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(America Is in Prophecy)
Read Isaiah 18 Completely
There Are Four Countries not One
America Is the Main Country
Messengers Attack America
The Attack Happens in the Future
America Brings a Present to the Lord
Where Is the Land of Cush?
From Where Do the Messengers Come?
Avoid the Tragedy
We Can Still Save Some Lives
Jesus Is the Messiah
Isaiah 18 and the Future of America
There are Four Countries not One
The First Country Is IsraelThe Bible was written first for the Jews. They are the first intended listener. Salvation comes to the Jews first and then the Gentiles second. Any reference given is from the perspective of Israel. To identify the other countries you need to start with Israel. To provide a better understanding of each country's involvement, the phrases of the first two verses are split apart below.
The Second Country Is Beyond the Rivers of CushVerse one is about a country beyond the rivers of Cush. The whole chapter, however, is not about that country. Messengers, ambassadors or agents from an un-named nation known as the "land shadowing with wings" or "whirring wings" go to a fourth country to destroy it. Understand, if the United States of America is seriously attacked by another such that there are too many to be buried the offending country will be dealt with harshly in such a way as does not need to be described.
The Third Country Is CushReaders find the mention of "Ethiopia" in verse 1 and assume that the passage is about it. The passage is not about "Ethiopia". The real name here is Cush. The real identity of Cush does not change the reference to the fourth country later in the chapter. Cush is a nation that helps identify another nation that is the "land shadowing with wings" which is beyond its rivers from the perspective of the people of Israel. Cush is merely a reference point. I believe this is where most people go wrong. Once they see Cush it is all they focus on. I suspect some with racial biases have found the name Ethiopia in the past and then ignored it because it is about a people and a heritage for which they have no concern. I have noticed some who care about Ethiopia, Eritrea and the surrounding area and then seek to place the country they love into the prophecy. This doesn't work either.
The Fourth Country Is the Focus of Isaiah 18What do these references mean? Israel is implied in verse one but the identity of the fourth country cannot be determined by its relationship to Israel, by the location of Cush, by the land beyond the rivers of Cush or any relationship between these countries. Unfortunately, readers focus on Israel, Cush and the land beyond be fail to stay focused on the country in verses 2-7.
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