Keep in mind that when speaking of North, South, and East, it is based on the
direction from Israel.
King of the North = European
Some prophecies associated with the King of the North have been fulfilled
historically, yet they are also dual, past fulfillment and future fulfillment.
The King of the North referred to ancient Babylon (type) because it was north of God’s people in Judah. And the King of the South referred to Egypt (type) because it was south of Judah.
The king of the north will be the end-time Roman Empire that will rise from Europe,
and will most likely be headed by Germany consisting of 10 kings, or 10 nations.
The King of the North, at the end of time, will be spiritual Babylon. Both
Russia and Europe are north of Israel, but are two distinctly different Kings of
the North, Russia should be referred to as the King of the Far North.
The Bible shows that the king of the North along with the horn (a religious
entity) will persecute God's people.
(Daniel 7:20-26) "And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of
that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end."
(Daniel 8:23-25) "And in the latter time of their kingdom (King of the North), when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and
practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of
princes; but he shall be broken without hand."
(Daniel 11:2-5) "And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia. And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those. And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion."
(Daniel 11:6-9) "And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an
agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times. But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail: And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north. So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land."
(Daniel 11:10-12) "But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress. And
the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the
north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his
hand. And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it."
(Daniel 11:13-18) "For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches. And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the
south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall. So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand. But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed. He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him. After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many:"
(Daniel 11:18-19) "but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him.
Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be
found." (Past fulfillment)
The Bible teaches that before the final King of the North rises up, there will come a raiser of taxes.
In 2021 nearly 140 countries agreed to minimum global corporate tax rate of 15 percent.
(Daniel 11:20) "Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in
And there shall come some one despised, and without honor, and he shall
secretly obtain the kingdom by fraud with a small group of people. Those pushing
for a one world government.
(Daniel 11:21-26) "And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by
flatteries. And with the arms of a flood shall they be over flown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.
And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people. He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
Anciently, the King of the South and North would wage war at each other. But later on, they
make an alliance. That alliance at the end time will fall apart. Europe will once again have control over Jerusalem and this is something that many other nations will not
like, especially the Muslim nations.
And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him. Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain."
(Daniel 11:27) "And both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one
table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed."
(Daniel 11:28) "Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy
covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land."
So after battling the southern nations, and coming to a lucrative peace
agreement for the King of the North, he will set his eyes on Israel. But other
nations, most likely western, will stop it by sending ships into the area
causing him to rethink his plans.
(Daniel 11:29-39) "At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the
latter. For the ships of Chittim (most likely western nations) shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.
But after rethinking his plans decides to attack Israel any ways. The abomination that makes desolate will
then be set up.
And arms shall stand on his part,
and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily
sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by
flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the
time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every
god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods (By exalting himself about every god, this shows that the King of the North is the man of sin), and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women
(will be homosexual), nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain."
(Daniel 11:40-45) "And 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.
He shall enter also into the glorious land, 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. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 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."
With the King of the North (Europe) taking Israel, the Kings of the East and
north east become worried and attack.
(Daniel 11:44-45) "But tidings out of the east (Kings of the East)
and out of the north (north east) (Russia) shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth
with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. 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."
At this point the clock begins it's count down to our Lords return.
(Daniel 12:11-12) "And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety
days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days."
1,260 days or forty-two months, indicates that the Jews in the modern nation of Israel may restore the
daily sacrifice for a short time. Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days."
appears to suggest that the Messiah will return 45 days later.
King of the South - Egypt, Middle Eastern Nations
The King of the South will be an Arab-Moslem confederation, an alliance of nations that is located to the south of modern-day Israel and to some extent, includes
a few other countries. An Islamic confederation
is already forming.
In 2016 Saudi Arabia launched a massive military exercise that included troops from 20
nations in addition to Saudi Arabia, other participating nations include Jordan, Bahrain, Senegal, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Kuwait, the Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Chad, Tunisia, Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Malaysia, Egypt, Mauritania and Mauritius.
In 2020, NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region and it was time the world got rid of unilateral measures such as
(Ezekiel 32:2-16) "Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of
Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers. Thus saith the Lord GOD;
I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my
net. Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee. And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height. I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee.
And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy
land, saith the Lord GOD. I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the
nations, into the countries which thou hast not known. Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall. For thus saith the Lord GOD;
The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee. By the swords of the mighty will
I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed. I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them. Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord GOD. When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the LORD. This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, saith the Lord GOD.
Kings of the East = Asian Peoples = Middle
East, China, India, Russia, and others
Though the Kings of the East cross the Euphrates, it will be a confederation of peoples.
"Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are
bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for
to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand
thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths."
"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. 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. 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."