Based upon the prophecy against Egypt recorded in Yashayah (Isaiah) Chapter 19 and Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) Chapters 29 and 30, there are those who believe that the Aswan Dam (also called High Dam) of Egypt will be blown up with nuclear weapons in these last days and the land of Egypt will be flooded with waters, but what do The Scriptures say about this matter?
The Prophecy Against Egypt Part 1
Yashayah (Isaiah) 19:1-6
1 “The burden of Egypt. Behold, Yahuwah rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. 2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. 3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards. 4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel master; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Master, Yahuwah of hosts. 5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up. 6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.”
A Future Unfulfilled Prophecy
Yashayah (Isaiah) 19:18-22
18 “In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Yahuwah of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction. 19 In that day shall there be an altar to Yahuwah in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Yahuwah. 20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto Yahuwah of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto Yahuwah because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. 21 And Yahuwah shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know Yahuwah in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto Yahuwah, and perform it. 22 And Yahuwah shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to Yahuwah, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.”
We can understand that the prophecy in Yashayah (Isaiah) 19:5-6 about the rivers, brooks, and waters of Egypt being dried up and turned far away is a future prophecy that has not yet been fulfilled because it is scheduled to happen before Yahuwshuwah Mashyach (“a saviour and a great one”) will come and deliver them.
The River Nile
“The Nile (Arabic: النيل, an-Nīl; Ancient Egyptian: Iteru & Ḥ’pī; Coptic Egyptian: P(h)iaro; Amharic: ?, ʿAbbai) is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It is 6,650 km (4,130 miles) long. It runs through the ten countries of Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Egypt.”
“The Nile has two major tributaries, the White Nile and Blue Nile. The White Nile is longer and rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source still undetermined but located in either Rwanda or Burundi. It flows north through Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Uganda and South Sudan. The Blue Nile is the source of most of the water and fertile soil. It begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia at 12°02′09″N 037°15′53″E and flows into Sudan from the southeast. The two rivers meet near the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.”
“The northern section of the river flows almost entirely through desert, from Sudan into Egypt, a country whose civilization has depended on the river since ancient times. Most of the population and cities of Egypt lie along those parts of the Nile valley north of Aswan, and nearly all the cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt are found along riverbanks. The Nile ends in a large delta that empties into the Mediterranean Sea.”
What Is A Tributary?
“A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a main stem (or parent) river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Tributaries and the main stem river serve to drain the surrounding drainage basin of its surface water and groundwater by leading the water out into an ocean or sea.”
“A confluence, where two or more bodies of water meet together, usually refers to the joining of tributaries.”
A tributary is the source a river gets its water from. The River Nile has two main tributaries: the White Nile and the Blue Nile.
What Is A Dam?
“A dam is a barrier that impounds water or underground streams. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water, while other structures such as floodgates or levees (also known as dikes) are used to manage or prevent water flow into specific land regions. Hydropower and pumped-storage hydroelectricity are often used in conjunction with dams to generate electricity. A dam can also be used to collect water or for storage of water which can be evenly distributed between locations.”
“A spillway is a section of a dam designed to pass water from the upstream side of a dam to the downstream side. Many spillways have floodgates designed to control the flow through the spillway.”
Common Purposes Of Dams
Dams are built for the following purposes:
1. power generation
2. water supply
3. stabilize water flow/irrigation
4. flood prevention
5. land reclamation
6. water diversion
8. recreation and aquatic beauty
The Aswan Dam
“The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. Since the 1950s, the name commonly refers to the High Dam. Construction of the High Dam became a key objective of the Egyptian Government following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, as the ability to control floods, provide water for irrigation, and generate hydroelectricity were seen as pivotal to Egypt’s industrialisation. The High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt.”
“Before the dams were built, the Nile River flooded every year during late summer, when water flowed down the valley from its East African drainage basin. These floods brought high water and natural nutrients and minerals that annually enriched the fertile soil along the floodplain and delta; this had made the Nile valley ideal for farming since ancient times. Because floods vary, in high-water years the whole crop might be wiped out, while in low-water years widespread drought and famine occasionally occurred. As Egypt’s population grew and conditions changed, both a desire and ability developed to control the floods, and thus both protect and support farmland and the economically important cotton crop. With the reservoir storage provided by the Aswan dams, the floods could be lessened and the water stored for later release.”
