Bible Study Series – When Men Dream Dreams
“… Old men shall dream dreams…” springs from the words written in Joel 2:28. And so it is so. In Acts Chapter 2 while speaking to the confounded crowd that had gathered around as men spoke in unknown tongues, the apostle Peter drew upon the full text of the passage wherein the Scriptures proclaim that God will pour out his Spirit upon our sons and daughters. The text speaks of prophesy, dreaming dreams, and young men seeing visions. It is used by Peter as a means of giving credence to the miracle of tongues that occurred at Pentecost.
This bible study is titled:
Jacob’s Dream and Keeping a Dreambook
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A bible study on Genesis 28:10-17 – “The Dreamers”
|Context: Jacob has recently deceived his father Isaac and obtained the blessing of prosperity that should have been his brother’s, Esau. He is fearful of Esau’s anger and is fleeing to Haran.Genesis 28:10-17What a remarkable dream Jacob had – a dream of an open heaven where the angels of God ascended and descended from heaven to earth. Here we discover freedom of movement, where there is no perceivable difference between what may be termed heaven and what may be called earth! This is God’s wonderful dream.Jacobs dream foreshadows God’s dream for us – the dream of an open heaven, the dream of heaven touching earth and earth touching heaven. It is in Jesus where heaven meets earth and earth touches heaven. This is where the infinite, all powerful, all present God becomes human. It is only through God’s son Jesus that God’s dream for our human race can become a reality. Jesus understood this when he said ‘I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.’ (John 1v51). Here Jesus is unveiling the Kingdom to come – the Kingdom that is here now and is yet to be, of which we are a part of now and eternally will be with Jesus.We see this dream turn into reality as he is raised from death and seated at the right hand of the Father. This is the reality to which we as followers of Christ now belong. It literally consumed Jesus life. He lived it, breathed it, died for it and wonderfully rose from the dead to pave the way for us to participate in the fulfillment of the Father’s dream.|
So what does this mean for us who now believe?
“…but the dreamers of the day are dangerous
Men (and women), for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible.”
T. E. Lawrence (Italics added)
Jesus was a dangerous man because he acted with ‘eyes wide open’ and saw His Fathers’ dream become a reality. Are we going to be dangerous man and women, who act on our dreams with ‘eyes wide open’, and see our dreams become possible?
Response – Dreambooks
Dreaming is essential for our emotional, spiritual and mental health. We dream at night to digest the day. Daydreaming is about hopes and aspirations – about projecting ourselves forwards. This is equally as important as “past” dreaming.
The following exercise is about dreaming in the day, and sharing these dreams with those you are walking with. Unlocking your innermost dreams and thoughts can release hope and inspiration. It can provide the motivation to move on. (“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18)
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Jacob’s Dream and Keeping a Dreambook A bible study on Genesis 28:10-17 – “The Dreamers” download the pdf version image bible notes track instrumental film Context Jacob has recently deceived his father Isaac and obtained the blessing of prosperity that should have been his brother’s, Esau. He is fearful […]
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Reference Links To Old Men Who Dream Dreams (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Acts 2:1-13)