This topic has been close to my heart for a while now and I am convinced that we need an eternal vision and need to understand the importance thereof. There was a man who lost his eternal vision. He was a member of a team who went to countries suffering from famine and natural disasters. He saw a mother, yet again, asking God to save her and her child, but they were already too weak because of the famine. After they had died, he began to doubt God’s eternal plan. Shortly afterwards, he wrote that he can no longer believe and trust in a God who does not intervene when a mother is praying for her child.
Though he witnessed tragic events, he should not have lost view of God’s eternal vision. The reason we should know and understand the resurrection and life in glorified bodies on a new earth is to ensure our own eternal vision. There will be suffering in this life, but when we die, we become fully part of this eternal vision.
So will my words come from my mouth, it will do what I want. My words will do what I said they should do, my words will not come empty to me (Isaiah 55:11).
God thinks and does far beyond what man can think and do, it can be compared to how far heaven is above the earth (Isaiah 55:9).
Words can make people die or it can cause people to live. If you talk a lot, then good or bad things may happen to you (Proverbs 18:21).
We must cling to our eternal vision and our words should describe that vision instead of describing the bad and negative situations and experiences. So we must use our words to change our experiences and situations to something good. We must remember that we have words that have creations power, so we must speak the solutions and answers to everything.
An eternal vision thus means life, blessing, fulfilment, solution, etc. to see and speak as a prophet of God (1 Peter 2:9). We also need to remind one another of God’s eternal vision in order to revive our own eternal vision:
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God (Job 19:25-26).
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt (Daniel 12:2).
Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment (John 5:28-29).
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is (1 John 3:2).
For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive (1 Corinthians 15:16-22).