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Activating Your Spiritual Senses and 20/20 Spiritual Vision

By Kevin Basconi

Activating Your Spiritual Senses and 20/20 Spiritual Vision

 

I want to share a testimony with you that started to unfold during the last Moravian Falls School of the Seers.

The Lord began to speak to me in 2012 just prior to the Day of Atonement. The Holy Spirit began to teach me about the true nature of our spiritual senses. We were hosting one of our Heaven Touching Earth Gatherings here Moravian Falls, North Carolina. Over the course of the four days of the School of the Seers #1 last year, I began to have an unusual experience with my eyes. At first I began to see double. I prayed and asked the Lord for revelation about this phenomenon.

The Lord just said, “It is Me, I want to show you something.” Over the next four days, when the anointing of the Holy Spirit would manifest, I would see double. When this happened it seemed that the material of physical objects would begin to morph and transform in shape. They appeared to move like hot plastic or gently moving water.

Objects looked like a mirage of water on a hot road. People, places, and things seemed to shimmer and flicker in and out of existence. This was most unusual! Furniture, automobiles, the sky, rock walls, buildings, and even people began to be transformed in this way in my vision.

Once the Lord told me that what I was experiencing with my eyes was from Him, I relaxed and began to “look” more closely each time this phenomenon began to happen. It seemed that when I would leave the School of the Seers in the evenings and drive to our little cabin, this sign and wonder with my vision would increase. In fact, it became so intense after a day or two that I had to call Kathy a few times when I was driving so that she could pray for me.

This sensation and phenomenon with my vision continued to build in intensity. I prayed and asked the Lord what was happening with my vision, and He told me, “I am opening your spiritual eyes.” This phenomenon with my vision was actually quite miraculous. In my heart, I said, “OK, Lord. If this is You, then I want to comprehend everything that You are trying to show me.

I prayed: “Please allow the ‘spirit of wisdom and revelation’ to come upon me”. My daily hearts prayer was from Ephesians chapter 1; (17-20)  that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, that the eyes of my understanding would become enlightened; that I might  know what is the hope of His calling upon my life, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and in me. That I could comprehend the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which the Father  worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.

Shortly after that prayer, when I was seeing double, I began to look into the spiritual realm at the same time that I was seeing in the natural realm. I began to see angelic beings everywhere. I also began to see demonic beings everywhere. When these demons were aware that I could see them, they would scurry away in great fear and trembling.

I saw demons all over one local restaurant and the people eating in there. I was seeing angelic and demonic beings in church buildings, an even in places like Wal-Mart. As I was looking at an especially ugly demonic being that was clinging to one man’s back, I had an epiphany. I was experiencing in the natural exactly what I had seen on the Day of Atonement.

On that day in 2011, Jesus had opened my spiritual eyes and allowed me to see all of the demons that were concealed within the gross darkness. The demons hidden by the darkness of the evil storm were now visible in the natural realm to me. This was an epiphany!

These experiences are described in great detail in the book "The Sword of the Lord.

During this season I was seeing two dimensions at the same time. In fact, this phenomenon with my vision is still happening today. This continued during the entire time of School of the Seers. Because of that and through the help of the Holy Spirit, I was able to minister deliverance to many people in the ministry line. Many were healed and set free as the demonic oppression.

I was also able to pull demonic devices, yokes of darkness, and demonic weapons off of people’s bodies. Each of these people was in turn healed in the natural, and others were delivered from emotional bondages. At night I would seek the Lord in prayer about this unusual anointing that was coming upon me. I began to wonder why God was allowing me to see into two dimensions at the same time.

The Lord gave me revelation concerning this phenomenon. That is exactly what Jesus did. He saw into several dimensions at the same time. Jesus saw the heavenly dimensions, the earthly dimensions, and into the demonic realm simultaneously. This supernatural ability, to see into multiple dimensions at the same time, is one aspect of the mantle of Melchizedek. This is what Hebrews 5:14 is speaking about. We exercise our spiritual senses by using them, and the Lord was allowing me to exercise my spiritual senses in a wondrous new way!

This supernatural phenomenon is also what the Apostle Paul was teaching us about in Ephesians 1:16-23. You can actually have the eyes of your understanding or spirit enlightened to see into the spiritual dimensions or the heavenly realms that are all around you at this second. The language in this passage is actually speaking about having your spiritual vision illuminated or to be given or anointed with spiritual vision.

When your spiritual vision is enlightened, you will see into the spiritual realms. I believe that is what I have been experiencing. I also believe that Jesus also saw into more than one dimension simultaneously. You can also see into more than one dimension simultaneously as you learn to exercise your spiritual senses. I should also mention that I have prayed Ephesians 1:16-23 over my life consistently for over a decade.

This spiritual gift can be activated in your life by impartation as well.

When you become diligent to enter into the fullness of the rest of the Lord, you are empowered by the Lord to minister as a royal priest according to the order of Melchizedek. Your spiritual senses will be exercised by reason of use and your ability to see into the spiritual dimensions will be increased and multiplied by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

This is an aspect of the gift of discerning of spirits (1 Corinthians 12:10).

In 2002 while I was in Tanzania, the Lord Jesus visited me and stood over me and spoke to me, teaching me about the seer anointing of old. (For more on this testimony please read Kevin’s book The Reality of Angelic Ministry Today: Dancing with Angels 1 or get Unlocking the Mysteries of the Seer Anointing/The School of the Seers which will be available in 2014.

The phenomenon of seeing into more than one dimension simultaneously that I was experiencing was the manifestation of the seer anointing. I was benefiting from having exercised my spiritual senses over the last several years. I was seeing into several dimensions at once.

I like to call this 20/20 spiritual vision. This is based upon the scripture of 2 Chronicles 20/20.

For many years and in many places, I have heard the passage of scripture from 2 Chronicles 20:20 preached and taught. However, when I began to experience this phenomenon of seeing into more than one dimension at the same time, the Lord began to speak to me from this passage of scripture. The Holy Spirit revealed something to me that I had never seen or heard about 2 Chronicles 20:20.

I believe that this revelation can help us to understand the importance of developing our spiritual senses. It can also inspire us to be diligent to hear the voice of the Lord clearly for ourselves as individuals. On the day of Atonement in 2011 and again in 2012 Jesus told me that it is very important for His people to learn to be diligent to enter into the rest of the Lord at this season. Hearing the Lord for yourself is one of the most important keys to entering into the fullness of God’s rest. That is why you need 20/20 spiritual vision.

20/20 spiritual vision will help you hear the voice of the Lord clearly for yourself.

Therefore, let’s look at 2 Chronicles 20:20 in context: “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”In this passage of scripture, Jehoshaphat was seeking to hear from the Lord because a great and evil storm was approaching Judah. This dark and evil storm took the form of “Ammonites, Moabites, and some of the Meunites” (2 Chronicles 20:1).

This assembly of armies greatly outnumbered the people of Judah, and in the natural realm it seemed that they had no hope. Prophetically these Ammonite and Moabite armies represent demonic forces. This is a perfect parallel to the dark and evil storm that I saw on the Day of Atonement in 2011 and again in 2012.

Jehoshaphat calls for a time of corporate fasting and prayer in the nation of Judah. Jehoshaphat is seeking to hear God so that the Lord can give him wisdom in this seemingly hopeless situation. Is it not interesting that as humans we often wait until it is totally hopeless before we seek to consult God for His council? On the other hand, we are seeking to be diligent to enter into the rest of the Lord as we seek to hear from Him daily. In this passage the Spirit of the Lord comes upon one of the descendants of Zechariah, a Levite named Jahaziel, and he says, "Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: 'Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's” (2 Chronicles 20:15).

I believe that is exactly what the Lord God Almighty is saying about this dark and evil storm that is approaching in our time: “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's.” The key to Judah overcoming the demonic entities that were arrayed for war against them was their ability to hear God. We need to understand what God is doing. Then, like Jesus, we must do those things that we see our Father doing.

We need to learn to function like a royal priesthood according to the order of Melchizedek.

The Lord honored the nation’s fasting and prayers and spoke to them through Jahaziel the Levite. Today, as we have learned, we no longer need a Levitical priest to mediate between God and man because we can hear God for ourselves. At times this calls for individual prayer with fasting, which are two keys to entering into the God’s rest.

This has always been God’s plan: for the Creator to speak to the creature as a man speaks to a friend. In this passage of scripture, the Lord supernaturally annihilated the assembled enemies of Judah, and Jehoshaphat and the army of Judah found them all dead upon the battlefield when they arrived to make war.

As we continue to look at 2 Chronicles 20 in context, we see that God gave Jehoshaphat and the army of Judah a great victory and they seized so much spoil from the enemy that it actually took them three full days to carry it away! When the people took time to hear from the Lord and then obeyed God’s voice and instructions, there was a great victory.

This same dynamic is still true for you and I today.

2 Chronicles 20:24-25; So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped. When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.

Those scriptures are a prophetic promise of what God wants to do for His children today. God wants for us to hear His voice and to obey His instructions. Why? So that we can enter into the fullness of the rest of the Lord. We see how the fullness of the rest of the Lord is illustrated in Jehoshaphat’s reign of Judah in verses 29-30: “And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel. Then the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest all around.”

These scriptures are perfect illustrations of what God wants to do in your life as you learn to be diligent to enter into the rest of the Lord. God wants to give you rest on every side! He wants for you to rule and reign in this life. He wants you to rule and reign in the midst of the dark and evil storm.

However, to do so you will need 20/20 spiritual vision. You will need to enter into the rest of the Lord, and walk in the mantle or the anointing of Melchizedek.

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It will be the same in our day! The Lion of the tribe of Judah is raising up an end-time army of royal priests according to the order of Melchizedek who will hear God clearly. They will be diligent to enter into the rest of the Lord and allow the Lord to fight their battles for them. And like the people of Judah, these royal priests will declare and prophesy in the midst of the darkness and the evil storm: “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's.” The key to this kind of supernatural victory in Christ is being diligent to rest in the Lord.

You must learn to hear God’s voice for yourself as an individual. This brings us back to what the Lord showed me about 2 Chronicles 20:20: "Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” First, God says, “Hear me!”In other words, before the prophetic promises of this scripture can operate or manifest in your life, you must hear God for yourself.

Believe in the Lord or Believe in His Prophets: You Choose

Next this passage says that we must “believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established.” This is a very high and holy calling: to be established in the Lord. What this literally means is to be protected and supported by someone more powerful than you, like a parent or powerful Father. To be established by the Lord means to be rendered or transformed in your nature to be firm or faithful.

It means to be endued with a supernatural trust or faith in God Almighty. It can also be defined as to learn to rest in God’s power and to be permanently established, shielded, covered, or safeguarded. It can mean to be spiritually or morally true or certain in your place of safety and protection and to be granted the right or the grace to sit at the right hand of God.

This is, of course, is exactly the way the scriptures have described your role as a royal priest according to the order of Melchizedek (You can search this out in Psalm 110; Hebrews 4).

If you want to learn more about this about the mantel or the anointing of Melchizedek you can also get the audio teaching called Apostolic Love in the bookstore.

Once you learn to hear God, you can be established by Him. God will impart to you a supernatural assurance and faith to believe and to stand steadfast upon God and His Kingdom. You will be established by God, in Christ. You will learn to stand upon the Rock of Christ. You will learn to hear the Lord for yourself as these kinds of dark and evil storms approach. God will fight your battles for you and give you peace and rest on every side—just like Jehoshaphat.

