Have you ever seen someone’s face as you were praying? Have you ever seen angels while worshiping at church? Do you sometimes see something in your mind before it happens? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you may have a seer gift. Now you may be thinking to yourself What is a seer gift? I have never heard of that before. Don’t worry. It’s not as spooky or strange as it may sound. Seers are seen throughout the Bible and are still active today!
In depth information and training concerning seers is woven into the curriculum of the prophetic courses at the Samuel Elijah Prophetic College. There is a lot to learn about this subject! This post will provide a quick introduction.
What is a seer?
A seer is somebody who could see into the supernatural realm by having visions. Visions are associated with the office of a prophet, but one doesn't have to be a prophet to have a seer gift. Joel 2:28 states that "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I shall pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions". God allows many to have dreams and visions, not just those who stand in the office of the prophet.
God used seers throughout the entire Bible. Joseph, Moses, Daniel, Ezekiel and Jeremiah were just a few of the seers in the OT. In the New Testament, Paul, Stephen and John also had visions, even though they were not explicitly called seers. In Jim Driscoll's The Modern Seer, Jim tells us that in scripture, God took ideas, actions and objects the Israelites commonly understood and used them to describe his nature. He continues to do this today. He will take ideas and objects that an individual personally understands and use them to describe His nature and will.
It is also important to understand that not all prophets are seers. Some prophets do not have visions. Ten of the books written by minor prophets in the Old Testament have no visions in them. Likewise some prophets today do not see visions but are Nabi prophets, who simply speak the word of God to His people.
How does a seer see?
Visions are seen by a seer in the following ways:
1. The seer receives a message from God in a dream. Not all dreams are from God but God could speak to people through dreams. They are pictures that are seen when one is sleeping. Someone with a seer gift may have more God given dreams than a person who is not a seer.
2. The seer sees an internal picture in his or her mind. These pictures are like thoughts or memories. Everybody has these. However, unlike the natural process of reviewing a memory, these internal pictures are from God and are supernatural. A seer may have an image of something that will happen in the future, an idea given by the Holy Spirit after praying, or an object that God wants to use to speak to the seer.
3. The seer has an external vision. These are images in a physical sense. For example, the seer might see a person or object across the room. These images are often referred to as open visions and are rarer than internal pictures.
So if you have had experiences where you have seen into the supernatural realm through mental pictures, external visions or dreams, then you should seek prophetic training. It will help develop this gift in you! The Samuel Elijah Prophetic College has prophetic courses that devote a big chunk of time to the seer gift. Check it out or seek out training that will help develop your seer gift.