Occasionally, as we seek the Lord in worship, we may encounter spiritual resistance in the atmosphere set by the enemy to stop us from experiencing the presence of heaven. Jesus experienced a similar situation during the time frame of Sukkot – the Feast of Tabernacles (cf. John 7:1-3 i.c.w. Leviticus 23:33-36.39-43).
John 7:1-3:
1 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him.
2 But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, …
3.Moses 23:33-36.39-43:
33 The Lord said to Moses, 34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the Lord’s Festival of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days.
35 The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work.
36 For seven days present food offerings to the Lord, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the Lord. It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work. …
39 “ ‘So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival to the Lord for seven days; the first day is a day of sabbath rest, and the eighth day also is a day of sabbath rest.
40 On the first day you are to take branches from luxuriant trees – from palms, willows and other leafy trees – and rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.
41 Celebrate this as a festival to the Lord for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month.
42 Live in temporary shelters for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in such shelters 43 so your descendants will know that I had the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.’ ”
Applying Appointed Times of God as a Spiritual ‘Weapon’ Against the Enemy
Based on the biblical passage from John 7:1-2 it is revealed that there can be resistance by the enemy at the appointed times of God. The enemy tries to stop the increase of the glory of God.
During the Feast of Tabernacles Jesus stood in a personal resistance directed against Him. At that time the enemies of Jesus were about to kill Him.
Jesus was aware that He was in the appointed time frame of His Heavenly Father and could not be prevented from doing His will. Jesus used the days of Sukkot to reveal the instruction of His Heavenly Father to men in a very special way. He knew that the days of the Feast of Tabernacles, also associated with the increase of glory, implied special revelation for the people surrounding Him.
Jesus’ Approach, the Instruction of God Contained therein and Non-believing Brothers
From Jesus’ approach at the time of the Feast of Tabernacles we can see an important instruction from the Lord at this time helping us to deal with resistance or temptation when we encounter them in the midst of a time of celebration.
In the midst of this time the brothers of Jesus sought to lure Him out of His relationship with the Father by inviting Jesus to show His works publicly. They had only one purpose, and that was to glorify themselves before men through the works of their brother Jesus.
The brethren of Jesus had no true spiritual relationship with Him and His Heavenly Father because they did not believe in Him! This is one of the reasons why the Lord Jesus at the time of the Feast of Tabernacles did not respond to the call of His brethren (cf. John 7:3-9).
John 7:3-9:
3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do.
4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.”
5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
6 Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do.
7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil.
8 You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.”
9 After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee.
The Remaining of Jesus and The Refusal of Jesus
Jesus, by remaining in Galilee, said to His brothers that identity or recognition does not come through other important persons, nor through their works, but only from the relationship with His Heavenly Father (cf. 2 Corinthians 10:16-18).
2 Corinthians 10:16-18:
… 16 so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. For we do not want to boast about work already done in someone else’s territory.
17 But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” (cf. Jeremiah 9:24)
18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
Jesus decided to refuse what His brothers asked Him to do. He did not associate Himself with their unbelief, nor with their desire to receive any glory of men, but Jesus was after the glory of the one who had sent Him (cf. John 5:41 i.c.w. John 7:16-18)!
John 5:41:
41 “I do not accept glory from human beings, …
John 7:16.18:
16 Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me. …
18 Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
Jesus secretly went up at the Feast of Tabernacles to Jerusalem and this had a great effect, namely that many people began to search for Him in order to find Him (cf. John 7:10-11 i.c.w. Isaiah 55:6; Matthew 7:7)!
John 7:10-11:
10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.
11 Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?”
Isaiah 55:6:
6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Matthew 7:7:
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
The Revelatory Doctrine of the Heavenly Father in the Temple
Jesus went up for the Feast of Tabernacles to the temple in Jerusalem with the power of the revelatory teaching from His Heavenly Father in order to direct the people in the middle of the days of glory to the center of His Heavenly Father. He did it without seeking His own honor (cf. John 7:14-18)!
