Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Bible Predicted The Egyptian Crisis

In this my intitial post on this blog I find it quite amazing, but not surprising that the Bible predicted the events we are seeing in Egypt over 2600 years ago. The prophet Isaiah wrote in the 19th chapter of his book that in the last days Egyptian would rise up against Egyptian. There is also a reference in this chapter to their fear of Israel. This is fulfilled today in how the Muslim Brotherhood has already declared war on Israel once they come to power. Zechariah predicted that the nations surrounding Israel would all come against her as we see happening. The chapter goes on to predict great natural crisis with regard to their water supply being cut off. Finally the chapter concludes with the prophecy that Egypt would turn to the God of the Bible to save them, and that they would indeed join Iraqis to worship Christ.

Now I know the skeptic will point out that most nations have had some sort of civil war or insurrection in their respective histories. So why should we be impressed with the fulfillment of this prophecy? The key is to recognize that this event is happening at the same time many other "Last days" prophecies are being fulfilled. We see prophecies about Israel being regathered and being the center of conflict in the world. We also see prophecies about natural disasters becoming more frequent and more destructive than ever before. We read prophecies about the Roman empire being re-established and then we see the European Union formed. We also see a push for a one world government and economy as predicted in the Bible.

So you see it is not just one event but several that are happening at the same time. Jesus said in Matthew 24 that when we see all these things happening at once, we should make sure we are ready for His return.

What do we need to do to get ready for Christ's return? Repent of your sins, put your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. And then live your life according to His word, the Bible.

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