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Men, and Women of Vision

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Men, and Women of Vision

Rom 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh have THEIR OUTLOOK SHAPED BY THE THINGS OF THE FLESH, but those who live according to the Spirit have THEIR OUTLOOK SHAPED BY THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT.
Rom 8:6 For THE OUTLOOK OF THE FLESH IS DEATH, but THE OUTLOOK OF THE SPIRIT IS LIFE and peace, (NET Bible)

The Bible tells us that “The entrance of his Word gives light” (Psa 119:130) Light gives our eyes the ability to see objects, whether it is a physical, or spiritual light. Physical light allows the eyes in our head to see, spiritual light allows the eyes of our heart (spirit) to also see.

Roman's chapter 8 tells us we are all forming a “outlook” (vision) by two different means. One by what our physical senses (flesh) are telling us by hearing, and seeing what is happening in the world, and the other by what Holy Spirit is showing, and telling us. The outlook formed by the flesh is death, as all we are doing is waiting to see what happens next, which is usually not good. The outlook formed by the Spirit is life, and peace.

When a man or woman has their life based on the Word of God, they should be seeing what that Word is forming within their hearts as a vision (outlook). Are we seeing health, and are we seeing our self's doing the will of God? Are we seeing all of our needs met according to his riches in Glory? Are we seeing the answers to our prayer? Are we seeing the mountain removed, and cast into the sea? We should be!! What we see is what the Holy Spirit brings forth as a manifestation from the spirit to the physical.

We know Jesus is coming back for his Church, but who is responsible for his return? We are!!!

2Pe 3:11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives
2Pe 3:12 as you LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY OF GOD AND SPEED ITS COMING. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.

Looking “forward” is having a “outlook” shaped by the Spirit of God of Jesus's returning to earth, which causes his quick return!!

Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; CURSED BE THE MAN THAT TRUSTETH IN MAN, AND MAKETH FLESH HIS ARM, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

Cursed is the man who puts his trust in man. This is a man who has NO vision, and is depending on his own strength, who only looks at what is happening in his world. The next verse says....

Jer 17:6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and SHALL NOT SEE WHEN GOOD COMETH; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

This same man will only inhabit the “PARCHED” places as in a wilderness. The reason why is because he is NOT seeing the good coming!!! The next verse says.....

Jer 17:7 BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT TRUSTETH IN THE LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
Jer 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and SHALL NOT SEE WHEN HEAT COMETH, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

This man is a man of VISION as he is NOT seeing the heat coming (which could mean trials, and tribulations) He is NOT fixated on his physical surroundings. He will NOT be anxious, or worried
about anything, as he continues to keep his focus on the good, which causes his leaf to always be green, and will always bear good fruit because that is what he is seeing!!!
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