January 28, 2011

Street demonstrators in Arab capitals call for long serving moderate Arab leaders to step down

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Following the example of the street demonstrators in Tunisia, young people and Moslem radical groups are joining forces as they go to the streets in an effort to bring down the long serving moderate Arab leadership of a number of Arab nations, a phenomena that has spread to many locations as the embattled leaders fight to retain their power.

In the capitals of Algeria, Yemen, and Jordan similar demonstrations have erupted in protest to the leaders of these Arab states having been in power for decades and the street demonstrators vow to bring these governments down as well.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Street demonstrations in the Arab capitals of the Middle East to some may seem to be a sign of a popular uprising calling for reform. But a closer look at the elements involved in these demonstrations will reveal the end of times scenario being played out as called for in Bible prophecy.

After the street demonstrations in Tunisia were successful in bringing down the longtime leader of their government, this phenomena started to spread across the Middle East. Many young people using Facebook and other social networks to coordinate their efforts took to the streets in Cairo, Egypt and were quickly joined by the Moslem Brotherhood, the largest opposition group in Egypt and also a radical Islamist terror organization.

One analyst who has been watching these street demonstrations very closely said they remind him of the young people who went to the streets to bring down the Shah of Iran in 1979 which brought about the Islamic Revolution of Iran. No one can deny how the Iranian Islamic Revolution has fueled radical Islamic terror throughout the Middle East and around the world.

The political aside, these street demonstrations are setting the stage for the prophetic scenario found in the Bible to be fulfilled. The ancient Jewish prophets prewrote history and foretold of a day when there would be a mighty militia to come to power and to go to Jerusalem in a move to eliminate the Jewish state of Israel (Joel 2:2-4). Micah wrote 2500 years ago that many nations will gather against Israel to defile the Jewish people (Micah 4:11-13).

The overthrow of moderate Arab leaders does indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.