Affliction And Wealth

Affliction And Wealth by Kirk Hunt

Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.

Genesis 15:13-14 NKJV
Please also read Genesis 15:12-16 NKJV.

A dream of horror and great darkness fell on Abram, later renamed Abraham. His descendants would suffer mistreatment as strangers (foreigners) for 400 years. Yet, at the end, they would regain their freedom. And they would march out with the wealth of their abusers.

When the nation of Israel came to Egypt they were protected from a great famine. All too soon, they were persecuted and enslaved by the Egyptians. Despite mistreatment, Israel grew in strength and numbers. And Scripture says they plundered the Egyptians as they left.

Perhaps you are suffering through a personal Egypt. Do not think you have been abandoned in that place. God has ordained your exit date. And you will carry valuables from your place of suffering.

Too often, Christian saints think badly of an uncomfortable season. God is not surprised at your situation. He has a plan to grow and enrich you. The payoff will be worth your patient endurance.

Think: God arranges even my difficult seasons for my benefit.

Pray: “Father-God, I thank You, in advance, for my coming blessing.

Copyright © May 2023, Kirk Hunt

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Not A Lie, A Dream

Not A Lie, A Dream by Kirk Hunt

So he said, “Call her.” When he had called her, she stood in the doorway. Then he said, “About this time next year you shall embrace a son.”

And she said, “No, my lord. Man of God, do not lie to your maidservant!”

2 Kings 4:15-16 NKJV
Please also read 2 Kings 4:11-17.

Her hands came off her hips and covered her mouth. Her piercing and knowing eyes were suddenly wide and full of tears. Elisha’s prophecy released the hidden dream of her heart. The dream lurched from its dark cell, or crypt, into the bright light of her heart.

In verse 13, she was a strong, self-assured woman. In verse 16, she was a tender, vulnerable girl. Our dreams have power. Especially the dreams that should have died.

There you are, building the Kingdom. You have not asked, or expected, a reward for your faithfulness. Our omniscient and omnipotent God will select an unlikely place and space to fulfill your dreams.

You may have forgotten your dream. Perhaps you thought the dream was dead. In His timing and power, your dream will emerge and prosper.

Your season is coming. A season when you will hold something precious. A season you did not think possible.

Some dreams do not die. Some dreams linger, waiting for God’s power and the right season. Some dreams you did not ask for, but God gave to you anyway.

Think: Nothing is impossible for God.

Pray: “Father-God, no dream is impossible with You.

Copyright © April 2023, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is brought to you courtesy of CadreMen Press. You can purchase a copy of Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals For Gospel Champions from your favorite bookseller or directly from CadreMen Press.

Some Dreams Get New Life


“Some Dreams Get New Life” by Kirk Hunt


When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me why.” “Did I ask you for a son, my lord?” she said. “Didn’t I tell you, ‘Don’t raise my hopes’?”

2 Kings 4:27-28 NIV


At daybreak, the Shunammite woman watched her little boy run and play. At noon, her dream lay cold and stiffening in an upstairs bedroom. The bitter reality of her situation called for action.


Common wisdom would call for a mortician. Instead, she sent for a driver. She put on her traveling clothes and her “game face.” She had work to do.


The facts and data said, “The dream is over.” Faith and hope said, “It shall be well.” To the driver, she said, “Go hard and fast.”


Sometimes, in the rough and tumble of life, a dream dies. Bitter distress is the normal reaction to such an event. As God’s people, we can respond with faith and hope. If God can bring a dream to life, He can give it new life.


At evening, the Shunammite’s little boy once again ran and played. Her faith had brought new life to her dream. What will your faith bring (back) to life?


Think: God gives life to our dreams. Sometimes, twice.


Pray: “Father-God, life and power are in, and with, You.”



Copyright © June 2011, Kirk Hunt