And the people of Israel went up out of the land of Egypt equipped for battle.
Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for Joseph had made the sons of Israel solemnly swear,
saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones with you from here. (Exo 13:18-19)
Consider that Strong’s H6106 means the following:
H6106: a bone (as strong); by extension the body; figuratively the substance, that is, (as a pronoun) selfsame
These passages serve as a parable of what is to come. Ezekiel also refers to a “bone” day… when יהוה will bring the whole house of Israel up out of the graves:
The account of the Passover on the evening of the 14th and the account of the 1st Day of Matza (Sweetness) at the dawn of the 15th are intricately woven together. The Passover involved sparing the firstborn from death… the firstborn in the homes with blood on the doorposts. This was the manner they were to eat the Passover meal: with their belts fastened, their sandals on their feet, and their branch in their hands. And they were to eat it in haste. This describes an alert and watchful and ready people. (And did you catch what they were clinging to? A branch!) Then during the night, Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and told them to leave. And on the 1st Day of Matza (Sweetness)… on the “bone” day… the dead bones of Joseph and the living children of Israel left Egypt in haste… all the hosts of יהוה which included the firstborn that had been spared from death during the night.
Like the beloved in Song of Solomon and like the five foolish virgins, many today are not being watchful and alert in the proper season. Many look to barley as the sign of abib and continue to walk in darkness instead of beholding the blossoming (abib) almond branch and walking in the light. As a result, many will be like the beloved in Song of Solomon and like the five foolish virgins. Instead of being watchful and alert and awakening during the season when the almond trees blossom (abib), many will be sleeping and remain in darkness.
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake and watching when he comes.
~ Followers of the Righteous Branch