Suez Canal In prophecy
“And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian Sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry shod” – (Is.11:15).
“Behold, I will make
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel” – (Is.27:12).
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The 1956 Suez Canal War was dress rehearsal
for the 1967 war. In both wars it came close to detonating WWIII.
The events leading up to the final battle
of Armageddon will have to include the
In (Is.11) we see more concerning the great
tribulation and the millennial rule of Jesus Christ. (Verse 10) says that the
greater David, the root of Jesse, the Lord Jesus, will reign not just over
(vs.15) we see the Lord Jesus at His second coming at Armageddon, destroying the
‘tongue of the Egyptian Sea’ (That’s the Suez Canal part of the Red Sea) and
with His mighty wind dry up the Red Sea and maybe also the Nile River in Egypt
and the Jews will go over dry shod like in the days of the Exodus when Moses
and the Israelites were attacked by the Egyptian army and the Lord brought a
wind to open up the Red Sea for Israel and then drowned the whole Egyptian army.
But certainly the
It is written in (Zach.10:10-12) “I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them. And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away. And I will strengthen them in the Lord; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord.” I believe this speaks also of the Lord Jesus drying up the Suez Canal for Israel to go over dry shod into Egypt during the battle of Armageddon.
Port Said is an Egyptian port at the mouth of the Red Sea on the Suez Canal. Administration headquarters for the Suez Canal are there. Men building the canal founded Port Said in 1859. It is named after Khedive Said who gave the approval to dig. But it is the Lord who really gave the word to build the Suez Canal. It was built because God’s Word ‘said’ it would be built. God’s Word is quick and powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword. God created the heaven and the earth by His word. Nine times in (Genesis 1) it is written – “And God said… and it was so.”
The other port west of Port Said is Alexandria, Egypt. This is where the corrupt Bible text from Origen originated. The vile Vaticanus and Sinaiticus manuscripts of the Catholic Church come from this corrupt Alexandrian text. We have the true Word of God in the King James Bible translated from the ‘Received Text’ which is the infallible, inerrant, preserved Word of God. But I’m drawing your attention to the word ‘Said’ and God’s Word – “And God said; and it was so.” The Suez Canal was built because God would use it to make Israel a cup of trembling and a burdensome stone for all people and be a major cause of Armageddon and Israel will go over dry shod with God’s wind again.
In (Rev.16:12,16) the true cause of Armageddon is plainly told us – it’s a war over water – the Euphrates river dries up. (See my tract ‘Armageddon - the War over Water’). The water in the Suez Canal will be just another attack upon Israel by destroying her water. Except this doesn’t concern drinking water but shipping water. Ships and shipping lanes are always a main target during war. The world’s armies will surround and lay siege and isolate Israel and then the Lord Jesus comes back as a man of war to save her from her enemies.
But the great and dreadful day of the Lord has not come yet. It’s because “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy” – (Ps.145:8). We are still in the day of grace and not yet in His day of wrath when the whole world burns with fire – (2 Pet.3:10) and God’s longsuffering is because He wants more to be saved. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” – (2 Pet.3:9).
The final gospel call is being given today by God’s preachers. (Rev.22:17) says – “And the Sprit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
Jesus Christ is the water of everlasting life. This is the most important water that we need to concern ourselves with. Be thirsty for eternal life. “And he said unto me, it is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely” – (Rev.21:6). You need to be born again of the Hoy Sprit. Repent of your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus in your heart for forgiveness of sins and you will be saved. God loved you so much that He sent His beloved Son to die for you on the cross as your sin offering sacrifice. Don’t reject God’s amazing grace. Believe God’s infallible Word – “And God said… and it was so.”
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-
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