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The Glory Of God And The Crown

15.01.2018, Daniel Glimm

The Vision Of The Glory Of God

During a time of worship in our apostolic center "Holy Place", in a vision the Lord showed to me the facet of His glory.

The glory had appeared in the middle of the room of the congregation in the appearance of a human body dressed in a robe. It looked like an elegantly dancing woman who radiated perfect purity, tenderness and beauty in her expression of glory.

The body of her spiritual being consisted of a transparent mist filled with beige-golden particles. The face of the appearance was transparent and bright, so that I couldn't see it completely. As I saw this, the Lord let me know that it was an expression of His glory.

Then I heard the Holy Spirit speaking to my spirit that this kind of glory has a feminine character trait, which doesn't mean that the glory of God is a woman according to earthly understanding.

The Female Character And The Glory Of God

The feminine character trait of the glory of God is an indication of the purpose of assisting in representing the Lord in His authority as King. It is not directly linked to the presence of angels, but to the immediate nature of God. It is similar to the fragrance of a perfume on a human body.

The connection between God and His glory is equal to the position of the first woman created by God (note: Eve), which He formed and had taken from Adam's side. She was created in order to support him as an assistant and to surround Adam (see Genesis 2:18).
Genesis 2:18:
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Eve was a supportive force for her husband with the aim of representing him in a greater authority. Accordingly, the woman is a complement to the man's strength and ability, which contributes to a greater and more unified beauty as well as representation.

The Crown And The Wife

In this context, I received the words from Proverbs 12:4a and Proverbs 31:10, where it is about the virtuous wife who is her husband's crown and even more noble than pearls.
Proverbs 12:4a:
4a A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, …
Proverbs 31:10:
10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies (note: pearls).

Consequently, both Scriptures give us an explanation that the glory of God would also reveal a supporting character representing the LORD in His greatness and authority and points to a higher level of His presence.
In order to understand the glory of God in connection with the feminine character, it is necessary to know what the word “virtuous” and the word “crown” mean in the Hebrew context.

The Hebrew word for “virtuous” used in the named Scriptures is the word “chayil” and it means “force, strength, power, fortune, army; It describes the power and the ability to achieve or produce something, as well as possession and wealth” (note: part excerpt of the Elberfelder Study Bible on the word “virtuous-chayil” with the word key number: 2485, 2486).

The Hebrew word for “crown” is “ăṭârâh” and its root word is “‛âṭar”, which means “to encircle, to surround, to crown”. (note: part excerpt of the Elberfelder Study Bible on the words “crown-ăṭârâh” and “to encircle, to crown-‛âṭar” with the word key number: *5964, 5965)
Women In The Kingdom Of God

These explanations make it clear that the woman has an important position in the kingdom of God and in spiritual warfare. This is also because the woman is destined to receive strategies that would help the man to lead powerfully in spiritual warfare as well as victoriously in Jesus Christ.

Therefore, it should not be considered as a coincidence that it were women who accompanied Jesus Christ and His disciples on their way and who invested in His ministry. These women had not only invested in the ministry of the King of Kings, but they also carried another characteristic of His glory as of deliverance and healing (see Luke 8:1-3).
Luke 8:1-3:
1 After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3 Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.

This fellowship of the women was like the “living crown” of the King of Kings while He lived on earth, so that the Gospel could continue to spread powerfully and His glory could be seen.

Even after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, this principle has not changed as among the apostles there were noble women who accompanied their ministry (see Acts 17:4).
Acts 17:4:
4 Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few prominent women.
The “Living Crown” And The Presence Of Motherhood And Sonship

This fellowship of the “living crown” also received the qualities of motherhood and sonship (see John 19:25-27) by the given instruction of the King of Kings.
John 19:25-27:
25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

