Category Archives: Holy Spirit Visions

THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN

THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN

Revelation 5:12 “In a loud voice they sang: ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!’ “

The Scene: A lamb without spot or wrinkle, hanging on a cross; representing the Lord Jesus Christ, who went to the cross, died, and was resurrected again on the third day, to take away the sin of the world. Jesus, God’s own Son, took on the form of a man, came to earth to be sacrificed for all mankind. He gave His all.

John 15:13-14 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.”

Galatians 1:4-5 “Who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”

John 19:30 ” When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”

Acts 26:23 “That the Christ would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would proclaim light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”

And after He arose from the dead and was seen by many people, there were still those who doubted that He had risen from the grave, the Messiah, Christ the Lord and the Son of God, and some still did not believe.

John 20:25-27-29 “So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord!’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand in his side, I will not believe it.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’ Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ “

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CULITIVATED GIFTS

CULTIVATED GIFTS

Matthew 25:20-21 ” The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘You entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’ His master replied, ‘Well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “

The Scene: A large gift box–represents God’s rewards to us when we do His will. The purple color surrounding the gift from God is symbolic of the Holy Spirit who encapsulates the gift.

Numbers 18:6-7a “I myself have selected your fellow Levites from among the Israelites as a gift to you, dedicated to the Lord to do the work at the Tent of Meeting. But only you and your sons may serve as priests in connection with everything at the altar and inside the curtain. I am giving you the service of the priesthood as a gift.”

When we are given something to do by the Lord (a task or ministry) He gives us a gift; when we do as He commands we are rewarded. God has given us His heart, His One and Only Son–who has sent His Holy Spirit– and that is all we need to be equipped for doing God’s will.

John 14:15-17 “If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever–the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”

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THE LAMB OF GOD

LAMB OF GOD

John 1:29 “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’ “

The Scene: A lamb lying down.

We need to understand that Jesus the Christ of Nazareth was the sacrificial Lamb; that through His substitutionary death on the cross, His atoning death took away the sin of the world by satisfying God’s requirement for a sin offering. John 14:6 “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ “

2 Corinthians 5:21 “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Jesus took on the sin of the whole world, that we might have eternal life with Him and Father God in heaven through accepting Jesus into our hearts as our personal Savior.

1 Peter 2:24-25 “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have been returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”

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DISTORTED VIEW

DISTORTED VIEW

Matthew 6:27 “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

The Scene: View of a weed, maybe a dandelion, as seen through the fisheye lens of a camera. Though really a small weed, not yet grown, it appears to be very large.

Much of the Church looks at their problems as though they were looking through a fisheye lens, making their problems seem larger than reality. Jesus tells us to call on His name for help with our problems, big or small.

1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Philippines 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 138:7-8 “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever–do not abandon the works of your hands.”

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POWER OF THE ROCK

POWER OF THE ROCK

PSALM 62:2 “He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

The Scene: Three views of the same rock, viewing right to left: A rock was thrown. The first rock represents Jesus Christ as the Rock of Salvation who goes out to everyone willing to receive Him. Some accept His Word and His perfect offer of forgiveness of sin following repentance. They fear, obey the Lord and His (God’s) Word. The second view (middle) symbolizes a hot burning coal/rock. Some people do not accept God’s Word nor His offer of salvation. The Word burns their ears. They feel condemned by the Word of God, yet they do not believe.

Hebrew 3:18-19 “And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.”

The Third View: The rock falls to the ground and explodes–representing those who reject God’s offer of salvation, who are rebellious and explode in anger because of their unbelief.

Psalm 14:1-2 “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.”

1 Peter 2:7-10 “Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone,’ and, ‘A stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.’ They stumble because they disobey the message–which is also what they were destined for. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

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LIFE CYCLE FOR CHRISTIANS

LIFE CYCLE FOR CHRISTIANS

Genesis 2:7 “The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

The Scene: The Lord filled the balloon with his breath and tied off the end of the balloon–symbolic of the Christians beginning their life in the Holy Spirit. The balloon soared.

2Corinthians 5:1 “Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”

All human beings are made by God and, like God, are triune beings. So when someone dies the spirit and soul are separated from body. The spirit and soul live on–the body begins to decay.

Genesis 3:19 “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”

For Christians who are born-again the spirit and soul go to heaven to be with God the Father and Jesus the Son our Savior.

John 5:24 ” I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”

John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her,”I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? “

Matthew 10:28 “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Only non-believers ought to fear death!

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ONE LAST CHANCE

ONE LAST CHANCE

Revelation 22:17 “The Spirit and the bride says, ‘Come! ‘ And let him hears says, ‘Come! ‘ Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” The Scene: People sitting in an all- white room, sitting side by side. Water has entered the room at their feet.

The Lord said, ‘All over the world people are being given “one last chance to accept Me“as their Savior and Lord– A chance at salvation by the unsaved. Salvation will come to some, based on the presence of the Holy Spirit, who brings no pressure, but asks each person to make a decision, ‘yes or no’. They were told this would be their last chance to know God in a personal way. The fullness of time, the end is very near.’

The crystal -clear water represents “living water”, God’s Word continued to rise until the people were totally emersed in God’s living Word, that only Jesus can offer.

The Holy Spirit said, ‘Pray for the unsaved. Pray for everybody in your family and anyone else that the Holy Spirit brings to mind. Bind the spirit, the strongman, of bondage away from each person in Jesus’ name and loose the Holy Spirit of adoption to take its place, in Jesus’ name, so that they too can cry, ‘Abba Father.’

1 Timothy 2:1, 3-6 “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone.This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.Who gave himself as a ransom for all men–“

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LIFE’S JOURNEY II

LIFE’S JOURNEY II

PROVERBS 4:10-11 “Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.”

The Scene: A passenger train going through the mountain tunnel. The train represents life’s journey of born-again Christians. The sequence: The train approaches the tunnel where the Christian’s life began from the womb, progressing into the tunnel symbolic of the dark world we live in and must go through. The train proceeds out of the tunnel into the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, and becomes born-again through asking Jesus to forgive their sins, and to dwell within the heart. The Christian’s name is written into the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Phillipians 2:12-13 “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”

The train continues along the track upward bound on the narrow path God has laid out for His people.

Ephesians 1:9-12 “And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment–to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.”

Psalm 119:35 “Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.”

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IN JESUS’ NAME

IN JESUS’ NAME

John 14:13 “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.”

The Scene: Representation of one of Jesus’ children in prayer, his voice booming out, as though he were using a megaphone.

When Christians pray “IN JESUS’ NAME” to God it is as if we were praying using a megaphone. Speaking “IN JESUS’ NAME” gets the attention of our Lord (and of the enemy, Satan, if the enemy is the problem).

John 16:24 “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”

John 20:31 “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”

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COME UP HIGHER

COME UP HIGHER

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

The Scene: A Saturn V rocket, lifting off from the launch pad; pulling against gravity–representing a Christian’s efforts to overcome the flesh (worldliness & the sin nature).

The Holy Spirit said, “The rocket has to overcome gravity to lift off its pad and begin its journey into the heavens.” Our flesh acts like gravity. It (the flesh) pulls, tugs at us as we Christians try to mature spiritually and come up higher, closer to God.

Like the Saturn V rocket we can overcome the flesh when we exert the energy to learn God’s way and try to follow His commands. Read His Word daily and do what it says. The more we mature spiritually the less inertia the flesh will have on us, as we follow after righteousness as overcomers.

2 Timothy 3:2-5 “People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God–having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.”

1 Thessalonians 5:8-9 “But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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