LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF DANIEL 4:5 (Amp) Re - edited
"I saw a dream and it made me afraid; and the fantasies and thoughts and the visions [that appeared] in my mind as I lay on my bed kept alarming me."
10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER FORGET ANYTIME YOU HAVE A BAD DREAM .
1.Rule number one - Never wake up and begin to panic .Fear opens the gate for the enemy to attack you . Key - wake up from that dream and deliberately refuse to fear . Why? He that says He is with you , is far greater than the enemy that is trying to harass you in the dream .Note: Isaiah 41:10(Amp)"Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of [salvation].’
2.Go into thanksgiving prayer using the word - Example -"father I thank you because your word says I shall not die but live and declare the works of the lord "Psalm 118:17. you find your self in rags in the dream , rebuke it and pray the word concerning your finances "father I thank you so much because it is written that you take delight in my prosperity , so poverty you are a liar get lost in the name of Jesus , Amen. Psalm 35:27"Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant."
3.The power of your imagination- what Satan does is that he tries to super impose his evil imagination on your subconscious man using fear as his tool of entrance so your inner man can receive and accept it as true , as it is what you think you become . Prov 23:7a. So what do you do ? Cast that evil imagination of the devil down and bring your thoughts to the obedience of God's word . The truth that has being written concerning you think on those truths you have read in scripture and picture yourself in it in prayer , thanksgiving and joy in the lord .2 Cor 10:5 (Amp)"We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ, ."
4.Fret not - At times you are tempted to fret about it , but don't . That is what Satan expects of you , so he can move in with his other plans against you . Don't fret , let him know you know who you are in Christ and you are in charge not him. Rebuke him with the word and command the mountain of that evil dream to depart in prayer . Mark 11:23(NLT)" I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!’ and [a]does not doubt in his heart [in God’s unlimited power], but believes that what he says is going to take place, it will be done for him [in accordance with God’s will].,."
5.Hold your peace - Always be in control is the key .If the dream is really bad ,your peace will allow Him (Jesus) to speak to you . He does in the midst of your storm .( Psalm 46:1 ). He can tell you to just praise Him , He can tell you to laugh at the devil using the word (Job 5:22) . He can just quicken in your spirit what to do at that moment ,let Him lead before you begin to pray out of point.
.John 14:27"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the worldgiveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
6.Doubt - There is always this tendency to doubt if God is still with you when you encounter evil dreams . but listen , He is . He cannot lie , so don't at such moments , if not you would be operating in your flesh and the truth is if you continue to doubt if He is with you , before you know it , the enemy has stolen your joy (His word that gives you strength) Neh 8:10b. Don't doubt at such moments , but be encouraged to just believe what God has said in scripture . Heb 13:5b(NLT)" For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never abandon you."
7. Trust - Now hear the power of trust . Bible says to trust Him at all times . meaning what ? good dream or bad dream we trust Him . Why? the word is more powerful than any force of darkness on earth or in heaven . Psalm 62:8 (NIV)"Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."
8.Prayer - When you want to really deal with Satan , use prayer . scripture puts it well in the book of Luke 18:1 (Amp)"Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart, " . Deal hard with him and return every wicked arrows of the enemy back to the devil and all his cohorts .
9.No matter the bad dream , keep the word in your mouth and your heart . Never waver and never let go of what God has promised you in His word . hold on to it forever and confess it loud . Heb10:23 (Amp)" Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]; ". Key - The word works !!
10. Finally , at times when God allows an evil to come your way . He uses it again to teach you so many things , so your confidence in Him will be strong . 1.He can use the evil to show you how weak the enemy really is. He can use it to show you the lies of the enemy how fake he is . He can just teach you a new thing from it . The enemy cannot beat God. This is were this scripture speaks. Roms 8:28 (NLT) proves to be true . "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."
prayer : Father deal with every bad dream I have had in the past in the name of Jesus , Amen.
you are blessed!