Daniel replied, “No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. ~ Daniel 2:28
Christians have stopped dreaming. In the days of the Book of Acts, the Apostles and other disciples believed that God desired to pour out His Spirit and power on the world. They believed the Kingdom of God was at hand. There have been times throughout the last 2000 years when Christians have been renewed and revived with this same truth. But we have begun to wane. Mostly we have limited our faith to the next life.
Yet, God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He still desires to pour out His Spirit and power. And He still wants to work His will through His people. We have stopped dreaming that Christians have been given the power and the assignment to do great things here. God desires to raise up His own children to find cures for cancer, a vaccine for AIDS, solve unclean drinking water problems, and find eco-friendly energy sources. He wants to empower His children to heal marriages, feed the poor, clothe the naked, and fight injustice.
Why has our generation stopped dreaming? We have stopped praying prayers that require faith and a miracle of God. We have stopped believing that the same power that raised Christ from the dead is available now! We are not even sure if the miracles of the Bible happened anymore. And we wonder why Book of Acts miracles only take place in 3rd world countries. It is because we have stopped dreaming big, praying hard, and thinking long.
Join us this Sunday as we begin to trust God for some big, crazy dreaming!
Good Question.. Why dont miracles happen more? Not the puzzle-pieced together kind of miracle where one rightly sees God’s hand in things. These are common “coincidental miracles” that should be differentiated from the miracles of the Book of Acts because they require a long explanation to “get it”.
Im talking about the phenomenal overt type of miracles that border on the freakish and almost scary. I do believe they occur here in America everyday. However, I think the modern church is distracted with observence of mundane holidays, technology and themselves. The first century church and (I suggest) many oversea’s churches are not so similarily distracted. Thus God substantiates thier Kingdom work with miracles to authenticate the truth being shared.
I dream… but I dont dream of miracles from God. I just want an end to the desert.