Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he that keeps the law.Proverbs 29:18 (NKJV)
A lack of vision results in a lack of restraint. A restraint is something that binds an object or it is something that holds on to an object to ensure that it stays where it is supposed to be or stays in the path it is supposed to go.
You may have seen horses with blinders or blinkers, which is a piece of leather or plastic attached either to a bridle or to an independent hood that prevent the horse seeing to the rear and, in some cases, to the side. It helps to keep them from being distracted or spooked or to loose all restraints, especially on crowded city streets. It ensures that they stay on their designated paths and keep moving forward.
Similarly, the purpose of a vision is to point out a destination, or to provide guidance in directing the path, or instructions on the next steps to undertake. It provides a purpose to keep moving forward, instead of being stuck without a destination, or giving up and quitting due to previous experiences of failures or mishaps. It provides hope. Biblical Hope simply means “Confident Expectation of Good”.
In 2020, God wants us to see clearly what He has set in place for us, before the foundations of the earth was laid– in the invisible realm. He wants us to see ourselves the way He sees us, and to know what He has for us, in light of His Word and the guidance of His Spirit. He wants us to be in the right place at the right time, all the time.
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,Habakkuk 2:2-3
So there is work to do. As seen above we have to write down the vision so that when we read it, we may run with it to fulfill it with His guidance.
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.Lamentations 3:21
Writing down the vision helps us to remind ourselves of the vision all the time, so we will confidently expect it to come to pass. During the course of the year, there will be many things around us that may distract us and prevent us from fulfilling the vision God has for us. They try to take our attention and focus away from the vision. Therefore, remembrance plays a very important part in it.
Remembrance helps to nurture our hope (our confident expectation of good). It has to do with your imagination. Wisdom is the ability to choose what you imagine. The more we read the vision, it builds the right imagination.
3 Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; 4 By knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches. 5 A wise man is strong, Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength;Proverbs 24:3-5
But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.Matthew 6:33
It is important to keep our mind focussed on the Kingdom in 2020. This should be what our imagination should be full of – Seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. The other cares and concerns should be cast on Him, for He cares for us.
Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the Knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,2 Corinthians 10:5
Every other imagination that exalts itself against the knowledge of God should be cast down by establishing an imagination on righteousness.
It is time for us to start imagining the things God has for us based on His Word and speak out His will in agreement in the heavenly language of tongues.
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.1 Peter 5:7
And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language ; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them.Genesis 11:6
Whatever we imagine to do in 2020 will happen. As you stay in that place of imagining, believing, speaking and praying in tongues, it is going to happen.
72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers And to remember His holy covenant,Luke 1:72-79
73 The oath which He swore to our father Abraham:
74 To grant us that we, Being delivered from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear, 75 In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.
76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
77 To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us;
79 To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
The whole world is in darkness. But, we are covenant people. He has a covenant of mercy that He has established with us – The sure mercies of David.
He made us vessels of His mercy, prepared to show forth His glory. Therefore, we have to start focusing on His mercy.
and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory,Romans 9:23
As we focus the Mercy of God and contemplate on it this year, It will guide our feet on the way of peace. As His Light shines for us in the darkness, His mercy will guide us into the paths prepared for us before time began, paths of peace, even though gross darkness covers the earth!
For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.James 2:13
Mercy triumphs over judgement. So its time to be merciful to others as well and if there is any sin that is restraining us in our thoughts or holding us back in condemnation, repent quickly and get back on track.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.1 John 1:9
Surely & only Goodness, Mercy & Unfailing Love will follow us all the days of our life!
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Matthew 11:28-30
29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
This year we have to learn to REST IN HIM, IN HIS SPIRIT. It’s time to receive His rest, by receiving His yoke. He is not going to put His yoke on us. We have to go to him and take it and learn to rest In Him. He wants us to live a “Worry-free, burden-free, tension-free life”. So it’s time to learn to receive His rest.
