Archive | December 2012

God Puts People In Our Lives For A Reason And A Purpose

This Is One Of Them:
God is the one who puts people in your life. Even the ones who are getting on your nerves, the one who deliberately says and does things to upset us. Yes God is the one who had that person(s) in your life, on your job, at the cash register on the phone in customer service.

God allows this to take place so He can bring all the ugly in us to the surface so He can purge it out and deliver us. He also does it for us to pray for them so they can be delivered too. So don’t walk away from your test, don’t pray to be taken out of the test. Go through your test! As you are being tested let patience have her Perfect way in and through you.

2 Timothy 2:20-21 NLT
“In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.”


More Than Conquerors

Conquerors Through Christ

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” Romans 8:37

I pray that God would awaken the conquering spirit that’s on the inside of you in Jesus name. You were created for greatness through Christ Jesus!

2013 is the year of the Conquers in Christ Jesus, we are stepping into a season of Suddenly. You have an inheritance in Christ Jesus when you walk in His ways, keep His Commandments and live an Obedient life onto Christ through His written Word, and receive the inheritance that God has for YOU.

This is the time to KNOW ME says the LORD, I have given you My Spirit to equip you will all that you need to live a godly life. He is there for you and He has all that you need to live a more than a conqueror life, to live as victorious overcomers in My Son. My Spirit is there to draw you closer to Me that we may become ONE.

“God’s power has given us everything we need for life and godliness, through our knowing the One [Jesus] who called us to His own glory and goodness.” 1 Peter 1:3

“Also in union with Him we were given an inheritance, we who were picked in advance according to the purpose of the One who effects everything in keeping with the decision of His will,” Ephesians 1:11 CJB

“Remember that as your reward, you will receive the inheritance from the Lord. You are slaving for the Lord, for the Messiah.” Colossians 3:24 CJB

Much Love & Blessings To You

The Rich Young Man and Nine Leadership Principles by Catherine Brown

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Jesus looked at him and loved him… Mark 10:21

Nine Leadership Principles

One of my favourite lines in Scriptures is this simple verse where Christ looked at a young man and, knowing he would reject His message, still Christ chose to love him. Jesus spoke with the nameless man of Mark 10 and told him he lacked just “one thing.” In this instance the man was unable to give up his worldly wealth. It was not that money was the core issue; i.e. it was wasn’t his possession of money that was his stumbling block to entering the Kingdom. Rather, his primary issue was that the money was more important to him than a relationship with the living Christ.

The money had possessed his heart to the extent that he could not give ownership of his heart to Christ. He valued the possession of money above all things, and critically, he valued it more than God Himself. The money could have been any issue – any other worldly possession: a relationship, a circumstance or any other possession or idol that stood between the man and God. It would benefit each of us to take a moment to think – is there any “one thing” that could be standing in the way of our being fully Christ’s?

Before this crucial conversation took place, the man had come running up to Christ and fell on his knees before Him. He said, “Good Teacher…what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Christ responded, “Why do you call Me good?” and went on to say, “No one is good – except God alone” (verses 17-20).

1. Humility

In asking the question, “Why do you call Me good?” Jesus was not implying any lack of goodness in His own life. Instead, the Lord laid a foundation of humility and honoured His Father. In life and in ministry this is an important starting point and wisdom for every Christian leader.

2. Lifestyle Modelling

The man responded to Jesus by stating he had kept the commands of God since he was a small boy. To simply teach others to obey God’s will and Word is not enough – effective Christian leaders must seek to emulate Christ and model Kingdom lifestyle principles to those they are blessed to influence and serve. The Gospel is both spiritual and pragmatic.

3. Foundation of Love

Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” He said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. Then come, follow Me.” At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. verses 21-22

It is my conviction that Jesus already knew how the man was going to respond and that he would be unable to surrender his life (and worldly possessions) as a disciple for the Kingdom cause, yet the Lord looked at him with great compassion and love. Jesus did not reject him; the man rejected the ministry of Jesus. It is important that when we look at others, we view them through the eyes of Christ and with the heart of our Heavenly Father. Love is not an option for a leader (indeed, for any Believer). God’s love is commanded and we must walk in that command no matter how others treat our leadership mantle. It is not a leader’s portion to choose offense, rather we must forgive others as Christ has forgiven us (see Matthew 22:37-40).

4. Surrender All and Follow Christ

In asking for “one thing,” Jesus in reality is asking for everything. May God grant us the grace to surrender all to His perfect will. God is looking for leaders who will give everything up for Him and give all that they are to Him. God wants every aspect of our lives; we cannot lead others into a place where we ourselves have not lived. The call to “follow Christ” echoes throughout the ages.

As leaders, we acknowledge there is only One perfect leader, Christ Jesus our Lord. Yet, we trust the Holy Spirit to conform us to the image of Christ as we seek to prepare God’s people for works of service and build up the Body of Christ into maturity and unity of faith.

5. Remain Child-Like In Faith

…Children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God! Verse 24

It does not escape my notice that Jesus addressed the men of God (His closest and dearest disciples/apostles) as children. No matter the size or vastness of the Church or ministry we oversee, and regardless of the extent and scope of the leadership responsibilities we steward by God’s grace, we are first children of God before we function in any other leadership capacity in the Body of Christ. I am not advocating childish behaviour in leaders, but I do feel that sometimes we overlook our priority of simply being His. Busy leaders can easily become entrenched in busy-ness and lose the priority of ministering first to Christ. When we put Him first, all other things in life and ministry fall into place.

6. Maintain a Kingdom Perspective

A second time Christ spoke to His disciples and reiterated, “Children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God!” verse 24. Jesus didn’t say, “How hard it is to enter the Church.” Christ continually focused His disciples to have a Kingdom mindset. It is important to acknowledge that whilst the Church is God’s agent for change and Kingdom transformation on earth, we must also comprehend as leaders that the Kingdom is bigger than our church or ministry.

7. The Centrality of Christ In Ministry

In absolute amazement the disciples asked the Lord, “Who then can be saved?” and Jesus responded, “With man [made strategies and plans] this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Verses 26-27 [Notation mine]

For effective and fruitful discipleship, leaders must always place Christ at the centre of all life and ministry. Our best plans pale into insignificance when it comes to His best. It is not man-made strategies that will disciple nations – only the blueprints of Heaven will suffice. Furthermore, true Christian leadership ought not to be personality driven; far too often people are placed on a pedestal. Christ and Christ alone deserves the highest place of honour in our lives. Jesus is looking for humble yet courageous ministers who are able to carry His presence and create opportunities for Kingdom advancement.

8. Leadership – The Hundred-Fold Harvest

Peter said that they had left everything to follow Christ, and the Lord replied, “Truly I tell you…no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for Me and the Gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields – and with persecutions – and in the age to come, eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” Verses 29-31

Jesus emphatically stated that His disciples would receive a hundred-fold return for every seed that was sown in sacrificial love for Him both in the present and in the future. Beloved fellow leaders, for every tear we have wept for the Church and for the lost; for all the years of our time we have given in grace to raise others up; for every dollar we have sown for the furtherance of the Kingdom and for every aspect of our lives we have shared for the love of Christ – the Lord Jesus commands the blessing upon us, and the Scripture states it is a hundred-fold harvest. Rejoice, even if you are persecuted for His namesake, for great is our reward in Heaven and on earth! Truly He is worth the giving of our lives.

9. Authority and Servanthood

Jesus taught the first shall be last and the last shall be first. As leaders we are to serve Christ’s purposes in His Body and in the world to bring about godly transformation. We must learn to wash the feet of those we are graced to influence for His glory.

I hope this short teaching is an encouragement to every leader, pastor and apostle who reads it.

God bless you and keep you by His grace.

In Him we are,

Catherine Brown
Founder/Director, Gatekeepers Global Ministries (GGM)
Co-Founder, Scottish Apostolic Networking Enterprise


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God Asks, “What Do You See?” by Nic Billman

Romans 15_7 Accept One Another

Recently, I posted a status update on Facebook that said, “If you are a Christian and all of your friends are Christians, it’s time to make some new friends.” A couple people took issue with this because they believe Christians should not be friends with people in the world. They suggested we should seek to save the lost, but not befriend them for fear that they may drag us into sin. Unfortunately, this false perspective is pervading the Church right now.

The truth is, our perspective on the lost will determine our heart for them and our urgency to see them set free. I know who I am, and I walk in identity and wisdom. Because of that, when I go to make some friends on the streets, I don’t go alone. I take Rachael or some of our team members with me. I’m not worried about the lost dragging me into sin. If that becomes our fear, we’ve already put our focus on the wrong thing. Instead, I fix my eyes on Jesus, and regardless of other people’s behavior, I continue to show them how much He loves them. Paul became all things to all people that he might reach some, but he did this without compromising.

One friend clarified that he wasn’t referring to the people on the streets of Brazil, but to non-Christian friends in America who continue to reject Jesus. I do not see any difference between the two. If people are lost, they’re lost. The geography and the behavioral variation make no difference to me. Jesus didn’t have a caste system for sinners; He befriended tax-collectors, harlots, Pharisees, thieves, and probably even stay-at-home moms addicted to soap operas. The nature of the sin was not important when compared to the heart’s need for nurture. The reality is: Deep inside, every lost person is crying out, “Who am I?” We need to know who we are in Christ so we can tell them who they are.

We see how Jesus viewed the lost in these words: “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13). He laid His life down for His friends. He chose to call us friends – even before we knew Him – not sinners. When He hung on the Cross, He looked at the people of the world before Him and cried out, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34). This is Jesus’s heart; even in His greatest moment of weakness, He prayed for us and cried out for our forgiveness.

Open Heaven At a Strip Club

Downtown Curitiba, Brazil, has a strip club called The Wiskaria, where our team has ministered many times. It all began one night as we were walking the streets. I approached the bouncer to the club and asked if I could pray for him. He acted awkwardly, telling me he was a Christian and only worked there because he needed money. Then he proceeded to show me all of the Christian music on his phone to prove his story. Clearly, he had immediately started to feel guilty because he knew that this job was not God’s will for him. However, I said, “It’s no problem. God sees your heart, and He will provide another job for you, but in the meantime, He’s here with you, and He loves you.” That night we prayed with him, and he said he felt peace and a heat all over his body as we prayed, even though it was very cold that night.

The next time we came back, he had a big smile on his face, and he told us to wait out front. He went into the club and brought out five other bouncers, pointing to each one and declaring their need for prayer. “This one needs healing. This one just got divorced, and he’s sad. This one doesn’t know Jesus. This one has a problem with alcohol. And this one just needs a blessing.” We prayed for each one, and as we prayed, some of the dancers came out to see what was going on. The girls on our team then talked and prayed with them. Even some clients saw us, came out to ask what we were doing, and then requested prayer – it was an open Heaven – at a strip club!

As we were talking, the manager pulled up, and I thought we were in trouble because there was quite a commotion in front of his club. Leo, our bouncer friend, explained who we were, and the manager then asked for prayer as well. Then he said, “You are welcome to come to my club and pray for my employees anytime you want to.” Shortly after that, we started sending a few of our girls into the club to pray for the dancers and to share about Jesus with them. While the girls were inside, we guys stayed outside and continued to love on Leo, the other bouncers, and the clients. We saw lots of inner healing and restoration take place both inside and outside of that club.

“Can These Bones Live?”

Ezekiel 37 tells the story of Ezekiel’s partnership with God in a valley of dry bones. Ezekiel was surrounded by death and decay. Then God asked him a question, “Can these bones live?” (Ezekiel 37:3).

At moments like these, we must ask ourselves, Why does God ask questions? Why does the one who is called Wisdom, the omniscient one, ask questions? I believe, when God asks a question, it is because He is about to transform our vision. Often, when we’re in the valley, we get so busy praying for God to do something that we forget to stop and listen. In prayer, listening is equally as important as bringing our hearts before the Lord. It is easier to talk than it is to listen. It’s easier to pray than to be silent. However, sometimes when we are praying and petitioning, the Lord is saying, “Be still, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10).

Ezekiel’s response to God revealed his heart and his trust in Him. “Oh Lord God, You know” (Ezekiel 37:3). Then God directed Ezekiel to prophesy life and breath to the bones. As he did, the bones came to life, transforming them into an “exceedingly great army” (Ezekiel 37:10). God took Ezekiel to the valley of dry bones because He wanted to transform the way he saw his nation and his generation.

As sons and daughters, we need to mature past assumption and into discernment. It’s so important to discern and know the season we are in. A prayer that I pray often in worship is, “If Your heart is in the valley, then I’ll leave the mountaintops behind. If Your heart is in the storms and the waves, then I’ll leave the boat, and I will come to You. If Your heart is in the fire, then I’ll stare into the flames, and I will run to You.” We may find ourselves in the wilderness praying for deliverance when God’s desire is for us to plant gardens and call forth the springs in the desert.

Likewise, we may be in a valley of death asking God to deliver us to the mountaintops when His desire is for us to declare life. We must seek to know the heart of our Father and His will for our lives every day. Sometimes God will put us in the middle of a valley of death and then ask us, “What do you see?” In other words, do we see dry bones and death, or do we see an army?

I am amazed by the revelation of the heart of God in this story. The Bible specifically tells us that these bones were dry. They were long dead and long forgotten, yet that is where God chose to raise up an army. As Christians, we should pray for God to raise up soldiers of love within the Church. This is important. However, sometimes we are looking in the Church for what can only be found in the world. In the world, an army of lost souls waits for the mature sons and daughters of God to prophesy life and breathe into them.

The question is: What do we see – a pile of dry bones or a mighty army? The abandoned, the abused, the outcast, the trafficked, and the untouchables are the dry bones of our generation. They are a hungry army longing to be filled with something of substance – the breath of their Papa. There is a revival coming from among these precious ones, and God is calling us to stand amidst these dry bones and declare, “Awaken! Life! Breath!”

On the streets of Brazil, we stand in a true valley of death night in and night out. Homeless children as young as six are prostituting and smoking crack, and darkness surrounds this city in many ways. In the midst of all of this, what do I see? I see an army! I hear the sound of life! I fix my eyes on destiny and not on circumstance. We have a choice to make. Will we see and hear only with our natural eyes and ears, or will we see and hear with the eyes and ears of the Father? I choose His vision and His hearing!

I See a Garden!

Just a few weeks ago, I was in a small park in Recife surrounded by street children and homeless adults around midnight. That night there were little girls, as young as ten, who were prostituting, and street boys of the same age were sniffing glue and smoking crack. Some people there have literally lost their minds because of drug and alcohol abuse and are now living homeless on the streets. At the edge of the park stood police, who often come to beat the children when they have nothing else to do. I was sitting right in the middle of the chaos. It wasn’t a nice soaking atmosphere with quiet instrumental music and meditative prayers; it was loud with the sounds of the city and these broken people.

But Jesus comes right into the middle of our chaos and brokenness, our sin and suffering. God didn’t dance around the edges; He put the Cross right in the middle of it all. That night in Brazil, right in the middle of the chaos and brokenness, the Father asked me a question. He said, “Son, what do you see?” I knew God wanted to show me what He saw, so I waited and looked around the dirty little park. As I looked at the children, I saw them begin to bloom like flowers. I saw fruit trees springing up where there was only concrete and trash, and I saw a river begin to flow through the drugs and the violence.

I responded to the Lord, “I see a garden.”

He replied, “Good! So do I.”

As sons and daughters, this is what we do. The Father gives us seeds, and we plant them among the broken soil of our generation. He is always faithful to water the gardens we have planted. I believe a true revival is coming from the dirtiest and most broken places of our generation. The best fertilizer is a bunch of manure, so let’s plant seeds of revival in the smelliest and dirtiest places we can find! The same concept applies to our personal lives, too. When we are going through difficult times, we can rejoice because surely the Father is planting seeds amidst the fertilizer of our brokenness and struggle, and He is always faithful to water the seeds. He’s a good Papa and He is teaching us to see like He sees!

Nic Billman
Shores of Grace Ministries


Nic and Rachael Billman are the founders and directors of Shores of Grace Ministries based in Recife, Brazil, the nation with the second highest number of children in prostitution. They take the love of the Father and the power of the Gospel to the women and children in prostitution and sex-trafficking. They are planting churches on the streets among the homeless and street children and just opened their first rescue home for girls in prostitution. Nic and Rachael have also released eight worship albums. For more information go to

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A Word From God!


..He said, “Listen! My Son is coming with countless thousands of My holy ones to execute judgment on the people of this world. He will convict every person of all the ungodly things they have done and for all the insults that ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” These people are grumblers and complainers, living only to satisfy their own desires. They brag loudly about themselves, and they flatter others to get what they want.

But to you, my dear sons and daughters, must remember what My apostles said. They told you that in the last times there would be scoffers whose purpose in life is to satisfy their ungodly desires. These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow their natural instincts because they do not have My Spirit in them. But you, My children, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of My Holy Spirit, and await the mercy, of My Son who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in My love. And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.

