You are a seer. Or a seer in training. (as most are) It is an amazing thing to see the unseen realm. Never felt this alive before have you? It takes life and our life in Christ to a completely new place. That which was formerly known completely by faith, you actually see right before your eyes. It's one thing to know angels exist but something else entirely to have one stand before you and deliver a message. And then what happens? Someone wants to debate with you on whether angels exist. What? Which is kind of what this post is about.
The Luxury of Opinion
Consider this scenario. You have two people standing next to a car and one has their eyes opened and the other has their eyes closed, and they are disagreeing about the color of the car. The person with their eyes closed insists the car is yellow but the one with open eyes says it is blue. The person with closed eyes tells the other "You are closed minded! Why is your opinion more valid than mine!?" The person with open eyes says. "Opinion? I am looking right at the car and I can SEE that it is blue." This is your dilemma. For better or worse, as someone who sees, you have much less "opinion" to put forth. You see what it really is and that is that. Sure, sometimes there is interpretation but to those operating in this it isn't rocket science. They know.
On the plus side, you know what is going on around you. You see what spirits are at work, you know what kind of anointing someone is working under and you know the root causes of things going on in your life as well as the lives of others. Also, you don't have to wonder so much about what is or isn't the work of the enemy anymore. (to some this might be a negative) This seer thing brings a great deal of clarity about things on many levels.
On the negative side, because you actually see what is happening, people think you are closed-minded. Some will want to debate with you about what you see and whether it is real or not. They have liberty to have an opinion about certain things but you no longer do. It makes people angry. Even close friends get angry. "How dare you judge me?!" I'm not trying to judge you I'm trying to give you the inside scoop... to help you.
Seer and Prophet Bob Jones
One thing I have always loved about Bob Jones is that with great love, he always delivered the truth, very matter of fact, about what was or wasn't the enemy, how they operate and what it all looked like in the realm of the spirit. To me, he never sounded like he was trying to convince anyone, he was just telling it the way it was. Those who don't believe it? Then it's on them, but at least they were told.
This ability can really set you at odds with people at times... "Isn't that message straight from the Father?" "No, it isn't. There was an evil spirit speaking to him as he delivered it." Ouch! Sometimes you can be pleasantly surprised though. Once we sat in a service and watched as columns of angelic warriors that were clothed in fire entered the sanctuary. Gordana and I looked at each other with excitement at what God was doing. About ten minutes later, the pastor who wasn't someone who talked much about spiritual gifts stood up and told everyone about all the fire angels that just entered the place. That was a nice surprise! You don't always know which way things are going to go but I will say that there is seldom a dull moment.
If you see my Facebook page much you may have noticed that I almost never post about the topics people argue about. Politics, liberty to sin, morality and immorality , what is or isn't sin, etc. Why is this? Because there is very little gray area anymore. Most people will believe those things they want to believe and it doesn't matter that you see if they don't. I was once explaining to someone why a certain behavior was sin. When I told them an angel had explained it to me and shared what he had said, they responded "That's just his opinion." See what I mean? (no pun intended)
What can you do? This, as some of you know, is just something you are going to deal with from time to time. I don't argue anymore or spend countless hours trying to convince anyone. . I just spend a lot of time praying for their eyes to be opened. Once people can see, the truth is right there in front of them.