The Pitching of the Tent on the Water

When we find ourselves as God’s people in challenging times, it is necessary that we seek the presence of the Savior Jesus Christ, much as Peter did when he left the boat on Jesus’ behalf in the midst of the storm and went to Him on the water to encounter the revelatory truth of God’s Word (cf. Matthew 14:24-29 i.c.w. John 1:14; Revelation 19:13).
Matthew 14:24-29:
… 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
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.
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.
Revelation 19:13:
13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
This revelatory truth contributes to our receiving a solution from the Savior’s realm so that we may pitch our tent, that is, our fellowship with Him in it in order to live in it.
Furthermore, the tent points to fellowship with Christ in temporary time, as we are in transition back to eternity to the Heavenly Father (cf. Hebrews 13:14).
Hebrews 13:14:
14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.
The Erected Tent on the Water and the Opposing of the Spirit of Balaam
This pitching of the tent is equivalent to the pitching of the tents of the people of Israel in the plains of Moab (Note: means ‘water’), across the Jordan at Jericho (cf. Numbers 22:1).
Numbers 22:1:
1 Then the Israelites travelled to the plains of Moab and camped along the Jordan opposite Jericho.
It was in the region of ‘Moab’ where Balaam (Note: false prophetic voice; cf. 2 Peter 2:15-16 i.c.w. Revelation 2:14) appeared to the people of Israel on behalf of the Moabite king Balak.
Balaam was the son of Beor, which translated means ‘burning torch’. From the meaning of the name, it becomes clear that the question should be asked as to what kind of spiritual communication we allow in our lives. Is it the spirit of truth or the spirit of lie?
Balaam had to be confronted three times with the living Word of God that is, the revelatory truth of the Word until he realized the only truth that stood in his way (cf. Numbers 22:23-26.31-34a).

Numbers 22:23-26.31-34a:
23 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat it to get it back on the road.
24 Then the angel of the Lord stood in a narrow path through the vineyards, with walls on both sides.
25 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, it pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam’s foot against it. So he beat the donkey again.
26 Then the angel of the Lord moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn, either to the right or to the left. …
31 Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell face down.
32 The angel of the Lord asked him, ‘Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me.
33 The donkey saw me and turned away from me these three times. If it had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you by now, but I would have spared it.’
34a-b Balaam said to the angel of the Lord, ‘I have sinned. I did not realise you were standing in the road to oppose me. …
Thus, it becomes clear that the presence of the revelatory truth of God’s Word corners the forces of falsehood and recalcitrance in order to confront the people who move in falsehood with a decision. The decision made is like the stage of birth in which the fruit is revealed.
It is similar to addressing the Ekklēsia in the region of Pergamum, where Jesus Christ meets her as the bearer of the sharp, two-edged sword (Note: revelatory truth of the Word of God; cf. Hebrews 4:12) and addresses the false teaching of Balaam (cf. Revelation 2:12.14).
Revelation 2:12.14:
12 ‘To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. …
14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: there are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality.
This false doctrine includes corruption in the form of mixture as an apparent morality on a pagan/humanistic basis, as well as treachery.
Balaam chose to go the way of corruption and rebellion against the truth of God’s Word, which is evident in the fact that he positioned himself on three different high places and offered unjust sacrifices with the perversion of the holy standard of ‘7’ (Note: completeness of God; cf. Numbers 23:4.14.29-30). Here it is no coincidence that the numerical value ‘7’ is connected with the Hebrew letter ‘Zayin’, which means among other things ‘sword’. From this it is clear that Balaam deliberately cultivated a false standard of the Word of God and twisted it for his purpose.
Balaam went up to sacrifice the ‘7’ (Note: 7 bulls and 7 rams) first on the heights of Baal (Note: false/evil government; cf. Numbers 22:41), then on the top of Pisgah (Note: acting out of an allotted inheritance with a wrong heart attitude that thereby becomes a trap; similar to the gold of Egypt that led to the golden calf; cf. Numbers 23:14) and then to the top of Peor (Note: covenant breaker through fornication/sexual impurity; cf. Numbers 23:28).
Thus, the realm of ‘Moab’ includes a resistance or attack by the enemy in the form of false communication by which he seeks to stop us in our walk with Christ.
Here it is important that we rule and act in fellowship with Christ Jesus over the surging waters in the Spirit (cf. Genesis 1:2).
Genesis 1:2:
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.
It is the enemy’s plan to cause our souls to be in turmoil with the goal that we reflect in this turmoil and fall into unbelief.
