A Case of Do or Die
When I was a young boy, I had heard a lot about God, a God of covenants…and about the "Thou shalt nots" of this God, a God of fire and brimstone. As I got older, I heard more about how cruel this God was by taking the lives of firstborns in Egypt. I'm certain that this God was labeled as being cruel by those who were actually in Egypt too, when Israel was freed from being enslaved. I had heard people say this was a cruel God because He killed the firstborn of the Egyptian people to free His own, some of who were children, who were innocently playing fetch with their little puppies, playing tag with their friends, and some of these firstborns telling their parents to "look at me" when they did something for the first time that they were proud of, like learning to swim.
My thoughts, many people's thoughts, were "why would God do such a thing"? Why not just simply take Your people and leave Egypt to its own folly? The answer would come later. Much later. I didn't understand that the geographical location of Egypt, in its location from Eden, was symbolic in its representation of a cultural line of thought, that a spiritual "King" governed the cultural thought of the physical people who resided within the boundaries of Egypt.
Why kill the firstborn of Egypt? Why a Passover? First, it should be noted that Israel was not a free people while within the boundaries of Egypt. They were slaves. A slave has an owner. A slave cannot come and go as he pleases. Since a slave is a subject to his master, his master is responsible for what the slave does, since the doing is not done in freedom…the slave does not have the free will make decisions for himself…to take off at five for a good plate of hot jambalaya and a cold beer for example. The slave is subject to its head, with the head saying what time his subjects will be allowed to eat and sleep so they can be energized enough to get back to work the next day.
But Egypt was not the only landscape that composed of Eden. Assyria lay to the North, Egypt to the South, and Babylon to the East. Even Judea was incorporated into Eden, and each of these geographical locations had their own cultural mindsets. Here on earth, Eden formed the spiritually lifeless shadow of heavenly Eden (Ezekiel 28:13), where rebellion was first discovered. Each of these locations in Eden represent mindsets of the federated, administrative hierarchy of the Adversary, with Assyria (representing death), Egypt (representing sin) and Babylon (representing transactional economics; buying and selling), and with Judea representing life, as Homer has stated about this entire paragraph. The sum of its parts equals the whole, meaning that if this federated hierarchy of the Adversary stood before God as one man, then we can see what Satan had done while in Eden, the garden of God, with his conflicting thoughts. Since living trees are seen through the reflection of the dead (non-moving, non-living) water; the geographical representations of earthly Eden is seen through heavenly Eden, the divided thoughts of the Lucifer which brought forth life to these demons that sprang from within him, originating through his thoughts. All this was done in Eden, with the temple corresponding to Eden. It's the only location where spiritual life can come forth.
Homer wrote here:
In polarized light, the left hand or right hand structure of chemically identical compounds can be observed, with the left-hand enantiomer producing differing results in living organisms than the right-hand enantiomer … where structural chirality exists in drugs--racemic drugs--the two enantiomers [the left hand and the right hand structures] work like two different drugs. For example, in the 1980s, Perhexiline, used to treat abnormal heart rhythms and a racemate, killed people because one enantiomerwas more slowly metabolized (had a much longer half-life) than the other enantiomer. Whereas the faster acting enantiomer could stabilize heart rhythms, the slower acting enantiomer could not.
Both Thalidomide and Ritalin are racemates.
The Bible can be likened to a racemate drug; the Bible employs literary chirality to simultaneously conceal and reveal what it means to possess spiritual life. The Bible hides from Christians not born of spirit what it reveals to the Elect. And part of what's revealed is that "culture" is "law" for a society not under a formalized law code. Culture was even law for ancient Nineveh; so when the king of Nineveh said to fast (go without food and drink), the people fasted for the king's word determined what the culture did.
Distinguishing a person's left hand from the person's right hand doesn't, on its surface, seem significant. Of course the person's left hand is on the person's left side, but is it true when a person looks at him or herself in a mirror? In the reflection of a person, is not the person's left hand on the mirror-image's right side? So determining left from right depends on the frame of reference: if a person is seen from behind (as if looking forward from the stern of a vessel to its bow), the person's left hand is on the person's portside, but when facing a person, the person's left hand is on the person's right side.
