Friday, June 16, 2017

"Dreaming with God - Count the Stars and Believe Him in the Impossible" James W. Goll, Franklin, TN


Did You Know That the Stars Speak?

They did in Abraham's day! The Creator of the universe gave a direct and amazing word to one of His friends. He told him to go out and count the number of stars that lit up the sky at night. Imagine, counting the stars at night!

"God is a dreamer and He is looking for people who will dream His dreams with Him."

So, what did Abraham do? He went out and started counting the stars! I suppose it went something like this. After telling his wife, Sarah, good night, Abraham goes on a long walk in the evening air, pondering and peering into the heavens. In obedience, he begins to count the stars while talking to himself and God. "One, two...four...twenty-seven...forty-five...one hundred and fifty-five...two thousand and six-two, uh, uh, uh..."

"Wow, count the stars?! What do you mean, I cannot count the number of stars – they seem so limitless."

The Lord replied, "Abraham – count the stars." Perplexed a bit as he attempts to mentally perceive what the Man upstairs could mean by this strange command, Abraham continues in his quest of following the unseen voice. "Three thousand, seven hundred and...oh, I forgot – where was I? Oh, where did that one come from? Wow, it sure is shining brightly!"

The Promise Revealed

The voice comes again, but this time offering some inside explanation. "The number of the stars will be the number of your descendants."

"What, huh? Did You know that Sarah and I have been married for a long time and we don't have any fruit – let alone...Well, You know that, uh...Well, you know, right? So I don't mean to underestimate You, but what You are saying is impossible! But I guess You already know that, right? Whatever!" (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

But the voice of the Master persisted, "Count the stars. How many are there?"

Yes, the stars spoke to Abraham. Perhaps for a while, the voice of the stars haunted him as he would go out night after night staring into the realm of the impossible. But somewhere along the way, something changed. Did the circumstances change? No, well, not yet at least. What changed then? Abraham, like the rest of us, went from mentally assessing to heart believing. It's the typical path of 18 inches from head evaluation to a heart of faith trusting in the One who promises.

Somehow God's dream seeped into Abraham's heart. After many trials and tests and errors, Abraham reached a place when he went out at night and rejoiced when he looked up! "Yes, there's a promise. Yes, that one is for me. That star is declaring that God's Word will come true! In fact, that glimmering light right there is saying to me that the promises of God are, 'Yes and Amen!'"

Yes, the Stars Still Speak

"Abraham, like the rest of us, went from mentally assessing to heart believing."

You know the rest of the story. It is a piece of history that has affected us all. You see, God is a dreamer and He is looking for people who will dream His dreams with Him.

In every generation, dreamers arise. They think outside of man-made boxes and dare to forge ahead. Today a new breed of dreamers is arising. They not only talk of things to come – they call the promises into being in the here and now. They not only believe God has a dream, but they dare to believe God has invited them to partner with Him in the birthing of His dreams on the earth – as it is in Heaven.

Added on top of that, these Abrahamic faith dreamers also believe God wants to partner with them in the fulfilling of their dreams. Really? Yes, a company of reformers are emerging across the face of the earth. They not only believe in God's big end-time harvest, but they believe they have a part to play in the "Greatest Show on Earth."(Photo via James Goll)

Yes, these believing Believers are watching their dreams come to pass right in front of their very own eyes. They are living their dreams.

Behold, here comes another dreamer! Will you join the growing throng?

Yes, the stars continue to speak! Are you counting? (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Dreaming with God!

Dr. James W. Goll
Founder of Encounters Network • God Encounters Training e–School • Prayer Storm

Email: info@encountersnetwork.com
Website: www.encountersnetwork.com

Dr. James W. Goll is the President of Encounters Network, the International Director of Prayer Storm, and the Founder of God Encounters Training – an eSchool of the Heart. With great joy James has shared Jesus in more than 50 nations, teaching and imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry, and life in the Spirit. James is the prolific author of numerous books, including The Seer, The Lost Art of Intercession, The Coming Israel Awakening, Deliverance from Darkness, A Radical Faith, and many others. He has also produced multiple study guides and hundreds of audio and video messages (click here for more).

James and Michal Ann were married for 32 years before her graduation to Heaven in the fall of 2008. James has four adult children who are married and all love Jesus: Justin, GraceAnn, Tyler, and Rachel, and multiple grandchildren. James continues to make his home in Franklin, Tennessee.

To receive more words like this in YOUR inbox, subscribe FREE to the Elijah List at this link http://elijahlist.com/subscribe.

James Goll's Itinerary:

Note: Events are subject to change at the ministry's discretion. We suggest you always check first with the event contact listed here and/or directly visit their website for latest updates on each event.

June 20, 2017 (3pm-5pm)
"The Prophetic Intercessor: Praying with God's Heart" Webinar
Sessions 11 & 12
Facilitated by Jeffrey Thompson & Dr. Joseph Peck
(for more information click here)

June 29 - July 1, 2017
Ryan LeStrange Ministries presents Upgrade 2017 Conference
Feat: Jennifer LeClaire, James Goll, Ryan LeStrange, John Eckhardt & Sophia Ruffin
6633 Walzem Rd. San Antonio, TX 78239
(for more information click here)

July 1, 2017 (7pm)
God Encounters with James Goll
Kingdom Flame TV
(for more information click here)