One man’s Vision is another man’s illusion
Vision from God, Our Lord Jesus is Sacred, DO NOT share with anyone unless the person is Spiritually connected or Right with you, who will doeth the Vision together with you. Be careful with God, Our Lord Jesus given Vision. We have great Spiritual Responsibilities!!
Pastor Kong Hee once mentioned in the sermon “Do not share your vision with anyone else because it is very personal with God unless they are meant to be part of the vision. It is given by God to you so that you can accomplished the Vision in Jesus name. The reason why you can’t share vision with other people is because they will say thing to discourage you and worst they may carry out actions to prevent you from completing the vision. Another problem is that people may steal your Vision.”
Also if the Vision is meant for more than one person to accomplish together, God, our Lord Jesus will reveal to all the choosen people and they will all agreed to whatever decision arise from the COMMON VISION.
In this writeup, we’re using the Christmas Challenge to illustrate how a Vision is being perceived and eventually emerged as a reality, though not a perfect example but lesson can be learned from here.
Chapter 1 – Shaping up a Vision Last Christmas, ie. 2007.
My work place ABN AMBRO BANK throw a Christmas challenge to all department. Immediately I had a Vision that our department will win this challenge. Yes, a tall Christmas Tree using recycle material, reaching up to touch the ceiling of our department (Insurance). With limited time, of less then 2 weeks, I really have to get permission to get it started. There was some delay in authorising the starting of this work. Perhaps at that time our management aren’t clear about the Vision or very engrossed in their planning. Then barely a week to go, our management finally authorised me to carry out the work, the Christmas Tree. Many of my colleague were completely blurred about this Vision that I am talking about. Once during the morning briefing, I told boldly in front of them “The Vision is clear we will win this Christmas Challenge. The $500 Gift Hamper will be Ours!” Everyone was so excited and clapped hand but the excitement died down so soon on the next day. I drove my car and move everything that I can find in my store. Most important item is the IKEA iron Rod that was meant for hanging of Bicycles. I couldn’t get much help from my colleagues because they could not visualise the Vision. So I must find way and means to tranfer whatever I perceived in my mind into something tangible. This is what I must do :-
1. Establish the main backbone of the Vision, set up the IKEA Rod.
2. Create the outline of the Vision. Using nylon string and Christmas cards to form the outline of the tree.
3. Add in some sample content of the Vision. Use the discarded keyboard, aluminium cans, beer bottles.
Once Physical Visualisation has been set, my colleagues started to pour in all the helps.
Although the Christmas is 75% complete due to lack of time, we still managed to WIN!! Unfinished work such as rolling used newspaper as Big Balls to fatten the Christmas Tree and adding spikes of Christmas Tree Leaves wasn’t done. LOLz.
HelleluJah! Praise the Lord!!
There is some lesson to learn from here. Only if other people had recieved the same Vision from God, our Lord Jesus, then the work can be easily carry out together, all in one mind. If not, you’ll have to identify the main backbone of the Vision to get it started. You’ll have to select the person who is able to visualised the Vision based on the backbone, if not, at least the outline of the vision. If these 2 steps has been done and yet the selected person cannot visualised, eitheir you are not good in illustrating ideas or that you have the chose the wrong person. Well, maybe your vision is too complex, you would have to fill in the content by writing so that the person or people helping you can carry out the specific instructions accordingly and complete the vision.
“Plant your Vision in your Mind, so that your heart and Soul can works towards achieving it”
by Stanley 18th Dec 2007
“I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” (Acts 2:17). Would you rather have Visions or Dreams? Lateral meaning, only young man shall see Visions. Really? Old man can only dream dreams? Here is the secret to what keeps a person spiritually young. Visons are more intense with lots of God’s secrecy wisdom words and needs the young energetic spirit to run. Think of Caleb, the Vision of defeating Giants had kept him young because the Vision is full of young spirit energy and of great hope. Even at the age of 85, Caleb fought as a young lion and killed the giants. Have Vision, don’t be an old man. You maybe younger but if you have an old man spirit in you, you are not going to get any vision from God. Only those with Wisdom of God can interprete dreams and Vision, see next chapter.
