Thursday, October 20, 2016

Apologetics Corner: Why Do Some People Believe Jesus is the Messiah?

Ultraorthodox Jewish Men (source)


Since this is a prophecy website, I would like to branch out a little and explore other aspects of prophecy, in this case, Jesus Christ himself. Below is my Quora answer to "Why do some people believe Jesus is the Messiah?" I explain how Jesus "works" as a Messiah just as well as the current orthodox Jewish model(s) do. 


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"Why Do Some People Believe Jesus is the Messiah?" (My answer copied below).

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus is the best Messiah candidate there is.

He fits into the existing Jewish paradigms of the Messiah in a rather simple, unifying (and serendipitous) way. 

Before I can dive into this question, we have to discuss what a Messiah is....

What's a Messiah?

The Messiah is a figure predicted in the Old Testament who would:

1) Fight battles on behalf of Israel and defeat her enemies

2) Lead the world to worship Yahweh

3) Teach Law observance

4) Rebuild the Temple 

5) Generally rule the world and bring world peace

6) Be a king in the dynasty of king David

Christianity Started as a Jewish Sect

If you explore Orthodox Judaism (then and now) you will not find a single, unified concept of "what the Messiah will be like." Keep in mind, during the life of Jesus on earth, there was a variety of Jewish sects, such as the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes. In fact, Jesus Himself and Paul, are very closely aligned with the theological views of the Pharisees, in some ways. 

Christianity started as yet another sect of Judaism. The first Christians had absolutely no intention of forming a new religion. They weren't open to pagan modifications either, because they were...well... Jews. Christianity has very strong Jewish origins. In fact, when reading the book of Acts, public officials regarded Christianity as a controversial sect of Judaism. 

Because that's precisely what it was, and what it is now. 


So How Does Jesus Line Up?

Contrary to what most people think, Christians back then (and Christians today!) don't "disagree" with Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah. That list I made of commonly held features of the Messiah? Christians believe every one of them applies to Jesus. In fact, many evangelical Christians believe they apply in a very literal way.  In order for Jesus to fulfill Old Testament Messianic prophecy, he must fulfill every prophecy, including rebuilding the Ezekiel 40-45 Temple, defeating Israel's enemies, ruling the world from Jerusalem, etc. 

But orthodox Jews today will quickly point out that Jesus hasn't done any of these things. This is where I need to explain how Jesus makes the best sense of the data, and compare it to other Jewish interpretations of the Messiah. 


Orthodox Judaism's "Two Messiah Theory"

There is a long running theological concept among Jews which I will call the "Two Messiah" theory. Basically, there are passages in the Bible which one could interpret to mean that the Messiah will be killed (perhaps in battle). Yet there are others which imply he will be a king in David's dynasty who rules a political and religious golden age. These are very dissimilar concepts. So we need some kind of theological theory to reconcile them. Enter: Two-Messiah theory.

Messiah ben Joseph

Many orthodox Jews in the past up until today propose that there will be two Messiahs. The first one, called "Messiah Ben Yosef" will fulfill the prophecies about dying, and perhaps be killed in battle. However, his son or grandson will come to the throne to be "Messiah Ben David" and fulfill the Davidic/ruling aspects of the Messiah. So here we have two messiahs, fulfilling two different Messianic perogatives. 

For more info on this, see Joshua Kaplan's answer to this question. (Please upvote his answer if you read it):

Joshua Kaplan's answer to What do Orthodox Jews believe about the Messiah?

Christianity's "One Messiah Theory"

This is where Christianity comes in. We believe in a "one Messiah" theory. We think all the prophecies about the Messiah dying, but yet ruling Israel as a glorious conqueror and king, occur in the same person, but at different times.*

So the Orthodox/Talmudic theory is that there will be "two messiahs." The Christian theory is that there will be "two comings" of one Messiah

The one Messiah theory is a simpler theory that accounts for all the data. The Old Testament gives the impression that there will be one primary Messianic deliverer. So Christians stick to that theme, and resolve the tension by having two comings of the same Messiah.

So there is nothing, so far, that would rule out Jesus from being the Messiah. If He indeed resurrected (which is possible in a Jewish worldview), He very well fits the bill as the Messiah predicted in the Old Testament. 

The Resurrection Validates "One Messiah Theory"

If he was merely killed, without a resurrection, then it would be a cop out to say that he will fulfill all the other prophecies at the Second Coming. But if he really resurrected, then it's not a cop out at all, since we see that "One Messiah Theory" is a better theory about the Messiah than "Two Messiah theory." For evidence for Jesus' resurrection I direct you to one of my other answers:

David Wilkinson's answer to What are your reasons for believing in your religion?

The Jesus-Messiah Theory Has Theoretical Elegance 

But it doesn't stop there. The "Jesus-Messiah" theory has a lot of theoretical elegance that is very "unifying" when understanding the Old Testament. Good theories have a very unifying and simple explanation of diverse data. 

Here are some concepts found in the Old Testament.

1) Some day, God is going to make an entirely new covenant with Israel, in which he forgives all of their sins. (Jeremiah 31: 31-34)

2) Some day, all the people on the earth will rally to the Messiah. (Isaiah 11:10)

3) Some day, God is going to return in blazing fire and defeat his enemies. (Isaiah 66: 15-16)

4) Some day, the Messiah is going to destroy his enemies, just by breathing on them. (Isaiah 11:4) 

5) Isaiah and Psalms contain mysterious and confusing prophecies about someone greatly suffering on behalf of a large group of people. (Isaiah 53; cf. Psalm 22)  

6) The Old Testament is full of instances where God requires blood sacrifice for forgiveness of sins. (see the entire Torah).

7) Some day, God is going to write His law on everyone's hearts, so they instinctively do the right thing. (Ezekiel 36:22 - 37)

8) Some day, God is going to touch his feet to the ground, and defend Israel militarily (Zechariah 12-14)

9) Some day, God will be King over the whole earth and his name will be the only name. (Zechariah 14:9) 

10) Some day, the Messiah will rebuild the temple. (Zechariah 6:13)


Jesus Makes Sense of the Old Testament

So basically, upon reading the Old Testament, one will run into these ideas and themes now and again. On the surface, they appear to be separate concepts. 

But in Jesus, all of these ideas come together quite elegantly. 

1) Jesus makes a new covenant in which sins are forgiven, by dying on the cross. (Luke 22:20; Hebrews 9:15) 

2) Christianity has huge amounts of Gentile converts. 

3) Some day, Jesus is going to return in blazing fire. (2 Thessalonians 1) 

4) Some day, Jesus is going to defeat his enemies simply by breathing on them. (Revelation 19; 2 Thessalonians 2:8) 

5) Jesus is that mysterious guy who suffers for everyone else in those prophecies in Isaiah and Psalms. (1 Peter 2:24)

6) Jesus, when suffering on the cross, is the final blood sacrifice. He was crucified on Passover week as the Ultimate Passover Lamb. (John 1:29; Revelation 5:12)

7) Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to all of His followers, to live inside them and guide them in their decisions. (John 14:16)

8) Some day, Jesus is going to touch his feet to the Mount of Olives, and engage in military conquest of Israel's and His enemies. (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19) 

9) Some day, Jesus is going to be King of the whole earth. He will be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Revelation 20) 

10) Some day, Jesus is going to rebuild the temple, and be the person worshiped inside of it. 

The Most Beautiful Thing of All

I already hinted at it before, but I think this is the most beautiful thing of all, about Jesus being the Messiah. Throughout the Old Testament, God repeatedly promises Israel that he will save and deliver them. Furthermore, he promises a great religious and political hero called the Messiah. Jews have been anxiously waiting for this Messiah for millenia. But how fitting, that the true Messianic Hero that everyone has been waiting for, is really God Himself all along.

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)

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You will notice that, within the prophecies about the Messiah, there are two different theories to interpret the seemingly contradictory portraits we receive: suffering servant vs. conquering king. I argue above that the "two comings" (with a big gap in between) is not any more ad hoc or weird than a "two messiah" theory. 

Prophecy is replete with instances of "time compression" and the "mountain peaks" phenomena. We see this in many areas: 1) The first and second coming of Christ, 2) The first and second phase of the revived Roman Empire, 3) The gap in the 70 weeks prophecy. I am sure there are others. The prophets seemed to have given prophecies about a specific event or person, and only saw the "mountain peaks," but didn't report on the "valleys" in between. For example, when the prophets talk about Jesus, they just talks about him and all of the things he will do, regardless of how far apart each sentence will be fulfilled from each other. 

Furthermore, in prophecy, God seems to like to do things against all odds. Abraham was very old and normally wouldn't be able to have a kid with his old wife, even though God promised to make him the father of many nations. Noah made a big ark in anticipation of a large flood, to the confusion of the locals. Moses led the Israelites, fleeing the Egyptian army, to the shores of the Red Sea. Miraculously, God opened up the water and let them walk through.



This website argues both the "time compression" and "against all odds" phenomena are in progress with the Antichrist candidate Javier Solana. In the past, he had fulfilled prophecies in Daniel and Revelation about the Antichrist. Nevertheless, these fulfillments seemed to stop when he entered "retirement" and got older. Now, at 74, he seems to be back at it, in a much greater way than I (or some EU officials for that matter)* had anticipated. 

What makes him different from other Antichrist candidates is that he has historically fulfilled unique prophecies about the Antichrist that no one else ever has. Many people, when speculating on who the Antichrist is, point to a politician of interest and speculate on what he will do in the future, based on what he has done. To my knowledge no other Antichrist candidate, other than Javier Solana, is based squarely on fulfilled prophecy. To learn more about the theory guiding this website, check out the overview page. 





*(This website has no affiliation with the militia group mentioned in the Newsweek article, who share similar beliefs about Solana).

Saturday, October 15, 2016

EU Common Defense Push To Coincide with Top Job Musical Chairs

European Parliament President Martin Schulz

The European Union's common defense push is set to coincide with an undesired top jobs reshuffle. Ever since France and Germany came out with a joint paper September for a "European Defence Union," forces in Brussels and national capitals have been pushing to make that happen. In addition to this, Jean Claude Juncker's called for a permanent military headquarters and common defense in his annual speech. Since the Franco-German paper, Spain and Italy have hopped on board for further defense cooperation. This comes at a tumultuous time, when the European Council President and European Parliament seats are up for grabs in the coming months.


Common EU Defense Initiative

High Representative Mogherini has laid out plans with EU defense ministers to be proposed in November, to be decided by heads of state and government at the EU Council in December. Simultaneous to this, the European Parliament subcommittee on defence has been debating the draft of legislation on a "European Defence Union," a term former High Representative Javier Solana originally promulgated and proposed to European Parliament in June. This too is expected to be tabled in November.

While disagreeing to some extent on the details, EU officials and some major countries want a permanent military headquarters, joint defense finance activities, and the ability to intervene in outside countries, independent of NATO. This will happen under the auspices of the Treaty of Lisbon's "Permanent Structured Cooperation." These concepts are what Solana and others have meant by "European Defence Union."

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Musical Chairs at the Top

Surprisingly, this major defense integration push may very well coincide with musical chairs among some of the EU's most senior positions.

  1. European Parliament President, Martin Schulz (S&D party), seeks an unprecedented third term of office starting in January 2017. Although he is backed by Juncker, this directly contradicts a written agreement Schulz has with the largest party in Parliament, the center right EPP party. It is likely the EPP will get the Presidency.
  2. European Council President Donald Tusk (EPP party) is not supported by Poland for a second term. This alone will not prevent his term renewal in June 2017, but it is politically destabilizing and might allow anyone who dislikes him or his party to have more leverage.
  3. European Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker (EPP party) was rumored to possibly quit his term early, due to health problems. However, due to Brexit and calls for his resignation, he did not step down in order to save face. This third option is much less likely than the first two, but needs to be considered. 
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini


Mogherini: Exceeding Expectations? 

