Why are some people seers?
Here is a thought. This post is mainly for pastors of Christians.
Seers are a true gift to any “body of believers”, that is, any group of Christians who attend a church together. If your church is doing something good for God, there’s a good chance the spiritual enemies of God have taken notice. There’s a good chance some spirit entities, be they demons or whatever, have been assigned to disrupt things.
Now the Holy Spirit has given the Gift of Discernment, to help Believers tell if something that is said is from God or the enemy, and this is a powerful Gift to help tell if demons and demonic thoughts are infiltrating your church.
But God has given different churches another powerful tool: Seers. (Perhaps Seers have a heightened gift of discernment? I suspect not, because Seers can be nonbelievers also.)
There’s a good chance that in your congregation, there are individuals who can see spirits. They can see the good ones and the bad ones.
I was at a celebratory worship service in the Jesus Culture conference in Chicago, 2011. It was amazing, and you didn’t have to be particularly gifted in the gift of discernment to tell God was there. Afterwards, I was sitting with a student in my youth group who is a Seer, and she was grinning ear to ear. This actually was a little uncharacteristic for her (she tends to under-react to what she sees). I commented how worship was awesome, and she said, “We weren’t the only ones worshiping.”
I said, “Wow, really?”
She said, “I’ve never seen anything like it. It was beautiful.” She said Angels were there celebrating with us.
Other times, she has pointed out to me a dark spirit in the church watching things. At those times, I grabbed another leader in the church, and we prayed against the entity, and she confirmed it had been driven away, or at least she couldn’t see it anymore.
Look, I don’t really understand this stuff. But I do understand that the spirit world is real, and Seers possess a gift to believers to help leaders see what may be going on in the spirit world around their church.
This next part is important: Much abuse can ensue from this mentality. It’s easy for an abusive leader to manipulate and misinterpret what the Seer is seeing. It’s also easy to turn the Gift into a show, or to build up the Seer, rather than the Giver of the gift (God). On the flip side, others can misinterpret the gift, and turn the Seer into a freak show who needs to be institutionalized.
For these reasons, we have not revealed to anyone but a few leaders the gift this teenager has.
I’ll never forget the first time I approached my pastor about her gift.
“I think so and so sees spirits,” I said, cautiously. How would he react? Would he think she was cursed? A witch? Mentally sick?
“Oh,” he replied. “She’s a seer.”
I didn’t even know there was a word for that! I thought “seers” meant someone who tried to divine the future. Nope. It means someone who sees spirits. And they are a gift to the Church from God.