Dear Elijah, I have a question about Isaiah’s prophecy in Isaiah chapter 19. Was he speaking of a past Egypt or today’s Egypt? I just felt I should check with you before I came to a conclusion.
Actually what you are discovering is the ability of God to cover many aspects of time… past, present and future. In this case, this prophecy applies to the entire history of Egypt. It connects directly to Revelation 11:8, which is telling us outside of Jerusalem, the entire world is considered to be Sodom and Egypt (immoral & idol worshipers).
In this context, Jerusalem (which translates into “the City of Peace”) is a depiction of God’s kingdom on earth, which are only the people on earth pursuing ‘peace’ and not conflict, contention, war and competition, which are the outward signs of the devil’s kingdom on earth. Unfortunately, the entire church system and the entire political system around the world are the devil’s kingdom.
God’s kingdom is not a literal place on earth, but a state of mind, which takes a conscience decision on anyone’s part to decide to become a part of God’s kingdom. A decision that must be founded on the entire Bible, which is the only ‘faith’ that will justify a man before God. Remember Jesus’ statement:
What good is it to a man, if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul.
And in another place it is written:
The devil took Jesus up to a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and said, Bow down and worship me and I will give you all these kingdoms. Jesus answered, It is written, You shall worship God only!
Rome took all the kingdoms of the world 2,000 years ago, then lost it to the Moors in the 8th century. Then Rome took it back during the Roman Crusader Wars in the 10th century. Then Rome camouflaged itself as the Roman Catholic Church for the past 1,000 years. Then Rome (Babylon the Great) gave birth to all her offspring, the other Christian Churches, her whores, and now they have switched back to their political new Roman Empire (the new world order or globalization).
Therefore, the Leader of Rome, whether it be a religious leader like the Pope or a political leader like the UN or Europe, is the son of satan that took the devil’s offer, which was refused by Jesus 2,000 years ago. This makes the entire world outside of Jerusalem the metaphorical Sodom and Egypt, and the Jewish people who still say peace as a greeting and a good bye the metaphorical Jerusalem (city of peace), and the church is supposed to be protecting Israel and the Jews from the beast (the leader of the world) and it is not doing it’s job. Therefore, Jesus is coming to destroy them. (The 2nd Coming so called).
Hope this helps. I’m sure it will spawn new questions, which shows you have entered the kingdom of God.
God Bless you. Stand fast!