Dreams – Part I

Dreams can be viewed from a variety of experiences that originate out of our conscious and unconscious states of mind.

It includes visual stories or scenes happening while we sleep, the grasping of visions within gaps in our loss of concentration during the day, as well as spirtual awareness during periods of intimate consciousness and encounters in the presence of the Lord. Dreams are also considered as experiences stemming from realistic and unrealistic possibilities of present and future outlooks, hopes, and aspirations, as well as unrevealed intimate thoughts.

Many of these aspects of dreams can be perceived by others through perspectives of what is revealed based on the receipt of information from verbal content or visual expression.

Though some of these happenings can branch off to further label or describe different encounters or experiences. All of them have to do with our thoughts. The Bible encourages us in Philippians 4:8 that while in our conscious mind, we should think about things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and commendable. It also encourages us that when we are going through hard times, struggles, periods of stretching, pain, etc. that even in those times, we should search out those things. And, if there is anything we can find that demonstrates even a bit of excellence or anything that is worthy of praise that we should also think about those things.

Dreams in all it’s various forms are things that we think about also. Once created or thought of, dreams don’t die. They can lay dormant if unrevealed, or be forgotten, dismissed, shared, and even transferred (to an unbeliever this is often looked at as a stolen dream).

Despite what conditions govern our various dreams, there are several situations that people rely on and may claim as their truth, that can end up in ruining our outlook on life, sabotaging our purpose, skewing our mentality or way of thinking, and even shaking our emotional stability and belief system. In fact, there’s been many movies depicting such unfortunate circumstances.

Misconceptions that are commonly destructive to our thought process are worth debunking. Especially when it comes to our dreams, which are like the silent horses of our minds pulling the carriage of our zeal and determination throughout life.

Be blessed,



Purpose vs. Instinct

While we are purposefully advancing and maturing in our strengths in the Lord, the devil is instinctively attempting to decrease us by our weaknesses.

“Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. But resist him, be firm in your faith [against his attack—rooted, established, immovable], knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being experienced by your brothers and sisters throughout the world…” 1 Peter 5:8 AMP

Be blessed,


In Leaf 🍃

“The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.” Mark 11:12-13 NIV

The scripture surrounding the fig tree occurs in between two significant happenings in Jerusalem. Jesus had come to the Mount of Olives where he rode in on a colt into the city, while people had spread their cloaks and branches on the ground for the colt to walk on. They shouted “Hosanna in the highest”. Jesus had a mission and went into the temple courts and assessed all that was going on there (the conducting of various businesses consisting of the buying and selling of merchandise). But without taking any action or exchanging words, he decided that it was too late, and he went to Bethany with his Disciples. The bible says that the next day they left Bethany and were heading back to the temple courts, but on the way Jesus was hungry. He saw the fig tree in the fullness of its leaves and went to see if there was any fruit. But he found nothing but leaves, because it was not in the season for figs and he cursed the tree and it withered. When he reached the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were buying and selling, not only speaking out against them but also overturning their tables and benches and stopping anyone from bringing merchandise through the temple. He disrupted the flow of what was taking place in the temple because he had the authority to curse, ban, and restrict that which appears as good from afar, but within, is filled with things that corrupt and exploit what should actually be a fruitful place to feed those who are hungry. And the fig tree was a precursor.

Jesus was on a mission and about his father’s business for the house of the Lord. He displayed a hunger and was drawn to what appeared to be the fullness of a fig tree that could strengthen him in his need, but instead, he was met with great disappointment due to the tree not being in its fruitful season.

Sometimes it can appear that when life is moving seamlessly and many areas in our lives seem to be flourishing, that there is less demand for the requirement to produce from within. But, many times the things that others see from afar off that appear to look bright, and lush, and vigorous or full in our lives, when upclose and personal, it can actually be realized or counted, as burdensome, immature, imperfect, incomplete, undergrown, untimely, and undeveloped.

Naturally, research shows that fig trees that have leaves but no fruit, usually indicates that the tree is young; And due to its age, it over vigorously puts most of its energy into producing leaves and shoots. But once the tree matures and slows down that boost of fullness, it will be fruitful and produce offspring that create seeds. The bottom line is, until the tree is old enough to produce seeds, it will not produce fruit.

