THE THIRD DIMENSION
By John Griffin
Today many throughout the world are recognizing the season the Church is in, and are beginning
to put emphasis on the Third Day and of the coming Kingdom being established.
Many programmes have been set up to help bring the Kingdom in - we have City Transformation, Gate Keepers, Kingdom Finance, setting up of
Apostolic Ministry, etc., and all these things are very good. But with these projects we must have an understanding of the mind of God - or of the Spiritual Dimension that will cause the Kingdom authority to flow. Jesus was the
Kingdom, He was amongst the people - but it was not His natural presence that caused the stir, it was the dimension of the Holy Spirit within, that made His Kingdom like no other kingdom.
I want to touch briefly on the
importance of the Most Holy Place in the life of the believer, and would like to open up this realm by looking at vision, levels, language, relationship and ministry pertaining to the Most Holy Place.
is our responsibility to know the times and the seasons - we know it is two thousand years since the birth of Jesus, and according to 2 Peter 3:8, two millennial days have past, and we are looking to a third day. So we live in a
time or season of the second day which is fading out and the third day is approaching. We stand in a twilight between these two days. This can be very confusing for the Church, because it is a season of neither light nor darkness.
History shows us that God always starts a move for the Church, man tries to sustain that move and often finishes it. We must see clearly that the Lord doesn't want to complete our programmes, nor wants anything sustained -
but to bring us continually into new revelation of His Kingdom, until He finishes His new creation, who is the manifestation of His glory.
So we know the Kingdom age has not yet come in all its power and glory, and we know
the two days prophesied by Hosea 6:2 have nearly run their course. This leaves us with no options - we must now search for Present Day Truth. We must be open to be led by the Spirit of the Lord. This is an hour when we must know
the voice of God - and being found open and submitted.
Now looking at a day in the Old Testament we see it begins in the evening and finishes the following evening - darkness precedes light, Isaiah 60 prophesies of this
time. We are standing spiritually in the time of Matthew 24:37 - "as in the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be", there will be earthquakes, famines, and wars, we experience them now both
naturally and spiritually, but remember these are but the "beginnings of sorrows" - that word sorrow is travail. The Church today seems oblivious to the fact that it is heading into the darkness of the new day.
Daniel 7:21 says, "I beheld and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them"
- the Church is facing one of the most crucial chapters of her history - but this is also to be her finest hour! If there is no revelationary and ongoing vision, then there will be other seducing forms of godliness that will eventually cause many to lose heart. But in the early part of the third day the Lord is going to cause the Church to travail and bring forth a man in Zion, a manchild was born in her, as we see in
Isaiah 66:7-8; "Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children."
We must know in this hour where our deliverance is to come from - it comes from the Most Holy Place or the third dimension. God warned Moses in Exodus 19:15 "be ready against the third day". Why? -
because God is coming in the sight of man. As we have borne the image of the earthly so will we bear the image of the heavenly. Just as there is going to be a manifestation of tremendous evil, there will be a great manifestation of
the presence of God. Remember, as evil is in man, so God will be in man.
So we now must embrace this third day, even though we are not experiencing it at this time to any large degree of its greatness - we must through
vision "get ready." Just as Simeon embraced Jesus in his arms, he embraced a new age, a new order, a new priesthood - so must we embrace the vision of the third day. There is a changing of our priesthood of the second day into
becoming a high priest like the ministry of the Zadok Priesthood in Ezekiel 44. Leaving behind the thoughts of the second day, and reaching forth into the third day, beginning to live in the future of an understanding of this new
day, and accepting the challenge of the Holy spirit who is looking for a people to whom He can give insight to - into the mind of God.
The question is how do we get understanding for this third day? Let us turn to
Proverbs 22:20-21, as it speaks of excellent things, and in the Hebrew language that translates as three fold. In verse 21, "by three fold things that we might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth"
. We now have a key to uncover God's purposes, and it will give us an unfolding vision - a key to help us find the mind of the Father.
As the Holy Spirit speaks to the Church we must have an ear to hear
what the Spirit is saying, and because of this 'in-part' realm that we live and function in, we must have an understanding of what we call 'Present Day Truth' i.e the Word speaking to our time.