High Representative Federica Mogherini (S&D) is one of the most followed of all the politicians on Twitter. Furthermore, she is very well liked by Commission President Juncker and is generally regarded to be high performing.

An article in Der Spiegel stated that Mogherini is the "hope" of many in the S&D party as a lead candidate in the next European Parliament election cycle. This article strongly implies that some want her as the "Spitzenkandidate" (lead candidate) for European Commission President.

If the EPP group gets the Parliament presidency, then 3/4 top jobs will be held by someone in the EPP party. According to S&D leader Pittella, this is "unimaginable." There is increasing reason to believe that the S&D group will try to put an S&D person in the European Council presidency if they lose the Parliament presidency. Though Germany wants to keep Tusk, Italy and France may be open to such a maneuver, because they are led by socialists.

A Man Leading the EU's New Military Machinery?

Long story short, if under any circumstance Mogherini is promoted to a new role, it leaves the High Representative seat wide open for Javier Solana. He has been increasingly interested in European defence integration, placing an inordinate amount of effort in the process, even working with European Parliament itself. If you check out this page (starting March 2015), it will be hard to imagine someone who has done all of those things being uninterested in the High Representative seat, especially since the job was literally made for him originally. Furthermore, Javier Solana would immensely help party balance, as he himself is of the S&D group.

A 7 Year Whitebook for Defense?

If you go to the overview page, you will see that Solana presented a proposal for a Whitebook for European defense. MEP's have gone on to create a draft resolution on a European Defence Union, to be voted on in November. Critically of interest, the White book, when it comes out, is meant to be a 7-year plan.  They repeatedly reference the EU's MFF (7 year budget) in the draft resolution.
Invites the VP/HR to propose an initial EU security and defence white book which will be based on the EU global strategy endorsed by the European Council; takes the view that the security and defence white book should guide the Union contributions in security and defence policy for each multiannual political and financial framework of the EU; 
The 7 year nature of the whitebook may not be prophetically significant, as the Antichrist's seven year treaty with Israel is most likely to happen under the auspices of the EU's ENP, which is a seven year relationship to Israel. (This too is based on the EU's MFF). Nevertheless, the Whitebook could be really interesting if it ultimately provides some kind of security guarantee to countries in the middle east and north Africa regions, or otherwise suggests using military force to stabilize the region, as Solana has suggested that the European Defence Union should do.




All of this is Biblically significant, because Javier Solana appears to have fulfilled some prophecies in Daniel and Revelation about the Antichrist. Though he originally seemed to have retired, it is quite likely he is in the process of making a political comeback. Even if you disagree with this viewpoint, an EU High Representative vacancy would give the opportunity for a man to control the EU's new military machinery. The Antichrist is a very powerful military conqueror in the end times, coming from a revived Roman Empire. (Daniel 11:36-12:2, cf. Revelation 13:4; Daniel 7)

Stay tuned and Come Lord Jesus!

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Solana 666 Connections

This page documents the numerous connections Javier Solana has to the number 666. This is the number of the beast in Revelation 13, and is somehow associated with him, in particular as it relates to the mark of the beast. While this page does not represent the core of the theory espoused by this website, it is possibly a breadcrumb trail provided by God to make sure we are on the right track. Many of these 666 discoveries immediately followed a prayer for wisdom by multiple different people on the fulfilledprophecy.com message board.

Document 666
Document 666 at the Vienna European Council recommends the creation of a new position, called the EU "High Representative." In June 1999, Javier Solana was appointed to be the new EU High Representative. He was also made the Secretary General of the 10-nation Western European Union. 


