I remember a time when my vision for Christianity was for everyone to become saved. It was a good vision.
Then my vision increased. I started dreaming of people becoming saved and becoming dedicated disciples. It was a very good vision.
My vision is increasing again. I am dreaming of people being complete. Absolutely, 100% complete in every way. An outrageous vision. So outrageous it is probably lunacy.
Completeness definition: “the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed”
This dream started with two verses.
The Apostle Paul said in 1 Thess 5:23 (NASB), “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ”
The Apostle James said in James 1:2-4 (NASB) “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.“
Could it be possible for people’s bodies to be disease free with no sickness, no mutilations, no frailty?
Could it be possible for people’s souls to be emotionally pain free, no torments, no addictions, restful, and healed from bad memories, with a bright outlook on the future?
Could it be possible for our human spirit to be at peace and have true communion with the Holy Spirit?
Paul and James asked for it. It’s obvious there vision was bigger than mine.
Have I dumbed down my vision of Christianity and it’s power for the world? I am thinking I have.
So I am going to start asking for it for myself, my family, and my fellow church friends. I am going to start seeking the Lord on what are His ideas for fulfilling His vision of completeness for the world.
Think what the church could offer the world if we could offer completeness in addition to salvation?
As we start the New Year do you think this vision is lunacy?