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Chapter One

The Senses of the Seer

A seer must know the timing of God and when they are to paint the canvas of the Spirit on the natural heart of others.

- Jeremy Lopez

The Senses of the Seer

Human beings are made in the image of God. One of the distinctive aspects of humans is our need to communicate. We are constantly finding new ways to talk to each other, from the telegraph to the telephone and radio, to faxes, email, texting and instant messaging. Nowadays, people get anxious if they are separated from their cell-phones for any length of time. God likes to talk or communicate too, and he not only speaks through his written Word, the Bible, but he speaks to the hearts and minds of his children continually.

One of the ways he speaks is through his prophets, and there may never have been a time before this when the prophetic ministry was so active. Peter quoted the Prophet Joel on the morning of Pentecost, saying:

"‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.’"

(Acts 2:17-18 & Joel 2:28-29)

Just as we have five physical senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, so we have five analogous spiritual senses. In the natural, humans mainly communicate through sight and sound, and so it makes sense that the two main ways God communicates to his prophets are through the spiritual senses of sight (the Seer) and sound (the Nabi prophet). That is not to say that God does not communicate through the spiritual analogs of taste, smell and touch.

Who among us has not felt the presence of God in especially powerful times of worship?

David tells us in Psalm 34:8:

"Taste and see that the Lord is good."

Prophets in the Bible have described the message they received as taste.

John says in Revelation 10:10-11:

"I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, ‘You must prophesy again…’"

The spiritual analog of smell is given less emphasis, just as it is in the natural. And yet, those who have lost their sense of smell will tell you how much they miss it.

Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 2:15,

"We are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing."

So God can communicate to his children through all five senses, and his message may not come exclusively through the avenue of only one sense at a time.

All Seers are Prophets, but not all Prophets are Seers. Seers are those prophets whose main avenue of reception from God is visual. They may receive God’s message in the form of a mental image, a vision or a dream. In this study we will examine the function of the Seer, how the prophetic gift operates in this mode of perception and how to use this gift for the glory of God and the edification of his people.

Chapter Two

Definitions of Terminologies

A person sees the outline of their life while the seer sees the details in color formation.

- Jeremy Lopez

Definitions of Terminologies

There are some concepts and terminology that we need to understand, because I will refer to them throughout this book. Words are just words, they don’t belong to any specific religion or system, if they are useful to explain an idea, I will use them. The sounds or letters that make up a word have no power in themselves. A young child may hear a cuss word and like the way it sounds, and use it without understanding the meaning behind it. The power of a word is in its definition and in the belief or emotions behind the word.

Inner eye, eye of the spirit, third eye: the spiritual analog of the physical sense of sight; what is seen may be an image, a vision or a dream.

The Law of Motion: every living thing must continually move and change or it either is dead or will soon die.

Now Moment: Our spirit lives in eternity, but our human experience is lived out in time. The Now Moment is where time and eternity intersect in our awareness. Those who understand who they are in Christ remember their past and plan for the future, but they dwell in the Now. They do not fragment themselves and live in the past or the future, which is where those who are ruled by the body and the soul dwell.

Empowerment: Thoughts are energy, and what we focus our thoughts and attention on become empowered.

Frequency: All energy travels in frequency waves, from the lowest (longest) wavelength of radio waves to the highest (shortest) wavelengths of gamma rays. Albert Einstein showed us that matter is simply condensed energy with his famous formula, E=MC², and science has determined that every particle of matter vibrates at certain frequencies. Our thoughts and emotions are forms of energy, so naturally they have different frequencies. Bad or sad thoughts or emotions have lower frequencies and happy or joyful thoughts and emotions have higher frequencies. We are energy beings. Our very physical bodies are nothing more than condensed energy, and if we were to see behind the veil of the flesh, we would understand the powerful spiritual beings that we are, for we are made in the image of God and we are Christ’s brothers and sisters.

The Mind of Christ (or God), also referred to as Christ-consciousness: When our spirit is awakened and we align ourselves with the will of God, and allow God’s Spirit to dwell in us, then we begin to live in Christ-consciousness. Our spirit and God’s Spirit act in unison, and our consciousness is expanded beyond our natural, human capacity.

This is not just a New Age idea.

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:16,

"For who hath known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."

Chapter Three

The Seers and