Vision is fundamental for anyone who wants to succeed in any area of society, be it sports, business, media, etc. Throughout history, visionaries have always stood out because they are the ones who reach goals that others once thought were impossible. It is no different in leadership; those who stand out and make an impression on others are those who have a clear vision.
God is the greatest visionary ever to exist. All of creation is a product of His vision and man was created with this same purpose in mind: “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our image and likeness'” (Genesis 1:26). Likeness and image are different; image is the outer appearance and likeness is what’s on the inside. Understand that God reproduced His character in us, giving us the ability to dream and have a vision just like Him. The Lord longs for each one of us to aspire to have a vision, because when we do we are fulfilling our purpose and reflecting His glory.
Jesus’ vision was to save us by paying a high price: pouring out His blood on the cross of Calvary. It is now our responsibility to take His vision and reproduce it in others by sharing the message of salvation with them like it says in Proverbs 24:11, “Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter, oh hold them back”.
The Lord revealed the Vision of the Government of 12 (G12) to us as a church. We have witnessed the tremendous power of thisVision, because through it, we have been able to impact our nation and the nations of the earth with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
“How many people did Jesus disciple?” was the first question that came to mind when the Lord revealed the Vision to me. I immediately recalled the passages of the Bible that speak about the time Jesus spent with different people. His contact with the multitudes was sporadic: He was with one group of people one day, and with a completely different group of people the next. Jesus spent most of His time with His team of 12, those He had called Himself. They were the only group with whom He had continuous contact, and with whom He shared the secrets of the Kingdom. After reading this, I heard the Lord speak to me clearly: “If you train up 12 people and manage to reproduce in them the character of Christ that is already in you,and if each one of them does the same with another 12, and if they go on to do the same, you and your church will experience unprecedented growth.” That was how I received the Vision of the Government of 12 and began to run with what God had given me. It was the result of a divine revelation and the answer to a genuine desire to reach people with the gospel.
It is very important to understand that the work of the Vision means working with people one on one; each leader should pour their heart and soul into this and spend quality time investing in building their team of 12, just like Jesus did. The G12 Vision trains leaders to pastor people in a personal, direct, genuine and complete way, where every new person can find their place, and also receive direction and timely instruction.