2016 CONFERENCE DAY 1 : RUNING WITH THE VISION BY BISHOP NGOBENI

RUNING WITH THE VISION

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”

*God is a visionary.
*God has a vision about mankind.
*Remember where there is no vision people perish. (Proverbs 19:18)

*WHAT IS A VISION?
×Vision means a realistic, credible, attractive future state.
×Vision comes from Latin word  “Videra” Video.
×Vision means ability to see, hence prophets in the
Old Testament were called “Seer”
×Purpose or goal or ultimate aim.
×Direction.

TEXT
* God reveals His vision for mankind.
*We are called to run with God’s vision and not to destroy it.
*There are TWO visions in life.
*God’s vision (People directed)and Man’s vision(Visionary directed)
*God so loved the world. (People)
*He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes should not perish.
*God’s vision with mankind is to restore eternal life.
*Mankind lost eternal life (Life of God) in the garden of Eden.
*We are called to run with God’s vision of restoration of the Life of God in our lives and communities.

CHARACTERISTICS OF GOD VISION!
1.It is always bigger than you: Jeremiah saw the vision bigger than him.”I am a child” (Jeremiah 1:4-6).
Moses also saw the vision bigger than him. (Exodus 3:17) “Who am I before Pharoah?”

WHY THE VISION ALWAYS BIGGER THAN US?
*God does not want us to depend upon our own power.
*He does not want to share His glory with man.
*It is not by mighty nor by power but by the Spirit of God. (ZECH 4:6)

2.God’s vision will hold on you: (Gen 37:1-36)
*Joseph was hated by his own brother’s.
*Thrown into a PIT.
*Sold to the Ishmaelites.
*Sold to the Royal Palace.
*Thrown into the prison.
*BUT THE VISION HELD ON HIM.

3.You cannot kill God’s vision:
*You may kill man’s vision but not God’s vision.
*Gates of Hades will never prevail against God’s vision.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GOD’S VISION:
Habakuku 2:2-3)
*It must be written down (articulated).
*Must be read.
*Has a specific time. (Time frame)
*Speaks at the end not begining.
*It will not tarry.

PURPOSE OF OF VISION:
*Creates Faith for the future.
*Creates a sense of excitement for more desirable future state.
*Vision unites people for a common cause and singular direction.
*Vision places boundaries on the organization. (It outlines where we are going and where we are not going).
*Vision disciplines the organization and its people.
*Vision Creates life in the group.

Amen