The New has Begun!

On Sunday morning of January 08, 2023, I was awakened by the loud twittering of a songbird. After the twittering was over, a dove began to coo loudly. While listening to the various sounds, I perceived the voice of the Lord saying, “The new has begun! The bride and bridegroom are making their voices heard in the land!”
The Pillar of Worship and Spirit-Filled Prayer
When I heard this statement, the LORD was referring to the importance of two important spiritual pillars, which are worship (note: songbird) and Spirit-filled prayer (note: cooing of the dove). In connection with this, I was reminded of the biblical passages from Revelation 8:1-5 and Revelation 14:2-3, dealing with the prayer of the saints and the corporate voice in worship that extends from the measure of the ‘consecrated’ within the structure of the twelve tribes (cf. Revelation 7:4).
Revelation 8:1-5:
1 When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
3 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne.
4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand.
5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
Revelation 14:2-3:
2 And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps.
3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No-one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.
Revelation 7:4:
4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
The Eighth Day - the Day of Resurrection
It is interesting to note at this point that the sound of the birds that I heard, according to the biblical time, sounded on the first day of the week which is Sunday as well as on the eighth day of the first Gregorian year 2023.
Thus, the characteristic of the time frame just mentioned carries the transformation from death to life in the form of the resurrection, since Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the first day of the week.
The eighth day reveals the new beginning of the LORD, which is accompanied by the circumcision of the heart, so that we as His people are able to discern. It is about discernment in the spirit of wisdom and revelation to know His plans for this time and the time to come, in order to establish them according to our calling in Christ Jesus (cf. Deuteronomy 30:6; Romans 2:29; Colossians 2:11 i.c.w. Ephesians 1:17-18; Ephesians 2:10).

Deuteronomy 30:6:
6 The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
Romans 2:29:
29 No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.
Colossians 2:11:
11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, …
Ephesians 1:17-18:
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, …
Ephesians 1:11:
11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, …
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 Power of Righteous Works and the Power of the Spirit
Based on Revelation 8:1, it can be seen that after the Lamb of God opened the seventh seal, there was a silence in heaven for about half an hour, which transitioned into a new phase of action for the release of revelation, namely from that of works to the power of breath.
It was the Lamb of God who opened the seven seals, thus leading into the activation of the seven angels who blew the seven trumpets. In this, we can see the principle of acting in righteousness and being active in the Spirit revealed.
After the Lamb of God opened the seventh seal, the establishing of the structure of the Spirit followed, as John saw seven angels given seven trumpets, indicating the dynamic of the breath (note: Spirit).
After John saw this, he perceived the intervention of another angel, which was accompanied by the timing of the spoken Spirit-filled prayers of the saints, which were brought into contact with the passionate zeal of God, so that there was the manifestation as a response in heaven as well as on earth (cf. Revelation 8:3-5).
Revelation 8:3-5:
3 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne.
4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand.
5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.

Considering the opening of the seventh seal by the Lamb of God, it is clear that the Lamb transitioned into a new day of execution, that of the breath and thus the Spirit.
Worship Born from Above and Spirit-Filled Prayer
This new day includes worship born from above as well as Spirit-filled prayer, which includes prayers that are prayed in the will of God. These are prayers in which we as worshippers do not pray self-centredly out of our own will and demand something from God, but rather we intercede that what is released by faith in the spirit. Such intercession is akin to prayer mixed with incense, as we can see from Revelation 8.
It was incense added to the prayers of the saints by the order of God; so that the commissioned angel offered the prayers with the added incense in the censer on the golden altar before the throne. As a result, the sound of prayer with the fragrance of incense rose from the angel’s hand to God. Thus, incense is also an indication of the prayers prayed in the will of the Father.
Therefore, in the midst of all the economic, political, health, and many other challenges, it is crucial for us as God’s people to continually remain focused and centred in God’s predestined plan, just as Epaphras prayed for the Colossians (cf. Colossians 4:12).
Colossians 4:12:
12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
The Recognition of the Truth and the Holy Indignation
Furthermore, the Lord let us know that a holy indignation is already present and continues to increase, which is connected with the truth, because people increasingly recognize and get to know the truth.
In this context, I received the Scripture from Psalm 85:8ff. where it says, among other things, that His faithful shall not return to folly.
Psalm 85:8
8 I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants – but let them not turn to folly.
This folly includes a certain kind of naivety of some believers, who in the near past accepted the advice or instruction of authorities without consulting the truth of God’s Word, so that painful experiences already have or will have occurred in their lives or environment.
The Lord is just in this time to expand and intensify the presence of His eternal peace among His people. In this, walking in the spirit of the fear of the LORD carries significance so that supernatural healings and salvations occur in our land along with the glory of God settling in our land (cf. Psalm 85:9).
Psalm 85:9:
9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.
It is required that we speak the truth in the grace of God allotted to us, even if it is rejected by the relevant addressees. It is the grace of God, coupled with His truth, that paves the way for greater spiritual intimacy, which is about justice and peace (cf. Psalm 85:10).

Psalm 85:10:
10 Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
This results in a correlation between the bride on earth and her bridegroom in heaven, so that the revelatory truth of God in His bride is encased in His light of righteousness, which secures the fruitful process of healing and brings the economy and many other areas into the phase of renewal (cf. Psalm 85:11-13 i.c.w. Malachi 4:2; Song of Songs 2:11-12).
Psalm 85:11-13:
11 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.
12 The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.
13 Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps.
Malachi 4:2:
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.
Song of Songs 2:11-12:
11 See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
12 Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
The new, which makes us glad, has already begun!
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm