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The Newly Formed Divine Structure

08.05.2017, Daniel Glimm

‹bersetzung: Margit Kelly

Introduction

As we are as body of Christ in the time frame of the phase of transition where there is the possibility for new things to unfold, I would like to talk about the forming of a new structure by the hand of God.
This structure is made up by new associations of saints who add up to a divine fellowship, so that the presence of God can be received and carried for this time in order to serve and minister to the people.
When God creates something new, it is connected with moist soil or clay amongst others, and His given biblical time cycle.
We can see this in the creation of Adam, the first human being, and also in the story of Jeremiah in the potter's house, as he was forming a pot from clay at the wheel (see Genesis 2:6-7 i.c.w. Jeremiah 18:1-6).
 
Genesis 2:6-7:
… 6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.
7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
 
Jeremiah 18:1-6:
1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.”
3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel.
4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. 5 Then the word of the Lord came to me.
6 He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.
 
The Dew Of God
 
It is always God's plan to weave into our spiritual being His presence as well as His high ways and thoughts of the “untouched land (note: the fog or dew rising from the ground; see Genesis 2:6) of our promise”, that we may identify with it.
These plans and ways of God are untouched, because He wants to use us to touch them first. God achieves this by mixing our earthly existence with His celestial plan, and then He plants us into our territory on earth, just as God with His own hand placed Adam into his field of Eden (see Genesis 2:5-8).
 
Genesis 2:5-8:
5 Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, 6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground.
7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.
 
Love and the favor of God are the dew rising up from the untouched ground (note: it had not yet rained on earth) and these are woven into our lives by the hand of God. They shall encourage us to thank Him in our everyday life.
I call this touch of the LORD the outward touch by the being of the Heavenly Father. This touch prepares us for God's inward touch which enables us to rise up encouraged and in thankfulness to progress in joy and rejoicing here on earth (see Psalm 97:12 i.c.w. Philippians 4:4).
 
Psalm 97:12:
12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
 
Philippians 4:4:
4 Rejoice in the LORD always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
 
The outward touch of the Father forms us, and His inward touch fills us through His breath which is the Holy Spirit.
When Jesus Christ got baptized by John the Baptist, He was surrounded by the presence of the Heavenly Father (note: by His voice) and was filled with the measure of presence of the Holy Spirit necessary for His public ministry.
Here we can see, that a supernatural outward and inward touch took place (see Luke 3:21-23a i.c.w. Luke 4:1).
 
Luke 3:21-23a:
21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
23a Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry...
 
Luke 4:1:
1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, ...
 
This visitation by the Heavenly Father in the life of Jesus who is the last Adam, closely relates to the “installation” of the first Adam who was positioned by God in Eden (see 1 Corinthians 15:45).
 
1 Corinthians 15:45:
45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being” (see Genesis 2:7); the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
 
Positioned By The Hand Of God
 
Positioning or installation by the hand of God only takes place after His outward and inward touch; only then we are able to serve effectively in God's kingdom.
This positioning is always connected to elevation and stabilization which helps us to hear and know God on a higher level.
Take for instance the prophet Ezekiel and John the seer who were touched by the hand of God and thus heard and saw new revelations from the Father on a higher level (see Ezekiel 3:12; Ezekiel 8:3a-b; Ezekiel 37:1 i.c.w. Revelation 4:2).
 
Ezekiel 3:12:
12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a loud rumbling sound as the glory of the LORD rose from the place where it was standing.
 
Ezekiel 8:3a-b:
3a-b He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven ...
 
Ezekiel 37:1:
1 The hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.
 
Revelation 4:2:
2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.
 
The Dew And The Manna
 
Once again I would like to examine the subject of the dew which in the word of God is closely connected to the manna (also called the bread of heaven) and to Israel's rescue by the hand of Gideon (see Exodus 16:13-14; Numbers 11:7-9; Judges 6:36-40 i.c.w. John 6:31-35). This helps us understand just how God the Father interweaves us with our earthly territory in order to reveal His plans through us on earth.
 
Exodus 16:13-14:
13 That evening quail came and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.
14 When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor.
 
Numbers 11:7-9:
7 The manna was like coriander seed and looked like resin (note: resin, which looks like white pearls).
8 The people went around gathering it, and then ground it in a hand mill or crushed it in a mortar. They cooked it in a pot or made it into loaves. And it tasted like something made with olive oil.
9 When the dew settled on the camp at night, the manna also came down.
 
John 6:31-35:
31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”
32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”
35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
 
Judges 6:36-40:
36 Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised— 37 look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you said.”
38 And that is what happened. Gideon rose early the next day; he squeezed the fleece and wrung out the dew – a bowlful of water.
39 Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test with the fleece, but this time make the fleece dry and let the ground be covered with dew.”
40 That night God did so. Only the fleece was dry; all the ground was covered with dew.
 
By the above mentioned scripture passages we can see the Heavenly Father providing us with His living word which is Jesus, and giving us the necessary direction and courage to bring salvation/deliverance to the people, so they can walk through the gate of the precious pearl, which is Jesus Christ (see John 10:9; Matthew 13:45-46 i.c.w. Revelation 21:12-14.21).
 
John 10:9:
9 I (note: Jesus Christ) am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
 
Matthew 13:45-46:
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.
46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
 
Revelation 21:12-14.21:
... 12 It (note: the city; the woman, bride of the lamb) had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west.
14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
 
Jesus, The Precious Pearl
 
Jesus Christ is the compassionate high priest who, as the precious pearl, displays the gates of the tribes and His basic apostolic understanding on His chest, so that we may have access to His heart and will be able to understand Him rightly (see Hebrew 4:14-15).
 
Hebrews 4:14-15:
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin.
 
The Moist Clay Pot And The Potter's Wheel
 
The LORD used the reshaping process of the moist vessel of clay on the potter's wheel at the time where Jeremiah was down in the potter's house (see Jeremiah 18:1-6h) to show me that He is positioning saints in the center of His biblical time cycle: They become aware of the time cycle of the Heavenly Father and understand how important it is. This is also closely connected to walking in the center of God's will.
This creates a new clay vessel which points to an association of saints initiated by God, and that leads to a fellowship which stays in God's fire and emerges victorious (see Song of Songs 3:6-7; Song of Songs 8:5 i.c.w. Matthew 3:11).
 
Song of Songs 3:6-7 (note: Service of the King):
6 Who is this coming up from the wilderness like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant?
7 Look! It is Solomon’s carriage, escorted by sixty warriors, the noblest of Israel, …
 
Song of Songs 8:5 (note: Bride of the King/Love for the King):
5 Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her beloved?
 
Matthew 3:11:
11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
 
The Holy Spirit And The Fire Of God
 
Clay needs to be moist to be formed.
The vessel properly formed from clay, needs to pass through great heat so it can be used as a vessel for service.
This fact clearly shows that we as people of God need the Holy Spirit and fire to serve truthfully i.e. with persistence before the eyes of the Heavenly Father in the world.
 
Testing Heart And Kidneys/Putting us Through Our Paces/Putting Us Through The Acid Test
 
The Holy Spirit helps us to renew our mind and spirit to stay flexible and do the will of God for this time (see Romans 12:2 i.c.w. Ephesians 4:23-24).
 
Romans 12:2:
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
 
Ephesians 4:23-24:
… 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
 
The fire of God, however, develops stability in our inner man, as it contains the testing of heart and kidneys: It puts us to the acid test/it puts us through our paces, so to speak (see Psalm 26:2 i.c.w. Jeremiah 20:12).
 
Psalm 26:2:
2 Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; …
 
Jeremiah 20:12a:
12a Lord Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind, …
 
The Hebrew word for „heart“ is „lēb“ and I find it no coincidence that the last Hebrew letter in Deuteronomy is a „Lamed- (L)“, and the first Hebrew letter in Genesis is a „Beth- (B)“: Together they form the Hebrew word „lēb“, which points to the highest commandment of God (see Matthew 22:37-38).
 
Matthew 22:37-38:
37 Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ (see Deuteronomy 6:5).
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
 
The spiritual functions of the heart are:

1. Knowledge (see Proverbs 18:15)
2. Recognition (see Isaiah 33:18)
3. Memory/Remembrance (see Deuteronomy 4:9).

=> The heart is the organ of understanding (see Proverbs 2:2; Isaiah 6:10) and wisdom (see Exodus 31:6; Proverbs 2:10).
From the heart come emotions like pain (see Psalm 38:9), grief (see Nehemiah 2:2), joy (see Isaiah 24:7), fear (see Psalm 55:5), despair (see Lamentations 1:20), courage (see Psalm 40:13), valor (see 2 Samuel 17:10), pride (see 2 Chronicles 26:16), malice (see Jeremiah 4:14), rejection, disdain (see Exodus 8:28; Deuteronomy 15:7; 1 Chronicles 15:29) as well as trust and affection (see Deuteronomy 6:5; Judges 9:3; 2 Samuel 15:6)
.<= (note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder study bible on the Hebrew word „lēb-heart“; language key no.: 3899)
=> The kidneys are seen as the seat of the inside and most secret/subconscious drives of man, as well as the seat of the conscience. <= (note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder study bible on the Hebrew word „kiljāh-kidney“; language key no.: 3701)
 
These word explanations quite clearly show that the fire of God contributes to stabilizing or securing the new revelations/values given by the Holy Spirit, such as knowledge, understanding, wisdom etc., as well as pure motives.
When tested in the fire of God, all negative properties i.e. motives will burn.
This creates supernatural boldness to answer the call of God, just as the prophet Isaiah did, when his lips got touched with a glowing coal from God's altar (see Isaiah 6:5-8).
 
Isaiah 6:5-8:
5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.
7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm




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