For the understanding of bible-prophecy it’s necessary to get busy with some books of the bible.
Most important for that, are the book of Daniel and the book of revelation. The first phase of world war III. Is written in Daniel chapter 11.
Book Daniel 11:36-39
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished : for that that is determined shall be done.
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.
But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces : and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
Thus shall he do in the most strongholds 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.
Here we’ve got a detailed description of the king of the North:
- He will do what he likes,
- Raise his-self about the highest god,
- He doesn’t care about the gods of others,
- His god will be a war-god,
- He will fight wars with others and
- Those which are found to him will participate on his power.
The king of the North will be the last ruler over the ,Holy Roman Empire’. This is related with the prophecy from Daniel 2:31-45, where is said, that the ten toes represent the ten kings, which will rule at the second coming of Christ and getting destroyed by him.
2:31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
Because for us only the fourth empire is important, I’ll leave of the other empires.
2:40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
These verses, covers to the iron Rome and the Ger manic tribes, which came out of them and from which later, the European nations, came out from. These had it seen as their fate, to resurrect the Roman Empire as the ,Holy Roman Empire’.
Because here isn’t spoken about nations, there is he question, who in person is the king of the North?
People, who are quit busy about this theme, speculate, that it could be the charismatic baron Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg, former German minister of defence. He is in Germany indeed still cold posed, be cause of his plagiarism scandal, but that doesn’t matter. Than like we can read in Daniel 11:21, he will not come to power by elections:
And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.