You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
21 And the
LORD [Yahovah] shall be known [yada`] to
Egypt [Mitsrayim], and the Egyptians [Mitsrayim] shall know [yada`] the LORD
[Yahovah] in that day [yowm], and shall do [`abad]
sacrifice [zebach] and oblation [minchah]; yea, they shall vow [nadar]
a vow [neder] unto the LORD [Yahovah], and perform [shalam] it. KJV-Interlinear
21 Thus the
Lord will make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in
that day. They will even worship with sacrifice and offering, and will make a
vow to the Lord and perform it. NASB
The significance of Egypt, in the signs and results of those signs will be a direct result of Gods judgment in those final years of history.
It is unfortunate that the judgments will have to be so severe before people make their decision to believe in Christ. But the Tribulation is a period of extremes, both in Gods judgments as well as in spiritual defiance.
As the resistance toward truth increases, so too, the severity of the judgments will increase, until those who will repent and believe, do so, and those who will not will have had faced the maximum possible pressure, short of death, in order to make the permanency of their defiance obvious to all of creation.
And, in the midst of all the chaos that will exist during those final seven years, and in the midst of the one country that, for all of its history has carried the name that suggests and defines sin and rejection of truth, there will arise a group of people that will turn to Christ.
They who will finally believe, will know, because to them, the obvious will finally be obvious.
Their sacrifices, here refers to the plural and repetitive nature of their interest and study and worship.
Their oblation, ‘minchah,’ refers to non-bloody offerings, their thanks and their prayers. For back in those distant past days of sacrifices, these were a part of the incense offerings portraying the genuineness of prayer and devotion to God and His plan through the Savior, who is Christ.
To vow a vow, refers to the genuineness and authenticity of their faith in Christ.
And to perform it, indicates that they actually pursue what they believe. Not like many folks who are all talk or pretense, and no authentic faith.
And they will do this during the time of the greatest period of the worst disasters and worst trouble imaginable, throughout the entire world.
How does that speak of those who in our present day, or in similar times past, who have had much easier lives, much more opportunity, far less ordeals in life, and yet have ignored the one obligation to God and to themselves, and have simply ignored their spiritual life.
It is said that great wealth or prosperity or ease of life or complacency, can blind one to the realities of life and mark the way of spiritual failure.
It is also said that great adversity is often times necessary in order for our eyes to open and see our weaknesses and our need for God. Most live between those extremes. What will it take to kick start the motivation and drive to advance in ones spiritual life?
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.