John 7:14-18:
14 Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.
15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?”
16 Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.
17 Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.
18 Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
Do Not Seek Your Own Honor
If even Jesus Christ did not seek His own glory on the feast of glory/Sukkot, but only the glory of Him who sent Him, how much more is it our duty not to respond to the desire of people who may define themselves about us or by our anointings/works/ministries, but exclusively respond to His direction and to do and speak what He says.
At the Feast of Tabernacles Jesus mysteriously brought the revelatory light of wisdom and knowledge to the high place designated by the Father in order to be a light to those who stayed in the midst of peace. And to also be a light to those, who entered the center of the Father, since Jesus was in the temple (Note: symbol of the sons of God in the midst of the Father’s house; cf. Revelation 21:22) in Jerusalem (Note: means ‘foundation of peace’; cf. Matthew 5:15-16 i.c.w. Colossians 2:2-3).
Revelation 21:22:
22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
Matthew 5:15-16:
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. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
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.
The Outbreak and Establishment of a New Spiritual Riverbed
After Jesus effectively used the center of the time of glory in the will of His Heavenly Father, the power of God increased for those who listened to Jesus and believed Him according to the Word, so that for them a new spiritual ‘riverbed formation’ came about through the power of the Holy Spirit (cf. John 7:37-38).
John 7:37-38:
37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.
38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
This means for us at this present time that the Holy Spirit wants to flow through us in a new way, so that the hidden treasures in Jesus Christ for this time will come forth in a similar way as they came forth from the rivers that flowed out of the garden (Note: symbol of relationship with the Heavenly Father) in the region of Eden (cf. Genesis 2:10-14).
Genesis 2:10-14:
10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.
14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm

The following word is based on a message from 2007. Since we feel that the content is of spiritual importance for this time, we would like to make it available again in a revised form.
This word is especially addressed to the men among God’s people and is intended to encourage them to walk in love, acceptance, and humility toward the women in the Body of Christ.
In connection with the above encouragement, the Holy Spirit emphasized the word from 1 Samuel 1:9-16 where Hannah went to the temple and shared her heartache with the LORD.
1 Samuel 1:9-16:
9 Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house.
10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly.
11 And she made a vow, saying, ‘Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.’
12 As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth.
13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk 14 and said to her, ‘How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.’
15 ‘Not so, my lord,’ Hannah replied, ‘I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord.
16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.’
In connection with this, we received an email from an intercessor who revealed an important aspect of the present situation among the people of God. In this message, the person related an experience that illustrates the trauma of the ‘Hannahs’ among God’s people.
The Cat and the Goldfish
Late in the evening, the daughter of the intercessor saw a goldfish lying on the ground near her house, injured by the attack of a cat and wriggling on the dry ground. The goldfish itself was already in a very dry condition. Due to this fact, daughter and mother rescued this goldfish and put it in a filled bathtub overnight to take care of it.
The next morning, they found that the goldfish was still alive and gave it to their neighbour who owned a pond from which the cat caught the fish. The neighbour informed that the goldfish was a female that had a lot of spawn in it.
For the females to lay this spawn, the males bump their mouths against the abdominal wall of the female. To deposit the spawn, the female went to the shallow edge of the pond, so the cat grabbed the goldfish and finally carried it away.
The Spanning of a Protective Net and the Revisiting of the Neighbour
Due to this fact, the neighbour’s wife stretched a protective net over the pond so that this would not happen again.
A day later, the intercessor visited the neighbour again to check on the fish and asked him regarding the procedure, whether it was normal for the males to push the females into the shallow shore water to spawn, which is one of the highest dangers for these fish.
The neighbour stated that this practice has only been going on in his pond since he put a new, beautiful male in the pond. This male goldfish has extra-large and beautiful shaped fins and looks better than any other fish in his pond.
The neighbour was expecting that the female will have offspring from this big, beautiful fish.
