Thoughts on the New Exodus

I’ve been thrown a curveball.  It has been my intention to press on and continue with my series “Jesus and the Law,” but while studying my eyes have been opened up to a theme that undergirds all of Old/New Covenant theology.  This theme is referred to in many places in the Bible, but I feel that it needs to be highlighted and elaborated upon in a much bigger way, impacting much of our ideas about the Gospel and also our eschatology.  So I am going to adjust, put my current series on hold, and begin to lay out what I am starting to see.

The theme I am talking about is the theme of a “second exodus” or “New Exodus.” Right now we are at the very end of this end-of-the-ages exodus that began with the New Covenant sealed in the blood of Jesus, and is finally finished at the Second Coming of Jesus. To explain this we need to examine the first exodus that began with Moses that involved God’s covenant with Israel established at Mt. Sinai.  As I talk about the Old Covenant you will see how everything about it points to the New Covenant.

So let’s go back to that quaking and burning mountain in the desert and to Deuteronomy 18:15-22. Here is repeated the story of how the Israelites were awestruck at the voice of the Lord on Mt. Sinai (also known as Mt. Horeb), and because of this they asked Moses to go up and approach the Lord alone to receive the Law. Moses explained that the Lord understood the apprehension of the Hebrews and said, “They have spoken well” (Deu. 18:17). Yet it seems that somehow this is related to God’s prophecy that He would one day send another “prophet like Moses” (v.15, v.18) who would speak the word of the Lord, just like Moses did. Then the Lord commands the Israelites telling them that they must listen and obey this future prophet. We all understand that this “prophet like Moses” was Jesus.

It seems that because the Israelites were afraid to approach God on Mt. Sinai He then came to earth as Jesus and approached Israel to speak with His people face to face. In the New Covenant the Sermon on the Mount is the counterpart to the Old Covenant experience at Mt. Sinai. In the Old Covenant the people said to the Lord, “Stay away, or we will die” (Deu. 18:16), but in the New Covenant Jesus calls forth the people saying, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart” (Matt. 11:28-29).

The Old Covenant was confirmed between God and the children of Israel with Moses as the mediator.  Israel was promised blessings for following God’s law, and warned of curses for breaking God’s law, as given in Deuteronomy 27-29.  In fact, the sad thing is that it was prophesied that Israel would eventually utterly fail in keeping their obligations of the covenant, and that because of this Israel would be judged and exiled from their land once again. Deuteronomy speaks of this future reality, and declares that once this happens, if Israel truly repents and turns back to God, then He will have mercy on Israel again and bring about a “second exodus.”  But this will not be an exodus from one nation (Egypt) as it was in the past, but will be Israel’s return from exile from all the nations of the earth and from the ends of the earth (30:4).  It is at the time of this “second exodus” that God will then reach out to Israel and “circumcise their hearts” (30:6) and thereby give them true life.

We have to always remember that the New Covenant was made with Israel. It was announced at the last supper by Jesus to His twelve Jewish disciples and confirmed by His death, resurrection, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It started with Israel but it was always intended that the new and expanded definition of “Israel” in the New Covenant would also include Gentiles. Yes, as this second and spiritual “New Exodus” takes place, the Lord is gathering both Jews and Gentiles. We find this truth repeated throughout that most important evangelical section of Isaiah in chapters 40-55, including here:

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” (Isaiah 43:4-7)

The reality of this New Exodus including Gentiles is announced by Jesus right after He gives His Sermon on the Mount that sets forth the new “heart-based” commandments of the Kingdom of Heaven. In Matthew 8 Jesus first heals a Jewish leper and tells him to go to the priests, and then Jesus heals the servant of the Roman centurian. This was the man who had faith in the authority of Jesus to heal, and so Jesus responds to this pagan Roman with these remarkable words:

When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 8:10-12)

This “coming from east and west” is a specific reference to Isaiah’s “New Exodus” theme that originates, as explained earlier, in Deuteronomy 30. Moses did not specify that this “second exodus” would include Gentiles, but Isaiah did, repeatedly. For instance, in the amazing prophecy of Isaiah 49:

And now the LORD says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him– for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD, and my God has become my strength–he says: “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nation, the servant of rulers: “Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.” (Isaiah 49:5-7)

Then you will say in your heart: ‘Who has borne me these? I was bereaved and barren, exiled and put away, but who has brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; from where have these come?'” Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and raise my signal to the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders. Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. With their faces to the ground they shall bow down to you, and lick the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who wait for me shall not be put to shame.” (Isaiah 49:21-23)

The theme of a “New Exodus” appears throughout Isaiah 40-55 because at this time judgment was on its way for the both the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Isaiah was alive for the exile of Israel at the hands of Assyria, and about a hundred years later Judah was defeated and led into exile by Babylon. Isaiah knew that this judgment of “exile to the nations” in fulfillment of Deuteronomy 30:1 was coming, so he looked forward to the regathering through a “second exodus” as predicted in Deuteronomy 30:3-5. It is the very next verse, 30:6, that speaks of the future “heart circumcision” of Israel in connection with this “New Exodus.”

Yes, this is the theme that Paul picks up on in Romans 2:29 about the New Covenant based on spiritual “heart circumcision” as opposed to the fleshly circumcision of the Old Covenant.  What Paul teaches is that this “New Exodus” that would involve a “heart circumcision” of both Jews and Gentiles (equally united in one family: the Kingdom of God) was a process that began with the coming of Jesus, His death on the Cross, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

This is a tremendously exciting study for me, because the theme of a New Exodus helps us to understand a lot of previously (at least for me) unintelligible Scripture, both in the Old Testament prophets, and in Revelation. You see, we are in the New Exodus right now! We are in the wilderness trying to make our way to the Promised Land. While in this wilderness our only hope is Jesus Christ. He is the “good shepherd” introduced in Isaiah 40 right after the “voice crying out in the wilderness” (John the Baptist) is predicted. He is the only One we should follow. It is dark at night in the wilderness but Jesus is the Light. We get thirsty in  the wilderness but Jesus has the Living Water that we need. We get hungry but He is the “Bread of Life” that gives eternal life (unlike the manna during the first exodus of Moses’ day that still brought death – John 6:46).

What I plan to show is that Scripture’s code word for the “wilderness” of this present world is “Babylon.”  That’s why in Revelation 17:3 we see that the Great Harlot Babylon is pictured “in the wilderness.”  This name, “Babylon,” is Isaiah’s code word for the immorality and idolatry of the pagan nations.  That’s why Isaiah can tell Israel to “Come out of Babylon” in Isaiah 48:20 at a time 100 years prior to the Babylonian exile! Secular scholars say that this proves that Isaiah 40-66 was written after the Babylonian exile and could not have been written by the prophet Isaiah. They claim that it was written by an anonymous prophet they name “Second Isaiah.” Nonsense! It was all written by Isaiah, but when Isaiah called for Israel to “come out of Babylon” he was speaking figuratively!  Every pagan nation traces back to Babylon, and therefore Babylon represents the nations of the world and the kingdom of darkness under bondage to the devil as a whole.

Babylon is the wilderness that Isaiah connects with the New Exodus involving the new heart-circumcised Israel that also includes multitudes of God’s people taken from the nations of the world. The first Exodus involved one nation coming out of Egpyt, but the New Exodus of the New Covenant involves all the nations coming out of Babylon! The end result of this New Exodus of all the nations coming out of the “wilderness” of Babylon is pictured in Revelation 7:

Revelation 7:9-17
(9) After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
(10) and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
(11) And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
(12) saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
(13) Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?”
(14) I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
(15) “Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
(16) They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.
(17) For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

Take a look again at those last two verses. This is “New Exodus” imagery! When you are lost in the wilderness you are always looking for food and water (just like Israel in the “First Exodus”), you are looking for a way out and for someone to guide you, and you are often at the mercy of the scorching sun.  This is a picture of a great multitude that has passed through the wilderness and made it to the Promised Land. Jesus is our guide. He gives us Living Water and is our Bread of Life. Without Him we would all be dead sheep! The Great Multitude of Revelation 7 is a picture of this New Exodus theme that finally culminates in Revelation 21-22 with the description of the Promised Land, our New Jerusalem. This glorious city is the Zion predicted by Isaiah that is the destination of the people led by God in the New Exodus.

I’ll be back with some more thoughts later, but in the meantime I suggest reading Isaiah 40-55 while looking out for evidence of this New Exodus “through the wilderness” theme. The first exodus was great, and it will soon once again be presented on the big screen in a Ridley Scott directed film due to come out in December of 2014, probably accompanied by a lot of hype and fanfare. But the first exodus was nothing compared to the GREAT EXODUS involving all nations that is being led today by Jesus!

Maranatha!

In Jesus’ Name,

Peter Goodgame


22 thoughts on “Thoughts on the New Exodus

  1. I have always thought that your reference to Isaiah concerning the return of Israel referred to those gentile and jewish converts that accepted Christ during the Tribulation, and would flock to Jerusalem to partake with the Lord and his saints…but then, Christian Zionism is so pervasive that even well intentioned Christian fall into this demonic trap…

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  2. Wow. Very interesting Peter. I appreciate your intellect. You make it easy for me to understand. This observation is very exciting. I will look for evidence of the new exodus. I can definitely relate to “being in the wilderness” and following Jesus is the only way out. Thank you for your research and sharing.

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  3. Thanks for the comments! Yes, this is very much similar to Pilgrim’s Progress. John Bunyan was elaborating upon a major New Covenant theme! I remember reading the book as a child growing up in an SDA church school. I thought the book was boring! I’m not even sure I read it all the way through. Robert, you previously asked about the USA’s connection to the “wilderness” in which the Great Harlot is found in Rev. 17:3. Does this explanation help? So much of Scripture is spiritual, and carnal minds are often only comfortable with “literal.” That’s the problem with dispensationalism: far too “literal”! Yet I still believe NYC is noteworthy as it is the “capital of the world” and in this sense is the command center for global Babylon.

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  4. Peter, you can see the (recent) historical fulfillment
    of Great Tribulation prophecy at http://www.5thKingdomofHeaven.com
    This is all new information based on the (correct) understanding
    of Daniel 7. While many realize that Daniel’s 4th Beast/Kingdom
    represents the Revelations Beast – none have previously shown
    the (spiritual) Kingdoms represented by the first 3 Beasts.
    The Truth is: Daniel’s 1st Beast represents the Pre-Flood Kingdom,
    the 2nd Beast represents the Jewish Kingdom and the 3rd Beast
    represents the Christian Kingdom. Daniel’s 4th Beast, and John’s
    Revelations Beast, represents those (Ten Virgins) that “went forth”
    from the 3rd Kingdom – into the (4th) Great Tribulation Kingdom…
    also known as Satan’s Little Season.

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  5. Amen!
    Tis all truth!!!
    And:
    Rev 7:16
    (16) They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.
    Equals
    Isaiah 55:1-5
    “Come, all you who are thirsty,
        come to the waters;
    and you who have no money,
        come, buy and eat!
    Come, buy wine and milk
        without money and without cost.
    2 Why spend money on what is not bread,
        and your labor on what does not satisfy?
    Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
        and you will delight in the richest of fare.
    3 Give ear and come to me;
        listen, that you may live.
    I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
        my faithful love promised to David.
    4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
        a ruler and commander of the peoples.
    5 Surely you will summon nations you know not,
        and nations you do not know will come running to you,
    because of the Lord your God,
        the Holy One of Israel,
        for he has endowed you with splendor.”
    Maranatha!

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  6. You are on definitely on the right track. Babylon is the world. That’s why believers in the NT after being born again are called aliens and strangers on the earth and Christ’s ambassadors. He has called us out of the wilderness of the world, out of Babylon and into his kingdom..

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  7. Peter, here is a link to an article I found online. The title of the article is “Is Iraq mystery Babylon”. The answer is no of course, but his answer as to what mystery Babylon is will surprise you.

    God bless you,
    Aquila

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  8. Yes, thank you for that. I have skimmed it quickly and I think the author’s thoughts are on the right track. I will download and read it thoroughly. God bless!

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  9. Babylon is the World (NWO) System – but it’s Capital and Headquarters – from whence the World is “Led Astray” after Vice is America (DC and NY).
    Wall Street, Main Street, UN HQ, etc is the Heartbeat of the system that will Burn in One Hour by AC. The AC whole purpose will be the destruction of Babylon – as he destroys Babylon and attempts to take all that “Worldly Worship” unto himself.
    The destruction of America/The “Hope of the World” will leave a vacuum which AC will attempt (And be sucessful) to fill.
    Israel – surrounded and with no one (America Destroyed) to look to will Finally turn it’s face toward G-d – and when she does – the Mountains will Crumble, the Stars will fall to the ground as the heavens are removed from their place as GOG (AC) and all the true enemies of G-d and His People Israel finally get to meet the Holy God of Israel, along with thier Destruction.
    Gog, Chief Prince of Meshek – is the Anti-Christ!!!

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  10. Ez 38:1-3
    38 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.
    These are the same nations (An Alliance of Great Nations – Is 13:1-5, Jer 50:9, Jer 50:41) that destroy Babylon!!!

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  11. If you continue in Ezekiel 38:8-11 you’ll read of those “second Exodus” remnant who have been brought in from the nations. They are living securely in the wilderness, in unwalled villages with unlocked gates and will be until the “time, times and half time” counts out when the time of the “transgressors comes to the full”.

    It’ll be at this time that those “seventy Shavuots of years” determined on November 29, 1947 when the UN gave Israel the right to statehood they declared in May 1948 will begin there countdown from June 13, 1948, ‘Feast of Weeks/Shavuot’ #1 that’l count out on May 31, 2017 and September 21, 2017.

    Glad to see you have jumped on the “second-greater Exodus” bandwagon, we’ve been doing so for 15 years and I was told in no uncertain terms to discuss it within the walls of a Messianic synagogue I attended for 8 years. You have been on my mailing list for years, as a matter of fact you sent me a ‘free copy” of one your books.

    I just found this today and and will continue to catch up. May the Set Apart One of Israel, the God of His Messiah Yeshua continue to give you wisdom, council, skill in understanding, knowledge, strength and the fear of Him, through His Spirit.

    Shalom,Your friend Gavriel

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  12. The coming Greater Exodus will be a physical departure from “Egypt”. If you want to spiritualize this coming exodus, you will be doomed to go through the tribulation period unprotected. Have you packed your bug out bags ?

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  13. Exo 23:20 “Behold, I send an angel before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into THE PLACE WHICH I HAVE PREPARED.
    Exo 23:21 Pay attention to him, and listen to his voice. Don’t provoke him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him.
    Exo 23:22 But if you indeed listen to his voice, and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries.
    Exo 23:23 For my angel shall go before you……..

    Rev 12:6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has A PLACE PREPARED BY GOD, that there they may nourish her one thousand two hundred sixty days.
    Rev 12:14 Two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, that she might fly into the wilderness to HER PLACE, so that she might be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

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  14. Yes Rob,
    The Christian church and Rabbinic Judaism has completely overlooked this “greater second Exodus” as a horizontal “rapture” into the wilderness.

    Psalm 91:9 Because you have made the LORD, my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11 For HE SHALL GIVE HIS ANGELS charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. 12 They shall bear you up in hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and dragon you shall trample under feet.

    Isaiah 11:10 And IN THAT DAY there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 11 And it shall come to pass IN THAT DAY, that the Lord shall set his hand again THE SECOND TIME to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from THE ISLANDS OF THE SEA.

    12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH. 13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim. 14 BUT THEY SHALL FLY upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

    Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
    30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
    31 And HE SHALL SEND HIS ANGELS with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

    God will clear out the lands around Israel with His tempest/storm and His remnant will fly in and reposes the lands of Psalm 83:13-15, with Daniel 11:41 telling us that the antichrist will be “blocked” from entering into these reposed lands!
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, Gavriel

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  15. Eze 20:34 and I will bring you out from the PEOPLES, and will gather you out of the COUNTRIES in which you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out;
    Eze 20:35 and I will bring you into the WILDERNESS OF THE PEOPLES, and there will I enter into judgment with you FACE TO FACE.
    Eze 20:36 LIKE AS I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I enter into judgment with you, says the Lord GOD.
    Eze 20:37 I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;
    Eze 20:38 and I will purge out from among you THE REBELS, and those who disobey against me; I will bring them forth out of the land where they live, but they shall NOT enter into Eretz-Israel: and you shall know that I am the LORD.

    *** We can not wait to meet Yeshua in the Wilderness !

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  16. Hello Rob,
    In my 15+ years of proclaiming this “greater Exodus” redemption into the wilderness, although rejected whole heartedly throughout these years, you are the FIRST that has ever responded to me with a “We can not wait to meet Yeshua in the Wilderness !”

