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The Abundant Life Wellness Plan

Vision for Life Manual

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Vision for Life Manual Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the Living Word, content and fulfilled is he. Proverbs 29:18

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge. Hosea 4:6

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to GIVE you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13 Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:8-9 The LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:2-4 A Vision is important to all of us in the Body of Christ, for where there is no vision the people perish. Those who have no revelation of God, His Word and His Will have NO ability to live the Abundant Life of Christ Jesus. Many people, who are continually struggling to deal with the challenges of life, tend to be focussed on their problems and NOT on the answers contained in the Word of God. They do not have a revelation or a vision of the TRUTH and the WISDOM revealed in the Living Word. I am the door: by me if any man enters in, he shall be SAVED, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have LIFE, and that they might have it more ABUNDANTLY. John 10:9-10


Vision - Birth - Growth - Maturity - Manifest the Ministry When the Lord Almighty gives a Vision, He will prepare a vessel (a saved soul) to receive His Vision and then give birth and growth to the Mission, to complete His Ministry on earth. 2 Corinthians 4:7 The Lord Jesus gives each Born-again Believer a measure of faith at salvation per Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4:11-16 The power and the Incorruptible Seed is His Word. Luke 4:32; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; Hebrews 1:3 The spiritual Isaac that you will birth, is His Son being manifested in you and through your life (2 Corinthians 4:10-11) for His WORD to go forth, that many souls may be blessed and built-up into a Christ-like lifestyle. Ephesians 4:12-16 The life, growth, pruning and the much fruit comes forth from the Living Word inside the Body of Christ. John 15:1-16 The Body of Christ will provide support, prayer and provision for the Ministry and the Mission as per Philippians 4:19 and Matthew 28:16-20 The Vision is matured and developed amongst many believers in the Body of Christ, while the Ministry and Mission bring forth glory, honour and praise to Christ Jesus alone. Romans 12 A. Write the Vision    

Your dream will begin with a burden of some sort and that burden will become a Vision. Proverbs 29:18 You will know your dream is from Abba Father if it is much bigger than you and if it has to do with the harvest field of the Kingdom of God Keep a record of your dream so that you don’t forget it. Write it down. Habakkuk 2:2 God’s Vision will come to pass. Although it may seem to die for a time, the Lord will resurrect it to Life! Habakkuk 2:3

B. Discovering your Mission and Purpose in Life  

God is looking for saved souls to whom He can transfer His Passion and dream, True believers to whom Christ can give divine Vision and eternal Purpose. Every one of His Visions and dreams goes through a process of birth, growth, death to self (pruning) and resurrection (Fruit). The Lord will not allow the enemy to assassinate the Vision and dream. Dreams from God are unforgettable. They will ALWAYS come to pass, even if it seems to take forever. Abba is Faithful. Habakkuk 2:3


Let Joseph’s life story remind you of the stages of the journey of your dream. Genesis 40-45. You will see the harvest field, times of favour and disfavour, and the restoration of your dream afterwards. You will experience how the vision (measure and ministry) of others connect with your God-Given vision and Mission in His Body and Universe!  Joseph in the PIT (Person In Training);  Joseph in Pothiphars house (He had to run away from carnal lusts of the flesh man);  Joseph in Prison (He had to be broken, melted, formed, filled and sent as a Messenger to declare Redemption, Abundance and Provision to Jew and Gentile)  Joseph became the Prime Minister of Egypt (He had to be prepared, humbled & matured unto LIFE!) It’s not how quickly you get to the fulfillment of your God given vision; it is how well you finish as a Member and Messenger of the Messiah in His Body! Hallelujah!

C. You will come to Vision     

God is the GIVER of Visions. Ask Him for yours! God given Visions do four things: They stop you; they Send you; strengthen you; and Stretch you – They take you OUT of your comfort zones – Walking on Water! Let Gideon’s story in Judges 6, remind you about three things: How God sees you; the Importance of Obedience to His Word; and the Power of Brokenness - Amen Remember – the enemy should be the one having nightmares – not you! Judges 6. Gideon – A mighty man of Valor!

