This month the weekly Torah portions go through the book of Exodus. There is an important connection between the Exodus from Egypt and the prophecies of the End Times in the book of Revelation. Seeing the connection between the two will enhance your understanding of the overall plan of the kingdom of God.
One of the first to see this connection was my friend, Dan Juster, who wrote the book, Passover, the key to the book of Revelation. He felt that God gave him a special understanding about this in a moment of revelatory inspiration.
I came to a similar understanding while reading some rabbinic discussion concerning, “the last redemption will be like the first redemption” (referencing Micah 7:15 – As in the days of your coming out of the land of Egypt, I will show you wonders).
The Bible is correctly understood by reading all of the texts from beginning to end (Genesis to Revelation). End times’ prophecies should be seen as a culmination of the development of the kingdom of God from the very beginning, including the Garden of Eden, Noah’s flood, the Exodus, the conquest of the Canaan, the Davidic kingdom, and so on.
The Exodus from Egypt is a foundational pattern that is repeated throughout Scriptures – historically, devotionally, prophetically. It is a consistent theme from the Law to the Prophets to the Gospels. (Yeshua is seen as the Pascal lamb, the events of the crucifixion and resurrection take place during Passover week, etc.)
Here are a few parallels that can be seen in Exodus and Revelation:
- Ten Plagues Seven Bowls of Wrath
- Moses and Aaron (Elijah) The Two witnesses (Rev. 11)
- Pharaoh Antichrist (Rev. 13)
- Goshen Protection of saints
- Suffering of Israelites Saints in Tribulation
- Judgment warnings Judgment warnings
- Mixed multitude Great multitude (Rev. 7)
- Angel YHVH Yeshua glorified (Rev. 1)
- Crossing Red Sea Rapture
- Destroy Pharaoh’s armies Battle at Second Coming (Rev. 19)
Notice how the two themes flow together in the worship recorded in Revelation 15:3 – And they sing the song of Moses, servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and awesome are Your works, Lord God of Hosts, righteous and true are your ways, King of the nations.”
History and prophecy seem to merge as we enter the end times. The spiritual comparison between the Israelites in Egypt and the saints of Revelation will help us to stand faithful to the end, during all trials and tribulations.
This article originally appeared on Revive Israel, January 14, 2021, and reposted with permission.