Are You a Watcher?

12 05 2020


Can you “see” something when someone is speaking words? There are degrees of seeing and hearing from God, that most never realize. Yet, we are called to “see” what God is saying. My friend, Sharon Sanders, of Christian Friends of Israel Jerusalem, recently shared a profound truth. Her prophetic intercessors prayer letter referenced a Hebrew scholar with great insight, which I quote in this excerpt:

According to Chaim Bentorah, a Biblical Hebrew Studies teacher, we can “see” what someone “says.” He states that the word ra’ah means a physical and spiritual seeing… This takes a close guarding according to Chaim, something like a bodyguard or secret service agent whose entire attention and focus are on observing things that everyone around him are not observing. It’s like looking for any subtle hint or movement, which may signal a threat to his mission of protection. 

Our goals in prayer are to discern the situation before us, through prayer and to determine whether Israel might be in danger. We need to be focused in our watch time when praying for Israel. … We need to watch to see if God is saying something specific to our hearts. Sharon Sanders, CFI Jerusalem (March 2020)

When we use the phrase “God’s word,” we usually mean Scripture, but every Bible verse was first spoken by God. The power of words is in the speaking, or the saying of what is on God’s heart. Do you “see” what He is saying? There is way more in His words than the simple grammar. What is God saying to you, to us? Can you see it, and really hear it?

I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected. Habakkuk 2:1

Dear Heavenly Father, Yehovah God, please give us ears to hear and eyes to see what you are showing us when you speak.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for seasonal rains for Israel.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists



3 responses

13 05 2020
Viki Johnson

Really good reminder. I will be more aware of this truth going forward. I have been with Sharon many times, she has great insight. God bless. Viki Johnson


13 05 2020
Margaret pope

Dear Les, this lesson came to me by my sister sending it on to me. I have read Chaim lessons for years. After reading this blog I clicked on your “have you taken the mark,yet? ..Faith over fear“ . At the 6:00 mark you talk about anger and fear. This is what The Lord wanted me to see. I had prayed earlier last night that The Lord would give me wisdom in counseling a young lady. Your lesson was my answer. I will use the part on anger to show the young lady how to pray .
I thought that I should share this story with you so you can see how The Lord is using you . Please pray for this young lady and her family. This is not about the virus.
Thank you ,


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