Occupied sheep nations
In the end times, several sheep nations will be conquered by the Antichrist. For example, Isaiah prophesied that during the Day of the Lord, “Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, ‘Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.’” Assyria, modern Iraq, is the work of God’s hands. Daniel 11:41 says that the Antichrist will invade the Beautiful Land. Genesis 15:18 says this includes everything north of the Nile River to Lebanon and everything east of the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River. Basically, the Antichrist will conquer the Middle East, including Iraq. Despite being occupied by the Antichrist, Iraq, along with Egypt, will turn to the Lord.
According to Daniel 11, Egypt is the Antichrist’s biggest obstacle to taking over the Middle East and North Africa. Eventually, the Antichrist will conquer Egypt. Judging from Isaiah 19:19-25, God will use this defeat to bring the Egyptians to repentance. Isaiah prophesied that during the end times, the Egyptians, “will cry to the Lord because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Champion, and He will deliver them.” He added, “the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day.” The phrase “in that day” almost always refers to the end times, specifically the Day of the Lord. In the end, all Egyptians will follow Jesus, but their country will be conquered by the Antichrist.
On a side note, an interesting connection between Israel and Egypt is energy. Israeli company Delek Drilling and American partner Noble Energy have received approval to export natural gas from Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan offshore fields. The Egyptians are looking to become an international trading and distribution center for natural gas. This may explain why Egypt, Israel and Russia have problems with each other in the end times. Ezekiel 38 prophesies that one of the reasons the Antichrist invades Israel is “to capture spoil and to seize plunder.” Israel’s economy is going to boom in the end times and this is one of the motivations for the Antichrist’s invasion.