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The Triumphant Prophetic Worship Of The Women Within The Body of Christ

22.01.2016, Daniel Glimm

The Division of the Red Sea

When the people of Israel made their way out of slavery from Egypt, they faced a new challenge by being confronted with the water of the Red Sea.
Through the guidance of God, which the LORD brought by Moses to his people, the water of the Red Sea got divided into two parts by a strong east wind, so that the Israelites were able to pass on dry ground through the sea (see Exodus 14:21-22).

Exodus 14:21-22:
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 22 and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.

The persecution of the Pharaoh

The Pharaoh did not shrink from all the miracles of God that the Lord did before in Egypt to let the people of Israel go, so that the Pharaoh and his army pursued the people of God into the divided sea.
Surrounded by the Red Sea, God allowed his people to go into their freedom to the other side of the shore. During that time, God minimized the pursuing speed of the force of Pharaoh by confusing them and blocking the wheels of their chariots, so that a little time later the water of the Red Sea buried the army of the Pharaoh (see Exodus 14:24-28).

Exodus 14:24-28:
24 During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.
25 He jammed2 the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”
26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.”
27 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward3 it, and the Lord swept them into the sea.
28 The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.

The Worship in Freedom

After the people of Israel arrived by the guidance of God on the other side of the sea, an atmosphere of worship in freedom was created because at that time, the Egyptians could no longer oppress the people of Israel.
At this point of time, Moses began with the men of Israel to praise and to thank God for their deliverance.
During the apostolic worship of men (note: Moses led the worship) an association with the prophetic worship of the women (note: the prophetess Miriam led the worship) happened, which consisted not only of singing but of a united song that was accompanied by drumbeat and dance of the women (see Exodus 15:1ff.20-21).

Exodus 15:1ff.20-21:
1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea. …
20 Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.
21 Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.”

Prophets as a sign of God

Because prophets are signs with their lives in accordance to God's word (see 1 Kings 11:29ff.; Isaiah 20:2-4; Jeremiah 13:1ff.; Jeremiah 19:1ff.; Jeremiah 27:2ff.; Ezekiel 4:1 – Ezekiel 5:4; Ezekiel 12:1-7.18; Ezekiel 21:23ff.; Ezekiel 37:15ff.; Acts 21:10-11), the prophetic worship of Miriam and the women of Israel were a clear sign of triumph for the visible and invisible world (see Exodus 15:20-21 i.c.w. Song of Songs 6:13/ Song of Songs 7:1).

Exodus 15:20-21:
20 Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.
21 Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.”

Song of Songs 6:13 (7:1):
13 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies (note: Mahanaim)

The round dance of the prophetess Miriam with the assigned women to her is for us today as people of God an indicative sign to the structure of the bride as the swirling wind "Shulammite", who knows how to stand in the victory "of the water" (note: Word of God; see Ephesians 5:26) and "the wind" (note: movement of the Holy Spirit and the angels; see John 3:8;. Psalm 104:4 i.c.w. Hebrews 1:7); because where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (see 2 Corinthians 3:17)!

2 Corinthians 3:17:
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

The two Resting Places

The name “Shulammite” means “two resting places” and directs as well to the Bride of Christ who dwells on earth and also in Heaven completely in God's rest, which is connected to the Promised Land (see Hebrews 4:1 i.c.w. Exodus 14:14; Isaiah 30:15a) although she is powerful swirling in both realms.

Hebrews 4:1:
1 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.

Exodus 14:14:

14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Isaiah 30:15a:
15a This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, …
The prophetess Miriam made with her assigned women clear, that the Bride of Christ is understanding to dwell in the eye of the whirlwind or rather in the center of the Holy Spirit.

The Increase of Sound

After Moses sang the praises with the men of Israel, the presence of worship intensified, so that the women added to the current sound the sound of instruments and their expression of triumph over the enemy through dance.
Because of this prophetic action in the midst of worship, a divine presence of triumph established within the people of Israel, which prepared them to recognize the coming transformation from the bitter into the sweet water, that points to the victory of Jesus Christ on the cross, the strength of obedience and the power of the tongue (see Exodus 15:23.25-26 i.c.w. Galatians 3:13; James 3:10-12).

Exodus 15:23.25-26:
23 When they came to Marah (note: bitter), they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.)
25 Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink. There the Lord issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test.
26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you (note: JAHWE-RAPHEKA).”

Galatians 3:13:
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” (see Deuteronomy 21:23)

James 3:10-12:
10 Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, this should not be.
11 Does a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

The Reason of the Increase of Worship

The reason why Miriam with the women of Israel intensified the sound of praise is because as the time where they had been in slavery in Egypt, much of them were suffering through the decree by the Pharaoh which included each of their sons to kill by throwing them into the Nile (see Exodus 1:22).

Exodus 1:22:
22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”

The Measure of Pain within the Mothers of the People of Israel

All mothers of Israel, who brought children into the world, had a great pain and suffering in their hearts, because it is the nature of a mother to provide and to give deep love and comfort to her child by physical contact.
By the decree of the Pharaoh the time of the mother's love was taken away from the mothers, so that there was an emptiness in the mothers, which was filled with pain and suffering.

God's Restoration

But God had a plan of restoration as some decades later he transformed by the sound of triumph the time of pain into joy (see Psalm 126:5).

Psalm 126:5:
5 Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.

It were the women or mothers of Israel who intensified the sound of praise at their time of deliverance because of their great pain in the past!
I feel that the Holy Spirit will use in this and the coming period the women within the Body of Christ who went through a lot of pain in their past to intensify God's glory on earth on the basis of the proper recognition of men or rather the fathers. This kind of honor will be equal to the word from Proverbs 12:4a.

Proverbs 12:4a:
4a A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, …

This means that God is positioning both sexes honorable to each other without competition, so that thereby true authority can be seen!

The Divine Guarding over the Children of God

It is important that all fathers and mothers in the Body of Christ (note: natural and spiritual parents) make sure that their sons (note: we are children / sons of God; see Romans 8:21) are not allowing to get destroyed through the view and culture of the world by trading their identity in Jesus Christ with the identity of the world and thus loose their real life and their real value (see 1 Peter 5:8-9)!

1 Peter 5:8-9:
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

What is the Meaning of the Influence of the World?

When the Word of God speaks from the term "world" in connection with its system, it means the following levels: commerce, industry, finance, education, science, medicine and law. On these structures, we as saints should not depend with our hearts.

The Spiritual Success

This means for us as saints, that it should not go first about the material success but about the spiritual success (see Matthew 6:30-33 i.c.w. Matthew 22:36-40)!

Matthew 6:30-33:
30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 22:36-40:
36 “Rabbi (teacher), which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “ 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'
40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

The Beneficial Plan of God

Even if some natural or spiritual fathers within the Body of Christ are not able to spend enough time with their children at this time, which means that they are not sufficiently able to be present for their children, God has a beneficial plan by giving the women or mothers a very important role which is similar to the comforting hen as Jesus said (see Luke 13,34a).

Luke 13:34a:
34a “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, …

The Result of the Motherly Care

In the near future, through this motherly care good results will happen which means that their children will become persons who will live their lives with Jesus Christ as well as move on in the power of living faith.
This result will lead to a great jubilation in the Body of Christ, because the “Pharaoh” is swallowed up in the victory of Jesus Christ (see 1 Corinthians 15:54-57).

1 Corinthians 15:54-57:
54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory (see Isaiah 25:8).”
55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting (see Hosea 13:14)?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen and Amen.

In His Wisdom,

Daniel Glimm