Isaiah 19 Egypt in Prophecy, Part 2
We now come to the main subject of Isaiah Chapter 19, the doom of Egypt, a Prophecy of
Christendom’s overthrow. Beginning with,
Verse 1 “Behold, the Lord rides upon a swift cloud, and is coming [has come] to Egypt (the 2nd
Presence of Christ, coming to judge Christendom with Clouds of Trouble, which will accomplish a swift
work of removing this present social order) and the idols of Egypt shall be moved because of his
presence (the various errors of Christendom will be removed by the Lord’s presence)…
“Then (at the time of the Lord’s presence) shall the lawless one be revealed (uncovered, recognized),
whom the Lord Jesus will consume with the breath of his mouth and annihilate by the
epiphaneia (the bright shining) of his parousia (presence)” 2 Thess 2:8.
And the heart of Egypt shall melt in its inward parts (Christendom will be dissolved from within).”
Verse 2 “And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one
against his brother and every one against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against
Compare with Rev 16:19 "And the great city was split into three parts and the cities of the nations
fell..." Please see "The Seven Last Plagues", Part 11, Verse 19
Truly a picture of Universal Anarchy, brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor; city against city,
then notice it says Kingdom against Kingdom. It thus is showing us that Egypt here is not referring to the
one nation of Egypt, but that it’s symbolic of all Christendom. (Truly this picture of things is already
taking place; note the recent fall of one of their “shining stars”, the Rev. Ted Haggard, note how they
viciously like sharks in a feeding frenzy quickly turned on one of their own, throwing out accusations and
slanders even before the man had opportunity to speak for himself, thus exhibiting the true character of
what motivates them. How many among them bear similar faults of their own which have yet to have
been made publicly known, what hypocrisy.)
Verse 3 “Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them (they will lose their
courage and self confidence and become fainthearted); And I will confound their strategy (the wisdom
of their wise men shall perish, Isa 29:14), So that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead,
And to mediums and spiritists (evidence that there will be an increase of Spiritism in the end of the
Losing their confidence in their leaders, many will resort to alternative means of spiritual guidance, some
as stated to Spiritism still others misunderstanding and thus misinterpreting the scriptures will vainly
imagine that they have no need of any man to guide them, and thus will turn to the imaginings of
their own minds, supposing that their “feelings” are to be interpreted as the leadings of the Holy Spirit.
Verse 4 “And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord (Satan, the King ruling
Christendom); and a fierce king (the “prince of this world” John 14:30) shall rule over them, saith
the Lord, the LORD of hosts.”
“Because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved (from this particular
deception of the Adversary, as well as from all those things coming upon the world), for this reason,
God will send them strong delusions, that they might believe the lie (most especially the
Adversaries greatest deception of all, the counterfeit of the true Church).” 2 Thess 2:10, 11
Verses 5 and 6 “And the waters from the sea will dry up, and the river will be parched and dry.
And the canals will emit a stench. The streams of Egypt will thin out and dry up; the reeds and
rushes will rot away.”
Water is a symbol of TRUTH. But these rivers and streams that will dry up are referring to Satan’s
Counterfeit Sources of Truth that he has brought forth through the Nominal Church Systems.
We read of the formation of these counterfeit sources of Truth in Ezek 32:2
“Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a
young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou came forth with thy
rivers, (counterfeit truths,) and troubled (confused) the waters (the pure waters) with thy feet, and
foulest their rivers (God and Christ’s truth)."
Satan came forth with counterfeit water of truth, which polluted the true river of truth from God and
Christ. We go on to Isa 19 Verses 5 and 6
So in our Isaiah 19 prophecy of the Doom of Egypt – we see how all these counterfeit sources
of Truth will be dried up.
Notice in Verse 6 that [it states that] the “canals” will emit a stench.
These “canals” are the “channels” [through], which this counterfeit truth reaches the people, i.e. the
various nominal Church systems. They emit a stench, [which has] become obnoxious to the people.
Because of our Lord’s presence and the spread of Harvest Truth, the people will [soon] recognize [that
these] systems [have been] proclaiming error – not Truth – and the people will overthrow them –
and they will be found no more.
“Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found
anymore.” having been thrust into the sea (the irreligious masses) like a great millstone, from
which it originally came. (Rev 18:21)
We continue [now] with Leesar’s translation, [beginning with the last part of Verse 6
“… Reeds and flags shall wither (melting back into the world), the well-rooted plants by the
streams, by the mouth of the stream, and everything sown by the stream, shall dry up, be
scattered (by the wind,) and be no more.”
“Reeds and Flags” = Babes in Systems
These babes referred to, are the product of errors taught by the nominal church systems, and
are not to be confused with “babes in Christ”, which are the product of the Holy Spirit of Truth.
“Well Rooted Plants” = Stronger ones in the systems [such as] Teachers.
“Everything sown by the Stream” = everyone sown by the system (the Church Nominal)– that is
connected with it in any way shall dry up (in shame, confusion and disappointment)– and,
“Will be scattered by the wind” = the whirlwind of trouble – anarchy produced by the releasing of the
Four winds. Babylon as a Millstone will be cast into the Sea – she shall be no more.
Verse 8 “The fishermen also shall lament, and all they that cast an angle into the stream shall
mourn; and they that spread nets upon the face of the waters shall languish.”
“Fishermen and Anglers” = Evangelists – Missionaries – Teachers – those who are fishers of men using
bait to attract people into the Church.
“They shall lament and mourn” = because no more fish are being attracted.
“They that spread nets upon the waters shall languish” = “Nets” = those who organize enclosures –
creedal fences seeking to gather mankind into them by various means. They will languish similarly for the
fish escape their net.
“For in one hour such great riches came to nothing, every shipmaster (trader in religion, teachers,
leaders and etc.), all who travel by ship (who are joined to one of the various denominationsall, who
support her, who go along with the flow), sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a
distance, and cried out as they looked upon the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city] is like
the great city? And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying,
Woe, woe, the great city, wherein all that had their ships in the sea were made rich by reason of
her costliness! For in one hour is she made desolate.” (Rev 18:17-19)
Verse 9 “And dejected shall be they that work in fine flax, and they that weave white cloth.”
“Fine Flax…White Cloth.” White Linen [is a] symbol of [the] Robe of Christ’s Righteousness.
Those trying to assist others to put on the robe will be dejected because no one heeds their message any
This could be taken one of two ways 1) the fact that it is stated that these “work in” and “weave”
this white material, representative of Christ Righteousness, suggest that they have been attempting to
manufacture their own means to obtaining justification or 2) this could be in reference to the true
servants of God attempting to aid others but meeting with contempt and rejection.
Verse 10 “And its foundations shall be beaten down, [and] all that build sluices shall be grieved
The whole foundation structure of Christendom is to be broken down and not one stone left upon
another. Sluices are Reservoirs (ponds, containment areas) to hold fish; this pictures [that] those
who build various activities to hold members in the Church will be grieved in heart.
Likewise it could represent the grieving of those who built the various creedal fences, which contain the
sheep, wailing at their lost of income, prestige and honor, when these foundations are broken and
brought to nothing.
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