"Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them."
No One Of These Shall Fail
Greetings. If you have been following the news and current events you are aware that there are some pretty unprecedented events occuring throughout the world, especially concerning the Middle East. All across the region unrest is occurring from Tunisia to Egypt to Jordon.
Of particular interest is the uprising in Egypt. We do not know at this point how this will play out, but because of Egypt's importance in endtime events it is certainly something for us to keep our eyes on.
Below is an article from CNN which is describing events as of Friday evening, January 28, 2011. These events could change radically in the next days and weeks.
Following that article we have included two prophecies, one from 1965 and one from antiquity which cover the same subject; the importance of Memphis, Egypt and the rise of the man, known through the Christian world as the 'antichrist'.
Following these prophecies are exerts from this web site. They are under the "Studies" section concerning the country of Egypt, and again its role in endtime events.
We hope this will be a blessing to you and help to keep you up-to-date as the world speeds more and more towards its day with destiny.
If you have any questions or comments concerning world events you may find answers under the "Studies" section on this web site, or feel free to write us.
Also, let us remember the inspiring verse "God is a very present help in time of trouble."
Egypt cracks down on mass protests
Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- As darkness fell Friday, thousands of angry Egyptians defied a government curfew and stinging police tear gas to march on the streets demanding change.
The United States appealed for restraint, but Friday evening the sounds of what seemed to be gunfire rang out near a Cairo police station on which protesters had converged.
The government cracked down throughout the day with thousands of riot and plain-clothes police and the force of the army in armored personnel carriers equipped with gun turrets. Undeterred, people ran, screamed, hurled rocks and accosted walls of security as they tried to make their way to central Cairo.
Embattled President Hosni Mubarak imposed a nationwide curfew from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. State-run Nile TV said the curfew was in response to the "hooliganism and lawlessness" of the protesters.
Vans packed with riot police circled Cairo neighborhoods before the start of weekly prayers in the afternoon. Later in the day, Egyptian soldiers moved onto the streets, the first time the army has been deployed to quell unrest since 1985.
But protesters, fed up with economic woes and a lack of freedoms, defied all warnings to demand an end to Mubarak's authoritarian 30-year-rule.
They chanted "God is Great" and the dictator must go. "Down, Down, Mubarak," they shouted.
Plumes of rancid, thick smoke billowed over the Nile River as, by day's close, chaos reigned in the bustling metropolis. Fires could be seen in front of the Egyptian ruling party's headquarters.
Police fired tear gas with force and impunity. A tourist on the balcony of his 18th floor hotel room told CNN he had to run in and wash his eyes and face from the stinging gas.
Police confiscated cameras from people, including guests at the Hilton Hotel.
As the government cracked down on protesters across Egypt, opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, who returned home to Cairo to join the demonstrations, was placed under house arrest, a high-level security source told CNN.
ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and former head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency, was warned earlier not to leave a mosque near downtown Cairo where he was attending Friday prayers.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Egyptian crisis Friday, urging all parties to be peaceful and engage in dialog.
"We are deeply concerned about the use of violence by Egyptian police and security forces against protesters and we call on the Egyptian government to do everything within its power to restrain its security forces," Clinton said. "At the same time, protesters should also refrain from violence and express themselves peacefully."
She said the protests underscored "deep grievances within Egyptian society and the Egyptian government needs to understand that violence will not make these grievances go away."
Unprecedented demonstrations erupted all over Egypt, the most populous nation in the Arab world and often a barometer for sentiment on the Arab community.
In the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, at least 1,000 protesters gathered and youths hurled rocks through black clouds of gas. Crowds ran through the streets toward the city's central square. There was no indication of a curfew in that city either, as people remained out well after the time it was to begin.
Further south in Suez, 15,000 riot police were out, using tear gas to disperse crowds, Nile TV said.
Riot police also confronted protesters in the cities and towns of Ismailia, Fayoum and Shbin Elkoum, according to the anti-government group Egyptian Liberation.
In Jordan, meanwhile, about 1,500 protesters amassed in downtown Amman and hundreds of others turned out in other cities, witnesses said.
Egypt's Interior Ministry forbade protests Friday, but some Egyptians went door to door in Cairo, urging their neighbors to participate. The main opposition bloc, the Muslim Brotherhood, urged its supporters for the first time to take to the streets.
A Facebook page devoted to the demonstrations accrued more than 80,000 followers as of Thursday afternoon, compared with 20,000 the previous day. But hours ahead of the protests, the internet went dark in parts of the country. Some text messaging and cell phone services appeared to be blocked.
Servers of Egypt's main internet provider were down early Friday, according to multiple services that check whether servers used by specific sites are active. Servers for the Egyptian government's sites and for the U.S. Embassy in Cairo also appeared to be down.
"We are closely monitoring the situation and are aware that communication services, including social media, are being blocked," U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Thursday. "We continue to urge Egyptian authorities to show restraint and allow peaceful protests to occur."
Even though it was difficult to use Twitter and Facebook within Egypt, thousands of others outside the country ran with the powerful social media tool to provide a real-time chronology of events. "Mubarak" was a trending topic.
Authorities arrested a prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader early Friday, detaining the party's main speaker, Issam al-Aryan, according to a relative. Police came to al-Aryan's Cairo home at 2:30 a.m. local time, his son-in-law said.
Other government critics voiced their opinions -- amazingly -- on state-run television.
A popular morning show on state-run Nile TV included comments from guests calling for the resignation of government officials and increased dialogue between authorities and arrested protesters.
The network carried coverage of the protests, even at times calling them large and peaceful.
They followed days of unrest that have roiled several Arab countries. Demonstrations in Tunisia led the president to flee that North African nation. Then came protests in Algeria, Egypt, Yemen and Jordan.
Essentially they are pro-democracy protests by people who are increasingly frustrated with the accumulating wealth of the elites in their respective countries, while a majority of the citizenry faces bleak economic prospects.
"They all want the same," said Emile Hokayem of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in the Middle East. "They're all protesting about growing inequalities, they're all protesting against growing nepotism. The top of the pyramid was getting richer and richer."
People are also fed up with authoritarian regimes that do not afford the people proper representation.
"Fundamentally it's a question of dignity. People's dignity has been under assault for decades," Hokayem said.
Opposition leader ElBaradei said Thursday that people have taken to the streets because they "realize the regime is not listening, not acting."
"The barrier of fear is broken," he said. "And it will not come back."
He called for demonstrations to be peaceful and for Mubarak's government to stop detaining and torturing people. He said that a violent response from the government is "counterproductive" and that the regime should promote democracy and social justice.
"I am asking the regime to listen to the people before it is too late," the opposition leader said.
Mubarak has not been seen in public for some time. He is 82 and there has been speculation of failing health. Many Egyptians believe Mubarak is grooming his son, Gamal, as his successor, a plan that could be complicated by demands for democracy.
At least six people have died in the demonstrations so far, according to Egypt's Interior Ministry.
Four French journalists were arrested in Cairo but were later released, according to the French newspaper Le Figaro.
And a CNN crew covering the clashes in Cairo felt the wrath of the police.
CNN's Ben Wedeman and Mary Rogers were under an overpass and behind a column as police tried to hold back protesters. Plainclothes police wielding clubs surrounded the CNN team and wanted "to haul us off," Wedeman said. In a struggle, police grabbed Rogers's camera, cracked its viewfinder, and confiscated it. Wedeman said the police threatened to beat them.
CNN's Nic Robertson, Mary Rogers, Ben Wedeman, Frederik Pleitgen, Salma Abdelaziz, Housam Ahmed and Caroline Faraj contributed to this report.
--Virginia Berg"s AMAZING PROPHECY OF 1965!
"TURN YOUR EYES TOWARD MEMPHIS (EGYPT), FOR OUT OF IT SHALL COME THE GREAT CONFUSION!
The author of Confusion is even now marshalling his forces for this Great Confusion!
He is gathering his forces from a great nation and Eastern nations, friends that will join with him.
So sudden will be the Great Confusion, that it will cause a mighty widening of the eyes of those who have not discerned the signs of the times. But be ye not deceived! Be prepared! And be not deceived by the Great Society, for it will come to travail and then bring forth the Great Confusion!
Be prepared! Even now, the skies are red, red with warning, and black, black with clouds gathering for the Great Confusion which is almost upon you!"
(Is it about to be fulfilled!)
