As the people of God, we are encouraged more than ever to recognize Jesus Christ as the Word of God in the facet in our time as He wants to reveal Himself to us. This type of manifestation can initially startle us to call us out in our current environment and move forward with Him in the dimension of the Spirit (cf. Matthew 14:25-29).
Matthew 14:25-29:
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. ‘It’s a ghost,’ they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’
28 ‘Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’
29 ‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came towards Jesus.
Taking Up Residence of the Word of God and the New Way of Communication
Jesus Christ as the Word of God wants to meet us in a new way and take up residence in us in this facet. This process is accompanied by a new kind of communication that can be frightening at first, similar to what the disciples experienced in the boat and also Joshua before he conquered the city of Jericho with the people of Israel.
At that time, the LORD appeared to him in the form of the living Word of God, so Joshua was working with a question to find out if the facet was of a kind or hostile nature (cf. Joshua 5:13).
Joshua 5:13:
13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’
In 1 Samuel 25:1ff. we can find a principle of God’s approach that alerts us to the fact that a type of prophetic communication was drawing to a close. Samuel has passed away, so that the focus was on the executive royal dynamic of God’s Word represented by king David.
1 Samuel 25:1:
1 Now Samuel died, and all Israel assembled and mourned for him; and they buried him at his home in Ramah. Then David moved down into the Desert of Paran (Note: Maon).
It says in the above scripture that David went into the wilderness of Maon and this means ‘dwelling place, habitation’, which points to the importance of holiness and separation as well as intimate fellowship with the Father in Christ Jesus.
Jesus said that in the house of His Father are many dwelling places and He is preparing a place for us. Here, a high importance is placed on the true love for Jesus Christ, which leads to the intensification of the Father’s presence and sonship in the habitation assigned by God (cf. John 14:2-3.23).
John 14:2-3.23:
2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. …
23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. …’
Based on these scriptures, it reveals that love for Jesus Christ is expressed in obedience to His Word. It is essential that especially in times when we may experience blessings or favour in our economy from God, we respond according to His desire when He approaches us with His presence.
In this, it is crucial to pay attention to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The Foolishness of Nabal and the Glory of Abigail
We can learn this from the story of Nabal with his wife Abigail.
Nabal (Note: means ‘fool, foolish’) acted from a foolish and wicked attitude of heart. His wife Abigail (Note: means ‘My father is joy.’), on the other hand, acted on him in wisdom and partly without his knowledge.
It is said of Abigail that she was a woman of understanding and beauty, which in this context should sensitize us to the guidance and presence of the Holy Spirit.
Nabal was blessed in his economy and protected by the righteous guidance and government of king David. This is evident, among other things, from the location of his business, which was ‘Carmel’, meaning ‘fruit garden’ (cf. 1 Samuel 25:2-3).
1 Samuel 25:2-3:
2 A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel.
3 His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband was surly and mean in his dealings – he was a Calebite.
Despite his evil heart attitude, Nabal was blessed for a long time in his life and you can assume that it was because of the kindness of God and his wife Abigail, who continually ministered before God with understanding and wisdom in her assigned glory (cf. Romans 2:4 i.c.w. Proverbs 12:4a).
Romans 2:4:
4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realising that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
Proverbs 12:4a:
4a A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, …
Abigail possessed a God-given strength because she recognized God as the source of joy and lived in it (cf. Nehemiah 8:10c).
Nehemiah 8:10c:
… 10c ‘Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’
As mentioned earlier, there was a specific time in Nabal’s life when he was visited by the presence of king David in the form of ten emissaries who required him to bless the king. This occurred during a feast time, that of the shearing of the sheep, which corresponded to the time of Nabal’s economic prosperity.
Prior to this, ‘the royal shield’ was active over Nabal and his economy for many years, and preserved it (cf. 1 Samuel 25:4-8).
