It is in the interest of God to meet us in different ways. In this, it is necessary that we be finely tuned in our five spiritual senses (Note: taste, see, smell, hear, feel) through the instruction of the Holy Spirit (cf. Hebrews 5:14).
 
Hebrews 5:14:
14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
 
This directs to a spiritual sensitivity so that we are able to perceive the presence of God.
 
Since God is Spirit, it is up to us to choose to walk in the garden planted by God, that is, our personal relational realm with Him (cf. John 4:24a i.c.w. Genesis 2:8).
 
John 4:24a:
24a God is spirit, …
 
Genesis 2:8:
8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.
 
The Garden Planted by God and the First Love
 
The planting of the garden by God makes it clear that He loves the true relationship with Him, which has a deep rooting in His love, because from it the true spiritual overview takes place and being active in the gifts assigned to us sustains in His presence (cf. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3).
 
1 Corinthians 13:1-3:
1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 
It is the deep rooting in the first love, which carries a three-dimensional geometrical size, in which it is necessary to walk, so that it comes to a greater knowledge in Christ Jesus, which is hidden in Him (cf. Ephesians 3:17-19 i.c.w. Colossians 2:2-3)
 
Ephesians 3:17-19:
… 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
 
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.

Based on the addressing of the church of Christ – the Ekklēsia in the region of Ephesus (cf. Revelation 2:1-7), it is clear that first love is associated with an elevated position.
This is made clear by Jesus’ exhortation to the church of Ephesus, namely to have left the first love and thus to have fallen from an exalted position.
 
Revelation 2:1a.4-5:
1a ‘To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: …
4 Yet I hold this against you: you have forsaken the love you had at first.
5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
 
This principle of elevated position in first love is also evident from Matthew 5:14-15, where Jesus speaks of a city being on a mountain that cannot be hidden, and kindled light not being placed under a bushel but on a lampstand to help illuminate the particular room.
 
Matthew 5:14-15:
14 ‘You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
 
Where the presence of God’s first love is present, the LORD causes His apostolic instruction to come forth for the particular community within the Ekklēsia, in much the same way as it did in Paul’s day when he entered the upper room in Troas with the many lighted lamps and shared his revelation (cf. Acts 20:7-8).
 
Acts 20:7-12:
7 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.
8 There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting.
9 Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third storey and was picked up dead.
10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms round him. ‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘He’s alive!’
11 Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left.
12 The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.
 
The Vineyard and the Cave
 
The area of the mountain or upper room is like a vineyard, where God demands that we find the room, that is, the cave in the mountain, just as Moses and Elijah experienced (cf. Exodus 33:21; 1 Kings 19:8-9a).
 
Exodus 33:21:
21 Then the Lord said, ‘There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. …’
 
1 Kings 19:8-9a:
8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he travelled for forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
9a There he went into a cave and spent the night. …
 
By going up the vineyard, which spirals in a spiritual context, we begin to understand more intensely our God-given spiritual mandate to serve sovereignly in it and live in healthy interpersonal relationships.

The rationale for spiraling upward is found in the fact that Jesus Christ says of Himself that He is the Vine and we are the branches (cf. John 15:5).

John 15:5:
5 ‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

The vineyard in this context is a reference to first love, its fruitfulness and joy.
Here it is important that we seek to be enveloped by His love, fruitfulness and joy without controlling them, which is like staying in the cave of the vineyard.
 
The area of the cave is the area where we are completely ‘naked’ and ‘vulnerable’ in the presence of God, while He envelops us with the presence of His voice, that is, His Word.
 
This becomes clear from the Hebrew root word ‘’ûr’ for ‘cave’, which means, among other things, a ‘naked’ or ‘uncovered state’ (Note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder Study Bible on the Hebrew word ‘’ûr’ with the word key number: 5899*).
This kind of ‘nakedness’ in the presence of God involves a pure transparency due to the presence of the Word of God (cf. Hebrews 4:12-13).
 
Hebrews 4:12-13:
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.
 
It is the Bride or the Lamb’s wife who is in the dimension of the Word of God, as this is a golden city shining clearly like crystal, whose foundation is true ‘Shalom – Peace’ (cf. Revelation 21:9-11).
 
Revelation 21:9-11:
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.
 
In the form of the ‘little foxes’ (Note: lie produced from a devilish intelligence), the adversary’s intention is to disturb this first love (Greek agąpē) or to produce a false understanding about the ‘love of God’ in order to pervert it.
 
This is evident from the intention of Lot’s two daughters, who beguiled their father with wine in a cave in order to make him compliant for their purposes (cf. Song of Songs 2:15 i.c.w. Genesis 19:30. 32).
 
Song of Songs 2:15:
15 Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.
 
Genesis 19:30.32:
30 Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. …
32 Let’s get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.’
 
The first vineyard owner was Noah, who, in addition to his economy as a farmer, entered the status of a vinedresser and first came into the enjoyment as well as the impact of wine (cf. Genesis 9:20-21).
 
Genesis 9:20-21:
20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.
21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.
 
In a prophetic context, this reveals that living in the love of God, its fruitfulness and joy brings forth the willingness to enter into the revelatory dimension of the presence of the Word of God without fear (cf. John 3:21 i.c.w. 1 John 1:5.7).
 
John 3:21:
21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
 
1 John 1:5.7:
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
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.
 
This revelatory presence of the Word of God in the form of truth without causing shame is also evident in Zechariah 3. There we are told of the high priest Joshua, who stood before the angel of the LORD with his defiled garments, and Satan accused him because of it. But the LORD intervened because of Joshua’s decision to appear before Him in confidence (cf. Zechariah 3:1-7 i.c.w. Hebrews 4:16).
 
Zechariah 3:1-7:
1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.
2 The Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?’
3 Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel.
4 The angel said to those who were standing before him, ‘Take off his filthy clothes.’ Then he said to Joshua, ‘See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.’
5 Then I said, ‘Put a clean turban on his head.’ So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by.
6 The angel of the Lord gave this charge to Joshua: 7 ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: “If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.
 
Hebrews 4:16:
16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Going up to the Vineyard
 
This going up or into the vineyard corresponds to the phase in which God teaches us, as His disciples and people, how to flourish more and become more fruitful, and in what way we can both bear and preserve the treasures of the Kingdom that He entrusts to us for the Kingdom.
 
Since the vine is an upward-twining plant, it calls us in Christ Jesus to ascend into the ‘spirit realm’ in royal authority in order to bring the treasures of the Kingdom of God to the earth (cf. Matthew 6:10).

Matthew 6:10:
… 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
 
The spiritual realm of the mountain is where we encounter the movement of the Spirit of God in the form of His breath, which gives us even more life in Him. This behaves similarly to the breath of Christ when He blew on the face of His disciples and instructed them to receive the Holy Spirit (cf. John 20:22).
 
John 20:22:
22 And with that he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. …’
 
Moreover, the spiritual level on the mountain resembles the place where, like Elijah, we cooperate with the anointing God has given us and the geographical location of ‘the cave’ to hear the gentle, quiet whisper of God in order to adjust ourselves accordingly in the Spirit (cf. 1 Kings 19:12b-13a).
 
1 Kings 19:12b-13a:
… 12b And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
13a When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. …
 
During the powerful divine manifestations in the form of the storm, earthquake, and fire that occurred earlier, Elijah was on the top of the mountain, going into the cave afterward. Hearing the quiet, gentle whispering, he went to the entrance of the cave with the wrapping of God’s holy transparency and applied his anointing (Note: prophet’s mantle) in a new way (cf. 1 Kings 19:11-13a).
 
1 Kings 19:11-12a:
11 The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.
12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
13a When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. …
 
This is evident from the fact that Elijah’s mantle covered his face, not his body. We can assume that Elijah smelled the odor of the goatskin of his coat, while his ‘five spiritual senses’ were covered by it (cf. 2 Kings 1:8).
 
2 Kings 1:8:
8 They replied, ‘He had a garment of hair (Note: coat of goat’s hair) and had a leather belt round his waist.’ The king said, ‘That was Elijah the Tishbite.’
 
The covering can be referred to a new time of the quality of the ‘five spiritual senses’, as this transitioned to Elijah hearing the voice of God coming to him (cf. 1 Kings 19:13b).
 
1 Kings 19:13b:
… 13b Then a voice said to him, …
 
The Hebrew word for ‘voice’ used on in 1 Kings 19:13b is ‘qôl’ and means ‘a voice, a sound (from an instrument), a noise caused by any manifestation such as downpouring rain, thunder, waves, footsteps, …’ and it comes from a Hebrew root word meaning ‘to call aloud’. (Note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder Study Bible on the Hebrew word ‘qôl’ with the word key number: 7117).
 
The Going Along of God in the Wind
 
When God goes with the wind to meet us, there may be His footsteps in it, which are like His movement to visit us, similar to what Adam experienced in the garden in the region of Eden (cf. Genesis 3:8a).
 
Genesis 3:8a:
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound (Note: sound; Hebrew ‘qôl’) of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, …
 
There are times when the LORD does not meet us with His face (cf. Exodus 33:20-23), but with the sound of His footsteps, which is about the sound of His footsteps, which must be rightly spiritually discerned.
 
Exodus 33:20-23:
20 But,’ he said, ‘you cannot see my face, for no-one may see me and live.’
21 Then the Lord said, ‘There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.
22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.’
 
The sound of God’s footsteps can be like the sound of a bull’s hooves (Note: structure of a Cherub), the feet of a man, the paws of a lion, or the movement of the eagle’s wings (cf. Ezekiel 1:7.10; Ezekiel 10:14 i.c.w. Revelation 4:7).
 
Ezekiel 1:7.10:
7 Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze. …
10 Their faces looked like this: each of the four had the face of a human being, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle.
 
Ezekiel 10:14:
14 Each of the cherubim had four faces: one face was that of a cherub (Note: bull), the second the face of a human being, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
 
Revelation 4:7:
7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.
 
This sound may include the dimension of His priesthood, legislation, kingship, and prophetic direction.
 
Also during the war in David’s time when he fought with Israel against the Philistines, the LORD appeared with His footsteps in the tops of the ‘baka trees’ (cf. 2 Samuel 5:24).
 
2 Samuel 5:24:
24 As soon as you hear the sound of marching (Note: Hebrew ‘qôl’) 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.’
 
The Fine Tuning of the Spiritual Senses
 
As mentioned before, it is necessary that we allow the Holy Spirit to fine-tune our five spiritual senses so that we are enabled to properly discern the presence of God (cf. Hebrews 5:14).
 
Hebrews 5:14:
14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
 
It is necessary to stand in spiritual maturity in the righteousness of God in order to be eligible to receive more solid spiritual nourishment, i.e., to be equipped with Spirit-filled messages for this time to share it with saints in order to help them to govern in their respective spheres of authority.
 
The Father’s concern is to meet us in the time of our tasks or economic development, which is evident from the visitation to Adam in the Garden (cf. Genesis 3:9).
 
Genesis 3:9:
9 But the Lord God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’
 
God came with His footsteps in the wind of the day, which describes, among other things, the period of the sun during the day. It is the phase of the day when we usually go about our tasks or business.
 
Do we constantly believe that it is God’s interest to meet us because He wants to have a share in the place where we are? He wants to equip us with what we need for the future and longs to cover us and lead us protectively into the future (cf. Genesis 3:21).
 
Genesis 3:21:
21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
 
For this, it is crucial that we take time for a personal inventory to be or to become aware of where and with whom we currently reside in the spiritual as well as the natural realm.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm

The Lord wants for us, as His people, to properly understand the particular spiritual realm in order to know how the Lord wants to reveal Himself to us (cf. Ephesians 2:4-6).
 
Ephesians 2:4-6:
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, …
 
The Laying Down of the ‘Gold’
 
From Exodus 33 we can see that the people of Israel, after they had Aaron set up the golden calf and worshiped it, although God instructed His people otherwise. They were supposed to worship Him after three days in the wilderness, but they decided to take off their gold before God instructed them to do so (cf. Exodus 3:18 i.c.w. Exodus 33:1-5).
 
Exodus 3:18b:
… 18b “The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God.”
 
Exodus 33:1-5:
1 Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, “I will give it to your descendants.”
2 I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
3 Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.’
4 When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no-one put on any ornaments.
5 For the Lord had said to Moses, ‘Tell the Israelites, “You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.” ’
 
Through the behavior of the people of Israel it shows that they were prophetically sensitive enough for the presence of God and his will, although they worshipped the golden calf before. On the basis of this, their deliberate disobedience or act of rebellion against God and His standard of values was revealed.
 
It is important that we, as God’s people, remain focused on worshipping the Heavenly Father in spirit and in truth and not allow the adversary to use the grace given to us by God in the form of the glory allotted to us for our own purposes or glory. This allotment of God’s glory includes, among other things, our God-allotted prosperity (cf. John 4:23-24 i.c.w. Exodus 3:21-22).
 
John 4:23-24:
23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks.
24 God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.’

Exodus 3:21-22:
21 Then the Lord said, ‘There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.
22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
 
This means that we, as His redeemed people, use the glory entrusted to us only for His glory and not adorn ourselves with it or create other structures that satisfy our carnal desires or entice our souls (Note: even if we declare it to be ‘spiritual’).
 
Putting away the ‘gold’ is tantamount to the process of what is called holiness, because it is separated from us by being put away in the presence of God and thus sanctified.
 
While Moses was in the instructing presence of God on the mountain prior to the worship of the golden calf by the people of Israel, he received revelation about the tabernacle and its utensils, among other things. The Hebrew word used for ‘tabernacle’ is ‘miškān’, which means ‘dwelling place, dwelling’. (Note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder Study Bible on the Hebrew word ‘miškān’ with the word key number: 4997)
 
The Spiritual Realm of the ‘’ōhäl – Tent’ and the ‘miškān – Tent’
 
It is very relevant to realize here that we are told of the complete erection of the tabernacle in the form of the ‘miškān’ only in Exodus 40, where the pillar of cloud settled directly over the tabernacle.
 
Exodus 40:1-2.33-35:
1 Then the Lord said to Moses: 2 ‘Set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, on the first day of the first month (Note: new moon). …
33 Then Moses set up the courtyard around the tabernacle and altar and put up the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard. And so Moses finished the work.
34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
35 Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
 
However, we are told that Moses already pitched a tent outside the camp of Israel after the apostasy of the people of Israel through the worship of the golden calf (cf. Exodus 33:7).
 
Exodus 33:7:
7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the ‘tent of meeting’. Anyone enquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.
 
At this point, the presence of God settled in the form of the pillar of cloud in front of the entrance of the tent, not over the tent or in the tent (cf. Exodus 33:9).
 
Exodus 33:9:
9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses.
 
This type of tent carried a different spiritual character of meeting with God, since in this passage the Hebrew word ‘’ōhäl’ is used for the word ‘tent’, meaning ‘a tent that is clearly recognized as such from a distance’. The Hebrew root word of ‘’ōhäl – tent’ is ‘’āhal’ and means ‘to pitch a tent, to tent’ and ‘to shine brightly’. (Note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder Study Bible on the Hebrew words ‘’ōhäl’ and ‘āhal’ with word key number: 171, 170, 169*)

The utensils had not yet been made for this tent, because Bezaleel and Oholiab were only later instructed by Moses personally to make the utensils for the tabernacle (cf. Exodus 35:30-35 i.c.w. Exodus 36:1-7). This shows that the tent at that time carried a different spiritual character within the encounter with God.
 
This is also made very clear by the fact that Moses saw God face to face in this tent but was not allowed to see the LORD face to face on the mountain (cf. Exodus 33:11a i.c.w. Exodus 33:22-23).
 
Exodus 33:11a:
11a The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. …
 
Exodus 33:22-23:
‘… 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.’
 
The tent is a place of family or intimate familiar relationship with God, where the mountain is an area of God’s governmental presence, where the LORD appears in a greater power of authority that must be met with humility and reverence in order to stand in His presence. This is akin to the time when the king sits on the throne instead of being in the field among the people to meet them in person or fight side by side with them.
 
The ‘’ōhäl – tent’ that Moses pitched outside the camp of Israel can be equated with the prophetic presence of God, which is like a light shining in a dark place (cf. 2 Peter 1:19).
 
2 Peter 1:19:
19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
 
It was the presence of God’s prophetic Word that, like a shining lamp, shone its light to guide the way for the people of Israel in the future (Note: outside the camp; cf. Psalm 119:105).
 
Psalm 119:105:
105 Your word (Note: in the sense of being communicated) is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
 
Moses, Joshua and the Dimension of the Kingdom of God
 
The people of Israel began to respond to this prophetic presence because of the fact that Moses and Joshua were available as two opposite fixed points for the Lord to reveal the luminous covering prophetic presence of God.
 
Moses as well as Joshua were familiar with the dimension of the Kingdom, because they were both intimately acquainted with the element of ‘water’. One, Moses, understood being drawn out of the water, which corresponds to his name, and the other understood being in the water, because Joshua was a son of ‘Nun’ (Note: means ‘fish’).
 
The Hebrew word used for ‘kingdom’ is ‘mamlākāh’. This Hebrew word begins twice with the Hebrew letter ‘Mem’, which is connected among other things with ‘water’ as well as carries the numerical value ‘40’. The Hebrew word used in the Word of God for ‘water’ is ‘Majim’ and is used exclusively in the plural form. It begins with the Hebrew letter ‘Mem’ and concludes with it at the same time. (Note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder Study Bible concerning the word ‘mamlākāh – kingdom’ with the word key number 4542)
We know from the Word of God that the voice of God Almighty and the voice of His Son Christ Jesus is like the sound of many waters, as it reveals to us that the realm of water is related to the power of His Word.
 
Moses and Joshua understood the power of God’s Word and cooperated with it together in order to give a luminous covering presence of God’s direction (cf. Ezekiel 1:24b; Revelation 1:15b i.c.w. Ephesians 5:26b).
 
Ezekiel 1:24b:
… 24b 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.
 
Ephesians 5:26b:
… 26b by the washing with water through the word, …
 
Therefore, it is no coincidence why the Ark of the Covenant, i.e., the Throne of Grace, had a Cherub on each side as well as Jesus sent His disciples out two by two (cf. Exodus 25:18-20; Mark 6:7a; Luke 10:1).
 
Exodus 25:18-20:
18 And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.
19 Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends.
20 The cherubim are to have their wings spread upwards, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking towards the cover.
 
Mark 6:7a:
7a Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two …
 
Luke 10:1:
1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.
 
God’s purpose is to come into the realm of ‘two’ (Note: community, relationship) with His presence, to fill it with the presence of His Word, so that there is orientation in the house of God (cf. Matthew 18:20).
 
Matthew 18:20:
‘… 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.’
 
Prophecy and the Transformed Heart Attitude of the People of Israel
 
Through the erection of the ‘’ōhäl – tent’ by Moses and Joshua, the people of Israel were led into true worship toward God, as it is said that they worshipped the LORD at the entrance of their respective tents by bowing down (cf. Exodus 33:10).
 
Exodus 33:10:
10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshipped, each at the entrance to their tent.
 
This process of raising up ‘the prophetic presence of God’ in the form of the ‘’ōhäl – tent’ brought about the transformation of the heart attitude of the people of Israel, in that some went out of their tents and followed Moses as well as Joshua.
 
And others, however, stopped in front of the entrance of their tents and worshipped God. They looked away from themselves and into the future of God’s prophetic presence (cf. Exodus 33:7-10).
 
Exodus 33:7-10:
7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the ‘tent of meeting’. Anyone enquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.
8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent.
9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses.
10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshipped, each at the entrance to their tent.
 
The ‘’ōhäl – tent’ was outside the camp of the people of Israel in front of their eyes, whereas the ‘miškān – tent’ i.e. the tabernacle was erected in the midst of the camp of the people of Israel (cf. Numbers 2:2).
 
Numbers 2:2:
2 ‘The Israelites are to camp round the tent of meeting some distance from it, each of them under their standard and holding the banners of their family.’

It is prophecy that already sees what is to come and is 'in the distance' before the people.
 
=> Prophecy is an inspired communication that comes from God. Moreover, prophecy is God’s supernatural way of communication. What makes this type of communication prophecy is that God speaks through His prophets before the corresponding earthly events occur. Further, prophecy is predictive revelation that the eternal God speaks from the outside to His creation and His people into their time. When a word of the LORD leaves eternity and manifests itself on earth, it is usually through a human being. Prophecy precedes the event that caused it. This is what makes prophecy what it is. <= (Note: The text placed in ‘=>’ is based on an explanation from the ‘Prophet’s Dictionary’ by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; pages 396 and 397.)
 
The intimate presence or love of God, on the other hand, dwells nearby in the midst of His people (cf. Numbers 2:2 i.c.w. John 1:14; Revelation 21:22).
 
Numbers 2:2:
2 ‘The Israelites are to camp round the tent of meeting some distance from it, each of them under their standard and holding the banners of their family.’
 
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.
 
Revelation 21:22:
22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

From the spiritual realm of the ‘’ōhäl – tent’ comes the principle that a prophet should have a line of holy ‘distance’ in the form of honor and respect, which doesn’t mean that he cannot be contacted directly. The certain distance of divine respect should be maintained because otherwise the recipient side forgets the aspect of responsibility and position of the prophet (Note: regardless of whether man or woman).
 
If there is too much familiarity, the prophetic revelations given by the prophet will not be taken seriously enough by the person who receives the prophecy. Therefore, there should always be a sanctified zone of respect to honorably treat the message as revealed by the Lord.
 
God demanded to cover His people with His prophetic presence in the form of a bow or the wing of an eagle. He did this by placing the brightness of His countenance on Moses’ face, so that he communicated to the people of Israel in the camp in the respective presence of God’s countenance, while Joshua dwelt in the prophetic presence of God (cf. Exodus 33:11).
 
Exodus 33:11:
11 The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young assistant Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
 
It followed that an arc of God’s prophetic presence was stretched from the ‘’ōhäl – realm’ into the camp of Israel, establishing an outline of the cross in the atmosphere. The Kingdom of Heaven extended into the camp of the people of Israel to implement the Kingdom of God in them (cf. Luke 17:21 i.c.w. Exodus 33:7-11).
 
Luke 17:21:
… 21 nor will people say, “Here it is,” or “There it is,” because the kingdom of God is in your midst (within you).’
 
Exodus 33:7-11:
7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the ‘tent of meeting’. Anyone enquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.
8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent.
9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses.
10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshipped, each at the entrance to their tent.
11 The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young assistant Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
 
Based on the highest commandment, which includes the love for God and then for our neighbor, the presence of God’s love is revealed in the form of Jesus’ cross (cf. John 3:16 i.c.w. Matthew 22:36-40).
 
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.
 
Matthew 22:36-40:
36 ‘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 neighbour as yourself.”
40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm

With the right biblical understanding of time, it is possible to assist in leading the respective saints who desire to walk in the center of God’s will in the people of God into the right moment of the Lord.
 
Based on 1 Chronicles 12:32, we can see that the right biblical understanding of time contributes to the saints being led into the right realization of things within the temporary time.
 
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; …
 
This results in the right outcomes in accordance with the will of God.
 
The Biblical Understanding of the Momentum of God
 
The spiritual space of the biblical understanding of the right moment of God can be equated with the tent of meeting that Moses erected while the people of Israel were in the camp in their tents (cf. Exodus 33:7a).
 
Exodus 33:7a:
7a Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the ‘tent of meeting’. …
 
This type of tent carried the spiritual character of the encounter with God. The Hebrew word used in this passage for ‘tent’ is ‘’ōhäl’, which means a ‘tent’ that is ‘clearly recognizable as such from a distance’. The Hebrew root word of ‘’ōhäl – tent’ is ‘’āhal’ and means ‘to pitch a tent, to tent’ or ‘to shine brightly’. (Note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder Study Bible on the Hebrew words ‘’ōhäl’ and ‘’āhal’ with the word key number: 171, 170, 169*).
 
Furthermore, the naming of the ‘’ōhäl – tent’ by Moses includes the time of the encounter with God. This is evident from the Hebrew word ‘mô’ēd’ for ‘meeting’, which also means ‘gathering, festival time, appointment, appointed time’.
 
In addition, it includes ‘meeting with the right people at the right time in the right place’. (Note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder Study Bible on the Hebrew words ‘mô’ēd’ with word key number: 4227).
 
This results in the state of receiving strategic revelation implemented into the life of a saint in order to implement the right thing, that is, the plan of God in the visible realm.
 
Since Moses pitched the tent outside the camp of Israel, it shows that he understood the timing of God that was in the future each year. It was his concern to position these in the future of the people of Israel in order to give them the opportunity to enter into the time that God had predestined for them and thereby receive revelatory strategy for their lives. In this way, the Israelites were on the way to implement the plan of God, which was in their future, in the present of their lives (cf. Exodus 33:7b).
 
Exodus 33:7b:
… 7b Anyone enquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting (Note: area of the future) outside the camp (Note: area of the past and present).
 
The plans of God can be manifested by being aware of which feast time of God is coming within a biblical year and being prepared accordingly in order to celebrate the presence of God in its respective characteristic at the feast time. This includes bringing the promise of God, which is still in the future, into the present of the temporary time, so that there is an encounter with the promise in order to enjoy it and expand further in it.
 
By going to the Tent of Meeting, each and every one of the people of Israel who stayed there entered into the time established by God that was related to their promise.
 
Moreover, it can be said that as soon as a person went to the tent, he suddenly found himself under the cover of the dark firmament with the shining stars. From this it followed that ‘the voice’ from the realm of the sons of God, which encompasses the sphere of the angels, found resonance in his heart and gave him the firm confidence of being enveloped by the promise of God (cf. Job 38:7; Psalm 19:1 i.c.w. Genesis 15:5; Psalm 18:11a).
 
