The Origin of Sin and the
Reality of the Kinsman Redeemer
“And Yasha, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of Yahweh descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased,” Matthew 3:16-17.
If we do not understand Israel’s symbolic law of the firstborn, the above text will be nothing more than the works of a skilled narrator dramatically sharing the incidents of Yasha’s baptismal experience with us. But when the Light of Life shines upon this scripture, we suddenly feel the arms of Love grasping our heartstrings and pulling us so deeply into this scene that it becomes our very own experience.
If this statement sounds a little blasphemous, stay with me in my journey through the scriptures, from both the Old and New Testament, while I share a truth that will clarify my statement. It will leave Yahweh as the Creator and Yasha Christ (his only begotten Son) standing in his rightful and unique position as the Living Word and Savior of all mankind. He will remain high and lifted up with a name above every name. There is a message in the above scripture that the creation is waiting to hear.
Before we attempt to deal with this subject we must deal with the Greek word Christ. This is not an attempt to change the word Christ or replace it with the original Hebrew word Messiah. As long as we clearly understand that the term Christ designated our Savior’s condition and position. The Hebrew word Messiah, or its Greek equivalent Christ, designates Yasha as Life-energized or Spirit-connected. He was the only one who was able to bring life to the adamic race.
It is a mistake to portray Yahweh as a blundering scientist who is experimenting with unsuccessful attempts to produce a perfect creation. A plan was initiated and is yet in effect that has never miscarried, nor was it ever frustrated by the creation. The creation was never to receive its completion in the first creation (carnal, adamic), but we were predestinated in the Anointed (Living) Word before the foundation of the world, or before the physical and material substance came into existence.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yasha Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the “adoption” of children by Yasha Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved,” Ephesians 1:3-6.
The Greek word translated adoption here does not have the same meaning in the Greek or Hebrew language as the English word adoption. We are not adopted into the family of Yahweh; we are birth children. We have received our Spirit birth from above. This word adoption speaks of the Hebrew custom of son-placing the mature first-born son as kinsman redeemer and head of the family.
Hebrews 10:1 explains that the law is a shadow of the realities we find in Christ. These shadows, types, or law symbols, reveal things of the Spirit that cannot be understood without them.
Galatians 4:21-31 helps us to understand the mystery in the call of Abraham and his family. Paul is very careful to give us a detailed description so that we can understand who or what each family member symbolizes.
To help us understand the covenant of circumcision we must go to Acts 7:8: “And he gave him (Abraham) the covenant of circumcision:” But this also was a law symbol as Paul explained in Romans 2:28-29, “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of Yahweh.” These two scriptures help us understand the spiritual, or symbolic, meaning of circumcision.
We will agree (I hope) that the law symbol of circumcision was for Israel and ended with that order, but great waves of controversy are sweeping over the present day Church in regards to the legality of water baptism. Strong voices of objection are making themselves heard in high places. But the fact that the early Christians submitted to the ordinance of water baptism demands that we look into this symbolic covenant before we lay it aside.
Mark 16:15-16 definitely sanctions its observance, but this passage of scripture is often dismissed by the fraudulent claim that this part of the 16th chapter of Mark is not part of his original writing. Knowledgeable scholars have now exploded this myth.
Peter expounded on water baptism’s symbolism in First Peter 3:21: “The like figure where unto even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward Yahweh, by the resurrection of Yasha Christ).”
In Romans 6:3-4 Paul wrote, “Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Yasha Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
Other Church fathers, such as Phillip, sanctioned the practice (Acts 8:26-40) and Apostle Paul says, in Colossians 2:12, that we are “buried with him in baptism, wherein also we are risen with him through the faith of the operation of Yahweh, who has raised Yasha from the dead.”
Water baptism is not only the act of taking hold of the death of the flesh (carnal mind) and resurrecting by faith; it is a new covenant symbol. Just as circumcision in the flesh and the blood on a doorpost were symbol covenants for ancient Israel—having nothing in it that the natural eyes could see that would be beneficial to our relationship with Yahweh. Therefore, some may think they are far too smart to waste their time with covenant symbols. But the Son of Yahweh in his humble desire to obey the covenant requirements stopped on the brink of Jordan and demanded his right to fulfill all righteousness and his birthright as the firstborn was confirmed by a voice from heaven saying, “This is my only begotten son in whom I am well pleased.”
John the Baptizer came to introduce the symbol covenant of water baptism to this present administration. It is sometimes called the baptism of repentance, but it is more than confessing sins. If we understand the covenant symbol of water baptism, it becomes a very lovely and most meaningful experience in the life of a Christian convert.
Yasha came into the world as a sacrifice, but he came as an Israelite. He took on himself the seed of Abraham (Hebrews 2:16). As a man in his humanity, he wrestled with trials and complexities just as you and I (Heb. 2:18 and 4:15). But instead of negative responses, every trial became a stepping stone to appropriate his throne rights through submission to the cross experience.
When the casual reader reviews the story of Yasha’s baptism, it is usually so insignificant to him that it is reduced to a historical event in the life of Christ and nothing more. But the heavenly voice that spoke Yahweh’s approval of his Son conveyed a message to the ancient Israelites that meant much more than the approval of the Father. As Abraham’s descendants (John 8:37), these people were familiar with the law symbols and knew this voice had announced the chosen son and initiated him as the firstborn that would receive the birthright of the Son-placing.
Through his Jordan experience of baptism, Christ was, in effect, announcing to the world and to the Father his commitment to lay aside all self-preservation, his self-will, and all human defenses. By commitment, determination, or faith, he was entering into natural Israel’s covenant with death to disannul it and conquer its domain, to render its power ineffective through faith in the Word (which is life, light and resurrection). But faith, commitment, and determination speak of an unfinished work. By submitting to baptism, Yasha made an open proclamation of his intentions to mortify his flesh. Immediately all the forces of the adversary moved against him. Remember, he had been chosen but he had not, as yet, been son-placed.
Later in Yasha’s ministry, on the Mount of Transfiguration, the Father bares witness of his choice again. The same voice was heard, but this time the wording was changed, “And after six days Yasha takes Peter, James, and John his brother, and brings them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Yasha, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elias (Elijah). While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear you him,” Matthew 17:1-5. I feel there is much more here than the carnal mind hears in the casual reading of the text.
We find two signs that make us know that this was the Feast of Tabernacles. One was the desire of the disciples to build booths. Booth building was part of the requirements of fulfilling the Feast of Tabernacles’ ceremony. The tabernacle experience speaks to us of the end of self-life and the indwelling of the fullness of Life. It speaks of release from bondage.
The second sign was the words the Father announced over his Son. “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear you him.” These are the words spoken as the inheritance passed from the father’s hands to his son-placed heir. In this incident the Father was saying in effect, “This is my Son, I now place him in a position equal to myself, and he speaks for me in all things. Hear him. My substance is now his; I have given him the power of attorney.” This is why Moses and Elijah appeared as the two witnesses. Moses represented the law and Elijah represented the prophets. In these two men the law and the prophets bare witness to the Son-Placing of the Firstborn Redeemer.
In Hebrew’s symbolic law, the firstborn son was chosen as the kinsman redeemer. He received a double portion, his father’s seal (ring) and the right to become head of the clan. He had the responsibility of leadership, and if one of the clan (brothers) should die without seed, he was expected to take his brother’s wife as his own and raise up an heir in the house of the dead. He was also to see that each member received his fair share of the family’s inheritance.
In the law symbolism, the Father announced which son was to become son-placed early on. Once this son was confirmed as the firstborn, or the kinsman redeemer, he was trained and disciplined to take the responsibility as head of the family. If he did not meet up to his responsibility as a kinsman redeemer, another family member could fulfill the responsibility. The first son that the kinsman redeemer raised up to his brother’s widow was identified as the dead man’s son and heir. Remember this statement; it is important as you continue to read.
In Genesis 17:18-20, Abraham pleads with Yahweh to bless Ishmael with the right of the firstborn, and in Genesis 25:29-34 and 27:1-40 we are told of the struggle that prevailed between Esau and Jacob for this birthright. Esau was the firstborn and heir to the birthright, but he was indifferent to its privileges and responsibilities. Jacob, his twin, coveted that right and was willing to be guided by his mother’s deception to gain it. After the devious plan was accomplished, its significance seems to vanish until we find the birthright being passed on to the descendent of Jacob and not to the son of Esau in Genesis 48:11-20. The book of Ruth is a story that details the responsibility of the kinsman redeemer; especially notice chapter four, verses ten through eleven.
Before taking this law symbolism into its reality we must journey back to the bondage of Egypt to hear the Father instructing Moses, “And you will say unto Pharaoh, Thus says Yahweh, Israel is my son, even my firstborn (kinsman redeemer),” Exodus 4:22.
Do not forget that we are still dealing with the law of symbolism. Israel was not the first created man, nor was he begotten of the Spirit, but Israel, as a nation, had been chosen as a name builder, a “Firstborn Redeemer.” He had received his call, now it was time for training and preparation for the son-placing ceremony. But Israel, the symbol of the Firstborn, in reality, was in bondage and had to be redeemed from death. A lamb was chosen as the substitute. The sacrificial blood of this innocent firstborn lamb became the law symbolism of the true sacrifice of the first son, or the first creation.
Yasha stepped down into the death realm of Adam by taking on a body of flesh with the intentions of bringing Life, Light and Truth. Again I refer you to Ephesians 1:3-6, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yasha Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the “adoption” of children by Yasha Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.”
Yahweh is not in a battle with some fallen angel to see how many souls he can win back from him. He is in the process of materializing trillions of Love-energy facets, which is to become outward expressions of himself.
In the literal translation of James 1: 17-18, these little love facets are called Himself creatures. And I quote, “Giving every good and every perfect gift from above is coming down from the Father of light, with whom there is not variation or of turning shadow (a shadow caused by turning). Having purposed he brought forth us by word of truth for us to be (become) certain first-fruit of himself creatures.”
These potential Love expressions, or the creation, would need an intellect (or mother of living, Eve) as a receptor, or womb, to receive and transmit Love-energy. The process demanded this receptor, for it could not be preprogrammed. This receptor, which Eve prototypes, had to be equipped with the ability to receive data, evaluate it and then respond, or act upon it. But this little nucleus or receptor was not pre-spirit-energized, even though that was and still is the objective of the Creator. Remember that truth is Spirit and Spirit is truth, they are one. The receptor must receive Life-energy through the data, or Spirit-truth made available to it. Because the Spirit is Word (truth), pre-energizing it would have been the same as preprogramming it and turning it into a created object or puppet-like thing. It cannot be a created object; it had to be begotten by truth; therefore, for its responses to be genuine it had to be allowed to program itself through exposure to and interaction with Truth.
The evil we see in the world today is produced by the actions and reactions of first Adam’s little receptor reacting to data. It is the feminine part of dead Adam giving birth to flesh. Evil is the results of misappropriated data. Yahweh cannot restrict its freedom to receive data, reason and react without defeating his own purpose. But as long as the little human intellect is not energized by truth it produces an illusion, a false image of both the creature and the Creator. This illusion prevents the receptacle from understanding truth. Our image of the Creator controls every facet of our expression.
If I say that all evil comes through the works of the flesh and not through a bunch of uncontrollable demon spirits, I could upset some of you and make you think I’m promoting a false doctrine, so I will refrain and let Paul say it for me: “Now the works of the ‘flesh’ are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness (tending to excite sexual desires in others), Idolatry, ‘witchcraft,’ hatred, variance, emulations (rivalry), wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of Yahweh,” Galatians 5:19-21. If we can think of a wicked action that is not covered by Paul’s list, we will give the devil credit of that one.
Someone may object and say the devil makes flesh do these things, but James says, “…every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death,” James 1:14-15.
A carnal concept of the truth always limits the creature by restricting his vision. He disconnects himself from the truth that his existence is in Spirit; he sees himself as separate from Yahweh, or Spirit-life. In his illusion, he is his own person, disconnected from any headship. He strives for self-preservation. He continues to deceive himself and is dominated by the concept that his substance or earthy man is in control. In his first state, before his new birth, he is completely controlled by self-interest. His life’s ambition is to excel. His objective is to make something great out of what Yahweh has started. The desire to excel and achieve greatness is right and good; man was created for this purpose, but too many seek it for all the wrong reasons. Yahweh looked upon his creation, and behold it was very good (Genesis 1:31). But those that are still bound to the works of the flesh are prevented from excelling for lack of spiritual knowledge.
Many people do not understand why it was necessary for the firstborn (Yasha) to die. Remember Adam was dead. He needed a kinsman redeemer, but because there was no life in Adam’s house (first creation), there was no life giving Spirit to meet the need for redemption. Carnality or misinterpretation of truth and righteousness was holding man in death. The first nature (which was not Yahweh’s boo-boo as so many would have us believe) did exactly as Yahweh knew he would when he placed him in the garden and exposed him to the Tree of Knowledge. He was of the earth, earthy.
The Father told Adam to cleave to adhere—stick together like glue—to his wife. It seems that he may have overdone the cleaving a bit, but through it he perceived the difference between himself and his Creator; he saw his lack and measured himself by the perfection of the Creator. Unconverted flesh could not measure up to perfection. This knowledge awakened him to his spiritual condition. He separated himself from his headship. In his imagination, he became his own man, and as such he found no way to measure up to the righteousness of Yahweh. Paul expressed it this way, “For I was alive without the law (knowledge of good and evil) once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died,” Romans 7:9.
It is only as we are able to see and yield to the righteousness in Spirit-energy that we are able to develop into Love-energized expressions of the Father. We must not imagine ourselves aloft from Yahweh. We are created in Christ.
The natural creation, with all of its earthy ambitions, houses the womb that the Father uses to nourish and develop his seed of Life. But King Adam, the man and head of the first creation, was earthy and as the earthy he returned to dust. A life giving kinsman redeemer was needed to raise up an heir in his house. “In the sweat of your face will you (Adam) eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust will you return,” Genesis 3:19.
Adam (the first creation) was the first son of the “created” order, but Yasha was the first “begotten” of truth, or Spirit. He was the first of Adam’s race to come to the full expression of Love, but that Image could only be expressed to the world through His cross experience.
While he was in the Garden of Eden, Adam partook of the knowledge of good and evil, which that disconnected the creation from Truth, or Life-energy. Yasha yielded to Truth and restored the connection when he took flesh to its watery grave when John baptized him. Therefore, it is essential to remember that Yasha was son-placed on this side of Jordan (death), or in his humanity, as an Israelite. He was now the kinsman redeemer of natural Israel. He stood as Israel’s firstborn, he was head-man; he represented the whole race. It was up to him to raise up a living seed to the first creation. But as an Israelite, he too was in the bondage of Adam’s death. He entered into death when he entered the fleshly womb of Mary, but in order to conquer that death, he had to produce life out of the dead and barren womb of the earthly, the first creation.
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the ‘firstfruits’ of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die (are dying), even so in Christ shall all be made alive,” 1 Corinthians 15:20-22.
Our Kinsman Redeemer faced death in all of its carnal force. To be carnally minded is death. He had to face not only the rejection of his race, but the barbaric religious hierarchy of his day that was just about as carnal as some we face today.
To fear death is to be in bondage to it (Heb. 2:15). To envy, to complain, to hate, to lust, to doubt Yahweh’s word, are all manifestations of the little clay nucleus that is yet struggling to find the truth and appropriate it. What a disastrous mess he makes. But we hear the voice of Love and Truth say, “…Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do…,” Luke 23:34. A greater truth has never been uttered.
Now, we hear Paul say, “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more; therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (creation): the old (things) are passed away; behold, all (things) are become new. And all (things) are of Yahweh, who has reconciled us to himself by Yasha Christ, and has given unto us the ministry of reconciliation; That is, Yahweh was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though Yahweh did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be you reconciled to Yahweh. For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of Yahweh in him,”2 Corinthians 5:16-21. In the above scripture where it speaks of the old things passing away, if it had been translated correctly it would have said;” the old (creation is implied here) is passing away; behold, all are becoming new.”
There was no shadow of resistance to Truth in Yasha. He faced down every fleshly obstacle. He felt with adamic fingers and it was a fleshly heart that sent his blood soaring through his veins. It was adamic blood that flowed from his wounds, and it was adamic blood that spilled to the ground. Old Adam (carnal nature) had to be mortified. Redemption did not come through divine blood per say; it was the deathblow to the flesh and the power of resurrection of the life that was in that blood that purchased our redemption.
The Living Word of Truth gave Yasha the Life-energy to mortify His flesh by taking his body to the cross and its resurrecting power was revealed when it raised that same body from the grave. Yet he could not remain alone, he had one more duty to perform. As the Kinsman Redeemer of the firstborn (Israel), he had to take his dead brother’s wife (womb, our Eve, or that little clay nucleus) as his own wife and raise up an heir in the house of death. He joined himself to the first creation after he took dominion over it.
But when did this famous wedding take place? It very obviously took place when Yasha returned to the waiting Church, when his Spirit entered the believers in the upper room on the Feast of Pentecost. There he united himself to Adam’s widow and impregnated her with Life.
If you doubt the long awaited wedding supper is almost two thousand years past, read the parable of the wedding. John the Baptist was the groomsman. The ten virgins were bridesmaids; they were not the bride! Everyone was invited as guests, but the Bride is not mentioned. The Bride was and is the earthy nucleus, intellect of the creature, the womb of Adam, Eve, Chavvah, or the mother of Life that must travail in pain until she produces an heir to inherit her dead husband’s throne. She was to birth the man-child that will rise up in his father’s house and fulfill the command to “…Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth,” Genesis 1:28.
If the wedding and wedding supper is in the future as we have been told and the Church is presently the Body of Christ (his wife) then our Lord is about to become a bigamist. I am positive that he is not single now. But if he does decide to become a bigamist, pray tell who is to become his second wife?
I am convinced Christ took his Bride before Paul introduced her in Ephesians 5:25-32. Though she had become soiled and needed cleaning up a bit, when he was through washing her by the Water of the Word, she was without wrinkles (old-age) spots, or (liver) blemish.
Particularly notice, Ephesians 5:30-32: “For we are members of his Body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” Compare this with Genesis 2: 23-24, “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” If we have spiritual ears to hear we can see the redemption of the firstborn clearly outlined in the 5th chapter of Ephesians.
Now scripture seems to conflict with scripture when we turn to read of the reality of son-placing in Romans 8:14-15: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of Yahweh, they are the sons of Yahweh. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption (son-placing), whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” In this chapter, we find more about who the sons are and what their responsibilities are. “The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of Yahweh: And if children, then (we are) heirs; heirs of Yahweh, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings (crucifixion of the flesh, or our firstborn) of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of Yahweh,” Romans 8:16-19. Are we the Bride, or are we the sons, or are we the children of Yahweh?
“For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit (that is), the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it,” Romans 8:22-25.
I love this verse in the original Greek, “For all the creation groans together and travails (even yet) until now. Not only (they) but also ourselves the firstfruit, the Spirit having, also we ourselves groan within ourselves, adoption (son-placing) eagerly expecting, the redemption of the body of us.”
The Redeemer of the firstborn purchased grace for us, giving us that unmerited time and favor that we need to birth our seed, the seed, or son that was begotten in that little clay nucleus, the flesh, intellect, or Adam’s womb by the Kinsman Redeemer, “Giving thanks unto the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son, In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins, Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” Colossians 1:12-15. Do not miss the statement that, Christ is the “firstborn” of every creature. That is he, the Firstborn out of death, is now alive in us.
As firstborn, Christ Yasha was son-placed in Israel’s house, he was also the first Spirit begotten by Yahweh, thus giving him a double portion, which was enough substance to share. He was head-man of both, the heavenly and the earthly (all things). But this is not the end of our story. For as his wife, we are nourished by him. But as the feminine, we are not the heirs. We (as the Church, wife) do not inherit Adam’s substance.
Now please allow me to clarify a mystery here. Under the symbolic law of the kinsman redeemer, the “heir of the dead man’s substance” was not the kinsman redeemer; it was the first man-child born to the union between the dead man’s widow and the kinsman redeemer. Now let us turn from the shadow, or the symbol, and deal with its reality. It should be clear to see that neither the woman (Church) nor Israel’s Kinsman Redeemer (the one representing natural Israel, or the flesh realm) inherits Adam’s substance, which is the material, physical earth. Even though the kinsman was Israel, the Love-energy, Spirit of truth, or Christ in you (the Hope of Glory that was begotten in flesh by the Spirit of truth at the reality of the Feast of Firstfruits) is very surely the heir of the earth or material substance. The son whom the woman was to bring forth in sorrow will in his maturity take dominion of Adam’s substance, and rule over his father’s house, or kingdom.
The word Pentecost is the Greek word for 50, and was substituted by the Bible translators for Feast of Firstfruits. This substitution temporarily threw us off the trail of Truth and prevented us from seeing what really took place here.
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and you will bruise His heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow you will bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee,” Genesis 3:14-16.
“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living,” Genesis. 3:20. Eve was the mother of the heir. I repeat, she was not the heir. Her duty is to birth the man-child. Paul understood this fact and tried to relate it to the Christians when he wrote. “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,” Galatians 4:19.
Sorry guys, I am not heralding a message to the world of a big shot masculine minister; there is neither male nor female in Christ, the Anointing, We are all the feminine part of Christ and as such we let our old ex die off, submit to Spirit, and quietly give birth to our headship, Christ.
Back to the Firstborn; please take notice that the blood on the doorpost in Egypt was for the redemption of the firstborn. Many overlook this fact, but without the redemption of our firstborn (first nature) there would be no redemption of the body.
When the blood was shed, the flesh, or old Adam, lost his kingdom; he had been defeated in one man; therefore, Yahweh passed over sin. We are redeemed by our Lamb, our hope, and our substitute. The seed that the Church (as Adam’s womb) has conceived will inherit Adam’s kingdom, but not his nature or character; He –the seed inherited the nature and character of his heavenly progenitor.
Adam (first creation) was of the earth substance; therefore, a kinsman became his redeemer to raise up a son (seed) to his widow. The seed, the Kinsman Redeemer, raised up as an heir to Adam, inherited all that Adam lost through death. Adam himself was not redeemed, he returned to dust. But his son that the kinsman raises up will establish the house of Adam. Even though this son is Adam’s legal son he has the blood of the redeemer flowing in his veins. He has the substance of one and the blood (life is in the blood) and the nature of the other.
Now the “man” Yasha was of the lineage of Israel and, as such, was son-placed by the Father as Israel’s firstborn, but he had become contaminated by his mother’s blood. The consequences of this contamination in Adam’s bloodline demanded death even though he was begotten in the flesh by a Living seed. When the Bible speaks of Adam, it is including all of the first creation. When it speaks of Christ it is speaking of the New Creation. “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive,” 1 Corinthians 15:22.
“For as the Body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one Body, being many, is one Body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the Body is not one member, but many,” 1 Corinthians 12:12-14. “Now you are the Body of Christ, and members in particular,” 1 Corinthians 12:27.
“This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that Yahweh God created man, in the likeness of Elohiym (God) made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called ‘their name Adam,’ in the day when they were created,” Genesis 5:1-2.
“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man (Adam) is of the earth, earthy, the second man (Adam) is the Lord from heaven,” 1 Corinthians 15:45-47.
“And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly,” 1 Corinthians 15:49.
It has been said that we are now finished, and all we do is set back and enjoy what we have, but we turn to Paul for his comment: “For they that are after the flesh do mind (relate to) the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against Yahweh: for it is not subject to the law of Yahweh, neither indeed can be,” Romans 8:5-7.
Please note what Paul says next! “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please Yahweh, But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Yahweh dwell in you.” Paul specifically speaks of the Father’s indwelling here.
Now “if any man have not the Spirit of ‘Christ,’ he is none of His.” He did not say, now if any man have not the Spirit of the Father, he speaks here of Christ, or the Love-energy that we receive through our new birth.
“And if ‘Christ’ be in you, the body is dead (still in Adam’s death) because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness (the sperm of life is in the flesh).”
Now notice, “But, if the Spirit of Him (Yahweh) that raised up Yasha from the dead dwell in you, he (Yahweh, the Father) that raised up Christ (the Son) from the dead shall also quicken (make alive) your mortal (human) bodies by Yahweh’s Spirit that dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify (render inactive, crucify) the deeds (actions) of the body, you shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of Yahweh (and have mortified the deeds of the carnal nature), they are the sons of Yahweh. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the (Spirit of son-placing) adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of Yahweh: And if children, then heirs; heirs of Yahweh, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer (crucify our flesh) with him, that we may be also glorified together (with Him). For I reckon that the sufferings (actions it taken to present our body a living sacrifice) of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of Yahweh. For the creature (creation) was made subject to vanity (depravity, this deplorable situation), not willingly (he did not ask us), but by reason of him (Yahweh) who has subjected the same in hope, Because the creature (creation) itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of Yahweh. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the son-placing (adoption, indwelling of the Father, Feast of Tabernacle), that is, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it,” Romans 8:1-25.
Though we certainly find that our Pentecostal (Feast of Firstfruits) experience brings growth and change in our spirit, I cannot find one scripture that supports the concept that Tabernacles will demand more growth seeing that it is the redemption of the body.
This redemption is spoken of in Ephesians 1:13-14: “In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Though Yasha redeemed Adam’s substance, Adam’s heir must come to full maturity before he can rule over it.
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting (maturing) of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of Yahweh, unto ‘a perfect man,’ unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,” Ephesians 4:11-13.
This Man that looks, acts, and is exactly like his birth dad, will raise up in the authority of his mother’s house to take possession of Adam’s substance and do what the kinsman redeemer could not do, that is, rule over his dead brother’s house. When this firstborn is son-placed (adopted), he will redeem our flesh body (Adam’s house). But he cannot rule over His possessions (Adam’s inheritance) until he is Son-placed. The Kinsman Redeemer (Word in Flesh) rules until the Life-energy Christ takes his authority and redeems His mother’s substance.
Notice what Matthew said when the Father “son-placed his first begotten on the mount of transfiguration. “And He was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light…While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him,” Matthew 17:1-4.
Mark, speaking of the same incident, said, “And after six days Yasha takes with him Peter, and James, and John, and leads them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them,” Mark 9:2-3.
We will now look at the word transfigured. It is found only four times in the Bible. Two of these four times are in the above scriptures. We find it again in Romans 12:2, and this time it is translated transformed. The other scripture is in 2 Corinthians 3:17 and is translated changed. This word is from the Greek metamorphoo and the English metamorphosis. See number #3339 in the Strong’s Concordance.
Romans 12:1-2 will help us to understand how we are to experience our transfiguration. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of Yahweh, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto Yahweh, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed (metamorphosis) by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of Yahweh,” Romans 12:1-2.
Paul, in Second Corinthians 3:15, tells us the results of the change: “But even unto this day, when Moses (the prototype or law symbols) is read, the vail is upon their (Israel’s) heart. Nevertheless when it (the heart) shall turn to the Lord (Christ), the vail shall be taken away. Now Yahweh is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of Yahweh is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding (uncovered face) as in a glass (a smoked, or clouded glass used to dim the brightness of the light) the glory of Yahweh, are changed (metamorphosis) into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord,” 2 Corinthians 3:15-18. I’m convinced that this experience is a little more than a goose-bump experience. It is speaking about a change. This is referring to the Feast of Tabernacles; it speaks of an experience that does away with pain and suffering. Other scriptures tell us when we are tabernacled by the Father, that is, son-placed, death will be swallowed up in victory and there will be no more tears.
Yasha said, “…I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:25-26. And in one accord, we answer, “_________.”