[final hardening]


And now consider the final factor in the prophetic pic­ture of the ten plagues. Pharaoh's heart was hardened once more to pursue the fleeing Israelites as they left Egypt. He put forth one last effort to re-establish his former power. This will be manifested at the close of the tribulation as Sa­tan causes the leaders of the Kremlin to launch their all-out atomic attack on the west. Since men on earth cannot pur­sue after those who will have been glorified and taken into the heavenlies, the object of Satan's final wrath through his human puppets will be the western Christian nations which will have been instrumental in turning back the communist's bid for world domination. Thus the term 'Israelites' in its last-day spiritual application has a two-fold meaning. First, there will be those saints who are taken and fully delivered from the 'Egypt' of this world. These will cross over the 'Red Sea’ into the heavenly realm and Kingdom, being completely out of the reach of Satan's final onslaught at the very close of the tribulation. Secondly, there will be those Christian nations of the west which will largely turn to the Lord, receiving deliverance through the blood covenant, but being the objects of Satan's final 'pursuit' of terror. Even as with the Israelites at the Red Sea, only a miraculous and provi­dential turn of events will enable the nations of the west to escape without being totally annihilated. But at the crucial moment the 'Red Sea' of communist atomic attack will be thwarted, and the Satanic-inspired hosts of the communist world will be buried in the very atomic holocaust which they will have begun. This does not mean that the western nations will escape all destruction. Far from it. Yet in comparison to what would have happened, had not the Almighty inter­vened, it will be regarded as a great deliverance.


Thus you can see that the episode of the Israelites be­ing delivered at the Red Sea and the destruction of the Egyp­tians, is simply the amplification and extension of the typ­ical truth of the tenth plague. It is one prophetic picture of the final wrath of God, implemented through man, on all who are to be swept away as so much 'refuse' in preparation for the new millennial Kingdom. In that hour only my pow­er shall be able to deliver, even as it was spoken by Moses: 'Fear [ ] not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord . . . The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.' (Ex. 14:13-14). For I will separate in that day those that put their trust in me. The angel of my presence shall stand between them and those who are to be destroyed. (Ex. 14:19-20). He shall be a protecting covering over the blood redeemed, but He shall be as the darkness of chaos and doom to those who submit not to my righteousness. The flood tide of battle shall overwhelm them and they shall per­ish from the earth.


After the crossing of the Red Sea and the deliverance from the Egyptians, the Israelites sang a song to the Lord. It is recorded in Exodus Chapter 15. In Revelation Chapter 15 is a picture of the redeemed and glorified saints also singing. ‘And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying. Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are your ways, you King of saints.' (Rev. 15:3). Yes, my people, many shall see my great and marvelous works in this last day; for mighty shall be my power in the midst of those who are fully mine; and mighty shall be my power in the overthrow of the forces of wickedness. But more important than this, the in­habitants of the earth shall begin to learn MY WAYS, which are true and just. And in time the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of My Glory. So shall saints in glory reign in righteousness over a cleansed and fully redeemed earth. "


(End of prophecy)