Where There Is No Vision
We read in The King James Version of The Holy Bible, "Where there is no vision, the people perish:" Proverbs 29:18. In other words when Christians do not receive Spiritual guidance from God, they start doing what they feel is right! You can translate this part of scripture in various ways in English; but it means without the Holy Spirit guiding you; you start doing things "your way"! That usually ends up in complete disaster. In my years of Ministry I have had people come to me and say, "I FEEL I MUST VISIT THIS COUNTRY, AND PREACH THE WORD". First notice the wording, "I FEEL" not the Holy Spirit has spoken to my heart, or I have been praying and God has lead me, and now I feel in the Spirit, after other confirmations as well that The Lord is calling me to go abroad and preach His Word! Not the disastrous "I FEEL". I know we are told to, "Go ye into all the world" and "The Gospel must be published among all nations". God has called every Christian to, "Go Ye". But He has called us also in all different ways to fulfil this by His Spirit! "And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues." 1 Corinthians 12:28.
Whatever Ministry the Holy Spirit has given you to do, it must be done with the anointing of the Holy Spirit! "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts". Zech 4:6. "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers". Eph 4:11. Has The Lord given you a vision, or perhaps you are doing what you want to do, or perhaps you are doing nothing at all? "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest". Matthew 9:37-38.
The World Wide Web, is a great way of spreading THE GOSPEL, and there are some great Websites to visit, with many sending out "Devotionals, Messages, Gospel Poems, Inspirations, Writings, etc." every day all over the world! These Christians have a W.W.W. vision. If you haven't found your vision, I pray this message has made you think, not my will but His! Tell others about JESUS.
Written By Rev. Arthur J. Milton
All scripture in this message is quoted from the King James Version of The Bible.