Passover 2021: A Prophetic Time for God's Prophetic People - David Mitts

"Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are too many and too mighty for us." Exo 1:8-9 (NASB)

It is important to view the prophetic time clock of the Lord as a revelation of the times and seasons of our lives. The Bible speaks of a special anointing on the sons of the tribe of Issachar! They understood the times and because of that understanding were able to strategically communicate to the tribes of Israel.

"From the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command." 1Ch 12:32 (NASB)

We have a tendency as Christians, to live according to static principles from the Bible. What is missing, is a clear prophetic mandate for the recognition of God’s plan which is embedded in how He has already revealed His ways through Israel. Passover is about deliverance. It is the Feast of the Lord celebrating and honoring the love and faithfulness of God to His chosen seed, His offspring in the earth.

The need for deliverance comes because of a horrible period of forgetting. It is often forgetting that brings about slavery. When the holy becomes common, through an ungrateful and forgetful heart, it vanishes into the background and we lose our understanding of the times. Our eyes then look at all the flaws and fear begins to rule the day.

"Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are too many and too mighty for us." Exo 1:8-9 (NASB)

A change of power often brings a change of heart towards God and His people. Joseph arose in the world to bring deliverance for Egypt and the whole world from a time of famine and potential devastation. This is the backstory of Passover.

Let’s drop back into Genesis a few chapters to see how God sets up deliverance of Passover. Joseph was sold into Egyptian slavery by his brothers because of envy of the love that his father had for him.

"And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind." Gen 37:11 (NASB)

Joseph was anointed to lead and bring increase. BUT his own brothers sold him into slavery. God will often use betrayal as a catalyst for the anointing. Why is that? Because it forces us to rely on Him. Joseph was gifted in prophetic dreams and their significance. I am not going to go through his entire story at this point, which deserves a deep dive at some point, but the basic picture of anointing, betrayal by those closest to him, promotion through the recognition of the anointing is the pattern of the Lord for setting up deliverance of God’s people.

Can you see the parallel to Yeshua?

Ok. Now, I want to direct our attention past the story of how God used the rejected savior Joseph to deliver not only Israel but also the world through His chosen instrument Egypt to our modern times and the current world situation. The crucial verse to set this up is Exodus 1:8-9:

"Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are too many and too mighty for us." Exo 1:8-9 (NASB)

We are living in a spiritual climate such as this that parallels the forgetting of Egypt’s authority of the source of their prosperity and success, the Lord and His vessel Joseph. Today, our authority figures have determined that they are forgetting the Joseph anointing on our nation that was because the Pharaoh of our nation, the Presidents, Congress, and even the Courts, relied on the authority and power of the Word of God to conduct their affairs. We are seeing a parallel to Egypt in our day. I will remind us that there is no Egyptian empire today!

Let’s continue on in Exodus 1:

“Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, otherwise they will multiply, and in the event of war, they will also join those who hate us, and fight against us and depart from the land.” So they appointed taskmasters over them to oppress them with hard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they oppressed them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that they dreaded the sons of Israel. The Egyptians used violence to compel the sons of Israel to labor; and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they violently had them perform as slaves." Exo 1:10-14 (NASB)

The Hebrew word translated by the term “deal shrewdly” is the word “Chacham” which means wisdom. A study of the word picture reveals the picture of a net that waits in the water to catch the fish. This strategy is long-term and relies on the nature of the fish to swim in a region to be captured. In the case of Israel in Egypt, Israel had acclimated to the economic structure of Egypt. They had assimilated into the economy and so were vulnerable to the authority structures of the economy.

In this place of vulnerability, Israel could be manipulated and oppressed and through the fear of violence, they could be compelled into slavery.

Today, through the manipulations of the “pandemic”, shutdowns, masks, and the requirements of vaccinations, the Church is being compelled into a form of slavery. We have made ourselves vulnerable to the authority structures that we have integrated into our lives and lifestyle. Any resistance is seen as a rebellion against authority. Yet the authority has forgotten our Joseph, Yeshua who was the foundation stone for this nation.

How do we know this? Because in a time of crisis, in the past, America went to her knees and cried for revival. Today she turns to science and government.

"Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah, and the other was named Puah; and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.”" Exo 1:15-16 (NASB)

An attack on the unborn. In the time of Egypt, males represented warriors. Killing the males was a strategy to decrease the ranks of future warriors. Today we have a different world but so we abort both males and females. In both cases, we see an attack on life.

It is interesting that Herod, knowing that salvation would come to Israel also tried to kill Yeshua, and Yeshua was sent by God to Egypt to come forth from Egypt as the deliverer fulfilling the pattern of God using Egypt as the vessel of deliverance to establish His kingdom:

"Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord *appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to kill Him.” So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt. He stayed there until the death of Herod; this happened so that what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet would be fulfilled: “OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON.”" Mat 2:13-15 (NASB)

Even today as we see the pattern of Exodus being enacted in our Land, we do not lose hope because God is greater than the plans of man.

Exodus 2 tells us of the birth of Moses, God’s divine protection, and Moses’ placement like Joseph into Pharaoh’s house.

"And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she named him Moses, and said, “Because I drew him out of the water.”" Exo 2:10 (NASB)

I want to pause and point out that the wisdom of Egypt, “chochma” which is the picture of a net to catch fish was used by God by having deliverance through Moses being drawn out of the water and actually named as God’s solution, His wisdom.

Of course like Yeshua Moses’ brothers and sisters, his people reject him as a deliverer immediately after Moses rises up in the anointing and attacks an Egyptian oppressor.

"Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his fellow Hebrews and looked at their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his fellow Hebrews. So he looked this way and that, and when he saw that there was no one around, he struck and killed the Egyptian, and hid his body in the sand. Now he went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the offender, “Why are you striking your companion?” But he said, “Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and said, “Surely the matter has become known!”" Exo 2:11-14 (NASB)

Moses flees to Midan and in that place matures into the vessel of God. In the meantime God hears the cries of His people in their bondage:

"Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage ascended to God. So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice of them." Exo 2:23-25 (NASB)

It is similarly, a time for God’s people to cry out in our Land as we are being oppressed, told when we can gather if we can worship in song, threatened for any “political speech” being censored in social media for questioning any state-sponsored “truth” etc. We need to remember that we have a covenant with God through the blood of Yeshua and that He will hear our cries and heal our land.

"and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. “Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place." 2Ch 7:14-15 (NASB)

God does respond to our prayers and the cries of our hearts as He did with Israel:

"Then the LORD said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for under compulsion he will let them go, and under compulsion he will drive them out of his land.” God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am the LORD; and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but by My name, LORD, I did not make Myself known to them. “I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as strangers. “Furthermore I have heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, because the Egyptians are holding them in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. “Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the labors of the Egyptians, and I will rescue you from their bondage. I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments." Exo 6:1-6 (NASB)

Understand though that like Israel in Egyptian bondage, not many in the Church realize that they are enslaved and need deliverance.

"So Moses said this to the sons of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses on account of their despondency and cruel bondage." Exo 6:9 (NASB)

It will take a supernatural intervention, a revival to deliver the Church today. The blood of Yeshua and the broken body of His flesh have not lost their power. The judgments on the world system will continue to reveal the powerlessness of our modern-day Pharaohs and their science magicians. The contest is on!

Remember that Pharaoh’s scientists could duplicate some level of spiritual results. Today’s scientists can cause some kind of “miraculous” results but none like the power of our God.

So as we celebrate Passover in our homes and eat our unleavened bread. Let us remember the bigger picture of deliverance that we need in our hearts and in our nation at this hour.

Passover is a spiritual activation through remembering. Forgetting by the Pharaoh of our hour is the strategy of the enemy to bring about an ungrateful and resentful heart. We have become ungrateful for what God has done in establishing and guiding our nation. Today, many rail agents the instructions of God regarding sexuality, marriage, the killing of the unborn, how to deal with our finances, how to treat others, etc. What is underlying the forgetting and the ungrateful heart is a lack of trust in the goodness of God.

We trust when we know another has our best interests at heart. God is for us and not against us. His ways are ways of love. Even the parts of the Bible that seem harsh are only harsh because sometimes you need to stop a disease process in its tracks. God is good. He is trustworthy and when we transfer our trust in Him to trust in government or its “wise men”, the magicians of our day, we come under the authority of a type of thinking that is at its heart anti-God and antichrist.

We would do well to remember, to be thankful, and to honor God. Passover is about remembering the good, the God in Israel’s deliverance but also remembering that the same God delivers us.

Remember Psalm 2

"Why are the nations restless And the peoples plotting in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers conspire together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let’s tear their shackles apart And throw their ropes away from us!” He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them. Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying, “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.” “I will announce the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have fathered You. ‘Ask it of Me, and I will certainly give the nations as Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth as Your possession. ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.’” Now then, you kings, use insight; Let yourselves be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, that He not be angry and you perish on the way, For His wrath may be kindled quickly. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!" Psa 2:1-12 (NASB)


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