Edited from the writing of Gavin Finley M.D. endtimepilgrim.org
The story of YAHUWAH’s people in the latter days is a magnificent yet untold story. It is far too dramatic for most western churches to speak about publicly. It is a story of great adventure and the divine romance. The Daniel 9:27 covenant involving the sovereign land of Israel will be confirmed. At that epic moment in time the trumpets will blow. This will initiate the 70th Week of Daniel, the final seven years of this age. This is the time YAHUWAH has determined for crucial and very necessary dealings with His covenant people and with the people of this world. This seven-year period will finish up on the final, climactic, wrap-up Day of Reckoning or Day of Atonement. It will be the final day of this present age.
After this awesome day of reckoning the Day of the YAHUWAH will open up and the wrath of YAHUWAH will be unleashed. will lose the evil angels. (Ps.78:49) The angels of destruction will hover over the wicked. There will be no escape. They will be plucked up as weeds. The grim reapers will be at their work. And the end time harvest will have just begun. In that dreadful visitation of horror, the angelic reapers will be gathered over the wicked as eagles over their prey, and as vultures over the dead. That final awful harvest will carry off the wicked to their doom.
The Day of the YAHUWAH will see the final judgment of the wicked. This awesome time will also see the spellbinding deliverance of YAHUWAH’s covenant people. Messiah will be delivering His saints from their foes. He will be rescuing those in Jerusalem and those in exile out at Bozrah at the ends of the earth.
Messiah’s second coming will see the transformation of His saints. They will be glorified into new spiritual bodies, the sort of bodies we saw with the resurrected Messiah. This is the glorification of the saints that will be seen at His coming. (1Cor. 15:23) At that time He will gather all of His Elect from the four winds of heaven. All of them will be there from all around the earth and from both sides of Calvary in time. They are one single Congregation or the body of Messiah’s believers, even the remnant of Israel. And they are destined for one single grand party in the mansions of esteem and honor. These are the called, the chosen, and the faithful. From the early patriarchs to the last tribulation martyr YAHUWAH’s Elect and Chosen people will all be there. They will be gathered from across space and time. This will be the final epic glorification of the saints.
The history of this present evil age is slated to come to an awesome climax. The seven-year time period has been set. The end time drama of the age has been determined by the Sovereign YAHUWAH, the Set-Apart One of Israel. And the acts of the play have already been written. The court scenes of heaven that control the events of the Apocalypse were seen by John when he was caught up into the Day of YAHUWAH. It has been written for us in the Book of Revelation. So, all these things will surely come to pass. Further details have also been revealed to us by the prophets. And Jesus Himself spoke of the climax of this age in the Olivet Discourse.
This latter-day drama has been written about extensively in the Bible. And YHWH-The Almighty has also illustrated the very same epic end-time deliverance story in the constellations of the stars. This great contest of the ages is at present a mystery yet to be revealed. But it will not be a mystery forever. The Revelation of Yahushua Ha-mashiach, will surely come. And the ying and yang, the humanistic “balancing” of good and evil will end. This great drama of the end time is slated to be played out before men and angels. Every human being and every angel will be seen clearly for who he or she really is. The superficial will be stripped away. And the deeper character and reality will be revealed. All things, both the good and the evil, will then be clearly seen for what they really are. They will be unveiled for all to see. This is the Revelation. And it will all unfold during those final seven years of this age.
So does the Dragon like this? No, not one bit. Lucifer and his angels of selfism who currently rule over the children of disobedience hate the Messiah and read His coming. And they want to keep men in the dark about it. The dark angels stir up the men they own down here on earth. And the nations rage against the righteous rule of Messiah. King David wrote a song about this. It is in Psalm 2.
And so, we see the woman of Revelation 12 that John saw. The woman is YAHUWAH’s covenant people, in the time of the Great Tribulation, the final seven years of this age. The woman includes the Church, the royal Jewish house of Judah, and indeed all of Jacob or greater Israel. All of YHWH-the Almighty’s Elect are in trouble together in the crucible of the Apocalypse. It is the time of “Jacob’s trouble”. And all of YAHUWAH’s people alive at the end of this age are there. They are encircled by a great dragon even as Andromeda before the sea monster of the nations.
JOHN SAW THE TRAVAIL OF THE WOMAN OF REVELATION 12. SHE IS CLOTHED WITH THE SUN AND BATHED IN THE BRILLIANCE OF HER FATHER ABOVE. THE MOON OF YAHUWAH’S REFLECTED GLORY IN RELIGION IS UNDER HER FEET. THE WOMAN OF WONDER IS CROWNED WITH A GARLAND OF 12 STARS OF ISRAEL. HER TRAVAIL COMES DURING THE 1260 DAYS OF GREAT TRIBULATION, THE LATTER HALF OF DANIEL’S 70TH WEEK. THE BIRTHING AND THE FINAL DELIVERANCE OF THE BODY OF THE MAN CHILD COMES AT THE APOCALYPSE, THE UNVEILING OF MESSIAH, RIGHT AT THE END OF THIS AGE. THIS BRINGS TO TOTAL RESTORATION THE COMPLETE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL.
In Revelation 12 we see a woman in travail and destined to be delivered. Israel gives birth, the Headfirst, and then the Body. These are the two events in the birthing sequence of the man-child. And they span a period of 2,000 years.
Israel’s Firstborn is YAHUSHUA Ha-Mashiach, the sacred Head of all of Israel’s single chosen people, a single Elect. He made His first appearance as our Messiah on Palm Sunday 2,000 years ago. As the “Suffering Servant” heralded by Isaiah and other prophets of Israel He came to give His life for us at Calvary. As the “Firstborn of the dead” He arose from the grave. (1Cor.15) He was victorious over death. And so, the Head of the man-child was born. But that event during the crucifixion week 2,000 years ago was not the end of the travail of the woman. The birth and resurrection of Yahushua, our Kodesh Head, does not exhaust this prophecy of the man-child nor bring it to complete fulfillment. Because in Revelation 12 we see the final 3.5 years or 1260 days of this age. It is the time period of the Great Tribulation. And here in this time of confinement of the woman we can clearly see that the birth of the man child, while coming in very close to the time of deliverance, is still not complete.
The reason for this is the apocalyptic time context of the Revelation 12 scripture passage. The travail of the woman is very clearly connected to the final 3.5 years of this age. (Rev. 12:6 and 12:14) The travail and subsequent deliverance of the woman is also in direct association with the wrath of the ten horned beast who is not “revealed” until the final half of Daniel’s 70th Week. This epic climactic final 3.5-year period of this age is described in the apocalyptic prophecies of Daniel 7, Revelation 17, Revelation 11, and Revelation 13.
The birth of the Head, (here in a C-section).
THE TWO-PHASE DELIVERY
OF THE MAN-CHILD OF REV. 12
In the normal birthing sequence, the birth of the head comes first. Then the birth of the body must follow after that. Our Apostle Paul tells us that Messiah was the Firstborn of the dead. (1Cor.15:20) Yahushua was also said to be the firstborn of many brethren. (Rom. 8:29) Yahushua Ha-Mashiach is our Kadesh Head. He has been delivered from death and the grave. This happened at His resurrection 2,000 years ago. As such our Messiah leads the way in the birth and the Resurrection of the man-child company. He is the “Firstborn of the dead”.
The consequences to this for us, (and we are His followers), are glorious beyond anything we could imagine.
Because the next to be resurrected are the saints, “those who are Christ’s”, at His (second) coming. (1Cor.15:20-23) And the Man-Child is leading the way for all who follow.
20 “But now Christ is risen from the dead,
and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die,
even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
23 But each one in his own order:
Christ the firstfruits,
afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.”
THE DELIVERY OF THE MAN CHILD IS IN TWO PHASES.
PHASE 1 – THE DELIVERY OF THE HEAD –
THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST, (OUR HEAD),
AND THIS HAPPENED 2000 YEARS AGO.
PHASE 2 – THE DELIVERY OF THE BODY –
THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY OF CHRIST,
AND THIS WILL COME AT THE CLOSE OF THE AGE.
So, the resurrection of Messiah the Head and the resurrection of the Body of Messiah are two separate and pivotal events in Kodesh history. These two resurrections, the past history resurrection of Messiah and the future history Resurrection of the righteous dead mark the two phases of the birth of the Man-Child. These two epic events are 2,000 odd years apart.
Let us go through this again. Yahushua Messiah is the Head of the Man-Child. The body of the Man-Child is pressing into Him and following Him as He makes the breakthrough. And why? Because He, our Messiah, is the Breaker spoken of by the prophet Micah in Micah 2. The Man-Child company is also seen in the Body of Christ, the Remnant ‘Church’-the body of Messiah’s believers, or the Remnant Congregation of Israel.
Here is one additional point to establish. At the climax of this age the true remnant Church and faithful remnant Israel will be one and the same. They are the Commonwealth of Israel, united in Messiah as one single Elect, a “royal priesthood and a holy nation”. (1Pet.2:9)
The Man-Child company or “those who are Messiah’s at His coming”, both the quick, (the living), and the dead, are hidden in the mystical Body of Messiah. They are yet to be delivered. These are the saints John saw in Revelation 7 and Revelation 20. The righteous dead are set to enter into the end-time birthing chamber and will emerge in their resurrected spirit bodies to join the living saints at the combined Resurrection-Transformation at the consummation of the age.
So contrary to what we may have heard by Latter Rain preachers, the Man-Child company has not yet appeared on the scene. They are to be gathered in the birthing chamber at the climax of this age. They have not yet been born. They have not yet come into this brilliant manifestation. The completion of the birth of the Man-Child is an event yet future. This epic deliverance awaits the consummation at the Resurrection-Transformation.
We come to understand the man-child of the Scripture when we recognize that we are in a vital blood covenant union with Messiah Yahushua who is our Kodesh Head. He, along with the Body of Messiah are the Seed of Abraham. These saints who will be resurrecting at the last day and those who are living and raptured at that time, are in vital union with Messiah our returning Messiah. These saints, both the living and the dead are all the Seed of Abraham and all of them enter into the glory together as one big happy family. Both Messiah our Head and the Body of Messiah are birthed out of The Woman/Israel. Both Messiah our Head and the Body Messiah were conceived in Messiah to become identified in the Seed of Abraham. They both belong to one Seed, the Seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. (Gal.3:29)
It is most important that Christian believers understand that the Body of Messiah has been conceived in Israel. The true body of Messiah’s believers-the Church emerged out of Israel on the Day of Pentecost 2,000 years ago and is currently hidden in the womb of Israel. John saw the woman in vision as she approached her final epic travail and deliverance. We refer here to the time of “Jacob’s trouble” or the Great Tribulation. From Revelation 12:6 and 12:14 we know for a fact that the epic end-time travail and tribulation of the woman, YAHUWAH’s covenant people, is a time period of 3.5 years or 1260 days.
THE DRAGON ENCIRCLES AND THREATENS THE WOMAN.
THE END-TIME DRAMA IS SHOWCASED IN THE CONSTELLATIONS
AND THIS EPIC STORY IS REFLECTED IN OUR ART AND LITERATURE.
3. And another sign appeared in heaven:
behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
4. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.
5. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron.
And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.
Revelation 12 is telling us a story of a transition, even the threshold of the end-time. There is no doubt that what we are seeing here is a drama of Biblical proportions. As John saw the woman she had clearly come into a time of tribulation and trouble. John’s vision shows her in the midst of travail and about to be delivered. There in her place of confinement she had come to her time of trial. She was about to give birth. She is experiencing the birth pangs which lead on to her ultimate deliverance. But in spite of all this the woman of destiny is not cast down or fading away. Yes, she is under enormous pressure and tribulation. She is being threatened by an encircling enemy, a great red dragon, signifying Lucifer. But in vision John sees the woman standing with the moon under her feet and crowned with a victory garland of 12 stars.
And the esteem and honor of YAHUWAH is all over her.
The One the woman is birthing is described as the ‘man-child’. When John saw that the woman she had come into a time of trial, tribulation, and travail. She was being encircled and threatened and about to be engulfed by the Dragon. This awesome prophecy of the latter days is not only told in Revelation 12 but also showcased in the northern constellations of the Lesser Sheepfold or Little Dipper. The lesser Sheepfold is being encircled by Draco.
So, the story of this great end-time victory was written in the constellations and seen by the early patriarchs. The oral traditions here probably go back as far back as Adam. The Word of YAHUWAH was going out to man from “He who sits in the heavens”. YAHUWAH was speaking to man before there was a written Word of YAHUWAH. The Kodesh Scriptures were first penned by Moses about two and a half millennia after the creation.
THE CONSTELLATION AND THE STORY OF ANDROMEDA.
THE WOMAN IS CHAINED BEFORE A RAGING SEA OF NATIONS.
THE SEA MONSTER BEAST EMERGES FROM THE NATIONS TO TAKE HER LIFE.
THE WOMAN HAS COME INTO HER TIME OF TRIAL AND TRIBULATION.
AND IN HER CONFINEMENT AND TRAVAIL SHE AWAITS HER DELIVERANCE.
Image by 19th century German painter Gustave Dore.
“The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the end of the world.” Psalms 19:1-4
The Bible states that the heavens are declaring the esteem and honor of YAHUWAH. The constellation of Andromeda is a case in point, telling an awesome story. In this drama the woman has lost her freedom and her temporal/political covering. This is just as we see with the prophecies of lost Israel and Gomer. Like the woman of Revelation 12, Andromeda is in deep distress. She is at the end of herself in the dark night of the soul. The ancient patriarchs did not have the Holy Scriptures as we do today. But they looked up into the night sky and saw Andromeda. They saw the woman of destiny chained to the shore against a raging rising sea. Then they saw a beast emerging from the tumult. A sea monster was coming out of the sea to threaten the woman of destiny.
This is the picture the ancients saw in the night sky. And the story of Andromeda was carried in the oral tradition from early times. Way back before the flood, before the written Scriptures, the saints of old saw the end-time drama. Many interconnected themes were laid out for them in picture book style in the constellations. In those times, before the written Word of YAHUWAH the heavens were telling the apocalyptic stories. These themes were eternal and climactic prophetic truths in YAHUWAH. Indeed, the heavens were declaring the esteem and honor of YAHUWAH. So, as we see, some key elements in the drama of Andromeda are also seen in John’s vision of the woman in travail. (Rev.12)
So here once again we see in Andromeda the woman in travail, a woman being held in confinement. She is threatened by a sea monster. And so, the woman of Revelation 12 is another view of the woman we see pictured in the constellation of Andromeda. The early patriarchs gazed up into the night sky and saw Andromeda, the chained woman. And they wondered about her. Now, in Revelation 12 we are hearing the “rest of the story”.
The constellation Andromeda.
“The woman” is the one we see showcased throughout Kodesh Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. (Gen. 3:15 –> Rev. 12) The prophet Hosea gives a huge amount of information explaining why this alienation from YAHUWAH happened and will yet still happen to YAH’s people right up until the consummation of the age.
We see the same theme and shadows in this great drama of alienation and eventual reconciliation in the life of Gomer, the wife of the prophet Hosea. And the beast that comes up out of the sea is seen in the apocalyptic books of the Bible, both Daniel and the book of Revelation. The constellation and story of Andromeda presents the same imagery given to us by our Apostle John in Revelation 13. The beast comes up out of the sea. And the sea in scripture represents the heathen nations.
As amazing as this sounds a latter day Dominionist established church, given to self-delusion and to compromise and harlotry will be smitten with this beast and try to tame the thing. She will actually succeed in riding the monster, …. for a time. She will be trying to reign the thing in during the entire first 3.5 years of the 70th Week of Daniel. This first half of the final seven years of this age are the 3.5 years before the midweek Abomination of Desolation.
The beast/prince will not suffer this for long. He will break the 7-year covenant of Dan.9:27 midway through the seven years. Then, revealing himself as the Beast, he will commit the abomination that makes desolate. Yahushua both spoke about this blasphemous act as well in the Olivet Discourse This ends the reign of the harlot system. And it brings in the Babylonian Beast economy and the Great Tribulation which lasts 3.5 years/ 1260 days.
The prophet Jeremiah also spoke about the coming drama at the climax of the age. He described the time of “Jacob’s trouble”. (Jeremiah 30:7) The prophet Daniel and many others described this great trial at the end of the age. (Dan.12) And Daniel told us specifically what will happen to precipitate these trials and tribulations. (Dan.9:27) Moses said the covenant people of YAHUWAH would come into tribulation in the latter days. And Yahushua himself said that His covenant people would choose someone, a man of self, who would come to rule over them not in YAHUWAH’s name and authority but in his own name. Such is the hidden and untold drama of the latter days. The modern and post-modern “seeker friendly” church does not want to bring up these things. And the commercial church finds that speaking of these things is not “revenue positive”.
