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Recognition Of The Place Where Christ Is Present Today

02.06.2018, Daniel Glimm


Being Spiritually Awake
 
At this time it is is important that we as saints are spiritually awake and discern the times and places rightly where Jesus Christ is now present (see Matthew 16:3)!
 
Matthew 16:3:
… 3 and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to
interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
 
The Call To Watch
 
=> Jesus warned His disciples to "watch." This word involves watching what is coming up in us as well as what is developing in the environment around us.
Jesus is sympathetic to our battle, which is why He told His disciples to pray because "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" (Matthew 26:41).
 
This could be translated as "Your spirit man wants to do the right thing but your emotions and your untrained senses will overpower your spirit. Your natural man is weak. Fail to pray and you'll be frightened and intimidated and will want to run."
 
Nothing should keep us back from transition! We should "watch" what's coming up in us and watch what's going on around us! <= (excerpt from the article “How to Keep from Sabotaging Your Own Transition” by Lance Wallnau)
 
The Assigned Places By The Spirit Of God
 
The determined places by the Heavenly Father are the places where Christ is currently present!
It is similar to the time of Jesus' life when He was in Israel as a human being and was active in the field of authority assigned by the Heavenly Father, which included the region of Zebulun and Naphtali (see Isaiah 9:1 i.c.w. Matthew 4:13-16).
 
Isaiah 9:1:
1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan – …
 
Matthew 4:13-16:
13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali – 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah: 15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles – 16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
 
Christ Has Changed His Place!
 
In order to correctly recognize the current whereabouts of Jesus Christ in the Spirit, it is essential that we move forward in the power of the testimony of Jesus, which is the spirit of prophecy that never moves independently of the Word of God (see Revelation 19:10e i.c.w. 2 Peter 1:19-21).
 
Revelation 19:10e:
“ … 10e For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”
 
2 Peter 1:19-21:
19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.
21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
 
The Sense of Taste and then Vision

It is therefore necessary that we have an exercised “sense of taste” according to Hebrews 5:14 in order to be able to taste the Word of God, so that we can then see that God is good (see Psalm 34:8).
 
Hebrews 5:14:
14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
 
Psalm 34:8:
8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Without the taste for the Word of God we are not able to see prophetically right.
This means that we must become one with the Word of God in order to correctly recognize and judge Christ's current whereabouts for this time!

From the “Mountain” to the “Water”
 
The LORD let me know that He has moved His temporary resding place in the spiritual realm from the "mountain" to the "water", which has great effect for us as saints on earth.
In this season Jesus Christ doesn't move on “elevated ground”, but on the basis of it, Christ goes on the water!
This is illustrated by the fact that while Jesus went on the water, it was “Peter – The Rock” who came by Christ's command to Him on the water (see Matthew 14:22-29)!
 
Matthew 14:23-26.28-29:
23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night,
he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the
waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. …
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
 
Jesus' disciples were already by his command in transition to the other side of the lake by boat.
On their way of transition, they found themselves in a challenging situation because the wind opposed them. It was not primarily the water that opposed them, but the strength of the wind that affected the water, which was an indication of spiritual resistance (Satan => resistance) in the atmosphere!
Despite their obedience to Jesus' voice (note: it is an expression of love for Him; see John 14:21), the disciples were in a challenging situation because it was a phase of renewing their minds and thoughts into which Jesus led them (see Romans 12:2 i.c.w. Ephesians 4:23-24; Colossians 3:2).
 
John 14:21:
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
 
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.
 
Colossians 3:2:
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
 
The adversary's plan, however, was to surround Jesus' disciples in their transition process with fear and intimidation with the aim of making them break off the transition.
But God, the Heavenly Father knew that He would send His Son Jesus Christ to them in a new way to bring them to the new place in the midst of their destiny.
While Jesus Christ went to His disciples on the water, He appeared to them not as a natural person, but as a spiritual being, as is evident from the statement of the disciples who called Him a ghost (see Matthew 14:26).
 
Matthew 14:26:
26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
 
Jesus Christ, through His new appearance, first confronted the evil prince who rules in the air (see Ephesians 2:2) and whose goal was to drive the disciples into disobedience to Jesus' command, which did not happen (note: Praise be to God!).
 
Ephesians 2:2:
… 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
 
After Jesus had shaken Satan with his powers in the spiritual atmosphere, he confronted the inner being and the present mindset of his disciples to enable them to make the right decision for the new way or the new time according to the will of God.
Jesus did this by calling “Peter the Rock” on the water.
Through the supernatural touch of Jesus on the water, the supernatural being of Peter increased in substance through the power of impartation, so that he was also strengthened in his soul and had more faith in the Spirit!
 
The Spirit Filled Movement
 
That reveals, that it's about the supernatural path of the SON OF GOD which results from an intimidate relationship with the HEAVENLY FATHER in order to walk at this time spirit filled ahead with Him (see John 3:3.7-8; Johannes 1,12-13 i.c.w. Colossians 3:2-4)!
 
John 3:3.7-8:
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again (note: born from above => God is spirit!; see John 4:24).” …
7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’
8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
 
Johannes 1,12-13:
12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children (note: sons) of God – 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
 
Colossians 3:2-4:
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is your1 life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
For some believers the plan of God for them for this time isn’t looking familiar as it has been in the
past.
 
For some believers the present plan of God isn't looking familiar for them as it has been in the past.
 
The Unusual Question Of Christ
 
It may sound weird but at this time Jesus isn't asking His people to walk with Him.
He asks them if they want to go away or if they want to stay close connected with Him in His “forward motion - head movement” (see John 6:66-67).
 
John 6:66-67:
66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will you also go away?
 
We have to understand that Christ is still moving ahead because He is THE HEAD and not the tail!
He doesn't wait for us if His Father moves ahead!
We have to follow Jesus Christ wherever He goes (see Matthew 4:19-20; John 1:37-39)!
 
Matthew 4:19-20:
19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
 
John 1:37-39:
37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour (note: four in the afternoon).
 
The reason for this is that this time is about the mysteries in Jesus Christ which the Holy Spirit reveals for this time and which are difficult for some to understand (see 1 Corinthians 2:7.10.13; Colossians 2:2-3 i.c.w. Daniel 12:4).
 
1 Corinthians 2:7.10.13:
7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. …
… 10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. …
13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
 
Colossians 2:2-3:
2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
 
Daniel 12:4:
4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
 
It is necessary to understand that Jesus Christ continues to lead because He is the head and not the tail!
He doesn't wait for us when His Heavenly Father moves on because He is only where His Father is (see Luke 2:49 i.c.w. John 5:19)!
 
Luke 2:49:
49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?
 
John 5:19:
19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
 
It is our duty as saints to follow Jesus Christ wherever He goes (see Matthew 4:19-20; John 1:37-39).
 
Matthew 4:19-20:
19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
 
John 1:37-39:
37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus.
38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.
 
It is not enough to be called only by Jesus Christ, but to be chosen, which means that one agrees to the calling of the Son of God and follows Him (see Matthew 22:14).
 
Matthew 22:14:
14 “For many are invited (note: called), but few are chosen.”
 
Obedience And Submission
 
Obedience or rather submission to His word is the key at this time in order to be blessed and to move ahead with Christ (see Deuteronomy 28:1.13-14)!
 
Deuteronomy 28:1.13-14:
1 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the
Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. …
13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord
your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at
the bottom.
14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left,
following other gods and serving them.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm




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