Many are hearing the Holy spirit
in regards to the season the Church is in, but are unable to discern the message. For example in Seminars and Conferences there is an urgency for the Church to move on, people are encouraged to come up a level - but ministry are
not saying what they mean by these levels.
Now lets look at how understanding unfolds by this three fold pattern. In Biblical Jerusalem there were three levels:
Mount Ophel- where the water pool was
Mount Moriah- where the Temple was built
Mount Zion- the highest level where the Tabernacle of David was situated.
Now we the Church, are called the "heavenly Jerusalem", and there are three levels that we as the Church
are to experience. Just as the Israelites were commanded to keep the Feasts so must we spiritually keep them.
We have experienced our Feast of Passover - Ophel, when we accepted Jesus as our personal Saviour, and we are
experiencing this Feast as we continue a living relationship.
We have experienced the Feast of Pentecost - Moriah, when we were baptised in the Spirit and spoke in tongues, and we now experience this Feast as we are led and
comforted by the Holy Spirit.
There is a level that the Church has not yet experienced as a body, the Feast of Tabernacles. There are three levels of experience that God has for His heavenly Jerusalem, so as His new
creation can be completed - three being the number of completion.
And within this great Feast, there are levels of Unity,
Joy i.e confidence in God,
Levels of Glory,
Levels of Intimacy,
Levels of Harvest as people experience their personal Feast.
These are characteristics of this Feast that we must arise into - and what we must realize is, that this Feast is of the highest level and completes the two
others Feasts. It is the ultimate Feast, and cannot be experienced on the anointing of the previous Feasts. The Feast of Pentecost is sustained by the Holy Place Experience - by the Word, the Spirit and our response through the
altar of incense - but this great Feast of Tabernacles can only be brought to its final climax - the coming of the Lord, through a dimension of power that comes from a higher level - from the Most Holy Place. This anointing from
the Most Holy Place will prepare the Church, as a bride without spot and wrinkle, bringing her to a place of purity that at the coming of the Lord they may receive their glorious body.
In this third dimension there are
levels of ministry that will prepare the Church, levels of anointing will be greater than previously experienced - it will be the "latter glory being greater than the former." There will be an arising to the level of the fullness
of the Holy Spirit operating in man, of the 'in-part' realm being displayed by the perfect, the ultimate level of anointing of the Most Holy Place.
This is being offered to the Church today - the Holy Spirit is wanting to
guide a people into this new Feast of Tabernacles, which has begun. A firstfruit people that have heard and experienced the Feast of Trumpets, are now beginning to experience their Day of Atonement, that of "willingly afflicting
their souls" - Leviticus 23:27 (thereby cleaning up their lives), that are looking to the Day of Jubilee (which comes out of this Day of Atonement) - and thus a ministry will arise in the power of the Kingdom "in the measure of the
stature of the fullness of Christ" - Ephesians 4:13. When this glory arises in a firstfruit people, then will the Church as a whole begin to experience the power that goes with the Feast of Tabernacles. It is very important to know
and understand the Feast of Tabernacles and the levels that we must attain too.
At a recent Conference I became annoyed at what was portrayed as Kingdom language. The Lord though rebuked me: there was a truth
that the He wanted me to get hold of - the language that they were speaking was foreign to me (DNA, downlaoding, frequencies and such like), but the truth is, there is a third day language, and unless it is used, the vision of that
day will be blinded and not explored.
How can people see if they do not hear?
How can the Holy spirit challenge if there is no vehicle to challenge through - because God created by the spoken word.
Just as we have been
using a language of Pentecost, so too, is the language of the coming Feast of Tabernalces.
The Church in the wilderness is an example, the language in that day would have been -
Who died last?
Who is going to bury who?
Who is going to pick up the manna,
Who will pick up the tents - what they talked about became their life.
When they passed over the Jordan their language would of changed, it would have been about -
Inheritance and the fights ahead.
A different vision set by what they were talking about.
So the language for the third day is of a different frequency to that second day, and the sixth day language is different to
that of the seventh day. One must understand that language will formulate the overall message of the Kingdom. For example such words as Intimacy, Holy of Holies, Zion, David's Tabernacle, Veil, Elijah Company, Two Witness Company,
Overcomers, Manchild, Day of Jubilee, Sons of God, Two Resurrections, Holiness, Being Changed, Death to Self - this talk produces a way of thinking, in comparison to the second day of Deliverance, Revival, Healings, Gifts, Faith
etc - realizing that the things of the second day are important to the third day, and knowing that the journey through the wilderness was about the problems faced, but over the Jordan was facing the promises.
I believe it
is time to develop a language of the Kingdom, to compose and sing once again songs all about the Third Day - songs of the latter rain and a temple filled with glory (presence of the Lord in the Most Holy Place). This is another
aspect of the Third Dimension.
When we look at the Most Holy Place in the history of the Old Testament we see how it was to this third dimension that the glory of God did come to His Temple. We saw the effect it had upon
flesh. Now we know that through Jesus Christ's sacrifice "a new and living way" - Hebrews 10:20, has been given by which we may enter into this dimension. For me personally there has been three significant cries in my
heart - when I was saved I wanted to know the reality of Jesus Christ, about four years later I wanted to know the reality of the Kingdom and now twenty one years later there is a desperate cry in my heart to know the reality of
the Most Holy Place.
I have often heard it said 'I was in the Holiest of all with the Lord' or have heard it preached 'that we have open access to the Throne Room -and to go in!' And I agree but I am not convinced it is as
simple as that. There is little evidence in people's lives of such a visitation. Paul was caught up into a Most Holy Place experience and it was mind blowing to him. There were things he could not understand or explain, but one
thing he knew, that there was no room for self in that dimension.
Daniel's experience was "my countenance changed in me, but I kept the matter in my heart" - Daniel 7:28.
Isaiah's experience of this realm brought him to
the place of saying "woe is me, for I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips" - Isaiah 6:5.
John on Patmos being caught up into this dimension was filled with the book of Revelation.
Paul, Daniel, Isaiah and John became prophetic mouthpieces for God.
I believe the Church today is really not experiencing God's presence from that position.
I believe it rather to be an Innercourt or Holy Place
experience - I would call it the gift of God's presence, that is where "two or three are gathered in My name". For in the Holy Place is
The Candlestick - the Holy Spirit
The Bread - the Word
The Altar of Incense - Worship
and there is a reality of God's presence for that dimension. But it is widely confused with God's presence of the Most Holy Place.
God is calling by His Spirit in this hour, that we come
up a level from having a relationship to a place of intimacy beyond the veil. Because of this principle "that no flesh should glory in His presence" - 1 Corinthians 1:29, I cannot accept that we can step and dance our way up the
red carpet to the Throne of All Mighty God. Yes, by Jesus Christ a "new and living way" has been made - but we must discern this new and living way.
Now a thought to do so is this - Jesus is the pattern Son, therefore what
He did we must do. He came to the end of Himself - to do the will of the Father, "it is finished" - when His flesh was sacrificed the veil was rent and thereby open access is now available, not automatic - beyond the veil is
available to us, through the adoption of the pattern.
One component for us to enter through the veil or experience a higher level of God's presence, is death to self, coming to the end of self - changing lifestyle from
glory to glory. It is not a piggy back ride on Jesus - therefore we can only go through this dimension or level in His nature. When Jesus said, the true worshippers must worship in Spirit and in Truth - that truth is a changing
The second component that allows us access is love - intimacy along with a changing lifestyle, will take us through the veil. God is love - love is of the Spirit, and we must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. Paul
lived in level of this third dimension experience. His cry was "that I may know Him" (being intimately acquainted with them)
"and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death" - Philippians 3:10. Paul's cry was such because of things he had seen in the third dimension - he saw the
fullness of God in a people ruling and reigning from the throne, and he saw a first resurrection. He knew that to attain to the full glory of the Most Holy Place, he had to have an intimate relationship with God, and be conformed
to the pattern Son. The Innercourt or the Holy Place accommodates the soulish realm, but beyond the veil the soul must be converted. That is why I say in the Holiest of all there is only that which you have to give, a spiritual
sacrifice, through a body presented as a living sacrifice - Romans 12:1; "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your
The High Priest took into the Most Holy Place, coals and incense, when they were put together clouds of smoke arose - safe in God's presence so he could offer the sacrifice.
