April 11, 2009
It is through the eyes of our heart that with see with prophetic vision, the Kingdom of God and all of its realities and through the prayer of faith cause the invisible to become visible. Faith actualizes what it realizes to make visible that which is not seen. Consider the Biblical account of Elijah, who saw with prophetic vision and believed God to bring forth the reality of heaven to release it on the earth.
Israel had been besieged by a drought for three long years. The Lord spoke to Elijah and told him to go to Ahab, the King of Israel, and he would send rain. Elijah sends a messenger to the King who meets him at Mount Carmel. “And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get up and eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain” (2 Kings 18:41). Elijah knew that a downpour was coming because he heard it in the Spirit. God revealed it to him through prophetic revelation that came by hearing. I also believe that he heard the sound of the abundance of rain so strongly that he saw the abundance of rain!
In the midst of a sever famine, Elijah believed God that it was going to rain, but He also knew a principle written in Psalms 115:16, “The heavens are the Lord’s: but the earth He has given to the children of men.” Elijah knew that the key to releasing the provision of heaven was that of intercession. Intercession releases the unseen reality to become a reality. That is how faith functions and it is faith that moves the currency of heaven to prosper the earth. In response, Elijah sends his servant to the top of Mt Carmel “and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees” (2 Kings 19:42).
Seven times he sends his servant to the top of Mt. Carmel. The seventh time his servant returns with the report that a cloud like that of a man’s hand has formed over the sea “And it came to pass that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was great rain” (verse 45). By faith Elijah believed and through intercession, brought forth the reality of the “substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (He. 11:1)
I will Watch to see what He will Say
God wants to reveal to you His heart, His passion, and desires, and through faith, come into agreement with the mind of Christ. Faith is active and has a purpose. Faith brings the Kingdom into focus and through the ministry of intercession, releases the purposes of God on earth as it is in heaven. This requires that we spend time with Him in the place of intimacy, the place where the Father shares with us His secrets. It is here in the secret place that we see by faith that which He has to say.
I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say to me and what I shall answer when I am reproved (Habakkuk 2:1)
This statement contains an interesting choice of words. Habakkuk is a watchman with prophetic vision who deliberately takes his stand in the watchtower to “watch to see what He will say.”He isn’t watching to hear what the Lord will say, but to see what He will say to him. The phrase “to see” is referring to prophetic vision. It is often by seeing that we hear what God is saying. That’s because God often speaks in symbols which is the language of heaven, especially through prophecy, visions and dreams. So he watches to “see a vision” that will speak to him. When you see something in the spiritual realm, it has a voice! You can hear what God is saying to you by what you see.
You can discern the heart of God and His purpose by seeing that which He is saying. (Need an example- Acts chapter 10 Peter discerning?)
One of the roles of a Watchmen is to take a stand on their watch to see (with prophetic vision to receive a revelation) that which He will say (The interpretation- what does this vision mean) to see how they are to answer. (The wisdom to apply this correctly and intercede accordingly)
In His Heart with love