Note: This is part 2 of a two-part article. For part one, click here.
5. Supernatural Protection and Provision
We see the Jewish people's Exodus out of Egypt as a prophetic pattern for the end times (Mic. 7:15). While the Egyptians were being struck with flies, boils, darkness, the Jewish people were set apart and protected in Goshen (Ex. 8:11, 8:22-23, 9:4, 10:21-23). God's end time judgments are for removing evil from the planet, not wiping out the saints.
Not only did God set apart and protect His people in Goshen, but He also supernaturally provided water, manna and quail for 40 years in the wilderness. During a drought God provided Elijah with food by a raven (1 Kings 17). Yeshua multiplied food and fed thousands (Matt 14:13-21). This provision pattern will continue through the end times (Heb. 13:8).
6. Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
When difficulty increases. so does supernatural anointing and guidance. "In the last days it shall be,' says God, 'that I will pour out My spirit on all flesh'" (Acts 2:17, see Acts 2:18-21). This outpouring will come when major signs and wonders are seen right before the great and awesome day of the Lord. This means we can expect a massive increase in anointing, prophecy, dreams and visions during the tribulation. God will be prophetically showing us what He is about to do (Amos 3:7), and how we should respond. He cares about the small details of our lives and knows what we need (Matt. 6:8).
7. Beauty of Yeshua
Along with increased pressures and the Holy Spirit being poured out, there will be an ever-increasing revealing of the beauty of Yeshua. Concerning the end times, Isaiah 4:2a says, "... the branch of the Lord [Yeshua] shall be beautiful and glorious." Haggai 2:7 (NKJV) calls Yeshua the "Desire of all nations." As we continue to seek and behold Yeshua, the Holy Spirit will progressively reveal His beauty and glory to our hearts in unprecedented ways. This will lead to profound fascination, awe, longing and unshakable dedication to Him. The love and affection for Him in the heart of His bride will be stronger than death (Song 8:6). We will not be afraid to die, because we know that immediately after death we will be without pain and sorrow in His glorious presence forever!
Lord help us to not ignore the seriousness of the days ahead. Help us to be sober, humble and diligent as we search your word and heart concerning the future. Amen.
There are more truths we could add like:
- the power of God's Word to keep us from deception (John 8:31-32),
- the glory of God shining on His people when deep darkness is on the earth (Is 60:1-2)
- we are God's sheep, and no one is able to snatch us out of His hand (John 10:27-30)
I would love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below what you would add to this list.
Cody Archer, along with his wife, Liat, help lead the youth group at Ahavat Yeshua and work together in Revive Israel's international department.
This article originally appeared at reviveisrael.org.
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