The Blue Nile Dams: Ethiopia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dams_and_hydropower_in_Ethiopia
“Ethiopia considers itself the powerhouse of Africa due to its high hydropower potential. Only a fraction of this potential has been harnessed so far. In 2009 less than 10% of Ethiopians had access to electricity and the country was plagued by power outages. In order to overcome this situation, the government has embarked on an ambitious dam building program. Three hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 1.18 GW were commissioned in 2009 and 2010 alone, more than doubling the previous installed capacity of the country. The largest hydroelectric plant in Ethiopia, Beles, began initial operation in May 2010. Contracts for five more large dams have been signed. Once completed, which is expected to be around 2015, these dams would increase the installed capacity by more than 11 GW from less than 1 GW in 2008.”
“The construction of more large dams is foreseen in a Master Plan that aims to bring capacity to 15 GW. While this increase is enormous, it is barely equivalent to the capacity of all power plants in Portugal. Power demand in Ethiopia is constrained by poverty, and the country thus plans to export power to Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti and even Yemen or Egypt. The benefits of the dams are not only limited to hydropower. Many dams are multi-purpose dams that are also designed to provide water for irrigation and flood control. However, hydropower is expected to be the main benefit of the dams.”
“The White Nile (Arabic: النيل الأبيض an nīl al ‘abyaḍ) is a river of Africa, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile from Egypt, the other being the Blue Nile. In the strict meaning, “White Nile” refers to the river formed at Lake No at the confluence of the Bahr al Jabal and Bahr el Ghazal Rivers. In the wider sense, “White Nile” refers to the approximately 3,700 kilometres (2,300 mi) of rivers draining from Lake Victoria into the White Nile proper. It may also, depending on the speaker, refer to the headwaters of Lake Victoria.”
“The Jebel Aulia Dam is a dam on the White Nile near the capital of Sudan, Khartoum.”
“In 2003, a hydro-electric project was completed on the dam, adding a 30 megawatt maximum capacity. As a result, the site became a site of significant national importance, and is now continually guarded by the Sudan People’s Armed Forces.”
The Red Sea Dam Proposal
“The Red Sea dam is a speculative macro-engineering proposal put forward in 2007 by a group of scientists and engineers. Although the authors’ intentions are to explore “the ethical and environmental dilemmas and some of the political implications of macro-engineering”, the proposal has attracted both criticism and ridicule.”
“The idea is to dam the Red Sea at its southern end where the Bab-al-Mandab Strait is only 29 km (18 mi) wide. Natural evaporation would rapidly lower the level of the enclosed Red Sea. Water rushing back into the sea would then drive turbines to generate electricity. It is claimed that up to 50 gigawatts of electrical power could be generated, dwarfing all other power schemes worldwide.”
The Strait Of Gibraltar Dam Proposal
“The Strait of Gibraltar (Arabic: مضيق جبل طارق, Spanish: Estrecho de Gibraltar) is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Gibraltar and Spain in Europe from Morocco in Africa.”
“In the 1920s and 1930s, the Atlantropa project proposed damming the strait to generate large amounts of electricity and lower the sea level of the Mediterranean by several hundreds of meters to create large new lands for settlement.”
What Is All This Talk About Dams?
The Waters Of Egypt Will Be Dried Up
The prophecy against Egypt reveals that the waterways to Egypt will be dried up. It does not say that Egypt will be punished with a massive flood which will cause it to be waste, desolate and uninhabitable.
All of the already completed dams, dams currently under construction, and proposed future dams have the potential to play a part in drying up and turning far away the waters, sea, rivers, and brooks of Egypt. A nuclear bomb strike against the Aswan Dam is not necessary to dry up the waterways of Egypt. All it requires is the control of these series of dams and a strategic manipulation of the current dams and this prophecy would be fulfilled. The dams that have been built and any future dams that will be built on the Niles that many see as a blessing could be used as a weapon to dry up the rivers of Egypt.
The prophecy is about Egypt being deprived of water rather than it being flooded with water.
A Perverse Spirit In Egypt
Yashayah (Isaiah) 19:11-15
11 “Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaah (Pharaoh) is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaah (Pharaoh), I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? 12 Where are they? where are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now, and let them know what Yahuwah of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt. 13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof. 14 Yahuwah hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit. 15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do. “
Why Will Egypt Be Punished?
Yashayah (Isaiah) 19:3
3 “And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.”
Yahuwah reveals through the prophecy against Egypt that Egypt has the following abominations in their land:
2. charmers (enchanters, necromancers)
3. familiar spirits
4. wizards (a knower, soothsayers)
Egypt consults with these entities instead of Yahuwah.
Who Are “They”?
Yashayah (Isaiah) 19:4-5
4 “And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel master; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Master, Yahuwah of hosts. 5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up. 6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.”
The prophecy against Egypt clearly states that the waterways will be dried up by a fierce king and cruel master and “they” that is with him. Yahuwah will not dry up the waters of Egypt by His miraculous power, but those who invade and rule over (control) Egypt will fulfill the prophecy.
I do not know if the wicked among mankind have plans to flood the land of Egypt. I do not know if this is possibly the reason why this false interpretation of the prophecy is circulating. What I do know is that the prophecy of Yahuwah points to the waterways of Egypt being dried up. When the people of Yahuwah see the waterways of Egypt dried up, this is when the prophecy of Yahuwah will be fulfilled. The dams of the Niles are an alternative method through which this can be achieved rather than blowing up the Aswan Dam.
Yashayah (Isaiah) 19:16-17
16 “In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of Yahuwah of hosts, which he shaketh over it. 17And the land of Yahuwdah (Judah) shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of Yahuwah of hosts, which he hath determined against it.”
The Land Of Yahuwdah A Terror
Some believe that the prophecy against Egypt will be fulfilled “after” Yahuwah returns the tribe of Yahuwdah back into the land of Yahuwdah because the prophecy mentions that the land of Yahuwdah will be a terror. The prophecy does not mention the actual bloodline tribe of Yahuwdah being already returned to the land. It simply says that the “land of Yahuwdah” will be a terror. In other words, whoever is currently living in the land of Yahuwdah at the time the prophecy is appointed to be fulfilled will be a terror to Egypt. The prophecy against Egypt will occur before Yahuwshuwah Mashyach returns to gather the true bloodline Yahsharahalites including Yahuwdah back into their land (Contrary to popular belief, this did not occur in 1948. The gathering and return of the people of Yahuwah will be a time of rest for the people of Yahuwah, and as of this current date, we still see war and unrest in the land of Yahuwdah.).
Yahuwah addresses the king of Egypt as “Pharaah” in the prophecy against Egypt, but this does not necessarily mean that this king is a bloodline descendant of Pharaah (Pharaoh). The modern king of Egypt could be one of many in these last days who have assigned a name and title of blasphemy to themselves.
The Highway Of Peace
Yashayah (Isaiah) 19:18, 23-25
18 “In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Yahuwah of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.”
23 “In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. 24 In that day shall Yahsharahal be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: 25 Whom Yahuwah of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Yahsharahal mine inheritance.”
The fact that this highway has not been built yet connecting Egypt to Assyria is further proof that Yashayah Chapter 19 is about an unfulfilled prophecy. These three nations will be at peace with one another in the future and will fellowship with one another in worship of Yahuwah.
The Prophecy Against Egypt Part 2
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 29:1-3; 8-9
1 “In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of the month, the word of Yahuwah came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Pharaah (Pharaoh) king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt: 3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Master Yahuwah; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaah (Pharaoh) king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.”
8 Therefore thus saith the Master Yahuwah; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee. 9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am Yahuwah: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it.
I Will Make The Rivers Dry
“Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 30:12 “And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the hand of the wicked: and I will make the land waste, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I Yahuwah have spoken it.”
In this prophecy, Yahuwah says that “He” will make the rivers of Egypt dry.
A Different Prophecy Against Egypt
There are those who believe that the prophecy against Egypt in Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) Chapters 29 and 30 and Yashayah (Isaiah) Chapter 19 represent the same prophecy because they both mention a drying up of the rivers of Egypt. However, The Scriptures reveal that the prophecy against Egypt in Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) has already been fulfilled.
