The King of the North and the King of the South.
Because the dispensationalist teach that chapter 11 of Daniel is about a future war between Syria and Egypt; many Messianics have become fixated on Egypt and Syria as future enemies of the modern state of Israel. They are concerned that all this will happen in their life times. We see no Biblical reason to be concerned in anyway about the modern state of Israel. Politically they are our allies and the only democracy over there, and as such deserve to be respected and supported. But Biblically they are not repentant, and therefore not brethren. What GOD does about them, and when HE does it, is completely up to HIM.
So what is this King of the North and King of the South all about? How many time does a war have to happen before it is to be considered fulfilled to these mischievous Futurists? The truth of the matter is that the wars described in the passage have already happened. They are all recorded in the dry dusty paged of history books that the dispensationalist refuse to open. They would much rather scare and upset people with their constant prattling about the impending Judgment Day, with its accompanying doom, death, and destruction scenarios. Please; they have been saying this stuff since 1830. They have yet to be right about any of it. If you bother to read the whole passage, you will see that it makes it quite clear as to when the prophecy is to start.
And as for me, in the first year of Darius the Mede, I stood up to confirm and strengthen him. “And now I will show you the truth. Behold, three more kings shall arise in Persia; and a fourth shall be far richer than all of them; and when he has become strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the kingdom of Greece. Dan. 11:1-2
If one starts with Darius the Mede king of the Medes and the Persian and simply goes down through history, there is nothing that is future. All the major players in the Middle East are here down to Julius Caesar who just as verse 45 stated “he shall come to his end, with none to help him”, died on March 15, 44 BC with no one coming to his aid.
For a complete list of these kings, see our commentary on Chapter 10 &11 of Daniel. (which we are working on)