I bless the Lord God for His faithfulness last week and welcome you and yours to a new week of great expectation! This is one week that the whole world has been waiting for with bated breathe as Americans elect their next President. Beyond this, I am persuaded of great and mighty things for you too in Jesus mighty Name, Amen.
Prov 29; 18a 'Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Job 33: 14 - 15 'For God speaks once, yea twice, yet man do not understand it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumbering upon the bed.
Hab 2; 2 - 3..'And the Lord answered me, write the vision, make it plain upon the tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end (of the appointed time) it shall speak, and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it; because it shall surely come, it will not tarry.
Heb 10: 35 ' Do not therefore fling away.... (KJV)... So, don't throw away your confidence (in God to bring to pass the vision) it brings a great reward. (CEB)
Vision speaks! Vision inspires! Vision is life! Vision is progress! Vision is the future and where there is no vision, there's stagnation which leads to death and failure. In Hos 4:6 - God painfully declares that 'My people perish for lack of knowledge - another aspect of visioning.
It so much hurts God when Man lives without a purpose and a plan. Our God is a great visioner. After Adam fell, he devised a short - term plan to cover man's nakedness Gen 3: 21. A permanent plan was the coming of Jesus as the Saviour of mankind.
From the foregoing, I want us to look closely at Vision and great expectation. I found out that notwithstanding the state of man - God still has faith; he is ever hopeful that man will realise his state and subsequently fall in line within His (God's) program. Jer 29: 11 - I know the thoughts (the Vision) that I think towards you...
What's God provisions/help for me to know His plans for me? How do I get or clarify the plans of God for my life? Let's consider the following together:
1. You need to realise that God has a sure plan for your life. In similar fashion, the devil is forever devising evil plans too. John 10; 10. Job 1: 6 - 12. It is essential therefore that you hide in God's everlasting arm to avert the counsel of the devil to frustrate God's plans for your life.
2. As long as you stay committed to God, He will defend you. Job 5;12. It doesn't matter the schemes and activities of vision killers - He (God) frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot carry out their plans (over your life)
3. Understanding vision is God's priority for you. Job 33: 14 - 15 above is key. God speaks through dreams, he speaks through vision. He speaks through his words. He speaks in audible sounds sometimes. God called Samuel 3 times and even though he was right inside Shiloh - the most holy place - Samuel did not know it was God until Eli showed up. There are several 'Samuels in the house of God today without a vision'. That problem will disappear when you confront it with the power of vision within you.
4. One of the many reasons man do not know what God is saying is lack of expectation. Right expectation births spiritual alertness and awareness. After Eli showed up and guided Samuel, the next time God called - Samuel was all ready for Him.
5. God is committed to his visions. Our duty is to see what God sees and to run with it. Jer 1:12 'then the Lord said to me, you have seen well. For I am ready to perform my word. In fact, KjV says 'God will hasten my word....but you must see it first.
6. Jeremiah was commended for seeing well. An indication that God is excited when man can envision it. It also means God is sad when we walk about aimless and without direction.
7. As many as will wait upon God, God is willing to guide them. All that man is required to do is to see first. It's man's responsibility to see. I pray for His church - this month, we shall See in Jesus mighty name. Amen. Gen 13: 14 - 18. 14b says 'Lift up your eyes now and look....
8. Consequently, please endeavour to write the vision down. Many a good vision has been forgotten because it was never documented. Also put a plan together and start working towards achieving the plan because the vision shall surely manifest. Hab 2; 2 - 3.
Beloved, you and I no longer have any excuse. We can start now. God has given unto you and I, everything that pertains to life. Vision is life. We have the power. We can do it.
Gen 11:6 'and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do'.The dream of today is the reality you experience tomorrow. God has built in you the power of Vision/imagination/dreams. Only you has the power to envision. As you start this week and month, you will see great things in your mind, the power to bring your dream to life will manifest in your life, the tomorrow you desire will become real, time will speak for you,it shall not be delayed, vision will give you recognition, You will no longer be limited! See right, dare to dream and those things that be not shall be!
Blessing and more blessings await you.
Shalom and God bless you.
I Cor 2; 16, Rom 11: 34