Shalom-shalom. Peace in the name of Yeshua. This is Crystal Sharpe and welcome to the Ancient Scrolls program. Today is the first day of the week, Sunday April 22nd.
Today we are going to do a recap of last week’s program and compare the plagues of Exodus with the plagues of Revelation. The last item to be covered will be Psalm 136:10.
And I will recite part of the Sh’ma which means hear and more fully to obey. This is from Deuteronomy 6 beginning at verse 4.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children, Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.
Father, You are the King of the universe, over heaven and earth. No entity surpasses You in power, in strength, in authority, in mercy, or compassion, or love. We pray Your will be done in earth as it is in heaven.
We pray You remove every hindrance and obstacle of the enemy that prevents Your word from bringing conviction on this nation. We pray against witchcraft, charismatic witchcraft, against every binding work of the enemy in this area, in this state and this nation. We pray against those principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. We pray against those spirits of manipulation that are at work in our government offices, in our churches, and places of employment and our schools and universities. We pray that You would annihilate every device and strategy of the enemy against Your people and this nation. We pray that You expose every wicked plan, every evil scheme of the enemy.
We pray Your protection over president Trump and his family. We pray Your words of Wisdom, knowledge and understanding will saturate him with the Spirit of Your might and counsel.
We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel and conviction of the Holy Spirit on Your chosen people. We pray for Your conviction to fall upon the Arabs as well. In Yeshua’s name. Amen
Last program we had gone over Exodus 3, where Moses, or Moshe in Hebrew, had gone to the mountain of God, which was Mt. Sinai, and experienced a revelation of God and His purposes for Israel. The Word tells us this occurred before Moses descended into Egypt with signs and wonders following him, and Israel being delivered.
Then I had explained what determined the beginning of the month for Israel and that being the first sighting of the crescent moon. The first sight of the crescent moon becomes the first day. They do have 24 hour days that begin at evening and last to the next evening. And I briefly touched the timing of their lunar months with the timing of our solar months, which means that our dates do not match their dates. Usually their first day of the month is our 14th or 15th day.
Ok, so today . . . we will talk about the apocalypse and revelation of Exodus and some of the similarities it has with the apocalypse, or revelation in the book of Revelation.
The Miriam online dictionary has apocalypse defined as one of the Jewish and Christian writings of 200BC to AD 150 marked by pseudonymity, symbolic imagery and the expectation of an imminent cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling power of evil and raises the righteous to life in a Messianic kingdom.
The Word of God has an abundance of patterns that are repeated to reveal what His eternal purposes are for this world and his people.
Exodus and Revelation are apocalyptic in the definition of cataclysmic events But first let’s address the word revelation from the book of Revelation. Revelation is from a Greek word apocalypse. Apo is defined as “from” and calypto “to conceal, to hide, veil”. So it means to uncover, to reveal.
In the 1st verse of Revelation it says: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him (Jesus), to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by His angel unto his servant John.
In this we know that Yeshua, the Creator King, is first to receive the revelation (the uncovering, the unveiling, the apocalypse) of those things to come from His Father, and His God, and then Yeshua reveals this to His servant John through an angel, and then given to the bondservants.
So, we have an apocalypse, or revelation of a flow of events that are determined by God given to Yeshua who is the Word of God. The purpose of God is to bring mankind back to the Garden of Eden. Whatever was in the beginning are those things that are going to be addressed in the end—the end of the deceiving serpent, Babylon, Rome; and Israel will be cleansed as well—even though this pains me to say it.
In Isaiah 46:9
Remember the former things of old: for I am God and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying: My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
So we are going to go over some comparisons and patterns found in Exodus that are repeated in Revelation.
Last program on Exodus 3, is the narrative on Moses going to Mt. Sinai for the first time. It is here at the Mountain of God that Moses receives a revelation from the Angel of YHVH, and it is a revelation where a number of points are discussed, these are revelations. I am going to list a few: The angel in the burning bush is a revelation; God introduces Himself as the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; He reveals to Moses that He hears the cries of the Hebrews (the Hebrews may have thought for a number of years that God did not hear their cries) and now the revelation is that He knew all along; He reveals His plans of deliverance from Egyptian bondage; He reveals His purpose to bring Israel into the land of Canaan. That the tares: the Hittites, Amorites, the Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites of Canaan are going to be removed. There are two witnesses, Moses and Aaron going before the anti-christ, Pharaoh who is known in his kingdom by his subjects as either a god or the son of Ra who represents the sun.
Revelation is the nearly the same. There is a Revelation given by God to Yeshua who gives this revelation to His bondservants. The revelation is the plans and purposes of YHVH. It is a revelation of how He is going to treat his friends and how he is going to treat his enemies. There are two witnesses who perform signs and wonders like Moses and Aaron; and these two represent the role of king and priest. God is going to remove the tares-the beast of the earth and of the sea in Revelation 13– known as the antichrist and the false prophet.
Pharaoh and his military were drowned in the red Sea; the beast, the false prophet and their followers will be thrown in the lake of fire.
In Exodus 15 and Revelation 15 is the song of Moses which is the song of Moses and the Lamb – it is a victory song
God gave Moses power over the waters of the Nile in Exodus 7, and Revelation 11:6 and 16:3, the 2 witnesses are given power over the waters to turn to blood.
In Exodus 10, the judgment of locusts were sent on the Egyptians to eat up all the vegetation and in Revelation 9 the locusts are sent to torment those who worshipped the beast.
In Egypt was a judgment of darkness in Exodus 10, and in Revelation 16 the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain.
Frogs was a judgment in Exodus 7:20 and in Revelation 16, and there were three unclean spirits like frogs came out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
The plagues of lice, flies, found in Exodus 8:24, Exodus 9:6; and in Revelation 11:6 speaks of the two witnesses who are given power to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. Interesting.
In Exodus is the establishing of a kingdom that would obey Torah and in Revelation is the establishing of a kingdom that will obey Torah.
In Exodus 9:18 God decrees very heavy hail with mingled fire on the kingdom of Egypt and Revelation 8:7 is the same image of hail mingled with fire. Also Revelation 11:19, and 16:21
A judgment of a plague of boils on man and animals is seen in Exodus 9:10 and revelation 16:2 reads and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.
The judgment on Egypt’s food source is destroyed in Exodus 9:6 and Revelation 8:9: “And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died.
Before the issuance of every plague, God would give Pharaoh the opportunity to let His people go. In Revelation18:4 it reads: And I heard another voice from heaven saying: “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.” So in Exodus God’s command was to Pharaoh but in Revelation His command was to His people to remove themselves.
I am going to end the program talking about the civil war of the first born in Egypt. I did not learn of this until doing research on Psalm 136 which is called the Great Hallel in the Talmud because it underscores God’s most enduring achievement – the sustenance of every living thing.
The Hebrew word Hallel means “praise” like in the word hallelujah which means “let us praise Yah.” The Psalmist relates the noble and exalted nature of God. He is able to perform great wonders of creation while at the same time sustain and deliver His people. We won’t discuss all the Psalm but will focus on verse 10.
To Him who smote the Egyptians through their first-born, for His kindness endures forever.
The Psalmist does not say that God smote the firstborn of Egypt, rather He smote the Egyptians through their first born.
To understand that more fully we will have to travel to back to Exodus 12:2-3 and it reads: “This month shall be your beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for the household. Verse 6. Now you will keep it until the 14th day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.”
This is the Passover lamb and its blood was applied to the door posts of their houses. This is the seal that the death angel saw when it came to destroy the first born of the land of Egypt.
Now the Hebrews were instructed to bring the lambs inside their homes on the 10th. The name of the father of the household was placed on the lamb, because the lamb represented the whole house. Yeshua had the name of His Father posted on the placard above His head and the accusation railed against Him read: “This is Yeshua, the King of the Jews.” Matthew 27:37
The lamb spent four days in the home to be inspected for blemishes. Yeshua taught and ministered at least 4 Passovers according to the gospel of John. Yeshua was killed on the fourth Passover. Those 4 years were His inspection period before His crucifixion. In Luke 23:13-14: “Then Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, he said to them: ‘You have brought this Man to me, as one who misleads the people. And indeed, having examined Him in your presence, I have found no fault in this Man concerning those things which you accuse Him, no, neither did Herod, for I sent you back to him; and indeed nothing deserving of death had been done by Him.’” So Yeshua was declared without blemish before the priests and the world.
The Egyptians were known to worship the god Amun which was a ram; and when they saw the Hebrews taking the lambs, their gods, into their homes and tethering them to their beds—the Egyptians grew alarmed. They asked the purpose of the Hebrews doing this. The Hebrews explained the God of the Hebrews was going to slay the first born in the land of Egypt; and the lambs were going to be used as sacrifices in order to preserve the first born in their families.
The Egyptians had just endured 9 plagues sent from the Hebrew God and surely this will come to pass as well; no doubt! They are going to die! Without further delay they appeared before Pharaoh, his advisors and other Egyptians. They insisted that the Hebrews be released immediately. When the other Egyptians refused to accede to their pleas, the desperate firstborn attacked their fellow-Egyptians and precipitated a civil war. Thus, the 10th plague was a double blow to Egypt—not only did God kill the firstborn, but also many other Egyptians had been killed by the angry firstborn.
Okay I am at the end of the program. If it be God’s will I will have a teaching next week. So, have a good week, remember to walk by faith and not by sight; keep your spiritual garments clean from blemishes, spots and wrinkles, ask God to cleanse you of all unrighteousness every day, remain in His service, Love God and love your neighbor