Fall of regimes seems sure
It is well known that the communist regimes of the Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe collapsed between 1989 and 1992.
What is not so well known is that these dramatic events constituted a phase in the fulfilment of Bible prophecy, specifically the prophecy of Daniel 11:40, which describes the culmination of a centuries-long struggle between powers portrayed in the Bible as the King of the North and the King of the South.
At the start of the “Time of the End”, the King of the South would inflict a major defeat on the King of the North, who would recover, and strike back with decisive force. The overthrow of the communist regimes of the Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe fits into this prophetic scenario.
In biblical parlance, the original King of the North was Babylon (city and empire), and the King of the South was Egypt (nation). However, by the “Time of the End”, which began in 1798, the identity of these “kings” had shifted from literal/ national to symbolic/spiritual.
The King of the North was now the Papacy, the office of the Pope and the dominant power in Europe for over 12 centuries, while the King of the South was now atheism, which emerged as a political force during the French Revolution, towards the end of the 18th Century, and has been described as the very spirit of the revolution.
The prophecy of Daniel 11:40 pits these two powers against each other in an end-time conflict that is ongoing.
The first act in this drama occurred in February 1798, when French General Louis-alexandre Berthier, on behalf of the (atheistic) revolutionary government, invaded the Vatican in Rome, Italy, abolished the Papacy’s political power, and took Pope Pius VI captive. The King of the South had struck a devastating blow, but the King of the North would strike back.
In the spectacular overthrow of the communist regimes of the Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe, the Papacy struck back with a vengeance. These regimes, which came to power in the early and middle 20th Century, were inherently atheistic, and almost invariably made war against religion and religious institutions, including the Catholic Church.
As the case of Poland shows (https://www. nytimes.com/2005/04/06/ world/europe/pope-helpedbring-poland-its-freedom. html), the Papacy played a major role in resisting and eventually overthrowing these communist regimes.
Other communist regimes came to power in China, North Korea and Cuba, during the 20th Century. By the sure word of prophecy, we can expect the fall of these regimes also, as the King of the North continues his fightback.
Oswald W. Newton