WATCHING THE CLAY AND IRON MIX IN EGYPT
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Watching the clay and iron mix in Egypt
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made his first state visit to see Egypt's president Mohamed Mursi, and Reuters reports that Mursi "gave Ahmadinejad a red-carpet welcome on Tuesday to a summit of Islamic nations." Both leaders are Islamic--Ahmadinejad is Shiite and Mursi is Sunni. The group think among US analysts of the Middle East is that the two shall never come together because of religious differences over who should rule Islam. History, however, would say otherwise as the Ottoman Empire stretched across the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Eastern Europe for 623 years until it ended in 1923. What we are seeing with these leaders could have tremendous prophetic significance.
The news media and analysts continue to downplay the meeting, but there are significant signs of the two countries uniting under the Muslim Brotherhood banner. Ahmadinejad has offered a line of credit for Egypt and the two sides are on the same side when it comes to "the Palestinian question." Translated, this mean that they are united against Israel. While Iran supports Syria and Egypt is wanting Syria's Assad toppled, the bottom line is whether Assad stays or goes, a more Islamic regime will replace him. It will once again be a "democratically" elected Islamic government and Constitution. Either way, Islam advances. The meeting between these two Islamic leaders could be positioning ahead of the outcome.
There is a growing understanding that a revived Ottoman Empire instead of a revived Roman Empire could be the final antichrist empire. All the nations that are mentioned in attacking Israel in the end time battle are Arab and Islamic. Throughout the prophets the nations include what is modern day Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Sudan, Libya, Syria and others who come against Israel. Ezekiel names them specifically. Psalm 83 is a prayer against the enemies of Israel--all Arab and Islamic. There are many references to the Day of the Lord throughout the prophets and they specifically involve Arab and Islamic nations--not European--lending increasing credibility to the revived Ottoman Empire theory.
Certainly, when Sunni and Shiite Muslims are not fighting Christians or Jews, they are fighting each other. Daniel 2:41-42 describes the final antichrist empire from Nebuchadnezzar's dream: "And whereas you saw the feet and the toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken." Ezekiel 38:21 says, "every man's sword shall be against his brother." The angel also prophesied these words about Ishmael, who Muslims consider the father of Islam. These events with Iran and Egypt are worthy of watching from an end times perspective.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson www.dailyjot.com