But speak of these matters we must. They bring up important issues that should concern all the covenant people of YAHUWAH. True saints will come to inquire about these matters eventually. They, at least, deserve to know what is coming. Then they can prepare themselves spiritually in the Word of YAHUWAH and in the Set=Apart Spirit of YAHUWAH.
THE ANCIENT PATRIARCHS SAW THE CONSTELLATION OF DRACO, THE DRAGON.BACK IN THE TIME OF ABRAHAM THE NORTH STAR WAS A STAR IN DRACO.THE CONSTELLATION OF DRACO IS ENCIRCLING THE LESSER SHEEPFOLD.THE LESSER SHEEPFOLD IS THE ANCIENT NAME FOR THE ‘LITTLE DIPPER’
The ancients also saw Draco, the Great Serpent encircling the “Lesser Sheepfold”. This constellation we know today as the ‘Little Dipper’. In all these pictures we can clearly see the unfolding of an epic end-time drama. A woman is in travail. If she is to survive then something is going to have to happen. In the short term she is going to have to be given the means to escape from the dragon somehow. But there is more. And the time for her final deliverance is drawing near.
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This very same prophetic story was also seen by the patriarchs in the stars back in ancient times. –Psalm 19:1-3 The huge constellation of Draco shows the Dragon trying to encircle and cut off the people of YAHUWAH. The sheep of YAHUWAH’s pasture are enclosed in the Lesser Sheepfold. The handle of the “Little Dipper” or “tail” of the constellation erroneously called Ursa Minor or “little bear” by the Greeks tells another part of the story. Of course, the constellation is not a bear because a bear doesn’t have a long tail! The stars of the so-called bear’s tail or the handle of the little dipper are actually a stream of stars representing the sheep streaming out from the sheepfold. These stars are actually showing us the passage of the “Breaker”, the Messiah, as He delivers His elect in a “breakout”. He then proceeds to lead His sheep out of the fold directly away from the encroaching Dragon and out to pasture. The “breakthrough” at the sheepfolds of Bozrah is the action of Messiah alone. As the Breaker it is our Messiah who brings the final deliverance at the end. This is a very detailed yet untold story of the end-time drama. Even our father Abraham saw it laid out there in the stars as he looked up from the city of Ur where U.S. soldiers now pass by in Iraq. It tells of an incarceration of YAHUWAH’s people in some degree of safety in the final 3.5 years of this age. We know that their confinement is under the auspices of Edomites since Micah and Isaiah and Amos speak of this place as Bozrah, a city of Edom, the descendants of Jacob’s godless and violent brother Esau.
All three of these pictures YAHUWAH has painted in the stars and in the poetic imagery of the holy scriptures tell the same story. They tell of a confinement of YAH’s elect and then a glorious breakout at the very end of the age by the returning Messiah.
This is the Bozrah story of Isa. 63
as well as the Bozrah story of Micah 2:12-13.
Up in the heavens the constellation of the lesser sheepfold, gives us the details of the end-time deliverance. The “lesser sheepfold” was the ancient name for the “little dipper”. As Polaris, the north star upon which all the other stars turn, our Messiah is at the head of the procession of stars as they emerge from the lesser sheepfold. He has, as we might expect, a “handle” on things! In fact, as Polaris, the “north star” he is at the very center of events. As the “turning star” the whole cosmos appropriately revolves around Him. At the second coming He is at the head of His people leading them out of the lesser sheepfold/little dipper in a glorious deliverance. The scriptures also bring us this additional word of comfort and exhortation.
“Fear not little flock
For it is your father’s good pleasure,
to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32
THE WOMAN IS GIVEN THE WINGS OF A GREAT EAGLE.SHE FLIES OFF INTO THE WILDERNESS TO “HER PLACE”. THERE SHE IS “FED” OR “NURTURED” “AWAY FROM THE FACE OFTHE DRAGON” DURING THE LAST 3.5 YEARS OF THIS AGE
During this time the woman will be given the wings of a great eagle. She will fly away to a place prepared for her. She will be in exile during those final three and a half years. (Rev.12:6 & 14) This 1260-day, time period will see the Bozrah exile will see the nurturing of the woman.
Again, the woman of Revelation 12 is not just racial DNA Israel. Israel spilled out over her national riverbank and into the nations 2,000 years ago on the Day of Shavuot/ the Pentecost. Israel’s Servant was told that He would be a ‘light to the Gentiles’. (Isa.49:6) So the woman as we see her here in the end time drama is a picture of the wider ‘Commonwealth of Israel’. (Eph.2:12-13) The woman – the Congregation/Church of Israel will be gathered together “as the sheep of Bozrah.” But that is not the end of the story. At the final consummation of the age Messiah will return, He will gather all His covenant people, the quick and the dead, as one single Elect at the Resurrection-Transformation which occurs at the Second Coming.
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John sees a vision of the woman being given the wings of a great eagle. She then flies off to a distant place of safety away from the face of the Dragon. The prophet Micah brings us some extra details concerning this end time travail, exile, and ultimate deliverance of the woman of Revelation 12. The Bozrah scriptures fill in some of the rest of the story. The prophet Micah gives us a wonderful pastoral picture of the deliverance of the woman. YAHUWAH’s covenant people are in exile at Bozrah as ‘sheep of the fold’ at the end of the age. The place the Bible calls ‘Bozrah’ in this prophecy is not the ancient ruin near the Dead Sea. But the Biblical name ‘Bozrah’ identifies this as a place under Edomite jurisdiction. The sheep of YAH’s pasture will eventually be delivered from Esau’s sheepfold in an epic end-time event we might call the ‘Bozrah Deliverance’. See also Mic.2:12-13.
Here we view an aspect of the Second Coming of Messiah that is rarely spoken about. There will be an exile of YAH’s covenant people. They will fly off to some faraway place. The end of the age will see that long expected epic deliverance and the glorification of all YAH’s covenant people at the last day of this age. Here is what we can piece together so far.
In Micah 2 we see the returning Messiah as “the Breaker”. He has arrived at last and is in His sheepfold with His sheep. He is the Door of the sheepfold. And as the dawning of a new day approaches our Messiah, (as “the Breaker”), is breaking a Way through the wall of the sheepfold.
As the dawn approaches the sheep are gathered around Messiah. They are pressing in against Him as He breaks open a Way out of the sheepfold. And at the Resurrection-Transformation the Messiah breaks through. All His saints are right behind Him as they break through. This is the magnificent Bozrah Deliverance. All who are Messiah’s are glorified together to become one single Elect.
So, the Woman of Israel will come to her time of confinement and deliverance.
And the Body of Messiah will follow the Firstborn/the Head to be born in new spiritual bodies.
Indeed, all the chosen and ‘Elect of Israel’ will follow Messiah to enter into the brilliance of Messiah!
This will happen at the Resurrection-Rapture at the last day.
The End-Time Flight
into Exile at Bozrah.
Image by acclaimed Australian photographer Peter Walton.
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Here we continue with our scripture passage from Revelation chapter 12.
REVELATION 12: v6. Then the woman fled into the wilderness,
where she has a place prepared by YAHUWAH,
that they should feed her there
one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
14. But the woman was given
two wings of a great eagle,
that she might
fly into the wilderness
to her place, where
she is nourished for
a time and times and half a time,
from the presence of the serpent.
THE CONCLUSION OF THE END-TIME DRAMA.
THE WOMAN EMERGES FROM THE TRIBULATION VICTORIOUS.
We are not left to wonder about the outcome of this epic final contest. The woman will enter her time and her place of confinement. And she will bring forth her man-child. And during those final 3.5 years or 1260 days the final climactic 5th seal witness to Messiah will be seen by men and angels. Then at the 6th seal signs of a darkened sun and a bloody moon the sign of the Son of man will be seen in the heavens. The return of Messiah will be imminent.
7. And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8. but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9. So, the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our YAHUWAH, and the power of His Messiah have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our YAHUWAH day and night, has been cast down. 11. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
12. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” 13. Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the Man Child. 14. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15. So, the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of YAHUWAH and have the testimony of Yahushua Messiah.
WHO IS THE WOMAN DESCRIBED IN Set Apart SCRIPTURE?
IS IT ISRAEL? . . . . OR IS IT THE CHURCH?
OR ARE BOTH INVOLVED IN YAH’S END-TIME COVENANT DEALINGS?
The big argument among Bible teachers is this.
Who is the woman of Revelation 12?
Is she Israel? Or is she the Church?
A word search through the Kodesh Scriptures gives us the answer.
Both are true!
Messiah is the Head of the Church.
He is also Messiah, High Priest and King of the nation of Israel.
THE EPIC CLIMACTIC ROLE OF THE MAN-CHILD
IN THE FINAL DELIVERANCE OF ISRAEL.
Our Apostle Paul lays out the sequence of end time events. The man-Child has two parts, the Head and the Body. Messiah, the Head, has already been delivered. He was delivered in His resurrection 2,000 years ago. The deliverance of the Body of Messiah will come next. His Body will be delivered from death and “caught up to heaven” at His Second Coming.
The completion of the delivery of the Man-child will be seen.
It will come in the great harvest Resurrection-Rapture of all “those who are Messiah’s at His coming”. (1Cor.15:20-23) This will be the consummation and the glorification. And it will erupt into the Kodesh biblical history at the Resurrection-Transformation of all the saints.
This bi-phasic sequence of events in the delivery of the Man-Child is not complicated. This is just as we see it in a normal delivery of a baby. The head is born first, and then the body. YAHUWAH is showing us the intimate unity of us all in Messiah. He is the Head. And His Elect is the Body of Christ.
The Man-Child is delivered in the final remnant, a company drawn out from the woman. The woman is a picture of both national Jewish Israel and the full Commonwealth of Israel. Our Apostle Paul speaks of this Commonwealth or citizenship of the saints in Israel in association with the Church. (Eph. 2:11-13) This is also spoken of elsewhere in the New Testament. (Gal.3:29, Rom.11) So the present-day schism between the Church, (so-called), and Israel is not a permanent or eternal state of affairs at all. In fact, the split is quite unnatural. The great divorce in Israel began with the breach of Jeroboam after the death of Solomon. But this division is not seen at the end of the age.
The man-child company are like runners on the final leg of a great and epic relay race.
Image from the movie “Chariots of Fire”.
They break the tape to bring in the victory. They run on behalf of all the people of YAH and on behalf of all the runners/saints who have gone before them. (Heb.11:39-12:2) This is the consummation that will be seen at the end of this age. And so, the Man Child will be born.
MICAH TELLS THE STORY OF THE BOZRAH SHEEPFOLD.
AND RECOUNTS THE AWESOME STORY OF THE BOZRAH DELIVERANCE.
This is not all that testifies to the story of the Woman and the Dragon of Revelation chapter 12. There is another wonderful, (yet forgotten), prophecy that tells us even more about this final drama of the saints. The prophet Micah in Micah 2:12-13 tells us of the coming of Messiah to Bozrah as “The Breaker”. There He breaks out the sheep of His pasture, the “little flock” that has been penned up “as the sheep of Bozrah”. This is Esau’s territory in the latter days.
And so here we see the final gathering and the final climactic deliverance of the woman. It is a magnificent story of a persecution. an exile, and then the epic breakthrough and rescue by our returning Messiah. This prophecy of the end-time deliverance is enormously inspiring and encouraging. It really should be addressed by Bible prophecy teachers instead of being blackballed. And it should also be clearly named for what it is, the Bozrah Deliverance.
THE WOMAN WE SEE IN THE DIM REFLECTED LIGHT OF THE MOON
WILL ARISE AND SHINE TO MAKE HER DAZZLING EMERGENCE
IN THE CLEAR AND BRIGHT LIGHT OF THE SUN.
In the vision from Revelation chapter 12 the Apostle John saw “the woman” of destiny. She is the same woman we see showcased throughout Set Apart Scripture. In Genesis, we saw her as the woman whose Seed crushes the head of the serpent. Now, the long saga has finally come to its grand conclusion. And now we see the woman of destiny shining forth in a blaze of brilliance.
The Apostle John, a prisoner of Rome, is in exile on the Island of Patmos. In vision he sees the woman, crowned with a garland or crown of 12 stars. The context suggests we are seeing her at the consummation of the age. We are seeing the full restoration of the Congregation/Church of Israel. The starry crown of 12 stars clearly represents the completed company of 12 Tribes of Israel.
This is a magnificent vision. A garland or a crown is a mark of victory and honor. John sees the woman clothed with the sun. This Biblical symbology goes back to the patriarchs. The imagery of the sun is an identification with the father. We saw this in Joseph’s prophetic dream of the sun, the moon, and 11 stars bowing down to him. Joseph’s father, Jacob, had no trouble interpreting Joseph’s dream and the symbols of the sun, moon, and stars. Perhaps we too can discern what is going on as YAHUWAH, through John, brings us this vision.
The moon is an important symbol. Moonlight is the reflected light of the sun. The light of the moon is a feminine principle. We see it in Biblical imagery and in literature. The moon relates to the woman and her own reflections of herself from the greater Sunlight of YAHUWAH. The woman and the moon are telling us a story that relates to Israel and also involve the Church. But as John saw the woman of destiny the moon and the moonlight are no longer prominent in the picture. The woman is bathed in a greater Light. And the moon was at her feet.
The classic ancient Celtic and medieval imagery shows a woman outlined against the landscape in the pale light of the moon. But that is not what we are seeing here. In this final image of the woman, we see the woman lifted up into heavenly places. And we see her in a different Light. John’s vision of the woman sees her dazzling and glorious in the clear Light of the sun. Have we seen this vision of splendor before?
Solomon’s epic love story gives a very similar picture. It is written in the Song of Songs. The woman in this case is showcased by the Shulamite. She has been through many temptations and trials. But in the passage below we see her at the victorious conclusion to the story.
SONG OF SONGS 6
10 “Who is this who arises as the dawn,
Fair as the moon,
Bright and dazzling as the sun,
As awesome and magnificent as an army with banners?!”
Quite clearly the Day of YAHUWAH has dawned. The dark visions of the night have fled away. The woman is no longer just bathed in reflected moonlight. King Solomon and the Apostle John both combine to show us far more glorious picture. Solomon sees the woman of wonder arising as the dawn and making her emergence in the dazzling light of the sun. The rays of the sun are bursting out from within her as she shines forth in the Light of her Heavenly Father.
John sees the woman of travail has now come into her final magnificent destiny. The moon is beneath her feet. And she is clothed with the sun. And in spite of being in great travail John sees upon her head a victory garland of 12 stars. This is showing forth the complete and total restoration of Israel. But there is more. The true Church, the remnant Church, is here. Here in this apocalyptic prophetic snapshot of “the Woman” we see the full and complete Congregation of Israel. The Bride of the Lamb, the Bride of Messiah, even the Kodesh City not made with hands, has come into being at last. YAH’s chosen Elect are finally all together as one. And all of YAH’s covenant people are about to come into the brilliant Light of Messiah.
Here we see just one more of the many untold elements to the end time story.
All these wonderful themes are laid out clearly for us in the Kodesh Scriptures.
Indeed, they can only find their ultimate and glorious fulfillment at the climax of this age.
And so up there in our future, we are players in this story.
We are the ones who bring in climactic end-time “final witness” to Messiah.
And so, we shall take our place on the stage of the Kodesh history.
Favors and shalom, to all the saints
THE BOZRAH DELIVERANCE
Edited from A study by Gavin Finley http://www.endtimepilgrim.org/bozrahdeliv.htm
Messiah returns in wrath and in deliverance. Art used by permission of Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992. Visit her ‘Revelation Illustrated’ website.
The End-Time Flight to Bozrah during the final 3.5 years of this age and the ensuing Bozrah Exile during the Great Tribulation, is a subject that is almost never spoken about by Bible teachers. But this is laid out in the Holy Scriptures quite clearly in Micah 2:12-13 and Revelation 12. And now the subject of the magnificent Bozrah Deliverance by our returning Messiah is no longer cloaked and under wraps. It is in fact going viral! There will be and it is already happening a great parting of the ways and an epic division of people during the Babylonian’s Beast economic system of the Antichrist. Those who reject the Babylonian Beast system of marking will be on the outer.
What about the women and the children? Is all lost? No. Apparently not.
12. I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee;
I will surely gather the remnant of Israel;
I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah,
As the flock in the midst of their fold:
they shall make great noise
by reason of the multitude of men.
13. The Breaker is come up before them:
they have broken up,
and have passed through the gate,
and are gone out by it:
and their king shall pass before them,
and Master YAHUWAH on the head of them.
–Mic. 2:12-13 KJV
– (The word ‘Breaker’ is capitalized by GWF
since there are no capitals in the original Hebrew
and we are surely looking here at the coming Messiah.)
