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 144,000 from Israel, and He will also 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."
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
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
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.
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 144,000 from
Israel and 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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:
The same way it will be on that day when the son of man is to be revealed.
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.
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.