YOU ARE READING TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL WITH REV. KEN ESEKHAIGBE
TODAY THURSDAY APRIL 27TH 2017
TOPIC: VISIONS (Part 3)
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:4
We have looked at vision to some level now, but at this point, it is important we set some things straight.
Probably because we have talked about vision as being a picture of the future, some might misconstrue vision for ambition, and these are completely different things.
What those people had in our opening scripture is a good example of ambition, not vision, and ambition most times is against Gods purpose just like it was in our opening scripture.
Ambition is always self driven and self-centered which is not the case with vision. Vision is always about fulfilling a purpose and meeting needs regardless of self.
The first confirmation of a true vision is that there must be a purpose to it; the purpose of every vision is always spelt out clearly in the vision. Like in the case of Paul who had a heavenly vision on the way to Damascus, it was clear what God wanted him to do *But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this PURPOSE…… To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.* Acts 16:16a, 18. The purpose to a vision is always clear and vision is not manufactured by oneself, it is inspired by God.
This doesn’t mean we should sit and do nothing, there is a place of prayer and also staying around visionaries to help inspire vision but it is also important to know that our number vision after receiving Christ is already spelt out in Mark 16:15 *And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.* As you begin with this vision, God will unveil more to you through His Spirit.
FURTHER STUDY: ACTS 16:15-18.
CONFESSION: I decree that I am full of vision, I am vision driven, goal oriented and by the help of the Spirit of God I fulfill every vision given by God for my destiny. Amen.
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