Recommendation 666
Recommendation 666 proposes that the WEU "crisis management" functions be transferred to a newly created EU committee, under the leadership of Javier Solana. It also gave him the power to convene the Council of the European Union in an emergency.



06/06/06 Solana Iran Proposal
Solana overcomes the EU3 and becomes the face of the EU in the Iran negotiations. On 06/06/06, Solana was seen across major news outlets presenting a deal to the Iranians that they could potentially accept.
  
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Gold = $666.00 for all of Javier Solana's birthday (07/14/2007).
The gold markets closed out on July 13, 2007 at exactly $666.00. This means that the price of gold remained at $666.00 for the following Saturday, since markets were closed. That Saturday, July 14, 2007, was Solana's birthday. If I understand correctly, this was a result of a prayer for wisdom by Adamantine on the Fulfilledprophecy.com message board.


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666 Solana UN Quartet Picture
Here, Solana is pictured with the members of the Middle East Peace "Quartet." You can see a "666" in the background, since the flags cover up the 0's of the 60th anniversary posters on the wall.


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Solana Bottom-Right


Doctor Javier Solana (6 letters, 6 letters, 6 letters)

Javier Solana's Linkedin Profile 
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/javier-solana/66/676/982 (Original hyperlink)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/javier-solana-98267666 (More recent hyperlink)

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666: China and Global Governance Article by Javier Solana
http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/666535-china-and-global-governance.html
Solana describes how China hasn't been given the place it deserves among international organizations. I found this one after praying for wisdom about Solana, even though I didn't deserve it because I had just sinned. Within two minutes, I happened upon this article I had seen before, with "666" in the hyperlink. 

EU High Representative on Pages 66-67
Between pages 66-67 (see where my mouse hovers), it recommends "Streamline Decision Making Give Mr CFSP More Resources" namely, Solana. I cheated with this one, by specifically Googling his name and the number 666.


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Iran and Big Three Solana Citation
"Dr. Solana also became, together with the Big Three states of France, the United Kingdom, and Germany, a major mediator in Europe's relations with Iran since 2004. He presented the following three advantages. Internally to the EU, he represented all EU states, and not just the Big Three. This was a major issue for small states, which asked for the inclusion of the High Representative in the negotiations (Sauer 2007,10). In Iran itself, he was seen as a neutral actor as opposed to a negative actor such as the United States (Chubin, 2006, 66)." (emphasis added)
 I discovered this one completely by accident, back when I did not believe Solana was an Antichrist candidate, but was researching his position. 
The content of this EU Defence ministers meeting had an uncanny similarity to the Solana Task Force Report that was about to be released in the following weeks.

German Defence Minister Endorses Solana Plan

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3066687/Our-goal-EU-army-says-Germany-s-defence-chief-Fears-country-commission-chief-s-call-force-taken-seriously-world-stage.html

‘The European Army is our long-term goal’ she said ‘but first we have to strengthen the European Defence Union.’ 
The term "European Defence Union was not widely used until the Solana Task Force introduced it. Here, the German Defence Minister is making a clear nod to Solana's plan by using the term on the heels of the task force.  


06/06/16 EU Global Strategy Adopted by Commission
Javier Solana played an active role in advising the current High Representative, Federica Mogherini, in the new EU Global Strategy. Solana has a personal connection with this, since this was the first upgrade to the strategy since Solana penned the original in 2003, titled "A Secure Europe in a Better World." The new strategy was ratified by the Commission on 06/06/16.





06/16/16 Solana Presents to EU Parliament
Solana was asked by the European Parliament to provide guidance on a "White Book" (policy proposal) for a European Defence Union. As a result of this, he drafted an 80 page document for the European Parliament, advising them of how to construct a Whitebook for A European Defense Union. He then presented to the European Parliament, and was warmly welcomed there on 06/16/16.



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Friday, September 30, 2016

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OVERVIEW

This page documents the core theory behind which this website operates. All of the blog posts here are written with the following information in mind. It describes the rise of the European Union, a ten nation confederacy, a 7 year covenant with Israel, and an influential man connected to these events.

1948 - ISRAEL REBORN
Event: After several centuries of exile, Israel is reborn as a country. 
Significance: The Bible predicts that after a period of long exile, all of the Jews will be regathered back to the land, immediately prior to the end times. Ezekiel 38-39 describes a major attack on a regathered Israel by a northern foe, whom God violently defeats for the whole world to see. 
Who has ever heard of such things?
     Who has ever seen things like this?
Can a country be born in a day
     or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
    than she gives birth to her children. (Isaiah 66:8a NIV)
"...a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety." (Ezekiel 38:8b, NIV)
1957 - ROMAN EMPIRE REBORN
Event: The European Economic Community (EEC) is founded with the Treaty of Rome. This organization eventually became, through a variety of treaties, what the European Union is today. The EU now has some features of statehood, including one currency, border free travel, a Commission that proposes laws, and a Parliament.

Significance: Daniel 2 & 7 talks both about four empires that will rise to power one after another. Bible scholars are in general agreement that the fourth kingdom is the Roman Empire. However, Daniel 7 says that the Messiah will come on the clouds of heaven, destroy the fourth kingdom and set up an eternal empire. Since Christ destroys the Roman Empire at the Second Coming, it is required for the old Roman Empire to come back into existence, prior to the Second Coming.

"He gave me this explanation: 'The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it." (Daniel 7:23 NIV)

 "...there will be a revival of the Roman Empire." -John MacArthur, 1980  
1995 - 10 HORNS OF THE BEAST
Event: Greece becomes 10th member of the military alliance called the "Western European Union." This alliance was separate from the European Union, but worked closely with it. The EU used this organization to perform certain military operations. 
Significance: The Bible predicts that a group of ten kings will be part of the end times Roman Empire. In the Bible, the ten kings are represented as ten horns on the head of a beast. Many Bible teachers have expected this group of ten kings to be a confederacy of ten nations in the area of the old Roman Empire. 
“He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom." (Daniel 7:23-24a, NIV)

“formation of the revived Roman Empire composed of a ten-nation confederacy.” -John Walvoord (1967), former President of Dallas Theological Seminary
1998 - DOCUMENT 666
Event: Document 666 at the Vienna European Council recommends the creation of a new position, called the EU "High Representative." In June 1999, Javier Solana was appointed to be the new EU High Representative. He was also made the Secretary General of the 10-nation Western European Union. These positions didn't have much legal power, but relied on the influence of the officeholder.
Significance: The Bible describes a little horn that comes up among the ten horns of the beast. This is later interpreted by the angel as a king who comes after the original ten. The fact that he starts as a "little" horn indicates that he starts off not as powerful as his comrades. Since Javier Solana was appointed after the original ten nation alliance was in place, and had less power than them, it strongly fits the image of a little horn rising up among ten larger horns.
"While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it." (Daniel 7:8a, NIV)
2000 - RECOMMENDATION 666
EventRecommendation 666 proposes that the WEU "crisis management" functions be transferred to a newly created EU committee, under the leadership of Javier Solana. 
Significance: The Bible states that the ten kings have one purpose, and give their authority to the beast. The "beast" is a term that can refer interchangeably to the Antichrist or his kingdom. Recommendation 666 proposed that Solana be given the ability to chair the Political and Security Committee, which directs "crisis management" military operations.
"The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast." (Revelation 17:12-13, NIV)

