Christian Churches of God

No. 36_2

 

 

 

Fall of Egypt Part II:

The Wars of the End

 

(Edition 1.5 20110206-20141026)

 

The current events in Egypt should be no surprise to a student of Bible prophecy as the sequence is part of a time scale which goes from the Assyrians and the Babylonians at the Battle of Carchemish in 605 BCE where Egypt was defeated and ends from the close of the Time of the Gentiles or Nations and the beginning of the last thirty years of the end from 1997 to 2027. This paper deals with the key points and the latter phase.

 

 

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Fall of Egypt Part II: The Wars of the End



Over the week prior to the New Moon of Adar (1/12/33/120 or 3 February 2011) attention was drawn to the riots in Egypt. Egypt is a pivotal country in Bible history and its position in prophecy is very significant, and it is indeed pivotal to the sequence of the end. Whoever controls Egypt is in effect the King of the South of Daniel and its position is pivotal to the time frame of the Bible. The prophecies in Ezekiel interlink with those of Daniel to explain the Babylonian system and the period of the seven times to the end of the Time of the Gentiles and the Wars of the End into the Day of the Lord (see the paper Day of the Lord and the Last Days (No. 192)).

 

The sequence of Ezekiel’s prophecies and the interrelation with Daniel were all explained in the paper The Fall of Egypt: The Prophecy of Pharaoh’s Broken Arms (No. 036). This paper has been on the web for 15 years and was written in 1994. In February 2011 untold thousands of copies in many languages were downloaded in a desire to understand what is actually happening. People are now starting to realise that this is a turning point in history. This point is the reorganisation of the King of the South and the push at the King of the North which will escalate the events of WWIII from Afghanistan and Iraq commencing from 2001 into the full-scale wars that will develop from the Islamic republics of the north and east of Jerusalem. This escalation will see the wholesale destruction of many peoples and nations. The final prophecies will be completed and Messiah will take over the world.

 

In the paper Commentary on Daniel Chapter 7 (No. 299C) we saw the explanation of the Four Beasts and how they emerged to become the Fourth Beast which followed on from the Empire of Ten Toes detailed in Daniel chapter 2.

So we understand what is happening we will outline the timeframe of the prophecy of the Fall of Egypt.

 

The shifts of power could not occur until the times were reached. Hence the wars had the results they did so that prophecy and Scripture would not be broken. However, the results of those wars were used in such a way as to prepare the planet for the maximum impact when the prophetic times had been fulfilled.

 

Satan had a specific time allocated to him and that 6000 years ends in 2027 and will be cut short to prevent the world from total destruction. He was dependent on the church of the Last Days to understand what God was going to do with that system.

 

Let us look at some of the sequence from 1914. From the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo and the declaration of War on Serbia on 28 July 1914 things just went steadily downhill and the world plunged into war.

 

On 1 August Germany declared war on Russia and France and invaded Belgium. 

On 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany over the invasion of Belgium.

On 5 August 1914 Austria declared war on Russia. Russia, Britain and France declared war on Turkey.

On 26-28 August 1914 Germany inflicted a great defeat on the Russians at the battle of Tannenburg. The Germans also invaded France and their advance on Paris was halted at the battle of the Marne. Britain entered France and the Battle of Ypres was fought over October-November 1914. This began trench warfare on the western front. Thus we are looking at a major pivotal point in the history of warfare and of the world in 1914 as was the period leading up to the battle of Carchemish in 605 BCE some 2,520 years or seven times previously. Note that the exact completion of the 2520 years from Carchemish in 605 BCE was in 1916. So the last two years of the first link was from 1914 to 1916.

 

In the paper The Fall of Egypt (No. 036) it was stated: “Another factor, which was to enter world affairs although seemingly minor, was that the Bank of England was authorised to issue paper money in excess of the statutory limit. This act introduced the process of financial instability, which will reach its full consequence in the financial indebtedness and servitude of the English-speaking peoples. The consequences of Deuteronomy 28 (see the paper The Blessings and the Curses (No. 75)) will only then be seen.” As we now know this was developed from the political incompetence of the Americans in the Federal Reserve Act of December 1913 which created a private corporation of banks that took control of the American people. Over the period from 1914 to 1996 the Federal Reserve Bank seized the wealth and the entire gold reserves of the United States of America (USA). By 2008 they had effectively bankrupted the USA and the various banks of the world to create the New World Order under a One World system under control of the World Bank. In 2009-10 they tried to take over the world financial systems under an unelected, supposedly United Nations (UN) controlled, system. The UN is also using fraudulent science regarding Global Warming to scare the whole world into giving its power to the Beast. That event will occur as Revelation says it will occur.

 

Remember, the paper on the “Fall of Egypt” was written in 1994 and therefore the wars of the end were in the future. The statements of that paper showed what was to occur and in fact it did occur and is progressively occurring.

 

“World War I developed the concepts and methods of modern war. These were not like the mighty men of old who go down to the Pit with their swords and their shields. A short summation of the history will be enlightening.

      18 February 1915. In retaliation for the naval blockade of Germany by Britain, Germany retaliated with a submarine blockade of Britain.

      22 April-25 May 1915. The second Battle of Ypres saw poison gas used by the Germans for the first time.”

 

The American Civil War was the commencement of modern warfare with the use of automatic and breech loading weapons. The Satanists, using the American Masonic system under Albert Pike, planned the three world wars from 1871. World War I became the testing ground for weapons of even greater horror and mass destruction.

 

The central Semitic nations were reorganised. Israel was reborn from the Balfour Declaration of 1917 (There were two Balfour Declarations of 1917, one regarding the Jewish homeland and the second was for the legal basis for establishment of the Australian nation.) The Semitic/Egyptian/Aryan wars had begun again.

      25 April 1915. Allied forces land on the Gallipoli Peninsula but fail to gain control of the Dardanelle Straits. ANZAC is born.

      Italy joined the war on the allied side.

      Britain formed a coalition government under Asquith.

      The British-French offensive failed.

      On 6 September 1915 Bulgaria joined the central powers.

 

The 2520 years were up and the wars of the end began in earnest.   From the paper on the Fall of Egypt:

“21 February to 16 December 1916. The Battle of Verdun saw the German offensive on the western front with appalling losses on both sides.

      20 March 1916. The secret Anglo-French or Sykes-Picot agreement was struck on the partition of the Turkish Empire, which up until the war had included Palestine. Egypt was part of that empirical system.

      24 April 1916 saw the Easter rising in Ireland marking the change of power within the British Isles itself.

      31 May to 1 June 1916. The Battle of Jutland, the only major naval battle between British and German fleets saw British losses exceed German losses.

      The Russian Brusilov Offensive failed.

      1 July 1916. The Battle of the Somme saw the first use of tanks by Britain. There were more than a million casualties.

      27 August 1916. Romania and Portugal joined the war against Germany.

      The USA, perhaps advantaged by the war, purchased the Virgin Islands. It landed troops in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and stayed until 1924.

      February 1917 sees the revolution in Russia and the abdication of Tsar Nicholas.

      11 March 1917. The British captured Baghdad from Turkey. The Ghuz Turks, named for the line of the Seljuks, had been in Baghdad from the 12th century and had defeated the western Byzantine forces at the Battle of Myrio-cephalum in 1176. This put an end to the revival of the Byzantines commenced from the defeat of the Seljuks of Rum in the first crusade at Nicæa and Dorylæum. This victory had allowed the crusaders to march through to Syria and take Edessa and Antioch in 1098 and Jerusalem in 1099.”

 

“The determination of the outcome of this phase was commenced in 1917.

      6 April 1917. The USA declared war on Germany.

      31 July to 10 November 1917. The gains of the Battle of Passchendale, the major British offensive, were offset by the German counter offensive.

      24 October 1917. The Battle of Caporetto saw the heavy Italian defeat.

      The October Revolution saw the Bolsheviks overthrow the provisional government. Lenin became the chief commissar and Trotsky the Commissar for Foreign Affairs.

      The victories of the British Commonwealth in the Middle East saw Palestine regained for Israel. The well of the oath, Beersheba, had been taken by Australian Light Horse in the last great mounted charge of the English-speaking people. From this the Balfour Declaration (1st) was made supporting the Jewish State in Palestine.

      9 December 1917. British Commonwealth forces captured Jerusalem. The city was again in Israelite hands after 1,847 years.

 

This was the key factor and high point of the war from a prophetic point of view. The remainder of the war is focused in the following key points.

      3 March 1918. The treaty of Brest-Litovsk between Russia and Germany saw Russia withdraw from the war.

      15 July to 2 August 1918 saw the last major German offensive fail in the Battle of the Marne.

      16 July 1918 saw the execution of ex-Tsar Nicholas II and family.

      18 July 1918 saw the Allied offensive begin. Germany was forced into retreat.

      The Italians won the victory of Vittoria Veneto and Austria-Hungary surrendered.

      9 November 1918 saw the revolution in Germany and the abdication of Wilhelm II. The Republic was declared.

      11 November 1918. Germany agreed to the Armistice and World War I ended.

      The Civil war in Ireland began.

      Lenin concentrated the power of the Bolshevik government and the civil war lasted until 1920.” (ibid)

 

These matters illustrate how this pivotal point in history involved the nations mentioned in the prophecy and many more. The obvious point from the list is that we are looking at a new system of warfare develop which differed from all previous systems. More particularly this sequence in the last days was to initiate the establishment of the wars of the end and the establishment of the Kingdom of God. Also the financial systems that backed these wars were owned and controlled by the emerging bankers of what would become the New World Order and the Beast system of the Last Days. They used these conflicts from 1914 to increase the power they had improperly been given in December 1913 by the US Congress in what became the greatest act of treason ever seen in the history of the world.

 

“The historical sequence is recapitulated as follows:

      750 BCE. Nubia consolidated in Egypt under Nubian domination.

      732 BCE. Assyrians under Tiglath Pileser III annex Damascus and make Israel and Judah tributary states.

      729 BCE. Tiglath Pileser annexes Babylon.

      724-721 BCE. Shalmaneser V annexes Israel. His successor Sargon II deports the ten tribes. This deportation was beyond the Araxes into the steppes.

      710 BCE. The Cimmerians invade devastating Urartu and Phrygia. Sargon was killed fighting the Cimmerians in 705 BCE and was succeeded by Sennacherib.

      696 BCE. The Assyrians sack Tarsus.

      687 BCE. The throne of Lydia in western Anatolia is usurped by Gyges.

Assyria is now poised to conquer Egypt and become the supreme empire of western Asia.

      669-663 BCE. The Assyrians invade Egypt and establish Egypt's subordination.

      Egypt's arm is thus broken in the preliminary sense.

      605 BCE. Nebuchadnezzar defeats Necho, who had gone to assist Assyria, at the battle of Carchemish. Egypt's army is pursued to the borders of Egypt but Nebuchadnezzar does not enter it or the kingdom of Judah (2Kgs. 24:7). The time scale of the seven times begins.

      The Egyptians managed to re-conquer Gaza after the battle of 601 BCE and because of this their influence increased at Jerusalem despite the warnings of Jeremiah.

      In 599 BCE Nebuchadnezzar conquered the Arabs to the east of Syria and Palestine.

      In 598 BCE he set out to besiege Jerusalem and conquered it on 15-16 March 597 BCE.

      He again laid siege to and destroyed Jerusalem in 586 BCE.

      c. 567 BCE. Egypt attempted to re-establish its position and its Pharaoh Amasis, the successor to Hophra, was engaged by Nebuchadnezzar in his thirty-seventh year (567 BCE).

      525 BCE. Cambyses invades Egypt and breaks its other arm.

 

The end of the first phase saw the transfer of power from the Semites to the Aryans represented by the Medo-Persians. The two groups were consolidations of power, which became shifts in control. Egypt was subjugated by both groups. The end of the period of consolidation of the two forty-year time spans was in 525 BCE with the invasion of Cambyses. The seven times cycle applied to this terminal date leaves the year 1995/6 as the end of Phase 2. 1996/7 was the Fifth year of Grace of the Sabbath cycle and the 2520th year from the Invasion of Egypt by Cambyses in 525 BCE. This year was the end of the Time of the Gentiles. 1997 was the double harvest year for the Sabbath year and the first Reading of the Law which was 1998. The process of warning was commenced.

 

The final system of the New World Order was in place by 1995 and by 1997 the Time of the Nations was effectively over and the New World Order began to take control. Between 1997 and 2001 the system was set up for World War. Iraq had been invaded by the US under Operation Desert Storm in the First Iraq War. The financial controls began to be implemented to bring the world to financial captivity by 2009.

 

It is of significance that the second millennium from the birth of Christ ended in 1996. Christ could not have been born later than 4 BCE (given Herod’s known death between 1 and 13 Abib 4 BCE). Thus he must have been born 5 BCE or earlier. Look at the papers the Significance of the Year 2000 (No. 286) and Christ's Age at Baptism and the Duration of his Ministry (No. 19).

 

The King of the South was effectively Britain and later, accompanied by the US, overtook and became the war arms of the King of the North following the establishment of NATO after the defeat of the Axis powers.  Egypt was occupied by Britain and the 2520 year of the First conquest was complete. Events went on behind the scenes and the stage was to be set for the wars of the end.

Modern Egypt

The 118th jubilee was in 1927 and the First year of the 119th Jubilee was in 1928. In 1928 the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt was formed. During the period from then up until 1953, Egypt prepared its independence struggle. The Muslim Brotherhood has been suppressed in Egypt since 1952 and the emergence of the secular independence movement. In 1953 Egypt declared its independence under Gamal Abdel Nasser and in 1956 Egypt seized the Suez Canal from Britain. This was the end of the 40 years of the First Arm and was 2520 years or seven times from its assumption of independence from the Northern Empires ca 565 BCE. 

 

Egypt was to suffer a number of defeats at the hands of Israel from 1967 onwards. In 1981 it was placed under an effective dictatorship with President Hosni Mubarak. Over the 30 years of Mubarak’s regime Egypt oppressed itself. It was an Islamic state but not as fundamentalist as the Muslim Brotherhood would have wished and they were never in a position to control it. The Egyptian Copts, who are 10% of Egypt, were forced to turn to European Christianity and support whoever was opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood who themselves have the support of 20% of Egypt. Effectively the Muslim Brotherhood is in the second month of years of suppression. They have modified their approach to produce a wider appeal and they appear more pro-democratic and secular. How genuine is that? We will find out soon enough.

 

That however proved to be a fiction and they then had to be overthrown and then banned as a terrorist organisation by an army backed coup following a revelation against them. The trials and conflict continue through 2014.

 

The US has effectively controlled and supported Egypt under Mubarak and actually arms Egypt by aid grants and will continue to seek to control Egypt with grants of 1.5 to 2 billion in military hardware annually. However, Egypt after the coup formed a supply agreement with Russia for Arms. Russia’s influence in the Middle East then continued to grow.

 

The revolts across North Africa commencing from Tunisia harnessed the immense discontent in these Arab dictatorships with the all pervasive corruption in these countries. The virtual 220% rise in food prices back to that of the crisis years of 2007/8 fuelled this discontent. The oppression and injustice in Tunisia and Egypt fomented revolution and it had to happen as it did. The US supported Mubarak and now the UN system is trying to get a pro-UN moderate on the ground there in the form of Dr. Mohamed El Baradei.

 

The problem is that El Baradei has no real support in Egypt. He has been out of Egypt for decades and was a dismal failure when he did try to mount an opposition. The fact is that there is no notable opposition because they have been arrested and tortured and eliminated by the Mubarak regime. One is now being cobbled together including the Muslim Brotherhood. 

 

The reality is that the Muslim Brotherhood renounced its former violence and adopted a laissez faire attitude to a secular state to consolidate itself with the Egyptian people and enhance its popularity. It is tied to Egyptian professional unions, university campuses, and social welfare programs. It has openly supported democracy but also criticised US foreign policy. The US does not like criticism and so there are divergent opinions as to what its intentions are. The US religious right see the enfranchising of the Muslim Brotherhood as the worst situation. The US hardliners will create their own enemies in these people.

 

It has been prevalent in the uprising but reserved in its actions. It has denounced a recent terrorist attack as a cowardly act. It is being very careful to enhance its position as a viable opposition using the youth as the impetus for the uprising. There are committees of ten organising the uprising and the Islamic Brotherhood is represented on the Committees. Will Englund at The Washington Post said: the groups running the demonstrations have organized a committee of 10 to deal with the government; the Muslim Brotherhood is included. When its eight regional directors were arrested last week, it chose not to mobilize in their defence so as not to distract from the main goal--the departure of Mubarak.

 

It will seek to isolate violent jihadis in order to attract moderate Islamic votes. That it is doing. However, it is friends with Hamas and the Iranians saw this as a chance to isolate the pro-Western elements in Egypt and isolate Israel and the West, which will result in war. For all the above reasons, opinions regarding it are many and varied. Opinions range from the view that its sole purpose is to oust Mubarak and bring peace to Egypt to the view that they will take over Egypt and create an anti-American State. History indicates that they will be taken over by this Northern system in the Last Days anyway, after great conflict.

 

The Mubarak regime used this Islamist opposition to justify its authoritarian rule. It used prisoners to suppress these protests by violence. The techniques are to release prisoners on the grounds that they will physically attack and rob protestors to discredit the protests and any opposition. The police also engage in this activity. Coupled with the fact that the attacks on the police stations by the disaffected sees the prisoners also released and the opposition also discredited in that three-pronged problem. Citizens now engage in patrols and blockades of their own districts to limit looting.

 

The Muslim Brotherhood was banned by Mubarak from taking part in political elections. Yet it has consolidated itself as the largest opposition group in Egypt and despite the ban on elections has 17 representatives in the Egyptian parliament that support it. It supported (even if nominally) El Baradei’s move to harness opposition for the removal of Mubarak. The real problem was that there were no real leaders in the opposition and the army was forced to take control. The army stated that it would not move against the uprising and Mubarak must go. The fact is that El Baradei does not have the support and the Brotherhood will ride the crest into organised de facto leadership. The real enemy of democratic progress is the fact that the US is the head of the New World Order and the Northern powers will force the reorganisation of the Middle East structures.

 

Israel fears that a Muslim Brotherhood led Egypt would not just mean a stronger Islamist force in Gaza but also one in the West Bank which is currently run by the Fatah dominated Palestinian Authority. Israel will feel threatened. It is ready to attack Iran right now and is waiting for the trigger impetus. Such leadership from Egypt will also embolden Hamas and Hezbollah and change the balance of power regarding Fatah. Hezbollah are in a position to launch Iranian rockets from Lebanon not only against Israel but against Europe also. Such a situation makes a nuclear armed Iran very dangerous indeed for European capitals. The pressure of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt is already being felt in Syria and that will spread to Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. The US talks democracy but upholds dictatorial regimes for reasons of power.

 

The biggest fear is that the Muslim Brotherhood will overturn the Israeli/Egyptian agreement of 1979 achieved under Anwar Sadat. Also that it will destabilise the operation of the Suez Canal. It is also feared that they will destabilise counter terrorism operations worldwide. Their friendship with Hamas is seen as indicative that their democratic protestations are disingenuous. The same situation happened in Iran and the people cannot take back the power the Islamic forces seized. Egypt will suffer the same fate. The sheer ruthlessness of the Islamic regimes and their core armed forces of the Revolutionary guards should not be underestimated.

 

The Islamic movement will harness opposition to the Northern system and will overthrow the pro-US alliances. That action will serve to justify military intervention in the Middle East on a comprehensive scale occupying the areas from Jerusalem. The Beast system will occupy the area from Gaza to Jerusalem over the 42 months of the end and of the two Witnesses (see the paper The Witnesses (including the Two Witnesses) (No. 135)). See also the paper 2012 and the Antichrist (No. 299D) for the time frames involved.

 

The sequence of the Wars of the End is covered in the papers The Last Thirty Years: the Final Struggle (No. 219) and the War of Hamon-Gog (No. 294). These works cover the prophecies of the period from 1997 to the year 2027 which is the 120th jubilee year. In that work the beginning of the wars was explained from 2001 when they began involving the movement into Afghanistan and the “Stans” of the old Soviet system and on into Iraq, and then involving the Middle East generally. Everything said in that work has so far proved to be 100% correct.

 

We will continue with the analysis of the situation in North Africa and the Middle East. As we saw the time frame was to push the nation of Egypt into the wars of the end with the end of the time line at the end of the 2520 years from Cambyses invasion of Egypt in 525 BCE, i.e. in 1996/7. These sequences were outlined in the paper The Fall of Egypt: The Prophecy of Pharaoh’s Broken Arms (No. 036).

 

The period of the two arms one of which was broken twice occurs on the pivotal date of the battle of Carchemish in 605 BCE. 2520 years from 605 BCE ends in 1916. This date saw the pivotal conflicts of WWI commence and the operations as it related to both Europe and the Middle East. The world finance system had also been placed in private ownership from December 1913 and from 1914 to 1916 the entire world was setup for the “Wars of the Last Days” and those wars were designed to extend through three phases involving WWI, WWII and WWIII. The sequence was designed by the Satanists using the Secret societies under the leadership of Albert Pike. Those aspects were explained in the paper 2012 and the Antichrist (No. 299D). The real purpose of the plan was not simply to establish a world controlling body under Satan as god, which is what the Satanists have been told, but to destroy mankind, which is the real objective of the accuser of the brethren.

 

The year 1996/7 saw the end of the Time of the Nations in accordance with Bible Prophecy and the beginning of the period of the thirty years of the end, or, the “Mourning for Moses” symbolised by the final thirty days before Israel entered the Promised Land. In that year the agreements were reached to hand over all national powers to a centralised system under world government control. The British Commonwealth and the US have been facilitating this system since the agreements of 1997 and are negating their own constitutions with Acts that suspend and negate the constitutional and monarchical provisions. It is treason and the aiding and abetting of treason.

 

Many of the events involved are in thirty year brackets from these pivotal dates. From 1916, at the end of the seven times from Carchemish in 605 BCE, we saw the final part of the attempt at the extermination of Judah and that thirty years finished in 1946 and was followed by the establishment of the nation of Israel. Over the same period we saw the struggle also in Egypt. The independence struggle was commenced from 1951 and Hosni Mubarak dates his public service from this time under Muhammad Naguib the first president of the Republic and Gamal Abdel Nasser (second president in 1956).  In 1952 the Muslim Brotherhood was suppressed in Egypt. This was a lead followed by all rulers over North Africa and the Middle East at the instigation of the West and their allies. This action was met with success in many countries up until the revolution in Iran in 1979. Demonstrations commenced in January 1978. In February 1979 the Shah had left for exile and the Islamic Republic was established under Ayatollah Khomeini at the end of that year. That was sixty-three years or two lots of thirty from 1916 plus three. 1976 was the Sabbath and 1977 was the 119th Jubilee year (from Atonement of 1976 to Atonement 1977). 1978 was the first year of the 120th Jubilee which was the last jubilee of Satan’s rule. The Islamic revolution in Iran was allowed to establish the Fundamental Islamic power base for the wars of the end and the destruction and enslavement of the Middle East. The Shah of Iran (Persia) actually brought about the incitement of the revolutionaries by his policy of ordering the participants in any uprising to be shot. This has the effect of reigniting the resolve of the revolutionaries every forty days after the mourning period for those shot in the previous suppression. 

 

The reorganisation of the world structure was also planned from the Club of Rome in 1956. That was the forty year period from the end of the seven times or 2520 years from the Battle of Carchemish and the establishment of the Babylonian system as the “Head of Gold” under Nebuchadnezzar.

 

In 1956 it was agreed that the New World Order was to be established under ten separate trading blocks. These blocks were to form ten supra-national systems under unelected leaders and a new economic system. These ten blocks would become the Ten Horns of the New World Order which was the last empire of the “Ten Toes of Iron and Miry Clay.” This is to become the Empire of the Beast and Satan gives his power to that empire. It turns on and destroys the Trinitarian Religious system and also Islam and Zionist Judaism.  This last or final empire of the Babylonian system will be destroyed by Christ at his return.

 

The millennial system under Christ and the saints will be conducted from Jerusalem. Prior to the advent of the Messiah (see the paper Advent of the Messiah: Part 1 (No. 210A) there are a number of things that must happen (see the papers The Seven Seals (No. 140), The Seven Trumpets (No. 141), The Warning of the Last Days (No. 044)). God does nothing except He warns the people through His servants the prophets. For that reason also the world is warned both by the Church of God and the Witnesses. That requirement is shown also in the paper The Witnesses (including the Two Witnesses (No. 135).

 

God also sets in train the establishment of the final Church of God that brings into it everyone that repents in the last days and turns to God and is baptised. That sequence is explained in the paper Fire From Heaven (No. 28).

 

The Bible is specific that the Religious Whore of Babylon and the Mystery Cults must be destroyed by the Beast itself. This sequence is explained in the papers WWIII Part I: The Empire of the Beast (No. 299A) and WWIII Part II: The Whore and the Beast (No. 299B). 

 

It is also clear from Daniel 11:40-45 that the Wars of the end must be with the nations to the east and north of Jerusalem and the King of the North goes forth to utterly destroy many. In that conflagration over one third of mankind is destroyed and one quarter dies from the pestilence after it up until the Messiah and Vials of the wrath of God.

 

After that conflict the King of the North, who is the mightiest military power on earth in the Last Days, returns to its headquarters which will be in occupation of the area from the coast of the Gaza Strip to Jerusalem where its leaders will be in occupation. It will occupy Jerusalem for 1263.5 days or 42 months. In that time it will be witnessed to by the two Witnesses who are the prophets of God.

 

At the end of the 1260 days the two Witnesses are overcome by the forces of the Beast. The world rejoices and will not let them be buried. At the end of the three and one half days they are resurrected by the archangel’s call or trump and the Advent of the Messiah. Messiah, the Christ, called Isa by the Koran, returns to bring the world into captivity under the laws of God. 

 

However the nations of the Middle East have to be brought into subjection by the King of the North well before this happens. Therefore the Muslim countries have to be reorganised and incited to push at the King of the North as foretold by Daniel, under the impetus of Egypt and the other nations of the Middle East. Egypt is central to the prophecy. This incitement has been going on for many years.

 

This final war, which effectively began in 2001, will be precipitated by the nations of the Middle East and North Africa in trying to destroy the King of the North’s system operating out of Europe. The Babylonian system is symbolised by the seven-hilled city, which is modern Babylon, following on from the Roman and Holy Roman Empires in Daniel chapter 2. It is the economic and political union formulated symbolically from the Treaty of Rome of 1956 with its Ten Heads or economic regions.

 

To that end we now see the disaffection and uprisings occurring from Morocco to the Yemen and encouraged by Iran and the fundamentalist Muslims everywhere. It has been brought to the birth by corruption and ineptitude in total contravention of the Bible and the Koran (Qur’an). It mirrors everything dishonest and corrupt that is enshrined in the UN and the European political system. Very soon the whole earth will be enslaved in this Empire of the Beast.

 

To that end also the saints of the Most High of the earth are being overcome through ineptitude, heresy, corruption and greed. Their power is collapsing in many elements.

 

The following is the situation as it now stands with the nations in North Africa and the Middle East ready for this last struggle before they go into captivity and the Messiah comes to deal with them.

 

Morocco

Under King Mohammed VI Morocco, like Jordan, is a monarchy that has strong support among the people but the monarchy is badly served by the corruption of those close to the king but it does have limited freedom of speech.

 

Tunisia and Algeria

Popular street protests have swept across Algeria as it has more importantly over Egypt, just days after similar protests saw Tunisia's President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali flee his country.

 

The usual rigidity of autocratic control has caused increasing disaffection among the populace. This has been exacerbated by rising food prices. It is also encouraged by the West and the higher life styles and the increasing exposure of a younger generation. The entire Muslim world is far younger than the West and they are still breeding while the West is aborting its unborn on an increasing basis.

 

What is not often realised is that a state of emergency has been in place in Algeria since 1992. Public demonstrations in the capital are banned. Regular protests have occurred elsewhere in the country. However, protests broke out simultaneously across Algeria for the first time, including in the capital, Algiers. The protests did not escalate in the same way as did those in Tunisia. It is probable that relatively restrained response of the security forces, as well as the government's intervention to limit price rises kept things calmer.

 

Algeria's government has considerable wealth from its oil and gas exports. This enables it access to funds some other nations do not have. It is trying to tackle social and economic complaints with a huge public spending programme. However, grievances remain over unemployment, corruption, bureaucracy, and a lack of political reform.

 

Algeria's war torn recent history stands in stark contrast to that of Tunisia. In the 1990s Algerian politics was dominated by the struggle involving the military and Islamist militants. In 1992 the general election won by an Islamist party was annulled. That commenced a bloody civil war in which more than 150,000 were killed. Thus the Islamic majority have only been kept in check by military intervention. This suppression is reaching serious levels of disaffection. The religious heresy of fundamentalist Islam is not helping the situation and nor is the religious structure of the West and especially the US structure with its heretical system of the Triune God. Peace is impossible between the two systems as both are heretical and irreconcilable.

 

Libya

Colonel Gaddaffi is the autocratic leader of a very young nation where the average age is under 25. The average ages of the countries involved run from 29.7 in Tunisia to 17.89 in the Yemen. These are young and volatile nations. Libya only has 6.5 million as opposed to Egypt with 84.5 million. However Egypt only has an average age of 24 which is even less than Libya (see below).  Their capacity to mobilise forces is thus considerable.

 

Libya strictly prohibits protest of any kind. However, reports have come of unrest in the state of al-Bayda. The disquiet over housing had prompted the government to announce increased spending on public housing.

 

Note the prophecy in Daniel 11 states that at the time of the end Libya shall be at the steps of the organised power that enslaves Egypt (see below). So also shall be Ethiopia. That can be taken to mean that the world power of the Northern system will extend to Libya and Ethiopia and enslave Egypt. Nahum 3:9 shows them helping Egypt and the Soncino holds “at his steps” means either joining his army or at his beck and call.

 

At the time of the prophecy “Libya” meant the country west of Egypt to the Atlantic coast in what is now Morocco.  So also, Ethiopia was an extended area which embraced the lands south of Egypt. The rivers of Ethiopia were the White and Blue Nile. Put was the area on both sides of the Red Sea in the Yemen and in Somalia and Eritrea.  Thus we might expect the Muslim forces to be drawn also from the lands south of Egypt and extending into the Yemen.  Because of their involvement they will come under the power of the Beast system from the war. These tribal groups are examined also in the paper Sons of Ham: Part IV: Phut (No. 45D).

 

The place of Egypt in the wars

As prophecy tells us Egypt will be absorbed and enslaved by this Northern run and NWO/UN controlled system. Egypt’s entire financial system will be under NWO control as we see in Daniel 11:42-43.

 

Any pretence at free and fair elections was a sham. How was this accomplished? Events unfolded as follows.

 

On 25 January 2011 protesters called for their day of revolt which drew thousands of protesters to central Cairo and other cities across Egypt from Alexandria to Suez and to the far south. On 9 Feb. 2011 riots in the south in an oasis city saw the conflict escalate when real bullets were used. The rioters reacted and counter attacked burning seven major buildings including two police stations. The army sealed off the road from Cairo to the south. The protestors in Cairo increased yet again and virtually doubled.  Such numbers had not been seen since the bread riots of the 1970s and even exceeded them. The initial police suppression using water cannon and rubber bullets backfired and the army had to be called in. The later firing of real bullets gave it the same negative impact as was seen in Iran under the Shah’s suppression. However, the Army refused the calls to brutally suppress the riots in Cairo. The result was that the establishment had to resort to their usual tactics of engaging thugs and gangsters and releasing them from prison on the understanding they would attack the rioters. They did that and escalated the violence even more.

 

Many hundreds of people died in the first two weeks of riots.  Thousands were injured. Riots were planned to continue until Mubarak handed over and free elections were immediately held. A new constitution was a key element of the movement. That however was planned to be organised to enable the New World Order to take over the system, as it is being organised by stealth and treason in the other countries of the world including Britain, Australia, the US and Canada as well as the EU in its entirety.

 

The platitudes being mouthed out of the US was a rewriting of their foreign policy as it went from day to day. Hilary Clinton supported Mubarak and then Senator Kerry as head of the Foreign Relations Committee said he should resign and then he was told by the former Ambassador on behalf of President Obama that he should go immediately. Senator McCain also said that they need free elections but essentially not to elect the Muslim Brotherhood. 

