JERUSALEM (Reuters) by Jeffrey Heller, August 19, 2013 – “Israel is urging the West to stick by Egypt’s army in its confrontation with the Muslim Brotherhood, quietly echoing warnings by U.S. regional ally Saudi Arabia against putting pressure on the military-backed government. Israel shares its views with the U.S. and some EU (European Union) countries, and those views are to give priority to restoring stability,” a senior Israeli official said on Monday. And like it or not, the army is the only player that can restore law and order (in Egypt).” (Read more)
In my recent posts (Read more) (Read more) about the Biblical implications of Egypt’s present chaos and Morsi’s unseating by the Egyptian military, I have directed readers to the prophecy of Daniel 11:42-43 (NASB) wherein Egypt’s demise is prophesied. I have interpreted this demise to include the Egyptian military since it is the protector of the land of Egypt, including its “precious things.” The above Reuter’s article by Jeffrey Heller gives us the behind-closed doors position of Israel in the Egyptian crisis, as provided by an anonymous “senior Israeli official.” Heller quotes this senior official that the West should support the military, not Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood supporters (and the democratic principles that elected him).
It is important that we take notice of who is aligning with who and then compare the alignments with our interpretations of Bible prophecy. If Israel is aligning with the Egyptian military then what does the Bible say will happen to Israel in the end-times? Because what happens to Israel will happen to Israel’s allies, i.e., in this case, Egypt.
Consider this prophecy:
Ezekiel 38:8-9, 16 (NASB) “After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual waste; but its people were brought out from the nations, and they are living securely, all of them. “You will go up, you will come like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your troops, and many peoples with you.” … 16 and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog.”
It is the view of this interpreter that Israel will be initially overcome by “Gog” (Russia) and his forces. (Read here for my support for this view). Here is my concluding paragraph from this previous post (July 2, 2012):
Conclusion. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (not Egypt as a nation) will join the Ezekiel 38:5-6 Russian-led Alliance in an end-times attack against Israel. The Brotherhood is included in the phrase “many peoples with you” of Ezekiel 38:6 and related passages. If this is the correct interpretation, we should expect to see Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood gaining more and more strength in Egypt, and the military regime of former President Mubarak losing more of what it once held. It is likely that this strength will be gained while the Brotherhood uses the subterfuge of nonviolence, tolerance, and a public distancing of itself from Islamist ideals, all the while its true agenda is the destruction of Israel.
I would say that since that post a year ago, the Muslim Brotherhood has gained significantly in strength. The resulting bloodshed ensuing from the “unseating” of Morsi by the military has been used by the Islamists to further polarize the world and will soon force world leaders to take a stand with either the military or the Muslim Brotherhood. The economic aid package of the United States will be drawn into the equation and will intensify the polarization of the nations of the world. Recent news reports (August 19, 2013) that Hosni Mubarak is about to be released from Egyptian prison where he has been held since Morsi took office. It will only be a matter of time for Russia to be drawn into the mix. Iran will follow. The line will be drawn in the sand when this occurs. The United States, the Egyptian military, Israel, the Saudis, will be on one side. The Russians, the Iranians, the Muslim Brotherhood (along with the Salifis), and HAMAS, Hezbollah, will be on the other side. Oops. Forgot about the Turks. They will align with the Muslim Brotherhood as well. World War 3 appears to be ever more in view. It is almost as if we are looking through a key hole trying to see what is happening on the other side of the door. Soon the door will be open and we will no longer be interpreting prophecy’s expected fulfillment, but recounting the fulfillment of prophecy.
Jesus come quickly.