False Dreams

imageDo not let false dreams that creep up try to get the best of you, when God has got this.

This is what the Lord says—
Your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
Who teaches you what is best for you,
Who directs you in the way you should go.”
Isaiah 48:17

They are false—not true or correct; erroneous; uttering or declaring what is untrue; not faithful or loyal; treacherous; tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive; not genuine; counterfeit; based on mistaken, erroneous, or inconsistent impressions, ideas or facts; used as a substitute or supplement, especially temporarily.

This is all a trap to try and hinder the truth of God’s promises.

What has been presented to you lately as false?

Such things that are contrary to what God has promised you. They are contrary to what God is giving you as best. They contradict the very word of God—every single time. They are erroneous. They declare false statements and accusations. They are inconsistent impressions, ideas and “facts” used to come against the truth.

Look at the book of Daniel. There were four distinguished young men among an already determined group of excellent men. Out of the four—three were presented a command from the king. These are the FACTS:

  • All must obey the ruling of King Nebuchadnezzar.
  • King Nebuchadnezzar summoned all of his staff to dedicate an image he set up.
  • Astrologers came forth to denounce these young men and encourage a law to worship the image.
  • All those that would not fall down and worship will be thrown into a blazing furnace.
  • The furnace was turned up seven times higher than usual.

These are all facts!

Here is the TRUTH of God’s word:

  • The three young men must give account before the angry King Nebuchadnezzar.
  • The King asks, “Is it TRUE, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up?”
  • The three young men reply that they don’t need to defend themselves in this matter….no need to explain.
  • The three young men declare if they are thrown into the furnace, God will deliver them.
  • The three young men declare if God does not deliver them they still won’t worship the false God!
  • The three young men are thrown in a blazing furnace and LIVE!
  • The fourth man appears in the furnace with them–the Son of Man.

This is a part of history where we understand that the truth will always outweigh the facts! They presented the King with the truth of God’s word. The were unwilling to compromise this truth. They placed the truth against the facts of the situation and came out liberated!

It doesn’t matter how blazing your situation looks.

It doesn’t matter how strong the matter appears.

It doesn’t matter how intense the problem arises.

It doesn’t matter how much it looks like you should just call it quits and cave in. You are stronger than you think, because there is Someone always present among you that is never going to leave your side! Not for one second! But He is going to be present EVERY SINGLE moment of your life that you are FACED WITH FIRE!

Those are all false dreams and God’s will shall always be accomplished first! This won’t touch you. This won’t crush you. This won’t destroy you. This won’t bring you down. This VERY situation will actually turn out for the glory and PRAISE that belongs completely to our REAL KING JESUS!

This is what the Lord says:
“In the time of my favor I will answer you,
And in the day of salvation I will help you;
I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant
for the people, to restore the land
and to reassign its desolate inheritances,
to say to the captives, ‘COME OUT,”
and to those in darkness, ‘BE FREE!”
They will feed beside the roads
and find pasture on every barren hill.”
Isaiah 49:8-9

Don’t ever be led or strayed away by false things. See the truth of God’s word in every situation…even the most fiery ones! You will come to realize that furnace, is actually going to get you a promotion! Here are the scriptures for you to take hold of…

Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual and commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace. The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and these three men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace.

Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?”

They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.”

He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”

Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!”

So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.

Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. Therefore I decree that the people of any nation or language who say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego be cut into pieces and their houses be turned into piles of rubble, for no other god can save in this way.”

Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon.
Daniel 3:19-30 (New International Version)


About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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