Sunday Outline – September 3, 2023
Pastor George ministered this past Sunday, “Vision is about Others.”
One of the segments on “Inside the Vision” is called, “Vision School.” We will take time to teach about the subject of vision in various segments of “Inside the Vision.” It is designed to encourage and inspire your vision.
Brother Copeland heard one word when he went one day to pray while attending Oral Roberts University. That word is “Nations.” This vision has been a reality with KCM, and continues to grow each day.
Paul's Heavenly Vision
Acts 26:12-19; (KJV)
“Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:”
“Kicking against the pricks” is fighting against God’s will.
God was very specific about Saul's vision. He appeared to Saul to give him an assignment to fulfill, telling him he was going to minister to the Gentile people.
The Lord was very specific. God told Saul you are going to open their eyes. You are to turn them from darkness (the power of satan), to light (the power of God). The result will be they would receive forgiveness of sins and understand their inheritance in Christ.
V. 19 (NLT) I obeyed that vision from heaven.
Brother Copeland recently dedicated the Faith Dome in East London, South Africa, pastored by Andre and Jenny Roebert.
- The Lord gave them a vision for an 11,000-seat church.
- They located a 55,000 s.m. warehouse for sale.
- They asked the Lord, “How are we going to pay for it?”
- He said, “The money is in the floor.”
- The floor turned out to be a rare, valuable wood.
- The sale of the wood allowed them to purchase the warehouse for 4.5 million Resbank which is equivalent to $238,888.23 US, with money leftover.
Vision is not about us. Vision is about others.
A vision should cause the question to be asked, “How can I help someone else with this vision?”
The Air Ambulance Outreach Vision. I was driving my car in Africa. An emergency announcement came over my radio. The bridge over a valley separating two cities had been shut down. It was 100 miles out of the way to get to the next city. There was a life-threatening situation and they needed someone to airlift an injured child. I began to weep when that came over the radio. The Spirit of God came upon me. There was nothing I could do about it in the natural. I shouted, “Lord, If You give me the tools, I will make sure this will never happen again.”
It was at that moment that the Lord dropped a vision into my heart. I began to believe in God for an airplane to airlift others. I stepped out in faith and applied for the licenses. I learned how to fly. It took under three years to complete all the necessary requirements. When those requirements were completed, God supplied a beautiful twin-engine, turboprop King Air. We converted the interior to carry injured passengers. We found ourselves in the medical air charter business! At one point, I thought, “What in the world am I doing? I am a pastor and a preacher! Not an ambulance flyer!”
The Lord said, “You called out to Me when you saw the need. No one else offered to do the job. You gave Me the opportunity and I placed the vision within you. The vision produced the pro-vision for what You needed.”
Later, the Lord manifested a jet because of our obedience to help others. The Lord told me, “If you will do what I ask you to do for them, you will never lack in what I will do for you.”
The “Faith Now” Network Vision. The Lord woke up Pastor Andre in the middle of the night and said, “The continent of Africa needs Christian television.” They immediately began building the “Faith Now TV Network.” The driving force behind the “Faith Now” vision was meeting the needs of the people.
The Florida Church Vision. The Roeberts had moved part-time to Florida to run the TV network. They were commuting back and from from America to South Africa. The pandemic stopped their travel.
Andre had been talking to the owners of a building for three years. They would not sell. He went back to the owners the moment they decided to start a church. The owners were shocked. “Who told you that only yesterday, we decided to sell the building?
It wasn’t until they answered God’s vision to open the church that the Lord supernaturally provided the building.
Philippians 2:4; (NASB 1995)
“Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”
Everyone needs a vision for someone else.
Our highest motivation for vision is meeting the needs of others.
What can we do to get involved with a vision of helping others?
- Get your eyes off yourself and get them on others.
- Get busy doing something for someone else.
Provision for the Vision
Matthew 6:33; (AMPC)
“But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”
The Lord will provide whatever we need as a result of obeying His vision.
- Wherever He leads, He feeds.
- Wherever He guides, He provides.
- There is always provision for God’s vision.
- Everything will fall into place when your motivation is right.
- The vision is already completed the moment God puts the vision in your heart.
Jesse Duplantis recently acquired a Falcon 9X jet. It will allow him to fly anywhere in the world with a maximum range of 4,750 nautical miles.
An employee recently told him about a staff meeting he conducted in 2009. Jesse shared the vision of the Falcon 9X at that meeting. The Falcon 9X he now owns was manufactured in 2009!
It was built the very year the vision dropped in his heart. It just took them some time to develop their faith to receive the aircraft.
Your vision is already complete.
Stand firm and stand strong. The answer to your vision has already been given, and the manifestation is on the way!