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With ISIS spearheading the conflict in the Middle East, could they be the prophesied King of the South?

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[Darris McNeely] A Beyond Today viewer wrote me the other day and asked me, “Is ISIS and the Middle East turmoil right now the king of the South? Has that happened?” He was talking about a verse from Daniel 11:40 Daniel 11:40And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
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. Let me read it to you. And it’s speaking of the time of the end. “At the time of the end, the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass over.” And so, there are two entities talked about in this verse – the king of the North and the king of the South. And the question, “Is ISIS the current king of the South?” The short answer to that is “No”. This verse has not yet been fulfilled. But we are witnessing as we watch ISIS develop in what was formerly Iraq and Syria carving out what they’re calling a caliphate, sending terrorists into Europe and other parts of the world, threatening the west, raising their fist, beheading people, and creating a great deal of turmoil, terrorist acts, and fear, and wondering in other world capitals, what is taking place? Definitely, we are seeing a push or an attack coming out of that region into Europe and possibly into other countries as well. And we are also seeing the armies coming out of, or troops coming out of the area that is biblically defined as the king of the North, from Europe – right now, posting troops, planes, and arms in the Middle East to attack ISIS. Great Britain just recently authorized the deployment of troops, Germany is sending in troops, France is calling for a coalition in the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris a few weeks ago. And so, there’s a mobilization, but what are we looking at? What are we seeing?

We are not at that particular moment that Daniel 11:40 Daniel 11:40And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
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tells us about. That’s yet to come. There are several other events prophetically that must be fulfilled. But we are seeing, in a sense, a prototype of what could happen, what the Bible does talk about with what is taking place here, because this power out of the Middle East is creating a great deal of turmoil and reaction, and reshaping not only the Middle East, but through its reactions, the European Union, European states, and even America.

Historically an biblically, these two figures – the king of the South and the king of the North – were actually individual beings, people, kings or leaders that rose up out of these regions of the Middle East and even Europe and that area and warred back and forth against each other. We don’t have individuals pinpointed in the news right now that have the ability to do what Daniel 11:40 Daniel 11:40And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
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actually says. That’s yet to come. But we do have powers that are forming and shaping, and events therefore that are moving the world, whether they realize it or not, closer to what this verse and its subsequent passages do talk about. That’s a brief answer to a very important question that recently came in, but it does encourage us and certainly admonishes us to watch world events, to watch the Middle East, and to understand what’s taking place in our world today as we watch for these events to shape up.

That’s BT Daily . Join us next time.

Comments

  • Reverend Jim
    Hab. 1:5  Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.   For, lo, I raise up the Chaldean's, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling places that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat. They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand. "They shall come all for violence: (Terrorism) their faces shall sup up as the east wind, (Islam worship) and they shall gather the captivity as the sand." The east wind is always associated with evil destructive wind."  E. Swedenborg (1688-1772) said, That wind, and especially the east wind, signifies nothing else than the dispersion of falsities and evils.  Sup up means to do so as a horde or an assembly.
  • Reverend Jim
    "by reason of breakings they PURIFY THEMSELVES." "Jihad is the Arabic word for "struggle" or "effort". In the context of the Holy Qur'an, jihad is a struggle or effort to strive "in the path of God" (22:78). Scholar James Turner Johnson says it this way: "the concept of jihad…fundamentally denotes striving or effort expended by the individual Muslim to walk in the path of God" (Johnson 19; Feldman 232-233). JIHAD IS THE EFFORT TO PURIFY ONESELF FROM WITHIN, TO PURIFY ONESELF OF SELFISH APPETITES--the intention behind the action is important to the action itself. If this is the root meaning of jihad, when and how did it come to mean "holy war" or a "war to kill the infidels"? To answer that, we need to look at jihad in the Qur'an and the term's historical development." Strong’s says the leviathan is, “figuratively, the constellation of the dragon; also as a symbol of Babylon: leviathan, mourning.” Psalms 74:14  Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness. The wilderness is the desert.  The heads of the Leviathan could be Mecca and Medina, or the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam.  I could say much more but.......
  • Reverend Jim
    ISIS/ISIL is the Leviathan of Isaiah 27, Ps. 74:14, Ps. 104:26, and Job 41.   There are 'two' leviathans that get punished. We know the serpent is the dragon and his names are Satan and Lucifer. Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. Job 41:25 "When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves". The mighty are afraid because jihadist hide among the general population. They aren't coming at you with brigades of people and military equipment. They are spread across the world. "by reason of breakings they purify themselves." The word ‘breakings’ no doubt implies terrorism.  It means to break and ruin, and comes from a word meaning "to break, wreck, and to rend violence."  ISIS is the most brutal terrorist group on the planet. They calls themselves "the leviathan that has been awakened?" Job 41 begins by implying that man is nearly powerless at taking it out, and that there's little to nothing we can do to deter or stop it, and something that only God will accomplish.
  • tyler
    I'm sorry but I seem to have missed the point that you are trying to make. I do have some doubt that breakings has to mean terrorism there are a lot of ways to ruin. But no i don't think that ISIS is the leviathan even if they claim the title. you might have jumped the gun a bit in your proclamations of prophetic interpretation.
  • derrickrose73@gmail.com
    The Bible agrees with you Tyler. However, the blind cannot see what you are saying. The Islamic world is as varied as the 'so called' "Christian" world (that does not really know God). The WHOLE WORLD is under Satan's deception (Revelation 12:9). The return of Christ will eliminate this blindness in due time. Those who are called to be First Fruits, can see, and must heed the requirement to Repent, and believe this really Good News.
  • Johnm
    Is there any reason to assume the king of the south and king of the north are not the same battle as Armageddon?
  • Lena VanAusdle
    Hi John, There are a couple of things to consider with your question. Armageddon—or more likely the large broad Valley of Jezreel, or Esdraelon, which Megiddo overlooks—will in fact be the staging area for the final great battle of this age, but not the site of the battle itself. That is set not at Meggido but in the Valley of Jehoshaphat—commonly reckoned to be the Kidron Valley, immediately adjacent to Jerusalem (see Joel 3:2; Joel 3:9-16). Notwithstanding the popular concept of the Battle of Armageddon, the Bible makes no specific prediction for a war fought at Armageddon between two human armies precisely at Christ’s return. However, the Bible does say that the armies of the East and West will be drawn to the infamous valley by lying demons (Revelation 16:14). From there they will march to Jerusalem. There they will fight the returning Jesus Christ (Revelation 14:14-20; Revelation 16:14; Revelation 19:11-21; Joel 3:12-14).
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