A few years ago Rod Meredith gave a sermon on “The Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ’s Return,” This was then compiled in written form and published as a booklet. LCG has been pushing this material as recently as this week.
This article will analyze the claim in the Fourteen Points article that Islamic Extremism will take over the Islamic world and will coalesce together to become the biblical King of the South. This claim is certainly NOT exclusive to LCG, but is championed by Bob Thiel, UCG and other COG Groups.
I have covered these subjects over and over again at the sites so I am only going to analyze one or two sections to clearly reveal how they have departed from the scriptures.
The claim is that: “Presently, the whole Islamic world in the Middle East and North Africa is being enveloped by a wave of resurgent Islamic fundamentalism. Islamic fundamentalist insurgencies, funded by rogue states and terrorist organizations, are trying to destabilize the moderate, Western-leaning, secular regimes currently in power, and are seeking to replace them with a unified, resuscitated Islamic caliphate (empire)—the prophesied “king of the South.” The final leader over these reinvigorated Muslim nations will be a tremendously powerful religio-political false Messiah or “Mahdi” who will draw his power from a confederation of those nations. He will provoke the key events written in Daniel 11, which must occur before the return of Jesus Christ to this earth.”
Gerald Flurry is on record as claiming that Islamic Extremism is controlled by Iran and therefore Iran is the King of the South.
Rod Meredith with LCG, Bob Thiel, UCG and probably others, teach that the biblical King of the South consists of radical Islam which will take over and unite the Islamic world against the now rising New Federal Europe.
Let us consider this claim in the light of the Holy Scriptures.
The Bible does not even mention Islam, but it does identify the King of the South and also names many modern Islamic nations. The two key scriptures are Psalm 83 which names many modern Islamic nations and Daniel 11 which identifies the King of the South.
In Psalm 83 God inspires David to write that the nations of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, the Arab nations and the Palestinian people, along with Turkey will attack who? No, not the King of the North or the New Federal Europe at all! They will attack today’s Jewish State!
Psalm 83 reveals that these nations and people will NOT attack the New Europe, quite the contrary these nations will be allied with the New Federal Europe [the King of the North]!
Grasp that clearly, Holy Scripture says that the Islamic nations of Turkey, Jordan, Syria, the Arab nations, Lebanon and the Palestinians will be allied with Ashur which is modern Germany, Austria and Hungary; the central core of the now rising New Federal Europe!
Read Psalm 83 yourself!
A prophecy of the latter days when the nations of Europe, Turkey, Jordan and the Arab States will confederate against all the nations of Judah and Israel.
Psalm 83:1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden [protected] ones.
83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
83:6 The tabernacles of Edom [Turkey], and the Ishmaelites [true Arabs, sons of Ishmael; sons of Abraham and Agar]; of Moab [Jordan today], and the Hagarenes [Arabs who are sons of Agar by another than Abraham, and also not the sons of Ishmael];
83:7 Geba [Lebanon], and Ammon [Jordan today], and Amalek [a tribe of the Turks]; the Philistines [Gaza] with the inhabitants of Tyre [Lebanon];
83:8 Assur [modern Germany, Austria, Hungary] also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot [will help modern Jordan; Ammon and Moab]. Selah.
These folks are completely ignoring Holy Scripture and advancing their own anti scriptural fantasies. I have pointed these things out privately to many senior men in all the major COG Groups and they will not accept the scriptures and insist on their own false traditions.
The next question is: Who is really the King of the South?
That question is easily answered if we just believe the scriptures and use some basic logic.
We are told that the King of the South will provoke the King of the North [the New Federal Europe].
Daniel 11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push [provoke] 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.
Who is the King of the South then? The King of the South is the entity which provokes the New Federal Europe [the King of the North]; it is the entity which the New Europe will attack.
Since the nations of Turkey, Jordan, Syria, the Arab nations, Lebanon and the Palestinian peoples are allied with the King of the NORTH as per Psalm 83, they cannot be the ones provoking the King of the North!
How can we know who is provoking the King of the North and is therefore the King of the South? Easily: By identifying the entity which the King of the North attacks in response to the provocation!
Who does the King of the North [the New Federal Europe] attack in response to the provocation?
Daniel 11:41 He [the King of the North of the New Europe] shall enter also into the glorious land [Palestine, Judea, the modern Jewish State], and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand [why will they escape, because they are his allies according to Psalm 83], even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the [other] countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 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.
The King of the South is now identified, because the King of the North [the New Europe with her Islamic allies] comes to attack those who provoked him; and he attacks Egypt and the modern Jewish State!
Therefore the King of the South is Egypt and the modern Jewish State!
The Kings of the North and South were the two main factions of the four divisions of Alexander’s empire. The King of the North being Seleucid Syria which later became part of the Roman Empire; and the King of the South being the Ptolemaic empire consisting of Egypt and Judea / Palestine.
Today the King of the North is still an alliance of the modern Rome of the New Europe and Seleucid Syria, also including Turkey and the surrounding nations.
Today the King of the South is still the Ptolemaic Empire of Egypt and the Jewish State.
How will the King of the South provoke the King of the North today?
A general Middle East war is looming large [keep up with events at our News Prophecy site], it will soon destroy organized Islamic extremism and reset the realities in the region. This will result in a genuine peace deal as per 1 Thessalonians 5:3 and Daniel 8:25.
At that point God will withdraw his protection allowing the man of sin to be set up doing miracles, and when he goes to Jerusalem to ascend the Temple Mount (Mat 24:15) the extremist Jewish Settle Movement will sabotage the peace and the tribulation will begin with the occupation of Jerusalem.
The Palestinians and the surrounding nations will be outraged at the attack on the peace by the Settlers and will rise up and pour into the land from which God has withdrawn his protection.
There will be an incredible blood bath and the Jewish State will prepare to launch a nuclear holocaust on the invaders and their nations. The New Federal Europe will then rush in to prevent a nuclear attack by the Jewish State, saving Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and the Arab nations from devastation.
These grateful Islamic nations will then ally with the New Europe and abandon the Petrodollar. Then Asian nations tired of Trump threats, will jump on board sending the United States and dollar dependent nations into a catastrophic economic collapse. The situation will escalate with greater and greater disasters until those nations are crushed and prepared to serve God and accept deliverance when Christ comes 42 months later.
The Jewish State will quickly fall (Mat 24:15) and her people placed in ghettos for deportation from Palestine, but the other nations of Israel including the United States and the British peoples will go into a cascading collapse which will take 42 months to complete.
Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half [42 thirty day months, or 1260 days]; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished [after 42 months we will be humbled and ready to accept Christ and he will come].
These organizations also teach in the main, that the US will be destroyed almost immediately by a nuclear holocaust; which teaching is also contrary to Holy Scripture.
These corporate church organizations also have no idea what the abomination of Daniel is. Rejecting any zeal to live by every Word of God they have no understanding of spiritual things for spiritual things are spiritually discerned.
What is the abomination in spiritual terms?
The biblical word abomination means a detestable disgusting thing; this word is applied to anything offensive to God. The word includes any unclean thing, idol or false teaching.
Being carnally minded the corporate COG organizations interpret the “desolating abomination” as some kind of idol or picture, an icon. Yet this word actually means much more than that; it means anything loathsome to God.
The final abomination is the ultimate deceiver and man of sin of 2 Thessalonians himself. Satan is the great deceiver and abomination to God, and the final physical abomination is not a mere piece of paper or metal, but it is “The Son of Perdition” himself! Yet this “Man of Sin” will surely wear or carry a cross when he visits the Mount!
When this “Man of Sin,” the ultimate physical abomination goes to the Holy Place the tribulation will begin (Mat 24:15).
These things are not understood because today’s Laodicean Ekklesia has rejected the truth for the false traditions of their idols of men.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
The Holy Spirit is only given to those who obey God.
Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
For it is also written that the wicked [those who have no zeal to live by every Word of God]; will not understand.
Daniel 12:10 . . . but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise [those who zealously live by every Word of God] shall understand.
Today’s Laodicean Ekklesia will be rejected by God and Jesus Christ into great tribulation because they have no zeal to live by every Word of God.
Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth [They will be rejected by Christ into severe correction.].
Why will they be rejected into great tribulation? They believe their own vain imaginations and reject the Word of God, so that they will not understand when the time comes.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God [for our own false traditions], I will also forget thy children.
Indeed they will insist that because no Daily Sacrifice has begun and their imagined Islamic Extremist alliance has not happened, God’s two servants are false teachers and are not of God at all.
Brethren, based solidly on Holy Scripture and the unfolding of events, I have been warning of these events over and over for the past ten years.
Very very soon now the expected Middle East war will take place followed by a genuine peace deal and then the tribulation will begin, catching all those who reject the scriptures by surprise!