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DANIEL 11:40





Here's a thought question: What could the above countries possibly have in common in the grand scheme of Bible prophecy?

They are all potential vehicles for Papal Rome's resurgence as outlined in Revelation 13 as its deadly wound of 1798 continues to heal.

The first three could be used to overthrow Atheistic Communism in Russia, China and North Korea.


Israel could be the vehicle whereby the Islamic world will eventually be made to bow to the Beast go Rev 13. The attacks and counter attacks between the Palestinians & Israel could lead to a wider escalation with the USA stepping in to assist in subjugating the Arab world to professed Christianity's ideology of what the world should look like from a religious perspective....?


The Book of Daniel in four major lines of prophecy in chapters 2, 7, 8 & 11 outlines very clearly what is about to transpire in our world .  Daniel 11, particularly verses 30 to 45 and Revelation 13 need our close attention.

DANIEL 2,7&8

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  • Daniel 8 is the last prophecy using symbols such as the Ram, He-Goat, Little Horn.

  • Daniel 11 is a detailed description of Daniel 8 as to the MEN who ruled in those Kingdoms.

  • Both chapters commence with the Medo-Persian empire

  • This is followed by the Grecian King, Alexander the Great

  • Alexander's four generals divide the kingdom among themselves after his death

  • The Grecian Empire resolves into two - the Kingdoms of the North & South ruled by respective kings

  • Seleucus is the King of the North centred in Syria and Seleucia

  • Ptolemy is the King of the South centred in Egypt.

  • Greece is followed by Imperial Rome with its ruling Caesars

  • Finally Rome transitions to Papal Rome ruled by its various popes

  • Both chapters should as Daniel 8 details end with the Little horn power - Papal Rome and its Popes.

  • But somewhere along the line this sequence was hijacked and we end up with an absurd position

  • Daniel 11 resurrects the 'Grecian Empire' in v 40 with no SYMBOL in Daniel 8 to support it. 


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  • France / Napoleon is injected into the prophecy in verse 36-39 with no scripture to back it up.

  • Much of verse 36 used elsewhere in Scripture is understood to refer to Papal Rome & not France

  • Furthermore, the VISION of Daniel 8 takes in verses 1-14

  • The EXPLANATION of the Daniel 8 vision is given in verses 15-27

  • The SYMBOLS of the Daniel 8 vision include the Ram, He-Goat and Little Horn - verses 1-14

  • The Ram is explained to be the kingdom of Medo-Persia - v 20

  • The He-Goat is the kingdom of Grecia - v 21

  • The Little Horn is the King of fierce Countenance - v 23 which Moses spoke of in Deut 28:49,5

  • This King (kingdom)spoke a language the Jews did not understand - He spoke Latin

  • This King of Daniel 8 is the THE KING of Daniel 11:36 who does according to his will

* King & Kingdom used interchangeably in prophecy - Dan 2:38,39 & 7:17,23


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The scenes spoken of in verses 30 to 36 include:

  • The transition from Imperial Rome to Papal Rome - v 30-31 

  • The setting up of Papal Rome - v 31.  see webpage on Daniel 11 - the King of the North

  • We can expect Papal Rome to come to power again as a religio-political force aided by the USA 

  • The persecution of God's people by Papal Rome - v 33-35

  • We can expect persecution to rear its ugly head again against Bible believing Christians 

  • The end of the persecution in verse 35 as Rome receives its deadly wound in verse 40.

  • Rome will receive another deadly wound which will prove fatal this time in Christ's second coming

  • Vs 36 - 39: a detailed description of the King of verse 36 (Papal Rome) cf the Little horn of Dan 8:23

  • Verses 30 to 36 have nothing to do with France or Napoleon

  • Verses 31 to 36 takes in 1260 years of Papal History - Napoleon lives for 1260yrs?

DANIEL 11:36 to 39 - PAPAL ROME

DANIEL 11:40

And now we come to the question posed at the beginning:


Question: What possibly could Ukraine, Taiwan and South Korea have in common in the grand scheme of Bible prophecy?


Ans: These countries are potential battlegrounds against the King of the South, i.e. against ATHEISM embedded in Communist China, Russia and North Korea


  • Daniel 11 is a literal rendition of the prophecy of Daniel 8

  • Both start with the Medes & Persians

  • Both end with the Little horn of Daniel 8, the King of fierce countenance of 8:23 & the King of 11:36

  • What many fail to appreciate is the implication in the change from Pagan ROME to Papal ROME

  • The change is from LITERAL LOCAL ROME to SPIRITUAL GLOBAL PAPAL ROME - v 30,31

  • With this change, names & places while they remain the same, take on a new meaning. cf Daniel 2

  • Daniel 2 commences with LITERAL BABYLON, the head, & ends with SPIRITUAL BABYLON, the feet

  • Daniel 2 commences with Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon & ends with Papal Rome, spiritual Babylon

  • Babylon was the literal King of the North in Daniel 2, hence Rome is the spiritual King of the North

  • This transition occurs in Daniel 7 from the fourth beast with 10 horns to the Little Horn.

  • This transition occurs in Daniel 8 from the little horn on the fourth beast to the little horn as in Daniel 7

  • No surprise that this transition occurs in Daniel 11 from Rome (vs 16-30) to Papal Rome (31-45)

  • Last Battle between the literal Kings of the North & South occur in verse 25 & not v 16 as some say.

"And at the time of the end..."

If you juxtapose verse 35 and verse 40 one can see why Papal persecution of verses 33-35 came to an end in verse 35 as implied in Daniel 7:25, i.e. the END of the "a time and times and the dividing of time"


verse 35: And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

verse 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.

The persecution of God's people was said to occur even to the time of the end - v 35

The persecution ceased because the King of the South pushed at Papal Rome, in the time of the end

Papal Rome, the king of the North receives its deadly wound in verse 40 from the King of the South.

This occurred in 1798 when the Papacy was attacked by France and Pope Pius VI taken prisoner.


"And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him:..."

Who is the King of the South that pushes at Papal Rome in the time of the end?

  • The literal King of the South was Egypt - Daniel 11:8,9

  • But as we saw the LITERAL transitioned to the SPIRITUAL when Rome transitioned to Papal Rome 

  • Hence the phrase King of the South takes on a new meaning after this transition.

  • What does literal Egypt, the literal King of the South represent in a SPIRITUAL sense?

  • Egypt spiritually represents ATHEISM when Pharaoh defied / denied God in Exodus 5:2

  • The spiritual King of the South is Atheism

  • Pharaoh with his ATHEISM ended up at the bottom of the Red Sea i.e. in the grave, the bottomless pit.

  • This beast of ATHEISM, resurrected from the bottomless pit (the grave) - French Revolution - Rev 11:7

  • Roman Catholicism was the state religion of France at the time of the Revolution 

  • The French Revolution was an attack against the Catholic Church's power, influence & wealth

  • The French Revolution rejected Roman Catholic Christianity & God and became Atheistic

  • ATHEISTIC France dealt Papal Rome its deadly wound in 1798 here in Daniel 11:40

  • The year 1798 marks the beginning of "the time of the end". 

  • Events in verses 40 to 45 occur in "the time of the end", from 1798 onwards.

  • It will be seen that while Catholicism breeds Atheism, Atheism will again lead to Catholicism

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"...and the king of the north..." 

Who is the King of the North?

  • Like the "the King of the South", the King of the North takes on a new meaning after the transition.

  • The literal King of the North was the Seleucid Empire centred in Syria & Seleucia 

  • Imperial Rome defeated the King of the North in v 16

  • Imperial Rome becomes the prophetic King of the North with that victory

  • cf Daniel 2: Literal Babylon head of Gold & Papal Rome, spiritual Babylon at feet of iron & clay - Rev 17

  • The final battle between the King of the North (Rome) and the King of the South (Egypt) occurs in v 25

  • Octavius (Augustus Caesar) takes on Mark Antony & Cleopatra (Egypt) - Battle of Actium in 31BC

  • Pagan Rome transitions to Papal Rome in v 31

  • Papal Rome takes over the title King of the North in a spiritual sense through to v 45  

"... and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships;..."

