TODAY’S TEXT: “"But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God’(Acts 7:55)
TODAY’S WORD: THE SUPPLY OF THE SPIRIT CHANGES YOUR VISION
Where you stand determines what you see and as far as your eyes can see, ‘so will I give unto you’ as God told Abraham in Genesis 13:15-16
‘And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever’
In other words, the vision we have sets the pace for our possession. Whatever we are given is controlled by what we see per time and what you see that others don’t see gives you an edge!
A vantage position gives you access to see what others cannot see. This was what happened to Paul, he was the only one who saw the light the others only heard the voice.
‘And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 and he fell to the earth and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5 And he said, who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.’
It was the vision Paul saw that separated him from the rest. This is the key to leadership: seeing what others cannot see, seeing more than others can see and seeing before others can see.
Therefore the Holy Spirit first changes our position in order to change our vision. When this happens to you, you begin to see differently. Where others see death you see life! Even when sickness is all over you, all you see is life! This was what happened to Stephen, "But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God’
As soon as the Spirit was supplied Stephens’s vision changed and he saw what others could not see. The Holy Spirit influences our vision of the world. This is one of the core ministries he has to the saints: showing things to come.
John 16:13-15, ‘13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.
Today the Spirit will show you great and mighty things that you don't know of. He will show great visions that will reveal and settle your future! Concerning your business, industry, He will show you things to come. A Spanish proverb said, ‘those who can see ahead never remains behind’. The Holy Spirit helps us to see ahead so we can always be ahead. You will never lag behind again, in Jesus precious name. Amen.
TODAY’S PRAYER: Lord Let the supply of your Spirit change and increase my vision. Holy Spirit show me more than the eyes can see and show me what the eyes cannot see.
TODAY’S THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The Holy Spirit influences our vision of the world. This is one of the core ministries he has to the saints: showing things to come.
OTHER SCRIPTURES: John 16, 1 Corinthians 2:9-10, Joel 2:28-32.