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Daniel 11: The ''King of the North'' is the Ottoman Empire!

A careful, in-depth study of Daniel 11:40-45
absolutely establishes the "King of the North" as the Ottoman Empire!

The squiggles, the birds (some looking one way, some another), the snake-like (or was it slug-like?) lines, the stylized eyes, were all very interesting. There were pictures of what might be feathers, a hammer, and something that could be an upside down umbrella (if you kind of squinted when you looked at it). But they were meaningless! At least, for well over 1,000 years, no one could interpret what they meant.

Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta stone provided the key necessary to unlock the meaning of hieroglyphics.

By © Hans Hillewaert, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3153928

Finally, in 1799, a remarkable discovery was made. French soldiers who had invaded Egypt the year before were sent to strengthen fortifications in an Egyptian port city. There, they uncovered a badly damaged stone stele. Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard recognized that it was a unique find. The stone was inscribed in three languages: Greek; a rarely seen Egyptian script called demotic text; and hieroglyphics! Here, at last, was a chance to understand all those strange looking squiggles and drawings.

Napoleon’s new scientific society, the Institut d'Égypte in Cairo, took possession of the stele. In the ensuing years, the Rosetta Stone did indeed provide a break through in deciphering the meaning of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Linguists had just needed a code, some key to provide an insight into how to interpret the strange markings.

Christians studying Daniel 11 have also long needed a code to decipher this passage. The key to unlocking the meaning of this all-important prophecy is geography. The activities described in the prophecy must always be understood in relation to the location of Israel. The “King of the South” refers to Egypt because that is the country south of Israel. The “King of the North” refers to the various political powers that controlled the area north of Israel. When Alexander the Great’s empire was divided after his death, the area directly north of Israel was first controlled by Seleucus, and later by the Roman Empire. Daniel 11 describes the break up of Alexander’s empire and then traces the historical movements of the nations that controlled these geographical locations.

The climax occurs at the very end of the chapter in verses 40 to 45:

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.

He shall enter also into the glorious land, 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.

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

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 steps.

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 make away many.

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. (Daniel 11:40-45, KJV1)

This passage is extremely important to everyone alive today. It pinpoints when the close of probation will occur! This portentous event is linked to the time of the end and the time of trouble. A careful study of Daniel 11 reveals that the “time of the end” began in 1798 and the “time of trouble” began in 1922. This means that probation will close very, very soon, possibly within months for 144,000–those who will take the last warning message to the world.

The infinite wisdom and foreknowledge of Yahuwah is demonstrated when Scripture is compared with history. The King of the North referenced in Daniel 11:40-45 is the Ottoman Empire. This is proven by the fact that every single particular of the prophecy was fulfilled in history.

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Yeni Cami and Eminönü Bazaar, Constantinople, Turkey (Ottoman Empire) ca. 1895
By - trialsanderrors - Yeni Cami and Eminönü bazaar, Constantinople, Turkey, ca. 1895, CC BY 2.0,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11168385 

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.”

AT THE TIME OF THE END SHALL THE KING OF THE SOUTH PUSH AT HIM

The “time of the end” began in 1798, as explained in other articles on WLC. The “willful” King described in Daniel 11:36-39, was France/Napoleon Bonaparte. Egypt, under the rule of the Mamluks, disrupted France’s trade with Egypt. This was the King of the South “pushing” at the Willful King. It was not open warfare. Egypt only “pushed at” the Willful King.

France responded by invading Egypt. At this time, Egypt was part of the Ottoman Empire. France had been long-time allies of the Ottoman Empire and assumed they would tolerate French presence in Egypt in exchange for French assistance getting the unruly Mamluks under control. This assumption was a costly, and arrogant, mistake.

THE KING OF THE NORTH SHALL COME AGAINST HIM LIKE A WHIRLWIND…

Sir Horatio Nelson

Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson by Lemuel Francis Abbott. 1800. National Maritime Museum. Visible on his cocked hat is the aigrette presented by the Ottoman Sultan as a reward for the victory at the Nile

One of the reasons France invaded Egypt was to “strike a blow at British trade by cutting off Great Britain's route to India.”2 It was not just to reestablish French trade with the Far East. It was also to disrupt British trade. The British responded with force. Late in the day on August 1, 1798, Admiral Horatio Nelson literally stumbled upon the French fleet at Alexandria, Egypt, after spending months searching the Mediterranean for it.

The French forces assumed the British wouldn’t start a battle just as the sun was setting. It was another costly assumption because the British immediately leaped into action. The battle virtually obliterated the French fleet with no loss of ships to the British. This is important to understand because it was this victory by the British that resulted in the King of the North, the Ottoman Empire, coming like a whirlwind against the invading French forces.

“The French invasion of Egypt had a major [and long lasting] impact on the Ottoman State.”3 Up until this time France had been allies with the Ottoman Empire. However, the British victory at the Battle of the Nile placed Great Britain in the more powerful, and thus more influential, position.

“British diplomacy at Istanbul was now able to steer the Empire towards outright opposition, and on 9 September 1798 the Ottoman Empire declared war on France (early in 1799 Russia joined with Britain and Turkey, forming the Second Coalition).”4

The Battle of the Nile: Destruction of 'L'Orient', 1 August 1798, Mather Brown, 1825, National Maritime Museum 

WITH CHARIOTS, AND WITH HORSEMEN ...

After his devastating losses in Egypt, Napoleon was not prepared to quit his ambitious plans for the Middle East. In late February 1799, Napoleon left Egypt, marching north to Syria. At Acre, he encountered the Turks (Ottomans). The Ottomans, now allied with the British, were supported by a group of British sailors, led by Sir Sidney Smith. Napoleon promptly laid siege to the city.

Just ten days later, word reached Napoleon of the approach of the mighty Turkish army. “It consisted of about thirty thousand troops, twelve thousand of whom were the fiercest and best-trained horsemen in the world. Napoleon had but eight thousand effective men with which to encounter the well trained army of Europeans and Turks within the walls of Acre and the numerous host rushing to its rescue.”5

An historian’s account of the encounter bears a striking resemblance to Daniel’s prophetic description:

It was early in the morning of the 16th of April. The unclouded sun was just rising over the hills of Palestine and revealed to [the French] the whole embattled Turkish host spread out before him. The eye was dazzled with the magnificent spectacle, as proud banners and plumes, and gaudy turbans and glittering steel, and all the barbaric martial pomp of the East, were reflected by the rays of the brilliant morning. Twelve thousand horsemen, decorated with the most gorgeous trappings of military show, and mounted on the fleetest Arabian chargers, were prancing and curveting in all directions ... The French, too proud and self-confident to retreat before any superiority in numbers, had barely time to form themselves into one of Napoleon’s impregnable squares, when the whole cavalcade of horsemen, with gleaming sabers and hideous yells, and like the sweep of the wind, came rushing down upon them. Every man in the French squares knew that his life depended upon his immobility, and each one stood, shoulder to shoulder with his comrades.6

AND WITH MANY SHIPS …

Although Turkey has never been known as a seafaring nation, the prophecy clearly states that “many ships” would be involved in the King of the North’s explosive response. The French fleet had been virtually destroyed the year before at the Battle of the Nile. These “many ships” came from a new alliance, formed as a result of the aggressive military action of the Willful King, France. Russia, although a long-time enemy of the Ottoman Empire, allied with the Turks to fight Napoleon.

As unusual as it seems, Russia, the avowed enemy of Turkey, united with them in defense against Napoleon. The Russian fleet was sent with the small Turkish fleet to the harbor of St. Jean D’Acre and they were joined there by two British squadrons. The total number of ships reaching more than thirty.7 

Napoleon’s aggressive actions had roused the slumbering giant that was the Ottoman Empire.

Ottoman Empire

  AND HE SHALL ENTER INTO THE COUNTRIES,
AND SHALL OVERFLOW AND PASS OVER

The word8 here translated “countries” has a broader meaning than simply “nations.” It can also refer to fields, ground, or a wilderness. Basically, it conveys the idea of a region. The King of the North/Ottoman Empire, entered many areas it had previously conquered. It overflowed them and passed through them as it responded to the threat of the Willful King, France.