The Chasing of the Female and the Distress of Many Women in the Body of Christ
However, this fish chases the female to such an extent that the female is pushed all the way to the edge of the bank. With these pushing actions, it encourages the other males in the pond to do the same. Before the new male was in the pond, the spawning process was much safer.
We would now like to refer to this event with reference to the condition of some women in the church. There are some women among the people of God who have been pregnant for years with various promises for the church, carrying and forming this pregnancy under the intercessory groaning of the Spirit (cf. Romans 8:26).
Romans 8:26:
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
It is the ‘Hannahs’ who continually come before the LORD and present their concern and prayer for the church. They are women who become pregnant with the fruit of God, like this female goldfish.
In the spirit this fruit already exists, but it must come into the visible and for this it needs the men who devote themselves to this process in humility.
This message is meant to erase conflict between man and woman in the Body of Christ, as it is meant to bring about union in holy togetherness (cf. John 13:35 i.c.w. 1 Corinthians 12:12; Galatians 3:26-28).
John 13:35:
35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’
1 Corinthians 12:12:
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
Galatians 3:26-28:
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
We as men need to give our attention to this issue.
Some women even saw themselves on the verge of death for the sake of the church, which was related to inner processes due to the non-respect, of the insights given to them by the Holy Spirit. They were simply overlooked, so that the spiritual fruit in the form of the spiritual impulses in the women found no attention, protection or appreciation.
At this point it should be noted that we as ministry of ‘CRAZYCHRISTIANS’, in relation to this matter, make sure that these women who have assigned themselves completely to the Lord with their life are honoured and receive their God-given recognition (cf. Romans 13:7).
Romans 13:7:
7 Give to everyone what you owe them: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honour, then honour.
Among other things, we see our mission in the fact that it comes to the spiritual fruit growth, so that the fruit for this time and the coming time can be born.
The Prophetic Message of Wendy Alec (GOD TV)
In May 2007 Wendy Alec was asked by God to share a message to believers in Christ.
It was about the next coming movement of God.
She was shown by God that this movement cannot come until the women who bring it forth are healed and restored.
These women were shown to her as trampled, destroyed roses who had been through so much abuse from the men in the Body of Christ who humiliated, dominated, and disrespected them. Their needs were not perceived, and they were neglected.
Their husbands are often spiritual leaders. Or they are women who have a certain call of God on their lives, in that they are to work with men.
But this was denied to them. They were despised when they passed on the words of God, and they were not taken seriously.
The Hannahs and theirs Call
These women are like Hannah, who was despised but ultimately brought about revival in Israel through Samuel, her son!
‘Hannahs’ are women whom God has placed in a very difficult situation that causes them to pray and want to overcome. What these Hannahs do not know, however, is that they are ministering and interceding on a much broader level far beyond their own answers to prayer.
God needs Prayer Warriors who share His Heart’s Need!
When the prayer bowls are full, then comes the answer.
Under this pain and distress, we cannot help but continue to pray and bring forth liquid prayers (Note: tears). This is a very organic process.
Their perseverance, faith and patience bring forth the fruit, just as Abraham’s and Sarah’s battle of faith had an impact far beyond their own situation. They brought forth Israel (cf. Isaiah 51:1-2)!
Isaiah 51:1-2:
1 ‘Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the Lord: look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn; 2 look to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth. When I called him he was only one man, and I blessed him and made him many.
And Hannah brought forth Samuel, and thus the revival in Israel. So far beyond her own situation, God used her prayers!
There might be believers who shrink from such a statement alone and call this a false theology of suffering. But then why are there still martyrs today? And we hopefully all know that the church today is built on the blood of the martyrs of past centuries.
Without sacrifice there is no fruit (cf. John 12:24 i.c.w. 2 Corinthians 4:17)!
John 12:24:
24 Very truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
2 Corinthians 4:17:
17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
It is the principle of the oil press: ‘The anointing comes from this crushing.”
The Hannahs of today are women devoted to God who lay down their lives daily before the Lord. Because of their lowly position and being ‘mistreated’, they experienced the same pain that God feels over His church as well, for a long time without seeing a solution. These women often experienced the true reality about the Body of Christ as Jesus sees it. For they have become a sacrifice within ‘the system’ (Note: religious structures).
It is necessary to be aware that God always sees things from the point of view of the wretched and broken.
Because these Hannahs spiritually ‘see’ what is really going on, they pray for things that others often do not even perceive. That is why they are recognized as extreme.
They are uncomfortable because they recognize the weaknesses and errors of ‘the system’. And thus, for some, they also become a danger.
The Tears of the Hannahs
The prayers and tears of these women are what give birth to the new movement, and they themselves are often the most despised because their family situation is so difficult. When the brothers and sisters have no more answers, they look for faults and become the accusers of their own brothers and sisters. These women are mocked, just as Hannah was mocked by Peninna.
In part, they are misjudged and accused by their own spiritual leaders, just as Hannah was falsely accused of alcoholism. These women perceive that the ‘church’ is not a place of help and protection for them. They do not experience that you bear another’s burden. Rather, they experience the selfish attitude, ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’
We also sometimes use their sorrowful situation against them to silence them by saying to them meaningfully:
‘Whoever experiences such tragedies must be doing something wrong, and you don’t have to take any advice or anything else from someone like that!’
They experience the painful side of every false teaching such as the widespread misconception of the churches that success is the fruit by which ‘spirituality’ can be measured. People get falsely judged by their success.
That these Hannahs patiently endure in the fellowship of Jesus’ sufferings is not seen by many in today’s church generation as desirable or praiseworthy.
Sacrifices are despised. Only apparent outward ‘beauty’ counts, like the beautiful, large fins of the goldfish in the dream.
Now the time of birth has come, and a birth is contested to this day and is a moment between life and death. To abandon a woman in this time, or even to torture her, is really the very last thing in God’s eyes (Note: goldfish).
Togetherness in Ministry
Wendy Alec mentioned it several times that this new movement cannot come until these women are healed, justified, and restored. She was not referring to women who have a ministry alone, but only to those who have a ministry in cooperation with men.
The enemy hates the woman because God uses her to bring forth life, spiritual awakenings, and revivals in a long and painful process, like pregnancy and childbirth.
The enemy tries to destroy these spiritual life-bearing women with all his might in the Body.
Repeal of the Satanic Ordinances
Wendy Alec went on to say that it is now necessary to break the satanic ordinances against these women. The enemy has taken advantage of every weakness, blindness, carelessness in others and in the Hannahs themselves to destroy them.
The Trampled Roses and Jesus
Then Wendy Alec saw Jesus coming to open the bonds of those trampled roses with a diamond key. Moreover, she saw Jesus set the men free by freeing them from the ‘scales’ on their eyes so that they could properly judge the situation (cf. Acts 9:8 i.c.w. Ephesians 1:18).
Acts 9:18:
18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptised, …
Ephesians 1:18:
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, …
Then she urged the men to repent of having so despised and mistreated these women (Note: often even their own wives) in the kingdom of God. She said that if the men would repent, they would likewise be allowed to continue their ministry in the time to come.
Wendy Alec then prayed for the women, especially those who hated their husbands because of this. She also told the men not to be surprised if they destroyed the flower and the leaves, that for them personally only the thorns would remain.
The Lord intervenes!
This message with the goldfish showed to the intercessor that in this context the Lord was speaking to her as follows:
‘I intervene! I send my helping angels and I make sure that from now on the necessary protection is there so that this ‘child’ can be born (Note: net over the pond)!’
As the intercessor pondered the behaviour of the beautiful male fish pushing the female away near the shore, she received the word from Ezekiel 34:20-31.
Ezekiel 34:20-31:
20 ‘ “Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says to them: see, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.
21 Because you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak sheep with your horns until you have driven them away,
22 I will save my flock, and they will no longer be plundered. I will judge between one sheep and another.
23 I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd.
24 I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them. I the Lord have spoken.
25 ‘ “I will make a covenant of peace with them and rid the land of savage beasts so that they may live in the wilderness and sleep in the forests in safety.
26 I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.
27 The trees will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its crops; the people will be secure in their land. They will know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslaved them.
28 They will no longer be plundered by the nations, nor will wild animals devour them. They will live in safety, and no-one will make them afraid.
29 I will provide for them a land renowned for its crops, and they will no longer be victims of famine in the land or bear the scorn of the nations.
30 Then they will know that I, the Lord their God, am with them and that they, the Israelites, are my people, declares the Sovereign Lord.
31 You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Sovereign Lord.” ’
In this context, as the people of God, we highly recommend to you the message ‘The Reciprocal Recognition of Men and Women in the Body of Jesus’ to properly position yourselves in this new biblical year to honour our Head, Jesus Christ.
Amen and Amen.

In His Wisdom,
Daniel & Tina Glimm

Beloved People of God,
according to 1 Corinthians 13:9 we know in part, therefore we want to use our prophetic perspective regarding the new biblical year 5784 on the basis of this scripture.
1 Corinthians 13:9:
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, …
On the eve of the 15’th of September 2023 we as the Body of Christ together with the Jewish people enter the new biblical year 5784 also called the cycle of blessing or ‘civil year’. For us, who have been grafted as wild olive shoots into the precious olive tree, it is vital to acknowledge this, because we partake in the fatness of the root, in the anointing contained therein (cf. Romans 11:17-18).
Romans 11:17-18:
17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.
The Apple of God’s Eye
According to Zechariah 2:8b, Israel is the apple of God’s eye with Jerusalem functioning as His pupil; so for us as Christians from the gentile nations it is beneficial to look at our lives and environment through Israel. This will result in walking confidently and with enlightened eyes into our future with Jesus Christ.
Zechariah 2:8b:
… 8b for whoever touches you (Note: Israel) touches the apple of his eye.
The revelations we receive by this approach contain strategies helping us to position our lives in the center of the will and peace of God, just as Epaphras prayed (cf. Colossians 4:12).
Colossians 4:12:
12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
The Expression of Knowledge
As God’s people we are currently in the biblical cycle of the ‘eighties’ linked to the Hebrew letter ‘Pe’ which, amongst others, means ‘mouth’. This is the decade connected to the verbal ‘expression of knowledge’, and it brings forth that which was spoken through words. Moreover, according to this, in its beginning it also forms the basis for further years within this biblical decade (cf. Habakkuk 2:14 i.c.w. Proverbs 18:21).
Habakkuk 2:14:
14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.
Proverbs 18:21:
21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
The Hebrew Letter ‘Daleth’ and the Day of the LORD
The biblical year 5784 is linked to the Hebrew letter ‘Daleth’, which also carries the numerical value ‘4’ and is connected to an open tent door, calling us as God’s people to come closer to the LORD. This is by our decision to enter a higher spiritual realm of His presence, associated with His eternal royal government (cf. Revelation 4:1-2).
Revelation 4:1-2:
1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.’
2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.
The apostle John was trained in the field of prophecy in a supernatural way, so that today we too can learn from the visitation of God in the Book of Revelation. John knew how to work with the times of God, which is illustrated by the mention of the day of the Lord, which goes hand in hand with the sound of the trumpet (cf. Revelation 1:10.12a-b).
Revelation 1:10.12a-b:
10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, …
12a-b I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw …
It is no coincidence that every new biblical year of God’s cycle of blessing is related to the sound of the trumpet (cf. Numbers 29:1).
Numbers 29:1:
1 “ ‘On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets. …’
This means that God connects released revelation with His created time cycles, which contain the biblical feasts and their deep meaning.
The voice which sounded like a trumpet to John later spoke again to John, so that he was called from the realm of a messenger to the seven churches into a higher realm of revelation. John changed from the realm of revelation of a messenger to the realm of revelation of a witness. He witnessed God’s government and the related spiritual movements in the eternal realm.
In order for John to be able to enter the realm of the messenger of the seven churches, the time frame determined by God was required, which related to the sound of the trumpet and the turning of John.
The turning is, among other things, an indication of having a repentant and humble heart to be capable to grasp God’s revelation (cf. 1 Peter 5:5b-6 i.c.w. Hebrews 12:14).
1 Peter 5:5b-6:
… 5b All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
Hebrews 12:14:
14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Furthermore, John’s turning is a call to acknowledge the times of God, to bring ourselves to God’s memory and to pay attention to the prophetic words that have been spoken about us in the past.
This results in the manifestation of the promise and the goodness of God in the form of an increase of time added and the grace of God (cf. Isaiah 38:2-5 i.c.w. 1 Timothy 1:18-19a; 1 Timothy 4:14).
Isaiah 38:2-5:
2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3 “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4 Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: 5 “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.
1 Timothy 1:18-19a:
18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, 19a holding on to faith and a good conscience, …
1 Timothy 4:14:
14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
The turning of John in the spiritual realm encompasses a horizontal view pointing to the meaning of the words of God (Note: prophecy – promise) in the temporary time and bringing yourself to remembrance before God, since the characteristics of the seven churches also refer to the earthly realm and thus touch the temporary time.
The Boundary Between Levels of Revelation and God’s Times
When John reached the spiritual boundary of the level of revelation of a supernatural messenger, the Lord, through the same voice that had previously spoken to John like a trumpet, opened to him a new spiritual realm associated with the vertical vision of the apostle.
Now John saw a door open in heaven and the voice that he heard like a trumpet is representing the sound of the announcement of God’s times challenging his spirit to enter a higher spiritual sphere (cf. Revelation 4:1-2).
Revelation 4:1-2:
1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.
This spiritual realm included God’s seat of government and its related spiritual movements and plans.
Speaking in a prophetic context, the voice that spoke like a trumpet is ‘the messenger of God’s times’ (Note: Jesus Christ as the Alpha and Omega; cf. Revelation 22:13). The times of God from eternity are linked to the temporary time.
When John looked up, he saw not only a realm of revelation associated with the temporary time, but the realm of the time corpus of God’s eternity associated with the eternal government of the Lord.
The Two Perspectives and the Flow of the Spirit
Both perspectives (Note: backwards and upwards) of John create the view of the prophets of God, who always act and prophesy from the perspective of Jesus’ sacrificial death.
Here it is no coincidence that the Hebrew word ‘yôbêl’ for ‘trumpet’ relates to the ‘ram and the blast of a horn – shofar (from its continuous sound)’ which ‘announces the feasts’ of God.
Furthermore, its root word ‘yâbal’ carries the meaning ‘properly to flow; causatively to bring (especially with pomp => in the form of impressive): - bring (forth), carry, lead (forth).’ (Note: part excerpt from Strong’s concordance with the word key number: H3104, H2986)
Based on this explanation, we can see that it is in God’s interest to let prophetic utterances accurately take place and happen in the order of the Holy Spirit (cf. 1 Corinthians 14:32-33a).
1 Corinthians 14:32-33a:
32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets.
33a For God is not a God of disorder but of peace …
The principle of diligent prophetic utterance becomes clear through the first formation of the river.
It was in God’s plan that the first river in Eden emerged and then divided into four rivers in the God-destined garden for Adam, so that Adam, through his relationship (Note: garden) with God, would reflect the identity of I AM – YAHWEH (Note: The name of ‘YAHWEH’ consists of four Hebrew letters. => ‘Yod, He, Waw, He’ cf. Genesis 2:10).
Genesis 2:10:
10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
Abraham and the Visitation of God
Abraham, our forefather of faith, who lived before the time of giving of the Torah, also had a similar encounter, being visited by the presence of God while sitting outside the open door of his tent when the day was at its hottest (cf. Genesis 18:1).
Genesis 18:1:
1 The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.
Based on Abraham’s position, we can see that the Holy Spirit calls us out of our ‘comfort zone’ at times of challenge or testing as it was represented by the time when the day was hottest, to direct our focus exclusively to the coming presence of the LORD (cf. Genesis 18:2-3).
Genesis 18:2-3:
2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.
Furthermore, we should welcome the way the LORD appears to us and allow Him to enter our lives (cf. Genesis 18:4-5).
Genesis 18:4-5:
4 Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.
5 Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way – now that you have come to your servant.’ ‘Very well,’ they answered, ‘do as you say.’
This has the effect of quickening us in the way we apply the truth of His Word that we have already gained and serve as Ecclesia in it (cf. Genesis 18:6-8).
Genesis 18:6-8:
6 So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. ‘Quick,’ he said, ‘get three seahs of the finest flour and knead it and bake some bread.’
7 Then he ran to the herd and selected a choice, tender calf and gave it to a servant, who hurried to prepare it.
8 He then brought some curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared, and set these before them. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.
We may expect the LORD to meet us and ask for the revelatory truth already established in our lives, which means giving it freely to Him to receive by Him fresh manna from heaven (cf. Luke 24:41-42 i.c.w. John 21:9-10).
Luke 24:41-42:
41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, ‘Do you have anything here to eat?’
42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish (note: and a honeycomb), …
John 21:9-10:
9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
10 Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’
The ‘Clearance’ of the Spiritual Room
Only when we ‘clear’ the spiritual room for Him and His revelatory knowledge for this time, we are enabled to move forward in a higher measure of faith to implement the Father’s plan in our field of commission and calling (cf. Romans 10:17).
Romans 10:17:
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
The Word of God reveals to us that as saints we are to seek the supernatural realm where Christ dwells (cf. Colossians 3:1-3).
Colossians 3:1-3:
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
As previously mentioned, Abraham, our forefather of faith lived at the time when the Torah didn’t yet exist in written form. Based on this, we can see that Abraham found God as YAHWEH, the God of Israel, by faith because he sincerely sought Him (cf. Matthew 7:7 i.c.w. Hebrews 11:1-3.6.8).
Matthew 7:7:
7 ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. …’
Hebrews 11:1-3.6.8:
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. …
6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. …
8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
Faith is, among other things, the power that enables us to see with the eyes of our heart into the supernatural realm by the light of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation (cf. Ephesians 1:17-18).
Ephesians 1:17-18:
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, …
By this we are enabled to discern what the plan of God is on earth, as this is also evident from God’s visitation to Abraham in Genesis 18:1ff.
In this new year, let us increase in faith by the power of God-given revelatory truth for this time to recognize and properly respond to the supernatural visitations of the LORD without refusing Him who speaks (cf. Hebrews 12:25).
Hebrews 12:25:
25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven?
The Verse of the Year for the Gregorian Year 2024
The Herrnhut annual scripture for the Gregorian calendar year 2024 is from 1 Corinthians 16:14 which reads:
‘Let all your things be done in love!’
Based on the Bible passage just mentioned, it becomes clear that we should go forward in the love of God which is in Greek ‘agąpē’ to carry the right tone of revelation. This will then lead to the becoming a blessing for the people to whom we are sent (cf. 1 Corinthians 13:1-2).
1 Corinthians 13:1-2:
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.
It is the love of God – agąpē, which expresses itself in longsuffering, kindness, without being in rivalry, humble, forgiving, loving the truth, not irritable, believing, and steadfast (cf. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
1 Corinthians 13:4-7:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
In summary, we move forward in the new cycle with the entrance into a new level of God’s presence and with the increase of glory on earth, as we are moving into the higher way of God’s love as His Bride and Ecclesia which is by our choice.
A spirit-filled and sweet year 5784,
Daniel & Tina Glimm