It was also the fellowship of the “living crown” remaining in front of the cross until Jesus' victory over Satan was accomplished in order to advance in His triumph (see Colossians 2:14-15).
Colossians 2:14-15:
… 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.
15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
The Bride's Camp Dance
The book of Song of Songs also tells us about the bride Shulammite, who refers to the meaning of divine efficiency and eternal kingship authority by her particular dance performance (see Song of Songs 6:13).
Song of Songs 6:13:
13 Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, that we may gaze on you! Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim?
This dance is a graceful double camp round dance (note: Mahanaim) surrounded by the presence of the hosts of angels of YAHWE-ZEBAOTH (note: THE LORD OF HOSTS).
Mahanaim - The Double Camp Of God
Mahanaim is a spiritual strategic place. This place is connected to a time when a believer is in a territory where one and the generations would have entered into a challenging phase, so that the double camp of God (note: Mahanaim) gets activated.
The purpose of the divine release is for the angelic hosts of the Lord working with us together in order to help us manage the challenge. Mahanaim is also connected with the joining of two commissioned angelic units of God. These are angels designated for the supernatural realm (note: which surrounds us) and angels designated for our natural realm.
The purpose of the assigned angels for the supernatural realm is to establish God's favor in our lives, which can manifest in many ways in the visible realm, so that we proceed strategically with the aim to bless. Angels who are assigned in the natural realm are strongly linked to hospitality (see Hebrews 13:2).
Hebrews 13:2:
2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
The Place Of Mahanaim And Jacob's Encounter With Esau
The meaning of the place of Mahanaim becomes evident in the encounter of Jacob with his older brother Esau (note: means “The hairy one” => a wild spirit) who was intended to kill Jacob.
In Mahanaim, Jacob had encountered the angels of God, so that he decided to choose a strategy of giving and would have enough courage within his heart to finally meet his older brother. The result was that Esau no longer wanted to kill his brother Jacob, but kissed him instead (see Genesis 32:2-5.14-21 i.c.w. Genesis 33:4).
Genesis 32:2-5.14-21:
2 When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim.
3 Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
4 He instructed them: “This is what you are to say to my lord Esau: ‘Your servant Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban and have remained there till now.
5 I have cattle and donkeys, sheep and goats, male and female servants. Now I am sending this message to my lord, that I may find favor in your eyes.’ ” …
… 14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
15 thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.
16 He put them in the care of his servants, each herd by itself, and said to his servants, “Go ahead of me, and keep some space between the herds.”
17 He instructed the one in the lead: “When my brother Esau meets you and asks, ‘Who do you belong to, and where are you going, and who owns all these animals in front of you?’
18 then you are to say, ‘They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift sent to my lord Esau, and he is coming behind us.’ ”
19 He also instructed the second, the third and all the others who followed the herds: “You are to say the same thing to Esau when you meet him.
20 And be sure to say, ‘Your servant Jacob is coming behind us.’ ” For he thought, “I will pacify him with these gifts I am sending on ahead; later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me.”
21 So Jacob’s gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp.
Genesis 33:4:
4 But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.
The Bride - Woman Of The Lamb
Back to the crown and glory of God in its female characteristic, it is significant that the bride or woman of the Lamb moves from top to bottom in glory in the structure of the anointed city of Jerusalem, which is similar to the coronation of a king receiving the crown set on his head by a higher authority (see Revelation 21:2.9-11).
Revelation 21:2.9-11:
2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. …
9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.
The Requirement For Acting In The Kingship Authority Of God
In order to being able to live and act in the kingship authority of God it is important to move ahead in faithfulness with Jesus Christ as with a humble heart attitude towards God's authority. As a result, one is under the mighty hand of God, who faithfully brings men to honor at the right time. This process is equal to the coronation of a king (see 1 Peter 5:6).
1 Peter 5:6:
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
Therefore, it is important to God that believers shouldn't be too quickly put into a spiritual ministry in the body of Christ by spiritual authorities through the laying on of hands or anointing (see 1 Timothy 5:22).
1 Timothy 5:22:
22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
Authority And The Mature Spiritual Character
Basis for any confirmation and agreement of a spiritual office (note: including leadership) should always be a mature spiritual character. As long as a person is not mature there should be no assignment for any spiritual position of responsibility.
The reason is that it is not primarily the knowledge that empowers someone to be in a position of authority in the kingdom of God, but rather one's mature and trained character being fully submitted to God's guidance. This kind of attitude demonstrates that the person is always ready as well as willing to learn.
Referring to the vision of the appearance of the glory, every saint may be encouraged to be totally devoted in longing for more of God's glory to Jesus as a bride (note: church) would devote herself to her bridegroom (note: Jesus Christ; see Ephesians 5:32-33).
Ephesians 5:32-33:
32 This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the church.
33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm