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HOLD ON, UNTIL THE VISION SPEAKS CLEARLY

One of the definitions of vision in the dictionary says, ' vision is the faculty or state of being able to see.' Another says, 'vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.' I define it as the bridge between the present and the future. In the Bible, dreams and visions are usually the language of the Spirit. For instance, Joseph dreamt before its fulfilment. Abraham, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Apostle Paul and so many prophets were given visions that later came to fulfilment.


Reference: Mark 8:24 New King James Version (NKJV)

'He looked up and said, 'I see people; they look like trees walking around.'


My friend had a vision test and he recalled the experience. He was asked to read the smallest line that he could see clearly on an eye chart. After that, he received eyedrops and additional tests to determine the best optics for him. When he looked through a series of lenses, he told the doctor the ones that were blurry or clear, and adjustments were made to achieve the right focus. Then he said, 'the results will determine whether or not you need corrective lenses.' But if you are not honest about what you see, you are not helping the doctor or yourself.


When Jesus walked along the street into Bethsaida, he was interrupted by the friends of a man who was blind, asking Jesus to heal him. Jesus spat and put his hands on the man's eyes. He asked the man what he could see. The man's response was honest, and he talked about seeing people that looked like walking trees. There was vision, but it was not yet clear. Jesus touched the man a second time, and his ­vision became clear (see Mark 8:22-25).


Habakkuk 2:2-3 (CJB) says, 'Then Adonai answered me; he said, 'write down the vision clearly on tablets, so that even a runner can read it. For the vision is meant for its appointed time; it speaks of the end, and it does not lie. It may take a while, but wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.'


There are times when your vision has not spoken clearly, even though you know God is working behind the scene. Sometimes some stumble along with blurred ­vision due to obstacles and opposition. That is usually a challenge, which you must expect because blurred vision is part of the process. However, you need to follow the vision carefully and refuse to be moved, no matter how blurred it seems or what is happening around you. Then continue to trust God and engage Him in all you do, as He faithfully works in your situations so you can see clearly, until the vision speaks clearly.


Remember, it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose (Philippians 2:13 NIV). When your vision is given birth by the Spirit, the Spirit of God Himself will direct your steps. So you are to simply make yourself available and follow as He clearly points you to the vision through progressive revelations.


Scripture Reading - Ezekiel 1:1; Proverbs 29:18; Luke 1:22; Acts 9:12; Philippians 3:14.


Guided Prayer:

Dear Father in heaven, thank you for continually working in me and helping me by your Spirit to see clearly. Thank you for making crooked paths straight before me by empowering me to prevail over obstacles and evil manipulations. May the vision you placed in our hearts continue to speak clearly and brightly in our world, in Jesus' Name, Amen!


Pastor EJC

SENSE OF GRACE



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