SEEK NOT THE VISION OF OUR OWN HEART, BUT OF GOD
The illustration of the Prophecy in the Past Tense provides us a great example of how God's word and promises are timeless. In the Bible, God's promises were revealed through the prophecies of his prophets. What is peculiar is that many prophecies in the Bible are stated in the past tense. From God's perspective these prophecies have already happen because his promises are timeless.
Acts 2:17. Another aspect of the definition of revival is that it is an extraordinary movement of the Holy Spirit. The prophet Joel spoke of this in Joel 2:28-29 and Peter spoke of it in terms of the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts.
Habakkuk 2:2. As the Bible tells us in all aspects of life, businesses must also have a stated vision (a purpose; an understanding), for its existence. From a Biblical perspective, a business vision must line up with the Word of God.
Genesis 15:1. If we have a promise from God, we should not fear and should have peace concerning the promise. Not like man, God’s promises always come true. God is like no other person. When we encounter God, it can be quite fearful because he is full of all righteousness, truth, and love. When God makes a promise, it is right, it is true, it is full of love, and it will happen.
Acts 8:39. The Holy Spirit has the power to physically move people great distances. In Acts 8:39 the Holy Spirit transported Philip many miles after Philip had ministered to the eunuch (Acts 8:39, “And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing”).
Job 33:15. There are many reasons why God, our Creator, has created us with a need for sleep. One of the reasons is it is an undisturbed time for God to give us instruction and insight. During the day we are bombarded by all types of stimuli from our five senses. When we sleep, we are in a spiritual state that is completely separated from the natural world.
Bible Summary. Only if you love God with all your heart, body, and soul, will you understand true prophecy. We can never understand prophesy if we do not have a relationship with God and we are not in Christian fellowship. Even if you understand prophecy and have faith that God's prophecies will come true does not make you a Christian.
Jeremiah 23:16. It is a natural desire to know about the future. The Bible tells us that visions can tell us about the future. The challenge is that the Bible also tells us that not all visions, dreams, and prophecies come from God, and thus all visions are not true.
Zechariah 10:2. We can never understand prophesy if we do not have a relationship with God and we are not in Christian fellowship. Without a relationship with God, we cannot hear true prophecy because there are too many other false prophets that distract us and mislead us. These false prophets are many and can be ministers, advertisers, your friend, celebrities, and outright scammers.