Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ashdod - Egypt - Isaiah 20

Isaiah 20:1 "In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it; v2 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot, And he did so walking naked and barefoot."

This was to be a sign to Egypt and Ethiopia of the shame of their captivity. Isaiah did this for three years and so in three years it was to happen to Egypt and Ethiopia. They would be carried away captive, walking naked in shame.

Ashdod( II Kings 18:17 )(I Samuel 5)was a stronghold of the Philistines and is given here as a point in time. The passage is about Egypt and Ethiopia.

v4 "So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with teir buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt."

So, several things are happening now in these prophecies of Isaiah as the LORD told him. Great nations are being brought to their knees and people of all races are being taken to foreign lands. The isolation is over.

I thought this would be a good time to include a map of these nations. I found one online and their website is included:

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