With Arabs going to the streets throughout the entire Middle East in the Arab Spring movement, the face of the Arab leadership is changing dramatically and there are those who believe this is a good thing especially for the Arabs who have been demonstrating in the streets. These populous uprisings as the media refers to this revolution, the Arab Spring, has been responsible for removing Hosni Mubarak from 32 years of leadership over Egypt and recently brought about the death of the Libyan dictator Col. Khaddafi after 42 years as a treacherous leader in the Middle East.
The Arab Spring has changed the face of the Arab world. However, some analysts say that this change could be bad for the future of the Middle East.
Jimmy’s Prophetic Prospective on the News
The Arab Spring has changed the face of the Middle East and its leadership but it is also setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Arabs going to the streets of their nations to bring down their national leaders has been effective in a number of Arab states. Demonstrators in the streets of Cairo brought down the 32 year reign of Hosni Mubarak. The opposition to the radical leader of Libya, Col. Khaddafi, ended in the death in the streets of Libya to this treacherous dictator. There is an orchestrated effort to also bring down the Syrian leader President Bashar Assad. This revolution that has been moving across the Middle East in the Arab countries is resulting in a new leadership in many Arab states. Only time will tell if the radical Islamist element will come to fill these power vacuums that have been created because of the Arab Spring.
However, Bible prophecy does give us insight into the future for at least 3 of these Arab nations: Syria, Egypt, and Libya. The ancient Jewish prophet Daniel wrote many years ago that these 3 nations would be the first 3 to make a move to destroy the Jewish state of Israel (Daniel 11:40-43). The king of the north and the king of the south in verse 40 are identified as Syria and Egypt early on in chapter 11 (Daniel 11:5-20). Libya is mentioned in Daniel 11:43.
The results of the Arab Spring in Syria, Egypt, and Libya are indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.