PROPHECY: ENTERING THE MILLENNIUM
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TWO WAYS: THE WAY OF THE PHILISTINES, OR, THE WAY OF THE WILDERNESS
(Exo 13:17,18) And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people [of Isreal] go [after Egypt had suffered ten plagues; perhaps a foreshadow of the Ten Commandments - not yet given], that God led them not through the way [Heb: a road (as trodden); fig. course of life or mode of action] of the land of the Philistines, although that was near [Heb: neighbor] [in place and sense]; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent [think differently] when they see war [e.g., Gideon’s 22,000 who did not believe God for the victory], and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about, through the way [Heb: a road (as trodden); fig. course of life or mode of action] of the wilderness of the Red sea [Heb: reed, esp. the papyrus] [i.e., the Bible; called the Reed Sea; picture an open book]: and the children of Israel [Heb: he will rule as God] went up harnessed [Heb: soldiers, armed men] out of the land of Egypt.
Philistine = Heb: rolling; migratory /// to roll (in dust): roll (wallow) self. [like pigs]
Egypt = Heb: something hemming in; strong hold, tower.
wilderness = Heb: in the sense of driving; a pasture [a place of nourishment], an open field [whither the cattle (us) are driven by God; by implication a desert [without the distractions of this world]; also [wherein we are taught and learn] speech /// properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue: answer, appoint, bid, command, commune, declare, destroy, give, name, promise, pronounce, rehearse, say, speak, be spokesman, subdue, talk, teach, tell, think, utter [that we may think and utter the Word of God].
(John 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Commentary: Jesus Christ is the Bible (John 1:14), “the way” made of papyrus, the Red Sea that we are driven through, with a wall of protection on every side, i.e., the walls of water and the cloud and the fire.
(Psa 34:7) The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
(Exo 13:19-22) And Moses [Heb: drawn out (of the water), rescued] took the bones of Joseph [a type and shadow of Jesus Christ] with him: for he [Joseph] had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones [a foreshadow of the Laws] away hence with you. And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud [first Biblical mention], to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire [first mention], to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people [the Millennium: Isa 4:5].
(Exo 14:1-4) And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth [Heb: the mouth of gorges], between Migdol [Heb: a tower] and the sea, over against Baalzephon [Heb: Baal the typhoon, Baal the destroyer]: before it shall ye encamp by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled [Heb: involved: (perplexed)] in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in [trapped them]. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
(Gal 5:1) Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled [Heb: ensnared] again with the yoke of bondage [“with cares and riches and pleasures of this life” Luke 8:14; Lot “lingered” Gen 19:16, “but his wife… became a pillar of salt” Gen 19:26, i.e., tears].
(Exo 14:5-9) And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us? And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: And he took six hundred chosen [the king’s own guard] chariots, and all [the rest of] the chariots of Egypt, and captains over [the foot soldiers] every one of them. And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued [Heb: ran after (usually with hostile intent): chased, hunted, persecuted] after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high [Heb: haughty, proud] hand [Heb: power]. But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon [i.e., fig. beside the gaping beast mouth of Baal “seeking whom he may devour” 1 Pet 5:8].
(Rev 13:1,2) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast [Gk: a dangerous animal: (venomous, wild) beast] [the Antichrist] rise up out of the sea [of humanity], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
(Exo 14:10-12) And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD. And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
(Exo 14:13-18) And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still [Heb: stand fast], and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace [Heb: speak not a word] [i.e., exercise no power of your own, but see the LORD]. And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: But lift thou up thy rod [of your sin under self-control (Exo 4:1-5)], and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst [heart] of the sea. And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
(Exo 14:19-23) And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these [Joel 2:2]: so that the one came not near the other all the night. And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night [making “congealed” (Heb: frozen water) Exo 15:8 - walls of ice], and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall [Heb: a wall of protection] unto them on their right hand, and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued [3x], and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
(Exo 14:24,25) And it came to pass, that in the morning [Heb: dawn] watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, And took off [Heb: plucked off] their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
(Exo 14:26-29) And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared [prophecy of the second coming of Jesus Christ]; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters [of the Holy Spirit] returned [from 2 Thess 2:7], and covered [Isa 11:9; Hab 2:14] the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
(Exo 14:30,31) Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.
(Psa 91:8) Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.