Without perception of the heavenly realities of God one cant achieve a high spiritual dimension in God or grow spiritually. Its not a matter of quoting scriptures, anyone who truly wants to grow up in Christ needs a divine revelation from Him. The major problem causing many from not advancing daily is the lack of vision; King Solomon said that where there is no vision, the people perish (Prov 29:18). Lack of understanding or vision causes stagnancy, backsliding and destruction of a soul, for instance, if you leave your house and don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never arrive anywhere. People without vision must definitely live a careless life. Organized church systems are no better than social clubs. Christians, (especially our leaders) need to see the eternal vision as recorded in the scriptures, because the blind cant lead the blind (Luke6:39).
Prophetically, one can see that the structural church today is like a dungeon; a spiritual prison, since most of our leaders lack true vision people continue to gather around them without attaining spiritual maturity. When the Pharisees accused Jesus that He bore witness of Him, and that His record was not true, the Lord answered and said to them…
Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. (John8:14)
Clarity of vision is essential when it comes to fulfilling our divine destiny in God. Prophet Habakkuk was told by God to write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets so that people will read and run with the vision (Habakkuk2:2). We all need to see the heavenly vision clearly and run with it or else we’ll be going back and forth in our spiritual lives until Christ returns. Depending on systematic theology wont do us any good, we need a fresh revelation from God daily.