Watching Egypt

“Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance YHVH will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again” (Exodus 14:13).

How true this was for Israel at the Exodus.   The Egyptians they saw were never seen again.  I’m sure they were shocked when they watched what transpired.  However, while those Egyptians are gone, Egypt still exists and so do modern-day Egyptians.

I’m thinking a lot about Egypt because they are in the news so powerfully with the threat of revolution.  The battles within that country and how they are resolved will affect the entire world.  However, no matter what happens with Egypt, we are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem – and Israel (Psalm 122).  The battles that rage in Egypt will in some way or another have a profound impact on Israel and Israelis.  Pray for the Israeli soldiers, who like their ancestors, have to defend their country from the surrounding nations who seek to destroy them.

The verse, however  is a reminder of what the LORD does to those who are Israel’s enemies and, until recently, Egypt was her friend.  There are prophecies that speak of Egypt coming to know the LORD.  They are promised redemption.  Could the events of today be the beginning of their redemption?  Will they miraculously be delivered from what they are doing to turn all nations in the Middle East against Israel?

The LORD deals with the enemies of Israel  in powerful ways.  Egypt is no exception.

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