Generation Streams Vision
Destiny Dreams Project
The Destiny Dreams project is an initiative of Blazing Trees, to innovate resources for dream and vision storytelling, interpretation, and discipleship.
As our Lord Jesus gives dreams and visions to our team through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are mapping them into visual art, storyteller videos, and discipleship lessons along with Scriptural interpretation and spontaneous prayer.
James had this vision while praying with an Indian missionary friend visiting the USA in 2017. Jesus revealed this vision to help us understand the time and care it takes to cultivate spiritual awakening and sustainable disciple making relationships in any unreached people group. The key is to worship and enjoy the Lord every day, to be intentional to invest our lives into seeing Jesus’ kingdom come in every tribe, and to trust God’s sovereign timing.
Scenes & Scriptures
As you explore this vision, spend time reading through the Scripture passages and praying for understanding from the Holy Spirit. What next steps of faith does our Heavenly Father want you to take as his anointed son or daughter?
- Desolate Wasteland – Jeremiah 25
- Desert Streams – Isaiah 43
- Glory Journey – Isaiah 41
- Costly Mission – Matthew 16
- Persevering Endurance – Hebrews 12
- Generation Streams – John 4
Generation Streams Vision
Illustration – mountain range, dry wilderness, clouds, rain
Interpretation – The remaining unreached peoples and nations of the world are like a desolate wasteland, no resurrection life or living water. An empty desert, a hazardous place, a deadly valley. The rain is the prayers of God’s people preparing the land for fruitfulness and life.
Revelation – I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp. This whole country will become a desolate wasteland. (Jeremiah 25:10-11 NIV)
Illustration – wilderness, rain, mountain summit, water pools, streams
Interpretation – At first, peoples and places without the gospel are like a thirsty desert. It takes significant time, patient prayer, and loving compassion to see the first fruits of a gospel mission. As we continue to love, care, pray, and go, these pools and new streams illustrate new believers who discover their new lives in Jesus and begin to fill up on the ways and wisdom of God’s kingdom.
Revelation – Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already – you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there. Even the wild animals will honor me; jackals and ostriches will praise me when I make rivers flow in the desert to give water to my chosen people. They are the people I made for myself, and they will sing my praises! (Isaiah 43:19-21 GNT)
Illustration – mountain range, streams, rivers, forests, ocean
Interpretation – The long journey from a mountain summit to the ocean, the slow transformation from drops of rain to puddles to brooks to streams to rivers is a process of spiritual awakening and a journey of discovering our identity as sons and daughters of the Most High, participating in his glory, and being filled with his presence and power. The increase in size from a puddle to a river to an ocean illustrates spiritual growth of a new believer to an experienced disciple maker. The forest illustrates how we must trust God and the leaders he plants in our path to guide us towards dependence upon the Holy Spirit. The result is experiencing God’s love and glory every day.
Revelation – The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I will answer them. I am the LORD, the God of Israel. I will not abandon them. I will open rivers on the barren heights, and springs in the middle of the plains. I will turn the desert into a pool and dry land into springs. (Isaiah 41:17-18 CSB)
Illustration – same as scene three, adult fish at estuaries
Interpretation – Many breeds of fish, after becoming adults, return home to their breeding grounds in mountain streams to spawn the next generation. The fish gathered at the entrance to the river mouth illustrates the cost we must face as we make disciples, to reproduce our faith into others. We often bypass this cost and avoid discussing it or meditating on the hard sayings of Jesus. But to see true faith and authentic sustainability to mission, we must help our disciples to count the cost of following Jesus Christ, a cost that involves sharing in his rejection, suffering, and sorrow.
Revelation: Jesus said to his disciples, “If you truly want to follow me, you should at once completely reject and disown your own life. And you must be willing to share my cross and experience it as your own, as you continually surrender to my ways. For if you choose self-sacrifice and lose your lives for my glory, you will continually discover true life. But if you choose to keep your lives for yourselves, you will forfeit what you try to keep.” (Matthew 16:24-25 TPT)
Illustration: river, small waterfalls, adult fish jumping, bear hunting, river bed, forest, mountains
Interpretation: This picture is what it’s like for anyone who tries to make disciples according to Jesus’ Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20. All of our adversaries focus their attacks around the destiny calling of every disciple to participate in King Jesus’ glorious return. So, we trust Jesus to give us persevering endurance as we make disciples and guide them to make their own disciples too.
Revelation: Therefore let us also (seeing that we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses) lay away all that presses down, and the sin that hangs on, and let us run with patience to the battle that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him suffered the cross, disregarding its shame, and is seated on the right hand of the throne of God. Consider, therefore, how he endured such speaking against him of sinners, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds. For you have not yet resisted to the point of bloodshed, striving against sin. (Hebrews 12:1-4 NMB)
Illustration: mountain range, mountain lake, streams, river, riverbed, forest, clouds, rain
Interpretation: As we go on our own personal journey of discovering Jesus, following his leadership, walking with the Holy Spirit, we mature in our identity as sons and daughters of God. As we count the cost of participating in Jesus’ mission, decide to make disciples, and endure through great suffering and intense spiritual battles, we begin to see the fruits of Jesus’ resurrection life and spiritual gifts at work in our disciples’ lives. One of our greatest joys is witnessing our disciples make disciples.
Revelation: Many of the Samaritans from that town put their trust in Jesus because of the word of the woman testifying, “He told me everything I ever did!” So when the Samaritans came to him, they kept asking him to stay with them. He stayed there two days, and many more believed because of his word. They kept telling the woman, “It’s no longer because of your words that we believe. We’ve heard for ourselves! Now we know that this really is the Savior of the world!” (John 4:39-42 TLV)
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