And he heard a voice from heaven, saying: Enoch, my son, prophesy unto this people, and say unto them—Repent, for thus saith the Lord: I am angry with this people, and my fierce anger is kindled against them; for their hearts have waxed hard, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes cannot see afar off; (Moses 6:27)When the Lord calls Enoch to be a prophet, the first wrongdoing the Lord wants Enoch to testify of against man is that “their hearts are waxed hard, their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes cannot see afar off.” Enoch is eventually told to anoint his eyes with clay and then wash them, with the promise that he would see. Other people have noted how this washing becomes a symbol of washing the world out of Enoch’s eyes. The result:
And he beheld the spirits that God had created; and he beheld also things which were not visible to the natural eye; and from thenceforth came the saying abroad in the land: A seer hath the Lord raised up unto his people. (Moses 6:36)This seems to be how the Lord works to encourage others to see also—He raises up a seer to be a good example of the benefits of seeing afar off. He shows men how natural eyes (of the natural man) can’t see. Enoch’s seer eyes could see the spirits God created, whether embodied or not, I suppose. He could also see things not visible to the natural eye. This could be coming events as consequences of actions, the past from a truer perspective, the evidences of God’s hand, the coming promises that would be fulfilled, and more.
What things do you “see” because our current prophet's example? What do you "see" as a member that others around you don’t see with their “natural” eyes?