DANIEL 11:41

“He shall enter also into the glorious land, 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.”

HE SHALL ENTER ALSO INTO THE GLORIOUS LAND

The now awakened Turks/King of the North chased Napoleon and his forces south. The “glorious land” here referenced is the same as that referred to in Daniel 11:16. It is Palestine. Napoleon was driven out of Syria, clear down through Palestine into Egypt. There, he abandoned his efforts to monopolize a trade route to India and returned to Europe.

MANY COUNTRIES SHALL BE OVERTHROWN

In this phrase, “countries” is a supplied word. The original Hebrew simply states: “Many shall be overthrown.” With the aid of the British, the Turks/King of the North again brought Egypt under its control. These military actions were very costly in terms of loss of human life. When Napoleon was driven back into Egypt, the enemy had killed over 1,000 of his men. Six hundred were dead from the plague and 1800 were wounded.

The British, again aiding their new allies, transported the Ottoman forces to Egypt in their ships. There, at the first Battle of Abukir in 1799, French forces won the victory in Egypt. However, it was the beginning of the end for French presence in Egypt. The battle cost the lives of an additional 1,000 French soldiers, but the cost to the Ottomans was even higher. An estimated 8,000 Turkish troops were killed.

In accordance with the sure word of prophecy, many were overthrown when the King of the North came like a whirlwind against the Willful King, France.

THESE SHALL ESCAPE OUT OF HIS HAND, EVEN EDOM,
AND MOAB, AND THE CHIEF OF THE CHILDREN OF AMMON

The lands here described lay predominantly east of the Jordan River. “The land of Edom was in the desert regions east and south of Israel. Many of the descendants of the these nations spread out into Saudi Arabia.”9 In his efforts to drive Napoleon out of the Middle East, the King of the North/Ottoman Empire focused his attention where French forces were located. This was west of the Jordan. Therefore, all the lands east of the Jordan “escaped out of his hand” in the drive south.

DANIEL 11:42

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

Once roused to battle, the Ottoman Empire was ruthless in once again bringing under control those areas it had previously conquered. Unlike the practice of Western forces, the Turks’ habit was not to take prisoners. They tortured and killed any French soldiers they found, wounded or not. They likewise killed anyone suspected of sympathizing with the French and it was in this that the “land of Egypt [did] not escape.”

A travel journal, written in the 19th century, alludes to the treatment of the Egyptians by the Ottomans, stating: “Read of the atrocities attributed by Sir Robert Wilson to the French, and you will imagine that the only object of our interference was the domestic happiness of the invaded people. Yet, strange to say, the Arabs speak of the French with respect, and of their expulsion with regret.10 As has often been said, the victors write the history books and this case was no different. Had the French been as bad to the Egyptians as claimed, the Arabs living there would not have regretted their expulsion.

DANIEL 11:43

“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 steps.”

POWER OVER THE TREASURES OF GOLD AND OF SILVER,
AND … ALL THE PRECIOUS THINGS OF EGYPT

Muhammad Ali Pasha al-Mas'ud ibn Agha

Muhammad Ali Pasha was the conduit through which the King of the North had access to the wealth of Egypt.

Muhammad Ali was sent to Egypt by the Ottomans in their fight to drive out the French. He was the second in command of an Albanian regiment.  “With great political skill, he managed by 1805 to be named the wālī, the Ottoman sultan’s viceroy in Egypt, with the rank of pasha.”11

Once in power, “Muhammad Ali executed one of the greatest land grabes [sic.] in history. He confiscated the feudal farms of the Mameluk grandees and stripped Cairo’s religious institutions of their 600,000 prime acres of landholdings. Thus decapitating Cairo’s medieval order and Egypt was now the viceroy’s private plantation.”12

Muhammad Ali may be credited with establishing the modern Egyptian state, but it was not done peaceably. In fact, it could be argued that the actions of this appointee of the King of the North were part of what was predicted in Daniel’s prophecy when the angel declared, “The land of Egypt shall not escape.”

