It Is Possible To Have The Wrong Vision

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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 knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.”  Sometimes when everything looks impossible, it is then that the Lord wants us to act.  We need His direction and we are desperately in need of His way of seeing things.  He knows the end from the beginning!  After all, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  While we dedicate ourselves to the will of God in building the church and seeing revival, let us be first dedicated to the vision that is defined by the Lord. Look at the difference of “seeing” in the next passage from 2 Kings 6:15-17:   

"And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots.  And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do?  And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.  And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see.”

The apostle Paul put it this way, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!  For who hath known the mind of the Lord?  Or who hath been his counselor?” (Romans 11:33-34)

Another potential danger lies in not using what we have already received from the Lord, and instead, substituting our own vision for His.  The fact is that we must either use the real thing, or lose it.  Jesus said in Luke 8:18, “Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.”  The word “seemeth” here is one that is also translated simply as think or suppose.  Sometimes we think that we have some great gift of God, and we reflect on how anointed we are!  We are often heard boasting about the “move of God” in our midst.  Yet, are we part and parcel of what God is really doing?  Are we joined together with Him in His vision?  We can use what God has placed in us for His purpose, or we can lose even what we simply think we have.  The choice is ours.

About Jim Poitras

Enlisiting, educating, equipping, empowering, and encouraging members, ministers, and missionaries in apostolic global missions. Director of Education/AIM