The Prophet Addresses the Fate of Egypt

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In reading through this Passage of Prophecy regarding Egypt, I keep in mind that Egypt is symbolic of the world. The Deliverance of the Children of Israel out of Egypt is a symbol of the spiritual deliverance of every Believer out the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light…

The oracle concerning Egypt. Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt; the idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them. “So I will incite Egyptians against Egyptians; and they will each fight against his brother and each against his neighbor, city against city and kingdom against kingdom (Isaiah 19:1-2 NASB).

There will be a civil war in Egypt, a time when men will be so confused that they will turn on each other.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold everyone on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor. And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance (Zech 14:13-14 KJV).

“Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them; and I will confound their strategy, so that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead and to mediums and spiritists. “Moreover, I will deliver the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel master, and a mighty king will rule over them,” declares the Lord God of hosts (Isaiah 19:3-4 NASB).

Except for the short time under Joseph, Egypt had always been ruled, at least indirectly, by demon spirits. The Egyptians will consult these spirits, especially so at the time of the End, but it will all be in vain.

The waters from the sea will dry up, and the river will be parched and dry. The canals will emit a stench, the streams of Egypt will thin out and dry up; the reeds and rushes will rot away. The bulrushes by the Nile, by the edge of the Nile and all the sown fields by the Nile will become dry, be driven away, and be no more. And the fishermen will lament, and all those who cast a line into the Nile will mourn, and those who spread nets on the waters will pine away. Moreover, the manufacturers of linen made from combed flax and the weavers of white cloth will be utterly dejected. 10 And the pillars of Egypt will be crushed; all the hired laborers will be grieved in soul (Isaiah 19:5-10 NASB).

In the End, the LORD Himself will disturb the planetary bodies, which will result in tremendous disturbance on Earth.

And I beheld when He had opened the sixth Seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. And the stars of Heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind (Rev 6:12-13 KJV).

The princes of Zoan are mere fools; the advice of Pharaoh’s wisest advisers has become stupid. How can you men say to Pharaoh, “I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings”? 12 Well then, where are your wise men? Please let them tell you, and let them understand what the Lord of hosts has purposed against Egypt. 13 The princes of Zoan have acted foolishly, the princes of Memphis are deluded; Those who are the cornerstone of her tribes have led Egypt astray. 14 The Lord has mixed within her a spirit of distortion; they have led Egypt astray in all that it does, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit. 15 There will be no work for Egypt which its head or tail, its palm branch or bulrush, may do (Isaiah 19:11-15 NASB).

These “princes” were priest-princes and were a travesty of God’s kings and priests. They claimed superhuman knowledge and royal descent. “Zoan” was the seat of the Egyptian Court and where Moses announced the ten plagues.

In that day the Egyptians will become like women, and they will tremble and be in dread because of the waving of the hand of the Lord of hosts, which He is going to wave over them. 17 The land of Judah will become a error to Egypt; everyone to whom it is mentioned will be in dread of it, because of the purpose of the Lord of hosts which He is purposing against them. 18 In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will be speaking the language of Canaan and swearing allegiance to the Lord of hosts; one will be called the City of Destruction (Isaiah 19:16-18 NASB).

“In that day” Judah will have the “purpose” or “counsel” of the LORD of Hosts, while Egypt will be trusting in demon spirits.

In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord near its border. 20 It will become a sign and a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Champion, and He will deliver them. 21 Thus the Lord will make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day. They will even worship with sacrifice and offering, and will make a vow to the Lord and perform it. 22 The Lord will strike Egypt, striking but healing; so they will return to the Lord, and He will respond to them and will heal them (Isaiah 19:19-22 NASB).

The “Savior” and “Champion” will be none other than the Messiah And LORD Jesus. He Alone can deliver.

In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians will come into Egypt and the Egyptians into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. 24 In that day Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, 25 whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance” (Isaiah 19:23-25 NASB).

The animosity, hatred, and anger which have characterized this area of the world since the dawn of time finally are wrestled away from Satan, and the land is ruled completely by the LORD of Glory.

In the year that the commander came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him and he fought against Ashdod and captured it, at that time the Lord spoke through Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go and loosen the sackcloth from your hips and take your shoes off your feet.” And he did so, going naked and barefoot. And the Lord said, “Even as My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a sign and token against Egypt and Cush, so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. Then they will be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and Egypt their boast. So the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, ‘Behold, such is our hope, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria; and we, how shall we escape?’” (Isaiah 20 NASB).

Judah is told absolutely to not look to Cush (Ethiopia) or Egypt for help. So complete and abject would be the enslavement of the Egyptians warriors that they would not even be given loin cloths to wrap around their naked bodies. Such showed the total defeat and humiliation of the Egyptians.

For it is better, if the Will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing. For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit (I Peter 3:17-18 KJV).