The Thing about Seers....
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.
12/23/2018 04:45:07 pm
I desperately want and need to see Jesus. I need to see the man I read and hear about. Living without that encounter makes me feel so empty. I feel like my relationship with Him can only go but so far with out seeing Him and KNOWING Him. I need to know who I am singing to and reading about. Yes, of course I know Him but I want to KNOW Him. One would never be in a relationship, marriage, or friendship without actually being able to see the person, touch the person, or be in their physical proximity. I just want to see Jesus. Face to face, heart to heart, eye to eye. I'm after His face, I'm after His grace, I'm after His heart, I'm after His heart, I'm after His glory. Please pray that I have that encounter that I am so desperately desiring. I want to see. I know I hear, but I want to see. Children always hear their parents before they see them. I hear, now I need to see.
1/13/2019 07:46:21 am
Without holiness, no one will see the Lord. I found this to be true. It took me 40 years as a Christian before I began to see him. He comes for a reason. Bless you. Keep seeking the Lord, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
12/23/2018 10:35:07 pm
What a beautiful piece of writing my brother, filled with wisdom.
12/25/2018 06:24:02 pm
What u shared makes so much sense! At times I wondered should I put one foot out forward and continue with pursuing/learning about the Supernatural because I will foresee people will look at me thought judgmental pair of eyes. (These are fairly new to me, however I can see the benefits in a sense that it makes knowing the Lord more adventurous and REAL isn't it.)
12/26/2018 07:01:51 am
Thank you for sharing. I receive wisdom and freedom from your posts and books.
2/9/2019 11:06:14 am
Thank you..just finished your book "How to See in the Spirit" I'm 73, saved at 7. Have had a dialog with Jesus many years. After finishing your book I realize I have been seeing in the spirit for years and have dismissed the experience as just imagination. Just beginning this journey at 73. Just a little disappointed I didn't realize this years ago!!!
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Michael Van Vlymen
Michael Van Vlymen is a man who is passionate to teach that all can learn to see in the spirit and walk in the supernatural things of God