Encounter With Power Through Vision – Bishop David Oyedepo
We are in the last days, which are the days of God’s power among the saints. As such, every child of God is empowered to operate in the realms of supernatural exploits; for as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become sons of God (John 1:12; see also Acts 2:17).
However, it is important to know that vision is one of the most powerful platforms through which we are empowered for supernatural triumph.
This is because vision commits the integrity of the omnipotent God to deliver. No wonder men and women in scriptures who walked in God-ordained paths were divinely empowered to fulfill their mission on earth.
Therefore, it is wise to locate God’s plan and purpose for our lives from time to time(1 Kings 8:23-24).
But, what is Vision?
Vision is the unfolding of God’s plan and purpose as it relates to us. As it is written: I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry (Habakkuk 2:1-3).
It is important to understand that when God unveils His plan, He empowers us to deliver it. For instance, when Jesus called His twelve disciples, He gave them the power to accomplish their mission over unclean spirits.
That is why the Bible says: Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he (Proverbs 29:18). We must also understand that every child of God is a product of divine predestination, created with a particular and well-defined purpose(Romans 8:29-30; see also Ephesians 1:5/11).
As we all know, every child of God has a glorious and enviable destiny, but it takes engaging the Holy Ghost to unfold God’s vision for our lives.
This is because, according to scriptures, the Holy Ghost is the custodian of God’s vision for His people.
As it is written:
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions(Joel 2:28).
Apostle Paul knew God’s divine plan and purpose for His life and that was why he said: But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace; To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen… (Galatians 1:15-16; see also Jeremiah 1:5).