Joseph Prince - Position Yourself To See His Hazon Vision
The year of Hazon Vision. Hazon is the Hebrew word for visions that come from God. Hazon. And that's a noun in the Hebrew, but in its verb form it is used so many times throughout the Old Testament, because the Old Testament is in Hebrew. And whenever it says that a prophet receives a hazon, that he haza. Haza is a verb, and haza is used in so many places, and I just want to also let you know that the way to pronounce it is hazon and not hazon, hazon as being in the zone. Hallelujah. Hazon vision.
You know, when God gave this to me, I was thinking that, is this what God has as the answer for the year? And later on, I'll share with you how God began to show me that this is the answer. Because without vision, the people perish. You know, recently, I was exercising, running in my neighborhood, and as I was doing so, I felt like the gift of tongues was just operating and with interpretation.
So, I just prayed in the Spirit for a while, and then I received the interpretation, and this is what the Lord said. A lot of people are complaining. A lot of people think that they're not succeeding. A lot of people feel like they're not prospering in life, whatever area it is, be it in their career, in their ministry, in their relationships as a husband, or a spouse, or a parent, they think that it is because of these things, for the lack of finances, for the lack of manpower to assist them, for the lack of opportunities, or for the lack of right connection. That's how the interpretation came out. "For they think that they lack all this," says the Lord, "they lack the resources. They lack the manpower. They lack the right connections". And the Lord said to me, "What they lack is the hazon vision, that I'll give to them this year".
So, the Lord is restoring lost visions, visions that you used to have in your heart, in your earlier years, but the enemy has stolen that vision from you. And without vision, the people perish. Let's look at that verse once again in Proverbs 29. It says, "Without vision the people perish". This is from the King James Version. And the word "vision" here is hazon. Now, in the ESV it says, "Where there is no prophetic vision". So, it emphasizes the fact that this is the hazon vision, not just manmade vision or a mission statement of a company, or a corporation, but this is a vision from the Lord. "Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint".
We know that vision is being taught out there in the world. We know that people talk about having a mission statement for your enterprise. And what is the mission statement of your company? We asked that question and all that. And all this is part of vision, but the vision that we are talking about is a vision that comes from God. Unfortunately, even in the church world, visions from God, this esteem, they are disfavored. It is almost like they feel like, oh, it's dangerous to go in that area, just like in every other thing that God is restoring to the body of Christ. There is always that fleshly fear the enemy raises up.
Now, it's true, there are false visions, and you can find them also in the Old Testament, many incidents of people who claimed that they see a vision from God, and the word is hazon there, but it's false hazon. It is not a vision from God. It is a false prophetic vision. So, there are false visions. But many a times we tend to incline towards the area of the negative, where we feel like it's dangerous to ask God for a vision. It's wrong to seek for visions from God. You know, it is as if, oh, just stick to the Bible. But the Bible is the very book that tells us that all these men are seeing visions. They see visions, even In the New Testament, in the new covenant, after Jesus has died, rose again, and went back to be with the Father, and we have received Holy Spirit. And it tells us clearly that the language of the Holy Spirit is a language of dreams and visions. All this involves pictures. Amen?
The Bible tells us that. And if we are going by the Word of God, we'll be seeking out and being in sync with God in this area, be expecting to see visions. So, that's what's going to happen to you and to your families this year. Each of you will receive visions pertaining to different areas of your life. And also we have a fresh vision of the Lord. That's where it all starts, amen? If you look at a situation in Israel, at one time when there was no open vision. The Bible says in 1 Samuel 3, "And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision".
Now during those days, it was the priesthood of Eli or Eli in Hebrew, which is "my God". It is not a picture of my Father. It's a picture of my God. Remember this, that in the old covenant, the emphasis is my God, but in the new covenant the emphasis is my Father, Avi, Avi. But this is a picture of the new is coming in, and the old is going out. So, the child Samuel is part of the new covenant ministers, and he ministered unto the Lord before Eli. It's prophetic of the days we are in. And church, God is saying out with the old and in with the new.
Remember the priesthood of Eli, whose sons were priests, as well, but these priests were priests who were notorious for self-seeking and for doing the ministry for self-aggrandizement. They slept with the women that gathered at the temple, and the two sons of Eli, they were notorious also for taking the meat offering before it is time, before they have roasted the meat. They asked for the meat raw. And the Bible says they made the people of God abhor the offering of the Lord in those days.
So, it's a picture of the times that we live in, where we see immorality even. You know, in cases where people are preaching holiness and things like that, but in their secret life there is immorality. There is things being exposed and all that. And I'm here to tell you God is causing a transition to happen. Amen. And people tend to look at the new covenant and grace as, oh, this will promote license to sin. It's the opposite, amen. Look at the secret closet, who you are when no one is looking. And that is the fruit that speaks loudly, amen, of the veracity of this grace message, this new covenant message, amen? You know, I don't like to call it a message because grace is the gospel of Jesus Christ, amen.
So, here we see Eli is priest. When Jesus cried at the cross, "Eli, Eli," literally, like the name of Eli, "Eli, Eli, my God, my God". So, he cried that so that you and I can call God, "my Father, my Father, Avi, Avi". Amen, Abba. Avi means my Father. Hallelujah. So, it's a priesthood that promotes, amen, this close intimacy with the Father. It's a family feeling, amen, a family consciousness. And that's what Jesus died to give us, amen. So out with the old and in with the new. But during this time, when it's happening, the Bible says the Word of the Lord was precious in those days, and there was no open vision. The word "open" is actually frequent in terms of outbreak. The word there is actually the word for outbreak, breaking forth of vision. There was no breaking forth of vision.
In fact, the ESV says the Word of the Lord was rare in those days. There was no frequent vision. Now, what is so bad about there being no frequent vision? If we're part of the group or the culture that says in the church world, "Don't speak for visions," then for us it's no loss not to have frequent vision. But obviously it is a loss. The word of the Lord was rare in those days. And for us to not have the word of the Lord in our lives means that either we are in disfavor with God, either we are in a place that we are not right with God, or we're at a place where we're under the curse. That's the place or condition where the word of the Lord is rare in that person's life. Of course, it's not true for those who are born again, for those who are in Christ. We are in the place where the word of the Lord, in fact, we hear the Lord all the time. And when I say hear, I don't mean a voice.
In fact, we are flowing. The new covenant life is a life of flowing in the Spirit, walking in the Spirit. And the Bible is very positive. It doesn't say try not to fulfill the lust of the flesh. It says, "Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh," amen? Our focus, walking in the Spirit, and walking in the Spirit is walking also in vision, amen, in what God shows us on the inside. Praise the Lord. That's how Jesus walked, amen. When Jesus was on earth, he was the pattern man, he's the example, amen, for us to see the pattern man the Father has before us, and don't forget, though he's God, he came as a man, amen, never losing that divinity. That part of him is always there, but the Bible says he did not function as God. He functioned as a man anointed of the Holy Spirit, amen?
And the Bible says God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good. So, all that he did, all the miracles he did, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil was done by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. If Jesus needed the baptism of the Holy Spirit, so do you and I. Amen? Praise the Lord. And not only that, Jesus functioned in visions. Remember that in John 5, the pool of Bethesda, Jesus came to the pool of Bethesda, and the Bible says there were many, not a few, there were many that were near the pool, that were maim, lame, and they were crippled. There were sick people and all kinds of disease because at a certain timing, no one knows when, the waters will be stirred by an angel, and the first one to go in will be healed.
Now, of course, the first one to go in denotes some strength. So, only those with ability are able to partake of that kind of thing. It's a picture of the old covenant kind of miracle, amen? But the new covenant has come, where Jesus is efficacious for people with no strength; for when I am weak, then I am strong. The grace of God is attracted to your weaknesses, not your strengths. Amen? So, the Lord came to the pool of Bethesda, Beth-hesed, house of grace. And the Bible says in this laid many impotent, and halt, and maim.
So, Jesus came there, but the Bible says he only healed one man, one man who was lame, and he's been in that condition for 38 years, a picture of Israel's wanderings in the wilderness. So, he came, amen, and the man is a picture of Israel. He came to heal Israel, but the Bible tells us there were many in that place, but not all of them got up healed, not all of them were healed of their disease. Yet, that one man got healed. Why? Now, this is part of the sovereignty of God that we need to understand. Later on, in the very same chapter, when Jesus was asked this question about the Sabbath and all that, Jesus actually answered and gave us the reason. And he said this. "Then Jesus answered and said to them, 'Most assuredly'". In the original, "Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of himself".
Wow, what a statement. The Son can do nothing of himself. So, even though Jesus is divine, he is God, but he came to function as a man, like every one of us, amen? And he says, "The Son can do nothing of Himself," out of himself, "but what He sees the Father do". Uh-huh. In other words he can't do anything except what he sees, what he sees the Father do. In other words, what he sees the Father do, the Bible says, "Whatever the Father does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son and shows Him".
Now, how do you reckon the Father shows him? Again, what he sees the Father do. That means it's vision form. It is hazon vision, amen? The Father showed the Lord whom he's touching, whom is ready, amen, who among the great many that were there are ready for the miracle. He was looking out, and the Father gave him a vision of this man being healed, and Jesus just operated based on what he saw. The Son can do nothing except what he sees the Father do. Now, many of us, we'll say that, "Well, he got the gift of healing. Just go to the hospital and clear out all the sick". It doesn't work that way, amen? God knows some of those people, their hearts need to be prepared, and they need to... lest the glory goes to some other, amen. God wants to be the only one to receive all the glory and the praise.
So, God has many other reasons, amen, why he does that, although healing is for all. Listen to what I'm saying. Healing is for all. But in that particular situation, the Lord says he cannot do anything of himself, but what he sees the Father do. And not only that, "The Father loves the Son and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel".
And I say to you that this coming year, the Lord's going to show you greater things, that you may marvel. You'll look back and say, "Wow, God fulfilled that vision this year for me". You know, I had this vision just before I came up just now. You know, a brother, one of the service that we have, Brother Isaac, you know, and he helps me a lot with the sound and all that, and he just shared, as he was serving down here just now, you know, he received, you know, the text from the hospital, clearing him of a long condition that he had in his body. The doctors give him a clean bill of health, hallelujah. And I rejoice with him just now in the room. And friend, it is happening. The vision is coming to pass.
One of the three requests that people are praying has already happened in the very first week of the year. And God will show you greater things. Notice the word "show". God will show you greater things, friends, this year, that you may model, you may be rejoicing. He'll take your breath away, you know, what God is gonna do in your life, hallelujah. Now, I want to repeat again the world will get darker and darker, but in just this morning I had a dream from the Lord, and I dreamt that my family and I, and there were a few others that were with us. They were from other families, and we were in our house. And all of a sudden, there was a tsunami, and we were near the sea.
Now, my house is not near the sea. It's just all in a dream. And there was a tsunami that hit our house, but not a single drop of water came into our house. It's as if it was tightly bolted. And it's impossible, we know that. If there's a tsunami, it overwhelms even a house anywhere. You know, it would definitely go through the seeps and the corners and all that. But not a single drop of water came in, and we were reciting Psalms 91. In my dream, we were praying Psalms 91. And not only that, the children that were in the house, they were not my family. They lost, supposedly, they lost their, they told me they lost their parents in the first wave. But then they came to our house to hide, to find refuge. But as we recited Psalms 91, as we prayed Psalms 91, the parents started appearing in our house, amen?
So, I feel like God is saying, you know, God's gonna restore relationships this year. Amen. Many of you who think that the relationship is dead, is gone, God's gonna restore that relationship, amen, that person that you think is lost shall be restored, in the name of the Lord Jesus. Maybe you think you've lost that person to a sudden disease. That person will be restored back to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen, hallelujah. And not only that, God wants us to even think of Psalms 91 seriously, amen. And even while you are praying Psalms 91, in fact, I remember we just started praying Psalms 91. The very first verse, we started, when all this manifestation of God's protection, and not only that, a restoration happened, amen.
So, I just want to share with you that Jesus walked like this when he was on earth. He saw things on the inside. He saw the Father giving him hazon visions. And that's why he doesn't just presumptuously go to places and just get everybody healed. In some cases, yes, everybody who touched him got healed. Amen? That's why healing is for all. But in terms of where he sovereignly approached someone who is sick to heal, that he followed the vision of the Lord. Amen, amen. Praise the Lord. And I'm going to be alert to that, friend.
You know, in Acts 2 it says that the Apostle Peter stood up on the day of Pentecost, amen. On the first Pentecost in the Old Testament, God gave the law on Mount Sinai. It was celebrated at Mount Sinai, and God gave the law, and we know that 3,000 people died later at the foot of the mountain. But in the new covenant, the Bible says it like this in Acts 2, verse 1, "When the day of Pentecost was fully come". Notice that day of Pentecost, God gave the Spirit, not the law, and this time 3,000 people were saved, which goes to show that the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life, amen? And there was at Mount Zion, the Mount Zion was always a picture of grace, amen. Mount Sinai is always the law.
Law demands, grace supplies. I repeat, law demands, grace supplies. It doesn't mean there's no demands. In fact some of the demands on our life are great demands, even under the new covenant of grace, but we are not demand minded, we are supply minded, amen, we are supply conscious. When a demand presents itself, we reject that idea of stress and a pressure from the demand, and we turn our eyes to Jesus and receive the supply. We are supply minded. If the need is great, the supply will be greater. Amen. If the sin is great, amen, the grace will be greater. So, it gives us a very positive outlook on everything, and all this I'm saying is from Scripture, amen? Where sin increased, grace super abounds, amen. Where there's weakness, where there's infirmity, amen, where there are distresses, God's strength, God's dunamis power abounds. Amen.
When I am weak, then, only then, when I am weak, then I am strong. God's grace is sufficient, amen, for us. When God's grace, God's power is made manifest not in our strength, but in our weakness, amen. So many of us, we don't rejoice in our weakness. We rejoice in our strength. So, we put all our highlight reels, you know, for our Instagram. We show the best part of our life, the strong parts of our life, the attractive parts of our life, and we hide all the weak parts, the parts that we feel that we don't want the world to know, and many a times people follow those celebrities and all that. They think that that's the life they live, you know, what a life it is, and my life is so miserable and all that. That's why social media is not good for your state of mind.
If you believe every highlight reel that you see, amen, that's not the real life, amen. But God says, "My power is made perfect in weakness". Amen? "My power is made complete in weakness. If I find strength, my power cannot go through the area. My power cannot manifest in the area. But where there is weakness, my power can flow through". Amen. Praise the Lord. So, let's rejoice. If you are someone who says, "I've got a lot of weakness, Pastor Prince," then you know what? You are a candidate for a lot of strength, a lot of power. Dunamis, the word for power is actually the same word for miracles, and that's used in other places in the New Testament, amen. Praise the Lord, hallelujah.
And Peter stood up. And Peter, on the day of Pentecost, he said this. And the people were accusing them. These men are full of new wine. That's why they are speaking in a different language, and they're all like, you know, beside themselves, just like how you view a man who is drunk. They have no worry about tomorrow. They have no cares about themselves. They are not self-occupied. Amen? So, in the same way, those who are full of the Spirit, they have no worries about tomorrow. They live in the now, and they are Christ occupied, hallelujah. They are not self-occupied. They are Christ occupied. Amen. They are focused on Christ.
And the men, the people accused them of being full of new wine, and Peter stood up and says, "Friends, it is only 9: 00 o'clock in the morning, all right? We don't drink wine at 9:00 o'clock in the morning". Apparently, it was their culture. Then he says this. "This is that which was prophesied by the Prophet Joel. And it shall come to pass in the last days". Aren't we living in the last days, friends? "Says God, 'That I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.'" Hallelujah.
Now, I just want to say this: both dreams and visions are the language of the Holy Spirit. And both involve, what? Pictures, faith pictures from God, prophetic vision. And the Lord said this to me, a vision from God transcends time and space. A vision from God transcends time and space. So, we are still in the year of time and space this year. God never takes away, God adds, amen. We are still operating in that, and that's why I have the hourglass, you know, illustration for the hazon vision of the year. The hourglass is there because of time and space. A vision, God can give you a vision now what would happen at the end of the year. God can give you a vision now what will happen three years from now. God can give you a vision.
In fact, when God gave a vision to Joseph, he was a young man at that time. It took a number of years before that vision came to pass and his brothers bowed before him, and then he remembered the vision that God gave him. So, some visions will be quick, some visions will tarry. Habakkuk says, "Though it tarries, wait for it". It is for an appointed time. In the Septuagint Greek, it is for the kairos time. It is a time appointed by God, a time, a seasonable time, a time of favor, amen. So, it will come to pass at the right time. God makes all things beautiful for you in his time, hallelujah. But notice that when God's spirit is outpoured, it is the language of visions and dreams.
Now, don't worry about old men dream dreams or young men see visions. In fact, there are times young men see visions like I did this morning. And then there are times that old men will also see visions, amen. It's a picture of my sons and my daughters will have visions and they will have dreams, amen. Which means what? Pictures from me, amen? Just so happens that you have a picture from God when you are sleeping, that's called a dream. If you are awake, it's called a vision, okay? So, be ready for that. It's the language of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has a language, amen. It's not just praying in tongues, amen. That is praying in the Spirit, language of the Spirit, but it's also the language of visions and dreams.
If that is the language of the Holy Spirit, let's say you're conversing with someone of a different language, you need to learn the person's language. If you want to converse with him in his mother tongue, in his language, you need to know how he speaks, what are the expressions to use so that he can understand you, amen? Now, many a times for men's, you know, adopting the language takes some time. But for the Holy Spirit, it's an instant. You receive the Holy Spirit and you learn straightaway, amen. In fact, this year, the Lord will ensure that those who want him to really, you know, make them disciples, amen, learners of the ways of the Lord, they will definitely learn the language in a short time, hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Thank you, Jesus.
The moment you are filled with the Holy Spirit, amen, the Lord begins to speak to you in visions and dreams. The problem is because of the voices and some voices seems to be authoritative voices in the church, and they have said, "Don't look for visions. It's dangerous. The devil is able to give you a vision". And that is true. Other people can give you false visions, and that is also true. But don't let the negatives, you know, when you embark in life, for example, when someone gets married, you know, the pastor does not say to the bride and groom, "Do you know what are the clauses that you can use to divorce this partner of yours? Are you aware"? We don't talk about that, why? We are believing for the best for the marriage, amen. We are believing the best, amen.
In the things of God, we don't look at the negative. Doesn't mean the negatives are not there. But the focus on the negative is what has caused a lot of people to shun, amen, to disfavor, amen, to disesteem visions and dreams, and that is what God wants us to learn. Because look, friend, if in the days of Samuel and Eli, the Word of the Lord was rare, very rare. And there were no frequent visions. That means what? It's a very sad situation. It's a situation that's depressed, a situation that's bleak, a situation where there are no miracles because only by the Word of the Lord and by the vision of God comes the miracle. Jesus himself will not do any miracle unless he sees the Father. He sees the Father. And it's not with the physical eyes. It's the spiritual eyes, the eyes of the heart.
And that brings us to what I shared last week for all of us, the assignment that the Lord wants us to do in our prayer life. To pray what? Ephesians chapter 1, amen. And this is the prayer. "Do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers". Let me just tell you this. This is a prayer that you can pray constantly. They are prayers that you pray for healing or whatever you can say. Lord, I believe I receive them now. Mark 11:24, "Believe you receive them, and you shall have them". So, you need only to pray once. But this prayer, notice that it's a constant prayer. "I do not cease," Paul says, "to give thanks for you". And the idea, "I do not cease to make mention of you in my prayers".
So, this is a prayer you can pray every day. There are prayers that you can pray every day like the Lord's Prayer. You can pray every day, amen. And this is Spirit-inspired prayer. The Holy Spirit gave this prayer to Paul to pray over the Ephesian believers, amen, the Ephesian church. So, if the Holy Spirit inspired this prayer, it's in the realm of timelessness. It's in the realm, you know, it's not confined just for that culture and for that age, amen. No, no, no. It is a Spirit-inspired prayer that you and I can also pray over ourselves today, amen. And what's the prayer? And we are to constantly pray this prayer, "That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him".
I just want to pause here to say this. Some people are confused. Say, "Pastor Prince, is this the Holy Spirit"? It is the Holy Spirit, but it's one of the, shall we say, the Holy Spirit is like seven manifold Spirit of God. You'll find this in Revelations chapter 1 where it says, John saw this, "The seven Spirits before His throne," the seven Spirits of God before his throne. That's what John saw. So, the Holy Spirit is one divine being, amen. But He manifests in a sevenfold way, amen. And in some believers' life, he's not able to manifest or he is restricted from. And he can be hindered. He can be grieved. He can be resisted, amen.
So, some believers' life, he's not able to manifest as a spirit of wisdom and revelation. I want to pause here to tell you this, that Jesus himself, Isaiah 11 tells us, and the Spirit of the Lord shall come on him. And this is what it says, "There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him". This a prophecy of the Messiah, our Lord Jesus. Notice, first of all, the seven Spirits of God here. The Spirit of the Lord, number one. The Spirit of wisdom, number two, the Spirit of understanding. The Spirit of counsel and might. The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. It makes a menorah. Look at this menorah, amen. You have the Spirit the Lord in the center, then you have the Spirit of wisdom, and understanding, three. The Spirit of counsel and might, amen. That gives you five. The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord, seven.
And by the way, you can actually divide them into the three, three, three gifts of the Spirit in groups of threes. And that's how, when they manifest in someone's life, more of the gifts of the Spirit in this area will manifest. Like spirit of wisdom and understanding will cause the gifts of the words of wisdom, the words of knowledge, and the gift of prophecy to flow like a river, amen. The spirit of might, for example, will cause the gifts of working of miracles and the gift of discerning of spirits, the gifts of healings to manifest, amen.
So, back to this again. So, let's pray. Let's pray every day for ourselves, for our spouse, for our children, amen, for our church, that God will give to each of them the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. Like I said, the greatest knowledge you can have is to know the Lord. When you think about it, you are very blessed because there are so many people who have more money than you, amen, who have more connections then you, amen, whose life seems to be the life that you dream of on the outside. But in God's estimation, just like the prodigal son, you know, when he thought about his father's house and he was in the pigpen, he thought about the servants in the father's house.
When you think about it, the father's house, a picture of God's house, amen, where God is, God's presence is. The lowest in that culture and age, a servant is like a lowly position. Even the lowly position who has connection with the father, who is in the father's house, is better off than a son in a pigpen, right? When you think about it, anytime you have a connection with God, you are really rich, you are truly blessed, amen. Open your eyes, amen, and stop envying others, amen. And consider yourself blessed, hallelujah. So, the spirit of wisdom and understanding in the knowledge of him. First of all, this spirit of wisdom and revelation, understanding, makes you know him, not know him with your knowledge, not know him by reading books about him, but know him as a revelation. You see him on the inside. You see him. You see his goodness.
There are times I see the Lord. I see like, you know, like he's like, like the Word of God says, cedars of Lebanon. God gives us pictures in the Bible. I see his posture, his demeanor, his bearing, like the cedar of Lebanon, regal, composed, calm as he walks by the Sea of Galilee, amen. And all the sick people reach out to him. He doesn't have to wear a crown with royal regalia accompanied by all his servants, all right, to show that he's King, amen. Nothing to do with outward trappings. He walks in a carpenter's clothes, amen, and you see a King, you see someone majestic. I see that in the Spirit. I've seen that for a number of years, amen. Ever since I start praying this prayer, the spirit of wisdom and revelation. I see Jesus, and I see the kindness in his eyes, yet there's a strength, there's an authority when he speaks, and yet the compassion. Oh, how lovely is our Lord Jesus, amen.
So, pray that prayer, the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. Now this is how it operates. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened. Now, this is the New King James. Understanding is dianoia, which is used in many places for imagination. Like in Luke 1, right, it's used for the imaginations of the heart, the dianoia of the heart. And actually, in the ESV says, "The eyes of your hearts, the eyes of your hearts". In any case, if you look at the New King James, once you say the eyes of your understanding, it cannot be an understanding the way we understand understanding. Our idea of understanding is more like logic, you know, left brain. It's more something based on deduction, based on reason.
That's our idea, our understanding of understanding. But the Bible understanding, notice, the eyes of your understanding. That means what? It is imagination. It is the eyes of your imagination. In some places, dianoia is used for imagination, like I quote just now from Luke 1 where it's used for the imaginations of the heart. So, the eyes of your imagination being enlightened. Many of us, our imagination has died. When we were children, our imagination was strong. And then we start saying, you know, we start saying things like "stop daydreaming," okay, or else in class, the duster will start flying from the teacher and hit your face, huh? And then you wake up from your stupor or your daydream. Stop daydreaming, we tell people, stop daydreaming. And many a times, they dream of what they'll become. They'll become a soldier or they'll become a pilot. You know, children love to daydream, amen.
Listen, it is part of the gift that God has given, amen, to us. God put it in them, but somewhere along the way, we stop, you know, that daydreaming, that vision. We start to denigrate, you know, visions, and saying that all these are just fanciful imaginations, you know, and we lean more towards our reason, our logic. And as a result, we don't see things happen and we get more and more stressed, and we live life like, you know, like on a grind, amen. It's like we're on the treadmill, never arriving to where we want because God's language is visions and dreams. And before God does anything, he gives you a vision, or he gives his prophets a vision, amen.
If Peter who stood up and says, "This is what prophet Joel prophesied in the last days. God will pour out his Spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men shall see visions. Your old men shall dream dreams". Don't you think for one moment that this is something good that Joel prophesied that Peter was so glad to declare that hey, folks, we are really seeing this happen, amen. Not the fullness of it, but they had a partial fulfillment of what Joel prophesied. We will see the fulfillment of it in these last days because the prophecy, the fullness is for the last days, it mentions there. Do you think that he would say that, oh, the language of visions and dreams, your young men shall see visions, your old men dream dreams.
And all the Jewish go like, "Oh, okay, that's nice. It's nice to see vision". No, I think they'll be excited, "Wow, is this the fulfillment of it? Is this gonna happen"? Amen? No more infrequent visions. No more the Word of the Lord being rare and precious in these days. We're gonna see God's vision more and more. No, not just that. It'll be a regular thing. Your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. It is something great. It's something celebratory, something that, you know, like the prophets of old. In fact, what was confined just to the prophets, and that's why the Bible says like Saul, when he lost the donkeys, he says, "Let's go find the seer," who was Samuel.
They called the prophet in those days there seer. Why the seer? Seer means someone who sees, someone who sees. And when you see what God wants you to see, amen, you will see the fulfillment that God wants to bring about, amen? Amen, hallelujah. So the way it manifests is the eyes of your heart being enlightened. The word phortizo in the Greek, enlightened phortizo is from, where you get the word photo, rays of light shines into the eyes of your heart, amen, and then you see it. And then you will know what to do. Amen. But this particular prayer here, tells us to pray in three areas, especially these are the three that I know that God wants to see happen in your life this year, amen.
Number one, "that you may know what is the hope of his calling". Many of you do not know what you were birthed for, what you were born for. Why am I in this world? Is it just to be a doctor? Is it just to be a teacher? Amen. What am I called for? Amen. God has a high calling for you. Everyone has a high calling in the Lord. And when you pray for the hope of his calling, you will see how to flow with God in everything you do, amen. Yes, you can be a doctor, but you'll be a doctor with a calling, with the purpose. Amen. You will see what God wants to do. And I cannot make you see, friend. As many as are watching me, each one is as varied, just like your fingerprints. And God wants you to pray the prayer for yourself that you will see what others cannot see. You will see what God wants you see because God sees it already. You'll pray, and the first area, the hope of his calling for you will be fulfilled. Let's pray it this year. Amen.
Number two, "What are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints"? Amen. What a rich inheritance God has, and it's all in a saints. It's not outside the saints, saints like you and I, friend, amen. That will also manifest, amen, the glorious inheritance. In the third part, there's something that happened, that when God raised Jesus from the dead, the Bible says, "God used the greatest strength and divine energy". And all the different words for power and strength is used there, kratos, energia, dunamis, when God raised Christ from the dead.
And now, the third one is, "that you might know what is the exceeding greatness of his power," this is number three, "towards us who believe according to the working of his mighty power which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in heavenly places". All the things happen to us, praise the Lord. Amen. So pray for that, amen. Whatever fields you are in, whatever position you occupy, whatever job you are in, pray for the spirit of wisdom and revelation. All of a sudden, you'll be more successful in that area because you will see the how to. Amen. Going to schools of creative arts and all that is fine, but they can only give you the skills and the principles, but how to apply it, that's wisdom. Amen. Wisdom cometh from the Lord.
Do you remember last time when God told Moses, amen, "See that thou make the tabernacle according to the pattern that I have shown you". So there's a pattern that God showed him. I mean Moses is the leader of the entire nation. How will he find time? So God says, God said this, "See, I have called Bezalel". Exodus 31, "The Lord spoke to Moses says, 'See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah". And all these names of meanings. Bezalel means in the shadow or the protection of God. The son of Uri, light. Amen. Uri means ur, light. My light. The son of Hur. Hur is purity, whiteness, radiance, of the tribe of praise, Judah. Praise. "And I have filled him". So God says, "I have called this man Bezalel, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom".
So the manifesting of the Spirit of God in his life will be in wisdom, the Spirit of wisdom, "And in understanding," spirit of understanding, "in knowledge and in all manner of workmanship to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting". Maybe, there's a reason why Jewish people are, many of them who, you know, will cut jewels and diamonds, right, some of them are Jewish people. Maybe, they are from the tribe of Bezalel. You never know. Amen. When God fills someone, the trickle effect always goes down to not just one child, first level but through descendants, amen, as we see in Hebrews 7 in the story of Melchizedek and Abraham. So we see here, all of a sudden, when he's filled with the Spirit of God, he will know how to, "design artistic works".
Notice that he never had a precedence before him, how to build the ark of the covenant, how to build the table of showbread, how to build the menorah. He has no precedence before him, right? He has never seen it. So, he's got to receive it straight from God, but all of a sudden, the Holy Spirit fills him, and especially operating as a Spirit of wisdom and revelation, it's turned on, on the inside. The light bulb comes. He says things like, "I know how to do it. I see it. I know what to do". That's going to happen to you. Whatever roles you are in, whatever occupation you are in, even parenting, amen. You find that there's difficult child, pray for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Amen. All of a sudden, you will just know what to do with that child, amen. You will just know. Amen.
And listen, if the manifestation don't come, don't be impatient. The Bible says, "It will come. It is for a Kairos moment," the manifestation. Amen. So how does he operate? It's turned on, on the inside. It's like the light turned on, on the inside, and you see how to do it. Amen. And all of a sudden, the key fits in the lock, and the door is turned, and you see it. Hallelujah. Praise the Lord. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus. I want you to do this, amen, from now on, I want you to really find time, if you can. All right, maybe not this week, but next week, but do find time early in the year to take a book. When you take a book before the Lord, what it tells the Lord is that you are in a position of faith. Amen. You're expecting God. That's what I do all the time.
All the sermons that I have, many a times, you know, it's just a book. I have a back standby all the time with a pen. Amen. You can use your smart phone if you want in your notes and all that, but I like books. And that's why in my library, there are books and books of exercise books, amen, that I have of different sizes and all that. All my revelations are all there. Things I received from the Lord is all there because of this Scripture verse that I want to give you right now, here from Habakkuk. And what happened is that Habakkuk has been complaining to God. And Habakkuk says this, "I'll stand my watch and set myself on the rampart".
So, first of all, position. You must position yourself. You must find time where you let the Lord speak to you. Listen, my friend. You not expect to be watching Netflix all the time and expect God to speak to you. You want God to speak to you in areas of your marriage, or your career, or your studies, or your children, your own life, or in terms of your walk with God and the areas that you need to know, you need the time. You need to spend time, set aside time. And having all these legitimate things and all that on the outside is fine, but do find time. This is what Habakkuk did, he positioned himself. "I stand up on my watch and I set myself on the rampart". So get a book that you can write on. Bring it before the Lord, and say, "Lord, I'm watching to see what you will say to me".
And that's exactly what Habakkuk says. "I'll set myself on the rampart and watch to see what he will say to me". Actually, it's a very interesting thing that he said. He said, "I'll watch to see. I'll watch to see what he will say to me". Now, he could've said, "I'll set myself on the rampart to know, to understand what he will say to me, to receive his Word". But instead of that, he said, "I'll watch to see. I will watch to see what he will say to me". And that's why, many of the places where hazon vision appears, you'll find that in the beginning of Isaiah, the hazon vision that came to Isaiah, and the hazon that he had said, the vision that he saw. Amen. And time and time again, all the different ones in the Bible, the prophets, they see the vision, the hazon vision, they see the hazon vision and then the hesed, they see it. That's the verb of the noun. And they walk in it, or they prophesy it. Amen. Praise God.
So get ready. Watch he what he would say. So God's Word comes in what? If you're watching to see, that means what? He comes to you in a vision on the inside. Amen. You know, every year when I come up with the theme of the year, I also have come up with the video that you saw just now. And every year, like last year, the year of time and space, I saw on the inside, I prayed first and see on the inside, amen, I see on the inside, the three levels and the winding stairs. And I see even like the year of time and space, I see how to even put the words together. Even hesed wisdom, you have the hesed wisdom that makes across the cross with the S in the center.
When I receive hazon vision, it has the same number of letter as hesed wisdom. Hazon vision. You can make a cross. But however, in the center where the S is for vision and hazon, Z, I find that now, there's a clash within the Z and the S. So, I prayed about it. You know, how to put them together. And I felt in my spirit, God wants me to put them together. So even in design, God can help you. So I pray, and the Lord began to show me, I put on my notebook and I show you the notebook of a lot of my design. I put a Z from hazon, and I look at the S from vision, and I put them together and you have the hourglass. And not only that, I began to see the hourglass spinning as part of the creative design, before it comes to a standstill. I even saw that, and all I got to do is just tell my creative team what I see, and then they implement what I see. But I need to pray for them also, because they need to see what I see. And they'll come back with me with different drafts and all that.
But friend, I'm a pastor. I'm not a creative person. I'm not a designer. I never went to any school of arts or took any courses on this. But when I ask God for whatever area it is, I can ask God, and God will. You know it's in part of the plan of his kingdom, amen. He wants to bless multitudes. He will give it to you. Amen. So even the design came from the Lord. But friend, this is the key. You need to ask God; you need to pray. Have you noticed that all the people that received a vision from the Lord, even last week we talked about Peter on the rooftop, and also, Cornelius in his house, they were all praying. It was while they were praying, they had a vision. While Peter was praying, he had a vision. While Cornelius was praying, he had a vision.
Remember, that Saul before he was Paul, you know, God stopped him from his daily assignment to capture, you know, Christians, and throw them in prison, and having some of them killed even. God stop them on the road to Damascus, and then he was blinded for three days. On then God arrested a righteous man, a believer by the name of Ananias. And God said to him, "Ananias, as there's a man called Saul, and he's praying". Here's what God said, "There was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias," and his name means the grace of God. Anania, in the Hebrew. "And the Lord said to him in a vision".
So even for Anania, God said to him in a vision, and he said, "Here I am, Lord. And the Lord said to him, 'Arise and go the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying.' And in a vision, he has seen a man named Ananias coming in.'" So he's praying. So while he's praying, while Saul was praying, who became Paul later on, while Saul was praying, a vision came to him. "Behold, he's praying, and in a vision, he has seen a man named Anania coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight". So Saul was praying, and while he was praying, amen, he began to see.
Now notice, physically, his eyes was blinded those three days. But spiritually, this is what I'm talking, the hazon vision. May God open the eyes of your heart, amen, to see what God wants you to see, the hazon vision. He saw a man called grace of God, which will be the calling of Paul's ministry. Amen. And when his eyes were open, even physically, the first person he saw was the grace of God. We should tell him the theme of his life, amen, the calling for which he's called with a high calling, amen, is to proclaim the grace of God. Hallelujah. Amen. Now notice in Habakkuk, here's what it says. Habakkuk went, it goes on to say, "I'll watch to see what he'll say to me and what I will answer when I'm corrected. Then the Lord answered me and said, 'Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.'" "Write the vision," and the word vision here is hazon, "and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it".
Remember, I told just now, as you seek the Lord, have a book ready, amen. Even if God gives you a picture, you can draw it, or a verse, or you know, God gives you a statement or whatever, write it down. Amen. So the book becomes like a spiritual journaling of your life, amen, and you look back one day. I have stacks of books where I journaled before the Lord, of many, many years. And sometimes, it's just edifying for me, it's so a faith building for me just to go back and see how faithful God has been, amen? So write down what God shows you. If the writers of the Bible did not write down what God showed them, we wouldn't have the Bible today. Everything was God breathed. They're all secretaries. Amen. They didn't initiate those works. It's from God, but they were all secretaries. They were all scribes. They wrote down what God said. Learn to write down.
