2018 Fasting Guide – Day Two

VISION

Vision is “the ability to see or dream, especially as part of a religious or supernatural experience.” Vision is necessary if we are to accomplish anything in the Kingdom of God. I am not talking about natural vision, but we must see as God sees things. That means we do not just look at things as they appear to be, but we get to look through spiritual lenses to see everything as He sees it. And our Father sees everything through eyes of love and through spiritual revelation. Abraham got to know that God was his reward because of a vision he had in the night.

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward."
Genesis 15:1 NKJV

It was a revelation of the giving God that he served. It killed the fear that was trying to steal away his coming reward. Vision that the Lord gives us will always cause us to see past the present circumstances.

Abraham couldn’t figure out how he could be the father of many nations as he was still childless. He appeared childless. His wife appeared unable to conceive, but God let Abraham in on His eyesight. God saw him holding Isaac. He saw the future and He saw the promise in his future.

God is never contained in the present. He is never upset about what things currently look like. He sees how it is in the future and then He causes the future to collide with our present. He told us to live differently. And we can, if we keep looking higher:

1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:1-3 NKJV

We are to recognize that where we seem to be isn’t as much of a reality as where God knows we are. We are with Him because of Jesus. We are to keep that vision in mind. We are sitting above the circumstances, above the problems, and above the challenges.

We need to set our minds in agreement with that.

We are in this earth, but we are not of it. Believers in Jesus Christ are physically present in this world, but we are not to be a part of its values. We are not to be ruled by sin or be part of the world’s so-called principles.

Jesus prayed this for us:

14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
John 17:14-17 NKJV
When you see things from God’s perspective, you live from a heavenly mindset. You begin to see things considered impossible be not only possible, but being real. Because you are operating as a visionary, you are seeing things that are not as though they are.

You are living by faith, not by feelings, nor by circumstances. When you are seeing through God’s eyes, you realize that your mind must be conformed continually.

What are you looking at? Are you seeing the present, natural circumstances, or are you pressing past the natural and moving into the spiritual sight that God has made available to you?

Let us examine our hearts and allow Holy Spirit to root out doubt and the trappings of living in the natural. Let us keep “fixed” on what God says and His promises to us. And let us SEE how He is looking at things and join Him.

I’m ALL IN; how about you?

Fear is a Liar – Zach Williams

Peace be Still – Lauren Daigle

Abba – Jonathan Helser

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