Originally posted by Amy Spreeman over at Berean Examiner, and republished with permission.
Does God put a dream destiny in your heart? Did He make you for a God-sized dream?
The words, “dream destiny,” or, “God’s dream” are popping up in a significant number of sermons and books by celebrity pastors. It’s as if they’re all preaching from the same strange hymnal.
Once you recognize the symptoms and the widespread infection, you can’t unsee the dream shift happening in modern churches. Check out this short eye-opening gallery of Dream Destiny books – sold in CHRISTIAN bookstores:
Pretty significant, right? But consider this truth: Nowhere in Scripture do we find mention that God will supernaturally give you a dream, or any command from Christ that we are to follow the destiny He gave us (other than to repent and follow Him of course).
Why then this uptick in dream destinies? Who are the change agents moving this strange doctrine forward, and where did they get this idea?
The short answer is that this is a different Gospel, manufactured by the enemy and leveraged by his agents. That’s right, those who push dream destinies are being used as agents of the enemy of your soul. The Bible tells us their fate, unless they repent:
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8 ESV)
For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully. (2 Corinthians 11:4 NASB)
The Infection Spreaders
The common factor in the host/carriers is that almost all of them are part of an Apostolic renewal movement, a mixture of NAR/Dominionism with Latter Rain and Seeker/Emergent leaders.
The sickness of this infectious false doctrine is propelled by human-to-human contact in the name of UNITY, and has gone airborne. Even worse: It’s gone viral.
Whether humans gather en masse at stadiums or church sanctuaries, or they simply tune in and stream, this infection is spreading at an alarming rate. Conferences hosted by the new Apostles are hotbeds of danger. I’ve posted links at the bottom of this article so you can research this disease.
Its victims seldom know that they are infected. Instead they welcome it like poison, and cheer when they are overcome.
As with any dangerous illness, prevention is better than recovery. But the good news is that both are possible. Be in Scripture. Take your eyes off yourself and your dream, and remember that Jesus called us to die to ourselves, pick up our crosses (instruments of persecution and suffering), and follow Him. Through His breathed-out Word.
Is there a cure for this dream destiny? Yes. Only when your eyes are opened will you be able to know if you’ve caught it.
If you’ve been infected:
- Right any wrongs. Confess if you’ve taught this, and make it right.
- Die to yourself: Pick up your cross, and follow Him.
- Wear protection: Put on Christ daily and stay in His Word.
© Amy Spreeman 2016. Amy is the founder of Berean Research and also owns Berean Examiner. You can connect with Amy on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, and check out her Stand Up For The Truth radio and blog archives at aspreeman.com.