The younger people today, you need to write down things. Amen. We have a generation previously that would write down things a lot, but today we have lost that generation, amen. They only write things down when they're in school, in university. You know, but if you write things down, you see, it is a form of no confidence in the flesh. You may say, "I'll remember that. I'll remember that". But friend, that's confidence in the flesh. And many a times you forget that very gem, that very vision, that very revelation that God has given you that will strengthen you in your times of depression and your times of, you know, when you are feeling down and all that, that the Word that's supposed to encourage you, you forgot because he didn't write it down.
But if you... at times, I just go through my Bible, my wide margin Bible to see what I've written on the side, and it reminds me of exercise book, and see what I wrote inside in there. And you know, things that I write there, four years ago that I had forgotten. Don't forget, "Satan comes to steal the Word," Jesus said. Every time, and the Word there is in the form of vision. Amen. We see many times it comes in the form of vision. "Satan comes to steal the Word," the Word of God. "So write the vision down, that he may run who reads it".
What does that mean? Not only are you walking in the Spirit, you are running. Hallelujah. Amen. "Make it plain". It says very clearly, "Write it down, make it plain on tablets". Isn't it interesting that today that we are back to tablets again? Amen. "Make it plain on tablets that he may run who reads it". Amen. "It will be clear to all". It will clear to the one who reads it, amen, especially you. Amen. You will read it again, and then you will run with it. You will run with it. Run is the idea of success. Amen. You will run with it. Hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
You know, I was preparing this, and I wrote all these verses down, even Habakkuk. And yesterday night, I've written this down for a number of days already. And I was just going through my notes, meditating on my notes actually at that time, and my wife came in to where I was. And she has put Justin, you know, to bed and she with Justin. And I was preparing. And when she came and she said to me, "Darling, have you ever read Habakkuk"? I said, "Darling," I said that, "Habakkuk is what I'll be sharing tomorrow," I said. And she opened up to me to Habakkuk. I say, "Habakkuk chapter 2, verse 1 onwards"?
She said yes, and that's what the Lord spoke to her at night when she spent time with the Lord. And she came up, she felt a need to come up and share with me. And I told her this word vision here is hazon. It is actually the very word I'm sharing. And she said she was so excited because the answer that God gave actually to Habakkuk, Habakkuk was complaining in chapter one. This is chapter 2 when God says write the vision. So, the answer to his complaint... Let's see his complaint. And that was something that Wendy was saying, you know, to me that the complaint is so much like what the world is in right now. She was saying that this is what he complained. "O Lord, how long shall I cry And You will not hear? Even cry out to You, 'Violence!' And You will not save".
Like the world, why do you show me iniquity and cause me to see trouble? For a while we see the world and we think that God, where are you God? Why do you cause me to see trouble? That's what Wendy was telling me. "For plundering and violence are before me; There is strife, and contention arises. Therefore the law is powerless". It seems like in the world today, the law is powerless. I'm not speaking about Singapore. I'm talking about Singapore is a very unique country. We are truly blessed, amen. We are truly, truly blessed. And we thank God for a government that has common sense and wisdom, amen. Which common sense nowadays is not very common. But in the world today, you look at the news, it's like the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth.
"For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore perverse judgment proceeds". And this is what he saw in chapter 1. He's been complaining. It's as if the law is powerless, the righteous are oppressed. God, where are you, Lord? Why do you let me see trouble? And that's what Wendy was telling me. And all sudden, God's answer comes right in a vision. So, whatever it is, even the world, it's because of a lack of vision. And the Lord said to me when I was doing my exercise, it is not for the lack of right opportunities. It's not for the lack of finances. It is not for the lack of human resources, manpower. It is the lack of vision. It is the lack of vision.
So, above everything else, pray that God will give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, the eyes of our heart being enlightened that we may know what is the hope of our calling. Amen, church? Praise the name of Jesus, hallelujah. And you'll find in the weeks to come that we're gonna talk about how in your vision, in your hazon, in your vision is your provision. Think of the English word provision, amen. It has the word pro, support whatever vision. The provision is in the vision, amen.
So, when God told Abraham, "All the land that you see". All the land that you what? See, "I will give it". He doesn't see it, it's not his. All the land that you see. In fact, God told him like this, look northward, southward, eastward, westward, all the four corners of the land of Israel. And God said to him, "All the land that you see, I will give it. I will give it". So, in your vision is your provision. I'm gonna share more on that in the weeks to come. And you will see that all the supply that you need is already here. But don't forget, but you say, "All I have is a vision".
Friend, vision transcends time and space. God gives you a vision as if you have it already. God gives you a vision as if you are there already. Even though in time, in chronological time, you're not there yet, but when God gives a vision, remember what he said to me? The vision of God transcends time and space, amen. So, God doesn't look at time and God gives you a vision. And when you live in the realm of vision, my friend, you are living in the realm of timelessness, amen. You can enjoy today what you see the Lord showing you that may happen later on, all right, much more down, further down the road, but you're enjoying it now because you're seeing it happen already. Praise the Lord, in the name of Jesus.
Just a little nugget for you. When God said to Abraham, "For all the land that you see", amen, in the interlinear, it says he's this in the interlinear. For all, aleph tav. You see the aleph tav there? For all the land. You must always see Jesus first, amen, because in Christ, how will God not with Jesus, supply us with all things, amen, give us all things? For all, for aleph tav all the land.
Now, you might think aleph tav appears in many verses. No, no, some of the longest verses you don't find aleph tav. Strange, amen. But here you find aleph tav. God is saying, "Before you inherit physically, you need to see my Son Jesus. For in him, all the land is secured in you. If you see my Son," the Bible says Moses endured as seeing him who is invisible. The word endured there is a seldom used word. In fact, it's only used one time in the New Testament. He endured, and later on, we read how he passed on. Moses lived to 120 years old, and when he died, his eyes was not dim, nor his natural force abated. The Bible says that at 120, his eyes was not dim, his natural force not abated.
So, the word there for endured is also endured physically. He stayed the same, amen. He lived in that timelessness, timelessness, amen, where time is no more and it had an effect on his body, amen. What's the secret? He endured as seeing him who is invisible. May you also live in the realm of timelessness, amen, as seeing Jesus who is invisible. To see Jesus is to see life. To see Jesus when they were all bitten by snakes in the wilderness, amen, and Moses was told by God to make a bronze serpent and put it on the cross, literally it's a cross, amen, the rod that he lifted. And Jesus says, "Even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, the Son of Man must be lifted up," amen.
