God will soon take us out in a second exodus similar to the way He freed Israel from Egypt in the first exodus. 

     We know for a fact that God will take a great multitude from every tribe and tongue and nation; but, has He done this before?

     In the time of Noah, God saved eight people out of the entire planet.  In the time of Lot, God saved three people out of two big cities.  In the time of Moses, however, God saved thousands of people out of Egypt. 

     In the three examples given, God used the same method to accomplish His plan.  We already mentioned the method in the article "The Wrath of God." 

Noah's flood destroyed the whole world During the time of Noah, YHVH took out the best (Noah and his family) and flooded the rest.  The deluge covered all the earth and caused the death of every breathing creature on the face of the entire planet.  

     This pattern of taking out what is good, replanting it somewhere else, and wiping out the human trash has been repeated several times in the past.  In the case of Noah and his family, they were taken out of the land in a vessel that floated over the waters as the earth was destroyed by a cataclysm of rain, fountains opening up under the seas, landmasses breaking into pieces with uplifting and subsidence of different tectonic plates -- plates which are still moving even today.  One recent example, the earthquake in Sumatra on Dec 26, 2004, caused a plate shift of 100 feet in the floor of the ocean. This generated a giant tsunami with massive coastal flooding and over 150,000 deaths. 

     In the case of Noah and his family, they were replanted on a changed earth in which many species disappeared and mountains, rivers, and seas were remodeled and recreated to fit the new surface of the planet.  In some areas, the rain turned to ice and giant glaciers formed. 

     YHVH repeated His strategy of taking what is good and replanting it somewhere else during the time of Lot.  In this case, Lot and a few members of his family (two of his daughters) were taken out to a place of refuge in the city of Zoar, and God eliminated what remained of people, animals, etc in the valley area of Sodom and Gomorra.

     This pattern was used again during the first exodus at the time of Moses.  God took out of Egypt the nation of Israel and replanted them in a different place, the land of Canaan. 

Israel crossed the red sea on their way to the promised land

In order to plant them in the land of Canaan, YHVH dried up the Red Sea, allowing Israel to cross on dry land.  When the waters rushed back, all the chariots of the Egyptian army were destroyed before they could capture Israel.   

     God also had to eliminate the people of Canaan which occupied the Promised Land. The nation of Israel was born that way during the time of Moses.

     The reason Yeshua our Lord mentions that His coming will be like the time of Noah and the time of Lot is due to the fact that YHVH will repeat the same strategy at the time of the rapture.  God will  take a great multitude from every nation to a place of safety while He destroys the human vermin that remains on this planet.  In Yeshua's own words it is the time "... to destroy those who destroy the earth" (Revelation 11:18.) 

     After this earth is cleansed of every human opposition to God's government, which is finalized with the Battle of Armageddon, the Millennium will start.  

     Now, wiping out the human rubbish on this earth to establish the Kingdom of God will be a much larger undertaking than what He did in the days of Noah or Lot, and this Operation Second Exodus will be more difficult than the first exodus.

     The first exodus was not easy. Pharaoh did not want to let Israel go.  YHVH brought plagues on Egypt, and only when Pharaoh's first born son died, did he finally relent and let Israel go, but he quickly changed his mind and sent his army after Moses.  God caused the Red Sea to part allowing Israel to escape, and as we mentioned previously, when the waters of the sea rushed back, all the Egyptian army was wiped out.

     In a similar manner,  the second exodus will not be easy.  We will have to endure attacks from Satan before we are taken out. The Devil will influence people to persecute the Christians that are leaving in the second exodus.

     There is another similarity between the first exodus and the second exodus.  In the first exodus, when Pharaoh was pursuing Israel, the waters of the Red Sea parted.  Israel escaped due to God's miracle.  In the second exodus, Satan sends water after God's people, but the Earth swallows the water by God's miracle.

The Devil sent water after the woman.

 Rev 12:15
And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he [the devil] might cause her to be swept away with the flood.

     The attack will be different in each nation, but YHVH will protect us.  God says that He will send His angels to gather us. There is a great similarity between YHVH sending angels to get Lot out of Sodom and God sending angels to rapture us out of Earth.

     God in His infinite mercy had the angels grab Lot and carry him and his family outside the city of Sodom.

Genesis 19:16
But he lingered; and the men laid hold on his hand, and on the hand of his wife, and on the hand of his two daughters, Yahweh being merciful to him; and they took him out, and set him outside of the city.

     In the same manner, we will be helped by angels on our way out.  Please remember to be ready; do not delay as Lot did, otherwise you might be LEFT BEHIND!

Matthew 24:31
And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

     God tells us that we will be rescued by air.

Revelation 12:14
Two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, that she might FLY into the wilderness to her place, where she is fed for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 

     The Apostles asked Christ where the meeting place would be for the people who were taken.

Luke 17:37
And answering they say to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Where the body [is], there the eagles will be gathered together.

     We understand this to be that all Christians will be taken by air (with the wings of an eagle) to meet Christ (the body in the metaphor). 

     God also says that He will feed us, similar to feeding the Israelites in the desert  with manna.

Revelation 2:17
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him that overcomes, to him will I give of the hidden MANNA; and I will give to him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he that receives [it]

     Please remember that when God comes, you will not have any time to gather supplies.  You must leave with what you have.  There is no time or need to get jewels, luggage, or any other "valuable" thing.  God says:

Luke 17:30
The same way it will be on that day when the son of man is to be revealed.

Luke 17:31
On that day let the person that is on the house top but whose valuable things [jewels] are in the house NOT come down to pick these up, and the person out in the field, let him likewise NOT return to the things behind. 

     Christ's coming for the rapture will be swift as lightning. Still, we do not know the day or the hour when our Lord will come.

     In the same way that YHVH did not tell Moses beforehand how He was going to deliver Israel during the first exodus, God will not tell us in what miraculous way He will intervene to rescue us during the second exodus.  But He is coming soon, so be prepared and pray that you will be able to escape. 

Luke 21:36
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

 

 

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