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THE HEAVENLY VISION
Acts 26:19(King James Version)
"Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto heavenly vision:"
In every generation,there have been people who have caught and pursued differents kinds of visions; and some of these people have been celebrated in various history books. But there is a type of vision that brings glory to God,and salvation to mankind-'the heavenly vision'. It is a divine package that delivers complete solution to any human problem. It is summation of all that God has called mankind to be,to do,and to have. It involves God's use of human agents for it to be fulfilled. It is bigger than anyone, and it is multifaceted in nature.It is God's will that no one is 'disobedient unto heavenly vision'.
To understand how any one can be 'obedient unto heavenly vision',we shall examine book of Nehemiah in Bible.
Nehemiah 1:1(King James Version) "The words of Nehemiah son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in month Chisleu, in twentieth year, as I was in Shushan palace,"
Nehemiah is an example of a person that was 'obedient unto heavenly vision'. The heavenly vision on this occasion was rebuilding of walls of Jerusalem. He became 'burdened' with the heavenly vision; and this 'burden' led him into earnest and fervent prayer unto God 'the vision giver' (Neh. 1 : 4-11). Thereafter he sought to fulfill vision by using opportunities available to him to access resources needed (Neh. 2 : 1-8).
Nehemiah 2:16-18(King James Version) "And rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to Jews, nor to priests, nor to nobles, nor to rulers, nor to rest that did work" "Then said I unto them, Ye see distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach." "Then I told them of hand of my God which was good upon me; as also king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work."
Nehemiah displayed leadership skills to mobilise and motivate others to catch heavenly vision and use their different gifts and talents to pursue it .
Nehemiah 2:10,19(King James Version) "When Sanballat Horonite, and Tobiah servant, Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek welfare of children of Israel." "But when Sanballat Horonite, and Tobiah servant, Ammonite, and Geshem Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against king?"