Your Imagination and the Fulfillment of Your DreamsBy Todd Bentley IT'S TIME FOR FULFILLMENT Right away, I want

to share what I heard in the spirit recently - God is bringing to fulfillment the desires of our hearts that were birthed in His presence. As well, this is a season in the spirit when God, through us, will bring to pass the dreams of past generations. Remember, David had it in his heart to build a house for the Lord. Nathan the prophet confirmed this when he said to David, "Go, do all that is in your heart, for the LORD is with you" (2 Sam. 7:3). Actually, it was David's son, Solomon, who was the one commissioned to build the temple of God. But the Lord honored the desire of David's heart by choosing his son Solomon to carry out this huge task. Dreams and desires birthed in God's presence are always brought forth in the timing of His sovereign will. But having said that, I believe that God is now bringing us into a season for the fulfillment of dreams and desires He's placed in our hearts. As well, God is releasing supernatural grace and favor in this season. I've actually had encounters in which God permitted me to ask anything I wanted - He also promised to fulfill my request. It's a season, similar to the one Esther experienced, when she received the favor of her husband, the King (Esther 5:2,3). There are seasons of seed time, sowing and harvest; seasons of seeking and asking, as well as receiving. We are entering into harvest time and we need to receive favor, grace and anointing from the Lord so that we are equipped to enter the end-time harvest. The Lord also spoke to me that it's now time to advance, to walk by faith into fulfillment of the dreams in our hearts. For those who advance right now, God will open up great opportunities. I actually saw a door standing open in heaven called "Opportunity." As we take hold of divine opportunities, we will see strategic fulfillments in our lives. PROPHETIC WORDS HAVE POTENTIAL I know it happens fairly often when believers hear a prophetic word that's given to someone else, they think, "Oh, that sounds like it's for me. Everything about that prophetic word describes my life. But the prophet isn't speaking it over me. I wish he would call me out. That's my prophetic word." Have you caught yourself thinking that way? Sometimes we don't embrace a prophetic word because we weren't called out, or the prophet wasn't laying hands on us when he spoke the word. Well, you need to know that it's all right for you to claim and receive a word in the spirit that God gives someone else if it rings true in your heart. I've been in many meetings where a word of knowledge has come through a prophet for someone, but I knew the word was my prophetic promise, too. So I received that word by faith because it completely described my heart and my situation. People ask me again and again in conferences, "Well, Todd, can the prophetic word you just gave in Wales apply to me over here in Scotland?" Or, "Can I receive the prophetic word that was given in Ireland?" Yes, you can, if it rings true in your heart when the prophetic word goes forth. You can definitely jump in on somebody else's promise because it could be for more than one person.

