The Third Dimension
Now, let's look again at the vision that Zechariah saw and see if we can understand why what he saw represented, "Not by power, and not by might, but by My Spirit!"
What dimension was the golden candle stick located in the tabernacle? The Second Dimension! I think that if I were to show a picture to represent this it would have been a picture of the Ark of the Covenant that is in the Most Holy Place. If we are going to see the sovereignty of God why not choose the Ark of the Covenant? Why choose the candle stick? Because God takes something man has always had to labor with and shows what happens when He puts it in the Third Dimension. The only candle stick that Zerubbable or Zeckariah knew would have been the candle stick in the Tabernacle of Moses.
John said in Rev 1:10:
"I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
"His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; and his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead."
Who is this man that John saw? The corporate Son of God! Notice the Church is standing in the middle of the Golden Candlesticks. Notice also that everything that was in the Holy Place has now been moved into the Third Dimension.
Zerubbable and Zeckariah knew that the priest of God were the only ones who attend to the candlesticks. If the candlesticks are going to work properly the priests are going to have to put oil in them. When Zeckariah asked the angel the Third time what the two olive trees were notice what happen. Zec 4:11 says:
"Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?"
No one was pressing the oil out of the olives and pouring it into the lamps. It is running in all by itself.! There is a dimension available in God that no one has ever come fully into where His life flows out of us with absolutely no effort on our part. There is a place of rest in God where He wants to do it all by Himself without any human effort. You say, "Well, then, He doesn't need us!" But He has chosen to do it through us by sharing the divine nature with us. Peter said in 2 Pet 1:2:
"Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledgeof him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."
Paul said in 2 Cor 4:6:
"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us."
Is this really available? Heb 4:1 says:
"Therefore, since the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith."
"Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'" And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world."
"For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "And on the seventh day God rested from all his work." And again in the passage above he says, "They shall never enter my rest. It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience. Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said before: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts."
"For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience."
There is a Dimension we can enter into where we can cease from our labors and allow God to do His good pleasure through us. Not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit! The Third Dimension of Grace is the Third Day from the Cross and the Seventh Day of the Lord! Jesus rose on the Third Day and God rested on the Seventh Day and both of these Days were Sabbath Days.
11 Peter 3:8 says, "A day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day."
Understanding this principle will unlock many scriptures to you. It has now been six thousand years since Adam and we are approaching the beginning of the seventh thousand year period of time. Not only that but we are about to enter the third thousand year period of time since Jesus ascended.
According to Gods way of looking at time it has been Six Days since Adam and Two days since Jesus ascended. Therefore, we are about to enter the Third Day since the ascension of Jesus and the Seventh Day since Adam. The importance of this is seen in the fact that both the Third Day and the Seventh Day were Sabbath days. The Sabbath Day is a spiritual principle that God wants every believer to enter into. God created for six days and on the seventh day, the Sabbath Day, He rested. In Hebrews chapters three and four we see that Jesus also entered into that rest and there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. God's people at the end of this age are going to cease from their own labors and enter into His rest.
The Third Day of God's grace is the Third Dimension, the Seventh Day from Adam. The Third Dimension of God is the Day of rest. The shadow of the Third Dimension is the Feast of Tabernacles. In this Third Feast it is all God. Adam cannot enter into the presence of God and live. All that is not of God in us will be put to death.
When Jesus died on the cross, what caused the veil in the temple to be torn from the top to the bottom? Jesus died! He died to all of Himself. To all of His living works. When He was alive He healed the sick, He raised the dead, and He set the captive free and then He died. He walked on water, He fed the multitudes, He opened the blind eyes and then He died.
You may have been in a glorious place, and you may have seen God work in various ways, and God may have worked miracles through you, but now you are going to die! Rev 14:13 says,
"And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."
We are coming into a place where the limited power that happen only in a small geographical area where Jesus was present, becomes magnified by the glory and power of His resurrection in us. The death of yourself will bring you into the resurrection power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul said in Phil 3:3-15;
"For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh--though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless.
But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you."
This is a passage of scripture that you need to mediate on and ask God to give you revelation of it's powerful contents. Jesus said in John 12:24-25;
"I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life."
Unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. This is why churches work out of a single portion all of their lives. They are working out of what they were before they die! But if we ever fall into the ground and die and are willing to come to a place where we will just learn to create glory and come into the alignment of God, He will sovereignly pour out, all by Himself, powerful happenings in the Spirit which will effect this entire valley. He will accomplish more than we can accomplish and do, more than our newsletter can accomplish, more than our radio program can reach, and more than any effort of all the ministries in this valley put together.
Once again I need to remind you that glory is the only atmosphere in which God will manifest His power. I have a teaching on, "HOLY! HOLY! HOLY! that you may request from this ministry. We have been given the power to create the glory for God to dwell in. David said in Psa 22:3;
"But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel."
The Hebrew word for `inhabitest' is No. 3427. yashab, yaw-shab'; a prim. root; prop. to sit down (spec. as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by impl. to dwell, to remain: to settle, to marry:-- (make to) abide (-ing), continue, (cause to, make to) dwell (-ing) Psa 50:23 says;
"Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God."
If my conversation is ordered rightly my lips will continually give Him the praise for all things. The writter of Hebrews said in Heb 13:15;
"By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name."
Glory is in the Third Dimension because this is where God dwells. Glory is the only atmosphere in which God will manifest His power and this is the reason why the angels are not released to help us. They have been assigned to help us but have been bound in heaven giving glory to God by praising Him to each other. They won't be released until the Lord receives glory in the earth. When we will give Him the glory by praising Him continually to each other, earth to earth, the angels will be released to work for us.
If we will only begin to praise Him for what He has done in our lives we will create the glory for Him to dwell in and it will flow out of this place and touch every man, woman and child in this valley. What is done in the heavenlies is not done on earth until you create the atmosphere in which God manifest power in the earth.
Jesus said in Mat 6:10;
"Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."
If we will create the glory for His presence to dwell in then His will shall be done in the earth. God would rather hear one of His redeemed ones give Him praise than ten thousand angels. One of you can release a thousand of these angels. Two of you can release ten thousand. Three of you can release 100,000. And if four of you will praise Him you can release one million of His angels. Is it any wonder Satan doesn't want us to praise the Lord?
Jesus also said in Mat 18:19-20;
"Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
There will I be in between them even as I appeared between the cherubim on the ark. You may ask, "Well, David, we have praise God in the past which created glory for Him and we have seen very little happen. Yes, I agree and this bothered me also when I received the revelation of this truth until I begin to see the answer. The reason that the praise we came into when we were baptized in the Holy Spirit has produced so little results is that it was done in the Second Dimension.
We have been laboring, struggling, and trying to make it happen. In the Third Dimension, we will come into a place where we will die to our works. We will die to our ingenuity. We will also die to our way of getting it done. When we finally come to the realization that God has a way of doing it greater and more powerful than we have ever been able to do it; and if we ever come to the place where we realize that we are not smart enough, not talented enough and that we are not powerful enough. If we will ever come into a place where we simply get into order and give Him the Praise and atmosphere that flows from the throne of God, He will manifest His power. He will do it through us all by Himself.
As long as you can build the church, He is going to let you. As long an you can work for God, He is going to let you do it. As long as you think you can do it, you're going to have to do it.
Jesus said in Mat 7:22:
"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
But if you ever come to a place where you will say that I am willing to die to all of that and just rest in the Lord and let Him have His way with me, He will move in your life above your wildest expectations.