Will Resurrect Your Dream
It’s Never, Never Too Late by Barbara Hamel
Some of you are so
discouraged by unfulfilled dreams
that you actually wish you were dead. I want to share with you a
message the Holy Spirit gave to me early one morning when I thought my
dream had died, too.
Some have dreams
that are barely still alive but appear to be at the point of death.
Some have dreams that have recently died. Some others believe
that their dreams are not only dead but they are prepared for burial and on
the way to the cemetery. Then there are those who say, "My dream
is so dead that it's already been buried and is decayed and
I would like to show you today from the Bible
that Jesus is experienced in resurrecting dreams in every stage of dying or
The Apostle Peter
messed up so badly by betraying Jesus, his best friend; he thought his
dream was over, too. The Bible says, "... he went out and
wept bitterly." (Matthew 26:75)
In the Greek
language those words "wept bitterly" mean
"lamentation, hard crying, wailing aloud, to violently bewail, sharp
and piercing". Peter's heart was so broken by what he had done,
he believed with all of his existence that his dream had ended. He
thought for sure Jesus was through with him.
After he cried his
eyes dry, he decided to go back to catching smelly fish and cussing like a
longshoreman. That is until Jesus rose from the dead and sent Peter a
message via Angelic delivery service
that said, "But go and tell his disciples - AND PETER - that He
is going before you into Galilee ..." (Mark 16:7)
that Angel, in essence, "Mention Peter by name. I want him to
know that I forgive him and that his dream is not dead. Make sure
he's at the meeting. In the front row. It's resurrection
Jesus would tell
you today if you're wishing that you were dead, too, "Hold your
horses. Don't throw in the towel. It's not over 'til it's
over. Keep believing. Power is on the
In the Bible there
is a Nobleman whose son was not actually dead but he was close to death
indeed. This man went to Jesus with great anxiety, imploring Him
to "... come down and heal my son for he is at THE POINT OF DEATH."
Jesus honored the man's release of faith by simply
telling him, "Go your way. Your son lives."
Possibly your dream
hasn't quite died but it's all you can do to hang on to it
today. Your dream is at THE POINT OF DEATH. Cry out to Jesus
the way the Nobleman did, expecting His intervention.
Jesus will say to
you, in essence, "That's all I was looking for. I was wanting you to ask for My help by faith. Go
your way. Your dream lives."
Call out to Him now. He will resurrect
that dream, as my husband likes to say, “In a New York minute.”
Elsewhere in the
Bible there is a man whose name was Jairus.
His daughter had recently died while he was in the process of running to find
Jesus. His little girl was not at the point of death.
says his little girl was actually "dead". As soon as Jesus
heard that the little girl was dead, He immediately told the man, "Do
not be afraid; only believe." (Mark )
Difficult as it
was, Jairus refused to get into fear
knowing he could trust the words of Jesus. Within moments, Jesus was
leaning over the child, speaking the words, "Little girl, I say to
you arise." Immediately the girl arose from the dead and
walked. (Mark )
So you say your
dream has recently died? Jesus would say to you,
"Do not be afraid. Only believe. Speak to your dream in My Name. Tell
that dream to come forth and to be perfected in the Earth and it will obey
Your dream will
rise from the dead even as Jairus' daughter was
raised from the dead. All you must do is believe
like Jairus believed.
This narrative is in
the Bible to give you hope. So get your hopes up. As a matter
of fact, get them up as high as they will go. Change is on the
horizon. This is your Time of Resurrection.
The Widow of
A widow woman in
the Bible was in even worse shape than Jairus.
Her only son was well beyond "recently dead." This young
man's body was prepared for burial when Jesus showed up, interrupting the
When Jesus saw how
broken-hearted the widow woman was that the dream of her only son caring
for her through her old age was dead and almost buried, He had great compassion on her.
To the amazement
of the entire procession, He reached out, touching the coffin, saying,
"Young man, I say to you, Arise." (Luke 7:14)
The young man who was
dead suddenly sat up and Jesus presented him to his mother. The whole
crowd burst into praise even as you will when you ask the Father to
resurrect your dead and practically buried dream, in Jesus' Name.
He's just waiting for you to ask. I double dog dare you to do so!
Close Friend of Jesus
family in the Bible had a situation where their loved one was not only dead
and buried, but the Bible says he was already stinking. This man's
name was Lazarus and he was a personal friend of Jesus. His
family had completely given up hope. Their dreams for Lazarus
were dead, buried and stinking. That is until Jesus came along and
said, "Roll away the stone."
at that instruction. Martha, Lazarus' sister, said, in essence,
"Lord, You've got to be kidding. He's been dead for four
long days and stinks to high Heaven."
Unmoved, Jesus responded, "Did
I not say to you that if you would believe you
would see the glory of God?"
shouted at the top of His lungs, "LAZARUS, COME FORTH."
the amazement of everyone, old dead stinking Lazarus did just that.
He returned supernaturally to the land of the living. Lots of folks
got saved that day in that cemetery revival service. (John
You and Your
Your dream may be
so dried up that all you can do is wish you were dead like Peter.
Maybe your dream is at the point of death like the Nobleman's son.
Possibly your dream has just recently died like Jairus'
Or your dream could be dead, prepared for burial and on the
way to the cemetery like the Widow of Nain's.
Perhaps you're as bad off as Lazarus and your dream is dead, buried and
nothing more than a stinking memory.
You need to
understand this. Jesus told Lazarus' sister, Martha, "I AM
THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE."
There is no pit so deep that
Jesus isn't deeper still.
The resurrection of your dream is a simple
thing for Him, if only you'll believe. Stay out of fear.
Don't believe the devil's lies that it's over.
If you have not yet
asked Jesus, the Prophet, to be the Lord of your
life, you can do that right now. Say, “Jesus, I choose You as the Lord
of my life. Be my Lord, be my Savior, be my Master, be my Dream Resurrector.”
By praying that
prayer, you became a member of God’s Eternal Family.
You are now
entitled to call God your “Father.” (Matthew 6:1,4,6)
Now, pray this
thought it was all over until I read this Word-based message. I see
now that it's never too late. I believe You can raise my dream
from the dead. I'm dealing with the Most High God, the Creator and
Giver of life. Now, by the authority vested in me through the Gospel
of Jesus, I say, like Jesus said, 'Dream, come forth and live, in Jesus' Name.'
Thank You, Father, for restoring my hope and resurrecting my dream, in