Since the outbreak of the ‘arab spring’ early last year Rhonda and I have contemplated the connection between events in Egypt and the prophecies in Isaiah 19 . . .
Isaiah 19:1 The burden against Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, And will come into Egypt; The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst.
2 “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor, City against city, kingdom against kingdom.
3 The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel, And they will consult the idols and the charmers, The mediums and the sorcerers.
4 And the Egyptians I will give Into the hand of a cruel master, And a fierce king will rule over them,” Says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.
There are confirmed news reports of torture and even crucifixions taking place by the muslim brotherhood towards other egyptians in general and arab christians in specific. “. . . And the Egyptians I will give Into the hand of a cruel master, And a fierce king will rule over them,” Says the Lord, the LORD of hosts.”
Quran Sura 5:33
[5.33] The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement,
This is the ‘moral compass’ for the fundamentalist muslim today. Notice I did NOT say ‘radical’. Though it may seem radical to those in the west, this is mainline mainstream fundamental islam at it’ s best.
Mubarak kept the muslim brotherhood and other fundamentalist muslim groups in check until his ousting last year.. Now the muslim brotherhood has unbridled control in Egypt and the recent tortures and crucifixions are a good example of the new ‘freedom and democracy’ that has been ushered in.
Are we in the last days ? YES . . . are ancient prophecies being fulfilled right in front of our eyes ? sure they are . . . Are believers ‘out of here’ before anything bad happens ? Don’t count on it . . . but one thing you CAN count on . . . the faithfulness of our Father through the blood of Yeshua and the power of His Holy Spirit . . . these are the best of times and the worst of times . . . and be of good cheer, for HE has overcome the world . . . Are you ready for what’s comin’ ? ‘Preparation’ needs to be spiritual, physical and emotional. Noah was directed to build the boat. But always remember – Abba floated it . . .
Live this day like it is your last and plan as if you will be here for a 100 years . . . it might even be 1,000.
And believers WILL have work to do in the Millennium . . . stir up the gifts and talents that GOD as given you. They are not just for you. They are for HIS purpose in HIS kingdom. Blessings –