April 13, 2017 ©Matt Hebert
Yet A Second Time
When the Second Passover occurs, humanity will be scratching to figure out "what has just occurred"? A long time ago, a first Passover would have been traumatizing for those people living in Egypt. A second Passover for the world will be even more devastating, with humankind wanting to know what has just happened, why would this happen…again. The first reference that mankind should go to is this:
The LORD said to Moses, "Consecrate to me all the firstborn. Whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is mine." (Ex 13:2)
In saying that, how can you expect to be God's without being the first to open the womb? How can you be or make it to Heaven at all without being this Firstborn, this one seed? Much of humanity has familiarized itself with the story of the Passover and the lives of the firstborn in Egypt given in exchange for the freedom of Israel, whether they believe it or not. For Israel, the Passover was so important as a sin offering, that if they missed it in the first month, there was a set time to make it up in the second month, mainly for those who touched a dead body.
"Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If any one of you or your descendants is unclean through touching a dead body, or is on a long journey, he shall still keep the Passover to the Lord. In the second month on the fourteenth day at twilight they shall keep it…according to all the statutes for the Passover they shall keep it. But if anyone who is clean and is not on a journey fails to keep the Passover, that person shall be cut off from his people because he did not bring the Lord's offering at its appointed time; that man shall bear his sin." (Num 9:10-13 emphasis added)
Christ Jesus is the firstborn Son of God (Col. 1:15; John 3:16-17; Matthew 17:5; Mark 9:7). He is the head of His body, with the church being His body (1 Cor. 12:27), so this makes Christ the "head" of every man (1 Cor. 11:3) who is part of the body, or His body, with this firstborn…this vessel "head and body" being prepared to leave this physical creation, the creation with all its laws imposed on things composed of matter, restricting these objects of fleshly mass from coming and going from one dimension to another as it would please.
The womb of a woman restricts the movement of the life contained within it, and the continued growth of the fetus restricts its movement even further to the point where the woman's body must give up the life contained within the walls of the uterus, or she'll die; the indwelling of life would kill her as it continues to grow. The creation functions in the same manner for spiritual sons of God. All things inside of the material world are governed or restricted by the laws of physics as the creation grows or expands outward, with physics listing these limits placed upon it. Homer had said "It is this glory that Yah did not exploit (Phil 2:6) when the Father gave to Yah, His Helpmate, the task of creating a death chamber in which rebelling angelic sons of God could perish, with the possibilities of this death chamber permitting human sons of God to have the life that rebelling angelic sons would lose." This world doubly functions as both a death chamber for rebelling angels to be confined into the physical world when cast from the heavens, and also to allow human sons of God…those with a second breath of life, to grow in grace and knowledge. But there are some not yet born, that await this moment in which they'll be given this second breath. Though some are born at this time, they do not have their new bodies, they remain dwelling within the tents of flesh in human form, and the heavens anxiously await this time when they will be born into their new bodies…along with their head or Head, as depicted in the woman of Revelation 12:4, where she will give birth to these long awaited sons with their new bodies.
Homer wrote this:
"the Christian must first understand what time is and what its passage represents … the passage of time equates to the expansion of space through the decay of the present "moment" and the instantaneous formation of the next moment from, probably, the dark energy that coexists with the present. Thus, in a somewhat parabolic shape, space-time expands, the formation of the present pushing the past farther and farther away, with the passage of time being written as a mathematical function of gravity--and with gravity being a far weaker force than it ought to be, suggesting that there is a "gravity leak" that allows gravity to slip into another dimension." From http://www.7leanyears.org/who_do_you_trust_chapt3a.html
The creation functions, again, as a womb for these future Sons of God to be born or to be given a second breath, a non-physical breath, to now dwell within the human body that will have this body functioning as a tent of flesh to where this new creature currently dwells. Understand this…that those with this second breath of life are awaiting for a new body that is non-physical and unrestricted by the limits imposed on it (fleshly tent or house…a building) because of its material composition. This new creature awaits a new body as described by Paul:
"For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened--not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. (2 Cor. 5:1-10)
The material creation functions as an enormous womb, anxiously waiting to give birth to the Spiritual Sons, to receive these new bodies promised to us. Paul continues:
"For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies." (Romans 8:19-23)
This body referenced is the Body of Christ, to which He is the Head of that Body. When a baby is born, it comes out head first, then body. Time passes to when the head first becomes visible, then shortly after the body comes. Nothing escapes the physical creation unless it is a firstborn that is consecrated (redeemed by sacrifice) as belonging to the Most High, again (Ex 13:2). We've discussed in the last writing that Christ Jesus in doing the Passover was in fact consecrating Himself (a firstborn) to the Almighty.
"Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given Him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. … I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them iGnto the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. … O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them." (John 17:1-7, 15-19, 25-26 emphasis and double emphasis added)
When a baby is born, he/she comes out head first. The head will exit the womb, will be exposed to the new world while the body remains in the womb for a short while longer. At this stage, the baby has not breathed yet on its own. Though not technically considered "dead", it still doesn't have its own "life breath" yet. The oxygen is still supplied by the placenta and umbilical cord, so the baby will not breathe on its own until the body exits the womb, those in the room eagerly awaiting the grand entrance of this new creature into its new world. The compression of the chest cavity while passing through the birthing canal and the cutting of the umbilical cord usually triggers the central nervous system into jumpstarting the infant into taking its first breath of life. It is now its own person once he/she takes their first breath, though this statement does not permit a mother to take the unborn's life prior to exiting the womb. Life begins in the blood (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:11)
Christ exited this world first, the first first-fruits (1 Cor. 15:20-22)…what the Wave Sheaf is about. The Head has exited this physical creation as exiting a womb that Paul referenced and awaits for His Body (1 Cor. 12:27), which is essentially "dead" because though attached to the head, it remains in the bondage of the womb as a slave to the physical creation and does not spiritually breathe yet (the body has no breath of its own), this Spiritual Son not yet breathing on its own meaning that even though Christ has exited and is the head in the heavens, His body remains inside of the material creation, is considered non-spiritually breathing or lacking in this "second breath". The redemption price was paid for the Head at Calvary, by Christ becoming the sacrifice to redeem this firstborn, or first of firstfruits. The "dead" body, a body not breathing on its own, awaits for another payment to be made to free it from the physical world. This is the reason for a Second Passover, it is the legal system in which this firstborn Son is purchased from the god of the material world; a provision incorporated into the one covenant made with mankind that allows this purchasing of lives to have a legal and lawful standing, that is to have an acceptable offering for the one who touched a dead body, or who has a figuratively "dead" body. The lives are not stolen; they are acquired from death legally. Within the womb or the temple, half in one world and half out, yet while still in the womb, Christ serves in this Spiritual Temple as the High Priest, before He can stand before the Most High as "One Man", Head and Body.
If the physical creation functions as a womb awaiting to deliver up to Heaven a consecrated firstborn son, then creation of the universe with its composition being at least three-fourths of dark energy, the remainder being composed of stars, planets, dust and gas…ordinary matter, is surrounded by a wall of some sort, that contains within it the expanding universe. Ever give thought to what lies outside of the material creation which expands, where no matter exists, no heavy objects with mass like planets and stars in which dark energy give movement to the large celestial bodies of mass, having one moment actually to decay into another as a moment in time is actually pulled into another by the forces of gravity within the dark energy? What lies outside of this movement which is measured by time, the decay rate of heavy mass particles? A "Heaven" of some sort should exist outside of the material world, the material universe being confined, though expanding, to a central location which allows the universal expanse to occur.
Christ is the Head of this Body which stands to inherit the kingdom. He became the Passover sacrifice to redeem this firstborn; He sacrificed Himself at first by emptying Himself from Heaven, to become the Passover sacrifice to ransom Himself, Head and Body. But back to the question: how do you become God's without being this firstborn? The answer lies in the two Adams; the first and last Adam. If death comes through one, then life comes through the other, if these two Adams or on different planes of position, yet are one man…a man casting his shadow. Death cannot come visit you unless you have life; he can't give you death, it can only take your life, which results in death; this is the physical plane, the X-axis. Life (spiritual) cannot come to you unless you first die, or to find death first. This is the Y-axis, with both of the positions of axis' being illustrated into a single day comprising of both a dark and a light portion, with the dark coming first for the people of God, the physical preceding the spiritual, or death preceding life. There can be no resurrection unless there is first a death, and both of these come through Adam; first and the last Adam, with Christ saying that He is in fact, the first and the last (Rev 22:13) and Paul as a second witness attesting to the fact that He is indeed the last Adam (1 Cor. 15:45) Paul also wrote:
Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death." (1 Cor. 15:12-26 emphasis added)
"But someone will ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?" You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.
So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.
I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable." (1 Cor. 35-50 emphasis added)
The Elect at this time have this indwelling life, or a second breath of life…and it dwells within a tent of flesh, a body that is corruptible, it will decay away into nothing…it will perish, this house of clay that is. These souls await a new body, one that is not perishable. These living souls (the Elect) are not part of the Body of Christ in that they have already received indwelling eternal life. The Body still awaits being given this second breath; awaits the "Second Passover" that privileged information coming to Homer from Christ. Until then, the Elect eat from this first-fruit, the fruit dangling from the Tree of Life. Those who are not "of Christ" at this time, will become "one" with Christ during the wedding feast, or through the marriage ceremony, with all of the Holy Days, both spring and fall, representing this journey that a spiritual Israelite must undergo to become "one" with Him at the wedding. This firstborn is the first of firstfruits, which belongs to God if He's consecrated Himself, and to be part of Him, you have to be "of Him" or be "one" with Him through marriage, with this wedding being seen in the second High Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
When the world wants to know "why a Passover has occurred a second time?" it can be answered because it was prophesied a long time ago.
"In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people…" (Isaiah 11:11)
This should all be seen in not only the Wave Sheaf, but also in all of the Holy Days, yet humanity has not set itself to know its left hand from its right, and this was spoken about too in Ezekiel 22:26.
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