Isaiah 19 [Matt 7] explains Egypt’s dilemma, “how narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Yet, God always has an open door or gate for those who persist. Today, we see more and more bowing the knee to Scientology and worship of the occult. God hates idols more than we do, or do we? Do you have an idol in your life? Don’t be so quick to say no. Just look at your lifestyle, and you may find that the evil of idolatry is there.
When God called Isaiah to write about the decadence of the nations around Israel, it took great patience to write what he had not experienced. He wrote both in the past and the future, and chapter 19 is no different. Here we find the Lord riding on a swift-moving cloud to approach Egypt, and those who worship these idols lose their courage. God has a purpose in all of this, which is to bring men to Himself. It is no different today. God is still in the business of reclaiming lives who are lost. He is coming on a swift cloud to bring the good news of the kingdom.
Isaiah repeats, “in that day” phrase to awaken us to the presence of the Holy Spirit speaking and bring to justice those who refuse to bow the knee to Jehovah. And some do swear allegiance to the Lord.
It is never too late to yield to God. Why not let it be today?