“Without prophetic vision,
people abandon restraint,
but those who obey the Law are happy.”
The above photo is a picture of a boat in dry dock. For one reason or another, it is not fulfilling its purpose. For one thing, it was designed and manufactured to be in the water, not be sitting on land, idle and out of service. In fact, for illustration purposes, we could say this boat has temporarily lost its vision and has become dormant.
Vision has a call on it: Get me in the water!
Vision Begins with a Personal Encounter
You and I were born for a purpose, created in Christ Jesus for good works. Our vision, purpose, and calling come from within. Paul’s prayer for the Saints should be prayed often if not daily. I like to personalize it:
Lord, give to me the spirit of wisdom and revelation…so that the eyes of my understanding are enlightened and I can experience the hope of Your calling and explore the riches of my inheritance and experience the exceeding greatness of Your power.
See Ephesians 1:15-23.
Definition of Vision:
The act of seeing; a revelation; sight, perception, discernment, ability to foresee, mental image, idea, dream
Vision and Faith: Fruit!
God uses vision to light our path as we move forward. Blind Bartimaeus had an image of being able to see even before his cries reached out through the crowd to seize the attention of the Master who was passing by.
“Go your way; your faith has made you well.” See Mark 10:46-52.
As each member of Christ’s body develops and matures, His Church rises to new places in Him. And this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith!
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Vision brings direction and strength to persevere.
We are walking out God’s plan right now. It’s not a time to become weary but a time to be strengthened in His Word, with His Spirit in the inner man. As you see the Day of the Lord approaching, fellowship with the Saints even more to keep from becoming weary. And remember to praise God every day. Hebrews 10:25
The Glorious Church: 2014
“Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away, until all these things be accomplished.” Read Mark 13:3-37.
We can locate the time we are living in by reading Ephesians 6:10-20. It is a list of military orders from Headquarters especially for those who are called to pray.
Our weapons are unseen and mighty in God. See 2 Corinthians 10:3-6.
Spiritual thieves and wickedness must be dealt with by following the rules of engagement that we have learned in earlier days—in boot camp—when the Lord taught our generation about our authority as citizens of Heaven. As this generation develops in the ways of how the Kingdom of God works, the power within is being increased. After all, no parent would give a two-year old child a loaded gun.
“Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” Galatians 4:1-7
Heirs of God have authority and power!
“And the LORD answered me, and said, ‘Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.’” Habakkuk 2:2
What’s happening? Where are we going?
- We’re contending and pressing into the Promised Land—where the giants are! (See Numbers 13:28) Israel’s assignment back then was to conquer the land and its peoples. But The Church, as the governing authority from the Kingdom of God, has a mandate to dominate in the heavenly places against spiritual wickedness (Ephesians 6:10-12), to fulfill the call, "Your will be done on earth as it is done in Heaven."
- We are pressing into the place of being “filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19-20
- Corporately, we are coming into the “unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son to a perfect man, the fullness of Christ.” For what reason? To imitate God! Amazing isn’t it? See Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:10; 4:12-13 & 5:1.
The End Days Church is the Recipient of the Lord’s Prayer
"I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”
Why? So that the world will believe that God sent His only Son to die for them.
You being born into this time of earth’s history was no accident. You were chosen to be here. You were given a Kingdom assignment that must be fulfilled. No one can fill your shoes, Beloved, but you. Ephesians 2:10
Each of our individual assignments are designed to hook up with other assignments to display and reveal the majesty and glory of God, His Kingdom, and the Glorious Church.
PRAYER WITH PURPOSE VISION:
Preparing the way for the Glorious Church!
Her Mission: The Lost
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth;
“The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken…
"O Zion, You who bring good tidings, get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, you who bring good tidings, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid;
“Say to the cities of Judah, ‘Behold your God!’" Isaiah 40:3-9
That’s called bringing in the harvest of souls before the time of the great tribulation.
Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint. Blessed are those who hear God’s Word and abide in it.
Jesus said this is the root to answered prayer:
Abide (live) in Me and I in you. Without Me you can do nothing. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
By this My Father is glorified. Abide in My love. See John 15:1-9.
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