The Lord is moving by His Spirit to bring about the fulfillment of that which is recorded in His Word. A manchild shall be born and caught up to the throne of God {Rev. 12:5}. A woman is shown as clothed with the sun and the moon is under her feet, and a crown of stars is on her head. The Lord will bring to­gether into one, a glorious church which shall be clothed with spiritual power, and with all that is of the soul, or self-life, put in subjection under her feet. She will function in the fullness of His covenant which is shown by the crown of stars on her head. That has its archetype in heaven, even a glorious church. When this church begins to function in the fullness of Divine Power, having been conformed in all things to that Divine way and order set forth in God's Word, then out of the womb of that church will come forth that which is described as "a manchild." This manchild represents that mature and perfected group or company which shall come forth to minister in power in these last days.


The man is a type and picture of the spirit which indwells the physical body, and the woman is a type and picture of the soul which envelops the spirit and interpenetrates the physi­cal body. As Eve was to be in subjection to Adam, so is the soul which is the seat of desire and emotion to be subject to the indwelling spirit which is begotten of God. As the woman represents the glorious church, so does this portray that state or condition among God's people who have not yet come to maturity. Though the woman is shown to have the moon under her feet (the moon being also a symbol of the soul), she is still reflecting from that spiritual power in which she is clothed, the soulish or moon state of imperfection and immaturity. Glorious, yes, but not fully perfected. Thus we have the double witness of her still somewhat soulish condi­tion by the fact that the moon of the soul is still in the pic­ture, and by the fact that she is represented as a woman, which is also a type of the soul.


You can now understand why that which comes forth from the woman is pictured as a manchild. It shows that the group or company which comes forth has come into that minimum of perfection or fullness which the Lord requires. And as the man is a type of the indwelling spirit which is to rule the house or home of the physical body, so does the manchild represent that maturity and fullness which is necessary to come forth in power in that ministry ordained for these last days. We also read that the manchild is caught up to the throne of God (Rev. 12:5). A throne is symbolic of power and authority. Those in the manchild company will be vested with power to do a mighty work for the Lord in these last days.


Now I will show you a mystery not readily seen by those who would understand God's purposes for this company. The manchild company, being the firstborn of that which will come forth in power, is to be divided even as the "firstfruits" are divided into the sheaf which is cut and taken out of the harvest field, and the firstfruits which are left in the earth to act as a ferment of truth and righteousness until the work of the harvest time is complete. The manchild shall be caught up to power and authority in two distinct companies. First, there will be those of the Firstfruits who will be translated and caught up into the heavenlies to receive a commission to function in power in the realms beyond the veil. These shall be the 144,000 of Revelation 14:1. They will no longer be functioning in physical bodies, but in glorified bodies, and they will minister during the Tribulation from the vantage of the heavenly realm, Mount Zion, which is a type of the heav­enly and true spiritual Kingdom of Christ. They will be working with that other portion of the manchild which is left on earth and which will be caught up to a position of power and authority and commissioned to do a work on the earth while yet in their physical bodies. This is the second fulfillment of the manchild being caught up to the throne of God. For both groups it is a catching up, but one to the heavenly and the other to the earthly authority and power.


This is portrayed in the Scripture by the manchild being caught up to the throne of God. Then, the dragon makes war with the remnant or remainder of the seed or offspring of the woman (Rev. 12:17). This remnant is that portion of the manchild company which is left on the earth to go forth in power in the last days, and they will be helped by the other portion or group which has been caught up to the heavenlies. Those in the heavenlies will have the power to appear and to speak to those who are yet on the earth. And they will be able to give them that protection and guidance which they will need in that day.


This is portrayed by the fact that a double portion was given to the firstborn (Deut. 21:17). The Lord will also have a double portion company in these last days. This double por­tion is symbolized by the heavenly and the earthly. One portion of the firstborn manchild will be in the heavenlies oper­ating in power in that realm, and the other portion of the manchild will operate in the earthly realm in that ministry which will be committed to them.