Torah – Exodus 10:1-13:16 Haftarah – Jeremiah 46:13-28 Brit Chadashah – Luke 22:7-39
This week’s parasha (portion), Bo (enter) gives the account of the final 3 plagues against Mitzreim (Egypt) and the initiation of Pesac or Passover. I am going to keep this teaching short and sweet, looking at only one idea. Hopefully, this serves as great food for thought for you as we find ourselves living in perilous times as we approach the soon coming return of Yeshua (Jesus)!
Exodus 11:6-7, “Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it [before], nor shall be like it again. 7 ‘But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the L-RD does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.”
The Word is clear that as we approach the tribulation that the world would find itself in dangerous times to say the least. Natural disasters, war, and even the love of many towards Messiah waxing cold! The above verses remind me of our hope and security in Messiah if we remain in Him.
The devastation that was experienced in Egypt at the time was unprecedented to that time and we are told that it would never be equalled in time to come. One could argue that this applied to Egypt and not the United States today or anyplace else. While that may be true, this is no guarantee that we will not experience tragic days before the Shofar sounds and we are all called home to glory! But I do still find comfort in the overriding principle contained in these two verses.
Here is the message I take away from this. If we do not assimilate into the godless culture in which we find ourselves today, and if we remain Holy, set apart and in the L-RD then we are partakers in this principle. When tragedy, disaster, plague comes, we who are set apart in Him will be spared that His name be Glorified and that we and others may know that He alone is G-d!
This is a fantastic time to check your spiritual barometer. Are you all the way in? Are you standing firm with both feet on the narrow road that leads to the narrow gate? Or, are you one foot in the world, chasing after the idols that it bows to? It is time to get right, and stay right! Let us all persevere in sharing the Good News as often as possible.