Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Let that sink in…
The NIV version says,
Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
Hearing and seeing God is the most important thing we can ever do .” For in him we live and move and have our being”(Acts 17:28) .It is from God we get our identity, calling, and understand what we are to do in life.
Think about that for a moment…
Take a deep breath, let it all out. With this, we open our ears, and eyes to hear from God
Saul in the New Testament who became Paul in scriptures had a transformation because he had a vision of Jesus. While on his way to persecute Christians Jesus revealed himself, and asked Paul why he was persecuting him. Saul was struck with blindness until Ananias prayed for him, then he could see again. Because of this vision, Saul was transformed, and instead of persecuting Christians he became one and was used greatly for converting the non-Jewish world to Christianity. Also, Peter who was a staunch Jew got a vision of a sheet coming from heaven with all types of animals, and God told him to kill and eat. Peter said that he had never eaten any unclean animal, but God told him don’t reject what he had made clean. It was from this vision that God broke down the division and had Peter to minister to Cornelius a centurion in the Italian regiment in Acts 10. Cornelius also had a vision from the angel who gave him a message and directed him to Peter.
It was through these revelations, and visions from God that the church was established throughout the non-Jewish world, and the reason I speak to you today about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
It is on the revelation of Jesus Christ that you can have peace
Dear heavenly Father, we honor you. We say that you are above everything else. We receive your power, we receive your wisdom. May our eyes be fixed on you so we can understand who we are and break down divisions that separate us from working in harmony.