LOOKING AT NEGATIVES

A few days ago I had one of those brief but memorable one-scene visions in a dream. I saw a roll of old film negatives hanging suspended. And I heard the words, “You’re looking at the negatives!” I knew God was speaking clearly and powerfully to me.

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There was a rich play on words again. The reality was I had been focused more on my challenges and the things I couldn’t see happening – the ‘negatives’ in my life – than I had on God’s character and promises.

It’s easy to do that in a time of pressure, or, as we’ve talked about before, during a ‘season change’ where the grey of winter is hanging on. I thought about the greys and blacks of old monochrome film negatives, and realised I was living with the same kind of approach to certain areas of life. Some of the time I had been focusing on what wasn’t happening, and what seemed to be going in the wrong or a challenging direction. I was conscious of negatives.

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As I reflected on this mini-dream it became apparent that the old film negatives are actually the very reverse of the real picture! When the negatives are processed into photographs everything is turned around the other way. The negative simply represents the opposite of the finished article!

I began to see that God was speaking here; that the negatives in our lives and circumstances are not the real picture but are the reverse of what He is going to produce in finality.

In the short words, “You’re looking at the negatives” was firstly an encouragement to see beyond the grey, secondly, an exhortation to recognise that the problems were not the end of the story, and thirdly, a promise that the opposite of the negative was being lined up in some way by our Loving Heavenly Father.

If you are focused on negatives, put them into Jesus’s loving hands. Ask Him to process them until they transition into the true picture. Ultimately His plans are to prosper us and to do us good; to give us a future and a hope. He has already written the books and ‘made the films’ of our lives in advance for those who love Him.

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Bless you loads.

Wes

 

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UNDERSTANDING DREAMS AND VISIONS COURSE

A fantastic couple of days were experienced by those who attended the “Understanding Dreams and Visions” course at Golden Valley Church.

Dreams and VisionsThe materials were produced by the late John Paul Jackson and were taught by a team from Streams Ministries UK.

Being reminded of the fact that God spoke through dreams and visions in Biblical days, and still does in the present, participants were trained in understanding heavenly symbolism and pictures, so that they can assist others in identifying what God is saying to them, as well as interpreting their own dreams. We understand that God loves us so much that He is ever desiring to communicate with us in ways we can grasp. We all dream. Often God is speaking to us.

The dream team in GVC meet together regularly to discuss dreams which have been sent to them by individuals seeking more understanding. If you have a dream which you would like help on, email it to us! Maybe we can be of some assistance.