Tag: Dreams

Crushed Grapes

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

A young man who’d been accepted to the African missionary field found out that he was unable to serve because his wife physically couldn’t handle the extreme heat. Heartbroken, he resolved himself to make all the money he could to help spread the Gospel to the world. His father, a dentist, had a company on the side for making unfermented wine for communion services. The young man took over and began developing the company. His name was Welch. Every time you see a bottle of Welch’s grape juice, you’re seeing the name of the young man whose crushed dreams resulted in funding missions through grape juice. Grapes, like dreams and desires, can become something sacred when crushed if you give them to God and resolve to glorify Him no matter what.

Do you have broken dreams, crushed hopes, or a broken heart? Give it to the Lord. Resolve to keep going strong and to glorify Him no matter what. Your crushed dreams, like grapes, will become the sacred juice of the Lord’s communion.

Today’s Mission – What brokenness have you known, or still know, in your life? Give it to God and thank Him for His redemption of it.

by Jonathan Cahn

Will You Let Him Reign?

George Whittenby George Whitten

Genesis 37:8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

Luke 19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

Another aspect of Mashiach ben Yosef, is that the world would resist his authority.

When Joseph told his family of his dreams, they were outraged at the suggestion that their younger brother would reign over them. They simply had no idea that God would make Joseph exactly the kind of ruler they needed.

Likewise, the world is outraged with Yeshua’s claim to be ruler of this world. Never mind that His astounding humility completely qualifies Him to be loved, worshiped and respected.

Joseph won the hearts of his brothers by the grace, forgiveness, and love that he showed them after they had rejected and sought to kill him. Yeshua wins our hearts the same way, and yet we still find resistance to His authority in some areas of our lives.

The longer I walk as a believer, the more I find myself between two realities. As my life becomes more consecrated and I realize how Holy He truly is, I become increasingly aware of my own true condition,“Woe is me, for I’m a man of unclean lips!” My life may seem to be holier to the world, while inside my spirit is crying out, “Lord, Help me!” It’s because I can see and feel more clearly the areas in my soul that are still not submitted to Him. Yet His Spirit is constantly nudging me, “I want this part of your life too!”

If the Spirit of God is nudging you to surrender something, somehow, somewhere… it’s time to give it over to Him. Don’t wait another day. Take a moment and say once again, “Lord I want you to reign over all my life!”

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten