Meridian Star

Religion

July 13, 2013

Signposts on the road to Armageddon

MERIDIAN — Ancient Egypt takes front and center as Aljazeera, English version printed; Egypt army cracks down on Muslim Brotherhood, July 4, 2013. The leadership of toppled president Morsi's Islamist movement is arrested, as the top judge takes office as interim leader.  America has tried to lock arms with the Brotherhood with an Obama endorsement and the Egyptian people continue to say NO!  

    President Obama has not called this a “coup” even though most world powers concede that it is a “coup” controlled by the Egyptian Army. The Los Angeles Times stated that Obama avoids calling the Egypt leader's ouster a coup because it could trigger cuts in U.S. aid to Egypt. The politics continue to confuse the American relationship as the Obama administration makes another foreign policy slip.  

    The Bible predicts that Israel will be invaded by the King of the North, Gog/Russia, as the instability of the Middle East will bring to power the man who will bring temporary pseudo peace, the Anti-Christ. Egypt and Israel have had many conflicts in history beginning with 400 years of captivity from which God delivered Israel.  

    In last days history invasions by Egypt began with the new state of Israel in 1948, then, the Six Day War in 1967 and the conflict of 1973 as the latest. But, Daniel 11:42 reads, “he (the Anti-Christ) shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.”  

    The prophecy of God at "the time of the end" in Daniel 11:40-45 states that the world “will witness the attack of the power of the north against Israel and Egypt as Gog/Russia is pulled into conflict according to Ezekiel 38 by a hook in the jaw.  With the invasion of both countries it appears that both will be allies during the end of time era with the Peace Accord woven together by the Carter administration.   

    What hook is Ezekiel 38:4 referencing? The Fish called Gog/Russia may be hooked with the OIL from the Middle East. Russia wants more than they have as oil is the engine of war. The second item in the treble hook is the strategic position of Israel and Egypt as they are located at the intersection of three main continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. A third attraction in the treble hook is the Holy City, Jerusalem, which is the location of three great religions of the world: Islam, Christianity and Judaism.  

    The inhuman treatment of Jews by Germans has raised up a group with title, Never Again, Always and Forever. Yet today, a radical Egyptian Muslim cleric has called for the murder of every Jew that enters Egypt. As we look at Psalm 83:4 we read "Come, and let us cut them off from [being] a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."  

    In the last days during tribulation, (Rev 12:17) the anti-Semitic satanic move of the “dragon was enraged with the woman (Israel), and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring.”  

    At Armageddon the one world leader will bring "all nations to Jerusalem to battle," (Zech 14:1) including America, to war with the Son of God as he returns to earth. This will come at a time when the Middle East is a dominate power.

    Zechariah 14:3 indicates that world domination and power that proceeds is as stated.  “Then the LORD will go forth And fight against those nations … and the LORD my God will come, And all the saints with You.”     

    President Carter provided an important peace treaty for the USA in that military forces will be established in the Middle East to buttress the terms of the treaty. Thus, English speaking nations will be physically sent back into the Middle East such as Britain, USA, Australia,  and Canada. It is my opinion that America is referred  only in Ezekiel 38:13, where the merchants of Tarshish (the West), and all their young lions (English speaking nations) will say to you, 'Have you come to take plunder?”

    The time for the coming Messiah is at the door. The reasonable person can no longer ignore the Bible prediction of the coming crisis as secular events prove the existence of God. However, Revelation 9:21 states, “And they did not repent of the major source of Godlessness during Tribulation.”

 N. Brad Carter is a bible class teacher on WMER (1390 AM) Radio. Email him at rbc@wmerworldwide.com.

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