Understanding the Hidden Spiritual Family Structure of God’s Household! The Hidden Bible Patterns of the Household of Five Divided 3 Against 2! Part 8
(Ver 1.0) This is now Part 8 in a series of extremely advanced Bible studies about a new subject that I call “The Hidden Spiritual Structure of the Family of God”. These lessons are designed for mature Christians who want to learn the truth about God’s Spiritual Family. Today’s subject will be focused on the repetitive Bible patterns of the 5 family members who are divided 3 against 2. If you have not read this series from the beginning I would highly recommend that you go back to “Part 1” and start there. I will warn you at the start that the next two lessons in this series are potentially the most controversial lessons that I have ever done on my website. It will cause many Christians to rethink what they have believed about God, the Bible, the nation of Israel and the subject of families. I can guarantee you that you have never heard this taught anywhere. But, just because it is something brand new, does not mean it is not from God. You need to learn how God operates and how God unfolds the Bible to His people in stages. You should then learn to use your Bible to figure out if what I am teaching to you today is something that is actually true or something that I just made up to try to deceive you. Don’t make me or anyone else do all of your Bible study for you and never take the words of any man blindly and accept them as the truth. Decide right now if you want to learn the truth and then get your Bible out in order to prove all things. You are required by God to study to show yourself approved unto God a workman that has learned to rightly divide the Word of Truth who cannot be put to shame (2 Tim 2:15). I learned that if I can’t see what someone is teaching from the Bible in the Bible for myself, then I just ignore what they said. You should do the same with what I say today.
By now you should be intimately very familiar with the prophecy of the family of 5 found in Micah 7:6. I gave you a new picture at the beginning of this lesson of the family of 5 with several new scripture references in it. Some of these verses I have discussed before and others are brand new. I would suggest that you go and read all of the scriptures that I have given to you and then go back and reread the original prophecy in Micah 7:6. It was this specific prophecy from God that got me started studying this subject. I quickly learned that the prophecy was repeated in Matthew 10:34-36 and Luke 12:51-53 with only some slight variations and additional new details (clues). Both times in Matthew and Luke, Jesus is speaking and He says “I am come…” and then tells us about the Micah 7:6 prophecy as the reason for Him coming. This told me that the prophecy was related to God and His family and not just some anonymous random unnamed household that God was using to make a point. Jesus was in effect saying I have come to the earth to divide God’s family of 5 by putting 3 of them against the other 2. That statement will be very perplexing and almost sacrilegious to some. Many will read this lesson series and probably scratch their heads in either confusion or amazement depending upon their spiritual growth.
Since this prophecy is recorded in the Bible these three times, I quickly understood that God placed special significance upon it. After all, God will never speak anything three times in the Bible using three different writers for it not to be something that He wants you to fully understand. If God ever says the same thing three different times in the Bible it is always very important to Him. He places extraordinary value upon His every spoken individual word so when He repeats Himself, you better learn to pay attention to it. In addition to all of that, Jesus specifically when quoting this prophecy said this is why I have come to the earth in the flesh. So Jesus also places such unlimited importance on such an obscure prophecy that it immediately drew my full attention to it. The problem that I instantaneously recognized with the prophecy was that all of these verses were spoken and written in the form of a riddle that actually concealed their meanings. You could not read the riddle prophecy and be confident about what it meant, who it was speaking of or even to whom it was written. Like I showed you before you could not even understand how many were in the family until Jesus revealed there were only 5 in Luke. When Jesus made these statements there was no church; so technically Jesus was not speaking to the church. I personally believe that Jesus was speaking both to the natural nation of Israel and the angels in heaven where He came from. These were the only two women that were present in the family of God to divide when He spoke these words. However Jesus was the Son of God and that makes the fourth member of the family. All we need now is the bride of Christ to come into the picture to make the fifth family member. But, since the prophecy is now being revealed to the church, I believe that it is clearly written for the benefit of the Bride.
So I studied this subject for well over ten years. During this time God revealed more and more to me and I began to see the significance of this knowledge like never before. There were times that I would be listening to the Bible on CD and the Holy Spirit would stop me when a certain verse came on and ask me “Did you hear that?” When God speaks to you even in a still small voice, it is always very important to stop what you are doing and for you to give your full attention to what is being said. So I would back the CD up and listen to the verse again and there it was a hidden pattern of the family of 5 divided 3 against 2. Then God would show me additional details while listening to Christian ministers on TV. They would not be teaching on this subject, but they would be reading from a verse of scripture that was another hidden reference to the family of 5 and again the Holy Spirit would prompt me inside of my spirit to pay attention to what was being read. I soon learned who the mother was in the family, then who the mother-in-law in the family was and finally God taught me about the daughter and the daughter-in-law in some other verses. God progressively connected all of the dots for me to understand His spiritual family and it changed my perspective dramatically forever. God would disclose the meanings of the riddle by His Spirit that was in me. Therefore what I’m teaching you today did not come from any man or any school on the earth. I can clearly say that if it were not for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I would not know anything to teach on this subject. So I soon realized that these were not my words, only those that were freely given to me to freely share with others. I do hope you can see that also.
Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
One of the greatest benefits of being a real Christian is the ability to participate in a concept and a process that the unsaved world remains clueless of. We as Christians have an infinite amount of knowledge and wisdom inside of us because the Holy Spirit indwells us. However, just because God knows everything and He is inside of us, does not mean that we automatically know everything. Did you notice in my last paragraph that the Holy Spirit would always point me to scriptures? God never spoke to me anything that was not already written in His word. That is why the Holy Spirit is called the guide to all truth. That is why the Bible is called God’s Truth. When is it necessary to have a guide? What is a guide? A guide is always someone who knows more than you do. You only need a guide if you are going into dangerous territories that you have never been to before. I just called the Bible dangerous territory and that will make people think! But, all you have to do is read things on the internet and find out why I say that. You can literally make the Bible say whatever you want it to say and that is very dangerous territory. A guide is always someone who you will follow. That means you never tell the Guide what to do or where to go, they will lead you and you will be required to follow them. You are the follower and the Spirit of God is the Guide Leader. The Spirit of Truth is of course just one of the names given to the indwelling Holy Spirit in John 16:13 and He is definitely my Guide. Here is a basic truth that this verse in John teaches us. We know from this statement and many others that God’s word is written in riddles using hidden word construction techniques that make it impossible for a natural man to comprehend. The Word of God is the most highly complex spiritual book of hidden information that you will ever attempt to study. This is why we need the Holy Spirit to teach us what it means. He will show us where to look for the truth in the Bible, He will teach us what this truth is, He will reveal the meaning of the hidden truth, and then He will show us how these new truths fit with all of the other truths that we already know. We are constantly moving from truth to increasing truth, always moving higher and higher in the knowledge of God, gaining new insight and revelation into these hidden mysteries of God. I am personally very excited to be involved in the ministry at this time in history. We are coming to the culmination of the completed work of God. The end of the six days of God’s labor will be fulfilled shortly and God’s day of rest is close at hand. The Savior will come and take us away from here very, very soon and then we will return with Him after 7 years to reign on the earth for another 1000 years. I hope you are ready and looking for His soon return. Let’s begin to examine the information found in the hidden patterns of God’s family in Genesis.
One of the first patterns that I taught you about of the 5 in one house divided was when I showed you the hidden pattern within the family of Abraham. It is interesting to see and learn how God writes the Bible. You see you can find verses that seem to indicate that Abraham was the firstborn of triplets. However, the other children of Terah are omitted in Genesis 20:12 in order to make what was written a pattern of what God wanted to conceal in the Bible. In other words God selectively chose His words with such precision that He included only the exact words in the Bible that He needed to convey the hidden message. In this verse in Genesis 20:12 we are specifically told that Abraham and Sarah were brother and sister. To selectively use information is a very interesting concept. If God says something but omits many of the insignificant details, is that a lie? I have had people try to tell me that this is a sin of omission. Not to tell the entire truth according to them changes what you say to a lie. I do not believe that at all. The Bible says it is impossible for God to lie. So if God omits certain facts to make a verse say something, to me that exhibits extreme intelligence and not deception. God purposely omitted many specific details of human history in order to include only pertinent facts that had hidden message that He needed us to learn about. Wow, I hope you are grasping what I just said.
In Genesis 20:12, we are told that Terah was the father of both children and they each had different mothers. Using this single verse we now have an exact matching pattern of the family of 5 given to us reading the selective words written by God. Each family member referred in Genesis 20:12; has the exact relationship titles given to us in the Micah 7:6 prophecy. Since there are only 5 family members mentioned in this verse we can quickly make the connection to the family of God as being a viable natural pattern of the hidden spiritual Family of God. God informs us in Ecclesiastes 1:9 that the thing that has been is the thing that shall be again. God is basically teaching you about the concept of repetitive patterns. The things that you have seen are the exact things that you shall see. God says there is nothing new under the sun. It is also interesting to note that the first time the term “daughter-in-law” is used in the Bible; is when it is used to describe Sarah. That is clearly not a coincidence. That is called the Law of First Mention and God is relating pertinent information of the Micah 7:6 prophecy to the family of Abraham. As you continue through the next two lessons you will begin to see how important Abraham is to the subject of the family of God. God is connecting Sarah to be a type of the future church in this specific allegorical information. God is connecting Abraham to be a type of the future Savior Jesus Christ. When God speaks to Abram in Genesis 12:1, He tells Abram to leave his father’s house. This commandment from God causes a family division to occur. We now can see the split of the two married children from their 3 parents taking place. These are all just more hidden patterns of God’s family and they speak volumes to me.
