WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT DEMONS AND THE SPIRIT REALM. The book has an entire chapter (12) discussing the gift of discernment,how all believers have a measure of discernment and the difference in those who have a “gift” of discernment. I believe this is also true for the Seers gift.
All true believers have some form of revelatory vision,but not all are Seers. I want to differentiate the difference between a psychic medium (whom converses with demons masquerading as dead people) and a Seer (whom converses with God,but can also hear the chatter of the demons,and can often see them.) There is an article from the Elijahlist.com that I will reference from. It is discussing the differences between the prophetic anointing of a seer ,and the prophetic anointing of a prophet.
There are distinct differences, the author states, that both are important streams for the “full expression of the Lord’s prophetic word to His people in our day”.
Throughout history ,God has used visions and dreams to communicate with his people. In fact almost all prophetic truth was received this way.
MY PERSONAL STORY:
The first persons to recognize Jesus as the son of God were the demons (Matthew 8:29) and so it was for me and my gift. The first person whom recognised and called me a Seer,was an enemy of the cross,and a demon possessed man,yet he knew what I was even before I understood it had a name. I found an article (referenced above) that describes a seer’s gift, and it fit my life to a T.
There is a distinct difference in a Seer and a Prophet. The article states that all true Seers are Prophets,but not all Prophets are Seers.
The Seer receives revelation and impartation primarily through visual images,dreams and pictures. The root word for Seer is “Chozeh” meaning “To perceive”, and a “beholder in vision”.
The life of a Prophet emphasizes a relationship with God and His people ; the Prophet relays the messages, whereas a Seer percieves the message. Seers tend to spend the majority of there time seeking and speaking to God,much more than with people. They receive vision and guidance for living, warnings and hard truths,and those that follow it are blessed. True Seers often spend so much time in the spirit realm that their families and friends can feel neglected. My friends and family call it “full,tilt,God”. However,we are regular people,it is an office or a function, not a title.
I have been able to spend much time (sometimes weeks ,even months) in the spirit realm,but no one can stay there forever. Shifting from one to the other takes the protection of the Holy Spirit because both realms are antagonistic towards the other.
Seers tend to always be looking heavenward,we know the power of God and His visitations and we often bring that with us in our meetings. Many people who walk with us also begin having spiritual vision and the scriptures come alive and active in their own lives. Many people cannot handle this,so they find fault in me and go back to the dead religious practices and follow error.
My experiences often leave me grieved and saddened; fearful for the church and the brethren. So my assumption is that most Seers battle depression after a season of revelation.
True seers must also stay completely clean in the area of the occult. I have never even had my horoscope read. We must also check everything we see and hear with scripture,knowing full well that there are many voices that speak and imitate the Lord. I have always known that Satan would love to tap into my gift and pervert it.
A Seer knows full well that the spirit realm,both good and evil,are aware of them and they watch us closely. They use people to attack us and send forth unclean spirits to thwart us constantly. I have said that no one in their right mind would choose this calling willingly,if they truly understood the scope of it.
I realize that I am a frustrating leader,because I usually have seasons of ministering very closely with the sheep,and intense seasons where God pulls me away from them and requires me to solely work with Him.
While I was writing this book,I became afraid. I knew the enemy was watching me continuously. The Lord instructed me to go outside. I went into my front yard and turned and faced my home. Over it was a covering, a glowing shield of light covering my property like a tent. I tried to capture it on film,but it did not appear. It took me awhile to understand that it was the protection of The Holy Spirit over me,and my household.
Lastly, I want to plug a book, It is called “In a dream,in a vision of the night’ by Susan Noone Riddle. It is a directory of biblical dream symbols.
Many people who seek God begin to dream,but seem to not understand biblical symbols and actions. The Lord has always used symbols ,and mostly uses the same ones over and over in scripture.
I am praying for more dreamers,visionaries and prophets to emerge.
“In a dream,in a vision of the night,when deep sleep falleth upon man,in slumberings upon the bed; Then he HE OPENS THE EARS OF MEN,AND SEALS THEIR INSTRUCTION.” JOB 33.
This scripture rings true, If God is speaking to you by way of dreams, he will ‘seal it’ You won’t be able to shake it until the interpretation is revealed. Show your self faithful to Him in this and He will give you more! Much love – Angie