The Outpouring of the Spirit and the Presence of the Spirit of Prophecy

We are privileged to go forward with the Lord, but we need to know and remind ourselves that it is necessary that we have our eyes fixed first and foremost on Jesus Christ as our beginner and perfecter of faith (cf. Hebrews 12:2).
Hebrews 12:2:
… 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Upward View
At this time, it is not enough to just look forward, because there is a danger of being corrupted by people close to you, similar to what Lot experienced. Although he was considered righteous before God and left the godless city of Sodom at the instruction and insistence of the LORD, he became the father of the Moabites and Ammonites, who later became the enemies of Israel.
The corruption in Lot’s heart is evident in the fact that he allowed his daughters to get him drunk and then sleep with him (cf. Genesis 19:30-38).
Genesis 19:30-38:
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.
31 One day the elder daughter said to the younger, ‘Our father is old, and there is no man round here to give us children – as is the custom all over the earth.
32 Let’s get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.’
33 That night they got their father to drink wine, and the elder daughter went in and slept with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
34 The next day the elder daughter said to the younger, ‘Last night I slept with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and sleep with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.’
35 So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in and slept with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
36 So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father.
37 The elder daughter had a son, and she named him Moab; he is the father of the Moabites of today.
38 The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the Ammonites of today.
Even though the Word of God calls us to look forward and to have the wisdom of God before our eyes, it is necessary that the eyes of our heart are directed upward toward God, so that we don’t have the promise of God alone before our eyes, but first and foremost His presence (cf. Proverbs 4:25 i.c.w. Proverbs 17:24; Isaiah 43:18).
Proverbs 4:25:
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
Proverbs 17:24:
24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 43:18:
18 ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
When we have the presence of God before our eyes, we are able to bear the responsibility that He assigns to us in His kingdom and, moreover, are willing to even take on more responsibility, provided in accordance with God’s will.
The Positioning of the Seventy Elders Around the Tabernacle
In this context, we will use the Bible passage from Numbers 11:25-26 dealing with the assembly of the seventy elders by Moses, who positioned them around the tabernacle.
Numbers 11:25-26:
25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took some of the power of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied – but did not do so again.
26 However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp.
The seventy elders were registered by Moses in a list with their names, much like we are also registered in the book of life through Jesus Christ (cf. Luke 10:20 i.c.w. Revelation 3:5).
Luke 10:20:
20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’
Revelation 3:5:
5 The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.
In the registration of the seventy elders and their installation there is a spiritual principle to be valued.
Among other things, the number ‘70’ is connected with the Hebrew letter ‘Ayin’, which means ‘eye, spring’ and also carries the pictographic representation of an ‘eye’. Thus, the number of registered seventy elders can be seen as the ‘iris’ and the tabernacle as the ‘pupil’ of the eye.
Since in the tabernacle, that is, in the sanctuary, fire burned through the Menorah, the characteristic of Jesus’ eyes, which are like a flame of fire, can be seen in this as well (cf. Revelation 1:14).
Revelation 1:14:
14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.
The Hebrew word used for ‘tent’ in Genesis 11 is ‘ōhäl’ and is derived from the Hebrew root word ‘āhal’, which means ‘to pitch a tent, to tent’ or ‘to shine brightly’. (Note: word explanation for ‘tent – ‘ōhäl’ with word key number: 171 and the word ‘’āhal – to pitch a tent, tent’ or ‘to shine brightly’ with the word key number: 169*, 170* taken from the Elberfelder Study Bible).
If we now look at the ‘iris’ of the created eye around the tabernacle, it carries the color ‘blue-green’, because the presence of God in the Tenakh (Note: Old Testament) is connected with the sapphire and the emerald in the New Testament (cf. 2.Moses 24:9-10 i.c.w. Ezekiel 10:1; Revelation 4:3).
Exodus 24:9-10:
9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up 10 and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli (Note: sapphire), as bright blue as the sky.
Ezekiel 10:1:
1 I looked, and I saw the likeness of a throne of lapis lazuli (Note: sapphire) above the vault that was over the heads of the cherubim.
Revelation 4:3:
3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne.
In these colors also, the presence of ‘YAHWEH-ROI’ as the provider is revealed, who as a watchful shepherd leads His flock to the green pastures and to fresh and quiet waters (cf. Psalm 23:1-2).
Psalm 23:1-2:
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, …
The positioning of the seventy elders by Moses was related to the desire of the people of Israel for meat, which is a reference for us as God’s people at this time for the solid food allotted to those who have exercised their prophetic five senses. These senses are sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing in Christ Jesus and we get trained to be able to discern good as well as evil (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.