D. Take hold of the Vision 

God created you for Worship, Love, Compassion and Powerful Service. You have a destiny, and Jesus wants you to KNOW what it is and to take HOLD of it. To become an active member of the Master in the Body of Christ and an Anointed messenger of the Messiah in the Marketplace! Most often, you will discover your destiny in six stages:  You receive your Salvation by Grace,  You receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit,  God add you to the True Body of Christ,  He gives each Born-again Believer a measure of His Faith,  He develops and matures this Ministry (Vision) in His Body and then  Jesus sends you as an anointed Messenger of the Great Commission – Hallelujah! Once you have taken hold of your Measure and Ministry (the Vision), hang on to it in spite of doubts and difficulties that beset you. Disentangle yourself from whatever holds you back. 2 Corinthians 6:17 ; 1 Peter 1:15


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Trust God all the Way. Keep your Focus on Him. He will make a Way for your Ministry to come to Life and to be very Fruitful – Isaiah 43:19; John15:5. Paul fell off his horse – but God called him to service! Acts 26:15-18

E. Unfolding the divine Vision 

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Unfolding your ministry measure starts with a desire for Vision and Purpose. Desire enables you to persist, even when your circumstances get difficult. Philippians 4:6-7. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. - Amen Besides your desire, you need passion! Find your passion and follow it! Remember, His Power follows His Passion. Amen. When you are down to nothing, GOD is up to something! When you follow the example of Jesus, Elijah, the twelve disciples, Apostle Paul, and many others that has gone before you, you too will become a soul sensitive son and saint of Abba Father - Fit for the Masters use

F. Making assets of your liabilities    

Your seemingly insurmountable problems can become launching platforms for your Faith in action. Ephesians 2:10 ; Matthew 8:10 Sometimes you must go through seasons when you’re living in “God’s nothing” so you will seek JESUS with passionate desperation. Romans 5 Make a positive confession. Open your mouth with PRAISE and Confess that Abba Father is Able! Christ Jesus is the Conquering Coming King! Romans 10 With the help of the Holy Spirit, you can prevail over the challenges that will try to tear you down: the thoughts of Lacking; the thoughts of Limitations; the various hindrances; and the devouring issues of life and our daily existence.

G. Living in the Faith zone     

Shamgar, a farmer (Judges 3:31) killed six hundred Philistines with his ox goad. He started where he was, he used what he had, and did what he could. In the process of walking toward the fulfillment of your dream, vision, ministry, you can expect the so-called obstacles to become important stepping-stones to Victory in the Faith of Christ Jesus. Gal 2:20 Allow the stumbling blocks to become your building blocks to Victory in Christ! God wants you to live in the “Faith zone”, and that entails you stepping out of your obstacle-free “safe-zone” You cannot serve Christ in your comfort zones, the Apostles forsake all.


Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

H. Don’t let go of His Vision 

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The secret of discovering your destiny is to live in obedience to your calling in Christ Jesus Ecclesiastics 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Genesis 24:19-20. And when Rebekah had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. If an opportunity comes your way and God Opens a door, stand Up, step Up, and walk through that door, because Jesus will go before you and with you! Don’t despise small things; don’t wait for the big moment; Help people; Do your best and then some MORE; When God opens a Divine Door, ENTER and possess the new territory that Jesus has prepared and GIVEN you – Hallelujah! Joshua 14:12-13. Now therefore give me this Mountain, whereof the LORD spoke in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said. And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance. Don’t let fear stop you on your journey to the Hebron Mountains: Fear of faces is the fear of people; Fear of fences is the fear of barriers and stumbling blocks; Fear of failure is the fear of making a mistake or being a failure. 2Tim 1:7 - No Fear! Joshua 1:5-6. There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I swore unto their fathers to give them. Don’t get talked out of your vision, mission and ministry.

I. Keep climbing the Mountains  

God does not have any limits. But we do - or we think we do. The Lord will help us break through limitation thinking. All things are possible with God. Luke 1:37. You need to press forward, keeping your vision alive, not only breaking through fears, misconceptions, lies from the enemy, and bad advice, but also learning to ignore the voice that tells you to take it easy! Philippians 3:14. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


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God wants you to be a Mountain climber, not a quitter or a happy camper. Only regret looks back. Worry looks around. VISION looks UP to Christ! VISION sees the Mountaintop even when the clouds hide the View. Breaking through limitations and barriers NOW, equals VICTORY later! Colossians 1:23-27 If ye continue in the FAITH grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory!

J. Never doubt your God given Vision 

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Never doubt your God given Vision. If God gave it to you, even if it seems far away, you can count on His help to ACHIEVE the Vision and the Mission! Hebrews 11:8. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. Let God adjust your vision when He needs to. He usually needs to make some changes inside you before you are ready to pursue your dream (Ministry) Do not be discouraged if people don’t agree with your vision. They don’t have to agree for the vision to be valid. Genesis 22:4. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. Pray and hear if your dream and calling is really from the Lord, and then pursue it with your whole heart by Faith! Genesis 22:13-24. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place JehovahJireh: as it is said to this day, In the Mount of the LORD it shall be seen! The Lord will test your Faith and require of you to give your dream, Vision and Ministry back to Him (the God given Gift) The LORD will need to CONFIRM that your Heart is pure and that you Love Jesus as the GIVER, more than the GIFT! (the Vision and the Ministry)


K. Never too old to obey His Word   

Because you are here, you can be sure that God has a divine Plan and Purpose for your life, whether you are old or young. Abraham packed up his wife and the whole company of his dependents and set out on a nomadic life. Genesis 12 The reason he would do this was because of these five very important characteristics. Hebrews 11. Abraham had:  The Ability to hear God speak  The ability to believe what God had said to him.  The ability to denounce security for the sake of God’s Mission  The ability to stay Focused on the Vision and the Mission  The ability to accomplish the Mission! Abraham was a man of Faith. So was Elisha. So were the apostle Paul and Peter! Are you a person of the Faith of Christ? Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. God will always be faithful to His WORD. God is so Faithful, He will keep fulfilling His Word even after you die, which is what He did for Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Daniel, Paul and Peter! Hallelujah!

L. Put away your measuring stick   

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The Lord Jesus knows what He is doing through all the Ages - Amen When it is Time for something to happen, GOD WILL make sure it happens according to His Plan and Purpose, whether it happens slow or fast. Amen Ephesians 3:10-11 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord! Put away your measuring stick and your self-image. John 12:24 1Corinthians 3:7. So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. There is absolutely NO Limit to what CHRIST can DO! Luke 1:37. For with God nothing shall be impossible – Hallelujah! Act 26:16-19 Christian- 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; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 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! Whereupon, O king Jesus, I was not disobedient unto the Heavenly Vision!


A Vision of Christ guarantees His Abundant Life! Where there is NO VISION, the people perish [dies]: but he that keepeth the law [My Word and MY will], happy [content and fulfilled] is he. Proverbs 29:18 The LORD answered me, and said, Write the VISION, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the VISION is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:2-3 Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy LIES in my name: I sent them NOT, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a FALSE VISION and divination, and a thing of nought, and the DECEIT of their heart. Jeremiah 14:14 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and NOT out of the mouth of the LORD. Jeremiah 23:16 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a VISION, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: Acts 18:9 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. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. [The Vision of the Resurrected Christ Jesus] 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; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 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. Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was NOT disobedient unto the heavenly VISION. Acts 26:14-19  As Born-again Believers we are called, chosen and consecrated into an eternal love relationship with our heavenly Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit Hallelujah!  Abba Father has revealed [through a divine VISION] His Son to us at our salvation and ordained us into a living loving relationship with our Lord and Saviour - Amen  We are called to be committed to this personal living loving relationship [received by His VISION] and worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth - Amen


 Divine Vision given by God will CHANGE (and transform) precious souls into being co-members INSIDE the Body of Christ per Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12  Godly Vision can ONLY be activated and accomplished INSIDE the Body of Christ per the Book of Acts 1-28  The true Body of Christ consists of Born-again Believers full of the Holy Spirit and obedient in doing the Will of God inside the Son’s house per 1 Corinthians 3  Born-again Believers whom are faithful, accountable, submissive and teachable according to the four spiritual disciplines as recorded Acts 2:42  Christians whom are Mature Ministering Members and Messengers on Mission for the Master in the Marketplace and in the Messiah’s Body.  The Life of Christ Manifesting in our Members as His Measure inside of us is Matured into Ministry of the Messiah and Multiplied into living Manna for Multitudes of Men and women in the Marketplace and in the Messiah’s Body – His Church!  Born-again Believers who voluntary allow the Lord Jesus to make them Consecrated Comprehending Christian Conveyors Conduits, Channels and Compellers of Christ’s Charity, Compassion and Care too many Crushed souls

The Lord did NOT instruct us to pursue our own plans and PURPOSE; but to OBEY the Will of Abba Father INSIDE the Body of Christ per Matthew 7:20-26 and Romans 12


The Vision of Christ and His divine Provision for the Manifestation of the Messiah in our daily lives We thank and praise Abba Father for His amazing grace which afforded us the VISION of His redeeming love and compassion unto broken-hearted souls - Amen It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 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. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 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. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 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; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 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. Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly VISION: But shewed [manifested] first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. Acts 26:14-23

Over all the ages our heavenly Father divinely PROVIDES for His VISION in ACTION


The VISION afforded us by Abba Father:  The Love of Abba Father unto His crown creation per Luke 4:18  The risen Christ Jesus per the Gospel of God  The Way, the Truth and the Life per John 14:6  The Living Word per the New Testament  The Faith of Christ per Hebrews  The Will of Abba Father per the Living Word  The Abundant and Victorious Life of Christ Jesus per John 10:10  Eternal life in heaven per Revelations The PROVISION for the Vision  The Body of Christ per Ephesians and Corinthians  The five Gift Ministries of the risen Christ per Ephesians  The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit per Corinthians  The blessed table of communion with the Lord Jesus per the Gospels  The Four spiritual disciplines of heavenly manna per Acts 2:42  The first principles of the doctrines of Christ per Hebrews  The Marriage of husband and wife per the Living Word The ACTIVE Manifestation of His Faith:  Daily application of the divine Love of Christ per Matthew 22:36-40  The audible and practical manifestation of the five Gift ministries to daily lead and feed the sheep inside the Body of Christ per Ephesians 4:12-16 and John 21  Teaching the flock of God the Christian life style as per the apostles doctrines and the four spiritual disciplines of Acts 2:42  Examining my own heart and soul at His table of communion and divine fellowship with Jesus as per 1 Corinthians 11:23-32  Daily manifestation of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit in the lives of all Bornagain Believers as per 1 Corinthians 12 and Acts


 Teaching the flock of God to daily continue with the Ministry Mandate of Christ to His Church per Luke 4:18-19  The bearing of much fruit in serving saved souls INSIDE His Body per John 15 and the Book of Acts The MISSION application of His Faith:  The Great Commission of Christ Jesus per Matthew 28:18-20 (Sending ambassadors outside His body into the local communities )  The ministry of daily reconciliation given to each Christian per 2 Corinthians 5  Being SENT as Mature Messengers to share and serve souls with the Truth and the Love of Christ Jesus per the New Testament - Amen  Mature Believers to GO and COMPEL the broken-hearted souls living in the highways and bi-ways with the LOVE of Christ Jesus as per Luke 14:42-43  Christ save souls and Abba Father ADD souls to the Body of Christ per Acts 2 Brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to BUILD you UP, and to GIVE you an INHERITANCE among all them which are sanctified. I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye yourselves know, that these HANDS have MINISTERED unto my necessities, AND to them that were WITH me. I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to SUPPORT the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is MORE blessed to GIVE than to receive! Acts 20:32-35 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, WORKING with our OWN hands: being reviled, we BLESS; being persecuted, we SUFFER it: Being defamed, we ENTREAT: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. 1 Corinthians 4:9-13


Vision Divine - Manifest INSIDE the Body of Christ We thank, praise and worship Abba Father for the:      

Vision of the Risen Christ Jesus per Luke 24 Vision of His Love, grace and mercy in our saved lives per John 3 Vision of the Body of Christ on earth per Ephesians 1-6 Vision of the ministry Keys that Christ has GIVEN to His Body per Matthew 18 Vision of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit per 1 Corinthians 12 Revelation of the four spiritual disciplines of Christ per Acts 2:42

A Godly VISION received and conceived in the heart of a Born-again Believer, will be birthed, matured and manifest amongst the members INSIDE the Body of Christ per Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12 Any divine Vision revealed to mankind will be ESTABLISHED in submission to the Headship of Christ Jesus INSIDE His Body on earth. The various members SUBMIT one to another as co-workers in the Son's House unto the GLORY of Abba Father per Ephesians 4:11-17. The Lord Almighty who is the GIVER of the divine Vision is also:  The Vision Director  The Vision Protector  The Provider of the resources for the Vision in Action In and through the Body of Christ, the Lord Jesus ENSURES the activation, maturity, implementation and MANIFESTATION of His Mission amongst precious souls A true Vision of God will NEVER be established, anointed and manifest in a:     

Worldly Organisation Business venture Single person endeavour Deceived structure of clergy and laity [which Jesus hates!] Mega mammon church

The Lord will always encourage His members to HUMBLE themselves before God, DENY self, take up their cross [the Faith of Christ] and FOLLOW Jesus in the Way - Amen God hath CHOSEN the foolish things of the world to CONFOUND the wise; and God hath chosen the WEAK things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are DESPISED, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to NOUGHT things that are: That NO flesh should glory in His presence! But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us WISDOM, and RIGHTEOUSNESS, and sanctification, and REDEMPTION: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory IN the Lord - Amen 1 Corinthians 1:27-31


The MIRACLE is the REVELATION of the Living Word! The Greatest Vision and Mystery which a born again Believer could ever PRAY to receive, is the REVELATION of the Pauline Revelation – Which is the Operation of the True Body of Christ as per His WORD – Romans 12; Colossians 1-3; Ephesians 4:1-32; Acts 2:42-47 1Corinthians 12; the Book of Acts and the many letters of Apostle Paul which he wrote unto the saved Gentiles (which is us!) The Lord has confirmed to us that He has a great Mission and Ministry task for you to perform before the Rapture and thus He has already given you the ability to be an Ambassador for Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:17-20. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God Act 26:16 - 18 Christian - 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; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 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!

A God Given Vision – The True Body of Christ In today’s Christendom there is much said and written about – VISIONS Many people are busy with “great and grand works” in the name of the Lord, but Jesus said in Matthew 7:20-23 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity! In some of the Christian publications they make reference to Habakkuk or Joel and then “attach” the “latest” vision to this portion of the Old Testament. However as Christians we must be SURE to which VISION the Prophets is referring to in the Scriptures!


Habakkuk 2:1-4 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his FAITH. Joel 2:27-32 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. And it shall come to pass afterward, that 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: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the REMNANT whom the LORD shall call! Amen There can be NO greater VISION received than the REVELATION of Christ on the Cross of Calvary, Him being Resurrected and Ascended into Heaven, Seated on the right hand of His Father and Jesus ever interceding for us as His blood redeemed people! Amen The REMNANT would be those Believers whom steadfastly Hold-On to the GOSPEL of GOD, as preached and taught by Apostle Paul – Amen The Scriptures in the New Testament is all about:        

Christ Jesus in the Gospels and the Letters The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Believers The glorious birth of the Body of Christ in the book of Acts The Christian Lifestyle of Holiness and being Consecrated to His service The Vision of Apostle Paul as recorded in his thirteen letters The Revelation of Christ to Apostle John in the Book of Revelations The imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ as King Supreme Our Eternal life with the Lord in Heaven - Amen

The Visions and Dreams spoken about in the Old Testament was Fulfilled in Christ Jesus and recorded by the Apostles in the New Testament – Hallelujah! The Challenge for us as gentiles is to RECEIVE this VISION, which Paul records as a MYSTERY in all his letters – The Awesome Revelation and VISION which Paul received from CHRIST in the third Heaven!


Please study what Apostle Paul records in the Living Word of God: 2 Corinthians 12:1-9 it is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 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. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – The words of Apostle Paul. Apostle Paul records that he received the Revelation of the VISION in Heaven! Acts 16:9-10. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them! Acts 18:8-11. And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. 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. And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 1Corinthians 1:17-31 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things


which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the LORD! (Not in self, titles, robes, rings, Rolexes, billboards and properties – which is carnality) Apostle Paul confirms the WISDOM of GOD in the foolishness of preaching by men whom are not mighty, not worldly wise, not noble, not trained Pharisees or clergy. GOD has done this that NO man can glory in himself, but in CHRIST alone! Galatians 6:14-16 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. The Apostle John received the REVELATION from CHRIST on the isle of Patmos and recorded it under the empowerment of the Holy Spirit – Hallelujah! Revelations 1:1-11. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. The REVELATION of Apostle Paul and the VISION he received in Heaven is a MYSTERY and can ONLY be received, once the Holy Spirit has opened your spiritual eyes, spiritual ears and your heart has being fully committed and submitted to CHRIST as your ONLY Lord and Saviour! 1Timothy 3:9. Holding the Mystery of the Faith in a pure conscience.


