For continuity read Part 1 first, and I’d draw your attention to the PS and PPS below. (NB: Dave Hood’s email is dated Mon 16 Oct at 15:19):
JOURNAL OF A JOURNEY cont’d
I was led through it verse by verse. At this point it will be good for the reader to have opened as one reads on the scriptures for Exodus 14. [RB: if Bible not at hand here’s link to BibleGateway’s NKJV]
2b Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol (abundance of hills/tower) and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon … God chose this very place and this very time.
v3 they Israel are entangled in the land … the thick sedge reed type grass, makes the going tough. But we will see it made the going tough for Egypt v 25
v4 he will harden or strengthen Pharaoh’s heart – God is in control, doing the unlikely! in the hardening . We see in v8. We see it again in v 17 regarding Pharaoh’s heart.
EU sought to gain honour and glory for themselves at Britain expense, its peoples and its lands. God gives His glory to no one. He will gain honour over Pharaoh and its army – The natural, worldly fleshy one but also the supernatural one. That they may know that I Am He … they will know our God is the Lord.
v17 Egypt showed regret, the wrong type of regret at letting Israel (Britain go) The Lord is in control. He hardens whom he hardens. We see this in the tensions during the negotiating.
v6 Pharaoh took his very best troops. God always gives us, His own his very best.
v8/9 true to His word, God continued to work behind the scenes on behalf of His own. Knowing this this … can give us faith, causing us to be bold beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. Has a few meanings combined:
Mouth of caverns ( devour) or describes gorges. Also referenced to poor soil, damp, semi-marshy. Where sedges grow … a type of reed, the appearance of really thick grass. That has a triangular-shaped stem with inconspicuous flowers. The Red Sea is known as the Sea of Reeds … reeds can denote weakness, weaknesses.
At Israel / GB’s weakest moments, most exposed place – We are at the sea of weaknesses.
This thick grass/reed is a symbol of Upper Egypt. Upper having the higher place. Feeds off, gorges itself with its cavernous mouth on those in the weak reeds. The symbol of the Lower Egypt is the bee. To Egypt a symbol of royalty and power. Bear in mind, the lesser, lowly position to the Upper … the bee is a wisdom symbol to Israel of the promised land … connects the milk and honey. We also are entangled within both parties, due to our weaknesses.
The reed, thick grass, is known in that area as a sedge … and is called the earth almond … and the almond tree/staff … is the symbol of authority of word and God, watching over his word to perform it.
The other meaning is related – of a hole in a door and the place of wild beasts. The hole in the door bears comparison here to the smaller door inside the build of a larger door ( the eye of a needle) … where one entered in. If one is loaded down with wares on ones camel … in order to enter the smaller door, one has to take off ones load and enter in oneself. Pride lowered. BOTH !?! We need understand the spirit of Antichrist is connected to the beast. He fell with pride.
Baal’s reference to Canaanite lord or their gods, the focus is on protection by Baal. Baal is described as keeping peoples security, but as by lurking, a sign of rule by FEAR. Whereas Yahweh’s stance is different and open in love with his own. But not devoid of power or love. Love empowers not negates
V10 Israel began to fear as Egypt (Europe) showed strength … creating a deeper fear in Israel, God touches our external, that touches our internal, that we might reach/touch the Eternal – Thus they cried out to God. There is no God like Jehovah …
Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call,
Lift your voice, it’s the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes.
v12 let us alone++ … the second type of reference like this …my paraphrase … “give in”,”stay in” is the (Brexit) Remainer’s cry – it is better to die a slave, in or of Egypt than … live (and not fall) serving God.
v13 Today He says to us, what He says to them then … Do not be afraid, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, which HE WILL accomplish FOR you. He will still do it now against the seeming might of Europe. The Lord will fight for you and you shall hold your peace.
v15a Moses remembered the Lord who spoke to him today … was the SAME Lord, that hid Him in the cleft of the rock and he was not destroyed, nor did he perish. He Saw God and lived.
v15b just as he survived then so will Israel, Great Britain and us, survive today … His sovereign strength will purpose it. Tell them BELIEVE go forward, cross over WITH Me. We are to become a Moses people.
Lift up your staff … lift up your rod, lift up The Cross … like Moses lifted the snake pinned to the cross in the desert. Lift up your Jesus for when I am lifted up I will draw all men unto myself .. not just you, not just me, not just UK but Europe as well. I will draw ALL men unto myself – The Ultimate Prize is heaven and earth’s ultimate gain.
1Cor 1:18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
He said … “I will overturn the tables of the money changers”.
“I will take them and you and Britain and Europe through, ON DRY ground by way of the sea … by way of Miracle Alley.”
