Such madness!  How can you stop
what Jehovah has begun?
Next He may take His grain
From your mouths, from your son.
Waiting for the harvest, He must lop them off,
Bringing nations low, to raise His sons on high.

Upon the mountains and to all the nations,
He makes known His Signal of old,
Upon Seba, Ethiopia and Egypt,
His Judgement now unfolds.
Will you, as they, make sin your deliberate choice,
Lending your aid against His judicial decision and Voice?



"For I am Jehovah your God, the Holy One of Israel your Saviour. I have given Egypt as a ransom for you. Ethiopia* and Seba in place of you. Owing to the fact that you have been precious in My eyes, you have been considered honourable, and I Myself have loved you. And I shall give men in place of you, and national groups in place of your soul."  (Isaiah 43:3,4).

"'Therefore keep yourselves in expectation of Me,' is the utterance of Jehovah... 'for My judicial decision is to gather nations, for Me to collect together kingdoms, in order to pour out upon them My denunciation, all My burning anger; for by the fire of My zeal all the earth will be devoured'… "From the region of the rivers of Ethiopia* the ones entreating Me, namely, the daughter of My scattered ones, will bring a gift # to Me.""  (From Zeph 3:8-11).

"Proclaim this, you people, among the nations, 'Sanctify war! Arouse the powerful men! Let them draw near! Let them come up, all the men of war! Beat your ploughshares into swords and your pruning shears into lances. As for the weak one, let him say: "I am a powerful man." Lend your aid and come, all you nations round about, and collect yourselves together.'" To that place, O Jehovah, bring Your powerful ones down. "Let the nations be aroused and come up to the low plain of Jehoshaphat; for there I  shall sit in order to judge all the nations round about. Thrust in a sickle, for harvest has grown ripe. Come, descend, for the wine press has become full. The press vats actually overflow; for their badness has become abundant. Crowds, crowds are in the low plain of the decision, for the day of Jehovah is near in the low plain of the decision."  (From Joel 3:9-14).

"Ha for the land of the whirring insects with wings, which is in the region of the rivers of Ethiopia!* It is the one sending forth envoys by means of the sea, and by means of vessels of papyrus upon the surface of the waters, saying: "Go, you swift messengers, to a nation drawn out and scoured, to a people fear  inspiring everywhere, a nation of tensile strength and of treading down, whose land the rivers have washed away." All you inhabitants of the productive land and you residents of the earth, you will see a sight just as when there is the raising up of a signal upon the mountains, and you will hear a sound just as when there is the blowing of a horn. For this is what Jehovah has said to me:… For before the harvest, when the blossom comes to perfection and the bloom becomes a ripening grape, one must also cut off the sprigs with pruning shears and must remove the tendrils, must lop them off… "In that time a gift # will be brought to Jehovah of armies, from a people drawn out and scoured… to the place of the Name of Jehovah of armies, Mount Zion." The pronouncement against Egypt: Look! Jehovah is riding on a swift cloud and coming into Egypt. And the valueless gods of Egypt will certainly quiver because of Him, and the very heart of Egypt will melt in the midst of it… "And I will deliver up Egypt into the hand of a hard master, and strong will be the king that will rule over them," is the utterance of the true Lord, Jehovah of armies. And the water will certainly be dried up from the sea, and the river itself will become parched and actually run dry. And the rivers must stink; the Nile canals of Egypt must become low and parched. The reed and the rush themselves must moulder. The bare places by the Nile River, at the mouth of the Nile River, and every seedland of the Nile River will dry up."  (From Isaiah 18:1 to 19:8).


(Cont. in 'The False Prophet Is Their god').