Man-child: Born of Philadelphia Church
Christine Beadsworth's dream: I dreamt that a woman I knew was going to have a baby by caesarian section. When I rushed to her side to support her, she had already had a natural birth after a labor of only two hours. I held the baby boy for a long time and gazed at his face. He was very mature and could already speak and I discovered he had eight fingers on his right hand. The eighth finger branched off the sixth finger.
David Eells' interpretation: A baby by caesarian section implies a birth by the works of man, which will not happen to this first-born fruit of Christ in these days called the man-child.
The right hand is the hand of blessing the first-born, which Jacob put upon Ephraim, meaning in Hebrew the "fullness of nations". Ephraim was a type of the Church of all nations. He was the second-born son of Joseph, as a type of Jesus, which received a double portion of the first-born son's (Israel's) blessing. When Jesus came this happened and His anointing, which in large part was rejected by Israel, fell upon the born-again Church.
Ephraim represents the true Church taken from all nations. The sixth finger is the sixth Church spoken of in Revelation, the Philadelphia, or brotherly love, church. Out of this will come the man-child whose number is eight which represents new beginnings and that the flesh of his old man is cut off on the eighth day. The gematria for "Jesus" is 888. The man-child is the first-fruits to be born in His image.
The seven fingers also represent the seven spiritual shepherds that are sent by the man-child to minister to the seven Churches, which is mentioned in Hidden Manna For the End Times. First Jesus is coming to be manifested in the man-child ministry. (Mic.5:2) But thou, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, which art little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall one come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. Obviously this is Jesus. (3) Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she who travaileth hath brought forth: then the residue of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. Jesus left because of rebellion and will return in the man-child who is born of the travailing woman in Revelation 12.
As Jesus fed the former rain woman in a body of flesh, so He will feed the latter rain woman in a corporate body of flesh. (Mic.5:4) And He shall stand, and shall feed [His flock] in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord His God: and they shall abide; for now shall He be great unto the ends of the earth. The Jesus of the former rain was revered by the disciples and feared by His enemies but because of apostasy this has not been true for many centuries since. The man-child and the disciples who follow in His steps will restore this and He shall be "great unto the ends of the earth". The man-child's teaching will bring peace to the seven churches that are at war with the beast. (5) And this [man] shall be [our] peace, When the Assyrian shall come into our land, and shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds and eight principle (Hebrew: "princes among") men. The corporate body of the man-child is "this man" who brings peace to the corporate woman with his teachings that enable her to resist the beast invasion. He brings peace because the "Prince of peace" is in his heart. Spiritually speaking we are the "land" and the "palaces" that the corporate beast is trying to invade. (1 Cor.3:9) For we are God's fellow-workers: ye are God's husbandry (Greek: "tilled land"), God's building ("palaces"). As we shall see, the beast is a corporate spirit from the abyss (Rev.17:8) that inhabits the body of the wicked (3) and seeks to inhabit the righteous and mark them. Notice that the "Assyrians" are called "him" which shows that they are seen as the corporate body of the beast. Since the Assyrian beast kingdom passed away over 600 years before Christ they could not have been connected with Jesus or the man-child. Therefore God, as usual, was using the beast of that day to represent a particular aspect of the end time beast. As the Assyrian beast did not conquer Jerusalem, so the end time beast will not conquer those spiritually abiding in the New Jerusalem.
(Mic.5:5)...[T]hen shall we raise against him seven shepherds and eight principle (Hebrew: "princes among") men. The Man-child Jesus raised up twelve apostolic shepherds primarily to restore those of the "twelve-tribes of Israel who would listen (Mt.10:5; Acts 26:7; Jas.1:1; 1Pet.1:1). In exact parallel, the corporate man-child will raise up "seven" corporate apostolic "shepherds" primarily to restore the "seven churches". The man-child's primary job is to feed the unleavened bread of the Word to disciples in order to manifest Christ in them. These will be the new leadership for the seven churches in the last 3 1/2 years. These "seven shepherds" are not sectarian religious leaders but one man in Christ and are inhabited by one "prince of peace", Jesus, hence "eight princes among men". In the next chapter we will see that even after the Man-child Jesus' 3 1/2 year ministry, He promised to be with the shepherds in spirit "unto the consummation of the age", (Greek: Mt.28:20) hence "eight princes among men". These princes are sons of the King and have authority over His realm of the seven churches. The seven churches of Revelation are a type of seven different types of Christians in the Church. (Isa.4:1) And seven women (the Church) shall take hold of one man in that day. The "one man" here is Jesus manifested in the man-child. Then He will be manifested in the seven shepherds and then in the true Church. One of God's solutions to the apostasy in the Church is new leadership. (Isa.1:26) [A]nd I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counselors as at the beginning. The same type counselors in the former rain will be given in the latter rain.
Here is another confirmation of the man-child giving His revelation to seven shepherds, who passed it on to the seven churches. When the Man-child Jesus sent His shepherds out, He called them "apostles", meaning "one sent forth". In other words, the shepherds were the man-child's messengers to the churches. As a type of the man-child, John on the Isle of Patmos was "a partaker with you in the tribulation" (Rev.1:9) when he was caught up to the throne of God and given a revelation of the coming tribulation to give to the seven churches. (4:1) After these things I saw, and behold, a door opened in heaven, and the first voice that I heard, [a voice] as of a trumpet speaking with me, one saying, Come up hither, and I will show thee the things which must come to pass hereafter. (2) Straightway I was in the Spirit: and behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and one sitting upon the throne. Like Jesus, he was given a revelation of the apostasy in the Church and told to send it to the seven churches by the hand of seven angels. (1:11)... What thou seest, write in a book and send [it] to the seven churches.... (2:1,8,12,18; 3:1,7,14) To the angel of the church in Ephesus (and so with; Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardi, Philadelphia, Laodicea) write.... "Angel" in these cases is the Greek word angelos meaning "messengers" and is also used of ministers in the New Testament (Example: Lk.4:24,27; 9:52). The equivalent Hebrew word in the Old Testament is translated "messenger" when speaking of priests (Mal.2:7), John the Baptist, and Jesus (Lk.3:1). Since it doesn't make sense that John sent the revelation by angels, he must have sent it by seven minister messengers to the seven churches. This is exactly what Jesus did as man-child. He shared His revelation with minister messengers, who shared it with the seven churches.
(Also read Church of Brotherly Love.)