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The collapse of the international financial system that is going on now could usher in a new political-economic reality. Could this be the beginning of the fall of the "king of the south"? Are we seeing the “plucking out of the wings of the eagle”?
Note the following news:
”’The United States has lost presence as a world leader and this is reflected in the financial crisis’, say European editorialists on Thursday.” (DW-World.)
‘The German Minister of Finance believes that the U.S. "lost its status as a super power of the financial system.” "The world will not be the same as before the crisis," says Peer Steinbrück’ (La Vanguardia).
It is clear that something important is happening to the modern "king of the south", and this is unambiguously reflected in the rise of power of the "king of the north", the Russian/Chinese axis. Will this “king” now take over control at the UN or will another crisis emerge soon?
The truth is that the probability that the "great tribulation" begins, once we have crossed the threshold of the September 30, is very high. And apparently it will begin in the United States of America. Some of my readers even argue that a financial “Great Tribulation” has already begun, 7 years after the fall of the World Trade Centre, as prophesied in Isaiah30. In turn, the rise of new or transformed political entity that oppresses the world for three and a half years is about to appear on the horizon.
How are the king of the North and the “Seven Trumpets” related?
The latest victory for the "king of the north"
In the Scriptures, in the prophecy of Daniel, the two blocs that fight for power in the world are represented by 2 symbolic "kings", the "king of the north" and the "king of the south." They receive this name because originally these nations were bordering to the north and south of Israel respectively. The identity of these "kings" has changed over time to become the 2 opposing power blocs of today.
Note: In the prophetic context of Isaiah, these two blocs are called "Assyria" and "Egypt" (Isaiah 11:16).
These 2 entities, it seems, are led by two invisible demonic rulers (Daniel10:12-14). How is that done? It may be that there is spiritistic influence in the highest levels of world leadership or an agenda based on the occult. Or it might just be that their actions are predicted well in advance, taking into consideration that God, more than anyone else, knows the end result of human rebellion: an endless confrontation between opposing forms of human government.
At the beginning, "the king of the north" was Syria and the "king of the south”, Egypt. More specifically the King of the South was later divided into dynasties of kings: the "Seleucus" against the "Ptolemaic". Over time the two political powers were absorbed by the Roman Empire, the "dreadful beast" who came to take the position of "king of the north." [In most of these clashes, the "king of the north" came to dominate the “king of the south” in some way].
At the time of the end of the Gentile Times, from 1914 onwards, the drama of conflict between these two "kings" took a different form. The people of God were no longer the physical Israelites, which had no land at the time, but the spiritual Israelites, true Christians, the sons of the New Covenant, which replaced the Law Covenant.
Now, the "king of the north" was the German Empire, the “Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nationen” (Holy Roman Reich of German Nations), a restoration of the Roman Empire. On the other hand, the "king of the south" was the British Empire, who had made Egypt its protectorate. Shortly after that, Hitler's Third Reich would face the Anglo-American axis, in a second round of fighting.
The entity that began the assault at the First and the Second World War was the "king of the north" the Austrian/German axis. And in both cases, the "king of the north" was humiliated and defeated. However, his aggression led to the foundation of the two versions of the "scarlet-coloured wild beast" that had been predicted: the League of Nations (1919) and the Organization of the United Nations (1945).
After the end of the Second World War, the confrontation between the two blocs continued in the form of a Cold War between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the new "king of the north", who had seized the eastern part of Germany, and the dual power of the United States and Britain, the "king of the south" who, together with its allies had taken over the western hemisphere. In this confrontation, the power that apparently, overcame its opponent was the Anglo-American axis, which extended its area of influence over territories that were satellites of the "king of the north," after the fall of the Soviet Union.
In fact, one could say that the confrontation between the two "kings" during the Cold War was an ideological battle: the capitalist bloc vs. the communist bloc. So virtually the entire planet was involved in this contest.
Now, in our recent past, after the fall of the Twin Towers, the scenario has evolved into a final conflict between these 2 "kings". However, the characteristic of this confrontation has changed. At least at the moment Russia and China are no longer pushing their ideology, but want to dominate the globe by exercising commercial pressure, with a view to establishing a new economic World Order in which the United States and Britain do no longer dominate.
Well, it seems that the ultimate goal of the new "king of the north" (Russia / China) is summarized very well in the final words of the prophecy of Daniel:
42 And he will keep thrusting out his hand against the lands; and as regards the land of Egypt, she will not prove to be an escapee. 43 And he will actually rule over the hidden treasures of the gold and the silver and over all the desirable things of Egypt. And the Lib´y•ans and the E•thi•o´pi•ans will be at his steps. (Daniel 11:42, 43.)
Was this prophecy fulfilled? Well, it looks like we have seen the beginning of this fulfilment. We have already seen the fall of the US as the leading financial power, exactly 7 times after the fall of the World Trade Centre. With the attacks on Georgia we have also seen the first indication that the 'King of the North "will assume the leadership of the world. Eventually, the military forces of Russia-China will also flood the world.
The prophecy tells us that "the
In this regard, a prophecy of Ezekiel seems to be fulfilled while we see the financial breakdown of symbolic “
And the word of Jehovah continued to occur to me, saying: 2 “Son of man, prophesy, and you must say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: “Howl, YOU people, ‘Alas for the day!’ 3 for a day is near, yes, a day belonging to Jehovah is near. A day of clouds, an appointed time of nations it will prove to be. 4 And a sword will certainly come into
The Day of the Lord really must be very close, and therefore, given what we are seeing on the news, we must ask the following questions, to examine this prophecy:
Would you say we entered an “appointed time of the nations”?
Is there a danger that "a sword" comes into the territories of the “king of the south”?
Is there evidence that someone is 'taking their wealth’?
Are his allies, "the sons of the land of the covenant" also facing war?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then the autumn of 2008 IS the “appointed time” for the start of the "great tribulation," and it will start in the territories of the "king of the south."
Michael & Emmanuel