He is longing to see the fulfillment of prophetic destinies that even go back several hundred years.and with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you" (Ps. I saw a cellar inside a giant oak tree and then I saw an old industrial building.Also true personal prophetic promises and words prophesied by others in past generations over ministries. God takes a special interest in resurrecting them. I went into a vision as I laid hands on them. she fell down under the power of the Holy Spirit just as our friend yelled. Talk about being satisfied! And once after being in the presence of God for about 10 hours when my wife saw me. However. His love and saving power to lost humanity.the source of all revelation is Christ. WELL OF HONEY Honey is a reoccurring theme that's popped up at different times during my ministry. the Source of the honey) that I can only describe as a glory. churches. in seeing them fulfilled! In particular. It's like this well of honey is full of the revelation and redemption which flow from Jesus Christ! My sense from the Holy Spirit is that the two dates of the vision signify the timing when some prophetic promises were written and recorded by prophets concerning: cities. "Todd. how my countenance has brightened because I tasted a little of this honey" (1 Sam. I mentioned before that the Lord wants to redeem unfulfilled prophetic promises over other nations and cities of the world that go back more than 300 years.14:29). ". Some years ago I had an experience with Christ (the Rock. describing the prophetic picture and what I sensed God was saying. too. (We . At times I've been so deeply in the manifest presence of God that it was like swimming in liquid honey. uncovered and filled with honey! In the Bible honey always symbolizes revelation . The word of God says. your face is glowing!" Remember how Saul's son Jonathan ate some honey and. we'll reflect the Lord's heart. Although great prophetic words do not come with guarantees. 81:16). their fulfillment only comes when we take responsibility to seek the Father's instructions in bringing them to birth. the Father revealed to me.a vision that included Winnie the Pooh with his jar of honey! In the second experience. Recently. after he ate. "Look now. liquid. I was taken into an open vision to meet with the Father in a place called the field of dreams. honey cloud that came into my home. Listen! Glowing with the brightness of God's glory. But I also saw Winnie the Pooh with a jar of honey! Next came a picture of a healing and deliverance center and I knew that God was releasing an anointing for healing and deliverance through this center. his countenance brightened. in two prophetic encounters. Recently after I was permitted to give a prophetic word to a man and his wife from England. "Todd.. I'd like to share the honey vision with you first.. I prophesied over this couple. So. Right away they smiled and said. ministries and organizations in England and Wales. that prophetic promises made 300 years ago have great potential for fulfillment! The first encounter was surprising . cities and nations all have great potential for fulfillment. we just purchased an old building in an industrial area for a healing center and during the launching of the center we actually read the story of Winnie the Pooh!" Lately I've been thinking about my encounter with this couple from England because I've had a reoccurring vision that connects with Winnie the Pooh's honey! In the spirit I keep seeing an ancient well dated 1710 and 1740. We must eat the honey.

cities. all their prophetic words and dreams. churches." Then it dawned on me that many saints of old had thrown away their prophetic destinies because they ended up despising prophecy. But I knew instinctively they were intended for all of us . just as if it was a child. I watched the Father reaching down tenderly picking up an old piece of armor. As He dusted off the sand. these are prophetic promises. FIELD OF DREAMS I had a profound prophetic experience recently that went on for about two hours. Then. I had a strong impression that many warriors had abandoned their post. Some had become hopeless. I want you to walk with me for awhile in the field of dreams because I want to speak with you about my heart's desire for this season. I want to resurrect them! My word will not return unto me void! It will accomplish the purpose for which it came out of my mouth" (Is. "Son. Here and there cannons and different types of instruments of war. nations and individuals walked away from their vision. covered or hidden by the sands of time. I knew in my spirit I was walking in the field of dreams. discarded. His breathing began to change to deep sighs. And then He asked me this question. I want believers to dream some old dreams! I want them to dream some old visions! The dreams and visions are not lost forever. When the temptations of the world came. lost dreams and visions to me. the Christian warriors just left their post.can discover past prophetic words from historical books or on the internet. I sensed His heart as He embraced each piece. Here's what happened. "Todd. movements.. While I was pacing in my hotel room I was taken in the spirit to an area that looked like a deserted battlefield. I could see a helmet and shield almost hidden in the sand. cities. cities. discarded. Remember. holding it there. All around me I could see bombed out tanks and discarded or lost empty artillery shells. disappointed and discouraged from the battles in life. It's time to redeem prophetic promises again for individuals. Then He said. unfulfilled true prophetic promises still have potential! We can activate that potential by faith. Whole churches and movements. Others tried to keep their prophecies by fighting the good fight of faith. But the Lord is just waiting for faithful believers to seek Him for discernment about different true prophetic words that haven't come to pass yet. taking it close to His chest.. from about the 1700 or 1800's.He was inviting each one of us to dream with Him. 55:11). regions and nations. they had run away from their promise and dream. and denominations. God began offering the old. churches and movements. Pieces of armor littered the field. but when the battle became fierce they ran away. They just abandoned them. Let's take a walk now in the field of dreams. filled with emotion. dotted the landscape. I knew where a sword was buried and I realized that most of the armor was either lost. Then I saw the Father walking in the field of dreams. "Todd. abandoning their dreams! Then the Lord said.) I keep seeing conditional promises right now in the heavens concerning: nations. these are lost dreams. what do you have in your heart?" . regions. they threw away their treasure.

