mountains. Isaiah 22:5 This is language of a vision. We all need vision in our
lives, vision of God’s will, vision for the Kingdom, and vision for the Harvest
of the Lord. This was a specific vision of Isaiah’s.
Daniel had vision as well. Daniel 9:23 Notice that Daniel was instructed
by an angel to “consider the vision?” In Daniel 10:1 we find that Daniel
reportedly had understanding of the vision. As you can see from these two
verses, and the way I worded my comments, there are two meanings or usages for
the word vision.
First, is the more specific reference to a specific event where a man or
woman sees or hears from God Almighty on a certain topic, in a certain moment.
Visions in this sense are accepted as supernatural events. Many people have
visions from God, whether sleeping or awake.
Second, is the general meaning for the word vision, where a man or woman
is said to have vision, meaning that they look ahead to the future and have a
goal or purpose in their heart for how something should and will be, seeing that
the future condition already exists as real in their own mind. They act in a way
to drive that vision to reality.
But, are these two things really different? In the more specific
instance, we see the ignition event or the catalyst for the more general sense
of vision. Can a man have Godly vision without hearing from God? There are many
different visions, and not all involve God’s will. Paul said, speaking of
different languages, that there are many voices in the world, and all of them
have some particular meaning. 1 Corinthians 14:10 There are visions outside the
realm of God’s will. The task is to focus on the truth.
There is truth in the world. Much of popular psychology teaches a moral,
religious relativism… that everything is relative. But, Christians realize that
there is an absolute truth, or something right to align everything else with,
Jesus. And, He is what so many are looking for in the world. What is it that is
real and true out there? What can you be sure of today, if not Jesus?
It has been said that vision is the art of seeing what others fail to
see. This then is the vision that we need to grab hold of now. We need a vision
of The Truth. Lies are everywhere. False religion, false living, false friends,
but we need a vision of true religion, true living, something that can break
down the walls of lies and falseness in the world around us. That is where the
church, and the individuals within the body of Christ comes in.
I want something inside my heart and mind that will cry out to the
mountains of the kingdoms of this world, “Here stands Truth!” Can God turn my
eyes to a vision of His truth for this generation?