Thursday, August 20, 2015

Part 3 - Israel's Wandering and the Exodus of Revelation 12

Having greater insight into the supernatural provision within the space-time ark environment of the wilderness wandering helps us understand not only what's coming for some of those people accounted as Israel, it helps us grasp the reality of the provision made for some when time is reset, for those who will be insulated from the resultant effect on the rest of the world.

The period of the wandering in the wilderness has a counterpart in the book of Revelation, so that famous historical account prophesies of another season of special provision, one yet to be fulfilled. As it has been, so shall it be. Revelation 12 presents two accounts of special transport, protection and provision. Structural analysis highlights how these two are one. (Thematic Symmetry of Revelation 12 - Interactive)

6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. 7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon.
12 For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time. 13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth. 17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
~ Revelation 12:6-7, 12-17

With an interpretation of the woman as Israel, the action of fleeing into the wilderness is easily compared to what happened at the exodus when they were being pursued by the Egyptian army. Another easy point of comparison is found in the manner of conveyance. “Two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place,” and this description from Revelation 12:14 matches the testimony of Exodus 19:4, where we read about how the Lord bore them on eagles’ wings.

1 In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 When they set out from Rephidim, they came to the wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness; and there Israel camped in front of the mountain. 3 Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel: 4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. ~ Exodus 19:1-4

How did He bear them on eagles wings? If you can interpret the symbols you know the two wings of a great eagle describes an interdimensional transport. That's the description He gives for the passage that was made through the water as on dry land. It reads like a stargate transit. The place and season of special provision can well be considered as a space-time ark for protection and preservation for an appointed season.

At the exodus, the Egyptian army was utterly destroyed by water in the manipulation of space-time. The account of the serpent pouring water like a river out of his mouth after the woman in Revelation 12:15 reads like a tit-for-tat payback for the way the returning waters of the Sea of Reeds sent the Egyptian army's horses and riders to their death. The water is a destructive force used to fight battles, and the metaphor speaks of a time weapon wielded on a multidimensional battlefield.

I've called attention to this fact before and it's worth another mention: This water-as-time scenario is in the time numbered chapter 12 of Revelation. In the 12th verse, that's where we read about why the devil will be so angry - and It has to do with time. He will have discovered that his hijacking of time didn't last long enough for him to claim victory. He doesn't know it yet, but then he's going to know that he only has a short time - and that won't be enough.

So, after passing through the Sea of Reeds, Israel was taken off the grid, so to speak, and placed in a region and in a condition that reads like a kind of pocket universe. Another definition given for the English word, sequester is: “2. take legal possession of (assets) until a debt has been paid or other claims have been met.” The Lord had a claim on them, for their failure to abide according to the covenant they swore. The debt owed through their offense was paid off during the period of the wandering (at the rate of a year for a day), and at the appointed time they were free to go forth and take the land promised for their own possession. Among the translations of the Hebrew word for how Israel was kept are, imprisonment and quarantine. Israel was imprisoned to serve out the term of their sentence in an isolated dimensional holding cell. Think of hockey's rink-side penalty box. Because of what was accomplished in the purging of rebels and the men of war, it was very much a quarantine. The Lord had to deal with the disease or infection of idolatry, to cure them of the rebellion that manifested in a warring against their Maker, the true and sovereign Lord of time. He intended to reclaim them to make them all His possession.

But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own possession, as today. ~ Deuteronomy 4:20

From the time Israel left Egypt to just before they crossed the Jordan they were very specially provided for. The Lord's provision was miraculous, supernatural, as for a people placed within another realm for this season of special care. The period framed by the esoteric time travel scenarios is unique in so many ways. The Israel that passed over into the promised land was not the same. They were transformed by the journey. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was bringing forth a transformed people in the process. What happened to them has to be considered as a necessary reset.

When during the exodus Israel had passed through the sea they were brought into a place hemmed in, in a special condition, with special provision. It has been said that Israel was exiled in the wilderness, but it's more useful to see them as having been sequestered. Sequester, means, “ isolate or hide away (someone or something).” In the language of Exodus 14, I note that Lord himself declares (and He would know) what would be said of them by Pharaoh, that the wilderness has shut them in.

14:1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel, ‘They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.’ ~ Exodus 14:1-3

Other versions render it variously as, “hemmed in by the desert,” “trapped in the wilderness,” “the wilderness has boxed them in,” and, “the desert has closed in on them.” The Hebrew word for how the wilderness shut them in (as it was projected that Pharaoh would say) is related to the one used in the context of the ark of Noah's day, where it is written about the ark that, after all had entered, the LORD closed it behind him. This supports the wilderness as space-time ark metaphor.

Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him. 17 Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth. 18 The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered. ~ Genesis 7:16-19

The KJV renders it, “and the LORD shut him in.” The Lord shut up the life that was being saved inside the ark.

Consider the water-as-time metaphor. Those being saved were dry, having been lifted above the flood of water that brought destruction to those below. The waters of the Sea of Reeds likewise brought destruction to the Egyptian army, but Israel was brought through the water without being touched by it into the wilderness. Time war, time as weaponry. They were shut up in the arid desert wilderness that had no rivers flowing, sealed inside a dry space-time ark that was isolated and insulated for a season from outside waters. The passage of Israel from Egypt to the promised land through the wilderness was not unlike the passage of the people and animals in the ark through the flood of Noah's day, where all flesh and the world itself underwent a reset. By flooding with water-as-time. The season functioned in no small part as a filter, purging Israel and purifying them in preparation for the claiming of the land of promise.

During the flood of Noah's day, it had rained for 40 days and 40 nights. Israel was shut in by the wilderness for 40 years, based upon the 40 days they had spied out the promised land. These time spans aren't random. The records are for our benefit. When the woman of Revelation 12 is going to be “flown” into the wilderness she will enter a place of special provision for a fixed span of time, not unlike the 40 years in the wilderness with Moses. Math fact: The ratio of 40 years to 1260 days rounds up to 12:1. There's the time number again. The ratio of a year for a day was the basis for Israel's term in the wilderness when they were denied access to the promised land, so I deem the ratio is worth noting.

The wilderness wandering with Moses was all about the Pesah at the transitions, but I believe the woman will be flown into the wilderness for 1260 days at the time of Shavuot, because of the principle of Romans 11:15 and the modeling of Genesis 45:27-28, when Jacob saw the carts and believed the words of testimony about Joseph-as-Y'shua. On that observation, I note how the way Israel came out of Egypt is related in manner to how they went in, which expands the themes of interest. The Bible records how they came out on an anniversary of the day they went in, establishing a distinct time connection.

40 Now the time that the sons of Israel lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. 41 And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. ~ Exodus 12:40-41

For salvation from destruction during the great famine, Jacob and his family were brought to a special place of provision in Egypt. For many years, I've identified the mission of the 144,000 sons of Israel with the mission of Joseph's brothers to fetch Jacob and the rest of the family, connecting it with Revelation 12's account of the fleeing woman. If you're not familiar with this prophetic scenario that probably involves the Bride, I recommend reading the study, Joseph and Benjamin, both parts. (That revelation insight came to me in a memorable season, representing a very significant advance in understanding how the Lord speaks prophetically through His Word.)

Israel was brought to dwell in the land of Goshen, a special region said to be the best of the land of Egypt. With Egypt as a type of heaven, we can see the prophetic shadowing of the nourishing of the woman for 1260 days. This kind of provision is what's also pictured during the period of Israel's wandering in the wilderness, which was special indeed!

Goshen, is connected with cultivation and irrigation.

For the land, which thou goest to possess, is not like the land of Egypt, from whence thou camest out, where, when the seed is sown, waters are brought in to water it after the manner of gardens ~ Deuteronomy 11:10 (Douay-Rheims Bible)

The region is known for the control of the flow of water - and its use for provision. Time.

The transport provided for Jacob was via Egyptian carts and beasts of burden. Egypt was a type of heaven, and therefore the Egyptian carts represented heavenly vehicles. (See Heaven's Vehicles - UFOs - Fake and Genuine) Their journey is nowhere suggested to involve a miraculous water crossing, but the vehicles and Jacob's response to seeing them implies an interdimensional transport.

More to follow, Lord willing!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks guys, I see the pillars at St john Devine different now. Tsunami wave/weapon/time bomb! All the wave symbolism/wave/time weapon. What's a Jew and who's on 1st? You can't be a Jew unless you believe in The Living God. Avraham was the 1st Jew, but only when his Grand son Jacove believed the Prmises of God. All comes out on the threshing floor. The Living God will deal with his children. Blessed is The Living God, full of Mercy and Wisdom!