Friday, February 18, 2011

What God Says About Egypt

(Note: I am far from being a Biblical scholar and theologian. However, I believe we are entering a season in which the Holy Spirit will give you a heads up on what is coming. The revelations in the Bible may offend you. If so, take it up with God since He wrote it.)

I've watched with great interest the news coming out of Egypt and the revolution that has recently taken place there. As you know, Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations. It is the place where Pharaoh was dealt ten plagues or judgments in the days of Moses. It is rich in history and I believe, for some reason, God has a favor toward Egypt. He has a special place in his heart for the land of Egypt and the people there. If you look in the Bible, the prophecy regarding Iran, Babylon, Syria and other Arab nations isn't good, but Egypt is positive and you can find it in Isaiah 19:19-25.

Verse 19: "In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD." Anytime LORD is capitalized in the Bible, it is referring to Jehovah God and no one else. A pillar is a memorial or where something significant happened. It says a pillar will be built to the LORD and not to Buddha, Mohammad, Allah or whoever. As people come in to the country near the border, they will SEE the God of the Bible lives.

Verse 20: "And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them." This monument or pillar will be a witness to others and the people will cry to the Lord. Many of the young people currently in Egypt were educated in America and they know about God. Could they be the ones to do this? I don't know. But it also says someone, possibly more, will be raised up by God and he/they will be a modern day Samson, Gideon, Moses and deliver Egypt!

Verse 21: "And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform [it]." In other words, God will be known to Egypt. Notice the Bible doesn't mention other Arab nations.

Verses 22& 23: "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. 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." Assyria is the modern day Jordan, Kurdish area and part of Saudi Arabia. A revival will affect those areas and it says a highway (or possible path) will link Israel with those countries. This highway will be a holy place where the people in that area will worship the living God!

Verses 34 & 25: "In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, [even] a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed [be] Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance. When God calls you blessed, He's not blowing smoke. He even calls the people in Egypt "my people".

Just before Jesus was crucified, the people were asking him how they would know of his return. He told them in Matthew 24:24-25, "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before." Jesus said the things happening in the world would deceive even those in government, those who make major decisions. It's almost like they will be oblivious to what's really going on in the Middle East and they will see it as a government uprising because people are unhappy about the economy and such. But notice, Jesus said he has told us about these things. The Bible will never surprise you. The Bible prophesies about the future in advance. The things happening around us are not news events, but they are prophetic events.

I believe we will begin to see on television the things playing out here in the scriptures. Leaders will emerge. Some will be led by God; one will be led of Satan. The stage is being set and God has His construction hat on. These are exciting days because you and I may actually get to see the glory of God manifest in ways we could never have imagined!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this, I have wanted to hear from someone with a knowledgeable opinion on the situation in Egypt.

Anonymous said...

I just keep telling myself Christ is the way, the truth, and the light just as much in countries where Christianity is not the major religion as he is predominantly Christian nations. Your blog makes so much sense and brings so much comfort.

Lady 8:2Faye said...

I find your post to be an enlightening post!

Thanks for allowing me to follow you and your insight on the Middle East and other faith matters!

Be blessed!