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The Jurisdiction of God
06.09.2016, Daniel Glimm
‹bersetzung: Margit Kelly
Isaiah 26:9 tells us that the people of the world learn righteousness, when His judgements come upon the earth.
9 My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgements come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
Dinah, Only Daughter of Jakob
In this context I would like to look at the position of the bride of Christ by referring to Jacob's only daughter, whose name was Dinah and means “judge” (see Genesis 30:21).
21 Some time later she (note: Lea) gave birth to a daughter and named her Dinah.
As God puts an emphasis on everything that is first and also calls Himself the First and the Last, it is advisable to recognise His guidance through the life of Dinah (see Exodus 13:2 i.c.w. Isaiah 44:6; Revelation 1:17-18a).
2 “Consecrate to me every first-born male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.”
6 “This is what the Lord says— Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18a I am the Living One; …
Dinah was the only daughter of Jacob and Leah, as before mentioned, and was born between her brothers Sebulon and Joseph (see Genesis 30:20-24); they were connected to the economy and administration of the riches of the kingdom of God (see Genesis 41:40-49 i.c.w. Genesis 49:13; Deuteronomy 33:18-19).
Leah and Rachel
Leah was not the wife of the promise for Jacob, it was Rachel who was promised to him.
Leah was Laban's elder daughter and Rachel was the younger one.
As opposed to Rachel, we are told about Leah that she had weak eyes; in the prophetic context this means an unenlightened heart (see Genesis 29:17 i.c.w. Luke 11:34).
17 Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful.
34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness.
Dinah and the Field of Authority Assigned to Her by God
In regard to Dinah this means she was born from an unenlightened realm and thus wasn't fully aware of her God-given authority, namely to establish righteousness among the people and in the economy by rendering fair judgements.
Dinah was destined and authorised by God to freely enter and exit His courtroom, just as the prophet Daniel saw it, in order to establish God's righteousness on the earth through His verdict (see Daniel 7:9-10).
9 “As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.
10 A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.
Satan's Attack on Dinah's Identity
Satan attacked her God-given Identity by using the unenlightened realm (note: lack of knowledge) through the generational line of her mother; hence she was not able to understand God's righteousness properly (see Proverbs 29:18 i.c.w. Hosea 4:6a).
18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
6a my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. …
This lack of knowledge in the life of Dinah resulted in a two-dimensional (soulish-fleshly) view.
The lust of her eyes seduced her into leaving God's field of authority, so that she was without protection and was vulnerable for an attack in the natural; in conclusion she was raped by Shechem, son of the Hivite Hamor (see Genesis 34:1-2).
1 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.
2 When Shechem (note: means „ridge“ => symbol for cattiness and ploy) son of Hamor (note: means „donkey“=> symbol for stubbornness and own will) the Hivite (note: means „village people“ => symbol for self protection and own rule), the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her.
Because he feared the righteousness of God, the enemy seduced Dinah with cattiness and self-will to look on worldly things in order to elicit her from the protection of the LORD and to ultimately destroy her identity.
Stay Tuned into God!
As bride of Christ we should keep the eyes of our heart fixed on the LORD and we should walk in the supernatural realm where He is (see Colossians 3:1-4).
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.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Ruling from the Realm of God
I am personally convinced that we as people of God have to deal with a great measure of darkness and terror in this world in our time, because as bride of Christ we simply do not act from the governmental realm of God ; we fail to declare righteous judgement through the victory of Jesus at the cross over the principalities, who hover in the air over respective areas (see Revelation 21:2-3.9-10 i.c.w. Ephesians 6:12; Ephesians 2:2).
2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. …
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.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
… 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
The Release of God's Righteousness
The righteousness of God we release is not against people but against the evil influence of the system of darkness.
As a result all those who connected with the system of darkness will also experience the effect of the judgement of God, but it does not mean that God takes joy in this (see Ezekiel 33:11).
11 Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’
The Judgement of God over the System of Darkness
By looking at the judgements upon the Babylonian system we see that God first of all judges the system; then he invites the people to leave the system and asks them not to tie their hearts to it, as the love for money is the root of all evil (see Revelation 18:4-10 i.c.w. 1.Timothy 6:10-11).
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “ ‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; 5 for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.
6 Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Pour her a double portion from her own cup.
7 Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.’
8 Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
9 “When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her.
