The Key to the King of the North

    Who invaded Egypt at the time of the end 1798?  The French under the leadership of Napoleon. On the 5th of March following, Bonaparte received the decree of the Directory relative to the expedition against Egypt. He left Paris May 3 and set sail from Toulon the 29th, with a large naval armament consisting of 500 sail, carrying 40,000 soldiers and 10,000 sailors. July 5, Alexandria was taken, and immediately fortified.   Did the king of the south (Egyptian Mamelukes) push at him (Napoleon)?  In the battle of the pyramids the Mamelukes contested the field against the French. In the vision of Daniel 11 and 12 the king of the south is in all cases the kingdom that occupies Egypt the land south of Palestine.

The time of the end in all cases being the year 1798 and the king of the north in all cases being the power that occupies Egypt. In Daniel 11:5-15 the power occupying Egypt was the Ptolemaic dynasty.  In Dan 11:25 it was the Roman Power under the leadership of Mark Antony and Cleopatra.  While in Dan 11:40 it was the Mamelukes who ruled Egypt as a kingdom of the Ottoman Sultan.  This leads to the conclusion that the king of the north must be whatever power occupies the territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Mesopotamia (the land North of Palestine).  In Dan 11:6-15 it was the Seleucid dynasty while in Dan 11:40 it was the Ottoman Turks.

The key to the king of the north is Daniel 11:40;

Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

Who in 1798 declared war upon the French in Egypt?  The Ottoman Turks declared war on them.

…on September 2 of this same year, 1798, the sultan of Turkey, under feelings of jealousy against France, artfully fostered by the English ambassadors at Constantinople, and exasperated that Egypt, so long a semi-dependency of the Ottoman empire, should be transformed into a French province, declared war against France. Thus the king of the north (Turkey) came against him (France) in the same year that the king of the south (Egypt) “pushed,” and both “at the time of the end:” which is another conclusive proof that the year 1798 is the year which begins that period.

Did Napoleon attack Ottomans?  Yes in Syria.

At the time of the end in 1798 the Ottoman Turks occupied the territory of the king of the north.

Is it possible for the King of the north to be papacy?

What happened to papacy at the time of the end? The pope was made prisoner.

General Berthier by order of the French directory, moved against the dominions of the pope in January 1798.  Feb 10 he affected an entrance into the self styled Eternal City and on the 15th of the same month proclaimed the establishment of the Roman Republic.  The Pope, after this deprivation of his authority, was conveyed to France as a prisoner, and died at Vlanace Aug 29 1799.

What happened to the power of the papacy after 1798?  The power of the papacy was greatly diminished.

Stripped of his power, both civil and ecclesiastical, the captive pope, Pius Vl, died in exile at Valence in France, Aug. 29, 1799. But the deadly wound was healed when the papacy was re- established, though with a diminution of its former power, by the election of a new pope, March 14, 1800. (See Bower’s History of the Popes, pp. 404-428; Croly on the Apocalypse, London edition, p. 251.)

At the time specified 1798, is it possible for the papacy to be the ‘king of the north’?  The papacy cannot possibly be the king of the north because in 1798 the papacy had fallen and thereafter its power had been greatly diminished.  It neither had armies nor any dominion.  How could it possibly make war like a whirlwind against the least nation?

What will be the eventual outcome for the king of the north?

Daniel 11:45 he shall come to his end and none shall help him.

Have the prophecies of Dan almost reached their final fulfilment?  They are almost complete.

We have no time to lose. The world is stirred with the spirit of war. The prophecies of the eleventh of Daniel have almost reached their final fulfilment.  {RH, November 24, 1904 par. 8}

What powers currently occupy the territory of the king of the north?  Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

The whole reason why Jesus says he comes as a thief is because of how probation closes suddenly and only the wise will be aware it is closing and others won’t have been aware as they aren’t ‘watching’ for that sign of Daniel 11:45.  The watching part is Daniel 11 as it is just before 12:1 When Jesus stands up/the time of trouble which says AND AT THAT TIME.

To “stand up” means to take the kingdom, or to reign (Dan 11:2,3). Christ is presently reigning in association with His Father on the throne of universal dominion (Eph 1:20-22; Rev 3:21). Christ gives up the universal throne (1 Cor 15:24) when He receives the kingdom of those redeemed from sin. Christ will then stand up at the end of His High Priestly ministry and put on the Kingly garments of vengeance (Isa 59:16,17), and the seven last plagues will be poured out on the earth.

Today, the Ottoman Empire no longer exists and the modern nations of the Moslem World (most importantly Turkey, Syria and Iraq) now occupy the territory of the king of the north. Dan 11:45 seems to indicate that these nations will support the Palestinians to occupy Jerusalem and declare it their capital. This would raise tensions to the point of war. The Western powers would then be drawn into a conflict in the Middle East that would result in a catastrophic end of the Moslem nations (Turkey, Syria and Iraq) north of Palestine. With the destruction of these nations, will come the close of mankind’s probation. (Dan 12:1).

Further to this we can add Rev 16:12 which describes the consumption of the Moslem nations (Turkey, Syria and Iraq) that now occupy the watershed of the Euphrates River. The drying up of the waters of this river represents desolation of the peoples of the region.

I have been instructed to warn our people; for many are in danger of receiving theories and sophistries that undermine the foundation pillars of the faith. {1SM 196.4}

This is one of those subjects which is held in great conflict of argument in the Seventh Day Adventist church which they are no longer adhering to which what they once proclaimed in the book of Daniel and the Revelation.  They have an argument with Uriah Smith and the King of the north. Sometimes I wonder how much of the book of Daniel and the Revelation that Seventh Day Adventists do accept as they don’t accept the king of the north, the daily nor the sealing of the 144,000.  How much of the book of Daniel are we going to accept when Sr White says this book has the truth for this time?  Sr White plainly identifies that Uriah Smiths book is the book we are to go by.

Of all the books that have come forth from the press, those mentioned are of the greatest consequence in the past and at the present time. I know that “Thoughts on Daniel and the Revelation” has done a great work in this country. {PH079 10.2}

In Daniel and the Revelation, there is precious instruction. These books must be regarded as of special importance, and every effort should be made to get them before the people.–Letter 229, 1903.  {Ev 366.3}

When the King of the North comes to his end (Daniel 11:45) Michael (Jesus) stands up straight away and probation closes.

Daniel 11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.  12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

The King of the North was the Ottoman Empire centred in Turkey which controlled all the Arab nations. When the Ottoman Empire lost its power it was still the Arab world – the king of the north. The papacy comes to its end when Jesus literally comes back – not before probation closes.  By then it’s too late as probation has already closed. When the papacy finally does come to its end the whole world will realise they have been deceived.

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army (Armageddon, sixth plague). 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Revelation 18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like unto this great city! 19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. 20 Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. 21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast [it] into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

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