“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law.”
Having a vision in your church and, going so far as having a vision for your life, is vital. Those that have grown up on this verse in the King James know this it as, “Where there is no vision, the people will perish.” The most proper way to translate the word revelation (vision) in the original language, is “to mentally perceive; to contemplate.” The next word to look at is restraint (perish) which literally means to go back. This is seen when the spies came out of Canaan to tell Moses about the land that God was preparing for them. The Bible says that most of the spies were saying not to enter the land instead of following God’s plan. That Bible story is a good example of people that didn’t have a vision, or that weren’t getting onboard with God’s vision.
Vision is so very vital. My wife and I love Disney World and we stop and wonder how this amazing place on earth was created. The truth of the matter was that Mr. Disney had a vision that he shared. I have heard it asked what Mr. Disney would think if he saw Disney World today and my response is that he did see it, and the reason it’s here is because of his vision . In that same light, Pastor has cast a vision for this church. He sees this church reaching the community through the members of the church. If Disney’s imagineers and, likewise, the members of this church don’t pick up the vision, then the vision will perish and we, as a people, will turn back.
The benefit of a vision is that it brings definition, design, dynamic, direction, and dependence. Vision is so important and vital to the life of a person, or a place like a church. I mean God had a vision for His people after sin was introduced to the world. This vision can be seen in the Old Testament as God protected the Jewish people and directly had a hand in the Davidic lineage. God’s ultimate vision was in Jesus and it was fulfilled on the cross.
A Servant of Christ,