God spoke to Adam at the tree of knowledge saying â€œin the day you eat of it you shall surely die. Adam died at 930 years and with God one day is as a thousand years. Adam died â€œin that dayâ€ in his millennium. The aspects of Adam and the fall are patterns of Christ.
We understand from Galatians 3.13 that the cross is regarded as a tree, â€œcursed is everyone who hangs on a treeâ€.
Adam and that tree and that millennium signified a type of fruit from another tree and another millennium. We eat of the body and the blood of Jesus who is the fruit of the tree of life instead of the apple of death. In â€œthat dayâ€ you eat of it you shall truly live. All who believe in the Son of God on the cross and His day of â€œin that dayâ€ have passed from death unto life. They are gifted with the millennium by faith, the 1000 year reign where they recon themselves dead to sin and the Adamic nature and alive to Christ. This is what Hebrews is referring to when it says â€œthere remains a rest to the people of Godâ€. A millennium meaning â€œin that dayâ€, to be entered by faith.
It was at the cross the curse was reversed and a new humanity was born, a new creation. You see Adam was in an earthen vessel, made from mud, as are we. It is not necessary to wait for another day, hence â€œtodayâ€ harden not your hearts. Peter said that baptism was â€œnot the putting off the body but an answer of a clear conscience to Godâ€. We donâ€™t need a new body to pick up where Adam left off at the curse. We resume according to the plan right now. This is the Gospel!
When Joshua took them into the land and divided it, the physical promise of â€œthe landâ€ was fulfilled. However Joshua spoke of another day, the Holy Spirit signifying that â€œthe landâ€ was an eternal promise not a literal one.
Let me explain. In Christâ€™s day people called Him the â€œSon of Davidâ€. Well Solomon was the son of David, but because the promise was eternal and Solomon died, they received the son promise as spiritual.
The same way as the promise of the land. Because the promise was given â€œforeverâ€, it could not have referred to this world which is passing away. The promise of â€œthe landâ€ was a picture and shadow of being â€œin Christâ€. There is not one reference in the New Testament of â€œthe landâ€. It was replaced for â€œin Christâ€. He is the place where all promises are fulfilled.
Here again. The Lord calls Israel His firstborn son. (Ex 4.22) but is Israel really His Son? Not anymore than Joshua brought them to the land or Solomon was an eternal King. For God is spirit and He is truth and He seeks such to worship Him, like Adam before the fall. This is the reconciliation and the atonement, the gospel. Not a physical king or land.
So to be in Israel is being in the Son instead of Adam. Israel started as a people being the 12 tribes, then pictured as the land but the point is, We are in Israel and we are in the land and we are in the son we are in that day if we are â€œin Christâ€
But this is where the rubber meets the road. This is where faith comes in. Because we can not see it and grab it or point to it, then we are in doubt. We do not believe. But God who calls those things that do not exist, as though they did, has put before us a choice. While we look not on the things that are seen, but the things that are unseen. That is right. For without faith it is impossible to please Him. If we canâ€™t walk forward in this land of which I speak, we are doing the same thing the deniers of Joshua and Caleb and are classified with those in Hebrews 3.7-18
Adamites sins are acts of the body. The new mans sin is â€œunbeliefâ€ for whatever is not of faith is sin. We are judged by God on how well we can believe His word, regardless of what we see with our eyes. This is the land of faith.
When we read the old testament and the term â€œin that dayâ€ is read. It is not always referring to a singular day, the same time, but the same events that happens over and over and relates to the harvesting, not â€œa harvestâ€. It is futile to try to reconcile all the verses that say â€œin that dayâ€ to mean a literal single time. â€œIn that dayâ€ is to get us to cross over from fact to faith, from physical to invisible. Â For in reading the old testament there remains a veil, but it is taken off in Christ. Can you see it?
This is the confusion of the â€œscience of eschatologyâ€, to assume most scripture is open to be fulfilled. The pictures and patterns were laid out and fulfilled in their day, it left no need for it to happen again the exact same way. They too were pictures and patterns. The cycle of events will repeat themselves in this world as they always have. Think about it. There is no other topic so divisive to the people of Christ then â€œend timesâ€. Where do divisions come from? We who then are risen with Christ should seek the things above, not on the earth. Â The woes on earth are to make people look up, to awaken to faith and escape fear.
There is coming a day when the creation itself will be delivered from corruption to the glorious liberty we have right now. Yes we have been delivered from corruption(2 Peter 1.4) And yes the elements will burn with a fervent heat and all the earth and all itâ€™s works will be burned up and our inheritance will be undeniable for we are absent in physicality but present in the invisible in the spirit by faith. It however is true, more so then what you see because it was and is and is to come. It is always.
Gal 6.14, God forbid that I should boast except in the cross (tree) of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom[a
]Â the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.Â 15Â For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, butÂ a new creation.16Â And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercyÂ be
Â upon them, and upon theÂ IsraelÂ of God.Not a physical people, not a physical place.
The Israel of God? Yes that is us. Those who are hidden in Christ, the new creation.