| || |The Berean Expositor
Volume 13 - Page 28 of 159 Index | Zoom | |
The Scripture tells us that at the end of the 430 years, even the selfsame day, the
children of Israel went out of Egypt. Such is the way that God keeps His word, and
carries out His purpose.
We believe it to be a fundamental of dispensational truth that prophecy shall be
fulfilled literally. The prophetic statements of Scripture concerning the Messiah which
have found their fulfillment in the Lord Jesus Christ at His first coming have been
fulfilled literally. His place of birth, His manner of life, His ministry, His death, burial
and resurrection, have all been literal fulfillments of prophecy. These Scriptures which
concern Him that await their fulfillment at His second coming, these too, we most surely
believe shall be likewise fulfilled to the very letter. How comforting it is to realize that
"all are in the hand of God"! Habakkuk was assured that in spite of apparent delay:--
"The vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:
though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry" (Hab. 2: 2).
Job seemed to perceive this grand fundamental, when he said:--
"If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till
my change come. Thou shalt call, and I will answer Thee; Thou wilt have a desire to the
work of thine hands" (Job 14: 14, 15).
To the one who looks upon the Bible as a collection of "texts", this article may not
mean much, but to everyone who has learned to look upon the Word as the unfolding of
the purpose of the ages, every confirmation of the faithfulness of God in the fulfillment of
His word is a source of joy and peace:--
"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall
want here mate" (Isa. 34: 16).
The Lord's Leading (Exod. 13: 21, 22).
pp. 172 175
How many readers could say, without referring to the chapter, with what subject the
book of Exodus closes? Some may say the tabernacle, and be partly right, but the actual
closing reference is to the pillar of cloud and fire "throughout all their journeys".
In the book of the Psalms the exodus of Israel is several times epitomized, and among
the features of that memorable time that are remembered is the fact that He who
redeemed the people, led them out and on through sea and wilderness until they reached
the land of promise. Notice the following:--
"In the daytime also He led them with a cloud and all night with a light of fire"
(Psa. 78: 14), "And He led them on safety, so that they feared not; but the sea
overwhelmed their enemies" (Psa. 78: 53).