The Hebrew word for ‘flesh’ is ‘bāśār’ and is derived from the root word ‘bāśar’, which means ‘to bring a good or neutral message, to proclaim good tidings, to report something’.
(Note: word explanation for ‘flesh – bāśār’ with word key number: 1336 and the word ‘bāśar – to bring a good or neutral message, to proclaim good tidings, to report something’ with the word key number: 1335 taken from the Elberfelder Study Bible).
According to the Word of God, bringing a good message (Note: gospel => good news, message) is related to the presence of the Holy Spirit, as revealed in Isaiah 61:1-3.
Isaiah 61:1-3:
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour.
The Partitioning of the Spirit
Therefore, it is no coincidence that, due to the presence of God, there was a spiritual apportionment of the Spirit of God that rested on Moses to the seventy elders registered in the list, so that they began to prophesy the ‘good news’ (cf. Numbers 11:25).
Numbers 11:25:
25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took some of the power of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied – but did not do so again.
The seventy elders registered by Moses in the list were apportioned as follows:
Sixty-eight elders positioned themselves seventeen each around the four sides of the tabernacle (Note: the direction of the four winds), with two of the seventy elders, namely Eldad and Medad being in the camp of the people of Israel and prophesying the words of God there (cf. Numbers 11:26).
Numbers 11:26:
26 However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp.
The number ‘17’ occurs for the first time in Genesis 7:11, where it refers to the release of the lower and upper waters that carried the ark to its destination, namely to the assigned high place (Note: Mount Ararat).
Genesis 7:11:
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month – on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
The release of the two waters (Note: earthly and spiritual values) reveal to us the principle of God’s plan manifested on earth as already determined in heaven (cf. Matthew 6:10).
Matthew 6:10:
… 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Furthermore, Genesis 37:2 tells us of Joseph, who was a shepherd at seventeen.
Genesis 37:2a:
2a This is the account of Jacob’s family line. Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, …
Regarding the meaning of the Hebrew letter ‘Ayin – eye, spring’, one can see a connection based on the two mentioned biblical passages in connection with the number ‘17’.
Thus, the 4 x 17 elders around the tabernacle result in the open door in Christ Jesus to allow the wisdom of God to flow into the earthly realm through His Word, which helps to guide His people according to the will of God.
These two elders registered in Moses’ list, Eldad and Medad, who were in the camp of Israel and prophesied to the people there, can be equated with the presence of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. This means on the basis of God’s love (Note: Greek ‘agạpē’) to help to make known the promises of God (cf. Ephesians 1:17-20).
Ephesians 1:17-20:
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, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, …
The Love of God, the Vertical View and Revelation
The influence of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation has its root in the love of God (Note: Greek ‘agạpē’), which is also evident from the presence of Eldad (Note: means ‘God loves’) and Medad (Note: means ‘love, darling’) in the camp of Israel during the outpouring of the Spirit, which was accompanied by prophetic anointing (cf. Numbers 11:25-26).

Numbers 11:25-26:
25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took some of the power of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied – but did not do so again.
26 However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp.

Without building on the foundation of God’s love, which includes looking upward into His presence, revelation is inherently inadequate (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.
In connection with the vertical view of the seventy elders, it takes us to the biblical passage from Zechariah 6:1, where it says that the prophet Zechariah looked upward once again.
Zechariah 6:1:
1 I looked up again, and there before me were four chariots coming out from between two mountains – mountains of bronze.
From this it is clear that we are called to possess a prophetic vision in which the LORD is the center and not primarily the vision as mentioned earlier. The prophet’s looking up is an indication to be ready with godly confidence and faith to see first His presence and then the new things the LORD wants to do at this time.
The name ‘Zechariah’ means ‘YAHWEH has remembered.’ When God remembers, it leads to a response to His promises made, because He watches over His word (cf. Jeremiah 1:12).
Jeremiah 1:12:
12 The Lord said to me, ‘You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.’
The answer to God’s promise goes hand in hand with supernatural manifestation.
The Angel in Heaven and the Child
While reading the Bible passage from Zechariah 6:1, I looked out the window of our office into the northern sky and saw a cloud that was in the shape of a large angel with two wings, the angel extending his two arms forward and grabbing a child of 2-3 years old by the shoulders from behind to pull him up.
We know that clouds, among other things in the Word of God, can prophesy God’s plan in their form and also point to the power of faith (cf. 1 Kings 18:44 i.c.w. Hebrews 12:1a).
1 Kings 18:44:
44 The seventh time the servant reported, ‘A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.’ So Elijah said, ‘Go and tell Ahab, “Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.” ’
Hebrews 12:1a:
1a Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, …
In the process of looking at the cloud form, the LORD revealed the star constellation that was behind it in the firmament. It was among others the stars that God created on the fourth day of creation (cf. Genesis 1:14-19).
Genesis 1:14-19:
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 to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.’ And it was so.
16 God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening, and there was morning – the fourth day.
With the help of a program about the star constellations created by God, I found out that the cloud formation with the angel and the child appeared in the star constellation called ‘Andromeda’. The name ‘Andromeda’ means ‘She fights like a man’ or ‘In memory of a man’.
The Woman and the Dragon
As I was thinking about this, I was led to the Bible passage from Revelation 12 about the woman who appeared as a great sign in the sky and was clothed with the sun, while the moon was under her feet and she wore a crown of twelve stars on her head.
The woman was pregnant with a son and was in severe labor. Then a great red dragon appeared, which had seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads it wore seven crowns, while with its tail it swept away a third part of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.
It was the dragon’s desire to eat the woman’s son.
The child was caught up to God and His throne. The promise or calling of the son was to rule the nations with a rod of iron.
After that, the woman escaped to a place prepared by God in the desert, where she was to be cared for by Him for a certain period of time.
Then a battle broke out in heaven between Michael, the angelic prince of Israel with his allotted angelic army (cf. Daniel 10:21b), and the dragon with his army. The dragon with his army lost the battle and no longer found a place in heaven, but only in the allotted spirit realm above the earth (cf. Ephesians 2:2).
Through his fall, his true identity of wickedness became recognizable in various facets, namely as the dragon (Note: Pride), the old serpent (Note: seduction through lies), which is called the devil (Note: causer of chaos) and Satan (Note: rebellion against God).
After that, through a great voice, the victory of those over the dragon was revealed, who applied the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, while they were not afraid of death.
When the dragon saw that he was cast out of his spiritual habitation, he began to pursue the woman who gave birth to the son.
The LORD equipped the woman with the two wings of the great eagle, which reveal the presence of God in the form of the spirit of prophecy, that helps to protect (cf. Exodus 19:4 i.c.w. Psalm 91:1-2.4).
Exodus 19:4:
4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. …’
Psalm 91:1-2.4:
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’ …
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Furthermore, the earth began to interact with the woman in that the earth swallowed with its mouth the saliva or water of the dragon (Note: lie, false accusation, …) which he spewed against the woman to drown her by the power of his evil communication.
In reference to the Bible passage from Revelation 12, and with respect to many other interpretations in this regard, I would like to address the interpretation that the Holy Spirit unlocked at this point in connection with the angelic formation in the sky.
We are, as God’s people, in a time when it is necessary that we keep our gaze ‘vertically’ focused on God and to have Him alone in the center, while we enter more deeply focused into our God-given promise, without running the risk of falling into the trap of the enemy within our forward gaze, which is in the horizontal realm.
In this regard, it is important to recognize that we are the hour or moment of God (Note: clothed with the sun => The position of the sun indicates the hour of the day.) as the messianic bride on earth. As the bride of Christ, we constantly think of our bridegroom and husband Christ Jesus and how He fights the spiritual battle.

Furthermore, we should be aware of our promise in Christ Jesus, namely, to walk in heavenly places and to seek where He is, seated at the right hand of God (cf. Ephesians 2:6 i.c.w. Colossians 3:1-2).
Ephesians 2:6:
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, …
Colossians 3:1-2:
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.
This points to the governmental reign in Christ Jesus that we already possess on earth as sons of God whose mission is, among other things, to go forward in childlike faith (cf. Matthew 18:3 i.c.w.. Romans 8:14-17).
Matthew 18:3:
3 And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 8:14-17:
14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children (Note: sons) of God.
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.’
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children (Note: sons).
17 Now if we are children (Note: sons), then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
The effective implementation of this divine reign in Christ Jesus can only be realized in a greater way if we have a biblical or Hebrew messianic understanding about the times of God in connection with the sons of Israel in the respective months. This is what the feet of the woman over the moon as a representation of the month as a greater period of time as opposed to the sun as well as the crown of twelve stars on her head can mean in this context.
This knowledge about the tribes of Israel in the respective biblical months has the effect that we recognize the will of the Heavenly Father more clearly. We even get quickened by the spirit of prophecy to proceed efficiently in the spiritual warfare against the dragon, while the God-assigned forces of the earth support us in this.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm