The Bond of Peace


Just as the Restoration, through death in Babylon, miraculously reunited Ephraim and Judah in a new body, the attacks on the Firstfruits church miraculously reunited Jew and Gentile. The Restoration body (pictured in Ezekiel 37) was a type of the Firstfruits church. In the big picture, this new body appears in the Bible Matrix at Maturity. It was an army from the grave, a multitude of shiny individuals united and animated by the Spirit of God, moving as a single shining entity. The Creation week pictures this as flocks of birds and schools of fish. The Tabernacle images it as clouds of incense. This is the warrior bride, terrible as an army with banners.

Light – Ark-Word (Sabbath) -
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit
through the bond of peace.

…..Veil (Passover) -
…..There is one body and one Spirit—

……….Altar & Table (Firstfruits) –
……….just as you were called to one hope
……….when you were called—

……………Lampstand (Pentecost [rulers]) -
……………one Lord,

……….Incense (Trumpets [resurrection body unity]) -
……….one faith,

…..Laver (Atonement) -
… baptism;

Shekinah (Booths) -
one God and Father of all,
who is over all and through all and in all.

(Ephesians 4:4-6)

So, as an army, how is this a bond of peace? We are to be at peace with all men as far as possible. But not at peace with the world (compromise), or peace with the enemies of God (which they label “tolerance”.) It is peace with each other. The peacemakers in the Sermon on the Mount appear at exactly the same point in the structure: Maturity. The peacemakers are the builders of an army for God.

So, there can be such a thing as peacekeepers with guns. Peace comes through wise use of judicial power, the sword of the Spirit. After all, Solomon wiped out his father’s enemies to keep the peace. Peacekeepers deal with troublemakers. This is wise church government.

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