"Where there is no
vision, the people perish" [Proverbs 29:18]
Notice that God Himself has told us that without a vision, people
perish. We might say it like this: If the people have no vision of WHO
they are in Christ, and WHAT they have in Him they will never obtain the
fullness of all that Christ purchased for us on the cross.
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"Where there is no vision, the
people perish" [Proverbs 29:18]
The Importance of Seeing:
"When that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be
done away. For now we SEE through a glass, dimly; but then (we
will SEE) face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know
even as also I am known. [1Cor. 13:10,12]
I want you to notice the phrase: "When that which is perfect is come".
In the original text the word translated "perfect" comes from the Greek
word "telios' - and it means "Completeness, of full age or MATURE,
The intent of this passage is to make us understand that when as we grow
in our knowledge of God, our ability to SEE what Christ
accomplished for US on the cross, what we HAVE in Him, and WHO we ARE
becomes clearer and clearer. The promise is that even though we may see
these things dimly, or as the KJV says "darkly", as we become more
MATURE in our relationship with God our SEEING will become
Our "VISION" of who Christ IS, WHAT He has accomplished, who WE are, and
what we HAVE in Him is essential to a victorious walk on this earth.
Vision is vital to our success as Christians as we fight to overcome the
trials of this world and the attacks of the enemy.
Vision Enables us to SEE the Invisible:
"While we look not at the things which are
seen, but (we look at) at the things which are not seen:
for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are
not seen are eternal." [2Cor 4:18]
Notice that we are instructed in the Word of God to look at those things
which CANNOT be seen! How does one do that? Answer: Vision.
Naturally, we understand that when the God speaks to us of vision,
He is not talking about 'natural" things, such as the trees, the
grass, the clouds, etc - but rather He speaks of SPIRITUAL things: By
spiritual things I mean: Things that occur, or have occurred in the
spirit realm such as:
1] We are 'new creations' in Christ [2 Cor. 5:17]
2] Christ took our sickness and carried our pain on the cross
3] God Has supplied ALL our Needs thru His riches in Glory [Phil
Vision is the Means Whereby:
1] We can see that which is not visible
2] We can see what we desire for ourselves in our walk
3] We can see what God desires for us
4] We can see who we are in Christ & what we HAVE
How Do We See These Things?
What is the means that God has provided where we as Christians can
actually look into the spirit and SEE the things that He has told
us to look at? Most Christians do not realize that God has provided
TWO ways in which this can be done.
1] The Word of God:
"...the words that I speak unto you, they are
spirit, and they are life." [John 6:63]
"Anyone who listens to the word but does not do
what it says is like a man who SEES his face in a MIRROR 
and, after SEEING himself, goes away and immediately forgets what
he looks like.  But the man who looks intently into the perfect law
that gives freedom (the Word of God), and continues to do this, not
forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he
does." [James 1:23-25]
John 6:63 says that the Word of God is Spirit.
By looking in the word of God we can literally SEE into the
Spirit, and see ourselves as God sees us. We can see WHO we are,
what we have, and what Christ accomplished for us. And, providing we
don't FORGET what we SEE in the Word when we put it down, but
rather continue in it, we will be blessed in whatever we do!
2] Direct Revelation of the Holy Spirit:
"But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will
guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak
only what he hears, and he will show you what is yet to come."
The Holy Spirit will at times give us detailed information and
instruction as to what God has ordained for us, and His future plans for
us individually and as members of the Body of Christ. According to John
16:13, He will literally SHOW us things to come. In other words, the
Spirit of God enables us to SEE into the future! This promise is not
limited to those who stand in the office of the prophet, but
Both of these methods are vital to the Christian if we are to SEE
in greater detail those things which the Lord has provided us and
ordained for us - and until we do, it is certain that we will never
OBTAIN these things. We must SEE them FIRST if we are to HAVE
them: "Where there is no vision, the people
perish." [Proverbs 29:18]
We Must See It For Ourselves:
Most Christians do not understand the importance of SEEING ourselves as
God see us! The reason for this is because the way we SEE ourselves is
the way we THINK about ourselves - and the Lord has said in His Word: "...For
as a man thinks in his heart - so he is!" [Proverbs 23:7]
If we THINK about ourselves in a way other than what God has SAID about
us - then we will not see the blessing manifested. We will
instead see what we think! This is one reason why so many of
God's children are sick, defeated, beaten down, failing, broke, in debt,
unsuccessful, confused, oppressed and depressed.
We are told NOT to look at what is "seen" - but rather to keep
our eyes on what is NOT seen (to Have Vision). Yet, everyday Christians
are looking at the circumstances and allowing what they see
to determine who they are and what they have, instead of believing what
God has SAID in His Word about it.
We MUST take our eyes off the present situation, and using our VISION -
look at the circumstances with an eye towards what is NOT seen. We must
see ourselves: Healed and healthy, strong and free, blessed, delivered
USE YOUR VISION:
We MUST use our spiritual eyes to look into the spirit realm and
see ourselves as God sees us - and then accept His Word as truth -
believe it - receive it by faith - and then begin to SPEAK it as
How Does God See us:
• God sees us Righteous: In right-standing with God : [2 Cor. 5:21]
• God sees us Healed and Healthy: [1 Peter 2:24 • Matt 8:17 • Ps 91:7-10
• Isaiah 53:1-5]
• God sees us Delivered from every situation, affliction, oppression,
depression and attack of the enemy: [Col. 1: 12-14]
• God sees us Successful: well supplied, prosperous, a lender not a
borrower, well able to contribute to every good work: [Deut 28 • Prov.
10:22 • 2 Cor. 9:8]
• God sees us in a Position of Authority: Head and not the tail / Above
only and not beneath / More than a conqueror / Triumphant and Victorious
[Deut 28 1-14 • Rom 8:37 • 2Cor 2:14 • 1Cor 15:57 • 1Jn 5:4]
Remember: As a Man Thinks In His Heart: So He Is: [Proverbs 23:7]
How Do You SEE Yourself?
Keep in mind that we will always SEE ourselves the way we THINK
• Do you SEE yourself healed and healthy?
• Do you see yourself righteous: In right-standing with God?
• Do you see yourself strong?
• Do you see yourself delivered from whatever has been afflicting you?
• Do you see yourself Successful, well provided for with more than
• Do you see yourself in a position of authority?
If not, it is only because you have chosen to look at the
natural circumstances instead using your vision to SEE into the
Spirit realm and look at what Christ has already accomplished FOR you!
Get a Vision:
If we are ever to obtain that Which Christ died for, and paid for
with His own blood - then we MUST have VISION to SEE it first!
Vision is the means whereby God empowers us to bring into
manifestation that which HE has ordained for us by:
1] By Placing it in our heart thru His WORD or by His Spirit
2] Empowering us to bring it forth into the natural realm thru
OUR words spoken in faith.
Unless that vision is established in us as a reality and
confirmed by faith (Heb 11:1) - we will never see it - It will never
come to pass in our life. "That the communication
of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good
thing which is in you in Christ Jesus." [Philemon 1:6]
Notice that it is only when we ACKNOWLEDGE what is already in us (in our
SPIRITS) that our faith becomes EFFECTIVE and brings forth the
manifestation of the promise.
I encourage you to download the entire audio message and take the time
to listen to it. Discover how you can SEE yourself as God sees you and
thereby begin to ACCESS the blessings by faith. Visit the audio
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