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The Royal Food

03.02.2020, Daniel Glimm


In Genesis 49:20 we are told of Asher, one of the sons of Jacob, who received the blessing from his father to distribute royal food.

Genesis 49:20:
20 “Asher’s food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king.

Since it is the duty of kings to rule and the Word of God is food (cf. Matthew 4:4 i.c.w. John 6:35), I would like to share this message to refer to the royal nature of Jesus and the governmental seat of God.

Matthew 4:4:
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’(cf. Deuteronomy 8:3)”

John 6:35:
35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
 
The Higher Level of Authority in Christ

At certain times, we enter with Jesus Christ into spheres in which Christ reveals Himself in a higher level of authority. This revelation requires to administer responsibly the things that are revealed to us and as a result, we move forward responsibly with the revelation made about Jesus.

Personally, I am convinced that we are at a time when Jesus Christ is meeting us at a higher level of authority, which implies that He reveals Himself as the Word of God in the facet of the King of kings and Lord of lords (cf. Revelation 19:13.16).

Revelation 19:13.16:
13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. …
16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.
 
This dimension of the Word of God is on a higher spiritual level, which is why it is necessary to have approached Jesus Christ in this realm of authority in order to see and understand His royal government accordingly.

Anyone who looks at Christ in this royal facet of government from a lower spiritual level would be afraid and might perceive Him as judging without love, which doesn't correspond to the revelatory truth of the Word of God at all.

It is the desire of God that we, as saints, enter into this royal structure of Jesus and identify fully with His royal movement and royal identity by becoming one with it. As a result, we reflect Jesus Christ as the eternal King on earth in the right way.

In order to reach this level of the ‘Body of Christ’ as King of kings, it is necessary for us to pass through and build upon various spiritual levels as believers in Christ. These are:
  1. The white horse,
  2. Christ in faithfulness,
  3. Christ in truth,
  4. Christ as the righteous warrior,
  5. Christ as the one who is concealed,
  6. Christ as the Word of God,
  7. Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords (cf. Revelation 19:11-16).
Revelation 19:11-16:
11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.
12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.
13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.
 
The Glorious War Horse of Judah
 
In order for Christ to be represented in His eternal kingdom government according to the Word of God, it is first necessary to move as a saint in the unified structure of the white, glorious war horse, which is the magnificent steed of Judah (note: means ‘praise’), because Jesus Christ is the lion of the tribe of Judah (cf. Zechariah 10:3b-5 i.c.w. Revelation 5:5a)
 
Zechariah 10:3b-5:
… 3b for the Lord Almighty will care for his flock, the people of Judah, and make them like a proud horse in battle.
4 From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler.
5 Together they will be like warriors in battle trampling their enemy into the mud of the streets. They will fight because the Lord is with them, and they will put the enemy horsemen to shame.
 
Revelation 5:5a:
5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, …
 
This abiding state and residence in the structure of the white glorious horse of Judah implies a lifestyle in true worship and unity with saints, who are unreservedly willing to let themselves be transformed by the Holy Spirit from a flock of sheep to the level of the glorious battle horse, in order to carry Jesus Christ and reflect Him on earth in authority.
 
These facets mentioned above mean the walk in:
If we, as believers in Christ, don't go through and live in these different levels, we will not be able to properly understand the royal dominion of Christ in order to act upon it according to the will of God. It is, however, the blood of Jesus with which He bought us to serve in this governmental rule (cf. Revelation 1:5-6).
 
Revelation 1:5-6:
… 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn 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 transformation from the flock of sheep into the magnificently war horse presupposes the renewing of the mind. This will result in us leaving the lifestyle of a flock of sheep that stays in the meadow (note: symbolizes life in redemption, obedience and searching for ones own provision – i.e. eating grass – without being in a unitary mandate of authority; see John 10:9.27-28), and entering into the unitary structure of the white warhorse of the Lion of Judah, as the prophet Zechariah prophesied.
 
By this we are able to not merely follow Jesus Christ but to carry Him as King of Kings and LORD OF LORDS in honor in spiritual battle, wherever He wants to go. In this context Jesus Christ doesn't guide us by standing, as a shepherd does his flock, but by sitting.
 
This points to Jesus Christ ascending into a higher level in the supernatural as a result of knowledge and spiritual maturity of His people as this higher level is connected to humility, His kingdom rule and the covering anointing (see Luke 22:69 i.c.w. Colossians 3:1-2).
 
Luke 22:69:
69 But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.
 
Colossians 3:1-2:
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
 
When Jesus Christ rides on His white horse, the word of God is manifested in power!
 
To this effect we are still led by His hand, and we experience the covering presence of His faithfulness and truth, and also the strength of divine righteousness which emanates from Him. This specific presence reveals Him speaking the word of truth to cut off all adverseness that needs to be cut off, and to expose everything that needs to be exposed.
 
Unconditional Discipleship and the Dimensions of Heaven
 
The unconditional discipleship of Jesus causes the Heavenly Father to permit us to enter into spiritual dimensions, which means seeing the heavens open like John (cf. Revelation 19:11a).
 
Revelation 19:11a:
11 I saw heaven standing open …
 
These dimensions are spheres where the Lord teaches us His kingdom principles so that we may walk and serve in them by knowledge.
 
It is essential that we as believers mature into saints who are able to walk in the dimensions of the King of kings and Lord of lords in order to establish justice according to the will of God.
 
Revelation 5:1-7 clearly shows that there are different levels in the heavens that are associated with different tasks and authorities.
 
Revelation 5:1-7:
1 Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”
3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.
4 I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.
5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
7 He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.
 
If, we as saints, would like to enter into the sphere that is associated with God's hidden plan, it is needed that we grow spiritually in order to stand in the full maturity of the fullness of Christ (cf. Ephesians 4:13).
 
Ephesians 4:13:
… 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
 
In connection with this is the principle of faithfulness as there is nothing which can replace faithfulness and it is this continuous faithfulness in the little, which is connected with the great (cf. Matthew 25:21 i.c.w. Luke 16:10a).
 
Matthew 25:21:
21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
 
Luke 16:10a:
10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, …
 
This means that we cannot receive the great things from God if we are not faithful in the little things in all areas in life.
 
It is important that, step by step, we take the path into the dimensions of God, by which we are led by the Holy Spirit teaching us, so that we may grow in spiritual maturity.
 
In Revelation 5 it says that no one in heaven, on earth or beneath the earth (note: Sheol) was found worthy to open the scroll (note: Revelation of the future) with the seven seals.
 
This statement of the strong angel can sound irritating, since John was already in heaven in his spirit being, but the angel said that no one in heaven, on earth and beneath the earth was found worthy to open the scroll.
 
After John had this conversation with the strong angel and then with one of the twenty-four elders whose residence is usually in the throne room, obviously a higher spiritual level entered the spiritual region of heaven where John was staying.
 
This higher spiritual level had entered in order to reveal the principle of spiritual territorial levels of authority. As a result of the elder's intervention, the spirit of John was directed to a higher spiritual realm, which was not literally ‘heaven’ but the throne room of God.
 
The throne room is the governmental area of the Heavenly Father and the Son. It is the sphere in which God keeps His hidden revelation and reveals it according to His will and sovereign plan.
 
The words of the elder refer to the kingdom government and authority of Jesus, as he spoke of the Lion of the tribe of Judah and the root of David. The lion is the king of the land animals and David was king of Israel.
 
After John heard the revelatory truth of the elder, he began to look into a higher realm of the Spirit, so that he now looked into the throne room and saw the Lamb of God, who was authorized by God to receive the scroll with the seven seals from Him and open it.
 
The Reception of the Mysteries of God and the Importance of the Throne Room
 
We can learn from this that in order to receive the mysteries of God, it is required to live in the sacrifice (note: triumph) of Jesus and in the throne room of God (cf. Colossians 3:1-2 i.c.w. Revelation 5:6-7).
 
Colossians 3:1-2:
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
 
Revelation 5:6-7:
6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
7 He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.
 
Receiving the mysteries of God is only possible through the influence of revelatory truth that has been preached to us (note: either by the Holy Spirit or a saint), so that we can increase in faith and through obedience get the authority to gain insight into higher realms of the Spirit (cf. Romans 10:17 i.c.w. John 16:13-15).
 
Romans 10:17:
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
 
John 16:13-15:
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.
14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”
 
The spiritual realm of the throne room of God includes an understanding of authority in general, superior authority as well as walking under the proper spiritual mantle of anointing. This is very clear by comprehension of the Hebrew word for ‘throne’ in its meaning.
 
=> A throne is the seat of a high priest, military chief or king. It is also the seat of royal power and authority (see 2 Samuel 7:13; Psalm 45:6; Psalm 89:14; Ezekiel 1:26; Daniel 7:9-10; Revelation 4:2-3; Revelation 20:4a.11).
The Hebrew word for “throne” is “kiśśē'” and also means the royal rule of God in the form of sitting on the throne that stands in heaven with the earth as a footstool or in the temple in Jerusalem (see Job 26:9; Psalm 11:4; Psalm 97:2; Isaiah 66:1; Isaiah 6:1).
The Hebrew root word of the word “throne” is “kāśāh” and means “to cover”. <= (note: The text set in ‘=>’ is a part excerpt from the “Prophet's Dictionary” by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; page 558 and the Elberfelder Study Bible on the word “throne-kiśśē'” and “cover-kāśāh”; word key number: H3749, H3750)
 
This kind of appropriate covering is illustrated through the calling of Elisha by Elijah, who placed Elisha under his mantle of anointing as a prophet at the right time in the right manner according to the order of God.
 
It was not Elisha who arbitrarily decided to enter a new field of authority, but God's perfectly chosen time of discipleship (note: Elisha was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen) and God's chosen presence of a higher spiritual authority represented by the prophet Elijah (see 1 Kings 19:19-20a).
 
1 Kings 19:19-20a:
19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 20a Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. …
 
This encounter between the prophet Elijah and his future disciple Elisha is similar to John's encounter with the strong angel and one of the twenty-four elders (cf. Revelation 5:2a.5a).
 
Revelation 5:2a.5a:
2a And I saw a mighty angel …
5a Then one of the elders said to me, …
 
Only through the testimony of the elder, John decided to enter into the ‘sound frame’ of the Lion of the tribe of Judah (note: the Lion of Judah isn't literally visible in the book of Revelation). That sound included the authority with which John got encircled and made himself one with.
 
As a result, John was entitled by this sound to look into the spiritual realm of the government of the Lord in order to see the Lamb of God in action and become familiar with the mysteries of God (note: sealed revelation).
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm




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