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Devotional: Pharaoh’s Dirge

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9th Ezekiel Chapter 29 Chapter 32  Pharaoh’s  Dirge

Memo Verse: “2“Son of man, set your face toward Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt” (Ezekiel 28:2 AMP).

God dealt treacherously with the Children of Israel in response to their dippy and making their children pass through the fire. Still,  His wrath did not end with the Israelites. God had vengeance for the Egyptians  who oppressed them even while they were in sin.

‘Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am going to bring a sword on you and cut off (destroy) both man and animal, and the land of Egypt will be a desolation and a wasteland. And they will know [without any doubt] that I am the Lord.

“Because you said, ‘The Nile is mine and I have made it,’ 10 behold (hear this), therefore, I am against you and against your rivers (the Nile, its tributaries), and I will make the land of Egypt a complete waste and a desolation, from [northern] Migdol to [southern] [a]Syene, even as far as the border of Ethiopia (Cush). 11 No man’s foot will pass through it, no animal’s foot will pass through it, and it will not be inhabited for forty years. Ezekiel 29:8-11AMP

A funeral dirge is a funeral song of wailing in grief for someone’s utter  despair. When God commanded destruction be brought upon a pople, he told the prophet to take up funeral dirge for the soon to be destroyed. Still, He has a  hand of mercy. Though he would not resore them to thier former glory, God promised to let the Egyptians retun their lands and be a lowly kindom.

13 ‘For thus says the Lord God, “At the end of forty years I will gather the Egyptians from the nations among whom they were scattered. 14 I will reverse the fortunes of Egypt [as I will that of Israel] and cause them to return to the land of Pathros, the land of their origin, and there they will be a lowly kingdom. 15 It will be the lowliest of the kingdoms, and it will [b]never again exalt itself above the nations; I will diminish the Egyptians so they will never again rule over the nations. 16 And Egypt will never again have the confidence of the house of Israel; their wickedness will be remembered whenever Israel looks toward them [for help]. Then they will know [without any doubt] that I am the Lord God.” *Eekiel 29:13-16 AMP

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