We read in scripture about Abraham and his journey with God. How he saw a city whose builder and maker was God. This vision guided him and sustained him through many trials and tribulations. This vision eventually gave him the courage to ‘sacrifice his own son Issac’, because without God’s intervention of a ram caught in the thicket, this is what Abraham would have done.
Vision forms in us today, I believe, when we read the Word and combine it with our own personal experience that we have with God. This provides a kind of confirmation to our heart and mind. Our faith is strengthened. Christianity is a very personal religion. It’s all about the individual who is then added to the church body by God. Without vision, the people of God perish the Bible says.
When the Word is not preached or taught correctly the result is a distorted vision or a man made vision that has no power in a believer’s life. The vision that I see church leaders giving to believers in the West is, ‘go along to get along, you can have your carnal lusts, being healthy and wealthy is the goal, the most important thing however, is to keep adding numbers to our church’. This vision is absolutely impotent in creating righteousness and godliness in the believer. This vision is going to get the believer compromised, cut out of the vine, or perhaps destroyed.