The servant answered Saul again, "Here, I have with me a quarter of a shekel of silver, and I will give it to the man of God to tell us our way." (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he said, "Come, let us go to the seer," for today's "prophet" was formerly called a seer.) And Saul said to his servant, "Well said; come, let us go." So they went to the city where the man of God was. -- 1Samuel 9: 8-10 (ESV)
For a discernment minister, Jennifer Leclaire is the gift that just keeps on giving. If there ever seems to be a lull on the false teaching landscape it only takes one trip to Jennifer's page on Charisma or her own website to find the latest slice of craziness being sold to Christians as a move of God. From sneaky squid sprits to commanding legions of angels to give you an abundant harvest, Jennifer never fails to push the edge of Charismaniacal madness. She does so to build her brand and sell you product, but that is a story for a later devotional. For this one, it is my joy to let you know that God has apparently decided to give some people special x-ray vision! Yes beloved you can't make this stuff up. Above is the link to the video about this announcement from Jennifer so let us reason together again:
"God is highlighting the seer gift in this hour. The Lord has encountered my heart to raise up seers." -- Jennifer Leclaire
Sorry beloved but the x-ray vision is not a gift for everyone. Apparently you need to be a seer. What is a seer you may ask? It is a pretend office Jennifer has made up to fleece the flock. You see Jennifer coincidentally has a "school of the seers" where she will train you to be a seer for only $300 per year! Then upon "graduation" you can join her "Company of Seers" for only an additional $330! The cynic inside of me thinks this is why her god has "encountered her heart." When I say god here I mean money of course, which clearly is Jennifer's god.
So what is a seer then? The bible does mention the term and this gives Jennifer the biblical background to make her scheme appear pious. The reality is the bible covers thousands of years and language changes over time. A seer is of course just another word for a prophet. Jennifer will insist that seers "see" deeper than a prophet who merely repeats what the Lord has spoken to them. What do our key verses teach us however? Saul is seeking direction and wants to seek out a local man of God to give them the correct way to go. Verse nine is God specifically explaining that the man formerly called seer is known today as a prophet. Given this obvious scriptural proof, why did Jennifer see the need to pretend prophets and seers are different? Because she already operated a school for prophets at a mere $1000 per year. Just another revenue stream and by the way, all of these schools are operated out of a room at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Despite this debunking of Jennifer's silliness, she persisted:
"I want to share a word on x-ray vision. When I first heard God say it I was like, what is that? You have to search it out. Then the Lord said, "I am calling my seers to be lookers. To have a look-see in the spirit realm with active faith. Expecting to see what I am showing and expecting to hear what I am telling them. I am inviting you to a new level of show and tell where I do the showing and you do the telling to a divided world whose sight has gone dim." -- Jennifer Leclaire
The bulk of this video is Jennifer expositing the false word she claims God gave her. Yes you read that right. Jennifer recites this long narrative that starts with this absurd blurb above and then raises it to the level of scripture by pretending it needs to be exposited. That we need to exposit the notion that God wants to give seers a "look-see" and bring them to a "new level of show and tell." What are we in 5th grade again? Beloved, God is not playing show and tell. This is insulting on an intellectual and spiritual level. Leclaire is banking however on the sheer gullibility of Charismaniacs who appear willing to fall for anything. After embracing holy laughter and Todd Bentley, who can blame her? PT Barnum is credited with saying there was a sucker born every minute. He obviously never went to a charismatic church or he may have had to bump up the timeline.
"But I am going to bless my dedicated seers, who will look into the past, present, and future, with x-ray vision to see through the plans of the enemy and point my people towards victory." -- Jennifer Leclaire
Jennifer goes on to exposit this as meaning x-ray vision sees motives behind intentions, demons behind people's actions and demons in the atmosphere. Because you know the general concept of x-ray vision was not absurd enough. Then she bizarrely claimed that x-ray vision was really a code word and God was revealing codes. She seemed confused and quickly moved off this however. Jennifer then said we get lazy just looking at the pictures in our mind and tried to tie this entire unbiblical farce back to scripture.
"After he created Adam and Eve, He said be fruitful and multiply but then He said "see!" So the charge to the first man and woman was -- see!" -- Jennifer Leclaire
Beloved, we must realize that hucksters like Jennifer Leclaire rely on the laziness of church goers in this generation to not do the work of a Berean. She relies upon a churched generation that does not even need to bring their bibles anymore to church on Sundays let alone dare to open them during the week. We have to become naturally curious when it comes to scripture. When I heard Jennifer make this assertion my reaction was, "really, I don't remember that." I hit pause on the video and opened up my bible to Genesis:
And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth." And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. -- Genesis 1:28-29 (ESV)
The word Jennifer reads as "see" is "behold" and they are interchangeable. Reality however is not negotiable. Jennifer left off the entire sentence attached to see! Was God charging them with seeing into the spirit realm for a look-see? Was He taking Adam and Eve to a new level of show and tell? No beloved -- He was saying see all of the trees and seeds he had given them for food. No secret meaning to press into the seer realm or anything else as stupid. This ridiculous mangling of scripture is so blatantly obvious that we must conclude Jennifer is simply making it up as she goes along to sell her school and company of seers. As if realizing the obvious push back she would face for something so asinine, Jennifer includes pre-emptive strikes against critics:
"Many churches have put down the seer realm. This seer stuff scares pastors. Many people are afraid because they are sinning and don't want seers to see." -- Jennifer Leclaire
While there are many churches who will not accept such nonsense, there are many who will embrace it, endorse it, and promote it. Those that say no are not scared Jennifer. They simply discern that you are a two-bit hustler making merchandise off of the sheep of the Lord. Those that truly discern also recognize that seeing into people's lives is wholly possible through the demonic. Beloved God may very well be drawing us into a little show and tell. He has shown us demonstrably that Jennifer Leclaire is false by merely holding the mirror of the bible up to her teachings. He shows us such things because His word has already told us to mark such people and have nothing to do with them.