10 February, 2011

Egyptian Covenanters*- It is Coming, Friends.

How are you praying for Egypt? What do you think should happen as we literally watch power shift before our tweets and livefeeds? I know what I am praying...

What does Egypt have to do with a blog called "presbyterian thoughts?" What is so special about Egypt you may be thinking.

Everything. The Scriptures promise that there will come a day when the nation of Egypt will enter into covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ and they will keep their vows. They will become covenanters.

Isaiah 19:21, "And the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day and worship with sacrifice and offering, and they will make vows to the Lord in that day and perform them."

May the Lord Jesus use the current chaos in Egypt as the "fulness of time" for this ancient people. May they reject Islam, reject secularism, reject humanism- and embrace their rightful leader and King. May this be the time of their vowing and performing their duties unto Christ. Does that seem unlikely? No, it doesn't. It WILL happen at some point. And I know this because the Scriptures promise that it will come to pass. Egypt will be covenanters unto the Lord Jesus. They will vow and they will perform their vows.

May this be their hour to bow the knee to the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Now get praying!

From Fisher's Catechism:
Q. 63. How do you prove that national covenanting is a warrantable duty under the New Testament?
A. From its being promised in the Old Testament that this shall be a duty performed under the New, Isaiah 19:21 — “The Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day, and — they shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and shall perform it.” Besides, if it was a moral duty upon special occasions, under the Old Testament (as appears from 2 Chron 15:12, and 34:31, 32; Neh. 9:38), it must remain to be the same, upon the like occasions, still; because Christ came not to destroy the law or the prophets, but to fulfil them, Matt 5:17.

* I don't necessarily mean that Egypt will be Reformed Presbyterian "Covenanters"; but they will enter into covenant with God and keep it, hence covenanters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Before reading this post I never knew that was in the Bible, may that happen soon!