Pharaoh allowed the Hebrews to leave Egypt, but their journey had only just begun. Though they were fully armed from plundering the Egyptians, Elohim didn’t want them to become fearful and return to Egypt if the Philistines attacked. He led them on a route by the Yam Suf or the Red Sea. They traveled from Sukkoth to Etam at the edge of the desert. Sukkoth is the same place where Jacob stayed after he met with Esau and put up ‘temporary shelters’ for himself, his family, and their livestock. As Joseph requested before he died, Moshe had his bones to be taken to the Promised Land.
By the time Yeshua gave John this revelation, non-Jewish believers had joined the Jewish believers in the commonwealth of Isra’el. These congregations lived a Biblically Jewish lifestyle that built upon the four requirements for leaving pagan religious systems outlined at the Council of Jerusalem and included learning Torah (Acts 15:19-21). The messages from the Messiah 2000 years ago still have much to say to the Messianic communities that exist around the world today.