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It's Never Really Unexpected

Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof, and said to the men, “I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. When we heard it, our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because of you; for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. — Joshua 2:8–11

Rahab confesses to Joshua’s spies that the people who have rejected God have known the truth as to the signs of the times they were living in for a very long time. Her acknowledgment of the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea betrays the fact that they have been keenly and increasingly aware of what was coming their way not only historically in the physical advance of Israel coming out of Egypt, but of the greater spiritual working of God Himself both on His people’s half and, ultimately, against His enemies—for nearly 40 years! This is not only the repeated pattern throughout the whole of history, that inevitable forces of change are discerned and acknowledged long before the hour of their actual arrival, but that even in the open consciousness of the unsaved there is at least the most rudimentary understanding of God’s working behind it all. Christ’s Second Coming is unfolding in this exact, same manner. No one can know the day or the hour, but Christ Himself made it repeatedly clear in the Olivet Discourse (Mt. 24-25; Mk. 13 ; Lk. 21:5-35) that an increasingly intensifying series of events, not unlike what the people of Canaan observed taking place in the forty years of the Exodus leading to their “sudden” overthrow, presently testifies to everyone how near His Return truly is in the here and now.

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