Lift up the rod … when Israel was in the desert … and they rebelled ++against Moses and Aaron … God sent snakes, many were bitten and died. But those who looked to the cross, even, especially the rebellious, they too were healed and saved.
The behaviour of those that moaned were rebellious and is likened today to man’s fearful stance against the Brexit situation
Today He calls us to fashion another rod, the cross of Christ the power of God unto salvation to atone for our/their wrong under – standing.
The snake nailed to the cross shows that the evil is still controlled and we ask the Lord subdue. Lord we lift up Jesus, the source of all life and the salvation of the living and the dead, remember mercy in judgement, Lord mercy before judgement. Subdue.
The Lord responds by letting the separation to begin, for real, in the realms of His choosing and timing. HE is Sovereign!
v17 As for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen.
Gods response, the same as in v4 and v8 hardening / strengthening
I will continue to lead them to do what I am leading them to do … He is in control has been from before, if not from before the very beginning, to bring you and all those under them to my place of release
There is a place of release
v18 the Victor (I the Lord) you know … they will know that I am the victor
v19 the Lord moved to his predetermined place … the hardening had led them to the place of ambush … right from the very onset. Praise the Lord oh you his people extol his great and mighty name on high
v19 the Lord Himself positioned Himself behind them … he who went before Israel, he who goes before us now goes behind … enticing
But He came between Israel and Egypt, He comes between Britain and EU as a faithful shield giving light by night (curtain) … and neither could come nearer one another UNTIL IT’S TIME
I sense Him saying ..”THE BOOT IS ON THE OTHER FOOT, WHEN YOU ARE AT THE WEAKEST YOU ACTUALLY ARE AT THE STRONGEST … THE BOOT IS ON THE OTHER FOOT”… He further says,
“They have been pressing now its my turn to press!”
v21 Moses stretched out the rod
God’s response a strong east wind came to bear
v22 the dry ground dried and divided the waters … the time to nationally cross had come the walls of water, congealed the walls of water standing tall and solid and firm in Isaiah 41 it was the red light symbol (see Part 3).
v23 unaware to EU/Egypt the Lord had led them there … the EU pursued on their course … leading to here
v24 … the morning watch 0300-0600
the time that naturally most people are thought to die / the beginning of a new daylight sunrise.
In 3 hours chaos was caused. He looked down from where He is – and we are seated there with Him
v24 He troubled Egypt … result – a different process … and God worked on Israel
v25 some Egyptians saw truth , knew God was fighting for Israel… some turned away
but most panicked v 28 went in themselves, after Moses stretched out hand staff
in the morning – the waters turned to normal depths
not one survived … but there are survivors among the lost of Britain and the lost of Europe … and God, Father God, the Lord of all the heavens and all the earth … has heard Europe’s, Britain’s, mine and yours, distress call… “CQD” … and sends out the boats.
v25 the wheels of the chariots … got clogged up with the weeds – the very thing that represented Israel’s weakness, because God was fighting for them. Egypt thought their gods stronger.
The tables of the money lenders has been overturned. And the way for Gods purpose for Britain begun and the doors to Europe’s freedom opened.
But … “CQD”… Come Quick, Danger.
PS (email Mon 16 Oct 18:25)
‘Richard, Could you add this at the end as it’s just been heard in the public realm:
‘I have been watching a news report updating and describing the Brexit negotiations from both sides’ viewpoints. At 16:12 the newscaster live from the scene, said, “The wheels have come off!” [RB: BBC News ‘No optimism’ for summit breakthrough says Donald Tusk.]
Ex 14:25 And (He God) took 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.
Ex 14:31 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.’
PPS (Thursday 1 Nov)
Also, overnight news on the EU’s chief negotiator is especially interesting. Its headline: Michel Barnier under mounting pressure to compromise with Britain over Irish Brexit backstop – here’s some of its detail (emphases RB):
‘The Telegraph understands from senior EU sources that Mr Barnier is now under growing pressure to accept British proposals that the Withdrawal Agreement should now include an open-ended Customs Union with the EU.
‘The move comes as central European and western EU member states privately express concerns that the ‘backstop’ agreement as originally conceived by Mr Barnier will never be accepted by Mrs May.
‘Mrs May has always said such a deal is “unacceptable” since it leads to the economic partition of the UK. It has also been roundly rejected by both Northern Ireland and Scottish unionists.
‘Mr Raab’s prediction to the House of Commons Brexit scrutiny committee was made in a letter dated October 24, a few days after the stalemated October European Council summit, but was only made public on Wednesday…
‘…The UK put forward the proposal (an all-UK customs arrangement in the backstop) last June, noting that it would stand only until the commitment to maintain an invisible border in Northern Ireland was “fulfilled through the overall UK-EU partnership”.