An Overlooked Bible Prophecy
I usually turn off the T.V. whenever I come across those Bible Prophecy preachers. Their interpretations of scripture usually makes them into prophets of doom. They generally use the Bible to predict days of war and strife laying ahead of us, usually in the immediate future.
The other day, however, while reading the nineteenth chapter of Isaiah, verses twenty-three through twenty-five caught my attention.
“23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
25 Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.”
A day is coming, according to this passage, when Israel will be a blessing to Assyria (present day Iran) and to Egypt, with a highway running through Israel connecting these three countries. If we are to take the prophet Isaiah seriously (and I do) the future holds the promise of peace and harmony in the Middle East. That is real good news for those of us concerned about geo-politics.