By Bob Barney
We are hearing talk about a NATO for the pro-western Muslim nations of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE and among others. The more secular Muslim nations appear to be the friendliest to the USA, yet when we look into their history, some have armed the very enemies that have attacked us. All the hijackers on 9-11 were from Saudi Arabia. What does this mean, and could what seems to be a great idea, turn into a problem. We know that the Bible predicts that during the end times, two world powers will clash. One of those powers is the 10 nation Beast of Revelation, which is a revitalized Holy Roman European Nation, that will be led by an antichrist figure. This kingdom is called in the book of Daniel as "the king of the north." However, Daniel also mentions another world power.... The king of the south(a great United States of Muslim nations- from Iran-North Africa). You can read the entire battle in Daniel 11, who would play a pivotal role through history and just before Christ’s return. Who is the king of the South?
The phrase “king of the south” is found in the Bible in only one location—Daniel 11, which is also the chapter containing the most detailed prophecy in the Bible. The first mention of this ruler is found in verse 5, where we find that “the king of the South shall become strong” and that “His dominion shall be a great dominion.” The purpose of Daniel's prophecy was for us today to know what will happen to the Jewish people—Daniel’s people—at the end of this age, before the return of Jesus Christ. Given that the prophecy is written from a Jewish perspective, directions such as south or north are given in relation to Jerusalem, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Judah. So the “king of the south” was located to the south of Jerusalem, whereas the king of the north was located north of Jerusalem (Europe).
Some time in the past, the locations of these two powers changed over the years. Remember Daniel wrote this chapter which foretold of the rest of human history, some 2500 years ago! In one chapter, 2,500 years pass!
In the Book of Daniel, we are allowed by God to see a vision of the end-time world, just before the return of Jesus. What Daniel is told from Heaven is that two SUPER POWERS would be enemies during the last days, fighting each other until Christ's return. A THIRD SUPER POWER would enter this World war, just a fraction of time before Armageddon. That third super power is clearly China.(Rev 9:16). The two great waring super powers are called: The King of the North (Europe) and The King of the South (a great United States of Muslim nations- from Iran-North Africa.). You can read the entire battle in Daniel11: (my notes in blue)
3"Then a mighty king will rise to power who will rule a vast kingdom and accomplish everything he sets out to do. (this is Alexander the Great)
4But at the height of his power, his kingdom will be broken apart and divided into four parts. It will not be ruled by the king's descendants, nor will the kingdom hold the authority it once had. For his empire will be uprooted and given to others.
5"The king of the south (United Muslim Nation) will increase in power, but one of this king's own officials will become more powerful than he and will rule his kingdom with great strength.
6"Some years later, an alliance will be formed between the king of the north (Europe and the revived Holy Roman Empire) and the king of the south (United Muslim Nation) . The daughter of the king of the south will be given in marriage to the king of the north to secure the alliance, but she will lose her influence over him, and so will her father. She will be given up along with her supporters.
7But when one of her relatives becomes king of the south (United Muslim Nation), he will raise an army and enter the fortress of the king of the north and defeat him. The Invasion of Europe by Muslims
8When he returns again to Egypt, he will carry back their idols with him, along with priceless gold and silver dishes. For some years afterward he will leave the king of the north alone.
9"Later the king of the north (THE CRUSADES) will invade the realm of the king of the south but will soon return to his own land.
10However, the sons of the king of the north will assemble a mighty army that will advance like a flood and carry the battle as far as the enemy's fortress. THE CRUSADES
11Then the king of the south, in great anger, will rally against the vast forces assembled by the king of the north and will defeat them. (The Muslim leader-Saladin- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saladin)
12After the enemy army is swept away, the king of the south will be filled with pride and will have many thousands of his enemies killed. But his success will be short lived.
13"A few years later, the king of the north will return with a fully equipped army far greater than the one he lost.
14At that time there will be a general uprising against the king of the south. Lawless ones among your own people will join them in order to fulfill the vision, but they will not succeed.(World War 1 and 2 and the formation of the JEWISH STATE in Palestine)
15Then the king of the north (MAYBE HITLER???) will come and lay siege to a fortified city and capture it. The best troops of the south will not be able to stand in the face of the onslaught.
16"The king of the north will march onward unopposed; none will be able to stop him. He will pause in the glorious land of Israel, intent on destroying it. (HITLER??? or beyond today)
17He will make plans to come with the might of his entire kingdom and will form an alliance with the king of the south. He will give him a daughter in marriage in order to overthrow the kingdom from within, but his plan will fail. (Hitler allied himself with the Muslim world)
18"After this, he will turn his attention to the coastal cities and conquer many. But a commander from another land will put an end to his insolence and will cause him to retreat in shame. (England, Denmark, Holland, France and the USA)
19He will take refuge in his own fortresses but will stumble and fall, and he will be seen no more. (1945- refuge = a bunker????)
20"His successor will be remembered as the king who sent a tax collector to maintain the royal splendor, but after a very brief reign, he will die, though neither in battle nor open conflict. (A NEW HITLER YET TO BE FORMED!!!!)
21"The next to come to power will be a despicable man who is not directly in line for royal succession. But he will slip in when least expected and take over the kingdom by flattery and intrigue.
22Before him great armies will be swept away, including a covenant prince. (The King of England!)
23By making deceitful promises, he will make various alliances. With a mere handful of followers, he will become strong. (An Antichrist - the End Timed King of the North- The Beast of Revelation)
24Without warning he will enter the richest areas of the land and do something that none of his predecessors ever did -- distribute among his followers the plunder and wealth of the rich. He will plot the overthrow of strongholds, but this will last for only a short while. (The formation of the WORLD GOVERNMENT!!! Only China and the Muslim world will excluded)
25"Then he will stir up his courage and raise a great army against the king of the south (The Muslim Unified Nation). The king of the south will go to battle with a mighty army, but to no avail, for plots against him will succeed.
26Those of his own household will bring his downfall. His army will be swept away, and many will be killed.
27Seeking nothing but each other's harm, these kings will plot against each other at the conference table, attempting to deceive each other. But it will make no difference, for an end will still come at the appointed time.
28"The king of the north will then return home with great riches. On the way he will set himself against the people of the holy covenant, doing much damage before continuing his journey. (He will war against Christians! THE TRIBULATION BEGINS!- and the reign of the TWO WITNESSES of Revelation (Rev 11))
29"Then at the appointed time (THE END TIME) he will once again invade the south, but this time the result will be different.
30For warships from western coastlands (THE USA???) will scare him off, and he will withdraw and return home. But he will vent his anger against the people of the holy covenant and reward those who forsake the covenant.
31His army will take over the Temple fortress, polluting the sanctuary, putting a stop to the daily sacrifices, and setting up the sacrilegious object that causes desecration. (The third Temple is HERE at this time -- THIS IS FUTURE EVENTS!)
32He will flatter those who have violated the covenant and win them over to his side. But the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him.
33"Those who are wise will give instruction to many. But for a time many of these teachers will die by fire and sword, or they will be jailed and robbed.
34While all these persecutions are going on, a little help will arrive, though many who join them will not be sincere. (FALSE CHRISTIANS!)
35And some who are wise will fall victim to persecution. In this way, they will be refined and cleansed and made pure until the time of the end, for the appointed time is still to come.
36"The king (of the NORTH) will do as he pleases, exalting himself and claiming to be greater than every god there is, even blaspheming the God of gods. He will succeed -- until the time of wrath is completed. For what has been determined will surely take place.
37He will have no regard for the gods of his ancestors, or for the god beloved of women, or for any other god, for he will boast that he is greater than them all. (He will be a SOCIALIST-Nazi-Communist)
38Instead of these, he will worship the god of fortresses -- a god his ancestors never knew -- and lavish on him gold, silver, precious stones, and costly gifts. (Socialism-Communism)
39Claiming this foreign god's help, he will attack the strongest fortresses. He will honor those who submit to him, appointing them to positions of authority and dividing the land among them as their reward.
40"Then at the time of the end, the king of the south will attack him, and the king of the north will storm out against him with chariots, cavalry, and a vast navy. He will invade various lands and sweep through them like a flood. (Armageddon)
41He will enter the glorious land of Israel, and many nations will fall, but Moab, Edom, and the best part of Ammon will escape.
42He will conquer many countries, and Egypt will not escape.
43He will gain control over the gold, silver, and treasures of Egypt, and the Libyans and Ethiopians will be his servants.
44"But then news from the east and the north (China and maybe Russia) will alarm him, and he will set out in great anger to destroy many as he goes.
45He will halt between the glorious holy mountain and the sea and will pitch his royal tents there, but while he is there, his time will suddenly run out, and there will be no one to help him.
In conclusion, what we are witnessing today is the re-birth of both the King of the North (NATO, the EU and the rise of a new European power) and the King of the South, the rise of China and the decline of the United States of America. Europe in the future will NOT BE AN ALLY of America. We also know from the Bible, that a united states of Islam will occur. Will it be the more radical figures who overthrow the Muslim nations, or will it be someone that the US helps build - one of those nations at the meeting in Saudi Arabia. Something to think about..