Alexander’s four generals fought until there were only two dominant kings who ruled over two territories – king of the north and king of the south. These two territories and their kings are the subjects of a large portion of the prophecies in chapter 11. In verse 40 these two kings are mentioned at the time of the end. In the following verses, brief annotation of the text will be placed within the text itself. To fill in all the details and to see the supporting historical evidence, you will want to download and read Uriah Smith’s book, Daniel and the Revelation.
40 And at the time of the end (1798. In Daniel 11:35 and 12:7-9, the phrase the time of the end is equated with the end of the “time, times, and half a time”) shall the king of the south (south still representing Egypt, as identified in Daniel 11:5-15. The leadership of Egypt was Ibrahim Bey and Murad Bey—Egyptian Mameluke rulers) push at him (the “he” of verse 39 which was Napoleon. Egypt pushed against the invasion of France in 1798.): and the king of the north (Caliph Selim III of Turkey, the territory of the king of the north; see Daniel 11:5-15) shall come against him (France. Turkey declared war on France in 1798) like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships (Lord Nelson’s fleet of ships supported Turkey in its war with France); and he (king of the north—Caliph Selim III of Turkey) shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over (the phrase overflow and pass over tells us who prevailed in this battle just described. History records that the Turks prevailed; thus we can be certain that the identity of the pronoun he in this sentence is the king of the north. This lets us know that the remaining pronouns in this chapter all refer to the king of the north).
41 He (Caliph Selim III of Turkey) shall enter also into the glorious land, (Palestine) and many countries (countries is a supplied word and thus is not in the original) shall be overthrown. (The Turks reclaimed the territory of Palestine, which Napoleon had just taken): but these shall escape out of his (Caliph Selim III of Turkey) hand, even Edom and Moab, and the chief children of Ammon (Edom, Moab, and Ammon, the territory of Jordan, lying outside the limits of Palestine, south and east of the Dead Sea and the Jordan, were out of the line of march of the Turks from Syria to Egypt, so escaped the ravages of that campaign).
42 He (Caliph Selim III of Turkey) shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape (Egypt once more came under the control of the Turks).
43 But he (Caliph Selim III of Turkey) shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over the precious things of Egypt: (Egyptians paid annually to the Turkish government a certain amount of gold and silver, and 600,000 measures of corn and 400,000 of barley) and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps (the unconquered Arabs, who sought the friendship of the Turks and were tributary to them at that time).
44 But tidings (intelligence reports) out of the east (Persia) and out of the north (Russia) shall trouble him (Caliph Abdülmecid I of Turkey): therefore he (Caliph Abdülmecid I of Turkey) shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many (fulfilled by the Crimean War of 1853-56, in which Russia and Persia conspired together to destroy the Ottoman Empire but failed in their attempt).
All 44 verses have been fulfilled in history. One verse remains, verse 45, and it has yet to find its fulfilment. Based upon the interpretation of the previous verses of this chapter, the following is a reasonable understanding as to how this verse could possibly be fulfilled:
45 And he (the king of the north—the leader of Turkey) shall plant (place or establish) the tabernacles of his palace (a religious/political entity—Islamic Caliphate) between the seas (Mediterranean and Dead seas) in the glorious holy mountain (Jerusalem—Mount of Olives); yet he (the king of the north) shall come to his end, and none shall help him (Satan, impersonating Christ, will appear as a dazzling being, the likes of which humans have only seen in the movies. Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhist, atheists—nearly the entire world will believe that “Christ” has returned to this earth and will bow before him in worshipful submission. “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”—Revelation 12:12, emphasis supplied.)
Satan, appearing as Christ, brings an end to the rule of all religious leaders including the Islamic Caliph who was ruling Islam from Jerusalem. Al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram, no Islamic group will help to sustain the Caliph’s rule because all, including the Caliph himself, will now be following this false Christ.
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