Daniel 11 Part 3: The End Time
Daniel 11 covers the history of the 2300 Day Prophecy (Dan 9) in detail, from the division of Alexander’s empire into four parts (c 278 B.C,) up to and including Antiochus Epiphanes (c 167 B.C.).
Then the prophecy shifts to the end time in verse 40.
Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him [Egypt historically controlled Palestine and modern Israel [the Jewish state] is a part of the king of the south. Either Egypt or Israel will initially provoke the soon coming new Europe. For example the radical Jewish Settler Movement would do so by rejecting the coming peace deal and sabotaging it.]: and the king of the north [the Babylon of the New Europe which will rise up as the final ten nation revival of the Holy Roman Empire; ridden by the Roman Catholic church] shall come against him like a whirlwind [as a powerful irresistible force], with chariots [many modern military vehicles], and with horsemen [many soldiers particularly mobile forces], and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
The New Europe along with modern Jordan and the countries of Psalm 83, will invade the Jewish state. It is highly probable that the New Europe will have peace keepers as part of the coming peace deal (1 Thess 5:3) and being already in the area these forces could quickly take control of Jerusalem and Judea to stop the blood letting; when Jordan, Turkey, Gaza, the Palestinians and Arab’s rush in upon a nation which has been abandoned by God for its many sins.
America and Britain shall fall with Judah and Egypt (Hosea 5:5) but not necessarily occupied like Judea (Mat 24:15). The scriptures say that Jerusalem, Judea and Egypt will be occupied, but that the other Israelite nations will be defeated, saying nothing about them being occupied.
This New Europe will be allied with the Latin American nations and after the victory, this king of the north shall take over the American client states in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere.
It should be noted that Israel, America, Britain and Egypt are extremely vulnerable with several Achilles heels for a strong intelligent force to exploit. In the case of America an abandonment of the petrodollar by the Arab countries for the Euro or its successor, would be all that is needed to bring economic collapse to the dollar dependent countries.
11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land [Palestine, the modern Jewish state], and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. [they will be allied with Assur (Germany) a part of the king of the North, Psalm 83]
In any international conflict the Suez Canal and Egyptian gas reserves would be plum prizes; Egypt being the key to controlling North Africa and to commerce between Europe and Asia.
11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
11:43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps [bow submissively at his feet to serve the New Europe].
After about two years of great prosperity; the New Europe, the final revival of the scarlet beast of Revelation 17, ridden by the great spiritual whore, and her daughters; will be distraught by the coming together of Asia [probably developing from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization] and will attack the Asian nations in the third year.
11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
Asia will counterattack, severely damaging Europe; and the king of the North, along with the final religious son of perdition will move to Jerusalem where their remaining forces are located.
11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
Then the resurrection of the faithful dead will take place and the marriage of the Lamb in heaven, and during that few days period, the seven last plagues will be poured out and the armies of Asia will come down to a staging area at Har Megiddo before attacking Jerusalem.
The Asian armies which were destroying the ten nation kingdom of the North in Europe, will turn south towards Jerusalem in hot pursuit of the political ruler and the false prophet, and the sixth angel opens the way for them by drying up the river Euphrates allowing vast armies of men to pass over.
Revelation 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
When the Euphrates dries up demons will go forth [probably speaking through men] to encourage these armies of Asia and Europe to join forces to confront the coming Christ.
16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Jude declares that when Christ comes to destroy Babylon and establish the kingdom of God on the earth; that he is coming WITH his saints [his resurrected chosen who were first taken to heaven for the marriage of the Lamb and then return to the earth to destroy rebellion and wickedness and to rule the earth is righteousness.
Blessed is the one who is watching and keeping himself from joining the rebellious!
16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Now the seventh angel pours out his viol [bowl] which is the seventh and last plague; and Christ comes WITH his saints and a mighty earthquake,
Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
14:6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
Revelation 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Consider that all these seven last plague events including the movement of mighty armies could not take place in the one day of the resurrection of the bride as the seventh trump begins to sound. Also consider that these plagues were poured out while the saints stood before the Temple of God in heaven.
The key to understanding these things and the difference between the 1,290 days and the 1,335 days of Daniel 12.
The resurrection is at the end of the 1,290 days and the final plagues take in the few remaining days while the resurrected chosen are at the marriage of the Lamb in heaven; after which Christ comes WITH his saints to destroy wickedness from off the earth and establish the Kingdom of God!