Skip forward to the 21st Century, almost 2000 years later and the same
is in turmoil. The "revolution" there put end times prophesy into overdrive. However, this is just a latest instalment of the unfolding story! In the land of the Garden of Eden - land of Egypt (or ancient Assyria/Babylon) Creation is groaning as well. (By the way, Genesis 2: 10-14 identifies where the Garden of Eden was! There was never a mystery!!!) Iraq
The ill-fated Iraq War after from 2003 to the present time has led to more chaos and the displacement of the Christian minority descendants of the ancient Semitic Assyrians. Since US troops invaded and took over Baghdad, the million plus Iraqi Christians who had lived there since the time of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, were run out of their ancient homes and/or killed or persecuted by the hundreds, by their fanatical half brothers from the tribe of Ishmael/islam.
|Site of The Garden of Eden!
But let not your hearts be troubled. A coming day gives us all hope, my friends!! Here is what Isaiah said in 19:23 "In that day
This is amazing! You know what this means! Ancient Assyria is by the
|The Tigris River in ancient Assyria!
So when we see reports and secret testimony like this from
in Tahrir Square Cairo, Egypt two weeks ago, it is a precursor of God moving in the earthly realms, preparing for the !! kingdom of His Dear Son
"After years and years of prayer by the Christians in
for their country, at last we are starting to see an answer to our prayers! On the 6th of February, the 13th day of the protests, the Egyptian people decided to name that day the “Day of the Martyrs” to pray and remember those who lost their lives (around 300 people) since the beginning of the protests / revolution that started on the 25th of January. First, the Muslims prayed, with the Christians forming a human belt around them to protect them, then the Christians were given a chance to speak on the platform in front of hundreds of thousands of Muslims. One of our elders, some worship leaders, and the youth pastor from the church in Egypt Cairo went to (the central square in Tahrir Square where all the masses of people were gathered), and went on stage proclaiming the name of Jesus and worshipping the Lord in public. This is the first time Christ has ever been proclaimed in public in Cairo , and hundreds of thousands of Muslims were listening responsive to the message of peace that was delivered in the Name of Jesus.” Egypt
(Source: Protected, 15/02/11).
So keep a watchful eye on the Times. Do not lose heart but stay in the Word, read it with a heart for not just Application but Discernment. The latter can only happen through Faithfulness to the Lord Jesus, the True Word - Logos and Rhema - of Abba Father!
(Image of this Historic biblical map courtesy Google Images)