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 will most likely be the same as the great war of the Second Seal in Revelation 6.

See also: Egypt in Prophecy - Ron's Blog

The unrest in the Middle-East focuses on the civil struggle between the government of Israel and its Palestinian people who want to establish a separate Palestinian state. Most of the Arab and/or Islamic nations in the area are also involved. The United States, the U.N., the European Union, and even Russia are all trying to broker peace in the region.

Egypt experienced an unprecedented uprising of resistance to the government of President Hosni Mubarak, who had led the country for almost 30 years, following the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981. Protests and outbreaks of riotous activity took place in Cairo, Giza, Suez, and Alexandria. Mubarak was deposed.

The protests were 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. Consequently, the Egyptian government temporarily 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.

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.

The most dramatic effect of this revolution 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.

Radical Islam has continued to grow. Their aim is to control the world. From a prophetic prospective, a new Islamic caliphate might emerge, affecting not only the Middle East, but also European countries where Muslim culture is becoming predominant. Such a coalition would resemble the old Roman Empire at it's greatest extent, and could be what was predicted in Daniel, chapter 2, where it depicts the final world empire, symbolized by iron [Rome] and clay [Islamic caliphate?]. See Revived Roman Empire.

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Egypt: Partial results show Muslim Brotherhood leading so far in landmark vote

Nov. 30, 2011 - Early results from Egypt's elections showed the Muslim Brother were leading the race.
The trend from results so far mirrored expectations that the Brotherhood, Egypt’s most powerful fundamentalist group, would make the strongest showing in the first parliament elections since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.
Source: Washington Post
Will There Be a Place for Christians in Muslim-Majority 'Arab Spring' Countries? - Crosswalk

Prophetic Significance of Egypt

In a Surprise, Calm Prevails in Egypt’s Elections

Nov. 28, 2011 -
Unexpectedly large crowds of Egyptians defied predictions of bedlam and violence to cast their votes on Monday in the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
Source: N.Y. Times \

Egyptian military police fight protesters in square

Nov. 20, 2011 - A "second revolution" may be brewing in Egypt over fears by the people that the Egyptian military will not relenquish control of the government after next week's elections.
Egyptian military police in riot gear have stormed Tahrir Square in Cairo to try to seize control from protesters who had set up camp there.
Source: BBC

Egypt's army accuses Christians of incitement

Oct. 13, 2011 - According to a member of Egypt's ruling military council, certain public figures and hardline Christian preachers incited the recent unrest in Cairo.
General Adel Emara, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, said on Wednesday that a minority of the protesters were peaceful, but that a more violent, armed crowd joined the protest outside the TV building and began attacking a unit of about 300 soldiers, armed only with anti-riot gear.
Source: Al Jazeera
Editor's note: This Al Jazeera article shows the slant that they project in their news, defending the military in Egypt, blaming the Christians, and not identifying the "more violent, armed crowd" as radical Islamists in the protest that left 26 people, mostly Christians, dead.

24 Killed as Egypt Church Protests Turn Violent

Oct. 10, 2011 - In Cairo, Coptic Christians protested the recent burning of a church. When the group marched to Egypt's Radio and Television Building, plainclothes police attacked them. Then the protests spread to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the February revolution. An armored security van sped into the crowd, crushing some protesters to death.
Protesters used firebombs, set army vehicles on fire and battled with security forces in Egypt's most violent clashes since the February uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak as Egypt's president.
At least 24 people have ben killed and more than 200 injured. Dozens of people have been arrested.

In recent weeks Muslim crowds have rioted at two churches in southern Egypt. Officials at one of these churches agreed to a demand that a cross and bells be removed from the church building.

Source: Voice of America
Egypt’s Coptic church says repeated attacks on Christians go unpunished - Washington Post
Egypt clashes: Military calls for swift unrest probe - BBC
Egypt’s church declares a 3-day fast and prayers to mourn victims of clashes - Washington Post
- 93,000 Christians have left Egypt since Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February. - Egyptian Gazette - Oct. 6
Egypt on Alert After Clashes Between Christians, Military - NewsMax
Egypt minister Hazem el-Beblawi quits over Coptic rally - BBC
From May 13, 2011 - The Muslim Brotherhood's Salafi pact puts Egyptian Christians in great danger - Telegraph - UK
Editor's Note: Some of the media reports mention that Islamic Salafists are the extremists behind this riot. They apparently started the violence but the Christians became the military's target. Meanwhile, the media scarcely mentions the influence of the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, but that radical group is now doing their dirty work through the Salafists. Remember that our own administration tried to tell us that the Musllim Brotherhood wasn't so bad, and that they were a tiny minority during the Egyptian "Arab Spring" protests. Experts in Egyptian affairs now say that Muslim Brotherhood candidates would win if Egyptian elections were held today.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood legalized as party
Jun. 8, 2011 - In Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood has been recognized as the Freedom and Justice Party.
The Brotherhood is considered one of Egypt's best organized blocs following the fall of longtime President Hosni Mubarak in February. It was founded in 1928 but outlawed since 1954
Source: Yahoo

Christians worry Egypt being hijacked by Islamists

May 27, 2011 - Christians comprise about 10% of Egypt's population, and many of them joined the huge crowds at the protests against Hosni Mubarak. But since Mubarak stepped down, there has been a marked upturn in persecution of Christians there, but no enforcement of the laws against such crimes.
Source: Yahoo

Egypt Gets Its Khomeini

Feb. 18, 2011 - On this first Friday after Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak stepped down, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians congregate to celebrate the event. Their Friday prayers speaker of the day is Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the best-known Muslim Brotherhood cleric in the world and one of the most famous Islamist thinkers. He was banned from Egypt during Mubarak's reign. For him to be invited to speak at this point is an implication that he is the spiritual father of their revolution.
Qaradawi, though some in the West view him as a moderate, supports the straight Islamist line: anti-American, anti-Western, wipe Israel off the map, foment Jihad, stone homosexuals, in short the works
The writer, Bary Rubin, who literally wrote the book, The Muslim Brotherhood, says that Qaradawi is the most dangerous revolutionary Islamist in the world, and he is about to unleash the full force of his power and persuasion on Egypt.
Source: Bary Rubin - American Thinker
Arab World: The bad news from EgyptBary Rubin - - Jerusalem Post

Egypt's generals impose martial law

Feb. 14, 2011 - Martial law has been imposed in Egypt to keep the peace while their old Constitution is abandoned in favor of new laws and elections can be held. The process could take approximately six months.
It remains far from clear how quickly elections might be held in Egypt. The well-organized Muslim Brotherhood, officially banned under Mubarak, has pressed for speedy elections.
Source: The Washington Post

Where is Egypt in Prophecy?

Feb. 12, 2011 - The dramatic protests in Egypt, which have resulted in deposing President Mubarak and awakening hopes of a democratic future for the nation, raise the natural question, "Where is Egypt in Bible prophecy?"

Actually there are several threads of prophetic information in the Bible about the future of Egypt.

First, as we mentioned in our previous blog, Egypt is conspicuously absent from the 38th and 39th chapters of Ezekiel. This section, known as the War of Gog and Magog, portrays a major future attack against Israel after the Chosen People have been re-gathered from all over the world (Ezekiel 36 and 37) and restored to their homeland. This prophecy was fulfilled by the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948. The attack will be led by Magog, the descendants of Noah's grandson (Genesis 10:1-2) who migrated to the north where Russia is today. Magog's allies will include other northern nations that descended from Magog's brothers, as well as Persia (Elam - Genesis 10:27), plus Libya and Ethiopia (Put and Cush - Genesis 10:6). In short, it appears that this still-future war will be led by Russia and her Islamic neighbors and allies. However, Egypt (Mizraim- Genesis 10:6) is not named. This leads us to believe that Egypt will not be closely aligned with the Magog coalition when this war occurs.

But when will this conflict occur? Some prophecy scholars think it is the same as the Battle of Armageddon at the end of the Tribulation, but there are several notable differences between the descriptions of the two campaigns. It seems more likely that the Magog war will be the same as the great war of the Second Seal near the beginning of the Tribulation Period (Revelation 6:3-4). Iran's nuclear program could be setting the scene for the fulfillment of this prophecy in the near future.

For the past three decades Israel's progress and security has been due in part to the peace agreement they have had with Egypt. Major changes in Egypt cast doubt on the future of that peace, but the fact that the prophecy of the war of Magog does not specifically include Egypt may mean that the changes there will not be as radical as the changes that resulted from Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979. We can hope that the Muslim Brotherhood does not fill the leadership vacuum there and lead the Egyptians into Sharia law and increased opposition to Israel.

Two other Bible prophecies about Egypt should be mentioned.

In Daniel's amazing 11th chapter, Egypt is identified as the King of the South in conflict with another power, the King of the North. In the first part of the chapter (Daniel 11:5-20) the King of the North describes the Roman Empire. Rome's struggle with Egypt is depicted there, with Israel, "the Beautiful Land," caught in the middle. Rome would gradually decline, and be destroyed, not by battle, but by internal decay.

