Originally posted by Berean Examiner, and republished with permission.
“Dream Destiny infection spreading”
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.
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Please tell us more about this! I can’t seem to get away from it. It’s everywhere: online, church, leadership conferences, etc.
Thank you for exposing this movement for what it is. Evil!
Are we allowed to be smitten with awe for a human being; I’m smitten with some kind of admiration for you Johanna. Bless you for your courage in seeking the true God and sharing with the flock.
I imagine it is difficult for Christians who are not diligently studying their bible, to distinguish between a God inspired dream with 100% correct interpretation and the other kind.
How are they to distinguish?
I read your book in the 80’s. But since then I have totally gotten of track. Every church I have been is doing all the things you have spoken about. It is a fearful thing in my heart. I have been asking God what is wrong with me. I have even thought I was lost because of all the celebrating nonsense. I have noticed they seem to have an experience and than try to find scripture to prove there experience is of God. How do you find a church that has the same proven truths that your ministry is about. Lost in PA.
I have heard your youtube videos on new age. What silence practice would you recommend? How to be quiet before God? Please give us an alternative to meditation and what is Beta waves to Alpha waves and and gamma waves to settle the stress in the mind. Can you explain what all that is about from the new age side. Changing the cell or Biology structure by thought alone. Science and medicine are practicing this to heal trauma of the brain. Dr. Joe Dispenza and Bruce Lipton books write of this from a biology point of view. After hearing your videos I am very confused on “be still and know that I am God” . Its very fearful to meditate on much of the old testament and we have very little word from the new testament. Please share your thoughts. Thank you
Now that is sound unbiblical Doctrine. In the highest order. But however I’m looking for a more precise subtle entrance into what looks like gospel, tastes like gospel, it even digests like gospel. But in fact is a lie. Anyone have an answer?