King of the North and King of the South

Daniel, Chapter 11



There is a great deal of controversy regarding the interpretation of Daniel, Chapters 11 and 12, possibly the most difficult chapters in the Bible.  Verses 1-4 appear to apply to Daniel’s time and the immediate future past Daniel’s time. 

But beginning in verse 5, the events described are much more likely in the distant future of Daniel’s time, because they end with the Second Coming of Christ, which obviously has not yet occurred. 

As we remember, the Bible was not written with chapters and verses.  Those were added hundreds of years later.  The first verse of Chapter 12, which is just a continuation of Chapter 11 in the original, states: 

“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince which stands watch over 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.”  Dan 12:1 

So, clearly, the events in Daniel, Chapter 11, leading up to the time of trouble and the second coming of Christ, must be far in the future of Daniel’s time, and may certainly be happening in our time. 

The Events in Medo-Persia and Greece 

Daniel 11 (from the Concordant Literal Translation) 

1      In the first year of Darius the Mede, my position was to make him steadfast and to strengthen him. 

By this time, Daniel has understood why the messenger has come to him.  In Verse 1 it is the messenger who is speaking.  The messenger (angel) has come to keep Darius the Mede “steadfast and to strengthen him” in his decree allowing the Israelites to return to Palestine to rebuild the temple.  The surrounding nations were very much against this, so much that they had sent requests to Darius asking him to withdraw his decree. 

But the angel made Darius “steadfast” and the work was allowed to continue.  God is more than a match for man’s intrigues and even opposition by the evil angels. 

2      And now I will show you the truth.  Behold, there shall arise yet three kings in Persia: and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Greece. 

“The prediction concerning Persia and Greece is not difficult to understand, for it fits the facts, which were then future, but now have long since entered into the annals of history. 

“During Daniel’s time, Greece, including Macedonia, was a group of separate states. Philip, the father of Alexander and king of Macedonia, conquered and united them under his rule.  It was the whole of Greece that was roused against Persia, and Alexander was thus able to lead a considerable army against the Persian monarch, whose immense host, however, even then out-numbered the Greeks more than ten to one.”  A.E. Knoch, Concordant Studies in the Book of Daniel, p 368 

3      Then stands up a master king that shall rule a vast dominion and does as is acceptable to himself.  

4      While he stands, his kingdom will be broken and divided to the four winds of the heavens, yet not to his kin after him nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those. 

“We are told that Alexander sighed because there were no more worlds for him to conquer.  Many another conqueror has sighed since his day because he could not conquer this world.  Not since his time has there been an empire without a boundary.  Rome was stopped in England and near the Rhine, and at the Euphrates.  It is not that her generals did not try to enlarge her boundaries.  They could not, and only made a pretense of enrolling the whole world at the time when Jesus was born in Bethlehem. 

“The thirty-three generals who took over Alexander’s empire were soon reduced to four, but these lacked the authority that was his.  The rest of the earth was not subject to them.  This dominion has never been recovered, and will not be given to any man until the era of the end, when the inferior horn will once again give the world a universal empire. 

In this chapter of Daniel, we now hear no more about Alexander, and his immediate successors are ignored.  We move from the last of the real One World Governments in ancient times, Greece, to the future – and only – coming One World Government of today that, right before our eyes, is assembling itself. 

Beginning of Distant Future Prophecy 

5      And the king of the south shall be strong.  Due to his chiefs he also will be strong over it and rule a vast dominion as his dominion. 

The vision begins in the days of Daniel himself, that is, in the reign of Darius the Mede, and ends with the resurrection of the saints at the beginning of the millennium. 

In many interpretations of Daniel 11, the greater part of the action between the kings of the south and the north is put in the past, and Antiochus Epiphanes is taken to be a foreshadowing of the antichrist.  Some, indeed, make him the man of lawlessness himself.  

However, the break from present to future appears to be between verses four and five. 

Since the object of the vision is to give us an understanding of what befalls Daniel’s people (true followers of the God of Daniel) in the latter days (Daniel 10:14), it is not likely that the greater part of the vision would be occupied with happenings long, long before that time.  The statement that the vision is “for future days” may be applied to any period subsequent to Daniel’s own day, but it finds a far more satisfactory application to that era that, throughout Daniel, is the crisis to which every vision leads, and which lies just before us today, than to any happenings in the past.  

In the eight chapter, which this vision seems to elaborate, we are taken from the time of Alexander’s generals direct to the days of the inferior horn.  We should expect a similar course here. 

In biblical times, Israel had two main enemies: Egypt and Babylon, two countries that enslaved the Israelites. 

In literal terms in the time of Israel of the Old Testament, the King of the South was Egypt, where the Israelites became slaves to Pharaoh.  It is from Egypt that Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites, out of slavery in Egypt, and into the Promised Land of Canaan possibly around 1450 B.C. 

The King of the North was Babylon, where the Israelites were taken captive around 600 B.C., and subsequently, under Cyrus of Medo-Persia, were allowed to return around 538 B.C. to Palestine.  Even though Babylon was Northeast of Palestine, Babylon always attacked Palestine from the north, rather than cross miles and miles of sand from the east.

Kings of the Earth

The book of Daniel is a prophetic book, as is the book of Revelation.  Many of the visions of John, the author of Revelation, and those of Daniel, deal with similar eras and events.  In Revelation, both Egypt and Babylon are not to be taken as literal kingdoms.   Revelation speaks of the “kings of the earth” many times (in Rev 6:15;16:14;17:2,18;18:3,9;;19:19;21:24) revealing that John is not speaking of kings of individual nations, but “kings” of what we now know to be the Ten Kingdoms of the One World Government now being assembled – kings over the entire earth! 

In Revelation, Chapter 11, John speaks of the “two witnesses” who shall be destroyed and figuratively lying in the street as dead: 

“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.”  Rev 11:8

Obviously, Jesus was not crucified in literal Sodom or Egypt.  He was crucified just outside of Jerusalem, which was, at that time, the center of worship of those who believed in the God of heaven.

Who or What are the Two Witnesses? 

John continues the narrative of the Two Witnesses: 

“And after three days and an half, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet: and great fear fell upon them which saw them.”  Rev 11:11 

The 3 1/2 days spoken of in this verse most certainly is meant to be measured in prophetic time – a day is a year, in prophecy.  The Time of Trouble is 3 1/2 years in length (1260 days or 42 months or “time, and times, and half a time”) as shown in the following verses. 

Forty-two months (3 1/2 years): 

“And there was given unto him (the beast power)  a mouth speaking terrible things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 

“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name (God’s character), and his tabernacle (God’s true people – true Christians), and them that dwell in heaven (Jesus and the holy angels) 

“And it was given unto him (the beast power) to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 

“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”  Rev 13:5-8 

1260 days (3 1/2 years): 

“And she (the righteous woman, representing true Christians), fled into the wilderness (from the persecution) where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days (1260 days).”  Rev 12:6 

“. . .time, and times, and half a time (3 1/2 years) 

“And to the women (again, representing true Christians), were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”  Rev 13:14 

The Two Witnesses are thought to represent the Two Testaments (Old and New Testament), also called the Two Covenants – the Word of God.  The One World Government Beast power will attempt to destroy the Bible, Jesus, Christianity and true Christians from the face of the earth for that 3 1/2 year Time of Trouble.  But God’s Word can never be extinguished.  At the end of the 3 1/2 year Time of Trouble, the Two Witnesses – the Old and New Testaments – will rise again as stated in Rev 11:11 (above).

The King of the South 

In the time of the Old Testament, the enemy of Israel to the South was Egypt where the Israelites had been slaves for several hundred years. 

In Daniel, Chapter 11, beginning in verse 5, the King of the South is spiritual Egypt not physical Egypt.  In Revelation, Egypt is paired with Sodom – a city that represents utter debauchery and degeneracy. 

Egypt was a pagan country that worshipped many heathen gods.  Was it also a nation of profligacy and indulgent dissipation, as was Sodom?  Certainly it was a godless nation. 

The King of the North 

The enemy of the Israelites of Old (representing God’s people of today – true Christians) to the North was Babylon, where the Israelites also had been taken captive.  Revelation tells us the “Babylon” prophetically refers to spiritual Babylon, not physical Babylon of the past, nor the present-day Iraq (or Iran). 

The Whore of Babylon 

“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials (of the seven last plagues), and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither: I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters (meaning having control over multitudes of people). 

“With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 

“So he carried me away in the spirit (in vision) into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”  Rev 17:1-3 

This represents the Beast Power of Babylon. 

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.” Rev 17:4 

This represents the scarlet woman – the whore – the prostitute, representing False Religion (as opposed to the “woman” of Revelation 12 who was clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars – who represents TRUE religion – the true saints of God.) 


