Advancing in the Relationship of the Heavenly Father

God desires that we would bring our relationship in the sonship of Christ with the Heavenly Father into a spiritual realm of higher quality.

Leaving the House

This process of transferring the relationship to a higher realm of quality is like leaving the house by Jesus Christ, who living on earth, went out of the house to the Sea of Galilee to get into the boat and sit in it (see Matthew 13:1-3).

Matthew 13:1-3:
1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.
2 Such large crowds gathered around 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. …”

In a prophetic context, the house represents the spiritual intimate relationship with the Heavenly Father, which has its seat in the Spirit and in truth (see John 4:24).

John 4:24:
“… 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Jesus Christ spoke in relation to the communication (note: prayer) with the Heavenly Father that it is connected to a private room and thus can be connected to the house (see Matthew 6:6).

Matthew 6:6:
6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
The New Phase of Development in Christ

When we, as God's people, have learned in spirit and truth to cultivate our personal time with the Heavenly Father in Christ Jesus, He allows us to enter into a new phase of development that is connected with bringing our relationship with the Father to the public. This involves reflecting His love (note: Greek ‘agapē’) before human beings by living in it, so that the world may know that we are in the sonship of Christ and follow Him (see John 13:34-35).

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.”

The love of God is an eternal love which encompasses love in the Spirit and which has its seat in the fact that God, the Father, has sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world (see John 3:16).

John 3:16:
16 For God so loved (note: Greek ‘agapaō’) the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Furthermore, the love of God carries within it the relationship of sonship between Jesus and the Father.

The spiritual relationship of love with the Heavenly Father in the ‘house’ has the effect that we dwell in love for God and are thus enabled to love ourselves in a healthy way, in order to be able to love our neighbor (see Matthew 22:37-40).

Matthew 22:37-40:
37 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ (see Deuteronomy 6:5)
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (see Leviticus 19:18)
40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

When we have learned this, Jesus Christ, in His sonship, leads us into a public realm connected with the deeper entry into the promise of our forefathers and where we begin to perceive more strongly the voice of God, which is like the sound of many waters (see Genesis 22:17 i.c.w. Ezekiel 1:24; Revelation 1:15b).

Genesis 22:17:
17 I will surely bless you and make your (note: Abraham's) 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,

Ezekiel 1:24:
24 When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.
Revelation 1:15b:
… 15b and his (note: Jesus’) voice was like the sound of rushing waters.
The Element of Water
It is the element of ‘water’ that carries an important meaning in the release of the revelatory light of God and is connected to the power of His Word (see Ephesians 5:26b).
Ephesians 5:26b:
... 26b cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, …
It was not for nothing that Jesus appeared in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali in order to transmit the revelatory truth of the Heavenly Father to the people (see Genesis 1:2-5 i.c.w. Matthew 4:13-16; John 12:49).
Genesis 1:2-5:
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.
Matthew 4:13-16:
13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali – 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah (see Isaiah 9:1-2): 15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles – 16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
John 12:49:
49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken.
The New Stay of Jesus
It is important that we move forward in the sonship of Christ and go to the new place where Jesus Christ as the Son of God is already present.
Jesus Christ, through the guidance of His Holy Spirit, wants to lead us to a deeper level of the presence of the Heavenly Father. This is the reason why Jesus didn't reside on the shore, but got into the boat and sat down in it in order to get on the lake and from there to speak in the mysterious language of the Father in the form of parables to people standing on the shore.
Jesus Christ recognized the cooperative alignment of people who were hungry and thirsty for more from God, so that he ‘departed’ further from them in order to give them the opportunity to enter the center of the Heavenly Father.
The center of the Heavenly Father involves being transferred with Jesus Christ to the heavenly places to reign with Him.
Jesus' eternal reign is connected with the throne of God on the crystal sea and many other spiritual governmental movements and manifestations (see Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 3:1 i.c.w. Revelation 4:2-6).
Ephesians 2:6:
6 And God (note: the Father) 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.
Revelation 4:2-6:
2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.
3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne.
4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads.
5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God.
6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.
The Sitting of Jesus and the Standing of the People
It says in Matthew 13:2 that Jesus sat down in the boat (note: made of wood) and the people stood on the shore (see Matthew 13:2).
Matthew 13:2:
2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.
This process is a reference to the eternal government of Jesus, because Jesus Christ is the king of kings and a king reigns seated from his throne. It is Jesus Christ who, as the Son of God, sat down at the right hand of God after establishing the triumph on the green wood (see Mark 16:19 i.c.w. Luke 23:31).
Mark 16:19:
19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.
Luke 23:31:
31 For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
The Going On of Jesus
The reason why it sometimes seems as if the Lord Jesus is withdrawing from us in certain phases of spiritual progress is merely an indication that He goes on to make His voice be heard and thereby activate us in discipleship, in order to get to the next part goal of our destiny (see John 10:27 i.c.w. Micah 2:13).
John 10:27:
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
Micah 2:13:
“… 13 The One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their King will pass through before them, the Lord at their head.”
The result of this unconditional discipleship is that we are in an intensified presence of God and receive His mysteries as well as increase our understanding of the economy of the kingdom (note: sowing and harvesting; see Matthew 13:3).
Matthew 13:3:
3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. …”
Hereby it is no coincidence that the region of Zebulun is connected with the tribe of the same name, which is the tribe that has its seat by the sea and together with the tribe of Issachar brings out the riches of the sea and the treasures in the sand (see Genesis 49:13 i.c.w. Deuteronomy 33:18-19).
Genesis 49:13:
13 “Zebulun will live by the seashore and become a haven for ships; his border will extend toward Sidon. …”
Deuteronomy 33:18-19:
18 About Zebulun he said: “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out, and you, Issachar, in your tents.
19 They will summon peoples to the mountain and there offer the sacrifices of the righteous; they will feast on the abundance of the seas, on the treasures hidden in the sand.”
Jesus' presence on the boat and the presence of the people of Israel on the shore of the Sea of Galilee point to the riches and treasures hidden in Jesus Christ (see Colossians 2:3).
Colossians 2:3:
… 3 in whom (note: Jesus Christ) are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Advancing in the Relationship
If we are willing to follow the voice of Jesus and His presence, the result will be that we will have a deep revelatory knowledge which will give our words more weight. These words will penetrate and even remove obstacles.
As a result, where we allow the Holy Spirit to plant these words in our hearts, new prosperity comes forth, causing us to bring forth the fruits/harvest in the determined time by God in order to be a blessing.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm