“Remember that in the Old Testament it was the tabernacle that was called the “tabernacle of the testimony.” The tabernacle in the wilderness had a testimony—had something to reveal about God, something to say about God. But the tabernacle was just a “figure” foreshadowing Christ—the corporate Christ, that is—Christ in union with His bride, His body.”
Excellent article on the one man: The Lampstand the corporate testimony of Jesus Christ
These are some scripture I put together this morning after getting much revelation on the importance of the one man as it connects to the corporate body
Joh_17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
There is no question that many times a singular he is a collective. Emmanual, God with us not only the person of Jesus but his body, no question and his true body is one, just as He and his father are one.
Ezr_3:1 And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem.
Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
Isa 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
Isa 4:3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
Isa 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Isa 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
This is talking about Shiloh, the righteous Branch, the obedient ones.
Isa 11:16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
The people know by the name Israel, which means “to rule as God” is called “he”
The singular reference to a collective is a key doctrine woven through scripture, veiled of course for God purpose.
1Jn_5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
That “Word” is not the KJV it’s the Word that spoke the universe into existence and also dwells in the heart of the saint.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
The sons of God as joint heirs is so much bigger than most realize.
Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
That verse in it’s context after the revelation of the bride, new Jerusalem is so important. The sons, the true sons do not receive their inheritance until after the third day.
At repentance we are given the right to “become” sons but we don’t until we have endured and overcome.
This is the hope of the church, the true church.
Col_1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Rom_8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
1Th 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.