  • The King of the North (Papal Rome) comes against him (the King of the South), i.e. ATHEISM

  • This is Atheism embedded in Communism in Russia, China and North Korea

  • The Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989 uniting Communist East Berlin with West Berlin

  • The reunification of Germany occurred on October 3, 1990

  • The Soviet Union was formally dissolved  on Dec 25, 1991

  • Pope John Paul II & Ronald are credited with bringing down Communist Atheism in the Soviet Union

  • The weapons used by Papal Rome & her partner (USA) : ECONOMIC SANCTIONS & MILITARY POWER

  • "chariots, and with horsemen" in prophecy represent military power

  • "ships" in prophecy represent business or economic power - Ps 107:23, Rev 18:7, Eze 27:24,25

  • Expect China & North Korea to fall to either one or both of these weapons

  • "Whirlwind" symbolises rapidity, swiftness - Amos 1:14, Jer 4:13

  • Soviet Union's collapse described by Newsweek as "DAYS OF THE WHIRLWIND" Dec 25, 1989

  • Nobody believed the collapse of communism would happen this FAST.”  Time, Feb. 24, 1992.

"... and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over." 

The language appears borrowed from the Assyrian army marching south to overflow Egypt (cf. Isa 8:7-8). The Apostate Christian State (Papal & Protestant) is to dominate world affairs - a new world order


“The Triumph Of John Paul II - The TIDE of freedom WASHING OVER EASTERN EUROPE answers his most fervent prayer.” Life, Dec. 1989.

“While Gorbachevʼs hands-off policy was the immediate cause of the chain reaction of liberty that has SWEPT THROUGH EASTERN EUROPE in the past few months, John Paul deserves much of the longer range credit.” Time, Dec. 4, 1989.

“...In the spacious ceremonial library of the 16th century Apostolic Palace, the CZAR of WORLD ATHEISM, Mikhail Gorbachev, will visit the Vicar of Christ, Pope John Paul II...The moment will be electric, not only because John Paul helped inflame the fervour for freedom in his Polish homeland that SWEPT like bush fire across Eastern Europe. Beyond that, the meeting of the two men symbolizes the end of the 20th centuryʼs most dramatic SPIRITUAL WAR, a conflict in which the seemingly irresistible force of COMMUNISM battered against the immovable object of CHRISTIANITY.”

Time, Dec. 4, 1989.

So here is the take on Taiwan & South Korea. It would be a grave mistake by China or North Korea to attack these countries. It would a perfect excuse for the USA (the new world) and Europe (the old world), both allies of Papal Rome to bring about the final solution for ATHEISTIC Communism. The King of the South will fall either by Military or Economic means or both. The Ukraine is now fully engaged in battle with Russia and the Papacy, the USA and NATO are on its side.

Do not be surprised should Taiwan or South Korea be attacked.

The final conflict with the Arabs will focus on the Israel Palestinian conflict as the catalyst.


Jesus said: "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:6-8


"Michael is to stand up at the time that the last power in chap. 11, comes to his end, and none to help him. This power is the last that treads down the true church of God: and as the true church is still trodden down, and cast out by all christendom, it follows that the last oppressive power has not "come to his end;" and Michael has not stood up. This last power that treads down the saints is brought to view in Rev.13:11-18. His number is 666. Much of his power, deception, wonders, miracles, and oppression, will doubtless be manifested during his last struggle under the "seven last plagues," about the time of his coming to his end."  

"A Word To The Little Flock - The Time of Trouble" James White, May 1847

  • The King of the North is Papal Rome

  • The King of the South is Atheism embedded in Communist China, North Korea & Russia

  • Communist China, North Korea and Russia will succumb to the King of the North.

  • All the world will wonder (marvel) after the Beast of Rev 13:1-10*

*see studies on the King of the North in Daniel 2 & 11 on Revelation 13 at

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