This is a powerful excerpt from a longer message: Coming Persecution and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, you can watch the video here. And the full transcription is part of the Principles for the Gathering of Believers book soon to be released.
Here is the excerpt from the book:
HOW TO RUN WITH THE VISION
He said write the vision that He may run who reads it. In other words, do something with this vision. It demands a response, a practical response. Run with the vision. Someone who is running is either running away from something or they are running in pursuit of something. I want to say to you tonight to run with this vision is to run in pursuit; not of something but Someone.
Hebrews chapter 12:1. Run with the vision but how? Run pursuing Someone: “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”821
This is a pursuit, namely, of Jesus Christ Himself. You want to run with the vision? Pursue Christ with all your heart. Fix your eyes on Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Let Jesus #ll your vision. Go after Him. Let Him be your chief delight, your highest ambition, your most passionate pursuit . . . your greatest desire should be the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Otherwise, you’re not running the race! You’re not running with the vision. Make it plain. Make it personal.
How is it with you? What is your greatest passion? What’s your most passionate pursuit? What do you talk about the most? Who do you talk about the most? Jesus Christ? Or your bible translation? Jesus Christ? Or your particular doctrine, theology, eschatology . . .? Jesus Christ? Or your ministry? Jesus Christ? Or your gifts? Jesus Christ? Or your head-covering? Jesus Christ? Or your children, your family . . .? Jesus Christ? Or your denomination? It can be a number of things, brothers and sisters, and they’re not all bad. Everything should pale in comparison with love for Him. Love for Christ; the pursuit of Christ. I tell you, this remnant that God is raising up that is scattered all over the earth shares one thing in common: to you who believe, He is precious! Christ is precious! Hallelujah!
821 Hebrews 12: 1-2