Soaring Through Vision – September 13, 2020

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Preached by Pastor Kunle Oladebo

Habakuk 2:1 – 3 (NJKV) ‘I will stand my watch And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.’

    1. Introduction
      • Visions tarry but should not be lost. They will come at an appointed time
      • Every mission requires a vision (Abraham’s mission did not start until God gave him a vision).  God is a visionary.  As children of God we need to have vision.  Jesus came with God’s vision and led with vision.  He taught the disciples the challenges they would face with the vision.
      • Every  vision is for an appointed time
        • Many times we want to run ahead of our vision (Joseph waiter after his dream)
        • David waited when he was told he would be king 
        • Jesus waited about 30 years
      • Building the capacity to soar through vision
        • Internet progressed to 5G
        • Write it down 
        • It’s a process( it takes time)
      • The 360 degrees sights for vision
        • Fortune 500 worked towards it.  It did not start on day 1.
    2. Eyesight 
      • The natural ability to see – take conceptual ideas to concrete ideas
      • See something and come up with something better from what you have seen
      • When you see something you need to be inspired: Queen of Sheba cane to see Solomon’s wealth and kingdom and was inspired 
      • John 1:39 – disciples followed Jesus Christ.  He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).’  They stayed with him from that time forward.
      • Nathaniel believed when he saw
      • Power in eyesight that helps you to your vision
    3. Hindsight 
      • Hindsight is look life through the rear view mirror 
      • Philippians 1:12 (CEB) – ‘Brothers and sisters, I want you to know that the things that have happened to me have actually advanced the gospel.’
      • Opportunity to learn from past experience; use lessons learned to build a better future
      • Opportunity for correction; learning from your mistakes
      • See the providence of God at work
      • Prophecy is at its best at hindsight (John 12:16) – ‘His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.’
      • ‘Hindsight is a beautiful thing.  Past is for the memory; the present is for the mind.’  – Ben Galley
    4. Foresight 
      • Foresight is Anticipating the future 
      • Planning ahead before it happens 
      • Jethro was a man of foresight and advised Moses to delegate Exodus 18
      • Esau thought of now, not about tomorrow 
      • Trick: turn hindsight to foresight 
      • ‘Always plan no matter how improbable it is.  The bill for hindsight is much more expensive than the receipt of foresight.’ – Johnnie Dest Jr.
      • Microsoft vs. Blackberry 
    5. Insight 
      • Insight is looking inward to reflect great output 
      • People with analytical minds
      • Daniel  5:14 – ‘I have heard of you, that the [a]Spirit of God is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you.’
    6. Oversight 
      • Adequate execution of vision requires oversight
      • Wrong oversight will destroy all  the work you have put in place
      • Genesis 41:40 (ERV) – ‘I will put you in charge of my country, and the people will obey all your commands. I will be the only one more powerful than you.”’
      • Joseph interpreting Pharaoh’s dream; Pharaoh put Joseph in charge 
      • Mission and vision can fail without the right oversight

Understanding Vision – September 6, 2020

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Preached by Pastor Kunle Oladebo

Proverbs 29:18 (KJV): Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Isaiah 32:8 (AMP): But the noble man conceives noble and magnificent things; And he stands by what is noble and magnificent.

  1. Vision Is
    • Seeing the invisible and making it visible 
      • accurate vision of what God is saying about you
      • Every invention is a product of a vision
    • Revelation or inspiration gearing towards the future
      • Better tomorrow.  If they cannot envision a better tomorrow, they quit along the way.
    • Ability to picture the future the future (how will your tomorrow be?)
      • If you want to feature in the future you have to have vision and run by it.” – PKO
    • The trademark of leaders and tools of world changers
      • Run with it; don’t only talk about it
      • Many tines we are man in a mission not man with a vision; he needs to have something in mind
      • (fighting for tomorrow) – street fighters instead of world changers
      • Genesis 13:14 – Lot and Abraham ‘And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:’
  2. Some Key Points about Vision
    • Gives pain a purpose 
      • Run with it to realize it
      • Without vision, people take the easy way out
      • Peter – fisher of men vs. a fisherman
    • Requires sacrifice
      • Give up things to pursue your vision
      • Matthew 19:27 – 29 (KJV) ‘Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.’
    • Requires faith
      • If you yourself cannot believe in your vision, no one will believe in you / your vision 
    • Requires determination 
      • Friends who cut the roof Mark 2:1 – 12 (faith)
      • 1 Samuel 30:6 – David encouraged himself : ‘And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.’
    • Requires self motivation 
      • Often anchor our limitation on situation.  It is usually imagination. You need to have the right imagination.  Any time there is a will there is a way.  
      • Willpower depends on your imagination not your limitation nor your situation. 
    • Vision stimulates passion
      • Passion takes you where ordinarily you may never get to