“And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great amazement.”  Rev 17: 5,6 

The Beast Power – Babylon – the One World Government that reigns over all the “kings of the earth” carries on its back the Whore of Babylon – False Religion. 

Events Still in the Future 

Because the events of Daniel, Chapters 11 and 12, are still in the future, we must be careful not to get too specific.  We are to study these chapters diligently so we will be able to understand the events when they do occur.   The Bible tells us to, “Watch, and be ready.” 

“Therefore be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh.”  Matt 24:44 

Wars between the King of the North and the King of the South 

Throughout verses 6-18, the Kings of the North and South have many battles and finally the king of the North prevails, only to “stumble and fall, and not be found.”  (Daniel 11:19) 

Any interpretation of the cause for these battles is only conjecture.  However, we know that in the end, the whole world will worship the Beast power.

“And the whole world wondered after the beast.”  Rev 13:3 

The Beast power will demand to be worshipped. 

“And they worshipped the dragon (Satan) which gave authority unto the beast, and they worshipped the beast. . .”  Rev 13:4 

Communism denies that there is a God, so there should be no worship of anyone or anything.  But Satan, and his “beast power” that is doing Satan’s bidding, both demand to be worshipped. 

The New World Order cabal understands fully that there is in the heart of every human being a desire to worship.  What the New World Order cabal does not understand is that God, Himself, put that desire in every human being He has created. 

So, could it be possible that the King of the North – spiritual Babylon – represents False Religion, and the King of the South – spiritual Egypt – represents godless atheism?  During their battles for supremacy, the New World Order has demeaned, and eventually will try to destroy, ALL Christians and Christianity, as well as the Bible.

We know from the literature of the New World Order/Illuminati that their plan is to destroy all religions, leading people to atheism.  Then, because they know everyone has a “need” to worship, the population of the world will then be led to worship Satan under the name of “Lucifer” – what Satan has desired all along. 

The population of the United States has drifted further and further away from Christianity, in addition to the massive immigration into the U.S. of Muslims from the Middle East, Hindis and Buddhists from Asia, and atheists from many other countries.  As stated earlier, with the scandals in the Catholic church continuing, as well as the scandals of the Televangelists, the people will become fed up with religion.  They will see it for the “Business” that it is, and turn away from religion in vast numbers. 

But that type of religion has never been about Jesus Christ anyway.  It is more about “social networking” and having “a form of religion without any power.” 

The atheists (The King of the South) will seem to “win the day” – but then the King of the North (False Religion) will rise again, only to “stumble and fall and not be found.” Rev 11:20 

The “Vile” Person 

21 Then stands up in his place a vile (despised) person; hence they do not bestow on him the splendor of the kingdom.  Yet he enters with ease and makes steadfast the kingdom by slick dealings (not “flatteries”). 

Is the vile person not given the “splendor of the kingdom” because he works from behind the scenes, securing his prominence by “slick dealings.”  

22   Now the armed forces of the overwhelmer will be overwhelmed from before him and will be broken, even the governor of the covenant. 

23  Due to people joining themselves with him, he shall do deceitfully; an
coming up, he is staunch with a little nation (a small people). 

What is the “small people” – a “little nation” that rules the whole world today? 

23   He shall enter by prosperity even into the richest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the plunder and booty, and riches: yea, and he shall devise his plans against the strong holds, even for a time. 

It seems that, at first, this nation is small, yet, by joining others with it (by bribing with plunder, booty and riches), he will become staunch because of his allies, especially as he takes undue advantage of the treaties he makes with others.  Without fighting, he seems to be able to gather vast quantities of loot.  He does this “with ease,” by means of slick dealings, not by force.  And he does not hold on to it all himself, but dissipates it in order to gain support.  In this way he gains the hearts of the people. 

Then in verses 25-31, the Kings of the North and South continue to battle until: 

30, 31. . . he shall be sore when he returns.  He menaces the holy
covenant and makes his opposition effective.  While he returns, he has an understanding with those who forsake the holy covenant: armed
forces from him shall stand about.  They shall violate the sanctuary, the stronghold, take away the continuous ritual, and give it over to the abomination of desolation. 

“Forsaking the holy covenant,” “violating the sanctuary,” “taking away the continuous ritual,” and “giving it over to the abomination of desolation” all refer to the actions of the antichrist. 

The “holy covenant” can refer to one only – that made by God with His people – the true Christians.  Holiness is the result of a relationship with Jesus Christ.  A holy covenant must be a divine one.  

In today’s English, “anti” means against, but in the Greek of the Bible, “anti” means “in place of.” 

The antichrist will claim to be God, and by doing so, he will “forsake the holy covenant,” violate the sanctuary,” and become the “abomination that desolates” He will deceive the whole world by claiming to be the Messiah.  He will attempt to take the place of Jesus Christ. 

Who is the antichrist power? 

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?  He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son.”  1 John 2:22     

The Catholic church cannot be the antichrist because it has never said that Jesus is not the Christ.  

It is International Jewry who adamantly denies that Jesus is the Messiah, Christ.  It is this power – international Jewry – that is the first Beast Power of Rev 13.  It is a world-wide power that denies Jesus is/was the Christ.  The first Beast Power of Revelation 13 gets its power (authority) from the Dragon – Satan, who has just been cast out of heaven, after warring with Michael (Christ) and Christ’s angels (Rev 12:7-9) 

In Revelation 13, the first beast power – international Jewry – gives authority to the second beast power – world-wide apostate Christianity, including the Catholic church – to persecute true Christians, those who refuse to take the mark (charagma = character) (become like) of the first beast power, those who refuse to deny Jesus Christ. 

The intent of the beast power is to eliminate from the face of the earth all      worship of Jesus Christ.  True Christians will be persecuted. 

God’s holy temple is violated, referring to the followers of Christ.

“Your body is the temple of God’s breath of holiness.”  1 Cor 6:19 

As stated above, “forsaking the holy covenant,” “violating the sanctuary,” “taking away the continuous ritual,” and “giving it over to the abomination of desolation” all refer to the actions of the antichrist.  The antichrist will claim to be God, thus polluting the “sanctuary” – polluting, and making desolate, the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

32 And those who condemn the covenant will he (the antichrist) pollute with slickness.  Yet the people who know their God will be steadfast and act accordingly.  

33 The intelligent of the people will cause many to understand, yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by plundering, many days. 

34 Even in their stumbling are they helped with a little help, yet obligated to them are many by slick dealings. 

35 Some of the intelligent shall stumble, to refine and to purify and to whiten them till the era of the end; for it is yet further to the appointed time. 

True to his usual tactics, the false messiah, the antichrist, deals out his patronage to those who are opposed to God’s covenant.

36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself,

and magnify himself about every god, and shall speak unusual things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the menace is concluded: for that which is decided shall be done. 

The apostle Paul tells us in 2 Thess: 2: 1—4 

“Now we beseech you, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and concerning our gathering together unto Him. 

“That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ had come. 

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first (apostasy of the Christian world), and that man of sin be revealed, the son of destruction, 

“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” 

This is the antichrist, who will claim to be God – and will demand worship as God. 

“The supreme example of self-exaltation among mortals is the king of the north (Babylon of Rev 17) after he is empowered by Satan to take the scepter of world empire (a One World Government = the New World Order of the Ten Kingdoms). And at the same time, to become the head of all human religions. 

“There have been many attempts made to unite all religions into one great body, but this will never be accomplished until Satan’s emissary – the first beast of Revelation (International Jewry) sets himself up as the only object of worship for mankind.  The statement in Daniel 11:36 clearly identifies this king with the man of lawlessness and the antichrist (2 Thess 2:3; 1 John 2:23) 

“Monstrous things have been said against God, but these usually deny the existence of God.  Instead, this beast power sets himself up in the place of God.”  Ibid. p 407,408 

“Ignorance of God and a refusal to recognize His deity is the basic mistake of mankind.  This sin is found everywhere, even among Christians, to an alarming degree.  Man, and his will, is often more sacred to a believer than the deity of God.  And in the world, God receives only a superficial recognition. 

“The apostle Paul insists that the unbelievers (the nations) do not worship mere idols or images, but demons. 

“But I say, that the things which the Unbelievers (nations) sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with demons.”  1 Cor 10:20 

“And we are assured that, in the era of the end, the dragon will be the object of earth’s worship, because it gives its authority to the beast power.  Consequently, the earth will worship the breast – the visible representative of these spirit forces.”  Ibid. p 411 

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave authority unto the (first) beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying Who is like unto the beast?. . .” Rev 13:4 

And John, in Revelation, makes clear who the “dragon” is. 

“And the great dragon was cast out (of heaven), that old serpent, called The Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”  Rev 12:9 

Continuing with Daniel, Chapter 11: 

37   Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor concerning the coveting of wives, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. 

38   But in their place he shall honor the god of force, a god that his fathers did not know shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and coveted treasures. 

39    He deals for fortresses of the strong with a foreign god whom he shall acknowledge with increasing glory, he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. 

“When we read that the king shall glorify the god of the strong (the god of force) a god whom his fathers (ancestors) did not know, we can only conclude that he is fulfilling his part of his contract with Satan, who gives him his throne and authority on the single condition that he worship him (Satan).  This he seems to do, for he glorifies him with gold and silver and precious stones and coveted treasures.”  Ibid 411,412


Roseanne Barr says she sold her soul to Satan at the age of 12, because “I wanted to be famous, no matter what.” 

Bob Dylan also admits that made a deal with the devil to become famous and that’s why he’s still on the road at the age of 72 he says, “to uphold my end of the deal. 

Katy Perry admits she sold her soul to the devil: 

Nicole Sherzinger:   

In a recent interview with The Independent, Nicole Sherzinger – the former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls – discussed the music industry and what is truly needed to make it. According to her, female pop stars who receive “industry love” must obey orders, forget about their values and accept to be slutty. In short, they must be willing participants of the elite’s Agenda. In Sherzinger’s words: ” To make it, you really have to sell your soul to the devil”. This phrase is often used by celebrities who discuss the industry (see the article When Insiders Expose the Ugly Side of the Entertainment Industry) and its meaning can be a lot more literal than most would expect. Indeed, making it in the industry does not only imply doing things you don’t feel like doing – it implies going against the very morals and values you grew up with. Even worse, it implies submitting to the dark forces ruling the industry and all of the spiritual sacrifices that come with it.


Satanic Illuminati controls the Music Industry 

Video by John Todd, former Manager of major record company, reveals that new recordings are taken to Satanic chapel in corporate headquarters and blessed by witches before being released. 

It’s obvious that young stars like Miley Cyrus, Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears, and others have been transformed from attractive pleasant girls into degenerate, Satanic monstrosities who have no conscience or morality.  They are clearly controlled by Satan via the Illuminati. 

40   And at the time of the end shall the king of the south thrust 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 overwhelm and pass over them. 

41   He shall enter also into the glorious land (spiritually), 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 three countries are spoken of in Ezekiel, Chapter 25 when the Lord told Ezekiel to prophesy against them because they were enemies of Israel.

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

43   He rules by reserves of gold and silver and by all he covets from Egypt, the Libyans and the Ethiopians, reserves which are in his fastnesses (he holds them fast – he controls them?) 

44   Yet reports shall fluster him, from the sunrise and from the north, and forth he fares with great fury to exterminate and to doom many. 

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. 

“The final contest between the king of the south and the north gives us a clear picture of the changed circumstances.  The king of the north had been defeated in his previous encounter (11:29,30).  Perhaps it is this that emboldens the king of the south to dispute his sovereignty.  He evidently does not yet realize that his opponent is now in league with the powers of darkness – Satan.  So he rushes forth and hurls himself at him as Medo-Persia, the ram, gored the nations in its day (Dan 8:4), with great fury. 

“But times have changed.  The king of the north, like a hurricane, sweeps away all opposition.  The figure of a hurricane recalls that of the four winds, or spirits.  It is more than likely that he is aided by the spirit powers with which he is leagued.”  Ibid p 414 

The resources of this power are unlimited.  He will control virtually all the money in the world,

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

In Revelation, Chapter 18, John gives the same picture: 

“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great authority: and the earth was illuminated with his glory. 

“And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become the habitation of demons and a prison for every hated spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird. 

‘For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxuries. 

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 

“For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”  

“Reward her even as she rewarded you, and repay unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filed, fill to her double.” Rev 18:1-6 

This will be the worst era in human history!  Satan will be unleashed on the world through wars, famines, plagues, and the tremendous forces of the environment: man-made typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, plagues of hailstones 20 lbs in weight, and a mighty earthquake that will shake the entire world. 

It is appropriate to ask, Who will be able to stand in that day?  And the reassuring reply is that all has been arranged by God beforehand.  Without God’s power and protection, no one could stand.  No one would be delivered.  It is not a matter of man, but of God.  Nevertheless He wishes to exercise their souls by means of these unparalleled trials, so, on the human side, it is those that endure who are delivered. 

As Jesus told His disciples, “he who endures to the end, he shall be saved” (Matt 20-:22; 14:13). 

Coming next, Daniel 12 – and DELIVERANCE of true Christians by Michael, the Archangel: Jesus Christ.