The Metaphor Key has four components
The Earth and life on Earth metaphors the spirit of man-
1. Parallels established by Genesis 1(God said=God the Father…God made=Jesus/The Word)
As God the Father alone (No follow up God made statement) lets ‘light be’, so, what this light does for life on Earth will parallel what God the Father does for our spirit. Born again Earth and born again spirit. As God the Father alone (No God made statement) separated out the land mass and called it ‘Earth’, so, what the Earth does for life on Earth will parallel what God the Father does for our spirit. Born again Earth and born again spirit.
‘Earth’ = God the Father
As the Holy Spirit alone ‘broods’ upon the waters and Jesus (God made) makes a firmament to hold the waters, so, what waters do for life on Earth will parallel what the Holy Spirit and Jesus do for our spirit. Born again Earth and born again spirit.
‘Waters’ = The Holy Spirit and (within the firmament)-
Throughout Genesis ‘God said’ (God the Father purposes)….' God made’ (Jesus).So, whatever Jesus made parallels what Jesus makes for our spirit. Born again Earth and born again spirit. What the sun, moon and stars do for life on Earth so, Jesus does for our spirit
‘The firmament, the sun, moon, the stars’ = Jesus
‘fish, whales, birds, moving/living creatures, beasts of the earth, cattle, and creeping things’. What these represent Jesus has accomplished for man.
***God can only use the vocabulary of that day’s work***
2. Other Biblical Parallels and ‘Typing’
Dry land -
‘Earth’ = Man’s spirit -
3. Established double/multiple meanings.
‘Heaven’ = (I) Our atmosphere (ii) the cosmos (III) an abode of God (within man)
‘Firmament’ = an empty space within (I) Our atmosphere (ii) the cosmos (III) an abode of God (within man)
‘Deep’ = (i) the oceans (ii) Deep places (our soul)
‘Evening’ = Night time (but night is darkness-
‘Morning’ = Coming day (but day is light-
‘Kind’ = (I) a category of plant/animal (ii) the family of the triune God
‘Nephesh chayyah’ = (I) small creatures that have life (II) the spiritual constituents of the triune God (a noun when In God -
‘Adam’ = (I) Adam (II) man kind
4. logical ‘Typing’ by Extension
Animate life for animate life-
‘Beasts of the Earth’ = gifts from God the Father and/or these gifts in man
‘Beasts of the Field’ = synonymous with ‘beasts of the earth’ but from an ‘interactive governance’ viewpoint Confirming gifts that are not within the Garden of Eden (which metaphors our indwelling, so not the indwelling ‘package’) so, originally from God the Father.
‘Fowl’= gifts from The Holy Spirit-
Cattle = The in dwellings of Jesus and The Holy Spirit (The biggest animal available within the category -
‘Whales’ = synonymous with cattle-
‘Ground’ = The spirit of man influenced and changed by the Holy Spirit-
‘Seed yielding Herb’ = Jesus
‘Seed bearing Herb’ = Saved man
‘The fruit tree yielding fruit whose seed is in itself’ = the Holy Spirit carrying our indwelling ‘package’). ‘Was in itself’ the Holy Spirit having given the indwelling package’ to man)
‘Every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed’ = The Holy spirit, Jesus, God the Father, understanding of scripture-
‘Seas’ = our own spiritual waters when enhanced by The Holy Spirit
‘Fish of the sea’ = gifts from our living waters, our Holy Spirit enhanced waters, Holy spirit gifts given to all at salvation.
‘Kind’ = The family of God-
‘The Garden of Eden’ = The entire ‘package’ of our indwellings