Proverbs 29:18 says: "Where there is no vision, the people perish." A better translation of that verse says: "Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint." (Or "are out of control.) This verse is not talking about us having "vision" as in having goals for ourselves. It is specifically referring to the need for prophetic vision or revelation from God. We live in a time today when most people reject anything prophetic and even mock the prophetic. Is it any wonder that the world is in such a mess? God's Word tells us that when the people do not receive the prophetic revelation of God, they live out of control. I think this is true of the world as a whole, but even more specifically to the church. Is it any wonder why we have a divorce rate within the church that equals the world? Is it any wonder we have ministers and ministries racked with scandal every time we turn around? Is it any wonder why an entire generation has turned it's back on the church? They've seen goals and plans, they've seen mega churches arise... but the prophetic... the divine revelation from God has been missing, and the people have "cast off restraint."
God is calling his church back to revival of the prophetic. I'm not talking about "fortune telling," but rather living under an open heaven where the will of God is done on earth as it is in heaven. This can only be so when the people of God (not just ministers) are connected to God and receiving revelation (vision) and walking in accordance with that knowledge of what is connected to heaven.
2011 is going to be a return to the prophetic... as what is released in heaven is released upon the earth. Will you be a part of it, or will you continue to reject the revelation of what God's will on earth is?