February 24, 2018  

 

PAY ATTENTION

Dag Heward-Mills

 

READ: Jeremiah 1:4-19

 

 

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

 

Under the sweet influences of the Holy Spirit, you will not despise the things you see with the eyes of your heart. Under the influence of the Holy Spirit, you will not despise the Holy Spirit’s dreams. Show respect to the Holy Spirit by writing down the dreams and visions immediately. Do not disregard even the smallest kind of dream or vision.

Jeremiah’s first vision was to see a rod. The second one was to see a boiling pot. Most people would have despised such silly visions as being a figment of the imagination “Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.” (Jeremiah 1:11-14). Under the influence of the Holy Spirit, Jeremiah believed there was something important about this mini vision.

Be open also to the fact that you will make mistakes with your dreams and visions. Not everything will be accurate and not everything will be right. “For a dream cometh through the multitude of business...” (Ecclesiastes 5:3). It is difficult to accept that some of your dreams and visions are actually mistakes.