Chapter 2 – Why we cannot share vision openly?
1. Vision is personal with God.
It has to be sacred in order to accomplish one’s destiny by doing God’s will. God understand and can read each and everyone mind. He is our loving father. He will give his son for things that he ask.
Matt 7:8 “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
Matt 7:9 “Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?”
Matt 7:10 “Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?”
Friends, more than 20 yrs ago. Without going to Bible study class nor attend any cell group. I was able to interprete symbolic Biblical meaning, wrote Poems and proverbs of revelation for the Words of God.
Also conducted Bible study for small group of people as well as individual. All glory belongs to God, our Lord Jesus. Without him, I am nothing. During those younger day, I do not know how to ask the RIGHT thing from God. But instead of given item A that I asked for, I received item B. Praise the Lord, God loves each and everyone of us like his children. He will give the best to us even though we had asked for the wrong thing!
But today, having been reborn and come back to the Kingdom of God. I doeth closer walk with our Lord Jesus with the help of Holy Spirit, the Helper. I am able to ask for the Right thing that is pleasing to God and it was given. Hallelujah! True event happened! Prayre being answered.
Case 1. 18/12/2007 I already planned for my trip. The next day (Sat) I supposed to take the flight to Surabaya and yet there are uncertainties that worried me. Cichi (she called me Papa) supposed to call me with regard to meeting up at Airport and accomodation and yet no news. Then 3 of us gathered together to pray. That was about 10.20pm. Then I went home. Next morning, I decided to look at my phone and found the SMS from Cichi (Just after 1am), saying that she will arrange her BF to pick me up at Airport and then look for accomodation, no problem. Praise God, our Lord Jesus for answering my prayer, within 4 hours. Read My Blessed trip to Surabaya.
Case 2. I asked for the address of someone in prayer so that I can buy BD gift and despatch to the recipient’s house, and my prayer was answered in a much better way. I was invited to the recipient house for dinner many days before the BD, which is better than just the answer for the address. I’ve got to know the address physically.
Case 3. I am very eager to sell away my Guillotine Paper Cutter, unfortunately I lost the Mobile Number of the reseller, which I recorded on a paper. I prayed in the morning on one Saturday, asking in Jesus Name to have the person call me. My Prayer was answer in the afternoon. The person called me, his name is Raymond. Though I did not sell to him because the price is too low. I just want to thank Lord Jesus for helping me even though it is a very small task. Praise the Lord!
So if you ask in prayer for Vision to be revealed to you, then God, our Lord Jesus will reveal to you. If it is Very personal for your goodself only. DO NOT share with anyone else but pray to God for more revelations and confirmation. REMEMBER, in prayer, ask in Jesus name on what to do with the given Vision. More revelations and confirmations will come. And you will be able to have a complete Vision to accomplished it. Share it in this Esharing Portal once your Vision has been fulfilled. In other words, sharing the blessing.
2. Normally vision is not complete.
For individual, most of the time the Vision is not completely clear. There has to be revelations upon revelations and confirmation upon confirmation to finally built up a complete Vision.
For this reason, you can’t share with anyone else because incomplete vision would leads to doubts, disbelief, hurts and worst off, killing of a Vision. Only if you had grab hold of the complete Vision, then you can focus and do the will of God, Our Lord Jesus.
Habakkuk 2:3: 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.
Patience my friend. Sometime, Vision (partial) are given to you way ahead of time. So that you can prepare yourself for the Vision. God, our Lord Jesus wants you to pray for more revelations and confirmations. It also gives you more time to gather material and also identify people who can help you in prayer. At appointment time, it will be revealed to you completely so that you can accomplished the task.
Matt 17:9 “And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.”
Perhaps what the disciple has seen on the Mountain is the Image of Jesus being Resurrected and all of them are commanded not to tell this vision untill he has risen again from the dead?
Why? Maybe if this Secret Vision has been foretold, the prophesy may not had happened or dire consequence may occured. Or people may ridicule, make fun of and hurt the disciple. Jesus loves all his disciples, he do not want them to be in the harm way perhaps.
Luke 24:23: “And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.”