1 Samuel 25:4-8:
4 While David was in the wilderness, he heard that Nabal was shearing sheep.
5 So he sent ten young men and said to them, ‘Go up to Nabal at Carmel and greet him in my name.
6 Say to him: “Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!
7 ‘ “Now I hear that it is sheep-shearing time. When your shepherds were with us, we did not ill-treat them, and the whole time they were at Carmel nothing of theirs was missing.
8 Ask your own servants and they will tell you. Therefore be favourable towards my men, since we come at a festive time. Please give your servants and your son David whatever you can find for them.” ’
Contrary to all the protection and economic blessings in the past, Nabal decided to deny king David’s messengers his gift, which David asked for.
On the basis of the ten messengers of David that were sent out, it shows that David as a symbol for Jesus Christ stretched out his hand towards Nabal, since the Hebrew letter ‘Yod’ has the numerical value ‘10’ and is connected with the ‘hand’.
The Extended Hand of God and His Love
It was God who reached out to Nabal through David to continue to bless him, however it was now necessary for Nabal to break with greed and materialism in his life in order to enter into a new dynamic of God’s blessing.
Unfortunately, Nabal decided against this and refused to give David his ‘hand’. In this we can see the word from Isaiah 65:2 i.c.w. Romans 10:21, where it says, ‘that God stretched out His hands all the day long unto His people, who were disobedient and obstinate.’
Considering the time of the shearing of the sheep in a spiritual context, it reveals Jesus’ willingness to sacrifice, who while suffering, like a lamb, did not open His mouth before His shearer (cf. Isaiah 53:7).
Isaiah 53:7:
7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
And this clearly shows that the shearing of sheep is the window of expression of God’s love. For it is said that God loved the world by giving His only begotten Son to make it possible for man to receive eternal life through faith in Him (cf. John 3:16).
John 3:16:
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.
Based on Job 33:28-30, we know that there are basically two to three times of God’s visitation in a person’s life to choose eternal life in Christ Jesus as well as to walk in the light of the living.
Job 33:28-30:
“… 28 God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.”
29 ‘God does all these things to a person – twice, even three times – 30 to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.
This time is to be correctly discerned and responded accordingly toward the love of God or His outstretched saving hand, not rejecting Him who speaks (cf. Hebrews 4:6-7).
Hebrews 4:6-7:
6 Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience, 7 God again set a certain day, calling it ‘Today’. This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.’
Unfortunately, Nabal acted foolishly in rejecting king David’s messengers in the form of the ten messengers (cf. 1 Samuel 25:9-12).
1 Samuel 25:9-12:
9 When David’s men arrived, they gave Nabal this message in David’s name. Then they waited.
10 Nabal answered David’s servants, ‘Who is this David? Who is this son of Jesse? Many servants are breaking away from their masters these days.
11 Why should I take my bread and water, and the meat I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men coming from who knows where?’
12 David’s men turned round and went back. When they arrived, they reported every word.
The reaction of Nabal had the consequence that now the presence of the king was not accompanied with a greeting of peace, as it had been before, but with the righteous dynamics of the Word of God. This was accompanied with judgment, as David girded himself with a sword and was escorted by four hundred men. The numerical value ‘400’ is associated with the Hebrew letter ‘Thaw’, which is the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet and represents, among other things, a ‘cross’.
1 Samuel 25:13:
13 David said to his men, ‘Each of you strap on your sword!’ So they did, and David strapped his on as well. About four hundred men went up with David, while two hundred stayed with the supplies.
The Demand of the King
From this it is clear that when Christ moves in the facet as king and enters our spiritual temporary time in this facet or authority to demand something from us, we should respond in obedience honourably to Him.
It is like the fig tree that Jesus cursed when He was hungry after being publicly proclaimed as king in Jerusalem. The fig tree bore no fruit because it was not the time for figs. Because of this, Jesus cursed that fig tree (cf. Mark 11:12-14).
Mark 11:12-14.20:
12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.
13 Seeing in the distance a fig-tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs.
14 Then he said to the tree, ‘May no-one ever eat fruit from you again.’ And his disciples heard him say it. …
20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig-tree withered from the roots.
This may sound startling, but based on the Word of God we may know that we, as God’s people, are trees of righteousness that always bear fruit because we are nourished by the flow of the Holy Spirit (cf. Isaiah 61:3 i.c.w. Jeremiah 17:8; Revelation 22:1-2).
Isaiah 61:3:
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour.
Jeremiah 17:8:
‘… 8 They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.’
Revelation 22:1-2:
1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 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.
The presence of the king is accompanied by the spirit of the fear of the LORD, which leads us to respond toward the king in the wisdom of God (cf. Proverbs 9:10).
Proverbs 9:10:
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Walking in the wisdom of God, includes living in the cross of the king of the Jews, who is the Faithful and True, the King of kings, LORD of lords, and the Word of God (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 sceptre.’ 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.
It is about wisdom that God seeks from us as His people, which is shown in our application of knowledge in humility, thanksgiving, obedience and giving in our lives.
The only ‘foolishness’ in which we are permitted to walk as God’s people is in the foolishness of preaching, which embraces the message of the cross and is foolishness to those who are perishing. To us, who love Christ it is God’s power (cf. 1 Corinthians 1:18-21.25).
1 Corinthians 1:18-21.25:
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.’
20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. …
25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
Thus, let us remain in recognition and intimacy to the Holy Spirit, even if the reflection of circumstances should lead us to believe that we cannot share our gifts. The wisdom of God finds ways for us to avert disaster from us and to experience favour by pursuing good.
The LORD Himself, who dwells in us, bears witness in us to the grace and wisdom of His leading, while we are dependent on the eternal kingship of Christ in all things of life.
James 3:13-18:
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
14 But if you harbour bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
15 Such ‘wisdom’ does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel & Tina Glimm

In order to be able to work with angels, it takes a lot to get involved. To start with it is vital to know the spiritual principle according to God’s word. Genesis 1 states that the Spirit of God hovered or vibrated over the waters while waiting for the manifestation of the Word of God to become active in the light of God (cf. Genesis 1:2-4a).
Genesis 1:2-4a:
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
4a God saw that the light was good, …
In the book of Psalms and the letter to the Hebrews we can also see that angels are winds, and that the presence of God moves with the wind also (cf. Hebrews 1:7 i.c.w. 2 Samuel 5:24; Psalm 18:10).
Hebrews 1:7:
7 In speaking of the angels he says, (cf. Psalm 104:4): “He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.”
2 Samuel 5:24:
24 As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move quickly, because that will mean the LORD has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.”
Psalm 18:10:
10 He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.
The ‘wind’ is the spiritual impact of God moving in concealment, and saints can perceive it with a spiritual ear (cf. John 3:8).
John 3:8:
8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.
On the basis of these scriptures, we recognize a spiritual principle that is characterized by the presence of spirit (Note: wind/air/breath), water (Note: ‘carrying element’ of God’s presence), and the living word (Note: sound) to create (Note: light) in the ‘’erets realm’ (Note: spiritual realm in the earth).
Because God is the Father of lights and there is no darkness in Him, His angels are filled with His shining presence, so that you might also call them light-winds (cf. 1 John 1:5 i.c.w. James 1:17).
1 John 1:1-5:
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
James 1:17:
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Therefore many people, when discerning angels and viewing this in a prophetic context, describe them as being connected with various forms and colors shaped from light.
The angels of God are ministering spirits who are assigned by the LORD to serve amongst others the people of God (see Hebrews 1:14).
Hebrews 1:14:
14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Of Angels and Horses
Furthermore, with regard to angels in the form of winds, they are also synonymous with horses, as the book of Zechariah reveals in chapter 6 (cf. Zechariah 6:2-5).
Zechariah 6:2-5:
2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black,
3 the third white, and the fourth dappled – all of them powerful.
4 I asked the angel who was speaking to me, “What are these, my lord?”
5 The angel answered me, “These are the four spirits [or winds] of heaven, going out from standing in the presence of the Lord of the whole world. …”
Therefore, when wanting to work with angels it is beneficial to know just how horses behave.

=> One of the remarkable behaviors of horses, among others, is that when they are on a ranch, for example, they always look for an open gate and move there to enter the realm of greater freedom.
In this example the open gate equals the humble expectations of a saint, who according to God’s word, respects the ministry of angels and asks in faith for the ability to discern them (cf. James 1:6a).
James 1:6a:
6a But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, …
Horses are creatures who stick close to people they know and who care for them; likewise the angels: Angels stay more where their service is welcome and where they are not rejected because of unbelief, violence/aggression or by rebellious behavior (cf. Exodus 23:20-23).
Exodus 23:20-23:
20 See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.
21 Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him.
22 If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.
23 My angel will go ahead of you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites, and I will wipe them out.
The recognition of the ministry of angels by faith leads to great results in the lives of saints.
Horses have a so-called soft spot which is called withers and is situated where the saddle normally goes. This is the area of the horse the mother gently caressed when it was a foal.
Because of this affectionate treatment of the foal by the mother, love and security are conveyed to the foal. This soft spot in horses allows to give and receive tenderness. By this we can see that when we as people of God move in His tender mercies, it encourages the angels of the LORD to increasingly get active under the authority of God’s will and according to His plan for our lives. <= (Note: Text set in ‘=>’ is based on an explanation from the book, ‘Working with Angels’ by Steven Brooks; paraphrased)
The Term ‘Angel’ and Walking in Holiness
=> An angel is a heavenly/spiritual being, divine messenger, sent as an agent, ambassador, or emissary to conduct business on behalf of God in the affairs of men. May be stationed as a territorial ruler or despot in countries and nations as their spiritual power and authority.
The Hebrew word for angel is ‘mal’āk’ and means ‘messenger’. In the Greek it is ‘angelos’.They comprise the Creator’s ‘protocratic forces’ of creation. <= (Note: The text set in ‘=>’ is a part excerpt from the ‘Prophet’s Dictionary’ by Paula A. Price, PH.D.; page 47)
=> In the oldest Old Testament writings ‘angel’ means something like ‘messenger of God’. If the closer definition ‘angel of God’ or ‘angel of the LORD’ is used, it is often meant that it is the LORD Himself who shows Himself in human form or speaks to people in a revelatory way.
The name ‘angel’ is also used for the heavenly beings that belong to God’s environment. God is thought of as a king; the angels form His ‘court’, which praises the glory of God and carries out His will without restriction.
According to the Jewish view, angels once delivered the Torah to Moses at Sinai. In Acts 7:38.53 this idea is taken up positively. In the New Testament, angels appear as messengers of God (cf. Luke 1:26-38), but also as heavenly representatives of earthly communities, who at the same time have the task of a guardian angel (cf. Revelation 2:1-3.22; Matthew 18:10; Acts 12:15).
In addition, there are angelic powers hostile to God, evil celestial or elemental spirits (Note: ‘powers of the world’ = of the cosmos), which can receive worship from people or become dangerous to them. Christ has defeated these powers (cf. Galatians 4:3-5; Colossians 2:8-10). <= (Note: The text set in ‘=>’ is a part excerpt from the CD-ROM Bible Edition Luther Bible 1984.)
We can say from personal experience that angels are attracted by the devotion of saints to God, the Heavenly Father, as well as by their walking in the love of God and in the truth of His word (Note: Greek, ‘agąpē’) to contribute more light or revelation.
=> Unfortunately, some believers in Christ Jesus fill their minds with void movies, computer games or media that are characterized by violence, perversion, aggression, roughness, and impurity that are not pleasing to God. These negative influences contribute to the fact that the believers in question perceive the guidance of the Holy Spirit or even the angels inaccurately or not at all. These impurities pollute the spiritual waters of the believer’s soul or spirit.
The nature of the Holy Spirit is holy, it means that also the angels are sent by God from this realm of holiness. However, if a saint in Christ allows his human spirit to become defiled, then the doorway between the Holy Spirit and the believer’s heart is blocked by foulness. This results in a blurred spiritual vision. <= (Note: Text set in ‘=>’ is based on an explanation from the book ‘Working with Angels’ by Steven Brooks; paraphrased)
Saints, however, who live in close relationship with the Holy Spirit and advance in purity of spirit in the intimacy with Holy Spirit, will discern angelic movements through enlightened eyes of the heart, and work with the angels. This cooperation results in greater successes with God (cf. Hebrews 12:14).
Hebrews 12:14:
14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the LORD.
Just when saints live in true love and God’s truth and speak good words (Note: from/with a renewed mind), that are like sweet water (cf. James 3:10-11), angels use this presence to convey the truth spoken by God to the spirits of the saints on earth from outside, which the Holy Spirit can then decode in their spirits (cf. John 16:13).
James 3:10-11:
10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
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.
Therefore, daily walk in sanctification and sincere obedience to the Holy Spirit are prerequisites to perceive angels and work together with them.
This way of life includes the trusting surrender under the sovereign guidance of God, which increases in the heart of a saint in the inner man where one breaks away from one’s own ideas. Furthermore, sanctification also results in a brokenness that leads disciples into that truly (Note: with all their heart) humble and meek attitude of life and heart in dealing with discipleship and opens access to intimacy with the LORD, which results in an increasing ease in dealing with anointing as well as assigned responsibility (cf. Matthew 11:28-30).
Matthew 11:28-30:
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Unclean spirits, on the other hand, move in the spiritually desolate areas of ‘Asasel’, which means the place of separation from God, to make destructive ‘plans of return’ with the aim of binding people or bringing them down (cf. Luke 11:24 i.c.w. Isaiah 34:11-15; Leviticus 16:10).
Luke 11:24:
24 When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’
Isaiah 34:11-15:
11 The desert owl and screech owl will possess it; the great owl and the raven will nest there. God will stretch out over Edom the measuring line of chaos and the plumb line of desolation.
12 Her nobles will have nothing there to be called a kingdom, all her princes will vanish away.
13 Thorns will overrun her citadels, nettles and brambles her strongholds. She will become a haunt for jackals, a home for owls.
14 Desert creatures will meet with hyenas, and wild goats will bleat to each other; there the night creatures (note: Lilith) will also lie down and find for themselves places of rest.
15 The owl will nest there and lay eggs, she will hatch them, and care for her young under the shadow of her wings; there also the falcons will gather, each with its mate.
Leviticus 16:10:
10 But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat [Asasel] shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the wilderness as a scapegoat [Asasel].
It is therefore no coincidence that when Jesus encountered the possessed Gerasener, he instructed the demonic horde to come out of the Gerasener and sent them into the bodies of pigs so that they were judged in the water.
The Realm of Water and Angels
In this context, we consider the realm of water as the realm of God’s angels, who are the bearers of His presence. And here it is no coincidence that there is also ‘water’ before the throne of God, which goes hand in hand with His covenant and His governing presence (cf. Revelation 4:6a).
Revelation 4:6a:
6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. …
The ‘function’ of the angels, namely to be ‘messengers’ (Hebrew ‘mal’āk – מַלְאָךְ), is connected to the Hebrew letter ‘Mem’, which pictographically represents a ‘waterline’ or ‘surging water’.
In this regard, angels of God, as ministering spirits, bring forth their effect in spheres of individuals, assemblies, and regions due to the prayers of saints in order to establish the good that comes from the Father’s will. Angels bring supernatural access to the heavenly dimension into the realm of earthly life of people to stop evil and corruption through works of darkness, among others.
Another important key to getting in touch with the presence of angels and working with them is anchored in sincere hospitality (cf. Hebrew 13:2).
