Egyptian Revolution

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Egypt is experiencing an unprecedented uprising of resistance to the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who has led the country for almost 30 years, following the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981.  Protests and outbreaks of riotous activity have taken place in Cairo, Giza, Suez, and Alexandria.  The people are calling for the resignation of Mubarak.

The protests are apparently caused by the lack of progress in the country and the degrading living conditions of the Egyptian people. Their complaints and plans appear to have been promoted widely on Facebook and Twitter in recent days.  Consequently, the Egyptian government has suspended Internet usage and cell phone service.

 Egyptian police were overwhelmed by the crowd, and though they killed some protesters and arrested many more, they had to abandon their efforts.  Egyptians then overwhelmed and burned the police stations.

 President Mubarak finally appeared in a televised speech, saying that he supports the right of the people to express their concerns, and that he will reorganize the government.  It remains to be seen if this will appease the crowds.

 Commentators notice the similarity between this uprising and the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979.  There is, however, a major difference.  The Iranian Revolution was led by Shiite clerics, while the religious component of the Egyptian protest is the Muslim Brotherhood, which is aligned with the larger Sunni branch of Islam.  The Muslim Brotherhood is the guiding force behind the Hamas Movement in the Palestinian areas.

 If this revolution succeeds, the most dramatic effect might well be the termination of the peace agreement between Israel and Egypt that has been in effect for more than three decades.  Relations between the United States and Egypt could be severely strained by the outcome of this revolution.

 Egypt was a prominent nation in the Old Testament history of Israel, and is usually identified by prophecy scholars as the “King of the South” in End-Times prophecy (Daniel 11:21 ff.). However, Egypt is conspicuously absent in the line-up of the enemies of Israel in the upcoming war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 and 39), which we think will most likely be the same as the great war of the Second Seal in Revelation 6.

 We will be watching this development with the greatest of interest.

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11 Responses to Egyptian Revolution

  1. Loads of sobering, tough to obtain data here. Discovered this web log entry by performing a search on Clusty. You’re truly causing me change my my view about this stuff and rarely does that happen to me… LOL. Thanks!

  2. Splendid for them Eygptians, struggle for your right

  3. horrible whats going on in that country

  4. It’s the Egyptian revolution .Mubarak step down and the people are happy : singing , dancing and celebrating together

  5. what if the next ruler is worse

  6. Dolar Si says:

    I’m extremely joyful about everything that taken place in Egypt. Ultimately, the tyranny of Hosni Mubarak has come to an conclusion. And everything took place simply because of the bravery of the egyptians. I wish that the example will stretch out through all the Middle East. Liberation now! Peace.

  7. witttness says:

    We are watching the plan of GOD unfold before our eyes.
    Matthew 24:6-8
    “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
    For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Jesus

    Gods Word (Holy Bible) spoke of prophetic events long ago. As also does it teach of sins grasp in our lives and how sins ultimate end is death.
    As we are seeing the very culmination of the fruits of sin within our modern world, fallen ever so further through the years away from our Heavenly Father. Amongst all of these troubling words and troubling times, there out of it comes the good news: Loving forgiveness of sins by God through the sacrifice of His perfect and sinless Son Jesus Christ. Sent out of Love not condemnation, to break the power of sin over us and reconcile us to the Righteous and Holy GOD of Israel.
    John 3:16
    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.’

    Salvation is a gift of GOD, not a goal nor a reward. It’s not about how great we are or what we’ve done, it’s about GOD’ Greatness in Glory and about what GOD has given out of His Wisdom, Mercy and Love.
    Romans 10:9
    “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

    When we’ve accepted Jesus Christ, our sins against GOD are forgiven upon the cross with Him.
    2 Corinthians 5:21
    “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

    Being forgiven by GOD for all sins , we are now called to embrace a life of holiness which starts with our hearts.
    1 Peter 1:14-16
    “As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

    Have faith in your growth in The Lord. He called you to Him not to abandon you thereafter but to lead you out of darkness into light.
    Philippians 1:6
    ‘Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

    For those whom believe in the name of Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Holy Bible, while yes these times are of perils and woes, they are also of signs of Jesus Christ’ return.
    Luke 21:28
    “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

    My friends, we must realize these are grave times in which we endure but there is a light at the end of the tunnel, even illuminating the tunnel within itself for those who embrace the Truth of Salvation through The Lord Jesus Christ. If you’ve never come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the time is always now, we know not what tommorow may hold but through Jesus Christ we can know Him which holds Tomorrow. So rest in the assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ and know, that amongst the many things that could happen, the return of Jesus is one event that will happen. Amen.
    John 14:27
    “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

  8. I’m truly thrilled about everything that happened in Egypt. Ultimately, the tyranny of Hosni Mubarak has come to an stop. And all took place simply because of the bravery of the egyptians. I wish that the model will expand through all the Middle East. Liberty now! Peace.

  9. I for one hope that Qadhafi shall be removed in the near future, he have had plenty of time of oppressing his people its about time that the people from Libya also find out what flexibility is

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  11. I for starters wish that Qadhafi will be removed in the near future, he has had enough time of oppressing his people it’s high time that the people from Libya also find out what flexibility is

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