TW on Egypt’s Future

Mohamed Morsi (Photo by Mohammed Bin Abdullah)


The latest TW News & Prophecy from the Living Church of God has the following:

What is Egypt’s future?

In the recent Egyptian election, Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi emerged the victor (Agence France-Presse, June 25, 2012). During the vote count, Egypt’s Supreme Council of Armed Forces issued a declaration claiming for itself legislative power and control of the budget and the drafting of a new constitution in a move that some have characterized as a “complete coup” (BBC June 18, 2012; Telegraph, June 14, 2012).

However, the Muslim Brotherhood is now the largest party in the Egyptian parliament and apparently growing in influence (The Week , May 4, 2012). Several weeks ago, at a presidential rally, a popular Muslim cleric commented about what would happen if Mohammed Mursi were elected president: “Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem with God’s will. Our chants shall be: ‘millions of martyrs will march towards Jerusalem’… The United States of the Arabs will be restored on the hands of that man [Mursi] and his supporters. The capital of the [Muslim] Caliphate will be Jerusalem with God’s will… Yes, we will either pray in Jerusalem or we will be martyred there'” (emphasis ours). A video of this event aired on Egypt’s religious Annas TV and went “viral” when it hit YouTube (Al Arabiya News , June 7, 2012). Mursi has since suggested that the longstanding peace agreement with Egypt and Israel be reconsidered in order to “build ties with Iran to ‘create a strategic balance’ in the Middle East” (Agence France-Presse , June 25, 2012).

These sobering comments may seem far-fetched, but they fit well with end-time Bible prophecy. The prophet Daniel foretold of a coming King of the South (apparently a combination of Arab states) that will attack a coming European Beast power (King of the North) which will ultimately overrun the King of the South. Egypt figures prominently in this prophecy and could be a catalyst that helps bring together this King of the South (Daniel 11:40-43).

The events we are witnessing in Egypt and across North Africa and the Middle East could bring about the fulfillment of these long-pondered prophecies. For more on this intriguing topic, please review our free booklet, The Middle East in Prophecy.

Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi (his last name is sometimes spelled Mursi or Morsy in English) was also in the secular news:

After taking the oath, in which Mursi promised before God to “uphold the republic, to respect the constitution and the law…After the short swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, Mursi went to Cairo University, where he delivered his first speech as president. The speech was attended by Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, head of the SCAF.

In an address that began “Allah is greatest,” Mursi said Egypt would continue on its democratic path.

Outside the university, protesters called for Tantawi’s execution, the Egyptian daily Al-Masry al-Youm reported.

Mursi also reiterated his support for the Palestinians, saying that Egypt would “stand by” them until they “regained all their rights.”

However, he added that the country would also stand by its international treaties.

As far as the constitution goes, which one will Dr. Morsi uphold?  In addition to Egypt’s current constitutional confusion, this is the same Dr. Morsi who declared the Koran to be Egypt’s constitution a few days earlier (see Egypt’s New President Declares Koran is the Constitution).

Now getting back to the prophesied future of Egypt, notice a few other items that the Living Church of God has also reported related to that:

The northern Sudan, anciently referred to as Cush, was once part of the Egyptian empire—a region where the future King of the South may headquarter (News and Prophecy. World Ahead Weekly Update, May 24, 2007).

Egypt probably will be the King of the South…historically they have been…The King of the South is probably Egypt or possibly Saudi Arabia (Meredith RC. Where are we now in Bible prophecy? Sermon, Charlotte, NC, April 30, 2011)

Ultimately, the “Arab Spring” will not produce widespread “Western-friendly” democracy throughout the Mideast! Consider that, after 57 years in exile, the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood is now Egypt’s “best organized political movement” (The New York Times, June 19, 2011). Months after Egypt’s supposed move toward democracy, Egyptian “mobs” are attacking pro-democracy “liberal activists,” while “hundreds of thousands of Islamists” are working toward “transforming Egypt into an Islamic state” (Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2011)! Although many do desire peace, a terrible conflict is brewing, and Muslim fundamentalism is spreading…Scripture reveals that before Jesus Christ’s return, there will be a final war between a “king of the South” (a leader of the Middle Eastern regions now primarily under the sway of Islam) and a false form of “Christianity” dominated by the “king of the North” and a blasphemous “Holy Roman Empire.” (Cieselka W. Islam: At War with Christianity? Tomorrow’s World magazine, Sept-Oct 2011, p. 27)

Right now…various Islamist groups—often foolishly called “moderate” by the mainstream media—are coming to power in Egypt, Tunisia and other African and Middle Eastern nations after the uprisings of the “Arab Spring.” The prophesied “King of the South” will soon emerge as these nations seek a “Mahdi”—a powerful religio/poltical leader who will bring them together under Islam. This “King of the South” predicted in Daniel 11:40 will no doubt be headquartered in Egypt or Saudi Arabia, not in Iran as some confused people foolishly predict. (Meredith RC. TW Subscriber letter, November 10, 2011)

In addition to Daniel 11:40-43, Ezekiel 30:1-5 discusses an Arabic confederation that supports Egypt before the Day of the Lord that will not do well. This is further support that the Egyptians will most likely have significant involvement with the king of the South (as does the fact their land does not escape the wrath of the King of the North). 

Dr. Morsi, unless he changes, will not be the one who will be the final King of the South.  Yet, he (presuming he lives long enough), as well as the group he is associated with, would certainly be expected to support that type of Islamic confederation.

Events supporting the rise of the final King of the South are happening. 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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