11 May Open Heaven
MEMORISE: Proverbs 29:18
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
READ: Habakkuk 2:1-4 (KJV)
If a Christian is visionary, his/her pilgrimage on earth becomes bearable. It is a clear vision of heaven that will make a child of God see nothing enticing in the present world as compared to the anticipated eternal bliss.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” – (Proverbs 29:18)
From the verse above, we can infer that the lack of vision about the reality of hell is what makes people carefree about the coming judgment on the ungodly. If God were to show a person a vision of heaven as Jesus described in Matthew 13:44-46 , he/she would do everything possible to get there.
In Habakkuk 2:1-4 , the prophet was eager to get divine vision and take instructions even if it required reproof. Fortunately, it was for his good and for those who would read it with understanding. It ended up as a warning against pride (which leads to destruction) and words of encouragement towards faith (which brings justification).
According to Psalms 53:1 , it is only a fool that says there is no God. It is pride that makes an individual think that he knows better than God. Psalms 53:2 says it takes a visionary individual to seek God, especially in times like these, when everything seems to be against godliness.
It was a divine vision that ensured Noah and his household were saved from the flood (Hebrews 11:7 ).It is the same vision that will keep any Christian focused on holiness without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14 ).
With a divine vision, we can catch a glimpse of our eternal home like John did in Revelation 21:1-7 . If you submit yourself to God, you too would see divinely inspired visions.
PRAYER POINT: Father, please make me a visionary Christian so that I will not lose the vision of my eternal home, in the mighty name of Jesus.
11 May Open Heaven – BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalms 65-67, Psalms 69-70.