John and Doves: Please read this until the end....
Bruce Baber has mentioned several times that the child is birthed head first and that as the last part of the bride of Christ is taken into a new world and she exits a dark womb, it is the feet which leave last. Here is another angle on the bride's body with a different twist ; the Geographic Bride.Isaac Newton, (b. Dec 25, 1642, d. Mar. 20,1727) postulated that events taking place in time were correlated and connected to the geographic location that tied each event to Jerusalem. Newton believed that , based upon Ezekiel 40:3 , everything, all measures of time and space, both material and spiritual , was measured from the Temple cornerstone in Jerusalem. Since time is mathematics, just numbers -- days, months, and years, and locations are numbers of longitude and latitude, it is easy to see how this might be. Unfortunately, for Newton, there was no accurate way to measure either longitude or latitude locations in 1700. Newton was 350 years early.
By the 1990's GPS measurements were sufficiently advanced to determine exact location measures. A Montana resident, now deceased, David Flynn, decided to test Newton's theories using exact, known distances between the Temple cornerstone in Jerusalem and various ancient and modern locations, all of which had certain connective events in their history tying them to Jerusalem. Flynn's book, Temple at the Center of Time, a bestseller, detailed a multitude of locations where the distance to Jerusalem was the same number, in miles, as was the year that connected that location to Jerusalem. So, for one example, the "London Stone" on Cannon Street near the Tower of London from which the Romans measured all distances in England, is exactly 1948.4 miles from the Jerusalem cornerstone. This being also the date when England determined to withdraw from Jerusalem, creating a state of Israel -- 1948.
So what has all this to do with Hebron, King David, and his 7 wives ? The answer is geography. Geography is designed and not just in miles and dates which correspond to the miles. The Bible sets forth a most amazing geographic type, one which I have never seen mentioned anywhere.
The Lord gave title and ownership of the land of Israel to Abraham, to Isaac, and a third time, to Jacob and to their descendants forever. It was a gift. Yet, despite owning the land, three different times the owners bought their own land. Does that seem crazy ? Who would buy their own property ? How does one pay for something already given to him ?