The Wonders of Vision

Proverbs 29:18 — “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Vision is basically of two types. There are revelational visions, which include: open visions, trances and dreams; and those kinds of visions are only granted to people and believers according to God’s will per time. We cannot control or force such visions from God.

Then there is another type of vision, which can be initiated by us as humans as well as believers. This kind of vision is seen with our mind’s eyes, which is our imagination.

From scriptural context, this kind of vision is defined as “painting pictures from scriptural truth or revelations” and we paint these scriptural pictures with our minds’ eyes or imagination. And in the context of this post, it is this second type of vision that I will be sharing with you.

Now the first part of our opening text says, where there is no vision, the people perish. And since that’s true, then the reverse statement is also very true. That is “where there is vision, the people are saved“. So Vision is required to work out our salvation in Christ Jesus. And apart from Salvation, vision is also required for us to access all our heritage in Christ Jesus through faith.

Here is what the Scripture says concerning the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11:13 — “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having SEEN THEM AFAR OFF, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”

The above scripture says all the heroes of faith mentioned in Hebrews 11 who died in faith, even though they had not received the promises, were persuaded of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on earth. Because they saw the promises afar off.

Then 2 Corinthians 4:18 says — “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

So How Do We Look at The Things Which are Not Seen?

From the two scriptures quoted above, the questions that come to mind are: how did those heroes of faith see those promises of God from afar off? And how do we look at the things which are not seen?

The simple answer is, VISION.

Those heroes of faith saw God’s promises through their minds’ eyes– their eyes of faith. They continually visualized those promises with their imaginations.

A very good example of such heroes of faith was our Father in the Faith, Abraham. Here is what the scripture says concerning him in Hebrews 11:10 —”For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

The above quoted scripture says concerning Abraham, when God told him to leave his father’s house and go to a place which he would receive as an inheritance, he (Abraham) looked for a city which had foundations whose builder and maker is God.

And how did he do that? Through the visions of his mind– his imagination by faith.

Then here is also what the word of God says concerning Abraham in Genesis 15:5-6, “And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.”

In the above scripture, as Abraham struggled in believing God on his promise of giving birth to an heir in his old age, God took Abraham out to physically look at the stars of heaven in order to help his vision.

And after Abraham saw the stars, his faith came alive; and he believed God and God counted his faith in him for righteousness. So Abraham’s physical sight of the stars helped imprint the vision of God’s promises in his mind’s eyes, which ultimately helped his faith concerning God’s promises to come alive, and he eventually believed.

So from all these scriptural explorations, we can clearly understand the supernatural power of vision in activating our faith for miracles from God. Faith is the major access key to God’s miraculous power. And the word of God says, faith comes by hearing the word of God. But it takes vision of the word we receive to translate the word of God we receive into faith.

So as a faith practicing believer, you must continually give yourself to scriptural visions in order to continually enjoy supernatural success in your walk of faith in Christ Jesus. And to do that, whatever you desire from God, that you know is in line with his word, try to create a mental picture of it in your imagination.

And sometimes, you can use a physical picture of that thing to help your mental picture. Once you get the mental picture, then you can go ahead and pray consistently for that thing, with the mental vision in your heart and finally confess your expectation till you receive it physically.

As you give yourself to this type of scriptural visions, you will begin to receive unusual miracles from God in your life in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!

As I conclude, I must let you know that true visions that provoke signs and wonders from God, is only available to born again believers in Christ Jesus. So if you are not yet born again, by receiving Jesus into your heart as your Lord and personal Saviour, Click here to do so now!

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Emeke Odili