Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Genesis 15:5-6 (NKJV)
Vision brings conviction whether on the spiritual, mental or physical level. What we see we get convinced of and what we are convinced of we carry.
Mark 11:23-24 (AKJV) For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he said. Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.
Here Jesus teaches us that believing is key to getting or having whatever we desire.
Believing is seeing, not with your physical or mental eyes but with your spirit or heart.
Just as you can only lay hold of what you can see on the physical or mental plane, likewise even on the spirit level you can only lay hold of that which you can see spiritually.
That’s why whatever God wants to do He first reveals it or enables us to see it by faith before it becomes physically visible. Amos 3:3. Everything that God has already done and desires us to have He reveals to us through His Word and Spirit. When we see it with our hearts it becomes tangible in our lives.
The woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5:25-34 first saw herself healed touching the hem of Jesus’ garment before she actually met Him. Then when she physically touched Him the healing simply manifested.
What she saw is what she got.
Now how did she see? She heard and she said. She had heard the reports about Jesus. She had heard reports of healing. As she heard these reports they built the image and reality of healing in her heart. Then she kept on saying her healing. As she pressed through that crowd towards Jesus she kept on saying “if I only touch the hem of his garment I will be healed” Jesus said her faith healed her. In other words she got what she saw.
Whatever you’re hearing and saying that’s what you are seeing and that’s what you’re getting. Hear and say life, that’s what you’ll see and that’s what you’ll get.