Sheepdog 111: Kings of North vs. South War prophecy proves historic divine foreknowledge
Dr. Thiel notes “it needs to be pointed out that the leader of the ten-horned Beast of Revelation 13:1-10… and the one called 666 [final antichrist] in Revelation 13:10… is also the one who is the final “King of the North.” http://www.cogwriter.com/kingofthenorth.htm
That is a longer paper and very strong prophecy case-making piece. I’m hitting the main points for the sake of crash course brevity. The Book of Daniel is a primary text for that study. It’s important to know the notion of dual fulfillment and multiple-level fulfillments. The Word has timeless quality, and (as literature) it gets stronger with age, like red wine.
Today we have the benefit of all the Scripture, and all the millennia of Bible study and revealed History available for our independent study. Daniel received a vision from God showing the King of the North vs. King of the South war.
2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.
3 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.
5 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
6 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.
Nearly all prophecy students know that there was a pre-fulfillment or dual fulfillment, and there is also a future fulfillment. It’s astonishing how Alexander the Great fulfilled the ancient King of the North role in so much vivid detail. Dr. Thiel summarizes that he “met the Persian army at the Battle of Issus, 333 B.C. (Dan. 8:2, 5-6). Then he swept down into Egypt, and then to a final crushing defeat of the Persian Empire at the Battle of Arbella, 331 B.C., after which Alexander marched on a conquest clear to India, sweeping all before him.”
Got it, there was an ancient prophetic Kings of North vs. South War, and there will another war of the same during the apocalypse. This is a matter of advanced prophecy and historiography.
Daniel 11 concludes with the final 2 verses describing the destruction of the King of the North. For the case of the final antichrist and north king, this aligns with Armageddon when the final antichrist is defeated and banished to hell.
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.
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.
One reason why this is so interesting is that the Book forecasts that EU/UN and Germany will be a major source of the final antichrist’s base of power.
Amy Van Gerpen summarizes and concludes a paper that “God will judge Islam in the “Great Middle East” and “Gog and Magog” wars. Islam, fundamentally speaking, will cease-to-exist after the first war, as God says he will “reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth” in judgment (Zephaniah 2:11). But someone will emerge to pick up the pieces. The antichrist will confirm a covenant with Israel (Daniel 9:27) and rule over what is today a Muslim region in the Middle East (Daniel 11). Also recall that the beast appears to arise from a region that was part of all the kingdoms who exiled Israel, which suggests he is from the Middle East and of Assyrian lineage. In closing, all the historical and scriptural evidence points to the antichrist coming from the eastern leg of the revived Roman Empire in the Middle East, not Rome.”
To summarize, here are some of the major wars that we are event-watching. These developing conflicts have a very strong basis in biblical evidence and extra-biblical evidence.
-Great Middle East War (Psalm 83)
-Gog-Magog War (Ezekiel 38)
I have been describing NATO War and ISIS War in terms of the Greater Middle East and North Africa. This is a larger theater, whereas Psalm 83 covers a smaller set of localized nations closer to Israel (Great Middle East War). Prophecy study is really quite fascinating, and that’s why I’m interested in identity of the nations as that has value for case-making evangelism.
Keeping in mind that most people are mixed (I happen to be Anglo-American and Acadian-American), it looks like Turkey may be a top candidate for the primary nationality of the final antichrist. Other possibilities are Germany and Assyria. If you want to explore more, consider another fascinating prophecy research paper by cogwriter with a self-descriptive title, “Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History.”
Here’s one more intriguing short piece by Got Questions Ministries on the identity (and spiritual warfare aspects) of the prince of Persia.
Lastly, this is a logical context to put in play the Illuminati game card Unmasked. This looks like a reference to the mystery of the final antichrist and that product launch. The governments of the nations will help greatly with the marketing and media blitz (recall the argument ex cathedra).
Research and Resources