12 May Open Heaven
Memorise: 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.
Read: Daniel 10:1-14 (KJV)
Bible in One Year: 2 Samuel 11-12, 1 Chronicles 20
Many Christians are impatient with God for the manifestation of His promises, forgetting that there are some necessary steps required of them as we have observed from the Scriptures.
Pray: Daniel, a visionary prophet prayed for the fulfilment of God’s promises – the return from the captivity of Israel (Daniel 10:1-4).
Wait: Habakkuk 2:3 says what our attitude towards God-given prophecies should be: “…though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” We must learn to wait patiently.
Believe: Even if visions and prophecies delay, we must continue to believe because such a delay does not necessarily mean it is false. Daniel 10:1 says “…and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long.”
Never be in a hurry to grab the pleasant promises of God. Faith is required for the fulfilment of His promises. Hebrews 11:11 says:
“Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.”
Whatever promise you are waiting for, don’t get so carried away that you miss the benefits the vision carries. You must know the timing of the fulfilment of the vision and when to act upon it.
As a young Bible College graduate, you may have seen a very large congregation in a vision even while in training. You need to ask God what to do, how to do it and when the fulfilment shall come.
When a person has not won a seat at the local council and God shows him a vision of becoming a governor, it does not mean the vision is false. The person just needs to locate the time of its fulfilment and patiently work towards it. It took Joseph decades to experience the fulfilment of His dreams.
The vision is for an appointed time; wait for it. Its fulfilment will not elude you, in the mighty name of Jesus.
12 May Open Heaven – Prayer Point: Father, give me the grace to patiently wait for the manifestation of Your beautiful promises for my life, in the mighty name of Jesus.