wickedness (2 Thess. 2:9-12). Those who worship the beast
and his abominable image, or receive his mark or number, will
drink of the wine of God’s fury and be tormented for ever and
ever (Rev. 14:9-11). The beginning of the end is at Jerusalem,
but by the end of the tribulation 3-1/2 years later, the world
will be engulfed in the wrath of God.
A KING FROM IRAQ
Much of Daniel 11 is hard to interpret, for it seems both
historical and prophetical. This author believes that one time
frame is possibly just before the middle of the seven-year peace
covenant, after which time a ruler of the Southern area44
engage the Antichrist in battle. The “king of the South” will
most likely be the ruler over Egypt, Libya, and Ethiopia. He will
lead an assault on the Antichrist, “King of the North” who
thinks he is the king of kings.
“At the time of the end the king
of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the
North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and
a great fleet of ships”
This “king of the North,” the Antichrist, will have to leave
his capital in Babylon (in present day Iraq) to subdue the king
of the South. This will be the first of three kings, who will be
subdued (Dan. 7:24). Parallel passage “types” in Jeremiah 46
appear to offer additional detail.
It appears that this area will be part of a 10-king area comprised of the
revised Roman, Grecian, Medo-Persian, and Babylonian empires, corre-
sponding to the ten toes of the interpreted image in Daniel 2:42.