This term, “Dream catcher,” has been stuck in my head for the past month or so.
I have a very good friend and covenant sister who’s name is Cathereina. She’s from Singapore and is a great blessing to our ministry, Open Heaven Cry. A few weeks ago, she joined us at our Spring Ahead Getaway at Sequoia National Park.
By the favor of the Lord, we were given the opportunity to stay in a friend’s family cabin in an exclusive area in Sequoia park. This cabin is right above the river! It is surrounded by beautiful trees and redwoods, and the sight of many mountains, with snow even on top of some of them, is a sight! The view is absolutely breathe-taking and the fresh air is refreshing. Nothing like the scenes and smells of downtown LA, which is where I live and love to be; most of the time!
Cathereina did all that she could to be with us, especially because this getaway/retreat time, landed right on her 41st birthday! I love that she isn’t ashamed nor embarrassed of her age and doesn’t shy away from sharing it with others.
Anyhow, she did all that she can to be with us. She was in Redding, about 5 or so hours north of where we were. She exclaimed to me that it was going to impossible for her to be there with us, although she wanted to, so badly in her heart.
Could it be that the Lord hears the desires of our heart? Not only does He hear the desires of our heart, but it matters to Him so much, that He wants to give us those things? (Psalm 37:4)
She shares this miracle: She was at Bethel Church and randomly meets a woman named Tammy who is from Seattle. They exchange phone numbers and then the next day, Sunday, they go to the church service together. Cathy shares that she’s wanting to make it down to the retreat and be with us, but that this was going to remain an impossibility.
Tammy, this woman whom she just met, offers that she would drive down, all the way from Seattle, in her own car, and pick her up and take her to the cabin, to where we were!
What amazing and up-surd generosity this is! Can this even be real? Who the heck is this woman!?
My friend Cathy, felt quite uneasy about the offer, because it was unbelievably unnecessary, that such a person, who she just met, would go so out of her way, to sacrifice her time, money, gas, and strength, to bring a new friend to her hearts desire! This is so like Jesus.
Cathy feels led to receive this gracious offer. Tammy flies back to Seattle; drives all through the night in her, picks up Cathereina in Redding in the morning, and then drives straight down another 5 plus hours to the cabin! That is not an easy drive my friends! Tammy literally drove all throughout the night, for 1,000 plus miles and around 17 plus hours of driving! She nearly drove the whole west coast of America just for Cathy! Just for Cathy! Just for her and for her birthday!
So here’s Cathereina, at the cabin with all of us, for her 41st birthday. I prophesied a word over her that I felt in my heart; and I felt the Lord call her, the, “Dream Catcher.”
I also spoke over Cathereina that she was entering into the Spirit of Isaiah 40 as she just turned 41.
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31)
Come on! This is your Isaiah 40 year! Not just to you Cathereina, but to all of you who are reading this and have yet to read this!
The Lord is releasing the anointing for us to be like Cathy at age 41; a Dream Catcher by the Spirit of God.
Many people have been waiting upon the biggest of promises and prophecies to be fulfilled and to manifest here and now. We are believing for a here and now encounter. We are believing for all of the dreams to come to life.
I know that many people in the Body of Christ, have been feeling this pregnancy of expectation in the air, even before Azusa Now occurred. There is something rumbling in the atmosphere, concerning the dreams of the Lord. The Lord is wanting us to be Dream Catchers. People who know how to catch His dreams in the Spirit and bring it here on earth. People who know how to rest upon wings like eagles, the highest, strongest, and most supreme of air animals. The Lord wants us to rest upon the Spirit of prophecy and soar high and far, in the strength of His unction.
We shall accomplish this, not by our own will, but by His doing. “Not by might, not by strength, but by My Spirit, says the Lord.” (Zechariah 4:6)
It’s been amazing to see such dreams come to life. I have been in such a prophetic and creative swirl and whirlwind for the past seven months! It has been wild, wild, wild, wild, wild! But the levels of order, organization and wisdom have increased and kept me and our church, steadily and soberly there.
Literally, in an instant, I’ve been feeling the realm of faith rise up within me to see dreams become created here, as a now, fresh, in-season Word from Heaven; like fresh Manna that fell from the sky.
I’ve been feeling the bold, faith-filled, creative power of God blast me to dream and to believe for things I never would have one year ago.
Why? Not just because I’ve made myself ready, but because He’s doing it, not me. God is the One who is behind and in front of all of this, not me. The Lord is the One who is orchestrating all of this, not me.
People have said to me, “Ben, slow down. You’re young. You don’t need to live life in such a rush and a hurry. What’s the matter? What’s the rush?”
