God Honors His Created Time Cycles!

This is a time when the Holy Spirit is about to unlock the mysteries in the Word of God to those who approach His presence with a pure, sincere heart and are thirsty and hungry for more of Him (cf. Matthew 5:8 i.c.w. Daniel 12:4).
Matthew 5:8:
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Daniel 12:4:
“… 4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
The Mysterious Presence of God and the Revelation contained therein
This mysterious presence of God and the revelation His presence contains can only be grasped if we first prepare a place for the Heavenly Father so that He can enter our temporary time zone on earth with His presence and glory.
This place prepared for God is accomplished, among other things by investing into the Kingdom of God, especially at the right beginning of the time cycles of the Lord (note: biblical months and time cycles), because they are linked to His increasing presence.
Beginnings are always connected with increase and that is why God has also created the temporary time for the earth realm, in which the twelve months, according to His command, must properly align in themselves and even submit to each other (cf. Exodus 12:2 i.c.w. Exodus 13:4).
Exodus 12:2:
2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.
Exodus 13:4:
4 Today, in the month of Aviv, you are leaving.
This command of God shows that there must have been another time chronology before. This chronology is based on the creation of man, which is connected with the seventh month (note: ‘Ethanim/Tishri’) of the biblical calendar and where the people of Israel receive the New Year (note: Rosh ha-Shana) from the hands of God to this day (cf. Leviticus 23:23-25).
Since Adam and Eve had violated the first created time cycle of God (note: blessing cycle – ‘Be fruitful and multiply’; cf. Genesis 1:28) by their sinning, and since this cycle of blessing has carried a downward spiral (note: curse) from the time of the fall, God had to create a new time cycle (note: the cycle of redemption), which is related to the blood of the Lamb to block the downward spiral.
In the month of ‘Abib/Nissan’ the people of Israel were delivered from the bondage of the serpent (note: the pharaoh wore an upright cobra on his head as a symbol of rulership) and the cycle of the blessing of God was redeemed.
Entering the Presence of God at the Right Time
In order to be able to enter the presence of God in our temporary time at the right time of eternity, it is required that we honor the appointed times of the Heavenly Father, just as He honors them which is evident by the fact that God respects His two created beginnings of the year.
He did this at the time of Moses when he accomplished the Tabernacle in the first biblical month ‘Abib/Nissan’ (note: beginning of the holy, biblical year – time cycle of redemption) and at the time of king Solomon when he accomplished the Temple in the seventh biblical month “Ethanim/Tishri’ (note: beginning of the biblical, civil year – time cycle of blessing).
For this reason, it is also essential for us to recognize the value of time and to respect this value like God does. With this understanding we are preparing a place for God's presence in faith for these time frames, so that He can spread with His presence and glory upon the following months in our lives (cf. Exodus 40:1-2.16-17 i.c.w. 1 Kings 8:2.8-12).
Exodus 40:1-2.16-17:
1 Then the Lord said to Moses:
2 “Set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, on the first day of the first month. …
16 Moses did everything just as the Lord commanded him.
17 So the tabernacle was set up on the first day of the first month in the second year.
1 Kings 8:2.8-12:
2 All the Israelites came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month. …
8 These poles were so long that their ends could be seen from the Holy Place in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are still there today.
9 There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of Egypt.
10 When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the Lord.
11 And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled his temple.
12 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud; …
The Establishment of the Dwelling Place of God
The preparation of the place for the presence of God is also always connected with giving, because God is a giving God and the first dwelling place of God –the Tabernacle– could only be built through the voluntary giving by the people of Israel (cf. Exodus 25:1-9 i.c.w. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
Exodus 25:1-9:
1 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give.
3 These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze; 4 blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair; 5 ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood; 6 olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 7 and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.
8 “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.
9 Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7:
6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Giving and Faith
The people of Israel responded in faith to the prophetic revelation that Moses received from God by voluntarily giving of their wealth in order to enjoy a greater presence and glory of the Lord among them.
Since the increasing presence and glory of God in His people is related to prophecy/revelation and giving, it is especially important that we invest in spirit-filled ministries at this time. Especially if we have a testimony in our spirit about the statements made by the prophets and ministering people of the respective ministries.
Our investments should be a sign of faith so that God's presence in our lives can increase even more, which also means that we believe in the importance of giving at the appropriate time. The most crucial time frames to invest by faith in the Kingdom of God are to the two above mentioned biblical beginnings of the year (cf. Exodus 23:15; Exodus 34:20d.23-24) as well as Passover, Shavuot/Pentecost (note: in spring) and Sukkot/The Feast of Tabernacles (note: in autumn).
Exodus 23:15:
15 “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread; for seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt. “No one is to appear before me empty-handed.
Exodus 34:20d.23-24:
… “No one is to appear before me empty-handed.
23 Three times a year (note: 1. Passover; 2. Shavuot, 3. Sukkot) all your men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord, the God of Israel.
24 I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the Lord your God. …”
I would like to encourage people to examine the outcome of giving in faith during these time frames, as each giver can watch how the presence of God and blessing spreads in life as time goes on, and as the relationship with God, who is the giver of all good gifts and Heavenly Father, even intensifies.
The Tears of Despair and the Direction of God
The process of giving refers to the love given by the Heavenly Father, which is His Son, Jesus Christ, who was crucified by man but rose again after three days (cf. John 3:16 i.c.w. Mark 9:31).
John 3:16:
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Mark 9:31:
… 31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.”
Sincere giving releases greater quality of authority and revelatory knowledge and brings us into a realm of God's revelatory dimension, where the tears of despair of the church (gr. ekklēsia‘) on earth are gathered but at the same time God's guidance resounds in wisdom from the spirit filled church (cf. Colossians 3:1-4).
Colossians 3:1-4:
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.
4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
This principle is referring to the power of the Lion of Judah, who is also the slain Lamb of God. It is the Lamb of God alone who is capable of opening the sealed revelations of the Father and revealing His true and pure righteousness (cf. Revelation 5:1-6 i.c.w. Revelation 6:1).
Revelation 5:1-6:
1 Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”
3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.
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 center 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!”
The unsealed revelations carry a greater power that is challenging us to enter into the sphere of the righteousness of God and His righteous being in order to understand His judgment correctly.
This area of despair or closed seals in the book of Revelation is equivalent to the position of the people of Israel before the dark cloud when God covered the Tabernacle with His presence and filled it with heavy glory, but the people couldn't grasp His movement within the Tabernacle.
We can only enter into the hidden realm of the Heavenly Father if we understand His gift of love in the form of the slaughtered Lamb that lives and in this way we too express our love and gratitude for His grace to Him through giving in combination with worship.
The Two Time Frames in the Lamb of God
The slaughtered Lamb of God in the throne room carries two time frames hidden within itself, which are the time frame of Passover (note: protection and deliverance of the people of God, death and resurrection of Christ => final victory over darkness) and the time frame of Shavuot (note: outpouring of the Spirit) because it was wounded and is equipped with seven horns and eyes, which represents the Holy Spirit in His seven-fold nature in the structure of power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and praise (cf. Revelation 5:6,12 i.c.w. Isaiah 11:1-2).
Revelation 5,6.12:
6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center 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 honor and glory and praise!”
Isaiah 11:1-2:
1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him – the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord – …
The Time Frame of Sukkot – the Feast of Tabernacles
The presence of the Heavenly Father and His Lamb together reveal the time frame of Sukkot, the feast of glory. It is the feast that aligns three different qualities of light from eternity, which result in a glistening luminous ball of light that signifies the true relationship in the Father and His Son (cf. Isaiah 60:1 i.c.w. Revelation 21:22-24).
Isaiah 60:1:
1 “Arise (note: leave your old environment, an old mindset), shine (note: become one with the presence of God and His thoughts assigned to you), for your light has come (note: presence of the Son – Jesus Christ), and the glory of the Lord (note: presence of the Heavenly Father) rises upon you.
Revelation 21:22-24:
22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.
The Enemy Wants to Occupy our Time!
And it is precisely these mentioned time frames that the enemy wants to occupy by keeping the people of God in ignorance of the biblical times, so that the Kingdom of God on earth will not advance.
The result of the control of the enemy becomes apparent when believers in Christ don't give at all, ineffectively and uncontrollably, which means that they arbitrarily invest at times that they think are right, but which can have consequences if they don't understand the times and cycles of God.
When investments are randomly sown into the Kingdom of God, it can happen that the seed isn't sown at the right time and therefore can't bear fruit. It is similar to sowing seeds in a field in winter, with the result that no well-developed fruit is produced that might be expected.
Therefore, investing into the Kingdom of God at the right time is essential. To illustrate the intention of the enemy who wants to occupy our field of time, I would like to refer to the time of Gideon when the Midianites and Amalekites placed themselves in the plain of Jezreel. It was the inheritance region of the tribe of Issachar, who carried the calling to discern the times of God but also to instruct His people what they should do at the appointed times (cf. Judges 6:33 i.c.w. Joshua 19:17-18a; 1 Chronicles 12:32).
Judges 6:33:
33 Now all the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples joined forces and crossed over the Jordan and camped in the Valley of Jezreel.
Joshua 19:17-18a:
17 The fourth lot came out for Issachar according to its clans.
18 Their territory included: Jezreel, …
1 Chronicles 12:32:
… 32 from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do – 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command; …
Jezreel (note: ‘God sows or God scatters’) was a place that was in the region of Samaria (note: ‘mountain of watching or belonging to the watchman’) and is an indication of the place of prophetic overview and correct understanding of investing into the Kingdom of God to scatter the enemy.
The Midianite Princes Oreb and Zeeb
That occupation by the enemies of Israel was led by the Midianite princes Oreb and Zeeb, among others, who had the intention on occupying all levels of the resources of the people of Israel.
They occupied not only the area of earthly supply but also the level, the spiritual supply (note: revelation), since they camped at the water points up to Beth Barah. Beth Barah was the place at the Jordan River where John the Baptist recognized Jesus as the Lamb of God, who took upon Himself the sin of the world (cf. Judges 7:23-25 i.c.w. John 1:28-29).
Judge 7:23-25:
23 Israelites from Naphtali, Asher and all Manasseh were called out, and they pursued the Midianites.
24 Gideon sent messengers throughout the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down against the Midianites and seize the waters of the Jordan ahead of them as far as Beth Barah.” So all the men of Ephraim were called out and they seized the waters of the Jordan as far as Beth Barah.
25 They also captured two of the Midianite leaders, Oreb (means ‘raven’ – witchcraft/sorcery – own power/own ability and strength; cf. Genesis 8:7; 1 Samuel 15:23) and Zeeb (means: ‘wolf’ – religion; cf. Matthew 10:16). They killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb at the winepress of Zeeb. They pursued the Midianites and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon, who was by the Jordan.
John 1:28-29:
28 This all happened at Bethany (note: Beth Barah) on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
And as mentioned in the previous message, the slain and living Lamb of God bears the power and legal authority to reveal the mysteries of the Heavenly Father (cf. Revelation 5:5-7 i.c.w. Revelation 6:1).
The Midianite princes are an indication of a false, prophetic voice as well as of a religious spirit that presents the correct knowledge of the times as legalism and in this way opposes the instruction of God to withhold the resources of the Heavenly Father (cf. Matthew 7:15 i.c.w. Luke 11:52).
Matthew 7:15:
15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
Luke 11:52:
52 “Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering.”
A Fatal Circumstance
Another fatal circumstance that repeatedly occurs among the people of God is that many ministries in the Kingdom of God freely make their messages and services available in various ways, based on Galatians 6:6-7, among others, so that God's presence and glory on earth can increase, but too many saints act as if they are consumers and not willing to honor this provision honorably.
Such behavior is equal to the occupation of the Midianite princes and has the consequence that God cannot bless the persons concerned with His full presence and glory.
Galatians 6:6-7:
6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Let us therefore honor the appointed times of God and His voices among the people, which He has appointed for this time, so that His presence and glory on earth may actually increase in our personal lives.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm