Like it or not, the world is quickly changing. Believe it or not, there’s coming a day when, like the Exodus of days gone by, yes, the very same one Cecil B. DeMille turned into a movie starring Charlton Heston, the people of God will be delivered from this sensual, evil world.
Those who are sick and tired of the Jesus nuts will finally get their wish. They won’t have to hear any more fire and brimstone preaching, nor be insulted by being subjected to the “J” word. They’ll be able to gather every religion and pseudo-religion together under one gigantic banner, and love everyone like God wants them to. Tolerance and diversity, without those narrow-minded Jesus goofballs messing everything up.
Are you familiar with the Exodus story?
Briefly, it’s a story of the nation of Israel, who originally had moved to Egypt during a time of great famine. After 430 years, the Israelites were forced into slavery by Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt.
The people of God cried out to God, Who, in answer to their cries, sent Moses and Aaron to deliver them from their shackles.
Here’s where it really gets interesting.
Moses and Aaron didn’t have to face Pharaoh by themselves. God not only sent them, but He went before them and fought FOR them.
Egypt was forced to endure ten plagues, each of them a demonstration of the power of God over the “god” of the Egyptians. Finally, after the last plague, Pharaoh reluctantly agreed to let the people go.
Yet that decision was short lived; because not long after giving Moses the nod to leave, Pharaoh gathered his troops and, like a large posse from an old western, tore off after the Israelites.
But God continued to fight for His own.
He instructed Moses to lift the “rod of God” and stretch it out toward the Red Sea. As he obeyed, God rolled back the water and the whole nation crossed over on dry ground. Hebrews 11 says Pharaoh’s army followed their former slaves into the water, but failed to realize what looked like a victory in their eyes, was really a trap set by God.
As the waters covered the Egyptian army, the Exodus was complete. God had delivered His people, and kept His promise.
There are a number of examples in God’s word of God fighting for man. See Joshua 10:14; 23:3; and 2 Chronicles 20:29.
Something I’ve been thinking about lately is the parallel between the physical deliverance from Egypt, and the spiritual/physical deliverance of the children of God from this world.
There are a number of opinions regarding what some refer to as “the Rapture” or catching away, and I’m not about to try to explain everything about a pre, mid, or post tribulation rapture.
I WILL go so far as to say I’m convinced when the time comes, whenever that is, it will be a time when, once again, God fights for His people. A time just like before, when God displayed the greatness of His power against each and every one of mankind’s “gods”.
I believe there will be a witness of God’s glory and THEN we (those who are actively walking with and listening to the Lord God) will be translated to be with the Lord forever.
I don’t believe we’ll just sneak off into the sunset. Those left behind are going to know what they’ve done, Who they’ve fought, and what they’ve missed.
In closing, I’ll leave you with this passage from Revelation. In it you’ll notice that the entire earth’s population: kings, princes, rich, important, everyone right down to and including the poorest of the poor, will try and hide from the wrath of the Lamb.
You may ask why I believe such stuff. God seems to always work in types and shadows. That’s one reason. The second is, God will eventually settle the score for His children.He can only tolerate the murdering of His kids for so long.
He is patient, but eventually His patience must give way to justice.
I’d love to read your thoughts, so I hope you comment. One thing is for sure, none of us have ever experienced what’s up ahead. So that means the number of end time experts is fairly small. Like zero.
Here’s the passage, and thanks for commenting.
“When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”(Revelation 6:12-17 ESV)