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A Dream About Egypt   4 comments

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[19 October 2011]

Yesterday I hitchhiked from Riverton to Dubois, Wyoming. Usually it takes a half a day to hitchhike from Riverton to Dubois. After I got dropped off in Kinnear, I walked around three miles and I was curious as to why it was taking me so long to get a ride.

I walked a little further and I saw this little deer–it was hung up in a barb wire fence. It looked like it tried to leap over the fence, but instead got tangled between the top two strands of barb wire. I walked down into the ditch and set down my backpack. The fawn looked very frightened as I approached. I took one hind leg and then the next hind leg and freed it up from the barb wire.

There were a few lacerations where the barb wire had punctured the skin, but there was very little loss of blood. As I freed the fawn, it began bawling because it was scared and in pain. It fell to the ground and looked up at me. The fawn then hobbled back under the fence, through the ditch, across the highway (U.S. 26) and back into the other ditch. It hobbled a little further and then hid under some bushes.

I then said to myself that obviously the Lord had delayed me because He wanted me to help free that little deer from the barb wire fence. I was to see later on that this was partly true.

Eventually I got a ride to Crowheart where I got something to eat and drink at the gas station. I then walked a number of miles–from 3 PM till just after sundown. I began to ask the Lord why I wasn’t getting any rides. It was going to get cold (probably below freezing) and I was looking for a place to camp for the night.

Maybe a half hour after sundown, a van pulled over and picked me up. It was a woman named Brenda; she had picked me up before around six months ago. Brenda drove me to Dubois.

We both agreed that there was a lot of sin in the United States and that the Lord was going to bring more judgment on this country. She gave me some Scriptures:

Nahum 1: 3: “The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.”

Habakkuk 1: 1-4: “The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.”

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Brenda’s Dream About Egypt

Brenda took me to her place in Dubois and made me some supper. She then told me a dream she had over fifteen years ago. The dream was about Egypt.

In Brenda’s dream, she saw the River Nile and it was very turbulent. Then Joseph (the son of Jacob, Book of Genesis) came out of the River Nile dressed like an Egyptian. Joseph presented Brenda a little baby in his arms–it was wrapped in some sort of wrapping. Joseph then unwrapped the baby. The left side of the baby was crippled–the baby’s left arm and left leg were swinging around and around–it was very mechanical–it was not normal. The right side of the baby was normal. That was the dream.

I told Brenda that the baby was the new nation of Egypt that would be birthed from the turbulent Arab Spring. Joseph (in the dream) means that Israel or spiritual Israel (Judaeo-Christianity) will help birth the new nation of Egypt. Joseph was the savior of ancient Egypt and Joseph (Judaeo-Christianity) will be the savior of present-day Egypt. The left wing of Egypt would cause a lot of trouble, but the right wing of Egypt would be stable. (If anybody out there would like to give their thoughts on what this dream means, please leave a comment below)

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I told Brenda that the Lord delayed me so that she could pick me up, give me those Scriptures and tell me her dream about Egypt. After we watched this video about the modern discovery of Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia, Brenda drove me to the Episcopal Church where I slept on the floor last night.

Brenda’s ride to Dubois was very Providential. More severe judgment from the Lord may be coming soon on the United States. So be it.

Egypt is Burning
Israel, Iraq and Egypt
Islam is Slavery
Bereshith
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Western Desert Journey, Egypt
Obama Regime Seething Over Egypt-Israeli Cooperation
The Day We Egyptians Lost Our Moment
How Egypt’s Revolution Fell Apart
Out of Egypt
The Nile River Valley
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Farewell to the Pharaoh
Egypt said to be on the verge of civil war
Egyptian President Sisi makes history building largest church in the Mideast

the Arab Spring, ancient Egypt & Jesus Christ   1 comment

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North Africa and the Middle East

This post came from the blog Jesus, the Revolution & You:

“And the spirit of Egypt shall fail…” (Isaiah 18: 3)

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2 Cor.3: 17)

As one Arabian country after another began resisting the established rule of tyrants & dictators, and revolution broke out in almost a domino effect, how could we not see the deep & impassioned cry for liberty therein? Though many have suggested Muslim Brotherhood manipulation – and very possibly there was/is – still, weren’t the consequent eruptions of rebellion, though violent, the result of a desire for the long-withheld freedom God intended man to have? Whether these people knew the God in which I believe or not, they knew what they were missing as far as their personal liberty was concerned. Man was created to grow & function within certain environments, be they emotional, spiritual, environmental or social, and when key elements are missing in any of these environments, one way or another we feel that pain.

Fights erupt, battles are fought, wars are waged for different reasons. Opposing sides clash in a contest of wills & goals. It seems to me, though, that all conflicts are fueled to some degree by the universal desire for freedom. Freedom to live as one chooses, where one chooses – in fact, freedom to choose! – freedom to pursue happiness…now where have we heard that before? Oh, right, the Declaration of…what? Independence.

One more time…Independence.

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Enter an adversary. Or, the Adversary…who will obstruct your plans, your rights. In whatever way will work for him/her/them, an adversary is out to get you, or what belongs to you, be it possessions, property, relationships, well-being or your life. Your enemy does not want to let you just live your life, free & unhindered. Through varied means, your enemy needs to try to control at least part of it.

I submit that the motivation provoking such actions is, essentially, jealousy. Coveting what one does not have, perhaps thinks they can’t get, and hating the one who can. Needing not to feel that loss or void, they contrive, manipulate & deceive to acquire the elusive prize…from you or someone else. Or, to put it another way, “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain…” (James 4:2)

I find it interesting that this section of Scripture houses words such as lust, kill, enmity, and envy, but immediately following these verses we see the appearance of the grace of God. Hmmm…if we are humble enough to receive His grace, perhaps we will find a way out of the whole lust/murder cycle.

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Isaiah records much concerning Egypt of Old Testament times. I am not a student of Old Testament history, and so, not knowledgeable of exactly what it all means. For purposes of this article, let’s just say that ancient Egypt was a powerful, wealthy country, no stranger to wars & battles, and essentially Godless. Big on idols. Probably not a champion of human rights. And I’m pretty sure slavery didn’t cause Pharaoh and his crowd to lose any sleep at night. We would not call the Egypt of that day ‘the good guy’.

Chapter 19 of Isaiah begins with these words “The burden of Egypt.” I always get this onerous sense of dread whenever the word ‘burden’ shows up in prophetic Scriptures….usually not a harbinger of good things to come! (at least for one of the parties involved!) So it is here – “…the LORD shall…come into Egypt; and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.” Note that this reaction is just to His presence – He hasn’t even taken any actions yet. He just arrived on the scene. Afterwards of course, chaos ensues. But my point is that there comes a moment when He arrives. And things begin changing.

Which is what I suspect is the real force behind the Arab Spring.

In this world, in a material/technical or motivational sense, nothing exists apart from some form of impurity or pollution. That is simply the nature of earthly reality. But possible Islamic maneuverings aside, before or during, previously or at present (and I really have trouble believing that these maneuverings aren’t an element here, one way or another), I believe at root, the spirit of liberty that is found in the LORD, and which I believe is the same Spirit that powered the American Revolutionary War, is at work again today, in 2011, in these burdened lands of & around once-ancient Egypt.

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“…God uses the sword for surgery, not anarchy.” (Eerdman’s Handbook to the Bible, pg.384)

I like the sound of that! This statement is made as part of a commentary on Chapter 19 of Isaiah, and points us forward in time and history. Though it has surely seemed impossible in the past, and hard to believe even now, God has plans for ‘Egypt’ that may surprise you. I know they’ve floored me…let’s move ahead to the end of this chapter.

“In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.” (v. 24,25)

With God, nothing shall be impossible.

Bereshith
A Dream About Egypt
Israel, Iraq and Egypt
Islam is Slavery

[I believe the Hebrew word bereshith is very significant here. The Arab Spring is the genesis, or the beginning of the Lord really moving in North Africa and the Middle East. The Lord is moving to free these people from Muslim Slavery. We should call it Arab Spring Bereshith. Glory to God in the Highest!]

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