Egypt’s President Sisi again calls for ‘King of the South’ military

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At a summit meeting of leaders of Arabic nations, Egypt’s President Sisi is calling for a military force consistent with biblical prophecy:

March 28, 2015

A joint military force should be created to defend Arab nations, Egypt’s president said Saturday.

President Abdel Fattah Sisi made his comments at a summit of Arab leaders in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where the escalating conflict in Yemen was top of the agenda.

He said the Arab world was at a critical crossroads and facing unprecedented challenges.

“The challenges are grave,” he told the Arab leaders. “It is a huge responsibility, heavy and burdensome.”

His comments came as Saudi-led airstrikes were launched against Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis.

The coalition supporting the strikes says the takeover of Yemen is supported by Iran, which wants to exert its influence in the region.

Sisi said military action in Yemen was “inevitable.”

“We reject any intervention in our own affairs,” he said, but did not directly mention Iran.

March 28, 2015

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Arab leaders at a summit on Saturday to back the creation of a joint military force, saying the region faced “unprecedented” threats.

“There is an unprecedented threat to Arab identity… a threat that if it spreads will break this (Arab) nation,” Sisi told the summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh which is expected to approve the proposed joint force.–sector.html

March 28, 2015

Egypt’s president has renewed calls for the creation of a joint Arab military force as it and other countries launch airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi made the comment Saturday while addressing a summit of Arab leaders in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Saying that the crises in the Middle East and North Africa region have reached an unprecedented danger, Sisi said he “backs calls for a unified Arab force” to confront regional security threats.

Sisi added that there is an urgent need to filter the religious rhetoric of extremism,  emphasizing the need to support the elected, legitimate Libyan government.

The president also reiterated that Egypt’s participation in the Saudi-led coalition was ‘imperative,’ after meddling there by a foreign power – a thinly veiled reference to Iran, adding that it aims to preserve Yemen’s unity.

The Ministerial Council of the Arab League announced backing the military actions of the coalition led by the Gulf Cooperation Council and a number of Arab and international countries under Article 51 of the UN charter to protect the sovereignty and unity of Yemen.’

The council expressed hope that such military measures would bring back security and stability to Yemen and would stand up against Houthi forces. …

The AL secretary-general, meanwhile, said the draft resolution is based on the 1950 Treaty of Joint Defense and Economic Cooperation of the Arab League and Article 51 of the UN charter.

He described the draft resolution as “historic.”

He also stressed the importance of the military “Operation Decisive Storm” spearheaded by Saudi Arabia against Houthis in Yemen to support the legitimacy of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

So, Egypt and other Arab leaders want a pan-Arabic military force for ‘defense.’ President Sisi also called for something like this last month (see Egypt calls for ‘King of the South’ military).  Because of terrorist threats, this is being encouraged by the West.

Additionally, because many of the Arab states do not care for Iran and the deal that the USA has been negotiating with Iran, this is another reason that they want to get together.  Notice the following:

March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON – With the Obama administration holding out for a nuclear deal with Iran, Saudi-led air strikes by 10 coalition members against Iranian-backed al-Houthi targets in neighboring Yemen have won broad U.S. congressional backing as Arab leaders move closer to creating a joint Arab military force.

The Saudis want to intervene more aggressively against ISIS jihadist fighters and the spread of Iranian influence in the region.

Creation of a joint force – which has been discussed in recent years but never implemented – comes as the Saudis and close ally Egypt see the United States moving toward a nuclear deal with Iran.

The imminent deal has caused Riyadh to conclude it can no longer rely on U.S. security guarantees and must take the security initiative. …

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in a joint statement said Saudi Arabia “and our Arab partners deserve our support as they seek to restore order in Yemen, which has collapsed into civil war.”

“We understand why or Saudi and other Arab partners felt compelled to take action,” they said. “The prospect of radical groups like al-Qaida, as well as Iranian-backed militants, finding safe haven on the border of Saudi Arabia was more than our Arab partners could withstand.”

Over the weekend, foreign ministers assembled in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh at an Arab League conference to come up with a plan for such a joint force.

From this joint force, the airstrikes now occurring in Yemen against the Iranian-backed Houthis could be followed for the first time by ground troops assembled from some 10 Sunni countries, including Gulf Arab nations. The intention of the ground forces will be to compel the Houthis to negotiate a resolution of the Yemeni crisis.

The joint force would be headquartered either in Cairo, Egypt, or the Saudi capital o Riyadh and would be comprised on an initial 40,000 elite troops. The force would be backed up by jet fighters, warships and light armor.

So an Arabic army is being prompted by Arabic concerns and USA encouragement.  Having a plan with 40,000 troops is only the beginning.  Even if it has problems, a pan-Arabic coalition, with temporary involvement from Turkey and some others, is prophesied.

The Bible specific tells of a military force that will form which will involve Egypt, nations in North Africa and the Middle East (including Turkey), and a leader referred to as the King of the South:

2 “Son of man, prophesy and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says:

“‘Wail and say, “Alas for that day!” 3 For the day is near, the day of the LORD is near- a day of clouds, a time of doom for the nations. 4 A sword will come against Egypt, and anguish will come upon Cush. When the slain fall in Egypt, her wealth will be carried away and her foundations torn down.

5 Cush and Put, Lydia and all Arabia, Libya and the people of the covenant land will fall by the sword along with Egypt.

6 “‘This is what the LORD says:

“‘The allies of Egypt will fall and her proud strength will fail. From Migdol to Aswan they will fall by the sword within her, declares the Sovereign LORD. 7 “‘They will be desolate among desolate lands, and their cities will lie among ruined cities. 8 Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I set fire to Egypt and all her helpers are crushed.

9 “‘On that day messengers will go out from me in ships to frighten Cush out of her complacency. Anguish will take hold of them on the day of Egypt’s doom, for it is sure to come (Ezekiel 30:2-9, NIV).

40 “At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood. 41He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand. 42 He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. 43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Cushitese in submission. (Daniel 11:40-43, NIV)

(Note: I intentionally cited the NIV as it does not make the translation mistake of putting the word “Ethiopians” in as the references in the original Hebrew means Cushites, and this does NOT have to include the nation currently referred to as Ethiopia.)

Part of why I bold some of the scriptures is to point out that the confederation of primarily Arabic states that Ezekiel 30:2-9 and Daniel 11:40-43 refer to is for the end times.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is again calling for something that could develop into the type of military that will be involved in those end time prophecies. Leaders of several other Arab nations are also supporting this idea.

I would also add here that Egypt is planning on building a new capital with money from other Arab nations, and that capital could end up being important to the coming King of the South (see also Is the King of the South’s capital being built in Egypt?).  The location of the current Arabic summit is in the vicinity of where this capital may be built.

Although Muslims are supposed to believe the Bible, they tend to believe that it has been corrupted by Jews and the ‘crusaders’ (Greco-Romans who claim Christianity)–thus they will generally not rely on it nor trust it.  If leaders of Muslim nations truly would read and believe the Bible, they would see that the type of military force they want to put together will ultimately change and end in disaster.

Ezekiel 30 and Daniel 11 clearly show that Egypt and many who align with it will not fare well (Daniel 11, however, also shows that the Turks and some of the Arabs will be spared that destruction in verse 41, as some of the allies of the final King of the South will betray him per Daniel 11:25-26).

Bible prophecy has many warnings that Muslim, Western, Asian, and other leaders are ignoring.

While the end is not yet (cf. Matthew 24:6), we are getting closer and world events show that leaders are calling for steps consistent with end time Bible prophecies.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Egypt in Prophecy Does Egypt have a special role in end time prophecy? Will Egypt rise up and then be defeated. What does God teach will happen to those in Egypt? Here is a link to a YouTube video titled Egypt and End Time Prophecy.
Is the Future King of the South Rising Up? Some no longer believe there needs to be a future King of the South. Others have many misunderstandings about him. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi or Caliph? What does the Bible say? A YouTube video of related interest may be: The Future King of the South is Rising.
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Rise of the King of the South The Bible tells of the formation of a power of nations that
Obama Administration Pushing for an Islamic Empire? Because of the rise of groups such as the Islamic State, the Obama Administration and others are pushing for a coalition of Arab nations along with Turkey. Does this resemble the final King of the South of Bible prophecy? Is there an Islamic antichrist? Does the Bible teach that terrorism and the sword will affect the USA and some of its allies? What does the Bible teach in Ezekiel about a confederation involving Egypt? Will an Arabic confederation end in destruction for those who strongly support it? Are the 10 nations in the Arab coalition the ten kings of Revelation 17:12-13? Are the 10 nations including the USA and Turkey the ten nations of Revelation 17:12-13? Who is? Was the pushing of the Obama Administration to do this predicted by in 2009 in a writing by Dr. Thiel? What does the Bible show? are in the Middle East and North Africa that are part of the final “King of the South” (Daniel 11:40-43) The Muslim Brotherhood wishes to have an Islamic empire with basically the same nations. This YouTube video explains what to expect from such a confederation.
Differences Between Islam and the Continuing Church of God What are some of the main differences? Are there any similarities?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Just What Do You Mean the Kingdom of God? A booklet that was written by Herbert Armstrong answers questions about the Kingdom.
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims? An item of possibly related interest in the Spanish language would be: Líderes iraníes condenan la hipocresía de Occidente y declaran que ahora es tiempo para prepararse para el Armagedón, la guerra, y el Imán Mahdi.
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.
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Nazarene Christianity: Were the Original Christians Nazarenes? Who were the Nazarene Christians? What did they believe? Should 21st century Christians be modern Nazarenes? Is there a group that exists now that traces its history through the Nazarenes and holds the same beliefs today? Here is a link to a related video sermon Nazarene Christians: Were the early Christians “Nazarenes”?
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism? Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it? Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near? A related sermon is titled The Millennium.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2022 or 20xx? There is also a video titled The 6000 Year Plan: Is the end of humanity’s reign almost up? Here is a link to the article in Spanish: ¿Tiene Dios un plan de 6,000 años?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2015, 2016, or 2017? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2014 o 2015? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
The ‘Peace Deal’ of Daniel 9:27 This prophecy could give up to 3 1/2 years advance notice of the coming Great Tribulation. Will most ignore or misunderstand its fulfillment? Here is a link to a related sermon video Daniel 9:27 and the Start of the Great Tribulation.
How Will Middle East Peace be Brought About? Can humans bring peace to the Middle East? Here is a link to a related video: Middle East Peace? When?

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