The last Adam (Christ Jesus) cast a shadow back into time, which will have physical Adam being in the garden of Eden…with this Adam, through Eve, giving physical life to all of his descendants…all sons of men. The shadow comes first. With the light towards your back, as you walk up to a door, grab the handle and open it, your shadow goes into the doorway before you…you being the reality which casts this shadow. They don't enter on different days. All spiritual life comes through this last Adam, as all physical life comes through the first Adam. Christ Jesus as the last Adam, through the Church (Eve) gives spiritual life to all His descendants, who will be as numerous as the stars in the heavens that Abraham looked at. Paul wrote:
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. (1 Cor 15:40-49 emphasis added)
Lucifer, with all his gems removed, and these gems given to Heavenly Jerusalem, the Bride of Christ, who is one with Her Head, can be seen in chiral form through the man Adam…serving as an example of both Lucifer, and Christ. Stick with this thought for a second. Lucifer, with his body clothed with rare, precious stones and Christ Jesus with His body (bride, who He is one with) is also covered in these precious stones. This image of a man in the heavenly garden casts a shadow back into the earthly garden of Eden, in the form of Adam who was a covering for Eve, who came from him. The movement of Adam being clothed in skin or hide ('ôwr, Gen 3:21), to being clothed in light ('ôwr) (John 1:9) as the light of Day one in the Genesis "P" account , this movement going mostly unnoticed shows Adam, the man composed of clay, going from being the chiral image of the Adversary to being the chiral image of the last Adam. With Christ as the last Adam remaining obedient to God, Adam in the garden is re-written; the shadow will be erased, just as Aaron's shadow at Sinai will be erased by an unnamed person today.
The chirality of Adam in the garden (shadow) of the Second or Last Adam (Romans 5:14; 1 Cor. 14:45), and of the Adversary as an anointed cherub in the garden of God, puts emphasis on how eternal life is possible. Earthly Adam did not eat from the Tree of Life; eternal life is not passed through to his offspring by Eve and himself having sexual relations. Humans are not born with an immortal soul…eternal life cannot come from this first Adam, made from the base elements of the earth…composed of matter. Innocence is lost once a person acquires knowledge of good and evil. Homer wrote:
Many mid 19th-Century theologians concluded that Scripture could no longer be trusted, because the evidence for Scripture's truthfulness was contained within the text. Whereas Puritans had little difficulty accepting paradoxes, Kant convinced scholars that Scripture could not validly testify to its own truthfulness. And Matthew Arnold writes in "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse" that he had been educated unto unbelief. The problem for his generation, and for every generation since is that faith was lost when innocence fled--when these scholars realized that they could not know good & evil and remain innocent. These scholars agreed that humanity couldn't return to Eden once forbidden fruit had been eaten. Innocence could never be retrieved by the very nature of what constitutes "innocence." Education was the culprit. To know the difference between good and evil precludes the person from climbing back over the walls of the garden of God.
The tree of life, however, grows only inside of Eden. It has no suckers growing among the cedars of Lebanon, nor among the myrtles of Oregon. So until a person returns to Eden, the person is denied access to eternal life.
No person can come to the Son unless drawn by the Father, who then draws this inner man back inside the walls of Spiritual Eden where this new creature can figuratively eat from the Tree of Life, to have life eternal. The correspondence between both Adam and the Adversary in Eden reveal that, as seen through Adam, the Adversary introduced unbelief of God in the spiritual realm, as Adam introduced unbelief into the physical realm, which leads to death (Gen. 2:16-17; Rom 5:12; 6:16). Adam never ate from the Tree of Life in Eden, and therefore is denied access to eternal life. Without eating from the tree, he remains dead, though he moves just as your shadow moves when you wave at your neighbor that you pretend to like. Adam "died" in that he remained dead, inwardly or spiritually dead. He would never have Life on High, or life from above. He would not eat from the Tree of Life, ever. His innocence was lost by him now being an educated man, by eating the forbidden fruit; knowledge of good and evil, mixing the sacred with the profane, knowing he was naked, or un-clothed.
The more knowledge this world acquires the farther it slips away from God; the less belief it has in God.
Eden didn't survive the flood when the world was baptized into death. There is no way for sons of Adam to ever acquire eternal life. It is physically impossible to return to Eden to eat from the Tree of Life. God told this Adam "by the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust and to dust you shall return". (Gen 3:19)
Homer had stated that Eden now only exists spiritually, which is true, and in the spiritual realm, returning to the Tree in Eden is not only possible, but is required. If a disciple doesn't eat from the Tree, he will not have eternal life, which, according to Paul, is a gift of God, and if that's true, then there somehow must be a way to return to within Eden and return to innocence. Homer wrote:
"The walls of spiritual Eden are the laws of God. The tree of life is inside these walls. And disciples are to live inside the laws of God. Instead of those laws of God being written on plastered rocks at the boundaries of the promised land, they are written on the hearts and minds of disciples. Same laws. Spiritual Eden, or the spiritual promised land exists inside those laws. A spiritual Israelite outside of those laws is out of covenant, and separated from grace by those laws. This Israelite needs to return home as fast as his or her knees will bend."
If it's possible to return to Spiritual Eden, then there has to be a way to get there. This takes us to the Passover as to how Christ has given it to us. Christ Jesus said,
So Jesus said to them,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever." (John 6:53-58)
The man Adam would have to toil the ground so he can eat "bread" (Gen 3:19), bread being composed of water, yeast and flour…the flour coming from grains having been ground, grains springing forth from seeds, the seeds doing nothing unless planted in the ground, with the ground producing and supporting this fruit; the woman's body producing fruit; Tree of Life producing everlasting fruit, the location of the Tree being Eden, where Adam was placed into deep sleep so that she, Eve, could come forth from him. Let this sink in…Eve was with Adam, was Adam, as he walked around before she was taken from "within" his midst. She was beloved simply because he was. Before she was taken from within him, he could produce no fruit (offspring) of himself, she is the womb of her man, the wo-man. She was awarded to him to bring forth fruit.
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. (Psalm 127: 2-3)
To eat His "body" is a fine statement in itself that only a very few will come to grasps with, with His body being the second Eve, the fruit of Him. To eat the fruit from the Tree of Life. Think on that one a bit…
[he] took bread and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." (1 Cor. 11:24)
Do what? What is it that they were doing?
Mat_26:2 "You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified."
Mat_26:17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?"
Mat_26:18 He said, "Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, 'The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.'"
Mat_26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover.
Mar_14:12 And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, "Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?"
Mar_14:14 and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'
Mar_14:16 And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
Luk_22:1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover.
Luk_22:7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
Luk_22:8 So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it."
Luk_22:11 and tell the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'
Luk_22:13 And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
Luk_22:15 And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
That's more than two witnesses as to what Christ Jesus was doing with His disciples on the night He was betrayed.
The case has been made. The first Adam as the chiral image of the Adversary as seen through polarized light, was driven from the garden to prevent him from eating of the Tree of Life, so that it could be that he would live forever, as an agent of unbelief, which would prevent heavenly locations of movements as depicted in this realm as changing seasons. God would even place an angel with a flaming sword to keep this agent of unbelief from ever having access to the Tree in Eden.
Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever--therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life." (Gen 3:22-24)
As an RNA enzyme can assemble a mirror image of itself, we can see that through Adam in the garden (the shadow) of a reality and it's mirror image; Christ Jesus as the Son of Man, and the Adversary in the image of the vision in the book of Daniel, that Lucifer who became Satan because of unbelief, can never eat from the Tree of Life, while the Last Adam, is what/who we must figuratively "eat" to have eternal life.
So, in physical Eden with boundaries incorporating Egypt, Assyria, Babylon and Judea, with physically circumcised Israel bound in slavery… inside of Egypt, we see that they live in bondage…are not free to come and go as they please. If they are slaves, they have an owner. If they are to be acquired, they must be purchased from the slave owner.
Satan's time is short. We're understanding what has happened from above. We will now get into the Passover, and it should be noted that the Passover covenant was the marriage covenant for which physically circumcised Israel was married to Israel's Elohim. It was ratified by the blood of oxen thrown on the altar at Sinai and on the people as they walked between the split halves (Ex 24:5-8). This splitting of halves as the physical people "penetrated" through the halves as blood was sprinkled on them is like that of a woman's hymen broken when she's first penetrated by her husband on their honeymoon night.
The Passover covenant promises deliverance from bondage for an enslaved nation (firstborn) of God for the simple condition of selecting, sacrificing, roasting and eating the paschal lamb. That one condition being…you must consecrate (redeem by sacrifice) your firstborns for deliverance from bondage, the bondage from a king or prince who has authority over them by being their head. Redemption requires a payment to be made; slaves must be purchased, not stolen. Stealing is a sin. A ransom must be paid for the nation to be legally acquired, and with blood representing the life of a person, lives are given in exchange for freedom. All firstborns belong to the Lord to do as He pleases. (Exodus 34:19-20)
This will be enough for this paper, to be picked up on soon. In each of the 7 Holy Sabbaths, we can see Israel's trek back towards the heavenly garden, to figuratively eat from the Tree of Life, which has Christ centered in this location. As the spring Holy Days lead toward the fall Feasts, they are compressed in the center, with Yom Kipporim being as and at this center. Being united "IN HIM" is to be Him, and to have life IN HIM spiritually is something that is most difficult for our humanly slave bodies to comprehend fully, because of the limits placed on our flesh. We are truly slaves in these mortal bodies that need to be purchased from this physical world, governed or bound by the laws of physics, to enter into everlasting life, life with no corruption. In these slave bodies, we cannot leave this physical realm and go into other dimensions; we're composed of matter, and the laws of physics with its limits is placed upon all matter…in this form, we are truly slaves .
The Passover season is now upon us. Let us remove the "leaven" that has defiled us for centuries, as we journey in faith towards the center of the garden, which has Christ as its reality. Death comes to every son of Adam. Every single one. Life comes to every one through Christ Jesus. Christ as the last Adam (Romans 5:14; 1 Cor. 14:45) is the spiritual progenitor of life within human kind.
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