Hebrews 13:2:
2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Because hospitality is connected with uncertainty in regard to angelic presence, it may be helpful to ask the Holy Spirit to open the spiritual eyes of the heart, so that by the gift of discernment the presence, assignment and ministry of the angels can be discerned.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel and Tina Glimm
Translated by:
Margit Kelly

The term ‘rivers of living water’ was used by Jesus on the last day of the feast of Sukkot (Note: Feast of Tabernacles), which was the greatest day of the festival (see John 7:37-39).
John 7:37-39:
37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.
38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’
39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
On this day the high priest was accompanied by a multitude of people as He performed the prophetic act of taking water from the pool of Siloam to the temple. By this the people became witnesses to a special outpouring, because the festival of Sukkot is connected to the increase of the glory of God (see 1 Kings 8:2.10-11).
1 Kings 8:2.10-11:
2 All the Israelites came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival (note: Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles)in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month. …
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.
As Jesus Christ is also called high priest in the order of Melchizedek, His statement in John 7:38 clearly shows us that He is interested in a special outpouring or increase of His Spirit (see Hebrews 5:5-6).
Hebrews 5:5-6:
5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him (see Psalm 2:7), ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father.’
6 And he says in another place (see Psalm 110:4), ‘You are a priest for ever, in the order of Melchizedek.’
The Impact of the Holy Spirit and the Release of God’s Promise
The Holy Spirit is the One who has an impact on our society or environment: The attributes of wind and water play a special role here, as the living water is linked to life and the breath of God as well as His order. Therefore it is no coincidence that the Spirit of God is first mentioned in the Torah in connection with water He was hovering or sitting over (see Genesis 1:1-2).
Genesis 1:1-2:
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
These waters already carried the dimension of heaven and of the seas on the earth within them, which the LORD made visible by establishing the firmament (see Genesis 1:6-10).
Genesis 1:6-10:
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.
9 And God said, ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.’ And it was so.
10 God called the dry ground ‘land’, and the gathered waters he called ‘seas’. And God saw that it was good. …
It is the Holy Spirit who flows through us into our future, thereby unlocking promises already implemented by God in the ground. This is similar to the river in the region of Eden that separated into four headwaters, bringing forth mineral resources/treasures in their respective regions (see Genesis 2:10-14).
Genesis 2:10-14:
10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.
14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

During the festival of Sukkot (Note: Feast of Tabernacles) every year the high priest performed the above mentioned prophetic act. He took water from the pool of Siloam and carried it up to the temple to pour it out next to the altar.
This symbolizes the petition to God in order to give the former and latter rain on all the land. The latter rain includes the rainfall at the end of the rainy season during the months of March/April, which are vital for the growth of the seeds of the winter crop. However, the former or early rain usually falls between the end of October and the beginning of November, at the start of the rainy season in Israel, which lasts about six months, and which is necessary for new sowing after the dry season of summer.
In this context, this act and the statement of Jesus about the ‘rivers of living water’ reveal that through the Holy Spirit we already carry the outpouring for our region or future within us, so that we are able to unlock the promises of the Heavenly Father.
This unlocking of God’s promises through the living water involves the Holy Spirit moving in the vehicle of prophecy, which is accompanied by prophecy, dreams and visions in peoples’ lives (see Joel 2:28-29).
Joel 2:28-29:
28 ‘And afterwards, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
The Full Measure of the Spirit and the Transformation
It is essential for us that we make the measure set for us by the Holy Spirit full similar to Jesus at the wedding at Cana, where He revealed His glory for the first time and instructed to fill the empty jars to the brim with water. Only after the jars had been filled the transformation from water to wine took place, as well as the movement of the bridegroom (see John 2:1.6-9).
John 2:1.6-9:
1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, …
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from eighty to a hundred and twenty litres.
7 Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’ They did so,
9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realise where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside …

We would like to note here that the act of outpouring during the days of the Feast of Tabernacles was performed daily by the priest, and on the seventh i.e. eighth day, the ‘day of the fullness of the water measure of glory’, Jesus spoke about the Holy Spirit.
