Burden, Vision, And Reality

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page Perhaps a good way of summing up this chapter on the necessity of a God-given vision is in understanding the three terms above.  Someone asked recently concerning the difference between burden and reality.  Are they the same?  There is little doubt that a real vision starts with a real […]

Receiving The vision

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page The last aspect to look at in this first principle of revival is in regards to whether or not the vision is getting to the “target.”  The vision, after all, is not just for the leadership, it is for the church as a whole.  Every congregation should share in […]

Maintaining The Vision

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page The vision is worth holding onto!  And, sometimes, it just won’t be an easy thing to do.  But we are responsible as senior leaders to maintain the vision and the spiritual momentum that it generates.  The vision will grow and expand and we must be ready to move with […]

Taking Ownership Of the Vision

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page This is a tremendously important step in a local church or a national organization. This speaks of the time when the membership begins to become part of the vision too.  It is no longer just a “dream” expressed by the pastor or the national or regional leadership.  It now […]

Clearly Communicate The Vision

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page First of all, leaders are the ones responsible for casting the vision.  Normally, vision comes from the top and is communicated downward.  This is not always the case, however.  Sometimes it is another person that is shown something new, something that may or may not add to the present […]

The Scriptural Vision

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page When we read Ephesians 1:15-23, we read the desire and prayer of the apostle Paul concerning the saints of the Ephesian Church.  Paul reminds them of the hope of God’s calling for the Church, the rich glory of His inheritance that is in the saints, and the great power […]

It Is Possible To Have The Wrong Vision

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page The ability to “see” will never be enough.  What is it that we are seeing?  It might be the wrong vision completely.  Solomon went on to say in Ecclesiastes 11:4-5, “He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.  As thou […]


Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page In our treatise on the Principles of Revival, we must begin with the subject of spiritual vision.  While it should be an elementary part of what we do, too often the fact is that much of what is done in the name of church ministry may not be based […]