When we worship
God out of a relationship of brokeness from the flesh, clouds of love will arise, it is the Christ in us, and levels of glory in God's presence will be experienced thus will we close in on attaining our inheritance of glory.
God by His Spirit is now giving us the map into this third dimension - the way of approach through this great Feast of Tabernacles - let us not be ignorant of it. I see the Feast of Tabernacles as like a staircase, beginning in
the 'in-part' realm ascending into the 'full' realm, each step being a level that takes us further into God's promises and purposes, as we embrace the characteristics of this Feast. The cry of the Church must become "teach me Lord
to walk in the Spirit and not in my flesh".
Let's finish with the ministry from the Most Holy Place. With every move of God, there is a firstfruit company that experiences the Feast and the dimension of God's power for it -
ahead of the rest of the Church. We must keep in mind that the Feast of Tabernacles phases out the 'in-part' realm - to establish the perfect, or 'full' realm of God in a people. So we can see that there will be a particular
ministry, unlike that of Passover and Pentecost that will flow from this third dimension. Therefore because of this principle of us being under tutors until the appointed time of the Father, we enter into this dimension by the
giving of our lives. Our ministry now in this 'in-part' realm must reflect that of the perfect.
A common concept of many writers and leaders is that through change people grow to maturity or into sonship, without
considering that it is a given privilege - Luke 12:32; "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
Therefore they do not see the fullness of the Spirit nor consider it, this side of the coming of the Lord and the redemption of our bodies.
But we have received a down payment of the Spirit indicating the promise of the
fullness. Now there is an appointed time to favour Zion, there is an appointed time for the vision to speak the redemption or full payment of the Holy Spirit in us, is given by God at His appointed time - we do not just grow into
it, having done all, to stand - the implication is to wait.
To know the ministry that God would have for us to flow in, in this twilight hour, we must behold the perfect. There is a man in the throne room, who has made the
way open for us, He is the High Priest named Jesus, and He is calling us to minister in a High Priest ministry from the Most Holy Place. As we understand the perfect man and that we are called to the measure and the stature of the
fullness of Christ in us, we will be able to comprehend the power given to the two witnesses. The ministry to the Church in the wilderness by the manchild and what the catching up to the throne is all about in Revelation 12:5; "And
she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne."
We have been called to the throne (to be in Christ our ark) His personage i.e the
fullness of the Spirit without measure. To be the mercyseat - a ministry reflecting His works.
So we see clearly what our ministry is today-
Healers of the breach
Restorers of paths to dwell in.
We must understand that this 'in-part' realm is going to disappear in our day of Jubilee (the appointed time) when that, which has been promised will be given to us while in the Day of
our Atonement or Baptism of fire. We are not going to be protected against tribulation by our ministry. We must now, amidst the pressure that we endure become a high priest ministry, thinking not of our own survival but to become
the throne for Him to find His rest there.
A more "excellent ministry" of Hebrews 8:1-6 that operates out of the spoken word and flows in forgiveness and blessing.
We need in this hour to make a decision -
To sit in the throne of Revelation 3:21 (the third dimension or Most Holy Place).
To desire a ministry of compassion and mercy.
To be a ministry that only knows how to give.
It is a time that the lion in us must lie down with the lamb - in one nature.
Jesus rent the veil of His flesh and sat down at the right hand of the Father. We have been called to follow - to rend the veil of our flesh and
be seated in the Godhead, through Christ, in Him.
We have been called to faith and obedience, so as to be a partaker of the Divine nature.
We have been called to the Most Holy Place realm to minister in love and life.
Let us make our election sure, we can be with Him where He is - now, through love, through intimacy.
The prayer of Jesus was
"Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My glory, which thou hast given Me:" - John 17:24.
"In My Father's house there are many mansions, I go to prepare a place for
you" - John 14:2.
The place He is preparing for you and I is in the throne - the Most Holy Place, in the third dimension. A place we must NOW experience through love: Love of the Lord Jesus Christ and love for His