I am a proponent of Types/Allegories like Paul pointed out in Galatians 4:24 of the two wives of Abraham (Sarai and Hagar) who turned out to be living allegories of earthly Jerusalem and Heavenly Jerusalem. I think there are many such allegory/types in the scripture, but an expositor must be careful when presenting proposed modern events that are antitypes of these Biblical types, for the expositor can get off into rampant imagination if he is not careful. Unless the expositor is inspired, all he can say after having offered an antitype explanation for a type/allegory is, “That is my opinion”.
I am encouraged to believe God intends us to look for types by such passages as Hebrews 8:5 that says: “Who [priests] serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.” That passage tells us the designs of the things in the temple were patterns or types of things in heaven. The law and lives of Israel were also types/patterns, for we read in Romans 5:14, Colossians 2:16-17, and Hebrews 11:19 that the lives of people recorded in the OT gave patterns of things to come. Let me present a couple of my own uninspired expositions of some types. I think there is a great parallel in the events surrounding the encounter between Adam and Satan where the older brother murdered his younger, more acceptable brother because of pride, and the account of Cain who murdered his younger, more acceptable brother because of pride. I think there are also many parallels between David and Jesus and between Joseph and Jesus. There is likewise an interesting parallel between Moses who was brought up in the house of the king, but when he tried to save his people, they tried to kill him and he fled to a distant land. Jesus is the obvious antitype, but unlike Moses, He did save His people (from sin), and they did kill him, but He rose up and then went to distant land (Lk 19:12). The difference between Moses and Jesus brings up an interesting characteristic of the antitype. The antitype is always superior in some way to the type, just like New Jerusalem is superior to earthly Jerusalem and the Son is superior to Moses, a servant in God’s house (e.g Heb 3:5-6).
To establish a basis for exploring some types, let me introduce some typical history of Joseph and Israel. Joseph, son of Jacob, was stolen away from his father and made a slave in Egypt. In Egypt God raised Joseph up to be ruler over the world power of the time where he would have the power to acquire enough food to save his family and the world from starvation. Jacob, Joseph’s father, moved to Egypt and before he died he gave Joseph both his blessing and the double portion of the birthright. Because of his birthright, Joseph had two tribes descended from him that came from his two boys, Ephraim and Manasseh. Jacob prophesied of these two tribes and said Ephraim would be great, would become a multitude in the midst of the earth, and would become a multitude of nations. Manasseh would also be great, but less than Ephraim, but like Ephraim would become a separate people. These prophecies began to be fulfilled around 960 BC when Joseph and the 10 northern tribes broke away from the house of David. Then in 722 BC the Assyrian king Sennacherib conquered the northern ten tribes and exported these tribes with the descendants of Joseph to Assyria (2 Kings 18:13) where they remained in slavery until the days of the Babylonians. In 605 BC the Babylonians defeated the Assyrians at Carchemish. Thereafter the Assyrians lost battle after battle until they and their Hebrew companions had to flee into the Caucasus Mountains between the Caspian and Black Seas. The Lost Tribes joined the Visigoths and migrated westward. Some of the Ten Tribes stopped in what is today Germany while the majority of the Ten Tribes continued on to settle the west and north coasts of Europe. Ephraim went on to dwell in England where he eventually established the British empire that fulfilled the prophecy where Ephraim was to become a group of nations. Centuries later the persecutions associated with the Inquisition and the Reformation caused Manasseh to leave his settlements in England and western Europe and move to the new world. A large part of the early settlers in America were probably descended from the lost ten tribes, particularly Manasseh. Even today with all the other immigration and purposeful dilution of the Caucasian stock, descendants of the lost ten tribes (predominantly Manasseh) probably constitute 20% of the population of America. You can find more detailed background material on the history of ten lost tribes here: http://www.britam.org/Patriarch4.html#A and here: http://www.britam.org/ListofProofs.html
With that background, let’s take a look at some probably unfulfilled types that are parallel to the events of today. God sent Joseph ahead of his brothers to keep them alive in a crisis. He was first a prisoner, but God raised him up in a day to be ruler over Egypt and to be powerful in the rest of the earth. Joseph was in Egypt and was prepared to keep his brothers alive when they came to him for help. They did not recognize Joseph, but he recognized them, just like Judah does not recognize Joseph is in America today. Eventually, after the famine in the land of Canaan grew worse, the Hebrews migrated to Egypt, where Joseph had been sent to keep them alive. Jacob promised that Joseph’s descendants would have greatness apart from their fellows. That prophecy has been true of England, South Africa, Canada, America, Australia, Ireland and the British and American Empires. Now, calamity is about to descend upon the world, for 2015 is the 7th year of the Pharaoh that knew not Joseph. God has sent Joseph ahead to keep the world alive, and when disaster arrives, the descendants of Judah and the other brothers of Joseph (western Europeans) will come to America to avoid death by the NWO. Stormdancer once posted his vision where the Spirit showed the Jews being forced out of every place around the world (cp. Amos 9:9). They fled first to Germany, but eventually they had to come to America where they built cities along the East Coast.
Israel lived in Egypt 400 years (cp. Joseph in America from 1611-2011), forgot God, went into idolatry, and became slaves. Eventually, a Pharaoh arose (Obama) who knew not Joseph, and he passed a decree that the newborn male children should be cast out that they might not live. Rick Wiles and Sundar Selvaraj (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X-PK4NKGVI) have had visions of dead American children lying in the street. See any parallels there? There have been visions and prophecies foretelling America falling into slavery to the Russians, which is likely worse than the events that lead to enslavement. We remember the groaning of Israel as they made bricks for which they were given no straw by their Egyptian taskmasters, and that speaks about what is in store for America. God heard their groaning, and raised up a deliverer, Moses, and that speaks good things about the future. Moses was a Hebrew raised by the Egyptian royal family, and he had tried to save his people, but was rejected and had fled death and had gone far away to Midian, but God called him later to return to save God’s people. Moses returned to call upon Pharaoh to let his people go a three day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to God. Pharaoh was having none of that and a battle of wills between Pharaoh and God began. Pharaoh’s magicians replicated God’s first two miracles but after trying and failing to replicate Moses’ third miracle, the magicians told Pharaoh that Moses was the point man for the finger of God. Pharaoh was still unrelenting, but God through Moses warned of further plagues. Pharaoh was unyielding through ten plagues that destroyed Egypt. Finally after God killed all the firstborn in Egypt Pharaoh let God’s people go.
In our day there is a Ugandian, John Mulinde, who foresaw in 1995 that America would suffer an economic collapse and said the collapse would be followed by a series of natural disasters and God would remove His protective hand, but that God was not done with America yet. youtube.com/watch?v=yojhJYu3v9k I don’t know about you, but to me that sounds an awful lot like plagues and slavery followed by deliverance. Since Israel did not suffer from the last six plagues, I have hope that God will likewise direct the plagues here primarily at the minions of the New World Order (NWO) in their underground bunkers.
After God delivered Israel by the horrible plague that killed the firstborn, they took their three day journey into the wilderness, but they did not go back to Egypt. God miraculously enabled Israel to journey non-stop three days and three nights into the howling wilderness (Dt 32:10) before they paused to offer sacrifices and worship God. They had peace for 30 days in the wilderness, but when they got to the extreme southern end of Sinai and were shut in at Pihahiroth by the Red Sea (Exodus 14:2-3), the Egyptians found them. The Egyptian outpost on the height at that location (Migdol – The Watchtower) sent a message to Pharaoh that the Hebrews had showed up in the extreme edge of Egypt in the wilderness and were trapped by the Red Sea. Similarly, after God miraculously delivers America from slavery, America will enjoy a time of peace in a mostly depopulated land trapped in a land that will have become largely “the islands of the sea” (Isaiah 11:11). However, “Pharoah” (the NWO) will not be content to have his prey escape even though America’s land is destroyed. “Pharaoh” will send his army into the wilderness of America to destroy Joseph reunited with his brethren. Except, God won’t let them. There is yet another deliverance slated where God has promised, “I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea” (Psalms 68:22), and “the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea” (Isaiah 11:11) and “I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth” (Amos 9:9).
Of course, the great deliverer Moses is dead, so who will be the deliverer of physical Israel this time? The Mount of Transfiguration gives a clue. Three deliverers of physical Israel appeared together on the Mount (Matthew 17:3). These three deliverers were Moses, who saved Israel from annihilation at the Red Sea, Jesus who is to save Israel from annihilation by the Antichrist at Bozrah (Jer 49:22, Micah 2:12), and…Elijah, the fiery prophet, who is to return at the end of the world: “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse” (Mal 4:5-6). I believe Elijah will be the deliverer in the coming antitype of the Exodus when God calls His people again from the depths of the sea (Ps 68:22). Here are some images of how America of the future may look: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/upload/5385/images/underwater-map(1).jpg
When Israel journeyed from Egypt in 1466 BC, Jesus went before them in the Cloud (Ex 13:21, 1 Co 10:4). In the second journey through the wilderness, Jesus in the cloud will be there too (the Cloud’s return is noticed in Isaiah 4:5-6. Compare also Rev 14:14 that shows the Son of Man not in heaven but on a cloud on earth before the Second Coming). Whereas Israel along with a mixed multitude (Exodus 12:38) came out of Egypt with perhaps 6 million people and vast herds of livestock, the Second Exodus with reunited Israel will be a greater exodus with perhaps as many as 40 million that return to the land. Like Israel spoiled the Egyptians when they left Egypt (Ex 12:36), the returning tribes will return from the Islands of the Sea with their silver and their gold (Isaiah 60:9).
So you see, the types tie in with prophecy, and they agree with one another, and paint a picture of the near future of America. There are really-bad times ahead for Joseph and his people, but in the end, God will deliver America from a not very long slavery by the Russians and Chinese. Then when “Pharoah” comes seeking the remnant of Joseph and Judah in what’s left of the East Coast in the Islands of the Sea, God will deliver His people and destroy “Pharaoh’s” army. Many will return with Elijah to the Promised Land where God will protect them until the end of the reign of the Antichrist at the coming of the Lord.