17 A prophecy against Damascus:
“See, Damascus will no longer be a city
but will become a heap of ruins.
2 The cities of Aroer will be deserted
and left to flocks, which will lie down,
with no one to make them afraid.
3 The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
and royal power from Damascus;
the remnant of Aram will be
like the glory of the Israelites,”
declares the Lord Almighty.
Aroer means Dwarf Juniper. The Juniper symbolism is Succor: In the Bible's Old Testament, a juniper tree with an angelic presence sheltered the
prophet Elijah from Queen Jezebel's pursuit. Similarly, a later apocryphal biblical tale tells of how the infant Jesus and his parents were hidden
from King Herod's soldiers by a juniper during their flight into Egypt. Likely Jordan.
Ephraim - Most likely symbolic of Britian or United States. Interesting Article
could be seen also as other locations. There are quite a few articles on this to be found. Anyone else have an idea where this fortified city is?
The Young Bull? The only fortified city in the US is St. Augustine, Fl. In Britain it's England. I go with England and the Tarot Card of Big Ben.
Demascus - Longest continuously occupied city in the world.
Aram is the highlands in Syria. Armenian Christians in Syria (Highlands)
Mainly this is
the nation of true Syrians. The remnant are the true believers that are in Syria. The Bible mentions (Isaiah) God's people in Egypt, his Inheritance
in Israel and his handiwork in Syria. We see a commerce system setup later in this next prophecy.
What are we to gather from this? Jordan will be devastated, Damascus will be utterly destroyed and some fortified cities in the young bull will be
devastated. The Armenian Christians are protected.
23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians
will worship together. 24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. 25 The Lord Almighty will bless
them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”
We can return to the top of the chapter and see that the Pyramids is a monument to the Lord. This might explain why he says His people are Egypt.
19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border. 20 It will be a sign and witness to
the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he
will rescue them.
The stirring of Egypt has already happened.
A prophecy against Egypt:
See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud
and is coming to Egypt.
The idols of Egypt tremble before him,
and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear.
2 “I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian—
brother will fight against brother,
neighbor against neighbor,
city against city,
kingdom against kingdom.
Here is the rest of the prophecy from Hermes: Egypt Prophecy
A quote from the above thread:
"In those days, the earth will not be stable, and men will not sail the sea, nor will they know the stars in heaven. Every sacred voice of the word of
God will be silenced, and the air will be diseased. Such is the senility of the world: atheism, dishonor, and the disregard of noble words.
"And when these things had happened, Asclepius, then the Lord, the Father and god from the only first god, the creator, when he looked upon the things
that happened, established his design, which is good, against the disorder. He took away error, and cut off evil. Sometimes, he submerged it in a
great flood; at other times, he burned it in a searing fire; and at still other times, he crushed it in wars and plagues, until he brought ... (4
lines missing) ... of the work. And this is the birth of the world.
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