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A New Heaven and A New Earth

23.10.2017, Daniel Glimm

‹bersetzung: Margit Kelly

Introduction
 
We read in the word of God, that the LORD at a specific time will roll up heaven and earth like a robe, and He will create a new heaven and a new earth (see Hebrews 1:10-12 i.c.w. Isaiah 65:17).
 
Hebrews 1:10-12:
10 He also says (see Psalm 102:26-28), “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. 12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”
 
Isaiah 65:17:
17 See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
 
Though the above mentioned scriptures describe the end of the times, I would like to explain in detail what the LORD revealed to me in this context: He showed me, that He is preparing a new realm from His presence for us, His people, now on the earth and we need to take possession of it.
 
The Eternal Plan Of God
 
God acts from the realm of eternity and one can describe the structure of His time cycle as a circle without beginning or end. This indicates that God works according to His eternal plan, which has a beginning, even though it is connected to an end in the temporal zone (see Isaiah 65:17 i.c.w. 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1)
 
Isaiah 65:17:
17 See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
 
2 Peter 3:13:
13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
 
Revelation 21:1:
1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
 
The Example Of The Reading Cycle In The Word of God
 
In connection with the eternal plan of renewal I would like to use the example of the reading cycle in the word of God.
As the original structure of the word of God consisted of a scroll (which in the Hebrew is read from right to left) we can see that the scroll gets increasingly opened towards the left during the process of reading; therefore, the left hand side decreases while the right hand side increases.
As faith arises by hearing the message from the word of God, it becomes obvious that the believer reading the word of God under the guidance of the Holy Spirit increases in faith (see Romans 10:17 i.c.w. 2 Corinthians 3:6).
 
Romans 10:17:
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
 
2 Corinthians 3:6:
6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
 
This means we create a realm not visible for the natural eye, if we read the word of God daily throughout the year; I would entitle this realm as faith.
Consequently, we finish one realm of faith or firmness of faith and enter into a higher measure of faith every year.
This does not mean that the firmness of faith from the old year does no longer exist, rather the new firmness of faith builds on the already established faith of the previous year as 2 Corinthians 3:18 describes this process in regard to the glory.
 
2 Corinthians 3:18:
18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
 
The New Realm And The Kingdom Structure
 
The LORD is currently in the process of creating a new realm on earth and in heaven, which is connected with the kingdom structure of heaven for this time.
To help you understand the kingdom of the LORD better, I would like to quote the definition for the Kingdom of God at this point.
 
What Is The Kingdom Of God?
 
A) The Kingdom of God is the sovereignty of God in the believer by way of the Holy Spirit.
B) It is the presence of God dwelling in a person as His holy habitation. This presence yields the personification/structure of the godhead in the vessel, all the benefits, provision and power characteristic from Creator God and His eternal kingdom. The personification/structure frees the hand of God to move and exerts His authority wherever there is a believer present. (Exert from the „Prophet`s Dictionary„ by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; page 298)
 
What Is The Kingdom Of Heaven?
 
A) It is the sovereignty and power of the order of God, His systems, rules and ways in the affairs of the people.
B) The influence of the church of Jesus Christ in the world.
C) It is that which imposes the authority of Jesus Christ as sovereign over the kingdom of God and His heavens on the world. (Exert from the „Prophet`s Dictionary„ by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; page 298)
 
The new realm of the kingdom created by God seems at first not visible, because it is connected with the apostolic anointing of the LORD. Its result only becomes visible through humans, who move in it and its order, so that the anointing can influence the environment through their lives.
 
Elijah And Elisha
 
One can compare the process of God creating this new realm with the life of Elijah at the time, where Elisha followed him to receive the double anointing from Elijah.
Here the cloak of Elijah (note: represents the anointing; in this case the prophetic anointing) and the crossing of the Jordan river take an important part.
As Elijah and Elisha were on the way to the place of rapture, they first had to cross the Jordan river. They achieved this by Elijah folding his cloak and striking the water with it, so that it divided and they managed to cross over on dry ground (see 2 Kings 2:8).
 
