“O God do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. See how Your enemies growl, how Your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against Your people; they plot against those You cherish. “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel’s name is mentioned no more.” With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against You~the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites, Byblos, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre. Even Assyria has joined them to reinforce Lot’s descendents. Do to them as You did to Midian, as You did to Sisera and Jabin at the River Kishon, who perished at Endor and became like dung on the ground. Make their nobels like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, who said, “Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God.” Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind. As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze, so pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your storm. Cover their faces with shame, LORD, so that they will seek Your name. May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace. Let them know that You, whose name is the LORD~that You alone are the Most High over all the earth.” Psalm 83~A Psalm of Asaph
“At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. But news from the east and north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the Glorious Holy Mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. ~Daniel 11:40-45
Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. Who are they? Could they be considered the king of the North? Is the king of the North, in fact, the antichrist? And why do the Egyptians, Libyans, and Ethiopians not escape his wrath?
“I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the insults of the people of Ammon, with which they have reproached My people, and made arrogant threats against their borders. Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, surely Moab shall be like Sodom, and the people of Ammon like Gomorrah~overrun with weeds and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation. The residue of My people shall plunder them, and the remnant of My people shall possess them.” This they shall have for their pride, because they have reproached and made arrogant threats against the people of the Lord of hosts. The Lord will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations.
Edom, Moab, and the people of Ammon are in Jordan. The Edomites are in the part of Jordan extending from the Gulf to the Dead Sea. Moabites are an ancient nation uplands of the Dead Sea and now a part of Jordan. Ammon is located northeast of the Dead Sea, so we can conclude that Edom, Moab, and Ammon constitute the people of the Western side of Jordan; in fact, the entire Israeli-Jordan border. If the king of the North, or the antichrist, as most believe, allows the people of Western Jordan to escape, it’s well known that the population of the entire country of Jordan is 75% Palestinian. Why would the antichrist allow the Palestinians to escape unless he had an affinity with them?
Conflicts between the kings of the North and South continued long after the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70. Theological battles between the church of Rome (on the north side of the Mediterranean) and the church of Alexandria (on the south side of the Mediterranean) began to occur. The church of Rome strongly opposed the doctrine, “Christ was created by the Father,” which the church of Alexandria supported. The Roman Catholics have done much to usurp the authority of God. For example, they changed the Sabbath to a Sunday. They also worship idols. Breaking two of the Ten Commandments is a serious offense they will have to answer for. The church of Rome was paid for the remission of sin. People actually paid Catholic priests to forgive them. Forgiveness can only come from God. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father, except through Me.” Praying to saints is a sacrilege and something the Catholic church instilled in their doctrines.
“And the king of the North shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself, above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that which is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strongholds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase in glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.”
Gabriel said, “Near the end of the Great Tribulation, people throughout the earth will hear peals of loudest thunder. At that time, Jesus will announce that the king of the North is to be destroyed. The devil will be alarmed when he hears this thunder because he will know that his rule has ended. In a rage, he will attempt to annihilate all of God’s people by setting up a universal death degree, but God’s people will be delivered. The devil will establish a palace in Jerusalem. He will sit enthroned as though he were Almighty God. Jerusalem will serve as one of the palaces of Babylon, that great city that rules the nations of the earth. The devil will consolidate the world into one empire and he will have undisputed rule over the world for a short time. This is where the New World Order will come into play. There will be a one world government, currency, and religion. Any guesses as to what that religion might be? Yet, he will come to his end and no human being will be able to prevent these things from happening. When he implements the mark of the beast ( a tattoo showing allegiance to Lucifer, which is a number, 666) he will take his seat on his throne to rule over earth. He will claim to be lord of lords and king of kings. At that very moment, Jesus, the great Prince of Heaven who protects His people, will arise from His seat at the right hand of God’s throne, and He will end His intercessory work on behalf of the human race. He will send the seven last plagues upon His enemies. The distress and suffering caused by the plagues will be unimaginable, but Your people, everyone whose name is found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, will be delivered from death and these plagues.”
The Free Gaza Movement concerns me. If the Palestinians, who were historically known as the Philistines and great enemies of God, go against God’s people in Israel, we know there will be great tragedy and senseless deaths, on both sides. To the true Freedom Fighters, the Egyptians, the Libyans, the brave souls struggling for true freedom, I ask you this: if by supporting the Palestinians now you’re, in fact, supporting the king of the North, who will end up going to war with you, is it wise to fully support them now? I understand the problems, and the huge political movement it has become, but let’s face real facts here. They are Hamas, and Hezbollah, and other jihadists who only want to annihilate Israel. They are the king of the North, who will subjugate the king of the South one day. My prayer for you is that you’re wise, that you come to know God, His Son Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and that you’ll be in Heaven one day for defending God, not the devil. The God of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob loves you. His Son Jesus loves you. Please consider your eternal lives in Heaven with God. Walking with Him, talking to Him. Just being. Being filled with the Holy Spirit of God is a wonderful, awesome thing. This is written out of love for anyone who has an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying. Listen to God’s voice. He has great plans for you, if you let Him.