The Lavish Lifestyle God Wants for Us
My first dream from God came on the night of 8/8/2008. In that dream, the Lord appeared to me and asked me to pray for my patients. Exactly eight years later, on 8/8/2016, my wife and I both had dreams about Donald Trump. (I’m not at liberty to share my wife’s dream, but I will share my interpretation of it after I share my dream.)
On the night we had our dreams, we listened to a speech Trump gave to Detroit business leaders earlier that day. In the speech, Trump outlined his plan to bring economic recovery to America. The take away message was that he has bold plans to erase America’s trade deficit, to create a trade surplus and bring millions of jobs back to America. After listening to the speech we went to bed.
In my dream, I saw something like a poll asking people to express their political preference. I expressed a preference for Trump. The fact that I did, now gave me access to what I can only describe as a virtual experience, which I entered into as if I were stepping into another dimension. What I observed was a community that had the best of everything. People lived in blessing and prosperity of every kind imaginable. The impression I had was almost as if we were living in heaven on earth. It was in a word—lavish.
I knew in the dream, this lavish lifestyle was only available to those who expressed a preference for Trump. Anyone who did not, would not be allowed to experience this lifestyle. Strangely enough. the message of my wife’s dream was that those who joined with Trump would experience a lavish lifestyle.
In a recent article, I wrote about how God instructs us when we have an open mind. For me, this often requires me to listen to messages like Trump’s speech with an open mind and allow God to teach me more about them. The speech was about economic recovery. The dream showed what that might look like.
When I logged on to Facebook that morning, one of the first posts I found was written by my friend Rob Coscia. This was his message:
It’s a weird word. We rarely use it, and when we do, it’s usually to describe someone’s pretentious lifestyle—someone who is extravagant, exuberant, excessive, and wasteful to the practical mind.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1).”
Rob picked up on the very word that was illustrated in our dreams—the idea that God wants to lavish His goodness upon us.
While it’s true that this verse refers to God’s love for us, that love is expressed materially, as well as relationally. The last thought I had before going to sleep was how God promised the Israelites a land flowing with milk and honey. It was a place of material abundance. Many people today see material blessings almost as if they’re sinful, but I don’t think that’s how God sees them. The Promised Land offered the Israelites a lavish lifestyle of material abundance, if only they would receive it.
I believe the November elections will offer us a choice between two paths which lead to two different futures. One will keep us traveling the road we’re on. The other will allow us to enter into a lavish lifestyle of blessing. (I don’t believe the dream indicates that anyone who does not vote for Trump will be cursed. I do believe it means that if we, as a nation, do not elect him, we will miss out on the blessing God intends to give us.)
That seems to be His desire for us, but He always honors the preferences of those who show up at the polls and vote.
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