Commentary By: Gordon King
Today I posted an article which speaks about the nation of Egypt being in distress regarding a dam being built up-stream from them by the nation of Ethiopia. Many of you may wonder why I posted this, I mean what it the world does it have to do with bible prophecy anyway?!
Well my friends I will tell you, it has everything to do with bible prophecy! The old testament prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel both told us that this would in fact happen.
“The waters will fail from the sea,
And the river will be wasted and dried up.
6 The rivers will turn foul;
The brooks of defense will be emptied and dried up;
The reeds and rushes will wither.
7 The papyrus reeds by the River, by the mouth of the River,
And everything sown by the River,
Will wither, be driven away, and be no more.
8 The fishermen also will mourn;
All those will lament who cast hooks into the River,
And they will languish who spread nets on the waters.“
“I will make the rivers dry,
And sell the land into the hand of the wicked;
I will make the land waste, and all that is in it,
By the hand of aliens.
I, the Lord, have spoken.”
These prophets gave a message from God, that the rivers of Egypt will dry up. Ezekiel also stated the fall of Egypt in the beginning of chapter 30:
“The word of the Lord came to me again, saying, 2 “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
“Wail, ‘Woe to the day!’
3 For the day is near,
Even the day of the Lord is near;
It will be a day of clouds, the time of the Gentiles.
4 The sword shall come upon Egypt,
And great anguish shall be in Ethiopia,
When the slain fall in Egypt,
And they take away her wealth,
And her foundations are broken down.“
For the day is near, even the day of the Lord is near. Folks, the prophet Ezekiel told us that when this happens the day of the Lord is near! I don’t know about you but I take this as a sign of the closeness of Christ’s return, the day of the Lord!
Do we remember not so long ago the revolution in Egypt in 2011? The slain fell in Egypt, the prophet Isaiah also spoke about this happening.
“I will set Egyptians against Egyptians;
Everyone will fight against his brother,
And everyone against his neighbor,
City against city, kingdom against kingdom.“
This is exactly what took place in 2011 during the Egyptian revolution!
Bible prophecy is in fact coming to pass, we can see it happening in real-time. The Lord is speaking, but are we listening?
Bible prophecy is given so that those who believe will be strengthened and encouraged in their faith, so that we will believe in the promises of God. It is also given so that unbelievers would believe when they see what is happening around them in the world as God said that it would. In relation to the times that we are now living in, bible prophecy is given to us so that we would know the times, the season, the closeness of Christ’s return, it is also given so that those of the world would know that God is who He says that He is!
This is the Lord’s will, that all will come to repentance in His Son Jesus Christ. The Lord is giving us signs, signs which were spoken of thousands of years ago, are we watching, are we listening?
God bless my friends! Maranatha!