But Spiritually, the bible tells us that in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, he gives us this charge: “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.” (2 Timothy 4:2 NIV). John 15:1-5 tells us that Jesus is the true vine and we are the branches, therefore in order to bear fruit we must remain in the vine. Verse 3 says, that we are clean because of the word he has spoken to us. Matthew 4:4 NIV tells us that “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God”. And 1 Timothy 4:12 NIV says to not “let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. These scriptures help us to understand what Jesus saw and expected of the fig tree.

When Jesus looks at us he sees us not as worldly fig trees but as spiritual fig trees. We are trees that are the spiritual children of God; Young, ambitious, zealous, strong, healthy, and full of energy. And he sees us from afar off as trees in leaf. Leaf that signifies a fullness of life. And the Lord is drawn to fullness, because he came that we may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10). But the difference between the world and the spirit, is that when the Lord gets up close and personal with us in a place of relationship (where he expects to receive fruit out of that abundance of our youthful lives), that fruit should be present, whether in season or out of season. Whether in abundance or recession, whether in joy or sorrow, whether in good times or hard times, our fruit should be present and available, because we remain in the true vine that is always to be prepared with the word of God, on our lips, in our doing, in our heart, in the hope of our confident assurance in the promises of God (Faith), and in our purity because of the cleansing of the Word.

This fullness that is bursting with fruit, gives us the kind of authority like Jesus, to correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and careful instruction.

Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”John 15:16 NIV

Be Blessed,


There was a man!

There was a man who carried a tree.
There was a tree who carried a man.
The tree stood tall upon a rock.
The man was stretched upon the tree.
The man bore the sins of men.
The tree bore the stains of a man.
The man was nailed, the tree was pierced.
The man gave up his breath, the curtain was torn.
The earth shook, and the rocks split.
The man was laid in the tomb, but the tree could only watch.
As the rock took its place, with a tomb newly made.
In the cleft of the rock, the stone was covered, sealed, and guarded.
The glory passed by, the rock rolled away.
They saw the Linen off his back, but his face they did not see.

[Then the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place beside Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; and while My glory is passing by, I will put you in a cleft of the rock and protectively cover you with My hand until I have passed by. Then I will take away My hand and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”]
Exodus 33:21‭-‬23 AMP

Speaking even in silence

Sometimes, we think that God isn’t speaking when he is silent. But one thing I’ve noticed is that the people of God are constantly coming before the Lord, with prayers, requests, praise, and worship, and though there are many times when God speaks and responds, there are likewise many other times when we don’t receive a response.

If we think of God as our father, then we know that time and time again we have received instruction from the Lord, guiding us along his path and direction. It’s easy for us to think of this as if it only applies in the spiritual realm toward spiritual things, but our instructions are directions for our how we live our natural lives. We go through so many encounters, and our lives get intertwined, interrupted, and influenced by others on a daily basis; and this is what creates the many intricacies to our stories, that our hearts respond to throughout the many issues of life.

At one point I used to think that because I can hear the instructions of the Lord, as a parent speaks to a child, that the moments when I don’t get a response meant that I was free to decide on my own. But, boy did I learn the hard way. I began to feel tormented because of my own decisions on things that the Lord didn’t respond to. I realized that it was not my own inconsistencies and hindrances that kept me from accomplishing the tasks that I signed up for, but rather that the Holy Spirit had interjected in many ways to amplify those distractions so that the tasks would not be established based on my own free will.

When self-doubt crept in, I had to stop and remind myself that I was more than capable for what I signed up for, but I also needed to understand that regardless of my abilities, that the work of the Holy Spirit had the power to affect the process of my performance.

When I noticed the works of the Holy Spirit and prayed to the Lord about it, the answer I got shifted my whole perspective on his silence. He told me that when he doesn’t speak, he is still responding in silence by not sanctioning any other priorities over what he had already purposed for me to do now.

I then had to humble myself and ask for forgiveness from the Lord and also go through the hard step of asking for forgiveness from the person I had promised based on my free will decisions and then get back on track with what the Lord required of me.

What peace, what joy, and what comfort I found in not just saying yes to the Lord but actually prioritizing and carrying out that yes, in the season he had set apart for those works.

“Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.” Jude 1:24-25 NLT

Be blessed,


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