From Revelations to Manifestations
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One of the keys to getting started is to understand where we’re going. Ascending and seeing in the courts of Heaven, the trading floors and the council is a wonderful and meaningful experience, but we’re not stopping at mysticism, we’re building the Kingdom. Just like a skill saw is a tool to build a house, the seer gift is a tool to build the Kingdom.
One of my favorite comments on Seers and Doers has been, “What difference does it make?” It’s a fair question because the fruit of seeing what is going on in Heaven is the authority to bind and loose those same things on earth. We don’t just come back with amazing stories of revelations. We are bringing back strategies and solutions to real-life issues on earth. It’s one thing to preach and prophesy about what God wants to do, the next step is to do it . . . in a mountain and make a difference. I’ve noticed a practical difference between hearing and sharing what we hear, and seeing and doing what we see.
We live in a cultural information age with a bias toward believing that if we know something, we possess it. We also live in a prophetic church culture which defines faith as knowing what God wants to do and believing it’s our job is to share it, preach and prophesy it . . . not quite the same as doing it!
James 2:22-24 – You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone. NIV
The courts, trading floors and council are all visual places that activate our seer gift so we can see what the Father is doing. It’s also a place of fellowship and interaction where we ask questions and participate in strategies and take notes. Friends know their Father’s business (Jn. 15:15-17) because He shows us.
Eph 2:6-10 – And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches . . . For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. [emphasis mine] NIV
First, we learn our assignment in heaven by seeing it . . . so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Trees don’t strain to bear their manifestations, neither do trees appoint themselves and decide which fruit to bear. There is a significant place for initiative, but it’s within the context of our book and what our Father is doing. We each have a measure that can be measured.
John 15:15-17 – I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. [emphasis mine] NIV
The practical side of moving from revelations to manifestations doesn’t lend itself to a recipe. It’s too relational and dynamic. But in general, we ask in heaven and tell on earth. We see the resources and strategies in heaven and just speak and do that same thing on earth. We’re Seers and Doers!
The challenge – It’s easy to preach the word, declare things by faith and move in a prophetic anointing based on what we hear. The challenge of the council is being disciplined and patient enough to see it first in heaven, and then go and do it on earth. It’s a totally different realm of authority and it is exactly what moves us from revelations to manifestations. Fruit is something that can been seen on earth (measured, evidenced) . . . in healing, finances, businesses, personal lives, politics and changed nations.
Can you see the dilemma of unanswered prayer? We press to pray more, be more faithful, research our shortcomings and repent, study the word to increase our belief . . . the list is endless, and the lack of fruit tempts us to wonder why God abandoned us. It’s frustrating. The council is different. Nothing can separate us from the love we experience in His council; not trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword (Rom. 8:35). The answer to unanswered prayer is always the same: see the face of Jesus in the council and have the conversation on the strategy to go forward. Delays and difficulties make sense in the context of the council and everything else the Father is doing. We don’t just believe in our heads that there must be an answer. We don’t just hope for it because we know God hears our cry. We see it, because we have a loving Father who shows us His business and we made the trip to see it. That’s the promise.
Can I do it? – Yes, you can.
Trying – Is it easy? Well, we have to believe that He’s a rewarder of those who try. Then it’s easy. It’s impossible if I don’t believe I can do it or if I don’t try. Everything that helped me is in Seers and Doers. Feel the theological mandate to be one of the sons all creation is waiting for.
Obstacles – Use the courts of heaven to check roadblocks in my own life or blood line. Listen for the accusations behind unanswered sin, agree with them and ask Jesus to redeem and restore. Use the trading floors to undo compromise where we traded away the priority of putting the Kingdom first. The starting point is always getting our book back intact. The lifestyle is walking in a spirit of repentance. Every time something new comes up, I am before the cross being washed.
Mystery – What if I’m not seeing anything at first? What if the manifestation of what I do see is delayed? The best place for me is right before my Father in Heaven’s council. I’m listening, looking, asking and being both persistent and patient . . . regularly. Present in the council is a central part of my kingly and priestly lifestyle.
Ps 84:1-7 – . . . They go from strength to strength, Every one of them appears before God in Zion. NASU
It’s fun! – Seeing in heaven and doing on earth has two facets: 1) the release of the Father’s word from heaven to earth is as natural as the rain growing crops—it flows through us, and 2) it’s a thrill to be a son or daughter who carries what we see from heaven to earth. All creation has waited for us and celebrates with us!
Isa 55:10-12 – As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. [emphasis mine] NIV
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Just like a skill saw is a tool to build a house, the seer gift is a tool to build the Kingdom. 😉