Muḥammad ʿAlī put an end to Egypt’s traditional society. He eliminated the Mamlūks, the former ruling oligarchy, expropriated the old landholding classes, turned the religious class into pensioners of the government, restricted the activities of the native merchant and artisan groups, neutralized the Bedouins, and crushed all movements of rebellion among the peasants.13

At this time, Egypt was still a province of the Ottoman Empire. Muhammad Ali levied ruinously high taxes on the populace, impoverishing them. Some of this money he sent as a tribute to the Ottoman sultan. Thus, he made the “treasures of gold and of silver” along with “all the precious things of Egypt” available to the King of the North.

THE LIBYANS AND THE ETHIOPIANS SHALL BE AT HIS STEPS

LIBYANS:The northern coast of Africa was brought under the control of the Ottoman Empire early on. Later, in 1711, Libya became largely autonomous when Ahmed Karamanli, a cavalry officer, staged a coup. He murdered the Ottoman governor and established the Karamanli dynasty, although he continued to pay a token tribute to the Ottoman Empire. This region remained largely independent until 1832. At that time, the Ottoman sultan sent in troops to restore order following the abdication of the ruler.

ETHIOPIANS: The geography that makes up the modern country of Ethiopia was never part of the Ottoman Empire. However, this word as translated in the King James Bible does not refer to the modern country known as “Ethiopia.” Rather, it comes from the word “Cushite” which was translated into Latin as “Æthiops.”

The Egyptian priest Manetho (c. 300 BC) listed Egypt’s Kushite (25th) dynasty, calling it the “Aethiopian dynasty”. Moreover, when the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek (c. 200 BC), the Hebrew appellation “Kush, Kushite” became in Greek “Aethiopia, Aethiopians”, appearing as “Ethiopia, Ethiopians” in the English King James Version.14

This area, therefore, anciently referred to the land bordering on the south of Egypt. The Libyans and the Ethiopians were perfectly described when said to be at the steps of the King of the North.

DANIEL 11:44

“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 make away many.”

The King of the North is inarguably the Ottoman Empire. Therefore, “tidings out of the east and out of the north” would be news coming from the east and north of the Ottoman Empire, not the east and north of Palestine.

World War I provided Turkey with the diversion, and the excuse it had been wanting, to obliterate the Armenians living within their borders.

“Waves of Persecution followed one another down through the centuries, some more severe than others. … By the dawn of the twentieth century Armenia as an entity had long ceased to exist. The territory … had been carved into three principle sections. The western part, including Mount Ararat, belonged to the Turkish Empire; the northern part along the Caucasus mountains became one of the republics under Russian rule; the eastern part bordering the Caspian Sea had long been under Persian control. The people, like many other national groups, became dispersed; but unlike others, they largely maintained their identity.”

(Marie Egitkhanoff, Terror by Night and Day, An Armenian Girl’s Story, p. 6.)

NORTH: One of the unexpected results of the Willful King/France’s invasion of Egypt, was the alliance of the Ottoman Empire with her neighbor to the north, Russia. The two had been at war for centuries. Literally. The Russo-Turkish wars spanned five centuries and are among the longest lasting disputes in the history of Europe. During these conflicts, the Ottoman Empire steadily lost land to the Russian Empire.

EAST: Persia lay east of the Ottoman Empire. From 1804-1813, Persia and Russia were at war. “The Persian Army outnumbered the Russian forces in Transcaucasia several times over but was significantly inferior in the art of war, military training, and organization.”15 Persia lost the war and land to Russia. Another war followed in 1826-1828. Again, Russia won.

“As a result of the Russo-Persian wars, Russia annexed northern Azerbaijan and eastern Armenia. The Russian victories freed the peoples of Transcaucasia from the yoke of the Persian feudal lords, and these peoples actively supported the Russian forces during the wars.16

Russia, annexing land from Persia, thus partially encircled the Ottoman Empire, bringing pressure to bear from the north and the east. This was the news out of the north and the east that alarmed the King of the North.

A detailed listing of the tensions between the Ottoman Empire and Russia would be too long for the present article. However, some of the tensions were due to religious differences as the vast majority of Ottomans were Muslim while the Russians were Christian. When the czar ordered the Muslims expelled from the North Caucasus, it resulted in a genocide that cost the lives of 1.5 million Muslims. Any survivors fled southward to the Ottoman Empire.

This is not unimportant history. These actions can be directly traced back to the King of the South (Egypt) “pushing at” the Willful King (France) and the overwhelming reaction of the King of the North (Ottoman Empire) in response. During and directly following World War I, the Turks were responsible for the Armenian Genocide, the Greek Genocide and the Assyrian Genocide in which upwards of 3 million Christians lost their lives due to suspicion that, as Christians, they were sympathetic to Russia.

What horrible consequences resulted from the King of the South pushing at the Willful King! Only Yahuwah knows the total number of lives destroyed and the immense suffering endured when the King of the North went “forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.”

 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.”

Sultan Abdul Hamid II

Sultan Abdul Hamid II fulfilled prophecy when he sent officials to govern Jerusalem directly.

In this verse, the record of history again confirms the accuracy of prophetic utterance. The Jews, and later the Khazars, had long wanted to gain control of Palestine. In 1897, the Zionist Organization (later, the World Zionist Organization) held the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland. During this three-day conference, the possibility was discussed of having Jerusalem as the capital of some future Jewish state. But Jerusalem and Palestine itself were still under the control of the Ottoman Empire.

Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of the Ottoman Caliphate, responded in a way that perfectly fulfills this text. He sent officials from his own palace to govern the province around Jerusalem. He wanted to retain control of this part of his empire and felt that having Ottoman officials stationed there in Jerusalem would enable him to keep abreast of any attempts by foreign governments to seize the area.

The Sultan’s concerns were well founded. World War I was on the horizon. The tensions leading up to the “war to end all wars” were already in process. But very few people know that one of the primary motives driving England’s policy during World War I was the establishment of a homeland for “Jews.”

…The British did not even propose to go through the motions of consulting the indigenous people in the country. As the author of the notorious Balfour Declaration, Arthur Balfour, said to Lord Curzon: “The Four Great Powers are committed to Zionism. And Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long traditions, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desires and prejudices of the Arabs who inhabit that ancient land.”

 

… What followed was a systematic effort to undermine self-governance and self-rule, through pliant regimes and, in the case of Palestine, outright denial of the inhabitants’ right to a free and independent country. …

 

Ironically, one of Britain’s assertions for legitimising its policy at the time was to point to its high mindedness; that it was freeing Arabs from the yoke of foreign Ottoman rule.17

Germany had actually won the war and presented England with a fair offer of peace. Had England accepted the peace offered by Germany, millions of lives would have been saved. Instead, something entirely different happened.

The international Jewish bankers are what happened.  The Zionist Jews funding the war effort wanted Palestine, which at that time was part of the Ottoman Empire. The only way to give Palestine to the Jews was to take it from the Ottomans. In exchange for the United States entering the war, the British promised Palestine to the Jews for a homeland.

It was a diabolical deal and one that Great Britain had no right to promise. Yet, that is just what happened under the Balfour Agreement.18

Balfour visits Jerusalem

Balfour visits Jerusalem

British politician Lord Arthur Balfour (1848 - 1930) points out a feature of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to Governor Sir Ronald Storrs during a visit to Jerusalem, 9th April 1925. The city's Arab residents were on strike as a protest against the Balfour Declaration supporting plans for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

Arthur James Balfour was the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary. He was well aware of the unethical nature of the British agenda to take Palestine from the Turks. In a letter to Lord Curzon, written in 1919, he admitted: “…In Palestine we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the country….The Four Great Powers are committed to Zionism. And Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long traditions, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land …”19  The British and various Zionists agitating for a Jewish homeland in Palestine made contradictory promises. With the support of the Rothschild dynasty, they promised a homeland to Jews while at the same time they made promises to the local Arab populace that they had no intention of keeping.

“TABERNACLES”

Throughout the greater part of the 19th century, a number of Bible scholars suggested the Ottoman Empire was the King of the North. As the King of the North, they predicted the Ottoman Empire would transfer its headquarters to Jerusalem. When the Ottoman Empire dissolved following World War I without this ever happening, many assumed their interpretation was incorrect.

The Ottoman Empire was not conquered by foreign powers. It simply ceased to exist. Europeans at the time were well aware of the incongruity of what was happening in the once-feared empire. The Literary Digest of 1919 reported on the presence of envoys from the Ottoman Empire at the Council of Ten, but not as participants, stating:

“If shades can laugh, the spirits of Peter the Hermit, Louis IX, and Richard the Lion-Hearted may have joined in an outburst of sardonic mirth the other day when the empire that ten crusades failed for three centuries to vanquish, sent its Grand Vizier to Paris, and a delegation of Turkish notables along with him. On their way to and from the sessions of the Council of Ten of the Peace Conference … they were required to enter and depart through different doors from those used by the members. As the Charleston Evening Post remarks: ‘These smooth-speaking gentlemen from the Golden Horn were not envoys of an empire, for it is not yet quite determined whether Turkey is to be considered as still having a national entity.’ They visited Paris simply as experts from whom the Council of Ten might obtain information regarding Turkish affairs.”

This assumption, however, is based on a misunderstanding of the word “tabernacles.” When correctly understood, it is clearly seen that the King of the North is the Ottoman Empire and he did indeed do just what the prophecy foretold. He planted “the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain.” In other words, the Ottoman Sultan established his political presence between the Jordan River, which was to the east, and the Mediterranean Sea that lay to the west.

The word “tabernacle” comes from the Hebrew word, ohel. It means: “a tent…covering, (dwelling) (place), home, tabernacle, a tent.”20 The Children of Israel tabernacled in the wilderness. It is the same word used repeatedly throughout the books of Moses to describe both the tent of meeting and the sanctuary. A tabernacle is a temporary dwelling place. It is a tent! It was for this very reason that David yearned to build a permanent dwelling place for Yahuwah.

The Sultan did not need to move the seat of his government to Jerusalem in order to fulfill Daniel 11:45. He fulfilled it when he deliberately moved part of his government to Jerusalem to meet the growing threat of Zionist bankers expansionism. It was not a permanent establishment but a temporary one. A “tabernacle of his palace.”

HE SHALL COME TO HIS END AND NONE SHALL HELP HIM

The mighty Ottoman Empire, the feared scourge of the Crusaders, came to its end, not with a bang, but withering away into nothingness. Czar Nicholas I of Russia referred to the Ottoman Empire as a “sick man,” stating:

Turkey seems to be falling to pieces, the fall will be a great misfortune. It is very important that England and Russia should come to a perfectly good understanding ... and that neither should take any decisive step of which the other is not apprized … We have a sick man on our hands, a man gravely ill, it will be a great misfortune if one of these days he slips through our hands, especially before the necessary arrangements are made.21

The name caught on quickly and soon people from newspapermen to Bible scholars focused on the failing might of the once great Ottoman Empire referring to it as the “sick man of Europe.” For many years, Great Britain and France helped prop up the Ottoman Empire in an attempt to keep Russia from annexing it and expanding still more. Eventually, though, troubles in Europe diverted attention and finances away from the “sick man.”

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

The King of the North had moved the “tabernacles of his palace” to Jerusalem because he feared foreign powers would annex this area of the Ottoman Empire. This is exactly what happened. Following World War I, the victorious Allied powers divided the spoils of war amongst themselves and Palestine was given into the control of the British Empire.

The Ottoman Empire lost territory following World War I but, ultimately, it was not conquered by some other nation. It came to its end internally.  Mustafa Kemal, a Turkish military officer, abolished the Ottoman sultanate and, later, the caliphate, establishing the modern Republic of Turkey. Fully 99% of Turks are Muslims, and yet, intriguingly, Turkey is not officially a Muslim nation.

Kemal modernized Turkey by secularizing it. He was given the name Atatürk (“Father of the Turks”) in recognition of the vast, sweeping changes he brought to the country. He ensured that the Turkish government would in the future be completely separate from Islam. He laid a foundation of laws that make it impossible for the Ottoman Empire and the caliphate to ever be revived. He “established a new civil code, based on European precedents. And he drew up a constitution that expressly severed all connection with Islamic [Sharia] law.22

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk gave the Ottoman Empire (and Islam) a deadly wound from which it has never—and from which it will never—recover. The King of the North had come to his end and none helped him.

TURKEY TODAY

Turkey has fulfilled its destined role in prophecy. Some people are still looking for further developments in the former Ottoman Empire. However, there is nothing more to be fulfilled in the prophecy of Daniel 11. The King of the North came to his end in 1922 after the European powers that had been backing him withdrew their support.

decline of the Ottoman Empire, 1174-1914 

The entire build up of Daniel 11 was for one purpose and one purpose only: to identify for the final generation when probation will close! Just as the “time of the end” began in 1798, the “time of trouble” began in 1922. Anything more that occurs in Turkey falls within the parameters of the time of trouble.

Daniel 11 is finished. It’s over! Nothing more is to be fulfilled. We are now living in the time of Daniel 12:1. This is a most solemn realization. The angel told Daniel:

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.

 

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

 

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:1-3)

Turkey

Wake up! This is the time in which we are now living! Probation will be closing soon! There is but a single event standing between that solemn event and us: the sounding of the trumpets.

Trumpets sound to announce or warn, and that is what these trumpets do. They are given to draw attention to the close of probation. They will be the worst scourges to ever fall on mankind up to that time. Their purpose is to awaken souls because what comes after the close of probation, the seven last plagues, will be so bad that, if Yahuwah did not preserve His children through it, there would be no life left.

Infinite mercy wants every soul awake, aware, and capable of making intelligent decisions. The trumpets are what will draw the attention of every person living on the face of the earth to the truths they need to know to get ready for the close of probation and the Second Coming.

Now, in these closing moments, make a full surrender to Yahuwah. Search your heart. Lay aside every impediment and, with full assurance of faith, grasp the promised salvation.

His hand is reaching out, longing to grasp yours and pull you to safety. Won’t you reach out to the best friend you will ever have?

Yahushua reaching to save you 


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1 All Scripture is taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

2 http://www.expertsmind.com/library/french-invasion-and-occupation-of-egypt-in-1798-5235506.aspx

3 Güven Dinç, “The Ports of Cyprus and the French Invasion of Egypt (1798-1801),”Mediterranean Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2016).

4 http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/wars_french_egypt.html

5 John Stevens C. Abbott, The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, pp. 102-103.

6 Ibid., emphasis supplied.

7 http://www.inlightofprophecyfulfilled.org/studies/pdf/articles/KON/KON_Part3.pdf , p. 3.

8 Erets, (#776), Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.

9 http://www.inlightofprophecyfulfilled.org/studies/pdf/articles/KON/KON_Part3.pdf, p. 5.

10 Richard R. Madden, Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 & 1827, p. 173, emphasis supplied.

11 https://www.britannica.com/biography/Muhammad-Ali-pasha-and-viceroy-of-Egypt

12 http://egyptianagriculture.com/muhammad_ali.html

13 https://www.britannica.com/biography/Muhammad-Ali-pasha-and-viceroy-of-Egypt

14 http://murakushsociety.org/index.php/2016/09/23/dictionary-defines-the-hebrew-term-cushite-as-moor-in-english/

15 http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Russo-Persian+Wars+of+the+19th+Century

16 Ibid., emphasis supplied.

17 https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20141114-world-war-one-and-palestine-does-the-connection-still-matter/, emphasis supplied.

18 Click here for more information on the Balfour Agreement and the events leading up to it.

19 http://www.balfourproject.org/a-few-quotes/

20 See Strong’s Concordance, #168.

21 Harold Temperley, England and the Near East, p. 272.

22 http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-23810527, emphasis supplied.