The Gospel in a Thumbnail
Here we are going to look at the 'Gospel' PLAN for WORLD SALVATION which has been REVEALED over the course of HISTORY, from a unique thumbnail perspective: that of our OBEDIENT FATHERS OF THE FAITH! We will begin with Abel.
God is OMNISCIENT (all knowing). Therefore God KNEW IN ADVANCE what both Abel and Cain were going to do, EVEN BEFORE THEY WERE BORN. But let's not delve too deeply into that aspect of the SPIRIT of PROPHECY just yet. Let's just recognize that God KNEW and INTENDED that WE SHOULD KNOW that showing favor to Abel would cause an EVIL INCLINATION (Narcissism) to rise in Cain so that CAIN WOULD MURDER HIM. Put another way: God INTENDED that Cain WOULD murder his RIGHTOUS BROTHER as a SACRIFICE to his own chosen perspective of PSYCHOPATHIC NARCISSISM; that SPIRIT of the SERPENT who is the FATHER of PYSCHOPATHIC, NARCISSISTIC SELFISHNESS and DISOBEDIENT FAITHLESSNESS in BEASTLY MEN which would eventually come to ENSLAVE THE WHOLE WORLD like PHARAOH, according to GODS PLAN to SAVE US for HIS GLORY now MANIFEST by the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY! There is an 'EXODUS' from ENSLAVEMENT to the NARCISSISTIC SERPENT GOD of this WORLD about to be DESTROYED, that will be FAR GREATER than that from EGYPT! Therefore God INTENDS that Abels RIGHTEOUS BLOOD speak something to us TODAY (Heb. 12:24), through the spirit of PROPHECY, regarding Gods JUSTICE and his RIGHTEOUSNESS in context of a PLAN which would later be ENCODED IN LAW so JUDGEMENT COULD BE CORRECTLY MADE to SAVE MANKIND from the PSYCHOPATHIC NARCISSISTS who would ATTEMPT TO STEAL THE WORLD from GODS SAINTS through RELIGIOUS DECEPTION! The LAW from the perspective of the SPIRIT, is GODS INTENT for WORLD SALVATION: the GOSPEL PLAN. So let's try to meditate on that, like Abraham certainly would have.
No doubt Abraham, like many philosophers and scientists to this very day, had to be WONDERING about the permanance of 'LIFE and DEATH' in this material reality, if the unjust are allowed to go free to steal, kill and destroy using DECEPTION regarding WHO GOD IS and WHAT HIS PLAN IS. We know for instance that Nimrod built the first cosmopolitan world center (after the flood which destroyed the last cosmopolitan world), the remnants of which Abraham left when God called him to OBEDIENCE to the FAITH! So Abraham, without UNDERSTANDING or being able to 'prove' his 'experience' with 'God' to ANYONE else (all of which worshipped some image of God they made for themselves, and assuming Abraham to be NO DIFFERENT), obeyed God and began His JOURNEY with GOD; BELIEVING that he was HOLY, JUST, OMNIPOTENT and OMNISCIENT and he HAD A PLAN where Abraham would be recognized as a CENTRAL FATHER FIGURE of that 'FAITH' and OBEDIENCE TO IT! In time God promised him, because of his FAITH, that he would be the Father of MANY NATIONS. His seed would be SO NUMEROUS that, like the sand on the seashore or the stars in the sky, he would not be able to count them all (Gen. 15:5)! Abraham already knew God was a PROMISE KEEPER so he believed God for THAT PROMISE when he received it! God gave him more specifics and said that they would FIRST be 'enslaved' 400 years, then God would bring them out of their bondage through JUDGEMENT on their enslavers, and they would then come out with 'great substance'.
But since Abraham had NO CHILDREN AT ALL, he didn't know HOW that promise would be kept by God, so he asked. To make a long story short, God promised He and Sarah would have a MIRACLE CHILD, and THEY DID! Some years later, after the son was grown, God told Abraham to take this PROMISED MIRACLE CHILD from whom MANY NATIONS WOULD COME, and take him to Mt. Moriah (Jerusalem) and offer him up as a burnt offering! Now Abrahams FAITH in the 'GOSPEL PLAN' was being TESTED! Surely Abrahams mind connected the OBVIOUS WILL of God for CAIN to SLAY the righteous Abel. Surely he thought God was asking him to sort of 'play the part' of Cain in this mini Drama where the RIGHTEOUS SEED OF MIRACULOUS PROMISE would be SLAIN to somehow MANIFEST GODS PLAN to us through a LAW which he was DEVELOPING and using Abrahams OBEDIENCE through which to SHOW US. So he obeyed God.
To make a long story short, we Jews know that Abraham raised his knife to slay this MIRACULOUS PROMISED SEED, from whom the promise of MANY MORE SEED WOULD COME according to a PRIOR PROMISE, on the very DAY which would be later EXPRESSED IN LAW as 'Passover Day' (probably the same day Abel sacrificed his Lamb, OR was himself 'sacrificed' by his wicked brother, as God intended). God stopped Abrahams hand and PROVIDED A SUBSTITUTIONARY SACRIFICE in stead of Abrahams PROMISED MIRACLE CHILD from whom the PROMISED SEED OF GOD would LATER COME and be SLAIN IN JERUSALEM! Abraham passed the test of obedience TO THE FAITH in GODS PLAN, and at the same time showed us ANOTHER GLIMPSE of the RIGHTEOUS MIRACLE SEED which GOD HIMSELF was promising to PROVIDE to ATONE FOR MANKIND, through his OBEDIENCE to the FAITH which ABEL EXPRESSED. Abel was expressing his FAITH IN GOD as symbolized by the SKINS he provided for Adam and Eve, the 'sacrifice' of GOD which Abel was EMULATING in HIS OWN SACRIFICE, in which GOD WAS PLEASED by his MANIFEST FAITH in the PLAN! The ORIGIN of SACRIFICE is from God who has HIMSELF PROMISED to provide the 'COVERING and ATONING LAMB' pictured as 'SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD' according to the FAITH in GODS PLAN (Jn. 1:29, Rev. 13:8)!
Surely Abraham passed this FAITH on to his chosen FIRSTBORN son Isaac, who himself passed it on to HIS OWN, Jacob. Jacob himself would have personal dealings with this God, through his SPIRIT of PROPHECY with whom he would struggle and overcome, to be renamed 'Israel' (the ruling straightness or 'integrity of God'). Jacob himself shares HIS FAITH and this HISTORY of GOD and this PLAN he received from the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY (called the Malak/Angel of God, which had Gods name in him, and was able to forgive sin and redeem men) as it had been revealed to this 'CHOSEN PEOPLE' of 'FIRSTBORN SONS' to INHERIT GODS PROMISES, from the foundation of the world, to Joseph. Joseph was Israel's CHOSEN 'FIRSTBORN' SON to RULE over the TRIBES of ISRAEL as a TIGHT KNIT FAMILY who would be DEVOTED to the 'FAITH' in the PLAN of the 'GOD OF THEIR FATHERS'. A plan which had not yet been fully developed for them to understand FULLY.
In order to FULFILL THE PROMISE of God to Abraham that THEY (his PROMISED seed) would be 'enslaved 400 years', God INTENDED that JUDAH betray JOSEPH and sell him into the 'BONDAGE OF DEATH' in Egypt, from which those boys NEVER IMAGINED THEY WOULD EVER SEE JOSEPH AGAIN. But he was the 'FIRSTFRUIT' of the PROMISE of BONDAGE; all part of GODS PLAN which JUDAH FULFILLED in his BLINDNESS and FAITHLESSNESS regarding the PLAN, AS GOD KNEW IN ADVANCE WOULD BE THE CASE! Joseph KNEW (through the SPIRIT OF GOD, which is the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY which lived IN HIM) that Gods hand was in THEIR EVIL DEED, even as he KNEW that God had INTENDED that CAIN SLAY ABEL as part of the SAME PLAN which was being REVEALED THROUGH THIS 'CHOSEN PEOPLE'! Judah TOOK THE SCEPTOR to rule from the CHOSEN ONE to whom it RIGHTFULLY BELONGED, and CUT HIMSELF OFF from the TENTS OF JACOB/ISREAL when he DID SO, according to GODS PLAN which JUDAH DID NOT UNDERSTAND, AND WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND UNTIL THE VERY END OF DAYS WHEN HE RECOGNIZES GOD'S MESSIAH IN FLESH WHO REVEALS THE PLAN and GIVES JUDAH LIGHT FROM ABOVE BY WHICH TO 'SEE GOD' with the EYE OF HIS MIND and be 'BORN AGAIN' regarding the very NATURE of 'REALITY' itself! Then 'RESURRECTION from the DEAD' will take place as ANCIENTLY PROMISED!
To make a long story short, we see that Joseph was glorified to the RIGHT HAND OF POWER on EARTH, and the rest of Israel was UNITED UNDER JOSEPH in BONDAGE to EGYPT, as GOD PROMISED WOULD HAPPEN! No doubt most of them eventually became very pessimistic about the GOD of ISRAEL even as most of them likely had FORGOTTEN the promises God had given the FATHERS OF OUR FAITH, and even contemplated whether Joseph had ever even existed; let alone BELIEVE they could EVER be FREED from the ALMIGHTY PHARAOH of WORLD POWER! No doubt many of them were participating in all of the SORCERIES and SEDUCTIONS that Egypt had to offer for many years before Moses was called by God to remind them (after they first mocked and jeered him) and then later WRITE ALL THESE THINGS DOWN FOR OUR POSTERITY so we WOULD NEVER FORGET AGAIN!
What's interesting to note is that the SAME DAY they came out of bondage was SIMILAR in MANY WAYS to the DAY which Joseph was BETRAYED by his brothers over whom Judah became the RULER. They came out of bondage to Egypt on what is known as PASSOVER DAY after having slain and eaten a SACRIFICE the night before, as GOD COMMANDED. Joseph likewise was sold into bondage on THAT SELFSAME DAY (b'etzem hayom: Ex. 12:41) 430 years earlier to the DAY! His brothers who BETRAYED HIM, ate the SACRIFICE into the blood of which Josephs coat had been dipped in order to deceive and betray their father in CONSPIRACY AGAINST HIM! Judah then CUT HIMSELF OFF from the Tents of Israel to pursue building his own house/tribe APART from the TENTS OF HIS FATHER ISRAEL (Gen. 38:1). Eventually we see that Judah's sexual sin, for which he was stealing his fathers sheep to have intercourse with local prostitutes (a sin which would become SPIRITUAL ADULTERY, which Joseph was going to, and YET SHALL EXPOSE), came to find him out. This is HOW the PROMISE of JUDAH'S SCEPTOR is TIED to the FRUITFUL BOUGH of JOSEPH (sheloh) to whom the RIGHT of RULERSHIP rightly BELONGED, and would be GIVEN IN THE END DAYS according to PROPHECY to RE-UNITE the HOUSE OF JUDAH and the HOUSE OF ISRAEL/JOSEPH/EPHRAIM in the END DAYS!
You see Jacob recognized the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY was telling him that the PROMISED SEED of ISRAEL was going to come through JUDAH to be SACRIFICED BY HIM in JERUSALEM, but his 'house' would be TIED to JOSEPH who is the RIGHTFUL HEIR! Judah was SELECTED as CAIN HAD BEEN (and later Abraham with Isaac) to be the ONE who would SLAY the MIRACLE SEED of GODS 'PASSOVER' PROMISE who would be taken to the RIGHT HAND OF POWER in HEAVEN as GODS KING (Psalm 110), a SON OF DAVID who would have lineage from BOTH the tribe of JUDAH and the tribe of JOSEPH (first recognized ONLY as a son of Judah, to LATER be manifest as ALSO from JOSEPH at the END DAYS OF ENSLAVEMENT by a PROPHET LIKE MOSES!). So he gave a promise of the SCEPTOR 'between Judah's feet' which would be TIED to the PROMISE OF THE RIGHTFUL KING OF ISRAEL, a 'son of man' who would come as a THIEF in the end days of a WORLD BONDAGE Moses PROMISED we would be taken into, when HE LIKEWISE SAW THE PLAN for WORLD SALVATION given in even MORE DETAIL by LATER PROPHETS! A plan to SAVE THE WORLD from BONDAGE TO THE PHARAONIC SERPENT GOD OF THIS WORLD in a PROPHESIED 'MESSIANIC NEW WORLD ORDER'!
Father Israel, knowing that many ELEMENTS of this PLAN that God had revealed to him through the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, had NOT YET BEEN FULFILLED (ie. the MIRACLE SEED of GODS PROMISE to RULE ISRAEL who would be REJECTED BY HIS BROTHERS and SLAIN as a SACRIFICE in JERUSALEM, pictured in Isaac whom GOD WOULD RAISE UP from the dead as giver of LIFE, and TAKEN IN GLORY to the RIGHT HAND OF POWER like Joseph, and from whom the SPIRITUAL SEED like the STARS IN HEAVEN would come forth and fill that earth). Also Moses understood that JUDAH WOULD HAVE THE SCEPTOR 'between his feet' on earth until the END DAYS when the RIGHTFUL HEIR OF JOSEPH (and David) would be RECOGNIZED according to this PLAN to bring GODS KINGDOM TO EARTH through another despised 'son of man' like Joseph and a prophet like Moses, to CONQUER the SERPENT GODS 'PRISON PLANET' of the end days, by REVEALING THESE HEAVENLY PROMISES through the SPIRIT OF GOD in HIM in order to lead GODS PEOPLE into the NEW COVENANT PROMISE of PEACE ON EARTH according to the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY and TESTIMONY OF 'JESUS' (Rev. 19:10), who would be MANIFEST TO THE EYE OF THEIR MINDS UNDERSTANDING within the PRISON of MATERIAL REALITY as KING in the END DAYS according to the PROMISES!
Now to go a bit deeper, we will see that Moses established this GOSPEL in a LEGAL SYSTEM of SACRIFICE which was INTENDED BY GOD to be CORRUPTED and used HYPOCRITICALLY by JUDAH who would interpret it from a WRONG SPIRIT, not recognizing the SPIRIT OF GOD which was in Joseph and moved Moses pen. That HOLY SPIRIT of PROPHECY was going to be ENFLESHED as 'THE' Passover Lamb, AND as UNLEAVENED BREAD and the 'WINE' of a NEW COVENANT WEDDING SUPPER! So God was INTENDING to use OUR EVIL for HIS OWN GOOD to SAVE THE WORLD as the KING OF THE SABBATH, as the ATONING and REDEEMING sacrifice who would RANSOM US in SACRIFICE, as he did when JOSEPH was REJECTED as a PASSOVER LAMB to REDEEM ISRAEL, after his 'CORNERSTONE' was 'rejected' the FIRST TIME for a BLINDING DECEPTION OF BONDAGE, as a SHADOW of THINGS TO COME. This time the WHOLE WORLD will be SAVED from REBELLION TO HIM and HIS SPIRIT in MEN of flesh, if we will ONLY BELIEVE and OBEY the PASSOVER PLAN for the GREAT EXODUS (Jer. 16:14-15)! Then ALL ISRAEL will be SAVED (Rom. 11:26), along with a GREAT MIXED MULTITUDE who will come out with us AS IN THE FIRST EXODUS, to be GRAFTED IN TO THE PROMISE OF ISRAEL BY THEIR FAITH in the PROMISOR even as those of the first Exodus were (Rom. 11). So lets get a closer look at the ELEMENTS of this PROMISE from the NEW COVENANT TESTATOR.
...For the Messiah is our Passover sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the Feast (of Unleavened Bread) not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the Unleavened Bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. 5:7b-8
And when he had given thanks he broke the (middle loaf of unleavened) bread and said, 'Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me'. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had eaten, saying, 'This cup is the New Covenant (Wedding Contract) in my blood, whenever you drink of it, do it as a MEMORIAL of ME'. 1 Cor. 11:24-25
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how the Messiah died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.....now the Messiah has risen from the dead as the FIRSTFRUITS of them that slept. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 & 20
Now in addition to the scriptures which I quoted above about this PASSOVER LAMB promised by GOD in HIS 'UNLEAVENED BREAD' WORD from the FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, the very ORIGIN of 'SACRIFICE', here are the SCRIPTURES in the SACRIFICIAL LAW which Paul is referencing as the ORIGIN of the MYSTERY OF GOD he was MANIFESTING, the SHADOW of Messiah's Body, representing the PURE WORD OF GOD as UNLEAVENED BREAD being BROKEN as INTENDED (as in a broken CONTRACT) and his Death as THE PASSOVER LAMB provided by GOD to redeem us in a NEW CONTRACT, where we would be 'RAISED to LIFE' by God on the THIRD DAY as the FIRSTFRUIT of those 'SLEEPWALKING IN DEATH' (Hos. 6:2)!
In the fourteenth day of the first month at evening is YHWH's Passover (slain), and on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread for YHWH...a holy convocation on which you shall do no servile work....then you shall bring a sheaf of the FIRSTFRUIT...on the day after the Sabbath (the 16th)...the priest shall wave it. Leviticus 23:5-11
So what we see here is that the late afternoon of the 14th day the lamb is slain before dark (at dark begins Passover Sabbath of the 15th) and is Eaten with Unleavened bread. The 15th (daytime) is the Passover Sabbath day proper, and the day AFTER the Passover SABBATH day, the 3rd day of these events (and the 1st day of the ancient lunar calendar sabbath week, as proven here), the FIRSTFRUIT is RAISED/WAIVED according to the LAW. This is the MYSTERY or secret 'SOD TEACHING' in the LAW of MOSES regarding the PASSOVER LAMB which GOD INTENDED TO PROVIDE for us as he PROMISED in HINTS (remez) and SHADOWS (drash) from the FOUNDATION of the world! We REJECTED the CORNERSTONE 'LIGHT OF THE WORLD' of GODS KINGDOM described in GODS WORD, and HE PROVIDED THE SACRIFICE to REDEEM and RANSOM us from captivity to DEATH if we will only AGREE with HIM!
So these are the MATHEMATICAL 'ELEMENTS' of the WORD OF GOD in FLESH, the MESSIAH who was BROKEN as UNLEAVENED BREAD and SLAIN as a PASSOVER LAMB according to GODS ANCIENT PLAN where he would be TAKEN UP in GLORY to the RIGHT HAND of the FATHER to be our HIGH PRIEST AND KING to FREE US from bondage to DEATH in a FALLEN PERCEPTION OF REALITY (Hos. 13:14), SANCTIFY US, REDEEM US and WED US in LIFE ETERNAL according to the 4 PROMISES we associate with the FOUR CUPS of PASSOVER WINE, which also represent the BLOOD of LIFE we receive in our ETERNAL WEDDING CONTRACT with GOD where he REDEEMS US FROM DEATH (Hos. 13:14)!
It's interesting that during this ANCIENT FEAST of UNLEAVENED BREAD called MATZAH in Hebrew, which we are commanded to keep by Jesus and Paul (1 Cor. 5:8 & 11:24-29), there are THREE LOAVES of unleavened bread or MATZAH kept in the same napkin (matzah tosh), the MIDDLE LOAF representing Jesus body, the WORD OF GOD, is removed and broken in half (OFFICIALLY SYMBOLIZING the BREAKING of the FIRST COVENANANT). The FIRST THING to recognize is that 'MATZAH' not only means 'unleavened bread' but ALSO MEANS to 'FIND', like FINDING that which GOD HID as a SECRET or MYSTERY about HIMSELF and HIS PLAN in HIS WORD, the PURE 'BREAD FROM HEAVEN' which he gave as a PASSOVER LAMB to lead us in EXODUS to enter the NEW COVENANT PROMISE of the MESSIANIC KINGDOM RULE ON EARTH! Then HALF of the MATZAH is BROKEN (like the WORD of the COVENANT we BROKE) into smaller pieces and distributed among all the participants at the meal to be EATEN, and the other half is HIDDEN AWAY (like the 'MYSTERY of the WORD of GOD' being brought forth, BROKEN as PROMISED, and HIDDEN AWAY again until the APPOINTED TIME that we EXODUS BONDAGE to ENTER THE PROMISE!). At the end of the seder the children go looking to FIND (Matzah), the OTHER HALF of the BODY OF MESSIAH, the SECRET of GODS WORD broken as 'unleavened bread' (Matzah), and bring it forth in order to be REDEEMED according to the PROMISE of THAT WORD of GOD broken FOR US according to a MERCIFUL PLAN of a WONDEROUS GOD!
These remez (hints or shadows) in the drashot ('SYMBOLS') are VERY IMPORTANT for us to RIGHTLY DISCERN or 'FIND' the SOD (MYSTERY) of the BODY of GODS WORD, the 'UNLEAVENED BREAD' of GODS TRUTH which IS the BODY OF MESSIAH. To NOT RIGHTLY DISCERN the body of Jesus as the TRUTH of MESSIAH, the WORD OF GOD in FLESH rightly discerned at THIS 'JEWISH' FESTIVAL, is to EAT AND DRINK DAMNATION to one's self ACCORDING TO PAUL (1 Cor. 11:29)! It's really TANTAMOUNT to PHARAOH and HIS FIRSTBORN SONS or kingdom administration, who WORSHIPPED the BLINDING 'GOD OF THIS WORLD' associated with the cornerstone of the SUN and who 'KNEW NOT JOSEPH' and were DAMNED BY GOD (Ex. 1:8, Mat. 7:23)! They simply REFUSED to believe in the PROMISES OF GOD which he associated with the 'PASSOVER LAMB' he PROMISED to provide from the FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, which would SAVE THEM FROM DESTRUCTION that would come on the WORLDS SORCERERS who WORSHIPPED the GOD OF THIS WORLD!
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you demonstrate the Messiah's death till he comes. Therefore whoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of the Messiah unworthily shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Messiah. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself by not rightly discerning the body of Messiah....For if we would judge ourselves, we shall not be judged. 1 Corinthians 11:26-32
The FINAL WORD I would like to say on the IMPORTANCE of RIGHTLY DISCERNING the WORD OF GOD as JESUS BODY, who is ALSO the 'CORNERSTONE' of GODS WORD which will RULE PLANET EARTH FROM ZION , is in regard to the SORCERY of REPLACING THE BODY of GODS WORD, the TRUE 'BODY OF JESUS', with BLINDING COUNTERFEIT INTERPRETATIONS and 'GOSPELS' in place of the TRUTH, as does the SORCERESS HARLOT of REVELATION and all her ABOMINABLE DAUGHTERS do to this very day! They have REPLACED THE CORNERSTONE 'GOSPEL' FESTIVAL of the LORDS SUPPER of UNLEAVENED BREAD A.K.A. 'PASSOVER', with BLINDING FORGERIES like 'Eucharist', 'Easter', 'Communion', and a 'Lords Supper' which have NOTHING to do with the TRUTH of the COMMUNAL 'LORDS SUPPER' called UNLEAVENED BREAD and PASSOVER! But the rejected CORNERSTONE is RISING and will be ESTABLISHED as the TRUE 'MORNING STAR' TRUTH and 'LIGHT OF THE WORLD' to TOP GODS WORLD GOVERNMENTAL HOUSE on the morning of this 3RD MILLENIAL DAY, for the MESSIANIC REIGN of GOD on EARTH as anciently PROMISED!