Contrasting the Holyday 2 Type/Antitype Departure Events
11 Depart, depart, go out from there, Touch nothing unclean; Go out of the midst of her, purify yourselves, You who carry the vessels of the LORD. 12 But you will not go out in haste, Nor will you go as fugitives; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
The Departure event that is coming soon for The Saints in fulfillment of Holyday 2 may be understood better by showing how it will differ from its TYPE that occurred when the ancient Israelites crossed the Red Sea on the 7th Day of Unleavened Bread.
There are four main contrasts that will help prepare us for this ANTITYPE EVENT:
- Fleeing vs Gathering
- Fear vs Joy
- National vs International
- Suffering vs No Travail
These contrasts are explained in detail below, using supporting Scriptures.
Fleeing vs Gathering
The ancient Israelites crossed the Red Sea on the 7th Day of Unleavened Bread, during the night, because they were fleeing from a pursuing army of Egyptians, led by Pharoah, who chased after them. They were not about to let their “slaves” escape from serving them!
Exodus 14:5, 9
5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his servants had a change of heart toward the people, and they said, “What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?… 9 Then the Egyptians chased after them with all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and they overtook them camping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.”
In contrast, The Saints, those whom are code-named “Zion” (the true Zion and Church, not those commonly called “Zionists” today), will not go out in haste, nor as fugitives in flight from an army, as Isa 52:11-12 plainly states, as cited at top above.
Fear vs Joy
The ancient Israelites were in fear of Pharaoh and his powerful Egyptian army. They believed that they were about to be slaughtered!
10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD. 11 They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”
However, The Saints will be full of JOY and singing when they are departing from the Satanic “matrix” system of this world.
8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. 9 Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. 10 The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.
3 The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
National vs International
Only a single nation, the ancient Israelite nation, was selected by the Creator to become a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation“. No other nation or peoples were given this Mission.
4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. 5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”
6 For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
Yet, in the end time, this Mission, which the Israelite nation and its modern descendants have failed to accomplish, will be turned over to a group of special people chosen from among all the nations on the earth. It will be an international group – not just one nation – that will fulfill the Mission of being a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation“.
9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. 10 “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”
34 Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, 35 but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him. 45 All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
Suffering vs No Travail
The ancient Israelites were not spared from the suffering of first three plagues that God poured out on the Egyptians.
20 Now the LORD said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh, as he comes out to the water, and say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 21 “For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of insects on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of insects, and also the ground on which they dwell. 22 “But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where My people are living, so that no swarms of flies will be there, in order that you may know that I, the LORD, am in the midst of the land. 23 “I will put a division between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign will occur.””‘
But it appears, in the end time, that The Saints will not have to suffer before their departure to become God’s “holy nation”.
7 “Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy. 8 “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once *? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.
Actually, this is in accordance with the examples of Daniel and his three friends when they were in captivity in ancient Babylon. They were under severe threats of suffering, but were not actually harmed. They confidently trusted that the God they served and had an intimate relationship with was in charge and was orchestrating these events in order to bring glory to His Holy Name, just as He did in hardening Pharaoh’s heart “in order to proclaim My Name through all the earth” (Ex 9:12-16).
These examples show that a severe crisis just precedes an awesome miraculous Divine deliverance that demonstrates God’s literal reality and power, glorifying His Name.
These examples are for us TODAY (1 Cor 10:11)!
So let us study these Scriptures, and listen to the Messiah’s voice that comes to each of us today, just as He plainly explained the Old Testament Scriptures to His disciples after His resurrection, to show how He fulfilled them as our Passover, accomplishing the Work His Father had given Him as the HOLYDAY #1 EVENT.
25 And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 “Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. 32 They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” 44 Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
IN THE SAME MANNER, the Scriptures cited in this article show us how WE should anticipate being used to accomplish “The Departure” that fulfills the HOLYDAY #2 EVENT – to God’s honor and glory!