And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Joes 2:28
As the destruction of Israel was coming, there was also good news. The good news was what would occur after the destruction of the nation. God would draw all His people back and show His mercy upon them. At that time, God will pour out His Spirit upon everyone who follows Him.
For the most part, in the Old Testament times, the only people who received God’s Spirit to have prophecies, dreams or visions, were prophets and priests. If a person wanted to find out what God had in store for him, he would have to go to a prophet. It is the prophet who would inquire of God for him. God would reveal His ways and things to come through the prophets by giving them prophecies to speak, visions and dreams.
When Jesus was getting ready to leave the earth, He told the disciples to wait for the Spirit to be poured out upon them. This was to fulfil the promise Joel had vision of happening. Not only the old men have these visions and dreams, but so could young men and women, it would be for every person who follows God.
Even to this day, God still pours out His Holy Spirit upon believers. He gives His people visions of what He is doing or going to do. He gives His people dreams to follow in order to build His kingdom larger. He gives prophecies to His people to direct His people on the path that they should be walking.
God is always at work in this world. With your physical eyes, you may not always see it or realize what God is doing. With God’s Holy Spirit in you, you will be able to see with spiritual eyes what God is doing.
God is waiting right now to reveal to you His plans for your life. Those plans are revealed in dreams and visions.
Open up your spiritual eyes to see what God is saying and doing. Allow God to reveal these things to you.
Then, with His strength and power, run hard after those dreams and visions He has given you. See what God can do in and through you.
I pray today that you know God’s Holy Spirit in you; that God will give you prophecies, visions and dreams; that God will help you to understand what He is showing you; and that God will use you to build His kingdom greater.