Vision 2019—Fulfilling Your Eternal PurposeBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 05/26/2019
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18 KJV
Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man] — blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he. Proverbs 29:18 AMPC
And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 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. 4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:2-3 KJV
1. Ministry of Reconciliation.
a. You have been given the ministry of reconciliation.
b. 2 Corinthians 5:18 KJV — And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
c. You have been given the word of reconciliation.
d. 2 Corinthians 5:19 KJV — To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
e. Being a witness—winning souls.
f. Acts 1:8 KJV — But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
g. Plug into a local church.
2. Multiply the Talents.
a. Multiply the talents you have been given.
b. Matthew 25:14-30
c. The Master hands out the talents to whom He wills.
d. You take the talents you’ve been given and put them to work.
e. As you put them to work, they multiply.
f. Work diligently.
g. Time—sow your time into eternal things and building the Kingdom.
h. Talents—focus on those things that God has called you to do.
i. Treasure—support the work of God—tithes and offerings.
j. Raise the standard of your giving.
k. Tongue—put a guard on your lips.
3. Your Tongue—the Rudder.
a. Your tongue is small in size but has great influence and impact.
b. James 3:1-18
c. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
d. Romans 10:8-10
e. Keep God’s Word before your eyes and in your heart.
f. Guard your heart and lips.
g. Proverbs 4:20-24
h. Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
i. Proverbs 18:20-21
j. Think on these things.
k. Philippians 4:8 KJV — Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
l. Your thoughts affect your mind.
m. Your mind affects your heart.
n. Your mind affects your tongue.
o. Your tongue affects your vision.
p. Your vision affects where you go.
4. Steps to Fulfilling Your Call.
a. Write the vision.
b. Habakkuk 2:1-4
c. Turn away from sin and distractions and run the race with patience, keeping your eyes on Jesus.
d. Hebrews 12:1-2 KJV — Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
e. Your spirit is a new creation, but your mind needs to be renewed.
f. Humbly allow the Holy Spirit to do His work in you.
g. Philippians 2:12-13 KJV — Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
i. Move in that direction.
j. Be teachable.
k. Educate; learn; grow; change.
l. Stay humble.
m. Associate with people who are successful in their field.
n. Learn from other’s mistakes—and your own.
o. Build your future—holy life; godly thoughts; godly words; godly actions; godly deeds.
p. Always trust in, and depend on, the Holy Spirit.
q. Stay in the race—till you see Him face to face.