2 Kings 2:8:
8 Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
 
After Elijah had been received into heaven by God by way of the whirlwind and the separation of the chariot of fire and the horses of fire, Elisha received Elijah's cloak from a higher realm.
At this point the cloak was no longer folded but unfolded; this was a sign, that Elisha stayed in a sphere of anointing that contained double the amount of the anointing, which Elijah previously moved in.
After the rapture of Elijah Elisha crossed over the Jordan alone by using Elijah's unfolded cloak on his return journey. At the same time the cloak became his new garment, as Elisha had torn his old garment (see 2 Kings 2:9-14).
 
2 Kings 2:9-14:
9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.
10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.”
11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
12 Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.
13 Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.
14 He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. “Where now is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.
 
After he had crossed the Jordan alone, Elisha moved in a new sphere of anointing, which God had created and determined for this time on the earth.
God closed a time of heaven on earth by means of a new time of heaven on earth. This was recognized by the company of prophets on the other side of the Jordan, because they saw how the cooperating double anointing of the LORD rested on his life, even though they could not quite believe, that Elijah's time had been ended by God supernaturally (see 2 Kings 2:15-18).
 
2 Kings 2:15-18:
15 The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, “The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.” And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.
16 “Look,” they said, “we your servants have fifty able men. Let them go and look for your master. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has picked him up and set him down on some mountain or in some valley.” “No,” Elisha replied, “do not send them.”
17 But they persisted until he was too embarrassed to refuse. So he said, “Send them.” And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him.
18 When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, “Didn’t I tell you not to go?”
 
For us this means, when God creates a new spiritual sphere on earth we as people of God should not stick to the old way and the things connected to it, but should move in the structure and anointing created by God (see Mark 2:22).
 
Mark 2:22:
22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.
 
The New Spiritual Sphere In The Time of Noah
 
A new spiritual sphere was also created in the time of Noah, which Noah and his family entered into after the Flood.
This happened as God determined the ark to settle on the mountain range called Ararat (note: means “mirror” => assessment of faith) by letting waters recede (see Genesis 8:4).
 
Genesis 8:4:
… 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
 
A mountain range consists of multiple heights; at this point I therefore personally regard the newly created supernatural realm of the LORD on earth as the sphere of the so-called seven heights of the Kingdom of God (see Genesis 8:5).
 
Genesis 8:5:
5 The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.
 
The Seven Heights Of The Kingdom of God
 
There are seven heights of the Kingdom of God in the earth, which we are called to influence as people of God with His presence through our lives, after we have been in the presence of the LORD.
All of these areas are areas of responsibility, in which each one of us ministers in the particular field of the kingdom appointed to us by God in order to advance the Kingdom of God on the earth through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
These heights or areas of responsibilities are:
 
1. Family
2. Church
3. Work/ Business/ Economy
4. Government
5. Education
6. Arts
7. Media.
 
God is spirit (see John 4:24) and also a God of covenant, and His Holy Spirit has a sevenfold characteristic (see Isaiah 11:2), just as the rainbow as the covenant sign consists of seven colors (note: red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, purple; see Genesis 9:8-17). Therefore, these colors can be related to the seven heights mentioned above.
Reason being, that Noah's ark settled on the mountains of Ararat after the flood, where God revealed His covenant to him by sign of the rainbow (see Genesis 9:12-14).
 
Genesis 9:12-14:
12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,...
 
This means in relation to the word from Hebrews 1:10-12 regarding a new heaven and earth, which I mentioned in the beginning of this message, that God invites us to walk as His Sons in His eternal plan under the eternal order of Melchizedek which includes the apostolic anointing for this time on the earth, so that we can reveal the new sphere of the LORD and His influence, which He wants to exert through us in the respective fields of responsibility.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm




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