Hopefully you now understand the names and the identities of every family member in the Spiritual House of God. There is God the Father the Spiritual Head of the Family and God the Son, the two males in the family. They are also the husbands married in covenant to three different women all named Jerusalem. God the Father was married to the Heavenly Jerusalem first and then later He married the natural nation of Israel on the earth (Jer 31:32). This city I called the “Earthly Jerusalem” was a much younger natural pattern of the existing heavenly spiritual woman Jerusalem. Then God sent His son Jesus Christ onto the earth to be the Savior of the world. Jesus was killed by the natural nation of Israel and the Roman Empire on a cross. The good news is that this was the plan of God all along and God raised Him from the dead. You see the death of Jesus on the cross was not the end; it was simply the beginning of something brand new. Jesus Christ the risen Son of God is now joined to His new bride named the New Jerusalem in a new covenant of marriage. Jesus Christ the risen Son of God was never before married to anyone else and since He was God and man simultaneously, He was uniquely qualified to solve problems in both the natural and the spiritual domains simultaneously. Jesus has created one new family for God and this is very important for you to know.
The term new implies a Jerusalem that never existed before. However, the bride of Christ technically consists of spiritual beings and people from the two previous marriage covenants along with all of the people on the earth that were never entered into a covenant marriage with God, but who have also accepted Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Savior. Therefore, the New Jerusalem will consist of spiritual individuals from three separate sets or groups that are now joined to form the one new body of the bride. Therefore, follow what I am saying, the New Jerusalem will consist of all of the gentiles who were saved from every nation on the earth, all of the natural Jews of natural Israel (the Earthly Jerusalem) that have now accepted Jesus as their Messiah and finally the good spiritual angels of God from the Heavenly Jerusalem that have never sinned. These are the three realms of domain that have been divided to be joined for a new oneness with Jesus Christ.
Rom 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
It is important to notice that the Gentiles of the earth were never previously in a covenant marriage with God Almighty the Father at any time. You can learn this by the specific context of this verse in Romans 7. These specific verses are only written to natural Israel (those that know/knew the law). You see the natural Jews were previously in a marriage covenant with God the Father. But, we have also learned from reading here in Romans 7:4 that through the death of Jesus on the cross, the natural Jews were now freed from their previous covenant in order to become married to another, Jesus the risen Lord. This was an important point given to us by God in the seventh chapter of Romans because God clearly tells us to be in covenant marriage with more than one husband simultaneously is an act of adultery. One of the major points being made in the beginning of this chapter is the fact that if the husband dies the wife is now freed from the law of her previous husband in order to marry another and then God tells natural Israel in verse 4 He has given this freedom to natural Israel because Jesus died on the cross. This information means God the risen Son is not the same God that was in covenant with natural Israel. I’m sure that is going to go over really big with people, but that is what is being taught by God in these verses. This is not that complicated, but yet it is so very different than anything you have probably ever heard taught before that it makes it controversial.
There are many very tough and complex subjects found in the Bible and this one probably qualifies to be the most complex that I have ever attempted to study in the Bible up until this point in time. Recently I had a commenter say to me that they believed that God intended marriage to be between only one man and one woman and that this was His perfectly designed plan for all of humanity. I have to say that I totally agreed with that comment and their analysis of the Bible. The difficulty now comes since I have tried to teach you that the Bible says God the Father had two wives simultaneously and that information seems to conflict with our current idea of the perfect designed plan of God for man. Just because God designed something to work one way is not an indication that God does not permit alternative lifestyles. I think you can clearly see that by looking around us every day. The ignorant state of New York recently passed the Gay marriage law that legalizes same sex marriage and that is clearly not what God designed or intended. However, I personally believe that God permits many things to occur that were never His original plan. Also, I will say that just because God was married in covenant with two wives at the same time does not mean that this is how it will be forever. I can clearly see that God in the beginning had only one spiritual wife named Heavenly Jerusalem and then reading in the last chapters of Revelation I again see that God at the end will only have one spiritual wife named New Jerusalem. However, it is the interim period of transition where we struggle to wrap our minds around what God has done and why. Let me see if I can explain what is going on to you so that you can understand it.
Before God created our present world, God was married in covenant with only one spiritual woman in heaven named the Heavenly Jerusalem. This was God’s perfect plan for all of His creation right up until sin was found in His wife (Eze 28:15). Who was God’s wife that sinned? This was Lucifer (the anointed cherub) and the other angels that were with him. Lucifer latter became known as Satan in the Bible. But, when did this name change occur? Was it before Adam or after Adam? We know that according to Revelation 12:9 when this anointed angel appeared in the Garden of Eden for the first time in Genesis 3 he was already named Satan and not Lucifer. Lucifer is never called by this name here on the earth; he is always called by the name Satan and other names and symbols. What does the name Satan mean? According to Strong’s it means “adversary”, “opponent” and “enemy”. Who did God say were His enemies in Micah 7:6? God tells us that those of His own household were found to be His enemies. Now God has a major problem on His hands. God cannot legally divorce His wife nor can God cast Satan and his angels into hell without casting Himself into hell with her. According to the Bible they are all “one” Spirit joined by covenant marriage (1 Co 6:17, Eph 4:4, 1 Co 12;13). The angels and God the Father are all from one family in one spiritual household. The problem becomes infinitely more complex when you realize that God was living within the eternal spiritual realm of existence now in an eternal covenant marriage to other eternal spiritual beings who have now committed sins.
Rom 4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
There was no time, no concept of death, no legal separation, no concept of legal divorce and no laws that could be created after the fact to solve the problem within the spiritual realm of heaven. There has always existed the concept of sin even before God created our world, but yet there were no consequences for that sin if it was present. You can clearly see this from reading Romans 4:15. So what does God need to do to solve His problem? He creates all of these needed components within the natural realm. God created our world with a limited time constraint of only 6000 years. Now there is no more eternity. God creates the opportunity for sin but with only one law for Adam to follow and to obey. Now we have the creation of the law with sin consequences. God creates major consequences for disobedience and for sin and all of these are radical new concepts that never existed before. God said to Adam, “Don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil for in the die that you do it you will surely die”. Adam of course disobeys God’s one law and fails and he eats from the wrong tree and now sin and death have both entered into our world to initiate their reign over all that God created in the natural realm (Rom 5:14-21). Uh oh that sounds like another new problem for God to solve. Have you ever thought that sometimes to fix a problem you may have to create some new problems to solve first? I guess I won’t go there, but it is an interesting concept.
The concept of death was a new concept for any previous spiritual beings to be faced with. Adam had absolutely no comprehension to what death was. It is clear to me that Satan did not understand the concept of death either. Satan told Eve “You will not surely die, you will be as God knowing good and evil” (Gen 3:4-5). Wow, did you hear that statement that Satan just made? I know this is not what the KJV Bible says, but it is what the Hebrew text says. Satan now reveals the status of God to His new creation. We know from reading Genesis 1 that everything that God created in our world was by His own definition “very good”. Therefore, Adam and Eve knew nothing but good from the beginning. This is why Adam had no comprehension of death; death is not or never will be a good thing. However, Satan clearly tells Eve that God already knows about both good and evil. Where did this evil come from that God already knew? God is revealing His personal problem here in Genesis 3. In Genesis 3:22, God says “The man has become as one of Us, knowing both good and evil”. God confirms by speaking this statement the fact that Adam has now become entwined in a covenant with both good and evil and he now has the same major problem that God has. To “know” evil is a covenant term. God says “Adam knew his wife Eve and she conceived”. This was the exact same Hebrew word that God and Satan used when speaking about God knowing evil. Hopefully you can begin to understand the problem God was facing. It was impossible for a Spirit being to die or to cease to exist. According to what we learned in Romans 4, marriage covenants are binding until the husband dies. That makes God’s problem impossible to solve unless God creates death and comes to the earth in the flesh to fulfill it and to participate in what He has created personally. Are you beginning to see how smart God is? Are you beginning to see God’s motivation for what He has done? God is motivated to end His covenant relationship with evil and this is the solution to divide His family up.
God takes and creates a new separate family on the earth apart from His spiritual household in heaven using the man Adam and his new wife Eve as the newly repeated natural pattern of God’s existing family. Like God’s family in heaven, it started with Adam and Eve started by only knowing “good”! However, we can see from the allegory being presented in this story of Adam as also applying to God’s family situation. Again we see the duplication of a spiritual pattern of the one husband and one wife concept who only knew “good” to begin with. Also, notice where Eve came from in Genesis 2? God took Eve from the physical side of Adam in Genesis 2 and this reveals where God’s spiritual wife the Heavenly Jerusalem also came from. The Heavenly Jerusalem had to be taken from the Spirit of God’s side. God then tells Adam “For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife” (Gen 2:24). These are more of the patterns that I believe have reoccurred when Jesus came into the world as the Last Adam (1 Co 15:45).
However in the interim transitional period (4000 years) between Adam and Jesus, God the Father comes into another covenant with another woman named Jerusalem here on the earth. What is God doing? Why didn’t God just establish His covenant with Adam and include the population of the whole earth? I think that is an excellent question to consider. The current population of Israel is around 8 million people and around 75% of those are natural Jews. That is not very many people in comparison to the total population of the world that is now very close to 7 billion. You really need to think about what God has done on the earth to see what God is doing in the spiritual realm. These are patterns that have great significance. God took a single nation of people on the earth and made a covenant marriage with them (Jer 31:32). God became their husband and they became His natural people and His wife. God is intentionally dividing the entire natural family of Adam and revealing that this is what He will do again with His spiritual family. You see by definition a marriage is the union and the simultaneous division of two people (a male and a female) to each other and from all other people. When I married my wife I forsook all others. Meaning I do not go after other’s because I am joined to my wife. When God joins Himself to one nation of people on the earth, He has now forsaken the rest of the planet. Uh oh? That was not good news for all of us gentiles. We of course now know that is not what God did or had in mind. God is only making this temporary covenant with natural Israel to teach us the concepts about what is happening in the spiritual realm. I know that I just stepped on someone’s religious toes by saying God entered into a temporary covenant with natural Israel. I’m sorry you are going to have to learn what the Bible actually says or you will be forever confused and misguided. If you think the covenant with natural Israel was eternally binding to God, you have a tremendous number of things still left to learn. For example, read this verse and apply it to how many men try to interpret the Bible concerning natural Israel:
2Co 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Of course this is some more new controversial information for many Bible students. Are you able to see natural Israel every day in the news and all around us? Can you go to the country of Israel and visit the physical city of Jerusalem? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then God clearly informs us it is TEMPORARY! That means the natural nation of Israel was never intended to be around eternally. Wow, that is going to upset a lot of people. Am I reading the Bible? Am I applying the Bible fairly? Am I using the Bible to interpret the Bible? From my viewpoint I have done all of these. In 2 Corinthians 4:18 God is telling ALL Christians to shift their focus off from the natural things of this world and change to look at only the eternal spiritual things that will endure. There is nothing within the current natural realm that will survive in eternity and that will certainly include natural Israel. You see I am not teaching against natural Israel, I am only teaching that they better get saved if they want to be in the new family of God. They better get married to the risen Jesus because their old covenant with God the Father is OVER! The spiritual realm will remain and those that have accepted Jesus Christ as the Messiah will remain, but there is a major difference between the temporary natural things of the earth and the eternal spiritual things of God. God requires you to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven by the one open door named Jesus Christ. There will come a time when this door will shut and then the foolish virgins on the outside will be crying let us in, but Jesus will say what He has already said. “Depart from me, for I never knew you”.
I do not curse natural Israel. I try to bless them by telling them the truth to turn to their God and Savior Jesus Christ. Satan is out to kill natural Israel for reasons that are very important for you to understand. Natural Israel is still the holder of the Law of God. We learned this from reading Galatians 4 and 5 and other places in the N.T. Earlier I showed you that without Laws there are no consequences for sin. Therefore, Satan has realized that it is this Law of God that will convict him of his sins and soon he will be thrown into the lake of fire. Satan’s only recourse or solution is to try to wipe natural Israel from the face of the planet; to drive them into the sea with their law. Satan will not rest until he has accomplished this goal. This is why Iran is building nuclear weapons. This is why the Middle East is currently in great turmoil in Egypt, Libya and Syria and other places. The overthrow of all of these ruling dictators will usher in a new Islamic government that is not friendly to Israel. When Egypt elects an Islamic government, they will no longer recognize their peace treaty with Israel. The world united against Israel is coming and it is already well advanced in structure and organization. Be warned Israel for there is an approaching evil spiritual force against you. I believe that God has blessed Israel and will keep Israel up until a certain point in time. All of this is another Bible lesson so I will move on to another pattern of the family of 5 that I taught you about previously.
Seeing the allegorical information given to us in Genesis 11-21 we know that God’s wife the Heavenly Jerusalem gave God the Earthly Jerusalem because she was called barren. So God entered into a covenant with a second temporary wife in order to have a son or an heir of the Family of God. There I go again saying God’s covenant with Israel was temporary, but did you notice that is what God says when He uses Hagar for the type of natural Israel? Was Hagar a temporary wife to Abraham? Did Hagar get cast out of Abraham’s family with her son? These are questions you need to begin to consider to see how they fit with the nation of Israel right now. There are several new verses in this picture diagram. God and read them for yourself and see what they say. God having a Son was a part of His greater divine design to create a new family for God. This risen Son of God will finally repeat the original design of God in the spiritual realm and this will again result in only one Husband in covenant with only one wife who knows nothing but good. So God is not a polygamist nor does God desire polygamy. God however used this approach to achieve a greater purpose and plan. I am not promoting more than one wife at all. The New Testament does not promote the idea of multiple wives. But, we clearly see in the Old Testament things that are very different than those found in the New Covenant. I guess we need to ask the question did Abraham sin by having more than one wife? According to God I believe he did not. If Abraham sinned, then Jacob sinned twice as much for having 4 wives. Then Solomon sinned 600 times as much for having even more wives than he could ever hope to satisfy. I believe there was a time that things were permitted by God, but that they were never intended to be to be the final outcome or even how things should have been. For example, let’s briefly speak about another very difficult subject found in the Bible concerning the Gentile woman named Ruth. Who was Ruth? Where did Ruth come from? Hopefully you understand that Ruth was a Moabite. There is a very complex story about the origination of the Moabite people found in Genesis 19. I read this story and I wondered why in the world did God put this in the Bible? How is this story relevant to real Christianity? Why is this information valuable for anyone to know? Sure men are strange and do many wrong things, but why tell everyone about it? The Moabites are the descendants of Lot. Who was Lot? Lot was a nephew of Abraham? Wow I think this is really cool allegorical information being given to us? Who was Abraham a type of? Abraham was a type of God’s family. So Lot is not in God’s family yet he is still a near relative of God. Is that not what Adam was? Adam was not in God’s family but he was a son of God (Luke 3:38) a near relative who left his father and mother to be joined to his wife.
Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt while fleeing from Sodom. Now we have a story that twists and turns to even a stranger something to explain when Lot’s daughters get their father drunk to keep their father’s seed from disappearing from off of the face of the earth. Each daughter has a child from an incestuous relationship with their own father. Why is this recorded in the Bible? Is it TMI or just misunderstood information? When I see how God uses allegory in the Bible with natural patterns reflecting spiritual realities, it makes me wonder. I do not believe that any of these stories of Lot was God’s perfect design either but God still uses it to produce the future King of Israel, David. You see Ruth would not have existed if there was no incest and therefore since Ruth was the type of the church and the great grandmother of David, there would have been no David and if there would have been no David, there would have been no Jesus born on the earth either since He is called the son of David. These are very tough subjects to try to figure out. Yet you have to say God wrote them with a specific purpose in mind and it was not to teach you that incest was good.
It is entirely too complex to see everything that God allows, permits or even uses to accomplish His greater plan but I believe that God uses these natural patterns to reveal His problems and solutions for His own spiritual family situations. Just know that there are always positive and negative things that can occur whenever you deviate from God’s perfect plan and wander into the paths of sin. Because Satan chose to sin originally after God had implemented a plan of perfection, I believe that God was forced to compromise His perfect plan for a new alternative solution that could cause the return of something that was at least closer to the original pattern of perfection called “very good”. God was certainly perfect in all of His ways. God’s creation was originally perfect in all their ways. But, the perfect creation chose to rebel, in order to become imperfect. According to Psalms 119:96, God says all “perfection” has ended. If the Hebrew definition of the word “All” is correct it means “All”. The New Jerusalem that is coming is not the same perfect Heavenly Jerusalem that existed before. There are changes and there are modifications that have occurred. I cannot call them improvements; I can only call them perfection modifications, adjustments or even compromises. I believe personally that the way God created our world originally will again be how the New Jerusalem will be in the future. God said our world was originally “Very Good” and that means it was not perfect. It also means The New Jerusalem will not be free from the order of the Law. However, the New Law of God in the New Jerusalem will be written on our hearts by the Spirit of God and it is the New Law of Love.
I am totally convinced that God’s perfect plan was for the angels to never sin. I am also totally convinced that it was God’s perfect plan for man (Adam) to never sin. But, since both have sinned, God comes up with the greatest plan of redemption and salvation for all those who want to bow their knees and become subservient to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Since Satan is not interested in anything like that, he will be cast down to the pit with all of his followers. Every human being that is also willfully ignorant can also count on being cast down with their ruler of their darkness. These are those who are not interested in freedom or righteousness and they remain in their sin and pride. There is coming a division of God by God that will cast out a great part of the old Family of God. For all those who bow their knees to the Lordship of Jesus they will be saved. That is the way it will be and it will happen if you believe it or not.
God’s plan of repentance, salvation and redemption dictates the requirement for the prior existence of sin and imperfection. If there was no sin, there would be no need for a Savior. Just like in the story of Ruth if there were no debts there would have been no need for a redeemer and no redemption. The bride Ruth is bough out of her debt that she could not pay and Boaz the redeemer paid a debt that he did not owe. This was God’s pattern for Jesus’ redemption for His bride also. Ok, I’m going to open a new controversial subject using allegorical information encoded in the Bible. If Ruth is a type of the church and Boaz is a type of Jesus our Redeemer, who was Boaz’s mother? Do you know the answer to that question? Did you know that Rahab the Harlot was the mother of Boaz? Is God trying to tell you something? How many times in the Bible, is natural Israel called a harlot? There are so many times that I will not even try to give you the references, but you can find them very easy. You can read the book of Hosea and see the theme being developed by God. These are not subjects that are taught very often in churches are they? The subject of being a whore is a very relevant spiritual subject to understand or you may be guilty of committing the same thing that Israel did. You better learn from the mistakes of others or you will find yourself repeating them. If you study your Bible you will find two or three times that God tells Israel “I divorce you”. A divorce is a termination of a marriage covenant. This is more evidence for the covenant with natural Israel being temporary. You see God could legally divorce Israel and not Heavenly Jerusalem because of the Laws that God gave to Israel to abide by. Because Israel was unfaithful to their husband, they have been kicked out of the family of God forever and that is not good news for them. Go and study the O.T. laws about divorce. It is illegal according to the law for the first husband of a wife to take her back as his wife. God calls it an abomination. So that covenant marriage is irreconcilable. I know I am stepping on a lot of religious toes who think Israel has a future in God’s plan, but you better look deeper to see what is really being revealed in the Bible.
Ok, I have tried to teach you about how the perverted things that occurred before the New Covenant are not how things will end up after the New Covenant is completed. Polygamy is an Old Covenant concpet and God will permit you to live in the Old Covenant and to die in the Old Covenant still to this day. Hopefully this cleared up the concerns that my commenter had about a future monogamous plan of God being reinstituted. This was how God originally created the Heavenly Jerusalem, this is how God created Adam and Eve and this is how it will end again with Jesus and His bride. Monogamy and heterosexual marriage was always the intended plan of God for man and it will be that way again. So those out there who claim differently with their alternative life styles you are now warned this is not acceptable in the eyes of God just because you can do it now. Your personal freedom to sin will not matter when you are with your lovers in hell. There will be no wild parties in hell with sex, drugs and alcohol. Sorry I got of the main subject again.
I guess I will need to do a future lesson on the subject of just Biblical Patterns. I have been talking a lot about how God creates and uses the concepts of design patterns and I have given you many examples of this practice throughout this lesson. Today’s lesson is primarily about God’s usage of these repeated pattern concepts as it specifically relates to the family of 5. The story of Abraham is a great lesson to understand how and why God has done what He has done. Just as Abraham started with one wife named Sarah, so God started with one wife named the Heavenly Jerusalem. There must have been recognition in heaven of the need for an heir of God after sin had occurred in the spiritual family. Since the Heavenly Jerusalem is connected by an allegory in Galatians 4 to Sarah we know that she was called barren and unable to provide the heir for God. Therefore we can better understand why God took upon a second wife on the earth. The Earthly Jerusalem was this Hagar the slave woman from Egypt. In the last lesson I showed you how she was bound by the law of God and that she is still in bondage to this reality even until this very day. You have to admit that Abraham’s relationship with Hagar was not a permanent marriage. Sarah the older wife cast the slave woman and her child out of the house and that in effect ended the marriage covenant. This is a very legitimate type and shadow of God’s relationship to natural Israel using the precise allegorical information found in Galatians 4.
I do not deny God’s blessings are still upon the natural nation of Israel. This was further confirmed because God said to Hagar that He would also bless her son after she left Abraham’s house to become a great nation (Gen 21:17-18). The blessings of God appear to be unconditional towards natural Israel to some extent, but the covenant of God with natural Israel is very much conditional and very temporary. You see you cannot look at all of Israel’s history and say that she was forever protected and blessed by God. There are many times and places even in the Bible that Israel is taken captive by foreign nations. The Babylonian Empire is a prime example. The Roman Empire is another prime example. Adolf Hitler tried to exterminate the Jewish population of the earth and came very close to it. Stalin killed probably more people than Hitler and he included the Jews in his plan. Where were the blessings of protection from God during these times in Jewish history? Sure Hitler, Stalin, Rome and Babylon do not exist and Israel still does exist, but tell that to the millions of Jews that have been killed over the years.
If you do not agree with my point of view of the scriptures, it is OK! I’m not mad at you! So don’t be mad at me! I’m not a Jew hater. I do not wish any Jew any harm. I am like a Paul, when he wrote this:
Rom 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
This is my prayer for Israel also. But, I pray the same thing for Islamic believers and Buddhist believers and any other religion that is currently going down the wrong path. There is only one way to God and that is through salvation and faith in Jesus Christ. God clearly tells us in Romans that only a remnant will be saved. A remnant means only a very few of them (Rom 9:27, Isa 10:20-22). That is extremely bad news for the natural Jews. In their attempt to serve the true living God, they missed His personal appearance, His purpose, His plan of Redemption and their Messiah. Take time to reread the story of Abraham in Genesis. Then notice how this story both parallels and reveals God’s relationship with Israel who is called Hagar. Then see that Sarah is named a type of the Heavenly Jerusalem, the first wife of God. Now, use all of this new information to re-interpret the rest of the Bible. It will dramatically change your perspective on how you view the slave woman from Egypt. God and read Revelation 11:8 where God speaks of the great city called Earthly Jerusalem where Christ was crucified. God reveals to you that this woman is spiritually named Sodom and Egypt. God is connecting her to immorality and godless people. This is just further confirmation that Hagar is a valid type of natural Israel. These are more patterns that are being transitioned and projected from an individual named Hagar onto a group of natural people named Israel. If God did not want you to understand these things, He would not have written them in His Holy Word.
The Story of Abraham in Genesis has had a dramatic influence for why I believe what I believe today about many things that I did not really understand before. When God came to Abraham He knew by design what He was doing and who He was doing it with. I showed you twice already within the Family of Abraham the repeated pattern of the family of 5 that is divided 3 against 2. First, I showed you in Genesis 20:12 that the Bible clearly says Sarah was a half-sister of Abraham and she became his wife. Sarah had a different mother than Abraham, but the same father. This pattern was an exact match for the family of 5 given to us in Micah 7:6 with every family title being a perfect match. After Abraham and Sarah were married, God told them to leave their family and to go to a land that He would show them. This again is the patter of the son leaving his father and his mother to be joined to his wife the commandment of God found in Genesis 2:24. We see that this makes a house that is divided 3 against 2 and this pattern is repeated in the spiritual family of God. We saw the pattern repeated again in the family of Abraham with the addition of Hagar and when both wives have sons, the bond woman and her son were cast out of the family of 5 dividing it 3 against 2. These are not coincidences; they are specific patterned examples that convey spiritual information of what God is doing in the spiritual realm.
I know this series is very complex. I know it is totally new to you. I know it is hard to accept like anything new. People are naturally resistant to change. So if God wants to change your knowledge of the Bible, too many Christians would rather remain ignorant than to accept change. Wow, if we are not open to change, then we are not open for God’s internal transformation. That is a very dangerous stance to take with God. When God commands us to “renew” our minds in Romans 12:2; it really is not an optional request. In this verse God says “do not be conformed to this world’s ideas, thought processes, or their natural ways of doing things, but be transformed…”. There is a transformation process that needs to take place. God is comparing natural thinking to spiritual thinking and when you become accustomed to think this new spiritual way it is a life changing experience. I hope that I have challenged you to learn a few new things today on this subject. I hope and pray that you will come back for at least one more lesson in this series. In the next lesson I will again show you the complexity of God’s wisdom in a NEW hidden pattern of the family of 5 within Abraham’s life and then I’ll try to explain it so that you can correctly understand how it applies to God’s spiritual Family. It will be worth your time to come back and to read it. If you could see my heart as God sees my heart you would know that I love God and the Bible more than anything. May God continue to bless you until next time!
If you would like to continue reading in this series about the Spiritual Family of God you may continue with “Part 9“.
Posted on July 4, 2011, in Bible Study, God's Spiritual Family, Understanding and tagged Bible, Christianity, Church, Covenants, Family, Genesis, God, Jesus, Knowledge, Prophecy, Religion, Revelation, Satan, Truth, understanding. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.