I once heard heaven described as “an expansion of every good thing on earth”. I like that, because expansion means growth and freedom, enlargement, amplification, development, expectancy and life. We have within us that capacity for expansion for the kingdom of heaven resides within us.
“Now when He (Jesus) was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21)
I love being around my husband, especially when he starts to speak visions and dreams. He has faith for God to do exploits through and in Him and it’s catching. The words he speaks are words of faith and life and God uses Him and others like him to stir up the God given dreams that have lain dormant and hidden within people’s hearts.
It is a constant reminder to me of that fact that it really does matter who we “hang around” with. There are many whom the dream thief (the devil) has stolen from, and unless they allow Holy Spirit to stir up the dreams within them will waste no time in telling you to get back to reality and to stop dreaming. Perhaps that is why so many people are like “dead men walking”. Or as Benjamin Franklin once stated, “Most men die from the neck up at age twenty-five because they stop dreaming.”
But that is not Gods plan for us. When we are connected to Him and His words remain in us the very life and expansive power of heaven starts to be activated in our lives. Impossibilities become realities, the weird and the wonderful starts to break open in us. Miracles, provision, breakthrough, restoration, solutions and strategies are released and downloaded into our hearts and minds.
Today, consider if you are listening to your fears or those who tell you constantly to “get real” and to come back down to earth? Or are you listening to God and to those men and women around you who have faith, vision and dreams?
God has expansion on His mind. He wants us to believe for more and to expect Him to work in and through us. Good things are up ahead and breakthrough and release are on God’s agenda. For “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things? “ (Romans 8:31-32)
Even if you have faced difficulties or disappointments, look up today and believe for better things coming your way. Start to declare it, speak God’s promises and know that the angels of heaven will start working on your behalf to bring it to pass as you do.
“By faith and patience you WILL inherit the promises of God” (Hebrews 6:12)
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”(Hebrews 1:14 NIV)
“For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone.” (Psalm 91:10-11 NIV)
“Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.” (Psalm 130:20 KJV)
Prayer: Lord thank you for reminding me to dream bigger and to expect better things for my future. Please surround me with people who believe, who expect, who dream and who see and hear from heaven. Great things are being released in and around my life today. In Jesus Name Amen.