Do you have dream (s)?
God has a dream for Abram / Abraham, which consisted of him being the father of a great nation when he had neither son;
God gave a dream to Joseph, who would rule over his brothers up and up about his parents, when he had nothing;
God has a dream for David who would be king, when there was still a king, and David only kept sheep.
Before continuing I want to ask you:
Most likely your answer is "yes ...", we humans need to have reasons to live, has a dream of owning their own home, others to be married, others become rich, others of being fathers / mothers, each have your dream.
God made a promise to Abram saying he would father a great nation "will make of thee a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing. Gen. 12.2 "to Abram this promise was like a dream, "Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. Gen. 15.2,3 ", Abram did not see how being a father, he was old, his wife too, and thought it would be Eliezer his heir.
But God strengthened, the promise made to Abraham and showed that his dream would be reality: "And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, This shall not be thine heir, but he that out of thy bowels, he shall be Your herdeiro.Então took him outside and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to tell. And he said unto him, So shall thy semente.E he believed in the Lord, and it was imputed to him for righteousness. Genesis 15.4-6 , "Abram believed, for the realization of the dream of Abram happen he needed to believe it was a promise that God made, and the Bible says that Abraham believed, and it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Before this promise be performed, Abram had to leave his land, of kindred, and his parents' house. At first he complied in part, out of the earth, the home of the parents, but not out of the midst of kindred, he took with him Lot, Lot mean: veil, Abram took then with the veil, which hindered him to see clearly that which promised is faithful and able to perform, and Abram did not trust wholly in God in the beginning, there was famine in the land that he was, and he went down to Egypt without consulting God, well, God told him to leave his land and go to the land that God showed Abram should not get out of there, but God was merciful to Abraham did leave Egypt rich in cattle and male and female slaves, but was a consequence of his mistake down to Egypt, returning from Egypt came a maidservant named Hagar, which brought headache for Sarai, Abram had a son of Hagar, Sarai and Hagar afflicted because of this child, which resulted in sorrow for Abram to have to abandon a child, fire him for land distant. Abram on his return from Egypt, invokes the name of the Lord "... and there Abram called on the name of the Lord. Gen. 13.4 ", but God spoke to Abram on this occasion, the veil was there messing God speaking, God spoke only after Abram fired Lot, "And the Lord said to Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, to the north, and south, and east and west Genesis 13:14 "after this event God changes Abram's name to Abraham, changes the name of Abraham's wife Sarai to Sarah gives legitimate son named Isaac. But all this happened after Abraham fully obey the Lord, the Lord later wondering if Abraham was actually fully trusting him, commanded him to sacrifice his son, Abraham now with your heart totally dedicated to God, to obey completely, but at the moment sacrifice God stop Abraham from sacrificing his son: "But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Here I am. Then he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do anything to him for now I know that you fear God, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only. 22.11-12 Genesis "
God also gave Joseph a dream:
"And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren hated him yet so more.And said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright, and behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my molho.Então told his brothers, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? Thou indeed have dominion over us? So much more annoyed by his dreams and for his words. Genesis 37.5-8 "
And God made the dream of Joseph, but before Joseph was thrown into a pit, sold into slavery, was arrested, then only later became governor of Egypt, Joseph in no time demonstrated a lack of trust in the Lord, being wronged suffered harm, but God exalted him when he was humiliated, unjustly imprisoned.
God also made a promise to David to be king, and it was, but he was chased for about 10 years, chased death, Saul pursued him wanting to kill him.
I ask again: Do you have dreams? You have promise?
The Lord Jesus Christ made a promise: "Every one who believes in me as the scripture says ..." He also said that he would return "not your heart be troubled ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am you may be also. John 14:1-3 "He has gone to prepare a place for us, he promised that he would give the source the water of life: "And he said unto me, It is done, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. To him who thirsts I will give of the fountain of the water of life. Revelation 21.6 "
What strikes me in the realization of every dream, every promise is: "There is a big win without a great fight!" Abraham had a big win, but faced their struggles, leaving his father, his mother, leaving his relatives leave their land, but the victory was certain.
Jesus also told us to love him above all things, "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy from me. Matthew 10:37 "
Abraham left the land, ie, he left to take care of what was yours to do what God has done queria.Você the Lord's work? "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15 , "that does not mean that you will stop working, not" who does not work does not eat "" For we hear that some among you walk disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness work, and eat their own bread. Thessalonians 3.11-12 "" In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread ... Genesis 3:19 " does that mean for you to seek first the kingdom of God, seeking first to do things the Lord put the Lord Jesus over all things. "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added. Matthew 6:33 , "the Lord said: All things, he said: Some, but: All.
Joseph also faced a big fight, and had a great victory, suffered unjustly, but he trusted that the Lord was in control of everything: "Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves for your eyes sold me here because for preserving life, God sent me before thy face. Gen. 45.5 "
The Lord Jesus warned us that we would have trouble "I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace in the world you have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33 "
David had a great victory, also faced their struggles.
Jesus also said that we would be blessed if we are persecuted for His sake "Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds lying evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12 "
- You want to step on streets of gold?
- You want to take the fountain of the water of life?
- Do you want to attend the wedding of the Lamb in heaven?
- Do you want to realize your dreams?
The Lord Jesus could fulfill their dreams, He could give you the water of life, faithful, remains in his presence.
He said: "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14:13 "
Stay in the presence of the Lord Jesus, take him as their king, their God, their Lord, love him above all things, love him upon his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, "If I have love, keep my commandments. John 14:15 "and just as Abraham won, won José David won, the Lord Jesus will give you victory. "But in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37 "
The table so that Abraham believed and was counted righteousness before God, the Lord Jesus wants us to believe it:
We must believe the work the Lord Jesus has already done:
"For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness. Now to him who works, not imputed to it the reward according to grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. Romans 4.3-8 "
"Even as Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith are sons of Abraham. Now the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying: All the nations will be blessed in you. So that they which are of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. Galatians 3.6-9 , "the promise is for everyone" All nations will be blessed in you ", the promise that the Lord Jesus is made for humanity, then believe and have eternal life, will drink of the water of life.
Abraham believed so offered upon the altar the son of promise, the prostitute Rahab, believed, and therefore has sheltered the spies. Without believing they would not have committed any of these attitudes.
"Did not our father Abraham was justified by works, when he offered upon the altar his son Isaac? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith only. In the same way Rahab the harlot was also not justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? James 2.21-25 "
And you? Take attitude to serve the Lord and to love him above all things and all.
"If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15 "
If you believe, take atitue (his work), to stay firmly at the feet Lord Jesus!