…. I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. Acts 26:19
Heavenly vision is very important for every Christian, minister and church as a whole. A Christian without heavenly vision will belong among the common Christians, a Christian minister without heavenly vision will remain a carnal minister, and a church without heavenly vision is a worldly and lukewarm church. And the worst is when a Christian or church loses heavenly vision, it become worse than never having it.
WHAT HEAVENLY VISION IS ALL ABOUT!
When we have heavenly vision, we will want to do everything to enter heaven and to bring others to heaven; when we have heavenly vision, the things of this worldly will be dim to us and things of heaven dearly to us; we will not be encumbered by the cares of this world. When we have heavenly vision like the earthly Christians, we will go extra miles for the kingdom of God and we will not have the mind of pursuing earthly things.
The beginning of revival in a Christian life and in a church is to have heavenly vision, because without that Christians will remain lukewarm, worldly and spiritually frivolous.
What is this heavenly vision is all about? Heavenly vision is when you come to the point of understanding and realizing that making heaven and helping others to make heaven is the paramount purpose of your living on earth, that every other thing apart from working towards making heaven and winning souls to heaven amounts to little or nothing, that it is the most urgent matter that needs the greatest attention on a daily basis. When you grab this heaven vision, your perspective of life will change, your reasoning will not remain the same, your Christian life will turn around, your life view will be of eternity not on this temporal care, your prayer points will be different from what it used to be, it will center on your Christian growth and winning souls, your ministry will turn different and your message will be heavenly focused.
DO YOU KNOW WHY? ………
Do you know why many Christians are worldly and lukewarm? It is simply because they don’t have heavenly vision. There is nothing as terrible and dangerous in life as being a Christian without heavenly vision.
Do you know why you compromise the word of God, and care for things of this life than heaven? It is because you lack or you’ve lost heavenly vision.
Do you know why you pray more on prosperity than purity of life? It is simply because you lack heavenly vision in your Christian life.
Do you know why you involve in worldly dress and stuffs and it seems impossible for you to part away with such things? It is simply because you don’t have heavenly vision yet.
Do you know why your priority of life is about getting money, having more possessions of life, getting position or popularity in life? It is because you don’t have heavenly vision.
Do you know why you pray more against enemies in your life than you pray against sinful nature in your life? It is because you don’t have heavenly vision.
Do you know why you pray against the witches and wizards in your family to die than you pray for sinners in your family to be saved? It is because you don’t have heavenly vision. You don’t need to speak in tongue before you know Christians void of heavenly vision, it is very obvious.
DO YOU KNOW WHY MANY CHRISTIAN MINISTERS……
Do you know why many Christian ministers preach more on prosperity of life than purity of life, why they preach more on goodness of life than godliness of life, why they preach more about temporal blessings of this life than eternal blessings of life to come or you wander why on the other hand some preach more on overcoming problems of life than overcoming temptations and persecutions of life or why they put witches and wizards In their lives to death than they put sinful old natures in their lives to death? It is simply because such Christian ministers do not have heavenly vision.
Do you know the reason why most of the preachers today do more of prophetic declarations than repentance declaration? It is simply because they lack or have lost heavenly vision. You know what Paul said? He said, “Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.” Acts 26:19, 20.
After Paul got the heavenly vision, he was going different places and making declaration, not prosperity declaration, not prophetic declaration as they do today, but declaration of repentance, of turning to God and of doing work of righteousness and holiness. It’s the heavenly vision that makes the difference. But these pastors, evangelists, daddy GOs, papas, bishops in America , Europe, Asia or Africa who are busy preaching, publishing and making declarations of prosperity, success and sweet things, and asking you to type “amen” on their Facebook posts, it is because their lives and ministries are void of heavenly vision.
We cannot deceive ourselves. Our priority of life is determined by the vision we carry in our hearts; if it is heavenly vision, automatically we will live, pray and preach more on heaven, and if it is earthly vision, we will live, pray and preach more on earthly things, that exactly is what we are seeing among Christians and pastors today. Where your treasure is determines the priority and purpose of your living.
GETTING IT RIGHT!
Before you can get to heaven, you must get it right on earth. And to get it right, you need to start with the right steps, and repentance from sins and worldliness is the right step to start with. To have heavenly vision, you must start with repentance. I pray for you as you read this message that God will open your eyes to see and seek the heavenly vision and make it to heaven. All you need now is to repent, turn to God and begin to do the works befitting repentance and refocusing. Please click on this link on how to experience genuine repentance http://www.facebook.com/notes/revelation-of-truth-evangelical-ministries-rtem/how-can-i-be-saved/270674586372252