Friday, July 2, 2021

Daniel Chapter Eleven, verses 31-45

Question received:
"I would like to hear your insights on the kings of South and North, in Dan.11:40-45."

My Reply:

The insights you request regarding the kings of North and South (found in your cited verses, Dan.11:40-45), are too many to give in one letter... because the backdrop circumstances of these prophecies, must be understood first. 

First I will tell you, that these powers are spiritual... not physical or worldly political governments. 
This is referring to God's people and their spiritual enemies. 
In order to comprehend the full application of Daniel's prophecies, much background learning is necessary.

I will post your cited verses below, and give you some scriptures to consult, which scriptures are connected to, and help to interpret the identities you inquire about.
A correct interpretation, requires an inclusion of the context; So, I will also copy verses 31-39. 
Even a surface examination of these prophecies, is intense. 
Understanding these prophecies will come to you in a more manageable way, if you follow a progressive examination of the blog's posts, which are designed to make the information more manageable. 

For now, I will insert the scriptures that aid in the interpretation of the identities, and those citations will be links. If you click on them, you can read the all the cited verses in that group.  If you hover over an individual scripture, it should pop up.

It will be difficult for you to perceive how all the scripture references are connected, without first doing much reading. As you read each post at the blog (using
 the search box), these things will be explained in a more plain way. Before we can do algebra, we must first learn addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. They are the building blocks. 
It is the same way with understanding clearly, prophecy. The full, detailed picture, can be gained only by learning the foundational pieces, first. 
Your questioning about Daniel, is more about an advanced consideration of the finished mystery and completed picture. All the prophecies pertaining to the time of the end, are best taken together because they compliment one another. Overall understanding is not gained through a small piece.
None-the-less, I will start you off with some Bible keys, and hope that you will later step back and learn the basics, first. 

Even though you really need a study session for each verse; I will give you what I can within the brief reply that you request. 
Some references and sections are just too involved to comment on briefly.

"31 His armed forces (Joel 1:6; 2:2,3,4,5; Rev.9:2,3,7,9)
Link for those on a phone:(Joel 1:6; 2:2-5; Rev.9:2-3,7-9
(Rev.20:7-8; 16:14; 12:17; 9:9; 11:7; 13:7) 
.....will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress 
(2Chron. 23:6; Eze.44:6,7,9; Mark 13:14; Num.3:10) 
and will abolish the daily sacrifice 
Dan.8:11-13; 12:11; Heb.13:15;  1Pet. 2:9; Isa.43:21; Rev.8:1; Luke 6:43,45; John 15:4-5; Dan.8:11-12; Luke 21:24; Rev.13:10; Col.2:8;  1Tim. 4:1; Rev.16:13-15; 20:7-9; Luke 21:20
Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.
Dan.9:27; Mark 13:14

32 With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant 
2Chron. 13:5; Matt.5:13; Rev.11:2; 13:7
but the people who know their God will firmly resist him 
(John 14:7,21; Rev.2:17; John 6:51)
Rev.2:26,28; Isa.60:1-2; Eph.5:11; Rev.11:3; 20:7-8; 17:14;  2Cor. 10:3-5; Rev.19:11,14; Eph.2:6; Rev.3:21

33 Those who are wise will instruct many 
Dan.12:3; Phil.2:15; Rev.1:20; Matt.5:15; Rev.12:4; Dan.8:10,13-14
though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered. 
Rev.13:10; Luke 21:24; Col.2:8; Dan.12:10; 9:24
34 When they fall 
1Cor. 10:12;  2Pet. 3:17; Phil.2:15; Mark 13:25; Isa.34:4; Rev.6:13; Dan.8:10; Luke 21:24; Rev.13:10; Col.2:8
they will receive a little help
Isa.41:14,13; Rev.10:5-6; Isa.49:8
and many who are not sincere will join them 
Micah 7:5; Jer.12:6; Luke 12:51-53
35 Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end 
Zech.13:9; Isa.48:10;  1Pet. 1:6-7; Eph.5:26-27
for it will still come at the appointed time 
Hab.2:3; Rev.22:10

36 ‘The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god 

1Pet. 2:5;  1Cor. 3:16;  2Thess. 2:4; John 10:34-35; Ps.82:6; Gal.4:6; 3:26;  1John 5:4; John 3:6

(1Pet.2:5; 1Cor.3:16; 2Thess.2:4; John10:34-35; Ps.82:6; Gal.4:6; 3:26; 1John5:4; John3:6

and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods 

Dan.7:20; Rev.13:1,5-7

(Dan.7:20; Rev.13:1,5-7). 

He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed 

Dan.12:7; 9:24; Eph.4:22-24,13; Gal.4:19; Rev.12:5; 2:26-27

(Dan.12:7; 9:24; Eph.4:22-24,13; Gal.4:19; Rev.12:5; 2:26-27), 

for what has been determined must take place

(Rev.1:1; 4:1; 22:6; Matt.24:6; Rev.20:3) (Dan.9:24,26; Matt.24:6)

(Rev.1:1; 4:1; 22:6; Matt.24:6; Rev.20:3) (Dan.9:24,26; Matt.24:6)


37 He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors 
Acts 5:30; Jer.30:22; 31:33; Heb.10:16-17
or for the one desired by women 
Gal.4:24,26,19; Rev.12:5
nor will he regard any god 
2Pet. 2:10,12; Jude 1:10
but will exalt himself above them all
2Thess. 2:4; Isa.14:13; Rev.13:7

38 Instead of them, he will honour a god of fortresses;
Jer.17:5; Dan.11:7,19; Isaiah 2:10; Luke 23:30; Rev.6:16
a god unknown to his ancestors 
(Deut.11:28; 13:2,13; 29:26; 32:17; Jer.7:8,9,10; Rom.1:28,32,25; 10:3)
 he will honour with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts.
Rev.2:20; Rom.1:25; Rev.18:12-14

39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses 

Ps.18:2; Dan.11:31,16; 8:11

(Ps.18:2; Dan.11:31,16; 8:11

with the help of a foreign god which he shall acknowledge

Dan.8:24; Ex.23:32-33; Isa.30:2; 31:1; Rev.11:8; Dan.2:43; Isa.28:18

(Dan.8:24; Ex.23:32-33; Isa.30:2; 31:1; Rev.11:8; Dan.2:43; Isa.28:18), 

and advance its glory;

Rev.13:11,14-15,7-8; 19:20

(Rev.13:11,14-15,7-8; 19:20

and he shall cause them to rule over many, and will distribute the land at a price 

Dan.11:30; Rev.13:17,2; Luke 4:5-6; Matt.4:8-9; Rev.13:4

(Dan.11:30; Rev.13:17,2; Luke 4:5-6; Matt.4:8-9; Rev.13:4).

40 At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle 

Gen.3:15; Luke 21:9;  2Cor. 10:3-5; Dan.9:26

(Gen.3:15; Luke 21:9;  2Cor. 10:3-5; Dan.9:26)

and the king of the North will storm out against him 

Rev.17:12,16-17; Isa.28:15,18; Dan.2:41-43

(Rev.17:12,16-17; Isa.28:15,18; Dan.2:41-43

with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships 

[symbol for faith/teachings (1Tim. 1:19; John 6:21)PL:(1Tim. 1:19; John 6:21)]

Joel 2:20,25; Dan.11:45;  2Thess. 2:8; Rev.20:10

(Joel2:20,25; Dan.11:45; 2Thess.2:8; Rev.20:10). 

He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood

Dan.9:26; Isa.28:18; Rev.12:15; 9:2-3

(Dan.9:26; Isa.28:18; Rev.12:15; 9:2-3) 


41 He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand [these are the kingdoms of the 3 kings/horns.
Isa.57:1,2 NIV ; Rom.6:5;  1Pet. 2:4; Rom.2:29]

42 He will extend his power over many countries Rev.17:18 (Rev.17:18)

Rev.17:15; 13:7-8; 

(Rev.17:15; 13:7-8)

Egypt will not escape.

Rev.17:18,3,15; 11:8

(Rev.17:18,3,15; 11:8) 

43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Cushites in submission. 

44 But reports from the east and the north will alarm him

Isa.41:25; 46:11; 41:2; Rev.7:2; 16:12

(Isa.41:25; 46:11; 41:2; Rev.7:2; 16:12), 

and he will set out in a great rage to destroy and annihilate many 

Rev.13:15; 6:9-11; 15:2

(Rev.13:15; 6:9-11; 15:2). 

45 He will pitch his royal tents between the sea Isa.57:20 (Isa.57:20

and the beautiful holy mountain 
Rev.21:10; 14:1; Dan.2:35
2Thess.2:6,8 NKJV
Yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him." 
Eze.28:6-10;  2Thess. 2:8; John 20:22; Matt.10:20; Jer.5:14; Rev.11:5
Isa.2:3; John 6:45; Dan.7:11,13-14,19-22,18,26-27

You ask to comprehend the meat before taking in and growing by means of milk, but because you ask, I am offering some helpful scriptures. I do hope that you will start out your search, by taking in "milk" rather than "meat" 
(1Cor. 3:2;  1Pet. 2:2; Heb.5:13-14). I suggest the supplemental links contained in this post.

Love in Christ,


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