Monday, December 22, 2014

Prayer meeting in Topeka for the persecuted church, emphasis Isaiah 19:21-25, January 31

What: Prayer meeting for the persecuted church, emphasis Isaiah 19:21-25.

Where: Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 S.E. 21st St., Topeka, Kansas, 66607.

When: Saturday, January 31, 2105, 1 p.m.

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Explanation

At this meeting, we will pray for the persecuted church, with an emphasis on a particular prophecy of Isaiah:

21 Yahweh will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yahweh in that day. Yes, they will worship with sacrifice and offering, and will vow a vow to Yahweh, and will perform it. 22 Yahweh will strike Egypt, striking and healing. They will return to Yahweh, and he will be entreated by them, and will heal them. 23 In that day there will be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. 24 In that day, Israel will be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing within the earth; 25 because Yahweh of Armies has blessed them, saying, 'Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.'

Isaiah 19:21-25 (WEB).

The Egyptians and the Assyrians were two of the earliest Gentile national groups to hear and positively receive the Gospel. There are still persecuted communities of of both Coptic (Egyptian) and Assyrian Christians in the Middle East. The Christians of Egypt have been under intense pressure for te last few years. The Assyrian Christians of Iraq have been right in the middle of Isis' path. Nonetheless, as the quoted prophecy shows, God has said He will preserve them, and ultimately make them into a blessing to the whole earth, along with Israel, God's inheritance. We should now pray for them in their trouble!

Further Explanations of Interpretation of Isaiah Passage

Link to how I personally reached the conclusion that the passage was to be taken literally, as a future prophecy.

Academic paper stating reasoning.