Holding - Guarding – Protecting – Securing – Declaring – Teaching the MYSTERY! What are the Mysteries of the Faith of Christ Jesus? 1. True Salvation of my Heart and Soul - Romans 10 2. Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the nine Gifts – 1 Corinthians 12. 3. Receiving the Teaching and being Obedient to the First Principles of the Doctrines of Christ – Hebrews 6 – The Christian Foundation! 4. Receiving the REVELATION of the Pauline Revelation and being Obedient to the Full Gospel of GOD as recorded by Paul – 2 Corinthians 12 5. Being Pruned and Matured as a member in the Body of Christ – Romans 12 6. Each Christian has received a measure of Faith and a Ministry! Ephesians 4:7-16 7. The Ministry WILL is borne by the Spirit of Christ within us – Our Isaac 8. Being matured into a Ministering member and messenger of the Master in the marketplace and in the Messiah’s Body - 2 Corinthians 5:20 & Ephesians 4:4-17 9. Being Obedient to the Four Spiritual Disciplines in His Body on a Weekly basis as recorded in the WORD of GOD - Acts 2:38-47 10. Weekly participation at the Table of the Lord – 1 Corinthians 11. 11. Being Obedient to the Word – Will – Way of the Lord Jesus – Matthew 7:21-23 12. Daily Shining for Christ and being Rapture ready – 24/7 – 365 As Children of God we have: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Come into all Spiritual blessings in Heavenly places. Ephesians 1:3-14 & Eph 2:6 Become co-heirs in Christ Jesus – Romans 8:17 We are sons of Abba Father and no longer slaves of Satan – Acts 26:18 Come into an Abundance of His riches, Grace and Mercy – Romans 10:12 Received the Faith of Christ, His Power, His Love and His Mind. Galatians 2:16-20 Received His WORD into our Hearts and His Obedience to His Ordinances Become His Body on Earth and His Holy Bride, ready to be raptured into heaven

The Mysteries of God is unfolded over many centuries Abraham was promised a son - He received Isaac at ninety nine years Abraham was promised a land - He entered the land of Canaan Abraham was promised to become a Nation - Israel was Established and inherited Canaan God promised us His Only Son - We received Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour We were blind and lost - Jesus Save us by His BLOOD and made us Christians We were poor and had no inheritance - Christians inherit the Kingdom of God and go to Heaven - Hallelujah! We Serve an AWESOME and Almighty FATHER which art in Heaven


Any Calling, Vision or Ministry is subject to the following Truth 

The Pauline Revelation is the God given Vision of the Mystery for the OPERATION of the Five Gift Ministries within the Body of Christ, the USE of the Nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Spiritual Menu to be enjoyed weekly by Christians. Ephesians 4:8-17; 1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12 and Acts 2:42

A Calling from the LORD must be Word based and will ONLY bring GLORY to Christ in the Body of Christ and confirmed per Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (Thus a Preacher or a Missionary can ONLY be sent by the Head of the Church, through the Body of Christ with the approval of the Oversight) Hebrews13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

A Vision from God will be WORD based, bring GLORY to Christ and be outworked INSIDE the Body of Christ (Not a free standing ministry or mission)

All callings, visions and dreams given by GOD, will be subordinate and subservient to the Headship of Christ in His Body and Church oversight. Hebrews 13:7-17

The Vision, calling or ministry measure received by a Christian, will ALWAYS belongs to Jesus, there is NO personal ownership or entitlement to self! Read Genesis 22:6-18 what Abraham, the father of Faith, had to do in Obedience to God, with his son Isaac at the Mountain. To GOD all the GLORY! Amen

A God given Vision, Ministry or calling will be brought under apostolic oversight in the Body of Christ. Act 4:35-37. And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Colossians 1:16-18. For by Jesus were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And CHRIST is before all things, and by him all things consist. And JESUS is the HEAD of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence. For it pleased the Father that in Jesus should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Ephesians 2:19-22. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation (Jesus) of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth


unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. 

