 57).

LESSONS FROM FAMINE

There is good and bad that can be found in the midst of a famine, however. Nations and organisations that are properly prepared always have an advantage and will have dominion in times of famine. Stockpiling and logistics are key in moving forward. The question then becomes: Is there enough food, medication or water available globally to deal with a global famine?




During a famine, refugees and the issue of migration are always at the forefront because people will always be going toward food or a better life. The refugees issue is now dominating the globe and most countries no longer respect the preamble coming out of the 1951 Refugee Convention. Countries are now closing their borders. Many lives will be negatively affected and furthermore, the Sustainable Development Goals of the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will not be achieved, and if that is so, we are looking at a potential crash in these organisations – especially if there is not enough resources and not enough trained volunteers.

During a famine, all advisers are exposed, and those who are true will remain and those who are not will be gone with the wind. It is during times of famine that nations form new bilateral and trade agreements. The political system will finally realise that they need the government of God who has insight and knows times and seasons. Famine tests one’s faith and brings one back to basics. Famine also, however, brings wealth transfer.

In preparing for a famine, it is critical for organisations to begin focusing on:

– Job creation

– Migration

– Crime and violence

– Humanitarian outreach

– Poverty eradication

– Low-income housing

– Extensive food programme

– Occupational health and safety

– Education costs (for age 5-17)

Available warehouses and other storage spaces are going to be key during the famine, and it would be critical for countries like Latin America and the Caribbean to capitalise on this.

Transportation will also play a key role ahead. I would strongly encourage the airline industry to reduce the airfares for children ages two to 15. Any airline that does so will experience significant increases in sales. The same is even more so if they eliminate the charges for the second checked bag. Countries also need to reduce their customs duty on barrels.

Items To Stockpile

It is critical for people to begin stockpiling water, candles, matches, toilet paper, bath soap, diapers (adult and children), bleach, plastic containers and bags, salt, sugar, powdered milk, honey, vinegar, garlic, coal and non-perishable items. One of the ways people can do this is to purchase an extra one or two of these items each time they go shopping and store them away; so you would be gathering up these items.

Government should begin to assist the farmers with seeds and upgrade the nation’s irrigation system – especially for the farmers.

Universities should also have a special team of students whose main goal would be to experiment with new ways of farming or production of food for times of famine/shortage.




Oftentimes, it is after the fact that people then reactively begin to put ‘plans’ in place for ‘the next time’ something happens.

Every organisation should have a strategic plan in place to save lives and remain viable. Companies that strategically plan ahead will remain prosperous – even in times of famine.

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ARE WE TRULY FREE?

 

John 8: 31-32 says, “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

 

We are living in world where everybody wants to be free to do whatever they want.  In the recent US Elections liberals have said they at free to do whatever they want with their own bodies – abortions, sex changes etc. Many have said that they are free to live any life they choose – sexual immorality etc., and many Christians voted for that and support it.

 

When someone becomes a Christian, he/she then becomes free from his/her old slave master and Jesus has bought him/her back from sin.  Once Jesus owns you, He becomes your Master and you become slaves to righteousness.  No one can have two masters.  You are either a slave to sin or a slave to righteousness.

 

In pursuing freedom or what freedom truly is, many lose their freedom and end up in bondage.  It all started in the Garden of Eden when God gave Adam and Eve everything they could ever possibly want or need.  They were free, but God gave them one instruction – do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  That was an instruction requiring obedience.  But Satan convinced them that they are not free and that they should not obey that instruction so they can be truly free.  In other words, don’t listen to God, do what you feel like doing and then is when you are truly free.

 

Their act of disobedience caused them to lose their freedom and as such, their obedience to the alternate instruction caused them to become slaves to sin.

 

There is no organization that does not have rules and guidelines, but the guidelines must be Scriptural/

 




Romans 6 specifically teaches us about being slaves to sin versus being slaves to righteousness.  In Paul’s response to the supposition that Grace encourages or permits sin, he uses the analogy of slavery to combat a casual attitude toward sin and issues a stern warning on the consequences of yielding to sin.  A person is a slave of that to which he gives obedience or that which he recognizes as his master.  If he obeys the command of sin, then sin is his master and he is moving in the direction of eternal death.  If he obeys the command of righteousness, then righteousness is his master and he experiences true life.  Paul encourages those who were once slaves of sin to renounce it and instead become slaves of righteousness if they want to be truly free.

 

Holiness leads to freedom.  Sin is a slave-driving task master that demands total commitment and ultimate death.  No Christian can have two bosses, hence when one becomes a Christian, we must follow what our new slave master Jesus Christ instructs us to do.  We cannot be Christians while living the life of the world.  (Romans 6: 22)

 

John 8 also teaches us that if we are truly disciples of Jesus then we must abide by the Word of God.  The Word of God is hat helps us to maintain our freedom.  Most Christians don’t read the word, so how can they truly be free?  Every Christian should read John 8: 35 – 36, “And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” 

 

The word ‘son’ here has nothing to do with gender – it has everything to do with your relationship with God the Father.  The Jews were saying at that time that they were free because they were children of Abraham, but Jesus was saying that if you reject the Son of God, then you have no moral relationship with the Father.  Likewise, many Christians say they are Christians, yet they refuse to abide by God’s Word and principles – the very God they say they serve.  They prefer to get the benefits of one who serves God while abiding by the instructions of the world. Party and fornicate all week – go barhopping, yoke themselves to whomever they choose, choose any shepherd they feel like on any given day, whatever they feel like doing, wherever and however and with whomever they choose – ignoring the principles of God or trying to merge His Word and Principles with the world’s views and opinions of God and His Word.  This cannot be so.  John 8: 42 – 44 reminds us “Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.  You areXDS of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

 

Romans 8: 14 shows us that only those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.  What spirit is leading you?




 

Romans 8: 19 -21 says, “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”

 

Many in the prophetic circle often misquote this Scripture.  We cannot truly impact the earth unless we are walking in HOLINESS!  We are slaves to righteousness.  God owns us totally.  Sons walk in obedience.  Sons are free from sin.  Some Christians can’t even follow simple instructions.  When we walk in holiness we will see the manifestation in the environment so we won’t even have to point out global warming because sin affects all areas.

 

Truth be told, the world has the wrong concept of what freedom is and it is impeding us from truly experiencing genuine freedom – the kind that can only come from God.

 

I am a slave to righteousness and Jesus is my Master because He paid the ransom for me and bought me back.




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WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF YOUR CALLING?

 

Many times in the business arena and in the Church, leadership will get frustrated, and companies and churches struggle at times because they are unable to service those within. Until you identify who you are called to and where your greatest support lies, who supports your business/church you will not move forward.

Luke 4: 18 – 19, says, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” My calling is to the poor in spirit, poor in finance, to set the captives free and to bring healing to the brokenhearted and recovery of sight to those who are blind spiritually and physically. So if you are a prostitute, if you messed up, if you are a misfit, if you are rejected, or if you are a sinner or you are unrighteous – WELCOME!




I am not called to righteous people, nor religious people, nor to those who have already arrived. Paul was called to the Gentiles so God gave him the grace to deal with the Gentiles. He was set apart (Romans 1: 1 – 7) Many leaders – whether business or church – are spending too much time focusing on the wrong areas. Some even get disheartened and discouraged when certain people within the society don’t accept them. You will not be accepted by everyone in the society it is not Scriptural. The Pharisees did not accept Him and neither did His own city/town.

When God gives you an assignment, keep going, keep doing good! Give hope to people! Stop moping and groping and focusing on those who criticize you nor accept you. Do an analysis and see who your biggest supporters are and focus on them; those who genuinely help you. Who are your biggest clients? Who always supports your work no matter what? Those who are called to you will follow you. Recognize that you are not called to everybody. Companies fall when they change their mandate.

I once worked with a very large company that was doing very well and when they began to change their focus and mandate, that is when the company started to shake and it has not been the same since. Acknowledge and embrace your difference and run with it. Many churches are diverting from the mandate – even transforming to attract a certain set of people; or doing things which are not Scriptural. Now the many churches are becoming a laughing stock. Jesus did not try to fit in at all. Stick to your mandate despite the challenges. Know your clientele know your sheep.




Many times the poor are more appreciative of the work you do and the sacrifices made and they need your difference. Many Pastors today say they are called to the rich, but the rich don’t truly need God until they become poor.

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Encouragement And Honor Will Increase Production

 

It doesn’t matter what field or profession you are in – whether you are an entrepreneur, a doctor, teacher, nurse, store clerk or politicians, head of state – we all need encouragement.

Oftentimes, people want others to feel as if they are not making a difference, whether it is in your personal life, job or within the nation. Regular encouragement will refresh, renew and refocus a person to continue to do the task that you are called to do.

There are many ways to encourage and honour someone. The first thing we must each learn to do is to encourage ourselves. Problems will arise – financial, marital, economic, health or national problems, but according to I Samuel 30, we must encourage ourselves in the Lord as David did!

David was facing familial and national problems. There was distress from every direction and fear consumed the people. They were ready to stone their leaders. But David strengthened himself in God. He realised that faith was his title/deed, and his faith in Almighty God was so lifted that it removed the mountains and brought the solution for him to recover all. Further to that, it brought spoils – great financial wealth – that would help him and his entire organisation and administration. Oftentimes, adversity comes to bring us back to our original focus and foundation.




There are many things we can do to encourage and honour someone on a daily basis. Each person needs it – it brings increase to your organisation, your nation and to your family.

Power, gifts and resources are tools given to us to motivate someone each day; and the things that we have been through in life and have overcome, we can use it to encourage and honour someone else who needs it! Seeing your life being an impact on the lives of others and bring change gives encouragement.

Regardless of the negative things people say about you, there must be some good that you have done in your life!

Honour is a major part of encouragement. The main fact that certain blessings and wealth cannot be transferred to individuals is as a result of a lack of honour. Abraham, one of the wealthiest men in the Bible, learnt the key of honouring – he knew how important honour was as a key to access and promotion in any situation.

He honoured God, the king and his own earthly father. As a result, great blessings, favour and wealth were given to him.

Exodus 20:12 reminds us that honour increases life. No nation will be able to turn until they learn to honour!
How To Encourage And Honor
Honor God by putting Him first in all things; in worship, in the giving of our tithes, offerings, time and resources! Proverbs 3:9-10 show us that honor encourages God, and God in turn encourages us through blessings, increase, wealth and prosperity.

Honour your staff and bosses through tangible rewards. I Peter 2:17 reminds us to, “Honour all men, love the

brotherhood, fear God and honour the king.” This means that honour brings access! Plaques, trophies and even a certificate can encourage and motivate an individual and increase production. Remember that our greatest assets are people – not hardware and software.

Additionally, employ the use of money when honouring your staff! Money will encourage a person – there is nothing wrong with money! Money is a legal tender that deals with our basic and daily needs; the lack of money can cause great distress and increase your medical expenses.




Honour your wife/husband by doing things for and with them that allow them to recognise that their value is greater to you than any material thing. Honour in your marital relationship increases its value and never depreciates!

I take this opportunity to honor God who has given us life, as well as the management and staff of the The Gleaner Company for the hard work they do to bring The Gleaner into the daily lives of its readers. Finally, I honor you, the readers of this column, for your continued support.

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NO SHEEP CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT THEIR SHEPHERD

 

Many times people say they have a great calling on their lives, but they refuse to submit to a shepherd.  Some think they don’t need any, while others – when they are corrected, they adopt another shepherd.  Yet there are others who allow other sheep to lead them.

 

Let us understand that sheep and shepherd are two different things.  Shepherd drive or lead the sheep, not the other way around.  If sheep don’t want to be led by a particular shepherd, Christianity is the wrong faith for them.




 

Every sheep needs a shepherd:

 

  1. To lead them in green pastures
  2. To shear them – prepare them for service to God
  3. To bring them fresh water and fresh grass in other words lead them into prosperity
  4. To protect them from wild animals and stray dogs (hirelings, wolves, false prophets, false teachers
  5. To anoint them with fresh oil – new anointing, prosperity and blessing
  6. To prevent them from spiritual blindness and spiritual deafness
  7. To guide and nurture them to ensure that they are walking in the right direction (Sheep tend to make silly decisions – walking with their heads down)

 

Oftentimes sheep are troubled by flies around the nose and ears – always attacking the head.  Then they lay their eggs on the damp of the mucus membranes (soft, weak areas) and if that connection is successful, the eggs hatch and turn into worms which crawls into the ears and noses of the sheep.  So it cuts off their hearing and their discernment. Then it leads to blindness.  This is why so many sheep have been swaying by every wind of doctrine and are following false shepherds.




 

Psalm 23 speaks clearly of the shepherd’s role, not only of the Chief Shepherd, but is an example of what all true shepherds should be. When the sheep goes astray, the shepherd has to anoint their heads with oil.  This will bring instant change and instantly kill all the worms and the insects that were buried in the heads of the sheep – false doctrines included; which will bring peace, quietness and healing.

 

The Good Shepherd will be instructed by the Holy Spirit on what to feed the sheep.  Most sheep tend to stray into different pastures looking for different foods to eat.  They oftentimes get diarrhea, foot rot disease and many other deadly illnesses.  This is why each sheep must have one shepherd.

 

The Shepherd Role Is Not Easy

 

The shepherd does not have an easy role, as it can be extremely painful and dangerous.  They are exposed to the following on a daily basis to keep the sheep:

 

  1. Stray dogs let in by the sheep
  2. Hirelings
  3. Wolves
  4. Mountain lions
  5. Other stray sheep who have been infected and who have been let in by the sheep themselves.
  6. Social Network
  7. Mainstream Media

 

There are many titles in the Bible, but, ‘Shepherd’ is the least used and the least understood.  A person can be ordained as a Pastor but the/she is not a shepherd.  In this time, where most of the sheep are in tune with Social Media, and all kinds of distractions, the shepherd’s role has become more dangerous because they are leading the sheep out by day and in by night.




