The vision is abandonment of self
Abandonment of sin
Abandonment of house
Whatever it takes to see Him clearly
Whatever it takes to see Him fully
To see Him rightly
The Vision is Him
The Vision is GOD
The One to whom every knee of humanity will bow
Every tongue will be tamed and finally proclaim
“He is God!”
“He is King!”
He is not just a prophet
He is more than a teacher
He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God!
But how will they know unless they have heard?
How will they know unless they have seen?
He has declared us to be His witnesses!
He has given us the vision!
To help others see what we have been shown
We are the voices crying out in the wilderness
“Prepare the way for the Lord!”
With a mighty shout!
We will testify to that which we have heard
We will boldly proclaim all that we have seen
Mountains will crumble and plains will arise
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed for all to see!
Behold your God!
Behold, the Lord God comes with might!
Riding on the clouds
We will see Him and the fullness of His Kingdom come
It will be on earth as it is in heaven
The Kingdom unveiled
The curtain that was torn will be removed
No longer will we see in part
Never again will we stare through a mirror dimly
For He will give us eyes to see the vision fully
The vision is Him
The vision is GOD
This mission is not a trip
It doesn’t fit nicely into a weekend retreat
It refuses be called a service project
It won’t be checked, crossed, or marked off a list
It can’t be passed off to the “missionaries” and “radicals”
This mission will claim your life
It will consume every moment of your existence
It is entrusted to the engineer, the banker, the student
The stay-at-home mom, the lawyer, and the fast food worker
It doesn’t have preferences and it will not make exceptions
It is not a suggestion, question, invitation, or proposition
It is a command.
It is a life lived on purpose
Submitted wholeheartedly to the sovereign will of God
The call resounds,
“GO! Take the vision and run with it!”
To every co-worker, classmate, and family member
To the hopeless and broken
To the prideful and arrogant
Find the lost across the street and across the hall
Over deserts and seas
Through jungles and mountains
Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age
Do not fear!
Do not be afraid!
Be strong and very courageous!
As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you
Receive the Holy Spirit
I am the One who is with you
I am the One who is in you
I am the One who has overcome the world
This is the inheritance of the saints!
To receive the power and authority given by the Father
You are co-heirs with me, seated with me in heavenly places
This is who you are!
Throw off every hindrance, excuse, doubt, worry, and insecurity
Don’t let them entangle you any longer
He cannot profess himself to be my follower who does not go where I am leading
Enter through the narrow gate and follow the narrow way that leads to life
This is the road I have taken
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me