The Purpose of the Prophetic Word and True Leadership

A prophetic word is spoken with the intention in the will of God so that it becomes ‘flesh’, which means that it manifests itself as light in the dark chaos so that it brings forth life and hope.
Whenever God spoke His word, and continues to speak it today, it comes to manifestation in our time. The Word of God can also be called the invisible breath of God, which is enclosed with earthly substance, so that what God has spoken or promised becomes visible to people (cf. Genesis 1:1-5 i.c.w. John 1:1-5.14).
Genesis 1:1-5:
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.
3 And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light ‘day’, and the darkness he called ‘night’. And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.
John 1:1-5.14:
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. …
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.
Carrying God’s Promise Together
Therefore, it is essential to know that what God has promised us as His people cannot be claimed or carried alone. This becomes clear in the statements of Moses, who said that he alone couldn’t carry the people of Israel because of their greatness but also because of the resistance against God that occurred again and again (cf. Deuteronomy 1:9 i.c.w. Exodus 18:18; Numbers 11:14).
Deuteronomy 1:9:
9 At that time I said to you, ‘You are too heavy a burden for me to carry alone. …’
Exodus 18:18:
18 You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone.
Numbers 11:14:
14 I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me.
Moses needed a united group of people to bring the people of Israel into God’s promise, which finally happened under the leadership of Joshua (cf. Joshua 1:1-3).
Joshua 1:1-3:
1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant: 2 ‘Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the River Jordan into the land I am about to give to them – to the Israelites.
3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. …’
The Necessity of True or Genuine Leadership
It is necessary in our walk with Jesus Christ that we as saints create an environment that reaches people and changes the world. The key to bringing forth such an environment amid the body of Christ is the restoration of true leadership.
True leadership involves one or more anointed leaders empowered by God to a level of maturity in competent leadership and authority in a specific region. It also requires possessing a special measure of dominion over demonic principalities, which mature leaders are assigned by God.
This means that the person with the leadership gift has the right to exercise dominion authority in his or her God-assigned field of responsibility to establish the Kingdom of God in that assigned region.
A leadership gift, or a person in a leadership position, implies that the person in question sees not only to the next level, but to the next dimension. This means that the leader must have supernatural vision, seeing the dimension not primarily with the natural eye.
A dimension cannot be grasped in its fullness with the natural eye because of its size, but with the spiritual eye that looks from the revelatory power of faith (Note: light), just as Joshua and Caleb did when they recognized the ‘dimension’ of God’s promise with its fruits and also existing opponents and said that it is possible to take the Promised Land (cf. Numbers 13:28-30; Numbers 14:6-9).
Numbers 13:28-30:
28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there.
29 The Amalekites live in the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live near the sea and along the Jordan.’
30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.’
Numbers 14:6-9:
6 Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes 7 and said to the entire Israelite assembly, ‘The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good.
8 If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.
9 Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.’
Rebekah and the God-promised Position of Jacob and Esau
For us to properly understand the appointment of individuals by God to leadership positions in the body of Christ, the example of Rebekah and the birth of her twin sons Jacob and Esau reveals relevant aspects.
Rebekah was pregnant by her husband Isaac with twin sons when the LORD informed her that the younger was to rule over the elder (cf. Genesis 25:21-23 i.c.w. Luke 22:27).

Genesis 25:21-23:
21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, ‘Why is this happening to me?’ So she went to enquire of the Lord.
23 The Lord said to her, ‘Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the elder will serve the younger.’
Luke 22:27:
27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.
Even though Esau was born first before Jacob, there was a spiritual and significant sign in the preliminary stages of the birth and in the birth process. Jacob held the heel of Esau, which was an indication of Jacob’s superior position to Esau. Jacob was the ‘hand’ and Esau was the ‘foot’.
If we apply this sign to the body of Christ, it shows that the hand finds its use in a higher position of the human body than the foot.
This means that Jacob was given the leading position. It was necessary for Jacob to receive the first born blessing through the assistance of his mother Rebekah (cf. Genesis 27), because from the beginning his father Isaac wasn’t brave enough to prefer Jacob before Esau, to position them in this way according to the paternal order. That would have prevailed peace between both brothers and thus each of them would have known where their place would have been.
In the end, Jacob understood this approach or God’s plan by later blessing his grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh in this way, blessing the second born – Ephraim before the firstborn – Manasseh, where later it was Joshua from the tribe of Ephraim who was allowed to lead the people of Israel into the Promised Land on God’s behalf (cf. Genesis 48 i.c.w. Numbers 13:8.16; Joshua 1:1-3).
True Leadership in the Right Position/Order of God and the ‘Perfection’ of the Ecclesia
These events signify for the body of Christ at this time that there are some servants and ministries that have gone through years of difficulty and opposition to enter into their promise. This period of battles, however, would have been avoidable in its degree of severity had leadership been in the right place and government in the right order.
The apostle Paul wrote of the ‘perfection’ of the Ecclesia in terms of its form, saying in 1 Corinthians 13:10: ‘But when completeness (Note: perfection) comes, what is in part disappears.’
This ‘perfection’ is not directly related to the end of times but means a functioning perfection of the Ecclesia in the end times, ruling from the dimension of the Father’s hand in full ‘manhood maturity’ on earth so that Christ can come again in power.
The maturity of the ecclesia meant here involves order and governmental rule, which means that the saints in the body of Christ must recognize their positions or places and serve in them in a responsible manner. When this happens, all of heaven on earth will support us.
God wants us to come together as saints in unity in order and under true leadership so that we can serve effectively in the Spirit of the LORD (cf. Isaiah 11:2 i.c.w. Luke 4:18-19).
Isaiah 11:2:
2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord – …
Luke 4:18-19:
18 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’
The Allocation of the Anointing and the Expectation of the Time to Come Alive
All of this clearly shows that it is necessary that especially people in leadership positions in the body of Christ move in the anointing of God. God’s anointing is given to those who are sensitive to the time, place and phase in which God is working.
Sensitivity based on our surrender to the Holy Spirit is required if we are to receive the fresh, beginning anointing for this time (cf. Luke 19:42.44b).
Luke 19:42.44b:
… 42 and said, ‘If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace – but now it is hidden from your eyes.
… 44b They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognise the time of God’s coming to you.’
As we get to enter anointed into God’s appointed time, moments arise that are filled with the breath of divine life. God created us to bring the life He gave us into His created moments of the temporary time (cf. Genesis 1:1), so that it becomes vital time.
When Adam and Eve were created by God, time received human-divine vitality (Note: ‘Adam’ means ‘man/red soil’, and ‘Eve’ means ‘life’.; cf. Genesis 1:26-28 i.c.w. Genesis 2:21-22).
In this way, time becomes a significant moment connected to God because He brought time into existence.
Every believer who carries Jesus Christ in his heart thus becomes a potential that gives time a living value, in that the people whom the believer encounters in his daily life receive blessings through him in the way the Holy Spirit reveals it to him. This means, the moment is filled with life and time comes alive.
Even when we are at home as believers and some kind of boredom wants to spread, we have the possibility to fill this time with life by taking in the breath of God in the form of His written Word (cf. John 1:14 i.c.w. John 6:63; 2 Corinthians 3:6).
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.
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.
2 Corinthians 3:6:
6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant – not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
To increase in fresh anointing, it is necessary that we as saints not only read the Word of God, but study it and ask the Holy Spirit for divine revelation.
For a deeper understanding of authority and its importance in our lives in both individual and community contexts, we recommend the teaching ‘Authority in Spiritual and Earthly Life’.
(Note: This teaching is based, among other things on revelations from the Book of ‘The Anointing Of A Thousand Times More’ – ISBN: 0-9725533-1-2 from Tudor Bismark.)
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm