Beware of desiring a vision/dream/word from the Lord
|Women who claim to be Christian and say that|
God or Jesus whispers, gives visions,
&/or speaks audibly to them. Clockwise, Kim Smith,
Beth Moore, Joanna Gaines, Ann Voskamp.
Others hear about these visitations, and become jealous or discouraged that they are not also receiving such personal ministrations from their
Have you noticed that whenever these women speak of having a personal visit/dream/word it is always sweet and wooing, but never GOD-like? Two weeks ago my pastor was teaching on the passage in Genesis 20, the section on Abraham and Abimelech.
Here in the Bible is an actual dream/vision conversation in which the Almighty God opened the conversation not with a promise of Starbucks and baby koalas, not with a promise of career success, not with sensuous nothings of a dewy night or breathless endearments like honey and babe, but a threat of death.
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man’s wife." (Genesis 20:3)
How about that? Death. And please note that Abimelech had not done anything wrong, Abimelech pleads his case, and God acknowledges Abimelech had done nothing wrong. Still, Abimelech heard, Behold, you are a dead man. For some reason I don't read about the Dream Divas relating that kind of conversation when they pridefully (2 Corinthians 12:7) relate their lengthy, audible, specific dream and vision quotes from an otherworldly entity they call Jesus - but isn't.
The take-away today:
Beware of seeking dreams and visions and a word from God. He might say Behold, you are a dead woman.