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OT Types & Shadows

IV Genesis 27 we find the story of Jacob obtaining the birthright blessing—by putting a goat kid skin on his arms and neck to trick his father Isaac into thinking that he was Esau. This represents Ephraim receiving the blessing of bringing forth the Kingdom, instead of Judah. Although, Jacob tricked Isaac to give him the blessing, Esau had already sold his right to Jacob for a bowl of pottage when he hungered (Genesis 25:31-34).

Later, Jacob gave Judah the leadership blessing for Israel, but Judah preferred his own ruler-ship over that of Yeshua, the Messiah, and killed Jesus on the cross. Therefore, as did Esau, Judah forsook their birthright to lead in bringing forth the Kingdom of God. Instead, it was given to his brother Ephraim, leader of the Northern Kingdom Israel. Although Ephraim stumbles in sin at times, as did Jacob, he will yet, through much travail, bring forth the literal Kingdom of God and gather God’s covenant people Israel. God knew what Judah’s choice would be. Thus, in IV Gen 48:11 in Joseph’s blessing it says, “For thou shalt be a light unto my people, to deliver them in the days of their captivity, from bondage; and to bring salvation unto them, when they are altogether bowed down under sin.” This will be fulfilled when Ephraim and Manasseh bring Israel out of Babylon, or the world, building up of Zion, on Joseph’s land in America.

IV Genesis 38 we read the story of Judah’s three sons and Tamar his daughter-in-law. This is a type of the tribe of Judah and their relationship with Messiah, Christ the Lord. According to Hebrew way, a wife must bring forth fruit. This is a type of Jesus’ bride must bring forth fruit meet for the Father’s Kingdom (Mt 3:35, Mk 4:17, Lk 8:15, Jn 15:16, Rm 7:4-5). So when a Hebrew husband died, his barren wife had the right of seed from his brother that she might, yet, bring forth a child.

Er, the first born of Judah, is slain because of his wickedness. This represents Judah being sent into Babylonian captivity for seventy years, because of their wickedness. Then Onan refuses to lie with Tamar when he is given her to wife, because he does not want to bring forth seed to his brother and then have to divide his inheritance with her son. Therefore, the Lord slew him. This represents Judah not accepting Jesus as the Messiah, wanting instead their own ruler-ship. In 70 AD, the Romans slew many of the Jews and destroyed their temple, where YHWH dwelt with them. Finally, Tamar obeyed and waited for Shelah to grow up to give her seed, as requested by Judah, but then she was not given to him as a wife. This represents the Jews not coming to the Church to give her seed.

Finally, Tamar takes things into her own hands and plays the harlot to raise-up fruit unto her salvation, by lying with Judah, albeit, by trickery. This represents the Church bringing forth the Kingdom with the authority granted her from  the Spiritual Father Jesus Christ, going around the lineage of Judah, who lost their opportunity for eternity to bring forth the physical Kingdom of God to earth.

Another type is seen in Jacob’s fruit from Rachel, his preferred wife. She bore him two sons–Joseph and Benjamin.  On Saturday, March 10, 2007 around 12:00 pm, I asked the Lord exactly when was His second visitation and why the tribe of Benjamin was left handed.  Here is His response:

“My daughter I will visit my people when I redeem Zion, those who know me will see me in the flesh, just as my children in Zarahemla did.  I will then endow my servants to go forth in my name, that my children Israel may be gathered.  It will be sometime after that my temple is built, and I come to dwell there in Spirit, until my final coming in judgment and glory.

 You have also asked about Benjamin and why they are left handed.  This is a type and shadow of the final two outcomes of my children.  For Jacob and Rachel are a type and shadow of me and my bride.  My children will eventually be judged to go to the right, eternal life with me and my Father, or to the left, eternal damnation with him who they chose to serve.  This is not to say that the house of Benjamin will be judged to go to the left.  It is simply a type and shadow of the outcome of the union with my bride.

  Know that I will always answer your questions, if you seek me diligently.  Thus saith your Lord God and King, even Jesus Christ, the beginning and the end.  Amen.”

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