Abraham the father of the elect Â himself was a picture of God the Father, our Father who is in heaven. The one who made man in His image male and female made He them. Abraham and Sarah are pictures of our invisible parents.
The Lord in the beginning brought forth Eve from Adam. She was in Adam and from Adam. God brought her out to display distinguished complimentary characteristics of Himself in the first parents. Eve was Adams hidden insides brought out Â or made visible us to understand our heavenly Father being displayed in two parts male and female.
This image takes on more light in Abraham when The Lord said that from him would come the seed, and Hagar with Ishmael did not count. Abrahamâ€™s seed was in his hidden self, the one he was covenanted with in marriage, Sarah. Sarah was Â hidden in him. She was identified as in Abrahamâ€™s tent. Â Abram gave seed to Hagar, but technically and spiritually she was not one with him. Hagar was of Abramâ€™s work of his flesh but Sarah was of a promise by an invisible word, of the spirit. This one shall come forth from you. He meant Sarah.
Isaiah 51 brings this into view. â€œListen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the Lord; Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you.
He directs you not to Abram and Sarai but to Abraham and Sarah after the name change they portrayed Â our parents, but were they? In a sense being the father of faith but more so in the sense of being a type, a picture or a model of God Himself. Abraham means â€œfather of a multitudeâ€. God is really our Father and not Abraham.
Paul expounded on this in Galatians referring to Hagar as being in bondage to the earths elements being a visible city bound by time matter itself, but the invisible city which is Heavenly Jerusalem, who is free the mother of us all. As Isaiah put it â€œSarah who bore youâ€.
We being born by the Word of God and the Spirit of God are not born out from a woman like from Eve who was visible, to come into being from an invisible place called the womb, to live in Â a visible place called earth, but keeping in contrasts, we are born from the visible to the invisible. We are born into the Spirit, into Christ. Just as Sarah was in Abrahamâ€™s tent, Â and Eve was the rib in Adam, so too the Holy Spirit is hidden in Christ. This is the one the world cannot receive because it neither sees her or knows Her. Â The one Christ said I will not leave you orphans, I will send you my helper and I donâ€™t believe He meant another male. It was Adam and Eve pictured not Jesus and Steve.
As the Spirit is in Christ so too are all born of that union. We too are hid in Christ. That when He is revealed we shall be seen with Him in Glory. The earth itself will be delivered from corruption to the glorious liberty the sons have already experienced.
There you have the two births. Nicodemus asked how can this be? Of this being born from above and Christ Â said â€œIf I tell you earthly things and you donâ€™t understand, how can I tell you heavenly/invisible things? Nicodemus should have known Abraham and Sarah as family pictures, as Paul did. He understood allegories, so can we.
Once again the prophesies and pictures point to, and have their fulfillment in the eternal. Explaining eternal unseen realities. As we understand these realities we can enter.
Something to enhance your study of the scriptures and understanding our parents, â€œmale and female made He themâ€. Abram had his name changed to AbrAHam, Sarai to SarAH It was at the name change when they recieved the Spirit and the child of promise was birthed. AH is feminine. Watch the â€œAHâ€. RebekAH, HannAH. You get the picture.
Another common thread is that all the fathers of faith married their sister be it Abraham, Isaac Jacob and even Moses. This is because not only is the Holy spirit Christâ€™s wife Â but she is also a sister because they display the Father in two parts sharing their origin. They likewise share the same destination going back to the Father the Bride and Groom now being Parents of all those born of the Spirit. To be eternal, having the gift of eternal life our parents have to be eternal. For more on this read the other articles on the Plurality of God.
Abraham in Egypt Â referred to his wife as his sister and she was, but it wasnâ€™t until Pharaoh recognized her as his wife and restored her to him that his kingdom was able to have children.
These truths we are talking about brings further understanding to when the 2 faceless angels went down to Sodom. The men of the city wanted Lot to bring them out so that they could know the angels carnally. Meaning with their physical senses. They wanted to define them in this creation of time and matter. Â This was despicable to the two angels and itself is spiritual fornication.
This is as it says in Revelation 11.8 the great city which is spiritually called Sodom where the Lord was slain. They want to know Him carnally. The representatives /angels of God being the word and the Spirit, the Bride and Groom. Â Again from Revelation 18.23 and Jeremiah 7.34,16.9, and 25.10 that â€œno more in you will be heard the voice of the Bride and the Bridegroom. The voice of the parents of the new creation. Let the just be just and the unjust be unjust still.
In Sodom they reached out and pulled Lot in. They struck the men with great blindness so that they could not find the door. Is this not like the end time seekers who Â are blind to the door to the Kingdom at Hand right now? It is so close yet so far away for it does not come with observation but is inside. But They want to know Christ as a man king, and the spirit/Bride as a physical reality at a place where time and matter intersect that they call Jerusalem. This is knowing God carnally and completely misunderstanding Him. It is the sin of Sodom, spiritual blindness and wearying themselves trying to find the door. Â This is why their story changes with every new wind. But we who know Him who is true and Faithfulâ€¦
To the immortal invisible who alone dwells in unapproachable light whom no man has seen or can see. 1st Timothy 6.16
In 1st Peter 3 the women are taught Â to let their beauty not be the outward adorning, but let it be the hidden person of the heart. And that is what the Holy Spirit is. The hidden person in the heart of Christ.
The Holy Spirit is the Bride, the wife and the Holy City. As in Jeremiahs day and described in Revelation, of the Voice of the Bride and the Groom. They say come. And, While it is called today, today if you will hear His voice, male and female made He them. Word and Spirit. Even with us our word goes nowhere without our breath/spirit. The two are one/ Echad and we are one in them in Him, that which is from the beginning which we have seen and we have heard we declare unto you that you may have fellowship with us and with the Father and Jesus Christ the righteous in whom is hidden the spirit.