24-7 FAITH 

A blind man’s world is bound by the limits of his touch, an ignorant man’s world by the limits of his knowledge, a great man’s world by the limits of his vision.

Paul Harvey

 

 

The connection between faith and vision

 

Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand on my guard post And station myself on the rampart; And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, And how I may reply when I am reproved. 2 Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the visionAnd inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. 3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.

 

4 “Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith.

 

And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.  Genesis 15:5-6

 

Genesis 13:16 “your descendants will be as the dust of the earth”.

 

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.   2 Cor 4:18

 

There are two kinds of vision.  Natural vision and spiritual vision

 

Webster’s Dictionary describes vision as; not only the act of seeing but also the ability to see.

 

When it comes to spiritual vision we have all been given the ability to see.  That is faiths opportunity.

 

for we walk by faith not by sight. 2 Cor 5:7  

 

To walk by faith would mean to walk by spiritual vision.

 

A major factor of our level of victory in life has to do with what we are looking at, what we see, what we set our focus on.

 

By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible Hebrews 11:27

 

If you do not have some type of vision, a mental image of a spiritual picture, a concept formed by the word of God illuminated in your heart you won’t be able to endure

You have spiritual eyes.

 

I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;

Job 42:5

 

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1

 

Proverbs 29:18 “without a vision (spiritual sight) people perish”.

 

Faith is accompanied with spiritual sight.

 

When it comes to faith you need to see it.

 

The soul never thinks without a picture.   

Aristotle