In 1998, Zahi Hawass, the current Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, claimed to have found the burial tomb of the god Osiris (Apollo/Nimrod) at the Giza Plateau. In the article Sandpit of Royalty from the newspaper Extra Bladet (Copenhagen), January 31, 1999, Hawass was quoted saying:
"I have found a shaft, going 29 meters vertically down into the ground, exactly halfway between the Chefren Pyramid and the Sphinx. At the bottom, which was filled with water, we have found a burial chamber with four pillars. In the middle is a large granite sarcophagus, which I expect to be the grave of Osiris, the god...I have been digging in Egypt's sand for more than 30 years, and up to date this is the most exciting discovery I have made.... We found the shaft in November and began pumping up the water recently. So several years will pass before we have finished investigating the find."
The return of these gods "to an active and outward position as rulers of mankind is predicted in the Asclepius," notes Peter Goodgame, "which is predicted to come after the long period of spiritual decline in Egypt."
The prophecy Goodgame refers to from the ancient Asclepius says: "Those gods who rule the earth will be restored, and they will be installed in a city at the furthest threshold of Egypt, which will be founded towards the setting sun and to which all human kind will hasten by land and by sea."
Goodgame notes the physical whereabouts of the "city" in this prophecy is the Giza Plateau, as located by Garth Fowden in his book, The Egyptian Hermes.
"... in answer to Asclepius enquiry where these gods are at the moment, Trismegistus replies (at Ascl. 27): 'In a very great city, in the mountains of Libya (in monte Libyco)', by which is meant the edge of the desert plateau to the west of the Nile valley. A subsequent reference (Ascl. 37) to the temple and tomb of Asclepius (Imhotep) in monte Libyae establishes that the allusion at Ascl. 27 is to the ancient and holy Memphite necropolis, which lay on the desert jabal to the west of Memphis itself."
"The 'mountains of Libya,'" Goodgame concludes, "is simply a reference to the plateau that rises above the desert on the west bank of the Nile, west of the ancient city of Memphis. In other words, according to this Hermetic prediction, when the Kosmokrators are 'restored' they will be 'installed in a city' on or near the Giza Plateau." (From Apollyon Rising 2012 by Tom Horn.)
(From the "Studies" section on this website.)
Daniel 8: A Vision of the Future
"It's not exactly clear in this passage or other scriptures which geographical part of Alexander's empire the Antichrist will come from. Some people have speculated that he will come out of Egypt because of the three directions of his expansion--"toward the south [Africa], toward the east [the Mideast and possibly Asia], and toward the Glorious Land." To Jewish prophets like Daniel, the Glorious Land could only mean Israel. The Scriptures also make it clear that the Antichrist will eventually invade Israel (Ezekiel chapter 38; Daniel 11:40-43).
At this point, where the Antichrist comes from is one of the great Endtime mysteries, but keep a watch on Egypt and Russia.
In other passages of scripture, however, the Antichrist is referred to as "the king of the north" (Ezekiel 38:14-16; Daniel 11:40-43). In Ezekiel 38:2, the Antichrist is called "Gog" of the land of Magog. He is the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and the place called Tubal, where he is said to come from. "Ros" or "Rus" is the name of the people who settled around the Volga River and from which the word "Russia" is derived.
How can the Antichrist possibly come from Egypt, yet eventually come from the north--Russia? Perhaps he comes from Egypt or has some strong connection to Egypt, but rises to power in Russia.
At this point, where the Antichrist comes from is one of the great Endtime mysteries. Now we can see only the shadows and shapes of things to come, but keep a watch on Egypt and Russia."
The Rise, Reign, and Wars of the Antichrist
"Daniel 11:40-42--The fourth Antichrist war?
Verse 40: "At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through."
This war takes place during the three-and-a-half-year Great Tribulation--probably near the end because the Antichrist meets his end just a few verses later--and is once again fought between the king of the North (the Antichrist) and the enigmatic king of the South (possibly U.S.-backed Israel). Daniel could only use terms he was familiar with to describe the modern warfare he saw in this vision--tanks and personnel carriers as chariots, massive air strikes as a whirlwind, and so on.
Verse 41: "He [the Antichrist] shall also enter the Glorious Land [Israel], and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon."
Edom, Moab, and Ammon are contained in modern-day Jordan.
Verse 42: "He shall stretch out his hand against the countries [that sided with the king of the South], and the land of Egypt shall not escape."
Verse 43: "He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels.
"He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver" indicates that the Antichrist will hold economic control, which we also know to be the case from Revelation 13:16-18 and other passages."
God bless and keep you in the week ahead.