Visions Today?

In II Corinthians 12:2-4, Paul describes a vision a man had. Most commentators feel Paul was speaking about himself. “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) how that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.” A truly remarkable vision! (Keep in mind that the New Testament wasn’t complete when Paul recounted this). People today claim fantastic visions but probably 99%+ do not harmonize with Scripture. If these claimed visions did conform to Scripture, why would we need them? Nevertheless, there is a truly valid vision available to the eyes of faith today. It is found between Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 22:21. In between those two verses, it’s all about Jesus. When the Holy Spirit came to abide in all who are born again, He came to reveal Jesus. He illuminates Jesus when we prayerfully study, obey and apply God’s Word. Sin will block our view, but when we confess and turn from sin, Jesus will come into focus. In the hymn, “O for a vision of Jesus,” Eliza E. Hewitt gives voice to the vision available to those who have eyes to see: “Oh, for a vision of Jesus! Oh, for a glimpse of His face, radiant with Heavenly glory, beaming with Heavenly grace! Not here to mortals ‘tis given, veilless His beauty to see, yet in the soul’s contemplation, show Thyself, Savior, to me. Oh, for a vision of Jesus!  Seen in the wonderful Book!  As in a clear, shining mirror, in those dear pages I look.  There, Lamb of God, is Thy likeness, there glows Thy image divine; so let me gaze till Thy Spirit,  Lord, is reflected in mine. Oh, for a vision of Jesus!  Oh, for a glimpse of His face, radiant with Heavenly glory, beaming with Heavenly grace!” Selah! Have you had a really good look at Jesus lately; the vision awaits the gaze of the adoring heart!   Ron

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