Moses as Messiah, Apocalyptic Shepherd (Part 2) Ten Plagues:

Moses’ Manifold Mysteries of Messiah
(Updated 1/8/17)
BY LEVI
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For new readers who are looking to explore the symbolism on all ten plagues of the Egyptian Apocalypse, and do so in order, the previous article on Moses covers the first four (see column of articles listed at the bottom of the website). With so many messianic correlations to summarize in the story of Moses and Aaron’s battle against the Pharaoh and his sorcerers, it was necessary to divide the plagues and exodus account into several articles rather than writing a little book covering the entire Israelite plight from bondage. In this article, we will begin where we left off: the plague that struck Egyptian livestock.
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FIVE OF TEN MESSIANIC PLAGUES: A STRIKE ON LIVESTOCK
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The fifth apocalyptic woe shows an increase in plague severity for Pharaoh and his servants as he continued to harden his heart against God’s Word, as he continued to deceive and refuse to release the children of Israel. Previous plagues (blood, frogs, lice, flies) made life completely uncomfortable and unclean for the royal household, but a strike on Egyptian livestock was an attack on one of their staple food sources in which they depended to live. 
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Even more important, it left a very clear message for reasonable Egyptians, one in which the Pharaoh obviously did not heed: If the God of the Israelites could so easily direct nature and strike their cattle down with disease and death, while preserving the Hebrew livestock (see Exod. 9:2-6), it should have been logically deduced that He might also strike Egyptians dead while simultaneously saving His people. If the previous plague of lice, which Pharaoh’s sorcerers could not duplicate (but only confess as the “finger of God”), was a cause for him to reconsider forcing God’s hand, the death of livestock should have been when Pharaoh threw away his cards and folded his hand. The cataclysmic situation grew more detrimental in its long-term effects against the northeastern nation of Africa, but Pharaoh was obviously more obstinate than the slaughtered blundering bulls and stubborn sows that should have warned him of a similar fate.
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fat cow babylonYet what does the story of the Pharaoh’s trademark characteristic of obstinate rebellion- the unbecoming human trait of pride against the Creator- really tell us about the approaching Apocalypse?
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For many readers, correlations are probably self-evident: that the Pharaohs of today- civil, national, and global leaders- consist mostly of humanists who deny that God intervenes in nature or utilizes the natural laws in which He created to fulfill His ultimate objectives.
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When the curses of the Apocalypse come, some scientists will demonstrate (to a much lesser extent) that they are but natural occurrences of a turbulent planet with a fierce and uncontrollable nature, just as the priestly sorcerers demonstrated before Pharaoh to ease his concern. Millions of hardened hearts will have to be broken in the plagues of the Apocalypse, before the chosen and faithful are liberated for the coming Kingdom of God.
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Personally, I do not believe that every, single outbreak of disease or national misfortune is necessarily a resulting calamity or punishment decreed by God, but I do think that a series of devastating woes with prophetic warnings should cause any reasonable national leader to reconsider the historical course that their nation is on, and if God would consider it a blessed or a cursed people. It is a fact for millions of us that God, at times, intervenes in nature and does as He pleases for His own higher purposes, with an ultimate objective of global redemption, but for the Pharaohs of today’s world who hate the Word of God, global destruction is preferable to facing biblical truths.  
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In the Book of Ezekiel, 34:16-35, God speaks of the coming Messianic Age in Israel, when He heals the people and brings peace to the land. But before that, He explains that He “will judge between cattle and cattle,” (KJV) and that His people are like abused livestock or sheep with unrighteous and uncaring religious shepherds. Accordingly, God will gather all His folds and protect them from the beastly, devouring nations. The apocalyptic symbolism is quite clear, and it begins in Genesis with Joseph explaining to an earlier Pharaoh that seven years of plenty would be eaten up by seven years of regional famine and tribulations: The seven thin and ill-favored cattle would consume the seven fattened cattle (i.e., the interpretation of the Pharaoh’s dream). All of these things look to the coming seven years of the Apocalypse, when God’s humble people are healed and exalted as His enemies are severely struck and brought down low. God would be a Good Shepherd” to His people (see John 10:11-16), but Satan will bring about the destruction of his people by hardening many hearts.
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And the LORD shall sever [separate] between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and shall none die of all that is the children’s of Israel. (Exod. 9:4) KJV; intrpl. & emp. mine
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Consider the passage above with the message of the Good Shepherd below:
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And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me [Messiah], that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:39-40) KJV; intrpl. & emp. mine
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Prophet Isaiah also compared the people of God to a flock of sheep that went their own ways (see 53:4-6), but he left off with a promise of healing through the sacrifice of Christ. As written in the last chapter of the Book of Prophet Malachi, “But to you who revere My Name, the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall leap free and mature fat like stall-fed calves. You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes beneath the hooves of your feet on the day that I do,” says the LORD [YHVH] of multitudes.”  Hence, we look to the separation of the elect from shadows of the Law to all that will soon be fulfilled for the Day of the LORD. The livestock (metaphorically) of the LORD will be joyously freed from a world held captive to sin, and they will grow healthy as God’s enemies are consumed in judgment.
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And the LORD [YHVH] appointed a set time [moed], saying, To morrow The LORD shall do this thing in the land. And the LORD did that thing on the morrow [the next day], and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel did not one [none were lost]. And Pharaoh sent [investigated], and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go. (Exod. 5-7) KJV; intrpl. mine
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SIX OF TEN MESSIANIC PLAGUES: BOILS OF FLESHLY PRIDE
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Boils are rarely mentioned in Scriptures, so before we summarize the prophetic implications of the only detailed account, with King Hezekiah, we will take a closer look at similar symbolism in leaven (yeast). 
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In the Gospel accounts, Jesus Christ warned His apostles to beware of the “leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod,” and this suggests that religious and worldly leaders often use their intellectual influence and/or political power to feed lofty and prideful dogmas as virtuous doctrines, and this is to enlist the help of those needed to realize their hidden (and oftentimes sinister) agendas. In other words, they manipulate the masses through invoking some form of pride, which was usually thinly disguised under righteous indignation against various evils. With a little “leaven of the Pharisees” or stirring propaganda of Herod, the disciples of Christ could easily find themselves as scapegoats of any targeted evil, endangered before a hostile crowd.
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Leaven does not necessarily indicate sin, as some believe, but only something being lifted or exalted from within, in a hidden manner, just as leaven makes bread rise. People may become secretly prideful in their flesh for beauty, over physical power, over riches, or in their supposed intellectual superiority, and all this can be likened to leaven. On the other hand, God may lift the humble spirits within His faithful to rejoice over His works, as leaven in a righteous form, to boast in God. Christ instructed His disciples so that they would beware of the hidden things that lifted His enemies against them, for He knew that the prideful men schemed against the will of God. Christ compared the coming Kingdom of Heaven as leaven hidden in three measures of meal until the entire loaf has risen, which points to the Kingdom that is prepared and glorified for the third millennial day since the cross. Those who resist His coming Kingdom have their own leaven of doctrine to reign as gods in this age.
During the annual seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzot 15th-21st of Aviv/Nisan), Israelites commemorate their escape from bondage to the wilderness by first removing all yeast products from their homes and burning it up. It is a reminder that they had to flee Egypt in a hurry after the first Passover, with no time for baking bread with leaven. During the feast, they emphasize their complete dependence upon God’s provisions and protection to save them during the appointed time of the seven holy days.
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The pride of Pharaoh would not allow him surrender, not even to the truth set before his eyes, and he pursued them into the wilderness during Hag HaMatzot, but the Israelite nation that the Lord had humbled during those trying days was exalted upon the defeat of him and the Egyptian army in the Reed Sea. Their highly exalted enemies were brought down low even as their own lowly estate as slaves was raised in the eyes of surrounding nations. Yet, it did not come by their superior preparations for war, rather it came by trusting in God for salvation and removing their own leaven of pride.
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Adamic Week, 15th - 21st
Adam Age Week, 15th – 21st

From a panoramic perspective of messianic redemption, the seven days of the feast (15th through 21st) point us to the fact that God will finish cleansing the entire age of seven millennial days by removing the leaven of carnal pride and worldly boasts. (See the Moedim Paradigm to comprehend these feast days, which are also witnessed by the Feast of Tabernacles/Booths.) God instructed the Hebrews to keep their seven days of unleavened bread on specific days that confess His panoramic plan of deliverance.

The plague of boils on Egyptian man and beast is another portent of swelling in the flesh, of humanly pride and arrogance against God. God, Elohim YHVH, had Moses and Aaron cast furnace ashes towards the heavens, and the ashes became a fine dust that broke-out as boils upon man and beast (see Exod. 9:8-10). It was a reminder that their fleshly pride did not come from heaven, but was as ash/dust (mankind) exalting itself towards Heaven, as gods against God. From the dust, earthly man came, and to dust he must return. Moses and Aaron used furnace ashes that became fine dust as a sign of a future sacrifice, i.e., that it was already determined that the wicked among men would become “ashes beneath the feet” of the righteous (see Mal. 4), even if for a moment in time they are allowed to exalt themselves and persecute the meek. The mountains are brought down while the valleys are raised.
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The end of the wicked was seen from the beginning of their prideful plight, and no flesh may glory in God’s sight. Thus, boils served as a clear reminder that the fleshly swelling of mortals is very menial and small in the big picture of Divine redemption. The true infections of the flesh are spiritual in nature, boasting against the will of God.
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boilKing Hezekiah of Judah had an issue of pride that contributed to the fall of his Kingdom. When servants of the king of Babylon visited the nation of Judah and the city of Jerusalem, Hezekiah excitedly took them on tour of all the gold and treasures of the Temple and Kingdom (see 2 Kin. 20:12-15).
Accordingly, Babylonian diplomats brought King Hezekiah a gift and a goodwill letter from their Chaldean master, and Hezekiah responded like a braggadocio teenager seeking to impress his first beautiful date, showing them all the silver vessels, gold ornaments, costly ointments, and rare oddities of the Temple and Promised Land. God had prepared him for their visit, even humbling him with a near-fatal disease, but the flattered King of Judah was quick to forget his Divine lesson of meekness. His pride hastily swelled, and it cost all Israelites the kingdom during their Babylonian Captivity (see 2 Kin. 20:16-18).
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Before the Babylonian visit, the Lord YHVH warned King Hezekiah, through the prophet Isaiah, to get his household in order because he would soon die. Yet the king humbled himself in prayers and petitions, and he cried against the wall for mercy from God for an extended life. To this act of humility, God responded kindly through Isaiah:
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Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house [Temple] of the LORD. And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city [Jerusalem] out of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for my own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs [representing humble Israel]. And they took and laid it on the boil [fleshy swelling], and he recovered. (2 Kin. 20:5-7) KJV; intrpl. mine
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Healing and appearing before the Lord on the third day is a prophetic pattern found elsewhere in Scriptures (e.g., Hos. 5:15; 6:1-3), for Christ was stricken for our atonement (Isa. 53:4-8) so that we can be healed and appear before the Lord on the morning of the third millennial day- after 2,000 years from the cross. The same message that was given to others through prophets Isaiah and Hosea was spoken to the Pharaoh of Egypt by Moses and Aaron: to let the Hebrews go so that they might appear before their God and worship on the third day. Yet, the plague of fleshly pride that has infested mortal man since the beginning offered Pharaoh no resolution for peace, and pride in himself was his religion.
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And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses. And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none [no gods] like me in all the earth. For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite [strike] thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off [killed] from the earth. And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout the earth. As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go? (Exod. 9:12-17) KJV; intrpl. mine
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Moreover, we are warned against those who are “vainly puffed up” over heavenly things, in which those who have a “fleshly mind” have no true comprehension (see Col. 2:14-18). If we boast, we should boast in the patient endurance of God and His millennial works for the redemption of the meek, His works for those who trust in His Word of a better world to come and everlasting life. Those who do not heed His warning, but remain prideful in humanity, will at the end of their rebellion receive the Mark of the Beast, even as they persecute the people of God in their attempts at preventing them from appearing before Him on the third day.
What is God’s response to those who shall soon choose the prophesied Mark of the Beast for their flesh? Grievous and ulcerous sores will remind them of their pride against their Creator (see Rev. 16:2), just as the Egyptian royal family received bodily manifestations of their spiritual condition.
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SEVEN OF TEN MESSIANIC PLAGUES: WATER OF THE WORD, HARD AS HAIL
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hailLast night, I was informed (upon asking for feedback) by an intelligent and thoughtful Messianic Christian (a friend) that my writings are like tackling Greek literature. Although I would like to make correlations of spiritual symbolism to corporeal reality as plain and simple as possible to comprehend, the overwhelming responsibilities of daily life leave little time for most people to mull over lengthy writings and alleged correlations between prophetic symbolism in the Bible and an asserted timely plan of the Divine through millenniums of civilized humankind.
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But there is a bigger obstacle than life keeping us busy that deters readership interest and comprehension of these kind of articles, bigger than my peculiar style of writing or failures thereat. That obstacle is how people of today are culturally programmed to discern ideas and decipher credible information. If a pathway of conceptualization does not begin in the common linear format and head straight to easily perceived (and somewhat expected) conclusions, the entire construct is mentally rejected as potentially deceptive along with whatever message is conveyed. In the least, the Hebrew learning construct or educational paradigm for embracing them is questioned.
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Without trust, there is little desire for digging deep for contemplation or mediation upon what is presented, which is why so many scholars, scientists, and journalists rely on consensus approval as they cite several informational sources. Thus, although few English-speaking Christians read or fluently speak Greek, we all think Greek with persistent skepticism to some degree, in what our minds rationalize as linear cause and effect, with little trust for any information that does not immediately reinforce that model of learning and categorizing information.
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In short, we are bias when presupposing that all preceding cultures must have thought along the same learning construct, and we critique the words of ancestors of alien cultures as if they were our intellectual contemporaries. Hence, making prophetic Hebrew thought, with its rippling themes and physical idioms, straight for our narrative themes, to remove stumbling blocks of doubt on God’s panoramic revelations, is a task that perhaps most of us would lack in our writing skills to fully achieve.
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It matters not if we decide upon elementary terminology or employ an impressive literary arsenal of scholarly terms, we cannot coax readers to trust, respect, or comprehend what we write, not if hearts and minds are not open to a new thinking construct, or, as in this work, an ancient one delivered to us from prophets, priests, sages, and scribes. It is extremely difficult for Westerners, and I include myself, to reconcile confessions of the natural world to Scriptures, even when we find that we must do so to determine the meanings of many passages; when we are unsure about the meaning, we casually move on to what we see as plainly presented. In Scripture we learn that all of creation declares the glory of God and witnesses to His works, yet we too often stumble in the dark as blind slaves, hindered by the ball and chain of the secular paradigm, in ignorance of the messages of His creation that surround us.
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The seventh national woe for ancient Egypt was a Divine bombardment of hail, which pounded whatever livestock remained, damaged crops, and killed many Egyptian servants who remained out in their fields. For this plague, I assert very plainly that hail was but a physical/material demonstration of God’s Word coming down very hard upon them. To increase trust in this interpretation, I remind readers that the apostle Paul (whom most Christians do trust) compared Scripture to “waters of the Word,” and the Messiah spoke of His message of salvation as “living waters” (mayim chayim). Thus, what is hail except the water of the Word coming down from the heavens above, “from a cloud of witnesses”? Only, it is cold water and hardened to pound earthly humankind with God’s truths and His disapproval of their hardened, cold hearts. For every rebellion we have, God has a corporeal counterpart in nature, even if we- in this current age of darkness and ignorance- do not have the spiritual eyes to discern their correlations (See passages in Prov. 18:4; Isa. 12:3; John 4:10-14; 7:38-39; 1 John 5:6-8; Rev. 22:17).  
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Yet the skeptical mind of today’s Hellenistic intellectualism (in most Christians and Jews) would insist that the hail bombardment was but another random plague that God utilized against the Pharaoh and Egypt. It need not contain any symbolic or spiritual meaning whatsoever. In fact, all the previous plagues that I have expounded upon and supported with Scriptural references are at best- in their minds- guesses and unreliable interpretations of an overactive imagination.
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After all, there are endless opinions, and how much more trustworthy is one over another? Devout Jews and Christians minimize or altogether dismiss God’s paradigm of symbolism and construct of teaching (e.g., via parables, parallels, types, similitudes, rippling themes, and aspects of nature that He created to witness to Himself), then the same devout champions of God wonder why atheists and agnostics do not believe or refuse to heed the Word of God. Moreover, how can we join with unbelievers in dismissing messages Scriptures conveyed and affirmed in the natural world and then expect them to believe us over the their secular construct which we have for centuries openly embraced for rational reasoning?
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Now I am probably preaching to a choir of ten readers who already have the same basic understanding of the Word, so we move on.
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Message of the Cross. pdi
Message of the Cross. pdi

The purging of hailstones came after Egyptians were encouraged to heed God’s Word and escape indoors (see Exod. 9:19). Hail, fire, and bolts of lightning struck those who refused to believe His message. Trees were felled; crops were tossed; and many people breathed their last breath in foolish defiance, with their bodies pounded into mud while their blank eyes stared lifelessly towards the wrath of  heaven. They resisted God’s message of warning and deliverance, and they refused to escape the bondage of their stubborn and prideful transgressions.

Indeed, it was futile for them to dodge the waters of the Word sent down from God, made hard as hail stones, for they were caught in His storm after lying to themselves.

The message delivered to ancient Egyptians was a message to us all, especially with the Apocalypse approaching: Those who refuse the solid foundation in which we have in Christ, and Him sacrificed, for their own faulty ideas and/or indifference to Divine truths, will be pounded with His truths until they die in their sins and open rebellion. If they reject the Rock of God, His Word, the rocks will come down upon them. If they refuse to heed the Word and escape the wrath of the heavens, the Stone in which they have rejected will require their lives. These are not difficult and dark sayings or enigmatic concepts; they are but professions of nature, of that which has already been written and proclaimed, ready for release once again in the rippling theme of curses for the wicked and deliverance for the meek.
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I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone [Messiah], a precious corner stone [see Ps. 118:20-22], a sure foundation; he that believeth shall not make haste [hastily deny]. Judgement also will I lay to the line [measuring times for judgment], and righteousness to the plummet [Stone]: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies [attempted escape of judgment through fraudulent teachings], and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. (Isa. 28:12-18) KJV; intrpl. mine
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The message above was given by Prophet Isaiah against the priests and prophets who lost sight of God’s Great Sabbath Kingdom: His messianic “rest and refreshing” in paradise. Their tables were filthy, and they were drunk on their own lives and ideas, with no clean spiritual place for them to mature and learn true doctrine. Hence, God warned that they would not be able to escape His Word, but like water it would overflow their refuge of deceptions; like hail it would pound them as an assault from the heavens. The Cornerstone of all the works of God would bring a sure foundation for measuring the Divine times- the signs of the times in which they had willfully forgotten. Yet there is an escape for those who heed God’s Word and the Day of the Lord, just as an escape was provided for Egyptians during the exodus:
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Until the [Holy] spirit be poured upon us from on high [from God], and the wilderness [journey to the Promised Kingdom] be a fruitful field [blossom for a new beginning], and the fruitful field be counted as a forest [after the Apocalypse purge]. Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness [world moving towards God], and righteousness remain in the fruitful field [inheriting the Kingdom]. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwelling [securely], and in quiet resting places [Great Sabbath]; When it shall hail, coming down on the forest [world’s Apocalypse]; and the city shall be in a low place [Jerusalem in meekness]. Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters [work according to Scriptures], that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass [direct the end-time cattle to Scripture]. (Isa. 32:15-20) KJV; intrpl. mine
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EIGHT OF TEN MESSIANIC PLAGUES: LEGIONS OF LOCUSTS
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What hail had not destroyed of Egypt’s crops, locusts consumed in an agricultural cataclysm of the dynastic kingdom. Late wheat, spelt, and other “darkened crops” and vegetation could have been saved (after Pharaoh entreated Moses and Aaron to end the “mighty thundering and hail” (9:28) that destroyed Egypt’s barley and flax), but he again hardened his heart against the will of God for His people. He again refused to let the people go. He loved his ancient feudal system empire of elite Egyptian lords and captive serfs/builders.
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And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and the hail ceased, and the rain was not [no longer] poured upon the earth. And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. (Exod. 9:33-34) KJV; intrpl. mine
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The unwritten problem that Pharaoh and his servants had, that caused them to continuously harden their hearts against God’s will, even in the face of their national calamities, agricultural devastation, and death, is that God was destroying much more than their livestock and crops; He was doing more than making the people unclean and uncomfortable; He was destroying everything that they erroneously believed about themselves and the world: their pantheon of deities over nature and even their rules of life and judgment in death. Who they were, individually and as a people, was being challenged, with all things that they held sacred and true made futile and vain before their very eyes. In their world, shepherds were abominations; Hebrew slaves were cursed upon birth and meant for hard work; the Nile River was sacred and blessed by the gods; the Pharaohs, meaning sunlight, were sons of the gods to rule the living, from Ra; the gods of judgment were appointed to the afterlife, and they were meant to be manipulated by priestly incantations and hardened hearts that could not confess their sins.
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Thus, every time Pharaoh entreated the God of the Hebrews though Moses and confessed his deceptions, he soon after reneged as if his own confessions were bringing more plagues upon them. He was not being hard enough to endure whatever challenged his faith. Egyptian ways were wicked in the eyes of the Living God, and vise versa for the virtues of the Hebrews before the hardened heathen. Pharaoh and his servants could not stay long on the path of Divine truth, perhaps only for mere moments while seeking God’s mercy, for it was contrary to everything that they believed and who they were.
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And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him: And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD. (Exod. 10:1-2) KJV
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For over 3,400 years the exodus signs of God have been retold during Passover and in religious education by Israelites, and from Jews to Christians, the story has covered the entire world. The exodus was the true beginning of Old Covenant Law, and without it there would be no historical foundation or messianic shadows for the New Covenant to build upon. As for the plagues and signs of the Israelites’ escape from bondage, they are for everyone to consider as we near their parallels in the Apocalypse. They are warning signs from God for all nations. Great thunderstorms/lightning, devastating hail, loss of national crops and famine, corrupting frogs and plagues, water turned to blood, days of darkness, locusts, and all these signs of old serve as portents of the great and fearsome Day of YHVH.
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In fact, they are each literally foretold (or, in the least, alluded to come) in the Book of Revelation (cf. 4:5; 8:5; 11:19; 16:18; 8:7; 11:19; 16:21; 6:6; 8:7; 16:13; 9:20; 11:6; 15:1-8; 16:9; 18:4-8; 21:9; 22:18; 8:8; 11:6; 16:3-6; 8:12; 9:2-7). Like Pharaoh and his servants, the world will be filled with hardened hearts within people who hate God and His will for true righteousness and a Holy Kingdom on Planet Earth.
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My opinion is that Pharaoh was probably saintly in comparison to this wicked generation of so-called “millennials”- most of whom will have no part in the coming millennial Kingdom of God. Pharaoh foreshadowed many hardened hearts against God, but a quick look around at today’s generation reveals unrestrained, hateful and self-righteous blasphemers who speak every form of evil and profanity against God, to provoke His hand for their destruction.
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And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of hail; for the plague thereof was exceedingly great. (Rev. 16:21) KJV
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God raised Pharaoh to power for the express purpose of spreading His name throughout the world (see Exod. 9:16), to warn the world of a permanent separation of the righteous from the wicked at the end of the age. Pharaoh personified the global resistance to the Gospel of Deliverance, which is a message that God sent out into all the world with signs and wonders (see Mark 16:15-18). Locusts were the last sign and plague to strike Egypt before three days of thick darkness and the deaths of Egyptian firstborn sons, and this plague of locusts should be considered in light of the Revelation army of locusts which the Lord shall unleash upon the world just before the return of Messiah. Locusts were an army of darkness that blackened the skies as they consumed every herb and plant in Egypt (10:16), but we consider these things as concerning the human separation during the harvest of God at the end of the age.
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If I [YHVH Elohim] shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chron. 7:13-14) KJV; intrpl. mine
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Forgiveness comes with accepting God’s sacrifice for atonement. God reminded His people of locusts and pestilence (above passage) during the dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which came with the foreshadowing sacrifices and offerings of the Levitical priesthood. In the New Testament, we find that God has made it very easy for people all over the world to participate via the sacrifice of Christ (see Eph. 4:32; 5:1-2). Yet seeking God in prayers, repentance of transgressions, and humbleness before the Creator are still requirements before spiritual healing comes. Hearts must still be broken and moved from rebellion to a place of peace with God.
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What does God mean by “locusts” for the end of the age? Scripture grants a pattern of symbolism to consider. The massive Assyrian army was compared to locusts when they destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel and carried the people away as captives (see Na. 3:15-16). Their army was a great multitude that covered the land and destroyed as they went. Likewise, Prophet Joel described the Babylonian army as “locusts” with apocalyptic allusions for the end of the age (see Joel 1:3-9), saying, “For a nation has come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion…” The same can be said for the Roman armies and the paths of destruction and swaths of sorrow that their legions left throughout conquered regions and nations. They swallowed up all that they could and took what they wanted; they burned and razed villages (and villagers) to the ground; they erected crosses to litter the charred landscapes, upon which innocents were nailed along roads to spread fear of their hardened forces.
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Pharaoh had numerous chances to repent, but his obstinacy and rebellious nature would not allow it. God promised the Israelites that He would destroy “My great army that I sent among you,” if only they would humble themselves and seek righteousness and justice (see Joel 2:18-25). The same opportunity is left for any nation that will turn to God and away from evils, bondage to corruption, and injustice. Over 2/3 of the world’s population will be slain during the coming Apocalypse, but the ultimate fate of each nation is left for the people to decide by the conditions of their hearts.
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NINE OF TEN MESSIANIC PLAGUES: THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS
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For the next-to-last plague/woe, God had Moses stretch forth his hand towards heaven and cause a deep darkness to descend- one that was so thick that it could be felt, according to Scripture- on the land of Egypt. For three days Egyptians lacked natural light from the sun, moon, and stars, and probably few people (if any) had prepared with enough fuel or wood for a continuous fire. Hence, they sat blindly in darkness, many of them paralyzed in fear. Almost everything was already lost: crops to harvest, livestock to tend, personal cleanliness, peace and security, faith in their religion, pride as a people; and after all this, darkness covered the land as the children of Israel had light in all their dwelling (see Exod. 10:21-23). The only thing left was the loss of human life, for, as Scriptures inform us, pride goes before a fall. Wrath beyond reasoning was their last act of defiance, lashing out at God, before those who remained sat numb in their national ruins.
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And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed [remain]: let your little ones also go with you. And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God. Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD [YHVH] our God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither [unto they get there]. But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go. And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee  from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die. And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more. (Exod. 10:24-29) KJV; intrpl. mine
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It would be repetitious to the point of literary futility to list again dozens of biblical passages that differentiate between spiritual aspects of darkness and light. Light means enlightenment and vision to see, whereas darkness hides truths for those who prefer ignorance and practicing evil. Christ came as the “Light of the World” (John 3:19), but most people, even in Israel, preferred to dwell in darkness (Matt. 4:16) than heed His light. Upon them, He came as a thief in the night, and to the future world, which is blinded by spiritual darkness, He again comes like a thief.
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The Sun of Righteousness dawned on the world at the close of the fourth millennial day, and three days remained in the heavenly week. After three days, there is no more time for mortal mankind to choose whom they will serve; darkness or light. During these three days, the children of God come to dwell in His light (see Hos. 6; 1 Thess. 5:3-6), but those who harden their hearts will face the Great White Throne Judgment, whereupon death is decreed for the wicked of the world. These things should by now be self-evident for mature believers who know Scriptures and have a developed an enlightened worldview based upon them. Yet most of our own still sit in darkness with the world, divided between beliefs.
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When we first read about all the plagues and tragedies that struck ancient Egypt, we (most of us) tend to wonder how Pharaoh and his servants could refuse sign after devastating sign, paving the way for their own destruction. Yet what is the shape of our world even after the Gospel and Scriptures have spread around the globe? What is the shape of Christianity and Judaism? How wicked have our enemies become?
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There is so much thick darkness and lust of death and deception. The world is utterly sick, desperately ill, blanketed with pitch darkness and the love thereof. Wickedness is celebrated and paraded as virtuous, and the little camps of holiness and enlightenment are few and far between. No, I do not believe that Pharaoh was the exception to the rule of rationale and reasoning with his trademark hardness of heart and rebellion against God; he was the mold and pattern that best describes the majority of mankind. His story was crafted by the Creator as a historical warning to all readers who can yet choose in what camp they will remain.
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Into the third day, Egyptians sat fearfully paralyzed in their self-induced prison, blind in darkness and hardened against the light of truth. During those three days, they had ample time to reflect on all the Divine prophecies that had come to pass- all of the wonders of worldly woes that were manifest against them. They could have repented at the confession of blood in their River of Life (the Nile), but they chose to dig their own muddy waters (like corrupt doctrines) for drinking and bathing. They could have changed course before the plague of frogs (symbolic of evil spirits being released) corrupted their baked dishes and breads, but their repentance at blood in the water was short-lived. They heeded the Rod of God but for a moment.
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Their flesh swelled in pride, and blood-sucking lice fell before their eyes, and still they resisted the signs of the times. All their messianic woes testified to the fact that they were not in control of the land or their lives. God was in control of nature and the conditions and longevity of their lives. They sat in thick darkness, and their rebellious deeds were orchestrated as a similitude by God for the warning of the world. The signs in Egypt were to be retold to future generations, so that none would forget, and His people would know that He “was the Lord in the midst of the earth.” All this was done because another third day awaits: a world exodus of the gathered elect and destruction of God’s enemies. It is not the will of God that anyone should perish, as Scriptures proclaim, but the world will be struck with utter destruction if hearts are not turned back to the words given to Moses (cf. Isa. 29:10-19; Rom. 11:25-27).
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Moreover, there are three millennial days, since the cross, in which people of the world choose darkness or light; then comes the final division between the wicked and righteous.
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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name [Yeshua, Salvation] of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be manifest, that they are wrought in God. (John 3:16-21) KJV; intrpl. mine
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TEN OF TEN MESSIANIC PLAGUES: DEATH OF FIRSTBORN SONS & LAMBS
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Before we get to the tenth and final Egyptian plague/woe, that is, before Pharaoh and his officers finally submitted to the Word of God and agreed that Hebrews should go serve God in the wilderness, it may be beneficial to some readers if we briefly summarize the plague symbolism from the very beginning of Egypt’s biblical apocalypse.
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First, I, the scribe, should note that I only posit the term “apocalypse” in these articles on Moses to assert correlations to the coming Apocalypse of Jesus Christ (i.e., the N.T. book of unveiling) in which the Egyptian plagues clearly foreshadowed. Although many signs and wonders were revealed with the ten plagues before the Israelite exodus, the spiritual meanings and purposes behind their manifestations were in no way unveiled to the Egyptians nor Israelites. They were only unveiled in the corporeal sense in a battle of religious beliefs.
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Jews and Christians traditionally teach that the ten chosen plagues of our true God countered claims on nature that Egyptian priests/sorcerers attributed to deities of their false pantheon (hierarchy of gods). That traditional reasoning is sound indeed but a bit incomplete. Amazingly, God did not explain nor elaborate upon the underlying symbolism of His selection of calamities during the exodus, nor did He do so through Moses during Israel’s forty years in the wilderness. We know that His temporal reason for Egyptian devastation was to ultimately break the will of Pharaoh- his hardened heart that was set against God’s prophetic truths- but the symbolism omissions of the ten cataclysmic plagues stand in stark contrast to the rich allusions of transcending ideas found in the latter books of the prophets (Navi’im), which elaborate upon the attention to priestly details that the Lord YHVH gave during the same time frame in sacrificial ordinances and statutes for the children of Israel.
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All the meaning behind the exodus plagues and the related sacred moedim (appointed holy days) beg for clear interpretations with universal meaning. That is, they inspire us to seek correlations with symbolism found in the following biblical books. After all, the story of the ten plagues and resulting exodus of Hebrew slaves is the most detailed, lengthy story found in the Old Testament; minimizing it as a brief fight against an ancient death cult, at a time when slavery and pagan polytheism were global norms, leaves much desired.  
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While many interested Bible scholars and enthusiasts reason over how the Egyptian plagues could have occurred, in a series of nature-induced corporeal catastrophes, perhaps to prove to oppositional naysayers the plausibility of the story as something afforded by the region and natural laws, those of us who find biblical symbolism much more interesting search for the universal whys behind them. Indeed, we are far passed the infancy of faith in searching for convincing empirical evidences for a brief moment in Jewish history, approximately 3,500 years ago, to determine if the Egyptian apocalypse could have occurred. Prophecy proponents, as inquisitors of Divine scriptural enigmas, seek to better comprehend the mysterious mind of God in all of His works, to grant us a much more informed panoramic perspective of global redemption, concerning corporeal things in which we already fully accept as historically accurate. The only way to ascertain the meanings behind God’s chosen plagues- the symbolism thereof- is to let latter passages from the prophetic books do the interpreting for us: letting the Bible interpret itself by its own library of thought.
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An early indication that the series of plague symbolism is messianic in nature comes with the title “Rod of Jesse” for the Messiah in Isaiah, followed by the biblical affirmation that the Messiah is coming to submit the persecutors of His people with a “rod of iron.” Thus, the “Rod of God” (A.K.A. Rod of Aaron), that was cast down (the first sign before the plagues) to consume all the serpents of Egyptian sorcerers, clearly directs us to the Messiah being cast down. The Messiah was cast down by latter lawgivers and hung on a tree by Romans, and, according to the High Priest Caiaphas, it was to save Judea from an oppressive and reactive foreign government. According to Torah, “cursed is every man that is hung on a tree,” so this sheds light on the Rod of God becoming a serpent (the cursed one) who took on the sins of His people, to destroy the works of Satan via his taskmasters (i.e., the serpents).
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This allusion to Christ is later exemplified by the fact that Israelites- those who were bitten by serpents in the wilderness- had to gaze upon a bronze serpent, hung on a pole, in order to be healed of their afflictions and live. (NB: Biblical references have already been given in the Moses articles leading to this one, and I write this summary to those who have followed along and/or already know Scriptures well enough to weigh these assertions and decide upon their validity.)
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With the first sign consisting of messianic allusions, it is reasonable to suspect that the entire plague ordeal pertains to the panoramic plan of redemption for the faithful and meek, as foreshadowing symbols and similitudes of God’s universal works through Messiah. Indeed, as we explore the arsenal of Divine woes unleashed upon Pharaoh and his people, we find the same messianic theme woven throughout the story. Blood is confessed in the waters that Egyptian considered sacred, as their river of life, for the whole world was created out of the Nile River according to the Egyptian religion; this correlates with the whole world created from the Word of God, and His words are our river of life (“waters of the Word”).
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Hence, the Rod of God that was cast down leads us to bloody waters that were repugnant to Egyptians: those who resisted the Word and prophecies of God. Egyptians dug their own earthly doctrines for cleansing and drinking when their river of life turned violently against them. Rather than the blessings of cleanliness and life, they faced the curse of dead fish and contamination. Clearly this alludes to the double-edged sword of God’s Word.
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Further, out of their sacred waters came a plague of frogs that polluted their homes and habitats, which Revelation informs us resemble evil spirits of deception and death- a curse released upon the rebellious from the waters of the Word. For each plague that I summarized, I provided plain messianic connections with Scriptures that were written by Israelites, from the same culture in following centuries, and they all relate back to the Rod of God being cast down to separate His people from hardened unbelievers. None of the associations that I make are from my own imagination; I discern and believe correlations that ancient Israelites made via their writings.
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The tenth and final messianic sign came in the deaths of Egyptian firstborn sons. Again, questions are begged just as they are for all the others plagues: ‘Why firstborn sons rather than firstborn daughters? Why not second born fathers or third born mothers? Why not aunts or grandparents or uncles who made the genetic mistake of towering over six feet tall? Further, why complete ten plagues with the death of firstborn sons rather than eight or thirteen or twenty? Why not send the angel of death to kill the Pharaoh rather than his son, then the dynasty could have replaced him with someone from the royal lineage more compassionate towards the Hebrews and more sensitive to the will of the Living God?’ Clearly God was orchestrating a specific outcome with clues of firstborn sons, unblemished lambs, and the tenth plague during Passover that can, and should, be reasoned over with parallel Scriptures.
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If a Jewish rabbi is asked about the deaths of Egyptian firstborn sons, he will likely point out the fact that God called the nation of Israel His “firstborn son,” and Egyptians lost their firstborn sons because they (1) carried out male infanticide through the prior Pharaoh, who did so to diminish Israelite population growth (as read about concerning the infancy of Moses); and (2) the deaths of the firstborn sons were necessary to finally break Pharaoh and his officers’ will (and hardened hearts) enough for them to let Israel (God’s firstborn son) go.
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Although those two answers are true, they do not address the root of our inquiries. For example, Israel is also (collectively) called God’s “wife” in several passages, but God did not kill all the first wives of Egypt. And how was Israel God’s firstborn son? By their covenant with God? By receiving God’s holy commandments? By God raising them and taking care of them? God first raised and cared for Adam as a son, and Noah and his family received a covenant with instructions for salvation over five centuries before his descendants: Abraham and his family.
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Yet, if Christ Yeshua is truly the only begotten Son of the Father, come to this world, and He existed before the ages and was sent for the redemption of all the faithful, then Israel was merely called God’s “firstborn son” as a national surrogate for the Great King whom God planned to come from them. If, at that time, God truly wanted to perfect the narrative of Israel as His firstborn son, He would have raised up Aaron (the firstborn, Moses’ older brother) to lead the Israelite exodus rather than have the chosen people follow the younger son as deliverer, Moses. And what about Jacob and Esau, having the older serve the younger?
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Lamb of Redemption at 10,000 Years, Ten Days to God, Picture Mine
The Lamb of Redemption at 10,000 Years: Ten Greater Days to God, IM

Many Jews interpret messianic passages as if they pertain to all Jews, collectively (e.g., Isa. 53), but the Israelites were merely a vehicle for bringing the Messiah into the world under the Law of God. God could have chosen any family and any nation to achieve His greater objectives of global redemption.

While Judaism is still among the smallest religions and cultures in the world, after millenniums of being scattered all over the world, the light of God’s Word has spread around the globe through the followers of Christ: the Son of God.

It was not merely for national Israel that God chose the tenth plague to be the final one, but for the fact that Christ would arrive and be sacrificed as God’s Son at the close of the tenth millennial day. Indeed, all of Israel was ignorant as to why God commanded them to keep the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) on the 10th of Tishri. Nor did they discern why they had to choose their lambs without blemishes on the 10th of Aviv (Nisan). The peculiar things that God commanded them to do through Moses were completely new to them; the appointed times were given without Divine explanation for the specific days, and they kept them without knowing all of the symbolism that they entailed. They had to grow in understanding the mysterious language of God, and many did and followed Yeshua as Messiah. All these things pertain to Christ, and all of the prophets provided the necessary parallels of symbolism that lead us to this solid conclusion.

Receiving the end [completion] of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it [He] testified beforehand the suffering of Christ, and the glory that should follow. (1 Pet. 9-11) KJV; intrpl. mine
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To Love A Little Lamb Of Life, PDI
To Love A Little Lamb Of Life, PDI

From the above passage, we find that the timing of Christ’s “suffering” was signified to the prophets by the same Spirit of Messiah who was in them. And what exactly were the prophets studying when they made their inquiries through prayers and fasting?

At first they could only study the Torah scrolls and enquire about the exodus and associated laws, and after that some of them studied the prophets before them (e.g., cf. Dan. 9:2; Jer. 25:12; 31:31-33). Clearly they discerned that the Egyptian firstborn sons and the paschal lambs of the tenth plague- when the God, via the Angel of Death, passed over Israelite homes- served as substitutes for 400 years of Hebrew national sins (i.e., when no sacrifices could be kept within the land of Egypt because Egyptians considered their religious practices abominable).

The sacrificial lambs and the firstborn sons of Egypt had done nothing evil against the Hebrews, so the prophets comprehended that they were substitutes for their own salvation and for liberty of the Israelite people. Hence, that theme of substitution continued with prophecies about the Suffering Messiah being sacrificed for the transgression of the people:

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him [Messiah] the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. He was taken from prison [confinement] and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off [killed] out of the land of the living: for the transgressions of my people [Israelites] was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death [like Egyptian sons]; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD [YHVH] to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed [spiritual offspring, fruit of His works], he shall prolong his days [resurrected beyond appointed time of death], and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. (Isa. 53:6-10) KJV; intrpl. mine
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The messianic fulfillment of Passover lambs is what the first Jewish Christians- the most devout studiers of the sacred passages- believed, only that God planned the cross for the spotless Lamb before the world-ages (see 1 Pet. 1:18-21). The Passover redemption did not mean that those who believed would never suffer or die in the world, but only that their faith through sufferings and deaths would lead to new lives and defeat of death at the end of the age (G.W.T.J.).
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The journey to the coming Kingdom would not be easy, just as Hebrews suffered in the wilderness for decades before they entered the Promised Land with Yehoshua and Caleb. Even now, rabbis and believing Jews await an apocalyptic Passover and Day of Atonement like no other, and it will come on the their tenth millennial day in the Moedim Paradigm. There was a tenth millennial day in which the prophets earnestly searched for the coming of Messiah, the Lamb of God, even as the Hebrews of the exodus were commanded to spend the tenth day searching for perfect Pesach lambs, but both look to the coming atonement of Christ in the Kingdom.
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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 firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servants 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. But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the LORD does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.’…Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth day of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And you shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it…You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning, you shall burn with fire. And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and you staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD’s Passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD [YHVH]. Now the blood shall be a sign for you on 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.’” (Exod. 11:4-7; 12:1-7, 10-13) NKJV; intrpl. mine
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Moedim Paradigm in Pyramid Formation, IM
Moedim Paradigm in Pyramid Formation, IM

The perfect lambs were searched out and taken from the folds sometime within the tenth day and kept inside Hebrew houses until the fourteenth day, then sacrificed and eaten at twilight (with no edible remains leftover by morning).

By midnight, the LORD, through the Angel of Death, would pass over all houses that had the blood sign on their doors- an everlasting memorial and ordinance (see 12:14)- and spare those households while reaping recompense on those in the land who served Egyptian deities.

Without the Moedim Paradigm of God’s millennial works, these things remain timely mysteries, but when we discern how the entire Hebrew Word (their Aleph-Bet) is confessed in Divine days, we perceive that the perfect Lamb was searched for by the prophets on the tenth millennial day; He was in the House of Humankind for four days, since the garden; and He was sacrificed on the fourteenth millennial day, with the second week complete among the people of Israel. Further, the coming 14th millennium is when the final division of life and death comes at the great judgment of God.

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Seder of Paula, a Messianic Believer & Friend
Seder of Paula, a Messianic Believer & Friend

Today, as I have written about elsewhere, Jews keep an open door during Pesach and a chalice of wine ready for Prophet Elijah, for they teach a tradition that he will arrive during Passover to announce the Messiah. So they eat their bitter herbs and the rest of their Seder, and they muse quite innocently to their children about Elijah knocking at their open doors or waiting outside for an invitation to come in.

But I say that Elijah is already here, and he reveals the Messiah through their Passover. It is the blood of Christ that they need on the doors of their hearts for eternal salvation, and He must be invited in as the Spirit of God passes over their households and looks upon the everlasting sign of His blood sacrifice.

Messiah stands at the doors of many hearts and knocks (see Rev. 3:20), and He wishes to share His scriptural feast with those who invite Him in. Elijah has no open door to announce the Messiah except through Him (see Rev. 3:7-8) and those who invite the Messiah Yeshua into their lives. And when Elijah is provided an open door by Messiah, all Israelites are called to heed his words, and those who call themselves Jews and are not spiritual Jews- the progressive atheists and children of Satan who self-righteously do so much evil in the world- will be treated as the Egyptians were, to shame and utter destruction. God will save all of Israel, but those who hate the Messiah beyond the unveiling and restoration of Elijah are not Israel.

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