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Does God give his children vision? I mean other than a mental vision of something to do for him? Let’s just look into the word of God and let God tell us the answer. There are many of Satan’s missionaries out there today who are trying to destroy all of the mighty workings of the Spirit of God upon and to his children of today. Most of them will tell us that these wonderful ‘gifts’ are no longer valid. They say these precious things of the Holy Ghost are not for us today. I say they are workers of Satan and his words they do teach.
Anything that God ever did, He will still do today. He never changes. If He ever healed by just prayer and faith, that is still His way today. If He ever gave the Apostles and Prophets visions, He still does that today. If he ever gave spiritual dreams and interpretations, He still does that today. Today, if you can hear his VOICE harden not your heart as in the provocation. Listen and obey him today and He will give you more. Reject these precious workings of the Holy Ghost, and call it of the devil, and God will never give you any of his glory.
Ac 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, Ac 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
Ac 10:3 He saw in a vision
evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
Ac 10:4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. Ac 10:5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
This man, Cornelius, did not even have the Holy Ghost at this time, yet God gave him a vision of an angel who came and told him exactly what to do.
Ac 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: Ac 10:10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
Ac 10:11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
Ac 10:12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
Ac 10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat
Ac 10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
Ac 10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. Ac 10:16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
Three times Peter saw this same vision in which God told him to rise and kill and eat all manner of animals. Not so, Lord. I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. See? How many of you today would say the very same thing, concerning this vision? Huh? See, God had already commanded them NOT TO EAT OF THE UNCLEAN ANIMALS, yet here a vision is, telling Peter to kill and EAT all of these unclean animals.
Was it of God or was Peter just a proud, delusional person? Think on this. How do you really believe about the NT workings of God with his people? Was that a true VISION from God or a delusion from Satan?
By: Jo Smith Aug. 31, 2008