Time Traveling In The Spirit #2
We Testify Of What We Have Seen
This picture is merely a two dimensional representation of
reality. Prophets experience such places first hand
It is amazing to me, how profound truths can be right before us, yet until God gives us eyes to see, those revelations remain hidden. Most of the time this occurs because, unless we experience scripture, we cannot fully understand it. So too with time traveling in the Spirit, until you experience being translated to another time it is very difficult to grasp what the scriptures say about it. The natural man knows not the things of God because a natural minded people cannot experience spiritual things.
“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
1 Peter 1:21
For most, when they read this scripture it suggests that the Holy Spirit directed prophets what to write. Or perhaps they felt goaded by the Spirit to speak certain words. Maybe to others it means that the prophets were moved emotionally by God’s presence. However, in my view it means something quite different.
Moved by the Holy Spirit
When we are “moved” by the Holy Ghost it literally means transported to the actual place and location that God shows us. Holy men spake of past or future occurrences because they were “seers” and witnessed these events first hand. This is why all true prophets are so accurate: it is merely an eye-witness account of actual places and events in time. It is called prophecy because it is a report of future (or past) events.
This understanding gives us a more accurate view of prophecy. Prophets time travel in the Spirit to the places and dates they speak about. Seers see the people, hear the words, and witness the events that make up their prophecy. With that in view, we understand that much of the Bible is given through holy men of God who were “moved through time” by the Holy Ghost.
A first hand report
Moses was able to write the book of Genesis because God transported Him back to witness the people and events he documented. This is an example of traveling, by the Holy Spirit, to the past. John was able to write the book of Revelation because God transported him into the future and he testified of what He saw and heard frist hand. Therefore, both the first book and the last book of the Bible are examples of Time Traveling in the Spirit.
True prophecy is not watching a movie but rather being in the place you speak about. Prophets describe these as visions because they see, with their own eyes, the events, past or present, they write about. For instance, God says,
“And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.”
2 Kings 8:11,12
Elisha knew of future events because transported to those places that he describes and that frist hand knowledge made him weep. The overwhelming impact of seeing and experiencing those awful events caused God’s prophet to break into tears before Hazael.
Our young men shall see visions
As true prophets return to the church we will find out that there has been and will be much time traveling in the Spirit. Holy men (and women) of God will be lifted up and transported by the Spirit to places and times of God’s choosing, bringing back first hand reports of future and past events to those who have ears to hear. This is what God means when He says that our young men shall see visions.
In conclusion, almost every place where God shows us the future or the past in scripture is time traveling in the Spirit. Once you understand what it actually means to be a “seer” many things begin to make sense.
True Prophets Speak Of What They Actually Experience