“Hear My words: If there is a prophet among you, I the LORD make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream.” Numbers 12:6
There is much confusion and many misconceptions concerning the topic of the prophetic. There is even more so concerning the differences that exist within the office of the prophet. For within the two channels that flow from this unique and powerful office flow the prophet and the seer prophet. To clarify, let it be known that they are one and the same – as far as the office is concerned. However, they are different – as far as the way they receive their revelation from God.
I’d like to take this opportunity to shed some light specifically on the seer prophet, for this is where I live. In this, I want to express two points. One, that Believers should be familiar, should understand and be very comfortable with the subject of the spiritual realm. This is absolutely necessary for there is no other way we can fully operate within the power and the authority that is given to us by Jesus Christ. And two, God is not restricted in the many ways He communicates with His children for His voice has been, is and always will be mighty, diverse and limitless…
First, allow me to say that all true Believers should be operating in the prophetic. To prophesy simply means to ‘speak forth’ or to ‘declare God’s divine will’ for His purpose. It means to make known God’s truth for the influencing of His people. As I said earlier, all Believers should be prophesying. However, there is a different kind of prophesying delivered as the result of direct revelation imparted by God to His prophets. This will be my focus here.
TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROPHETS
Seer prophet, prophetic father of the faith and author, James Goll, very astutely describes the two types of prophets as follows: “The prophetic movements in Church history and contemporary life are fed by two mighty streams: the prophet whose revelation are primarily verbal and the seer prophet whose revelation is more visual in nature. All true seers are prophets but not all prophets are seers.” This is a quote taken from his book, The Seer: The Prophetic Power Of Visions, Dreams And Open Heavens.
In the Old Testament, we find three Hebrew words that describe the three distinct descriptions of a prophet. There is one word which is nabih meaning “to bubble forth as from a fountain” and “to utter” that describes the non-seeing prophet. Then there are two words that describe the seer prophet. Those words are ra’ah and chozeh. Ra’ah means “to seer” to “gaze”, to “look upon” and to “perceive.” While chozeh means “a beholder in vision”, “gazer” and “stargazer.” As I stated previously, prophets primarily receive their revelation from God by means of ‘hearing’, while seer prophets primarily ‘see’ their revelation. However, there are some seer prophets, such as myself, who receive their revelation from both methods – we ‘see’ and ‘hear’ the word of God.
Seer prophets receive their revelation by means of dreams, visions and a plethora of other divine experiences that come directly from God. This includes insight into the spiritual realm. This insight is called discerning of spirits. Most seer prophets have been given – by God – the gift of discerning of spirits. This is not to be confused with the demonic power that is seen in the world and is rooted in Satan. This power, though it is real, is limited. Many have been deceived by this so-called magic as its source comes from demonic influence and possession. It enables counterfeits (who may also call themselves seers) such as psychics, fortune tellers and the like to access knowledge as well as the spiritual realm. Let me make myself very clear. The true ability to see into the supernatural spiritual realm comes directly from God alone. Anything else is a false satanic copy.
As I continue, please understand that the information I am sharing with you is based on my own personal experiences, alone. Other seers may have different experiences for our gift is as different as we are unique. As for myself, I hear the voice of God audibly both inwardly and outwardly. I also hear God speak to me through many other ways as well. I am currently doing an 8-part series on YouTube entitled The Voice Of God. Check it out. You may also find the information shared helpful as well.
I receive revelatory dreams pretty much on a daily basis. The information revealed to me, by God, is information concerning myself, my family, friends, political figures as well as events that are yet to come. These dreams reveal messages of edification, warnings, inspiration, confirmation, direction, rebuke and everything in between. I also receive visions and other spiritual manifestations of all kinds. These encounters include seeing and hearing words, feeling spiritual manifestations physically as well as experiencing the angelic and the demonic.
Revelations from God are not given for entertainment purposes. It is given for the sole purpose of bringing to past the will of God who is Jesus Christ and the revealing of His glory. In this, it is used to edify, inspire, rebuke and deliver God’s Believers from demonic oppression. There is so much more I can say about this subject however, it will suffice to say it is the responsibility of a seer prophet to un-mystify the mysteries that exists within the spiritual realm. God is Spirit. Where He resides is within the spiritual realm. As Believers, we should flow in this information like the back of our hands for this is where we live. The spiritual realm is real. In fact, it is more real than the earthly facade we live in. I’ll say more about this later. It is also important to say that none of the experiences I have described am I ever able to tap into on my own. What is revealed to me is revealed to me by God, alone, and only when He deems necessary.
THE PHYSICAL REALM VS THE SPIRITUAL REALM
In the physical world that we live in, we have five senses that help us relate tangibly to the physical world that we live in. Through these five senses, we are able to experience how something feels, looks, sounds, smells and tastes. It is through these physical experiences that we are able to perceive what is real to us (in a natural sense). Likewise, as it is within the natural, what exists in the spiritual realm can also be felt, seen, heard, smelled and tasted. A seer prophet is given the ability to experience these things uniquely and first hand. Between the physical realm and the spiritual realm, it is in the spiritual realm that the reality of life is truly reflected. Very similar to the movie, The Matrix, we should understand that what we experience in the physical is a façade compared to what is actually happening in the spiritual. Just because you can’t see it, does not mean it does not exist. The spiritual realm is alive, active and is taking place all around us. Daily spiritual warfare should be evidence of this.
CAN THE SEER ANOINTING BE TRANSFERRED?
Many people want to know if it is possible to receive the seer anointing through impartation from another. Let me say this: God can give whatever He wants to whoever He wants. I do know 1 Corinthians 12:31 tells us that we are to eagerly desire the greater gifts. However, as for myself, I can only say I was born with this anointing. I have memories of receiving revelation in my dreams even as a small child.
A RESURGENCE OF REVELATORY GIFTS
Today, the Church is seeing a worldwide resurgence of revelatory gifts that are giving us deeper insight into God, into ourselves and into the spiritual realm. As the Body of Christ, we need this revelation to advance the work of Jesus.
Not only are prophets of both kinds alive and well today, with the influx of evil on the rise in the Church and in the world around us, we are needed more now than ever before. Jesus gave the prophets, as He has given all who make up the five-fold ministry. Ephesians 4:12-13 tells us we are all needed for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
If you still have questions concerning the prophetic, the prophets or seer prophets specifically, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I do not claim to know everything there is to know about these subjects for God is still unveiling new revelation concerning this anointing to me – even as we speak. But I will share what I have experienced for there is power in truth for the Believer, and weakness in ignorance.
Brace yourself Beloved, for there is so much more on the subject of the supernatural yet to come…