[Column] Declare Your Dreams with Faith

Declare Your Dreams with Faith

Written By Rev.Dr. Joshua Hong

Senior Pastor of Full Gospel Church of Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

We need to learn to express our dreams in language. Emotions and thoughts not expressed in words just float around in an open air without being realized. Only when they are expressed in words, they put on material entity and create impact in reality. If we dream the dreams of the fourth dimension, we must express them in words. Becoming a leader is to take responsibility for one’s words.  James 3:1 reads, “My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.” The next verse 3:2 reads, “For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.” The subject suddenly changes from masters to word. That implies that a leader must take responsibility for his words. If you are crude and careless in word, there will be many difficulties ahead. To be a recognized leader, you must know how to use the language of dream, language that governs the fourth dimensional world.

Above all, we must declare our dreams with faith. Why should we declare our dreams? Because our words profoundly impact the body and the present world.  An old man with heart problems was admitted into the hospital. His heart was weakened almost to the point of failure. The heart generates “lub-dub” sound. The first sound “lub” is referred to as an S1 and the second sound “dub” is referred to as an S2. A doctor examined the old man and noticed an S3, the third sound of the heart. An S3, while commonly heard in children and young adults, often means heart failure in the elderly. He called some of the medical students to have them hear the sound. The students after hearing an S3 though the stethoscope said, “I hear it clearly. This is what S3 sounds like.” To the elderly this was no different from death sentence.

Soon something miraculous happened. His heart recovered the normal rhythmic pattern consisting of S1 and S2 within a week. His once pale complexion turned healthy red. He continued to improve to the point of discharge from the hospital. Astounded by such results, the doctor asked the old man, “How did you improve so much? I never expected it.” The old man responded, “You know doctor. When a group of med school students came to examine me, they said they could hear my heartbeat loud and clear.” The old man had not realized that the students were referring to the abnormal rhythmic pattern of an S3. Instead, he had been led to believe that his heart was healthy and functioning well. Afterward, he positively suggested to himself, “my heart is healthy and normal.” That helped his recovery. Words whether uttered by us to ourselves or uttered by others to us influence our body and mind.

Declared words can help us achieve dreams. A 5 year old boy named Jimmy used to look at the Moon sitting by the window and say to his mother, “Mom. Someday I will walk on the Moon.” The boy declared his dream to walk on the Moon every time he looked at the Moon. Thirty-two years later, the boy became the first person to walk on the Moon. He is Neil Armstrong. He who has dreams can achieve them if he expresses them in words and declare them.

We can see it from Dr. Yonggi Cho’s life as well. Many were skeptical when he said, “I’ll build a church to accommodate 10,000 people.” Many thought, “How can we build a church to house 10,000 people?” Nevertheless the church was built as he declared with faith and its maximum occupancy was 10,000 people. Even in the midst of harsh circumstances and a small number of church members, he declares, “I will travel all around the world in silvery wings and preach Jesus Christ.” He was able to declare it because his dreams were too profound and powerful. As he declared, Dr. Cho traveled the entire globe 85 times and preached the gospel of Jesus Christ. We must be ever mindful that what we declare in word with faith has power.

2 Comments

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