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The Search For Orientation

20.08.2017, Daniel Glimm

‹bersetzung: Margit Kelly

As of late I notice that an increasing number of Christians in the body of Christ look for true orientation regarding their future.
The reason for this search lies in the Spirit of the Father (note: Holy Spirit) pulling many saints in Jesus Christ closer to the apostolic structure of the character of Jesus that is connected to the structure of the King of Kings, who is the lion of the tribe of Judah (see John 6:44 i.c.w. Revelation 55).
John 6:44:
44 “No one can come to me (note: Jesus Christ) unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.
Revelation 5:5:
5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Complete Devotion And Healthy Submission
This pulling into the apostolic-regal structure requires full willingness to make sacrifices for Jesus Christ; this means true surrender and submission to Him.
It is the lamb of God, looking as if it had been slain, and it alone has the right to give revelation or vision for the future which, at the same time, contains true orientation (see Revelation 5:6-10).
Revelation 5:6-10:
6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the centre of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
7 He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.
8 And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.
9 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
The New Sound
This new song as it is written in Revelation 5:9 carries a sound that creates fresh movement in the lives of saints. It also includes guidance by the apostolic anointing which one submits to freely.
Coming under apostolic anointing does not mean, one can live one's own life, rather it means advancing in accordance with the will of God to experience competent apostolic guidance (see Galatians 2:20).
Galatians 2:20:
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Lack Of Orientation By Reason Of God-conducted Change
Furthermore, I noticed lately that some believers are partly without orientation, and cannot discern the voice of God clearly for their lives, as they are in a phase of change conducted by God.
In their spirit they may sense that they face changes, but they don't really know how to carry on.
To find out how to advance, it is advisable to enter an apostolic alignment with saints who work with high standards in their God-given spiritual office with the apostolic-prophetic anointing in the body of Christ.
Apostles And The Realm Of The Spirit
Apostles operate on a battle field in the spiritual realm, and not first and foremost as shepherds on green pastures to guide and feed the sheep.
I would like to point out here that I have absolutely no intention to depreciate the office of the shepherd (note: pastor), rather I want to contribute to a better understanding of how God is guiding and forming His people at present.
Apostles function in the „Strateia-anointing“, which contains God's ability to release strategies for saints who are spiritually connected with them.
The result of such apostolic alignments is shown in the quality and mature spiritual character of the life of the respective believer.
=> Believers mostly discern the spiritual impact of an apostle, who is a stratospheric/spiritual office bearer, on the spiritual level.
The intensity of his spiritual advance is conducted in the heavenly sphere.
Paul's exhortation of Timothy to “wage war” with the prophecies he received is explained in the Greek term “strateia”, or contains spiritual warfare in the way conducted by apostles (see 2.Corinthians 10:4; Ephesians 6:12; 1.Timothy 1:18). <= (based on an explanation from the “Prophet's Dictionary” by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; pages 61 and 62)
Consequently, Apostles are the carriers of the “pioneering” wind of God which achieves breakthrough in the lives of the saints who have recognized their authority as kings and priests and walk in it (see 2.Samuel 5:24 i.c.w. Revelation 1:5b-6).
2.Samuel 5:24:
24 As soon as you (note.: King David) hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move quickly, because that will mean the Lord has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.”
Revelation 1:5b.6:
… 5b To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
Change Is Never Easy!
Change is never easy but it has to take place at various times in the life of a believer in Christ.
At this, believers undergoing such change should be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and the guidance He gives at this time.
In this case, it is about the kingdom of God and not about “spiritual religious games” that never lead to the right result, anyway. The LORD will no longer permit these “games” in His body.
Advancing In The Power Of God's Reversion
In His goodness, Jesus, the King of Kings, has condoned such practices for a long time in His body on earth. But under the apostolic structure at present, it is no longer tolerated.
Now is the time to advance in the power of God's reversion (note: contains the renewal of the mind according to Romans 12:2) in order to stand in the plan of God for this time.
Romans 12:2:
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
The Favor Of God And Obedience