Yahuwah Gave Nebuchadrezzar Egypt
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 29:17-20
17 “And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of Yahuwah came unto me, saying, 18 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babal (Babylon) caused his army to serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against it: 19 Therefore thus saith the Master Yahuwah; Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babal (Babylon); and he shall take her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army. 20 I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the Master Yahuwah.”
The Glory Of Egypt Ceased
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 30:10-13
10 “Thus saith the Master Yahuwah; I will also make the multitude of Egypt to cease by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon. 11 He and his people with him, the terrible of the nations, shall be brought to destroy the land: and they shall draw their swords against Egypt, and fill the land with the slain. 12 And I will make the rivers dry, and sell the land into the hand of the wicked: and I will make the land waste, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers: I Yahuwah have spoken it. 13 Thus saith the Master Yahuwah; I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.”
Yahuwah paid Nebuchadrezzar king of Babal (Babylon) in wages with the land of Egypt and around the time Nebuchadrezzar conquered Egypt, Yahuwah caused the rivers to dry.
The Last Pharaah (Pharaoh)
Yaramayah (Jeremiah) 44:30
30 “Thus saith Yahuwah; Behold, I will give Pharaah-hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave Zadakayah (Zedekiah) king of Yahuwdah into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babal (Babylon), his enemy, and that sought his life.”
Pharaah-hophra was the last bloodline king of Egypt to rule Egypt. Yahuwah says there would no more be a prince (male heir to the throne) of Pharaah. Yahuwah destroyed Pharaah by the hand of Nebuchadrezzar. Nebuchadrezzar spoiled Egypt of her treasures. It appears the only thing they did not spoil are the tombs of the dead because the kings of the north have the treasures of the dead in their museums in our modern times. Nebuchadrezzar reigned around 605 BC through 562 BC.
Egypt Was Desolate And Waste For Forty Years
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 29:8-12
8 “Therefore thus saith the Master Yahuwah; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee. 9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am Yahuwah: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it. 10 Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia. 11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years. 12 And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.”
The forty year count began after Nebuchadrezzar conquered Egypt.
Egypt Became The Basest Of Kingdoms
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 29:13-16
13 “Yet thus saith the Master Yahuwah; At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered: 14 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their habitation; and they shall be there a base kingdom. 15 It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations. 16 And it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Yahsharahal, which bringeth their iniquity to remembrance, when they shall look after them: but they shall know that I am the Master Yahuwah.”
Yahuwah reveals that at some time in the past during the reign of Nebuchadrezzar the land of Egypt had the following features:
1. Egypt was desolate and waste for forty years
2. the Egyptians were dispersed into all the nations as slaves for forty years
3. no man or beast passed through or inhabited Egypt for forty years
Egypt suffered the same punishment as Yahuwdah and Yahruwshalaam except the captivity of Yahuwdah lasted seventy years under Nebuchadrezzer. After the forty year punishment of Egypt, Yahuwah gathered the Egyptians from out of slavery and placed them back in Egypt where they then became the basest of kingdoms. The glory and rule of the Pharaahs (Pharaohs) and Egypt ceased at that time.
Yahuwah Will Gather His People Out Of Egypt
Yashayah (Isaiah) 11:10-12
10 “And in that day there shall be a root of Yashay (Jesse), which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Master shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Yahsharahal, and gather together the dispersed of Yahuwdah from the four corners of the earth.”
This end time prophecy states that Yahuwah will gather the remnant of His people from out of Egypt, therefore, Egypt will be inhabited with people at the time of the return of Yahuwshuwah.
They Will Dry Up The Waterways Of Egypt
If the fierce and cruel king and “they” who will be with him decide to flood the land of Egypt, it will not fulfill the future prophecy of Yahuwah in Yashayah (Isaiah) Chapter 19. The prophecy of Yahuwah states that at some time in the future but “before” Yahuwshuwah returns to gather his people, the waterways of Egypt will be dried up. When The Scriptures prophesy that they will turn the rivers of Egypt far away, it means that they will divert the waters of Egypt which is one of the functions and purposes of building a dam. The dams can be used to caused the rivers of Egypt to dry up.
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