The Transformation of the Inner Man

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