10 Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: “ ‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, you mighty city of Babylon! In one hour your doom has come!’
10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness (note: fear of God), faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
Samson from the Tribe of Dan
A similar judgement over the system of darkness can be seen through the life of Samson who was of the tribe of Dan, which means “judge”.
Before Samson confronted the Philistines with the power of God, he encountered the system of the false lion by tearing it apart with bare hands (note: acts of righteousness); this victory became sweet for his family (note: symbol for the family of God; see Judges 14:4-6.8b-9 i.c.w. 1.Peter 5:8-9).
4 (His parents did not know that this was from the LORD, who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines; for at that time they were ruling over Israel.)
5 Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring toward him.
6 The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done. …
… 8b he turned aside to look at the lion’s carcass, and in it he saw a swarm of bees and some honey.
9 He scooped out the honey with his hands and ate as he went along. When he rejoined his parents, he gave them some, and they too ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion’s carcass.
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.
The Hall of the Jurisdiction of God
As bride of Christ it is our job to reign from the presence of God and to release his righteous judgements on the earth.
But this only happens, when we stay in the hall of the jurisdiction of God and release these judgements from His perspective.
We only gain access to this area, when we also move in the understanding of the order of God and walk in it.
The release of a judgement given by God is not a verdict conceived by humans, but it is the mandate of the bride of Christ to pray for our enemies (see Matthew 5:44-45). This leads them into the hall of the jurisdiction of the LORD to receive God's judgement, which results in God's righteousness on earth.
This was the way Abraham dealt with his enemies, who caused distress for one of his family members, in this case, his nephew Lot.
Abraham pursued his enemies all the way to Dan (note: “judge”); in the prophetic context it means that he brought them before the throne of the jurisdiction of God , which is held up by the pillars of justice and righteousness (see Genesis 14:11-12.14 i.c.w. Psalm 89:14).
11The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away.
12 They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom. …
14 When Abram heard that his relative (note: Lot) had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
The Throne of God's Righteousness
The Hebrew word for “throne” is „kiṡṡē'“ and stems from the root word „kāṡāh“, which means “properly covered”.
This word definition shows clearly that, if we want to remain in the hall of the jurisdiction of the LORD before His throne, it is necessary for us as saints to move in the anointing allocated to us by God and in His order to be able to understand the righteous judgements of the LORD and to release them on the earth.
The apostles play a special part in this mandate, as they are set over regions by God and rule there spiritually, similar to the apostle John, when he cooperated with the „seven stars“ in the right hand of Jesus Christ (see Revelation 1:16a.20).
… 16a In his right hand he (note: Jesus Christ) held seven stars, …
20 The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
Sitting in Judgement According to God's Measure
The Hebrew word for “sitting in judgement” is „dîn“ and is meant "to cause the respective person to return to the straight and narrow or to sail a straight way".
In this case the tongue of the judge is of great importance, as his tongue forms the words of the verdict.
It is therefore important not to judge people from ones own heart, but to hear what God releases in His throne room (see James 3:4-5a).
4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
5a Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. …
God's tongue is a living, powerful, sharp and two-edged sword (see Revelation 1:16b i.c.w. Hebrews 4:12-13).
… 16b and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. …
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
There never comes bitter water from His mouth, when God judges from His throne room of righteousness (see James 3:10-12)!
10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
God's Descending on the Earth
In order to understand God's righteous verdicts and His purpose behind them better, I would like to look at a few situations in the word of God, where the LORD descended into the earthly realm before bringing judgement over the enemy's camp.
God's descending was necessary, because He wanted to reveal to us, His people, that He would survey the state of unrighteousness or distress (see Genesis 11:4-8; Genesis 18:20-21; Exodus 14:24-25; John 1:11-14 i.c.w. Luke 3:22; John 16:7-11; Acts 2:1-4).
Genesis 11:4-8 (Note: the confusion released by the Trinity of God because of their statement and works of pride):
… 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.
6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.
7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.
Genesis 18:20-21 (Note: the fire released because of unrighteousness, perversion, violence and fornication by the people, who disregarded God as their creator and His presence):
20 Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”
Exodus 14:24-25 (Note: the terror of God released over the enemies of Israel and the blocking of their wheels):
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 jammed 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.”
John 1:11-14 (Note: the love of God released to bring reconciliation between God and men as well as judge guilt, sickness and death by Jesus' victora at the cross; see John 3:16 i.V.m. Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 53; 1 John 1:7; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57):
11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
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.
Luke 3:22 (Note: the descending of the Holy Spirit on Jesus Christ and the Confirmation of the Father):
… 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him (note: Jesus) in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
John 16:7-11.13-15 (Note: the coming of the Holy Spirit to explain the judgement of God):
7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgement: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgement, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. …
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.
15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”
Acts 2:1-4 (Note: the descending of the Holy Spirit on the earth in accordance with the father and the son):
1 When the day of Pentecost (note: Schawuot) came, they were all together in one place.
2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire (note: to speak words of righteousness) that separated and came to rest on each of them.
4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
The LORD wants us, His people, to get the point of His righteous descending on the earth.
The Generational Line of Enoch
This approach of the LORD can also be seen in the generational line of Enoch (note: means „dedication“ => it stems from the root word „chanak“ and means something like „to judge, instruct, dedicate“), whose father was Jared (note: „to climb down, descend“). The son of Enoch was called Methuselah (note: means „man of the shot; man with projectile“; see Genesis 5:18.21-24).
18 When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. …
21 When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah.
22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters.
23 Altogether, Enoch lived a total of 365 years.
24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
Enoch walked 365 years on the earth, which points to Jesus Christ, who is the sun of righteousness, as a sun year consists of 365 days.
Therefore, Enoch's age points to the God of all ages as described in Daniel 7:9-10 , who judges righteously from His throne out of the centre of the fire.
And it was in this place, where Enoch dwelled, as he was transported there by God, too to invoke us to walk in the righteousness of God on the earth (see Malachi 3:18-4:1,2)!
18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
1 “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them.
2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
The Line of Succession of Jared and the Feast of Hanukkah
It is no coincidence that Jared, Enoch and Methuselah were sixth, seventh and eighth in the line of succession behind Adam; concealed in it is also the secret of the miracle of Hanukkah, as the name „Enoch“ has the same meaning as the feast of Hanukkah (note: means „sanctification, dedication“), which also Jesus Christ celebrated, where He revealed Himself as the great shepherd in Jerusalem (see John 10:22-38).
Hanukkah is the feast, where the Makkabees (note: people of Israel) cleansed the temple defiled by the Greek and dedicated it once more to the LORD.
For this purpose the people of Israel gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the feast of Hanukkah.
When it was time to light the menorah in the temple the people of Israel only had enough oil left for one day. But a multiplication miracle happened that day, so that there was enough oil for eight days.
Hanukkah is a feast of restoration as well as a celebration of the miracles of God.
Hanukkah is also called the feast of lights (note: of fire), which is expressed by the use of a special menorah, called Hanukkiah.
Instead of the usual seven arms of the menorah, the Hanukkiah has nine arms: one light for every day as a sign for commemorating the miracle of multiplication of the oil. The ninth light is called „schamasch“, it means „servant“ and is not counted, as it is used to ignite the other eight lights of the Hanukkiah.
The explanation for Hanukkah in regard to the line of succession of Jared, Enoch and Methuselah means in the prophetic context for us in our time, that God wants to reveal His righteous, holy and fiery nature through us, His people to re-establish His holy, consecrated realm filled with revelation on the earth.
It is also no coincidence that the apostle Jude (note: not Judas Iscariot) cited Enoch's prophetic statement connected to the judgement of God (see Jude 1:14-15).
14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones 15 to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
The generational line of the father of Enoch reveals to us that God came into the earth through Jesus Christ to reveal His judgement/ victory over darkness and over the prince of this world, similar to the way David confronted Goliath (note: „Methuselah = projectile“; see John 3:19a i.c.w. 1 Samuel 17:40.48-51).
19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, …
1 Samuel 17:40.48-51:
40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine. …
48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.
49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face-down on the ground.
50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.
51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.
The Hurling Angel
The supernatural communication of the bride of Christ also results in just influence on the earth, because her prayers are mixed with the fiery coals before His throne room. This causes the righteous answer of the LORD to be hurled by a specific angel from the supernatural realm through the heavens onto the earth by shaking them in order to get free from unrighteousness (see Revelation 8:3-5 i.c.w. Hebrews 12:26-29).
3 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne.
4 The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand.
5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised (see Haggai 2:6), “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”
27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,