"The Council declaration states that in the event of the EU fulfilling its responsibility in the area of the Petersberg [crisis management] tasks, ‘the WEU as an organisation would have completed its purpose’." - EEAS Website, emphasis added
2006 - SOLANA SUBDUES THREE KINGS
EU3 (left) & Solana (right)
Event: Solana overcomes the EU3 and becomes the face of the EU in the Iran negotiations. On 06/06/06, Solana was seen across major news outlets presenting a deal to the Iranians that they could potentially accept.
Significance The EU3 (United Kingdom, France, and Germany) originally left Solana behind and completely disregarded him, trying to dictate EU foreign policy on their own. Initially, they were accused of a power grab, which upset other EU member countries. Shortly thereafter, Solana was included in the negotiations. Over time, Solana began working with the EU3, and gradually became leader of the groupHe eventually became the face and voice of the EU to the world.
"During his time in office, Solana established himself as a key negotiator and speaker for the EU on the subject of Iran's nuclear capabilities." - Der Spiegel 
As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings. (Daniel 7:24, NIV)
While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. (Daniel 7:8a, NIV, emphasis added)
"But in the original text, it is not nearly so violent. It expresses, rather, a pushing out, as if three are growing, and as one comes up, it just gradually squeezes its way through until it becomes prominent. It actually refers to a gradual replacement as the new pushes out the old, and the old gradually fades away. It is not a catastrophe. It is progressive." - John MacArthur, 1980
2007 - 7-YEAR TREATY WITH ISRAEL
Event: The EU establishes its relationship with Israel and many other countries on the basis of a 7-year program called the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument. This confirms the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) for seven years. Javier Solana and Chris Patten initially conceived of the European Neighborhood Policy in a letter to the European Commission in 2002. This framework started in 2007-2013, and is cyclically renewed every seven years, corresponding to the EU's budget. 
Significance: The Bible states that the Antichrist will make a treaty with Israel (and perhaps many other nations), for a period of seven years. Commentators are virtually unanimous that one "seven" represents seven years. Furthermore, many scholars have expected this to be a contract guaranteeing protection to Israel. In Javier Solana's new report, he recommends adding a military component to the ENP toolbox. This would enable it to launch military operations to stabilize the Middle East. It is likely that the Antichrist will use the ENP framework when he makes his final seven year contract with Israel. 
 
He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’(Daniel 9:27a, NIV)
 “And he, (the Roman prince, head of the revived Roman empire) shall confirm the covenant with many (of the people of Israel) for one week (seven years)…” -Herbert Lockyer (1964)  
****Solana Leaves Politics for Five Years***** 

 2010 - THE COMMON PURPOSE
Event: Under the EU's new treaty, the EU gained a "common policy" on matters of defense." As a result, the Western European Union closed down, since it had already merged all of its functions with the European Union. 
Significance The Bible states that the ten horns and the beast hate a particular city symbolically named "Babylon." Since the passage is about the destruction of this city by the Antichrist and the ten kings, it makes sense that this "common purpose" is in the military domain. Hence, in the new treaty, the EU now has a common policy on defense called the "Common Security and Defence Policy."
And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled. The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:16-18; NASB) 
2012 - A DIVIDED KINGDOM
Event: The European Sovereign Debt Crisis threatens the very existence of the Euro, with many financial analysts fearing a total breakup of the eurozone, and the EU as well. 
Significance The Bible predicts that the end times Roman empire will be a "divided kingdom." The EU is well known for being very divided and inefficient in its decision making processes. The Eurozone Crisis (2009-2013) and the UK's non-binding referendum to leave the bloc in 2016 all show how badly the EU is marred by division.  
Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. (Daniel 2:41; NIV, emphasis added) 