Ephesians 3:9-11. And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the MYSTERY, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the CHURCH the manifold WISDOM of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord – Amen

Visions and Callings that entail “Free – standing” Ministries is not scriptural, as they are NOT part of the Pauline Revelation and therefore does NOT form part of the Mystery of GOD! Such “visions or ministries” are described in Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive! (wolves)

A true Vision, calling or ministry is always about the Salvation of souls and the discipling of saved souls into maturity, according to the Pauline Revelation in the Body of Christ. Ministry is NOT about organizations, fundraisers, buildings, good works and fancy suits! Beware of the wolves per Matt 7:15 and Acts 20:29

The Lord Jesus is RICH unto all whom call upon Him – Romans 10:12. Funding and Provision for a God given Vision and Ministry will always be AMPLE in the True Body of Christ. No need for worldly fundraisers, TV shows and gimmicks!

We pray that the Lord Jesus will touch your heart and open your spiritual eyes to receive the GOSPEL TRUTH that is recorded above. All truly Born-again Christians have received a Measure of Christ, the Ministry of reconciliation and a Vision of the conquered Cross – Hallelujah! We pray to ENCOURAGE you in the following Biblical manner:        

Don’t resign from your current career as painter, doctor, truck driver or teacher. It takes TIME to grow into Spiritual maturity. John 15 – the branches only bear grapes after much pruning in the eight year; don’t rush yourself into any hasty decisions as a babe Christian. Hebrews 5-6 Please don’t register for a five year Theological diploma to become a “pastor” Pray and Fast for the Lord to bring you amongst brethren that share the Vision and Passion of the Pauline Revelation in the True Body of Christ – Amen Pray, Fast and Ask the Lord GOD to reveal the Pauline Revelation to your saved soul and bind it to your Heart – The Remnant to be Raptured! Pray the Lord Jesus to lead you in all Truth and Righteousness – John 8:31-36 Ask the Lord for the Charity, Compassion and Wisdom of Christ - Matthew 7:7-8 Thank the Lord for the most wonderful ministry which you have ALREADY received as husband & head of your home – King, Prophet & Priest - Hallelujah!


Act 1:8. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth

Jerusalem – Is the Ministry which we have towards our wives (husband), children and extended family. The Lord will NOT send me into Judea and Samaria, if I am not faithful in ministering to my family per Ephesians 5

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Learn from older brethren in the true Body of Christ (Not from TV) 2Timothy 2:15. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of TRUTH - Amen 1Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed& that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. Pray the Lord for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit - Amen

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Pray the Lord that you will KNOW and OBEY His Will – Matthew 7:21-23 The Lord will at His Appointed TIME activate and empower you in your Measure and Ministry INSIDE the Body of Christ – Ephesians 2:19 & 3:10

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this MYSTERY among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man PERFECT in Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me (us) mightily! - Hallelujah!

We need to grow to become Mature Ministering Members and Messengers on Mission for the Master in the Marketplace and in the Messiah’s Body!

The Life of Christ will Manifest in our Members as His Measure in me is Matured into Ministry of the Messiah and Multiplied into living Manna for Multitudes of Men and women in the Marketplace and in the Messiah’s Body – His Church!


What is your Vision and Mission in life? The Lord answered me, and said, Write the Vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may RUN that readeth it. For the VISION is yet for an APPOINTED time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, WAIT for it; because it will SURELY come, it will NOT tarry. Habakkuk 2:2-3 Please pray and consider to action your Vision as follows: 1. Record and PRINT your Vision - Habakkuk 2:2-3 2. PRAY daily your divine Vision - Matthew 7:7-8 3. Humbly SHARE your God given Vision with sinners and saints - Matthew 28:16-20 4. ENGAGE with Christians whom SHARE a common Vision of Christ - Matthew 7:21-25 5. The OUTWORKING of your Vision {the MISSION} will ONLY be ANOINTED and ordained by Abba Father INSIDE the Body of Christ - Romans 12 6. Gladly SUBMIT yourself to the Five Gift Ministries of the Ascended Christ, which is functional inside His Body - Ephesians 4:11-17 7. ALLOW Christ to MOULD you into His image and Jesus MANIFEST through you to MANY seeking souls - 2 Corinthians 4:10-11 Abba Father is FAITHFUL to His Living Word INSIDE the Body of Christ on earth - Amen The Lord will establish you in His Service and as you walk in Obedience to His calling upon your saved Life, He will start to Open Divine doors for your measure, ministry and mission - Amen Please be aware that we are available to assist you (24/7 ~ 365 days a year) with any questions or Word revelations that you might require assistance with.


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