As I was thoughtfully preparing to write this blog, I was sitting at the front of a Target store in a little cafeteria area. I saw a vision throughout the store that I will try to describe in detail. This vision started many years ago when I was staying with my family at a luxury penthouse in downtown Baghdad. Our immense expenses were covered by benefactors whose identities were not revealed to us. So we weren’t even sure who to thank.
In the midst of this long and expensive luxury stay, I dreamed I was standing in a river of money that went up to my chest, and it was flowing so greatly I realized that the money was mine to access at will. Over the years that vision has occurred to me more frequently, except in these recent times. It was something that I could see visually as a shadow of something that was occurring. The river of money was God‘s provision for me and my family, to accomplish anything God was asking us to do at the time.
Years ago in Los Angeles, after having prayed on the beach by the LAX Airport, I again saw this vision of the river of money. The next day our family was told by the Lord to fly to Iceland. I was well aware that this trip could be very expensive, but as we traveled around Iceland and Europe God provided every single need that we had. This included my daughter Misty’s stay in a hospital in Rome for three months. The provision of God at this time was astronomical, but it truly was verifiable proof that being in the center of God’s will is being in the center of heaven’s river of provision and multiplication!
It appears that every moment I am starting to prepare to face decisions God will show me a glimpse of the shadow of the river of money. It is wise to stay in the perfect will of God, for it is a fulfillment of the Scripture that says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” The more we pray and stay daily closer to Jesus, the more we see that His provision is ever accessible.
Faith is the glue that makes these shadows, visions, and dreams stick. They are maps and guides for our daily decisions in life. Abraham believed the visions and dreams that God gave him about his future and his son Isaac; so much so, that when God asked him to sacrifice his son upon the altar Abraham believed that even if he did kill his own son, God would raise his body from the dead. Abraham’s faith was the glue that held his entire life story together. Wow! That is such a high level of glue that it should be called supersonic glue!
In modern technology, glue has become so important as a bonding agent. One type can actually turn cloth into a surface that is stronger than steel called carbon fiber. Let’s look at carbon fiber and see how it compares to the glue of faith which holds your life together. Here is a picture of how powerful a faith-based life is.
The cloth of carbon fiber is like a word given to you personally form God. He speaks to you in dreams and visions. Faith is the epoxy glue that is put upon the word of God and mixed with it. We then allow this epoxy-faith to set, and it becomes an immovable structural foundation for our future. This is the foundation upon which Abraham lived on. We must take the word of God that was given to us personally, and infuse it with the glue of faith.
God is going to give us back our church on 1970 Ocean Avenue. The cartoon movie “Sing” is the “cloth”, the word of God creating the picture of our future. When we mix it with the epoxy glue of faith, in the end it becomes rock-solid. And, no matter what doubtful attacks the enemy slams against it, the truth remains that this is the destiny of our church, “A Place To Meet Jesus”, and it’s future in San Francisco!
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky