Dear Friends of Israel,
One of the most difficult prophecies in the Bible might well be found in Daniel 11:36 and the verses that follow, where first an arrogant king is described, then the King of the North and the King of the South. Who are these kings? Previously, in the same chapter, both the King of the North and the King of the South were already mentioned, but those kings are understood to be from the Seleucid Empire in Syria and the Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt. Beginning at verse 36, however, an event that will take place in the end-times is described, which we can clearly recognize from Daniel 12:1.
Many of the end-time prophecies are written such that their meaning first becomes clear when their fulfillment is imminent. Thus, with the current situation in Syria, the question as to the identity of the King of the North is very contemporary.
In a recently released book by Roger Liebi, he refers to more than 175 biblical prophecies that have literally been fulfilled in our time. He presents in the conclusion an overview of the prophecies that refer to the return of Jesus but have not yet been fulfilled. He mentions the King of the North and comes to the conclusion that the territory covered by the King of the North is geographically almost the same today as it was in ancient times. That means, the territory from Lebanon to Pakistan, including Turkey and Tajikistan. Thus, according to Liebi, it’s clear that Islam is preparing for a deadly blow to Israel.
Who then, is the King of the South? Logically, we must conclude that Egypt is involved. Furthermore, Syria and several other countries belong to that group as well. Since the Muslim Brotherhood came to power in Egypt, we’ve observed the formation of a power-block around them. An article appeared in an Israeli newspaper that referenced this, titled, “Why Sunni Islam is the Greatest Threat to the World.”
The Muslim Brotherhood was founded 84 years ago by Sunnis in Egypt, but was forbidden there for almost 60 years. According to the article, it was during this time that the Brotherhood learned that they must appear moderate and self-controlled in order to receive Western support. Their goals, however, remain unchanged. They still want to wipe Israel off the map, drive the United States out of the Middle East, and either make Christians second-class citizens or chase them off entirely. They tell Western reporters what they want to hear in English, while making death threats in Arabic behind their backs. These are the people who are now in control.
When one reads such things, one becomes nervous and fearful. Thank God, however, that the Muslims are far from being as unified as they would like to seem on the outside. They are divided into numerous, rival groups. In Ezekiel 38:21, it is written that the attackers of Israel will kill each other, “And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.”
Bound together in Him, who will fight for His nation, Israel,