Thursday, January 27, 2022


Isaiah 19 verse 3 says this;

The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will bring their plans to nothing; they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, the mediums and the spiritists.

Following on from yesterday's reading in the same chapter, we see here that the effect of God's intervention against Egypt's plans to oppress God's people is that the Egyptians lose heart. They become completely discouraged as their plots and schemes dissolve to nothing. 

In a desperate attempt to reverse their collapsing fortunes, they consult with mediums and spiritist to get guidance on how to overpower the opposition that is undermining them.

The attempt to gain spiritual leverage, however, has the opposite effect. 

As the next verse Isaiah 19 verse 4 says;

I will hand the Egyptians over to the power of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them,” declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.

Rather than gain leverage in the spiritual realm, the Egyptians were consigned to a fierce oppressor who cruelly ruled over them because the Egyptian rulers had foolishly made a faustian bargain.

Let us thank our Lord for His intervention in the spiritual realm to save us from oppression and let us be cautioned to never consult with voices that speak from the kingdom of darkness lest we invite a strong man into our midst from whom escape is difficult.


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