The stories coming out of Egypt seem to be non-stop. Literally day by day there are new developments in the news. This has been going on for the last two years but seems now to be increasing in rate. Demonstrations against Mubarak. Free elections. Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi gets elected as president. Morsi attempts to re-write constitution along lines of Sharia. Churches get attacked. Al-Sisi of the army removes Morsi from power in what is a coup. Muslim brotherhood members protest and set up camps. Churches get attacked. And so it goes. Will there be civil war? Will there be more change in governments?
This we do know from the Four Signposts as written about in Hidden In Plain Sight: Egypt is on a path being prepared for its role in the Third Signpost as one of the four nations that will be the Sunni Confederacy.
The ram of Daniel 8 that is modern Iran first invades the Middle East. Then the goat of Daniel 8 that is the Confederacy attacks Iran with a great embittered “rage.” This rage requires a personal hatred that goes beyond mere nationalism; it is based on religious conviction. It is the rage of a religious war. Sunni fundamentalism will make its appearance to counter the Shia fundamentalism expressed by Iran’s invasion.
So whether the government of Egypt is controlled by secular forces like the army, or Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood, it doesn’t matter. Whether there is civil war or not doesn’t matter. Yes, people’s lives will be affected for worse or not as worse. There is a half of the Egyptian population that leans Islamist – they voted that way. That half of the population will be there no matter the condition in Egypt.
That Islamist-leaning half will still be there when Iran invades the Middle East and comes right up to Egypt’s border. A civil war in Egypt could be used by Iran as the right moment to attack the Middle East as Egypt’s armed forces will be busy. Indeed, civil war in Syria and perhaps even in Turkey might be used by Iran as the right moment to invade. But again, it doesn’t matter. God’s Word says in Daniel 8 that Iran will invade and Egypt with Turkey and two other nations will counterattack in an embittered rage.
So for now, day to day, these events are noise.