Many of you have asked for my opinion about this, due to my background and involvement in the Middle East. My answer always is; no matter what our personal opinion is, God is still in charge. We might not like what is taking place, but who are we to judge the judge of the whole world? He is sovereign. Nothing takes place without his permission. Sometimes it is not his perfect will, but his permissive will. So, we have to say: Thy perfect will be done.
We cannot help but know that Egypt is very important to America, the west and Israel. With the military in charge, the old constitution is abolished and a date set for election of a new president. This is our role as a church; to pray that God will guide the Egyptians in choosing the right man to lead this all important nation. Many, along with our president, see the importance of this. Some feel that the Muslim Brotherhood is more qualified and organized to take the role of leadership. Egyptian history tells us that former presidents Jamal Abdulnasser, Anwar Sadat and Husni Mubarak did not give this group freedom. If the Muslim Brotherhood takes over the government, it will not be good for America, Israel or the world. The second in command in Al Qaida is a member of this group. So, your prayers and mine are very important.
When I was in Egypt in October 1981, and Sadat was assassinated, I felt that Egypt would no longer have the power to control the Arabs in the Middle East, as Abdulnasser did. We know that Egypt is the ‘king of the south’, and evil will come from the ‘king of the north’, against God’s land and God’s city, Israel and Jerusalem.
My faith is that the Lord will place the right people in authority in Egypt.