And Joseph Dreamed a Dream
and It Was on With the Devil!
“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors. And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren; and they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves came round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words,” Genesis 37:1-8.
Always a Dreamer
I have always been a dreamer of dreams. God began speaking to me even as a child in dreams and taught me things in my dreams that in the natural I didn’t know how to do, like as a child I wanted to whistle loud but because I was a girl, I thought that I couldn’t but in a dream God showed it to me and I woke up whistling. I was so excited!
Also, I didn’t know how to tie my shoes and God showed it to me in a dream and I could tie them when I woke up. I didn’t realize that it was God at the time, but now I look back at how God was watching over his little girl and just loved to see my face when all at once this came to me!
Also, when I was a girl I had a dream about little children being beheaded and in the dream I was puzzled by this. It was as though they were being put on display for the word to see.
That has been maybe 55 years ago now and we all know that we are seeing this happen now in the Middle Eastern countries and we are seeing it all over the world,wherever ISIS has risen.
Who would of thought that this would be happening in our world in 2017 after dreaming it in the 1950’s. Not all dreams come to pass right away. Many are for future events and even events beyond our own lifetimes.
It is funny because in our modern fast food society we think that when we hear a prophetic word it should of came to pass yesterday or the person speaking it is deemed a false Prophet but I am here to tell you that dreams and visions do not always come to pass in our finite time table!
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry,” Habakkuk 2:3.
It Takes Time in the Earth
You see you have to give God time to bring some vision’s (and a dream is a night vision) to pass. This Word says, even if it tarries wait for it.
Hebrews 11:13 says “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” You see, some of these visions and dreams are beyond your lifetime!”
Oh we all want to be validated, but Prophets…. get use to it, you do not always get validated! Your job is to speak the word and not be people pleasers!
“But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD,” Jeremiah 1:7-8.
God is with us and he will be our vindication! We should understand that “every tongue that will rise against us will be shown to be in the wrong” when we speak the truth about what He has just shown us.
Prophets, this is not a toy for us to use to climb the ladder of success in ministry! This Prophetic gifting is serious and it means life or death to people and to us! It is time to take it more seriously and it is time for the people to take the word of the LORD that is spoken in dreams by a seer prophet more seriously.
Lives communities, and Nations depend upon this gifting. Why? Because, this is what God uses to bring His will and word to pass!
“Surely the LORD God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets,” Amos 3:7.
Just Be Careful Who You Share Your Dreams With
This brings me to the point I was about to make! Whewwww, someone is thinking “and finally My brethren!
Remember Paul said this before finishing two chapters. Anyway, the point that God shared with me today was…. as soon as you speak your dream, especially to brothers and sisters in the LORD or even natural family, it is on!
I mean, in a place called time, there is a time where we are tested as to weather we will believe that dream or vision or not and when we speak it, then the war is on, because until you say the dream, the devil will leave you alone but once he hears it… he knows that it has to come to pass.
He knows that much about God and His prophets. He knows once God get’s it out of your mouth that it has to come to pass! Once you begin acting on it then not only will it come to pass but it will cause others to enter into this dream or vision!
And here is the thing, he will normally start using your dear brother’s and sister’s in the LORD or immediate family to stop you! The motive will be jealousy and this jealousy will attach itself to a spirit of Jezebel to bring you down!
The Devil Knows the Word Coming Forth Will Win
He knows that the word of the LORD is the most powerful thing and that soon if we continue to trust it and move in it that His Kingdom will crumble and that the Kingdom of God will be replaced and God’s army will gain back what he has stolen from us!
You see it takes faith to gain back what Jesus has already paid for! It takes faith and patience in believing and then executing Christs Victory at Calvary! We are in training for reigning in this so called war, which is simply a war of conquering our own thoughts to believe what Christ has already done at the cross!
So here is the bottom line… I can hear you saying “thank God!” The bottom line is, when you have a dream first and foremost, be sure when you tell it, that you tell it to the right people!
Tell it exactly the way you saw it and when you do, know that the war is on! The war is on for your thoughts, feelings and emotions! The war is on to get you to doubt what God showed you! The war is on for you to doubt that God loves you,when you don’t see it come to pass right away!
The enemy knows nothing until you tell it! But without telling it there is no war! There may not be a war, but without this declaration, there can be no victory!
The war is on to get you into fear doubt and be impatient! The war is on for the soul of your family, city, church and country! So no, do not take this dream or vision lightly!
God has strategically orchestrated your life, so that He could give it to you, for such a time as this! So that, you might be able to save a family alive in war times and in times of great distress!
What may happen to you is only bringing you to a place in your character, to be able to do God’s will humbly when you are exalted to the platform or palace that he is taking you to!
So dream on dreamer! You were born for this!! The battle may be hard fought with the enemies being so close, but remember even the so called enemies are going to be saved, as they see the purpose that God has called you and given you in a dream!
“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive,” Genesis 50:20.
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.