The Superior Governing in the Spirit
Therefore, it is necessary that we act superiorly in our spirit with the power of the revelatory truth of the Word of God (cf. Psalm 42:5 i.c.w. Psalm 116:7).
Psalm 42:5:
5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God.
Psalm 116:7:
7 Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.
Acting in the power of the revelatory truth of God’s Word is closely related to walking in the Spirit, which involves abiding in the governmental realm of Christ (cf. Galatians 5:16a i.c.w. Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 3:1).
Galatians 5:16a:
16a So I say, live by the Spirit, …
Ephesians 2:6:
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, …
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.
Dream: The Split Water and the Whirlwind
In connection with the call in the spirit to govern superiorly over the soul, I would like to share a dream I received on the 01’st of April 2010 (Note: 3’rd day of Passover; 17’th of Nissan/Aviv 5770) in the early morning hours.
In it, I saw a believer in Christ standing on the beach of a sea and perceiving how the waves of the sea were whipped up by the wind, while a gray cloud blanket covered the sky.
A short time later, the person decided to walk on the water and moved on foot about a quarter of the way from west to east on the sea. As the person did so, the waters parted with a loud sound that sounded like an inhaled ‘Whooooo!’ in the form of awe.
After that, the believer walked between the two walls of water and saw a whirlwind some distance away that looked like a white pillar of cloud spinning.
As the person approached the pillar of wind, it split into two white columns of wind through which the person passed.
Then the dream sequence ended.
It is in the interest of the LORD that we move forward in our God-given inheritance in the resurrection power of Christ (Note: 3’rd day of Passover, day of the offering of the firstfruits) into the new day that He has already prepared. In this, walking in the Spirit takes on special significance, encompassing walking in the revelatory truth of God’s Word.
For example, Peter heard the Word of God speaking to him from the future ahead, so he left the boat with the disciples, that is, the present, and moved into the center of the revelatory truth of the Word of God into the future.
Through the faith that comes from hearing the Word of God (cf. Romans 10:17), we do not fear the surging waters of circumstance.
Romans 10:17:
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
The surging waters of circumstances are caused, among other things, by intimidating communications that must be met with the revelatory truth of God’s Word in faith.
In doing so, the LORD releases the presence of His reverence so that the adverse circumstances must recede to prepare the way for the righteous. In this, we should not consider the reality in the earthly realm or the ‘forecast’ given by men as the final truth, because Jesus Christ is the final truth, the way and the life (cf. John 14:6).
John 14:6:
6 Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.
As followers of Christ, we should expect the impossible, which can only come from God (cf. Luke 18:27).
Luke 18:27:
27 Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God.’
By our progress in faith we split the communication of the adversary. This leads us to approach a new dimension of the Spirit, which leads to the multiplication of the angelic presence in our lives. Where we advance in faith, the presence of the angels multiplies. In this, faith acts as a point of attraction for the ministering spirits of God (cf. Psalm 34:7 i.c.w. Hebrews 1:14).
Psalm 34:7:
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
Hebrews 1:14:
14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
That which appears to be an obstacle or resistance before us is merely in the way of revealing the power of God and the potential of faith that springs from the revelatory truth of God’s Word, so that God, the Heavenly Father alone gets all the glory (cf. Romans 8:28 i.c.w. Psalm 76:7-10; Isaiah 42:8).
Romans 8:28:
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Psalm 76:7-10:
7 It is you alone who are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry?
8 From heaven you pronounced judgment, and the land feared and was quiet – 9 when you, God, rose up to judge, to save all the afflicted of the land.
10 Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise, and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.
Isaiah 42:8:
8 ‘I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.
The Fragrance of Relational Quality
We should allow the breath of God and His winds to emanate the quality we have cultivated through the close relationship we have already developed with Him from the relational framework He has assigned to us (cf. Hebrews 1:7 i.c.w. Song of Songs 4:16a-b).
Hebrews 1:7:
7 In speaking of the angels he says, ‘He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.’
Song of Songs 4:16a-b:
16a-b Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. …
It is the breath of God that blows over our spiritual garden (Note: relational level), which is made clear by the Hebrew word for ‘blowing’. The Hebrew word is the word ‘pûaḥ’, which also means ‘to breathe, to snort, to blow on, to kindle and to fragrance’. (Note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder Study Bible on the Hebrew word ‘pûaḥ’ with the word key number: 6447).
Accordingly, let us go forward in the vitality, power and sharpness of the revelatory truth of God’s Word in intimate relationship with Him and experience His sovereign intervention at the right time.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm