Isaiah 19 Egypt in Prophecy, Part 7

[We now come to our second difficulty with Isaiah 19, which has puzzled us]. If everything else in
Isaiah 19 is symbolic of what will happen to Antitypical Egypt or Christendom – what will we do
with
the Pyramid?

What is it symbolic of, that is what does it typify which is to be found in the midst of
Christendom and yet [
likewise found] at its border?

[It is our belief that] the unfinished Pyramid of Gizeh will [eventually] be actually completed [that is to say
it will be made complete, refurbished, sometime during
] the BEGINNING of the Mediatorial Kingdom
and
thus will be the witness referred to here in our text.

All the beautiful white limestone casing stones that [were removed over time] will be [replaced] and for
the first time [
ever], a Top Stone will cap the edifice to then be an everlasting memorial to symbolize the
oneness of the Kingdom of God.

Then it will be God who will say:

"What are you, O Great Mountain? (Babylon; the kingdom of the Evil One) Before Zerubbabel you
will become a plain
; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of Grace, grace to it!
(
Zech 4:7 NAS)

The great mountain of Satan’s Kingdom will be leveled and will become the flat plain of the
Highway of Holiness
. Zerubbabel you remember rebuilt the Temple, so our LORD as the antitypical
Zerubbabel will complete the spiritual temple (
The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of
this temple [the Church], his hands shall also finished it
Zech 4:9), and then all mankind will
recognize Jesus with shouts of joy as
the TOP STONE.

The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief (or head) cornerstone.” (Luke 20:17)

[
And thus shall] our exalted Lord reign over all mankind, who [shall] endeavor to conform their lives in
harmony to his principles.

During this Gospel Age there has been erected a counterfeit Antitypical Pyramid, the
workmanship of Satan
. Claiming to rule by Divine right, it has dominated the whole world for many
centuries; but it is not the kingdom for which the Lord taught his disciples to pray: “
Thy Kingdom
come
.” Soon its sins will have reached unto heaven, and God will remember its iniquities; and its
plagues will come in one day, death and mourning and famine; and
it will be utterly destroyed with
(or in) fire (trouble); for strong is the Lord God who judges it
, (Rev 18:5, 8 ) This will [take place]
during the great time of trouble, which is now begun, and will completely end the Gospel Age.”























“On the
Chart of the Ages [it will be noticed that], the great time of trouble is represented by the
shaded part at the end of the Gospel Age.
The large imperfect pyramid there shown falling into
ruins, represents the destruction of 'Babylon the Great," the counterfeit Antitypical Pyramid,
which has never been completed
. In the 51st chapter of Jeremiah, the Lord intimates that for it
there will be neither “
headstone”, nor “foundation-stones.” “Behold I am against thee, O
destroying mountain [kingdom], saith the Lord, which destroys the earth: and I will stretch out
mine hand upon thee, and
roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain:
and they shall not take from thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for a corner, nor a stone for
foundations; but everlasting ruins shall thou be, saith the Lord
"-Jer 51:25, 26-Leeser's
translation
. This vivid description of the Lord's judgment doubtless applied to the literal Babylon of the
prophet's day, but as indicated by the many citations in the book of Revelation, it has its Antitypical
fulfillment in the destruction of “
Babylon the GreatRev 17:5; 18” ("Great Pyramid Passages",
Page 51
)

More specifically we believe that Babylon’s demise will come just prior to Armageddon,
following the collapse of the Confederacy between church and state, when Satan shall have
been made clearly manifest to all
at that time through the works [deeds] of his deluded
servants, revealed to all as the master mind behind the great false system [the nominally
professing church], which is
Antichrist, 2 Thess 2:8, “[Then, following these events there will
be]
a great earthquake [a revolution unprecedented], such a mighty and great earthquake as
had not occurred since men were upon the earth [a complete and utter collapse of society into
total anarchy].”
Rev 16:18

We believe, that is some Bible Students believe, that the “great earthquake” which is to come, which
shall shortly shake the very foundations of society, “
this present evil world”, is not only symbolically in
reference to the great revolution or time of trouble coming, but is also in reference to
a great literal  
earthquake
soon to befall the world.

Note the following remarks taken from
"Harvest Gleanings 3", Page 810

“The term earthquake is used to symbolically represent revolution—it is in this sense of the word that it
is used throughout the book of Revelation. What we are to look for then will be great revolution, the
great earthquake, the great shaking of the present institutions, which will overthrow everything that is
not of the Lord’s establishment and approval (
Heb 12:26,27). Why then should we think of or speak
of literal earthquakes? Do you ask?
Because in the divine order there seems to be a harmony
between the literal and the figurative
; the literal earthquakes have their part to play, too, in the
great program
. Not only are they to serve the church as signs corroborating the prophecies respecting
the approach of the great day of trouble, which closes this age, but also they are to serve also another
purpose—a particular purpose. The scriptures clearly intimate that our physical earth has not yet
attained the grand perfection which the Lord designs it should have, to be fit for the blessed ones whose
home, as the paradise of God, it shall be throughout all eternity.”

With this in mind we see the Great Pyramid of Gizeh as representing the one true kingdom of the Lord
soon to be established throughout the earth, and the two adjoining pyramids, (along with all the other
smaller pyramids of lesser note) as Satan’s vain attempts to counterfeit that kingdom.
 

The identity of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh to the exclusion of all the other pyramids, as the one
referred to in the Holy Scriptures, is shown by an allusion to one of its characteristic distinctions,
namely,
its socket foundations. This allusion is found in Job 38:4-7, the questions which Jehovah
addresses to Job refer first to the earth, and then, while still appearing to be connected with the earth,
clearly allude to the erection of the Great Pyramid, the type of the New Creation.

The Scripture reads thus: “
Where was thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare if
thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou know? Or who hath
stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the sockets thereof made to sink? Or who laid the
corner-stone thereof: when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted
for joy?


The Great Pyramid of Gizeh is the only pyramid possessing socket-foundations. Commenting
upon this fact, Dr. Seiss declares: “Nor is it only to the pyramidal form in general that the allusion is, but
to
a particular pyramid. By that strange reference to the sunken feet or planting of the
foundations in 'sockets,'
we are conducted directly to the Great Pyramid of Gizeh. Two socketed
“encastrements,” “socles,” shoes, or incised sinkings, into the rock were found under two of its base
corners by the French savants in 1799, which were again uncovered and described by Colonel Howard
Vyse, in 1837. And as God here speaks of such a fastening down of the foundations in general, Professor
C. Piazzi Smyth was persuaded that there were corresponding 'sockets' at the other two base corners,
and when search was made for them in 1865, they were found by Messrs, Aiton and Inglis, assisted by
Professor Smyth. Here then are the whole four 'sockets' or fastened foundations.
Nothing of the sort
exists at any other known pyramid
. They are among the distinctive marks of the Great Pyramid of
Gizeh.
They are the enduring tracks of its feet cut into the living rock, by which almighty God
himself identifies it for us as the original image from which his own description of the creation is
drawn
”. ("Great Pyramid Passages", Page 49)

What is the significance of this you might ask?

It is these “sunken feet”, unique only to the Great Pyramid, positioned at the four corners, “cut into
the living rock
” (a “sure foundation”) beneath the pyramid that will sustain the great pyramid in the
event of an earthquake.
Thus the Lord has provided for the Great Pyramid of Gizeh to be an
everlasting memorial
and testament of the one TRUE Kingdom of God. “And in the days of these
kings
(the various false kingdoms of this world purporting to be Christian nations, but who in truth are
but counterfeits)
the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed…it shall
break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms,
and shall stand forever. “(Dan 2:44)

Why? Because it has been established upon asure foundation”, the Word of God as it has been
given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord, “
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is
laid, which is Jesus Christ
.” (1 Cor 3:11) The other pyramids (specifically the two adjoining the Great
Pyramid) typifying the kingdoms of this world shall be, we believe as the Lord so stated in
Jer 51:25,
rolled down from the rocks” crumble to pieces in the great earthquake (a great literal earthquake
soon to take place
) due to the fact that they have no sure foundation, they possess no socket
foundations to support them in the event of an earthquake.

To be continued.


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