THE TOPIC OF THIS ARTICLE IS “THE WAY.” BEFORE WE BEGIN ADDRESSING THIS SUBJECT, WE FIRST NEED TO DO SOME BACKGROUND WORK.
NOTICE THAT WE ARE PROVIDED INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE EVENTS BASED UPON THE OUTCOME OF PAST EVENTS.
NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN
What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.
Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes) 1:9
THE CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF A PAST FULFILLED EVEING IS NOAH AND THE FLOOD. NOTICE THAT NOAH WAS FIRST …
FOREWARNED OF JUDGEMENT
AFTER BEING FOREWARNED, NOAH WAS THEN PROVIDED WITH…
DIVINE SURVIVAL INSTRUCTIONS
LIKEWISE, JUST AS NOAH WAS FOREWARNED, WE ARE ALSO BEING FOREWARNED THAT…
THE NATIONS ARE ABOUT TO BE JUDGED
For I am with you, says יהוה, to save you, for I will make an end of all the nations where I dispersed you, but of you I will not make an end, but I will chasten you in measure, and I will not completely destroy you.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 30:11
WHAT MOST PEOPLE AREN’T AWARE OF IS THAT WE, LIKE NOAH, ARE ALSO BEING PROVIDED DIVINE SURVIVAL INSTRUCTIONS SO THAT WE CAN BE PHYSICALLY “SAVED” FROM THE COMING JUDGMENT. THE FOLLOWING VERSE IS ONE EXAMPLE OF THESE…
DIVINE SURVIVAL INSTRUCTIONS
Flee from within Babylon and each one save his life, be not cut off in her iniquity; for it is the time of יהוה vengeance; He is paying her a recompense.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 51:6
THESE INSTRUCTION TO “FLEE” THE WORLD SYSTEM WE KNOW AS BABYLON, IS PART OF THESE SURVIVAL INSTRUCTIONS. THOSE THAT HEED THIS WARNING BY LEAVING THE LAND OF THE ENEMY WILL PHYSICALLY “SAVE HIS LIFE.” WHO ARE THISE INSTRUCTIONS MEANT FOR?
THE REMNANT OF ISRAEL
In that day the remnant of Israel, the survivors of Jacob, will no longer rely on him who struck them down but will truly rely on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 10:20
THE HOUSE OF JUDAH & THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL
In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 3:18
ACCORDING TO THE PROPHETS, יהוה IS GOING TO GATHER ATHE REMNANT FROM THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL, BACK …
FROM THE LAND OF THEIR ENEMIES
When I return them from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, I shall be sanctified through them before the eyes of many nations.
Yechezkel (Ezekiel) 39:27
TO THE PROMISED LAND
Therefore, behold days are coming, says יהוה, and it shall no longer be said, “As יהוה lives, Who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,” but, “as יהוה lives, Who brought up the children of Israel from the northland and from all the lands where He had driven them, ” and I will restore them to their land that I gave to their forefathers.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 16:14-15
TO THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY
ULTIMATEY, THE DESTINATION FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AFTER LEAVING EGYPT, WAS THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY.
LIKEWISE, THE DESTINATION FOR THOSE THAT WILL BE IN THIS FUTURE GATHERING OF THE REMNANT WILL BE THE SAME.
THE REASON FOR THE GATHERING
THE REASON יהוה IS GATHERING THE REMNANT BACK TO “THE LAND” FROM THE LAND OF THE ENEMY IS…
TO SAVE THE REMNANT OF ISRAEL
For thus says יהוה; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish, praise and say, יהוה, save your people, the remnant of Israel.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 31:
SO WHO IS GOING? IF YOU LOVE ELOHIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND SOUL AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, THEN…
YOU ARE GOING
And it will be, when all these things come upon you the blessing and the curse which I have set before you that you will consider in your heart, among all the nations where יהוה your Elohim has banished you, and you will return to יהוה your Elohim, with all your heart and with all your soul, and you will listen to His voice according to all that I am commanding you this day you and your children, then, יהוה your Elohim, will bring back your exiles, and He will have mercy upon you. He will once again gather you from all the nations, where יהוה your Elohim, had dispersed you.
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30:1-3
NO ONE WILL BE LEFT BEHIND
Then they will know that I am יהוה their Elohim when I exile them to the nations, and I shall gather them to their land, and I shall no longer leave any of them there.
