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Pastor Anthony Miranda's Podcast

Anthony Miranda

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Pastor Anthony Miranda's Podcast
40 min2019 DEC 31
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The incoming year is when God will make our vision clear. Visual acuity is usually measured with a Snellen chart. A Snellen chart is an eye chart that can be used to measure visual acuity. Snellen charts are named after the Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen, who developed the chart in 1862. Snellen charts display letters of progressively smaller size. "Normal" vision is 20/20. This means that the test subject sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that person with normal vision sees at 20 feet. 20/20 is the minimum requirement to be a fighter pilot. I started wearing reading glasses when I entered politics, and that was around 2001. Since then, my ability to physically see things just keeps on deteriorating, until just recently, I got a new pair of reading glasses with higher prescription lenses. Physical sight diminishes with age (Genesis 27:1). It is God that gave us vision, both the physical act of seeing (Exodus 4:11) and the gift of spiritual insight (Acts 2:17). When I was first called by God into ministry, I received a vision. A vision that was stuck in my heart and mind up to now. When I first became part of Agape, I shared this vision and it was embraced by the leaders/elders. We reduced the vision into writing and this is what we came up with: “To Glorify God by building communities that are spiritually healthy, morally upright, physically fit, mentally alert, emotionally happy and financially stable. To share His love to the un-churched, un-loved, un-inspired, un-motivated and especially to the believers of Jesus Christ.” Inspired by this vision we embarked on our mission guided by The Great Commission and the Great Commandment.