PRAY for Egypt! These are pivotal days and prayers are needed. Watching all the events unfold before my eyes on tv is heartbreaking and yet… encouraging. The people of Egypt have had enough of corruption, high food prices, unemployment, poverty, lack of freedoms and they are bravely seeking to carve out a new future for themselves!
This may come as a surprise to some people but God is not surprised by the events of these past few days. God knows the end of a matter before its beginning. The events of Egypt have been foretold and these days are setting up the final stage as prophecied in the book of Isaiah some 2700 years ago! Any serious student of Bible prophecy would know that Isaiah 19 is a major chapter to consider to know God’s will for Egypt’s future and her role in end times events. Consider just some of the words of that chapter: “…I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbor…And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts…” The prophecy concerning Egypt in Isaiah 19 is a message of both judgment and hope for Egypt. Here are the most encouraging prophecies regarding Egypt which I read from my Bible this evening while watching riot scenes on my tv screen indicating “a wind of change” is sweeping through Egypt:
The prophet Isaiah sees a day when Egypt will be converted to the knowledge of the Lord. The highway running from Egypt to Assyria through Israel pictures a time of international peace when Egypt and Assyria will become “my people”. The prophet looks well beyond the present realities in which the world powers do not acknowledge the true God and proudly pursue their own destinies, running roughshod over the people of the Lord. He foresees a series of divine acts that will bring about the conversion of the nations. “I will bless them” God says speaking of Egypt which is a national fulfillment for them of Genesis 12:3.
KEEP EGYPT IN YOUR PRAYERS. Pray, like I do, that the violence will be limited, the transition will be smooth and that the people will elect able representatives who will look out for the well-being of all Egyptians after so many years of so much corruption.