The Kings of the North and the Kings of the South


The Prophecy of the King of the North and King of the South is not just one event about two kings, but a selection of different prophecies, in one chapter, about several events in the period leading up to the return of Christ, which each involves conflict between two individuals referred to respectively as the King of the North and the King of the South.

There are many possibilities for “kings of the north and south” because nowhere in the Bible does it say that the kings in question have to be north or south of Israel!

There is North and South America, for instance. Or you can have a king in the north of Europe or in the south of Europe or even in the north or south of the UK. The King of the South of the UK would be the King of England but the King of the North would be the King of Scotland. A King may not, of course, actually even be a king, as some countries will have a President, a Queen or even a First Minister (like Scotland)

In the Book of Daniel (after the historical part, which is up to v 6) it says "And in the end of years..." and then proceeds to deal with several different "Kings of the North and South".

It begins with the "Daughter of the King of the South" (UK) agreeing to join the EU in 1974 and the subsequent Brexit in 2016 and it looks like the actual demise of the EU itself shortly afterwards (v 6/7)

It also deals with the two wars in Iraq and the aftermath (v 9-14) and, if I'm not mistaken, 911 in verses 15-16

Finally, from v 36 it definitely deals with Donald Trump and the fact that he is doomed to fail in his attempt to become President of the USA (the Man of Perdition) because Christ's 2nd arrival will intervene to prevent his election as President! The Man of Perdition…. The Man who was doomed to lose!!

So, there is not just one King of the North and one King of the South in the end times but at least 3 with Osama bin Laden possibly making the fourth! 

Let's look at the passage chapter in detail: It says:


EU PROPHECIES: The formation and breakup of the EU

6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together (as the EU); for the king's daughter of the south (UK) shall come to the king of the north (EU in 1974) to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm (stay in union); neither shall he (the EU) stand (survive), nor his arm: but she shall be given up, (the UK will leave the union) and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times. 7 But out of a branch of her roots (later on) shall one stand up in his estate (a new leader), which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them and shall prevail (negotiate against them and win) : 8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold (Is this about “captured/disputed” ancient relics like the Elgin Marbles?); and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.


9 So the king of the south (UK) shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land. 10 But his sons (the Americans) shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, (through Iraq) and pass through (into Kuwait): then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress. 11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand. 12 And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up ; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it. 13 For the king of the north shall return, (in a second war in Iraq) and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches.


14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south USA): also the robbers of thy people (terrorists) shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall (eventually). 15 So the king of the north (Bin Laden) shall come, and cast up a mount (does mount = a horse; as in horseman of the apocalypse?) and take the most fenced cities: (the twin Towers complex was completely enclosed by a walled perimeter) and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand. 16 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, (USA) which by his hand shall be consumed (9/11). (The only time America can be said to have been defeated was at 911. This is also mentioned in Rev 11.7 when: “..the Beast that ascends from the bottomless pit will make war upon them and conquer them and kill them and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city”.


17 He shall also set his face to enter (the negotiations) with the strength of his whole kingdom (the UK), and upright ones with him (the Remain group); thus shall he do: and he shall give him (the King of the North/EU) the daughter of women, (Nicola Sturgeon/Scotland) corrupting her: (trying to persuade he to the Brexit) but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him

18 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles (Ireland), and shall take many (persuade many in the referendum): but a prince (leader) for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease (will reject the offer); without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him. 19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found (among the contenders for leadership). 20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes (Osborne?) in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.

21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom (has not been knighted?): but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries (a smooth talker). 22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant (Cameron). 

23 And after the league (agreement) made with him, he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up and shall become strong with a small people (N.Ireland?). 24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; (Unite Ireland?)

He shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, (bribery?) and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time. 25 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south (England) with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.

26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain. 27 And both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief and they shall speak lies at one table (the negotiating table); but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed (the end will intervene before agreement is reached).

28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant (The European Union); and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land.

29 At the time appointed he shall return and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter. 30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved and return and have indignation against the holy covenant (EU): so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant (Brexiters).

31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength (EU)), and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate (causes the breakup). 32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant (Brexiters) shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong (not be persuaded otherwise), and do exploits. 33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. 34 Now when they shall fall , they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. 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. (the end will interrupt the final outcome)


36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. 37 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.

38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. 39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.


40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north (EU) 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.

41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, (USA) and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

These are all golf resorts/golf holiday companies in the USA which, presumably, he did not succeed in taking over but the final verse is not readily understandable at the moment and it might even be the start of the next prophecy which also mentions Egypt!

42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

But then what appears to be a continuation of the Trump prophecy definitely changes subtly and "he" is another character!

43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his heels.

44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy and utterly to annihilate many.

45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the sea and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

The clue for this prophecy came when a TV presenter at the Olympics described Rio de Janeiro as "nestling between the beautiful Sugarloaf mountain and the sea" and the picture was of the giant statue of Jesus at the top.

Now, thinking "Olympics" who is in control of "Gold and Silver" and often has "Ethiopians at his heels"? It can only be Mo Farah with 3 golds and a silver medal to his name and where finishing just behind him is usually an Ethiopian!

A "tabernacle" is defined in the dictionary as a "temporary structure" which very correctly defines an olympic village and there was certainly "disturbing news" from Russia (the north) and China (the east) about doping scandals!

So he "goes forth" to "annihilate many" not an unusual term in modern day sports, but in biblical times would have meant a bloody battle!

But the really tongue-in-cheek reference to "coming to his end" meaning to fall on his "backside" shows a welcome sense of humour, does it not?