1. Importance of a Vision
Jesus is walking with his disciples and he gave them this incredible promise
Mark 9: 1 I tell you the truth some standing here will not die before they see the Kingdom of God arrive in great power.
- Already went out by twos and saw incredible miracles.
- Saw Jesus in incredible miracles that he performed in front of them
- Now on this side of eternity, you are going to see me in power.
Now jesus is saying there is more for you to know about me. A greater revelation of who I am that you are going to need to grasp.
Proverbs 29: 18 without a vision my people perish.!
We form this in our lives to what do you want me to do and if we are not involved in a task, we wonder and perish.
Vision = divine communication
2. Timing of a Vision
Mountain in front of us.
Other side of the mountain is a demonic encounter. So I am going to give you a revelation of who I am
We need a manifestation of heaven to take on the manifestation of hell that we are encountering in our society
EXAMPLE: God is letting things go and then he steps in and wraps it all up. He is always working and doing things in and through our lives.
3. Facing the Enemy
2 Kings 18, 2 Chronicles 32
Assyria attacks Judah and surrounds them.
18: 5 Trusted the Lord the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah…He remained faithful to the Lord in everything and he carefully obeyed all the commands the Lord had given Moses.
Went through the same siege that the people were going through. Didn’t protect him from the attack that the others were going through.
1. Spoke the language of the people. (2 Kings 18: 26, 27)
- Insult upon insult upon Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 32: 16)
- Easy to just want to go out in a blaze of glory but to take these insults hard
- Paul, not a good teacher, frail, small in stature.
- Mocked the Lord and scorned Him. (2 Chronicles 32: 16, 17)
- Promised great things if they would just give in (2 Kings 18: 31, 32)
- Assyria is a nation of assimilation or death
- You can come and eat, but you will have to become one of us.
2. Hezekiah spoke the language of the people too.
- NOT ALLOWED TO JUST HIDE AWAY DURING THE BATTLE BUT WE MINISTER INTHE MIDST OF IT.
- Enemy wanted to weaken them with fear so easier to capture (2 Chronicles 32: 18)
- 2 Chronicles 32: 8 This is a great army but they are merely men. WE have the Lord ourGod to help us and to fight our battles for us. Hezekiah’s words greatly encouraged thepeople.
4. Battle for your vision.
Jesus took the disciples away on a mountain to get this vision
We are going to have to learn to disconnect to be able to hear from God in these days.
2 Kings 19 Hezekiah prays and God answers.
Vs 5 – 7 God is always moving.
Enemy came with another letter. Battle gets more intense after we know what is going to happen and receive a promise from God.
Lay that problem before the Lord.
- Without a vision (Communication) I am going to die here
- You are moving, you promised and now I am waiting on you.
- I need a manifestation of you to be able to take on the powers of hell that have surroundedus.
- Key, he stayed until an answer came. Didn’t leave in frustration, but waited and a messagecame through Isaiah.
- For my own honor…I will defend this city and protect it.
- THERE IS A DEMONIC FORCE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS MOUNTAIN AND TOCOMBAT IT I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU A MANIFESTATION OF MYSELF.