“Depart, depart, go out from there [the lands of exile]! Touch no unclean thing! Go out of the midst of her [Babylon]; cleanse yourselves and be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord [on your journey from there]. For you will not go out with haste, nor will you go in flight [as was necessary when Israel left Egypt]; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.” Isaiah 52:11-12 ->me: When I am redeemed by God I am to leave the spiritual situation I am in (steeped in sin) and start my pilgrimage to sanctification. I am to go out from the midst of my sinful life-style and never again touch anything that could cause me to stumble. There is no reason to quickly flee because when I have been redeemed there is no opposing power that can keep me in bondage. I come under every possible divine care and protection: God goes before me and guards my rear flank – He is the caring Warrior (Isaiah 40:10-11).