Author: Monte W. Judah
Publisher: Talmidim Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Paperback, 202 Pages
I’ve listened to Monte Judah for several years, and heard him over and over again make reference to the “Greater Exodus.” Hearing him speak, it becomes obvious that this future event following the start of the Great Tribulation is something he expects in the very near future. Though definitely not a date-setter, he teaches a specific time of year this when will take place, revealing how critical it is for us to understand and rehearse the Biblical festivals – in particular, Passover and Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles).
This book brings it all together in one place. Monte Judah begins with the first exodus from Egypt, then shows how this is a pattern for the Greater Exodus described by the prophet Jeremiah: “Therefore behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when it will no longer be said, ‘As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them.’” (Jeremiah 16:14-15)
The author uses Scripture, patterns in Scripture and the history of Israel to demonstrate how he believes prophecy will be fulfilled. What I really like about this presentation is that he shows why he believes what he believes so that readers can follow up and consider whether or not they agree. He is successful in doing so, and you don’t have to agree in every detail to see the big picture. This book is a call for understanding but also for preparation.
The Greater Exodus is easy to read. It flows well in a logical sequence, so you won’t want to put it down. It will make you think. Moving through the chapters, I began imagining myself in the situations being described. This leads me to one of my favorite parts of the book – a short “diary” at the end with entries (fictional, of course) by someone leaving on the Greater Exodus, joining the Camp of the Righteous and enduring through the Great Tribulation to the end, the return of the Messiah.
The only illustration in the book is an extensive Tribulation Timeline. I have to admit, I penciled in some dates on the chart as if this all started this past Passover, just to see when things might shake out. Of course, it didn’t, so I erased them. But this book leaves you in anticipation of when God will begin this Greater Exodus and with an excitement that we will soon see the sign of the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven.