Egypt and Sudan: The emerging “King of the South” alliance?

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Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir have met together to declare bilateral relations between their two countries. You can read about these meetings at Front Page Magazine here. Ahram online also reported on the meeting here. Both leaders rose to power through the support of the Muslim Brotherhood within their respective nations. Why might this be significant as it relates to Biblical prophecy? Well, in Daniel 11:43, we are told that in “the last days”, there would specifically emerge an Egyptian-Sudanese-Libyan alliance. In verse 40, we are told that in the last days, there would be a military clash between the “King of the South” (Egypt) and “the King of the North”. Historically, this refers to the region where Syria, Turkey, and Iraq intersect, but which I believe it refers to modern day Turkey. The Scriptural basis for this first, is the clear emphasis of Ezekiel 38-39 on Asia Minor / Turkey as well as the fact that it was in Turkey that the World witnessed the “fatal head wound” of the seventh beast empire. Revelation 13 and 17 informs us that after the Roman Empire, another empire, a seventh empire, would emerge that would suffer a fatal head wound but that would eventually be revived as the eighth empire. It stands to reason that because it was in the Ottoman Empire that the historical continuum of the Islamic Caliphates suffered a fatal head wound, so also will the Ottoman Empire experience the miraculous revival. And of course, on the ground, all evidence points now to a re-emergent Turkey with growing regional influence and stature. The fact that we are seeing an emerging Turkish power in the North at the same time that we are seeing an emerging assertive Egypt is certainly worth watching. And as the African nations of Egypt and Sudan, two of the nations specifically highlighted by the prophet Daniel begin to publicly identify with one another, then we also must ask if we are drawing closer. While it is too soon to know for sure or to declare these things with clarity, it certainly does seem to be moving in the direction of fulfilling the prophecy of Daniel 11. The return of Jesus very well could be much closer than many think. Let us be about the work of God

  • AtHisFeet
    Posted at 23:32h, 06 April

    It sure seems as if things are accelerating. I’ve had the same feeling watching current events. It just doesn’t seem like things can go on for decades more, as prophetic events are coming together right before our eyes. Jesus said these things would seem “sudden” to those not watching and praying. What do you think of the possibility of Isaiah 19 also happening before our eyes, Joel?

  • Joel
    Posted at 23:50h, 06 April

    Very much so. It certainly seems to be beginning.

  • O.A. Fish
    Posted at 01:40h, 07 April

    John Kerry is back in Turkey again today pushing improved relationship between Turkey and Israel. I expect the Obama administration will soon start proclaiming Erdogan as the miracle worker (Ref. Rev. 17). Probably a few miracles is what it will take for him to pull together his northern alliance. Kerry article:

  • giles
    Posted at 05:56h, 07 April

    Half way through Isaiah it goes from prophecy, into that little story of the deliverance of Jerusalem from the Assyrians. Do you think that this is a foreshadowing, in a nutshell, of what will happen? Seems to be a little bit random otherwise. The Rabshekah – the arrogant conquering leader who blasphemes God, a foreshadowing of Gog? The language in Is 37:29 and Ez 38:4 is similar. Egypt was also an enemy.
    If this is the the case, then does this suggest that Israel will somewhat in the future rely on Egypt?

  • gabriel
    Posted at 01:34h, 08 April

    Hi Joel,

    WHen you look at Isaiah 17, and the sequence of events starting with the coming destruction of damascus following with the desolation of Israel and what it describes as the day ““In that day it shall come to pass
    That the glory of Jacob will wane”, followed by the raging of the nations, it seems to me that the turmoil in Syria and the destruction of iots capital holds great significance in the timeline heading towards the end. What are your thought in Isaiah 17, is there any possibility that the cronology of events will actually happens as it is described??? if so then the end is closer that many of us thinks!

  • Mobi
    Posted at 03:25h, 08 April

    The end is near, let us be about the work of he who is. Thank you brother.

  • Joel
    Posted at 10:19h, 08 April


    It would seem to me that Isaiah 17 takes place at the latter part of the Great Tribulation. At the time that even the north of Israel is sparsely populated. I do not believe that it is at the forefront as many claim. They most often ignore the portions about Israel in the text.

  • AtHisFeet
    Posted at 21:15h, 08 April

    Here is an ominous article concerning the situation in Egypt. Sure seems like a classic recipe for civil war:

  • David W. Lincoln
    Posted at 22:39h, 09 April

    Given the tip-toeing by the Peking Politburo regarding North Korea, and the Sudan being an oil supplier – early forecasts about the Pacific being dominant look premature.

    I have no doubt that the Pacific region will be strong, just not as strong as some forecast.

  • daud
    Posted at 21:17h, 10 April

    dont know if you had understood the different alliances between the two major factions in the caliphate struggle are not only geographical but ideological. jUST HERE TO HELP

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