I tell them to hush and shut up, because it’s not me, it’s the Lord. And the fruits and the outcomes of it prove that the very hand and finger of God is upon it!
His Ruach-Qodesh (Holy Spirit), is blowing and outpouring such mighty winds of life upon us, like never before. Without His breathe and wind, none of our ships will set sail. We need His unction, His power, His Presence to move us forward into the deeper waters.
Moses said, “If Your presence doesn’t go with us, do not send us up from here.” (Exodus 33:15)
Solely relying on angelic administration, service, and signs and wonders is fading away, because God Himself will be with us! God is with us. The builder of the House is accompanying us, not just the servant of the House.
We’re in a dramatically increasing season of catching God’s biggest, greatest, and most wildest dreams! Who’s ready for the big catch! Who’s ready to ride the big wave?
He wants to manifest His dreams through our lives, so that the world can see the goodness of the Lord. These dreams are precious, sacred stones and rubies and gems that the Lord only gives to those He entrusts.
What dream has He entrusted you with? Will you obey and be faithful in administrating to life, these dreams of His?
It’s not a selfish nor a self-focused thing. Living out God’s dreams is a Kingdom thing, not the American dream thing.
Don’t let this seed fall upon unlikely soil. Don’t let these dreams fly away and away and away, until it falls upon another person, or even so, an unbeliever! The dreams, wisdom, technologies, and glory of God will be manifested, whether you partner with Him or not. Whether you partner with Him or not is not the question of it coming to pass. It will come to pass. But He’s given you, a child of God, the grace and opportunity to enjoy Him, in the miraculous process, of seeing the babies birthed here on earth!
The choice is yours! Be a dream catcher and don’t let your dreams slip away. Be a dream catcher and live the dreams of God that others have forfeited or aborted. Be a dream catcher and believe in the craziest, wildest, and most faith-shaking dreams! Because it’s God, these dreams are God sized! Because it’s of God, these dreams will only be accomplished by God’s Spirit. Because God is with you, He does all that He can, so that you and I will catch the waves of His Spirit and movement, and manifest it here on the earth.
Don’t miss out on living by missing your dreams. Dream again and catch the Spirit of the Father, who dreams day and night, yet never sleeps nor slumbers.
Our dreams don’t end when we wake up; our dreams begin when we awake.
“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors.” (Genesis 37:3)
“Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more. So he said to them, ‘Please hear this dream which I have dreamed; There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.”
And his brothers said to him, “Shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you indeed have dominion over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.
Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.” (Genesis 37:5-9)
Joseph had two consecutive dreams that were outrageous! They were so outrageous that it not only offended his family, but his brothers hated him even more because of it! How would Joseph even dare to mention that he dreamed that he would be greater than his father and mother? But isn’t this the dream of every parent; that their children would go further, higher, and be better than they were? Isn’t this the Father’s heart?
The question is, why did Joseph dream while his other brothers did not? It was because of the father’s pleasure over Joseph. The father’s love and favor for Joseph, instilled the freedom, impartation, and imagination for Joseph to freely dream!
The father’s love for Joseph is what caused him to dream! You can either dream in love or you can be envious in hatred. Which one do you want? The choice is yours. You can either dream or hate those who dream.
Those who are bitter and hateful in their hearts towards the dreamers, will do all that they can, to dismantle and disempower you and your dreams, and crucify you at the cross, out of envy, greed, jealousy, and evil.
However, the dreamers will always win. The dreamers who live out their Father’s dreams, because they are so covered in the love and promises of their Father, will always win. There’s nothing stopping a dreamer. There’s nothing that can stop a dream catcher. Because every dream is of the Spirit of God and whatever is of His Spirit, will come to pass no matter what.
Dreamers will only dream more dreams, because dreams of light, will only come to rest upon those stewards who know how to gently take care of them. Dreams know who their destination is. Dreams know who they belong to. Dreams have always been flying at you, but how have you been responding? The more you dream, the more you dream. God’s dream lands upon your life, because it favors you. The dreams of God is the very favor of God. Dream on, God’s favorite. Dream on!
Be a Joseph today. Be a Cathereina today.
God is in the business of graciously blessing you; so much-so, that you’ll be flying out of your socks, in the Spirit of Isaiah 40. So much so, that He will bring an angel to drive all night, 1,000 plus miles, to get you to your dream destination. Divine encounters will divinely empower you, into your dreams and destinies.
Who’s going to be God’s dream catcher?
Who’s going to catch God’s next and now dream?