I am a Seer. Now What? Part 2

This series considers the “Now what?” after a Christian accepts that he or she is a seer. In Part 1, I suggest making a choice to serve Christ. If you don’t, you’ll may inadvertently be aiding the enemies of Christ by not using this gift for the Kingdom. Nobody really wants that. So choose!

So okay, yeah, you’ve made the choice to serve Christ with your abilities.  But now what? What are you to do with this seeing gift? What’s the next step? Do you have what it takes to use this gift? In this series, we are exploring the “now what.”

Even if you’ve had this gift for decades, and most of my readers have loyally followed Christ while silently enduring their seer gift, this is the time to step into this amazing ability God has loved and trusted you with.

After Choosing

The next step is important. Let’s look at Jesus’ example.

As they were going away, behold, a demon-oppressed man who was mute was brought to him. And when the demon had been cast out, the mute man spoke. And the crowds marveled saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He cast out demons by the prince of demons.”

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out and to heal every disease and affliction. 1

The passage begins with Jesus casting out a demon. It continues with his critics (who also believed in God) accusing him of doing so through the forces of darkness. It ends with Jesus giving authority to his disciples to cast out demons. These events bookend Jesus proclaiming the gospel of the Kingdom and healing the sick, and then the pivotal verse 36.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

What did Jesus see?

He saw the crowds being harassed by demons.

What was Jesus’ response?

Compassion.

Why? Because they were helpless, like a sheep without a shepherd to protect them from marauding wolves. Jesus’ response to seeing this was to pray for more laborers, and guess what. You are the answer to Jesus’ prayer!

The crowds were harassed and helpless before the onslaught of demons. And Jesus saw this, and had compassion. His immediate response was to give his authority away, multiplying it by a factor of 12, and he unleashed his disciples to cast out demons and heal the sick.

Jesus never met a demon he liked. He really wanted to depose them of their power. His ability to see them afflicting the helpless resulted in compassion.

What does this mean for you?

Seers, you sometimes see terrible things. It’s easy to get caught up in the horror of the spirit reality. One seer wrote me, “If what I was seeing was the spirit world, the idea of a demon behind every bush suddenly seemed ridiculous. There aren’t nearly enough bushes.”

How can you get past the horror, the incredulity of your family and friends and spiritual leaders, the creepiness of it all?

Compassion.

Compassion for the lost, for the afflicted, for yourself. Jesus had pity. He was moved to action. All the spiritual warfare, all the prayers, all the knowledge may be useless without compassion, without God’s heart, without the Love of Jesus consuming and motivating us.

So how can we understand how to love like God loves?

The Cross

The best avenue to understanding the compassion of God for us is the Cross.

If you are in deliverance ministry for the awesome power over wicked spirits, it’s time to take a break.  If you enjoy your seer gift because it gives you insider information, it’s time to change your thinking. If you are overwrought with fear and depression at the horror you have seen, it’s time to change your heart.

It’s time to put on the compassion of Christ. It’s time to refocus your faith on the Cross, because the love of God compels us to action. 

The death of Christ is the supreme revelation of the love of God. The very love of God accomplished the atonement wrought by Jesus’ death. The most ignominious and cruel form of human execution has become the place where God supremely displayed his love. The final and ultimate proof of God’s love for men and women is the Cross.

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. 2

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 3

Christ loves the church and gave himself up for her 4 Eph. 5:25

God in his love wills to redeem human beings.

If you can see in the spirit realm, never substitute the gift of the Cross for the gift of your sight.

Contemplate the love of God through the Cross and you will learn to love others as God loves them. Then you too can look at the crowds, and have compassion for them, because they are harassed and helpless.

One of Jesus’ prayers was for the Father to send shepherds to guard his sheep. You are the answer to Jesus’ prayer.

If you don’t know how to refocus your mind on the Cross and put on the compassion of Christ, the first place to start is to watch and listen to these worship videos. I chose them intentionally, and the lyrics will be on the screen.

Notes:

  1. Matt. 9:32 – 10:1, ESV
  2. Gal. 2:20
  3. 2 Cor. 5:14

Comments

  1. If you can see in the spirit realm, never substitute the gift of the Cross for the gift of your sight.

    Excellent reminder.

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