Somehow in here, Anthony, I believe Peter represents the company that will
not bypass death, but rather, will pass THROUGH it as "an open
gate." This is the resurrection of the third day. Herod
here represents the sentence of death and corruption on the physical
body (the physical man made up of 46 chromosomes; the number of Herod's temple).
The prison here represents the grave (a grave that cannot hold the children
of the resurrection). James in this represents all those who have passed on
in death and have seen physical corruption (not to be seen or heard of).
Peter on the other hand, though being held in the same "prison" of death and
corruption as James (though that was not mentioned), is
supernaturally shown the way to pass through the probation of the
first and second day (the two sets of guards), and then even
moves on THROUGH death's gate itself on the third day. This, of
course, is all following the pattern for resurrection set by Jesus when He
was raised from the dead in the garden tomb on the third day. Jesus didn't
bypass death. He passed through it. The grave could not hold Him, nor will it
us. This is all represented in this passage of scripture from Acts.
Peter appearing to the brethren (who thought it was not Peter
but his angel) represents the manifestation of the sons of God to
those still in the outer-court of corruption (Ezek. 44).
Of course, this will all require much prayer from the saints. God is giving
us a "heads up" now on this thing, so that we can be praying in
accordance with His will. I hope that some people soon start
catching this by the Spirit, because they need to be praying about this.
Bless you, brother,