Reading a Debka analysis of current events in Egypt, I was immediately aware that the subject has everything to do with preparations for the Psalm 83 war. One statement that sums up one of the combatants, the tribe of the Amalekites and the land they live on is “Lawless Sinai”.
Now, if Psalm 83 is an End Times prophecy, then we have evidence that the tribe of Amalek is still with us today. In fact they still inhabit the land of their ancestors, the Sinai peninsula, just to the south of Israel.
The term Arab, or Bedouin, today is used as a catch-all for the Arabic speaking peoples of the Middle East, and northern Africa, and while these peoples are all related, they still trace their ancestry to the ancient tribes of the same area.
As Israel was wandering in the desert, after their escape from Egypt, they were attacked several times by the Amalekites. After the establishment of Israel on the land, the conflict with these people continued for several hundred years. Even after the seeming disappearance of the Amalekites, the book of Esther records the plot of Haman, a descendant of the Amalekite king Agag, to destroy the Jews in the Persian empire.
Was Haman the last Amalekite? No. They are still there, living in Lawless Sinai, smuggling rockets, bombs, and other weapons, into Gaza. A thorn in Israel’s side. In fact they are also a thorn in Egypt’s side.
1Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; 7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. Psalm 83:1-8
In the list of combatants in Psalm 83 you will note that Egypt is not mentioned, but that does not mean they will not be a part of that war. The Sinai peninsula is now a territory of Egypt, and its inhabitants are Egyptian citizens. While Egypt has kept its peace treaty with Israel, and have even arrested people caught smuggling arms into Gaza, the day is coming when the Amalekites of Sinai will drag Egypt into war with Israel.
What will be the result of this war for Egypt? Isaiah tells us in chapter 19;
18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
Could the “city of destruction” be a reference to Cairo? I think so. This war will be so bad that Israel will be forced to use her nuclear arsenal, and Cairo will take on this new name. The inhabitants who are left will speak Hebrew, and Israel’s border will move all the way to the Nile, the “river of Egypt”.
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: Genesis 15:18
Egypt will, one day soon, rue the day they became associated with Amalek.