Why should you be interested in the prophecy recorded by Daniel in chapter 11 of the book that bears his name? The King of the North and the King of the South of Daniel are locked in an all-out conflict for domination as a world power. As the centuries pass, turning into millenniums, first one, then the other, gains domination over the other. At times, one king rules as a world power while the other suffers destruction, and there are stretches of time where there is no conflict. But then another battle abruptly erupts, and the conflict begins anew. Who is the current King of the North and the King of the South?
Who are the seven kings or kingdoms of Bible history in Revelation chapter 17? We are living in the last days that the apostle Paul spoke of, when he said, "difficult times will come." (2 Tim. 3:1-7) How close we are to the end of these last days, wherein we will enter into the Great Tribulation that Jesus Christ spoke of (Matt. 24:21), no one can know for a certainty.
However, Jesus and the New Testament authors have helped to understand the signs of the times and that our deliverance is drawing near depends, not merely on some chronological estimation, but on real-life events in fulfillment of Bible prophecies. We live in an extraordinary and momentous time, where we have the appearance of the seventh kings or kingdoms of Bible history and the continued battle between the last King of the North and the King of the South. The Bible foretold, “and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.” — Revelation 17:10.