IS THIS ISAIAH’S PROPHECY OF GOD’S JUDGMENT ON EGYPT?

“Egypt’s Prophetic Tsunami”, one of the judgments God delivers against Egypt in Isaiah 19 is unprecedented Civil War!

Egypt’s prophesied civil war may be close, as government has issued a Death Penalty to former President Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader. Immediately two judges are assassinated by the Brotherhood in protest

Isaiah 19 foretells two major events occurring in Egypt that will deliver her End Times destruction. These two events are: 1) Her government will turn severely dictatorial and will oppress the people. This oppressive government will spark a civil war in which Egyptian kills Egyptian; 2) The Nile River will inexplicably rise up in huge volume and will destroy Egypt’s ability to feed herself. Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam is so poorly designed and built that it could burst, sending a tsunami wave all along the Nile River in Egypt. But that’s not the end of the story.
After pronouncing a death sentence on Egypt by the rampaging flood waters from the Nile River, God turns in great mercy to pronounce a millennia of blessing upon the Egyptian people!   DVD by David Bay available from http://www.cuttingedge.org

“The burden of Egypt … 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. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof….” (Isaiah 19:1-3)

God will cause this civil war to result in the most severe Absolute Dictatorship imaginable. When you read this prophecy, you have to wonder if the Muslim Brotherhood might be swept back into power.

“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.” (Isaiah 19:4)

Make no mistake about it; President Sisi is stirring up intense hatred from supporters of the Egyptian Brotherhood. Civil War is a logical outcome if Sisi carries out executions of several hundred dissidents.

Two Egypt judges killed hours after Morsi sentence to death“, The Australian, May 18, 2015

“The assassination of two Egyptian judges and a prosecutor in the volatile Sinai Peninsula has raised concern of payback from ­Islamic extremists for the sentencing to death of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. The court officers were gunned down hours after Morsi was condemned to die by a Cairo judge … The attack took place in the provincial capital of El-Arish in the Sinai, where security forces are locked in a bloody struggle with an offshoot of Islamic State. A driver and second prosecutor were wounded when gunmen opened fire, killing the three ­judicial officials as they were being driven to court.”

This strong reaction attack was accompanied by warnings of several top Middle East officials that Egypt will face exceedingly strong reaction if they do execute Morsi.

Strong Egypt Party Warns: Regime dragging Egypt into civil war “, Middle East Monitor, May 18, 2015

“The Strong Egypt Party has criticized the ruling regime saying it will drag the country into ‘civil war’. Headed by Dr Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a former presidential candidate, the party’s remarks came in response to the execution of six people … He warned that “the Egyptian regime’s unprecedented escalation against its opponents over the past few days will drag the country into civil strife.”

Middle East turmoil if Morsi executed: Turkey warns“, The Daily Star (Lebanon), May 18, 2015

“ANKARA: Turkey’s presidential spokesman said Monday that the Middle East would be thrown into turmoil if death sentences handed down in Egypt to former President Mohammad Morsi and other senior Islamist figures were carried out. Ibrahim Kalin told a news conference in Ankara that Turkey would work with the U.N. Human Rights Commission following the sentences, and take ‘all necessary steps’ … Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is a vocal supporter of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.”

As we see more end time Bible prophecies being fulfilled, our confidence in the authority and truth of God’s Word (The Bible) is strengthened and hopefully will result in more Christians being challenged to speak out the Gospel of Christ boldly and courageously.

What is ahead for Christians in 2015?

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Does the Bible give us any clues from prophecy? Of course it does, and like never before, Biblical scholars are studying the prophecy sections in both the Old and New Testaments. What has stimulated this frenzy is of course what is happening in the Middle East and North Africa as Christians are facing unprecedented persecution.

The rise of ISIS and the atrocities (beheading) against Christians in a number of middle eastern countries draws us to the end times prophecy in Matthew 24:7-9  “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will famines and pestilences and earthquakes in different places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you (Christians) up to be afflicted and will kill you. And you will be hated of all nations for My name’s sake.” ISIS gives Christians three choices: 1. Convert to Islam, 2. Remain a Christian and pay an exorbitant tax, 3. Remain a Christian and be beheaded. Option 2 is not a long term option.

It is also significant that Damascus and its demise is central focus of many old testament end time prophecies: Isaiah 17:1, Ezekiel 38 & 39, Amos 1:3-5. Some commentators refer to Syria’s involvement in the 1948, 1967 and 1973 wars as the three sins mentioned in Amos with a fourth still to come in the End Times. Jeremiah 49:23-27 also discusses Damascus downfall with similar language to Amos. Isn’t it interesting the West particularly America is trying to decide what role they should take in Syria as it continues into increasing chaos.

