God sometimes uses the same physical thing or event to typify different events that take place at higher levels.
Example 1) Israelites Crossing of the Red Sea – pictures either baptism by the Holy Spirit or the ascension of the first fruits to spirit beings, depending on the CONTEXT. For example, see below how the crossing of the Red Sea is part of a broader analogy depicting the plan of salvation for the spiritual first fruits – and therefore in that context typifies the first resurrection:
Analogy consisting of a series of sequential events is as follows:
1) the saving of the firstborn Israelites by the blood of the lamb and the release of the Israelites (called God’s firstborn son in Exodus 4:22) from slavery under Pharaoh and his army.
3) the journey of the Israelites out of Egypt, which was ruled by Pharaoh and his army.
4) Israelites cross the Red Sea – their final deliverance from Pharaoh and his army.
What the above broad analogy pictures:
In the above analogy the crossing of the Red sea pictures the first resurrection. This meaning is deduced when we start to recognize that the above 3 events strongly resemble the plan of salvation for those predestined to be in the first resurrection. See below the parallel events typified:
1) reconciliation and justification of those predestined to be in the first resurrection (God’s spiritual firstborn). See article: Feast of Unleavened Bread – about those in First Resurrection
2) Those predestined to be in the first resurrection living Gods way of life in a world of sin ruled by Satan and his demons
3) The first resurrection
However, in another analogy the crossing of the Red Sea pictures the eventual baptism of all humanity. A complete explanation of this analogy will be explained later on this web site. But in brief, the story of Israel from baptism in the Red sea to the crossing of the Gordon River into the land of Canaan primarily depicts the plan of salvation for the rest humanity (those not predestined to be in the first resurrection). However, for this to help make sense to you at the moment, it needs to be understood that not all who are baptized and receive the holy spirit now will be in the first resurrection – BUT they are not lost. They are just deceived and taken captive in either an Assyrian type of captivity or an Babylonian type of captivity, and will come up in the second resurrection and given opportunity to repent. In other words, what happened in the history of physical Israel, including rejecting God as there King, being ruled over by other good and bad Kings, and finally being taken captive and in the future being resurrected and placed back in their own land (Ezekial 37:12) – typifies what happens to the New Testament church. Anyway, stay tuned for the complete story later on this web site. In between time it’s just something for you to start thinking about.