Look to Jesus, not to your disease, not to your condition, amen. Look to Jesus, amen. See your condition on him, amen. In love, just like a parent who loves a child who is very sick, if a parent can take that sickness upon himself, he would, amen. But you don't have to, because that's how Jesus loved us so much that he took our diseases upon himself. So, if you see that disease on him, that disease in your body starts to die. The moment, not later on, the moment you see that cancer on his body, that cancer begins to die.
Now, listen, it dies like the fig tree is first cursed, but it still looks green on the outside. It has the leaves, amen, everything looks green, but it's dead on the inside already. The next day when they pass by the fig tree, Peter calling to remembrance said, "Master, the fig tree you cursed is now dried up," and it was dried up from the roots, the Bible says. So, when it was first cursed, the roots start dying. So, the root of your cancer, the root of your disease, starts to die the moment you see your disease on the body of Jesus, amen.
I want to do it right now in Jesus's name. If you're suffering physically in any way, in the name of Jesus, God is giving you a hazon vision of the cross. And I want you to see right now, the Holy Spirit is taking over right now your vision and dreams, amen. See, and say:
Lord Jesus, I thank you. I see this disease upon your body. I see my high blood pressure on your body on that cross. I see, Lord, this condition of hyperthyroidism, Lord, on your body on the cross, Lord. I see, Lord, this condition, Lord, for being dyslexic, Lord, on your body, Lord, on that cross, Lord. Lord, I see, Lord, this condition of Alzheimer on you, Lord, at the cross. Thank you, Lord Jesus, Lord. I see this condition, Lord, of colitis, Lord, in your body. I see, Lord, all these growths, Lord, that the doctors have shown me on the X-ray, but I don't see them in my body anymore. I see them in your body on that cross. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
God is healing people right now of growths in your womb, in your stomach. I see all kinds of growths in all those areas disappearing right now in the name of the Lord Jesus, amen. This is the language of the Holy Spirit. He's showing me, and I proclaim to you in the name of the Lord Jesus, you are healed from all that growth in Jesus's name.
Recently, someone went to the doctor and had your lungs checked. And it seems like I'm seeing an X-ray right now, there are two and a third spot is quite faint. There are two black dots on your lungs. And the third one looks kind of faint and the doctors are concerned about it. In fact, you're going for another review. And right now the Lord is touching you, removing all those dark spots in your life, in Jesus's name, healing your lungs, in the name of the Lord Jesus. Yeah, you're feeling like you're breathing in like a fresh menthol kind of feeling, amen, going through your whole being right now. Receive your healing in the name of Jesus. I see you healed, my friend, in the name of the Lord Jesus. Hallelujah.
Someone's ear, also partial deafness. Open right now, in Jesus's name, open in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Please write to us and let us know the moment the manifestation happens or the doctors give you a clean bill of health, amen. Let us know about it, amen. Let us rejoice with you. Let us rejoice with you.
I see someone you even small things like this, you know, whenever I see this kind of thing, I used to say, Lord, it's too small to talk about. But the Lord corrected me. The Lord says, "I want the people to know that even the very hairs of their head are all numbered". So, I see a small toe, like I see a toe that is all darkened, it's all black, it's dead, amen. And recently, you're being concerned about where is all this gonna lead to. It might seem small, amen, in the grand scheme of things, but for God, even little things like this God is saying, "That toe is healed, in Jesus's name, amen". You will have a lovely toe restored in its place in Jesus's name.
And when I mentioned about the hairs, your hairs being all numbered, many of you rejoice. We had a testimony to come in that I read. In fact, just last Sunday on the live chat, I read about someone who just sent in an email testifying about how his hair is now restored, which I shared a number of Sundays ago last year. And I shared about, he said that now the manifestation is there and the person has sent the email to share about that.
So, we rejoice and I'm praying for all those of you who want your hair restored. You want your hair to come alive, but God is the God of resurrection. Jesus says, "I am the resurrection". He can resurrect dead follicles. If you can believe, if you can see it, amen. Right now receive, amen, the glory, the crown of glory, amen. In Jesus's name, I command every hair follicle to be resurrected in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hair, be fruitful and multiply and be luxuriously abundant in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus's name, amen. Praise the Lord. If you see it, you have it. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Praise, come on, church, just praise him. Praise the Lord, amen? Just praise the Lord for a while, hallelujah, amen?
I'm reminded, Pastor Mark just told me the other day, I remember him saying, laughter, he was laughing. He said, "Laughter is a good medicine, amen". Yeah, laughter is good medicine, but if you're laughing for no reason, you need medicine. Okay, praise the Lord. Thank you, Lord Jesus. And if you have never received Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord, I just want to pray for you right now. Pray this prayer with me:
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the Word I've just received. I thank you that you love me and that you sent your Son Jesus to die for my sins on that cross. I thank you he died in my place, suffered my judgment, and set me free. I thank you that you raised him from the dead. I am now the righteousness of God in Christ. All my sins are forgiven, past, present, and future. I thank you I'm a brand-new creation. And Father, I thank you that you fill me with your Holy Spirit because Jesus has been glorified. In Jesus's name, I thank you. Jesus Christ is my Lord, amen. Thank you, Father, in Jesus's name.
Now you're a child of God. You are saved, my friend. You are part of the family of God and learn the language of visions and dreams, amen, from the Holy Spirit. And I pray that God will Give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation as well in the knowledge of him in Jesus's name.
Now, church, all of you before the Lord, you and your families, young and old, amen, your little ones all together, let's believe God for this coming year that even for this coming week, that God will cause this year and this coming week to be one that is full of his glory, that we are protected. Doesn't mean the world will get better and better. In fact, it will get worse and worse. The Bible says that darkness will cover the earth. I'm not gonna go through all that again. I'm talking to God's people. God will protect you just like the dream I saw this morning. God will protect you. Even though the storm is raging, the tsunami is hitting, all right, God will keep you. God will protect you, and God will provide for you.
This coming week, the Lord bless you and the Lord keep you. The Lord keep you from every harm and danger. The Lord keep you from the COVID-19 virus, amen. And if it mutates, God keep you from the new mutation as well. The Lord smiles on you, be favorable to you, you and your loved ones, and grant to you and your loved ones his wonderful favor and great shalom peace. In Jesus's name, amen.