Friday, February 4, 2011

Egypt is Burning

Yesterday I hitchhiked from Jackson, Wyoming to Bozeman to Columbus, Montana. I got some fast rides; the Presence of God was very strong all day. Last night I slept on a stack of lumber at the Timberweld place in Columbus. While I was laying in my sleeping bag, I began to compose "Egypt is Burning" in my mind. This morning I finished composing the poem at the McDonald's here in Columbus.


Egypt is Burning
By Tim Shey

Sons of Ishmael,
The Scriptures have come full circle.
The angel of the Lord said
He would be a wild man.
Abraham's firstborn was Isaac.
Mount Moriah pointed towards Calvary.

Malachi said:
Was not Esau Jacob's brother?
The Lord said:
Jacob I loved, Esau I hated.
Cain murdered Abel;
Joseph was hated by his brothers.
Jesus was killed
In the house of his friends.
Hagar's offspring mocks
The Messiah to this day.

Egypt is burning.
Isaiah walks naked among you.
Your sin and rebellion is
Broadcast twenty-four seven
On FOX and CNN.

Israel is no longer Jacob:
He has power
With God and men.
Who can resist God's will?

The Lord is transforming
The bloody Middle East.
Shiloh is here in power:
He couches as an old lion.
The Tribe of Judah
Rules in Zion.
The City of David
Is a state of rest:
The Book of Hebrews, Chapter Four.
Those who abide in Him
Are already in New Jeru-Salem.
All you have to do
Is meditate on Genesis 49: 10.

Who is this
That cometh from Edom?
His Cross is splattered in red.
Egypt is burning.
I will tread them
In mine anger.
Egypt is burning.
The handmaid despised Sarai.
Egypt is burning.
Do not reject
His Precious Blood.
Egypt is burning.


  1. That is a sure word, and below is another one.
    God bless!

    Isaiah 19:
    1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD 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 lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts.

  2. Balaam’s famous oracle declared “a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel” (Numbers 24:17).
    In Psalm 45, God, through his inspired spokesman, addresses another individual whom he calls “God.”
    “Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness: therefore, God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows” (vv. 6-7).
    This text is quoted by the inspired writer of the book of Hebrews and applied to Christ (Hebrews 1:8-9). Clearly there is a correlation between the “scepters” of the biblical texts.
    The angel Gabriel informed Mary that God would give her Son “the throne of his father David” and he would “reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end” (Luke 1:32-33). That administration began when Jesus was raised from the dead and subsequently was seated at the right hand of God following his ascension (see Acts 2:29-33; Ephesians 1:20-23). This “reign” is not some future, earthly, millennial reign, but the Lord’s present administration from heaven. This reign, in a mediatorial sense, will terminate with the return of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:24-28); in another sense, the Lord’s reign will be unending (2 Timothy 2:12; 4:18; 2 Peter 1:11; Revelation 3:21).

  3. Sarah and Randy: Thank you for your comments. I appreciate your thoughts.

  4. In "Egypt is Burning", I am not merely talking about geo-political Egypt, but spiritual Egypt. Right now, the Holy Ghost Fire of Shiloh is destroying the Satanic strongholds of the world system/Babylon/Islam/False Christianity, etc.

    "For our God is a consuming fire." (Hebrews 12: 29)

    The Lord rules in Zion.


    By Tim Shey

    Brutal deathdance;
    My eyes weep blood.
    Pharisees smile like vipers,
    They laugh and mock their venom:
    Blind snakes leading
    The deaf and dumb multitude.

    Where are my friends?
    The landscape is dry and desolate.
    They have stretched my shredded body
    On this humiliating tree.

    The hands that healed
    And the feet that brought good news
    They have pierced
    With their fierce hatred.

    The man-made whip
    That opened up my back
    Preaches from a proper pulpit.
    They sit in comfort:
    That vacant-eyed congregation.
    The respected, demon-possessed reverend
    Forks his tongue
    Scratching itchy ears
    While Cain bludgeons
    Abel into silence.

    My flesh in tattered pieces
    Clots red and cold and sticks
    To the rough-hewn timber
    That props up my limp, vertical carcase
    Between heaven and earth.
    My life drips and puddles
    Below my feet,
    As I gaze down dizzily
    On merciless eyes and dagger teeth.

    The chapter-and-versed wolves
    Jeer and taunt me.
    Their sheepwool clothing
    Is stained black with the furious violence
    Of their heart of stone.
    They worship me in lip service,
    But I confess,
    I never knew them
    (Though they are my creation).

    My tongue tastes like ashes:
    It sticks to the roof of my mouth.
    I am so thirsty.
    This famine is too much for me.
    The bulls of Bashan have bled me white.
    Papa, into your hands
    I commend my Spirit.

    February/March 1997
    Iowa State University

    Genesis 49: 10: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”

  5. everything truly does have a "spiritual" meaning doesn't it?

  6. Yes, it does.

    Malachi 4: 1: "For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch."

  7. Thank you all for the spiritual insight on Egypt. I have been wondering what's happening spiritually for a while.
    Thanks for the post, you wouldn't mind if I copied and pasted this?

  8. Joshua: Yeah, go ahead and copy and paste it. If the Lord inspired "Egypt is Burning", then I hope that more of the Body of Christ will get something out of it.

    Sometimes when a big event like the revolution in Egypt happens, it is a foreshadowing of bigger things to come. We all know that the greatest revolution that ever happened was when the Lord Jesus Christ died on the Cross for our sins and rose from the dead--and those who are surrendered to Christ are part of this revolution. All other revolutions are Satanic.

    I believe that the English Revolution (1642-1651) and the American Revolution (1775-1783) were Christian revolutions. These revolutions spread over the years and brought liberty (and are still bringing liberty) to other parts of the world.

    The French Revolution and the Bolshevik Revolution enslaved many nations and ushered in dictators like Napoleon, Lenin and Stalin. The Nazis used political shrewdness to gain power (there was no revolution) and the Nazis also enslaved other nations and killed millions of Jews in death camps.

    You may want to read this: "John Milton: Writer and Revolutionary":

  9. Genesis 49: 8-12: "Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk."

  10. I liked your poem 'Shiloh' best,
    especially the parts that reveal the pharisees; they sound like some 'pastors' I know...

  11. Too many pharisees, too many dead churches, so little time.

    Thank you, Dunamis. When I wrote "Shiloh", it was one of the most supernaturally inspired events that has ever happened in my life. For three days and nights I wrote bits and pieces of the poem. The Lord would wake me up in the middle of the night and then I would have to write another stanza. After it was finished (I don't remember making any revisions), I said, "What is this?"

    "Shiloh" was inspired because I was (and still am) rejected by so many church people. Too many people put their faith in a man-made organization and not in Jesus. For months and months before I wrote "Shiloh", I would think of all the dead churches in Ames, Iowa (and the rest of the world) and repeat to myself over and over again: "Brutal deathdance, my eyes weep blood."

    Whenever I look at a Christian church building, I don't get this warm, fuzzy feeling all over me. Instead, I think of a place where unbelievers stone you to death (rejection) because you obey the Lord.

    I remember this lady gave me a ride in Utah and I read "Shiloh" to her. She began to weep. She told me that my poem reminded her of Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ".