I Have Visions for You to See
By Alan Griffin
God’s desire is for you to manifest something for others to behold: to make a way for His divine purpose to be revealed in the eyes of others. In most of the world, people spend their entire existence on survival, neglecting a relationship with God. In the USA we spend most of our life being entertained. In John 9 we have the story of a man born blind from birth. The disciples asked if the man was blind because of his own sins, or if he was blind because of the sins of his family. Jesus answered, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” This is God’s desire for all Christians. Jesus took clay and spit, and anointed the blind man’s eyes. The clay represents the earth from which we were formed, and the spit is the divine anointing of mankind. The man was told to go wash his eyes in a nearby pool. When he did, through faith, he received his sight. The water represents the Word of God and through faith in God’s Word we receive the Holy Spirit.
When Adam was in the Garden of Eden he received daily visits from God. As they walked and talked, God revealed to Adam many things so their relationship grew on a daily basis. When Adam chose to please Eve over God he lost the spiritual connection between God and man—it was broken. So it is every time we sin, and every time we show no regret for our wrongdoings. This is why we do not have spiritual communion with God. He has made available to us through His Word, through meditation and prayers, and through visions and dreams, what he wants to reveal to every individual. Through our connected spirits, the works of God should be manifest in us.
When we accept the knowledge and experience the holy reverence of the awesome nature of God, bowing down before Him with all praise, honor, and glory, we permit ourselves to be a conduit to divine truth. When we marvel at the workings of His universe—the stars, the planets, the glory of all creation—we adamantly admit we know little about the operations of things around us. When we spend time daily with the Word of God, living obediently to His teachings, showing remorse for our sins, and placing our faith only in Him, we make ourselves available to the inner operation of the Holy Spirit. Through these channels, we receive new revelations and scripture becomes clearer and clearer. We permit ourselves to receive revelations from God.
These anointings can come through further understanding of the Bible, they can be received through visions and dreams, or they can come through past recollections. The important thing is to get your mind pure before God. A humbled heart, submitted to God, ready to be corrected and receive instruction on righteous living, will permit the Holy Spirit to reveal God’s desires to you. All Christians are capable of receiving dreams and visions. We are to communicate this knowledge to fellow believers so that the entire family of God receives instruction. “I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” (Joel 2:28).
Upright living is the key to getting our mind to pay attention to what God is trying to tell us. He doesn’t try to push anything on us, but with a soft and loving voice, He instructs us in righteous living. Tune out for ten days. Turn down your phone, turn off your TV, and make your home quiet so you can hear. Empty your mind of all thoughts. This does not come easy at first so try meditating on some question you would like to ask God. With questions come answers, with answers comes growth, and growth brings us to our true purpose in life—sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
Bearing fruit is the responsibility of every Christian. In John 15, Jesus explains to us that He is the Vine, and His Father (our Father) is the Gardener. We are the branches, and if the branches do not bear fruit they are cut off and thrown into the fire. We can sit in a pew all our life and never make it to the Promised Land. We can have faith, but faith without works is nothing more than a bunch of dead branches that will find themselves cast into the fires of hell. The fruit is that fragrantly sumptuous and delicious knowledge of God’s grace given to another person in all love and understanding so they too may become acquainted with the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. The greatest experience I have ever had is watching another person come into the understanding of the justice and righteousness of God.
Dreams, visions, and recollections are to be compared with scripture to certify their authenticity. Never let another person reveal to you what a dream or vision means; if your dream has meaning, the Holy Spirit will be the One who reveals it to you. Failing to follow these steps will result in false doctrines and ignorance. Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he (Proverbs 29:18). Visions and dreams are your choices. God has already chosen to communicate with you in this manner. God’s truth is shown throughout all of His creation. When the truth is properly understood, all scripture, visions, and recollections will be in harmony.
Alan Griffin started the Kindsnchrist ministries in November 1997. He has worked with inner city kids for 21 years. He found a need for specialized Biblical literature that would reach people fo all ages and has been writing since 2005. The ministry has expanded their websites to reach around the world. Kindsnchrist.com, millennialchristian.com, teensnchrist.com, seniorsnchrist.com, picture-verse.com, and soulworks-smallgroups.com. We had an outreach of over 13,000,000 people last year with 36,000,000 impressions. If you have any questions for Alan you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org