WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
Being confident of this very thing,
that He who has begun a good work in you
will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6 NKJV
ACTIVATING YOUR FAITH
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
WITHOUT THE HOPE OF VISION FAITH HAS NOTHING TO WORK WITH.
1) GOD USES VISION TO ACTIVATE OUR FAITH.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish...” Proverbs 29:18a KJV
· THERE IS SOMETHING POWERFUL ABOUT A DREAM.
“Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more. So he said to them, “Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.” And his brothers said to him, “Shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you indeed have dominion over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words. Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.” So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?” And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.” Genesis 37:5-11 NKJV
“May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose.” Psalms 20:4 NKJV
2) SOMETIMES OUR VISION NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED TO ACTIVATE OUR FAITH.
“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.”
Habakkuk 2:1-3 NKJV
“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” I Corinthians 2:9-10 NKJV
HOW TO GET GOD’S VISION
· Get into a place and posture
· Watch to see
· Listen to hear
· Align when corrected
· Write it down
· Run and wait
3) SOME PEOPLE NEED THEIR VISION RESTORED TO ACTIVATE THEIR FAITH.
· IS IT TIME FOR YOU TO DREAM AGAIN?
“Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.” Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.” Mark 8:22-25 NKJV
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.” Genesis 1:1-4 NKJV