Gilbert House Fellowship #160: Isaiah 15-20

THE DESTRUCTION of Damascus was prophesied by Isaiah more than 2,700 years ago. While it’s suffered during the last four years of civil war in Syria, it’s not quite a “ruinous heap” just yet.

Isaiah also saw a day when Egypt and Assyria would worship God, and there are some who believe the Great Pyramid of Giza is a sign of this promise.

We also discuss the “land of whirring wings that is beyond the rivers of Cush” described in Isaiah 18. In our view, this is the most likely reference to the United States in the whole Bible.

Sharon’s new supernatural thriller Blood Lies: Book One of The Redwing Saga is now available! Click here to order Blood Lies in paperback, and click here to buy Blood Lies as a Kindle e-book.

Derek’s new book The Great Inception: Satan’s PSYOPs from Eden to Armageddon is the #1 New Release in Christian Prophecy at Amazon! For free samples, click here for a series of articles drawn from material in the book, or click here for a series of short (5-10 minute) videos based on the book.

Click here for the complete archive of our New Testament Bible studies to date, and click here for the Old Testament studies to date.


  1. I’ve recently discovered these podcasts (although I’ve been listening to SkyWatchTV and SciFriday for some time). Great studies! Thanks so much for all you do. Derek, I’ve just begun your new book “The Great Inception.” So far its great!!

    Tim Jones

  2. Hello to you both! I heard you recommend a specific version of the Bible you like to use – was it the NLT? If not, could you let me know what version you were referring to? It was not a version you always use, but one you referred to often.
    Love your ministry – blessings to you and your best friend!

    1. Author

      Hi, Denise: We like the ESV because it’s a good word-for-word translation in modern English. For study Bibles, we like the Faithlife Study Bible, which you can use online for free at

      The Blue Letter Bible ( is a great collection of study tools–multiple translations, commentaries, and Strong’s Hebrew and Greek concordances.

      There are other good translations, like the NET Bible, whose translators have made their extensive notes available to us lay people explaining why they chose the words they did. You can find that at

  3. It would be awesome to have all these studies on cd!! I think it would be a very good ministry tool, especially for new believers. I know I’m enjoying it.

  4. Hello, Sharon and Derek!
    Can you possibly do a teaching about Islam and the Bible? Where it’s spoken of in the Bible, in prophecy as well. Since Islam affected the Middle East tremendously and sects have been so violent toward Christians and Jews, I would think there would be major amount of prophecy regarding it? I’ve always wondered where it originated and if it’s a tool of Satan to come against God such as other type religions…

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