HABAKKUK 2:2 NKJV “Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.”
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
JEREMIAH 1:11-12 NKJV “Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.”
IN THIS SCRIPTURE “ALMOND” MEANS “TO SHAKE”, “TO WATCH”.
GOD ASSURED JEREMIAH THAT HE WAS WATCHING OVER HIS WORD TO BRING IT TO PASS, NO MATTER THE PASSAGE OF TIME.
IN CONTEXT, GOD HAD JUST GIVEN ISRAEL A WARNING – WATCH YOUR STEPS, YOUR ACTIONS, YOUR SPEECH, YOUR SIGHT IN 2023.
JOHN 4:27 NKJV “And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”
THEY WERE CAPTURED AND DOMINATED BY THE JEWISH CULTURE THAT MAN COULD NOT TALK TO A WOMAN OTHER THAN FOR PROPOSING A LOVE AFFAIR – DEFILED MIND.
PAUL IS CLEARING AND CLEANING THAT DEFILED MIND IN:
ROMANS 12:2 NKJV “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
SEEING NEEDS FAITH
AMOS MEANS BURDEN BEARER
AMOS 7:7-8 NKJV Thus He showed me: Behold, the Lord stood on a wall made with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand. And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said: “Behold, I am setting a plumb line In the midst of My people Israel; I will not pass by them anymore.”
PLUMBLINE OF FAITH
REV DAVID WISON ROGER STATED THAT: THE GREAT PROPHET AMOS WAS GIVEN A VISION OF A PLUMB LINE, WHICH WOULD BECOME THE SYMBOL OF THE STANDARD BY WHICH GOD’S PEOPLE WOULD NEED TO LIVE. IT REPRESENTS A STANDARD BY WHICH THE FAITHFUL NEED TO LIVE AND A MEASURE FROM WHICH DIVINE JUDGEMENT IS GAUGED.
THE PLUMB IS A SYMBOL OF TRUTH AND RECTITUDE OF CONDUCT.
SEE, GOD IS PUTTING IN OUR MIDST, AS A CHURCH TODAY, A SYMBOL OF TRUTH AND RECTITUDE OF CONDUCT IE: JESUS
JOHN 8:32 NKJV “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
JOHN 7:36 NKJV “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”
MEANING OF PLUMB – STRAIGHT UP OR VERTICAL OR UPRIGHT.
HEBREW WORD “TSEDEK” DENOTES RIGHTNESS AND STRAIGHTNESS IN A PHYSICAL SENSE, WHILST SIGNIFYING WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST IN A MORAL SENSE.
THE GREEK WORD “ORTHOS” IN THE PHYSICAL SENSE MEANS STRAIGHT, ERECT OR IT SIGNIFIES RIGHT, CORRECT, PROPER AND EQUITABLE.
AS VISION CARRIERS OF THIS YEAR.
WE ARE ALL VISION CARRIERS IN DIFFERENT WAYS OR CALLINGS.
WHAT DO YOU SEE IN TIMES OF TRIBULATIONS AND PERSECUTIONS?
A. SEE HEAVENLIES!
STAY ALERT, FOCUS, STRONG IN THE WORD OF GOD AND IN PRAYER, FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
ACTS 7:55-56 NKJV “But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”
STEPHEN SEES HEAVEN OPENED AND THE SON OF MAN STANDING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD.
LET US ALL BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED AND SIGHTED LIKE STEPHEN, SEE POSITIVELY TODAY
AND FOREVER, BEARING NO GRUDGES TO THE PEOPLE TALKING BADLY OR NEGATIVELY TO US.
B. DO SPRING CLEANING OF THE HOUSE IN ORDER TO SEE POSITIVELY.
THIS IS THE YEAR OF DECLARATION
EZEKIEL 40:4 NKJV “And the man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see.”
C. WHAT KIND OF REPORT ARE YOU BRINGING TO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD?
NUMBERS 13:30-33 NKJV “Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
FOR US TO SEE WITH SPIRITUAL SIGHT (KINGDOM MIND)
WE ARE TO BE KINGDOM MINDED IE: TRUINE KINGDOM
1. BE IN GOD’S KINGDOM
MATTHEW 6:33 NKJV “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
2. BE IN SONS KINGDOM
COLOSSIANS 1:13 NKJV “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and [a]conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
WE ARE SONS AND DAUGHTER, HIGHLY FAVOURED AND LOVED BY GOD. THAT IS WHO WE ARE HERE, PETER CONFIRMS:
1 PETER 2:9 ESV “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
3. BE IN HOLY SPIRITS KINGDOM
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS WITHIN US. HE IS TEACHING US TO HONOUR THOSE IN AUTHORITY, HOW TO SERVE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD WITHOUT MURMURING OR COMPLAINING. HE HAS RESCUED US FROM LEGALISM AND JEWISH CUSTOMS AND RELIGION.
AS PAUL SAYS IN
ROMANS 14:17 NKJV “for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.