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The New Identity through the Power of the Assignment of Jesus

27.01.2020, Daniel Glimm


As people of God we enter with Jesus Christ at certain times into periods of time when things intensify and God, according to our assigned responsibility, demands a further step from us.
 
This specific step includes coming closer to Him. This approach results in a greater presence of God, which carries within it a threefold radiance of light (cf. James 4:8a i.c.w. Isaiah 60:1).
 
James 4:8a:
8a Come near to God and he will come near to you. …
 
Isaiah 60:1:
1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
 
Getting Closer to Jesus
 
The decision to draw nearer to God result in increasing in the light of truth and the luminous presence of sonship and the fatherhood of God which personally surrounds or covers us.

The revelatory light of the glory of the Father has its seat in the land of the living and testifies of the events to come, even if it is not comprehended by the present religious systems.

The influence of the revelatory light of God is the movement that comes from His throne room.
It is the movement of the Cherubim, which corresponds to lightning, and which proceeds from the spirit realm to affect the minds of those who move forward faithfully with the Lord.

The presence of God contains His living light which, among other things, illuminates the realm where we as saints are able to recognize His truth as revelatory truth (cf. Psalm 36:9).
 
Psalm 36:9:
9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
 
In order to walk in this revelatory truth, it is essential to live in the love for God, for oneself and for one's neighbor (cf. Matthew 22:36-39).
 
Matthew 22:36-39:
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.’ (cf. Deuteronomy 6:5) 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (cf. Leviticus 19:18)
 
The walk in the first love corresponds to the high place where the light of the sevenfold Spirit of God (cf. Isaiah 11:2) moves, which is interwoven with the first love, according to the exhortation of Jesus Christ to the church of Ephesus (cf. Revelation 2:4-5).

Revelation 2:4-5:
4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. 5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.

Life in the Love of God

It is the love of God (note: Greek ‘agạpē’), in which it is necessary to live without restrictions, which means that one lives in love for one's neighbor. This love for our neighbor contributes to unity, so that the anointing of God flows into the area of the cooperative priesthood (note: relationship with God the Father) within the body of Christ. As a result, the priesthood shines in a new way and the presence of God's blessing and life is revealed (cf. Psalm 133).
 
Psalm 133:
1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
 
As we move together in the love of God as saints, it results that people in the world are beginning to recognize the standard of the true discipleship of Jesus. (cf. John 13:35).
 
John 13:35:
35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
 
In connection with the pure love (note: Greek ‘agạpē’) of the saints for one another and the resulting unity, the message to the church (note: Greek ‘ekklēsịa’ => community of saints – the called out) to Philadelphia has a special significance (see Revelation 3:7-8a).
 
Revelation 3:7-8a-b:
7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8a-b I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. …
 
The name of the region ‘Philadelphia’ means translated ‘brotherly love’ and is an indication of the importance of love and unity of believers in Christ for one another. This true and pure divine love for one another enables to enter into the spiritual dimensions of the mystery in Christ.
 
The legitimate entry into these secret/mysterious dimensions contributes to greater revelation in the way of wisdom and knowledge (cf. 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.
 
In these spiritual places, the Lord is acting in a new way, beginning to strengthen us in our personal spiritual identity, along with the spiritual substance of revelatory truth in the shape of knowledge. In connection with this is also an intensification in the discipleship of Jesus Christ.
This is a principle revealed, when we look at the appointment of Simon (note: means ‘hearing’) by Jesus, to whom He gave the name Peter (note: means ‘rock’) (cf. Mark 3:16).
 
Mark 3:16:
16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter), …
 
The disciple Simon transferred from the realm of ‘response’ to the realm of the presence of God's revelatory truth represented by the ‘rock’ (cf. Matthew 16:16-18).
 
Matthew 16:16-18:
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock (note: this revelatory knowledge) I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
 
Through this revelatory knowledge Peter became a person with a spiritual mandate who was entitled to grant or deny spiritual access (cf. Matthew 16:19).
 
Matthew 16:19:
19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
 
Faithful Following and the Extension of Identity
 
It is required to follow Jesus Christ faithfully and to cultivate the fellowship with the Heavenly Father, as Jesus said in relation to prayer (cf. Matthew 6:6).
 
Matthew 6:6:
6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
 
The ‘room’ of which Jesus spoke was the small simple storehouse which was next to the farmhouse and was completely dark when the door was closed. It was thus a place of the mysteries of God, where the Father revealed Himself to the person praying in the way He intended to do.
 
This ‘dark place’ can also be compared to the dark cloud of God's glory that Solomon experienced and into which Moses entered on Mount Horeb (note: Sinai) to speak to God and to see Him (cf. 1 Kings 8:10-12; Exodus 24:15-18).
 
1 Kings 8:10-12:
10 When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the Lord. 11 And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled his temple. 12 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud; …
 
Exodus 24:15-18:
15 When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, 16 and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud.
17 To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.
18 Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
 
As we cultivate personal fellowship with the Heavenly Father and follow Jesus Christ in sonship as well as live in divine love for one another, new appointments in Christ Jesus also come about, involving an expansion of identity and bringing forth of spiritual alignments. In these alignments is no room for competitive mindset (note: to compare oneself).
 
His calling or extension of identity brings the saints together under one banner, which is clearly shown in the calling of James and John, whom Jesus Christ also called ‘Boanerges – sons of thunder’ (cf. Mark 3:17).
 
Mark 3:17:
17 James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”), …
 
Their calling makes it clear that it is so very important to hold fast to the promise in Christ (note: James; see Revelation 2:25) and to move forward in the grace of the God of Israel (note: John; see Titus 2:11-14).
 
Revelation 2:25:
… 25 except to hold on to what you have until I come.’
 
Titus 2:11-14:
11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope – the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
 
It is the ‘thunder of God’ that reveals the power of His voice and contains His secrets. These thunders, when manifested in the structure of the seven thunders, carry the holiness of His revelatory Word within themselves, so it is not permitted to transfer them to a lower spiritual level (cf. Revelation 10:3-4 i.c.w. Matthew 7:6; Daniel 10:7).
 
Revelation 10:3-4:
… 3 and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. 4 And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.”
 
Matthew 7:6:
6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
 
Daniel 10:7:
7 I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves.
 
Furthermore, the unconditional discipleship of Jesus Christ, as well as the walk in His triumph on the cross in the love of God and in unity with one another, leads to becoming a supportive force in the temple of God and growing into an identity in Christ that is accompanied by a high level of responsibility, which is connected with the identity of the Heavenly Father, His seat of government and the new identity of Christ (cf. Revelation 3:12).
 
Revelation 3:12:
12 The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.
 
This implies to be a ‘pillar’ according to Revelation 3:12 and means in a spiritual context that one understands how to connect and secure the spiritual dimensions to each other on behalf of God, similar to what James, Cephas (note: Peter) and John did, who were seen as pillars of the ‘ekklēsịa’ in Jerusalem (cf. Galatians 2:9).
 
Galatians 2:9:
… 9 James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised.
 
The functional character of the supernatural pillars is comparable to an advisory function. Pillars have more of a function in support and administration of wisdom and knowledge, because they maintain and support the respective ‘things’ to which they are connected.
 
Letting Go of the Time of the Past
 
As we move forward with Christ Jesus, it is essential that we let go of the past time we have experienced with Him in order to be able to receive the new that the Lord has given us. In doing so, we do not forget what He has done good, but build on what He has done, while at the same time allowing His Spirit to bring forth what He wants to bring forth in this time (cf. Deuteronomy 4:9 i.c.w. Psalm 103:2).
 
Deuteronomy 4:9:
9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
 
Psalm 103:2:
2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – …
 
It is similar to the time of Adam and Abraham when the Lord caused a deep sleep to come upon them and brought forth or communicated what He wanted to bring into existence (cf. Genesis 2:21-22; Genesis 15:12.17-21).
 
Genesis 2:21-22:
21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs (note: side) and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
 
Genesis 15:12.17-21:
12 As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. …
17 When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces. 18 On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates – 19 the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, 20 Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, 21 Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites.”
 
The willingness of our hearts to draw near to Him and to allow ourselves to be drawn near to Him first brings about the necessary faithfulness in us, which allows us to live in the love and truth which is God Himself, and to witness His glory to others.

Only when we are able to grasp the authority entrusted to us from a mature attitude, sincere and free from self-righteousness in the faithful handling of responsibility, do we grow in our capacity to bear more of His glory. This increase of capacity in loyalty, brought about by closeness, is what gives rise to the advancement of the Kingdom, which reveals Him as the King of Kings and seeks no prestige in the world.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm




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