All He Asks

On that day Israel will form a triple alliance with Egypt and Assyria — a blessing within the land.  The Lord of Hosts will bless them, saying, “Egypt My people, Assyria My handiwork, and Israel My inheritance are blessed.” – Isaiah 19:24-25
In light of recent history in Syria, Egypt, and Israel, an alliance such as the one indicated by the prophet Isaiah certainly seems incredible. Yet the context for this prophecy made the pronouncement even more far-fetched then than it is now. At a time when these two nations were completely focused upon the eradication of Israel, Isaiah spoke of their future blessing and alliance with the object of their destructive intent. And since this event has not yet occurred (that we can observe in history), then it must somehow remain for the future, raising the inevitable questions of when and how?
Of course, I have no idea how to answer these questions, but the implications of such a prophecy should not be ignored. No people, no nation, and no power is greater than God. Persecutors become apostles, dictators become disciples, enemies become allies, and sinners become saints under His sovereign will. While our circumstances may seem dire (personally and/or nationally) in what appear to be ever-darkening days, we may be assured that God is still at work … in the most unlikely places we might ever imagine … His wonders to perform.

All He asks is that we join him there.

I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages. ― Charles Spurgeon

Published by Dr. David Pope

Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.

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