Another Example of Apocalyptic language.
By Tuese Ahkiong on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 1:21pm
Another example of apocalyptic language and God using one nation (Assyria) to judge another (Egypt).
Isaiah 19 An oracle concerning Egypt.
Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence, and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
2 And I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians,
and they will fight, each against another and each against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom; 3 and the spirit of the Egyptians within them will be emptied out, and I will confound their counsel; and they will inquire of the idols and the sorcerers, and the mediums and the necromancers; 4 and I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a hard master, and a fierce king will rule over them,
declares the Lord God of hosts.
***Did God literally and physically surf into Egypt on a cloud? No.
Were the Egyptians judged by God? Yes.
Did God use a foreign army to exercise His judgment? Yes.
Ezekiel 29:19 19 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and he shall carry off its wealth and despoil it and plunder it; and it shall be the wages for his army.
Jeremiah 46:26 I will deliver them into the hand of those who seek their life, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and his officers. Afterward Egypt shall be inhabited as in the days of old, declares the Lord.
Isaiah 20:4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Cushite exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, the nakedness of Egypt.