The Pharaoh Who Knows Not Jesus
ith the knowledge that prophetic themes continue to recycle through the temporal timelines of human history, I've been struck by the eerie similarities between Barack Obama and the Pharaoh of the Passover/Exodus account. After generations of Egypt (read America) being blessed as a direct consequence of the nation's positive interaction with the Israelites (read the Christians), the Scriptures tell us a Pharaoh came to power who "knew not" the honoured figure of Joseph (read Jesus):
"Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: Come on, let us deal wisely with them…......" (Exodus 1:8,10).
Most know the story of how the Egyptians developed a subtle distinction between their own ethnicity, and the Israelites among them, and this prefigures modern America in the physical and well as Spiritual dimension, so the ironies abound. For instance, Barack Obama has deftly manipulated race relations to his own benefit, by carefully funneling money and power to minorities, even as he has oppressed the political majority – which is demographically associated with people of Caucasian descent.
America, as the so called melting pot of the world, formed the prototype of globalist dominion – but the nation has outlived its usefulness to the central planners, and we are now galloping on a Pale Horse towards the abyss of the prophesied "deadly wound."
In Egypt, the new Pharaoh engineered a system calculated to tap the resource of the Hebrews, to retain control of the majority, in order to sustain the status quo:
"Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities,Pithom and Ramses" (Exodus 1:11).
We note the numeric identities in this text are consistent with theMystery of Thirds, with the two parts (the two wicked wealth centers of Pithom and Ramses) juxtaposed against the chosenthird part – represented by Israel. In numerous previous efforts, we've shown the Zecharian formula of two parts finite, separated from the eternal third which the LORD is fueling:
"In all the land…two parts therein shall be cut off and die…and I will bring the third part through the fire…" (Zechariah 13:8,9).
The parallels between the American Christians and the ancient Israelites are everywhere, as the believers were originally in pre-eminence in this nation. This is, of course, directly related to the Abrahamic covenant where the LORD promised to bless those who blessed Abraham and his seed:
"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed" (Genesis 12:3).
What many miss is how the Pharaoh who "knew not" Joseph not only predicts the rise of his Pharaonic contemporary counterpart in Barack Obama, they fail to see how Joseph also anticipates the role of Jesus – and it is painfully clear that President Obama has an antithetical relationship with the Saviour.
However, another entire layer of prophetic parallels exists between the Israelites who had come to depend on the Pharaoh for their every need, and the present day believers who have come to rely upon the government of Barack Obama in a similar fashion. The Christians live in a land where the beast government "helps" them with their food (the Department of Agriculture), their social needs (the Department of Health and Human Services), their environment (the EPA), their medicinal needs (the FDA), and their finances (the Department of the Treasury).
The Beast now "helps" us with our travel needs by searching us at airports and seizing our vehicles when we haven't complied with the unconstitutional mandate requiring insurance. They seize our land if we don't pay them steadily escalating property taxes, and they take our freedom if we don't pay them soaring income taxes. Now, with the so called Obamacare program, if we don't submit the control of our bodies to the Beast, they can take everything we have.
One of the Pharaoh's greatest fears was that the Israelites might fight on behalf of the Egyptian leader's enemies:
"….lest they (the Israelites) 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" (Exodus 1:10).
To counter the modern version of this fear, our corrupt government passed the deceitfully named "Patriot Act," which was succeeded by the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) – another illegal directive which granted the "Pharaoh" and his lieutenants totalitarian police powers. There are a thousand other moves which have been made to oppress the Christian populace of America.
However, the most glaring parallel is found in the fact that the Israelites slipped into this bondage willingly and, not only did they forget about "Joseph," they adamantly resisted Moses when He was sent to deliver them. Moses was, of course, the mediator of the Old Covenant, as a foreshadowing of the ultimate Saviour Jesus Christ:
"….Moses had spoken every precept to all the people…Saying, this is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. For the law having a shadow of good things to come….And toJesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things…." (Hebrews 9:19,20, 12:24).
As Moses was the Saviour figure sent by God to deliver Israel from the Egyptian bondage, he was a prophetic prefiguring ofJesus Christ, who was to deliver the New Covenant, which the book of Hebrews says is a "better covenant," which shall never pass away:
"But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises" (Hebrews 7:24, 8:6).
Just as the Israelites largely failed to recognize Moses as the deliverer sent by God, likewise the American Christians don't recognize the real Jesus, who is our deliverer. For instance, when Moses came to defend them, even as the Egyptians smote them, they resisted Moses:
"Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?" (Exodus 2:14).
Worse yet, Christians fail to see the promise to Abraham and hisseed was the reason America was so blessed, because they've come to believe the false doctrine that the seed of Abraham is comprised of the physical descendants known as the Jews when, in fact, the New Covenant flatly tells us the seed of Abraham is Jesus Christ, and those who are in Him:
"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made, He saith not, And to seeds, as of many [read the Jews]; but as of one.And to thy seed, which is Christ" (Galatians 3:16).
It is now widely taught that the "seed" of Abraham is the Jews (and the modern nation of Israel), and that America is now being cursed by God because we are not blessing the Jewish people. This is Antichrist blasphemy, and it is the concealed cause ofwhy America is now cursed, as we have replaced Jesus with the Jews.
True to form, only a few (the true Remnant of Spiritual Israel) can see it. Thus, the Israelite resistance to the deliverance which Moses carried is paralleled by the refusal of the American believers to appropriate the power found in the true identity of the seed of Abraham – Jesus Christ.
And the Pharaoh, as a primary vessel of the Spirit of Antichrist, continues to feed on this apostasy, allowing him to succeed in his unholy demands that we build bricks for his nefarious agenda.
-- James Lloyd
Further study on the crucial truth of the believer's identity as born again Israel is found in the author's recent book THE REMNANT OF ISRAEL REVISITED.