Is there a divine purpose for Israel in the final day judgments? Many would say no because they believe that the church has replaced the chosen people. However, understanding the days of judgment is crucial because there are many similarities between the plagues of Egypt and the plagues recorded in the book of Revelation. It’s as though we’re being reminded of the events of the Exodus as we study the prophecies concerning things to come. The similarities cannot be coincidental. The parallels should cause us to ask, “what’s the connection?” As strange as it may seem, the story about the Exodus will be front and center in the last days. Consider the people at the heart of the story – Israel. Once again, we’re going to be front and center in the showdown between the Most High and the powers of darkness. Pharaoh can be likened to the stronghold of the beast system – refusing to let the people of Yah go. Pharaoh said to Moses, “Who is your God? I don’t know Him and I will not let Israel go.” From there, things were set in motion to reveal the power of the Most High and He proved to Pharaoh that He is not to be played with (see Exodus 9:13-16).
The plagues, spoken of in Exodus, led to the deliverance of Israel from Egypt. The Most High made it known that He is the Almighty and we’re going to see His power poured out again in these last days. In addition, it will be shown that He has dealt justly with sin, even the sin of His chosen people because judgment began at His house first. Everything that we’ve been through as a people is proof that the Most High is just; we have the scars to prove it. But His mercy endures forever. We’re going to look at the connection between the Exodus and the events in the book of Revelation. You may be surprised to know that a lot of the plagues of Egypt parallel the trumpet and the bowl judgments of Revelation and it’s hard to call that a coincidence. The book of Revelation is the setting of the final battle. It’s the culmination of the battle between good and evil but this war began in Genesis. In Genesis 3:15, we have a declaration of war. In simplest terms, satan was told that he would be overthrown by the Seed of the woman and he’s been on a mission ever since to destroy her Seed. Understanding what happened in the garden and the story about the Exodus will help you to understand the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation is showing you past, present and future. it is to be read so that you will understand what is to come. there is a blessing on those who will read it (Revelation 1:3).
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Who are called to be priests and kings? This assignment was given to Israel. We see that there is purpose for Israel in the days of the final judgment. There is going to be a final judgment and the Most High is going to hold man accountable for sin. The good news is that He sent a Redeemer. All of us would be guilty before the Father. There is none without sin. All of us needed a covering. Messiah is now our perpetual covering so that bulls and goat goats won’t have to be slain. But if He is rejected, how then do you atone for sin? You have to rely on your own righteousness and scripture says our righteousness is like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). Yah’s plan is that we believe and receive the sacrifice that has been made.
Peter and the other apostles and disciples knew that judgment was going to come. In I Peter 4:17, he says the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of Yah. Peter is asking the question, what is going to happen to those who do not obey the gospel or the word of the Most High (the do’s and don’ts). This is why it’s vital that we know what His ways and His precepts are. So, what will be the end of those who will not obey the gospel? The gospel is the message that Messiah was sent to bring; it’s Yah’s plan of salvation and redemption. Messiah said he who believes [Yah’s Word] has eternal life. In a nutshell, we are to believe and obey His word. Messiah is the word made flesh. In John 5:22, we read that judgment is given to the Son. He’s telling us that obedience to His word is paramount. Obedience is better than sacrifice. Judgment comes on those who fail to obey His word. Messiah represents the spoken word of the Father. This last day or final judgment will punish all who fail to hear and obey truth.
Do you see that the way He deals with us is also proving to the other nations that He is just. He’s not going to put up with mess from us just because we are His chosen people. In the Exodus story, there came a point when there was a clear distinction made between the Egyptians and the children of Israel. It will happen again. The nations will know that we belong to Him and they will see that He chastises His own. The trials and the times of tribulation were for our own good and it also served as a witness to the other nations that He is a righteous judge. So, the question that the disciples asked Messiah about the destruction of the temple, the sign of His coming, and the signs of the end of the world, foretold what was going to happen to us and all of those events will lead up to the final judgment – the great white throne judgment (Revelations 20:11-15). It is not the Father’s will for man to go to hell. He said hell was made for satan and his angels, not for man. But He will let you go if that is your preference. The point is there is no gray area. You obey Him and keep His laws, His statutes, and His commandments or you will have no part in His kingdom.
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At the beginning of this article, I asked the question: is there a divine purpose for Israel in the final days of judgment. Yes! Yah has promised to save us from destruction and deliver us, just like He did when He brought our forefathers out of Egypt. He’s going to do it again in a mighty way so that the nations of the earth will know that He did it. Moses served as a deliverer in a physical sense when we were brought out of Egypt. We know that it was the power of the Most High being manifested through Him to bring Israel out of captivity. The prophecy in Joel 3 will be fulfilled when Yahshua brings judgment on those nations that enslaved His people and took them into captivity. Hopefully you see how this is coming together. It was always our assignment to make Him known to the other nations. We failed the first time but guess what, His gifts and callings are without repentance. We’re going to have to take that test again because we’re not going to be passed on to the next grade. We were created to be His witnesses in the earth and He has not changed His mind about that. He said, He will deal with us for His name’s sake and we’ve dishonored Him enough. It’s time to choose Yah’s way and take our rightful place as kings and priests in His kingdom.
Learn more when you view the accompanying video, Understanding the Days of Judgement 6 | Purpose for Israel in the Final Judgment.