Instruction Upon Thy Bed

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R____ wrote:

Good morning R____,
That is a good point about sleep. It is only when we are “upon our bed… dying daily” that God is working. Look at this verse.

Dan 2:28  But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;
Dan 2:29  As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.

Now add that to this:

Job 33:14  For God speaketh once, yea twice, [ yet man] perceiveth it not.
Job 33:15  In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
Job 33:16  Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

Such was the case with Jacob, Joseph, the baker, the butler, the Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Ahasuerus, Christ’s step- father, Joseph, the wise men, Pilate’s wife and the apostles Peter and Paul. All had their “ears opened and received instruction from God, upon their beds.” We just can’t hear God’s voice when doing our own works. We must be dying daily.
It is a very interesting side- note that while these instructions were comforting, encouraging and instructive to God’s saints, Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Ahasuerus, and Pilate’s wife, were all “troubled” while “upon their beds.”

Gen 41:8  And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but [ there was] none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
Dan 2:1  And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.

If ever we come to see that we “live by every word of God,” we will then see that we are Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar  at this point in the beginning of our own walk with God. It is at this point that we ourselves are “troubled in our own spirits.” At first we will always consult with the priests of Egypt and Babylon, before we cry out to God for deliverance. Then He sends us Joseph and Daniel, and we are at length given His Word.
Like you, I still get excited at every nugget of His gold which He opens my eyes to see. And that is especially true when a brother shares with me the nuggets God has given him.
So thanks again, and please continue.
Your brother in the Christ,

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