2 [Oh, I know, I have been rash to talk out plainly this way to God!] I will [in my thinking] stand upon my post of observation and station myself on the tower or fortress, and will watch to see what He will say within me and what answer I will make [as His mouthpiece] to the perplexities of my complaint against Him.2 And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by.3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfilment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behind hand on its appointed day. (Hab 2:1-3 Amp).
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; (Hos 4:6a Amp).
11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.14 I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will release you from captivity and gather you from all the nations and all the places to which I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I caused you to be carried away captive.(Jer 29:11-14 Amp)
3 Let not mercy and kindness [shutting out all hatred and selfishness] and truth [shutting out all deliberate hypocrisy or falsehood] forsake you; bind them about your neck, write them upon the tablet of your heart.4 So shall you find favour, good understanding, and high esteem in the sight [or judgement] of God and man.5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.7 Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.8 It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones. (Prov 3:3-8 Amp)
Here are some of the subjects; which we plan to cover when looking at God’s vision & call for His Church. The Lord gives His vision,which we need to follow. Lord give us ears to hear that which You Spirit wishes to tell us. Open our eyes to see, the plans, vision and mandate; You have placed there since the Beginning of time, for Your End Time Church.
Lord You are e’en now preparing the heart of Your People. You are coming for a mature, glorious church. The whole earth, the whole world, shall be filled with Your Glory, when You come for her. You tell us the same things You have done, we shall also do, & e’en greater than these. You promise, we who know You as our God, are to do (and shall do ) exploits.
- Some Goals
- Goal Setting
- Don’t Ever Quit
- Give Thanks
- God’s Faithful
We’re now three months into 2015! We may have both; made and forgotten; our resolutions, goals or vision, which we had for this and the previous years. Maybe we feel we’ve failed God, ourselves and others! Let us not lose hope! Fear not for our Lord remains Faithful & True! He’s not a man that He would lie! We have, recorded in Scripture, the testimonies of the heroes of our faith. This great cloud of witnesses, are always there readily encouraging us to complete faith’s great race (see Heb 11:1-12:2).
When we committed ourselves, our lives to the Lord; He saved & delivered us from the lies of the evil one. He had not forgotten us. He heard our cry, when we called upon Him! He also answered us, including hearkening to our cries. He confirms the Greatness of His Love toward us. Thereby setting us free from the lies of the enemy. We know the Law of Life, in Christ Jesus, has set us free from the law of sin and death (see Rom 8:2).
He knows our ev’ry thought. He doesn’t view us as failures! In fact He knows the plans which He has for us. Plans of a future, of success, not of failure! We may forget, but our Lord shall not forget! Our Lord remains Faithful and True! When He gives us His vision, His Mandate for our lives, He will truly, fully complete & fulfil the work, which He started in us.
When Our Lord called Abraham, He kept His Promises. He lead Abraham out step for step. Abraham; when acting in obedience to God’s Mandate given him, possessed God’s Promises. He believed the Lord, having faith in that which, the Lord had promised. This was later credited, counted to Abraham as Righteousness (see Gen 15:1-8; Rom 4:15-22 Amp).
As I mentioned, in my previous posts concerning true sons of Abraham, being people of Faith. We are aware, of Faith being the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. We’re justified through faith, because of Christ Jesus. This faith works by grace through His Love.
Our Lord, was obedient unto death, yes e’en by, through His death on the cross. Yet death could not hold Him. He has the keys of death (Hades), and life. He overcame the enemy on the cross, openly making a show there of, defeating the devil (see Col 2:13-15). Thereby Christ Jesus fulfilled Gen 3:15. He gave us the victory! For it’s written; “And the God of Peace, will soon crush Satan under your feet. The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [the Messiah] be with you. (Rom 16:20 Amp).
5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.7 Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.(Pr 3:5-7 Amp).
’tis important for us to remember, to seek the Lord’s Face, concerning all our plans. Proverbs clearly states, we need to recognize, acknowledge our Lord’s direction, in all which we do. The Lord’s interested in the whole person; spirit, soul and body. The Lord tells us, He does nothing, without first letting His servants, the prophets know, of His plans.
7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets.¹(Ezra 3:7 Amp)
My son, forget not my law or teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments;2 For length of days and years of a life [worth living] and tranquillity [inward and outward and continuing through old age till death], these shall they add to you.3 Let not mercy and kindness [shutting out all hatred and selfishness] and truth [shutting out all deliberate hypocrisy or falsehood] forsake you; bind them about your neck, write them upon the tablet of your heart.4 So shall you find favour, good understanding, and high esteem in the sight [or judgement] of God and man.5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.7 Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.8 It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones.9 Honour the Lord with your capital and sufficiency [from righteous labours] and with the first fruits of all your income;10 So shall your storage places be filled with plenty, and your vats shall be overflowing with new wine.(Pr 3:3-10 Amp)
Remember the Lord reminds us times and seasons are ordered by the Father (see Acts 1:5-8.). New years will always be there. They come and go! While Earth remains, there shall always be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter; day and night. These shall not cease (see Gen 8:22; Mt 9:35-38; Jn 4:35-38; Jer 8:19-22 Mt 6:30-34). We need to know the Heart of God for the nations. For truly the harvest is ripe; the workers few!
We should ask the Lord of the Harvest, to thrust out workers, into the field. Maybe the Lord, desires to use either you or me, to bring in this final harvest. Remember ’tis the Lord, who gives us His Vision for our lives. When He gives us His Vision, we are to run with it. When our Lord gives us His Vision, He surely shall not cause/make it to fail.
19 God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?20 You see, I have received His command to bless Israel. He has blessed, and I cannot reverse or qualify it.21 [God] has not beheld iniquity in Jacob [for he is forgiven], neither has He seen mischief or perverseness in Israel [for the same reason]. The Lord their God is with Israel, and the shout of praise to their King is among the people. (Num 23:19-21 Amp).
We’re reminded to write the vision down. Often when we do not have a vision we may perish. Scripture says: –
18 Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.(Pr 29:18 Amp).⌈"'tis not necessary how you start, rather how you finish, therefore finish strong!"⌋ Ian R Lottering⌈"Quitters ne'er win & winners ne'er quit!"⌋
⌈¹ Amos 3:7 God has always warned the world of coming judgements in order that it may not bring them upon itself. He warned Noah of the coming flood (Gen. 6:13); Abraham and Lot of the future destruction of Sodom (Gen. 18:17; 19:14); Joseph of the seven-year famine (Gen. 41:30); Moses of the ten plagues on Egypt (Exod. 7:1); Jonah of the destruction of Nineveh (Jonah 1:2; 3:4); Amos of the downfall of Syria, Philistia, Tyre, Edom, Ammon, Moab, Judah, and Israel (Amos 1 and 2). Various prophets were told in detail about the final events in connection with the captivities of the chosen people, and in every case the warnings were startlingly executed. Jonah announced the destruction of Nineveh, but judgement was postponed following repentance. When later generations of Ninevites backslid and reverted to extreme wickedness, the warning of Nahum was carried out completely against them. Christ’s coming was foretold throughout the Old Testament, from Genesis to Malachi. Equally plain and inevitable of fulfilment are the warnings of Jesus and the prophets concerning the future that each day comes nearer to every nation on earth. (ref http://biblegateway.com footnotes).⌋ 〈http://biblegateway.com〉
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