On Thanksgiving Day I woke up from a profound dream. In the dream God took me through a metaphoric symbolic journey relating to the advancement of technology ~ it’s cost, convenience, and accessibility that I have already seen in my lifetime. In the dream I saw myself, in 1978, renting a satellite truck for $20,000 (which really happened) to broadcast for only 20 minutes on Trinity Broadcast Network. Then in my dream God took me to my own current broadcast on periscope from Yosemite Lower Falls. It costs me zero dollars to broadcast instantly for 35 minutes to over 1000 people in as many as 50 countries ~ from Africa, to China, and islands of Indonesia ~ simultaneously!
In the first half of my dream I was teaching about this journey to a large audience. Suddenly the Lord took over the teaching of this great metaphoric truth. The Lord was teaching me a truth that was beyond what the current audience I was speaking to in my dream could understand. A lot of it had to do with experiences I had been witnessing in my personal prayer life. Let me paraphrase what the Lord said to me: “Richard, over the last two years I have been teaching you to control the thoughts that you allow to reside in the sanctuary of your mind. You also have been learning to slam the door in the face of doubt, and intents of the heart that might consider inviting doubt for even a casual visit.” The Lord then showed me what I could do with this new type of thinking ~ the power of faith.
I suddenly realized that we are at the beginning of the next Renaissance, and the power of the future resides in each one of us. Remember that Jesus said, “If you say to this mountain, ‘be thou cast into the sea,’ it shall be done.” Well that’s just an introduction to the power of faith God is releasing to us during this time. The key to all of this is to walk in faith, think in faith, talk in faith, and make the intents of our hearts line up with God’s faith.
When I woke up I actually realized that the trial our church is going through collectively is designed for the very purpose of perfecting our skills in the Spirit. What an honor and a privilege we have to be His children at such a time!