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The Book of Judges

 The Book of Judges was taught by Dr. James Modlish


Judges 5:1-31



Judges (5) is a song of victory by Deborah and Barak, but It embodies much more than the obvious. The principal theme of the chapter (especially the first 12 verses) is another battle and the second advent of Jesus Christ.

The best way to study this is to systematically go through all of the related verses to get a sense of direction.


I. Christ comes out of the wilderness (Song of Sol. 3:6)

A. The perfume is a reference to Christ in (Psa. 45:8). (Vs. 6) sets the context "thy throne, 0 God, is forever and even" quoted in (Heb. 1:8) as referring to Jesus Christ.

In verses (3-4) Christ has a real sword which matches (Rev. 19) and the second advent. When He returns, He is spoken of as an anointed King. (vs. 1,7)

B. " pillars of smoke" - (Song of Sol. 3:6)

When the Jews came out of the land of Egypt they were led by a pillar of smoke. (Ex. 13:21,22) It took them down Mount Sinai and then north by the "King's Highway" (Num. 20:14-21; Deut. 2:3-8) on the east side of the Dead Sea and crossed the Jordan where Jesus was baptized. When Jesus returns, He will follow the same route, cross the Jordan where He was baptized, go through Jericho and Gilgal and come in the east side of the Mount of Olives through the eastern gate. The principal chapters that show this route are (Zech. 14; Hab. 3; Isa. 63; Psa. 68; Jud. 5; Deut. 33).

C. Prophetic anticipation - (Deut. 33:1-3)

The things being described didn't happen in Exodus, Leviticus or Numbers. For example:

[1]. He didn't shine forth then.

[2]. He didn't come with 10,000 saints.

[3]. All the saints weren't in His hand - that doesn't find fulfillment until (Jn. 10:28). The text indicates the route goes northward through Edom and begins to cross around the Dead Sea on the east side, coming through Arnon around the land of Moab and the Ammonites (Zeph. 2:9)

D. The song that didn't happen - (Jud. 5:2-12)

[1]. Notice in (vs. 4) "when thou wentest out of Jeir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom." That didn't happen in the battle of Barak and Jael in (Jud. 4). They weren't fighting within a hundred miles of Edom and Mt. Seir, that battle in (Jud. 4) took place up by Kishon and Megiddo near Jezreel in north Palestine.

[2]. "The mountains melted from before the Lord, even that Sinai" (vs. 5); that didn't happen in Ex. 19 and 20.

[3]. "lead captivity captive" (vs. 12). That is quoted as Jesus Christ in (Eph. 4:8).

[4]. We're going to have a dress rehearsal when we get to heaven (vs. 10,11), because when we rehearse up there what we are going to do down here, we get dressed (Rev. 19:8) without spot or wrinkle (Eph. 5:27). That is, it all gets ironed out.

[5]. The rehearsal is on white asses, just like Jesus Christ was on Palm Sunday (Jn. 12:14). The real show is on white horses (Rev. 19:14).


II. The Advent itself (Psa. 68)

A. Second Advent - (vs. 1,2)

[1]. March through the wilderness - (vs. 7)

[2]. Chariots of God - (vs. 17)

[3]. Captivity captive - (vs. 18)

[4]. Wound the head - (vs. 21)

[5]. Rapture - (vs. 22)

[6]. Advent - (vs. 23)

[7]. Millennium - (vs. 25-33)

B. (Isa. 63:1-4)

Christ came the first time to die for our sins; He comes the second time to bring vengeance on people.

C. (Hab. 3:1-5)

[1]. Teman is the name of one of Esau's boys. He's Duke Teman in (Gen. 36:15), and he settles in Edom and the Temanites come from him. Mt. Paran is a mountain in Edom.

[2]. Chariots of salvation - (vs. 8)

[3]. The great deep opening up for Him to come down - (vs. 10)

[4]. Sun and moon conking out - (vs. 11), as in Joshua.

[5]. Here you come! - (vs. 15)

D. (Zech. 14:1-3)

Gather the nations (United Nations) against Jerusalem.



These verses teach this: one of these days, pretty soon, after the Christians are caught out at the rapture, the Lord is going to return to this earth. When He comes back to this earth He will come down through the galaxies, solar systems, nebulas, star clusters, and He will come down from the north. When He comes down He will come down across the side of the earth to Sinai. He will come down at Sinai in the air and move across Sinai, and He will come up from Sinai, up to Edom, up to Seir, up through Paran, up the King's highway, on the east side of the Dead Sea, turn at the north end of the Dead Sea and cross at the place where lie was baptized, come across to Gilgal, step off that white steed that travels about 120,000 light years per second, put His foot on the ground on the Mount of Olives, and the mountain splits right in two. Christ said, "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove." So, He puts that foot down, and the Mount Olivet breaks off, and He gets back on that steed and comes down through the eastern gate (which is cemented shut; Kaiser Wilhelm was going to try and go through before the war blew up). He will come down through that eastern gate into Jerusalem and go in the temple and sit down on the Holy of Holies and put one arm on one cherub and one arm on the other (just like the devil did three and a half years before) and, brother, then it is going to be "bow down, or else."

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