I would hear people say. people being miraculously healed and making decisions to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior! I was just a brand new believer." Many of us in the church today have shut our imagination down. We have spiritual senses that we can exercise: "But solid food belongs to those who are of full age. The greatest way to develop our spiritual eye is through understanding the power of a sanctified imagination. forgive me. "They have quite the imagination!" There are all kinds of things that children fear are lurking under their bed or in their closet! And for adults.. be careful. sanctified fantasies. When we've imagined something. Listen! Our spiritual eyes can be found in the imagination. it seems like they have more fear in unknown dangers of the unseen realm than they have faith in the unseen promises of God. Scripture says. Parents will often say about their children. . I would have a three-hour miracle service in my mind. Lord. 1:18). I had a burning earnest desire. That's what I would do at night . Be careful. "Todd. forgive me. From the moment I was born again. I believe that we can have Holy Ghost. sometimes until three or four in the morning.. will and intellect. This is a realm of the spirit that God is inviting us into. ". "Lord. those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil" (Heb.meditate and fantasize about stadiums filled with people. It's pride for me to dream that I'm ever going to reach more than one person or be successful. or the eyes of our heart: ". as the 'eyes of our imagination. Also. 6:21)..' This is the same realm that little children naturally live in. I'm sorry. Now I believe that the Father wants to build up our faith and help us have a greater understanding concerning our imagination. but there was already this seed planted in me to preach to thousands of people. the realm of the imagination. Just thank God that you're saved. It's like we don't want to dream because it could be a dangerous thing to do.FINDING OUR TREASURE I don't think we understand just what is in our heart.Meditate within your heart on your bed and be still" (Psalms 4:4). literally. that you may know what is the hope of His calling. the treasure that the Father has placed inside each one of us.the eyes of your understanding being enlightened. the 'eyes of our understanding' is translated. I would have this whole preaching thing going on in my head. what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints" (Eph. we've called it pride and arrogance. I couldn't stop thinking about this. I would preach to them in my mind! I didn't even know the Bible yet. forgive me. that is. I want to loose in us the power of God concerning our imagination. I had no idea I was an evangelist. We need to recognize and see our treasure because. there your heart will be also" (Matt." Others would caution me about having these dreams. "For where your treasure is. And then I would say. You're going to get a big head. So I want to ask us this question: "Where are our spiritual eyes?" We can't see in the invisible realm or discover our treasure if we don't know where our eyes are... 5:14).. It's pride for me to see stadiums filled with people. a deep longing inside of me to preach to tens of thousands of people. The meaning for 'eyes of our understanding' is: mind. You're going to get proud. The apostle Paul spoke about how God would enlighten the eyes of our understanding. I would try to shut my dreams down because they were my own longings..

but also spiritual visions and dreams that come by the Holy Ghost in the night season. 1) We must have our hearts completely set on delighting ourselves in the Lord with continual thoughts of pleasing Him. The word 'desire' means: that which intensely burns inside us.a seed of desire. imagination.. There is an invitation in the spirit right now to dream with God. or a dream. "Delight yourself also in the Lord.calling forth those things that be not as though they were through dreams . PLACE OF SAFETY Not only does the Lord want us to have day dreams. our heart's desire. I dream about the release of millions of dollars that will help us do the work of the ministry. We can also receive the seeds of destiny. we will never see them come to pass. There is something important about believers birthing and bringing forth . they are birthed by God's Spirit. He's redeeming prophetic promises that go back even hundreds of years. help us stay in the center of God's will. we will discover our treasure. I still dream about apostolic centers emerging and staff coming to work at Fresh Fire. As that well-known line came to my memory again and again. through a prophetic word which comes by the mouth of a prophet.. awareness. no matter how the dreams come into our hearts. 37:4) When we dream with God. Remember. I dream! It's a powerful place in the spirit. God is retrieving dreams. to lift our vision higher. a treasure that God planted. Holding that treasure in my heart I couldn't stop dreaming about many of the things that I do today. I kept thinking. I dream that multitudes of children will be saved." and I remembered the movie Field of Dreams. the place of safety. it's as if a 'spiritual incubator' is created where we can birth the reality of what we desire and dream. but the key to receiving is always delighting ourselves in the Lord.When we exercise our spiritual senses by dreaming with God or fantasizing by the power of the Holy Ghost. 3:20).that paves the way for the unsaved to come to Jesus Christ. I would like to define six boundaries that will lay a foundation for dreaming with God. I still dream that lives are touched by miracles. There is something inside each of us the moment that we were born again . "If you build it they will come. "Heart" here means: intellect. You know. mind. But God has established conditions or boundaries so we can dream in a spiritually safe place. if we dream it they will come. they will come. Either way. I'll speak more about the field of dreams later. deepest thoughts or inner yearnings. Boundaries. . or if we'll dream bigger and if we'll be released to dream. and He shall give you the desires of your heart" (Ps. discovered in the Bible. God will do exceedingly abundantly above anything we can even ask or think (Eph. inner feelings. God wants to grant us the deepest desire and longing of our hearts. God is the one that plants the desire in our hearts and if we don't allow those dreams to take wing. safe boundaries within which we can dream with Him. Recently I heard the Holy Spirit say. With this in mind. Guess who gets to do the thinking and the dreaming? We do! And the Father will lay a solid foundation.

