THE SEA OF EGYPT WILL BE BROKEN:

      We do not know what sea the prophet is speaking of, but it may be the Suez Canal which made Egypt a VIP in the world. Here is a brief history of the Suez Canal. It has been a thorn in the side of Israel for some time now, so it is reasonable to believe the Messiah of Israel upon his return would destroy it and return the earth to its original water routes which he created:

      The Suez Canal was opened in 1869, having been financed by the French and Egyptian governments. The canal was operated by the Universal Company of the Suez Maritime Canal, an Egyptian-chartered company; the area surrounding the canal remained sovereign Egyptian territory.

      The canal instantly became strategically important; it provided the shortest ocean link between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. The canal eased commerce for trading nations and particularly helped European colonial powers to gain and govern their colonies. For Britain, during the 'imperial century' its colonies included existing ones in India and the Far East and newer ones in Africa; Germany gained control in East Africa, and the French gained control in Indochina. The canal's obvious enormous strategic importance, made the whole area gain importance as well.

      In 1875, as a result of debt and financial crisis, the Egyptian ruler was forced to sell his shares in the canal operating company to the British government of Benjamin Disraeli. They were willing buyers and obtained a 44% share in the canal's operations for less than £4 million; this maintained the majority shareholdings of the mostly French private investors. In 1882, during the invasion and occupation of Egypt, the United Kingdom took de facto control of the country as well as the canal proper, and its finances and operations. The 1888 Convention of Constantinople declared the canal a neutral zone under British protection.[8] In ratifying it, the Ottoman Empire agreed to permit international shipping to pass freely through the canal, in time of war and peace.[9] The Convention came into force in 1904.

      Despite this convention, the strategic importance of the Suez Canal and its control, were proven during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904—1905, after Japan and Britain entered into a separate bilateral agreement. Following the Japanese surprise attack on the Russian Pacific Fleet based at Port Arthur, the Russians sent reinforcements from their fleet in the Baltic Sea. The British denied the Russian fleet use of the canal and forced it to steam around the entire continent of Africa. This gave the Japanese forces time to re-group and solidify their position in the Far East; it also was a major blow to the Tsarist regime.

      The importance of the canal as a strategic center was apparent; during the First World War, Britain and France closed the canal to non-Allied shipping. The French and British also secretly planned to divide the Ottoman Empire lands east of the canal area, following the war. Additionally, the British made agreements with both Zionist and Arab nationalists to enlist their support for the war effort and later British control of the area. In June 1922, the League of Nations formally approved the French Mandate of Syria and the British Mandate of Palestine. During the Second World War, Egypt and the Suez Canal were tenaciously defended in the North African Campaign. The British also defended Syria and Palestine, but starting in 1944, increasing guerrilla tactics and terrorist attacks by militant Zionist militias sped their withdrawal from Palestine.

      Petroleum business historian Daniel Yergin wrote:

      In 1948, the canal abruptly lost its traditional rationale.... [C]ontrol over the canal could no longer be preserved on grounds that it was critical to the defense either of India or of an empire that was being liquidated. And yet, at exactly the same moment, the canal was gaining a new role — as the highway not of empire, but of oil.... By 1955, petroleum accounted for half of the canal's traffic, and, in turn, two thirds of Europe's oil passed through it.

      In May 1948, the British Mandate of Palestine ended, and British forces withdrew from the region. An Israeli Declaration of Independence was made for the territory partitioned by UNSCOP (United Nations Special Committee on Palestine) and the Jewish state of Israel came into being. The Arab League immediately declared its refusal to recognize both the UN resolution and the two-state solution, favoring a one-state solution run by an Arab majority, and including Jewish and Arab territories. This led to the first 1948 Arab-Israeli War from which Israel emerged victorious over the Arabs, including Egypt. Failed peace talks in the aftermath of the war, combined with escalating border violence between Israel and its immediate neighbours in the following years, helped to perpetuate Arab-Israeli enmity.

      At the outset of the 1950s, Great Britain, the predominant foreign power in the Middle East, was reassessing its role in the region. The economic potential of the Middle East, with its vast oil reserves and the Suez Canal, as well as its geo-strategic importance against the background of the Cold War, prompted Britain to consolidate and strengthen its position there. Vital to maintaining British influence in the region were the kingdoms of Egypt and Iraq.

      Britain's military strength was spread throughout the region, including the vast military complex at Suez with a garrison of some 80,000 making it one of the largest military installations in the world. The Suez base was considered an important part of Britain's strategic position in the Middle East yet, increasingly, it become a source of growing tension in Anglo-Egyptian relations.

      In the wake of the Second World War, Egypt's domestic politics were experiencing a radical change, prompted in no small part by economic instability, inflation and unemployment. Unrest began to manifest itself in the growth of radical political groups, such as the Communist Party and the Muslim Brotherhood, and an increasingly hostile attitude towards Britain and her presence in the country. Added to this anti-British fervour was the perceived role Britain had held in the creation of Israel. As such, the actions of the Egyptian government began to mirror those of its populace and an anti-British policy began to permeate Egypt's relations with Britain.

      In October 1951, the Egyptian government unilaterally abrogated the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936, the terms of which granted Britain a lease on the Suez base for 20 years. Britain refused to withdraw from Suez relying upon its impinged treaty rights, as well as the sheer presence of the Suez garrison. The price of such a course of action was a steady escalation in increasingly violent hostility towards Britain, and British troops in Egypt, which the Egyptian authorities did little to curb.

      On 25 January 1952, British attempts to disarm a troublesome auxiliary police force barracks in Ismailia resulted in the deaths of 41 Egyptians[13]. This in turn led to anti-Western riots in Cairo resulting in heavy damage to property and the deaths of several foreigners, including 11 British citizens. This proved to be a catalyst for the removal of the Egyptian monarchy.

      On 23 July 1952 a military coup by the 'Free Officers Movement'—led by Muhammad Neguib and future Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser—overthrew King Farouk and established an Egyptian republic.

      Since the establishment of Israel in 1948, cargo shipments to and from Israel were intercepted, removed or destroyed by the Egyptians while attempting to pass through the Suez Canal. On 1 September 1951, the UN Security Council called upon Egypt: "... to terminate the restrictions on the passage of international commercial ships and goods through the Suez Canal, wherever bound, and to cease all interference with such shipping."

      This interference, contrary to the laws of the canal (Article 1 of the 1888 Suez Canal Convention), increased following the coup. For example, on 31 October 1952, a cargo of meat was confiscated; on 2 September 1953, 500 tons of asphalt and a number of Israel-assembled cars were detained; on 4 November 1953, two boats destined for Italy were removed; on 28 September 1954 a shipment of 93 tons of meat, 42 tons of plywood and 30 tons of hides was confiscated, and the crew thrown in jail. On 8 July 1955, a Dutch ship was detained en route to Haifa. Part of its cargo was confiscated. On 25 May 1956, a Greek ship en route to Eilat was detained in the Suez Canal with a cargo of 520 tons of cement. The crew was not allowed ashore for three months despite a severe shortage of water and the spread of illness.

      The Suez Canal continued to be a thorn in Israel's side due to THE OLD HATRED so that the destruction of it would be almost a certainty upon the return of the glorious Lord to establish his global kingdom. In that global kingdom Egypt will be brought very low in other ways while you can be sure the Lord will destroy the Suez Canal and return the terrain to its more natural creation.