God uses the one physical type to picture realities at two higher levels:
The higher levels are:
1) The converted human being level.
2) The spirit being level.
Examples of the above principle are listed below. God uses this principle extensively in the Bible, and once you become familiar with it you will look for it and recognize more and more examples that you did not previously know existed.
Example 1: Physical type – Circumcision in the Old Testament
Conversion level: pictures a Christian being baptized with the Holy Spirit and the subsequent justification – henceforth God refers to Christians as a new creation, even though the reality is not yet (Colossians 2:11).
Spirit being level: pictures a person becoming a new spirit being upon ascension into the Kingdom of God (when their fleshly sinful nature will be literally removed, or of you like“cut off”).
Example 2: Physical type – Baptism in water
Conversion level: pictures a person being baptized into the Holy Spirit, and the subsequent washing away of sin – the old person (carnal nature) henceforth is looked upon by God like it were already dead and buried (Mark1:8; Acts 22:16; 1Corinthians 5:4; Romans 6:4; 1Corinthians 3:9).
Spirit being level: pictures the ultimate death of a persons human existance together with their fleshly related sin by becoming a spirit being.
Example 3: Physical Type – rising out of the water after baptism
Coversion level: pictures a person becoming a Christian and living Gods way of life (Colossians 2:12; Colossians 3:1).
Spirit being level: pictures a Christian becoming a spirit being (new creation) and living God’s way of life in the spirit world
Example 4: Physical Type – Gods Temple
a) Conversion level: pictures people in whom God dwells through the Holy Spirit (1Corinthians 3:16).
b) Spirit being level: pictures people when they are changed into spirit beings, in whom God dwells (Ephesians 2:21).
Example 4: Physical Type – ancient Israel
a) Conversion level: pictures human beings in whom God dwells through the Holy Spirit
b) Spirit being level: pictures spirit beings in the Kingdom of God (formally human beings).
Example 5: Physical Type – The seventh day Sabbath
Conversion Level: pictures how Christians are justified in Gods eyes (free from the death penalty; adverse consequence of sin – referred to by God as already no longer slaves of sin or under Satan’s rule (Romans 6:5-7; 20).
Spirit being level: pictures spirit beings in the Kingdom of God at rest from their human fight against Satan and his demons (Hebrews 4:11).
Example 6: Physical Type – The writing of the old covenant law on tables of stone at Mt Sinai
a) Conversion Level: The writing of the God’s spiritual law, by the earnest of the Holy Spirit, in the hearts of all those humans predestined to be in the first resurrection (2 Corinthians 3:3; Acts2:1).
b) Spirit being Level: The writing of God’s living spiritual law, by the large pouring out of the Holy spirit in the hearts of those spirit beings in the first resurrection.
Example 7: Physical type –The keeping of the Ten Commandments written on tables of stone
a) Conversion level: The keeping of the 10 Commandments by converted people as an expression of the indwelling presence of the mind of Christ (to the degree it is present in individuals).
b) Spirit being level: Spirit beings exercising the mind of Christ in the Kingdom of God
Example 8: Physical Type – Marriage between God of Old Testament and ancient Israel at Mt Sinai (by the giving of the covenant law, and then Israel agreeing to keep the law) (Jerimiah 3:14).
Conversion Level: The pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon all those predestined to be in the first resurrection – and Christ being made the head of the church by being resurrected to a spirit being three days after his crucifixion (Ephesians5:23).
Spirit being level: the ascension of all those predestined to be in the first resurrection and taking up of their administrative family type position as helper to Christ, who will be in charge ( Revelation19:7; Revelation 21:9).
Example 9: Physical Type – Marriage mentioned in NT
Conversion level: pictures the relationship between Christ and the New Testament church.
Spirit being level: pictures marriage between Christ and those in the first resurrection.