The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. (Isaiah 1:1 KJV)
Isaiah the Prophet saw prophetic visions concerning Judah and Jerusalem. Hebrews 1:1 teaches us that God spoke to the prophets in different manners. That is, the prophetic visions came through different means or channels. God used audible voices, dreams, special prophetic visions (such as trances) and inspired revelations to speak to the prophets. The vision, which is a clear picture, a knowing and understanding of what God was saying was the ultimate purpose of all of the different means God used to speak to them.
I have shared this truth before and will repeat it in this devotional. God’s words are both heard and seen, even when they are a direct revelation to the prophet without any trance-like visions or dreams.
In Chapter 2:1, Isaiah says, “The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem”. He clearly stated that he saw the Word of the LORD. The word “saw” here refers to his knowledge and understanding of the Word of the LORD that came to him through the different channels. Each time you grasp a spiritual truth by knowing and understanding it, you are “seeing” the Word of God. You should now understand better when you hear preachers say you should “see” Christ in the Word. May the Lord open your eyes to see wondrous things out of His Word!( Ps. 119:18).
What is the difference between a vision and the different channels by which visions come to us?
APPLY THE WORD
The Lord showed me the ministry He has given to me and it is essentially showing Christ to you, for you to see Him in the Word. As you listen to me or read these writings, your knowledge and understanding of Christ will increase and your spiritual eyes are opening to see Him clearer and clearer. When you see Him, you become transformed to be like Him (2 Cor. 3:18). Open your eyes and see Him!
Ask the Spirit for visions and revelations of the Lord.