Dream Big … and Be Richly Rewarded!

by | Sep 8, 2009 | Business & Marketplace

Editor’s Note: Prophetic minister Bobby Conner posted the following article on his Web site, bobbyconner.org, in June. It is a word for believers to remember and to apply not only in this season but also throughout our lives.

Bobby ConnerThe Spirit of God is constantly seeking to plant new seeds of victory inside you. Why? He is enlarging your vision and increasing your capacity for faith, hope and love. God longs for you to dream big! Ephesians 3:20-21 assures us that our King, the Lord Jesus Christ, “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (NKJV).

The Greek word translated “exceedingly” here is a marvelous word—one that should bring unspeakable joy to our hearts. It is hyper! We know what it means to be hyper—to be hyperactive, hyperacute, hyperalert, hyperexcited or hypersensitive. We know that a hyperbole is an exaggeration of the truth.

Our God wants to bestow hyperlove, hyperpeace, hyperblessing, hyperjoy, hyperhealth, hyperfreedom, hypervictory—into every pore and cell of our beings. And these blessings are not exaggerations, but His resurrection life, bought for us on the cross. We were raised into the newness of His hyperlife!

The Lord Jesus wants to take you to many new levels of victory. What does this mean? The Word says that we are now on a journey from glory to glory (see 2 Cor. 3:18), or from doxa to doxa. Doxa means “glory.”

Doxa is a most glorious condition, an exalted state, the perfect state of blessedness promised to believers in Christ. It is the perfect excellency of Christ, the kingly majesty of this Supreme Ruler of the Universe—the sublime nobility of the Messiah, King of Israel.

And this unspeakable doxa is the substance of the journey we’re on! We’re in glory, moving from glory to greater levels of glory!

But in order for this amazing journey to actualize in your everyday life—your life of taking care of children, doing laundry, driving to work, praying for the sick and casting out devils—the seed of the Word of God, His precious promises, must take root in your heart. You must become fully persuaded of all Christ bought for you at the cross.

The Lord describes this as the “self-surrender that accepts the blessing” (Is. 55:1, The Amplified Bible): “Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing].”

Before you’re ever going to be blessed and successful, you must see yourself already being blessed and successful. Before your dreams come to pass, you must look through your eyes of faith and see every dream—in vivid color—as already having come to pass. Experience their fulfillment as a living reality in your imagination and heart. Experience the emotions of joy and gratitude you would feel already having received them from the hand of God. We are to rejoice even as we pray!

Remember, God promised that you are created to be the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath (see Deut. 28:13).

Given His precious promises, what prevents us from receiving tremendous blessings and walking consistently, daily, in victory and overcoming faith?

Understand this vital spiritual truth: The enemy does not want you to fulfill your destiny. You are an extremely important member within the vast family of God—one of those who will gather the end-time harvest and usher in His kingdom on earth. Know that Satan will most certainly try to discourage you and uproot the seed God planted as soon as it is planted!

In order to defeat this wicked enemy in every area of your life, you must stay focused on God’s promises. Like a laser beam. Like a pit bull. As if your destiny depended on it—because it does. As if there is a war going on—because there is.

We are blessed beyond compare when we keep our minds on the good things of God (see Phil. 4:8). Constantly, continuously, hourly, moment by moment, train your heart and mind, your will and emotions, to meditate deeply on His promises—choosing to acknowledge and trust His Word rather than what your circumstances report.

This is the fight of faith. Only in this way can we live a life that is pleasing and honoring to God. It pleases our mighty King when we thank Him for His faithfulness to us, no matter what the circumstances look like and no matter what our emotions or friends tell us!

Before long, you will—without question, without fail—see the dreams God placed in your heart come to pass, His dreams fulfilled in you, exceedingly abundantly more than you could ask or think!

About the author: Bobby Conner, founder of Eagles View Ministries in Bullard, Texas (bobbyconner.org), ministers in a high-level, proven prophetic anointing. He believes his calling is to equip the body of Christ to hear and discern God’s voice in these times. He is best known for his sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Highly esteemed as an internationally acclaimed conference speaker who releases demonstrations of the miraculous, Conner has ministered effectively for many years in the United States and in more than 45 foreign countries.

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