ImmerseProphets - Page 101

I saiah
Egypt. When the people cry to the Lord for help against those who op­
press them, he will send them a savior who will rescue them. The Lord
will make himself known to the Egyptians. Yes, they will know the Lord
and will give their sacrifices and offerings to him. They will make a vow to
the Lord and will keep it. The Lord will strike Egypt, and then he will
bring healing. For the Egyptians will turn to the Lord, and he will listen
to their pleas and heal them.
In that day Egypt and As­syr­ia will be connected by a highway. The Egyp­
tians and As­syr­ians will move freely between their lands, and they will
both worship God. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt
and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth. For the Lord of Heaven’s
Ar­mies will say, “Blessed be Egypt, my people. Blessed be As­syr­ia, the land
I have made. Blessed be Is­ra­el, my special possession!”
In the year when King Sar­gon of As­syr­ia sent his commander in chief to
capture the Phi­lis­tine city of Ash­dod, the Lord told Isa­iah son of Amoz,
“Take off the burlap you have been wearing, and remove your sandals.”
Isa­iah did as he was told and walked around naked and barefoot.
Then the Lord said, “My servant Isa­iah has been walking around naked
and barefoot for the last three years. This is a sign—a symbol of the ter­
rible troubles I will bring upon Egypt and Ethi­op­ ia. For the king of As­syr­ia
will take away the Egyptians and Ethi­o­pians as prisoners. He will make
them walk naked and barefoot, both young and old, their buttocks bared,
to the shame of Egypt. Then the Phi­lis­tines will be thrown into panic, for
they counted on the power of Ethi­op­ ia and boasted of their allies in Egypt!
They will say, ‘If this can happen to Egypt, what chance do we have? We
were counting on Egypt to protect us from the king of As­syr­ia.’”
This message came to me concerning Bab­ylon—the desert by the sea:
Disaster is roaring down on you from the desert,
like a whirlwind sweeping in from the Negev.
I see a terrifying vision:
I see the betrayer betraying,
the destroyer destroying.
Go ahead, you Elamites and Medes,
attack and lay siege.
I will make an end

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