The Entrance of Two Highways
All roads lead back to Jerusalem! From the ends of the earth, the highways in both the natural and the spirit (angelic highways) are being built, and the gateways are being opened back to Israel. During the past year, and especially in recent months, two of those highways have been highlighted to us by the Holy Spirit. In that time, we, as well as many other believers around the world have been praying for the opening and activation of these highways for the Gospel of Peace that has reached the ends of the earth to return to Israel, for the salvation of Israel, and the return of Yeshua, the King of glory. One of these highways being prepared is The Golden Maritime Highway from East Asia back to Jerusalem entering through Eilat, the ancient port of Ezion Geber where King Solomon built the famous ships of Tarshish. The second highway, The African Highway, starts in Cape Agulhas, South Africa to Cairo, where the Isaiah 19 Highway connects, also entering Israel through Eilat. Read more about the strategic highways in our prophetic blog here: https://www.vdd7.com/singapore-antioch-2020/ .
Eilat is commonly referred to as the “Southern Gateway” of Israel, and its strategic importance geographically and in the spirit is immense. What this means in its entirety for East Asia and Africa as a whole is beyond our understanding, but one thing is certain, the angel armies of the Great I Am are descending in greater numbers than ever before, working with the remnant, and clearing the atmospheres of entire nations in preparation for the great harvest to come. How this will play out and what it will look like no one truly knows, but now is the time of preparation, a time to shift our paradigms to the Kingdom paradigm away from the structures and traditions of this world. We must take it one day at a time like Joshua and Israel crossing over the Jordan, not always knowing how El Shadai will do it, but always certain that He will fulfill His promise. It was for this reason that we were led by the Ruah Ha’Kodesh to go to Eilat and declare the Word of Adonai according to the current Moed for the opening of the gates and the entering of these highways from the ends of the earth to Israel.
Ezion Geber: Golden Maritime Highway
The ships of Tarshish are mentioned throughout Scripture and are almost always synonymous with the port from which they were sent and returned called Ezion Geber. That ancient port is located very near the city of Eilat on the Red Sea, a short drive across the border into Jordan. “And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-Geber, which is beside Eloth (Eilat), on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom” (1 Kings 9:26). It was from there that the ships of Tarshish brought gold from the east from a place called Ophir (2 Chronicles 8:17-18), as well as many other precious goods from the far east every three years (1 Kings 10:22). However, Ezion Geber and the ships of Tarshish are not just a thing of the distant past, but also something that is happening now and has not yet come to pass.
Isaiah 60:9 speaks of a time in the future that says, “The islands and coastlands will confidently wait for Me; And the ships of Tarshish will come first, to bring your sons from far away, their silver and gold with them for the name of the Lord your God, for the Holy One of Israel because He has glorified you.” In present day, much of the remnant in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Papua New Guinea are staunch supporters of Israel even though the official policies of Malaysia and Indonesia do not reflect that even going as far as celebrating the Feasts of Elohim, always praying for the salvation of Israel, and the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). Some of the largest contributions in the world to Aliyah, the return of the Jews to Israel, come from these island nations and others in the east because they understand clearly their role in the end times as stated in Isaiah 60:9, to bring the sons of Israel back home along with their silver and gold, and the good news of the Gospel of Peace. Let us be clear, the gold the ships of Tarshish are bringing this time around is not only physical gold but most importantly the gold of Revelation 3:18 that the Almighty “counsels us to buy from Him, gold (salvation) refined by fire, that makes us truly rich, white clothes [representing righteousness] to clothe ourselves so that the shame of our nakedness will not be seen; and healing salve to put on our eyes so that we may see.” What we are seeing now though is only a trickle of what is yet to come as the highways in the natural and the spirit are opened, causing a huge influx of the above stated, and they will come in the power of the Kingdom through the Southern Gateway of Israel.
It was for this reason that we were led by the Spirit of the YHWH to Eilat, to the shores of the Red Sea on the border with Jordan, the closest we could get to the ancient port of Ezion Geber. We wore on our shirts one pendent each of a golden eagle. One eagle was the Coat of Arms of Indonesia and the other a golden eagle was made from gold mined in Indonesia. Indonesia represents the Islands and coastlands with more than 17,000 islands, but the pendants were also as a representation of the gold of Ophir that will once again be brought to Jerusalem from the East. Read soon, INDONESIA “The Golden Eagle of the East” for more detail and understanding. Standing on the sand facing the Red Sea, we could picture the ancient ships coming from afar with great riches, but we could also see what is to come as the ships of Tarshish return once more with the sons of Israel and salvation on board. With the authority we have been given through the blood of Yeshua, being seated with Him at the right hand of the Father, we declared 2 Chronicles 8:17-18 as an acknowledgment of the past, but also praying for the present relations of nations like Indonesia and Malaysia whose governments speak ill of Israel, to be reversed and be as strong as the alliance between King Solomon and Hiram the King of Tyre to give glory to the Most High. We also prayed according to 2 Chronicles 20:35-36 that Israel would not make bad alliances like Jehosephat did with the King Ahaziah, thereby destroying the ships of Tarshish before ever setting sail. We then as a prophetic act took the key of David (Isaiah 22:22) in our hands and in unison unlocked the gate of Ezion Geber. We declared in totality Psalm 24, and then, feeling from the Spirit of Elohim the time was right, declared Isaiah 60:9, calling the ships of Tarshish and the sons of Israel from the Far East back to Israel, back to Jerusalem. We blew the shofar over the waters of the Red Sea to seal what had been declared and sending the angels on their respective assignments. We gave all glory to El Elyon from the port that was, is and is to come, praying that His sons and daughters would come as waves upon the sea in the power of the Kingdom in the name of Yeshua.
We also researched what is happening in the natural in Eilat to see if there are actually plans in the works for the port of Eilat which is currently very small, to be upgraded to the former glory of Ezion Geber, and to our astonishment, a major project actually is underway called the “Southern Gateway” plan for Eilat to become a key international port. It turns out the new Ramon International airport only 11 miles from Eilat that opened last year (2019) is part of that initiative. Along with a new site for the Eilat Port north of the city that will be reachable by a 70 meter wide, 7.5 kilometer long canal built alongside the Jordanian border, they are also extending the rail line to reach the port, enabling the transfer of goods to all of Israel. Eilat is set for an upgrade just in time for the fulfillment of Isaiah 60:9.
Egypt Border: African Highway
From the border of Jordan, we drove less than 10 minutes to the opposite Egyptian border on the Red Sea, which despite the short distance is the entrance of a completely different highway from another end of the earth. For many years believers from around the world have received visions, dreams, and downloads from the Holy Spirit of a highway that stretches from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo and onwards to Jerusalem. In late January 2020, a small gathering of the Ekklesia from South Africa, Uganda, Israel, the United States, and Singapore were led by the Spirit of the Great I am to Cape Agulhas, the southern tip of South Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet to release decrees like many others who have come before, for the opening and activation of the natural and the spiritual African Highway back to Jerusalem. Read more here for the full series of events: https://www.vdd7.com/south-africa-the-rising-roar/. In a culmination of so many years of prayers and declarations of the remnant at that end of the earth, on February 7th, the President of South Africa announced a multi-billion dollar stimulus package for the construction of a highway from Cape Town to Cairo. Coincidence? No, the Highways from the ends of the earth are being opened, and it is simply coming to pass on the earth as it is in heaven.
In conjunction with the African Highway, Isaiah prophecies a connecting highway in Isaiah 19 from Egypt through Israel, and to Assyria, modern-day Syria, Lebanon, and parts of Iraq and Southern Turkey. This highway has been believed for and contested for with the prayers and the blood of the saints for many years throughout the Middle East. It is the ultimate promise of YHWH of an alliance between the three nations working together in oneness in the name of Yeshua, a Messianic league (Isaiah 19:23-24) that will be a blessing to the nations. In order to get to this promise however, Isaiah 19 tells us Egypt will have to go through very tough trials. So the question is, where in the timeline of these trials is Egypt today so that we can know what is yet to come before the final fulfillment?
Isaiah 19 Now
Starting with verse 1, have the idols of Egypt trembled at the presence of Yeshua? Certainly the toppling, jailing, and death of Hosni Mubarak, referred to as Egypt’s “Pharaoh” President for thirty years was a sign that the idols of Egypt have been shaken.
Verses 2-4 speak of a time when the King of kings will provoke Egyptian against Egyptian ending in verse 4 with a hard and cruel master being ruler over Egypt. This has come to pass with the Arab Spring that caused massive civil unrest in the country even to this day, ending with a military takeover of the former duly elected president, giving power to the current President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi. Egyptian against Egyptian has certainly happened, but is Al-Sissi the cruel master the Bible speaks of? The answer is a resounding “Yes”, with Al-Sissi being far more dictatorial in rule than his predecessor Mubarak, consolidating his power through constitutional reform, and imprisonment of any who would challenge him. He has consistently and factually been proven to be worse than the former “Pharaoh” president.
This brings us to the tragedy of the drying up of the great Nile River in verses 5-9. Certainly the Nile has not yet dried up, otherwise, we would know about it, right? Unfortunately, the Nile truly is drying up at a break-neck pace as a Washington Post report in March 2018 makes painstakingly clear. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/theworldpost/wp/2018/03/22/egypt/ . Most of the canals from the main river are filled with garbage, making them “foul smelling” as verse 6 tells us, but also blocking the irrigation desperately needed by farmers. The Nile waters are so polluted that to drink the water causes kidney failure. What’s more, in agreement with the continuation of verse 6, the streams of Egypt are thinning out and drying up, and because the farmers can no longer have access to the nutrient-rich Nile water, and being forced to rely on unreliable and nutrient less well water, they are unable to grow what they need.
To make matters worse, the sea level is rising quickly causing the traditionally rich River Delta soil and water to become increasingly salty, making it nearly impossible to grow crops there. As these problems continue to go unfixed and unmanaged, the effect continues to compound. As bad as this is, it might not be the greatest threat to the River Nile. Just last year, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the largest Dam in Africa located on the Blue Nile, was completed, which will even further restrict the flow of the Nile to Egypt, as well as stopping the flow of much of the nutrients and sediments carried downstream for the fertilization of the soil. Without even taking the Dam into account, in 2018, the Egyptian government projected water availability to fall even further over the next few years, to what the U.N. defines as “absolute scarcity”.
This will bring about the fulfillment of up to verse 16 at least. How quickly the rest of Isaiah 19 unfolds is anyone’s guess, but suffice it to say a major acceleration in the preparation of the African Highway and the Isaiah 19 highway is unfolding and has reached its next critical stage.
With this understanding, we stood on the border of Israel and Egypt on the shore of the Red Sea and declared all of Isaiah 19 in the presence of the angles and ourselves as two witnesses. Even knowing that tough times are ahead for Egypt, we have the assurance that the end of Isaiah 19 is the healing of Egypt, and the Egyptians turning their hearts toward Yeshua, worshipping Him in Spirit and Truth as a whole nation. As the highway moves through Africa back to Jerusalem, so too will be the fate of the countries on the African Continent to be filled with the Glory of the Eternal all the way to Cairo and back to the promised land. As a prophetic sign we were in the right place at the right time, just a couple feet to our left, workers were repairing and paving the road entering Israel. On earth as it is in heaven. We blew the shofar over the entrance of the highway towards the border, an order to the angels of Adonai to move out on their related assignments, and a declaration that Africa, the Dark Continent, will soon be dubbed the Golden Continent.
The gates are swinging wide from East Asia and Africa to Israel, the fallen Kingdom of darkness is being uprooted, and the way is being prepared as Isaiah 62:10 tells us, “Go through, go through the gates, clear the way for the people; Build up, build up the highway, remove the stones, lift up a banner over the peoples.” We are being called like John the Baptists crying out in the wilderness, “Make straight the way for the Lord!” Are you crying out, or are you silent? Now is not the time to be timid, but rather to roar the Word of Hashem, preparing the way for the return of the King of glory. If we do not, surely the rocks will cry out (Luke 19:40). The armies of Yeshua are being refined, prepared and mobilized for the end-times harvest. The Spirit of Elijah is coming upon the Body of Messiah just as it did John the Baptist, and the Joshuas and Calebs are being raised up who say, “Send me! We will go, and surely you will deliver us from your enemies and fulfill all that you have promised from the ends of the earth back to Jerusalem.”