TW, Egypt’s Dr. Morsi, & the King of the South

Mohamed Morsi, Official Photograph


Today’s edition of LCG’s TW News & Prophecy has the following:

A Modern Pharaoh? Egypt’s democratically elected, but Islamic Brotherhood-backed president, Mohammad Mursi, has brought about drastic changes since his election. He “has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws, and decisions” (BBC, November 22, 2012). He has also declared that “no court can dissolve the constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution” (ibid.).

Apparently emboldened by his recent success brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, President Mursi recently fired the chief Egyptian prosecuto r, and “ordered the retrial of people accused of attacking protesters when ex-President Mubarak held office” (ibid.). Opposition groups have stated that the legitimacy of the Egyptian legal system is now in question. The leader of the Egyptian opposition, Mohammed El Baradei, “accused Mr. Mursi of acting like a ‘new pharaoh’” (ibid.).

Since the “Arab Spring,” events in Egypt have been of great interest to both politicians and the military. Bible prophecy indicates that Egypt will continue to be a “hot spot” until shortly before the return of Christ. Daniel prophesied, “At the time of the end” a “King of the South”—probably a federation of radical Arab nations—will arise to confront a European Beast power. However, this European Beast power, or “King of the North,” will ultimately attack the King of the South and overrun Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia (Daniel 11:40-43). In light of these prophecies, the term “new Pharaoh” may take on real meaning. Time will tell whether Mr. Mursi will fulfill this role.

While at this time, I do not consider it likely that Dr. Morsi (also spelled Mursi) will be the final King of the South, his decrees are certainly consistent with what will be expected later.

World News Daily had the following:

Is Egypt’s president fulfilling biblical prophecy?

if Muhammad Morsi’s recent actions in seizing greater power are an indicator of things to come,…might they have have deeper significance as they relate to the fulfillment of biblical prophecy?…

Daniel 11…In verse 40, we are informed that the various conflicts that took place historically between these two kings would be repeated in the last days, immediately before the coming of the Messiah…

As massive demonstrations rock Egypt, some are protesting against Morsi, while many others are protesting in support of him. As violent clashes between the two groups erupt, it is clear that Egypt is a deeply divided nation. How far will it all go? Could Isaiah’s prophecy of an Egyptian civil war be seen in our day?


“So I will incite Egyptians against Egyptians; and they will each fight against his brother and each against his neighbor, city against city and kingdom against kingdom.” (Isaiah 19:2)

As far as actions that are inciting those in Egypt, notice the following news item:

Disputed articles in Egypt’s draft constitution

CAIRO (AP) — An Islamist-dominated panel is voting on Egypt’s draft constitution, the country’s first charter after the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The draft largely reflects the conservative vision of the Islamists, with articles that rights activists, liberals and Christians fear will lead to restrictions on the rights of women and minorities and civil liberties in general.

Omissions of certain articles, such as bans on slavery or promises to adhere to international rights treaties, were equally worrying to critics of the new draft, who pulled out from the panel before the vote.

I expect more protests in Egypt and other part of North Africa and the Middle East before the final King of the South has his confederation–a confederation which is tied to Egypt (Daniel 11:40-43; Ezekiel 30:1-9).

Furthermore, there will be a greater fulfillment of the following verses in Isaiah 19 in Egypt than we have seen so far:

1 The burden against Egypt.

Behold, the Lord rides on a swift cloud,
And will come into Egypt;
The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence,
And the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst.

2 “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians;
Everyone will fight against his brother,
And everyone against his neighbor,
City against city, kingdom against kingdom.
3 The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst;
I will destroy their counsel,
And they will consult the idols and the charmers,
The mediums and the sorcerers.
4 And the Egyptians I will give
Into the hand of a cruel master,
And a fierce king will rule over them,”
Says the Lord, the Lord of hosts.  (Isaiah 19:1-4)

The powers that Dr. Morsi declared are consistent with the type of decrees that one would expect from a Caliph or the final King of the South. If any survive, they will probably be cited as a precedent by the final King of the South once he is in power.

Jesus said:

37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:37)

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Arab 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?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
Arabic Nazarenes May Have Kept Original Christian Practices Were their faithful Arabs who held to original Christianity?
Nazarene Christianity: Were the Original Christians Nazarenes? Should Christians be Nazarenes today? What were the practices of the Nazarenes.

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