I have talked about this subject on many occasions, and have been criticized for it. In 2008 I wrote articles taking about how no human leader can save a nation. The Obama supporters lashed out with hostility, and a hatred never seen before in a Presidential Election. However once again history repeats itself. No one human can save a nation.
In Old Testament times, before Israel had a king, each tribe pretty much ruled itself. When a national crisis occurred the people would go to a judge. He or she would based their decisions on the Law of Moses. Every person, regardless of political position was bound these laws. The system was flawed because people are not perfect, As with every nation evil leaders would often abuse their power.
In I Samuel Chapter 8:1-3, we find that the judge Samuel had grown old, and appointed his sons to serve in his place. The scriptures states that they took bribes and perverted judgement. This resulted in a national outcry, and the people demanded a king. Samuel tried to convince Israel not to go in that direction, but they would not listen. God gave into their demands and Saul was anointed king of Israel.
At first Saul was good king, but he gradually turned away from God. In his last years God quit talking to him and he turned to witchcraft. In the end he committed suicide and Israel was overtaken by the Philistines. Israel accomplished nothing by replacing Samuel’s son with Saul.
This can even be proven in modern times. The Shah of Iran was an evil man, and should have been driven from power. The people of Iran made the right choice in that matter. Their failure came where they did not set up a system where all people were bound to the law. Instead another tyrant took the Shah’s place.
Now we see Egypt is at the same crossroads. Will they replace one tyrant with another? Or will they form a nation where all people are bound by the law?
Only time will tell.