Creation FROM Chaos: Creation FOR Fruit: Day 1: Light from Darkness Day 4: Light FOR “ruling” day; Light FOR “ruling” night Day 2: Waters from Waters Day 5: Waters below FOR life (fish); Waters above FOR life (birds) Day 3: Land from “lower waters” Day 6: Land FOR Humans FOR: • Being Fruitful & Multiplying • Taking Dominion & Subduing Breath for life: Leads to Death Dove Brings News of Judgment Breath for (new) life Gospel Brings News of Judgment Dove Brings News of Peace from Judgment Gospel Brings News of Peace from Judgment Dove Disappears Dove Reappears And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 1 Cor 15:45 Law Resurrections Gospel Resurrections Son of a Widow (1 Ki 17:17-25) Son of a Widow (Lk 7:11-18) Child of a Rich Person (2 Ki 4:32-37) Child of a Rich Person (Mk 5:35) Adult After Burial (2 Ki 13:20-21) Adult After Burial (Jn 11) 12: Authority • 12 Tribes of Israel (the OT Church). 12 Apostles (the NT church). • 12 hours “rule” (define) the day, 12 “rule” the night. 12 constellations signify the times / seasons. 12 months define the year. • The Temple (symbol of His presence on the earth), therefore, was built with measurements based on multiples of 12, including 120 and 144,000. • 12 loaves of showbread on 10 tables (the church tested, spiritual warfare) • 24 courses of priests on duty 24 hours per day 12: Authority • The City of God in Revelation is also built on 12 & its multiples: 12 gates (authority as to what goes in and what goes out). With the names of the 12 tribes written on them. Foundations of the walls have 12 names of the Apostles on them. • The Jews in Revelation who minister during the Great Tribulation = 144,000 (12,000 of the 12 tribes, or 12 x 10x100: 10 = testing, so this is MEGA testing, the GREAT Tribulation). 12: Authority • The Bible only records 12 people being anointed (“commissioned with authority”) to rule either the church or the nation: Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, Ithamar (5 Priests) & Saul, David, Absalom, Solomon, Jehu, Joash, Jehoahaz (7 kings). • Jesus was 12 when He taught (exercised authority) in the Temple 12: Authority • Of all the lists of the tribes in the OT, there is always one left out, meaning there is never more than 12 tribes in any one list. (Joseph had 2 sons adopted by Jacob). 12: Authority • 10 & 12 often seen together: the church under attack, being tested or tempted. The first “church split”: Israel divided into 10 northern tribes and 2 southern tribes. 12 spies into the Promised Land: 10 rejected the fight, 2 trusted God. • Of the 12 sons of Jacob, only 2 were full brothers; all others were half-brothers. Joseph became a type of the Savior, Benjamin, his full brother, became a type of the church (he was given 5X more food than the other brothers). • When Ezra was gathering Levites to return to the Promised Land from Persia, He gathers 12 representatives, but only names 2 (Ezra 8:24). These 2 are noted by name as answers to prayer because of the lack of priests. 12: Authority The 2 are always in some way closer to God, to His intent, to the Spirit of what He’s doing, or demonstrate a greater desire for closeness to God, than the other 10. Benjamin and Joseph were Jacob’s favorites. The real temple and the real ark were in Jerusalem in the southern 2 tribes; the northern 10 tribes created their own phony temples and Jerusalem and priests. Girl Dying 12 Girl Lives Multitude prevented Multitude “follow” Woman “Dying” 12 Woman Lives Personal Encounter with Jesus: Law Broken 12: Authority in Mark Mark: 6:7 (eye)Witnessing Mark 6:43 Does the Spirit of Jesus Christ have authority OVER every aspect of my life (12) Legally? Does the Spirit of Jesus Christ have authority OVER every aspect of my life (12) Actually?