L. A. Marzulli
With all that is going on in Egypt I thought it would be pertinent to post the entire chapter of Isaiah 19. This prophecy was written thousands of years ago, yet it is perhaps more relevant today than ever before. I posted last week that I thought there was a high possibility of civil war breaking out in Egypt, and now, the media is echoing this. Go to verse 2, and see that Egyptian will be against Egyptian, brother will fight brother.
Scores have been killed since the coup ousted Morsi last week. The Moslem Brotherhood has vowed to remains in Tahrir Square until Morsi is reinstated. Egypt’s new regime born in chaos as violence spreads – Africa – World – The Independent
Our Bibles, or the Guide book to the Supernatural as I prefer to call it, contains very specific prophecies, hundreds of which are still unfulfilled. Prophecy is what separates this book from any other on the planet. It shows us there is a God who is outside time and space and calls out the end before the beginning!
When in doubt, we should turn to prophecy! Prophecy called out the birth of Jesus hundreds of years before He manifested here. Prophecy spelled out in exact detail over 23 specific events which happened in 24 hours, from Jesus trial to his death on the cross. It is prophecy which gives us a detailed account of what will happen in these end times. Prophecy is there for us to read, and understand the times we are living in. Sadly most of the churches ignore it.
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem in His triumphal entry, afterward He wept over Jerusalem and cried out, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how I would have gathered you as a hen gathers her chicks but you did not know the day of your visitation. He was holding Israel collectively responsible for knowing the prophecies of Daniel which told how Messiah would come after the decree to reestablish the Temple.
Danile 9: 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
How much more are we held accountable, as in the modern age, with the Internet, we have all the resources at our fingertips. There is no excuse not to know and understand the times in which we are living. The churches who avoid the teaching of prophecy do their congregation a great disservice, as the people remain ignorant of the written word.
With that admonition in mind let us read Isaiah and keep it on the back burner of our minds as we watch what unfolds in the days ahead.
Prophecy is the sure word of The Most High God.
A Prophecy Against Egypt
19 A prophecy against Egypt:
See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud
and is coming to Egypt.
The idols of Egypt tremble before him,
and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear.
2 “I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian—
brother will fight against brother,
neighbor against neighbor,
city against city,
kingdom against kingdom.
3 The Egyptians will lose heart,
and I will bring their plans to nothing;
they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead,
the mediums and the spiritists.
4 I will hand the Egyptians over
to the power of a cruel master,
and a fierce king will rule over them,”
declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.
5 The waters of the river will dry up,
and the riverbed will be parched and dry.
6 The canals will stink;
the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up.
The reeds and rushes will wither,
7 also the plants along the Nile,
at the mouth of the river.
Every sown field along the Nile
will become parched, will blow away and be no more.
8 The fishermen will groan and lament,
all who cast hooks into the Nile;
those who throw nets on the water
will pine away.
9 Those who work with combed flax will despair,
the weavers of fine linen will lose hope.
10 The workers in cloth will be dejected,
and all the wage earners will be sick at heart.
11 The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools;
the wise counselors of Pharaoh give senseless advice.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
“I am one of the wise men,
a disciple of the ancient kings”?
12 Where are your wise men now?
Let them show you and make known
what the Lord Almighty
has planned against Egypt.
13 The officials of Zoan have become fools,
the leaders of Memphis are deceived;
the cornerstones of her peoples
have led Egypt astray.
14 The Lord has poured into them
a spirit of dizziness;
they make Egypt stagger in all that she does,
as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.
15 There is nothing Egypt can do—
head or tail, palm branch or reed.
16 In that day the Egyptians will become weaklings. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the LordAlmighty raises against them. 17 And the land of Judah will bring terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because of what the Lord Almighty is planning against them.
18 In that day five cities in Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord Almighty. One of them will be called the City of the Sun.[a]
19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border. 20 It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. 21 So the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the Lord. They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the Lord and keep them. 22 The Lord will strike Egypt with a plague; he will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them.
23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing[b] on the earth. 25 The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”