Egypt’s “Arab Spring” was foretold in the Bible prophecy of Isaiah 19.
Last year, the nations around Israel started experiencing the upheaval of the “Arab Spring.” Massive civil unrest happened so quickly, and across such a wide swath of land around Israel (virtually all of North Africa, and much of the Middle East) that God’s involvement was apparent. That which God does on the world stage, he does relative to Israel and the Jewish people.
God was either directly blowing these sweeping winds of change, or he was giving great license to the forces who were. While the mainstream media, and much of mainstream Christianity, gleefully declared that the “Arab Spring” would bring blissful democratic reform to the Arab world, those of us who knew the principle of Amos 3:7 saw the magnitude of what was happening, and dug into the Bible to find it. In this post, I will address only the nation of Egypt.
Amos 3:7 is a remarkable verse, because it means that if God is behind anything on the world stage, it is foretold somewhere in the Bible!
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. ~ Amos 3:7
What happened over the past year and a half in Egypt is foretold in Isaiah 19:
I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian — brother will fight against brother, neighbor against neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom. ~ Isaiah 19:2
As the “Arab Spring” came into bloom, Egyptians took sides. Some wanted Western-friendly, secular-style reform, others were satisfied with the status quo and relative peace under Hosni Mubarak, and still others would not settle for anything less than an Islamist State. These opposing views came to a flash point in 2011, and violence spilled onto Egypt’s streets.
The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will bring their plans to nothing… ~ Isaiah 19:3
Many Egyptians were bamboozled into thinking their revolution was actually a grass-roots democracy movement. However, all along, the Muslim Brotherhood was the real power behind the agitation, and there was never any chance that the more secular, youthful, Western-looking “Arab Spring” democracy movement would actually take over power in Egypt. Indeed, the plans of the “Arab Spring” democracy movement have come to nothing.
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I will hand the Egyptians over to the power of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them,” declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty. ~ Isaiah 19:4
Instead of a secular-leaning, Western-friendly president, the “Arab Spring” has resulted in Egypt, just like Iran three decades prior, falling under the control of Islamic Fundamentalists.
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The waters of the river will dry up, and the riverbed will be parched and dry. The canals will stink; the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up. The reeds and rushes will wither, also the plants along the Nile, at the mouth of the river. Every sown field along the Nile will become parched, will blow away and be no more. ~ Isaiah 19:5-7
Isaiah’s prophecies about Egypt’s politics are pinpoint accurate. But God does not stop there. Just in case the reader is still skeptical that they are seeing God’s hand at work in Egypt, God has Isaiah write the pièce de résistance so that there is no room for doubt. The time during which these events of social unrest in Egypt would occur, would also be a time during which the Nile River was drying up. If Isaiah’s reader had any doubt whether he was witnessing the political events about which Isaiah wrote, or just some coincidental political events, he need only check to see if the Nile River was drying up during this very same time. God is really something else!
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The Bible is always proven true.