4 easy steps to flow in visions while in prayer

There are times where I will receive a vision while praying for myself or for others, and some friends I have also flow in visions.    But the question came, how is it that you can receive these impressions from God?

You have to look. Let me explain.

While in prayer, focus on Jesus.  This can be difficult at times, especially when things and circumstances around us can be in disarray.  I know for myself when finances have been tight all I can think about is how much money I don´t have and the obligations that need to be met.  It takes discipline to focus on Jesus and His goodness.

One verse that helps me is Ephesians 1:17 and 18  which reads: 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,  the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.

The part I focus on in this verse is the eyes of my understanding or the eyes of my heart.  I personalize this verse, and as I do I believe that I will see while in prayer.

In 2 Kings Chapter 6, the King of Syria was not very happy with the prophet Elijah.  When he arrived with his horses and chariots and surrounded the city, Gehazi, Elijah’s servant saw the army, he did not know what to do. I too would be nervous.  Elijah was at peace because he was ¨seeing¨ a different scenario. Elijah asked the Lord to open his eyes that he may see, and Gehazi was able to see the mountains full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elijah.

When we see visions, it brings hope.  It tells us God is at work, He is for us. He has a plan, a better future.   For me, visions have sustained me in those difficult times and have given me the shot in the arm so to speak, and I keep going.

I later use these visions I have received in my prayer times, always thanking Him for what is to come, even though I may not see it.   It’s called faith and standing on His promises.

The book of Revelation is written based on the visions John saw while on the Island of Patmos.

Jesus operated in visions constantly.  Johns 5:19 says Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.

So how so we see vision while in prayer?

  1. Be still, quiet yourself before the Lord, always focusing on Jesus. Not your to-do list! Sometimes soft music can help, for others, total silence works best.
  2. Be tuned to thoughts and impressions that pop into your mind. Have a notebook with you and be prepared to write down what you see and hear.
  3. Look.  Ask the Lord to open the eyes of your heart, ask Him you wish to see a vision.  When we ask, He will not deny us.
  4. Write down what you see and hear. Try not to doubt or discard what you have received. Share what you received with a mature person in the word to help you discern.  

Do not be discouraged if what you received is not of God, press through and you will get there, trust me!

Think of a lake that is being stirred, and all the muck rises to the surface. One day the muck is gone, and what is left is a clear lake, ready to receive. Yes, this was one of my first visions when I began asking to ¨see¨.  This vision gave me hope to continue.

As you continue this exercise, you will grow in your relationship with the Lord, and most of all, you will grow in faith, hope, and love.

For complete teaching, consider reading Mark Virkler’s book 4 keys to hearing Gods voice. No affiliate link, just a fan!

How to see in the spirit exercise

In my last post regarding Seeing in the Spirit,  I shared my journey into something new and the beginning steps to achieve this goal.

Today I would like to share with you an exercise these books suggest you do to increase your capacity to “see” in the spiritual realm.  If you have not yet purchased these books, I encourage you to do so.

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One of these exercises to seeing in the spirit is the following: I am to sit or lie down in a darkened room that has some light present, but not much. This exercise works well for me in the mornings, as the sunlight is starting to shine through the blinds in our bedroom.  Where I live sunrise is 5:30 a.m, every morning, every day, all year round.

In this exercise, I am to “look” at the empty space between me and the ceiling, or a far wall for ten minutes, and try to detect any images that appear and make note of them. I am not to dismiss “my eyes playing tricks on me” but pay attention to what I am seeing.  When I do this, I look intently, asking God to open my spiritual eyes so that I can “see.”

As I began doing this exercise, I saw a swirling white object move in the room and it seemed to go from side to side. I also saw something quite strange, and the only way I can explain it, its shape was a volume bar, white in color and it was going from side to side as well.

The next part of this exercise is to ask the Lord what I saw and make a note of it in my journal.

In journaling,  the Lord said the following:  ” What I saw was an Angel called Lapidus, and Lapidus brings joy and peace. The music bar-shaped was another Angel, and this Angel was giving God glory, praise and honor, and exalting his name.  He was dancing, praising God.”

I looked up the meaning of Lapidus, and it means made of stone, pleasant or charming.

We have had our praise music on more than normal since I began doing these exercises, and it has made a difference in our household atmosphere. I sense more peace and joy.

I am encouraged as I began “seeing in the spirit.”  I still have much to learn and grow.  I am seeing dimly for now, but I have faith as I continue these training exercises it will become clearer as I press forward.

I continue to repeat these exercises.  Sometimes I see something new, other times I see the same Angel swirling around.  It is quite fun, to say the least!

I will be sharing another exercise and its results in my next post.

How to see in the Spirit

Do you ever find yourself desiring to learn something new, and when you find it you delve right into it?  Recently I have been reading books as to how to see in the spirit.

These are:

How to See in the Spirit

You could say the Lord has placed it upon my heart to study this.     As a young child before Christ, I had the ability to see in the spiritual realm, but what I would see were not always nice or pretty. 

Once I became a believer in Christ, my seeing in the spirit was not as active, and I was relieved.   Instead, I became aware of my surroundings,  but not always. 

There were times where I knew if something was off, or if someone was of the Lord.  Some people would call these types of people feelers.   I understand now it is the gift of discerning of spirits the Lord has given me.

Recently, my interest has peaked to be able to see in the spirit more accurately and frequently. I can sense, discern, and when I pray visions are common, but I wanted more.  

These books have helped me, and I would like to share a few nuggets with you that may help you see in the spiritual realm.  If you are truly interested, these books and others  are available at Amazon. 

Repent of any sins.  Yes, we all sin. Confession and repentance is a good thing.  Admiting something you did wrong does a lot for you. 

Intimacy with Christ is important and staying close to Him. Read the Bible, journal and pray.  I have journaled for years, so this was very easy for me.  It is in my journal where I can truly be myself and share my heart with Him in my notebook. I also have times of gratitude, praise, petitions, joy and sadness. Here I am real. 

Pray for others.  I purposely joined my church´s prayer chain years ago when I noticed that all my prayer request were for myself and my own family needs.  I realized that I was becoming selfish, and this is not right. I joined the prayer chain to move my focus from me to others.  I have always enjoyed prayer and praying for others, but I went out of my way to see whom I could pray for.  We receive our prayer chain in the mornings, and often times there are certain prayer request that I pray for throughout the day. 

Listen to praise music, as often as you can.   I am the type of person when reading or working, I need complete silence.  My husband, on the other hand, works best with music on.  To make matters worse, the spare bedroom in the house functions as our shared office.   So what we now do,  is having praise music on our Smart T.V. as soon as we wake up, and this has helped with the spiritual atmosphere in the home.

Fast and pray in the spirit.  We have a habit of fasting the beginning of the year, but this is an area where the Lord is telling me that I need to fast more, not just at the start of the year.  This type of fasting could be a meal, or one day a week.  Instead of cooking, eating and cleaning the kitchen I would use that time to pray and read the Bible.

On my next post, I will be sharing an exercise listed in these books and how it went for me.