And at precisely this moment Jesus stood in that place and spoke about the living water, which carries the basic requirement of faith in Him, as is revealed by Him in the Tenakh (Note: God’s Word):
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:37-38
When we seek and find Christ in the Tenakh – this is the Word of God in form of the ‘Old Testament’ – and find Him and believe according to the revelation made, an intensification of the Holy Spirit in our lives will take place. This intense power of the Holy Spirit in us works His way into our future, while interacting with faith in the Word of God.
The LORD desires that we believe in His hidden promises for our future, and in this advance with vision in intimacy with the Holy Spirit in order to take hold of them at the right time.
The Living Water and the Kingdom
In connection with the statement of Jesus about the ‘living water’ we should note that we as God’s people are moving in the kingdom structure with its different levels of the heavens linked to the element of water, while gaining more and more understanding. This becomes apparent in the Hebrew word ‘mamlākāh’ used for the term ‘kingdom’.
This Hebrew word begins with the double Hebrew letter ‘Mem’, which is, among others, connected to ‘water’ as well as carrying the numeric value of ‘40’. The Hebrew word used for ‘water’ in the Word of God is ‘Majim’ and is used solely in the plural. It begins and also ends with the Hebrew letter ‘Mem’. (Note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder Study bible on the word ‘mamlākāh – kingdom’ with word key number 4542)
It is therefore no coincidence that, among other things, the creation account, as already mentioned describes the Spirit of God over the waters and that there is also a sea of glass in front of the throne of God (see Genesis 1:1-2; Revelation 4:6).
Genesis 1:1-2:
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Revelation 4:6:
6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, round the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and behind.
Every level of heaven carries a realm of water connected to the instruction or commission to reign. In order to act as sons of God in this government, we have to undergo an important testing phase; this is revealed by the number ‘40’.
During this phase of testing and passing we are prompted and encouraged to seek Christ in the truth of His Word, to find Him and believe according to the revelation made, to experience a new dynamic of the Spirit in our lives that flows out of us as a result and contributes to blessing.
In all things Jesus Christ went before us, and after having been baptized in the Jordan river by John the Baptist, He went full of the Spirit into the desert and was tested over a period of 40 days. During this phase of testing He was repeatedly tempted by the devil, and without once falling into sin He resisted the evil (see Luke 4:1-2a i.c.w. Hebrews 4:15).

Luke 4:1-2a:
1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2a where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. …
Hebrews 4:15:
15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to feel sympathy for our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin.
As saints we have to know that the kingdom structure is closely aligned with each one of the twelve tribes of Israel, because God gave them the opportunity to be a kingdom of priests by their obedience.
In this we can see clearly that every tribe of Israel carries a spiritual dimension of heaven within, connected to a realm of ‘water’ including spiritual government, because God is Spirit (see Exodus 19:5-6 i.c.w. John 4:24a).
Exodus 19:5-6:
5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.’
John 4:24a:
24a God is spirit, …
The Living Water and True Fasting
In addition, the activation of the living waters is closely connected to true fasting linked to works of righteousness. This righteousness includes ‘release’ which requires us, among other things, to release people who have done us wrong into the freedom of our forgiveness in Jesus Christ. In the same way, we should also let go or release where we have wronged people consciously or unintentionally.
Moreover, it is indispensable that we recognize the need or indigence in our neighbor in order to release works of justice in the form of mercy (see Isaiah 58:6-12 i.c.w. Galatians 6:8-10).
Isaiah 58:6-12:
6 ‘Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: here am I. ‘If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
10 and if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
11 The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
Galatians 6:8-10:
8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
The streams of the living waters of the Holy Spirit reflect our devotion and holy way of living by acknowledging mercy, grace and truth entrusted to us as carriers of Christ’s anointing for the blessing for our environment, region and the nations.
Blessing here means the will of God, so it involves the interactions of the various gifts of the Holy Spirit and our choices in obedience to the Father. If we allow the Holy Spirit to control, guide and direct us, the intensity of His streams in the form of living water will be able to increase accordingly.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel and Tina Glimm