The Seer

James W. Goll

The Seer

Course Overview

The prophetic movements in church history and contemporary life are driven by two powerful streams: the prophet, who conveys revelation primarily through verbal means, and the seer, whose insights manifest as vivid visions. While the role of the prophet is well-documented, the seer dimension remains mysterious and enigmatic to many. In The Seer, James W. Goll takes you on a captivating journey into this lesser-known dimension – the visionary world of the seer.

Course Description:

In this course, you will delve into the fascinating and insightful realm of the seer, exploring the prophetic power of dreams, visions, and living under open heavens. This course seeks to answer questions that often surround the seer’s dimension:

    • How does visionary revelation occur?
    • Can it be trusted?
    • Where does it fit into the life of the contemporary church?
    • Is the ability to become a seer reserved for specially gifted individuals?

Throughout the course, you will be moved at a heart level and your hunger for intimacy with God will be ignited, as “the seer’s goal is to reveal the man Christ Jesus!” You will learn how to find and release the special gifts that God has given you, ultimately cultivating the seer realm of the prophetic in your life.

What You’ll Learn

  • The difference between prophets and seers.
  • How to access prophetic insight through dreams and visions.
  • The significance of living under open heavens.
  • How to discern and trust visionary revelation.
  • The language of dreams and how to interpret them.
  • Levels of supernatural visions and their implications.
  • How to navigate ecstatic spiritual experiences.
  • Gaining insight into divine guidance and intimacy with God.

Who Should Take This Course:

  • Individuals seeking a deeper understanding of the prophetic and seer dimension.
  • Those interested in exploring the supernatural aspects of their faith.
  • Christians looking to develop and cultivate their prophetic and seer giftings.
  • Leaders and pastors wanting to equip their congregations with a broader knowledge of the prophetic.


1. Seer and Prophet: Two Prophetic Streams

This session distinguishes between a “prophet” who communicates God’s message and a “seer” who receives messages through visual experiences. It outlines their ministry differences, emphasizing that both aim to reveal the wonders of Jesus Christ and God’s purposes, encouraging prayers for spiritual insight.

2. Seer and Prophet: Two Prophetic Streams

This session explores seven dimensions of the prophetic anointing, encompassing areas like dreams and visions, social responsibilities, and administrative strategy. It also acknowledges the existence of various prophetic anointing categories tailored to different aspects of ministry, both within the church and in the secular community.

3. Vision: The Power That Sustains

This session underscores the significance of maintaining a clear vision in life and faith, drawing from biblical references to emphasize the importance of setting goals aligned with God’s purpose. It also highlights the principle of presenting one’s focus and desires to God as a means to achieve spiritual growth and empowerment.

4. The Diversity of Visionary States

This session underscores the Holy Spirit’s diverse manifestations and spiritual gifts, introducing Greek words for visionary states, including dreams, divine revelations, and visions. It emphasizes the need to be spiritually attuned to perceive these visions and encourages seeking enlightenment and using natural and supernatural tools to discern God’s work.

5. Wisely Judging Revelatory Encounters

This session underscores the importance of discerning revelatory encounters, emphasizing the need to use the Bible as a standard to test spiritual experiences. It also discusses the sources of revelation, including the Holy Spirit, the human spirit, and the evil spirit, and provides guidance on how to discern the origin of spiritual revelations.

6. Discerning of Spirits

This session explores the supernatural ability of discerning spirits, which involves perceiving and distinguishing between various types of spirits like the Holy Spirit, angels, human spirits, and evil spirits, serving purposes like deliverance and revealing deception. It provides guidelines for its operation, emphasizing wisdom, responsible use, and intercession in applying this gift.

7. Dream Language

This session discusses the significance of dreams as a means of receiving divine revelation, highlighting their biblical and present-day examples. It also delves into the symbolism of dream elements, emphasizing the importance of interpreting dreams based on consistent patterns in scripture.

8. Levels of Supernatural Visions

This session explores 12 levels of supernatural visions, including experiences like spiritual perception, pictorial visions, dreams, and heavenly visitations, discussing their characteristics and biblical examples. These visions serve as ways for individuals to receive divine messages and revelations, encompassing a spectrum from spiritual perception to direct encounters with the divine.

9. The Ecstatic Realms of the Spirit

This session discusses the concept of a trance, defining it as a state of altered consciousness that allows individuals to receive divine visions. It provides biblical examples of trances experienced by figures like Peter, Paul, Balaam, and others, highlighting the spiritual significance of such experiences and refuting the idea that prophets in trances are “mad” or “fools.”

10. Standing in the Council of God

This session discusses the importance of standing in the council of God and emphasizes the significance of having a close, intimate relationship with Him. It also touches on the nature of spiritual encounters and the need for a proper understanding of mystical experiences within the context of the prophetic ministry.

11. Hidden Streams of the Prophetic

This session discusses contemplative prayer for achieving a deeper connection with God through hidden prophetic revelations, distinguishing it from Eastern meditation and providing cautions. Church leaders endorse it for inner peace, deeper communion with God, and reducing distractions and self-centeredness.

12. The Key of Intimacy to Open Heavens

This session discusses the importance of intimacy with God to open up heavenly blessings over one’s life, family, and community, drawing from biblical accounts of open heavens. It emphasizes the need for fervent prayer and an extraordinary faith to bring about revival, citing historical examples of individuals and movements that experienced spiritual awakenings through their deep connection with God.

Apstolic-Prophetic Module


12 Sessions

11 hrs 37 min

About the Instructor

James W. Goll

God Encounters

James W. Goll is the founder of God Encounters Ministries and Global Prayer Storm. He is an international bestselling author, an adviser to leaders and ministries, and a recording artist. James has traveled around the world ministering in more than fifty nations sharing the love of Jesus, imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry, and life in the Spirit. His goal is to “win for the Lamb the rewards of His suffering.” James has recorded numerous classes with corresponding curriculum kits and is the author of more than fifty books, including The Lifestyle of a Prophet, The Lost Art of Intercession, The Seer, The Discerner, and The Mystery of Israel and the Middle East.