Where there is no vision, the people perish.
The word vision is from root word, chazah, which means to see, perceive, look, behold, prophesy, and provide.
I have taught on this scripture many times over the years. Each time from a different perspective.
Normally, from the perspective that if you can’t ‘see’ what God has for you, it will be very difficult for you to ever receive it.
Brother Norvel Hayes taught me years ago that if I could see something (with my spirit) then I could have it (in the natural). I have walked in that truth for many years.
There have been times God would speak something to me that He wanted me to have and I couldn’t see it at first. Therefore, I would stay in the word of God and pray until I could see it. This truth from Brother Norvel was that real to me. I knew I MUST see it in the Spirit before I could receive it in the natural.
I have also taught on the importance of declarations and the importance of speaking the word of God over your promise.
However, I have never really seen these two together in one scripture until the Lord magnified the word ‘prophesy’ in this definition. Vision is defined as; to see, perceive, look, behold, prophesy, and provide.
Yes! We must be able to ‘see’ or perceive what God has for us but we must also prophesy to it.
What does that mean? That means we find a scripture or a group of scriptures that aligns with what God is showing us and we prophesy to that thing with the word of God.
In other words, we prophesy healing to any sickness in our body. The word of God says ‘let the weak SAY I am strong.’ We have to SAY something to our circumstances.
If you have lack, prophesy to it and remind the lack that it has to go, that Jesus purchased your abundance at the cross. Speak to the lack to go and prophesy that abundance has come. Not is coming, but has come.
Prophesy simply means to speak into your future, to foretell future events, to foreshow.
That is what we do when we speak to circumstances.
Romans 4:17 says; God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did. As though they already did.
If we want to see the same results God does, we will have to pattern our life after His. We must call things that be not as though they already were – in other words, prophesy to them. Words are important in seeing our manifestation of the promises of God.
Let’s look at a few more scriptures on the power of our words.
Proverbs 18:21; Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Matthew 12:37; For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
Matthew 12:33-35; Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
1 Peter 3:10; For He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.
Matthew 15:11; Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.
Mark 11:23; For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Mark 11:23 goes so well with the scripture in Proverbs. Do you want to see your vision, the one God has given you, come to pass? Then speak to it! Prophesy to it! Allow your words to connect your vision to the manifestation of it today.
Prayer for Today: Father, I thank you for the power of words, help us to speak the right words, teach us to prophesy to our circumstances, to call those things that be not as though they already were, just as you do. For this I give you praise, in Jesus name. Amen.