The Watchman On The Wall

The Watchman On The Wall
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Verse 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

End Times News and Gospel Message Watchman Report 13-359

The National Interest reported on August 2, 2013 that
"The overthrow of Mohamed Morsi on July 3 prompted  concern that Egypt stands on the brink of civil war. Watching events unfold from Cairo over the past months, though, it has been clear to me and many of my Egyptian friends and colleagues that the country has been slowly sliding towards war for months. Events since Morsi’s downfall suggest that the early stages of a civil war may already be here."
The Egyptian Army may not be able to firmly put down the Muslim Brotherhood, but may be only able to incite a full-blown internal war with them, a Civil War. Jewish journalists believe this scenario is already set in motion, and one of them boldly stated that one of G-d's final judgments against Egypt was a civil war so destructive that it tore apart the entire nation.
This Jewish journalist quoted Isaiah 19:1-3, so let us review this prophecy right now.
" The mournful, inspired prediction, a burden to be lifted up concerning Egypt: Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, and the hearts of the Egyptians will melt within them. And I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians, and they will fight, every one against his brother and every one against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom. And the spirit of the Egyptians within them will become exhausted and emptied out and will fail, and I will destroy their counsel and confound their plans..." (Isaiah 19:1-3)
Let’s examine this prophecy in detail.
1) Whenever God begins a chapter in the Bible with the words, "mournful, inspired prediction, a burden to be lifted up", you know that the prophetic details following are End of the Age judgments.
For example, in Isaiah 17:1, we read of the End Times judgment prophecy against Damascus, the "longest continually occupied city in world history". God begins this chapter by saying "The mournful, inspired prediction, a burden to be lifted up, concerning Damascus .... Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins."
Therefore, we know that God is about to pronounce a significant End Times judgment against Egypt.
2) " And I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians, and they will fight, every one against his brother and every one against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom."
God's judgment against Egypt at the End of the Age is that He will stoke the flames of civil war. Egyptian shall fight Egyptian, brother against brother, city against city and kingdom against kingdom. As we have seen through the protracted Syrian civil war, a nasty internal war can produce a devastation that is so complete that the nation's ability to contribute and to cooperate with other nations on the regional level is almost totally destroyed.
Photographs coming from Syria today show devastation that belies the imagination.
Egypt is already suffering economically. She cannot feed herself these days and she has been forced to accept huge Arab loans from sheiks on the region who do not want to see the radical Muslim Brotherhood take over the country.
Egypt today is poised for a full-scale civil war. On the one side is the Egyptian Army, who wants to keep Egypt on a "progressive", more Western path, but on the other side is the radically Muslim Brotherhood. Their vision for Egypt is to subject all Egyptians to the radical Shari Law. All Arabs who lean toward Western values hate and fear Sharia Law.
We watch with fascination at the civil war now unfolding in Egypt. What makes this civil war so interesting is that, from a human perspective, very few see this internal war coming. After the Western World screamed for the need for "fair and honest elections" throughout the Middle East, a radical follower of the Muslim Brotherhood -- Mohamed Morsi -- emerged from a dishonest election as the winner of the office of President.
While Egyptian generals complained and wrung their hands, they seemed helpless to step in militarily to overthrow a democratically elected President. But, Morsi proved to be marginally competent and this failure opened the door for the Egyptian Army to step in. When they overthrew this elected President, they immediately stated that they would hold another free and fair election within months.
The Morsi and anti-Morsi followers poured on to the streets by the millions.
A frustrated Egyptian Army killed scores of Morsi supporters, thus plunging the entire country into a chaos, out of which civil war can easily erupt. Egypt’s streets are today pulsating with "Egyptians against Egyptians", in city after city", and with hearts melting over the entire situation. 
Egypt may, indeed, be entering her prophesied judgment of civil war.
If they are, then this development is a "sign" that the entire world is sliding into her prophesied judgments of "wars, rumors of wars, nation rising against nation, and kingdom against kingdom .... famines and earthquakes in place after place." (Matthew 24:6-7)
Daily events throughout the world are occurring just as Matthew 24 predicted for God almost 2,000 years ago.
Even Damascus seems poised to suffer her End of the Age annihilation (Isaiah 17:1) through the bitter civil war in Syria.

Jesus admonished Christians at the End of the Age to be watchful for events which herald His coming return. End of the Age fulfillment like this civil war in Egypt are "signs" which warn discerning believers that the End of the Age is near and Jesus Christ's return is more imminent than you might like to believe.

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