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Egypt Will Be Blessed

John Collins11/06/2012In Isaiah 19, God gives the assurance that Egypt will one day be blessed as God's people.

Just as God works within our own hearts, He will work His way in the land of Egypt.  The Egyptians will tremble in fear before the hand of God as it shakes over them.  The land of Judah will become a real terror to the Egyptians, and just the mention of their name will bring fear to their hearts. 

Five cities in the land of Egypt will swear allegiance to the Lord of Hosts.  One of these cities will be called the "City of Destruction."  Some translations describe this as the city of Heres, or of the sun, Heliopolis, where the sun was worshipped. 

In that day, there will be an altar to the Lord in the land of Egypt, and a monument dedicated to the Lord will be at its border.  It will be made for a witness to the Lord in the land of Egypt.  

When the Egyptians cry out to the Lord because of their oppressing enemy, God will send them a defender to deliver them.  The Lord will make Himself known to the Egyptians, and they will worship Him.  

They will make a covenant with God, and God will strike them with healing.  They will return to God, and He will heal them as His people.  

God gives us a marker as to the time this will take place:  In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians and Egyptians will travel between the two lands.  The Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.

Israel, Egypt, and Assyria will be together as a blessing for the earth.  The Lord of Hosts will bless Egypt as His people, and bless Assyria with the work of His hands, and will bless Israel who is His inheritance.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Are we watching for the events taking place to mark the day of His return?

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