God Versus Egypt

Read the Bible in a year by reading Ezekiel 29-31 today.
The first mighty kingdom discovered in history is Egypt, yet, after God allowed her to exalt herself, she set herself against Him and that was a big mistake. God told Ezekiel to speak to Pharaoh and Egypt, “Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Behold, I am against you, O Pharaoh king of Egypt,” which is not something you want to hear the God of heaven saying to you, but He had to say it to Pharaoh and Egypt because Pharaoh boasted of the Nile River, saying, “My River is my own; I have made it for myself” (Ezekiel 29:1–3).
Using the imagery of the river and its fish, the Lord continued to speak, revealing to Egypt that He would pull them out of the river as a fisherman would and throw them out in the open field for the animals and birds to eat (v. 4, 5). Egypt would be a fish out of water and so her glory would fade quickly and never be restored.
Finally, He said that Egypt would learn, “that I am the LORD,” which was something they refused to learn when Moses appeared before them. Egypt had been, “a staff of reed to the house of Israel” (v. 6), but when Israel “took hold of [Egypt] with the hand, you broke and tore all [Israel’s] shoulders; when [Israel] leaned on you, you broke and made all their backs quiver” (v. 7).
Egypt committed many sins, but the one that brought her end, was when Israel sought help from the Egyptians and they hurt Israel.
Let the world hear that God looks at the church as His new Israel. Let the world beware of hurting the church, for there will be serious consequences for harming the church even as there was for harming ancient Israel.
Let the church learn to trust the Lord first and above all.

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Don Ruhl

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