Monday, February 28, 2011

Isaiah 19 fulfilled for Egypt?

As Israel Today points out, the media has lost its interest in Egypt and its 18 day long uprising, and has turned instead, to covering Libya, and other smaller (Muslim) countries of unrest.  When Egypt first came to the world's eyes, the people were in revolt against their 40 yr. long dictator, Hosni Mubarak, for the lack of jobs and lack of wealth (in general) of the Egyptian nation. 

This is where we saw the words uttered by the Jewish prophet Isaiah, circa 720 B.C., coming to fruition:

2 "So I will incite Egyptians against Egyptians;
And they will each fight against his brother and each against his neighbor,
City against city and kingdom against kingdom.

Isaiah 19:2 (NASB95)
Then verse 4 speaks of the form of government that will assume control of the nation:  4 "Moreover, I will deliver the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel master,
And a mighty king will rule over them," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

Isaiah 19:4 (NASB95)
As we are seeing, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is gaining ascendcy in the mostly Muslim populace within Egypt.  We know the Muslim Brotherhood is very anti-semitic and seeks to establsh the Muslim Caliphate and Sharia law worldwide.  I think the testimony of Rom. 10:2 applies also to these: 2 For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.
It is still too early to tell, if this situation will change or if it will indeed be the fulfillment of Isaiah 19.  The pieces to many other prophecies are falling into place, most notably Ezekeiel 38-39 and Zechariah 12-14.  If you don't know the LORD, its not too late.  Behold, now is "THE ACCEPTABLE TIME," behold, now is "THE DAY OF SALVATION"—  2 Cor 6:2 (NASB95). 

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