The Crowned Glory

When Jesus Christ came to earth as a man at the time appointed by the Heavenly Father, the influence of the presence of the ‘great light’, change began to occur (cf. John 1:1-5 i.c.w. James 1:17).
John 1:1-5:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
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.

=> ‘In the beginning was the Word.’ This section of the verse goes back to eternity when God created everything, namely what we see and also what we do not see. Everything was created through the Word. Not by anything else was it brought forth.

‘The Word was with God.’ This second section of the verse goes back further to a time when nothing had yet been created. Also at that time, the Word was with God.

‘The Word was God.’ This third section of the verse goes back much further to a time when the Word was God, before the Word came forth from God to be with God.

Since the Word of God is referred to as a person (‘Him’) in John 1:4, we can clearly see that the Word is a person. And that person is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He is the life and light of men (cf. John 8:12).
John 1:4:
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
John 8:12:
12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Jesus Christ is the Word that came from God, the Word that was with God and the Word through which everything was created, both the visible and the invisible. He is the image of the invisible God, the reflection of the Father and the glory of God.
At this point we are talking about Jesus as He was before He came to earth. This person, the Word, came into the world that was created by Him and to a people to whom He gave light and life, but the people didn’t recognize Him (cf. John 1:9-10).
John 1:9-10:
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

This Word became flesh and took the form of human flesh to live among us.
This Word was born of a virgin, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, and came as a man to live among us (cf. John 1:14).
John 1:14:
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
This word revealed to us the glory of the invisible God. This word is an indivisible person and His name is Jesus Christ (see John 1:16-18).
John 1:16-18:
16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.
17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. <=
(The text set in “=>” is based on a part excerpt from the book “The Destiny of Islam in the Endtimes” by Faisal Malick, pages 159-161.)
Approaching the New Facet of the Spirit
The Lord requires that we approach Him in the new facet of the Spirit as He desires to reveal Himself to us at this time, like Peter on the water.
This requires from us a stepping out of the comfort zone to approach in faith His voice based on the truth of the written Word of God (Note: Greek ‘lọgos’), which means the realm of the Word of God spoken at the moment (Note: Greek ‘rhēma’ => spoken Word of God) (cf. Matthew 14:26-29).
Matthew 14:26-29:
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.
It is the dynamic of the voice of Jesus Christ, namely the Word of God, which has its seat in the realm of the Spirit and calls us to our predestined future by Him, where He already is. This results in the process of drawing near and putting good works into practice in Christ Jesus (cf. James 4:8a i.c.w. Ephesians 2:10).
James 4:8a:
8a Come near to God and he will come near to you. …
Ephesians 2:10:
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The result is that the distance to the next sub-goal is shortened (cf. John 6:19-21).
John 6:19-21:
19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened.
20 But he said to them, ‘It is I; don’t be afraid.’
21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
Coming closer into the presence of God in order to behold His glory presupposes a God-preordained place, much like Moses experienced when he asked God to allow him to behold His glory.
The God-ordained ‘Cleft of the Rock’ and the Visitation of God
God had already chosen a cleft of the rock as the place in the future that was not yet visible to Moses at that moment in his present, but only became visible through God’s instruction (cf. Exodus 33:18-23).
Exodus 33:18-23:
18 Then Moses said, ‘Now show me your glory.’
19 And the Lord said, ‘I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
20 But,’ he said, ‘you cannot see my face, for no-one may see me and live.’
21 Then the Lord said, ‘There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.
22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.’
This cleft in the rock already carried the pierced area of Jesus’ side, after which the apostle Thomas asked to touch it with his hand representing a larger area and not with his finger representing a smaller area (cf. John 20:25b.27-28).
John 20:25b.27-28:
… 25b But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.’ …
27 Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’
Therefore, I consider it as no coincidence that God touched the face of Moses with His hand and intensified the area of Moses’ ‘five prophetic senses’ (Note: feeling, seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting) with the presence of His glory.
Spiritual visitations initiated by God result in acceleration because the realm of God as the ‘I AM – YAHWEH’ includes all times of the temporary as past, present and future. Therefore, the facet of ‘I AM’ can be seen in Jesus’ exclamation in John 6:20, which calls us not to be afraid of the new, but to enter into the new in Christ Jesus.
God is Spirit and it is our responsibility to respond to Him accordingly (cf. John 4:24a).
John 4:24a:
24a God is spirit, …

This realm of the Spirit carries a high degree of wisdom and knowledge in Christ that can only be understood at the level of the Spirit (cf. 1 Corinthians 2:6-10.13 i.c.w. Colossians 2:2b-3).
1 Corinthians 2:6-10.13:
6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’ – the things God has prepared for those who love him – 10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. …
13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
Colossians 2:2b-3:
… 2b in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
The Vision of the Crowned Glory and the Horned Lamb of God
In this context, I heard the word ‘crowned glory’ in my spirit, whereupon I saw the throne room of God and the crystal sea with its various movements (Note: the 24 elders, the lightnings, the seven burning torches, the four beings, the Lamb of God, …).
These were reflected by the sea of glass (cf. Revelation 4 and 5).
I then saw a person standing at the entrance area of the throne room, or the shore of the crystal sea, stretching out his arms wide and asking to receive the reflected presence of God in the crystal sea.
Because of this, one gentle wave after another came to the person and filled him with the presence of God. It was not only the reflection of a spiritual movement but all the movements and vibrations caused by the thunders and voices, etc. that acted cohesively on the person.
Regardless of this, my wife Tina saw the Lamb of God with horns in a vision during the previously held worship time in the Holy Place. It shone with golden, glittering and bright light and from its horns came forth light in glory (cf. Revelation 5:6 i.c.w. Luke 11:34a).
Revelation 5:6:
6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the centre 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.
Luke 11:34a:
34a Your eye is the lamp of your body. …
Then the vision changed to the appearance of a gloriously beautiful and landscaped garden in which the Lord was walking around as a lion. He was dressed in full splendor, majesty and peace, while there was a longing in His pacing because He was waiting for His bride.
He stopped next to an almond tree in bloom, while my wife felt in her mind the question, ‘Where is His crown?’- The lion was unspeakably glorious to behold, but He wore no crown in that garden as He has waiting for His bride. Then Tina heard in her spirit the Spirit of God respond by saying, ‘She is on her way.’ (cf. Revelation 21:9)
Revelation 21:9:
9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’
According to Proverbs 12:4a, we can infer that a bride and wife-to-be is a crown to her husband. Here she is associated with ‘nobleness’.
Proverbs 12:4a:
4a A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, …
The Hebrew word for ‘nobleness’ used in this passage is ‘ḥajil’ and means ‘strength, ability, army’. Furthermore, it describes the ‘fighting strength of a people or army’. (Note: Word explanation for ‘nobleness – ḥajil’ with word key number: 2485 taken from the Elberfelder Study Bible).
The Meaning of the Crowned Glory for Us
Thus, in conjunction with the concept of ‘crowned glory’ as well as the two visions previously mentioned, it becomes clear that God’s desire is for us to be filled with His glory established for this time. This makes us able to go forward with the power of faith and boldness in Christ Jesus, treading on the forces of darkness in His established triumph on the cross (cf. Colossians 2:15 i.c.w. Luke 10:19; 1 Timothy 6:12).
Colossians 2:15:
15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Luke 10:19:
19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
1 Timothy 6:12:
12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
The bride of Christ, which we are as the body of Christ, is as the wife of the Lamb, the crown of glory of the Lion from the tribe of Judah, Jesus Christ, by understanding herself as the army of God and applying His triumph in the respective assigned position as part of it.
In this way, we reach at our destiny of eternity, established since time immemorial in the Word of God, to be with God, to whom alone we bring glory by honoring His Word, which is Him. Let’s be on the way!
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel & Tina Glimm