Saturday, June 27, 2015

One=Arise, and Go Forth

I knew what it meant as soon as the scriptures entered into my mind.  Immediately I opened the bible app on my ipad to read the story and to try to staunch the fear that made me bolt upright in my bed at 0100 in the morning.  This was not going to end well.

Exodus 11:4-6  Then Moses said, "Thus says the LORD: about midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt; 'and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals.  Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again."

This judgment, of the firstborn, will cripple the land of Egypt.  What is spoken/given as a judgment for a person, group or nation is, rest assured, a  promise of deliverance for another person, group or nation.
God's warnings to the Egyptians had fallen on deaf ears.  The Words that were directly placed in the hearing of their king had become a punchline to him and therefore a nail in his coffin.
A holy nation was about to come forth out of bondage after 430 years.  Israel was on the door step of its salvation, or deliverance.  A mass exodus of 2 million+ people.  Egypt will never be the same.

God's warnings to United States has fallen on deaf ears.  The Words that were directly placed in the 
hearing of its president have become a punchline and therefore a nail in his coffin.
A holy people are about to come forth, after 2,000+ years of waiting.  The Church is on the door step 
its salvation, or rapture.  A mass exodus of 30 million+ people.  This world will never be the same.

Despite the hand of God being upon them, these two nations, once great in the eyes of the world, had a multitude of chances to turn from their evil and sinful ways.  Both refused to acknowledge and yield to the Sovereignty of God.   Pharaoh, time and time again hardened his heart and refused to let Moses and the Israelites leave the land.  America, time and time again has hardened their hearts to the sin within and around them and refused to repent.
The bible says God will protect His people in the day of judgment.  How?
Exodus 12:13 'Now the blood shall be a sign for you in the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you ; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.'
The blood spoken of here is not the blood of Jesus, however it is a foreshadow of things to come.
Today those individuals who are covered by the blood of Jesus, judgment to come will in no ways fall upon them.  



     
                                  
                                              THE WONDERFUL CROSS



That wonderful cross is the ONLY WAY to escape the darkness that will descend upon our country and other nations as well.  Sin and evil will be more rampant than ever before.  The restraining hand of the Holy Spirit will be removed and all hell will break loose.  
Exodus 12:30 So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
Remember, God told Moses (11:4) that this would happen about midnight.
Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, behold the Bridegroom comes, go ye and meet Him.
 
What say you?  Will your cry at the midnight hour represent the judgment of God upon your life for having hardened your heart to His voice
Or, will your cry at the midnight hour represent the promise of God upon you life having received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour?

On that day the Father will tell the Son, "Arise and go forth.  Call my children home, bring them out of their bondage."