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God's Movement between the Portal of the East and the West

20.11.2018, Daniel Glimm


The Change of Structure
 
As the people of God, it is inescapable that living with Jesus Christ implies to enter time phases that require moving from a former structure to a new structure. These changes are usually related to the challenge as of giving birth to a child.
 
The Birth of Benjamin
 
In this regard I was reminded of the birth of Benjamin (note: "son of the right hand or of good fortune"), who was the youngest son of Jacob and whose mother Rachel died while he was born (see Genesis 35:16-19).
 
Genesis 35:16-19:
16 Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty.
17 And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, “Don’t despair, for you have another son.”
18 As she breathed her last – for she was dying – she named her son Ben-Oni (note: means “son of my trouble”) . But his father named him Benjamin (note: means “son of my right hand”).
19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
 
The birth of Benjamin took place on the way between two locations, which were Bethel and Ephrath. Benjamin was the only son of Jacob born in the Promised Land.
 
Benjamin's birth is meant to be an indication that we are going with the authority God has given us in Christ, in the midst of His promise, to the new place. That place was predestined for us in order to establish the quality of our fellowship with Him there. This place is also related to the open heaven and is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to bring forth a greater measure of the fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23).
 
Galatians 5:22-23:
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
 
The Awareness of the Guidance of the Holy Spirit
 
It is essential that we are sensitive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit in such spiritual birth phases. It is the Holy Spirit who, like Rachel's midwife, is standing in the future and seeing the new coming out of the "old" and who is assisting us to stand under an open heaven in the promise of the future as to advance in the revelatory truth (see John 16:13).
 
John 16:13:
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
 
This process means to show us old patterns by the Spirit of Truth, where we are lacking trust and are in doubt in order to break with them. Here it is important to be ready to leave the time that has been spent in order to enter with the Holy Spirit into the newness of the Heavenly Father. This decision entails a price and is connected with the submission of one's own will to God's will (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.
 
If we don't want to surrender to the guidance of God, the result is that we will find ourselves in an obsolete time and therefore will be unable to properly discern the new things that the Lord is doing, even though they carry the authority of the church for the future.
 
But praise be to God, the Heavenly Father, who clearly calls the new by name, so that within the church there will be knowledge of the truth for this time, so that everyone has the opportunity to decide freely (see Genesis 35:18 i.c.w. 1 Timothy 2:4).
 
Genesis 35:18:
18 As she breathed her last – for she was dying – she named her son Ben-Oni (note: means “son of my trouble”) . But his father named him Benjamin (note: means “son of my right hand”).
 
1 Timothy 2:4:
… 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
 
God's Movement Between Two Portals
 
The reason for this spiritual birth process is because God Himself moves between two portals with His nature represented by His four faces before His throne and it is connected to the seven Spirits of God (see Revelation 4:6-7 i.c.w. Revelation 4:5; Isaiah 11:2).
 
Revelation 4:6-7:
6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.
7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.
 
Revelation 4:5:
5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits1 of God.
 
Isaiah 11:2:
2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord –
 
The four characteristics of the face of God are:
  1. the face of the lion => The face of the lion is connected with the spirit of the Lord and the spirit of the fear of the Lord.
  2. the face of the bull => The face of the bull is connected with the spirit of might.
  3. the face of man => The face of man is connected with the spirit of understanding and counsel.
  4. the face of the flying eagle => The face of the flying eagle is connected with the spirit of wisdom and knowledge.
These two portals are the East and the West, which are an indication of the temporary measure of time of the church on earth to reveal the forgiveness of Jesus Christ (see Psalm 103:12 i.c.w. Hebrews 9:14; 1 John 1:7).
 
Psalm 103:12:
… 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
 
Hebrews 9:14:
14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
 
1 John 1:7:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
 
The movement between the two portals (note: East and West) can also be described as the phase in which God the Father as well as Jesus Christ the Son reveal themselves as the Alpha and the Omega, being the time span of our life (see Revelation 1:8; Revelation 22:13; Deuteronomy 30:20).
 
Revelation 1:8:
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
 
Revelation 22:13:
13 I (note: Jesus Christ) am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
 
Deuteronomy 30:20:
… 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, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
 
The Different Carriers of God's Promise
 
The promise of God in the respective time periods of the temporary time is coupled to different "bodies". This is explained, for example, by the Word of God, as the promise of God was received by Abraham, then transferred to Isaac, to be carried on later by Jacob and then also by believers in the following generations.
 
Therefore, an outdated time passes on the promise of God to a new time, where people also move in faith in the promise of God for the respective time (see Hebrews 11).
 
With this principle ´we should keep in mind, and therein we should not condemn what God, the Heavenly Father, considers to be obsolete, nor should we reject the new things that God has determined for this and the time to come.
 
God in the Cool of the Day
 
In connection with the end of a time and the beginning of a new time, the Holy Spirit let me know that God, who is Spirit, moves on the path between two portals, which are the wind of the East and the wind of the West. In this context, I was reminded of the passage from Genesis 3:8, where the Lord moved in the wind between two winds, that of the west and that of the east, which is equivalent to the expression “the cool of the day”, because the day with God begins with the evening (see Genesis 1:5b).
 
Genesis 3:8:
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
 
Genesis 1:5b:
And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.
 
Although Adam and Eve had sinned, God visited them in their field of relationship assigned by Him, representing the garden planted for them by God (see Genesis 2:8).
 
Genesis 2:8:
8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.
 
Although Adam and Eve disobeyed and fell into sin, they were able to hear God's voice in the garden He planted in Eden. At that time Adam and Eve were still living within God's boundaries, as the Hebrew word for “garden” makes clear.
 
Staying in God's Order
 
“Eden” is not in the first place connected with an idea of an area with trees and plants, but rather contains a framework of divine order. The word “garden” in the Hebrew original text is quoted as “gân” (Strong's H1588), a “garden (fenced)”, which is originally derived from “gânan” and also means "to protect oneself", "to secure oneself" and "to defend oneself" (Strong's H1598).
 
It was therefore the living in the order of God that enabled Adam and Eve to hear the voice of God, but they were limited by their sin fall to endure the face or presence of God in its fullness so that they hid from God.
 
It is God's desire that we should not only hear His voice, but align ourselves with the presence of His face with which He appears to us. We should be aware that God moves in His power of forgiveness, which is like the face of the bull who with his two horns removes (note: pushes away) sin when we confess our mistake (note: sin; see Psalm 103:12 i.c.w. 1 John 1:9).
 
Psalm 103:12:
… 12 as far as the east (note: morning) is from the west (note: evening), so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
 
1 John 1:9:
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
 
The face of the bull represents the priestly presence of the Son of God, destined to bring restoration/reconciliation between God and man because the bull as bearer of burdens (see John 14:6 i.c.w. Colossians 1:20).
 
John 14:6:
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
 
Colossians 1:20:
… 20 and through him (note: Jesus Christ) to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
 
It was God who, in the nature of the bull, met Adam and Eve in the garden and did not accuse them, but shed blood by sacrificing an animal of which I am convinced that it must have been a lamb or ram as He did this to cover the sinful nature of Adam and Eve (see Genesis 3:21).
 
Genesis 3:21:
21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
 
God, the Heavenly Father, wants us to move in the presence of His fatherly flow and partake in the presence of His face and His movement (see John 10:27; John 14:9b; John 17:21b).
 
John 10:27:
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
 
John 14:9b:
… 9b Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. …
 
John 17:21b:
… 21b Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
 
The Second Coming of Jesus
 
Knowing that Jesus Christ, on His second coming to earth, appears with power and connects the portals of the East and the West, revealing the way of the apostolic ministry of the eternal high priest according to the order of Melchizedek into the Holy of Holies, who has removed all the transgressions for those who believe in Him (see Matthew 24:27 i.c.w. Hebrews 3:1; Hebrews 9:24; Psalm 103:12).
 
Matthew 24:27:
27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
 
Hebrews 3:1-2:
1 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.
2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house.
 
Hebrews 9:24:
24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence.
 
Psalm 103:12:
… 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
 
For this reason, it is not only a matter of expecting his appearance, but rather of moving with him in his presence and being in the new day as we move out of the disused, obsolete and finished cycle.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm




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