The Crisis In Egypt, The Future And Bible Prophecy

If the crisis occurring now in Egypt had instead occurred during George Bush’s watch, you can rest assured that the entirety of the mainstream media would have been asking, “Why didn’t the administration know this was coming?”  “How was this not a massive intelligence failure?”  And they would have characterized the Egyptian crisis as a failure of American leadership.

Conservatives like me have taken the attitude, “Do Unto Obama What Liberals Did Unto Bush.”  You find that the ideology out of power can drag down a president one bloody chunk of meat at a time.   Which was precisely what liberals did to Bush for eight unrelenting years.

As a conservative blogwarrior, what I would ordinarily want to do is take an event like the building collapse of the Egyptian government, link it to Obama, and blame his failure of leadership.  That’s what the liberals did on a daily basis to George Bush, and as much as the left decries the very tactic they developed and used to such advantage, it works.

And I CAN link this to Obama.  It was OBAMA’S regime that has been secretly backing Egyptian rebels, who literally set this whole firestorm in motion.  This support began during the period of transition, when Bush was on his way out and Obama was on his way in, and continued under Obama’s thumb.  And the American response to the Egyptian crisis has been nothing short of a fiasco:  Obama’s vice president Joe Biden said that Mubarak isn’t a dictator.  Which means he should stay.  But then Obama’s secretary of state Hillary Clinton says there needs to be an orderly transition of power, which means that he should go.  And then Obama’s press secretary says that the U.S. isn’t taking sides, when in fact the U.S. is incoherently taking sides first one way and then the other, basically as the wind blows.

Right wingers basically have all the evidence they need to throw out the bomb that Obama has been working to undermine US ally Mubarak in order to enable the Muslim Brotherhood to take over strategically vital Egypt.  And that he is even now undermining any coherent American effort to restore order.

And the thing about propaganda is that you can turn out to be completely wrong, but if people believe you at the time, you win, because those people turn against the leader(s) you’re seeking to undermine – and it’s hard to win them back.  And if you throw up enough blame, some of it is bound to stick.

All that said…

While I’m a political conservative, I’m not JUST a political conservative.  Unlike political liberals, who are secular humanists whose religion is big government – and for whom government is the only answer to the problems of man – politics is NOT the only solution to the world’s problems for me.  I also have Jesus Christ and the Scriptures that He came to fulfill.

And what the Scriptures say are more important to me than my opinions about Obama or even my limited government conservative political ideology.

With that said, I will NOT play the game of the political ideologue, using the latest crisis to denounce the current administration’s mishandling and predicting doom as a result of the president’s incompetence.

I will try to state what the Scriptures say about a strategically incredibly important nation that is nearly as ancient as man himself.

And so I am going to say that, as a student of Scripture and of Bible prophecy, I believe that Egypt will ultimately turn out okay.  Rather than point to the unrest in Egypt and denounce Obama for the horrors that will surely follow – as I would do if I were simply operating as a conservative ideologue and blogwarrior – I am stating my belief that Egypt won’t turn out like Iran.

Now why do I say that?

Because of the book of Ezekiel chapters 38-39.

Ezekiel 38 and 39 describes a list of seemingly obscure names of nations bearing their sixth century BC names.  Scholars can trace those ancient names and pair them with peoples and nations of today.  What we learn is that in the future, in the last days, a vast army of what are today Islamic countries led by Russia and Iran will launch a surprise attack against Israel.  And that God Himself will divinely and supernaturally intervene on Israel’s behalf.

Two things are significant: 1) the names of the nations on the list.  Why?  Because except for Russia – a key ally to Islamic regimes – every nation on the list is today a Muslim nation with animosity toward Israel; and 2) the names of the nations that are not on the list.

Joel Rosenberg became famous understanding this.  As just one example, Rosenberg wrote a “last days” novel.  Because he understood that Iraq (ancient Babylon) was not mentioned as one of the nations that would join the Russian-Iran-led coalition to attack Israel, Rosenberg “killed off” Saddam Hussein – whom he rightly understood would have participated in such an invasion.  And how did he do it?  By having America take him out after a terrorist flew a plane into an American building.  And he wrote this nine months prior to the 9/11 attack.

He writes in an interesting article that explains the book of Ezekiel and Bible prophecy:

It should be noted that conspicuously absent from the list is Egypt and Iraq (typically referred to in Scripture as Babylon or Mesapotamia). This is noteworthy since Ezekiel was writing the prophecy in the City of Babylon, in the heart of Iraq. We would have to expect, then, that neither Egypt nor Iraq will participate. Egypt, of course, signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979. Iraq is now so engrossed in its own internal struggles that it would be unlikely to join a coalition to destroy Israel in the next few years. We are, therefore, living in the first window in human history in which neither of these historic enemies of the Jewish people are likely to be involved in the next major Middle East war.

This isn’t the first article in which I make mention of Egypt and Iraq and their role in the future according to Bible prophecy, for the record.

Now, I don’t cite Joel Rosenberg because he’s a “prophet.”  Nor would he want me to do so.  Rather, I cite him because he has a rock-solid understanding of Bible prophecy and because he has concretely demonstrated that his understanding of the Bible makes him prescient of otherwise obscure and constantly-changing modern times events.

Prior to Anwar Sadat’s signing of a peace treaty with Israel in 1979 (for which he was murdered), Egypt had fought Israel during the 1948 war; it had fought Israel in 1956; it had fought Israel again in 1967; and it had fought Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur war.

What is happening now in Egypt – with riots and violence and deaths and looting and vigilantes – is terrifying.  But somehow Egypt will end up with a government that will continue to be at peace with Israel.  Which means it won’t ultimately be controlled by terrorists or jihadist regimes.  We can’t know what will happen in the very near term, but overall, the terrorists of the Muslim Brotherhood will not end up in control of Egypt.  And up to this point, thank God, there has been a conspicuous absence of Israeli and American flag burnings in Egypt.

Frightening things are happening in the Middle East.  Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, Algeria and Egypt are spiraling out of control as we speak.  Iran is one the verge of having The Bomb, and the world will become a very different place after this terrorism-sponsoring rogue regime feels it can act with impunity.  And the fact that Iran is Shiite will force many Sunni nations to develop nuclear weapons of their own in a terrifying arms race in the craziest place in the world.  And, of course, North Korea has committed several acts of war against its South Korean counterpart.

Jesus said that in the last days there would be wars and rumors of wars.  He described “birth pangs” in which each wave would be more painful than the last.  And while there have ALWAYS been wars, what we would see would be a level above anything the past has witnessed.  After two thousand years of relative peace, we had World War I, World War II, the Cold War (of which the Korean War and the Vietnam War were part), and now fighting that has at once gone to the “biblical world” (Iraq – Operations Desert Storm and then Desert Fox – as well as Afghanistan) even as it has spread to the rest of the world in an unprecedented way via terrorism.

And we aint seen nothin’ yet.  Soon there will come the Antichrist, also called the beast, who will come promising peace and prosperity, and who will come to rule the world, but who will in reality turn into the devil incarnate.  And those who are left on the earth will find war and ruin and death such as the world has never witnessed in all of its history.

It all sounds terrifying.  And of course it IS terrifying.  But I don’t have to be afraid.

First of all, I believe that God is in control.  And that God protects and delivers His people.  Second, I believe in the Rapture of the saints prior to the wrath of God.

What is God’s purpose for allowing such terrible events to befall mankind?  Why does God permit the coming of the beast?  Because mankind is in a stage in which it denies God and even claims that belief in God is creating all the problems in the world.  This powerful global secular humanist movement says that mankind is on the verge of greatness and that if the intolerant Christians could only be removed, humanity could attain that greatness.  And God will give them their chance.  He will remove all those who believe in His Son, and give the world its chance to govern itself without Him.  And what we will see instead of the Utopia these secularists have always described will be literal hell on earth.

And Jesus Christ will ultimately return to earth as King of kings and as Lord of lords just in time to prevent mankind from totally destroying itself as all the armies of the world gather at a place known as Armageddon.

It is THIS King of kings whose government I trust in; and no other.

The Book of Daniel says, “Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” (Daniel 12:4).  Knowledge has exploded as no other period in human history has ever seen, and yet we run to and fro in panic and uncertainty more than at any other time.

You don’t have to be afraid.  There is a God who knows the end from the beginning.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own [or the expert’s] understanding, and rest assured that ultimately the government of the world will be upon the shoulders of the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7).

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32 Responses to “The Crisis In Egypt, The Future And Bible Prophecy”

  1. Holy Land (is a link) Says:

    Greetings;

    Do you not find it to be rather ironic that when a corporately controlled democracy receives a wink and a nod from the corporately controlled UN to evade a free society in order to incorporate a countries resources it’s called a Liberator, yet, when the peoples of the evaded country sets out to form a resistance in order to protect its countries resources, it is deemed a terrorist organization by the corporately owned medias?

    The very best to you on your journey of discovery

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Spoken like someone who has a very, very long way to go on his own journey of discovery.

    Just which invaded country are you calling a “free society”? I hope you’re not talking about Iraq, because that would make you a true moral idiot. Iraq was a) clearly NOT a free society, but ruled under the thumb of a tyrant; and b) none of their resources were “incorporated.” Rather, America spent billions of dollars liberating that country, and is now leaving.

    Your phrase, “corporately controlled democracy,” connotes that you are both anti-democratic and anti-capitalist all in one. Which is to say that you find your “free society” in some form of government tyranny such as communism – which was responsible for the murders of more than 100 million of their own people during peacetime, and which crushed the human spirit as no ideology ever had before or since.

  3. Susan Says:

    I agree with all you have said…except for one item…and that all the signs stated in the Bible makes it very clear that Israel will become a nation “all on her own” having no allies or countries backing her up…which will leave a very clear path for Iran to attack Israel because no other country will “intervene” and it will become definitely clear when “God” intervenes and saves Israel. There will be no doubt that the intervention will be of “divine power” and not of this world. Also…you keep forgetting about the European Union…where the 10 kingdoms will be established (both in Daniel and Revelations). Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Symaria, and eventually Saudi Aurabia will become a fully Islamic controlled government..whereas all the Middle Eastern Countries (except for Israel) will come together as “one complete Islamic Ruled Kingdom” and join the European Union. I’ve been studying David Jeremiah for a great while now…and Hal Lindsay said it too in “The Great Late Planet Earth” that the Anti Christ will come forward from the European Union. The union will be the “one world power” and it is already in full swing in centralizing everything…starting with the mighty “euro.” In the next couple of years, America is going to be headed down spirally into utter collapse. What you see Egypt doing…we will be doing the same thing in the next five years…it’s already headed that way…and anyone who has “eyes” can clearly see it. As America collapses…it will be so busy in solving our own “demise” that it will become void of Israel…or to gain power and peace…it will betray Israel and hold it’s commitment to the European Union. When America turns its back on Israel..which i think has already happened….Israel will become a nation “completely on her own” and God will protect his chosen people….just as it has been from the very beginning.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Susan,

    I’m not in direct disagreement with anything you said. I would say I’m merely more cautious about believing what the Bible clearly doesn’t specify.

    For example, the Bible doesn’t mention the European Union. We are told that there will be ten kingdoms, but at this point the EU has something like 27 member nations – with more on the way. And while that doesn’t necessarily mean the EU CAN’T be what the Bible spoke of, it certainly doesn’t mean it IS.

    Personally, I have a view that the ten kings will be ten regional districts to be formed later. And I think something like that will be formed VERY quickly. Because it will be formed as the result of a great global crisis.

    Daniel 9:26 tells us that the Antichrist will be of the people who destroyed Jerusalem. That means he will be of Roman ancestry. And yes, Italy is an EU country. It’s a possibility.

    I completely agree with you that when the nations attack Israel, no one will stand with her but God Himself. Ezekiel 38 describes a state of affairs in which none of the nations do any more than question why Israel is being attacked. I also agree with you that America will either have collapsed or basically will be in no position to impose its will on anyone.

    Keep studying and praying that God be revealing what His Word means. And I’ll be doing the same.

  5. A Humble Person Says:

    Hello I am a guy who at a young age has accomplished many things and am in a vital position where I think that God will utilize me in regards to his return. I am exposed to stuff that by Him and other sources that He is coming soon. I pray that God will utilize us as vessels and fufill his word. I pray that God’s followers remain humble and not forget the real reason why we were created.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    It’s always encouraging to hear that a young man who is in an influential position has the right values and the right worldview (which comes from worshiping the right God) along with a desire to make a difference for the sake of Jesus Christ.

    I pray that you might remain a humble person, and I pray that the Lord protect you in your position as you boldly serve Christ where you are and in what you are doing.

    If you need role models, look at Joseph and Daniel. They pulled it off magnificently!!!

  7. Valerie W. Says:

    You made many claims above that are without foundation – both from a biblical and historical perspective. Not only are your points baseless, but they are blasphemous. You have set yourself up as the righteous judge of others. That is blasphemy. Like false prophets, you know the text quite well, but you do not understand the meaning of the text. Doesn’t it feel good to blame others? When we finger-point we take the blame off of ourselves; ahhh, blessed relief. It is curious that you blame our current president for anything you do not like, yet you never blame George Bush for anything. Why, it looks as though you think that President Bush was perfect. You are establishing a false god. Of course if you do not mean to make George Bush a false god, then your words should mention at least one or two missteps he made in his 8 years. And to follow this line of thought, you are setting up Obama as a false satan. I wonder if you are a mole in his administration for you make accusations about what Obama has secretly done from the moment of his presidency. Your viewpoint is simplistic, and sadly, misguided. You speak in cliches and the facts you pepper in here and there are very narrow. And finally, if you are indeed a Christian, where is the prayer asking for His grace on our enemies – perceived or real? I say pray, pray, and pray again instead of blaming so and so and so and so (you can fill in the blanks –your list is long). Then I pray that your writing will be more inspirational and more uplifting. Unfortunately, I know that I just gave you another talking point. You will certainly send up false prayers in your writing now, just as you have set up false gods and fase satans.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    Not only are your points baseless, but they are blasphemous

    You have set yourself up as the righteous judge of others. That is blasphemy. Like false prophets, you know the text quite well, but you do not understand the meaning of the text. Doesn’t it feel good to blame others?

    You tell me, Valerie. You’re doing an awfully good job of it.

    I really have to marvel at how stunningly clueless you are in your own massive personal hypocrisy. “You have set yourself up as the righteous judge of others. That is blasphemy,” you say. So then what in the world are you doing setting yourself up as MY righteous judge? Are you truly so incapable of any kind of personal introspection whatsoever??? Valerie, your words reek of one who has never once in her life looked into her own soul. I actually feel sorry for you.

    Oh, I know what you’d say here: “I’m not judging you.” Right. And I’m not a carbon-based life form. You couldn’t BE more judgmental toward me.

    You then proceed to betray your devotion to your own “god,” Obama, by your very own standard that you would use against me. You say, “you never blame George Bush for anything.” And yet I didn’t see a single word of blame for Obama from you. As though I am duty-bound to blame Bush in all things, whereas you have no duty to blame Obama. Even though I am writing about something that is occurring directly under Obama’s watch, while Bush has been gone for over two years before it happened!!! Just how many more years need to pass before you blame Obama, you hypocrite???

    And, yeah, it would be loads of fun being a fly on the wall during all the many times you dumped your hate on Bush, past and present, given the fact that it is blatantly obvious you blame him for everything. Which is yet another way you prove yourself to be a complete hypocrite.

    Your last comments about prayer and enemies is a log you should take out of your own eye before you fixate on the speck in mine, Valerie. On my part, my very last comment to this article prior to yours refers to prayer. Whereas you strike me as someone who is filled with bitterness and anger toward your enemies – in this case me. And I have little doubt that when you do manage to pray for your enemies, it is to beseech messiah Obama to strike me down with fire.

    For the record, whenever someone tells me something like, “You made many claims above that are without foundation,” and yet fails to mention so much as a single “false claim,” I always know that I’m dealing with a person who isn’t the least bit interested in truth.

  9. sarah Says:

    Is this christian teachings or a political rally? I think you are trying to tell us Bush is an arch-angel from God & O’Bama is the anti-christ. I disagree vehemently. First & formost WE… not anyone knows the identity of the anti-christ. That is what my kjv Bible tells me. Also if you try to say who he is you are a False prophet. I still dont think politics & the word of God should be preached from the same pulput!!!

  10. Michael Eden Says:

    Sarah,

    You drink the same Kool-Aid Valerie does.

    Maybe I should re-read my article, but I don’t remember myself singing George Bush’s praises and saying he’s an “arch-angel from God.” Perhaps you could help me out by quoting the paragraph where I say that.

    I don’t mention George Bush BECAUSE GEORGE BUSH WAS OUT OF OFFICE FOR TWO YEARS BEFORE THIS HAPPENED. AND JUST WHEN WILL YOU LEFTIST LOONS QUIT BLAMING HIM FOR EVERYTHING????

    Also, why do you bear false witness and against me, and claim I say Obama is the antichrist? Not only do I NEVER say that, but I have specifically said Obama is NOT the antichrist. Example:

    Is Barack Obama the Antichrist? There sure are a lot of signs that he is in the media! But I believe that he is just one of the false messiahs (Matthew 24:24). Rather than being THE Antichrist, I believe that Obama is just one of the false messiahs who will so completely screw up the United States and the world that Antichrist will be able to emerge to “save the day.”

    Example:

    Obama isn’t the antichrist (see Daniel 9:26 – Obama is not of the Romans who destroyed Jerusalem); but I completely agree that he is the forerunner. My view is that Obama will so mess up the USA and the world that the antichrist will come into power to “solve” the crises that Obama creates.

    So A) I don’t say Obama is the antichrist; and B) I don’t claim to know who the antichrist is. And it is wrong for you to claim that I am doing what I am not doing.

    I want to be as clear as I can: my project most certainly was NOT to call Obama the antichrist. My project was to say that as much as Obama has screwed up dealing with the situation in Egypt, and even though I am a conservative and it is certainly in my interest to rain on Obama’s parade, I do NOT think that “Obama poisoned Egypt.”

    Please re-read my article.

    What I say is that I believe based primarily on Ezekiel 38 and 39 that Egypt will not be one of the nations that attacks Israel in the last days. And that as much as Obama has screwed up, that Egypt – which has been on a path to peace since 1979 – will not collapse into a terrorist rogue regime (at least not for long). It is my contention that based on the Bible, Egypt will turn out okay in th end.

    So it is entirely crazy for you to say, “Why aren’t you blaming Bush?” when Bush had nothing to do with Egypt’s current crisis whatsoever. It is crazy for you to claim I say Obama is the antichrist. And it is crazy for you to conclude from my article that I’m all about damning Obama when what I actually say ia that Egypt will ultimately turn out okay.

    So please stop being crazy.

  11. Claudia Says:

    This may be random, but having one of those facebook buttons would be a great way to spread these “truths” “observations” “research results”

    Just a suggestion.

    :)

  12. Michael Eden Says:

    Claudia,

    always appreciate good suggestions. And it sounds like a good one.

    I’m not on Facebook in spite of the fact that I have had repeated “be a Facebook friend” email solicitations.

    I’m also not nearly as technically astute as today’s average ten year-old.

    If I could figure out how create such a link to Facebook without actually joining it, I think it would be nice.

    :) back atcha!

  13. cash Says:

    valerie, you are performing what you accuse him of!!!!!!!read your letter,you are doing what you accuse him of! Obama is the president at hand,if he had mentioned george ashington and obama you could have said the same thing, you miss the point entirely and are actually doing whjat you accuse him of. Read your post open mindedly and you will see that. I already saw what he referred to in oama connection long before I read this.

  14. Michael Eden Says:

    Thanks for the backup, cash.

    There have been many moments about many issues in human history in which only ONE man (or woman) had something right, and every single other human being had it wrong. Which is to say that when you’re right, it doesn’t matter if anyone agrees with you or not: you’re STILL right.

    That said, it’s always nice having company, and having someone to stand with you.

  15. HL Says:

    Good grief Michael, some of the comments in this thread are shocking in their accusations against you and what you have written.

    Keep up the great work! Praying for you.

  16. Michael Eden Says:

    Thanks, HL.

    And, of course, those are the ones I don’t just delete!

    I try to avoid any profanity on the blog. If someone is explicitly a liberal, and doesn’t have more than a word or two, I’ll often edit the profanit and allow it, just so people can see the soul of the liberal mindset. Otherwise – particularly if it’s too hateful – it’s gone.

    Whenever you take a strong stand for righteousness, there will be a backlash from the “other team.”

    What I find most distressing is when someone professes to be a Christian and then viciously attacks a Christian who is espousing orthodox Christian doctrine in the name of Christ.

    Thank you so very much for your prayers, HL. I need them.

  17. A_Messenger Says:

    Wow! I stumbled upon your writings and I am AMAZED. Dude, from what I can tell so far, you’re brilliant. Keep up the good work!

  18. Michael Eden Says:

    Thanks a lot, Messenger. I appreciate it greatly.

    I would rather be understanding God’s Word accurately and write poorly than understand God’s Word poorly and write brilliantly.

    But as I understand God’s Word, I hope to communicate that understanding.

  19. ekswas Says:

    WTF is this rant? Obama conspiring to install Brotherhood of Muslims into power?? Where do you get this [profanity deleted by moderator] from? Have you totally lost your mind? For your own God’s sake get your head out of your arse and look around.

  20. Michael Eden Says:

    I thought about deleting your post because of its profanity. But I went to the trouble of deleting the fruits of your inability to remain civil and point out that it is YOU who seriously need to “get your head out of your arse and look around.”

    You are one of those fools who goes beserk when you haven’t even bothered to read the thing your dumping your hate on.