The Bible paints a picture of a magnificent deliverance at the end of the age. It involves the returning Messiah and the covenant people of the Almighty Eloah of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The scriptures point to Bozrah as a place where the Elect, YAHUWAH’s covenant people, are in exile. It is the time of “Jacob’s trouble”. From the Bozrah connection to Edom it appears that they are held under the jurisdiction of the wild, untamed, and Godless children of Esau. The Edomites are still with us today. An epic future time, the 70th Week of Daniel, will see them rise up just as Jacob prophesied. (Gen.27:39-40) They will be given dominion over YAHUWAH’s covenant people. Micah sees the second coming of Messiah and the conclusion to the drama. He sees the Shepherd of Israel entering His sheepfold in the hours before dawn. Out there at Bozrah He becomes “the Breaker”.
This wonderful prophecy of the Bozrah Deliverance is there in our Bibles. But it remains hidden. It is “cloaked” by the powers that be. The Bozrah deliverance would be quite problematical for the western church to address since it presupposes a preceding Bozrah exile. It also leaves us to wonder about an earlier ‘flight to Bozrah’ by YAHUWAH’s covenant people in what must be a future exodus involving an epic airlift of hundreds of millions of people. This latter-day mega-event would be a great and awesome migration of Biblical proportions.
John the Apostle tells us in Revelation 12 that this gathering or sheltering of YAH’s covenant people is for their nurturing and their feeding. Surely a spiritual feeding is in view here as well as physical care and the sustaining of human life. Micah in Micah 2:12-13 refers to the ‘sheepfold of Bozrah”. But only the KJV and Young’s Literal Translation have allowed this information to pass through to us. Unfortunately, this reference to the “Bozrah sheepfold” is not to be found in the modern translations. It seems to have been “lost in translation”. Search the passages presented to us in the modern versions of the Bible and you will not find the word “Bozrah”. Guardians of the religious status-quo in those translation committees apparently saw fit to leave it out. Why? We shall look into this matter further.
In Revelation 12:6 and 12:14 we see quite clearly that this end-time exile will be going on during the last 3.5 years or 1260 days of this age. So, the Micah 2:12-13 passage concerning the gathering of Jacob, (YAH’s covenant people before they are refined to become Israel, – Prince with YAHUWAH), cross references with John’s account of the flight and exile of the woman in Revelation 12. John saw the woman in travail being delivered of the man-child. This is precisely what we would expect in the end-time drama. This is clearly an apocalyptic event since the 1260 day/3.5-year time period coincides exactly with the Great Tribulation. Messiah Yahushua tells us that this Great Tribulation will come after the midweek abomination of desolation which is half way through the 70th Week of Daniel, the final seven years of this age.
So, we have two perspectives on this magnificent story, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. The dramas involving Bozrah in Micah 2:12-13 may be cross-referenced in the message John the Beloved brings to us in Revelation 12:13-17. Here in this passage, we see the end-time flight of the woman.
The suggestion of an exile of YAH’s believers in the final seven years of this age would be very disturbing for most. And so, the fact of the matter is that most believers/Christians are being deliberately misinformed about these important matters. This information is being blocked or censored out. Most believers know that some group of saints will finish the race at the end of the age. (Heb.12:1) But they are being told that these future saints will not and cannot be them. They are not being told the real story about the late “Resurrection-Transformation’. They are not being spiritually prepared by the church for the end-time witness of the saints.
This is understandable. These hidden pearls of Biblical truth should not be handed out to the profane religious crowds. Most Christians in the west are only nominal in their faith. And we, as evangelicals, are for the most part living on the carnal side of our nature right now. The Bozrah Deliverance is truly a magnificent soon coming future event. But such knowledge is too wonderful for us it seems. The thought of an exile cannot be received by most Christians today without them responding in fear and hiding. Many Biblical Christians will be offended by this call to witness and inclined to follow some pied piper espousing some sort of militant violent nationalism. Some may shake their fist at our Creator Father, declare a “raw deal”, throwing down their Bibles go off into apostasy. Many will rage off onto the low road of personal survivalism and down a pathway that leads to tragedy.
Here is the truth of the matter. Many Christians in America are armed. If their constitutional freedoms are threatened, they become very fearful and may be inclined to act out politically and also perhaps in unpredictable ways. And so, if the true and biblically correct end-time truth was to be taught openly from the pulpits it could prove to be socially disruptive. Disgruntled unprepared uninformed Christians could become violent in their actions, particularly as the climax of the age drew near. So, if this sensitive Biblical information must be kept under wraps right now perhaps it is for the best. The true saints like the noble Bereans in past times will not be dissuaded by disinformation. They will seek out and find the truth. When the trials come the wise will not be caught unawares. Nor will they be surprised like the wicked when that Day sneaks up on them like a thief in the night. They will search the scriptures for themselves. Those who are wise will know what they are called to do and do it. Then, under the power and the guidance of the holy Spirit they will respond to these hard sayings honorably and faithfully. These are the committed saints, the sold-out ones. These people, true truth seekers and believers from all nations, are special. They do what they do out of love and devotion. They are in a blood covenant relationship as a Bride to her Bridegroom. They sign on the dotted line, right there on the same document with their Messiah. They are on the spiritual battlefield campaigning with the Word of YHWH and intercession under the guidance of the Set-Apart Spirit. They are out there in the field and their lives are on the line. So, they deserve to be “in the know”.
The secular and ecclesiastical rulers are well aware of the dangers of Bible Prophecy. Messages on the Second Coming of Messiah are strictly banned from the government regulated “Three Self” Church in China. There are not any Bible readings on the Second Coming of Messiah in the liturgy of the Church of England. The Church in the west seems to have deliberately set out to either exclude or distort Bible Prophecy. Trustworthy Bible teachers have been pushed aside in favor of motivational speakers geared towards pleasing the “me-first” generation.
There are reasons for this, some good, and some bad. First of all, soporific religion is what the crowds and deacon boards want. It is popular and revenue positive. The powers are also committed to maintaining peace and order. So, they think that this is best achieved by downplaying any new Christian movements and upholding the status quo. The second reason is Church leaders do not like change. They remember the stormy periods of past Church history. The bloody mayhem in central Europe during the Reformation was a sad chapter in our past. The Amish and Mennonites remember it as well. If you ask them about what happened back, then to the Anabaptists, they will tell you. The rulers are concerned that end-time truth, including this Bozrah Deliverance story, (should it get out), may trigger a repeat of the awful civil and societal disruptions seen in times past.
Their fears are probably well founded. Carnal Christians have caused considerable trouble, even bloody mayhem, in days gone by. And firebrand Christians could certainly rise up again in the turbulent times of trial that lie up ahead. And so, at this point in time the entire Bozrah drama, wonderful and inspiring as it is, remains an untold story. It is “cloaked” and under a religious smokescreen.
It is easy to see how this state of affairs goes on. The sheep of YAH’s pasture are being fleeced but all too often are not being fed. Most Christians have no idea that they are a part of ‘the woman’ we see showcased in the Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. Nor do born again believers realize that they are no longer heathen gentiles. As “new creatures” they have a “new citizenship” and through the blood of Messiah Yahushua they have entered into the Commonwealth of Israel. See this passage in Ephesians 2:11-13. The Seed of Abraham, the indwelling Messiah, has come inside “born again” or regenerated believers to make them new creatures. Our Apostle Paul has also spoken on this matter of the Seed of Abraham in Galatians 3:29. And in Romans 11 we see the final salvation and regathering of the whole family of Greater Israel. As Paul says, “And so All Israel shall be saved”.
This is a magnificent element to the story of the end-time restoration of Israel. But the flight of ‘the woman’ to a place of refuge in Bozrah is virtually unknown in Christendom. It has been hidden. The true and genuine ‘flight to Bozrah’ story has been crafted, re-engineered, and downsized into a much lesser story. In the place of Bozrah we have been given a cover story. It involves to rock city of Petra in Jordan. We hear a story of a supposed ‘flight of the Jews in Jerusalem to Petra’ at the end of the age. But this is just a religious fable, and it is “small potatoes” compared to the massive Bozrah prophecy we see in Micah 2.
The prophet Micah speaks about this huge end time gathering and exile of the saints at Bozrah.
The prophecy is laid out for us here in Micah 2:12-13.
But unfortunately, this Bible passage is ignored by our Bible prophecy teachers. They do not dare touch it because of the hope and encouragement it gives for believers who are just now beginning to understand their vital blood covenant role of witness in the 70th Week of Daniel.
And so, this splendid salvation and deliverance story remains unknown. The prophet Isaiah also spoke about Bozrah in Apocalyptic tones and language. He spoke about the return of Messiah in wrath on His enemies and in deliverance of His saints.
And where will this epic deliverance take place?
At Bozrah. (See Isaiah 63).
But to this day it remains an untold story.
THE SHEEPFOLD OF BOZRAH,
THE IMPLIED EXILE OF THE WOMAN OF ISRAEL AT BOZRAH.
AND THE END TIME DELIVERANCE OF THE ELECT
Going into Exile at Bozrah.
Image by acclaimed Australian photographer Peter Walton.
The Bozrah deliverance is a story of great wonder. And yet it has not been spoken about. Christian Bible teachers are not expounding on this good news of the end time. And we are not hearing about it from the pulpit or Christian television.
The Bozrah deliverance is truly extraordinary. It is the climax of a series of events that some believers and Messianic Bible students believe will occur at the end of this age. Bozrah is the scene of a spectacular break-out. The deliverance of YAH’s single undivided Elect is performed by none other than our own Messiah.
This is amazing. How will this deliverance happen? Let us back up and take in the earlier events that led up to this. At the end of the age YAH’s covenant people are off in some place of exile or incarceration. This epic ‘break out’ at Bozrah is cross referenced in Isaiah 62. So, the climax of the Bozrah story is prophesied to occur at Messiah’s second coming. See Micah 2:12-13 and Isaiah 63 Day of YAHUWAH will open up and the heavens will be unrolled as a scroll. This epic day of wrath and deliverance follows immediately after the final wrap-up Day of Reckoning or Day of Atonement which is the six of the Seven Feasts of Israel.
After the judgment of the wicked and the deliverance of the Elect Messiah will judge the nations at the Sheep-Goat Judgment. (Mat.25) Then He will establish up His Millennial Kingdom. on earth for a thousand years. So, as we can see, the details of these Apocalyptic events at Bozrah can be pieced together from key passages in the Old Testament prophecies of Isaiah 63, Micah 2:12-13, as well as the prophecy of the flight of the woman, YAH’s covenant people, in Revelation chapter 12.
To understand the Bozrah deliverance some background information from the Bible is necessary. An understanding of the meaning of the word ‘Bozrah’ and its implications is absolutely crucial here. ‘Bozrah’ means ‘sheepfold’. Bozrah was a pastoral city of Edom east of the Dead Sea. But there is more. The Edomite sovereignty over the city of Bozrah is an exceedingly important issue here as well. Because from what we see in the prophecy of Isaac over Esau the children of Esau, the godless Edomites, are prominent players in the end time drama. This is another vital truth about the end-time that virtually no-one, not even in evangelical circles, is speaking about.
And so here is a main lesson to be understood. The name and character of Bozrah belongs to Edom, the children of godless Esau. And that is how it will be in the end time drama. Bozrah is apparently a place geographically far removed from the Middle East and the international action we see there when the Dragon sends his armies west towards Jerusalem. We know for a certainty that Bozrah will be far “away from the face of the dragon”. So, Mystery Bozrah will probably be a place, (or places), out at the ends of the earth.
The Edomite name and character of Bozrah in the latter days is critical information. This cannot be over-emphasized. Esau was the wild hunting hustling brother of the nurturing family man, the patriarch Jacob. Jacob’s concern was always for the tents of his fathers and a nurturing of the flocks. Even if Jacob was somewhat of a “heel” and a grasper and a trickster his heart was for the family of the promise. The other brother, Esau was untamed and ungodly. He was a hunter and a hustler, a “take you down” sort of a guy. The Bozrah deliverance completes the story of these two wrestling brothers. The Bozrah Deliverance brings it all right through to its epic climax in the Apocalypse.
JACOB AND ESAU HAVE WRESTLED WITH EACH OTHER FROM THE BEGINNING.
THE STRUGGLE COMES TO ITS EPIC CONCLUSION AT THE END OF THE AGE.
Here is some background information on Jacob and Esau. These two sons of Isaac were twins. They began wrestling with each other when they were still within their mother Rebekah’s womb. When she inquired of God as to the cause of this awful wrestling within her she was told that the twins within her womb would become two nations.
Jacob and Esau have been wrestling with each other for approximately 4,000 years. Apparently, this wrestling will come to an epic climax at some point in holy history. And here in the Bozrah story we find out when and where this will all come down. The wrestling will end with the return of Messiah, …… – at Bozrah.
Jacob and Esau grew up together, sons of Isaac and Rebekah. The two were quite different in character. Jacob was a nurturing, person, a man of the flocks. There was a dark side to his early character development. This is embodied in the name, ‘Jacob’, which means ‘heel grasper’, ‘trickster’, or ‘supplanter’. Nevertheless, Jacob’s place was as a caregiver, shepherd, and husbandman. And there at home with family at the homestead he immersed himself in the belief of his fathers. Eventually, after going through many trials his pilgrimage will take him to a threshold and through a strait gate. As the patriarchal and prophetic story unfolds Jacob does indeed undergo a character change. And so, he gets an appropriate name change. After the death of Rachel and the birth of his last son Benjamin, which means “son of my right hand” Jacob becomes Israel, which means “prince with EL his Eloah”.
Esau was quite different. He was a hunter and a wild man. He was a free-ranging spirit of the open field, open minded, open to anything and everything. Esau had little time for the narrow way, the life at home and for the Almighty of his father’s Abraham and Isaac. Esau was a rover. He eventually took a foreign Canaanite wife and worshiped foreign gods bringing his parents and his family much grief.
Jacob began his heel grasping ways by stealing Esau’s birthright. He also deceived his father. He tricked his brother Esau out of the berakah/blessing that was due him as the firstborn. When Esau realized the full implication of what had happened, he went to his father weeping. Esau asked if there was any berakah left over for him.
Well, there was. And this is the big story that has been all but forgotten by Bible teachers today. Isaac gave his eldest son Esau a leftover berakah. Yes, Esau would become restless and break loose of the bonds of civility and law and order to be given dominion over Jacob in the latter days. This must be a reference to the Bozrah exile in the latter days.
Jacob’s berakah over Esau has huge implications for the Judeo-Christian peoples as they come into the arena of the end-time drama. Let us look at the details here. Isaac pronounced a prophecy over his eldest son. He said that Esau would eventually become restless. Eventually the time would come when Esau’s children would rise up against the peaceful rule of the nurturing children of Jacob. Esau would break the yoke from around his neck and cast lose all civilized constraints. Jacob’s yoke (of peaceful submission) would be broken off from his neck.
Dear saints, this is an extremely significant prophecy. YAH is telling us what will happen in the latter days. As we look all around us in our society and in the popular culture today, we realize that this is already starting to happen. There is a wild and angry culture of godlessness abroad. Just step into the bookstore or video store and look at the images and titles. This culture of godlessness is now expanding and beginning to gain the upper hand. Is this resurgent fleshly nature the spirit of Esau at work? Isn’t this declension of godliness and civility something we are seeing on a major scale now as we approach the end of this age?
The resurgence of the Edomites in the end-time is an untold story. We should not be surprised or unduly alarmed about all this. It provides some explanation for the present-day moral meltdown in the world. It also provides the background information for the Bozrah exile and the Bozrah deliverance. YAH said that Esau would rise up. And so, we must face up to it. Here is the scripture passage showing us Isaac’s berakah over his eldest son Esau.
39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him:
“Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth,
And of the dew of heaven from above.
40 By your sword you shall live,
And you shall serve your brother.
And it shall come to pass, when you become restless,
That you shall break his yoke from your neck.”
The implication of this prophecy is that Esau will be greatly Baruch in riches and berakah. But that eventually he will run wild. The wild and brutish sons of Esau, the Edomites, have not disappeared into history. They must still be here with us and alongside us if YAH is going to deal with them decisively at Bozrah. The children of Esau will emerge into history in a big way. So much so that Messiah has to come to a place the Bible calls Bozrah and deal with the Edomites decisively as history comes to its climax. This was clearly prophesied by the prophet Isaiah in that awesome passage of scripture, Isaiah 63.
The Edomites were always an untamed, predatory, and godless race of people. The prophecy in Esau’s blessing suggests that the children of Esau will erupt into history. They will break free of constraint as this age comes to its tumultuous and climactic conclusion. King David also alluded to this casting loose of the bonds of submission to YAH’s righteous law. He tells us about it in the song he wrote in Psalm 2. The prophet Daniel, in Daniel 11:41 confirms this as well. He indicates that Edom, the children of Esau, will become restless and run wild. They will even escape the control of the coming Antichrist.
THE END-TIME DRAMA, AND THE RETURN OF MESSIAH AS
“THE BREAKER” COMING IN WRATH AND DELIVERANCE, AT BOZRAH.
One important aspect of the Second Coming of Messiah is the arrival of Messiah at a place identified in the Old Testament as Bozrah. This is a place in the sphere of Edom, the children of Esau. The name Bozrah means “sheepfold” and this along with its Edomite connection provides the reason for the return of Messiah to Bozrah. Messiah is coming in wrath on His enemies and deliverance of His Elect people. Bible students are beginning to discuss the implications of this Bible prophecy. Isaiah and Micah both prophesy that the coming Messiah is coming to judge the wicked and deliver His covenant people at a place or places identified prophetically as Bozrah.
The prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 63 shows the returning Messiah in graphic prophetic poetry. He is trampling His enemies on the Day of Judgment. The place of this divine wrath is out at Bozrah which was the pastoral territory of Esau’s sheepfolds. Apparently, a protectorate of Edom known as Bozrah will be a place of YAH’s visitation for judgment of the wicked and deliverance of the Elect at the end of the age. The returning Messiah will punish the wicked there. It will be similar to the sort of divine Messianic judgment Zechariah has prophesied will be carried out against the armies of the nation’s threatening Jerusalem from the Valley of Armageddon.
But the Bozrah scriptures tell more than just a story of divine wrath on YAH’s enemies. Out at Bozrah there will also be a dramatic prison breakout. The returning Messiah will deliver His covenant people from incarceration by Esau. Apparently, they will be penned up at a place or places identified prophetically as Bozrah. The prophet in Micah 2:12-13 identifies the coming Messiah as “the Breaker”. This means that the returning Messiah will be breaking something. What might that be?
We are not left to guess here. The pastoral scene is well known. When Messiah returns, He acts in great compassion and deliverance. The Shepherd of Israel breaks His people out.
Breaks His people out?
Breaks them out from what?
The answer is quite clear.
Our returning Messiah breaks them out of Esau’s sheepfold.
Bozrah is apparently a place of exile. Bible students are not constrained to believe that Bozrah at the end of days has to necessarily be located in the same geographical area of the ruins of ancient city of Bozrah southeast of the Dead Sea. From the apocalyptic nature of the Bozrah passages in Isaiah 63 and Micah 2 it seems clear that the place will appear on some map in the latter days. But just where is a subject for speculation. The Bozrah Isaiah and Micah saw will certainly be controlled by the Edomites of the latter day. The same wild hustling children of Esau will be on the scene. They will be giving the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob grief and correction just as they did in former times.
Isaiah sees the returning Messiah dealing with His enemies. He will crush them in a military sort of way just as described in Isaiah 63. The prophet Micah picks up the dramatic rescue element to the Bozrah story. He shows Messiah in His deliverance role. He has allowed His remnant covenant people to be penned up in Esau’s sheepfold. He has done this for their protection and their nurturing. (See the article on ‘The Woman and the Dragon of Revelation 12.’
Messiah is no absentee the Almighty. Here at the end of the age we see Him returning to those of His people who are in exile under Edomite dominion out at Bozrah.
King James Version
12. I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee.
I will surely gather the remnant of Israel.
I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah,
As the flock in the midst of their fold:
they shall make great noise
by reason of the multitude of men.
13. The breaker is come up before them:
they have broken up,
and have passed through the gate,
and are gone out by it:
and their king shall pass before them,
and the LORD on the head of them.
–Mic. 2:12-13 KJV
The image above shows a stone sheepfold of the type seen in biblical times. Here the sheep would be confined by their shepherd during the hours of darkness in a place of protection. As the dawn approached the shepherd would come into the sheepfold among His sheep. They would gather around the shepherd as he prepared to open a way for them to be delivered from the stone enclosure. As he opened a way out for them, they would crowd up alongside him pushing against the gateway with a lot of force. This is the same picture spoken of by Matthew in that difficult and problematic verse in Matthew 11:12.
“The Kingdom of YAHUWAH suffers (allows) violence
and the violent (are pressing in to) take it by force.” (Mat.11:12)
When the breakthrough came the whole flock would pour out of the sheepfold through the breach together with the Messiah as “the Breaker” going before them. They would follow on the heels of the Shepherd as he led them out to find pasture. This is the magnificent pastoral picture of the “man child company” breaking forth into this Set-Apart history at the end of the age. This will change the destiny of heavens and earth. The stars and angelic dominions will fall. And here on earth Messiah brings in His Millennial Kingdom. He will minister and rule for a literal one thousand years.
This detailed picture of the deliverance of the Elect by Messiah (and not by the Dominionist church) comes at the second advent. This message of hope is given to us in Micah chapter 2. The drama begins with the gathering of Jacob, (which includes the both houses of Unrefined Israel). The true and genuine believer’s group will eventually come to realize their identity in the Commonwealth of Israel. This gathering leads to the Bozrah exile and then culminates with the Bozrah deliverance. This sequence of events is laid out for us quite clearly and in detail in Micah 2:12-13.
Note well that the Second Coming of Messiah is what brings the breakthrough here and not a Dominionist Church. Our Messiah is the Deliverer here. He and He alone is “the Breaker”. No churchman will get Messiah’s esteem and honor here even if he claims some super-anointed status in the charismatic “five-fold ministry” and pretends to be up to the task of bringing in the Kingdom Now. Neither today’s “apostolic/prophetic”, or the Papal/Jesuit Catholic leaderships cannot fit the bill here. Nor can today’s political Puritan leaders or political Ecumenical leaders bring in the final breakthrough. Such actions in the flesh lead only to the Ecclesiastic harlotry John saw in Revelation 17. No crusading religious champions can lay claim to this end time brilliance moments. Our Messiah Yahushua Ha-mashiach is our Savior and our Redeemer. He is also our future Deliverer. Man cannot do this. The scriptures declare unequivocally that there is one and only one intermediary between the Almighty Creator and man, the man Yahushua.
1 TIMOTHY 2
5 “For there is one Almighty, and one mediator between the Almighty and men,
the man Messiah Yahushua.
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, ….”
He and He alone is “the man”. No one else is capable of filling His shoes.
The Bozrah deliverance is a thrilling element of the Second Coming of Messiah. He is the Anointed One and our coming Messiah. The Micah 2 scripture shows the connection of the Second Coming of Messiah to Bozrah, (an Edomite domain), very well. We also see The Bozrah deliverance laid out for us in spectacular fashion in Isaiah 63. This is the judgment side to the Second Coming of Messiah. YAHUWAH is obviously telling us something here in these Bozrah scriptures. Each of them clearly relates to the return of Messiah.
Why has this crucial information regarding the deliverance of YAH’s elect from Edomite incarceration at the end of the age been omitted from teachings on end-time themes? Is this not some exceedingly good and encouraging news?
Why haven’t we heard this before?
The Old Testament is absolutely full of inspiring Millennial poetry. YAHUWAH’s Qodesh Word is in concert together bringing us different elements of the same message of the Second Coming of Messiah. There will be a great turnaround at the end of the age. This is exceedingly good news. It is dramatic and inspiring beyond measure. Yet many Christians have not heard this before. Why might this be?
Well, it seems that Christian leaders today prefer to keep the emphasis on “The Church”. They are the “New Testament people”. These dark dramas of the end-time are “for the Jews”. This is “Jacob’s trouble”. It will be trouble for the Jews and the Jews only we have been told. But is this entirely true?
Here are the facts of the scripture. YAHUWAH will surely deliver [all] of His hard-pressed people from out of captivity at the end of this age. He will come in the clouds, and this is well known by evangelicals today in the rapture context. They also know that He will also deliver our Jewish brethren when He comes at the Mount of Olives. When Yahushua returns, He will deliver the Jewish nation from the end-time siege by the surrounding nations at Jerusalem. – Zech.12:7-13:1 Christians know about Armageddon. Is this all there is to the Second Coming of Messiah?
What Christians do not know is that at His Second Coming Messiah will also come in vengeance upon His enemies and He will deliver His saints at a place, (or places), known as Bozrah. All of this is part and parcel of the Resurrection-Transformation seen at the end of the age.
The glorious Millennium of Messiah will follow this end-time deliverance precisely as the scriptures have laid out for us.
1 “Even the wilderness will rejoice in those days.
The desert will blossom with flowers.
2 Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy!
The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon,
as lovely as Mount Carmel’s pastures and the plain of Sharon.
There Master YAHUWAH will display his esteem and honor, the splendor of our Almighty.
3 With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands,
and encourage those who have weak knees.
4 Say to those who are afraid,
“Be strong, and do not fear,
for your Master YAHUWAH is coming to destroy your enemies.
He is coming to save you.” –Isa 35:1-4
At this point, here is the question we need to ask ourselves. Are the Edomites, those godless children of Esau still with us today? Were they scattered into the nations as the Jewish nation was in the Diaspora? And if they are going to coalesce and regroup into some sort of a power force in the rich nations of the earth and dominate the nurturing people of Jacob just, what role are they going to play in the end time drama?
Here is what the scriptures are telling us. The Edomites, it seems, are still with us. They are all around us, fellow citizens in our nations. Indeed, they are very prominent players at the end of the age. Even the Antichrist will not conquer them or rule over them during the regime of the Babylonian’s Beast system. (Dan. 11:41) Apparently, he will not even bother to mess with them during the Great Tribulation, those final 3.5 years of this age. He will allow them to do what Edomites do. Create chaos in society that calls for a crackdown, even martial law. End-Time Esau will rise up in the end time and achieve mastery over his brother Jacob just as Isaac prophesied. This is the hidden information and extremely important for us to know about and prepare our hearts for. But it is being kept from the saints.
The “cloaking” of this information about End-Time Bozrah is probably done with good intentions. It has been hidden from the Church at large and it has been kept from them for their own good. The western Church is still immature and shielded from Biblical truth. Christians in the West for the most part is still a carnal and potentially violent people. According to Micah 2 YAH will allow this exile and incarceration of His covenant people to proceed. And in Revelation 12:6 and 12:14 we see that this will go on for the limited time of 3.5 years. Here in this scripture passage in Micah 2 regarding End-Time Jacob, (YAH’s covenant people), they are in their unfinished unrefined state. This is why the Kodesh Spirit refers to them here as Jacob and not Israel.
So here we come to an interesting question. Is this Bozrah Exile all just so much bad news? Or might it be “good grief”? Just what will be happening during the Tribulation period? And why might it be a good thing for the saints to fly off to this place of mystery out at the sheepfolds of Bozrah? Is it possible that the Bozrah exile will be more than just be an incarceration or exile story? Might the Bozrah enclosure also provide some degree of shelter and even nurturing or spiritual nourishment for the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the end-time? Is Bozrah in fact a place of relative safety, “away from Babylonian’s beast system, away from the face of the dragon”?
Well as a matter of fact we do have some good solid evidence of this. The latter-day exile of YAH’s people will indeed be for their spiritual feeding and nurturing. Our other Scripture passage come from the book of Revelation chapter 12. And so, to pick up the “rest of the story” our journey of inquiry takes us on into the New Testament and to the Apocalypse of the Apostle John. In the saga of ‘the woman of Revelation 12’ we see the story of an astounding massive exodus of people. Judging from Revelation 7 this company of Tribulation Saints probably numbers in the hundreds of millions. Here in this pivotal passage in Revelation 12 we see the flight of the woman, (a picture of YAH’s covenant people), during the Babylonian’s Beast system period, the final 3.5 years of this age. She is given the wings of a great eagle. (What great country associated with the eagle might be involved here?) And her flight is “away from the face of the dragon”. She flies off to “her place”, her place of exile. And according to John’s prophecy in Revelation 12:6 and repeated again in Rev. 12:14 the woman, (another handle on God’s covenant people in the end-time), flies off to exile in Bozrah for two specific purposes.
1. She is there to be protected. And
2. She is there to be fed or nurtured.
This Bozrah Exile must first and foremost involve a spiritual nurturing or nourishment. John sees this vision of the woman, (and in scripture this represents YAH’s covenant people). She is given the wings of an eagle. And on her own volition she flies off to a place of nurturing for the said 1260 days or 3.5 Biblical (360 day) years. John’s vision is clearly telling us a story of the end-time gathering Micah saw and his vision we see in Revelation 12 actually parallels the story of the gathering of Jacob in Micah 2:12-13. This gathering of Jacob involves the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Joseph in end-time. Bozrah is the place, (or places), where this exile takes place. This is where Jacob will be nurtured in the things of YAH for 1260 days – (Rev. 12:14), or 3.5 Biblical years – (Rev. 12:6). This is happening during the last half of the 70th week. This is precisely the time period of the Great Tribulation, the final 3.5 years of this age.
The Bozrah story apparently involves a end time gathering of YAH’s single remnant Elect. During the Apocalypse the covenant people of YAH are being gathered from out of the Judeo-Christian people and the nations. This is all happening during the latter half of the 70th Week of Danial. Jacob is wrestling with YAH once again, just as he did back in the times of the patriarchs.
THE BOZRAH DELIVERANCE AND THE YEAR OF JUBILEE.
The Bozrah story is yet to occur. It will be played out on earth before angels and men during the final 3.5 years of this age. See the article on ‘The Woman of Revelation 12’ This would be during the time of “Jacob’s trouble”. (Jer.30:7) Jeremiah clearly tells us that Jacob, YAH’s covenant people, will get themselves into some serious trouble and tribulation by their compromises with the powers of this world. And yet he will be saved out of it.
The Bozrah deliverance, as we can see, is too awesome a story for our modern church and our present carnal Christian people to handle. Out of the crucible of Bozrah the silver (of redemption) and the gold of Kavod/The Esteem and Honor will be refined. YAHUWAH will refine His people “in the furnace of affliction/tribulation”. (Isa.48:10) In the following verse He tells us why it must be this way. It is to bring YAHUWAH’s people into a place of Set-Apartness where they will no longer pollute YAHUWAH’s Most Set-Apart Name.
Even Moses told the covenant people of YAH that this would happen to them. He said quite clearly that they would go into tribulation in the latter days.
29 ….if from thence thou shalt seek the YHWH thy Eloah, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to YAHUWAH thy YAH, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; 31 (For YAHUWAH thy YAH is a compassionate YAH;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he swore unto them.”
The prophet Zechariah tells us the same story.
13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire,
and will refine them as silver is refined,
and will try them as gold is tried:
they shall call on my name,
and I will hear them:
I will say, it is my people:
and they shall say, YAHUWAH is my Eloah.
Our Apostle Paul fills in the story in Romans 11.
“And so, all Israel will be saved”. (Rom. 11:26)
O yes, all these wonders are yet to unfold into world history.
And they will, in the coming Day of Vengeance,
Even the long awaited awesome, climactic Year of Jubilee.
THE BOZRAH DELIVERANCE IN THE CONSTELLATION OF THE LESSER SHEEPFOLD
OR “LITTLE DIPPER” AS SEEN BY THE PATRIARCHS IN ANCIENT TIMES.
The very same story of a climactic deliverance and a break-out from a sheepfold is told in the constellations of the stars. The heavens are declaring the esteem and honor of YAH, and here His esteem and honor is in deliverance. The magnificent story is told in the constellation of the ‘Lesser Sheepfold’, Ursa Minor, or the ‘Little Dipper’. The article on the “Lesser Sheepfold” which outlines the connection of the Lesser Sheepfold to the story of the Bozrah deliverance.
Yes, the Bozrah story will be told eventually. Because it is an important spiritual place in which YAH will protect, preserve, refine, and nurture His people in the end-time drama. Apparently, YAH thinks it is a big story as well. The heavens are telling this wonderful story. They are inscribed by YAH in the constellations of the stars.
Where will end-time Bozrah be located? Right now, we do not know where Bozrah might be geographically. It may be many places. Or it may be one place. It may be one large central dumping ground for Judeo-Christian troublemakers and other the Babylonian’s beast system rejectors.
Oh yes, Bozrah is not just an ancient ruin. Nor is it just “past history”. It is not just an archeological dig on a ruin of an ancient pastoral city of Esau southeast of the Dead Sea. For those who are there at this appointed place in the latter days this will be the place the prophets Isaiah and Micah spoke about. Bozrah will be a very real place under the control of modern day Edomites. It may well turn out to be a geo-political area far from the promised land. It may be a modern geo-political area out at the ends of the earth. The covenant people of YAH may look up in those days to find themselves in the place the Old Testament prophets spoke of over 2700 years ago.
And there, in that place they will find their Most High YAHUWAH.
They will find Him
“…as rivers of water in a dry place,
as the shadow of a great Rock in a weary land.” (Isa.32:2)