Acts 9:10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
There is something powerful about the word that makes you more intelligent about the things of the Spirit, such that when reading about a supernatural encounter or experience in the word, it births in you the same desire and even the same results. This is why meditation on the word can not be over emphasized.
Two days ago, we learnt about how we are directed via the word as we pray and we concluded by saying any other medium of leading God uses will only find its relevance and precept in the Word.
Today, we are going to be exploring via the word the subject of Visions. Our opening text and its post text shows us a certain disciple (brother) who received a vision with an instruction on where to go, who to meet and what to do as regards a new convert ‘Saul of Tarsus’.
Acts 9:10-11 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he PRAYETH,
Verse 12 is a striking verse because it tells us that the new convert Saul of Tarsus had also seen- while praying- a vision with details of Ananias coming to minister to him.
Acts 10:12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
Such accuracy through visions! These encounters aren’t foreign to the believer, they are very much in operation today. As we recognize that the same Spirit that was in operation then dwells in us, we are certain that encounters like these are ours for the taking.
Let’s see one more example in the word.
Acts 18:9-10 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.
Hallelujah! Apostle Paul received a vision on the disposition to have and what to do. At other instances, on where to go. Today and always, be conscious of the leading by visions.
Say this: I participate in the operations, administrations and manifestations of the Holy Spirit. My eyes see! I have sight beyond the physical!