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people,Isaiah 28:11-12
12 To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the refreshing“; Yet they would not hear.
The only way to enter into His rest is to pray in tongues. It builds you up on your Most Holy Faith as you pray in the Spirit. In returning to this rest – in the quietness, you receive strength
For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not,Isaiah 30:15
And while you are enjoying this R&R (Rest & Refreshing) from God, you are going to say to the problems and situations that try to make you anxious and worry, “Hey, It’s not my problem! Don’t Bug Me!”
There will be a lot of hurrying and rushing happening all around you in 2020. The world is always making haste to achieve success.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make hasteIsaiah 28:16
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.Proverbs 28:20
It is a weakness and a sin to hurry to be rich and successful. The people who are slowing down and resting, trusting in the leadership of the Holy Spirit, rejoicing, they are the strong ones.
You do not have to rush off like everyone else. Come to Him, REST and your spirit man will tell you where to go! 2020 – A Time of great Joyful Fellowship with the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit
2020 is a time for a greater level of fellowship with the Father and Son. Christian life is all about our fellowship with the Father and the Son through the Holy Spirit.
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with The Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.1 John 1:3-9
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.5 This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the Truth:
7 But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the Truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
This is a fellowship with the Light – The Glory of God – The Great Shining. We abide in the light as we obey the great commandment of Love – forgiving one another, lifting up one another in the mercies of God.
We are the sons of Light who walk in communion with the Great Light.
The direct results of this fellowship is Joy – Full joy in Fellowship with the Light of God. He is light and as we enjoy His fellowship through the Holy Spirit, His joy and peace fills us, His light shines in and through us.
7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.1 John 2:7-11
8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in Him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the True Light now shineth. 9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. 10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
The darkness is over. Light has come. We are in a New Covenant of Light, Life and Glory!
Hence, this is a time of great joyful shining as a direct result of your fellowship with the Light.
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.Daniel 11:32
As you develop your intimacy with Him in prayer and fellowship, meditating on His Word, the more you know Him, He will teach you how to do exploits. It comes with the Word of God dwelling richly in you in 2020.
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.3 John 1:2
His Mercy, His blood and His goodness has delivered us from the kingdom of darkness and translated us into His kingdom of Light. This qualified us to receive our inheritance. And our inheritance is in the Light.
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, Which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:Colossians 1:12-13
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son:
So be quick to run to the cleansing of His Blood. Remember you have been elected by His Blood – cleansed and made pure, qualifying you.
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.1 Peter 1:2
We are now a Chosen Generation, a Royal Priesthood, and a Purchased Possession – purchased, cleansed and qualified possession by His Blood.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:1 Peter 2:9
So in 2020, Be quick to run to the Blood and the Washing of the Word
21 And having an high priest over the house of God;Hebrews 10:21-22
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Your inheritance is sure. You shall lay up gold as dust.
23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. 24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.Job 22:23-29
25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.
26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.
28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.
So there is no time to loose hope. Its time to receive our inheritance and leave it for our children’s children as well. So in 2020, expect to receive Wealth, Precious and Pleasant Riches, Possessions and Houses.
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.Isaiah 33:6
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.Proverbs 13:22
In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.Proverbs 15:6
Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.Psalms 112:3
3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:Proverbs 24:3-4
4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;Deuteronomy 6:11
12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
2020 – A Glory Story – A Time to Shine!Deuteronomy 8:12-1
In 2020, the Glory of God is going to establish whatever we are saying – as you continue speaking and declaring the truth of God’s Word in Love!
There surely will be an increase in the level of the Glory of God in your life and everything that concerns you as you obey .
So continue to focus on the commandment of Love and Love never fails.
3 Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.1 Corinthians 13:3-8 (AMP)
4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self- seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong.6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ( the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].
This Love of God is in us. It is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost who is in is
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.Romans 5:5
This Love of God opens the door for the manifestation of the Glory of God in our lives, as we rejoice in the Holy Spirit.
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:1 Peter 1:8
Because you are keeping that Love commandment, the wicked one cannot touch you.
We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.1 John 5:18
This year you decide to dwell in the Light, shining in the Light, in the Rest of God.
26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.2 Chronicles 32:26-29
27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;
28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks.
29 Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much
As you humble yourselves under His mercy, you receive your inheritance in Glory!
In 2020, You Will See Clearly…
2020 – The Year of Clear Vision!!!