Genesis 29:12-13a – Jacob “had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the LORD, and he said: ‘I am the LORD…'”
Zech 5:5 – “Then the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, ‘Look up and see what this is that is appearing.'”
The Bible is filled with examples of those who peer into the heavenly realms. They are known in the Old Testament as “seers.” The New Testament has examples of seers as well. Jesus was a seer and released a seeing anointing in His people (Matthew 3:16, Matthew 17:2, Luke 10:18, John 1:48, and Acts 7:55 ). The entire book of Revelation was a Seer’s Glory-Encounter.
Acts 2:17 tells us that when the Spirit of God was poured out on a people, the young men would see visions and the old men would dream dreams. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit 2,000 years ago released the ability into Jesus’ followers to see beyond the natural world and into the spiritual world. It is a part of the believer’s right to see into the heavenly realm, to see beyond natural circumstances and peer directly into the heavens, to see the 2nd heaven realm of angelic, demonic, Holy Spirit, and other being’s activities. We can see into the 3rd heaven to even begin to gain revelation and insight into the very Throne Room’s activities. God wants to show us what angels are doing around us, God wants to show us what demons are doing, so that we can intercede and speak God’s Word in order to implement Jesus’ already won victory over the enemy.
How do we see in the spirit?
Faith+The Word of God+Your “imagination” = seeing in the spirit. Your imagination is not fantasy. I’ll prove it to you – close your eyes and imagine yourself at work or at home. You’ve been to those places, and you can see yourself there. When you’ve been somewhere, and you see yourself in that environment, it’s not fantasy, it’s memory and it’s very real.
When you’ve been in the Word of God, you begin to see yourself and the things around you in the spirit because the Word of God transforms your soul and aligns it with the Mind of Christ. The more you exercise Biblical meditation and faith, you will begin to “see” the visions and dreams God wants to reveal to you. You will SEE that angels are real, so your faith gets applied to seeing angels at work in your life and the lives of others, and suddenly, your soul’s perceptions shift toward the spirit realm and you begin to open up to authentic SUPERNATURAL, Holy Spirit-directed visions and dreams. When you’ve been in the Word of God, you begin to see in the Spirit. For example, yesterday, twice, I saw in the spirit two angels come along side of me. Both experiences were so strong that I actually jumped with a start and looked around thinking someone had walked up to me in the natural. My meditation in the Word brought me to a place where I am EXPECTING TO SEE so much so that my natural eyes are actually getting involved. I am seeing in the spirit in a whole new level because the Word of God is working on my perceptions.
Asking, Warfare, and Seeing into the Spirit Realm – 2 Kings 6:17
In 2 Kings 6, the people of God were about to go to war. Elisha said, “open the eyes of my servant so that he can see.” When God opened the servant’s eyes, he saw angels and fire ready to do war on their behalf. How exciting. Elisha simply asked God to let him see. We can learn a lot from that one statement. We can ask God to let us see.
When God opened Elisha’s servant’s eyes, he saw angels standing, ready to fight on their behalf. We need to open our spiritual eyes and see what God is doing all around us.
What are some examples of things we need to see?
- The Holy Spirit is always at work to reveal more of Jesus to us
- Angels are fighting for us
- Demons are at work to build strongholds all around us
- People’s needs that aren’t readily visible in the natural
These are all examples of things we need to be able to see in order to work more and more effectively for the Kingdom of God. When our spiritual eyes are opened, nothing ever looks the same again. We see beyond the circumstance, and we see what is truly happening beyond the natural eye’s ability to see.
Let’s pray today, “Father, open my eyes to see. According to Eph. 1:18, I pray that my eyes, my spiritual eyes, are flooded with light, so that I can see what it is you are doing around me and through me. Show me the things of the Spirit in Jesus name. Amen”