Why Israel Has Not Had Peace (2 of 5) by Jesse Hendley

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Isaiah 30:1-3,7, 9, 15-19; Jeremiah 42:2-19, 43:7-12,
44:1-6, 23
Jesse M. Hendley

Turn with me now, friends, to the Book of Isaiah,
chapter 30. We are studying EGYPT IN BIBLE PROPHECY
and today we come to the question of what GOD thinks
about the people of Israel going among the Egyptians
seeking peace and even depending upon the United
States of America for help. In this series we are
thinking primarily about Egypt, but we cannot study
Egypt apart from Israel. We learn that God is not
pleased with Israel looking to other nations for
peace instead of to Himself and His Word.

Israel Rebellious

In Isaiah 30:1 God says, of Israel, "Woe to the
rebellious children, who take counsel, but not of Me.
They cover with a covering, but not of My Spirit, that
they may add sin to sin." Now this was in past days,
the days of Isaiah. Israel was depending upon the
Egyptians instead of upon the Lord. They ran to Egypt
for help when they got into trouble instead of going
to GOD for protection against their enemies. GOD
HIMSELF, we learn, is our Protection!

That is exactly the same spirit we see today. Israel
is again depending upon human help. Her leaders run
over here to see our President and they run to other
countries, for PEACE. God says that peace does not
come that way.

Isaiah 30:2, "They walk to go down into Egypt and have
not asked at My mouth; to strengthen themselves in the
strength of Pharaoh and to trust in the shadow of
Egypt!" They didn't go to GOD to ask HIM to give them
strength. No, they trusted in the shadow of Egypt. A
shadow is certainly a weak thing in which to trust!

Isaiah 30:3, "Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh
be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt
your confusion." Verse 7, "For the Egyptians shall
help in vain and to no purpose. Therefore have I cried
concerning this, Their strength is to SIT S ...

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