Scripture Reference:
Jude 1:14-23


It’s Time to Seek the Lord by Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda

Seek the LordLast week, the book of Jonah was read in synagogues across the globe on Yom Kippur. You’re probably wondering, “Jonah? What does Jonah have to do with the most Holy Day of the year?” It is a rather far cry from the solemn image we have of the High Priest going before the presence in the Holy of Holies each year. But Yom Kippur is a prophetic picture of the day Jesus’ Blood would make a way for true repentance that leads to eternal salvation in the presence of the Living God. And Jonah’s comical story of a prophet on the run who is swallowed by a whale is the greatest event of corporate repentance in recorded history.

The book of Jonah is timely for the season of corporate prayer and fasting that we began on Friday, September 28. He is a type of the Church, a carrier of God’s message and anointing for deliverance in this hour. His journey is one we can relate to. God chose an unlikely hero, using him for the most amazing evangelistic outreach in spite of His chosen servant’s reluctance, blunders and outright resistance.

We all know Jonah’s story. God tells him He has a message for Nineveh. Jonah watches his life flash before his eyes at the thought of such a dangerous mission and gets the notion that a vacation in Tarshish is just the ticket. As he boards the ship in the opposite direction from Nineveh, the Bible tells us Jonah’s true intent – to get “away from the presence of God.”

What is the answer for America? God’s presence. Everything begins and ends when we seek to be a people of God’s presence. Let us seek God’s face!

Things start going wrong right away. A furious storm barrages the ship. The crew does all they can to fight the storm, but things are looking pretty grim.

Was God out to punish Jonah? No! God’s mission still stood, and Jonah was still the man God had anointed to bring the message. He was drawing Jonah back to his destiny. He was awakening Jonah to His presence. Ironically, it is the heathen captain that God uses to wake him. “What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God; perhaps your God will consider us, so that we may not perish” (Jonah 1:6).

Jonah has lost his bearings. He has gone as low as he could go, as far as he could run, and finally fallen asleep to his call and destiny. But God is using his natural circumstances to shake him out of complacency. He wants to bring deliverance. America is in a season of shaking. But this is not a time to fear. God is calling to His Church, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” (Ephesians 5:14). The whole earth is groaning for the revelation of God’s anointed servants in this hour. God wants to bring awakening, starting with us.

In the Belly of a Whale
Once Jonah is identified as the source of the trouble, the Captain asks, “What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?” (1:8). Jonah comes to a moment of truth. He is a servant of the Living God. He has a mission. He is a Hebrew. He tells the crew, “Throw me overboard!” Jonah makes a change of direction. Instead of running from God, he puts himself at the mercy of God and throws himself into the storm.

Fortunately for Jonah, none of this is a surprise and God already has another vessel chartered for Jonah’s journey to Nineveh. Within moments, Jonah is settled into the luxury suite of the belly of a whale. We took note a few years ago when scientists spotted a gray whale off the coast of Israel. The whale was thousands of miles outside of its normal habitat, and had never been seen in this region before. The large fish God had prepared in advance to swallow Jonah may have had a journey of several weeks just to arrive to pick up his cargo! We believe this whale sighting in Israeli waters is a prophetic sign that we are in a season of deliverance. God is moving on behalf of His people Israel and His Church in this hour.

“I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, and He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard my voice” (Jonah 2:2). Have you had enough debt? Enough joblessness? Enough of calling good evil, and evil good? America is in the belly of the whale and it is time to seek the face of the Lord.

Turn Around
God is telling America, “Turn around!” It first takes personal repentance. Jonah is headed in the wrong direction, but God sends a fish to help him make a return. During his three-day journey Jonah comes to a revelation that God is the Lord. “But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord” (2:9) He turns his heart, and God delivers him out of the whale onto the shore of his destiny.

Thanksgiving is one of the keys to our turnaround. We can’t let the storms pull us down into depression, despair, doubt, or fear. As we fast and pray, let us stay in an atmosphere of praise and thanksgiving. Begin thanking God now. We believe we are in a season of miracles and His deliverance is at hand!

“Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time” (3:1). As Jonah unceremoniously walks up to Nineveh to deliver God’s message, he is covered in seaweed, whale vomit, a bit shriveled, and a lot worse for the wear. He must have looked and smelled atrocious. But he delivered the message and the city that was infamous for evil turned to God in repentance, fasting, and prayer. It was a kairos time for Nineveh, and the people recognized their hour of visitation and stepped in.

It had little to do with Jonah. It had everything to do with the Lord. The most wicked people in the wickedest city responded because of the anointing. The king laid aside his robes and covered himself in sackcloth. 120,000 people fasted and prayed for mercy from God. The spirit of repentance sparked a revival that exploded in a supernatural wave of power that changed and the course of history. 3,000 years later, Jonah’s message is still bearing fruit. Nineveh is a Christian city to this day, electing the only Christian to the Iraqi parliament, and has a culture of following the Lord.

