The Advancing of the Living Word of God

The Lord wants that we as His people recognize the presence of the living Word of God and its movement and judge it correctly through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the living Word of God and it is the Holy Spirit who unlocks the truth found therein to us (cf. John 1:1; Revelation 19:13 i.c.w. John 16:13-15).
John 1:1:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Revelation 19:13:
13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
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 Sojourn of the Word of God in a Region
On the basis of the life of Jesus Christ while He lived as a man on earth in Israel and stayed in different regions, we can see the presence of the vividness of the Word of God. Here, the respective places of sojourn have a special significance, since they open up a deeper dimension of revelation to us.
The entry of the Word of God into a region or place works symbiotically, which means that the presence of the living Word of God as well as its abode work together. For example, in Matthew 13:1-3, it says that Jesus left the house to settle by the lake and later, because of the crowds that followed Him, got into a boat and sat in it.
From there He taught the crowds standing on the shore in parables. Speaking in parables, or riddles, encompasses the secret language of God (cf. Matthew 13:34-35).
Matthew 13:1-3:
1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.
2 Such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.
3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘A farmer went out to sow his seed. …’
Matthew 13:34-35:
34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.
35 So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet: ‘I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.’
The house may indicate the place of quality in interpersonal relationship as well as the importance of true nearness, which must first be cultivated in order to enter the place of the Father’s promise (Note: shore) in Christ and reign sovereignly therein (cf. Matthew 22:36-40 i.c.w. Genesis 22:17).

Matthew 22:36-40:
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.”
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’
Genesis 22:17:
17 I will surely bless you (Note: Abraham) and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, ...
When we are faithful rooted in God’s love within our promise given by the Heavenly Father (cf. John 13:34-35), people are attracted by this holy lifestyle and are brought into contact even with the high thoughts or plans of God that seem impossible to the human mind (cf. Isaiah 55:8-11 i.c.w. Luke 18:27).
John 13:34-35:
34 ‘A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’
Isaiah 55:8-11:
8 ‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord.
9 ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Luke 18:27:
27 Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God.’
The Renewing of the Mind and the Simplicity of the Cross
By positioning itself in the presence of the Word of God, it doesn’t fail to move further into the future to contribute to a renewing of the mind from the realm of triumph which is represented by the boat made of wood and indicating to the cross. The impact of the Word of God communicating from the future is akin to a sowing designed to renew the mind and spirit in order to be enabled to go forward in the center of God’s will (cf. Galatians 3:13-14 i.c.w. Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23).
Galatians 3:13-14:
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.’
14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
Romans 12:2:
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Ephesians 4:23:
… 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
This renewing results in our being enabled to walk in the high thoughts and ways of the LORD through established faith based on the sown Word of God.
Jesus’ sitting in the boat and His allegorical message of sowing are indicative of the simplicity of the message of the cross, His governing authority, and the vitality of the Word of God; for the words of Christ are spirit and life (cf. John 6:63).
John 6:63:
63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you – they are full of the Spirit and life.
While Jesus was seated in the boat preaching to the crowds on the shore, He spoke to them about, among other things, the kingdom of heaven and the harvest associated with it, in which the ministry of angels plays a special role (cf. Matthew 13:24-30).
Matthew 13:24-30:
24 Jesus told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.
26 When the wheat sprouted and formed ears, then the weeds also appeared.
27 ‘The owner’s servants came to him and said, “Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?”
28 ‘ “An enemy did this,” he replied. ‘The servants asked him, “Do you want us to go and pull them up?”
29 ‘ “No,” he answered, “because while you are pulling up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: first collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.” ’
=> The kingdom of heaven includes the rule and power of God’s orders, systems, rules and ways in the affairs of men. In addition, it includes the influence of the ekklesia in the world.
The Kingdom of Heaven is that which imposes upon the world the authority of Jesus Christ as the ruler over the kingdom of God and His heavens. <= (Note: The text placed in ‘=>’ is based on an explanation from the ‘Prophet’s Dictionary’ by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; page 298.)
Harvesting the Sons of Evil and the Sons of the Kingdom of Heaven
Using the Bible passage from Matthew 13:24-30, the Lord let me know that we, as the people of God, should not be irritated by the apparent global overwhelming injustice, because it comes directly from the domain of the adversary, who personally declared war on Jesus Christ by sowing from ambush the sons of evil in the same field where the sons of the kingdom are present, in order to harass and intimidate them.
It is interesting to note that before Jesus interpreted the above parable to His disciples, He let the crowd (Note: the public) go to personally reveal to them the strategy contained therein. In this parable Jesus speaks of His enemy, from which it is clear that this is a spiritual battle, since Jesus is already seated at the right hand of God (cf. Colossians 3:1).

Colossians 3:1:
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.
Accordingly, Christ doesn’t commission us, but His harvest angels, the reapers first to reap and gather together the sons of the evil one, so that initially it looks as if darkness prevails. But the sons of evil are already in the process of God’s judgment, even though they are lulled into an apparent security. There will be a great and violent fall that will lead to the destruction of evil.
It is necessary that we, as the ekklesia in the structure of the sons of the kingdom of God, go forward in joy that Christ Jesus with His sent angels will take care of the machinations of the evil one. Meanwhile, for the future, we are supernaturally joined as His people in an apostolic harvest alignment for this time and the time to come, so that we abide in the realm of God’s harvest and His fullness as well as triumph in His glory (cf. Matthew 13:36-43 i.c.w. Malachi 4:1-3).
Matthew 13:36-43:
36 Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.’
37 He answered, ‘The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.
38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one,
39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
40 ‘As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age.
41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.
42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.
Malachi 4:1-3:
1 ‘Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘Not a root or a branch will be left to them.
2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
3 Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,’ says the Lord Almighty.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm