Ecclesiastes 4:12 says that a threefold cord is not easily broken in two, which means that there must be a pulling resistance on the other side of the cord. This implies that a pulling due to a resisting alignment of power has the goal of pushing us as saints out of the will of God.
 
Ecclesiastes 4:12:
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
 
It is no coincidence that God is a Trinity that includes the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who can also be described as a spiritual family unit expressed in terms of fatherhood, sonship and motherhood.
 
We as human beings are also created by God as a triune unity consisting of spirit, soul and body.
 
Regarding the principle of Trinity, I would like to look at the anointing of David as king, whose anointing took place three times:
 
1. Non-public anointing of David as king of Israel by the prophet Samuel in the house of Jesse (cf. 1 Samuel 16:1.13).
 
1 Samuel 16:1.13:
1 The Lord said to Samuel, ‘How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.’ …
13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah.
 
2. Public anointing of David as king of Judah by the men of the tribe of Judah (cf. 2 Samuel 2:3-4)
 
2 Samuel 2:3-4:
3 David also took the men who were with him, each with his family, and they settled in Hebron and its towns.
4 Then the men of Judah came to Hebron, and there they anointed David king over the tribe of Judah. When David was told that it was the men from Jabesh Gilead who had buried Saul, …
 
3. Public anointing of David as king over Israel by the elders of the tribes of Israel in the presence of all the tribes (cf. 2 Samuel 5:1-3)
 
2 Samuel 5:1-3:
1 All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, ‘We are your own flesh and blood.
2 In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns. And the Lord said to you, “You shall shepherd my people Israel, and you shall become their ruler.” ’
3 When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, the king made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel.
The Threefold Anointing of David and Faithfulness in Secrecy
 
The threefold anointing of David reveals an important spiritual principle of God, who first demands faithfulness from us in secret, as David served king Saul in humility over a long period of time until David was publicly proclaimed king by anointing.
 
Faithfulness opens a new sphere in public, where it is in God’s interest that people who are close to the Lord recognize or confirm us in the anointing He has given us. This requires a walk in deep closeness to the Heavenly Father and a worshipping lifestyle in the form of devotion and trust (Note: Judah => ‘praise, worship’).
 
In this way, by continuing to live in faithfulness to the Heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit initiates greater public recognition among the people of God, which is represented by the tribes of Israel and their elders at the third anointing of David. In all three anointings of David, it was men who were involved.
 
The Threefold Anointing of Jesus
 
Now we turn to the threefold anointing of Christ, our Lord, in which three women were involved and which took place in different places.
 
1. Anointing of Jesus by a sinful woman in the city in the house of the Pharisee Simon
 
Luke 7:36-38.44-48:
36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.
37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume.
38 As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. …
44 Then he turned towards the woman and said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.
46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.
47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven – as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.’
48 Then Jesus said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’
 
The Sinful Woman – A Lover of the Presence of God
 
The scripture shows us that the sinful woman heard that Jesus was staying in her town as a guest in a religious environment to reach people there too with the love of His Father.
 
Based on the news she heard, she set out to get closer to the presence of the Son of God, whom she loved sincerely and in purity. She believed that Jesus was the Son of God, which was evident in the fact that she approached Him despite the religious environment in which He was staying as a guest (cf. Luke 7:37).
Since the woman was able to hear where Jesus was and went into His presence, this indicates a heavenly affiliation of which she was aware by faith (cf. John 10:27).
 
John 10:27:
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
 
She had a plan with which she wanted to surprise Jesus. It was a plan that she developed out of love (Note: agape) in her heart for Jesus. Her planned approach reveals a strategy for us as people of God that can help us to enter deeper into the love of God and His presence.
 
The Stages of the Approach of the Woman
 
The sinful woman proceeded in the following steps:
 
  1. She heard about Jesus => the perception of His presence
  2. She approached the presence of Jesus => entering His presence
  3. She approached Jesus from behind => the willingness to ‘surprise’ Jesus through devotion
  4. She wet Jesus’ feet with her tears => laying down her own vision for His ways
  5. She dried Jesus’ feet with her hair => taking up the highways/plans of God in her mind
  6. She kissed the feet of Jesus with her mouth => willingness to speak of the high ways of God (cf. Isaiah 55:8-9)
  7. She anointed the feet of Jesus (cf. Luke 7:37-38) => agreement with the high ways of God in order to walk in the God-given anointing.
 
From these stages of approach, we can see that the woman loved Jesus with a true heart. Jesus said that the expression of obedience reveals love for Him (cf. John 14:23).
 
John 14:23:
23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. …’
 
Isn’t it interesting that it was a sinful woman who expressed her love for Jesus by her approach? It was not a person who already had Jesus in her heart by past experiences, yet she was drawn to Jesus by the power of the Father (cf. John 6:44 i.c.w. Romans 5:8).
 
John 6:44:
44 ‘No-one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. …’
 
Romans 5:8:
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
 
Since the Holy Spirit had not yet been poured out on earth at this point and the woman fearlessly entered the religious environment of the Pharisee, it reveals that it was the power of the Father that drew her to Jesus Christ. He helped her to reveal her plan of expressing love and admiration to Christ.
 
The reason for this is hidden in the fact that it is the Holy Spirit in whom we cry out: ‘Abba, Father!’ - Romans 8:15
 
Romans 8:15:
15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’
 
The Woman Surprised Jesus
 
The woman did not allow any religious power or a spirit of legalism (Note: to be justified by deeds alone) to stop her from experiencing the presence of the living Word of God! She pierced the religious atmosphere instead with her true devotion in her heart and thus surprised Jesus by approaching Him from behind and serving Him with her worship, which resulted in Jesus beginning to preach to the Pharisee about true devotion and hospitality in relationship (cf. Luke 7:40-47).
 
During the woman’s true worship, a transfer took place through the presence of Jesus in her life. Her devotion brought the power of God into her life, which relieved her and brought her into the true freedom of the children [Note: sons] of God because her sins were forgiven.
 
After her encounter with Jesus, the woman became a prophetic seer who prophesied the words of God and His promises to people in love! The reason for this is based on the aspects because she wet Jesus’ feet with her tears, then dried Jesus’ feet with her hair, then kissed His feet with the lips of her mouth, and finally anointed His feet with her oil from the jar.
 
The eyes represent prophetic vision. The hair represents beauty and strength. The mouth represents speaking the right words. The oil from the glass vessel represents true love that comes from a true heart.
 
All of the woman’s substances came into contact with the feet of Jesus, which means that everything she put into it came back into her life with the promise of the Son of God (cf. Galatians 6:7).
 
Galatians 6:7:
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
 
2. Anointing of Jesus by Mary in the house in Bethany
 
Mary, Martha’s sister, also proceeded in a similar way, whereby she was in the environment of the manifested resurrection power, as Lazarus was also present in the house in Bethany (cf. John 12:1-3).
 
John 12:1-3:
1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honour. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.
3 Then Mary took about half a litre of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
 
Mary’s devotion to Jesus brought to the surface the true heart motive of Judas, whose name means ‘praise, worship’, which involved the worship of money (Note: Mammon; cf. John 12:4-8).
 
Judas had a corrupt heart because he was not primarily concerned with the worship of God.
His heart was set on worldly things, and he had a worldly conception.
 
We can see from the Bible passage in John 12:1-11 how much love and trust Jesus gave to His disciple Judas, who was responsible for the financial resources of Jesus’ ministry, even though He knew that Judas’ heart was set on money. Jesus gave Judas the chance to break with his love of money, but due to his pride he never did (cf. John 12:6).
 
John 12:6:
6 He [Note: Judas] did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
 
3. Anointing of Jesus by a woman in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper
 
Matthew 26:6-10.12-13:
6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. ‘Why this waste?’ they asked.
9 ‘This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.’
10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, ‘Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. …
12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
13 Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.’
 
The house of Simon the leper can be understood in a spiritual context as a house of negative speech, since leprosy is associated with it (cf. Numbers 12:1.9-10).
 
Numbers 12:1.9-10:
1 Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. …
9 The anger of the Lord burned against them, and he left them.
10 When the cloud lifted from above the tent, Miriam’s skin was leprous – it became as white as snow. Aaron turned towards her and saw that she had a defiling skin disease, …
 
Leprosy and its Spiritual Root
 
Speaking in a prophetic context, leprosy has a spiritual root, which is expressed in arrogance or an attitude of pride or the love of money and worldly honour [Note: Naaman, Gehazi; cf. 2 Kings 5].
 
Prophets have a high spiritual responsibility in communicating the words of God. They are, in a certain sense, a communication tool of God, if He wishes them to speak. That is why it is so important that their communication is pure.
 
It is therefore no coincidence that Miriam should be treated like a person spit in the face by his father. The consequence of Miriam’s behaviour was that she had to stay outside the camp for seven days (cf. Numbers 12:14).
 
Numbers 12:14:
14 The Lord replied to Moses, ‘If her father had spat in her face, would she not have been in disgrace for seven days? Confine her outside the camp for seven days; after that she can be brought back.’
 
This clearly shows us that God’s standard of pure or holy communication rooted in God’s character corresponds to the sound of many waters (cf. Ezekiel 1:24a i.c.w. Revelation 1:15b).
 
Ezekiel 1:24a:
24 When the creatures [Note: Cherubim] moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, …
 
Revelation 1:15b:
…, 15b and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.
 
However, if we move out of this divine standard, it is inevitable that we will be separated from the mouth of the Lord through His ‘spitting’. It should serve to bring us to repentance through God-ordained sorrow (cf. Revelation 3:16 i.c.w. 2 Corinthians 7:10a).
 
Revelation 3:16:
16 So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
 
2 Corinthians 7:10a:
10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, …
 
It is the pure communication of God, which includes the right view, the right hearing [Note: house of Simon => ‘hearing’] and the right understanding (cf. Mark 7:33-35; Mark 8:23-25).
 
Mark 7:33-35:
33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spat and touched the man’s tongue.
34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, ‘Ephphatha!’ (which means ‘Be opened!’).
35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosed and he began to speak plainly.
 
Mark 8:23-25:
23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spat on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, ‘Do you see anything?’
24 He looked up and said, ‘I see people; they look like trees walking around.’
25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
 
As we walk in this, we recognize His prophetic revelations, hearing the words of God breathed into us to pass them on uncorrupted at the right time of God in a wise dealing.
 
The Difference between the Anointing of David and the Anointing of Jesus
 
David and Jesus Christ were anointed three times, whereby David was confirmed as king by anointing through men and Jesus was anointed by women. The three anointings of Jesus do not include an anointing to confirm Him as king but serve as an indication of the ecclesia that Christ Jesus has devotedly made available to reveal His power of forgiveness, His resurrection power and His eternal and final triumph over the adversary.
 
This releases the fragrance of goodness among those who are to be saved and an aroma of death to those who oppose Christ as the truth (cf. 2 Corinthians 2:14-16a).
 
2 Corinthians 2:14-16a:
14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
16a To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. …
 
The true devotion of the ecclesia in the Holy Spirit represented by anointing oil toward Jesus Christ causes people who have a wrong heart motive such as a religious mindset, legalism, self-righteousness or greed for money and fame to be convicted of true worship in the presence. This should give them the opportunity to repent from their wrong ways.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm

A few days ago, the Lord spoke through an incident in everyday life while I was on my way to our apostolic centre ‘Holy Place’ in Berlin. At a crossroads I encountered a middle-aged blonde woman, elegantly dressed and wearing a fur coat. At this intersection was, among other things, a restaurant called in German ‘Goldener Löwe’ (in English ‘Golden Lion’).
 
The Unicycle and Praise
 
As I was passing the intersection, I noticed that this woman I mentioned was walking next to me, holding a unicycle with a red chassis. When I got to the other side, the woman suddenly stopped at a corner building and held onto the wall to sit on her unicycle. As she sat on her unicycle the next minute, she raised her hands to keep her balance and rode ahead on the path I was still walking on.
 
As I watched this, the Holy Spirit spoke of the significance of the biblical month of Nissan | Abib, which is associated with the tribe of Judah, meaning ‘praise, worship’. Among other things, the tribe of ‘Judah’ bears the ‘lion’ as a tribal symbol (cf. Genesis 49:9).’
 
Genesis 49:9:
9 You are a lion’s cub, Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness – who dares to rouse him?
 
The Hebrew word for ‘praise’ is ‘jādāh’ and contains the Hebrew root word for ‘hand-jād’. In addition, the Hebrew word ‘jādāh’ includes ‘the raising of hands in praise, the expression of thanks and the recognition of God’s works’.
(Note: part excerpt from the Elberfelder Study Bible on the Hebrew word ‘jādāh’ and with the word key number: 3116 and the book ‘A Time to Advance’ by Chuck D. Pierce on page 217)
 
Since the unicycle is a vehicle that is oriented vertically upward when in use and the woman was wearing a fur coat, this is to us a reference to the ecclesia moving forward in the work of grace of the Son of God, Jesus Christ in the cycle of His redemption. It is this month from which all other months are submitted aligned, as it is the month of Nissan | Abib, which carries the mystery of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God (cf. Exodus 12:1-3 i.c.w. Exodus 13:4).
 
Exodus 12:1-3:
1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 ‘This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.
3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.
 
Exodus 13:4:
4 Today, in the month of Aviv, you are leaving.
 
In the biblical context, there are two biblical cycles of time, the first of which is the cycle of blessing and is based on the time of the creation of man (Note: beginning in the fall).
The second time cycle is the cycle of redemption, which begins with the biblical month of Abib | Nissan, which is based on the blood of the Lamb of God that was shed at Passover (Note: beginning in spring).
 
Since Adam and Eve violated God’s first created time cycle (Note: cycle of blessing – ‘Be fruitful and multiply’; cf. Genesis 1:28) through their fall into sin and this cycle carried a downward spiral as curse from the time of the sin fall, God had to create a new time cycle, the cycle of redemption, that is connected to the blood of the lamb in order to block the downward spiral in the time cycle of blessing.
 
In the month of Abib | Nissan, the people of Israel were freed from the bondage of the serpent (Note: Pharaoh wore an erected cobra on his head as a symbol of rulership) and God’s cycle of blessing was redeemed.
 
Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah
 
Abib | Nissan is the biblical month in which we, as the bride of Christ, celebrate the blood of the Lamb of God. Passover means ‘going over/passing by’ and for us as saints means this as we celebrate this Feast, that we go deeper into the land of our promise.
 
It is the blood of the Lamb of God that has led us out of slavery into His glorious freedom as sons of God and protects us in the time of divine judgment (cf. Exodus 12:5-7.12-14 i.c.w. Romans 8:21).
 
Exodus 12:5-7.12-14:
5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats.
6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.
7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the door-frames of the houses where they eat the lambs. …
12 ‘On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.
13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
14 ‘This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord – a lasting ordinance.
 
Romans 8:21:
… 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children [Note: sons] of God.
 
It is the blood of the Lamb of God that has made us kings and priests to serve God, the Heavenly Father (cf. Revelation 1:5-6).
 
Revelation 1:5-6:
… 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. 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.
 
Some Christians do not seem to be fully aware of that Jesus Christ is the Lion of the tribe of Judah and also the Lamb of God who was slain, whose appearing is associated with the authorization of sealed prophecy (cf. Revelation 5:4-6; Revelation 6:1).
 
Revelation 5:4-6:
4 I wept and wept because no-one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.
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.’
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.
 
Revelation 6:1:
1 I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, ‘Come!’
 
It is the Lion of the tribe of Judah, who is only mentioned in the book of Revelation through the statement of one of the 24 elders (cf. Revelation 5:5).
 
The Lion of the tribe of Judah is not visible to John in the book of Revelation but is made known through the statement of the one elder. This shows that Judah has a sound and this includes, among other things, the call to praise.
 
Praise is, among other things, the expression of the ecclesia’s trust in the Heavenly Father and helps us as parts of the Body of Christ to remain properly aligned in spirit. Since the Father is Spirit (cf. John 4:23-24a), it is necessary that we go forward in a Spirit-filled sound of worship.
 
John 4:23-24a:
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.
24a God is spirit, …
 
This is revealed by the human hand that appeared under the wings of the cherubim, where ‘hand-jād’ refers to the praise and the wings refer to the Spirit-filled component (cf. Ezekiel 10:8).
 
Ezekiel 10:8:
8 (Under the wings of the cherubim could be seen what looked like human hands.)
 
The cherubic nature is associated with the appearance of a bull, which in turn is a reference to the Heavenly Father, since the Hebrew word for ‘father – `āb’ begins with the Hebrew letter ‘Aleph’, which is the leading letter in the Hebrew alphabet and means, among other things, ‘ox’ as well as pictographically representing a ‘bull’s head’ (cf. Ezekiel 10:14).
 
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.
 
The Acknowledgment of Jesus Christ, the Crucified and Risen One
 
When we acknowledge Jesus Christ as the crucified and risen One in our lives, we are authorized by God to recognize things that He has kept hidden and sealed from our spiritual eyes for a period of time in order to reveal them at the right time according to His will.
 
It is the desire of the Heavenly Father that we move in His sevenfold Spirit (Note: His ‘seven eyes’; cf. Isaiah 11:2), as well as in the structure of the seven horns of the Lamb of God, which encompass His power, His riches, His wisdom, His strength, His honour, His glory and His everlasting praise (cf. Revelation 5:6.12).
 
