If the content and essence of the Word of God/Elohim were to be condensed or distilled into just one term, “redemption” would be a likely choice. Upon examining and probing this profound concept, one discovers that it is powered by the first fruit-firstborn factor. However, redemption is not just an idea or a theory; it is manifested through human beings - individuals, families, and nations, in their lives and histories. The book "Firstborn Factor in the Plan of Redemption" tracks the familiar but seminal and defining Biblical stories, shedding light on details which work together to progressively form eternal redemptive and judicial patterns that are as valid now as they ever were.
The Sovereign of the universe, the Creator of the world, the Maker of heaven and earth, calls Himself “the God/Elohim of Abraham, God/Elohim of Isaac, and God/Elohim of Jacob” (Exodus 3:6). How is it that a universal God, the Source and Originator of all, seems to condense Himself by limiting His attachment to the identity of these three men and their progeny, which in today’s terms is an insignificant and a seemingly tiny people group, and to a land equally minute and relatively unimportant from a worldly perspective? The fact that the All Powerful One is thusly affiliated demands a thorough investigation of His Word.
The Almighty has also determined that redemption cannot be realized until the appearing of those who are called, “the sons of God/Elohim” for whom the “whole creation groans” (Romans 8:19, 22) and, “the saviors [who] will go up to Mount Zion” (Obadiah 1:21 literal translation). Who are they, and why has He chosen them?
These are the main topics examined in this book. "Firstborn Factor in the Plan of Redemption"
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God’s plan of redemption is a very broad subject, spanning many aspects from the earthly to the heavenly. This book is not, by any means, an attempt to exhaust this vast theme. Rather, we will be focusing on one of redemption’s main components - the first fruit- firstborn factor. We will follow this crimson thread as it winds its way through the Scriptures, delineating the story line of God’s redemptive plan with its statutes, laws, ordinances, promises, and covenants that He made with His chosen people, those who are His possession - the “firstborn.” Their role in His plan, in establishing His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven, is of paramount importance. Indeed, it is written that Abraham and his chosen progeny will inherit the world (ref. Romans 4:13).
“God/Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” (John 3:16), is an all-time favorite Bible verse. Scriptures also inform us that this world has been under the spiritual dominion of another kingdom and ruled over by its prince - Satan. However, according to the above quote, the Almighty Creator loves this earthly domain so much that He sent His Son to redeem it, albeit not without involving a people that He has already chosen and whom He identifies as “firstborn” or “first fruit.”
Yet in order to take up the destined role of firstborn, there are qualifications that must be met. We will take a look at these prerequisites, as well as the God-given duties assigned to the firstborn. From the very beginning when the world’s population was made up of only two individuals, humanity was designated two main positions - that of kingship and priesthood. Even though the “fall” of man brought with it separation from the Creator, His kingdom principles are still valid and operative and have never been done away with. These principles, together with their accompanying Torah statutes, laws, and ordinances (commonly called the “law”), characterize the Word of YHVH/the LORD, and have left their mark on “His-story.”
We will trace the firstborn factor, along with the redemptive patterns and the bitter conflicts that have arisen over the birthright and the inheritance, from the days of Cain and Abel all the way to our own era. A great part of the book is devoted to the lives of the forefathers, as they form a microcosm of what is today’s macrocosm. It is in the course of their lives that these redemptive patterns are seen developing and manifesting, later to be applied to the nation of Israel as a whole. The kingly and priestly functions that together make up the office of the firstborn were very soon separated from each other, as the birthright was divided. This event bore its effect on the history of the nation, the formation of the royal house, the split into two kingdoms, and finally, the exiles of the people of Israel.
The story of redemption climaxes with the coming of the Firstborn Kinsman Redeemer, who epitomized and fulfilled perfectly all of YHVH’s kingdom principles. Thus He was given the authority to impart His resurrection life into the hearts of those foreknown, called, and chosen by His Father - YHVH, enabling the restoration of the spiritual aspect of the kingdom. Redemption’s acceleratory process ultimately leads to the kingdoms of this world becoming the kingdom of God/Elohim and His Messiah (ref. Revelation 11:15; Obadiah 1:21).
Terms such as the kingdom of Elohim, redemption, covenants, firstborn, first fruit, kingship, and priesthood may appear to the modern mind ancient, outdated, and esoteric. Yet for those of us who are looking for His appearing and for the full restoration of YHVH’s kingdom, all of these ideas should be coming more and more into view… Because, whether one believes or not, they have always been in existence and are now closer than ever to being realized, as our Father is restoring all things about which He had spoken through the mouths “of all His holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:21).