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Summary: God wants to give everyone a vision of Heaven and your ministry.

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Title: The power of vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18 KJV)

“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint…” (Proverbs 29:18 NIV)

“If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; but when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.” (Proverbs 29:18 the Message)

Definition of A Vision: A vision is GOD’S PREFERED FUTURE

1. It is God who gives us the vision

HERE ARE SOME OLD TESTAMENT EXAMPLES OF GOD GIVING PEOPLE VISION

A. God’s vision to Abraham

“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:2-3)

B. God’s vision to Moses

“The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey-…And now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3:7-10)

C. God’s vision to Joshua

“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give them – to the Israelites. I will give you every place you set your foot, as I promised Moses. (Joshua 1:2-3)

HERE ARE SOME NEW TESTAMENT EXAMPLES

D. God’s vision to Jesus

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19)

God’s vision to the Disciples

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

F. God’s vision to Paul

“Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you. I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” (Acts 26:16-18)

GOD WANTS TO GIVE EVERY BELIEVER TWO VISIONS

1. GOD WANTS TO GIVE EVERY BELIEVER A VISION FOR THEIR LIVES

2. GOD WANTS TO GIVE EVERY BELIEVER A VISION OF HEAVEN

QUESTION: WHICH VISION DOES GOD WANT TO GIVE US FIRST?

BEFORE EVERY CHRISTIAN CAN HAVE A VISION FOR THEIR LIVES THEY MUST FIRST HAVE A VISION OF HEAVEN.


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