So it is from the Vision of angels, that people were being moved to believe that Jesus had resurrected. This happened because there are many people who do not believed that Jesus had indeed resurrected. And Jesus’s body wasn’t found thus proven that he had indeed resurrected. “A dead man who comes back alive can’t walk alone with his Soul only!! For HE who is indeed Alive, walked with his Body and Soul!” (this phrase by Stanley).
3. Avoid being stolen.
How many time we had seen in the Real world, ideas being stolen. Likewise, Vision can be stolen too.
Our Pastor Kong Hee, ever mentioned in his sermon that we have to be very careful with Vision given by God, Our Lord Jesus. Tell only people who are involved or are part of the Vision. If not the individual who is not right with God may steal the Vision and said that it is from him. Only when the Vision is accomplished, the individual or groups can review to the whole world.
4. Many time it is coded, so that normal people cannot understand.
Matt 13:10: “And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?”
Matt 13:13 “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”
This is to ensure that only true disciple of God, that is those who had acquired the Gift of Heavenly Wisdom can interprete and understand these Visions.
5. Protect the vision that is sacred from God, Our Lord Jesus. Prevent it from being spit at.
Mattew 7:6: “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and tear you in pieces.”
This is a very serious matter. Since Vision is conveyed to the individual directly from God, Our Lord Jesus. The individual must protect it from being abuse, ridicule or spit at. Reveal or share only with people who are involved in the Vision. Do not share with wrong people. Vision from God, Our Lord Jesus is Sacred, DO NOT share with anyone unless the person is Spiritually connected or Right with you, who will doeth the Vision together with you. Sharing Vision with wrong people will be like giving to dogs who will spit at it and trample them and tear your heart in pieces due to disbelief and saying things or carry out action that will hurt you deeply. So Brothers and Sisters, be careful with God, Our Lord Jesus given Vision. You have great Spiritual Responsibilities!!
Chapter 3 – How to acquire God’s Vision for me?
In the Sermon by Rev. Dr Kim Sunghae, She mentioned that the Holy Spirit will give us four power :- Power 2 provided the answer to the above question.
“Power 2 – Holy Spirit gives us Heavenly Wisdom.
Solomon has mighty Wisdom that comes with Goodness and Christian with anointment of Wisdom will have Visions and dreams”
Why only Christian with Wisdom can have Visions and dreams?
My personal answer is this. Since Visions and Dreams is from God, our Lord Jesus, most of the time it is coded in parables or symbolic representation. (Latest update 14/05/2008, The different between Vision and Dream is that the formal mostly come as a still picture, series of pictures depicting events, signs, symbol or parable whereas dream is always like a movie trailer showing an event or story of the past, present or future, mostly actual happening. Also dream mostly relate you to real life experience could be generated from your sub-conscious mind. Vision is more of a supernatural or prophetic appparition.)Thus normal intelligent will not be able to understand nor interprete accurately. When you have a Vision, do not dismiss it! Ask God, our Lord Jesus “What to do with the Vision” More revelations and confirmations will come and you will be more equipped to complete the Vision. Be a responsible children of God or else why a Vision should be given to you?
Remember, Christian with great wisdom have great spiritual responsibiliy, they are God fearing individual who can cast aside any worldly desire in order to do God’s will. They are humble slave and servant of God, our Lord Jesus. Those who chose to fear MAN will be slave to MAN forever untill they learned how to fear God by giving up SELF and accept Jesus Christ, our saviour completely.
How to ask for Wisdom?
The answer is already been published before. Click this link for the topic. Man Seeking Wisdom
Read and understand:-
Mattew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.”
“I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” (Acts 2:17).
Would you rather have Visions or Dreams? Lateral meaning, only young man shall see Visions. Really? Old man can only dream dreams? Here is the secret to what keeps a person spiritually young. Visons are more intense with lots of God’s secrecy wisdom words and needs the young energetic spirit to run. Think of Caleb, the Vision of defeating Giants had kept him young because the Vision is full of young spirits energy and of great hope. Even at the age of 85, Caleb fought as a young lion and killed the giants. Have Vision, don’t be an old man. You maybe younger but if you have an old man spirit in you, you are not going to get any vision from God. Only those with Wisdom of God can interprete dreams and Vision, see next chapter.