Grace and Vision (#1033)
Good morning. We’re going to continue our series on the grace of God today, which will, one of these days turn into a book, so this is sort of preparatory for that. And today we’re going to talk about grace and vision. God has a great vision for our lives and we need to talk to God and pray and develop a vision for our lives going forward as well. And you will find as we look into these visions, the records we’re going to use may not use the word grace very often, but it is very clear that God helps people with a good vision for their lives and helps them accomplish great things and receive great deliverance — not dependent on them following a bunch of rules. That may happen in a business deal, I may sign a contract that if I fulfill these 12 things, and pay these fees, and hit this deadline then somebody is either going to some work for me or pay me for something. It is always a bunch of requirements, a bunch of contingencies, a bunch of goals to be met.
But, you don’t see that when you look at these records.. The reason I say it is by grace is that God just says He is going to do these things for His people without anything else; it is just He loves His people and He is going to take care of them. He is going to encourage them to have a bigger vision for their lives, and He is going to help show them that He can do more for them then they ever imagined. So, I think we’ll have a great time looking at these records, many of them are very familiar, but we’re looking at them again from the point of view of it is simply by God’s love and grace that He does these things. Let’s start in II Kings chapter six…
As taught by Bruce Mahone 20211205. All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
II Kings 6:8-23 Chariots of fire – Raise your vision for your life
Psalms 60:11-12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he shall tread down our enemies
Psalms 71:1-15 Thou art my hope (vs. 5), I will hope continually (vs. 14)
Psalms . 91 1000, 10,000 shall fall, but it shall not come nigh thee (vs. 7)
Psalms 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God
Psalms 147:11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy
Proverbs 16:2 Commit(roll) your works unto the Lord, and your thoughts shall be established
Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision (divine communication), the people perish (wander): but he that keepeth the law, happy is he
Ecclesiastes 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope
Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is
Jeremiah 29:11-13 An expected end [NRS – a future with hope – tiqvah – hope, expectation, grounds for hope] (vs. 11)
Danielle 11:32 The people that do know their God shall be strong (stand firm) and do exploits (take action)
Romans 8:31-39 Nothing shall separate us from the love of God!
II Corinthians 4:(1-)18 Look not at those things which are seen
Philippians 3:3 Worship God in the spirit, rejoice in CJ, have no confidence in the flesh
Colossians 3:1-3 Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth (vs. 1)