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How do the events happening in Egypt relate to biblical prophecy
Now, that was Syria last week, and, Jimmy,you can comment, if you want, we're also going to turn our attention to the secondplayer in Daniel 11, which is Egypt. The king of the South is Egypt; the king of the Northis Syria. These verses specifically talk about these two nations. And what we want to doright now, Jimmy, is since you were with us the last time, a lot has happened in Egypt.And let's just go through some of the things in your mind that have struck you about whathas changed in one year about Egypté DeYoung: Well, before I just get to Egypt,let's take off from Syria. Syria is now in what could well be a civil war. That isprobably some of the concern for the United
States, European Union, United Nations, thatif indeed Russia andor China keep supplying Syria with the weapons and keep everybodyelse from going in and trying to bring resolution to this situation in Syria, that indeed itcould break into a civil war. Bashar Assad, like his father in the 80's, has dealt withthe opposition by killing them. In fact, the opposition to Bashar Assad has been focusedon Homs, Syria, and in the 80's Hafez alAssad, the father of Bashar Assad, actually wentin there and killed 10,000 of the Syrian people, took a bulldozer, bulldozed them into theground, and built buildings on top of these corpses there in the ground. That's thekind of situation it is in Syria.
Now, let me just step back then again forabout 1520 years ago, when I first moved to the Middle East, and the first conflictbetween Iraq and Israel was taking place with the Iraqi's firing SCUDs into Israel, backin 1991. During that time Syria and Egypt put together and signed a military agreementcalled the Damascus Accord. And what that was all talking about, they were watching,hoping, that Iraq would take out Israel. But Syria and Egypt would also meet with the Secretariesof State, James Baker during that time, or Lawrence Eagleburger, and they would be briefedon what the Americans were doing way back in â€˜91.I simply lay that foundation to say, there
has been a connection between Syria and Egypt,militarily, on throughout these years. Bashar Assad, Hosni Mubarak, are two good friends.Now we go to Egypt. And the Arab Spring jumps over the border from Tunisia into Egypt, inCairo, in Alexandria, revolution in the street, the Muslim Brotherhood not involved, standingon the sideline. Though they're the most organized military andor political operationin Egypt, they stood on the sidelines and watched. What happened then, when the revolutionbrought down Hosni Mubarak, there was a power vacuum, and rushing into that power vacuum,the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood came in; they started organizing. They putthe political apparatus together. And then
there was a call, of course, the militarycontrolledEgyptian government called for an election of the legislative bodies. The lower house,the upper house that would lead legislation, presented and voted upon andor passed bythe Islamist element that was not in the revolutionary overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, but came intothe power vacuum that was created. In their elections, the first of the year,in those elections, the Islamists, not only the Muslim Brotherhood, but the Salafis aswell, who are a bit farther to the right radically of what the Muslim Brotherhood are beingâ€”weought to talk about the Muslim Brotherhood and who they are in just a momentâ€”but theyhave come to power. An average of about 75%
of the legislative body is Islamist therein Egypt. In addition to that, they're rewriting the constitution. And, of course, the legislativebody put together the committee to rewrite the constitution, and the majority of thatcommittee is made up of Islamists as well. And where they want to take Egypt as it relatesto the Islamic faith and also its neighbor, Israel, is very, very concerning, especiallyas it lines up with Bible prophecy.
Ken Johnson Biblical Dreams and Visions
gt;WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUTDREAMSé THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION. TODISCUSS WITH ME THE SUBJECT OF DREAMSTODAY, AUTHOR AND LECTURER KENJOHNSON. KEN, GLAD YOU'RE HERE WITH ME.LET'S TALK ABOUT DREAMS! gt;gt;LET'S DO THAT. gt;KEN HASWRITTEN A BOOK AMONG HIS MANY BOOKS CALLEDquot;THE ANCIENT LANGUAGE OF DREAMSquot;. IT'S ALL ABOUT DREAMSFROM THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE. IT'S A SUBJECT THAT I THINK ALOT OF PEOPLE
ENCOUNTER IN THEIR LIVES. OFCOURSE, WE ALL DREAM. gt;gt;MHM. gt;SOMETIMES THERE'S A QUESTION,WHAT CONSTITUTES A DREAM IN THEBIBLICAL SENSEé OR, WHAT'S A VISIONé SO LET'STALK ABOUT DREAMS AND VISIONS IN THEBIBLE. IN FACT, LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR BOOK.WHAT CONVINCED YOU THAT YOU SHOULDSIT DOWN AND DO A MANUSCRIPT ONDREAMS AND VISIONSé gt;gt;THROUGHOUT THE YEARS GOING TOCHURCH, I'D RUN ACROSS PEOPLETHAT WOULD TELL ME 'I BELIEVE THE LORD WANTED METO TELL YOU THIS', OR 'YOUSHOULD BE DOING THIS', OR ' IHAD A DREAM
ABOUT THIS', AND IT SEEMS LIKEALMOST ALWAYS IT AMOUNTS TONOTHING. SO THOSE WERE FALSE DREAMS ORFALSE PROPHETS. BUT THROUGHOUTTHE SCRIPTURES YOU SEE FALSEPROPHETS, OF COURSE, BUT THENTRUE PROPHETS. SOMETIMES PEOPLE HAVE VISIONS, ANGELICVISITATIONS, OR THEY HAVE DREAMS. IN DANIEL, A DREAM ISCALLED A NIGHT VISION, SO IFIT'S SOMETHING FROM THE LORD. IWANTED TO SIT DOWN AND GOTHROUGH A LIST OF EXAMPLES THERE'S A LOT OF EXAMPLES INSCRIPTURE, PULL OUT SPECIFICONES TO GET US THINKING ABOUT, IF IHAD A DREAM HOW WOULD IINTERPRET THATé
gt;I WANT TO READ THE SCRIPTURETHAT I THINK EVERYBODY WILL RECOGNIZE. PETERON PENTECOST, ACTS CHAPTER 2, VERSE 17. quot;IT SHALLCOME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, SAITH GOD, I WILL POUR OUT OFMY SPIRIT UPON ALL FLES: AND YOUR SONS ANDYOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEEVISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAMDREAMS.quot; OF COURSE HE'S QUOTING PROPHET JOEL. HE'S STANDING UPAND MAKING
AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THEGENERAL DISPENSATION OF THEHOLY SPIRIT. IT'S VERY INTERESTING THAT HEINCLUDES THIS IDEA OF DREAMS AND VISIONS HERE.LET'S REVISIT DREAMS AND VISIONS AS WE FIND THEM IN THE BIBLE. GOINGALL THE WAY BACK TO THE BEGINNING, AND IN YOURBOOKI'M GOING TO OPEN TO THE TABLE OF CONTENTS YOU HAVE'AN INCIDENT IN THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM AND KING ABIMELECH'.LET'S JUST
TALK ABOUT THAT ONE FOR AMINUTE AND SET THE STAGE FOR DREAMS AND VISIONS. gt;gt;YEAH,THIS CASE, THERE WAS A FAMINE. ABRAHAM WENT DOWN OUTOF THE LAND TO SEEK FOOD, TOOK HIS WIFE SARAH WITH HIM.IT WAS A COMMON CUSTOM OF THATREALM, IF YOU FIND A CUTE GIRL THE KING MAY WANT HER, YOU TAKEHER AS LONG AS SHE'S NOTMARRIED TO SOMEONE ELSE. ABRAHAM HAD HEARD, THERE WAS ALSO ACUSTOM THAT IF SHE WAS MARRIED,SHE WAS REALLY BEAUTIFUL AND THE KINGSTILL WANTED HER, YOU COULDJUST KILL THE HUSBAND. SO HE WAS