The Flight into Egypt
13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”
14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”
It calls for wisdom and sensitivity in the spirit to know when God is warning you against some people in your life. He is the all knowing and all seeing God. He knows the right people he has aligned in your life to help you fulfil your destiny and he also knows those who are out to ruin or divert your destiny. Herod wanted to kill and hence destroy the destiny of the born Messiah, working against the Creator’s original plan. Joseph was sensitive enough and stood as a ‘Father’ to protect this child by doing what the angel commanded him to do. This brings me to another topic about the ‘mystery of a spiritual father.’ I will speak/write about this another day. We notice that like Jesus, God kept Joseph( Jacob’s son with Rachel) hidden from his brethren until the time was right! Learn to be sensitive in the spirit to know when God is telling you to hide until when the time is right!