The Last–Day Exodus – the Journey to the Promised Land

The Parting of the Red Sea by Arnold Friberg (

This is one of the greatest highlights of the eventful last days, perhaps second only to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is also one of the covenants confirmed, the majestic display of the awesome wonders of our powerful God. Finally, He comes to redeem His people. Blessed are those who hoped, persevered and waited for this time. They will be greatly rewarded to receive healing, power, and to witness this glory from God.

Those who were not taken away to the Desert of Nations should wait for this time of last days Exodus for deliverance from God but they will suffer first the Great Tribulation just as the Hebrews suffered under the Pharaoh in the times of Moses, another covenant confirmed, under the modern day Pharaoh, the Antichrist. He will make war against all Christians, those who were not taken to the Desert of Nations or Greenland (To those who are following my topics should be already familiar about the flow of events about the prophecies. Take time to read past topics of the Bible Studies or read the book, "The Omega Days" for details and better chronology).

Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring – those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus (Rev 12:17).

They will not be absolutely hopeless. As long as they have breath, they shall have hope even though they suffer in the hands of the Antichrist.

An ancient Egyptian chariot wheel at the bottom of Red Sea that is widely believed to be of the Egyptian Pharaoh's army who drowned after chasing the Israelites through the divided sea.

“But he who stands firm to the end shall be saved” (Matt 24:12).

Read also Rev 7:14. Those who suffered at the hands of the Antichrist will yearn for the coming of their Saviour just like when the Hebrews in Egypt cried out to God for help to ease their sufferings at the hands of the cruel pharaoh. The story will be re-enacted, and Moses himself will set free the captives of the modern–day Pharaoh.

About the start of the Day of the Lord, at the end of 1,260 days which is decreed as suffering of the Christians, the remnants of the chosen people of God shall be called out in an extraordinary way. At the close of the tribulation and series of plagues, time has come for the Great Exodus, which I call the Second Rapture.

Also before the Second Rapture, the Antichrist will not let the captives free such as this prophecy in the book of Isaiah, which tells of a scenario similar to the times of Moses. Read one of those times that the ancient Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites leave Egypt even after suffering successive plagues:

So Pharaoh's heart was hard and he would not let the Israelites go, just as the LORD had said through Moses (Ex 9:35).

In the last days, the modern Pharaoh, the Antichrist will do the same to confirm the covenant not letting his captives, the Christians to leave the U.S.A., the modern Egypt to go home to the original Promised Land, in Jerusalem.

Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: Is this the man [Antichrist] who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, the man who made the world a desert, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?” (Isa 14:16–17).

So immediately after the three and one–half years or forty–two months or 1,260 days decreed for the Antichrist to rule over the chosen, the Lord Jesus will gather His elect from across the globe. The Antichrist can not do anything to prevent this from happening.

I will say to the north, “Give them up!” and to the south, “Do not hold them back.” Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth – everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made (Isa 43:6–7).

This includes now not only the Israelites but all people that are called by the name of God, the Christ-ians. They shall be all gathered from everywhere. Everyone even the blind, lame, and pregnant mothers will be included (Jer 31:8); none shall be left behind (Ezek 39:28). Now read this very encouraging word of the Lord:

For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness” (Ezek 34:11–12).

Read also Ezek 20:41-43. Understand that the verse above will occur during the day of clouds and darkness, meaning this particular rapture will happen during the Day of the Lord and not before the tribulation period. Global darkness is one of the signs of the Lord’s Second Coming (Amos 5:18; Zeph 1:15; Matt 24:29).

And from the Lord Jesus Himself, I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left (Luke 17:34–35).

Then in verse 37 His apostles asked Him to where they will be taken.

“Where, Lord?” they asked. He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”

The answer of Jesus was not straightforward but only a clue. This will be explained later in the next topic. As Jesus also said, if those days had not been cut short, no one will survive (Matt 24:22).

Following the Way to the Promised Land

Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it” (Isa 30:18–21).

This concerns people who had experienced the tribulation and particularly those who had patience to wait and had called out to God for deliverance. The author believes that the term “way” is literal because the elect for sure had already known the spiritual way, the way of salvation, which is Jesus, who is the way to the Father (John 14:6). After having just suffered the tribulation, the teachers will lead them first out from the land of captivity and affliction toward the Promised Land following the way that God will show them. Read the Old Testament pattern in Ex 13:21–24.

Contrary to the First Rapture, those who will be taken off by the Second Rapture will not be instantaneous. Instead, they will be commanded to walk and follow a certain “way.” Guides and teachers will assist the chosen because by that time, clouds and darkness will begin to cover the earth. They will be called out to walk in the literal “way.” There shall be teachers who shall guide them – who are they? It says they were hidden before. I believe they are the prophets themselves, great people of the Bible assisting the elect in the last–day Exodus. Amen! Others will just hear a voice calling them to walk in the “way” as Jesus Himself put it, “Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.” (Matt 24:40). The rest will not be able to hear the voice from heaven. It will come all of a sudden, and many will be caught unprepared. Just like in the days of Moses, they will set up camps along the way as they march towards Israel.

Isa 10:28-29
They enter Aiath; they pass through Migron; they store supplies at Micmash. They go over the pass, and say, "We will camp overnight at Geba."

Then just like the days of old, darkness will come (Amos 5:18). It will also be like in the days of Moses – darkness and light will separate the sinners from the chosen (Ex 14:20),  but for the elect, there will be light to guide them along the way toward home in the Promised Land.

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them (Isa 42:16).

The “ways" and "paths" are the routes of the Great Exodus toward the Promised Land, the original land flowing with milk and honey, the land of Canaan promised to Abraham. Wherever the remnants are, God will provide a safe and smooth way towards Jerusalem. Read Isa 11:16:

There will be a highway for the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria, as there was for Israel when they came up from Egypt.

Now the routes are much longer, covering the entire globe wherever there are Christians. Darkness will be over the whole earth, and fire from God begins to destroy the elements and the enemies of God.

By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men (2 Peter 3:7).

And the chosen will be secured and protected from harm. Now read this:

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze (Isa 43:2).

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze” (Isaiah 43:2). The Lord will burn the earth, but the saved will not get hurt.

Is it not wonderful that those who have endured the tribulation and had waited for God’s deliverance will become imperishable? The earth will then be burning as the Lord is destroying it with fire, but the chosen shall not be affected by the flames and heat. If this is like the old Exodus, then there should be a dividing of the sea. Definitely yes and in a much bigger sea, deeper and with mightier power from God! The sea should still be between Egypt and the Promised Land. Read these prophecies and note the emphasis:

The LORD Almighty will lash them with a whip, as when he struck down Midian at the rock of Oreb; and he will raise his staff over the waters, as he did in Egypt. (Isa 10:26).

Raising the staff over the waters is referring to Moses striking the Red Sea for it to be divided. Read in Ex 14:21-22:

"Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided..."

Also in the passages below. Take note that all the references to Isaiah's writings are all prophecies that have not happened yet.

The LORD will dry up the gulf of the Egyptian sea; with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand over the Euphrates River. He will break it up into seven streams so that men can cross over in sandals (Isa 11:15).

I will bring them back from Egypt and gather them from Assyria. I will bring them to Gilead and Lebanon, and there will not be room enough for them. They will pass through the sea of trouble; the surging sea will be subdued and all the depths of the Nile will dry up. Assyria’s pride will be brought down and Egypt’s scepter will pass away (Zech 10:10–12).

"As in the days when you came out of Egypt, I will show them my wonders" (Mic 7:15).

The last passage too by Micah has not happened yet promising to do the same wonders that God did to Israel when they came out of Egypt.

The Route of Exodus

Now again, Egypt is not the ancient Egypt anymore but the USA. Read the "Real Roots of America" for details. The Nile is a great river in the mainland. The gulf of the Egyptian sea cannot be the original Red Sea anymore. Following the path toward Jerusalem is a thousand miles across the Atlantic Ocean, Europe even crossing the Euphrates River, and down to the south, the Land of Canaan, and finally Jerusalem. The author believes that the gulf of the Egyptian Sea is no other than the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the sea of trouble. It will be parted for the chosen from the west to walk through it on dry ground.

The journey is thousands of miles to the destination – arduous and burdensome. But here’s God’s answer:

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isa 40:30–31).

This prophecy is intended for that magnificent and wonderful event which will not happen again. Praise the Lord! By this time, all the elect will recall the days of old, the days of Moses. A covenant confirmed!

Then his people recalled the days of old, the days of Moses and his people – where is he who brought them through the sea, with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he who set his Holy Spirit among them, who sent his glorious arm of power to be at Moses’ right hand, who divided the waters before them, to gain for himself everlasting renown, who led them through the depths? Like a horse in open country, they did not stumble; like cattle that go down to the plain, they were given rest by the Spirit of the LORD. This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name (Isa 63:11–14).

The probable Exodus routes toward Jerusalem.

Now the verse above is a prophecy which is still to happen. Salvation of the chosen will come in the same manner as the Lord God Almighty did in Egypt, now in much bigger scale and magnitude spanning continents culminating in Jerusalem.

This is what the LORD Almighty says: “I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west. I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God” (Zech 8:7–8).

The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the LORD calls (Joel 2: 31–32).

God has a purpose why He will gather His people to Jerusalem. By then, the enemies of the Lord Jesus Christ, the army of the Antichrist, will pursue those who have already arrived in Jerusalem via the Exodus. He will attempt to destroy them just like what the ancient Pharaoh did in the the times of Moses when he and his army chased the Hebrews through the divided Red Sea. There in Jerusalem, Jesus Christ our Saviour will again display His awesome power against His enemies in full view of all nations. This will be discussed in the next topic, "The Battle of Armageddon."

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