THE SECOND EXODUS

PREPARING FOR THE GREAT TRIBULATON (DISTRESS): Read Malaki Chapter 4

 

Second Exodus?  Could Scripture refer to a second, and greater deliverance that overshadows the first Exodus from Egypt?  Indeed, and it is referred to in many places.  One of the prophets of the Babylonian Captivity, “Jeremiah” (YirmeYahu), wrote of it extensively.    Certainly, Yahuah brought out the tribes of Israel from Egypt, along with a mixed multitude that engrafted into the nation.  There is a future, and final Exodus just ahead, at the end of the Great Trib (distress), also known as “YaAqob's trouble”.   

The Second Exodus will be so incredible and miraculous, the first Exodus will pale by comparison:

Jer 16:14-16:  “'Therefore see, the days are coming,' declares Yahuah, when it is no longer said, ‘Yahuah lives who brought up the children of Yisharal from the land of Mitsrayim,’

but, ‘Yahuah lives who brought up the children of Yisharal from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’  For I shall bring them back into their land I gave to their fathers.

'See, I am sending for many fishermen,' declares Yahuah, 'and they shall fish them.  And after that I shall send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.'"

The following describes the second coming of Yahusha, and the Second Exodus:

Jer (YirmeYahu) 23:3-8:  “Therefore I shall gather the remnant of My flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and shall bring them back to their fold.  And they shall bear and increase.

And I shall raise up shepherds over them, and they shall feed them. And they shall fear no more, nor be discouraged, nor shall they be lacking, declares Yahuah.

See, the days are coming,” declares Yahuah, “when I shall raise for Daud a Branch of righteousness, and a Sovereign shall reign and act wisely, and shall do right-ruling and righteousness in the earth

In His days Yahudah shall be saved, and Yisharal dwell safely.  And this is His Name whereby He shall be called: 'Yahuah is our Righteousness.’  (Transliterated in Hebrew: Yahuah Tsediqenu;  this is Yahusha's "new Name")

Therefore, see, the days are coming,” declares Yahuah, “when they shall say no more, ‘As Yahuah lives who brought up the children of Yisharal out of the land of Mitsrayim,’

but, ‘As Yahuah lives who brought up and led the seed of the house of Yisharal out of the land of the north and from all the lands where I had driven them.’  And they shall dwell on their own soil.”

ALSO NOTICE HOW IT IS DESCRIBED HERE:

Jer (YirmeYahu) 31:1-40 “At that time,” declares Yahuah, “I shall be the Alahim of all the clans of Yisharal, and they shall be My people.”

Thus said Yahuah, “A people escaped from the sword found favor in the wilderness, Yisharal, when it went to find rest.”

Yahuah appeared to me from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I shall draw you with kindness.

I am going to build you again. And you shall be rebuilt, O maiden of Yisharal!  Again you shall take up your tambourines, and go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.

Again you shall plant vines on the mountains of Shomeron (popularized, “Samaria”, the area of the “Samaritans”, or ten northern tribes;  Ephraim was the dominant tribe over them). The planters shall plant and treat them as common.

For there shall be a day when the watchmen (Hebrew, “Natsarim”) cry in mountain Ephrayim, ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Yahuah our Alahim.’ ” (mountain is metaphoric for “nation”, and with the next verse informing the meaning, Ephraim resides in the chief of the nations when this occurs)

For thus said Yahuah, “Sing with gladness for YaAqoḇ, and shout among the chief of the nations.  Cry out, give praise, and say, ‘O Yahuah, save (deliver) Your people, the remnant of Yisharal!’  (read Ps 80, keeping in mind it is the “cry” of Ephraim)

See, I am bringing them from the land of the north, and shall gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labor, together – a great assembly returning here.

With weeping they shall come, and with their prayers I bring them. I shall make them walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they do not stumble. For I shall be a Father to Yisharal, and Ephrayim – he is My first-born.

Hear the word of Yahuah, O gentiles, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Yisharal gathers him, and shall guard him as a shepherd his flock.’

For Yahuah shall ransom YaAqoḇ, and redeem him from the hand of one stronger than he.

And they shall come in and shall sing on the height of Tsiyon, and stream to the goodness of Yahuah, for grain and for new wine and for oil, and for the young of the flock and the herd. And their being shall be like a well-watered garden, and never languish again.

Then shall a maiden rejoice in a dance, and young men and old, together. And I shall turn their mourning to joy, and shall comfort them, and shall make them rejoice from their sorrow,

and shall fill the being of the priests with fatness. And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness,” declares Yahuah.

Thus said Yahuah, “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing, bitter weeping, Raḥĕl weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.”

Thus said Yahuah, “Hold back your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work,” declares Yahuah, “and they shall return from the land of the enemy.

And there is expectancy for your latter end,” declares Yahuah, “and your children shall return to their own country.

I have clearly heard Ephrayim lamenting, ‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised, like an untrained calf. Turn me back, and I shall turn back, for You are Yahuah my Alahim.   (Note similar wording at Ps 80)

For after my turning back, I repented. And after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh. I was ashamed, even humiliated, for I bore the reproach of my youth.’

Is Ephrayim a precious son to Me, a child of delights? For though I spoke against him, I still remembered him. That is why My affections were deeply moved for him. I have great compassion for him,” declares Yahuah.

Set up signposts, make landmarks; set your heart toward the highway, the way in which you went. Turn back, O maiden of Yisharal, turn back to these cities of yours!

Till when would you turn here and there, O backsliding daughter?  For Yahuah has created what is new on Earth: a woman encompasses a man!”

Thus said Yahuah of hosts, the Alahim of Yisharal, “Let them once again say this word in the land of Yahudah and in its cities, when I turn back their captivity, ‘Yahuah bless you, O home of righteousness, mountain of set-apartness!’

And in Yahudah and all its cities farmers and those who journey with flocks, shall dwell together.

For I shall fill the weary being, and I shall replenish every grieved being.”

At this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was sweet to me.

See, the days are coming,” declares Yahuah, “that I shall sow the house of Yisharal and the house of Yahudah with the seed of man and the seed of beast.

And it shall be, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict, so I shall watch over them to build and to plant,” declares Yahuah.

In those days they shall no longer say, ‘The fathers ate sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are blunted.’

But each one shall die for his own crookedness – whoever eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be blunted.

See, the days are coming,” declares Yahuah, “when I shall make a new covenant with the house of Yisharal and with the house of Yahudah,

not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares Yahuah.

For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisharal after those days, declares Yahuah:  I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Alahim, and they shall be My people.

And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbor, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know Yahuah,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares Yahuah. “For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their sin no more.”

Thus said Yahuah, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – Yahuah of hosts is His Name:

If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares Yahuah, “then the seed of Yisharal shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.”

Thus said Yahuah, “If the heavens above could be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I would also cast off all the seed of Yisharal for all that they have done,” declares Yahuah.

See, the days are coming,” declares Yahuah, “that the city shall be built for Yahuah from the Tower of Ḥanan’ĕl to the Corner Gate.

And the measuring line shall again extend straight ahead to the hill Gareb, then it shall turn toward Goah.

And all the valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the wadi Qidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, is to be set-apart to Yahuah. It shall not be plucked up or thrown down any more forever.”

See also Is (YeshaYahu) 43, Jer (YirmeYahu) 25

Jer 3:14-18:  “Return, O backsliding children,” declares Yahuah, “for I shall rule over you, and shall take you, one from a city and two from a clan, and shall bring you to Tsiyon.

And I shall give you shepherds according to My heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

And it shall be, when you have increased, and shall bear fruit in the land in those days,” declares Yahuah, “that they no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of Yahuah.’ Neither would it come to heart, nor would they remember it, nor would they visit it, nor would it be made again.

At that time Yerushalayim shall be called the throne of Yahuah, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the Name of Yahuah, to Yerushalayim, and no longer walk after the stubbornness of their evil heart.

In those days the house of Yahudah shall go to the house of Yisharal, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.

COMPARISON OF FIRST EXODUS AND SECOND EXODUS

 

   There is a difference in the sealed and re-gathered tribes of Israel when we compare Rev. 7:4-8, and Ez 48:30-35.

By looking into these details, Yahuah is preparing us for the Second Exodus, and the work ahead during the Great Trib (distress). 

 

Instead of 6 million Israelites as was in the First Exodus, there are now perhaps 6 billion to be redeemed from captivity, from the ends of the Earth, scattered people who are lost to their identity – but Yahuah remembers them.  The sealing, gathering, and gating in the First Exodus informs the events of the Second Exodus.  There was protection during the distress in Egypt, then a gathering as they departed, and a gating reflected in the camp of Israel around the Tent of Meeting.  The tribes assembled their tents in a large square:

 

 

  

The First Exodus involved serious distress for the unprotected Egyptians, because Yahuah made a distinction (a type of sealing for protection) between “My people and your people”.   They were protected from the worst plague of all by their obedience in marking their doors at the first Pesach (Passover).  Likewise, there will be various plagues during the Great Trib (distress), but the people sealed prior to the Second Exodus will have the “distinction” of the Name, Yahuah, and be restored and living in Yahusha’s Covenant.  In the First Exodus, the distinction between the Israelites in Goshen and the rest of the Egyptians caused those receiving the plagues to pay attention to those who were protected, as it will also be for us of the Second Exodus.

 

Exo 8:22, 23:  “And in that day I shall separate the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, so that you know that I am Yahuah in the midst of the land.

And I shall put a distinction between My people and your people.  Tomorrow this sign shall be.”

 

In the sealing (for protection during the distress) Dan and Ephraim are not mentioned, so the major portion of those descended from these 2 tribes are not protected from the plagues during the Great Trib.  Yosef’s descendants would include both Ephraim and Menashah, however since Yosef and Menashah are listed as sealed, there must be some portion of Ephraim with a resistance to receiving the Name.  Moreover, Yosef may have had other sons, and though they are not mentioned in the blessing, they may exist, and receive the Name prior to the Great Trib. 

The Name is a strong tower, and in one of these texts we see that it is a refuge in the day of my “distress” (tribulation):

 

Pro 18:10: “The Name of Yahuah is a strong tower; The righteous run into it and are safe.

Psa 59:16: “And I, I sing of Your power; And in the morning I sing aloud of Your kindness; For You have been my strong tower And a refuge in the day of my distress.”

 

In the re-gathering process, at the end of the Great Trib (distress), we see that Dan and Ephraim are restored.  This is the Second Exodus, at Yahusha’s return to gather us from the ends of the Earth  -  Christians call it the “rapture”They’ve been taught not to believe they will endure the Great Trib (distress); but they must be sealed because they will be alive for this period, and on Earth to do a most important work  --  otherwise they will receive the plagues and have to repent during the Great Trib (distress).  Many will repent and accept the Name and Covenant during the Great Trib, due to the work we will be doing among them, because the bulk of them are believers, but not yet Covenant observing people;  so we will have a great purpose for being on Earth to help guide them.  The Second Exodus will occur after we have accomplished our work, and it is us who are “those who lead many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” – which we will do during the “time of distress”.  Notice this end-time revelation given to Dani’el:

 

Dan 12:1-3:  “Now at that time Mika’el shall stand up, the great head who is standing over the sons of your people.  And there shall be a time of distress, such as never was since there was a nation, until that time.  And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book, and many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth wake up, some to everlasting life, and some to reproaches, everlasting abhorrence.  And those who have insight shall shine like the brightness of the expanse, and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”

 

Those of us who are sealed (with the Name) for protection from the plagues during the Great Trib (distess) will produce much “fruit”.  The following text describes an uncountable number which those who are sealed have been able to help (also referred to at Dan 12:1-3):

 

Rev 7:9, 10:  “After this I looked and saw a great crowd which no one was able to count, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, and palm branches in their hands,

and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Deliverance belongs to our Alahim who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

 

At Rev 7, Dan and Ephraim are not listed as being sealed (for protection).  Yet through the work of those sealed during the Great Trib, an uncountable number will be gathered at the return of Yahusha, which will be the time of the Second Exodus.  He's coming back to redeem the descendants (and all those "lost" that didn't know they were descendants of Israel):

 

Eze 48:31-35:  “The three gates northward: one gate for Re’uben, one gate for Yahudah, one gate for Lui.

And on the east side, four thousand five hundred cubits, three gates: one gate for Yosef, one gate for Binyamin, one gate for Dan.

And on the south side, measuring four thousand five hundred cubits, three gates: one gate for Shimʽon, one gate for Yissasḵar, one gate for Zeḇulun.  And on the west side, four thousand five hundred cubits with their three gates: one gate for Gad, one gate for Asher, one gate for Naphtali.  All around: eighteen thousand cubits.  And the name of the city from that day is: Yahuah is there!”

(In Hebrew: Yahuah Shammah!)




 

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