Revelation 5:6.12:
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. …
12 In a loud voice they were saying: ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and praise!’
 
Since sound creates movement and the tribe of ‘Judah’ was instructed to go first, the wheels of the throne chariot, i.e. the movement, have a special significance (cf. Numbers 10:14 i.c.w. Judges 20:18).
 
Numbers 10:14:
14 The divisions of the camp of Judah went first, under their standard. Nahshon son of Amminadab was in command.
 
Judges 20:18:
18 The Israelites went up to Bethel and enquired of God. They said, ‘Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Benjaminites?’ The Lord replied, ‘Judah shall go first.’
 
The Wheels of God’s Throne Chariot and True Spiritual Unity
 
We know from the book of Ezekiel that the individual wheels of God’s throne chariot are called ‘’ôṗan’ in Hebrew, whereby the wheels as a whole are given the new name ‘galgal’, which can also be described as a ‘whirlwind or something that is whirled around’ (cf. Ezekiel 10:9-10.13). (Note: Part excerpt from Strong’s Concordance to the Hebrew word ‘’ôṗan’ and ‘galgal’ with the word key number: H212, H1534)
 
Ezekiel 10:9-10.13:
9 I looked, and I saw beside the cherubim four wheels, one beside each of the cherubim; the wheels sparkled like topaz.
10 As for their appearance, the four of them looked alike; each was like a wheel intersecting a wheel. …
13 I heard the wheels being called ‘the whirling wheels’.
 
This reveals that true spiritual unity among saints, that is, those who are of one spirit and mind, contribute to a spiritual movement that exalts the Heavenly Father as eternal King. The prophet Ezekiel emphasizes this with the statement that the spirit of the beings was in the wheels (cf. Ezekiel 10:17 i.c.w. Acts 4:32a; Philippians 2:2).
 
Ezekiel 10:17:
17 When the cherubim stood still, they also stood still; and when the cherubim rose, they rose with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in them.
 
Acts 4:32a:
32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. …
 
Philippians 2:2:
… 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
 
True spiritual unity releases the anointing of the Spirit over the structure established by the Heavenly Father in which saints reside with one accord (cf. Psalm 133).
 
Psalm 133:1-3:
1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life for evermore.
 
May this month and the start of the new redemption cycle be a powerful time of united worship for us as saints in Christ to give glory to the Father with praise and recognition of the Lamb.
 
Worthy is the Lamb!
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm

In Ephesians 3:23-24, the apostle Paul urges us as disciples of Christ to renew our minds and spirits and to put on the new man, which is all about Christ, the Triumphant and Risen One.
 
Ephesians 4:23-24:
… 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
 
Galatians 3:27:
… 27 for all of you [Note: children => sons] who were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
 
What is striking is the invitation in Ephesians to decide for it, in that it does not simply happen by itself, to have a renewed spirit and mind (Note: thinking) without our intervention.
 
Inner Renewal and the Abiding in the Anointed One
 
Since Paul speaks of Christ in Galatians 3:27, the point is that we abide in the anointing of the anointed Son of God, in which eternal sonship becomes recognizable. Furthermore, being clothed with Christ includes being active in the anointing imparted to us by the Holy Spirit (cf. 1 Corinthians 12:11).
 
1 Corinthians 12:11:
11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
 
The process of this inner renewal is similar to what happened to Jesus when He hung on the cross and breathed out His Spirit (cf. Luke 23:46 i.c.w. John 19:30).
 
Luke 23:46:
46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When he had said this, he breathed his last.
 
John 19:30:
30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit [Note: breathed out his spirit].
 
As just mentioned, it says that Jesus committed His spirit [Note: breath] into the hands of the Heavenly Father, who is Spirit (cf. John 4:24a).
 
John 4:24a:
24a God is spirit, …
 
This shows that in the context of inner renewal it is essential to complete an earthly period of time and allow the Father’s hands to carry out the spiritual renewal or reformation in us. This enables us to bear Christ with greater intensity and to see the effects of this.
 
This inner renewal involves a greater change in the power of the Holy Spirit and the associated knowledge that is produced in us by truth. We can submit to the truth or not, which is therefore linked to our decision.
 
The Application of the Triumph of Christ
 
When we decide to apply the triumph of Christ, which He won for us on the cross, in our lives, a new dimension of God’s redemptive power opens for us, which leads from the cross to the throne of God and His power (cf. Luke 22:69 i.c.w. Revelation 7:17).
 
Luke 22:69:
‘… 69 But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.’
 
Revelation 7:17:
17 For the Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their shepherd; “he will lead them to springs of living water.” “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
 
The triumph of Christ includes the victory over the adversary in four different characters of evil, as Isaiah 11:4b; Isaiah 27:1 i.c.w. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 reveal to us.
 
Isaiah 11:4b:
… 4b He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
 
Isaiah 27:1:
1 In that day, the Lord will punish with his sword – his fierce, great and powerful sword – Leviathan the gliding [Note: fleeing] serpent, Leviathan the coiling [Note: crooked] serpent; he will slay the monster [Note: dragon] of the sea.
 
2 Thessalonians 2:7-8:
7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendour of his coming.
 
The four different characters of evil are:
 
  1. the Leviathan => spirit of pride and cruelty,
  2. the fleeing serpent => spirit of fear and cowardice,
  3. the crooked serpent => spirit of deception through lies,
  4. the dragon in the sea => spirit of intimidation among society.
 
The application of Jesus’ triumph on the cross presupposes the sacrificial willingness of discipleship, from which the government authority of the Son of God as the Lamb on the throne becomes recognizable and seen (cf. Mark 8:34).
 
Mark 8:34:
34 Then he [Note: Jesus] called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
 
The spiritual shift from the established triumph of Christ to the governmental realm of God’s power involves the handing over of our spirit into the hands of the Heavenly Father, who is spirit.
 
Through this process our inner man begins to form according to His plan. It is like Jeremiah when he was in the potter’s house and watched the potter at work while God spoke to him about the process of guidance and reformation of the people of Israel (cf. Jeremiah 18:1-6).
 
Jeremiah 18:1-6:
1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 ‘Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.’
3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel.
4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me.
6 He said, ‘Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?’ declares the Lord. ‘Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.
 
To better understand the inner spiritual reformation, the Hebrew word for ‘wheels’ (Note: אוֹבֶן – oben), which is used in Jeremiah 18:3, should serve us. It describes ‘a pair of stones (Note: only dual) as a potter’s wheel or a midwife’s stool, consisting equally of two horizontal disks with a support between them.’ (Note: The word explanation derives from Strong’s Concordance to the Hebrew word ‘wheels – oben’ with the word key number: H70).
 
Based on the explanation just mentioned, it becomes clear that the LORD supports a spiritual reformation or inner renewal with spiritual birth assistance to bring forth the new spiritual life also in the form of spiritual travail (cf. Isaiah 42:14).
 
Isaiah 42:14:
14 ‘For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant. …’
 
The Number ‘5’ and the Breath of the Son of God
 
If we look in a prophetic context to the moment of Christ on the cross giving His last breath, we can see that the number ‘5’ plays an important role.
 
It is associated with the ‘spirit’ or ‘wind/breath’ and ‘grace’, but also with the Hebrew letter ‘He’, which carries the same numerical value, as well as a call to recognize something.
 
=> The number ‘5’ belongs to the effect of grace and points to the hand of God in a life or ministry. This is because everything the Lord does is freely provided and cannot be bought with earthly currency. It is a gift of grace. The number mainly resembles hand symbolism and represents the performance of a vow to the LORD. It applies in part to a sacrificial ministry.
 
The number ‘5’ indicates a promise of devotion expressed by the power in someone else’s hands (Note: hand squeezing) to accomplish something. <= (Note: The text set in ‘=>’ is based on an explanation from the ‘Prophet’s Dictionary’ by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; page 221; 222)
 
Thus, with the help of the above explanation of the number ‘5’ and the biblical passage from Luke 23:46, it follows that Jesus gave His breath into the right and left hand of the Heavenly Father.
This comprises a range of ‘15’, which results from ‘3 x 5’ and of which the numerical value bears the abbreviation of the name of God ‘YAHWEH’ in the form of the exclamation, namely ‘YAH’.
 
The hands of the Heavenly Father can also be described as the realm of the Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit, which is the right and left hand.
 
With this realization, if we now look to God’s intended reformation of our spirit, it may mean that God’s will is to give greater knowledge of spiritual authority and government as well as spiritual comfort and provision to us.
 
The handing over of the Spirit of Jesus into the hands of the Heavenly Father opens a triune field of grace in the form of spiritual fatherhood [Note: right hand], motherhood [Note: left hand] and sonship [Note: breath of Jesus].
 
King David said that when his father and mother forsake him, the LORD takes care of him and receives him, which is what we can also expect (cf. Psalm 27:10).
 
Psalm 27:10:
10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm