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.
* 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:
*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.