    Yes Rob, He is the one who will fulfill YHVH’s words Nathan was told to give to David saying in 2 Samuel 7:10-16 that a “seed from his loins” will establish YHVH’s kingdom and shall build a house for His name and establish the throne of his kingdom for ever?

    He is the same “Branch” from Zechariah 6:12-13 who builds the temple and sits and rules upon the thrown, that same one from Micah 5:2 that comes forth to YHVH and becomes the “ruler in Israel” standing in the strength and majesty of the NAME of his God!

    Rob, what is so amazing to me is how the “church” has missed this wilderness redemption when Revelation 12:5-14 makes it very clear.

    In Revelation 12:5-6 we read of a man child caught up to God’s throne that did fulfill Genesis 49:9, “my son, you have gone up”. He still as yet HAS NOT “ruled all nations with a rod of iron” that WILL FULFILL that one who comes forth to YHVH that is to be ruler in Israel from Micah 5:2.

    He is that same one of Micah 5: 3 who has given “his brethren/them up” for 1982 years, until the time that woman in travail, the remnant of his brethren has returned and are nourished by him for a “time, time, and dividing time”, Revelation 12:14, until the “great resurrection”, Micah 2:12-13.

    The “church” has been taught a false redemption/rapture UP, when Revelation 12:10-13 says its “down on earth”.

    As an “advocate”, Yeshua, the “son who went up” has no reason to stay there, when we read his brethren are being nourished by him on earth, fulfilling Ezekiel 34:11-16 where they are being” fed by God in the mountainous wilderness of Israel in good pastures!
    Blessings to you, an Ezekiel 33:6 watching one

    THAT PROMISED “AT THE DOOR” MESSIAH

    Messianic texts from the Original Testament that refer to the coming “ruler in Israel” who will stand before his “brethren” in the wilderness ‘in the strength and majesty of the NAME of his God”.

    In 2 Samuel 7:12-17 God’s spoke to the prophet Nathan, and told him to speak to David and tell him that God would appoint a place for His people Israel and that they would be planted and dwell in a place of their own, never having to be afflicted by the children of wickedness again or have to move, as previously.

    He then promised David, “12 I will set up your seed after you, which shall proceed out of your bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.13 He shall build an house for my name, [1] and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. [2] 14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:

    15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you.16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you: [3] and your throne shall be established forever. 17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

    THAT PROMISED SEED OUT OF JESSE/DAVID THAT WILL COME FORTH TO ME

    Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. 3 Therefore he will give them up, until the time that she which is in travail has brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. 4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now he shall be great unto the ends of the earth.

    5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land [4] and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. 6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus he shall deliver us from the Assyrian, when he comes into our land, and when he treads within our borders.

    UNTO HIM SHALL THE GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE BE

    Genesis 49:8 Judah, you are he whom your brethren shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you. 9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, you have gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

    11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

    HIS KINGDOM SHALL BE EXALTED

    Numbers 24:5 How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, and your tabernacles, O Israel! 6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river’s side, as the trees of align aloes which the LORD has planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters. 7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted. 8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he has as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesses you, and cursed is he that curses you

    Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. 18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly. 19 Out of Jacob he shall come that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remains in the city.

    20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish forever. 21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is your dwelling place, and you put your nest in a rock. 22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry you away captive. 23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this! 24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.

    [1] Zechariah 6:12
    [2] Daniel 2:44-45
    [3] Ezekiel 37:12-14 and Daniel 12:2-3
    [4] Ezekiel 38:3-23
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, an Ezekiel 33:6 watching one

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  17. The “church” has been in the wilderness for almost 2000 years. The “greater exodus” began when the faithful remnant fled from Jerusalem in 70 AD. We can’t get bogged down in literal interpretation. If you begin to understand how Jesus and the Apostles interpreted the Old Testament then it will all become clear. Dispensationalism was a stepping stone to Hebrew Roots, and both lead down a wrong path. Stick to a New Testament hermeneutic and the symbolism of Revelation and the prophecies of the OT become clear. The “church” is simply the renewed and reborn Israel of God!

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  18. “…..The “church” is simply the renewed and reborn Israel of God!…”

    That is what is called Replacement theory.

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