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Sunday, February 27, 2011

EGYPT: At the Crossroads of Prophecy

President Barack Hussein Obama – February 1, 2011

Through thousands of years, Egypt has known many moments of transformation. The voices of the Egyptian people tell us that this is one of those moments; this is one of those times.

Before you read on, you may want to read this: "The Burden of Egypt".

Egypt: This ancient nation, which is spoken in Hebrew as "Mitzrayim" and means “constricted” is linked forever in history and is a key part of the prophetic future of the people God calls -- Israel. Many may not understand Egypt’s future and key role in Biblical prophecy, perhaps it is because they do not know just “who” the commonwealth people of Israel really are.

Today, "all Israel" both native and stranger must know their identity because we are living in "Biblical Days", we are living out the words of prophetic Scripture and understanding the name of Israel is part of our mission today... it is about the identity of the people God calls to Himself. “Israel” literally it means “God Prevails”!

As we know, Paul told the Ephesians “gentiles”… you once were separate, excluded strangers from Messiah and the identity of none other than… Israel.
“Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles… remember that you were at that time separate from Messiah, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world” Ephesians 2:11-12.
God recruits, He calls all people into His commonwealth Kingdom to follow Him as King under the name He chose to give Jacob for His chosen people. He calls all that would believe, all that would follow after Him through the wilderness -- “Israel” -- they are His chosen, both native and stranger. And Israel, as a set apart people, have a servant duty to be priests to all nations, to spread the good news of God’s plan of redemption for all mankind, and of His Kingdom. God wants us to know that when He speaks of “Israel” throughout His word, He speaks of “all” Israel and not just Judah. Otherwise, we are still somehow divided and avoiding each other as brothers in one family of God!

Just as today’s news reports that the restoration of Joseph’s tomb is completed in Israel, and that Zechariah’s tomb is discovered it is amazing to consider that the news on Egypt’s youth uprising against its dictatorial government shows us how one of God’s great prophetic mysteries will work itself out:
And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother and every one against his neighbor; city against city, [and] kingdom against kingdom. Isaiah 19:2
Regarding Egypt, there are three historic and prophetic national keys. Two of these include 1) Iraq and 2) Iran.

We have already seen engagement with Iraq.

Iran's future conflict is approaching and it is linked to prophetic events will follow this uprising in Egypt which are linked to the day President Jimmy Carter turned his back on the Shah of Iran on January 1, 1979.

Now Barack Obama turns his back on Hosni Mubarak.
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
What does this all mean?

It means that it is now time for you to repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment. God is a sovereign God. He has given us His Biblical prophets to warn in advance of these things. He is a loving God but a time of judgment is coming and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation. You can accept His gift of life. Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love through Messiah Yeshua. Do it now!


Update December 24, 2011: AP reports: Egypt Islamists continue gains in 2nd round vote
"CAIRO (AP) -- Islamist parties have consolidated earlier gains in Egypt's multistage parliamentary elections, winning nearly 70 percent of the seats determined so far, according to results announced Saturday."
Update September 17, 2011: News Analysis from the New York Times:

Tumult of Arab Spring Prompts Worries in Washington
“We’re facing an Arab awakening that nobody could have imagined and few predicted just a few years ago,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a recent interview with reporters and editors of The New York Times. “And it’s sweeping aside a lot of the old preconceptions.”

“The region has come unglued,” said Robert Malley, a senior analyst in Washington for the International Crisis Group. “And all the tools the United States has marshaled in the past are no longer as effective.”

“In the case of Egypt, the administration has promised millions of dollars in aid to support a democratic transition, only to see the military council ruling the country object to how and where it is spent, according to two administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss diplomatic matters. The objection echoed similar ones that came from Mr. Mubarak’s government. The government and the political parties vying for support before new elections there have also intensified anti-American talk. The officials privately warned of the emergence of an outwardly hostile government, dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood and remnants of Mr. Mubarak’s party.

The upheaval in Egypt has even raised the prospect that it might break its Camp David peace treaty with Israel, with Egypt’s prime minister, Essam Sharaf, telling a Turkish television channel last week that the deal was “not a sacred thing and is always open to discussion.””
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