This is the month of Iyar, meaning “blossom” according to the Hebraic calendar, also called the month of Ziv, meaning “radiance” or “glow”.
On May 10th I had a supernatural experience of being filled with light, which you can read on the link below. My spiritual eyes have been awakened in a way that I can now see what I couldn’t see before and my life is forever changed as a result. You can receive an impartation of this experience by simply reading it and receiving it for yourself. Continue reading
The “Seer” Anointing – 4The “Awakened” Eye.
As I was waking up out of a very deep sleep, while worshiping the Lord, I was musing over the awakened eye, when suddenly it seemed like my eyes were expanding as big as saucers, and my comprehension alike. I was flooded with light and it seemed like I could see into eternity and as though I could discern everything in the spiritual realm. I could “see” with my inner vision how light kept on flooding my whole being and my spirit was like a still pool of water, where different revelations were dropping in, one after the other with great clarity. Wisdom was reality to me as I was just soaking it in, being enlarged in understanding.I now understood by experience what “enlightened eyes of your understanding” (Eph.1:18) means and that my eyes were “awakened” by the Spirit of wisdom and understanding that I might know : the riches of the glorious things He has in store for us (Eph.1:18-19).
Beloved, I believe this is what God wants to give everyone of us in increasing measure as we pray, believing that we receive. So, simply tap into this experience like a child. Believe that you receive an “awakened” eye as you pray. I am going to do it daily now.
TYPES OF VISIONS
As we progress, we will receive more KEYS to see in the spirit realm:
The more I am leaning into to Spirit, desiring intimacy with the Lord, focusing on the Lord Jesus, the more I will see.
In this place I keep my natural eyes guarded, not to look to the world and the “entertainments” of the world. Where the eyes go, the mind follows. Therefore wehave to keep our hearts pure (uncontaminated or clouded with worries or concerns) so that our spiritual eyes can receive the light of understanding, constantly “looking for His face”, minding the things of the Spirit, not of the flesh.
Visions frequently come when we are in deep worship in the Spirit. (Rev.1: “I was in the Spirit of the Lord’s day”).
There are different types of visions, but today we will discuss:
Inner Vision comes when we are wide awake with open or closed eyes, but seeing in the spiritual realm with our spiritual eyes.
The Greek word “horama” (Strong’s # 3705 – cognate – a vision (spiritual seeing), focusing on the impact it has on the one beholding the vision (spiritual seeing).
This type of vision occurs most often, but in order to obtain the greatest benefit from it, we need to exercise faith and ask for the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation to interpret the vision and then apply it appropriately.
It comes from relationship in intimacy of worship and at the same time it brings a revelation of the knowledge of the Lord and of His heart. It is often accompanied by the Holy Spirit bringing remembrance of a certain Scripture and that is why it is important to get saturated in the Word.
I will share a practical example with you for greater understanding and put explanatory notes in brackets.
I want to encourage you to use your imagination and “picture” (envision) the experience with me:
It had been raining earlier on, but when I went for a walk along the ocean and then along a lagoon, the mist was so thick that I couldn’t see further than a hundred yards around me. There was an air of wonder in the mood of this late afternoon, and I was worshiping the Lord for His awesome creative power (not asking for , anything, or having any consciousness other than Him, just worshiping Him). Everything was misty and the picture was painted in monochrome tones with the sound of the waves tumbling onto the shore. I started singing some “new” songs to the Lord (spontaneous impromptu lyrics that came up in my spirit), worshiping Him with all my heart, delighting myself in the beauty of His creation. Seagulls were drifting along with the outgoing tide and others were gathered in groups along the side of the lagoon, occasionally rising up and flying to the other side as I drew near.
This type of vision the “lowest” kind of vision, but the greatest in revelatory content and it requires a greater measure of faith.
This falls in the category of a message-type vision.
In this vision there was also the symbolical element that nature played in the revelation of the Lord’s message to me. (Jesus always taught in parables).
Mat 13:34 “ All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them”
The experience left me impacted with the awesome power of His Presence and the deep knowing that His light dispels all darkness. I was meditating on it for the rest of the evening, also recording it in my journal and it was imprinted in my spirit man as a strengthening for the perilous times ahead. How glorious is our Lord!
I cannot over emphasize the importance of being saturated with the Word of God, worship and prayer so that our whole being be filled and saturated with the Spirit.
As our consciousness is absorbed IN HIM in the LIGHT, our heart is made ready to receive impressions from the Holy Spirit and is impressed upon with His “now” revelation, being an open receptive “tablet” for the Holy Spirit to write on.More on the “apokalupsis” (Strong’s Greek 602), meaning “uncovering”:
It is that moment when “the light comes on”, revelation floods your understanding and suddenly you “see” that which was hidden or “covered”. Your eyes are “enlightened” by the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him and the Word becomes reality to you. This is an apokalupsis-type experience.
The problem is that many of us “lose” much of the impact of what God wants to reveal to us, simply because we do not take time to let it make an imprint on our hearts through meditation and study. I recommend using a concordance. Also look up the meaning of words in Strong’s on Google.
In the Hebraic language, words are coupled with pictures and become visually descriptive images. This is very significant in our endeavor to see more clearly what the Lord is saying. In simple terms we need to learn to envison (or put a picture to) the Word that we receive from the Lord.
It is amazing to see how our spiritual understanding is opening up and being expanded daily as we keep on praying for the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation…to give us “enlightened eyes of our understanding’” according to Ephesians 1: 17-20.
Strong’s Greek: 5461.- to shine
Cognate: 5461 phōtízō (from 5457 /phṓs, “light”) – properly,enlighten; (figuratively) God sharing His life, exposing and overcoming darkness – like the ignorance (prejudice) caused by sin.
This is interesting that the word “enlightening” is derived from phōtízō
which signifies a photograph or picture. Therefore we could pray that our heart’s eyes would receive the “picture” of what God is saying. Also exercise your sanctified imagination to “see” what He is saying (Hab.2:1-2).
On top of Wisdom and Revelation and “eyes to see” we need the light of understanding for the illumination of the things unveiled to us. Thus: we need to understand the “picture” and know how to apply it by asking for Wisdom.
One such “enlightening” comes on the understanding of the “rhema” word. The written Word (“logos”) becomes “rhema’ (revelation) to us when the Holy Spirit gives life to a specific scripture and it resounds in the depth our spirit with understanding, “for the letter killeth, but the Spirit gives life’ (II Cor. 3: 6). This is one way in which the Lord “speaks” to us.
23 “If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend.
24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force]” (Mark 4:23-25 Amplified Bible)
MEDITATING ON WORDS, VISIONS, DREAMS OR REVELATIONS IS A GREAT KEY FOR INCREASE.
The more we meditate on that Word, or “picture” (in whatever form it comes, e.g. a vision or dream, etc.) feeding on it, agreeing with it and speaking it forth, the more we can start seeing the picture according to God’s Word until it becomes substance on the inside of us. Faith rises up in us and it brings strength and encouragement to our spirit man. Seeing by the eyes of faith (having the picture of God’s promise before us) displaces fear images and enables us to see and expect the fulfillment of God’s promises (Heb. 11:1). This is a vital key for victory in every situation of our lives.
God showed Abram the stars to get the picture of what He was saying when he said that his seed would be like the stars (Gen 15:5). In Gen 22: 17 God adds the picture of the sand of the sea to make Abraham understand what He was saying.
“And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” – Gen 15:6
The “Seer” Anointing – 1
Currently there is much emphasis on the eye and the visionary aspects in the prophetic stream and I have been led to discuss various kinds of visions and dreams in the following weeks. The year 2014 is numerically the year 5774 in the Hebrew calendar, known as Ayin Dalet. Ayin refers to vision and Dalet to an open door. (see previous post on April 10). Since the beginning of this Hebraic Year there is a definite increase in visionary experiences, because we are in a time frame in which God wants to take us into higher realms of revelation and visitation.
We have both physical eyes and the eyes of our heart by which we “see” into the spiritual realm and understand spiritual truth. To increase your ability to “see” into the spirit realm, I would recommend that you pray the prayer in Eph.1:17-20 on a regular basis. Be expectant to “see” what God is saying, because visions could also be called visible Word. God “speaks” to us through what He shows us. As we are positioning ourselves to see more in the spirit, it is important to keep our natural eyes guarded from images of the world that are fleshly, violent and unclean. The heart is like a photographic plate, recording the images we see and as we want to behold the glory of the Lord, we need to fix our eyes on things above, not on the earth. (Col.3:3)
Most of us have had a moment where we said, “Oh now I see what you are saying”. It is like the light that comes on in a dark room, so the light of revelation will lit up your candle on the inside and understanding will come on a spiritual truth and you will receive insight on something that you couldn’t understand before. That is an apokalupsis-type experience. When you pray in the Spirit while you read your Bible, this will happen regularly. Get yourself a new journal and start writing down what God is showing you and mark it as a dream, vision or revelation. You will stand surprised at how He “talks” to you. Before you go to bed, ask the Lord to speak to you in your dreams. It is for everyone who asks and believes that he will receive.
King James 2000 Bible “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” Acts 2:17
Look at what is going on before the prophecies, dreams and visions: There is an outpouring of the Spirit. If we look at the instances in the Bible when prophets had visions and visitations, it is coupled with “being in the spirit” (like the Apostle John on Patmos) or in solitude (Moses and the burning bush) or in prayer (Daniel). Therefore, if you desire increase in this area, do likewise, praying much in the Spirit, setting yourself apart in devotion and worship.
Prayer: Father of glory, I pray that You would give me the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ. Open the eyes of my heart, so that I can see into the spirit realm what You want to show me. Dreams, visions, revelations and visitations are part of my inheritance in Christ and I trust You to enlarge my ability to see in the seer realm and to give me the wisdom and understanding to apply it rightly for Your glory – in Jesus’ Name. Amen. Blessings Elsabe