On the other hand, 2 Chronicles 20:20 further teaches us to “believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” This is the lesser of the two options that God has given to you in 2 Chronicles 20; 20. The phrase to prosper here and the inferior of the two options, and the less significant promise. To prosper when we hear God’s prophets means to push forward with hard work and contention. It means to move ahead by the sweat of your brow and strenuous labors. It means to work hard to make something happen. It is the opposite of resting in the Lord.

To prosper can mean to break out or to go over a difficult obstacle or strong foe. A good analogy of this would be breaking out of a well-fortified and well-guarded position, such as Jericho. Jericho is, of course, another fine example of the Lord battling a seemingly unconquerable enemy through the power of His Spirit. To prosper, as used in this passage, can mean to push forward by your own strength and power or to come into a place of prosperity by your laborious work and strenuous efforts. Remember what God promised in Zechariah 4:6? “‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.”

God wants us to learn to be diligent and to rest in Him so that we can be established by His Spirit. He wants for us to allow the Spirit of God, the ruwach of God, to work on our behalf. That is exactly what happened with Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah in 2 Chronicles 20/20. They sought to hear the voice of God. Then the Lord spoke to them and gave the wisdom and divine plans to overcome the dark and evil that was at their doorstep. Then it was not by their might (military strength), it was not by their strength (intellectual plans), but it was by the very Spirit of God (ruwach of God) that they plundered the evil and demonic storms of life. But the key was hearing God for themselves.

You see, when we hear God though His prophets, we can prosper. We can settle for the lesser or lower-grade promise of the two blessings from 2 Chronicles 20:20. It is great to listen to God’s prophets because by hearing from God through them we can work and plow through; we can come into a place of prosperity by our own labors, work, and strenuous efforts (the sweat of our brow). But God has a better plan. We can hear God and be established.

When we rest in the Lord God, He will speak to each of us clearly and will give us His divine plans for our lives; then we will walk in supernatural prosperity, power, and authority. This is a better way than hearing God in a second-handed nature through prophetic ministry or through prophetic individuals. We will be established in Christ and in His Kingdom as royal priests after the order of Melchizedek. These miraculous triumphs over the darkness and demonic storms will be sparked in our lives by the ruwach or Spirit of God as we wait and rest in His presence. Then we too will have rest and peace on all sides.

Once you learn to hear God clearly, you will start the process of allowing God to establish you by His Spirit. Then He will fight our battles for us. You need to be diligent to initiate this supernatural exchange in your life. This process takes time. I believe that understanding this message is essential for the Body of Christ at this hour. That is why the Lord Jesus told me to encourage His people to be “diligent to enter into the rest of the Lord.”

Many people today are not diligent. In fact, there are a lot of lazy Christians in the church. Christians like this are, for the most part, living their lives in bondage and weakness. The god of this world has ensnared them, placing them into a place of powerlessness and complacency. Hosea 4:6 outlines the fruit of this kind of complacency and ignorance: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”

People like this may not make it through the dark and evil storm. They may be like the Israelites who turned back to roam for forty years in the wilderness. They are not willing to be diligent to hear God for themselves, and therefore they become dependent on their spiritual leaders. When this happens, they reject God; and it is possible that He may also reject them as an individual, a community, a state, or even as a nation. Like the children of Israel, they will not enter into the rest of the Lord (see Psalm 95:11; Hebrews 3:11; 4:3). This is serious business to God.

Unbelieving people allow their pastors to feed them the milk of the word of God once a week, instead of feasting upon God’s anointed word each and every day themselves (see 1 Corinthians 3:2). They allow the prophets to hear from God for them instead of developing their own individual ability to hear the voice of God daily.

They allow the prophets to see what God is doing and base their actions on what other people see and hear. The man replaces the Messiah.

This is a form of idolatry. God hates idolatry. There is no idolatry in heaven and never will be.

I have a wonderful friend, Pastor James Durham. He goes into the heavenly dimensions every day, and the Lord speaks to him and shows him amazing things. He sees and hears well from heaven. But I cannot see the way he sees. In fact, if I put Pastor James’s glasses on and my vision was very blurry! If we depend upon others for understanding about what God is doing and saying, our ears will become heavy and our vision dull.

Jesus spoke about this kind of spiritual blindness when He quoted Isaiah 6:9-10: “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ Make the heart of this people dull, And their ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And return and be healed.” Just like I cannot see clearly with Pastor James glasses, you cannot see well through another man’s prophetic word.

You see, just because James sees into the heavenly realms of dimensions every day, I cannot look into the heavenly realms through his glasses. If I use another man’s glasses, everything that I see is blurry and unclear. I cannot see God clearly through another person’s anointing. I cannot hear God clearly through another person’s anointing. It is the same when we try to live our lives through the prophetic words of another man or woman. We will see very poorly. Our spiritual vision will be very blurry.

You could say that we have boogers on our glasses and poor spiritual vision.

We will see but we will not perceive. We need to see and hear what the Lord is saying from Heaven for ourselves each and every day as an individual. When we allow our lives and actions to be dictated to us through other people’s prophecies, it is like looking through Pastor James’ glasses. Our spiritual vision will be blurry and unclear. However, God desires for us to see well. He desires for us to turn to Him and to be healed or saved in the midst of the dark and evil storms.

This spiritual principle is also outlined in 1 Corinthians 13:8-9: “Whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part.” It is only by developing your spiritual senses and learning to discern and hear from God that you can hope to be established in Christ’s Kingdom. When you are diligent to exercise your spiritual senses by reason of use, you will learn to discern between both good and evil.

Again, I want to encourage you to learn to be diligent to exercise your spiritual senses and learn to hear and see what the God of the universe is seeking to reveal to you. The Creator is seeking to have an intimate relationship with you, the creature. But you must learn to hear His voice. You must learn to develop your spiritual senses so that you can see what He is doing. In this way, you will be established in a greater level of the Lord’s rest. You can enter into the fullness of the rest of the Lord. Then you will triumph over the dark and evil storms that appear on the horizon because you will be able to say, “This battle is not mine, but God's.”

Learn to hear God for yourself! Learn to see what God is working and doing on your behalf. Then you will be established by God, and in this way you can become diligent to enter into the rest of the Lord. Be diligent to “seek the Lord while He may be found” (Isaiah 55:6). Learn to develop and exercise your spiritual senses until you have 20/20 spiritual vision!

Prayer of Impartation

At this moment I bless my God and the Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. And I pray that the God of my Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. Lord, I ask in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth that the eyes of my spirit might receive supernatural understanding and become enlightened.

I ask, Father, that I may know what is the hope of Your calling upon my life and comprehend what are the riches of the glory of the Lord’s inheritance in me. Lord, reveal to me what is the exceeding greatness of Your power toward me, because I believe. Lord, release to me the revelatory understanding according to the working of Your mighty power which You worked in Christ Jesus as He rose from the dead and You seated Him at Your right hand in the heavenly places.

Father, you placed the Lord Jesus far above every principality and power and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. Lord, make known to me all of the fullness and unsearchable riches of Christ. Help me to see and comprehend what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. And I ask You, Lord, that You would grant unto me according to the riches of His glory, that I may be strengthened with might through Your Spirit in my soul and inner man. Lord, I pray that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith; that I will become rooted and grounded in the love of God.

Lord, I ask that I might comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—and to personally know and experience the love of Christ, which passes all knowledge, that I may be filled with all the fullness of God. And I thank You, Lord, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I can ask or think, according to the power of Your Spirit that works within me.

Lord, I thank You now that You are releasing to me the spirit of wisdom and revelation of Your Kingdom and the mighty effectual working of your power in my life, spirit, soul, and body. Thank you, Lord, that You are opening the eyes of my heart and helping me to see and discern the fullness of your Kingdom as it manifest in my life. And to You, Lord, be all the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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