A Divine Stock Take To Meet The King
24.08.2018, Daniel Glimm
‹bersetzung: Margit Kelly
The Door of God Between the Years
As we as the people of God are approaching the end of a biblical year linked to the biblical month of “Elul” in the cycle of blessing of the Lord, I would like to take up the meaning of this period in a prophetic context to help us to position ourselves correctly for the coming biblical year.
When a time cycle in God's calendar comes to an end, there is a door in midst of the LORD's upward spiral of time. Every time a time cycle draws to a close in God's calendar – this door announces the new time cycle and can be likened to an exit/entrance, which is open and is about to be closed.
In this case it is an exit, which closes down the old time cycle, but at the same time it is an entrance into a new field of God's time.
Alpha and Omega
Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega, and as such He is the time span of our lives in the temporary, covering this time. He is also the door through which we enter into a new, providing, temporary time in midst of the cycle of eternity. Therefore, the end of a biblical year as well as the beginning of a biblical year have a special meaning (see Revelation 22:13; Deuteronomy 30:20 i.c.w. John 10:9).
13 I (note: Jesus Christ) am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Deuteronomy 30:20 (NIV):
...20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life (note: expansion of your life; Alpha and Omega), and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
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.
God's Love and Care
Such windows in time always end with God's love and care, according to His measure – this becomes clear in the name of the month, „Elul“, which carries the first Hebrew letters of the first part of the verses from Song of Songs 6:3. They are connected to the deep love relationship with Jesus Christ, our king and bridegroom.
Song of Songs 6:3a:
3a I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine; …
Reminiscing About the Year and Taking Stock
When we as God's people finish a year in God's calendar and enter into a new time in Christ Jesus, it is wise to take stock in ones personal life. This includes “reminiscing” about the year and thus bringing it to a close. As a result we should align ourselves accordingly for the new year.
This alignment should take place in the deep certainty, that we belong to Jesus Christ and He belongs to us.
Walking in the Highest Commandment of the LORD
The scripture from Song of Songs 6:3a is closely connected to the highest and greatest commandment of God. As God's people it calls us to begin the biblical year in the strength of the highest and greatest commandment of the LORD and continue to walk in it.
As a result our interpersonal relationships are formed properly and the godly order can be established, where necessary (see Matthew 22:36-40).
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
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.
39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ (see Leviticus 19:18).
40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
By establishing the order of God in our relationships revelatory light is released, which results in receiving direction (see Psalm 119:105).
105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
The End of A Time and the Breath of God
Every time a time phase set by God is drawing to a close on the earth, a special presence of Jesus Christ, King of Kings, appears. This presence is connected with His breath, designed to fill us with confidence for the future. Furthermore, we are to receive the intensification or increase of His kingdom rule.
As a result our spirit is in the hand of the Heavenly Father, who continues to form us throughout the cycle of the new year as sons of God in the centre of His will, so that we may do the things, the Heavenly Father assigns us to do (see Luke 23:46; Genesis 2:7 i.c.w. John 20:22).
46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
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.
22 And with that he (note: Jesus Christ) breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
The Presence of Special Grace
The presence of Jesus Christ as King of Kings includes the presence of special grace, which releases the Father's love: He sends them through the “gate of the city” into the “field”, so that the people are able to see the love of the King of Kings and may touch Him (see John 3:16 i.c.w. John 19:19-20; Revelation 17:14; Revelation 19:16).
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: Jesus of Nazareth, the king of the Jews.
20 Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near (note: outside of) the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek.
14 They will wage war against the Lamb (note: that was as slain), but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
… 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.
The Royal Love of Jesus in the Earth
It is important for Jesus Christ, King of Kings to meet the needs of the simple people or people, who do not know Him. Nowadays He achieves this through His royal body on the earth, which consists of many people who love Him, serve Him without compromise and follow Him (see 1.Corinthians 12:12-14 i.c.w. Revelation 1:5-6).
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
13 For we were all baptised by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
… 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father – to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
The Presence of the King Among His People
The time window of special grace does not contain observing or following the usual protocol within the kingdom, where one can only come boldly before the throne of grace, justified by the blood of the lamb (see Hebrews 4:16); rather, it is the presence of the king, which moves nowadays through His people in the temporal zone in the earth, giving mankind an understanding of the king and His love through the message of the cross – similar to the way Melchizedek revealed himself to Abraham (see Genesis 14:18 i.c.w. John 6:51.53-57).
18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, …
51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”…
53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.
55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.
56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.
57 Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.
Ultimately, it is down to the person to hear the message of the king and to accept His love in order to come boldly before the throne of grace, justified by the blood of the king, i.e. the lamb of God (see Hebrews 4:16).
16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,