EGYPT, GOSHEN and THE PROMISED LAND
We will start our journey first by visiting the PROMISE from Yahuah concerning the Promised Land.
Gen 35:9 And Eloah( God) appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.
Gen 35:10 And Eloah (God) said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
Gen 35:11 And Eloah said unto him, I amEloah Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
Gen 35:12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.
Gen 35:13 And Eloah, (God) went up from him in the place where he talked with him.
Gen 35:14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
Gen 35:15 And Jacob called the name of the place where Eloah (God) spake with him, Bethel.
Here we see that the Eloah, meaning God in Hebrew, Spoke to Jacob and told him his name was no longer Jacob but ISRAEL. So the promised Land is promised to Israel the descendants of Jacob who is now called Israel! The promised land is NOT ISRAEL!!! ONLY the descendants of Israel, Jacob , are TRUE BIBLICAL ISRAEL! It is a mistake to call the promised land Israel. Israel are a people! These people are those who have their FAITH in the Messiah, Yahusha and OBEY his Commandments! Many Christians are taught to believe that Yahusha fulfilled the Law, Torah, Commandments, thinking that he did away with them! NOT!!! He is the Torah, WORD, Made Flesh!
Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of ELOAH, and have the testimony of Yahusha messiah!
Now that we know who True Israel is, those keeping Yahuah’s commandments and have the Faith of Yahusha, we can be assured that we are the children of PROMISE and will enter the Promised Land at the proper time appointed! WE WILL MEET THAT APPOINTED TIME AFTER WE GO THROUGH GREAT TRIBULATION THAT WILL COME UPON ALL THE EARTH!!
If you are in Messiah Yahusha and keep his Commandments, the correct 7th day Sabbath ,not Sunday the Emperor Constantine’s day, and follow the Feasts of Yahuah and NOT Man made Holidays, YOU ARE ISRAEL. That is your new name as a Nation of people!
Let’s now look at Egypt!
Gen 37:1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
Gen 37:2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
Gen 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
Gen 37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
Gen 37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
Gen 37:6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
Gen 37:7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
Gen 37:8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
Gen 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
Gen 37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
Gen 37:11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
Gen 37:12 And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem.
Gen 37:13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, Here am I.
Gen 37:14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
Gen 37:15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
Gen 37:16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.
Gen 37:17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
Gen 37:18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
Gen 37:19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.
Gen 37:20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
Gen 37:21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
Gen 37:22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
Gen 37:23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;
Gen 37:24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
Gen 37:25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
Gen 37:26 And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
Gen 37:27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
Gen 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Gen 37:29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
Gen 37:30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?
Gen 37:31 And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;
Gen 37:32 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son’s coat or no.
Gen 37:33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son’s coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
Gen 37:34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
Gen 37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
Gen 37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, and captain of the guard.
Here we have the story of how Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and went into Egypt. Joseph who was chosen by Israel (Jacob) to be the first born and inherit all his Father had because Jacob’s firstborn, Reuben, slept with Bilha, Jacob’s wife and profaned his Father! The brothers were jealous and sold him into slavery. As we read, Joseph was sold to Potiphar and soon was overseer of all his house because of Yahuah’s favor upon him. Eventually he ended up in prison as a result of a false accusation from Potiphar’s wife. Yahuah blessed him in prison and as a result Yahuah used him to interpret the dreams of two of the Pharoah’s servants and then went on to interpret the dreams of the Pharaoh!
To know that Yahuah always has a plan for the salvation of his people is very important to remember in the days that we live in. WE LIVE IN EGYPT!!! Egypt today is a system that puts people in bondage to a Dictator! We are slaves whether we know it or not. Satan is a Dictator when we are in bondage to SIN!
Addictions of all kinds, Poverty, sickness, other gods, drugs, alcohol , land lords, debt are all examples of Egypt in our day. Egypt is a SPIRIT!!! Babylon is a SPIRIT!!! Both are systems set up by fallen men led by fallen angels of darkness. This is why we need a DELIVERER!
As a result of Joseph being sold into slavery in Egypt, the Nation , the Hebrew people were put into the best of the land in Egypt which was the Land of Goshen. This land was very fertile!! The Hebrews or the nation of Israel, the people, were safe for a season. There was famine in ALL of the land of Egypt. Joseph was made PRIME MINISTER second only to Pharoah himself!! YAHUAH ALWAYS USES OUR TRIALS AND TROUBLES TO BRING US INTO HIGHER POSITIONS IN HIS KINGDOM FOR THE BENEFIT OF HIS PEOPLE!!!
There came a time however that there arose a Pharaoh who “knew not Joseph”!
Exo 1:8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
Exo 1:9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
Exo 1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
Exo 1:11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
Exo 1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
Exo 1:13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
Exo 1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
Exo 1:15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
Exo 1:16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
Here we see that the call came forth to KILL all the new born sons of Israel! We can see this is about to happen again when the Anti Messiah rises in power. He will make a decree that All Israel should die if they do not take a mark in their hand or forehead! This is that very same spirit that has been unleashed against Israel, Yahuah’s people in this last day! He will succeed to a point but here is the GOOD news!!!!
Another Joseph is in a place of Authority. This authority is the Supreme Authority! His name is YAHUSHA MESSIAH!! Remember he went to Egypt when the Pharaoh of his day called King Herod, put forth an edict saying that all children under the age of two years was to be put to death! Yahuah came in a dream to Joseph Mary’s husband and told him to take Yahusha and his mother into Egypt! And then was fulfilled the scripture:
Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
Now we see that our Joseph ,Yahusha will meet with his brothers in the very near future and take us to a GOSHEN similar to that Best part of the land “in Egypt” for protection from the great famine to come! We must remember that they were still in Egypt NOT the promised land yet! They were there for a short time. There will be Goshen’s in the world during the Great Tribulation. These are places that Yah will gather groups of his people together for a season for protection from the indignation coming.
Dan 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
This is speaking of the Anti Messiah’s wrath. Just as Joseph kept his Family from the Famine, Yahusha will bring into safety, his Family in safety from the evil proclamations of the coming end time Pharaoh, the Anti Messiah’s famine that will cause ALL small and great to receive His mark. We will be marked in this time but whose mark will we receive? Yahuah is marking his people Israel today, those whose HEARTS are purged of sin and who have destroyed ALL their Idols! Again these Idols are not just graven Images! They are idols of Religion, People, Money, Lust, even our Family members who do not follow the Messiah!
Anything that is more important to us than Yahuah’s will is or can become an Idol. Yahusha is looking for VIRGINS today! Spiritual Virgins who are PURE in heart! We can do and say al the right things and even fool those around us BUT Yahusha know his Sheep! They know their Shepherd and hear his voice ABOVE all others! These are the one who will be clothed in WHITE garments before his throne.
Having said that we will go into protection at some time set by the Father does not mean that their will not be those who will be martyred for Yah’s glory!! Heb 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
Many will wear a special CROWN one day! They will love not their lives unto death! We must all be ready for whatever comes our way. Yahuah is VERY close inside his people and will be glorified through his precious martyrs!! Oh that we all will follow him into what ever is his will for us as we are the Blessed ones who “ Love not their lives unto death”! The important thing to know is that he has a REMNANT people that he will preserve in order to bring into the promised land! Which we will now endeavor to understand and hold fast to in the coming days ahead of us all!
Gen 13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
Gen 13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
Gen 13:16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
Gen 13:17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
The land of Promise! Our Father Abraham walked this land and laid claim to the promise! Moses led the people out of bondage from Egypt to cross over through the RED SEA to the land flowing with milk and honey! This was a picture of Baptism ! The term crossed over is the word HEBREW which means to CROSS OVER from Death to LIFE! When the Hebrews went through the Red SEA it was a picture of Baptism of water and deliverance from death.
There is soon to come another deliverance from Death to life even as we have passed from death to life by the blood of our Messiah! We must remember the parable of the ten virgins:
Mat 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Mat 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
Mat 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
Mat 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Mat 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Mat 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Mat 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Mat 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Mat 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
Mat 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Mat 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
Mat 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Mat 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Remember, they were ALL virgins!! Not ALL are WISE Virgins though! The extra oil the five Virgins had was the TORAH!! There are many who have received Messiah as Savior only but they still cling to religious beliefs! They do not obey the Commandments from their heart! It is one thing to believe, but remember :
Jas 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Jas 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
Jas 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
The works by Faith are the Commandments of the MOST HIGH ELOAH, KING of the UNIVERSE!
In the book of Revelation we find that the Woman flees into the Wilderness where she is fed for a time or season:
Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
This is three and one half years! The time of the Great Tribulation. There has been a place, only he knows, that he will for his Glory and Honor, preserve his people for a period of time. He must be SANCTIFIED in the eyes of the enemy and his People! The Anti Messiah will pursue her but will not be able to get her.
Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Rev 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
This is NOT the so-called Rapture!!! No, Yah will preserve his people Israel that HE may be Glorified in them!!
After this occurs the time will come when we will go into the Promised Land, the Land promised to Abraham, Issac and Jacob!
We will not go to heaven to live forever!!! That is a false doctrine!
Here is the TRUTH:
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and
idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
He will make All things new! Heaven is coming to the Earth! This thought alone brings us Joy unspeakable and Full of GLORY!
There will be many Goshen’s, places of protection. Only Yahuah knows where they are! The gathering is coming, small groups, then larger groups then ALL his Saints will Gather together with the Messiah and enter the Promised Land!
Jacob, please note that the book of Enoch is Scripture that has been taken out by the enemies of Yah. This book is for the Saints in the last day. It specifically says that we will be gathered together back to Mount Sinai! We believe this to be true!!! From there we will be gathered with our brother Judah and enter the Land together, weeping as we go! The lost 10 tribes known as Ephraim which was the second born Son of Joseph, are the scattered LOST SHEEP of the HOUSE OF ISRAEL that Yahusha said he came to seek and to save! I will send you the BOOK of Enoch in PDF form so you may have it. It is VERY important to know what we will be facing in this end time. The Book of Enoch was in the first edition of the 1611 King James Bible but was removed by those who sought control of their own religion. They have one what Yahusha strictly told us NOT to do:
Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.