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The Mysteries of God and His Waters

04.03.2019, Daniel Glimm

We live in a time in which the Lord reveals His secrets to those who are close to His heart. His mysteries are like treasures to be understood (see Colossians 2:2-3).

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.

Therein we need to be trained by the Holy Spirit in the Word of God and brought to the level of maturity in order to grasp His mysteries in the light of the truth of the Word (see Daniel 12:4).

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.”

Entering the realm of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in Christ Jesus requires also a willingness to sacrifice, which involves leaving behind things (note: letting go, giving up) that may be concrete, for example, places, periods of time, people, … (see Mark 8:34).
Mark 8:34:
34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. …”
The Entry into a New Dimension of Heaven

When God decided to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt, every one of the people was called to leave this land and submit to God's guidance (see Exodus 3:16-17).

Exodus 3:16-17:
16 “Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt.
17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites – a land flowing with milk and honey.’

In a prophetic context, it was God's will that Israel should leave one dimension in order to enter a new dimension.

They left the dimension of slavery to enter the dimension of transition – the desert. These two dimensions were separated by the water body of the sea. Even later, under Joshua's leadership, the dimension of transition was separated from the dimension of promise by another body of water, the Jordan River.

The natural realm is a reflection of the supernatural and also the seat of God's government with the sea of glass that reflects different realms of revelation within His government (note: e.g. the seven burning torches, the four heavenly beings, the Lamb who was slain, the twenty-four elders and their thrones; see Revelation 4:4-6.10; Revelation 5:6). This is connected to the stream of life (see Revelation 22:1), which in context makes clear that it is no coincidence that God led the people of Israel through different bodies of water and that baptism in the Word of God is also connected to water (see Titus 3:5).
Titus 3:5:
… 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, …
This also means that if a believer in Christ Jesus wants to enter a higher heavenly realm and constantly bear fruit, it is essential having died to oneself and living Christ (see Galatians 2:20 i.c.w. Revelation 22:2).

Galatians 2:20:
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Revelation 22:2:
… 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

Willingness for Sacrifice

Every single phase of spiritual development requires a sacrifice, which, as already mentioned, is connected with laying something down.

When God asks us to lay down or let go of things (note: our own ideas, convictions, …), this can cause a feeling of loss or sadness in our soul. But especially in such situations it is important to be in the truth of God's Word, which invites us to enter the new heavenly realm.

It is the spoken Word of God in each situation, in accordance with His written Word, to inspire our spirit to enter the new heavenly realm in joy, freshness and with a pure heart (note: bringing heaven to earth; see Ephesians 5:26-27).

Ephesians 5:26-27:
… 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word (note: Greek “rhēma” => spoken word of God), 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
The Reflection of Heaven on Earth
When we are ready to walk through the waters of God, which are connected with separation because the power of His Word is in between, we are able to reflect heaven on earth in a similar way as the waters of the sea reflect heaven in the natural realm (see Genesis 1:6-8).
Genesis 1:6-8:
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.”
7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so.
8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning – the second day.
The Hebrew word for “firmament/vault” is “râqı̂ya‛” and comes from the Hebrew root word “râqa‛” which means, among other things, “spread out, to expand (by hammering), to overlay by beating/hammering (with thin sheets of metal)”. (note: partial excerpt from the Strong's Concordance to the words “firmament – râqı̂ya‛” and “expand by hammerning – râqa‛” with the word key number: H7549, H7554).
Since the Word of God is also described as a hammer (see Jeremiah 23:29), it can be said in connection with the explanation that the manifestation of His Word was between the waters and in this way separated the upper water from the lower water, so that heaven and sea appeared.
These two waters are also an indication of the right order between the spirit (note: heaven) and the soul (note: sea; see Galatians 5:16.18).
Galatians 5:16.18 (Jewish New Testament):
16 What I am saying is this: run your lives by the Spirit. Then you will not do what your old nature wants. …
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, then you are not in subjection to the system that results from perverting the Torah into legalism.
The Entry into the New Dimension of Heaven and its Impact
Every entry into a new dimension of heaven goes hand in hand with the presence of God, His Word and the movement of His Spirit and angels. This is illustrated by the passage of Jacob and his family through the river Jabbok, the passage of the people of Israel through the Red Sea and their passage through the Jordan (see Genesis 32:23-25.30; Exodus 14:21-24; Joshua 3:14-17).
Genesis 32:23-25.30:
23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions.
24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.
25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. …
30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
Exodus 14:21-24:
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 22 and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.
23 The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea.
24 During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.
Joshua 3:14-17:
14 So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them.
15 Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, 16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.
17 The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.
Even when Jesus was in the Jordan to be baptized by John, to fully fulfill the righteousness demanded by God, heaven opened and the presence of the Heavenly Father manifested itself (see Matthew 3:16-17).
Matthew 3:16-17:
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.
17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
These events reveal that when we discard the old things that the Holy Spirit shows to respond to God's call to get into a higher dimension of heaven and its mysteries, His blessing and help go along with it.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm