What Is the Second Exodus & When Does It Occur?

The children of Israel left Egypt on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and crossed through the Red Sea on the last or seventh day of this feast. This was the first exodus. But there’s more!

The biblical prophets speak of a greater or second exodus to occur in the last days where YHVH’s people who’ve been scattered throughout the nations of the world will be set free from their spiritual, economic and political enslavement in the nations, which are under the control of Babylon the Great. There is much to learn on this subject, and it’s an important subject to study, since it affects your spiritual destiny.

The following article is a comprehensive analysis of this topic, which explores all the biblical scriptures on the subject of the second exodus. It’s a long one article, but try to stay with it and read it to the end. It will help you to understand end times Bible prophecy in a way that only a privileged and enlightened few do. You have never read anything like this before. It will help you to understand where you personally fit into end times Bible prophecy!

A Look at End-Times Bible Prophecies Relating to the Second Exodus

By Ya’acov Natan Lawrence

The Issue in People’s Hearts

The Bible clearly teaches that the ten tribes of the ancient northern kingdom of Israel (known biblically by various names such as the house of Israel, Samaria or Ephraim) were exiled among the nations of the world because of sin (1). At the same time, the biblical prophets and Jewish sages over the past 2000 years have predicted that in the end times (at the coming of the Messiah), through a series of supernatural events, these tribes will be regathered and return to the land of Israel to be reunited with their Jewish brethren who are descended from the southern kingdom of Judah (2). Furthermore, there is clear biblical and historical evidence that the ten northern tribes of Israel collectively known as Ephraim are largely to be found among the Christian peoples scattered across the earth. I have attempted to prove this point from biblical, linguistic, archeological, historical and rabbinic Jewish sources in a previous work (3)) .

In these last days before Messiah’s second coming, more and more redeemed believers in Yeshua (the Hebrew name for Jesus) are discovering a new-found love for the Jewish people and the land of Israel. At the same time, they are awakening to the need to return to the Hebrew roots of the Christian faith by adhering to a more Torah-centered lifestyle and spiritual walk. It then follows that some are coming to the fundamental truth taught Continue reading

 

On Blood, Goats, Demons and Yeshua

Leviticus 17:7, Sacrifices to demons. Sa’ar, the Hebrew word for goat, refers to the Egyptian goat gods, or goat demons that were believed to inhabit the wilderness (The ArtScroll Tanach Series Vayikra Leviticus Commentary, p. 313; Keil and Delitzsch, p. 593). In several places, the KJV and NAS translate this word as satyr (e.g., Isa 13:21; 34:14), which, in Greek and Roman mythology were associated with Pan, the half goat and half man-like creature. These demonic forces were believed to be destructive causing fear and turbulence, murder and mayhem (Ibid., ArtScroll Tanach Series Vayikra). Interestingly, sa’ar and Se’ir as in Mount Seir, the home of Edom (Num 24:18), share the same Hebrew consonants and derive from the same root word. From this, the Jewish sages deduce that Edom, the descendents of Esau­—Israel’s perpetual enemies down through the ages (even to the last days)—was the embodiment of evil (Ibid.). Additionally, in occult lore, there exists a creature called Baphomet, which is represented by a horned goat’s head inside of an inverted star or pentagram. The origins of this symbol are debated as to whether it goes back to the satyr or is more recent origination. However, it is well-documented that the use of blood (in sacrificial and cannibalistic rites) and its veneration is an important aspect of Satanic rituals even into modern times. This is one reason why YHVH forbad the Israelites from eating animal blood (verse 10).

From this passage in Leviticus (and the surrounding verses), it should be clear that YHVH not only expected the Israelites to respect blood (see verse 11), but to properly dispose of it in a way that would preclude them being tempted to engage in idolatrous and demonic rituals. In our notes under verse 11, we will see why YHVH valued the blood so highly. 

Leviticus 17:11, The life of the flesh. Long before modern science confirmed this in the seventeenth-century, YHVH revealed in the Torah that the life of flesh is in the blood.

Leviticus 17:11 is a crucial scripture theologically regarding the blood atonement. Presently, the Jewish religion offers no hope for its followers in light of this passage. For believers in Yeshua, the message of Messiah and him crucified addresses this issue. The importance of the blood of the Lamb in the atonement for sins as well as in overcoming sin, sickness (1 Peter 2:24) and the powers of hell (Rev 12:11) cannot be over emphasized. How thorough is your understanding of the power of the blood? Do you appropriate this power on a regular basis in your life? The power of the blood is central to the efficacy of the communion elements and specifically to the concept of redemption. The concept of the blood of Yeshua is central to the gospel message with some 50 references to it in the Testimony of Yeshua. Such terms are used as “blood of the Lamb,” “blood of Messiah,” “precious blood of Messiah,” “blood of the everlasting covenant,” “redemption through Messiah’s blood,” “blood of His cross,” “communion of the blood of Messiah,” “faith in his blood,” and “purchased with his blood.” Is the reality of the blood of Messiah central to your faith walk? How so? If not, why not? (Read and ponder Matt 26:28; Eph 1:7; Heb 9:12,22; 10:19; 12:24; 1 Pet 1:2, 19; 1 John 1:7; Rev 1:5; 7:14; 12:11.)

 

Insights on the Feast of Unleavened Bread

The Feast of Unleavened Bread Is a Commemorative Ritual

Passover going into the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is the birthday of the nation of Israel. In ancient times, universal Israel came together in Jerusalem to celebrate this event. Today, redeemed Israelites come together to celebrate these divine appointment sacred convocations.

Days of Unleavened Bread

Abstaining from leavened bread for seven days is symbolic of Elohim’s people separating themselves from sin and turning towards a holy relationship with him.

Removing leavening from our  homes is a symbolic activity just like taking communion, being baptized for the remission of sins, or building a sukkah during the Feast of Tabernacles. As humans, we need symbolic commemorative occasions for several reasons. They give us a sense of history by helping us to understand the past, so that we can move forward into the future knowing who we are and where we’ve come from. They give us guidance so that we’ll learn from the lessons of history, both the good and bad ones. Our culture is full of symbolic rituals and commemorative acts and markers (Christmas, Easter, birthdays, anniversaries, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, statues, historical markers, monuments, museums, heritage sites, etc.). Likewise, Biblical commemorative rituals help us in several ways.

  • They help us to both recall and commemorate past and future events.
  • They help us to understand who we are by recalling where we’ve come from which in turn helps us to understand where we’re going.
  • They can be something physical that helps us to wrap our minds around difficult-to-understand spiritual principle. Continue reading
 

Blog Scripture readings for 4-13 through 4-19-14

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THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR STUDY AND DISCUSSION:

Parashah — No reading this week** 
Haftarah — No reading this week**
Prophets —Isaiah 55:1 – 61:11
Writings — Job 6:1 – 12:25
Testimony — Acts 15:1 – 18:28

Most of this week’s blog discussion points will be on these passages. If you have general comments or questions on the weekly Scripture readings not addressed in a blog post, here’s a place for you to post those. Just use the “leave a reply” link below.

The full “Read Through The Scriptures In A Year” schedule, broken down by each day, can be found on the right sidebar under “Helpful Links.” There are 4 sections of scripture to read each day. One each from the Torah, the Prophets, the Writings, and from the Testimony of Yeshua. Each week, the Torah and haftarah readings will follow the traditional one-year reading cycle.

**There are no Torah or Haftarah readings this week due to the Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread holiday. Chag Sameach (Happy Feast)!

Weekly Blog Scripture Readings for 4/13 through 4/19/14.

 

Prepping for Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread

It’s that time of year again! Passover will be on the evening of Monday, April 14, and the  first high holy day (it’s a Sabbath day of rest) of the Feast of Unleavened Bread will be on Tuesday, April 15 with the last day of Unleavened Bread (also a high holy day Sabbath) will be on Monday, April 21.

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To help you to understand the significance of these days and to learn how to properly celebrate them, here are some links for with further instructions on this.

Below is a link to the Hoshana Rabbah website where you’ll find practical instructions on celebrating Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Included is a free downloadable Passover haggadah and tips on how to deleaven your house among other things.

http://hoshanarabbah.org/pesach.html

The following link will take you to a number of teaching articles that I’ve written on Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. After you’ve  read them, you’ll have an excellent understanding about the historical and future prophetic implications of these special observances as well as how they relate to the believer’s life presently.

http://hoshanarabbah.org/teaching.html#feast

This is a link to the Hoshana Rabbah YouTube channel. Scroll down through the 120 some videos and you’ll find a number of video teachings on Passover and Unleavened Bread.

https://www.youtube.com/user/HoshanaRabbah?feature=mhee

Enjoy getting your mind and heart ready to walk out these divine, appointed times of YHVH when he meets with his people in a special way!

 

The Rise of the God of Statism (Satanism)

More and more, big government (both national and international), and increasingly small government as well, is at war with the people it’s supposed to be serving. Government wants to replace the God of the Bible with itself, which is why it’s at war with the God of the Bible, and anything it perceives to be biblical in nature.

What we’re seeing is the rise of the god of statism. This god, which is the invention of an elite and powerful few who follow Satan, demands total obedience of its subjects. Those who dare to resist will incur the severe wrath of this god.

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The true God, YHVH Elohim, has allowed this other god to rise up as a judgment against his willful and prideful people who have turned away from him in favor of the false gods of the heathen. As with the biblical Jews of old who refused to obey YHVH, he is giving them a harsh, demonic slave master who, on the one hand, promises salvation and blessings, yet delivers bondage and misery. If you’re an American, think of the mantra “hope and change” you heard not long ago!

What we’re seeing is the rise of the global governmental system called Babylon the Great of Revelation chapter 18 which will rule over a dumbed down, pleasure-seeking, self-worshipping, pharmakeia influenced population of slaves.

What’s the solution?

The Bible says that if YHVH’s people will humble themselves, pray and seek him and turn from their wicked (lawless or Torahless) ways, then he will hear them, will  forgive their sin (the sin of Torahlessness, 1 John 3:4) and heal their land (2 Chron 7:14). This isn’t talking about the other guy; it’s talking about you!

Sadly, the Bible prophesies that this won’t happen until God’s people go through great tribulation at the hands of their false savior — the god of statism, which is a thinly veiled form satanism. Thankfully, some will have their spiritual garments washed clean through the refining fires of great tribulation as they turn from their wicked and Torahless  ways (Rev 3:18; 7:14; 19:7–8). The rest will go through the hellish wrath of Elohim prophesied in the the book of Revelation.

The Bible reveals that when Yeshua the Messiah returns, Babylon the Great will fall at his feet defeated and its captives will be set free. YHVH will pour out his Holy Spirit upon his prodigals who will repent of their sinful rebellion against him. He will then bless them by giving them their promised inheritance in his eternal kingdom.

Why wait till then? Seek Elohim now and live!

And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good? Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. (Deut 10:12–14)

 

 

New Video: Three Days & Three Nights Explained Hebraically

When Yeshua declared that he’d be in the tomb for three days and three nights, did he mean what he said, or did he mean parts of three days and nights as most believe? When you connect the burial and resurrection of Yeshua to its Hebraic understanding, suddenly everything falls into place and the Scriptures make perfect sense as this video shows in graphic detail.