Great Escapes and Entrances
Exodus 14:14 – “The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.”
Scripture tells us of many battles, escapes, entrances, and other doings of Yahweh / Yeshua on behalf of his people. Today I want to highlight two escapes and one entrance that vividly portray his working on their and our behalf.
Great Escape 1 – The Sea of Suf
Exodus 14:19 – “The Angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the Pillar Of Cloud moved from before them and stood behind them.”
As the Jews made their escape from Egypt after four hundred years of slavery, Yahweh lead the way until Pharaoh’s army caught up, at which time Yahweh placed himself between his people and their enemies. The Jews were hemmed in by mountains to the north and south, the Sea of Suf to the East, and Pharoah’s army to the west. All seemed lost, but Yahweh had other plans for his people – the Sea of Suf parted to the north and to the south, walls of water forming a corridor through which the Jews were able to escape, while Yahweh destroyed their enemies.
Great Entrance 1 – The Jordan River
Joshua 3:16 – “The waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off.
Joshua 3:13-17 tells of the entry of the Jews into the promised land. To do this, the Jews must cross the Jordan River into Jericho, but the river is at flood stage. Yahweh’s solution – once again the waters part forming a corridor through which the Jews were able to walk. But this time, Yahweh has no need to stand behind them to protect them from enemies. Instead, he moves out in front – the waters part when the feet of the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant, his presence amongst them, first touch the edge of the water.
Great Escape 2 – The Mount of Olives
Zechariah 14:4 – “In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. You will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel . . .”
Once again, we see Yahweh’s people hemmed in – this time with Jerusalem and Mount Moriah to the west, the Mount of Olives to the east, and the armies of Satan to the north and south in a pincer movement determined to destroy Yahweh’s people, just as Pharaoh had determined to do at the Sea of Suf. And once again, Yahweh, in the person of Yeshua, forms a corridor through which the Jews are able to escape. The Mount of Olives parts to the north and to the south, walls of stone and dirt forming a corridor through which the Jews are able to escape, while Yeshua stands in the gap between them and their enemies, whom he destroys (Revelation 14-20). It’s a repeat of the Sea of Suf!
Yahweh / Yeshua always stands between his people and their adversaries. The Sea of Suf and Mount of Olives vividly portray this reality. Yahweh / Yeshua always goes before his people to lead them into the promised land. The entry into the promised land through the Jordan River vividly portrays this reality. Yeshua has also gone before us and has crossed the river of death into life. The entry into life through the resurrection vividly portrays this reality. Will you let Yahweh / Yeshua be your guide and protector, will you let him resurrect you to eternal life?
Prophecy continues to unfold as foretold by the Jew prophets. The stage is being set. History is moving extremely quickly towards the prophesied one world government, the one world financial system, and the rise of both the Antichrist and the False Prophet. The birth pangs are just over the horizon. Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.