Skip to comments.Egypt's Prophesied Civil War
Posted on 08/16/2013 10:30:13 AM PDT by pastorbillrandles
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. 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. (Isaiah 19:1-2)
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.(Matthew 24:6-7)
Egypt, the largest Arab nation in the world, is currently erupting into a bloody civil war. The factions are the Egyptian military, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the embattled Egyptian people. In the crossfire are the suffering remnant of Coptic christians, whose rights had been somewhat protected under Mubarak, but who have been openly persecuted under the MB.
The transformation of Egypt has long been regarded as one of the centerpieces of the foreign policy of the Obama administration. Egypts recent upheaval began with the unprecedented Obama speech at Al Azhar University* in Cairo in 2009. At the time, the Muslim Brotherhood was a suppressed dissident group in Egypt, but Obama insisted that the MB be brought into the event, over the protestations of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Events which have since ensued in Egypt; the Islamist inspired Arab Spring , the toppling of our longtime ally and peace Partner with Israel, Mubarak, the Egyptian election of US backed Islamist, Mohammed Morsi, the open persecution of the Egyptian Copts by the MB, the over run of our Egyptian US Embassy, and burning of the American flag on 9-11, and recently the ouster of Morsi by the Egyptian Army.
As of now, Egypt has descended into a bloody civil war, as outraged MB mobs assemble to face down the Egyptian army in order to violently re-install Morsi, the MB candidate. Yesterday, 623 MB supporters were killed in confrontations with the Egyptian army, and thousands were injured in the clashes.
The MB has been avenging itself in a typical cowardly fashion, by the wholesale killing of indigenous christians, (Copts), the rape of Coptic and Catholic nuns, the kidnapping of christian children (pre-teen girls, for marriage and conversion)and the burning of christian churches. Egypt is descending into a nightmare scenario.
The Word of God has much to say about this supremely influential Arab nation in the last days. The prognosis for Egypt is both terrifying and bright. Egypt is slated to suffer a harsh night of tribulation before the breaking of the dawn, according to Isaiah and Ezekiel.
We can see by comparing our opening scriptures, that ss a judgment from God, a terrible civil war will break out in Egypt, with much violence and destruction. Jesus was quoting Isaiah 19, the vision of Egypt, in the sermon on the last days, on the Mount of Olives, in Matthew 24. The difference is that Jesus applies the description of the Civil War in Egypt, to the situation throughout the whole world.
In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined against it.(Isaiah 19:16-17)
Egypt has been seized by a mortal fear, particularly of the Jews, and God himself is in that fear. Keep in mind that Egypt was point man for the Arab world in four major modern wars with the state of Israel. The Arab coalition enjoyed the advantage of superior numbers, firepower, transport and supplies, yet in each war were soundly defeated. Of course Israel alone didnt defeat Egypt and the others, the God of Israel did!
The lead hijacker of the 9-11 plot was an Egyptian, Mohammed Atta. An Egyptian pediatrician, Ayman Al Zawahiri is the late Osama Bin Ladins right hand man. The Muslim world has in the modern world been radicalized by the writings of Egyptians Sayyid Qutb, and Hassan Al Banna. In short, the Egyptian people are very influential in the current terrorization of the world in the name of Allah.
Egypt has a time of reckoning coming before she can be healed. But Egypt will eventually be healed,
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and cut off man and beast out of thee. And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it. Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.(Ezekiel 29:8-10)
Radical, violent, anti west, anti christian, Anti Jewish Islam is going to rule over the largest Arab population in the world. Already the newly liberated from Mubarek Egyptian population met in the streets of Cairo by the hundreds of thousands, to hail the once exiled fundamentalist preacher Qadrawi, who called for a march on Jerusalem.
Something soon is going to happen in Egypt that is so awful, Egyptians will have to flee their own land and live as refugees . The land will be rendered uninhabitable for forty years!
No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years. And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.(Ezekiel 29:11-12)
But Prophecy asserts that Egypt will in the end turn to the living God, and drop Islam once and for all. God says He will make himself known to the Egyptians, and that they will turn to Him in a time of great distress. In mercy God will reveal himself to them.
And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.(Isaiah 19:21-22)
Consequently the Egyptians will make peace with Israel, and after some time, (probably during the millennium), return en mass to their own land.They will be trading partners and brothers, the Egyptians, Israel, and Iraqis.
In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.(Isaiah 19:23-25)
Yet thus saith the Lord GOD; At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered.(Ezekiel 29:13)
In the millennium, Egypt is directly addressed by the Lord Himself. He warns her to make sure she is in attendance at the Feast of Tabernacles, lest he withhold rain from her. Thus, there is a glorious future for Egypt, after the long night.
Then the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain. If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain..(Zechariah 14).
* The Harvard,Yale,and Cambridge of international Islamic terrorism,providing the intellectual and philosophical credibility for the Jihad.
So this is Egypts first civil war?
Of course not, I have not asserted anything of the sort. Neither have I said anything to the effect that this Civil War is the one spoken of in Isaiah. I have only said that Isaiah told us that Egypt will siffer a civil war...
Ping to End of Egypt.
Let me know when they lock down the preachers.
I don’t hear any MSM asking about Obama’s doctrine of leading from behind... they were all over Bush about his supposed doctrine of preemptive action against those who would kill us... Pussy Obama simply knows that the safest place in a fight is behind somebody else. He is a coward and a race pimp hustler...
There can only be one. And there can only be one more Jewish Temple.
“The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air.”
The “great falling away” is palpable. Everyone can sense it.
I bet he's in the basement rolled up in the fetal position rocking himself.
WE NEED A LEADER. A STRONG MAN NEEDS TO STEP UP AN LEAD US OUT OF THIS MESS. Aren't there any strong men?
And to think, I thought this article was about ME predicting this a year ago on FR.
Where’s the gasoling?
Thanks! Bookmarked your blogsite.
God’s richest blessings on you and your house in JESUS’ name.
If UN troops go in they’re going to find out what the muslims mean when they say “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Did I get that right? Anyway, the muslims will stand together and destroy the blue helmets.
Someone will breach the Aswan dam and Lower Egypt will be washed away down to the rocks. This is not prophecy - just a common sense conclusion when you have a massive lake behind a dam at the mercy of the millions of crazies that live in the Middle East.
That scenerio doesn’t desolate the land for 40 years though. Why does the author assume that the end of the 40 years will occur during the 1000 year reign? I’m not being snarky, just curious.
Because I believe that these things happen in the Tribulation, and that the Millenium follows the Tribulation.
Neither have I said anything to the effect that this Civil War is the one spoken of in Isaiah." Sure, we understand, Egypt right now is just a good marketing hook and it's all about marketing.
The country and the whole Western world is sliding down the throat of the porcelain god in the big bathroom of history and the thing to do is pump the Christ Surrenders , Evacuates, and Hands Satan the Planet Doctrine instead of telling people to turn back to Christ, repent of their sins, then live an exemplary Christian life while working to lead others to Christ.
When did "work for the night is coming" turn into "sell hunkering down and buying survivalist gear"?
Ninety percent of the dope dealers, serial wife beaters, and murderers I used to lead around in shackles knew more about "End Times" prophecy than most of the blog pimps with a "prophecy ministry" do and every one of them knew they would be "Ruptured" out of prison along with the righteous because they'd said the magic words when they were a kid.
Preaching all the dozens of different prophecy interpretations has become a total distraction from preaching Christ and Him crucified. People come to the end of their own time every day and in this country a lot of them go into eternity and eternal damnation leaving a big collection of books by prophecy hucksters behind for their equally lost heirs to sell on EBay. That's the real result of "prophecy ministry" in this country.
Amazing that you got all of that out of my simple article Rashp! And why do you assume that I don’t constantly preach Christ and Him crucified? You don’t know me, my motives or even what you are talking about. I forgive you for your “Blog pimp reference’, and for (Falsely) accusing me of selling survivalists gear.I think you need to get on Decaf, brother, and quit bearing false witness against a pastor who you know nothing of.
So says someone who rejects Jesus Christ as the authority on Christianity and relies instead on Rabbinical Pharisees to define their personal Self Alone flavor of Christianity.
When someone only accepts the Pharisee Approved Luther Subset of Scripture rather than the entire Bible what they have to say with regard to Scripture is by definition based on an incomplete understanding of the Word of God. Furthermore, its almost always a self-serving personal interpretation that isnt even consistant with the portion of Scripture they do claim to accept.
So you see, I at the very least know "someone" doesm't even accept the entire Old Testament Jesus Christ and the Apostles used, therefore preaches to others based on an incomplete understanding of Scripture, and markes their personal view of prophey by hooking to events taking place today but denies that they're in any way implying that said events have anything to do with what they're posting.
I also know they routinely pimp their blog full of other such hype so to say I'm talking about someone "you know nothing about" is either a lie or attempt to hide from the fact that "someone" has been pumping at least what they want others to know about them for a long time.
You don’t make any sense Rashputin. I have no idea what you are talking about, and no desire to either.
>I bet he’s in the basement rolled up in the fetal position rocking himself.<
No he’s not — he’s playing golf and you and I are paying the green fees and congresscritters are cheering him on.
“When someone only accepts the Pharisee Approved Luther Subset of Scripture rather than the entire Bible what they have to say with regard to Scripture is by definition based on an incomplete understanding of the Word of God. Furthermore, its almost always a self-serving personal interpretation that isnt even consistant with the portion of Scripture they do claim to accept.”
It’s Rome that has erred in rejecting the Jewish canon and adding 7 more books into their bibles, most of which they don’t really even believe in, such as Judith which the RCC acknowledges to be a work of fiction due to its significant historical and geographical errors.
As for the “self alone” nonsense. It’s Rome that rejects the sufficiency of Christ’s work on the cross, and asserts that they can add to God’s grace in order to earn salvation.
Like the prophecy hucksters, though, those who would pretend to witness for Christ while belittling others as "puny humans" rather than precious lost souls are only concerned with their Self and their Self Alone which is why the preach Self Worship rather than Christ and Him crucified.
In fact, such folks run from a crucifix like a bunch of B movie vampires because they know it was Christ on the Cross that saves us, not their personal favorite flavor of Self Alone Self Worship.
Ah, the predictable kindergarten child, "you're crazy" taunt followed by the usual, "I don't care" over the departing shoulder.
As usual with your trolling nature, you just come around to pick a fight. You truly are a “puny” person.
Throughout the Bible God has attempted to warn, teach, and prepare His people. He used prophecy as a means to instruct His followers about how to prepare and be ready. The prophecy deniers have always tried to thwart that effort. God used prophecy consistently throughout history to allow those faithful to His word to prepare for coming judgment. Noah, Lot, and Joseph are examples of those who listened and understood. God has never left His faithful without knowledge of what was coming and how to prepare. Each of those believers was mocked and ridiculed but were proven correct and saved from Gods wrath.
Today we have those who would have us believe that sometime in the past God stopped giving us information of what to prepare for. Somehow they would have us believe that He did not instruct us about what was coming and how to prepare. They use the same mocking tone as Josephs brothers and people in Noahs day. Peter and others warned us to be mindful of the words which were spoken before and that there would be scoffers.
2 Peter 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
There is a force in this world that would have us not believe or be prepared for coming judgment on this world. Just as with Noah, Joseph, and Lot, I believe the prophets have given us information of what is coming. We were told it would not be easy to understand.
2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
I believe that God HAS given us information about what the future holds and has told us how to prepare. He used the prophets to inform the people of what was coming throughout history and He has not abandoned us to guess about what the future holds. Just as in Noahs day we have been information about what is coming and the same force that caused people to scoff at Noah is at work today to keep people from being prepared for what is coming.
I, for one, would rather ere on the side of being over prepared then to suffer like those who scoffed at Noah, Lot, and Joseph or those who will suffer for scoffing at us who would be prepared today.
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.(Matthew 24:44-46)
Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. (Luke 12:37)
James teaches that even just one sin makes you guilty of the whole law.
“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” (Jas 2:10)
Paul speaks of his sin nature, his frequent sins, and his inability to be righteous according to the Law, and his thankfulness for Christ.
“For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” (Rom 7:15-25)
Paul teaches that we are free from the curse of the law, for Christ was made a curse for us, that we may receive the promise by faith.
“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” (Gal 3:11-14)
Paul teaches that men are not saved because they did good works or were obedient, but are saved for the purpose that they perform good works, which they were before appointed that they should do them.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Eph 2:8-10)
Christ agrees, asserting that not even our faith is from ourselves, but is given from above, according as how God chose us in Him from before the foundation of the world that we should produce good works, and that our fruit should abide.
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” (Joh 15:16)
Thus we conclude that salvation is entirely the gift of God, not based on our personal merits, but is effectually carried through by the almighty power of God, who works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure; so that our faith is such that it produces good works and obedience, though we are not judged to damnation for not being incapable of being righteous according to the law.
As your own “Doctor of Grace” affirmed,
“And further, should any one be inclined to boast, not indeed of his works, but of the freedom of his will, as if the first merit belonged to him, this very liberty of good action being given to him as a reward he had earned, let him listen to this same preacher of grace, when he says: For it is God which works in you, both to will and to do of His own good pleasure; and in another place: So, then, it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy. Now as, undoubtedly, if a man is of the age to use his reason, he cannot believe, hope, love, unless he will to do so, nor obtain the prize of the high calling of God unless he voluntarily run for it; in what sense is it not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy, except that, as it is written, the preparation of the heart is from the Lord? Otherwise, if it is said, It is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy, because it is of both, that is, both of the will of man and of the mercy of God, so that we are to understand the saying, It is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy, as if it meant the will of man alone is not sufficient, if the mercy of God go not with itthen it will follow that the mercy of God alone is not sufficient, if the will of man go not with it; and therefore, if we may rightly say, it is not of man that wills, but of God that shows mercy, because the will of man by itself is not enough, why may we not also rightly put it in the converse way: It is not of God that shows mercy, but of man that wills, because the mercy of God by itself does not suffice? Surely, if no Christian will dare to say this, It is not of God that shows mercy, but of man that wills, lest he should openly contradict the apostle, it follows that the true interpretation of the saying, It is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy, is that the whole work belongs to God, who both makes the will of man righteous, and thus prepares it for assistance, and assists it when it is prepared.” (Augustine, The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope and Love, Chp. 32)
One of the first things I learned when dealing with criminal scum was that you could always tell who picked the fight by who had their fellow scumballs show up right away to help them.
What I learned a long time ago was that you’re all bark, but no bite.
They always go straight to the childish taunts.
"...is that the whole work belongs to God, who both makes the will of man righteous, and thus prepares it for assistance, and assists it when it is prepared"Amen.
Isaiah 46:4 "And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you"
“My my some people do have a little snit fit when someone hands them back exactly the same thing they’ve been dishing out to others for so long.”
You’re projecting, and you’re also delusional.
Kindergarten "no, you are" taunt with third grade words. Thank you for proving my point yet again.
still small voice/barking...take your pick.
Thank you for post.
Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.
This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith; to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.
...the gospel which has come to you, just as in all the world also...
...the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven...
How the Christian doctrine soon spread throughout the whole world.
Thus, then, under a celestial influence and co-operation, the doctrine of the Saviour, like the rays of the sun, quickly irradiated the whole world. Presently, in accordance with divine prophecy, the sound of his inspired evangelists and apostles had gone throughout all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. Throughout every city and village, like a replenished barn floor, churches were rapidly found abounding, and filled with members from every people.
Book 2, Chapter 3
Herein is the prophecy foretold by Christ, the fulfillment of which is written by Paul and verified by Eusebius. If the end did not come as Christ foretold, He is a false prophet and is not who He claimed to be. If Christ lied, He and everyone who died believing in Him did so in vain.
If He did not lie, then it behooves you to try to understand what He meant by “the end.” His apostles understood, and their understanding is in almost every book of the New Testament.
One more thing:
The prophecy over Egypt in Isaiah 19 is a prophecy of the Battle of Carchemish (605 BC), in which Egypt was defeated by Babylon, ending Egypt’s power and influence in the Levant.
The fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC came, in part, as a result of Egypt’s fall.
The prophecies you cited from Isaiah and Matthew have absolutely nothing to do with what Egypt or the rest of the world, for that matter, is experiencing now.
“At the end of forty years f I will gather the Egyptians from the peoples among whom they were scattered...”
What does the prophecy you cited in Ezekiel have to do with the prophecies you originally cited in Isaiah and Matthew???
Throwing around unrelated passages may fool some people, but I’m not impressed by it. When you want to have a discussion on Ezkiel, we can. In the meantime, address the prophecies in Isaiah and Matthew you originally raised and show us how they have anything to do - aside from your unique and personal interpretation of them - with us today.
i did address issues raised by the prophecy n Isaiah, I just through in the Ezekiel prophecy as an added point. Re-read my questions to you. (BTW I am not trying to ‘fool’ anyone, nor to impress you. I prefer civil discussions if at all.
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