The favor of God is being released over the life of a believer when he is obedient to the voice of God for this time.
There is no longer room in the body of Christ for inactivity, hesitant conduct, analyzing things and indecisiveness, where people come together under a spiritual apostolic alignment in this time.
It is time to act like Elisha when he began to follow Elijah (see 1 Kings 19:19-21).
1 Kings 19:19-21:
19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was ploughing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.” “Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”
21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the ploughing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.
It is a crucial time - a time of change.
Every time a measure of divine time is fulfilled, the spirit of prophesy moves in a special way. This special way signifies a release of prophetic guidance from the field of the office of the prophet who guides apostolically. Elisha experienced this. He was at the twelfth yoke of the oxen, as the prophet Elijah approached him and placed him under the apostolic-prophetic anointing (note: new vision and authority) which challenged him to go a new way.
The covering of the apostolic-prophetic mantle of anointing in this time becomes noticeable in the life of believers as follows: They come into contact with a ministry, where they realize that the prophetic words or messages coming from this ministry are an inner confirmation of things, they also discerned in their spirit in a similar way.
Here I would like to record that Elijah was in the same territory as Elisha, who didn't know that, before long, a new time would come for him.
Elijah was God's executive power in this, with Elisha being the recipient who had to make the decision, whether to go along under Elijah's anointing or not.
This was a God-intended and -initiated change for Elisha.
The change initiated by God is meant for improvement for the sake of the kingdom.
What Is The Kingdom Of God?
=> A) It is the sovereignty of God in the believer by way of the Holy Spirit.
B) It is the presence of God indwelling in a person as His holy habitation. This presence releases the epitome/structure of the deity toward the vessel, all accomplishments, provision and power characteristic of the creator God and His eternal kingdom.
The epitome/structure releases the hand of God to move freely and to wield authority wherever a believer is present. <= (based on an explanation from the “Prophet's Dictionary” by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; page 298)
The Kingdom Of God In Our Hearts
Jesus Christ said, like a treasure, the kingdom of God should be in our hearts (see Matthew 6:21).
Matthew 6:21:
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
In addition, our hearts really and truly need to change to continually be able to abide by God's will and His ways.
Do Not Play Spiritual „Games“
It is vital for believers not to play spiritual „games“ in consequence of an unhealthy independent mindset which manifests like this: the believer “runs” from one meeting/congregation to the next, and only goes there, because he wants to receive a “small touch” from the LORD (see Isaiah 14:13-14).
Isaiah 14:13-14:
13 You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”
Unhealthy Independence
The mindset of unhealthy independence can make itself felt through the conduct of believers; they only revolve around themselves and think, they are in the right. They say or think to themselves things like, “I, you, me, mine, LORD, bless us all.”
Such conduct in believers is a sign for a life lived in “darkness”, as they do not permit the Spirit of God to renew their mind. For this reason they get into trouble, because they are not able to discern the perfect will of God and act accordingly (see Romans 12:2).
Romans 12:2:
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Preventing False Independence
In this time, the Heavenly Father emphasizes the purpose of the kingdom. It is necessary to speak the truth to those who have ears to hear what God's spirit is saying, and to stop those among the body of Christ who want to play a “religious game of independence”.
Apostolic Confrontation
There is no spirit-filled restoration of things without apostolic confrontation.
With the above mentioned believers I mean individuals who did not really join the ranks of the body of Christ. These are believers who are only after a quick fix for their problems, and are not serious about discipleship. They “hop” from fellowship to fellowship or congregation to congregation, and they never change, because they do not want to be in the light where Christ is. This means, the believers in question do not want to be in the area of God's authority which He has implemented on earth (see Psalm 36:9 i.c.w. 1 John 1:7).
Psalm 36:9:
9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
1 John 1:7:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
God gave the people whom He trusts His divine authority, and He has chosen them to steward this authority. It also means complete submission unto God.
If this word concerns you, then it is high time to place yourself under true apostolic authority in the body of Christ. If you don't, you will not see the results you are hoping for.
God never changes His principles.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm