Dreams That Never Come True, Is 29:7-8

Dreams That Never Come True Is. 29:7-8 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO

I heard a message over 25 years ago titled, Dreams That Never Come True.  I found the outline in my Bible and so I am going to preach it for you today.  Dreams in the Bible often come true.  The butler and the baker’s dreams came true within three days.  Pharaoh’s dream regarding the feast and famine in Egypt came true.  Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the great image has been coming true.  Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the tree came true.  And so forth.

The following dreams, however, will never come true.  You’re dreaming if you think you can:

Sin without punishment – Gal 6:7-8; Heb 12:5-11; 2 Cor 5:10 – these verses show you that:

  • You reap what you sow. When you sow to the flesh, you reap corruption.  The consequences of sin carry their own punishment, as they take their toll.
  • You bear the chastisement of the Lord. He chastens us when we sin to make us quit and make us better.
  • You’ll be punished in eternity for the things done in your body that were bad.

Separate without persecution – 2 Cor 6:17-18; 2 Tim 3:12; 1 Pet 4:3-5 these verses show you that:

  • We must separate from the world.
  • We will suffer persecution when we separate and live godly.
  • Our old friends will speak evil of us.

Surrender without purity – Rom 12:1-2; Prov 15:8; Prov 21:27 these verses show us that:

  • When we surrender, God wants a holy and acceptable sacrifice.
  • The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord.
  • It’s even worse when our minds are wicked.

Serve God without problems – 2 Cor 11:23-28; Acts 14:22; 1 Pet 5:8-9 these verses show us that:

  • The “best” apostle, Paul, never was without problems when he served God.
  • We enter the kingdom of God through much tribulation.
  • We don’t escape the typical problems of the world just because we serve God.

Be saved without a personal Savior – Jn 14:6; Jn 1:12-13; Jn 3:5-7 these verses show us that:

  • Jesus is the only way to the Father; there is no other way.
  • We are born again by God; not by ourselves.
  • We must be born again by the Spirit of God. Note: the other verbs in this list are all active.  The verb in salvation is passive.  In other words, sin is something you do, separate is something you do, surrender is something you do, serve is something you do, but being saved is something that Jesus does for you when you trust him.

Conclusion: Christians who try living in the first four dreams are shocked when they see reality.  Lost people who try living the fifth dream will be shocked when they wind up in hell.  Wake up; you don’t have to go there.  Trust Jesus to save you.