In the first century, Mark the Apostle evangelized Egypt and the Coptic Church is a direct result of his efforts. This group has its own Pope, and considers itself to be the true Egyptians. Along with the Evangelical Christians, they comprise ten percent of the total population of Egypt. Before the coming of Islam to Egypt in the fifth century, they even had their own language.
Today the Coptic Church has its own Pope for life and I had the privilege of knowing the pope who passed away two years ago. They are loyal to the teachings of their Coptic Orthodox faith. For years in Egypt if you were not Coptic, and you claimed to be a Christian, you were not considered to be a member of the true church.
Many of the Coptic Orthodox have converted into the evangelical churches in recent years. However, nothing could unite the Coptic Church with the Evangelicals until two years ago, when Egypt elected a president who was in favor of the Muslim brotherhood controlling the country and making it a fundamentalist Muslim nation.
Fear fell on the orthodox and evangelical churches, and for the first time in history, they agreed to have ecumenical prayer meetings, asking God to bring a miracle and remove the new Muslim brotherhood president.
On May 26 and 27 the Egyptians will elect a new president to replace the ousted president. The ex pat vote is in, and the former Egyptian army chief Abdel-Fattah al Sisi is the clear winner. When the rest of the country votes, it is expected that he will be the next president of Egypt. He is in favor of giving religious freedom to every Egyptian. He is the candidate that the Coptic and Evangelicals have been praying for.
I believe that this miraculous turnaround is the result of the new found unity within the church of Egypt. As a result I see a great revival coming to Egypt as never before. This is the result of uniting in the name of Jesus and putting aside denominational prejudice. God will visit Egypt, and many will be saved and brought into the Kingdom.