It was thought the overthrow of Morosi’s government in Egypt would help Christians but this has not happened. An outburst of violence against Christians by Morosi supporters in 2013 was not halted by the new government not wanting to offend the Islamists. Seventy four churches were burned or desecrated and a grand total of one person was arrested though ten’s of thousands of Islamists were involved.

The British author and journalist (Daily Telegraph & Prospect) concluded in his outstanding column on the fate of Christians in the Middle East with “The story is not of expansion followed by persecution but of persecution leading to elimination”.

It seems fanciful to see a world where Islam is ruling the nations unless of course the Bible’s prophesy of a one-world leader is true and that leader happens to be the 12th Imam (al Mahdi, the “Rightly Guided One”) that the Muslim world believes in and his appearance is imminent.  A recent survey amongst Muslims revealed 42% of them believe this Islamic superman will appear in their lifetime. When you read what Muslims believe al-Mahdi will achieve, you would think you are reading the Bible’s description of the Ant Christ. Dozens of books have been written about Mahdi by both Sunni and Shiite scholars and both believe he will come to prepare the world for Allah’s judgment. Jerusalem will even be the centre of Imam, al-Mahdi’s Islamic rule according to a hadith from Muhammad. If you want to read more about the similarities between the Bible’s Antichrist and al-Mahdi get the book by Ralph Stice, Arab Spring, Christian Winter: Islam Unleashed on the Church and the World (2014). Ralph says to keep your eye on Turkey (old Ottoman Empire). Joel Richardson’s DVD “The Return is Near” is another valuable resource.

I believe Jonathan Cahn in his best selling book and DVD “The Harbinger” has identified correctly the judgment God is meting out on America starting with 9/11. There is no sign of repentance and turning back to God in this nation. In fact, the opposite is true so more judgment is ahead. Jonathan expects September 13th, 2015 to be a significant day for more economic judgment as it marks the next Shemitah. The last Shemitah 9/29/2008 signaled the collapse of Wall Street – drop of 777 points (7%).

Of interest, I met Jonathan unexpectedly in a hotel in Jerusalem last month. It was no coincidence. I was there for the “Gathering” put on by Watchmen for the Nations. Three and half thousand Christians were meeting in Jerusalem to praise God and pray with and support the Jewish and Arab Christians in Israel. Jonathan had no knowledge of this event or of the group putting it on. I was God’s messenger to connect Jonathan with this group. What really astounded Jonathan was that more than half of the Christians at the Gathering were Chinese. It demonstrated what he knew to be true that just as the economic power has swung from the west to the east, Holy Spirit power has also swung from the west to the east.

Chinese Christians are carrying out God’s call to send evangelists on the three Silk Roads back to Jerusalem. They go as Jesus sent His disciples to spread the Gospel, no two pairs of shoes. It is happening. The book “Back to Jerusalem – Call to Complete the Great Commission” by Three Chinese Church Leaders is a must read to know what God is doing in these last days.

Russia is back in the news. If oil prices remain this low for much longer, the former Soviet Union will face recession. Last week the ruble fell 36% against the dollar. A desperate interest rate increase has reversed the trend for a time but it is known the oil price is below the production cost for the debt ridden state -owned Rosneft. Clearly Putin’s geopolitical ambitions were financed on $100 + oil, but with $60 oil, Russia is fighting to keep itself afloat. Desperate circumstances often bring desperate action.

Debt ridden European Union countries are in crisis. This quote by George Diez in Spiegel Online International says it all. “It is in the nature of this crisis that the longer it continues, the more confusing it gets. It becomes more difficult to follow its twists and turns and to see who is responsible for what. And the whole time, alternatives are disappearing before our very eyes.”

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa poses a catastrophic threat to the region, and could spread further reports The Economist.

As I write famine warnings are being sounded for South Sudan and Somalia.

The world is being shaken as never before and yet God is in control of world events. Jonathan Cahn’s “The Harbinger” reveals the truth that God is in control of world events. The stock market fell 777 points ( 7%) exactly 7 years to the day after 9/11.

The Bible is God’s HISTORY and it reveals how events are going to play out in the not too distant future. Put your trust in our loving heavenly Father and what He has provided for you through His son Jesus.