Messiah returns in wrath and in deliverance.

MICAH 2:12-13

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The End-Time Flight to Bozrah during the final 3.5 years of this age and the ensuing Bozrah Exile during the Great Tribulation, is a subject that is almost never spoken about by Bible teachers. But this is laid out in the Holy Scriptures quite clearly in Micah 2:12-13 and Revelation 12. And now the subject of the magnificent Bozrah Deliverance by our returning Messiah is no longer cloaked and under wraps. It is in fact going viral as we see in this video below. There will be a great parting of the ways and an epic division of people during the 666 economic system of the Antichrist. Those who reject the 666 system of marking will be on the outer.
What about the women and the children? Is all lost? No. Apparently not.

Micah 2
King James Version

The Exile
12. I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee;
I will surely gather the remnant of Israel;
I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah,
As the flock in the midst of their fold:
they shall make great noise
by reason of the multitude of men.

The Deliverance
13. The Breaker is come up before them:
they have broken up,
and have passed through the gate,
and are gone out by it:
and their king shall pass before them,
and the LORD on the head of them.

-Mic. 2:12-13 KJV
-(The word 'Breaker' is capitalized by GWF
since there are no capitals in the original Hebrew
and we are surely looking here at the coming Messiah.)


The wrath of Messiah
is seen in Bozrah

The Woman of
Revelation 12

The Airlift to Bozrah

Edomites in the end-time

The Exile in Bozrah

The Bible paints a picture of a magnificent deliverance at the end of the age. It involves the returning Messiah and the covenant people of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The scriptures point to Bozrah as a place where the Elect, God's covenant people, are in exile. It is the time of "Jacob's trouble". From the Bozrah connection to Edom it appears that they are held under the jurisdiction of the wild, untamed, and Godless children of Esau. The Edomites are still with us today. An epic future time, the 70th Week of Daniel, will see them rise up just as Jacob prophesied. (Gen.27:39-40) They will be given dominion over God's covenant people. Micah sees the second coming of Messiah and the conclusion to the drama. He sees the Shepherd of Israel entering His sheepfold in the hours before dawn. Out there at Bozrah He becomes "the Breaker".

This wonderful prophecy of the Bozrah Deliverance is there in our Bibles. But it remains hidden. It is "cloaked" by the powers that be. The Bozrah deliverance would be quite problematical for the western church to address since it presupposes a preceding Bozrah exile. It also leaves us to wonder about an earlier 'flight to Bozrah' by God's covenant people in what must be a future exodus involving an epic airlift of hundreds of millions of people. This latter day mega-event would be a great and awesome migration of Biblical proportions.

John the Apostle tells us in Revelation 12 that this gathering or sheltering of God's covenant people is for their nurturing and their feeding. Surely a spiritual feeding is in view here as well as physical care and the sustaining of human life.. Micah in Micah 2:12-13 refers to the 'sheepfold of Bozrah". But only the KJV and Young's Literal Translation have allowed this information to pass through to us. Unfortunately this reference to the "Bozrah sheepfold" is not to be found in the modern translations. It seems to have been "lost in translation". Search the passages presented to us in the modern versions of the Bible and you will not find the word "Bozrah". Guardians of the religious status-quo in those translation committees apparently saw fit to leave it out. Why? We shall look into this matter further.

In Revelation 12:6 and 12:14 we see quite clearly that this end-time exile will be going on during the last 3.5 years or 1260 days of this age. So the Micah 2:12-13 passage concerning the gathering of Jacob, (God's covenant people before they are refined to become Israel, - Prince with God ), cross references with John's account of the flight and exile of the woman in Revelation 12. John saw the woman in travail being delivered of the man-child. This is precisely what we would expect in the end-time drama. This is clearly an apocalyptic event since the 1260 day/3.5 year time period coincides exactly with the Great Tribulation. Jesus tells us that this Great Tribulation will come after the midweek abomination of desolation which is half way through the 70th Week of Daniel, the final seven years of this age.

So we have two perspectives on this magnificent story, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. The dramas involving Bozrah in Micah 2:12-13 may be cross-referenced in the message John the Beloved brings to us in Revelation 12:13-17. Here in this passage we see the end-time flight of the woman.

The suggestion of an exile of Christian believers in the final seven years of this age would be very disturbing for most. And so the fact of the matter is that most Christians are being deliberately misinformed about these important matters. This information is being blocked or censored out. Christians know that some group of saints will finish the race at the end of the age. (Heb.12:1) But they are being told that these future saints will not and cannot be them. They are not being told the real story about the late Resurrection-Rapture. They are not being spiritually prepared by the church for the end-time witness of the saints.

This is understandable. These hidden pearls of Biblical truth should not be handed out to the profane religious crowds. Most Christians in the west are only nominal in their faith. And we, as evangelicals, are for the most part living on the carnal side of our nature right now. The Bozrah Deliverance is truly a magnificent future event. But such knowledge is too wonderful for us it seems. The thought of an exile cannot be received by most Christians today without them responding in fear and hiding. Many Biblical Christians will be offended by this call to witness and inclined to follow some pied piper espousing some sort of militant violent nationalism. Some may shake their fist at God, declare a "raw deal", throwing down their Bibles go off into apostasy. Many will rage off onto the low road of personal survivalism and down a pathway that leads to tragedy.

Here is the truth of the matter. Many Christians in America are armed. If their constitutional freedoms are threatened they become very fearful and may be inclined to act out politically and also perhaps in unpredictable ways. And so if the true and Biblically correct end-time truth was to be taught openly from the pulpits it could prove to be socially disruptive. Disgruntled unprepared uninformed Christians could become violent in their actions, particularly as the climax of the age drew near. So if this sensitive Biblical information must be kept under wraps right now perhaps it is for the best. The true saints like the noble Bereans in past times will not be dissuaded by disinformation. They will seek out and find the truth. When the trials come the wise will not be caught unawares. Nor will they be surprised like the wicked when that Day sneaks up on them like a thief in the night. They will search the scriptures for themselves. Those who are wise will know what they are called to do and do it. Then, under the power and the guidance of the holy Spirit they will respond to these hard sayings honorably and faithfully. These are the committed saints, the sold-out ones. These people, Christian believers from all nations, are special. They do what they do out of love and devotion. They are in a blood covenant relationship as a Bride to her Bridegroom. They sign on the dotted line, right there on the same document with their Messiah. They are on the spiritual battlefield campaigning with the Word of God and intercession under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They are out there in the field and their lives are on the line. So they deserve to be "in the know".

The secular and ecclesiastical rulers are well aware of the dangers of Bible Prophecy. Messages on the Second Coming of Christ are strictly banned from the government regulated "Three Self" Church in China. There are not any Bible readings on the Second Coming of Christ in the liturgy of the Church of England. The Church in the west seems to have deliberately set out to either exclude or distort Bible Prophecy. Faithful Bible teachers have been pushed aside in favor of motivational speakers geared towards pleasing the "me-first" generation.

There are reasons for this, some good, and some bad. First of all soporific religion is what the crowds and deacon boards want. It is popular and revenue positive. The powers are also committed to maintaining peace and order. So they think that this is best achieved by downplaying any new Christian movements and upholding the status quo. The second reason is Church leaders do not like change. They remember the stormy periods of past Church history. The bloody mayhem in central Europe during the Reformation was a sad chapter in our past. The Amish and Mennonites remember it as well. If you ask them about what happened back then to the Anabaptists they will tell you. The rulers are concerned that end-time truth, including this Bozrah Deliverance story, (should it get out), may trigger a repeat of the awful civil and societal disruptions seen in times past.

Their fears are probably well founded. Carnal Christians have caused considerable trouble, even bloody mayhem, in days gone by. And firebrand Christians could certainly rise up again in the turbulent times of trial that lie up ahead. And so at this point in time the entire Bozrah drama, wonderful and inspiring as it is, remains an untold story. It is "cloaked" and under a religious smokescreen.

It is easy to see how this state of affairs goes on. The sheep of God's pasture are being fleeced but all too often are not being fed. Most Christians have no idea that they are a part of 'the woman' we see showcased in Holy Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. Nor do born again Christians realize that they are no longer heathen gentiles. As "new creatures" they have a "new citizenship" and through the blood of Christ they have entered into the Commonwealth of Israel. See this passage in Ephesians 2:11-13. The Seed of Abraham, the indwelling Christ, has come inside "born again" Christians to make them new creatures. Our Apostle Paul has also spoken on this matter of the Seed of Abraham in Galatians 3:29. And in Romans 11 we see the final salvation and regathering of the whole family of Greater Israel. As Paul says, "And so All Israel shall be saved".

