I remember our family getting prophetic words around 1996. “You are a seer” “Your wife is a seer” “Your children are seers”. Several times we got this same prophetic word. We felt that it was right but we did not know what to do. Suddenly it occurred to me one day, “Maybe we should start looking”! That one simple word of wisdom put us through a doorway into a brand new dimension of our spiritual lives.
There are two words to describe a biblical “prophet” in the Old Testament. One is “Nabi” meaning “open” or “the Mouth of God”. Characterized by the description in Deuteronomy 18:18 “…and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” The other word for Prophet is Seer. According to the New Covenant it is every believers inheritance to “See”.
Paul said, we are to walk by faith and not by natural sight, meaning that there is a “Seeing by Faith” that we are called to. One intriguing thing to me about the seer prophet is that during the time of the Tabernacle of David there are seven seers mentioned and they were all living at the same time, all contemporaries of each other. Typically in Israel’s history there are one maybe two prophets at a time who carry the Word of the Lord for their Generation.
What was it about the Tabernacle of David that seemed to nurture or foster biblical seers? I believe first, it had to do with the unveiled Glory of God in the center where all could see. And secondly they were in constant ministry to God. Unending praise and adoration, creating numerous songs that describe Gods attributes and emotions. They were setting themselves to continually gaze… and so, God opened there eyes.
We can do the same. Paul said we are seated in heavenly places. He also said “Set your mind on things above where Christ is…” John was told to “Come up here”! The writer of Hebrews said ‘we are to boldly enter in. Each of these commands come with empowerment and measures of faith to enter in to this place of seeing. We can go through the Door (which is Christ and His word by the Spirit) and enter in to a whole new realm. If not now, when?