An Angel appears to Joseph in a dream (Photo credit: Martin LaBar)
Our Pastor teaching on Jeremiah 29:8, which says,
For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.
“[God says], ‘There are some diviners out there that be in the midst of you and they are deceiving you.’ Some folk get a certain amount of satisfaction in being…the bearers of bad news. They always want to be the first one that…deliver the news. And that’s what [the Church] had to deal with back then: …folk that was bringing…bad news all the time. [The Israelites] are already locked, in captivity, in bondage, and working hard… They didn’t need any more bad news from somebody that said they were a prophet.
“Some of us are going through some difficult things: you don’t need anyone to bring you some bad news. You don’t need any more bad news. You need to know what Heaven is saying…You need to see what God has to say…
“[God goes on to say the Church in Captivity], ‘They put ideas in your head and they cause you to dream dreams.’
“You can ended up dreaming dreams because of seed that’s been sown and planted in your mind. Folk keep planting seed in your mind: ‘You’re going to fail if you try. You’re going to fail if you try. Your’re going to fail if you try.’
[When] you say, ‘I’m getting ready to do this.’ And they say, ‘Are you sure? [Do] you think you can make it? [Do] you think you’re strong enough,’ they are sowing seed.
“‘Are you sure you want to do that?’ They are sowing seed.
“And after while you’ll lay down and go to sleep, and that seed that’s been planted in the back of your mind will influence your dreams. You won’t see yourself succeeding because there’s been so much seed planted there. All you can see in your dream is failure. And folk will cause you to dream the wrong dream, because of what they had to say. “
Administrative Assistant Marvin Sanders, Pastor of Shiloh Temple COGIC
“Bring Us Again Lord into the Place” (Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14)
Sunday Morning Worship Service
Sunday, September 18, 2011