5) The foundation of friendship with God is vital . 2) The condition to asking what we desire and dreaming with God is found in intimacy with Jesus. Most assuredly I say unto you. I didn't pray about it or tell my wife. I had been in the glory for 10 hours.. the works that I do he will do also. My desires became His desires and my thoughts became His thoughts. "But we have the mind of Christ" (1 Cor.What burns within me every day are souls. harvest and how to accomplish the Great Commission. I mentioned earlier that I would desire something and even before I could pray for it. so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. At that time I had just prayed 10 hours in the glory. I just desired peanut butter. I began to see that the key that brought the gift of peanut butter was that I had become so one with God that I had the mind of Christ. The Father has not left me alone for I always do those things that please Him'" (John 8:28b.29). that I will do that the Father may be glorified in the Son" (John 14:10-13) The key to the powerful works of Jesus is found in verse 10: "I am in the Father and the Father is in me" oneness. and greater works than these will he do because I go to my Father. Whatever you ask in my name. It burns in me! I weep and I dream about the harvest sometimes until three in the morning. I would have it.and that I do nothing of Myself. One time I was out of peanut butter. Talk about being driven! It's such a burning intense desire in my heart to preach the gospel! God will grant the inner yearnings and passionate desires of your heart too.) During one season of my life I became so in tune and one with the Father. Well. He who believes in me. and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority. "Do you not believe that I am in the Father. I had it even though I didn't pray about it. 4) When we abide in Christ and when we are one with the Father. the next day my wife opened the front door and there was one jar of peanut butter on the front steps! I believe that as I became one with Christ. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me or else believe me for the sake of the works themselves. doing nothing apart from Him. It was a place of intercession where the moment I desired it and thought it. but as My Father taught Me. 2:16b. nations. The Father can entrust the kingdom to us when we obediently concern ourselves with pleasing Him. I speak these things.' 'He who sent me is with me.. we have the mind of Christ. only doing the things that please His Father: ". 3) Jesus Christ spoke about doing nothing on His own initiative. Remember.

for my expectation is from Him" (Ps. by Todd Bentley . 62:5) King David spoke to his soul and commanded his soul to wait silently for God." "If you keep My commandments. Desires and dreams get planted by waiting in silence. Our expectation and hope is birthed out of waiting in God's presence. wait silently for God alone.that's the place of intimacy and obedience. God is inviting us to dream with Him as we abide within His boundaries. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself. you will abide in My love. "My soul. 6) We must quiet ourselves and wait in silence before God and put our hope only in Him." (John 15:4. It's here that we are permitted to ask what we desire and it will be done for us. you will ask what you desire. the center of His will and the place of safety. and it will be done in you. just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. unless you abide in Me.7. neither can you. unless it abides in the vine."Abide in Me. and I in you.10) Jesus talks about believers bearing fruit and doing His works out of abiding in Him ." "If you abide in me and my words abide in you.