“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.” – Jim (James) Goll, author of: “The Seer: The Prophetic Power Of Visions, Dreams And Open Heavens.”
GOD REVEALS HIMSELF TO HIS PROPHETS
When God speaks, He speaks to edify His people for His glory. He uses many tools to communicate His Word including the Holy Scripture and the Holy Spirit who dwells within the Believers of Jesus Christ who are the true children of God. Yet, there is another form of communication that takes place when God reveals His secrets through the mystery of divine dreams, visions and supernatural encounters. This is what happens when God talks to His servants, the Prophets.
“Hear now My words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make Myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.” Numbers 12:6
CALLED TO PREPARE GOD’S PEOPLE
Through the sharing of God’s Word, prophets are called to edify the Church and to lead God’s people into a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. God has a special relationship with His Prophets. He gives them insight into the spiritual realm and shares His mysteries and secrets to what is today and what is to come tomorrow.
“For the Lord God does nothing without sharing His secrets with His servant the prophet.” Amos 3:7
The Prophet anointing is only given by God. Those who have it were chosen and pre-destined to have it even before birth. It cannot be taught, learned or imparted from one person to another. I caution you to be careful to not confuse the counterfeit evil powers of satanic witchcraft with the Holy anointing power that is given by God. For one is a slave to Satan while the other is empowered by God.
At God’s direction, the prophet speaks specific messages of encouragement, warning, correction and rebuke to the Body of Christ who are His Church, and are the Believers of Jesus Christ.
Seer Prophets are given by God, the supernatural ability to ‘see’ with their spiritual eyes what is hidden in the natural. Seers “see” messages received from God primarily in dreams, visions and spiritual encounters. These messages can come in the form of an audible voice, seeing written words, through parables or riddles as well as images and pictures. Sometimes God gives an immediate interpretation to these mysteries, but more often He requires the prophet to seek them out.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” Proverbs 25:2
It is completely natural and commonplace for a seer to ‘see’ and discern things in the spiritual realm. This includes encounters with angelic beings, demonic spirits and other spiritual manifestations. A seer may also operate in other senses such as smell, taste, sound and touch. A seer is very sensitive to the environments around them. What the seer senses in the spirit will manifest in the natural in many ways and can include episodes of tears, changes in body temperature as well as unusual feelings of emotional highs and lows.
Seers are wired differently. The world they live in is not one that most can understand. The unique makeup of a seer prophet will often cause them to appear ‘strange’ or ‘different’ to many people. For this reason, it is not uncommon for a seer to prefer solitude to crowds of people. A seer’s personality can often be described as very direct, callous and even cold. This may be due to the sometimes unpleasant work God has given them to do. A seer cannot afford to be people pleasers.
Not all prophets are seers but all seers are prophets. God uniquely reveals specific messages to the seer prophet through revelatory dreams, visions, words of knowledge, angelic visitations, divine encounters as well as by His audible voice for the purpose of drawing, teaching, inspiring, refining, interceding as well as warning, correcting and rebuking the Church body.
Another purpose for the seer anointing is to alert and open the ‘eyes’ of God’s people to the realities that exist in the spiritual realm. A call to the office of a seer prophet involves miraculous manifestations of the Holy Spirit that creatively highlights the truths of Jesus Christ and gives confirmation to the direction of God and His word.
“So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:11-13
A WORD TO ALL PROPHETS
Prophets not only exist today, but are needed more now than ever before. Therefore, I encourage and implore ALL prophets to come forth to boldly and faithfully embrace your call. You are among the chosen few. You are commissioned vessels that have been placed on this Earth to take your place among the five-fold ministry for the purpose of uniquely serving God and His people in a way that only you can. God has especially and expressly chosen you to receive and deliver His Word to prepare the Church body for the imminent return of Jesus Christ.