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shall stretch forth [shalach] his hand [yad] also upon
the countries [erets]: and the land [erets] of Egypt
[Mitsrayim] shall not escape [paleytah].
43 But he
shall have power [mashal] over the treasures [mikman]
of gold [zahab] and of silver [keceph], and over all the precious [chemdah] things of Egypt
[Mitsrayim]: and the Libyans [Luwbiy] and the Ethiopians [Kuwshiy]
shall be at his steps [mits`ad]. KJV-Interlinear
42 'Then he
will stretch out his hand against other countries, and the land of Egypt
will not escape. 43 'But he will gain control over the hidden treasures of gold
and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; and Libyans and
Ethiopians will follow at his heels.
King of the North will be successful against the King of the South, as well as Israel. But now, all hell breaks loose throughout the
world. The King of the North will
unleash his power against the rest of the world. His presumption is that the other two powers
will do nothing to save the Middle East, and
that presumption is wrong.
North will invade Israel and
then continue in its advance against North Africa. Egypt will not escape. This is the description of the escape of a
little critter just minding his own business, and then suddenly a predator
pounces on him. He, the little critter,
is shocked and amazed since he did not expect to become lunch for the predator,
and because the attack was so sudden and accurate, there is no escape available
for the little guy.
is the response, or rather the reaction of Egypt, and the alliance of the
South. The attack from the North was not
expected. After all, they did have an
agreement in this conspiracy. But its
fury, its thoroughness, and its tenacity, were unexpected. Also, the continued advance into southern
territory was not expected. The Southern
alliance is totally overwhelmed, and of the four powers in reference in the
Armageddon campaign, the South is the first to fall.
North has success and it celebrates, but that is short lived. It launches its attack against the whole
planet, 'he will stretch out his hand against other countries'. This is not a reference to the neighboring
countries. These have already been
overrun. This is a reference to distant
coastal countries, and also comes to mean distant continents.
fury of the attack is amplified in Rev. 16:19.
The cities of the earth will be destroyed. Two thirds of the population of Israel will
die, Zech. 13:8-9, and one third will believe in Christ during this horrible
onslaught. They will miraculously survive the invasion, its reversal, (which we
have not seen yet, but will in verse 44), and they will see their own
deliverance by Christ, who will finish
And the great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations
And it will come about in all the land,
Declares the LORD, That two parts in it will be cut off and
perish; But the third will be left in
7 'And My holy name I shall make known in the
midst of My people Israel;
and I shall not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know
that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8 'Behold, it is coming and
it shall be done,' declares the Lord GOD. 'That is the day of which I have
24 describes the condition of the world in those days. It will be laid waste. Everyone will be treated the same. Many will die, and there will be no
preference to ones position, title, or financial status. When the bombs and missiles fall, their
destructive power will not play favorites.
Behold, the LORD lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface, and
scatters its inhabitants. 2 And the people will be like the priest, the servant
like his master, the maid like her mistress, the buyer like the seller, the
lender like the borrower, the creditor like the debtor. 3 The earth will be
completely laid waste and completely despoiled, for the LORD has spoken this
here, in Daniel we are just in the preliminary stages of the war. The South is no more. The North is enjoying its surprising
victory. It has entered in the homes and
businesses of its conquered territories, and has plundered and engorged itself
with its newly won booty.
and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all its villages, will say to
you, 'Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize
plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to
capture great spoil?
King of the North has seized all the wealth of Israel
and North Africa, thinking that, that is a
legitimate objective. It now thinks that
is owns the center of the world. But, we
already know that worldly wealth is temporary.
We already know that anything of this world will fade just as quickly as
it appears. Our spiritual state in life
is far more important than all the wealth of the world. Our spiritual status will go with us into
eternity, a place where we all are headed.
nations of the earth, under the influence of Satan's leadership, are pursuing
their own destruction, and this destruction is getting out of hand. Where wealth was an initial objective, now
the destruction of Israel
will become the objective, and the frustration of the nations. In tomorrow s study, the second power will
meet its end and it will be totally destroyed.
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