Egypt in Bible Prophecy
In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria.
By Craig C. White
There are some good things and some bad things said about Egypt in Bible Prophecy. Isaiah 19 is about Egypt during the time period after Jesus Christ returns to earth. It is a fascinating read. Egypt will be ruled by a cruel leader and will suffer greatly. Read about Egypt’s Cruel Lord in Isaiah 19: The Burden of Egypt. Eventually Egypt will turn to Jesus and their nation will be healed. They will serve the Lord along with Assyria. The Assyrian empire was headquartered in the city of Nineveh. Nineveh today is in northern Iraq. Traces of Its walls can still be seen. In the days after the tribulation there will be a highway from Egypt to Iraq.
Isa 19:23 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.
Guess what? There is a highway from Egypt to Iraq today! As a matter of fact there are several. So it seems to me that we are prepared for the return of Jesus Christ. Yup, there is a highway from Egypt to Iraq. However, during the final gathering of Jews to Israel that highway will be under further construction. The nation of Israel was taken captive first in Egypt, then Assyria, and then Babylon. Of course they have also been dispersed into all corners of the world. Well, God wants them back. Jesus will raise-up these captives and bring them back to the land of Israel! To do this he will need to make some improvements to the roadways.
In Egypt God will dry up the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea. He will also dry up the Nile River. God will also dry up the Euphrates, and Tigris rivers in order to make a way to cross over them. Just like the day that God parted the Red Sea to let the Hebrews cross over; God will again put Egypt in bible road-maps!