Monday May 11th 2020
Memorise: Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18
Read: Habakkuk 2:1-4 (KJV)
1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Bible in one year:
Psalms 65-67, Psalm 69-70,
Hymn: Sing hymn 26
If a Christian is visionary, his/her pilgrimage on earth becomes bearable. It is a clear vision of heaven that will make a child of God see nothing enticing in the present world as compared to the anticipated eternal bliss.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
From the verse above, we can infer that the lack of vision about the reality of hell is what makes people carefree about the coming judgement on the ungodly. If God were to slow a person a vision of heaven as Jesus described in Matthew 13:44-46, he/she would do everything possible to get there.
In Habakkuk 2:1-4, the prophet was eager to get division and take instruction even if it required reproof. Fortunately, it was for his good and for those who would read it with understanding. It ended up as a warning against pride (which lead to destruction) and words of encouragement towards faith (which brings justification).
According to Psalm 53:1, it is only a fool that says there is no God. It is pride that makes an individual think that he knows better than God. Psalm 53:2 says it takes a visionary individual to seek God, especially in times like these, when everything seems to be against godliness.
It was a divine vision that ensured Noah and his household were saved from the flood (Hebrews 11:7). It is the same vision that will keep any Christian focused on holiness without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14)
With a divine vision, we can catch a glimpse of our eternal home like John did in Revelation 21:1-7. If you submit yourself to God, you too would see divinely inspired visions.
Father, please make me a visionary Christian so that I will not lose the vision of my eternal home, in the mighty name of Jesus.
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.