Yehezqĕl (Ezekiel) 39:28
FISHERS AND HUNTERS
Behold I will send for many fishers, says the Lord, and they will fish them, and afterwards I will send to many hunters and they will hunt them from upon every mountain and upon every hill, and from the clefts of the rocks.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 16:16
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET THERE?
MANY PEOPLE ASK THE PREVIOUS QUESTION? THE ANSWER LIES IN UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS FUTURE GATHERING OF THE REMNANT WILL HAVE A SIMILAR OUTCOME TO THE EXODUS FROM EGYPT.
And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I judged you face to face, just as I judged your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt. So will I judged you, says יהוה Adonay.
Yehezqĕl (Ezekiel) 20: 33-36
AS WE PROGRESS, WE WILL BE IDENTIFYING THE VARIOUS SIMILARITIES:
SIMILARITY #1 – REFUGEES
IF THE EXODUS FROM EGYPT HAPPENED TODAY, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WOULD BE CLASSIFIED AS REFUGEES, FLEEING THE BONDAGE OF SLAVERY FROM EGYPT.
LIKEWISE, THE SCRIPTURES WHICH DESCRIBE THE GATHERING OF THE REMNANT SUGGESTS THAT THIS FUTURE EXODUS IS ALSO A REFUGEE SITUATION. FOR EXAMPLE:
SIMILARITY #2- TENTS
ONE OF THE MOST RECENT INFLUX OF REFUGEES INTO THE UNITED STATES WAS THE MARIEL BOAT LIFT, WHICH BROGHT MORE THAN 80,000 CUBAN’S TO THESE SHORES. THIS SUDDEN INFLUX OF CUBAN REFUGEES INTO MIAMI REQUIRED LOCAL OFFICIALS TO FIND TEMPORARY HOUSING TO ACCOMMODATE THESE NEW ARRIVALS. THE SOLUTION WAS THE FABRICATION OF A TENT CITY AT THE ORANGE BOWL IN MIAMI.
LIKEWISE, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL USED TENTS FOR THE ENTIRE 40 YEARS THAT THEY WERE IN THE WILDERNESS.
SIMILARLY, THE REMNANT ARE ARE GOING TO BE FACED WITH LIVING IN TENTS AGAIN.
TENTS ONCE AGAIN
And I am יהוה your Eloheka since the land of Egypt and again I will make you live in tents as in the days of the earlier times.
Hoshĕa (Hosea) 12:10
THE GATHERING OF THE REMNANT BEGAN FOR THE HOUSE OF JUDAH AFTER WORLD WAR II, WHERE JEWISH REFUGEES FLED EUROPE FOR PALESTINE.
UPON ARRIVAL TO PALESTINE, THE REFUGEES WERE TAKEN TO INTERNMENT CAMPS, WHERE THEY LIVED IN TENTS.
THE NEXT TIME YOU GO TO THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES , THNK OF IT AS A REHEARSAL.
AND THOUGH THE GATHERING FOR THE HOUSE OF JUDAH BEGAN A FTER WORLD WAR II, THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL STILL REMAINS IN EXHILE.
THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO
FOR THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL THEIR RETURN WILL BEGIN WITH THEIR GATHERING FROM…
THE LAND OF THE NORTH
Therefore, behold days are coming, says יהוה, and it shall no longer be said, “As יהוה lives, Who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,” but, “as יהוה lives, Who brought up the children of Israel from the northland and from all the lands where He had driven them, “ and I will restore them to their land that I gave to their forefathers.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 16:14-15
STALLED AT THEIR BORDER
So says יהוה, refrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for there is reward for your work, says the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. And there is hope for your future, says יהוה, and the children shall return to their own border.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 31:14-15
IT APPEARS THAT CIRCUMSTANCES ARE GOING TO PREVENT THE REMNANT FROM ENTERING “THE LAND,” FORCING THEM TO TEMPORARILY SETTLE INTO THE FOLLOWING AREAS. NOTICE..
A SECOND EFFORT TO RECOVER THE REMNANT
And it will come to pass in that day יהוה will set his hand again a second time to recover the remnant of his people, which will be left, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 11:11
NOTE: I SUSPECT THAT LOCATIONS WITHIN THESE EIGHT AREAS COULD POSSIBLY BE REFUGEE CENTERS WHERE THE REMNANT WILL ALSO BE LIVING IN TENTS.
TWO OBVIOUS OBSTACLES WHICH WILL PREVENT THE REMNANT FROM REACHING “THE LAND” ARE THE NILE AND THE EUPHRATES RIVERS. EVENTUALLY HOWEVER…
THE NILE WILL DRY UP
And trouble shall pass through the sea, and He shall strike the waves of the sea and dry all the depths of the (Nile) river. And the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the rod of Egypt shall turn away.
Zeḵaryah (Zechariah) 10:11
MEN WILL CROSS RIVERS IN DRY SANDALS
And יהוה shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river (Euphrates), and shall smite it in the seven streams, and men will cross in dry-sandals.
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 11:15
DID YOU NOTICE THAT THE CROSSING OF THESE TWO RIVERS IS SIMILAR TO ISRAEL CROSSING THE RED SEA.
SIMILARITY #3- CROSSING WATER
IT IS AT THIS POINT THAT WE GET BACK ON TO OUR TOPIC OF “THE WAY.”
AFTER CROSSING THE NILE AND EUPHRATES RIVERS, THE REMNANT WILL ENTER INTO A WILDERNESS AREA, JUST AS THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAD TO DO AFTER EXITING EGYPT.
SIMILARITY #4 – THE WILDERNESS
And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people,and there will I judged you face to face, just as I judged your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt. So will I judged you, says יהוה Adonay.
Yehezqĕl (Ezekiel) 20: 33-36
And there will be a highway for the remnant of His people, which will be left from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 11:16
THE WAY / A HIGHWAY IN THE DESERT
A voice of one calling in the wilderness “prepare the way for יהוה, make straight in the desert a highway for our Elohim. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low. The rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 40:3-4
THE HIGHWAY BY WHICH YOU WENT
Set up markers for yourself, place small palms for yourself, put your heart to the highway, the way upon which you went. Return, O virgin of Israel, return to these your cities.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 31:21
CLEAR THE WAY FOR THE PEOPLE
Go through, go through the gates, clear a way for the people! Build up, build up the highway, remove the stones, lift up a flag over the peoples.
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 62:10
WATER IN THE WILDERNESS
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 43:19-20
HEALING ON THE HIGHWAY OF HOLINESS
1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert will rejoice, and blossom as the rose.2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of יהוה, and the excellency of our Elohim.
3 Strengthen the weak hands and confirm the feeble knees.4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your Elohim will come with vengeance, even Elohim with a recompense; he will come and save you .5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 Then will the lame man leap as a deer and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness will waters break out and streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground will become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of jackals, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. 8 There will be a highway and it shall be called The way of holiness. The unclean will not pass over it; but it will be for others: Whoever walks the road, although fools, they will not go astray.
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: 10 And the ransomed of יהוה shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 35: 1-10
THOSE OF US THAT WILL BE IN THIS GATHERING WILL EVENTUALLY REACH THE LAND OF PRESENT DAY ISRAEL. AND BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN THE GATHERING, THAT ..
NO ROOM WILL BE FOUND
I will bring them back from the land of Egypt and gather them from Assyria; And I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon until no room can be found for them.
Zeḵaryah (Zechariah) 10:10
AT THAT POINT THERE WILL BE A LOT OF REJOICING. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO CELEBRATE.
SIMILARITY #5 – TESTS AND PURGES
NOTICE THAT THE ARMY OF …
THE ABOMINATION WILL ENTER THE LAND
His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination of desolation.
AND WHEN THE ABOMINATION”S ARMIES DO ENTER THE LAND…
TWO THIRDS WILL BE PURGED
And it shall come to pass throughout all the land, says יהוה two parts of it shall be cut off. They shall perish, and the third shall remain therein.
THIS SUGGESTS THAT THE ENTIRE LAND OF ISRAEL WILL NOT BE A PLACE OF REFUGE.. THE REMAINING THIRD, HOWEVER, WILL REACH THE PLACE OF DELIVERANCE. NOTICE…
LET US GO TO ZION TO GREET יהוה
For there will be a day, that the watchmen on the mountains of Ephraim will call out, Arise and let us go up to Zion unto יהוה Elohenu. For יהוה says; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: proclaim, give praise and say, יהוה save thy people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travails with child together: a great company will return here. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 31:6-9
DELIVERANCE IN JERUSALEM
And it shall come to pass that whoever shall call in the name of יהוה shall be delivered, for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be a deliverance, as יהוה said, and among the survivors whom יהוה calls.
Yoel (Joel) 3:5
PEOPLE IN JERUSALEM
People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although יהוה gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,“This is the way; walk in it.”
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 30:19-21