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   Morning Thoughts by Elder Philip Conley

Jeremiah 23:28, "The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the Lord."

This morning, many people are running around telling their dreams like they are a prophecy of things to come, revelations of things present and future, or equivalent to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many of these people say that their dream is more to be adhered to than the very word of God. What they fail to realize is that 99.9% of all dreams are simply the imagination running wild and rampant, since the conscious mind is absent.

The prophet Jeremiah said that a dream, when compared to the word of God, is as chaff (dream) to the wheat (word of God). That is like comparing the banana to the peel. One is good for nutrition and substance, and the other is fit to be burned or thrown away. These dreamers of dreams are secondary in what they say when compared to a man bringing God's word.  When Jeremiah penned these words, there was not widespread access to the word of God as there is today. Therefore, the word was very precious in those
days.  

Today, we are all without excuse, as we can pick up a copy of the word of God at most any general store. We all have access to read, study, meditate, and think on God's word on a daily basis. Therefore, we have His word and should speak that faithfully.  That is perhaps my biggest downfall that I do not speak His word as faithfully as I should. The Bible speaks of people running after seducing spirits, cunningly devised fables, and other such foolishness. However, let us never forget that the true meat and nourishment is in the word and not the dream.



In Hope,

Bro Philip