However, according to the second half of the chapter (Daniel 11:21-45), there will be a renewed or revived empire in the End Times, led by a contemptible person, who undoubtedly corresponds to "The Beast" of Revelation 13. Toward the end of the Tribulation Period he will conquer the King of the South, including "many countries." In verse 42 the Bible predicts, "Egypt will not escape." In the light of current events this end-time King of the South will most likely be a coalition of Islamic nations.

Another significant prophecy about Egypt is found in Isaiah 19. This chapter is a prediction of future punishment of Egypt that seems to go beyond what has already happened to them. It could be a picture of what will happen to them during the Tribulation Period. But it concludes with a time of belief and salvation for the nation, probably during the millennial reign of Christ.

Source: Ron'g Blog

Mubarak Steps Down in Egypt!

Feb. 11, 2011 -
Massive Demonstrations as Mubarak Heads Out of Cairo - Fox
Slideshow: Revolution in Egypt - Fox
Ahmadinejad: Egypt unrest hails a Mideast without U.S., Israel - Haaretz
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns - Jerusalem Post
Hosni Mubarak Resigns As President - AlJazeera

Egyptian VP Holds Unprecedented Talks with Muslim Brotherhood

Feb. 6, 2011 - Omar Suleiman, who was just appointed Vice President of Egypt, met with leaders from various groups voicing opposition to President Mubarak's policies and plans.
After the talks, the government said the participants had agreed on a package of concessions that include freedom of the press, the release of detained protesters and the eventual lifting of emergency laws.
Source: Voice of America
Egypt: Brotherhood rejects reforms as 'insufficient' - Jerusalem Post
Egypt Govt-Opposition Talks Fail to Move Protesters -
Clinton: Don't force Mubarak out - YNet News
Hillary Clinton: Middle East facing 'perfect storm' - BBC
Peres: Israeli-Palestinian peace urgent in light of Egypt crisis - Prophecy Central: Mid-East War Section

Report: Egypt vice president survives assassination attempt

Feb. 5, 2011 - Armed assassins targeted the convoy in which newly-appointed Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman was travelling, killing two of his bodyguards. Details are scarce, and President Obama's Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declined to comment on the incident.
Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appointed last week the former air force commander and aviation minister in efforts to stem popular rage against his autocratic regime.
Source: Haaretz

Muslim Brotherhood wants end to Egypt-Israeli peace deal

Feb. 3, 2011 - Rashad al-Bayoumi, a deputy leader of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood, revealed their plans if they come to power in Egypt.
"After President Mubarak steps down and a provisional government is formed, there is a need to dissolve the peace treaty with Israel," al-Bayoumi said.
The Egyptian peace treaty was signed in 1979. This made Egypt the first Arab country to officially recognize Israel and agree to live in peace with them.
Source: RIA Novosti (Russia)
U.S. 'held secret meeting with Muslim Brotherhood' - WorldNetDaily
Rosenberg: What to Make of the Middle East Shakeup - Joel Rosenberg - CBN
Trend Alert: Revolutionary Fervor to Spread Beyond Arab States - Europe Next - By Gerald Celente - Yonkers Tribune

Pro- and anti-government supporters clash in Cairo

Feb. 2, 2011 - After a week of protests on the streets of Cairo, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's announcement that he will not step down until September, pro-government supporters began to attack the protesters.
The confrontations began just hours after a military spokesman went on national television and asked the protesters to disperse so life in Egypt could go back to normal. During the clashes, soldiers and tanks who have been guarding the square did not appear to intervene.
Source: Fox

Just What Is The Muslim Brotherhood?

Feb. 1, 2011 - While Egyptian protestors are staging what they hope will be a "million man march," the Muslim Brotherhood is leading an effort to form a national unity government that would exclude President Hosni Mubarak and his National Democratic Party. It is actually illegal in Egypt for a member of the group to run for political office, but some get around the prohibition by running as independents.

Meanwhile, former UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohammed ElBaradei has aligned himself with The Brotherhood, and is trying to convince people that they do not reflect radical Islamic beliefs. He told ABC’s “This Week. “They are no way extremists. They are no way using violence.”

But critics point out that the Brotherhood, which was established in Egypt in the 1920's, is synonymous with political Islam which supports the use of Islamic law known as Sharia.
And, those who know remind us that the group has been responsible for:
Al Qaeda's number two leader, the Egyptian doctor Ayman al-Zawahiri who was imprisoned for three years on weapons charges following President Anwar Sadat's assassination in 1981,
Hamas, the terrorists responsible for suicide bombings and rocket attacks in Israel,
and The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
Source: Fox
The Muslim Brotherhood: the enemy in its own words - Frank Gaffney, Jr. - The Center for Security Policy
Muslim Brotherhood: ‘Prepare Egyptians for war with Israel' - Jerusalem Post
Israel shocked by Obama's "betrayal" of Mubarak -Reuters
Obama quietly builds ties with Muslim Brotherhood - WorldNetDaily
ElBaradei: 'Mubarak must resign to prevent bloodshed' - Jerusalem Post
Egypt Rejoins the Arab World - RIA Novosti (Russia)
Full Coverage - Jerusalem Post

Mubarak Blames Islamists for Chaos

Jan. 31, 2011 - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak addressed his nation via television on Sunday. He blamed the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest "opposition group," for the massive demonstrations of the past week.
Under Egyptian law, members of the Brotherhood may not be elected to parliament, but some have gained power by running as independents for the 508-member legislative body.
The Muslim Brotherhood is apparently calling for a unity coalition without Mubarak. They are said to have asked Mohammed ElBaradei, former head of the United Nations nuclear agency and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, to be the new president.
Source: CBN
Egyptian army steps up presence in chaotic Cairo - Jerusalem Post
Cairo: Anger starting to focus on Israel, US - Jerusalem Post
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood eyes unity gov't without Mubarak - Haaretz
As Egypt's Crisis Grows, So Do the Anxieties in Israel - TIME
'Mega protest' planned in Egypt - Al Jazeera

Worldwide Islamist revolution explodes

Jan. 30, 2011 - The popular uprising in Egypt seems to be aimed at establishing a democracy there, but the more likely outcome would be that the anti-Western Muslim Brotherhood will seize power there and throughout the Middle East.
The Obama administration's support for the unrest is strikingly reminiscent of Jimmy Carter's support of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, which marked the birth of modern Islamist expansion now seemingly sweeping the Mideast.
Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami claims the unrest is a result of Iran's earlier Islamic Revolution in 1979. He called the protests in Egypt and other Arab nations "are the aftershocks of the Islamic Revolution."
Source: WorldNetDaily
Egyptian Revolution - Ron's Blog
Islamic Brotherhood Timeline - Google
Protestors Form Committee to Negotiate with Egyptian Regime over Interim Government - MEMRI Blog

Egypt protests escalate in Cairo, Suez and other cities

Jan. 28, 2011 - Riots in Cairo, Egypt have escalated during nearly a week of demonstrations there. Following Friday prayers, thens of thousands of demonstrators are calling for President Hosni Mubarak to resign. The government has suspended the operation of mobile phone providers and the Internet during the crisis. Hundreds of protestors have been arrested, including many from the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest and most organised opposition movement.
Source: BBC
Chaos Rules the Streets of Egypt - Police in Cairo retaliate with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons... - Fox
Egypt places top reformer (Mohamed ElBaradei)under house arrest following mass riots - Haaretz
On Egypt's streets, Facebook protests spawn a mass revolt - Haaretz
Iran cleric: Mideast unrest replay of our 1979 Islamic revolution - Haaretz
Thousands protest in Jordan - Al Jazeera
Anti-government rallies hit Yemen - Al Jazeera
Egypt's Internet block aims at social media -Computerworld
What is the Muslim Brotherhood? - CNN
Profile: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood - BBC

Day 3 of Egypt turmoil / Eyes on the streets of Cairo

Jan. 27, ,2011 - Thousands of Egyptian people, encouraged by the Muslim Brotherhood and Tunisia's recent overthrow of their dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, continued to protest in Cairo against their own President Hosni Mubarak.
At least three protesters and one policeman have died in the violence thus far. Police have beaten protesters and journalists alike and dispersed the crowds with water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets. Over 860 protesters have been arrested since the riots began Tuesday.
The general feeling on the streets of Cairo is that Mubarak's 30-year control needs to end. Mubarak is a long-time ally of the United States.
Source: Haaretz
Obama and Clinton won't openly side with Egyptian democracy demonstrators - Jewish World Review

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Muslim Brotherhood - Wikipedia: Hamas: Palestinian Territories
Quoted on 1/30/2011: "The Brotherhood's downfall was its failure to fight the Israeli occupation, but the Intifada changed the Brotherhood's position and Hamas was established. The Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, founded in 1987 in Gaza, is a wing of the Brotherhood, formed out of Brotherhood-affiliated charities and social institutions that had gained a strong foothold among the local population. During the First Intifada (1987–93), Hamas militarized and transformed into one of the strongest Palestinian militant groups.
The Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007 was the first time since the Sudanese coup of 1989 that brought Omar al-Bashir to power, that a Muslim Brotherhood group ruled a significant geographic territory."
What is the Muslim Brotherhood? - CNN
Profile: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood - BBC
Muslim Brotherhood - Wikipedia
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