We are in God’s set time for deliverance. We are in God’s kairos time for favor. If God could use this man and turn this wicked city, nothing is impossible. America is a Christian nation with a destiny that still stands. It’s time to awaken from slumber. It’s time to remember who we are. It is time to seek the Lord.

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). You are God’s representative to America. We invite you to join with us as we harmonize with Christians across America in 40 Days to Save America (started last week). We are praying for a supernatural turn around for America. May the Lord send the spirit of repentance to our land. As we set aside this season to humble ourselves in prayer and fasting, may He hear our cry and have mercy on our nation.

Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda
Chavda Ministries International


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The Increase of the Seer Anointing! by James W. Goll

Seer Anointing

This week in our Global Prayer Storm, we are going to pray for an increase of the “seer anointing” on our lives. We need greater insight, discernment, and revelation in these hours we are living in. The following is from my newly released The Seer Expanded Edition, which adds a 40-day devotional in the back of the book. Read the following and pray the MEDITATION sections!

Let the “seer anointing” increase in all our lives for such a time as this! In Jesus’ name!

1 Samuel 9:9 Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he used to say, ‘Come, and let us go to the seer”; for he who is called a prophet now was formerly called a seer.

Within the overall realm of the prophet lies the particular and distinctive realm of the seer. The word seer describes a particular type of prophet who receives a particular type of prophetic revelation or impartation.

When it comes to prophetic revelation, a prophet is primarily an inspired hearer and then speaker while a seer is primarily visual. In other words, the prophet is the communicative dimension and the seer is the receptive dimension. Whereas nabiy’ emphasizes the active work of the prophet in speaking forth a message from God, ra’ah and chozeh focus on the experience or means by which the prophet “sees or perceives” that message.

All true seers are prophets, but not all prophets are seers. A prophet may have the particular grace to hear and proclaim the Word of the Lord and yet not necessarily function as profusely in the revelatory visionary capacity as a seer does. The seer, on the other hand, may move quite remarkably in this visionary dream capacity yet not be as deep in the inspirational audible graces of hearing and speaking. Nevertheless, both move and operate in the prophetic realm, but in different capacities or dimensions.

“The seer realm of prophetic anointing has a lot to do with quietly waiting on God. Quite often, impartation in the seer realm comes only after a time of patient waiting and contemplative meditation upon the Lord. But, thank the Lord – if we wait, He will come!”

How much time do you spend waiting on God in an average day? In an average week? Is God asking you to increase your time waiting on Him so that He might impart more to you?

Two Prophetic Streams: Contrasts and Comparisons

Ephesians 1:17 …that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.

By contrasting and comparing the prophet and seer streams, we can gain a better understanding of how the two work together and complement each other in bringing out the fullest expression of God’s prophetic revelation.

Prophets often work in a plurality of leadership. Seasoned and gifted individuals, both men and women, minister through the laying on of hands, relating prophecy to individuals or to the corporate Body as it is revealed to them. This ministry often utilizes the spiritual gifts of tongues and the interpretation of tongues, and prophecy and words of knowledge. A prophet “hears” a word in their spirit and begins by releasing this unction. This kind of prophecy tends to be more spontaneous and with a faster flow than “seer” prophecy, with inspiration as the general tone.

A seer, on the other hand, tends more toward single-person ministry versus the plurality of a team. The seer anointing emphasizes visions and the revelatory gifts mingled with the gift of discerning of spirits rather than the audible, speaking gifts. Within the visionary dimension there are two basic levels of “seeing”: visual and actual.

Visual “seeing” involves insights, revelations, warnings, and prophecies from the Spirit of God that may come in supernatural visual dreams. In contrast, actual “seeing” involves supernatural dreams in which God’s tangible presence is evident or manifested.

“Every born again Believer has two sets of eyes. We have our physical eyes, with which we view the physical, created world around us. Paul talks about a second set of eyes – the eyes of our heart or our inner self – that can be enlightened to perceive spiritual truth. I am convinced that any Believer can develop the seer capacity.”

Pray that the Lord develops the eyes of your heart so that you will perceive spiritual truth.

Watching to see what the Lord will speak!

Dr. James W. Goll
Encounters Network • Prayer Storm • Compassion Acts Team


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