The extent of your vision is the boundary of your blessings. Man may walk by his own vision [that of the optical eyes], but you will be limited in life. Every man’s vision can only see to a certain extent, and beyond that you got to move your position to see. This is the reason why God gave us spiritual vision, to see beyond the limited things of this world. God’s vision comes by faith; it is putting faith into the written Word of God, and acting upon it. Although with spiritual vision you can see further than with the optical vision of your physical eyes, but one thing remains – to get what you see you got to move towards it.
God’s Word is very instructive and filled with principles. These instructions and principles brings us into God’s blessings for your lives; as it is written in Ephessians 1:3 – ‘We have been blessed by all spiritual blessings.’ Everything you see in this life today was made by the Word; and without the Word nothing was made that is seen [John 1:3]. The trees, grass, flowers, sky, water, sea, animals, people, etc… was all made by the spoken Word of God; even the moon and the stars. The Heavens are made of endless beauty; most of it can’t be seen even by modern technology and space telescopes. The only way you will ever be able to see what the Lord had blessed you with is through His Word – Using your spiritual eyes when looking through the Word at that which God had blessed you with. The bible tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God [Rom.10:17]. Spiritual eyes are also referred to in the Word of God as eyes of faith. Now the Bible defines Faith in Hebrews 11:1, saying: ‘Now faith is the SUBSTANCE of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The word substance here in the Hebrew language translates to be the Underlining Support. So when we read it in the context of the Hebrew translation it reads: Now faith is the underlining support of things hoped for… Substance is also an actual form or shape – meaning that if one doesn’t have faith, then your faith is formless, empty, or void.
It is not good enough to just believe; you ought to know… Know that God’s Word is the ultimate truth and there is no other truth – for the Word of God contains truth eternal; meaning that it never changes. Like God, His Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever [Heb.13:8].
In everything that God gives us, there is a doing, for God gives us all eternal things in the Spirit; it is our responsibility to use the Word to make manifest those things in the physical realm. Take for example our ministry’s founding verse from Psalm 67:2 [TLB]: “Send us around the world with the power of Your Word; and Your eternal plan for all mankind.” Here David spoke prophetic words from the Spirit, but we must act upon that Word. We are to get up and move around the world with the Gospel; for the Bible says how will they know if no one tells them [Rom.10:14]. The Lord ask who will go; and Isaiah respond saying: “Send me I will go” [Isa.6:8]. When we read on from the accounts of Isaiah, we see that he did go and prophesied the Word the Lord had given him. Looking again at Abraham, God gave him a vision and said, behold the stars, for your descendants will be as many as the stars in the heavens [Gen.26:4]. Abraham saw it through the Word of God, because God gave him the spiritual vision to see. He had to act upon the Word by changing his name from father to father of many. No matter the men laughed at him, he stood on the Word and revelation of God.
God still works through vision today, and we can get clarity on that vision through the Word of God. Matthew 7:24 Jesus says; “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock…” You must build on a solid and strong foundation, and you must put to practice that which you hear. Which words was Jesus talking about? All that which He spoke. Jesus came to teach us how to live the victorious life, for He had come to fulfill the law given to Moses; and through His death, burial and resurrection He gave us a life that more of a conqueror.
You don’t have to struggle no more; in fact, all your struggles is unnecessary, for Jesus came to give you a new life. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new” [2Cort.5:17]. This is a present hour reality of a believer. There is no reason you have to struggle, just get a hold of the Word. The word ‘behold’ in 2Cort.5:17 speaks of spiritual vision; look, gaze upon, see with the eyes of faith or spirit. Your spiritual eyes can only be enlightened through the knowledge of the Word and the revelational knowledge the Holy Spirit brings to us when we study the Word of God. Get a hold of the Word, stick to the Word and you will surely come back with a testimony. You will never be able to live a life beyond the limit of your vision.
In closing, I want to leave you with a timeless verse found in Jeremiah 29:11 – “I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord; plans to prosper you, and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future.” Some verses end saying: ‘…to give you an expected end.’ What does this mean? Many folks live in a truth abstract or selective truth. They believe some of the things in the Bible; because to them the Bible was written by men; even it is written that the Word of God was inspired by God and it is God’s revelation revealed to those who believe. If you are the one saying that you believe God’s Word, that you have faith in God; then believe all of it, have faith in all of God. The problem most folks in church are facing today is laziness; throughout scripture, God calls man to Him, but throughout church today, most are calling God to them. That’s not right! They end up confused and some turn from their faith, because God never came to their aid. Learn to respond to God’s call, act on the vision, get up and do the Word.
Teaching by Evangelist/Pastor Rudi Ferreira