Saturday, April 19, 2014

Psalm 31:3

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Psalm 31:3

3 For thou art my rock [cela`] and my fortress [matsuwd]; therefore for thy name's [shem] sake lead [nachah] me, and guide [nahal] me.  KJV-Interlinear

3 For Thou art my rock and my fortress; For Thy name's sake Thou wilt lead me and guide me.  NASB

Wisdom comes from the construction of studying word upon word, line upon line, precept upon precept.  Wisdom cannot be acquired from a single verse.  Wisdom is a structure within the soul made up from the building blocks of bible doctrine.  There is only one way to develop wisdom and that comes from dedicating yourself to a daily study of word of God, something that, unfortunately, most people do not do.

A fortress is a mighty structure, made up of many components.  It is not constructed in a single day, nor from a single brick.

The word for rock, ‘cela,’ means lofty, a craggy rock, a strong position, a fortress structure, and therefore refers to the content of Gods word, or bible doctrine.

Fortress, ‘matsuwd,’ refers to the strong hold, a strong place, a castle, a bulwark, a snare for enemies, and is the structure which is constructed out of Gods word, a structure within the soul, that gives the individual who possesses this structure, safety, security, and peace.

For thy names sake, which is Gods honor and reputation, which is on the line, by promoting this safety and protection, then lead and guide, ‘nachah,’ ‘nahal,’ which mean respectively, to bestow, to bring, to govern, to straighten, and then to run with sparkle to flow fluidly, to conduct, to sustain.

And that is what bible doctrine accomplishes for the person who takes the time to genuinely dedicate himself to the daily study of doctrine.  And this is established within oneself, not in a day, not in a year, not from a handful of verses, but over the course of ones entire life, from a thorough knowledge and understanding of bible doctrine, which you receive from being taught.

And needless to say, if you do not engage in a daily study from instruction, then you cannot receive this construction of this fortress of protection and blessing, within your soul.


Daily Bible Study Links –Sat. 4-19-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Sat. 4-19-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 31:3  –  
Wisdom comes from the construction of studying word upon word, line upon line, precept upon precept.  Wisdom cannot be acquired from a single verse.  Wisdom is a structure within the soul made up from  …   more of the Saturday study --->...  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-saturday.html



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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 31:2  –
The human race is unique in history.  When Cro-Magnum and Neanderthal remains were discovered and identified, their DNA did not match the current human race.  Thus were born the missing link theories, Darwinism and such other ideas.  But Adam and Eve were  …     more of the Sunday study -->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-sunday.html



Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:6  -  
From our Revelation study, the fresh water of the world becomes putrid, and so it is stated here.  The rivers of  …     more of the Monday study --->...    http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-monday.html



Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:7  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reignhttp://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-tuesday.html
Things that have never changed over the centuries, and especially in the minds and memories of that last generation, will  …    more of the Tuesday study --->...    http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-tuesday.html



Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:8  – 
As we have already seen, the farming and agriculture activities along the Nile will be  …    more of the Wednesday study --->...  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-wednesday.html



Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Galatians 6:6  –  
One of the most avoided topics in Christianity, is the concept of tithes and offerings.  Christians have an obligation to support and promote the teaching of the word of God, to others, but most fail because they ignore the subject and pretend that someone else will carry the load or burden of this obligation, thus relieving them of having to do it, just as they avoid reading their daily study, which too is mandated by God.

It is easy to talk the talk and in effect do nothing, but to fulfil  …    more of the Thursday study --->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-thursday.html



Friday – Daily Bible Study – Galatians 6:7 –
The summary of your life is wrapped up in the concept in this verse with this phrase, ‘what you sow.’  By not reading the studies, you miss the whole point of life.  The vast majority of people pretend their way through life, and after a while they believe their own pretense, and thus fail miserably, leaving  …    more of the Friday study --->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-friday.html



Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 31:3  –  
Wisdom comes from the construction of studying word upon word, line upon line, precept upon precept.  Wisdom cannot be acquired from a single verse.  Wisdom is a structure within the soul made up from  …   more of the Saturday study --->...  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-saturday.html





Friday, April 18, 2014

Galatians 6:7

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Galatians 6:7

7 Be [planao] not [me] deceived [planao]; God [theos] is [mukterizo] not [ou] mocked [mukterizo]: for [gar] whatsoever [hos] [ean] a man [anthropos] soweth [speiro], that [touto] shall he [therizo] also [kai] reap [therizo].  KJV-Interlinear

7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.  NASB

The summary of your life is wrapped up in the concept in this verse with this phrase, ‘what you sow.’  By not reading the studies, you miss the whole point of life.  The vast majority of people pretend their way through life, and after a while they believe their own pretense, and thus fail miserably, leaving them with embarrassment and great disappointment and nothing much more.

And this results in the greatest deception in all of human history, which is people deceiving themselves by pretense and then making that pretense a truth, which it is not.

God has issued several mandates for us to follow, in order for us to have the greatest possible life, both now in this world, and especially in eternity.

We are mandated to study and learn doctrine.  Most people do not pursue this.  We are mandated to support the teaching of doctrine.  Most people do not do this.  We are mandated to live a life based on faith and not works.  Most people violate this principle.

And the ultimate and final result of all of this, is the result of your life.

If you sow nothing, meaning you disregard Gods mandates, then should you expect to harvest anything?  And yet people do just this and expect that they will be quite successful in eternity, only that they will be greatly disappointed when their reward is nothing, because they did nothing.

The sowing and reaping concept is one of the oldest principles in all of human history.  No planting means no harvest, means no food, means you starve, means you die.  It doesn't get any simpler than that.

If you plant, then you harvest and then you eat and then you live.  And when you plant a lot, then you harvest more, and then you have more to sell and so you can have more things in life.  What part of that is not clear?

It is the same with the spiritual life.  Only our sowing comes in the form of studying the bible, by means of instruction, thus planting doctrine inside of your soul, which grows and generates a great harvest of spiritual production.

More doctrine, more learning, more growth throughout your entire life, means that you will have a phenomenal spiritual life and therefore when you face Christ, in heaven, your will receive phenomenal blessings and rewards and so forth.

You can look around you in this world for examples of blessings in great wealth as in billionaires, in talents as in the arts or music or sports, in intellect as in innovators, in anything that you can think of where there are examples of great blessings.

Likewise, ignore God and live in your pretended and worthless world and get nothing and there are certainly many symbolic examples of having nothing, such as in poverty, starvation, handicaps, disorders, awkwardness and so forth.

So, which would you prefer, wealth or poverty?  Which offers more advantages?

And in the spiritual life, you really are able to determine your own future outcome.  So why would you fail intentionally?

Before you were born into this world, you had no say as the many facets of your life.  That is the works of this world.

But in the spiritual life, you have every opportunity to determine your future, simply by choosing to pursue your daily bible study.  Why would you choose against that?

So I ask again.  Which is more desirable, wealth or poverty?

Pursue your spiritual life by adhering to Gods mandate to engage in a daily study, and thus grow up and complete your life, and therefore gain virtually everything you can imagine and more.

Or, do nothing and get nothing.

Such a difficult decision!


Daily Bible Study Links –Fri. 4-18-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Fri. 4-18-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Friday – Daily Bible Study – Galatians 6:7 –
The summary of your life is wrapped up in the concept in this verse with this phrase, ‘what you sow.’  By not reading the studies, you miss the whole point of life.  The vast majority of people pretend their way through life, and after a while they believe their own pretense, and thus fail miserably, leaving  …    more of the Friday study --->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-friday.html



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How to prepare for your daily study:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/how-to-prepare.html
Blog and Feed Subscription Links:  http://www.neelyranch.com/contactus.html

Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 31:2  –
The human race is unique in history.  When Cro-Magnum and Neanderthal remains were discovered and identified, their DNA did not match the current human race.  Thus were born the missing link theories, Darwinism and such other ideas.  But Adam and Eve were  …     more of the Sunday study -->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-sunday.html



Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:6  -  
From our Revelation study, the fresh water of the world becomes putrid, and so it is stated here.  The rivers of  …     more of the Monday study --->...    http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-monday.html



Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:7  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reignhttp://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-tuesday.html
Things that have never changed over the centuries, and especially in the minds and memories of that last generation, will  …    more of the Tuesday study --->...    http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-tuesday.html



Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:8  – 
As we have already seen, the farming and agriculture activities along the Nile will be  …    more of the Wednesday study --->...  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-wednesday.html



Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Galatians 6:6  –  
One of the most avoided topics in Christianity, is the concept of tithes and offerings.  Christians have an obligation to support and promote the teaching of the word of God, to others, but most fail because they ignore the subject and pretend that someone else will carry the load or burden of this obligation, thus relieving them of having to do it, just as they avoid reading their daily study, which too is mandated by God.

It is easy to talk the talk and in effect do nothing, but to fulfil  …    more of the Thursday study --->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-thursday.html



Friday – Daily Bible Study – Galatians 6:7 –
The summary of your life is wrapped up in the concept in this verse with this phrase, ‘what you sow.’  By not reading the studies, you miss the whole point of life.  The vast majority of people pretend their way through life, and after a while they believe their own pretense, and thus fail miserably, leaving  …    more of the Friday study --->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-friday.html



Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 31:1  –  
This psalm is a prayer for deliverance, expressed in terms of faith and confidence.  It is addressed to the chief musician, ‘natsach,’ which refers to one who glitters from  …   more of the Saturday study --->...  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-saturday.html





Thursday, April 17, 2014

Galatians 6:6

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Galatians 6:6

6 Let [de] him that is taught [katecheo] in the word [logos] communicate [koinoneo] unto him that teacheth [katecheo] in [en] all [pas] good things [agathos].  KJV-Interlinear

6 And let the one who is taught the word share all good things with him who teaches.  NASB

One of the most avoided topics in Christianity, is the concept of tithes and offerings.  Christians have an obligation to support and promote the teaching of the word of God, to others, but most fail because they ignore the subject and pretend that someone else will carry the load or burden of this obligation, thus relieving them of having to do it, just as they avoid reading their daily study, which too is mandated by God.

It is easy to talk the talk and in effect do nothing, but to fulfil your obligations as taught in the  prior verses where we studied that every person has to carry their own spiritual burden, this includes supporting the instruction of doctrine so that the entire world in effect, can have an opportunity to learn and grow up in their spiritual lives. 

Selfishness is not an option.  But selfishness and greed are what occur when obligations are ignored.

This is a two way street, however.

The teacher, or the one who gives instruction, ‘katecheo,’ means to inculcate with repetition of instruction.

The teacher teaches, and the hearer hears and takes in the instruction into their soul, thus building up a spiritual structure toward the completion of the hearers, or students, soul, thus establishing them for reward and blessings because of their spiritual resources learned.

Likewise, the hearer has an obligation of communicate, or share, ‘koinoneo,’ which means to link, join, transfer, to share, to distribute, from their resources, all of which come from God, as we should already know.

All that we have comes from God, and thus to withhold anything which God provides, and not fulfill His mandated obligations, which He provides for, is again taking from God and then not using it in the proper fashion, is greed or selfishness. 

Now, unlike many of the religious organizations out there, the giving part is not a percentage defined by the Bible.  Most like to collect ten percent, but that too is a sort of organizational greed.

The Mosaic Law specified ten percent to the Temple each year, ten percent to the government each year, which is a total of twenty percent, and then ten percent every third year, for the poor or what we would call charity today.

But we know that the Mosaic Law has been abrogated and is no longer in force.  We also know that most governments demand far more than ten percent when you add up all of the taxes for national, state, local and the many hidden excise taxes added into products, and so forth.  The governments of the world take far more than they should, which is regulatory abuse of powers. 

But, nevertheless, all Christians have an obligation to support the teaching of the word of God, or to find a way to support it, to the best of their ability, just as the instructor has an obligation to teach daily.

We each have our burdens of obligations.  We each have to fulfill our own obligations and not sit back and presume that someone else will do them for us. And, we each will one day stand before Christ and answer for our decisions.

It would be embarrassing if others did their part and you did not.

God does not place a burden on anyone, greater than a person can handle. God always makes provision so that you can fulfill your obligations.

It is left to you, then, to figure out your obligations, figure out how you are to carry them out, and then to carry out your responsibilities, and then of course face the consequences, be they good or not.

As for this bible study, donation links are available for donations, but since many people around the world cannot afford that, there is advertising included on the many internet pages, but of course you have to visit the page in order for those ads to be displayed and in effect generate revenue courtesy of your effort.  All in all, the ads are only pennies, but bit by bit it helps pay the bills and promotional costs that help get the teaching of bible doctrine to people throughout the entire world.  And of course you can help in that effort if you wish.


Daily Bible Study Links –Thurs. 4-17-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Thurs. 4-17-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Galatians 6:6  –  
One of the most avoided topics in Christianity, is the concept of tithes and offerings.  Christians have an obligation to support and promote the teaching of the word of God, to others, but most fail because they ignore the subject and pretend that someone else will carry the load or burden of this obligation, thus relieving them of having to do it, just as they avoid reading their daily study, which too is mandated by God.

It is easy to talk the talk and in effect do nothing, but to fulfil  …    more of the Thursday study --->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-thursday.html



Free Mobile App:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org


Daily Bible Study E-Books
(For your e-book reader or computer)

Important links:
Main Daily Bible Study web site:  http://www.DailyBibleStudy.Org
Daily Bible Study Library:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/library.html

Daily Bible Study News on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/jneelyranch
How to prepare for your daily study:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/how-to-prepare.html
Blog and Feed Subscription Links:  http://www.neelyranch.com/contactus.html

Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 31:2  –
The human race is unique in history.  When Cro-Magnum and Neanderthal remains were discovered and identified, their DNA did not match the current human race.  Thus were born the missing link theories, Darwinism and such other ideas.  But Adam and Eve were  …     more of the Sunday study -->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-sunday.html



Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:6  -  
From our Revelation study, the fresh water of the world becomes putrid, and so it is stated here.  The rivers of  …     more of the Monday study --->...    http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-monday.html



Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:7  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reignhttp://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-tuesday.html
Things that have never changed over the centuries, and especially in the minds and memories of that last generation, will  …    more of the Tuesday study --->...    http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-tuesday.html



Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:8  – 
As we have already seen, the farming and agriculture activities along the Nile will be  …    more of the Wednesday study --->...  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-wednesday.html



Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Galatians 6:6  –  
One of the most avoided topics in Christianity, is the concept of tithes and offerings.  Christians have an obligation to support and promote the teaching of the word of God, to others, but most fail because they ignore the subject and pretend that someone else will carry the load or burden of this obligation, thus relieving them of having to do it, just as they avoid reading their daily study, which too is mandated by God.

It is easy to talk the talk and in effect do nothing, but to fulfil  …    more of the Thursday study --->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-thursday.html



Friday – Daily Bible Study – Galatians 6:5 –
You can participate in Gods plan, or you can do nothing.  You either engage in a daily study, or you don’t, and as goes your  …    more of the Friday study --->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-friday.html



Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 31:1  –  
This psalm is a prayer for deliverance, expressed in terms of faith and confidence.  It is addressed to the chief musician, ‘natsach,’ which refers to one who glitters from  …   more of the Saturday study --->...  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-saturday.html





Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Isaiah 19:8

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 19:8ues

8 The fishers [dayag] also shall mourn ['anah], and all they that cast [shalak] angle [chakkah] into the brooks [ya`or] shall lament ['abal], and they that spread [paras] nets [mikmereth] upon [paniym] the waters [mayim] shall languish ['amal].  KJV-Interlinear

8 And the fishermen will lament, And all those who cast a line into the Nile will mourn, And those who spread nets on the waters will pine away.  NASB

As we have already seen, the farming and agriculture activities along the Nile will be shut down.  But also, the fishing industry will cease to exist as well.

From the individual fisherman or sportsman who casts a line, to the larger fishing businesses that cast nets, the fishing activities, even extending to the processing and canning plants and transportation and retail outlets, all will feel the impact of a no fish harvest.

Enhanced by our study in Rev. 18, this passage demonstrates how business not only in Egypt, but around the entire world, will collapse.

And what do the people do?  They sob over their lost business. 

No one looks to God.  No one prays for help.  No one even considers a spiritual solution.

No one looks around at the entire world and questions as to why the whole planet is collapsing around them.  They think only of themselves, and of their own losses.

And why should we wonder why those future folks never think about God or eternity and such, when even in our current day, people are more or less the same?

Can anyone list the mandates of God, and what He expects of us right now?


Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 4-15-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 4-15-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:8  – 
As we have already seen, the farming and agriculture activities along the Nile will be  …    more of the Wednesday study --->...  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-wednesday.html



Free Mobile App:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org


Daily Bible Study E-Books
(For your e-book reader or computer)

Important links:
Main Daily Bible Study web site:  http://www.DailyBibleStudy.Org
Daily Bible Study Library:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/library.html

Daily Bible Study News on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/jneelyranch
How to prepare for your daily study:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/how-to-prepare.html
Blog and Feed Subscription Links:  http://www.neelyranch.com/contactus.html

Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 31:2  –
The human race is unique in history.  When Cro-Magnum and Neanderthal remains were discovered and identified, their DNA did not match the current human race.  Thus were born the missing link theories, Darwinism and such other ideas.  But Adam and Eve were  …     more of the Sunday study -->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-sunday.html



Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:6  -  
From our Revelation study, the fresh water of the world becomes putrid, and so it is stated here.  The rivers of  …     more of the Monday study --->...    http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-monday.html



Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:7  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reignhttp://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-tuesday.html
Things that have never changed over the centuries, and especially in the minds and memories of that last generation, will  …    more of the Tuesday study --->...    http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-tuesday.html



Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 19:8  – 
As we have already seen, the farming and agriculture activities along the Nile will be  …    more of the Wednesday study --->...  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-wednesday.html



Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Galatians 6:4  –  
Paul begins his conclusion showing the worthlessness and illusion of human effort, as compared to the vast and intrinsic value of  …    more of the Thursday study --->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-thursday.html



Friday – Daily Bible Study – Galatians 6:5 –
You can participate in Gods plan, or you can do nothing.  You either engage in a daily study, or you don’t, and as goes your  …    more of the Friday study --->...   http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-friday.html



Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 31:1  –  
This psalm is a prayer for deliverance, expressed in terms of faith and confidence.  It is addressed to the chief musician, ‘natsach,’ which refers to one who glitters from  …   more of the Saturday study --->...  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org/biblestudy/monthly/today-saturday.html





Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Isaiah 19:7

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 19:7ues

7 The paper reeds [`arah] by the brooks [ya`or], by the mouth [peh] of the brooks [ya`or], and every thing sown [mizra`] by the brooks [ya`or], shall wither [yabesh], be driven away [nadaph], and be no more.  KJV-Interlinear

7 The bulrushes by the Nile, by the edge of the Nile And all the sown fields by the Nile Will become dry, be driven away, and be no more.  NASB

Things that have never changed over the centuries, and especially in the minds and memories of that last generation, will change dramatically.

The Nile has been around for a very long time.  Its banks and tributaries, and the lands that run along it and extend for miles outward from the Nile, the grasslands, the wet lands, the cultivated fields and lands with their crops and grazing animals, all of these, will fail, and will dry up to dust.

The word for wither, ‘yabesh,’ means to be confused, to be disappointed, to be ashamed, to dry up.  And this not only refers to the plants, but to the attitudes of the people living in those lands.  They will be disheartened, not understanding what and why this is happening.

The word for driven away, ‘nadaph,’ means to shove asunder, to drive into pieces, to disintegrate, to be no more, to not exist.

The fertile lands along the Nile will disappear, never to return to their former productive way.  They will be unrecognizable.

And we have to repeat what we already should know.  This prophecy was revealed by God, to Isaiah, many, many, many centuries ago, and has been in writing ever since that long ago time.

This will occur in the end days of history.  People in Egypt will live in a time that is more unusual than at any other time in history.  And yet, they will be clueless, and will not recognize the signs of their time.  They will refuse to see the signs of their time.

Rather than beginning to question and look for answers, they will be disappointed and focused on their earthly livelihood.

Instead of looking for divine explanations, they will be seeking out more earthly remedies.

Instead of looking all around and seeing the innumerable and overwhelming problems of the world and recognizing that they are indeed at the end of history, they will be looking for scapegoats, someone to blame.  They will be looking to government, to that strong but ruthless ruler, to provide relief for their situation. 

And, they will not see the inability of that ruler for fixing anything.