    What do I say 2 or 3 paragraphs after the point where you are alluding? Here it is:

    And so I am going to say that, as a student of Scripture and of Bible prophecy, I believe that Egypt will ultimately turn out okay. Rather than point to the unrest in Egypt and denounce Obama for the horrors that will surely follow – as I would do if I were simply operating as a conservative ideologue and blogwarrior – I am stating my belief that Egypt won’t turn out like Iran.

    If you were at least as intelligent a reader as a 4th grader, you would have realized that I was saying, “I could do this; I could just go after Obama. But I’m not going to do that.” In fact, I said THAT shortly after the part where you attack me as well:

    With that said, I will NOT play the game of the political ideologue, using the latest crisis to denounce the current administration’s mishandling and predicting doom as a result of the president’s incompetence.

    The above to point out that I did NOT do what you falsely claim as my project. Just what warm wet place are you keeping YOUR head, pal???

    I also don’t doubt for a nanosecond that you’re one of those malicious jerks who have been claiming that Bush’s war on terror made al Qaeda stronger, but here you are coming unglued when someone even so much as SUGGESTS using the same tactic against Obama that vicious ideologues like you used against Bush. Isn’t that right. ekswas??? Or perhaps you’d like to show me where you demonized crap like this the way you just demonized me. You hypocrite.

    Here’s a good example of questions that AREN’T being asked by the leftwing media that were CONSTANTLY thrown up about Bush.

    That’s the thing about you people that just makes me sick. What you people did for 8 vicious years is all of a sudden supposed to be off limits now???

    If that isn’t enough, there’s another little factoid to recognize: the very thing that I said conservatives COULD have said about Egypt IS being said about Libya – and NOT by conservatives.

    Here is a Reuters article about Libya: “US agencies say Libya attack may awaken al Qaeda“:

    WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Al Qaeda has not so far taken advantage of the upheavals in the Middle East but the militant Islamic group may do so if the U.S.-led campaign in Libya does not end quickly, U.S. intelligence agencies say.

    And here’s an article from the UK Telegraph that goes even further: “Libya: the West and al-Qaeda on the same side: Statements of support for Libya’s revolution by al-Qaeda and leading Islamists have led to fears that military action by the West might be playing into the hands of its ideological enemies“:

    WikiLeaks cables, independent analysts and reporters have all identified supporters of Islamist causes among the opposition to Col Gaddafi’s regime, particularly in the towns of Benghazi and Dernah.

    An al-Qaeda leader of Libyan origin, Abu Yahya al-Libi, released a statement backing the insurrection a week ago, while Yusuf Qaradawi, the Qatar-based, Muslim Brotherhood-linked theologian issued a fatwa authorising Col Gaddafi’s military entourage to assassinate him.

    And, yes, there’s that Muslim Brotherhood all over again.

    So what did I say exactly that is so wrong? Other than the fact that you’re a hypocrite leftwing ideologue who 1) apparently can’t even read and 2) apparently can’t stand anyone applying your own rhetoric that you and your leftwingers used against Bush?

  21. Michael Eden Says:

    ekswas. This piece from the New York Times documents that you are an ignorant fool:

    “In post-revolutionary Egypt, where hope and confusion collide in the daily struggle to build a new nation, religion has emerged as a powerful political force, following an uprising that was based on secular ideals. The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront, transformed into a tacit partner with the military government that many fear will thwart fundamental changes.

    It is also clear that the young, educated secular activists who initially propelled the nonideological revolution are no longer the driving political force — at least not at the moment.

    As the best organized and most extensive opposition movement in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood was expected to have an edge in the contest for influence. But what surprises many is its link to a military that vilified it.”

    Please remember that I provided links to the FACT that the Obama administration was working with these people to topple Mubarak in the very article you thought was so stupid. Not that you are likely capable of being able to honesty answer the question, “Who’s stupid now?”

    If that isn’t enough, here’s an even better one: the Libyan rebels whom we’re rushing to help are led by a guy who fought against the United States in Afghanistan.

    I came across it via HotAir, which is the more delicious read due to it’s I TOLD YOU SO, YOU STUPID DEPRAVED LIBERAL DUMBASSES irony.

    As long as people like you are allowed to vote in spite of the fact that you are evil fools, this country is guaranteed to implode under the weight of way, waaaaaaaaay too much stupidity.

  22. John K. Thompson Says:

    “… The ‘Times’ they (keep on) a’changing!”!

  23. John K. Thompson Says:

    I really miss the ’60’s. “The Future”??.. ha!!.. you can have it!!… send me back “home”!

  24. Michael Eden Says:

    John,

    I can’t disagree. Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America has advanced us into a truly “Brave New World” – and we were already racing toward that world as it was.

    The past was better because our values were better.

    But like it or not, there’s no escaping the “real world.” You can live in video games or whatever, but the real world is really there. And sooner or later you will suffer the results of the demonic policies that are being enacted.

  25. Anonymous Says:

    Good article. I have read some of the comments….WOW!! You mention “Kool Aid” in some of your responses; this could not be more accurate!

    What is sad though is the fact that so many people are not critical thinkers anymore.

    From the moment we wake up we are promulgated with lies and deceit. We are told what to believe and why to believe it. As far as bush goes, he should absolutely be tried for war crimes (former Army Ranger). He should also be held at no other than Guantanamo bay.

    As for Obama, when the charade end? He was a nobody, who was poll vaulted to president. He reneged on ALL of his promises, and had more controversies before he entered office than all former presidents combined. He employs Keynes’s Economic model, has invaded 4 more countries, further destroyed the middle class, came to the aid of wall street, further diminished the American Economic environment, and the list goes on and on. But Americans are ignorant enough to say he inherited this, or he has only been in office for so long……..

    Consider, how did George Washing handle things….. That’s right, by using his head and some intestinal fortitude. What about JFK, he tried to fix us, only to his demise. The same can be argued for Lincoln and the “greenback.” Whatever the case, QUIT NOT HOLDING YOUR PRESIDENT ACCOUNTABLE!!!!! He has the power over the strongest nation in the world, yet can’t fix anything???

    Complacency=Ignorance!!

    As for Ezekiel, Great points! The facts that these two countries (Egypt, Iraq) are not mentioned is paramount! This is a great point made. I would also like you to consider Isaiah 19, or Daniel. The things happening today have been told in advance. Good detective work!

    Also consider the Euphrates drying up, which started happening in 2009. This is right out of Revelations 16, which tells us that it is making way for the king of the east with his army of two hundred thousand, thousand. Ironically this the exact number of soldiers China boasts……. Coincidence?!?!?!?!?!?

    Don’t let these people’s trivial/mundane shenanigans from some of your responders get the better of you. Remember, you are a light of the world (EPH 5; 8-10). I would like to end this with asking all of you to revisit Matthew 24;4-9.
    Right on Mr. Eden.

    What is sad is you are getting more hate mail instead of intelligible counter arguments.

  26. Michael Eden Says:

    Thanks for your thoughful comment.

    We’d have to agree to disagree on President Bush being prosecuted for war crimes and all that. I wrote a long three part article titled, “Iraq War Justified” that explains that the rest of the world left Bush no possible choice but to invade Iraq.

    Interestingly, General David Petraeus is quoted in the Los Angeles Times as telling Senators “that the U.S. should consider a policy for using special interrogation techniques when a detainee is withholding information that is immediately needed to save lives.” And given that Petraeus is now respected by both Democrats and Republicans, that clearly means that Bush did the right thing with the VERY FEW times he allowed waterboarding. Particularly given that it is now a documented fact that waterboarding led to finding and getting Osama bin Laden.

    Pretty much everything else you said, I agree with.

    It is truly remarkable to look at the world, and then look at the Bible, and see how the Bible showed us what the world would look like.

    I also very much agree with your final comment: I get all kinds of hate, but very few good counter-arguments from the left that intelligently deal with facts that I document in the very articles they comment upon.

  27. Susan Says:

    Many of my friends were fearful after Obama won a 2nd term. I did not support him. reminded my friends that we need to remember that our Holy God sustains and keeps us….NOT the US govt. Even so Lord Jesus, come quickly.

  28. Michael Eden Says:

    Susan,

    I truly “feel” as much as “believe” that when the beast comes, mankind will have laid out the red carpet to welcome him. That’s what I believe I’m seeing now.

    Would Mitt Romney have prevented the coming collapse and made the Tribulation impossible? No. Of course not. But I believe the people – in making the choice to even TRY to prevent the coming collapse – would have kept the beast at bay for a few years longer.

    Now it’s pedal to the metal full speed off the cliff.

    In that sense I agree with your friends. We’ve sped up the rate of collapse immeasurably in picking the man who is now responsible for 60% of our $16 trillion debt while our ACTUAL debt has soared past $222 trillion.

    But I agree with you that Christians should not be fearful. As you rightly point out, it is our Holy God who sustains us and keeps us. It is not our president or political system, even if – and perhaps especially if – we get OUR guy and OUR political system instead.

    We now have the playbook describing everything that is going to happen in prophecy. We know what’s going to happen. And we know that God is going to supernaturally remove His people in the Rapture prior to the Tribulation.

    This is a wake-up call to every Christian who should be preparing themselves spiritually for being face-to-face with their Lord.

    Let every Christian feel the Lord’s return in their spirit and say, “Amen. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.”

  29. joe Says:

    The end of days are near and instead. Of loving our neighbor and feeding the poor and warning people what’s coming we are arguing about what the bible says and who the president is. I’m no bible scholar but doesn’t the bible say that god picks the rulers of a nation? Also doesn’t revelations talk about a 200 million man army that destroys a third of mankind? The USA won’t be around for the antichrist so no mead to worry who it is. Also the bible doesn’t promise a rapture that’s made up by the church and what the bible says about Christians 90 percent of the churches wouldn’t get raptured up anyway. Let’s stop bickering back and forth and go back to the teachings of Jesus not the church. We spend to much time online rather than helping others. Jesus said when you love someone in his name your loving him.

  30. Michael Eden Says:

    I’m no bible scholar but doesn’t the bible say that god picks the rulers of a nation?

    Joe,

    Given that you yourself confess you’re no “bible scholar,” you likely don’t understand your own question.

    Yes, God picks the rulers of nations. Passages such as Exodus 9:16, Isaiah 45:1, Daniel 4:17 and Romans 13:1 very clearly claim that God establishes leaders.

    But do you mean to say that “if God picks the rulers of a nation,” then therefore those leaders must be good leaders or the best choice of leaders? Is it your argument that Adolf Hitler, Chairman Mao, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, etc. etc. etc. were therefore “good” leaders? If you don’t think that these men were all good leaders, then why would you suggest that “god picks the rulers of a nation” would mean that Barack Obama is NOT an evil leader just as all the leaders I’ve named were?

    Your question becomes non sequitur.

    Another passage that documents that God picks rulers is 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12. There God “picks” Antichrist, the beast, the man of lawlessness, the son of perdition. And yet the Bible seems very clear that the Antichrist is most definitely NOT a good leader.

    So, yes, I agree with you: God just said that America will get the wicked leader that it truly deserves so that Americans can get the beast that they want and all the true socialism that the beast will bring.

    In voting for Obama, we have voted for the Antichrist whom Obama’s wicked policies will invite to come riding in on his white horse to save the day, as per Revelation 6.

    You ask, “doesn’t revelations talk about a 200 million man army that destroys a third of mankind?” You are referring to Rev 9:13-19. But I have to ask you: how do you know that Americans are all wiped out when the third of manking gets killed? And I also have to point out that there is absolutely no biblical grounds whatsoever to assert as you do that “The USA won’t be around for the antichrist.” Based on what do you claim that?

    You say, “Let’s stop bickering back and forth and go back to the teachings of Jesus not the church.” Do you truly think that “the teachings of Jesus” have absolutely no contact with politics? How is it that the baby born of a virgin doesn’t decry the slaughter of 55 million innocent human beings in the abortion mills? If the Virgin Mary had an abortion, would that have been okay? Wouldn’t Jesus have been murdered in the womb and therefore not able to die for sinners? Do you truly believe that Jesus, given what both the Old Testament that Jesus endorsed and the New Testament that Jesus authorized say about homosexuality that Jesus would have been anything but opposed with the imposition of homosexual marriage and the destruction of the family?

    The thing about the Book of Revelation, to any who read it, is that it SCREAMS POLITICS. You may not like it, but the Antichrist is THE uber politician. And in the same way, both politics and economics is a huge issue in Revelation, given the mark of the beast and the complete socialist takeover of the entire world economy by the Antichrist.

  31. Anonymous Says:

    Reading this put a smile on my face. God bless. And thankyou

  32. Michael Eden Says:

    And thank YOU.

    I wrote this not knowing what would happen after the Muslim Brotherhood took over the country, but knowing that the Holy Bible said that Egypt would somehow not be part of the last days coalition that would attack Israel.

    As I write my response to you, Morsi and the Egyptian Brotherhood are out and they don’t look like they will be allowed to take power again.

    The Bible is the Word of God who knows the end from the beginning. We can trust His Word.

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