Calls to Destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids Begin
"According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi‘i, those “symbols of paganism,” which Egypt’s Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs” and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt’s new president, Muhammad Morsi, to 'destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not.'"In other words, Morsi’s call to release the Blind Sheikh, a terrorist mastermind, may be the tip of the iceberg in coming audacity. From calls to legalize Islamic sex-slave marriage to calls to institute “morality police” to calls to destroy Egypt’s mountain-like monuments, under Muslim Brotherhood tutelage, the bottle has been uncorked, and the genie unleashed in Egypt."
There are several things to consider here. The bible says there shall be a coming oppression of Egypt by a "cruel master."
"I will hand the Egyptians over to the power of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty." (Isaiah 19:4)
Whether that cruel master is Morsi, the newly elected President, remains to be seen. But the days for Egypt's people are going to get a lot darker before they get better. We can see that the persecutions and oppression have already begun in Egypt. They will not slow down, but only get worse. If Morsi isn't the 'cruel master' today, then he is on deck.
The Lord does love His people, and He has special plans for Egypt. At the end of the Tribulation, they come to repentance and cry out to the Lord, and he blesses them as a nation. He only names three nations to be blessed, Assyria and Israel are the other two. This is also a prophecy in Isaiah 19.
In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing[b] on the earth. 25 The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance. ”" (Isaiah 19:24-25).
But it will be a very bumpy road till they get there...
The article goes on for two well-researched pages about the past habits of the Muslims who, when they conquer or rule, tend to destroy monuments to their religion that don't line up with their religion anymore. As the article states, "Under... subsequent Muslim rule, many Egyptian antiquities were destroyed as relics of infidelity." That in itself is sad. Are they a people so confused and hateful that they repudiate former relics at will? Yes. That is one reason they need Jesus, so they can have peace, and live with the indwelling Spirit who never changes and is constant and true.
Secondly, there is an obscure prophecy regarding a monument at the center of Egypt. Some historians and archaeologists speculate that the Great Pyramid was built as an homage to the One True Lord and is the monument the prophecy in Isaiah refers to. (see below). The Great Pyramid was the one pyramid never used as a tomb. It as also the first Pyramid built. Therefore, if the Isaiah prophecy of a monument to the LORD refers to the Pyramid, then this sudden attention the Islamists are paying to the Pyramid in wanting to tear it down is extremely interesting.
One thing is obvious: the Great Pyramid had supernatural help in its construction. As Jack Kelley explains, the person designing the Great Pyramid would have to know "all the dimensions of Earth and had a command of engineering, astronomy, and mathematics that would be impressive even today. Think of it. This guy knew the weight and curvature of the Earth, the irregularity of that curvature at the poles, the location and size of every land mass and its height above sea level, Earth’s mean temperature, its latitude and longitude scales, the exact direction of true north, the locations of the stars, and the fact that 1300 years later the Earth’s orbit would change, increasing by 5.24 days. He knew how to make things absolutely level, straight, and square, and how to pre-cut and position gigantic pieces of stone so that when in place they fit so perfectly that every course is level and square even today. He knew how to calculate the coefficients of expansion and contraction and compensate for them. The list goes on. If this guy didn’t have supernatural capability himself, he was certainly assisted by Someone who does."
|Great Pyramid of Giza from a 19th century stereopticon card photo. Wiki.|
"In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border. It will be a sign and witness to the LORD Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them." (Isaiah 19:19-20).
The name Mizraim is the Hebrew name for the land of Egypt, with the dual suffix -āyim, perhaps referring to the "two Egypts": Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. The land of Egypt used to be in two parts, Upper and Lower Egypt, and the Great Pyramid at Giza stands at the border of these. Nowadays, Egypt is one nation and the Pyramid is in the center. That is how a monument can be at the heart of the nation AND at the border. The Great Pyramid is at the center of the world, actually.
"The Pyramid is located at the exact center of the Earth's land mass. That is, its East-West axis corresponds to the longest land parallel across the Earth, passing through Africa, Asia, and America. Similarly, the longest land meridian on Earth, through Asia, Africa, Europa, and Antarctica, also passes right through the Pyramid. Only a solid stone mountain could endure the Pyramid's immense weight. And indeed, a flat solid granite mountain happens to be located just beneath the surface of the ground directly under the Pyramid. It is built to face true North. Since the Earth has enough land area to provide 3 billion possible building sites for the Pyramid, the odds of it having been built where it is are 1 in 3 billion." (source)
The Great Pyramid is "different from all the other pyramids in Egypt. For one thing it’s made of stone, not bricks, and is the only one that’s not solid. There’s a series of passageways and several chambers inside. All of the 80 or so other pyramids came later, are grossly inferior copies, and unlike the Great Pyramid were used as gigantic headstones covering the tombs of the Pharaohs. (The Great Pyramid never served as a tomb.)" (source)
|The Grand Gallery of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Wiki|
Jeremiah 32:20 says [O Great and Mighty God]... "who has set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and even to this day both in Israel and among mankind; and You have made a name for Yourself, as at this day."
Do the Jeremiah verse referencing signs for all mankind even to this day and the prophecy from Isaiah 19:19-20 both reference the Great Pyramid? Is that why satan is influencing the Islamists to tear down the Pyramid?
It is a mystery whether the supernatural help in designing and building the Great Pyramid was from satan or from God. I think God. But it is just an opinion.
But one thing is not an opinion or a mystery: Jesus will come for His Bride. As John McTernan said in his blog today, "If the Lord does not return soon for the church, we are going to see incredible events with great destruction and loss of life. All these issues are coming together at the same time. I much rather be with the Lord Jesus than watch what is coming upon the earth. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb sounds very good me at the moment."