Ijar|Sir – Month of Increasing Light
 
The biblical month of Ijar–Sir is the second month in the biblical calendar. It is the month that links the time of the blood of the lamb with the time of the wind and fire of God.‘Ijar’ means ‘light’ and ‘Sir’ means ‘glancing, splendor, radiance’.
 
Ijar/Sir is the month that is aligned with Issachar who was the 9’th son of Jacob and the fifth son of Leah (‘weary’). Issachar means ‘He brings earnings. He will bring a reward.’ (cf. Genesis 30:18).
 
Genesis 30:18:
18 Then Leah said, “God has rewarded me for giving my servant to my husband.” So she named him Issachar.
 
Ruben and Issachar
 
It was the first born son Ruben who prepared the way for the birth of Issachar while he went at the time of the wheat harvest out to the field and found mandrakes that he gave his mother Leah. As Rachel saw it she asked Leah to give her some of the mandrakes.
 
For the giving of the mandrakes she allowed Leah in turn to sleep with Jacob so that Leah became pregnant with her fifth son Issachar (cf. Genesis 30:14-17).
 
Genesis 30:14-17:
14 During wheat harvest, Reuben went out into the fields and found some mandrake plants, which he brought to his mother Leah. Rachel said to Leah, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.”
15 But she said to her, “Wasn’t it enough that you took away my husband? Will you take my son’s mandrakes too?” “Very well,” Rachel said, “he can sleep with you tonight in return for your son’s mandrakes.”
16 So when Jacob came in from the fields that evening, Leah went out to meet him. “You must sleep with me,” she said. “I have hired you with my son’s mandrakes.” So he slept with her that night.
17 God listened to Leah, and she became pregnant and bore Jacob a fifth son.
 
Based on Reuben’s intervention, it reveals that Jesus Christ, the firstborn and only begotten Son of God, leads us into intimacy with the Heavenly Father through the influence of the Holy Spirit, so that we receive, among other things, a better understanding of time.
 
As a result, we increase in discernment and knowledge of the times, just like the members of the tribe of Issachar (cf. John 1:14; Romans 8:29 i.c.w. 1 Chronicles 12:32).
 
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.
 
Romans 8:29:
29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

1 Chronicles 12:32:
… 32 from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do – 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command; ...
 
The Anointing of the Tribe of Issachar
 
The characteristic and value of Issachar is to recognize the times and seasons to advice what Israel should do (cf. 1 Chronicles 12:32).
 
1 Chronicles 12:32:
… 32 from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do – 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command; …
 
The sons of Issachar understand how to keep the membrane of time open enough so that the things that are being revealed can bee seen and be caused to manifest. It is about the invasion of eternity into time. This is what the Word of God means when it says, ‘in the fullness of time’ or ‘on the Lord’s day.’ (cf. Luke 9:51; Mark 1:15; Galatians 4:4; Revelation 1:10)
 
Luke 9:51:
51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
 
Mark 1:15:
15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
 
Galatians 4:4:
4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, …
 
Revelation 1:10:
10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, …
 
These statements refer to the alignment of time (Note: eternal time and temporal time).
 
It is the ability of Issachar to understand the times of God and gain access to them. In order to gain access to time, it is first essential to recognize that God has already placed eternity in the heart of man (cf. Ecclesiastes 3:11a).
 
Ecclesiastes 3:11a:
11a He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; …
 
This is also revealed by the statement of Jesus, who said that the kingdom of God is within us (cf. Luke 17:21).
 
Luke 17:21:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
 
The kingdom of God is connected with obedience and Israel as a twelve-dimensional unit, which is derived from the 12 tribes of Israel (cf. Exodus 19:5-6).
 
Exodus 19:5-6:
“… 5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”
 
=> Throughout the history of ancient Israel, the tribe of Issachar is portrayed as a family destined to prosper physically and spiritually. The sons of the tribe of Issachar were not only ‘men of valor’ (cf. 1 Chronicles 7:1-5), but also called to serve the other tribes of Israel in the areas of finance and the ministry of God's word or teaching (note: Torah). <= (Note: The text set in ‘=>’ is based on a revelation teaching by Norm Franz of Ascension Ministries)
 
The First Tribe Alignment as a Model
 
Issachar is the connecting tribe of the first unit of the army of Israel that connects the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Zebulun. This connection is a model for the church because it is the first tribe alignment of the first unit from the army of Israel that is positioned at the east side of the tabernacle where the entrance of the Tabernacle is (cf. Numbers 2:2-3.5.7.9).
 
Numbers 2:2-3.5.7.9:
2 “The Israelites are to camp around the tent of meeting some distance from it, each of them under their standard and holding the banners of their family.”
3 On the east, toward the sunrise, the divisions of the camp of Judah are to encamp under their standard. The leader of the people of Judah is Nahshon son of Amminadab. …
5 The tribe of Issachar will camp next to them. The leader of the people of Issachar is Nethanel son of Zuar. …
7 The tribe of Zebulun will be next. The leader of the people of Zebulun is Eliab son of Helon.
9 All the men assigned to the camp of Judah, according to their divisions, number 186,400. They will set out first.
 
This first alignment of the first unit of the tribes Israel reveals to us the importance of the following aspects:
 
  1. spiritual warfare through worship (Judah)
  2. discernment of the right timing (Issachar) and
  3. provision in the form of divine ‘trading’ and change (Zebulun).
The ‘First Three Stairs’
 
These three tribes establish the head of the tribes of Israel and could also be viewed as the ‘first three stairs’ in the time cycle of God within the holy year of redemption.
 
  1. Judah => the ability to bring new sound to break through the old sound barrier and to move ahead
  2. Issachar => the ability to bring understanding about the secrets and times of God
  3. Zebulun => the ability to bring supply
The Riches of Issachar and Zebulun
 
It is the tribe of Issachar and Zebulun who are called together to bring in the riches for the Kingdom of God and thereby help to offer righteous sacrifices to the LORD from a place of vision (cf. Deuteronomy 33:18-19).
 
Deuteronomy 33:18-19:
18 About Zebulun he said: “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out (international), and you, Issachar, in your tents (regional).
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.”
 
Ministry in the Kingdom of God and Economy
 
It is crucial to understand that finances and resources are important for the ministry of the Kingdom of God. We cannot advance the Kingdom of God without ‘gold’ (note: richness of faith and material resources; cf. Revelation 3:18a).
 
Revelation 3:18a:
18a I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; …
 
This is evident, among other things, in the irrefutable fact that God secured the economy within the garden in the midst of Eden by creating the main river with its four streams. Here, the rivers were linked to mineral resources, which is clear from the example of the first river in Eden, which was Pishon. This river is connected with the pure gold, the aromatic resin and the onyx gems (cf. Genesis 2:11-12).
 
Genesis 2:11-12:
11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
 
Also Jesus’ beginning ministry on earth was linked to gold and aromatic resin that was given by the Magi (cf. Matthew 2:10-11).
 
Matthew 2:10-11:
10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
 
Moreover, Jesus’ ministry got later also supported by some prominent women (cf. Luke 8:2-3).
 
Luke 8:2-3:
… 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3 Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others.
 
After the ascension of Jesus, the ministry of the apostles was supported by wealthy and prominent people following this principle (cf. Acts 4:34-37 i.c.w. Acts 17:12).
 
Acts 4:34-37:
… 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.
 
Acts 17:12:
12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.
 
These biblical scriptures make it clear that wealth building in faith is going to be important for the next move of God and will be managed by divine order.
 
The Call of Issachar and Heavenly Trading
 
Issachar calls the people to the mountain (Note: into the presence of God) in order to make sacrifices or investments. These sacrifices are a heavenly trade in the eyes of God which is done by the spirit without an earthly perspective trading by emotion. Issachar calls the people to trade at a different and higher level.
 
Trading at a higher level means not giving based on emotions into the Kingdom of God, but giving in the way like Abraham did. Abraham was willing to give his son out of obedience and therefore received instead a ram from God, which was already a fore sign of Christ (cf. Genesis 22:1-2.9-13).
 
Genesis 22:1-2.9-13:
1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied.
2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love – Isaac – and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” …
9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.
10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
11 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied.
12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.
 
This higher realm of sacrifice, is the level where saints from the position as kings (Note: by the blood of the Lamb; cf. Revelation 1:5-6) give their investment to God in the form of a sacrifice.
 
To ‘trade’ at a higher level means to trade with the right emotional attachment which is by obedience that is an expression of love towards God (cf. John 14:23 i.c.w. Matthew 6:24).
 
John 14:23:
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
 
Matthew 6:24:
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
 
Giving the right sacrifice and investment is based on understanding of times and seasons like Issachar in order to create eternal wealth in accordance to God’s will (cf. Matthew 6:19-21).
 
Matthew 6:19-21:
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

God commanded Israel among other things to sacrifice during the New Moon (Note: Rosch Chodesch; cf. Numbers 28:11-15) and to sacrifice specifically when the star systems were in particular constellations because it is the way of creating a capacity to align with what is coming and being transferred to the earth. (Note: This does not mean becoming active in an astrological context, but becoming active according to the appointed time frames by God according to Genesis 1:14-19 and Exodus 23:14-17.)
 
These constellations are linked to:
 
  1. Passover/Spring => Aries/the ram (lamb) = sacrifice/love of the Father,
  2. Shavuot – Summer => Gemini (2 tablets/Torah given on Sinai) = standard/order of God/ God’s value system,
  3. Sukkot – Autumn => Libra (the scales) = justice and righteousness of God).
The reason for investing into the Kingdom of God at these biblical feast times is that we corporately connect with the eternal plan that He has for us in order to establish it on earth.
 
=> The Understanding of Time
 
The sons of Issachar were also biblical astronomers who recorded the passage of times and points in time. They understood the times and were gifted to record the beginning of the years as well as the beginning of the months and to understand the correct position of the months in the two annual cycles of God (note: cycle of blessing and redemption).
 
Furthermore, Issachar was able to record the change of the moon (note: the strength of the month), the cycle of the sun (note: the strength of the hour and the day), and the constellations of the stars (note: the strength of the seasons) according to the biblical times in order to reveal to Israel what was to be done (cf. Genesis 1:14-19; Genesis 15:5 i.c.w. Judges 5:20; Psalm 8:1.3.9; Psalm 19:1; Psalm 148:1-6; Job 9:8-9; Job 38:31-33; Amos 5:8).
 
Genesis 1:14-19:
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.
16 God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening, and there was morning – the fourth day.
 
Genesis 15:5:
5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars – if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
 
Judges 5:20:
20 From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera.
 
Psalm 8:1.3.9:
1 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. …
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, …
9 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
 
Psalm 19:1:
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
 
Psalm 148:1-6:
1 Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created,
6 and he established them for ever and ever – he issued a decree that will never pass away.
 
Job 9:8-9:
8 He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.
9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
 
Job 38:31-33:
31 “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt?
32 Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs?
33 Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth?
 
Amos 5:8:
8 He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land – the Lord is his name.
 
=> The knowledge of the sons of Issachar in the Torah (note: teaching/Word of God in all its fullness) and their understanding of the times made them keepers of the biblical calendar. Consequently, they were the ones who made known the appointed times and seasons when Israel was to celebrate the feasts of the LORD (cf. Deuteronomy 23).
 
The feasts of the LORD reveal God’s plan and the timing of His redemption in Jesus Christ, from which it is clear that the sons of Issachar possessed the anointing to have a purposeful insight into God's timing of things past, present and future.
 
As an example, let us consider the time during the first Israelite civil war, while God was transferring the kingship of Israel from the government of Saul into David's hands. Eleven of the twelve tribes of Israel were divided among themselves because of the question of whom they should serve.
 
Only the sons of Issachar were united upon the point, because ‘all their captains’ united with David in battle, and in this way revealed to the tribes of Israel how they should position themselves (cf. 1 Chronicles 12:33 i.c.w. 1 Chronicles 12:23-41). <= (Note: The text set in ‘=>’ is based on a revelation teaching by Norm Franz of Ascension Ministries).
 
Not Getting Stuck in Coziness
 
It is crucial that we don’t get stuck by coziness through the given grace of God but to help the body of Christ by the discernment of the times to move ahead into the administration of supply for its purpose (cf. Genesis 49:14-15).
 
Genesis 49:14-15:
14 “Issachar is a rawboned donkey lying down among the sheep pens.
15 When he sees how good is his resting place and how pleasant is his land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and submit to forced labor.
 
Furthermore, the emblem of the tribe of Issachar is a donkey. For example, it was a donkey that announced the phase of the living and righteous word of God as a sword in the time of Balaam.
 
Also at the time of Jesus it was a donkey that served as his “vehicle” to bring Him to the capital Jerusalem and reveal him there as King of Kings and High Priest (cf. Deuteronomy. 22:23 i.c.w. Isaiah 1:20; Hebrews 4:12; Luke 19:28-38).
 
Numbers 22:23:
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.
 
Isaiah 1:20:
… 20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
 
Luke 19:28-38:
28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ”
32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.
33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”
34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.”
35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: 38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
 
Genesis 49:8-12:
8 “Judah, your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s sons will bow down to you.
9 You are a lion’s cub, Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness – who dares to rouse him?
10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.
11 He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes.
12 His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk.
 
This month serves us especially in being aware of and holding fast to God’s appointed times and phases of joyful anticipation of fulfilling times in the past as well as in the future (cf. Psalm 103:2).
 
Psalm 103:2:
2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – …
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm

Romans 8:28 states that all things must work for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.

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.

Redeeming the Positive Value within Evil Time

Since we are also called in Jesus Christ to redeem the time (cf. Ephesians 5:16), I would like to refer to the time of the betrayal of Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver (cf. Matthew 26:14-16).

Ephesians 5:16:
… 16 making the most of every opportunity (Note: redeeming the time), because the days are evil.

Matthew 26:14-16:
14 Then one of the Twelve – the one called Judas Iscariot – went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.
16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.

To redeem the positive value from the time of Judas’ betrayal, which was an evil time, it is necessary to know what the identity of Judas was and which task was entrusted to him by Christ.
Judas was appointed by Jesus to manage the treasury of the ministry (cf. John 12:4-6).

John 12:4-6:
4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.”
6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

The name ‘Judas’ translated means ‘praise, worship’. Judas was the son of ‘Simon Iscariot’. ‘Simon’ translated means ‘hearing in the form of answering’ and ‘Iscariot’ indicates ‘a man from Kerioth’. The name ‘Kerioth’ means ‘cities, city complex in the form of places’. (Name explanations taken from the Biblical Dictionary of Names by Dr. Abraham Meister, pages 198, 317, 165, 204).

The Greek word used in John 12:6 for ‘money bag’ is ‘glōssọkomon’ and also means ‘a case for mouthpieces of wind instruments’. It is composed of two Greek words used for ‘tongue’ and ‘order’ as well as ‘jewelry’. (Word explanation taken from the Elberfelder Study Bible for the word ‘purse – glōssọkomon’ with word key number: 1094*).

Based on the name and word explanation, Judas was called in his given identity to contribute in a Spirit-filled way, through the expression of his devotion in the form of worship and stewardship the glorious manifestation of the Kingdom of God. This glorious manifestation comprises the structure of the heavenly Jerusalem on earth that is the Bride of Christ who, out of first love (Gr. ‘agąpē’), serves her King and Bridegroom Jesus Christ.

Breaking with the Power of Mammon

Knowing that Judas had an inner conflict with the power of mammon (note: love of money) because he loved money, Jesus entrusted him with the ministry’s treasury to give him the opportunity to break with the power of mammon by learning to give through Jesus’ instructions (cf. Luke 16:9 i.c.w. Acts 20:35).

Luke 16:9:
9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.

Acts 20:35:
“… 35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

The love of money is the root of all evil and is closely related to false worship because Aaron made a golden calf at the request of the people of Israel, which caused them to stop worshiping God (cf. 1 Timothy 6:10 i.c.w. Exodus 32:2-6; Exodus 3:18).

1 Timothy 6:10:
10 For the love of money (Note: Mammon) is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Exodus 32:2-6:
2 Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.”
3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron.
4 He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.”
5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, “Tomorrow there will be a festival to the Lord.”
6 So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.

Exodus 3:18:
18 “The elders of Israel will listen to you. Then you and the elders are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices (Note: worship) to the Lord our God.’
 
The people of Israel had no true confidence that Moses would come back to them from the mountain to lead them. In a similar way, Judas also had his own idea and concept of the building of the Kingdom, so he clashed with the view of his Master Jesus (cf. John 18:36a).

John 18:36a:
36a Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. …

As previously mentioned, Judas’ calling was normally to go forward with the proper understanding of worship based on God’s love (Note: ‘agąpē’) and His order the coming Kingdom in the form of the bride of Christ, who is a cube-shaped city complex made of pure gold coming down from heaven in order to pave the way for the coming generations with the wealth entrusted to him (cf. Revelation 21:9-14, 18).

Revelation 21:9-14.18:
9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.
12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.
13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west.
14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. …
18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.It is no coincidence that Judas decided to betray his Master Jesus in the center of the Lord’s Supper.
 
The Lord’s Supper was held in the time slot before Passover in the biblical month of Abib/Nissan and is an expression of God’s first love (cf. John 3:16). It was at this time that Judas decided to betray his LORD and later delivered him to the enemies by the sign of a kiss. The biblical month of Abib/Nissan is associated with the tribe of Judah (cf. Luke 22,47-48; John 13:1-2.21.26-27).

John 3:16:
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 22:47-48:
47 While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”

John 13:1-2.21.26-27:
1 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. …
21 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.” …
26 Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.
27 As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”

True Worship and Redemption of Time

We need to use the resources and prosperity entrusted to us by the Heavenly Father to further expand His Kingdom on earth. In this, it is significant that we do not allow the enemy to pervert our focus in worship, who has sought to pervert our attitude in worship in the form of giving.

This perversion would result in us being torn away from the realm of God’s abundance and being placed in the realm of lack, resulting in thieving thinking, such as that possessed by Judas, who instead of giving, chose to receive 30 pieces of silver in order to betray Jesus. The reason is because the realm of lack is accompanied by the fear of having not enough.
Therefore, it is necessary to go forward Spirit-filled and to receive the beginning of the biblical times of the Heavenly Father, heralded with the sound of the Shofar (note: wind instrument), and furthermore, to bless His Kingdom with our giving, so that Jesus Christ is glorified (cf. Exodus 23:15; Exodus 34:18.20d-23; Numbers 10:10; Numbers 28:11).

Exodus 23:15:
15 “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread (Note: Passover); for seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt. “No one is to appear before me empty-handed.

Exodus 34:18.20d-23:
18 “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread (Note: Passover – Crucifixion of Christ). For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt. …
… 20d “No one is to appear before me empty-handed. …”
21 “Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day (Note: Shabbat – Jesus Christ is the Lord of the Shabbat; cf. Matthew 12:8) you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.
22 “Celebrate the Festival of Weeks (Note: Shavuot – Giving of Torah and Outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost) with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year (Note: Sukkot/ Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of Glory, Thanksgiving of harvest).
23 Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord, the God of Israel.

Numbers 10:10:
“… 10 Also at your times of rejoicing – your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts – you are to sound the trumpets (Note: Shofar) over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the Lord your God.”

Numbers 28:11:
11 “ ‘On the first of every month (Note: Rosh Chodesch), present to the Lord a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect. …”
 
The Father wants to teach us, especially in challenging circumstances, crises and shift situations, to place our trust in Him alone and fullness with Him, so that as Blessed Ones we can release blessings from supernatural realms for redemption, which is glory.

Amen and Amen.

In His Wisdom,

Daniel Glimm

A few days ago it became known through the media that the pond of Siloah in Jerusalem is filled with sufficient water again after several years. The extensive rainy season last winter ended a six-year dry period.
 
Since rain in the Word of God is related to the teaching of God, we can see the instruction of God regarding the power of His Word to enlighten the eyes of the heart in order to reveal the light of the world, which is Jesus Christ in the form of the Word of God Himself (cf. Deuteronomy 32:2 i.c.w. Psalm 119:105; John 1:14; John 9:5-7).
 
Deuteronomy 32:2:
2 Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
 
Psalm 119:105:
105 Your word (Note: in the form of the spoken word => Hebrew: ‘dābar’; Gr. ‘rhẹma’) is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
 
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 9:5-7:
5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.
7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
 
As mentioned before, the pool of Siloah (note: means ‘sending or outpouring of water’ => a reference to apostolic power, since an apostle is a person sent by God) was the place where Jesus healed the blind man who had been blind since birth.
 
This blindness was a physical blindness, however, it is also indicative of people who are controlled by a religious spirit and now recognize the truth and are freed from the veil of ignorance by the rushing voice of Christ from the throne room of God, which is full of prophetic power (cf. John 9:6-7 i.c.w. Revelation 1:15).
 
John 9:6-7:
6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.
7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
 
Revelation 1:15:
15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.
In addition, Jesus Christ gave us an important promise at the time of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, where He spoke about the flow of the Holy Spirit (cf. John 7:37-39).
 
John 7:37-39:
37 On the last and greatest day of the festival (Note: Sukkot), Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.
38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
 
Based on the Bible passage, it is clear that Jesus was speaking of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in connection with the Feast of Tabernacles, and that we can expect the Holy Spirit to increase in us even more.
 
The High Priest and the Water of Siloah
 
Every year at the Feast of Tabernacles, the High Priest performed a prophetic act. He took water from the pool of Siloam/Siloah and brought it up to the temple to pour it out beside the altar.
This symbolized the call to God for the latter and former rain (Note: Latter rain: The rainfall at the end of the rainy season, about March/April; important for the development of the grains of winter cereals.; Former rain: Usually at the end of October or beginning of November, at the beginning of the rainy season, which lasts about six months, necessary after the dry season of summer for new sowing.) to fall on the land.
 
In this context, this act reveals to us the call to God to send His ‘spiritual rain’ in the present time, which is the outpouring of His Spirit prophesied by the prophet Joel (cf. Joel 2:28-29).
 
Joel 2:28-29:
28 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
The act of outpouring by the priest was performed every day during the days of the Feast of Tabernacles, which is also the feast that celebrates His glory.
 
The Last Day of the Feast of Tabernacles
 
On the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, which was the great feast day, a large crowd of people accompanied the High Priest in the prophetic act of bringing the water from the Pool of Siloam/Siloah to the temple. These crowds witnessed the great outpouring, so to speak. And at that very moment Jesus stood in that place and spoke of the living water:
 
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture says, rivers of living water will flow from his body.” John 7:37-38
 
Based on Jesus’ statement, it is clear that we may expect an inner and even greater ‘pressure’ of the Holy Spirit, that is the first love and is designed to cause the potential of the Spirit already placed in us by God to flow from us in the form of the four rivers as streams of living water.
 
These streams are structured or embedded in the identity of the Heavenly Father (note: YAHWEH – יְהֹוָה => Yod, He, Waw, He), whose waters flow to human beings so that they hear His voice (cf. Genesis 2:10 i.c.w. John 7:38; Ezekiel 1:24a; Revelation 1:15b).
 
Genesis 2:10:
10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
 
John 7:38:
“… 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
 
Ezekiel 1:24a:
24a When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, …
 
Revelation 1:15b:
… 15b and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.
 
Because of this inner expanding pressure of the Spirit, it is necessary for us to move in the structure of the new wineskin, which must first be moistened and secondly anointed, as Jesus said in Mark 2:22 in order to carry the potential of God’s first love and transfer His words to people.
 
Mark 2:22:
22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”
 
The new wineskin includes, among other things, aligning with the right saints for this time, who are open to what the LORD wants to do in this as well as the coming phase of time and do not reject His work, even though Jesus may seem a bit of a stranger at first, much like what happened when He walked on the water at the fourth night watch (cf. Matthew 14:25-27).
 
Matthew 14:25-27:
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.”
 
The Detour of the Water from the Gihon
 
The inner transformation is also similarly like the detour of the river Gihon by king Hezekiah, who diverted the flowing water to the city of David (cf. 2 Chronicles 32:30).
 
2 Chronicles 32:30:
30 It was Hezekiah who blocked the upper outlet of the Gihon spring and channeled the water down to the west side of the City of David. He succeeded in everything he undertook.
Hezekiah changed the direction of the flow of the water from the Gihon by diverting it from east to west into the City of David into the pool of Siloam or Shiloah. For this detour, he had workers drill through a massive rock from both sides and meet in the middle at the end, where the breakthrough took place. The length of the ‘sacred tunnel’ was about 540 meters.
 
The Two Generations and the Rock
 
The west side serves us as a reference to the time of the past and the east side points to the already predestined promise of God to be brought to the center of His being, which is the ‘I AM’. This can be found in the fact that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
Moreover, the movement on both sides indicates the going forth under the spirit of the prophet Elijah (note: Holy Spirit), who turns the heart of the fathers to the sons and the heart of the sons to the fathers (cf. Malachi 4:5-6).
 
Malachi 4,5-6:
5 “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.
6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”
 
The spirit of Elijah is the breath of God that leads to breaking through the obstacles due to coldness of heart in the generations until we see and respect each other face to face, resulting in an inner awakening in the bride of Christ.
 
As a result, fresh movements of the Holy Spirit flow from her to the people of the world and become a blessing, leading to the blossoming of ‘the desert’ (cf. Isaiah 35:1-10).
 
The approach of the generations also involves the old generation becoming younger again in their hearts according to Isaiah 40:31 and the young generation becoming wiser as they move forward in the revelation of the new day of God in His essence, as the Eternally Present.
 
Isaiah 40:31:
… 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
 
The name of the river ‘Gihon’ means ‘to break forth, to break out’. The explanation reveals to us that the Gihon is a reflection of the increasing power of the Holy Spirit in our time, which helps to breakthrough.
 
The change of the direction of the flow of the Gihon from the east to its destination in the west reflects the way of the high priest when he was performing his service in the temple or also in the tabernacle. He went from east to west, where the Holy of Holies was located.
 
The coming of the high priest Jesus Christ after the order of Melchizedek will also be like a lightning flashing from east to west (cf. Matthew 24:27).
 
Matthew 24:27:
27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
 
Gihon, the Second River in Eden
 
The Gihon was the second named river in the Garden of Eden, which flowed around the area of Cush, and in the spiritual context carries the breath of the Father, since the second Hebrew letter in the name of God is the ‘He’, which carries the numerical value ‘5’ and also represents ‘breath’, as well as calling us to see prophetically the things that the LORD reveals.
 
Therefore, it cannot be considered a coincidence that from Eden emanated a river that divided into four main rivers in the Garden to water it (Note: area of intimate relationship with God the Father; cf. Genesis 2:10-14).
 
Genesis 2:10-14:
10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.
14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
 
This river structure reveals the moving hand of God on the earth as it was a river that divided into four main branches. So a total of five with the river at the point of origin.
In this context, the second place division of the Gihon is significant because its position is related to the prophet or prophetic anointing. It can also be called, in a prophetic context, the index finger river of God that brings forth the mysteries that lie hidden in Jesus Christ.
 
It is also no coincidence that ‘Cush’ means ‘black’ and the pupil of the human eye is black and is the part of the eye associated with grasping images (cf. Colossians 2:2-3).
 
Colossians 2:2-3:
2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
 
Hezekiah’s Justification and The Water between the Mountains
 
The waters of the Gihon were diverted by king Hezekiah because the people of Israel were beset by the hostile forces of Assyria, led by Sennacherib (note: means ‘Sin (the moon god) brought me to life’ => increasing power of the moon god – spirit of Islam; cf. 2 Kings 18:13).
 
2 Kings 18:13:
13 In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah’s reign, Sennacherib king of Assyria attacked all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them.
 
The water of Gihon was the water that flowed between the mountains/rock, which also points to the tribe of Benjamin who was at the center of God’s anointing (cf. Deuteronomy 33:12).
 
Deuteronomy 33:12:
12 About Benjamin he said: “Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.”
It was the affliction by the enemy of ‘Assyria’ that resulted in the anointing of God going into action over the people of Israel, so that the power of the evil one was broken over them (cf. Isaiah 10:27).
 
Isaiah 10:27:
27 In that day their burden will be lifted from your shoulders, their yoke from your neck; the yoke will be broken because you have grown so fat.
 
In order to understand God’s speaking through the detour of the waters from the Gihon, it is helpful to look more closely at king Hezekiah and his life. The name ‘Hezekiah’ means ‘strength of YAHWEH’, which is the call to us to live in the anointing allotted by God for our lives.
 
Herein, joy in the LORD is given an important place because it is related to strength (cf. Psalm 45:7 i.c.w. Nehemiah 8:10).
 
Psalm 45:7:
7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.
 
Nehemiah 8:10:
10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
 
The Power of the Wall
 
King Hezekiah, was a man who understood the ‘power of the wall’ in the midst of tribulation and cooperated closely with the prophet Isaiah, to step into his freedom (cf. 2 Kings 20:1-3).
 
2 Kings 20:1-3:
1 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”
2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3 “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
 
Hezekiah was aware of the position of the prophets who stayed on the wall of the ‘fortress of peace’, which is their base to prophesy with spiritual overview as well as to bring back ‘Shalom’ into the life of the people.
 
This principle is equal to the intervention of Isaiah, who went a second time to the deathly sick king Hezekiah by God’s command and prophesied to him a window of ‘EXTRA-GRACE’ (cf. Isaiah 62:6-7 i.c.w. Isaiah 38:4-6)
 
Isaiah 62:6-7:
6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, 7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.
 
Isaiah 38:4-6:
4 Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah:
5 “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.
6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.
 
It is essential for us as that in a humble attitude to the guidance of the Holy Spirit we preserve the relationships among saints across generations and secure them in the further breaking through in our walk in the Spirit in order to make room for the blessing of God in our midst.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm