[205] Mesopotamia


31 After that Terah took Abram his son and Lot, the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, the wife of Abram his son, and they went with him out of Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan. In time they came to Haran and took up dwelling there. 
32 And the days of Terah came to be 205 years. Then Terah died in Haran (Genesis 11). 

1 And Jehovah proceeded to say to Abram: Go your way out of your country and from your relatives and from the house of your father to the country that I shall show you; 
2 and I shall make a great nation out of you and I shall bless you and I will make your name great; and prove yourself a blessing. 
3 And I will bless those who bless you, and him that calls down evil upon you I shall curse, and all the families of the ground will certainly bless themselves by means of you. 
4 At that Abram went just as Jehovah had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was 75 years old when he went out from Haran. 
5 So Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot the son of his brother and all the goods that they had accumulated and the souls whom they had acquired in Haran, and they got on their way out to go to the land of Canaan. Finally they came to the land of Canaan (Genesis 12). 

Abraham's journey to the promised land took the following form. He started in Ur with his father Terah. He then crossed the Euphrates, going west to east, to live in Haran, where his father died. He then crossed the Euphrates again going east to west to enter the Promised Land. Haran was located between the two rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates in Mesopotamia, which means in Greek, 'middle of rivers'.

Those of Abraham's actions which are recorded in the bible are Prophetic. They apply in the greater meaning to Abraham's seed not through his loins but through his 3 covenants with God the 1AC, the ACP and the AAC, promises for those with faith, for those who find the true church and the saints respectively. So his seed, are looking at two baptisms in water. These baptisms are symbolised by Abraham's own crossing of the Euphrates twice, from Ur to Haran and then from Haran to Canaan and the fact that Haran was in Mesopotamia, situated between two rivers. The Symbolism is therefore:

Abraham Those who enter both true congregations in a presence
Terah Those who enter only the first true congregation in a presence
Ur The World
Haran The first true Christian congregation in each presence, FDS1 or FDS3
Promised Land The second true Christian congregation in each presence, FDS2 or FDS4
First River Baptism into the first true Christian congregation in each presence, FDS1 or FDS3
Second River Baptism into the second true Christian congregation in each presence, FDS2 or FDS4

The point we are making is that Mesopotamia, the home of Abraham and his family, had two rivers in it. So his true seed have to deal with two rivers before they reach the promised land. So there are two true Christian congregations in each presence.

Now Abraham was told by God to leave his country and his relatives and the house of his father, after his father died. Likewise true Christians in both presences are told by the same one, to leave the first congregation after it is rejected, and to leave their brothers there and to leave that administration and temple and to enter into a second true congregation.

Furthermore when the Jews left Egypt they crossed the Red Sea and then the Jordan, two rivers, before they entered the promised land.