An Ancient Superpower Typifies Today’s Superpower America
It would be inconsistent with a God who communicates his will to his children if the endtime revelations he gave through his prophets didn’t specifically mention America, the superpower of the world today. In fact, America features prominently in Isaiah’s prophecy under another name.
That name—a codename belonging to the great superpower of Isaiah’s day—is Egypt. Having seen the end from the beginning, Isaiah synchronized the things he chose to write about ancient Egypt so they would match endtime America, one nation being the mirror image of the other.
Like Egypt, America reaches a peak of prosperity, then experiences sudden decline. Nations who rely on America’s military for protection against an endtime Assyrian alliance, are disappointed as America descends into anarchy and a harsh taskmaster takes over the reins of government:
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,
relying on horses,
putting their trust in immense numbers
of chariots and vast forces of horsemen,
but who do not look to the Holy One of Israel,
nor inquire of Jehovah!
I will stir up the Egyptians against the Egyptians;
they will fight brother against brother
and neighbor against neighbor,
city against city and state against state.
Egypt’s spirit shall be drained from within;
I will frustrate their plans,
and they will resort to the idols and to spiritists,
to mediums and witchcraft.
Then will I deliver the Egyptians
into the hand of a cruel master;
a harsh ruler will subject them,
says the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts.
Because of the people’s wickedness, idolatries, and abominations, plagues and natural disasters desolate America and its economy collapses. Its heads of state in the political capital consider themselves as wise as the founding fathers but they make a total mess of the nation’s affairs:
The waters of the lakes shall ebb away
as stream beds become desolate and dry.
The rivers shall turn foul,
and Egypt’s waterways recede and dry up.
Manufacturers of combed linen
and weavers of fine fabrics will be dismayed.
The textile workers will know despair,
and all who work for wages suffer distress.
The ministers of Zoan have been foolish,
the officials of Noph deluded;
the heads of state have led Egypt astray.
Jehovah has permeated them
with a spirit of confusion;
they have misled Egypt in all that it does,
causing it to stagger like a drunkard into his vomit.
And there will be nothing the Egyptians can do about it.
The endtime king of Assyria sees America’s ruin in that day as a chance to launch what can only be described as a nuclear attack as God uses him as his instrument to invade America and subject its people to a foreign power. Nations that had looked up to America now mourn its demise:
When Jehovah enters Egypt riding on swift clouds,
the idols of Egypt will rock at his presence
and the Egyptians’ hearts melt within them.
So shall the king of Assyria lead away the captives of Egypt
and the exiles of Cush, both young and old,
naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered—to Egypt’s shame.
Men shall be appalled and perplexed at Cush, their hope,
and at Egypt, their boast.
A brotherhood of believers in America who covenant with God and offer up acceptable sacrifices to him, God delivers from the hard taskmasters then in power. To them, Jehovah—now in his endtime identity as Jesus—reveals himself in person, choosing America as his covenant people:
In that day there shall be an altar [erected] to Jehovah
in the midst of the land of Egypt
and a monument to Jehovah at its border.
They shall serve as a sign and testimony
of Jehovah of Hosts in the land of Egypt:
when they cry out to Jehovah because of the oppressors,
he will send them a savior,
who will take up their cause and deliver them.
Jehovah will make himself known to the Egyptians,
and the Egyptians shall know Jehovah in that day.
They will worship by sacrifice and offerings,
and make vows to Jehovah and fulfill them.
Jehovah will smite Egypt, and by smiting heal [it]:
they will turn back to Jehovah,
and he will respond to their pleas and heal them.
In that day Israel shall be the third party to Egypt and to Assyria,
a blessing in the midst of the earth.
Jehovah of Hosts will bless them, saying,
Blessed be Egypt my people,
Assyria the work of my hands,
and Israel my inheritance.
Avraham Gileadi, Isaiah Decoded: Ascending the Ladder to Heaven. The best all-time layman’s comprehensive overview of Isaiah’s prophetic message for Judeo-Christian readers based on the analysis of Hebrew literary patterns. Hebraeus Press, 2013: 357 pages. Softcover $27.95; E-Book $9.95; MP3 download $15.95.
Avraham Gileadi, Analytical Commentary of the Book of Isaiah. The best single audio companion available anywhere for Judeo-Christian listeners desiring to learn Isaiah’s prophetic message for our day. Hebraeus Press, 2006. 30-hour MP3 download $14.95.
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