 

The West mouthed the same mantra of Mubarak, namely without him the ensuing chaos would see the Muslim Brotherhood seize power and armed Islam would emerge. That in fact has been the plan of the secret societies since 1871 under the Pike plan as we demonstrated in the paper 2012 and the Antichrist (No. 299D).

 

Egypt was in uproar for over two weeks. The tourist industry ground to a halt.

 

On 10 February 2011 what was nothing more than a deliberate provocation of the protesters was undertaken by Mubarak, and the regime, by issuing a series of announcements that indicated that Mubarak would make an announcement that day to resolve the issue. That was preceded by the Supreme Military Council announcing that it was on the side of the Egyptian people and that the President would make an announcement that day. The people were led to expect him to step down and hand over to the Deputy President. He appeared on television and did the exact opposite. He stated his intention to remain in office until the elections in September but he himself would not contest them. The result was to enrage the protesters. Over a million protesters took to the streets demanding he step down. The military junta then took control and Mubarak handed over on 11 February 2011. The reorganisation began.

 

A violent clash appeared to be the long term plan so that the Islamist struggle can be escalated in order to justify all out war by the Northern Forces. What the Junta does will determine the escalation. Islamist forces celebrated right across the Middle East.

 

God has said what will happen and He has also said what will happen to the last Empire of the King of the North and the Satanic system that has given its power to it. The fall of Egypt was arranged from 1997 as was the complete collapse of the world systems into this New World Order under the regions and the total control that renders national sovereignty obsolete. Mubarak was established in 1981 with US backing as part of the plan. The prophecy concerning Egypt and its end after 2520 years or seven times from the invasion of Cambyses in 525 BCE saw Egypt planned for and consolidated and merged into one of the ten blocks of the NWO and when it was time to activate the final changes the behind the scenes manipulators activated the riots under the worsening social conditions that enabled them to occur.

 

As in the other countries the Islamists were to organise and either win government as they did in Iran in 1979 from the beginning of the 120th jubilee or be forced into armed struggle which was to see them overthrow whoever is in government. The intransigent idiocy and corruption of the leaders of North Africa and the Middle East was to see that situation develop.

 

The problems that have emerged in North Africa as we see above are also extending into the Middle East.

 

Jordan

Problems are being experienced in Jordan because of the corruption among those close to King Abdullah and throughout the administration. Large protests throughout Jordan on 1 February forced the king to dismiss the government and appoint Mr. Maroof  Bakhit as new Prime Minister with instructions to carry out political reforms. Anger is directed at poverty, unemployment and also at the direct appointment of prime Ministers and not by direct elections. Jordan has a powerful Islamic opposition movement – the Islamist Action Front (IAF) – which has stated that it is not seeking to oust King Abdullah, who has strong support and is not directly criticised in the riots. However, it has stated that it does not welcome the appointment of Mr. Bakhit.

 

The Bible text states that these countries shall escape out of his hand: Edom and Moab and the children of Ammon. These people and their lands are the current Jordanians and also are a portion of Israel in Palestine, both Jews and Palestinians. Edom was defeated and incorporated into Judah by John Hyrcanus and the Maccabees ca. 160 BCE.  We will discuss this aspect below.

 

Syria

Syria sees itself as stable, but it has feet of clay. Syrian President Basher al-Assad inherited power from his father in 2000. His father, Hafez al-Assad, had ruled Syria for three decades. In January he stated to the Wall Street Journal that Syria was more stable than Tunisia and Egypt and there was no chance of a political upheaval. That appears to be wishful thinking. Syrian activists called for a day of rage but did not provoke the anticipated revolution and Syria is a supporter of Iran and the Islamist expansion. The protesters there used Facebook to promote the protests but the site was officially blocked for whatever good that achieved.  The activists are protesting against what they see as, in effect, a monarchy and its corruption and tyranny. 

 

Both Syria and Egypt have been ruled through emergency laws and they both suffer from high poverty and unemployment. Although the economy has been opened up since he gained office, political and personal freedoms are seriously curtailed. The mood of revolution is in the Arab air.  Major opposition groups are banned and there are thousands of political prisoners in prison. The Baath Party has ruled for almost half a century, since the 1963 coup in Syria and is hopelessly corrupt, hence the riots. The party was formed in 1947 and operated in both Syria and Iraq until it split into two hostile factions.  It is an Arab Socialist, as opposed to a European Socialist or Communist structure. However, how it reacts to the New World Order remains to be seen.

 

Yemen

Yemen is the Arab world’s poorest nation. Nearly half of its people live on less that $2 a day.

 

The riots in Tunisia resulted in riots in Egypt, Jordan and in Yemen. On 27 January 2011 tens of thousands of Yemenis demonstrated in the capital Sanaa calling for the president to resign. The president had tried to head off this unrest by ordering price cuts of 50% in income tax and control of commodity prices.  Although he had arrested some protestors, he released 36 from prison including the human rights activist Tawakul Karman. To ensure loyalty, at the same time he raised the salaries of state employees and armed forces personnel.

 

After several days of protest President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced to parliament on 2 February 2011 (after three decades in power as with many of the others) that he would not seek another term in office and neither would his son seek power or have it handed over to him. The announcement was made to head off mass opposition rallies across the country the next day. The opposition activists rejected his pleas and stated they will go ahead with the so-called day of rage. 

 

The sequence

Daniel tells us that: At the time of the end the King of the South shall push at the King of the North, and the King of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships and he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and pass through. He shall also enter into the glorious land and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand even Edom and Moab and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries; and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; and the Libyans and Ethiopians shall be at his steps (Dan. 11:40-43). 

 

As noted above, Nahum 3:9 shows the Libyans helping Egypt and the Soncino holds that the Hebrew for “at his steps” means either joining his army or at his beck and call.

 

Thus there will be a general unification around Egypt and the Islamic world which does not include Jordan and Israel and the Palestinians. This Arab union will push at the King of the North. This term “Push At” literally is “exchange thrusts with” meaning “attack” or “go to war with.” This will involve attacks on the Northern system. Revelation tells us that this will involve the destruction of the city of the final Babylonian structure seated on seven hills. That is Rome, and the exchanges will affect the European capitals and the Islamic revolts will see much damage to them.

 

The King of the North or the NATO alliance will marshal the entire forces of the NATO alliance and the war arm of the Beast Power and invade and subjugate the Middle East.

 

In that occupation the Islamic forces to the East and North will mobilise against the King of the North or this NATO alliance. Daniel 11:44 continues: But tidings out of the East and out of the North shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy and utterly make away many.

 

The Soncino attempts to limit these texts to the past using Bevan’s interpretation. However, that cannot be correct as the text is clearly identifying the Last Days. They are faced with acknowledging that Daniel chapter 12 deals with the remote future and yet chapter 11 does not bridge that gap. They do however acknowledge that, if Bevan’s interpretation which identifies it as viewing Jerusalem from Egypt is wrong, it then may signify Babylon and Parthia. Parthia extended even to Palestine at the peak of its empire and extended into the Caucasus and east to the Indus and included Persia and indeed originated from Persia. The area that is involved is the entire Islamic world from Iraq and Iran to the Yemen to Kazakhstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and to the Horn of Africa.

 

Whilst the invasion of the Middle East is under way the forces in the North and East join against the NATO system and the conflict turns nuclear and escalates into the most intensive phase of WWIII.

 

The NATO alliance of the Beast Power wins this conflict, with great devastation, and returns to occupy its headquarters at Palestine. It appears that Hamas will see the devastation of its own people and the occupation by NATO HQ.

 

Daniel 11:45 states: And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the sea and the beauteous Holy Mountain: and he shall come to his end and none shall help him.

 

The area involved here is from the sea coast at Gaza up to Mt Zion. The Soncino holds that this is the collection of tents that formed the royal headquarters. The noun appëden (palace) is of Persian origin and occurs only here. Thus we are looking at the final occupation of the Antichrist and the Beast Power of the NWO immediately prior to the advent of the Messiah and the destruction of the world systems under that power.  That conflict is detailed in the paper War of Hamon-Gog (No. 294).

 

Because he has created so much destruction the Kings of the East will not assist him and will wait until they themselves are dragged down to Megiddo to be dealt with in turn.  They will not accept the Messiah and the rule from Jerusalem of the elect.

 

These wars of the Last Days are upon us. The system of the New World Order will be destroyed and the financial structure will also be destroyed. To understand the destruction of the financial order and its impact Revelation 18 should be read in conjunction with this text.

 

Daniel chapter 12:1 continues immediately with: At that time shall Michael arise, the great prince that stands for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time; and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Verse 2 then continues on to the Resurrections.

 

There can be no possible doubt that we are in the Last Days at the time of the end of the rule of Satan and at the beginning of the millennial reign of Christ from Jerusalem. These wars are unfolding as prophesied almost two thousand six hundred years ago. 

 

In order to understand the sequence of the last or 120th Jubilee, let us examine the jubilee in relation to the Omer count to Pentecost using the naming of the weeks from the Samaritan Calendar.

Naming the weeks of the Omer Count

The sequence of the naming of the weeks of the Omer Count as identified in the Samaritan calendar is able to be applied to the last or 120th Jubilee as follows.

1. 1978-1984 "Week of the crossing of the (Red) Sea" (Exodus 14:26-15:21);

2. 1985-1991 "Week of the changing of the water of marah" [bitterness] (Exodus 15:22-26);

3. 1992-1998 "Week of elim, where they found twelve water springs and seventy palm trees" (Exodus 15:27-16:3);

4. 1999-2005 "Week of the manna, which fell down upon them from heaven in the desert" (Exodus 16:4-36);

5. 2006-2012 "Week of the welling out of water from the rock" (Exodus 17:1-7);

6.  2013-2019 "Week of the battles against 'Amaleq" (Exodus 17:8-17);

7. 2020-2026 "Week of standing at Mt. Sinai" (Exodus 1:1 ff.).

(cf. Sylvia Powels, The Samaritans, edited by Alan Crown).  

The text above is taken from the paper The Omer Count to Pentecost (No. 173).

The 50th day/year is the Jubilee year of 2027 as mirrored by Pentecost with Pentecost representing the Jubilee year

  1. 1978-1984 “Week of the crossing of the Red Sea”

From the First year of the Jubilee, and the example of the crossing of the Red Sea, we begin to see the identification and the calling out of God’s people from the world in preparation for this final phase of the Churches of God. The Sabbath system declared itself Trinitarian in its major offshoot from this first year. It had been penetrated by the system of the Triune God in Rome over the decades from 1931 to 1978. So also the ministry of the other Churches of God had been penetrated by these heretical elements. 

 

  1. 1985-1991 "Week of the changing of the Water of Bitterness or Marah"

The cleansing of the Water of Marah saw the Churches of God change hands and their ministry were thrown into chaos.  By 1987 we saw the Church prepared to be measured and that began in the third year of the cycle in 1987. By 1991 the church had reached its final point and the ministry had failed. The brethren were to be judged and scattered over the next phase, and many were simply torn to ribbons by that failed ministry.

 

  1. 1992-1998 “Week of elim

This week was to signify the separation of the church leadership and the council of the elohim. The lamp-stand was to be taken from the Sardis Church system. The final and demarcation of the Sardis system was identified by their own ministry in selecting the name “Living” to identify the final church of that system and its ministry (cf. Rev. 3:1). So also was the Laodicean system dealt with and their system began to be removed.

 

1995 saw the medium of evangelisation change to the Internet. 

 

In 1998 the Reading of the Law of God in the Sabbath Year was read for the first time in centuries as the Temple calendar and the Jubilee system had been restored in the Churches of God officially from 1994.

 

  1. 1999-2005 “Week of the manna

1999-2005. From the Reading of the Law, God began to produce the bread of heaven to the church in great quantity and separated those in the Churches of God based on how those people used it and behaved.

 

In 2005 the Law of God was read again for the second time in centuries. The witness was taken to Africa more systematically and God began to deal with it in force.

 

  1. 2006-2012 "Week of the welling out of water from the rock"

This year saw a massive outpouring of the Holy Spirit in ways never before seen in the Church of God in history. The increase in prophetic understanding was spread around the world. From the Third year, as is usual, the changes and growth were established and the Third year increase was prayed for and received. From the Fourth year the growth began from the South and Africa became a massive centre of the Churches of God. The consolidation from all the Churches of God was undertaken as well as that of the entire Sabbath-keeping system. The calling of many nations was then underway.

 

In the year 2011 the massive upheavals are continuing and increasing and 2012 will be the Third Reading of the Law and a pivotal year in the conflicts.

 

  1. 2013-2019 "Week of the battles against 'Amaleq"

This year will see the wars of Amalek develop full scale and the Churches of God and the Chosen people will be engaged in pitched battles and conflict, both spiritual and physical, with those that seek to destroy them. In this period we expect to see the Witness of God and the return of the Messiah for the Fourth Reading of the Law and the last great battles of Armageddon or Meggido and the pouring out of the vials of the wrath of God.

 

Satan is placed in the Bottomless Pit of Tartaros. His religious system is destroyed.

 

  1. 2020-2026 "Week of standing at Mt. Sinai"

This week is the last period of the consolidation of the saints waiting on the Messiah, as they did at Sinai when they spoke to him face to face and they had their leaders appointed over the tribes and the Council of the Elders of Israel was appointed. They were given the law progressively and their leaders were educated over the six months from Abib to Elul, where Moses went up the mountain six time to converse with Christ (see the paper The Ascents of Moses (No, 70)). In the Seventh month they kept the feast, and in this seventh Year the Trumpet is blown for the atonement of the Sabbath year. The Jubilee year begins, and the restoration of all things is accomplished.

 

In 2028 the Millennium begins and all people are back in their inheritance and the world is run by Christ and the Saints from Jerusalem for the next 1000 years. Isaiah says that Egypt will be smitten and then restored under Messiah. They will be brought to a knowledge of the faith and the Laws of God by Christ.

 

The prophecy is found also in Isaiah chapter 19. God foretells that He will deal with Egypt. Isaiah 19:1-10 deals with the breakdown of the Egyptian mindset. This oracle or prophecy spans 2500 years and roughly equates with the prophecies in Ezekiel and Daniel. They are broken down and occupied.

 

Isaiah 19:1-10

[1] An oracle concerning Egypt.

Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence, and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them. [2] And I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians, and they will fight, every man against his brother and every man against his neighbour, city against city, kingdom against kingdom; [3] and the spirit of the Egyptians within them will be emptied out, and I will confound their plans; and they will consult the idols and the sorcerers, and the mediums and the wizards;

 

This breakdown occurred, allowing occupation from the Assyrians to the Babylonians and the Medo-Persians then the Greeks and the Romans.

 

[4] and I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a hard master; and a fierce king will rule over them, says the Lord, the LORD of hosts. [5] And the waters of the Nile will be dried up, and the river will be parched and dry; [6] and its canals will become foul, and the branches of Egypt's Nile will diminish and dry up, reeds and rushes will rot away. [7] There will be bare places by the Nile, on the brink of the Nile, and all that is sown by the Nile will dry up, be driven away, and be no more. [8] The fishermen will mourn and lament, all who cast hook in the Nile; and they will languish who spread nets upon the water. [9] The workers in combed flax will be in despair, and the weavers of white cotton. [10] Those who are the pillars of the land will be crushed, and all who work for hire will be grieved.

This section has not been fulfilled fully and thus it is ongoing. Note that the final fulfilment of the prophecy states the waters of the Nile shall be dried up. Any such catastrophe has yet to occur. Although there have been many droughts in Egypt and many problems, it is only since the construction of Aswan High Dam is this feasible.

 

The cause of much of the problem is the stupidity of Egyptian leadership and that has not changed.

[11] The princes of Zo'an are utterly foolish; the wise counselors of Pharaoh give stupid counsel. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings"? [12] Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you and make known what the LORD of hosts has purposed against Egypt. [13] The princes of Zo'an have become fools, and the princes of Memphis are deluded; those who are the cornerstones of her tribes have led Egypt astray.

 

The cause of this is the confusion laid on Egypt for their idolatry and failure to keep the Laws of God.

[14] The LORD has mingled within her a spirit of confusion; and they have made Egypt stagger in all her doings as a drunken man staggers in his vomit. [15] And there will be nothing for Egypt which head or tail, palm branch or reed, may do. [16] In that day the Egyptians will be like women, and tremble with fear before the hand which the LORD of hosts shakes over them.

 

This period has the land of Judah as a terror to the Egyptians and that did not happen until recent times thus the time frame is extended as we will now see.

 [17] And the land of Judah will become a terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom it is mentioned will fear because of the purpose which the LORD of hosts has purposed against them.

 

The prophecy then goes to the land of Goshen which was the place occupied by Israel before the Exodus. The prophecy refers to the five cities based on Heliopolis or the City of the Sun. 

 [18] In that day there will be five cities in the land of Egypt which speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the LORD of hosts. One of these will be called the City of the Sun.

 

This area was re-occupied by Jews. They were taken there by Ptolemy and established a major colony in Egypt although they had been there before. The prophecy then goes to the second century BCE when Onias IV the High priest established the Temple of God at Heliopolis.

[19] In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border.

 

It was to this temple that Christ was taken by Joseph and Miriam in 5 BCE for protection from Herod and he stayed there until after the death of Herod between 1 and 13 Abib 4 BCE. Thus it was fulfilled as spoken by the prophets where God said: “Out of Egypt I have called my son.”

 

[20] It will be a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; when they cry to the LORD because of oppressors he will send them a savior, and will defend and deliver them.

Christ died to become the saviour of the nations and he will again be sent to take Egypt captive and deliver them from death.


[21] And the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians; and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day and worship with sacrifice and burnt offering, and they will make vows to the LORD and perform them.

 

The texts show that Messiah will reveal himself to the Egyptians and they will be converted to the faith. It is true that the Temple at Heliopolis did sacrifice until it was closed down in 71 CE by order of Vespasian. However, the system speaks of a later conversion under the saints and the Messiah. To do this they must be broken and restored. 


[22] And the LORD will smite Egypt, smiting and healing, and they will return to the LORD, and he will heed their supplications and heal them.

This can only occur in the Last Days at the return of the Messiah.

 

[23] In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. [24] In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, [25] whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my heritage."

After the Wars of the End a road will extend from Egypt to Assyria, who will also be re-established with them and Israel as equal thirds of God’s people under Messiah, in the new Eden.

 

This area from the Nile to the Rivers of the North and from the Mediterranean coast to what is now the Arabian Desert was the original extent of Eden. This prophecy concerning Egypt and also Assyria extended over 2200 years, from the building of the Temple at Heliopolis by Onias IV to the sanctuary of the Messiah in 5 BCE, to the restoration from 2011-2025. Assyria and Israel will walk hand-in-hand out of the North into Assyria (now Iraq) and Israel for the millennial restoration.  

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Appendix

Middle East social indicators

Country

pop. (m)

median age

jobless (%)

below poverty line (%)

internet users (m)

Source: CIA World Factbook/UN

Algeria

35.4

27.1

9.9

23

4.7

Egypt

84.5

24

9.6

20

20

Jordan

6.5

21.8

13.4

14.2

1.6

Lebanon

4.09

29.4

Na

28

1

Libya

6.5

24.2

30

33

0.35

Morocco

32.3

26.5

9.8

15

13.2

Saudi Arabia

25.7

24.9

10.8

Na

9.6

Syria

22.1

21.5

8.3

11.9

4.4

Tunisia

10.5

29.7

14

3.8

3.5

W Bank & Gaza

2.5

20.9

16.5

46

1.3

Yemen

24.3

17.89