Job 38:7:
… 7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angels (Note: sons of God) shouted for joy?
 
Psalm 19:1:
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
 
Genesis 15:5:
5 He took him (Note: Abram/Abraham) 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.’
 
Psalm 18:11a:
11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him – …
 
This is evident from the Hebrew word for ‘mô’ēd – encounter’, which is first mentioned in Genesis 1:14 in the context of the stars in the firmament in the form of ‘signs’.
 
Genesis 1:14:
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 (hebr.‘mô’ēd’) to mark sacred times, and days and years, …’
 
Each biblical month bears a fruit, i.e. a capacity of God’s promise, which He has put into the respective months and which is to be developed for us according to His standard.
 
If we, as the righteous, are rooted in the realm of His Spirit of wisdom and revelation, which is like a riverbed with its two banks, we are able, through God’s guidance, to crystallize out of each month the promise for that particular period of time (cf. Jeremiah 17:7-8 i.c.w. Revelation 22:2).
 
Jeremiah 17:7-8:
7 ‘But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.’
 
Revelation 22:2:
… 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
 
In order to understand the moment of God in its fullness and to enjoy the blessings from it, it is necessary that we, as His people, become acquainted with the biblical months as well as recognize the three biblical feasts ordered by God and celebrate them in the freedom of faith.
 
The Three God-Appointed Biblical Feasts
 
These three feasts are:
 
  1. Passover (Note: celebrates the blood of the Lamb; cf. Leviticus 23:4-8).
  2. Shavuot/Pentecost (Note: celebrates God’s physical provision => giving of wheat; cf. Leviticus 23:15-17; God’s revelatory provision => giving of the Torah – teaching of God on Mt. Sinai; cf. Exodus 19:1ff.) and the provision of the Holy Spirit => Pentecost/power from on high; cf. Acts 2:1ff.)
  3. Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles (Note: celebrating the glory of God; cf. Leviticus 23:33-36.39-43).
 
At these three feasts, according to God’s command, the men of the people of Israel (Note: symbol of authority and responsibility) were never to appear before Him empty-handed (cf. Exodus 23:14-17; Exodus 34:23-24; Deuteronomy 16:16-17).
 
Exodus 23:14-17:
14 ‘Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me.
15 ‘Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread; 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.
16 ‘Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field. ‘Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field.
17 ‘Three times a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord.

Exodus 34:23-24:
23 Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord, the God of Israel.
24 I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no-one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the Lord your God.


Deuteronomy 16:16-17:
16 Three times a year all your men must appear before the Lord your God at the place he will choose: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles. No-one should appear before the Lord empty-handed: 17 each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you.
 
This is why we are supposed to understand as God’s people that God has provided time frames in the spiritual as well as the natural realm that carry the potential to give new life, thus receiving new life in Jesus Christ in secret to be brought forth at the right time through ‘birth’.

In order to live in the blessings of God and the expansion of territory for this time (cf. Exodus 34:23-24), it is advisable to correctly understand the established biblical time frames of the Feasts of God and the biblical months.
 
By properly understanding the biblical feasts, as well as recognizing these time frames and the respective biblical months within each year, we create a realm of promise based on faith and faithfulness.

Celebrating the biblical feasts shouldn’t be done out of religious legalism, but out of our undivided hearts and our faith (Note: true relationship with God through Jesus Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit).

However, before we, as God’s people, celebrate the biblical feasts Spirit-filled or in faith, it is crucial that we personally spend time with Heavenly Father throughout the year in order to bring potential spiritual seed into the time frame of celebrating together with God so that God the Father can bestow spiritual or true life upon us.
 
This is the reason why men should not appear empty-handed before God at the three biblical feasts mentioned above (Note: Passover, Shavuot, Sukkot), because this time carries a ‘feminine character’ of fruitfulness.
 
Moreover, the sphere of God’s promise is like a canopy that stretches over our lives and in which the dark firmament with its shining stars is located. This realm is the sphere into which our forefather of faith Abraham also looked and heard the promise of God (cf. Genesis 15:15).
 
Genesis 15:5:
5 He took him (Note: Abram/Abraham) 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.’
 
Therefore, let us enter with confidence into the tent of God’s promise, understanding its times and feasts in order to go forward with a greater capacity of His promise by His grace.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm