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  1. The End of the AgeUnderstanding ProphecyPart 1 The role of Egypt

  2. Why Study Prophecy? • How many of you want Revelation in your life? • How many of you desire to have the Revelation of our Messiah in your life?

  3. Are You Sure?

  4. The Revelation of Messiah • Rev 1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

  5. The Revelation of Messiah • Rev 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

  6. Why Study Prophecy? • Barna Research Group 2003- • only 4% of preachers, and only 2% of church members considered Bible prophecy as being a significant area of spiritual engagement!

  7. Why Study Prophecy? • Understanding prophecy arms the believer against false prophets and false doctrine. • 2 Pet 3:3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, "Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."

  8. Why Study Prophecy? • “I only want to learn things that are practical to my life.” • 2 Tim 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  9. Why Study Prophecy? • It validates the scriptures • 2 Peter 1:19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

  10. Why Study Prophecy? • Yeshua IS prophecy! • Rev 19:10 At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Do not do it! I am a fellow-servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

  11. Why Study Prophecy? • Studying prophecy tends to purify the believer and brings out holy living. • It is easier to resist temptation when you know what your actions will bring.

  12. Why Study Prophecy? • The ENTIRE BIBLE is about prophecy • Virtually every historical event, story, parable and focus of every book is about the restoration of the Kingdom and how to prepare for it.

  13. Why Study Prophecy? • Isn’t our entire lives as believers built on the idea that we are to prepare to meet Him? • How can we prepare if we don’t know how, when, where or why He is coming back and the things we should be looking for?

  14. Why Study Prophecy? • Is 46:10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.

  15. Why Study Prophecy? • 63 times in the Bible, the Lord is quoted using the phrase, “it shall come to pass.” • 116 times in the Bible, the Lord is quoted using the phrase, “in that day.” • 2304 times in the Bible, the Lord begins an action phrase with the words, “I will”

  16. Why Study Prophecy? • The Bible says over and over again that we should “not be ignorant” of these things.-Romans 11:25; I Thessalonians 4:13; II Peter 3:5,8; II Corinthians 2:11

  17. Why Study Prophecy? • And the #1 reason to study bible prophecy…. • Because its IN THE BIBLE!

  18. Part 1-TheRole of Egypt

  19. History of Egypt • Gen 12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land. • Egypt at this time was looked at as a place of refuge

  20. History of Egypt • Then the time of Joseph and the 7 years of plenty followed by the 7 years of famine. • YHWH used Egypt as a refuge and fulcrum point for Israel.

  21. History of Egypt • Then, hundreds of years later, while the Israelites are still in Egypt, Moses is born and YHWH uses Egypt against Israel to move them toward their destiny.

  22. History of Egypt • Egypt started off being a place of food and rest and ended up being a place of bondage, starvation and slavery.

  23. History of Egypt • In 605 BCE Necho of Egypt was defeated by Nebuchadnezzar at the battle of Carchemish, outside of Egypt. • This date becomes the pivitol date for the prophecy of Daniel chapter 4.

  24. History of Egypt • 567 BC, he again defeats Egypt • 598 BC, he takes Jerusalem and deports many Jews • 586 BC, he destroys the Temple • After 70 years of Captivity, King Cyrus became king of Babylon and let the Jews go back to Jerusalem.

  25. History of Egypt • 525 BC, Cyrus’ son Cambyses defeated Egypt. • The rulership of King Cyrus would be pivotal in understanding the prophecy of Dan 9 concerning the first coming of the Messiah. • 332 BC, Alexander the Great conquers Egypt

  26. History of Egypt • 31 BC, Egypt comes under Roman rule • 642 AD, Arab conquest of Egypt • 969 Cairo becomes capital • 1517 AD- absorbed into Ottoman Empire • 1859-1866- Suez canal is built, which becomes the most important trade canal in the world connecting the East and the West.

  27. History of Egypt • 1882- British troops take control of Egypt. • 1914- Egypt becomes a British protectorate. • 1922- Fu'ad I becomes King of Egypt and Egypt gains its independence. • 1928- Muslim Brotherhood is formed (coincidently one year before the US great depression)

  28. History of Egypt • 1948- Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria attack the new state of Israel. • 1953 June - Egypt is declared a Republic • 1956 July - Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal to fund the Aswan High Dam. • 1958 - Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic (UAR) in the first step of their aim for Arab unity.

  29. History of Egypt • 1961- Syria withdraws from the union with Egypt but Egypt remains known as the UAR. • 1967 June - Six-Day War in which Israel defeats forces of Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Israel takes control of Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

  30. History of Egypt • 1971- Treaty of Friendship between Egypt and the Soviet Union is signed. • 1971- Egypt's new constitution is introduced and the country is renamed the Arab Republic of Egypt.

  31. History of Egypt • 1973 October - Egypt and Syria go to war with Israel during Israel's celebration of Yom Kippur to reclaim the land they lost in 1967. Egypt begins negotiations for the return of Sinai after the war. • 1978 September - Camp David Accords for peace with Israel are signed.

  32. History of Egypt • 1979 March - The peace treaty between Egypt and Israel is signed. Egypt is then condemned by other Arab nations and excluded from the Arab League. • 1981– A war al-Sadat is assassinated by Jihad members. • 1981 - A National Referendum approves Husni Mubarak as the new president.

  33. History of Egypt • 1989 Egypt rejoins the Arab League. • 2005 - Parliamentary polls end with clashes between police and supporters of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood. The National Democratic Party and its allies retain their large parliamentary majority. Muslim Brotherhood supporters, elected as independents, win a record 20% of seats.

  34. History of Egypt • 2006 August - Egypt praises the way the guerrilla group Hezbollah held out in the war with Israel in Lebanon after earlier questioning its judgment. • 2006- Egypt is 1 of 6 Arab countries developing domestic nuclear programs to diversify energy sources.

  35. History of Egypt • 2008 April - Military courts sentence 25 leading Muslim Brotherhood members to jail terms in crackdown targeting the organization's funding. More than 800 arrested over a month. Brotherhood boycotted municipal elections after only 20 candidates allowed to stand.

  36. History of Egypt • 2009 June - US President Barack Obama makes key speech in Cairo calling for a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim world. • For the first time ever, the Muslim Brotherhood was invited to attend speech. They have been banned up until then from any part of the political process.

  37. History of Egypt • 2010 June - Muslim Brotherhood fails to win any seats in elections…alleges vote was rigged. • 2010 November- Muslim Brotherhood fails to win a single seat, though it held a fifth of the places in the last parliament. • 2011 January- over a million protestors force President Mubarek to step down.

  38. History of Egypt • Mubarek and his government have been the sole stumbling block for the Muslim brotherhood in the political process. • Elections are in September.

  39. Muslim Brotherhood • It began as a religious, political, and social movement with the credo, “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.-WIKIPEDIA

  40. The biggest fear is that the Muslim Brotherhood will overturn the Israeli/Egyptian agreement of 1979 achieved under Anwar Sadat.

  41. Caliphate • 1st system of gov’t in Islam • Khilafa means representative. Man, according to Islam is the representative of "people", His (God's) vice-regent; that is to say, by virtue of the powers delegated to him, and within the limits prescribed by the Qur'an and the teaching of the prophet, the caliph is required to exercise Divine authority.-Wikipedia

  42. World Net Daily Feb.1 • JERUSALEM – The Egyptian government has information a diplomat at the U.S. embassy in Cairo secretly met yesterday with a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the nation's major Islamist opposition group, WND has learned. The topic of the meeting was the future of Egypt following the "fall" of President Hosni Mubarak, an Egyptian intelligence official told WND. The claim comes amid charges from Cairo that the Obama administration has been encouraging the protests rocking Egypt and targeting the rule of Mubarak, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.

  43. WND- Feb 2 • The leader of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood, Hammam Saeed, warned that the unrest in Egypt will spread across the Mideast until Arabs succeed at toppling leaders allied with the United States.

  44. Bible History is Cyclical What comes around goes back around

  45. 12 Years of Persecution • In 597 BCE Nebuchadnezzar took Jerusalem and deported the Jews to Babylon. • 586 BCE he destroyed the Temple and the siege was over. • 70 years of captivity

  46. 12 Years of Persecution • Jan. 30, 1933- Hitler rises to power and begins to deport the Jews. • Jan 27, 1945- Auschwitz is liberated

  47. An Important Date • The Battle of Carchemish 605 BC • Nebuchadnezzar defeats Egypt just as the prophecy of Ezekiel 29:18 says. • Dan 4:25 …They shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.