For goal funnels in Google Analytics with a destination URL, does the first step have to occur before the destination step?

Setup: I want to make a simple goal funnel where I want my website’s landing page to be the required first step and I want page X to be the destination URL. I want to measure how many people visit the landing page before visiting page X.

If a visitor first visits page X and then later on visits the website’s landing page in the same session, will Google Analytics consider this a goal conversion even though the user didn’t "funnel" in from the landing page to the goal page?

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2976313?hl=en indicates that the order of the sequence of pages doesn’t matter but it doesn’t speak on the order of the pages if the page in question is a required entry point to the funnel. Would love some thoughts on this, thanks!