by GL Jones
A few days ago I wrote an article on the rare Apostolic & Prophectic gift of Open Vision.
What is Open Vision?
Open vision is a special gift within the realm or under the mantles of both the Apostle and the Prophet. Most people know what prophecy is, however they don’t know all the inner workings and nuisances of the Apostolic or the Prophectic gifts. I have had the gift of the seer (prophecy) since age 5. I received the Apostolic Mantle upon my Consecration as Bishop in February of 2004. Yet I didn’t realize the innerworkings of the Apostolic or Prophecy and the speciality of open vision THRU prophecy until I was 57 yrs old. In short, God entrusts the gift of open vision to His servants who have grown in grace and who will use it wisely.What good is it to have a gift but not know how to use it with discipline and dignity.
Open Vision operates through the spirit of prophecy and enables a person to connect all of the dots of his /her life and others that we help (past,present and future). People,the ungodly and psychologists in the world today, will label the gift of open vision as psychosis because they neither have the Holy Spirit nor profess to understand it!
Open Vision also works through the the spirit of discernment and allows one to see the thoughts and intents of people’s hearts and minds! It causes your spirit to elevate and be transported away from the body and be a fly on the wall in order to see the dastardly deeds of other transacted against the kingdom of God in secret!
Open vision is usually reserved for those who have the Apostolic mantle and have reached the highest level of Spiritual Growth or the rank of Apostle. Not all Prophets or those with the gifts of Discernment,Vision or Prophecy have Open Vision! In a vision you see a picture of an event.However, in Open Vision: you are in a 3D movie almost literally (i.e. the Apostle Peter, when God let down the net of all animals and told him to eat, to his consternation!) This was actually more than just a dream or vision but Open Vision!
Open Vision is a very rare experience and prophetic gift. I have only met 3 other people in my lifetime who have exhibited this gift. People who don’t understand or have the gift of prophecy would label a person insane for suggesting that this gift even exists. Nevertheless, if one has it you know that it does exist! It’s like telling a woman who has gave birth to 10 kids that she is incapable of getting pregnant. In the Bible:
*When God took Abram up in the the heavens to look, he took his spirit up to see that his seed would be great and would be multiplied as the sands of seashore and as the stars of heaven. We know that this had to be a spiritual vision and not physical (in body) and not soulical (involving the human mind).Man is a threefold being: (Body,Soul and Spirit).
The Apostle Paul wrote in II Corinthians 12:1-4
” It is not expedient for me, doubtless, to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth ) — such an one caught up in the third heaven.
And I knew such a man (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth)–
How he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which is not lawful for man to utter.”
Scoffield describes this “Third heaven” as the abode of God the first heaven being that of the clouds, and second Heaven’s being that of the stars. (Outer space)
Paul was obviously having an out of body experience here in the book of II Corinthians.Paul knew the power God, although technology was not as developed as it is today in Pauls day, he was able to say that the Gospel would be preached to every nation and every person on the face of the world!
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