This is a magnificent element to the story of the end-time restoration of Israel. But the flight of 'the woman' to a place of refuge in Bozrah is virtually unknown in Christendom. It has been hidden. The true and genuine 'flight to Bozrah' story has been crafted, re-engineered, and downsized into a much lesser story. In the place of Bozrah we have have been given a cover story. It involves to rock city of Petra in Jordan. We hear a story of a supposed 'flight of the Jews in Jerusalem to Petra' at the end of the age. But this is just a religious fable and it is "small potatoes" compared to the massive Bozrah prophecy we see in Micah 2.

The prophet Micah speaks about this huge end time gathering and exile of the saints at Bozrah.
The prophecy is laid out for us here in Micah 2:12-13.

But unfortunately this Bible passage is ignored by our Bible prophecy teachers. They do not dare touch it because of the hope and encouragement it gives for Christians who are just now beginning to understand their vital bllod covenant role of witness in the 70th Week of Daniel.

And so this splendid salvation and deliverance story remains unknown. The prophet Isaiah also spoke about Bozrah in Apocalyptic tones and language. He spoke about the return of Messiah in wrath on His enemies and in deliverance of His saints.

And where will this epic deliverance take place?
At Bozrah. (See Isaiah 63).
But to this day it remains an untold story.


Going into Exile at Bozrah.
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The Bozrah deliverance is a story of great wonder. And yet it has not been spoken about. Christian Bible teachers are not expounding on this good news of the end time. And we are not hearing about it from the pulpit or Christian television.

The Bozrah deliverance is truly extraordinary. It is the climax of a series of events that some Christian and Messianic Bible students believe will occur at the end of this age. Bozrah is the scene of a spectacular break-out. The deliverance of God's single undivided Elect is performed by none other than our own Messiah.

This is amazing. How will this deliverance happen? Let us back up and take in the earlier events that led up to this. At the end of the age God's covenant people are off in some place of exile or incarceration. This epic 'break out' at Bozrah is cross referenced in Isaiah 62. So the climax of the Bozrah story is prophesied to occur at Christ's second coming. See Micah 2:12-13 and Isaiah 63 Day of the Lord will open up and the heavens will be unrolled as a scroll. This epic day of wrath and deliverance follows immediately after the final wrap-up Day of Reckoning or Day of Atonement which is the seventh of the Seven Feasts of Israel.

After the judgment of the wicked and the deliverance of the Elect Messiah will judge the nations at the Sheep-Goat Judgment. (Mat.25) Then He will establish up His Millennial Kingdom. So as we can see, the details of these Apocalyptic events at Bozrah can be pieced together from key passages in the Old Testament prophecies of Isaiah 63, Micah 2:12-13, as well as the prophecy of the flight of the the woman, God's covenant people, in Revelation chapter 12.

To understand the Bozrah deliverance some background information from the Bible is necessary. An understanding of the meaning of the word 'Bozrah' and its implications is absolutely crucial here. 'Bozrah' means 'sheepfold'. Bozrah was a pastoral city of Edom east of the Dead Sea. But there is more. The Edomite sovereignty over the city of Bozrah is an exceedingly important issue here as well. Because from what we see in the prophecy of Isaac over Esau the children of Esau, the godless Edomites, are prominent players in the end time drama. This is another vital truth about the end-time that virtually no-one, not even in evangelical circles, is speaking about.

And so here is a main lesson to be understood. The name and character of Bozrah belongs to Edom, the children of godless Esau. And that is how it will be in the end time drama. Bozrah is apparently a place geographically far removed from the Middle East and the international action we see there when the Dragon sends his armies west towards Jerusalem. We know for a certainty that Bozrah will be far "away from the face of the dragon". So Mystery Bozrah will probably be a place, (or places), out at the ends of the earth.

The Edomite name and character of Bozrah in the latter days is critical information. This cannot be over-emphasized. Esau was the wild hunting hustling brother of the nurturing family man, the patriarch Jacob. Jacob's concern was always for the tents of his fathers and a nurturing of the flocks. Even if Jacob was somewhat of a "heel" and a grasper and a trickster his heart was for the family of the promise. The other brother, Esau was untamed and ungodly. He was a hunter and a hustler, a "take you down" sort of a guy. The Bozrah deliverance completes the story of these two wrestling brothers. The Bozrah Deliverance brings it all right through to its epic climax in the Apocalypse.


Here is some background information on Jacob and Esau. These two sons of Isaac were twins. They began wrestling with each other when they were still within their mother Rebekah's womb. When she inquired of God as to the cause of this awful wrestling within her she was told that the twins within her womb would become two nations.

Jacob and Esau have been wrestling with each other for approximately 4,000 years. Apparently this wrestling will come to an epic climax at some point in holy history. And here in the Bozrah story we find out when and where this will all come down. The wrestling will end with the return of Messiah, ...... - at Bozrah.

Jacob and Esau grew up together, sons of Isaac and Rebekah. The two were quite different in character. Jacob was a nurturing, person, a man of the flocks. There was a dark side to his early character development. This is embodied in the name, 'Jacob', which means 'heel grasper', 'trickster', or 'supplanter'. Nevertheless Jacob's place was as a caregiver, shepherd, and husbandman. And there at home with family at the homestead he immersed himself in the faith of his fathers. Eventually, after going through many trials his pilgrimage will take him to a threshold and through a strait gate. As the patriarchal and prophetic story unfolds Jacob does indeed undergo a character change. And so he gets an appropriate name change. After the death of Rachel and the birth of his last son Benjamin, which means "son of my right hand" Jacob becomes Israel, which means "prince with God".

Esau was quite different. He was a hunter and a wild man. He was a free-ranging spirit of the open field, open minded, open to anything and everything. Esau had little time for the narrow way, the life at home and for the God of his fathers Abraham and Isaac. Esau was a rover. He eventually took a foreign Canaanite wife and worshiped foreign gods bringing his parents and his family much grief.

Jacob began his heel grasping ways by stealing Esau's birthright. He also deceived his father. He tricked his brother Esau out of the blessing that was due him as the firstborn. When Esau realized the full implication of what had happened he went to his father weeping. Esau asked if there was any blessing left over for him.

Well there was. And this is the big story that has been all but forgotten by Bible teachers today. Isaac gave his eldest son Esau a leftover blessing. Yes, Esau would become restless and break loose of the bonds of civility and law and order to be given dominion over Jacob in the latter days. This must be a reference to the Bozrah exile in the latter days.

Jacob's blessing over Esau has huge implications for the Judeo-Christian peoples as they come into the arena of the end-time drama. Let us look at the details here. Isaac pronounced a prophecy over his eldest son. He said that Esau would eventually become restless. Eventually the time would come when Esau's children would rise up against the peaceful rule of the nurturing children of Jacob. Esau would break the yoke from around his neck and cast loose all civilized constraints. Jacob's yoke (of peaceful submission) would be broken from off his neck.

Dear saints, this is an extremely significant prophecy. God is telling us what will happen in the latter days. As we look all around us in our society and in the popular culture today we realize that this is already starting to happen. There is a wild and angry culture of godlessness abroad. Just step into the bookstore or video store and look at the images and titles. This culture of godlessness is now expanding and beginning to gain the upper hand. Is this resurgent fleshly nature the spirit of Esau at work? Isn't this declension of godliness and civility something we are seeing on a major scale now as we approach the end of this age?

The resurgence of the Edomites in the end-time is an untold story. We should not be surprised or unduly alarmed about all this. It provides some explanation for the present day moral meltdown in the west. It also provides the background information for the Bozrah exile and the Bozrah deliverance. God said that Esau would rise up. And so we must face up to it. Here is the scripture passage showing us Isaac's blessing over his eldest son Esau.

39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him:
"Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth,
And of the dew of heaven from above.
40 By your sword you shall live,
And you shall serve your brother;
And it shall come to pass, when you become restless,
That you shall break his yoke from your neck."


The implication of this prophecy is that Esau will be greatly blessed in riches and blessings. But that eventually he will run wild. The wild and brutish sons of Esau, the Edomites, have not disappeared into history. They must still be here with us and alongside us if God is going to deal with them decisively at Bozrah. The children of Esau will emerge into history in a big way. So much so that Messiah has to come to a place the Bible calls Bozrah and deal with the Edomites decisively as history comes to its climax. This was clearly prophesied by the prophet Isaiah in that awesome passage of scripture, Isaiah 63.

The Edomites were always an untamed, predatory, and godless race of people. The prophecy in Esau's blessing suggests that the children of Esau will erupt into history. They will break free of constraint as this age comes to its tumultuous and climactic conclusion. King David also alluded to this casting loose of the bonds of submission to God's righteous law. He tells us about it in the song he wrote in Psalm 2. The prophet Daniel, in Daniel 11:41 confirms this as well. He indicates that Edom, the children of Esau, will become restless and run wild. They will even escape the control of the coming Antichrist.


One important aspect of the Second Coming of Christ is the arrival of Messiah at a place identified in the Old Testament as Bozrah. This is a place in the sphere of Edom, the children of Esau. The name Bozrah means "sheepfold" and this along with its Edomite connection provides the reason for the return of Messiah to Bozrah. Messiah is coming in wrath on His enemies and deliverance of His Elect people. Bible students are beginning to discuss the implications of this Bible prophecy. Isaiah and Micah both prophesy that the coming Messiah is coming to judge the wicked and deliver His covenant people at a place or places identified prophetically as Bozrah.

The prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 63 shows the returning Messiah in graphic prophetic poetry. He is trampling His enemies on the Day of Judgment. The place of this divine wrath is out at at Bozrah which was the pastoral territory of Esau's sheepfolds. Apparently a protectorate of Edom known as Bozrah will be a place of God's visitation for judgment of the wicked and deliverance of the Elect at the end of the age. The returning Messiah will punish the wicked there. It will be similar to the sort of divine Messianic judgment Zechariah has prophesied will be carried out against the armies of the nations threatening Jerusalem from the Valley of Armageddon.

But the Bozrah scriptures tell more than just a story of divine wrath on God's enemies. Out at Bozrah there will also be a dramatic prison breakout. The returning Messiah will deliver His covenant people from incarceration by Esau. Apparently they will be penned up at a place or places identified prophetically as Bozrah. The prophet in Micah 2:12-13 identifies the coming Messiah as "the Breaker". This means that the returning Messiah will be breaking something. What might that be?

We are not left to guess here. The pastoral scene is well known. When Messiah returns He acts in mercy and deliverance. The Shepherd of Israel breaks His people out.

Breaks His people out?
Breaks them out from what?

The answer is quite clear.
Our returning Messiah breaks them out of Esau's sheepfold.

Bozrah is apparently a place of exile. Bible students are not constrained to believe that Bozrah at the end of days has to necessarily be located in the same geographical area of the ruins of ancient city of Bozrah southeast of the Dead Sea. From the apocalyptic nature of the Bozrah passages in Isaiah 63 and Micah 2 it seems clear that the place will appear on some map in the latter days. But just where is a subject for speculation. The Bozrah Isaiah and Micah saw will certainly be controlled by the Edomites of the latter day. The same wild hustling children of Esau will be on the scene. They will be giving the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob grief and correction just as they did in former times.

Isaiah sees the returning Messiah dealing with His enemies. He will crush them in a military sort of way just as described in Isaiah 63. The prophet Micah picks up the dramatic rescue element to the Bozrah story. He shows Messiah in His deliverance role. He has allowed His remnant covenant people to be penned up in Esau's sheepfold. He has done this for their protection and their nurturing. (See the article on 'The Woman and the Dragon of Revelation 12.

Messiah is no absentee God. Here at the end of the age we see Him returning to those of His people who are in exile under Edomite dominion out at Bozrah.

The pastoral imagery here is striking to those who know shepherding. The dawn of a new day is approaching. The returning Christ/Messiah enters the sheepfold as "the Breaker". His sheep are pressing in all around Him. He then makes His way to the wall of the sheepfold and breaks open a Way or a gate. For a short moment the Messiah as the Breaker is the Door of the sheepfold. He breaks His people out of Esau's enclosure in the same manner as a shepherd opens a doorway in a stone sheepfold at dawn. The shepherd then leads his sheep out to pastures and into a new day. These are the pastoral elements to the story of the magnificent Bozrah deliverance. The picture is very clear in the Hebrew poetry. It is a glorious yet untold element of the Second Coming of Christ. Because Messiah, when He returns, will be coming to His sheepfold as 'The Breaker'.

Here below is the scripture. This scripture is in the Old Testament. So its prophetic significance is missed. It is rarely, if ever, mentioned by today's teachers of Bible prophecy.

Micah 2
Hebrew Names Version of World English Bible

12.  I will surely assemble, Ya`akov, all of you;
I will surely gather the remnant of Yisra'el;
I will put them together as the sheep of Botzrah,
As a flock in the midst of their pasture;
They will throng with people.

13.  He who breaks open the way goes up before them.
They break through the gate, and go out.
And their king passes on before them,
With the LORD at their head."

Micah 2
King James Version

12. I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee;
I will surely gather the remnant of Israel;
I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah,
As the flock in the midst of their fold:
they shall make great noise
by reason of the multitude of men.

13. The breaker is come up before them:
they have broken up,
and have passed through the gate,
and are gone out by it:
and their king shall pass before them,
and the LORD on the head of them.
-Mic. 2:12-13 KJV

The image above shows a stone sheepfold of the type seen in biblical times. Here the sheep would be confined by their shepherd during the hours of darkness in a place of protection. As the dawn approached the shepherd would come into the sheepfold among His sheep. They would gather around the shepherd as he prepared to open a way for them to be delivered from the stone enclosure. As he opened a way out for them they would crowd up alongside him pushing against the gateway with a lot of force. This is the same picture spoken of by Matthew in that difficult and problematic verse in Matthew 11:12.

"The Kingdom of God suffers (allows) violence
and the violent (are pressing in to) take it by force."
When the breakthrough came the whole flock would pour out of the sheepfold through the breach together with the Messiah as "the Breaker" going before them. They would follow on the heels of the Shepherd as he led them out to find pasture. This is the magnificent pastoral picture of the "man child company" breaking forth into holy history at the end of the age. This will change the destiny of heaven and earth. The stars and angelic dominions will fall. And here on earth Messiah brings in His Millennial Kingdom. He will minister and rule for a literal one thousand years.

This detailed picture of the deliverance of the Elect by Messiah (and not by the Dominionist church) comes at the second advent. This message of hope is given to us in Micah chapter 2. The drama begins with the gathering of Jacob, (which includes the both houses of Unrefined Israel). The true and genuine Church will eventually come to realize their identity in the Commonwealth of Israel. This gathering leads to the Bozrah exile and then culminates with the Bozrah deliverance. This sequence of events is laid out for us quite clearly and in detail in Micah 2:12-13.

Note well that the Second Coming of Christ is what brings the breakthrough here and not a Dominionist Church. Our Messiah is the Deliverer here. He and He alone is "the Breaker". No churchman will get Messiah's glory here even if he claims some super-anointed status in the charismatic "five-fold ministry" and pretends to be up to the task of bringing in the Kingdom Now. Neither today's "apostolic/prophetic", or the Papal/Jesuit Catholic leaderships cannot fit the bill here. Nor can today's political Puritan leaders or political Ecumenical leaders bring in the final breakthrough. Such actions in the flesh lead only to the Ecclesiastic harlotry John saw in Revelation 17. No crusading religious champions can lay claim to this end time glory. Jesus Christ/Yeshua Hamashiach is our Saviour and our Redeemer. He is also our future Deliverer. Man cannot do this. The scriptures declare unequivocally that there is one and only one intermediary between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.

5 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, ...."
He and He alone is "the man". No one else is capable of filling His shoes.

The Bozrah deliverance is a thrilling element of the Second Coming of Christ. He is the Anointed One and our coming Messiah. The Micah 2 scripture shows the connection of the Second Coming of Christ to Bozrah, (an Edomite domain), very well. We also see The Bozrah deliverance laid out for us in spectacular fashion in Isaiah 63. This is the judgment side to the Second Coming of Christ. God is obviously telling us something here in these Bozrah scriptures. Each of them clearly relate to the return of Messiah.

Why has this crucial information regarding the deliverance of God's elect from Edomite incarceration at the end of the age been omitted from teachings on end-time themes? Is this not some exceedingly good and encouraging news?
Why haven't we heard this before?

The Old Testament is absolutely full of inspiring Millennial poetry. God's holy Word is in concert together bringing us different elements of the same message of the Second Coming of Christ. There will be a great turnaround at the end of the age. This is exceedingly good news. It is dramatic and inspiring beyond measure. Yet many Christians have not heard this before. Why might this be?

Well it seems that Christian leaders today prefer to keep the emphasis on "The Church". They are the "New Testament people". These dark dramas of the end-time are "for the Jews". This is "Jacob's trouble". It will be trouble for the Jews and the Jews only we have been told. But is this entirely true?

Here are the facts of holy scripture. God will surely deliver His hard pressed people from out of captivity at the end of this age. He will come in the clouds and this is well known by evangelicals today in the rapture context. They also know that He will also deliver our Jewish brethren when He comes at the Mount of Olives. When Jesus returns He will deliver the Jewish nation from the end-time siege by the surrounding nations at Jerusalem. - Zech.12:7-13:1 Christians know about Armageddon. Is this all there is to the Second Coming of Christ? Is there more?

What Christians do not know is that at His Second Coming Christ will also come in vengeance upon His enemies and He will deliver His saints at a place, (or places), known as Bozrah. All of this is part and parcel of the Resurrection-Rapture seen at the end of the age.

The glorious Millennium of Messiah will follow this end-time deliverance precisely as the scriptures have laid out for us.

1 "Even the wilderness will rejoice in those days.
The desert will blossom with flowers.
2 Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy!
The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon,
as lovely as Mount Carmel's pastures and the plain of Sharon.
There the LORD will display his glory, the splendor of our God.
3 With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands,
and encourage those who have weak knees.
4 Say to those who are afraid,
"Be strong, and do not fear,
for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.
He is coming to save you."
-Isa 35:1-4
At this point, here is the question we need to ask ourselves. Are the Edomites, those godless children of Esau still with us today? Were they scattered into the nations as the Jewish nation was in the Diaspora? And if they are going to coalesce and regroup into some sort of a power force in the rich nations of the earth and dominate the nurturing people of Jacob just what role are they going to play in the endtime drama?

Here is what the scriptures are telling us. The Edomites, it seems, are still with us. They are all around us; fellow citizens in our nations. Indeed they are very prominent players at the end of the age. Even the Antichrist will not conquer them or rule over them during the regime of the 666 system. (Dan. 11:41) Apparently he will not even bother to mess with them during the Great Tribulation, those final 3.5 years of this age. He will allow them to do what Edomites do. Create chaos in society that calls for a crackdown, even martial law. End-Time Esau will rise up in the end time and achieve mastery over his brother Jacob just as Isaac prophesied. This is the hidden information and extremely important for us to know about and prepare our hearts for. But it is being kept from the saints.

The "cloaking" of this information about End-Time Bozrah is probably done with good intentions. It has been hidden from the Church at large and it has been kept from them for their own good. The western Church is still immature and shielded from Biblical truth. Christians in the West for the most part are still a carnal and potentially violent people. According to Micah 2 God will allow this exile and incarceration of His covenant people to proceed. And in Revelation 12:6 and 12:14 we see that this will go on for the limited time of 3.5 years. Here in this scripture passage in Micah 2 regarding End-Time Jacob, (God's covenant people), they are in their unfinished unrefined state. This is why the Holy Spirit refers to them here as Jacob and not Israel.

So here we come to an interesting question. Is this Bozrah Exile all just so much bad news? Or might it be "good grief"? Just what will be happening during the Tribulation period? And why might it be a good thing for the saints to fly off to this place of mystery out at the sheepfolds of Bozrah? Is it possible that the Bozrah exile will be more than just be an incarceration or exile story? Might the Bozrah enclosure also provide some degree of shelter and even nurturing or spiritual nourishment for the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the end-time? Is Bozrah in fact a place of relative safety, "away from 666, away from the face of the dragon"?

Well as a matter of fact we do have some good solid evidence of this. The latter day exile of God's people will indeed be for their spiritual feeding and nurturing. Our other Scripture passage come from the book of Revelation chapter 12.. And so to pick up the "rest of the story" our journey of inquiry takes us on into the New Testament and to the Apocalypse of the Apostle John. In the saga of 'the woman of Revelation 12' we see the story of an astounding massive exodus of people. Judging from Revelation 7 this company of Tribulation Saints probably numbers in the hundreds of millions. Here in this pivotal passage in Revelation 12 we see the flight of the woman, (a picture of God's covenant people), during the 666 period, the final 3.5 years of this age. She is given the wings of a great eagle. (What great country associated with the eagle might be involved here?) And her flight is "away from the face of the dragon". She flies off to "her place", her place of exile. And according to John's prophecy in Revelation 12:6 and repeated again in Rev. 12:14 the woman, ( another handle on God's covenant people in the end-time), flies off to exile in Bozrah for two specific purposes.

1. She is there to be protected. And
2. She is there to be fed, or nurtured.

This Bozrah Exile must first and foremost involve a spiritual nurturing or nourishment. John sees this vision of the woman, (and in scripture this represents God's covenant people). She is given the wings of an eagle. And on her own volition she flies off to a place of nurturing for the said 1260 days or 3.5 Biblical (360 day) years. Johns vision is clearly telling us a story of the end-time gathering Micah saw and his vision we see in Revelation 12 actually parallels the story of the gathering of Jacob in Micah 2:12-13. This gathering of Jacob involves the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Joseph in end-time. Bozrah is the place, (or places), where this exile takes place. This is where Jacob will be nurtured in the things of God for 1260 days - (Rev. 12:14), or 3.5 Biblical years - (Rev. 12:6). This is happening during the last half of the 70th week. This is precisely the time period of the Great Tribulation, the final 3.5 years of this age.

The Bozrah story apparently involves a end time gathering of God's single remnant Elect. During the Apocalypse the covenant people of God are being gathered from out of the Judeo-Christian people and the nations. This is all happening during the latter half of the 70th Week of Danial. Jacob is wrestling with God once again, just as he did back in the times of the patriarchs.


The Bozrah story of the end-time is a dynamic yet untold story. It is a story of a climactic exodus and exodus even incarceration involving spiritual nurturing of all things, and finally a glorious deliverance at the end. Can any tome of mortal man top this story? Can any work of fiction even approach the splendor of this divine intervention at the close of this age? Is there anything that can approach the glory of this break-out by the returning Messiah in the Year of Jubilee?

The Bozrah story is yet to occur. It will be played out on earth before angels and men during the final 3.5 years of this age. See the article on 'The Woman of Revelation 12' This would be during during the time of "Jacob's trouble". (Jer.30:7) Jeremiah clearly tells us that Jacob, God's covenant people, will get themselves into some serious trouble and tribulation by their compromises with the powers of this world. See this article. And yet he will be saved out of it.

The Bozrah deliverance, as we can see, is too awesome a story for our modern church and our present carnal Christian people to handle. Out of the crucible of Bozrah the silver (of redemption) and the gold of glory will be refined. God will refine His people "in the furnace of affliction/tribulation". (Isa.48:10) In the following verse He tells us why it must be this way. It is to bring God's people into a place of holiness where they will no longer pollute God's Holy Name.

Even Moses told the covenant people of God that this would happen to them. He said quite clearly that they would go into tribulation in the latter days.

29 .....if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; 31 (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them."
The prophet Zechariah tells us the same story.
13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire,
and will refine them as silver is refined,
and will try them as gold is tried:
they shall call on my name,
and I will hear them:
I will say, It is my people:
and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
Our Apostle Paul fills in the story in Romans 11.
"And so all Israel will be saved". (Rom. 11:26)

O yes, all these wonders are yet to unfold into world history.
And they will, in the coming Day of Vengeance,
Even the long awaited awesome, climactic Year of Jubilee.


The very same story of a climactic deliverance and a break-out from a sheepfold is told in the constellations of the stars. The heavens are declaring the glory of God, and here His glory is in deliverance. The magnificent story is told in the constellation of the 'Lesser Sheepfold', Ursa Minor, or the 'Little Dipper'. Click on the image to the right to go to the article on the "Lesser Sheepfold" which outlines the connection of the Lesser Sheepfold to the story of the Bozrah deliverance.

Yes, the Bozrah story will be told eventually. Because it is an important spiritual place in which God will protect, preserve, refine, and nurture His people in the end-time drama. Apparently God thinks it is a big story as well. The heavens are telling this wonderful story. They are inscribed by God in the constellations of the stars.

Where will end-time Bozrah be located? Right now we do not know where Bozrah might be geographically. It may be many places. Or it may be one place. It may be one large central dumping ground for Judeo-Christian troublemakers and other 666 rejectors.

Oh yes, Bozrah is not just an ancient ruin. Nor is it just "past history". It is not just an archeological dig on a ruin of an ancient pastoral city of Esau southeast of the Dead Sea. For those who are there at this appointed plasce in the latter days this will be the place the prophets Isaiah and Micah spoke about. Bozrah will be a very real place under the control of modern day Edomites. It may well turn out to be a geo-political area far from the promised land. It may be a modern geo-political area out at the ends of the earth. The covenant people of God may look up in those days to find themselves in the place the Old Testament prophets spoke of over 2700 years ago.

And there, in that place they will find their God.
They will find Him

" rivers of water in a dry place,
as the shadow of a great Rock in a weary land."

Some more devotional articles on apocalyptic Biblical themes for the enquiring Christian.