 

Recognize that there is a difference between a Priest and a Shepherd.   The shepherd goes beyond pulpit duties.  When God is going to bring change to a church or a nation He raises up leaders with a shepherd’s heart.  Look at Numbers 27: 15 – 23. Eleazar was the Priest, but God did not choose him to be the Shepherd.  Only those with a shepherd’s heart will bring maturity and stability to the sheep or to a nation.

 

What is seen in the nation with the breaking down of families, the abuse and destruction of children, the political and economic instability and so on, is a reflection of the breakdown in the Church, Politics & Governments and Business Sector.  Shepherding is not confined only to the Church, but also applies to Nations as well.  Thus, there are Political Shepherds, Business Shepherds and it is imperative for us to recognize that. David also was a good shepherd who became a good king.

 

We MUST pray for good shepherds to arise and bring change locally, globally and in the Church. Surprisingly, when a shepherd falls, most people curse them and never forgive them. But we must remember that shepherds are Christ’s sheep.  When a sheep falls, oftentimes people are silent and nobody says anything.  We must be careful about how we treat shepherds or about what we utter against them; and when God forgives them, who is man to condemn them?

 

Understand that one cannot go from poverty to prosperity without their shepherd.

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High Cost Ignoring Dreams And Visions

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Job 33: 14-18 says

“For God may speak in one way, or in another, yet man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction. In order to turn man from his deed, and conceal pride from man, he keeps back his soul from the Pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.”

These are wise words from a biblical billionaire, in terms of God’s communication with man through dreams and visions. Many times, you will read in the various publications stories of what happens when adversity strikes a family; some will say that they saw it in a dream or vision but they didn’t take it seriously. It tells us that God is always communicating with man to avoid adversity of some kind and to put us on the right path. Oftentimes, many in the media, politics, business and in the academic arena will ridicule the very idea of someone saying that God spoke or speaks to them in dreams and visions, and even quote medical terms to explain the persons ‘condition’ and ridicule them.




If many were paying attention to their dreams and visions, many would never suffer certain defeat and many other family members would be alive today had they heeded the dreams they received. Can you imagine the medical and economic breakthroughs we could have had if only some people would pay attention to their dreams and visions?

God has been speaking more than ever in this season, and even politicians (past and present), businessmen and members of the media and security forces have been experiencing such. It is their duty to document their dreams and visions if they don’t understand them and seek holy man and women of God who are gifted in interpreting dreams and visions, because it may very well determine your life, your administration and your advisers, and even reveal wrong motives. So don’t ignore or ridicule your helper, office attendant or neighbour when they get a dream or vision. Don’t be so arrogant that you would say, ‘If God wanted to talk to me, He would talk to me Himself’.

God wants a coming together of scientists, academia, politicians and His anointed servants – not theologians who don’t believe in dreams and visions – to come together and solve global problems. God is speaking, but we need to listen.




A dream is what you see when you are asleep (Genesis 37: 5-8; Joel 2: 28). A vision is what the Lord shows you when you are awake. For some, they see something like a television screen before them and the different things playing out on it. Some may get ideas. Some even see things that are about to happen, even security-wise (II Kings 6). There are many who also have spiritual gifts of word of knowledge and word of wisdom (I Corinthians 12). Please take note, they neither have a medical condition nor a mental problem – and no, they did not eat late.

In Ezekiel 1-3 and Revelation 1: 9-10, we see there that they had open visions which brought hope and deliverance even when a person is in captivity, regardless of the market conditions and the political climate that exists. He often used dreams and visions to encourage them and show them the outcome of current conditions.

Jacob, who himself got dreams and visions, was the first one to disbelieve his own son’s dreams and visions, and this is exactly how many people are today. (Genesis 28: 12-14 & Genesis 37)

Signs And Symbols

God speaks to us in signs and symbols, and this is very important. Some people see things like:

– Broken tooth/teeth

– Water (Clean or dirty)

– Raven

– Broom and sweeping

– Bicycle and bridge

– Numbers

– Volcano

– Airports and aeroplane

– Dragon

– Dog/cat

– Bull & calf

They all have meanings – not for the purpose of gambling, but for the purposes of problem-solving and life-saving.

As stated in Job 33: 14-18, it carries six prophetic purposes.

– Provides God’s answers to our question.

– Instructs us in the things of God.

– Warns us of unseen danger.




– Guides us away from wrongdoings.

– Keeps us from pride.

– Saves our lives.

So always sleep with a book and a pen near to you and record your dreams and visions. Get the interpretation and pray against any negative occurrence that might happen.

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