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Summary: Often times challenging people to have a vision is the challenge. Causing them to see what and where God wants to take them is sometimes hard. When you are preaching about vision and people look at you like you are out there... Ya mean you want me to have

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Do we have a vision?

My life is but a weaving

Between my Lord and me

I cannot choose the colors

He worketh steadily

Off times He weaveth sorrow

And I in foolish pride

Forget He sees the upper

And I the underside

Not till the loom is silent

And the shuttles cease to fly

Shall God unroll the canvas

And explain the reasons why

The dark threads are as needful

In the weavers skilled hand

As the threads of gold and silver

In the pattern He has planned

Hab 2:2-3

2 Then the LORD replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.

3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

(NIV)

Hab 2:2-3

2. And then God answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run.

3. The vision-message is a witness pointing to what is coming. It aches for the coming –it can hardly wait! And it does not lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.

(TM)

A. The Hebrew means:

• To gaze at mentally,

• To perceive,

• To contemplate with pleasure for the future.

B. If you look at Webster Dictionary defines it like this:

• It is the act or power of sensing with the eye,

• The power of anticipation,

• Expectation,

• Seeing the attainable, yet invisible.

Famous quotes:

1. Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

Katherine Logan

2. Destinies are shaped by ones vision.

Pastor Ron Crandall

3. Failures are only the by-product of a visionless person, they are overcome by belief in the Fact that through God all things are possible.

Pastor Ron Crandall

4. One’s destiny is determined, not by what he possesses, but rather by what possesses him.

5. Poor eyes limit your sight; poor vision limits your deeds.

Frank Field

In bringing our vision into Focus:

A. Components of Vision:

Isa 54:1-5

1 "Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband," says the LORD.

2 "Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.

3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.

4 "Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

5 For your Maker is your husband-- the LORD Almighty is his name-- the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.

(NIV)

Isaiah 54:2

2. “Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big! Use plenty of rope, drive your tent peg in deep. You’re going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family.”

(TM)

1. Vision or a stretching of the tent must first of all be bible based on properly interpreted Scriptures. The Stretching must be a Bible based vision.


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