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The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Egypt: Prophetic Type and Shadow for America?
Protests in Egypt and the Middle East are ostensibly originating from pro-democracy groups. But this is much the same report that was given when the uprising in Iran occurred in 1978. It is in this deception that those in American leadership who promote global democracy hang their altruistic hope of establishing a peaceful world order. But organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, al Qaeda, Hizbollah and others prey on these situations and take advantage of passionate idealism to gain totalitarian power. With all the information available at their fingertips, American leadership should be able to discern this dire situation and see the similarities that could put Americans in harms way on our own soil.
There has been a lack of discernment for nearly a decade as Egyptian-born Islamist Mohamed El Baradei deceptively assisted Iran and others in gaining nuclear technology while he was presiding over the United Nations effort to limit nuclear proliferation. Additionally, there seems to be a lapse of good judgment by the White House in assisting the Muslim Brotherhood with its goals in Egypt. Will our leadership be so accommodating when the Muslim Brotherhood brings violence to our streets? This is the result of following leaders both nationally and within the church that lack Biblical truth and Holy Spirit guidance. Their discernment and judgment are weighed in the balance and "are found wanting."
Upon delivering the Israelites from Egypt, the Lord gave Moses advice on choosing leadership. Exodus 18:21 says, "Moreover thou shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness: and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens." Americans have been conditioned for the past two generations that there must be separation of church and state. We have turned our back as a nation on this founding principle of good government. How can we then expect our leaders to have Holy Spirit discernment when we have chosen those who know neither God nor the Holy Scriptures?
Romans 10:14 says, "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" The Lord showed Ezekiel the abominations and idolatry as the elders and priests turned their backs on Him inside the temple and He said in 8:17, "for they have filled the land with violence." Indeed, the strange fire of man-made doctrines falsely taught by the church in its self indulgence has caused this condition. And if we, who know the truth, do not stand in this very day and time, our land will also be filled with violence as the Muslim Brotherhood and others lie in wait as they did in Egypt. We must send sound men of God into leadership, but first we must teach them rightly and then demand of them righteousness.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry