Much of the Church has ignored those who operate in the gift of prophecy, the gifts of seeing (“seers”), and the actions of those who are called prophets. The lack of information on this subject has caused confusion and misunderstanding. We need to discover the truth so that the body of Christ can operate as He intended. What is the difference between these vital members of the body?
“All true seers are prophets, but not all prophets are seers.”
Perhaps you have heard this and taken it as a quote from the Bible. This is actually a quote from a well-known prophet of this generation. Unfortunately, the Word of God does not support this conclusion. To fully understand why we must look at three of the most misunderstood members of the body of Christ, often linked together in their application and mistaken for one another. Perhaps this is because individually, these can be hard to understand without knowing about the others.
There are two Hebrew words, ro’eh and chozeh. Both mean “seer.” Two Bible verses will fully explain the differences in these two words: