In Daniel 11 we have a direct continuum from chapter 10, wherein Gabriel was speaking to Daniel, uncovering to him the truths of those kings that shall succeed the Persian empire, namely Greece, Rome and her successors. Further too, Gabriel had already told Daniel these words, “and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.” Dan. 10: 20.
Therefore, not only was Gabriel having to battle under the Persian kingdom but under the Grecian as well! This angel assured Daniel that the Grecian empire would come, and how it would eventually morph into two distinct kingdoms—the King of the North and the king of the South, reduced from four, as we have previously studied in Chapter 8. Eventually, out of one of these two “kings”, another kingdom would emerge, taking to itself the title “king of the North.” That kingdom was Pagan Rome, in fulfillment of the prediction in Chapter 8: 9, “And *out of one of them* came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.” It is this military power that would next bear rule over, and ultimately oppress the church of God, till the time of the end, under its new phase, Papal Rome.