****Solana Comeback Phase Begins****


MAR. 2015 - MORE UNION IN EUROPEAN DEFENCE
Event: Javier Solana chairs a group of experts, devising a plan to make a "European Defence Union." They argued that, in the same way several EU countries are united by the euro, several EU countries could be united in the area of military defense. Solana's report recommends an EU military headquarters,  EU military operations in neighboring countries, and increased financing in the military sector. 
Significance The Bible is very clear that the Antichrist will be a military conqueror. Daniel 11 says that the Antichrist honors no "god" above himself, except for the "god of fortresses" which many commentators believe refers to military strength. Furthermore, the many regions Solana advises military action in, such as the Middle East and North Africa, are the same regions the Bible says the Antichrist will war against in the end times. Finally, according to Revelation 17, the Antichrist obtains his authority through a consensus of ten kings, who are of "one mind" (ESV) and give their kingdom to the Antichrist. Although the ten-nation WEU already dissolved into the EU, those ten countries have yet to completely give up their sovereignty to the EU, especially in the area of defense. This report advises that a coalition of willing "like-minded" countries come together to form a European Defence Union. Both the "like-minded" military action and loss of sovereignty are very reminiscent of Revelation 17.
for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. (Revelation 17:17 ESV)
"I will put all of the energies that I have left to push forward this process" of European defence integration. -Javier Solana (via CEPS Twitter page)

MAR. - JUN. 2015 - THE ROAD SHOW
Event: Solana goes on tour through several European capitals, presenting his plan for a European Defence Union. The purpose of this "road show" was to generate momentum in member countries to go forward with this plan. The Solana Report was originally addressed to Solana's successor, Federica Mogherini. They recommended she table these proposals at the June 2015 European Council, in conjunction with the release of the EU's new global strategy. Here, Solana is making good on his desire to put all of his remaining energies into a common European defence. It's hard to see how someone could be this motivated without some kind of political career ambition behind it.
"This is a process. The sooner we start, the sooner it can be completed. If we don’t start, we will never finish." - Javier Solana, article "A Wake Up Call for a European Defence Union" 

DEC. 2015 - SOLANA ADVISES CURRENT HIGH REPRESENTATIVE
Event: Solana and Mary Kaldor convene the human security study group, to advise Solana's successor on the new EU Global Strategy. 
Significance: Solana and Mary Kaldor worked together in the past. This was very nostalgic of Solana's career, since in the past, the "Human Security Group" was set up by Solana himself and consisted of Mary Kaldor, among others. 
"Second generation human security is civilian-led. It involves a whole gamut of tools and instruments including military force where necessary." 






JUN. 2016 - EU GLOBAL STRATEGY RELEASED
Event: Solana's successor, Federica Mogherini, releases the EU Global Strategy. This was the EU's first update to it's security doctrine since Solana's 2003 European Security Strategy. Solana played a role in advising for this document. The global strategy was ratified by the European Commission on 06/06/16.
Significance: Here, Solana is attempting to have a direct influence over the upgrade to the policy document he created in 2003. 
"Over the coming months, we must move our foreign and security policy forward, in order to implement the strategy’s objectives. Those of us who are in favor of continuing to advance cannot remain silent." - Javier Solana, (article "The EU's Bold New Strategy")

JUN. 2016 - SOLANA ADVISES EU PARLIAMENT
Event: Solana was asked by the European Parliament to provide guidance on a "White Book" (policy proposal) for a European Defence Union. As a result of this, he drafted an 80 page document for the European Parliament, advising them of how to construct a Whitebook for A European Defense Union. He then presented to the European Parliament, and was warmly welcomed there on 06/16/16.
Significance: Solana's influence over EU politics is rapidly increasing. The likelihood of him seeking a career opportunity in this domain seem to be increasing.  
"We have to do it... It would be stupid not to do it." - Javier Solana, European Parliament 06/16/1

AUG. 2016 - "GLOBAL GOVERNANCE"
Event: Solana pens an opinion piece, in which he advocates for structures of "global governance." 
Significance: Solana has been a long time supporter of "global governance" structures, as well as even going so far as to call for a "world government." The Bible predicts that, at the height of his rule, the Antichrist will have authority over every person on earth. Hence, many end times movies depict the Antichrist as the leader of a global government.
 The EU is “some kind of laboratory of what a world government system could be” -Javier Solana, 2010
"...national authorities must engage with one another to improve global governance." Javier Solana, 2016, article "Taming the Populists"

SEP. 2016 - FRANCE, GERMANY & ITALY WANT "EUROPEAN DEFENCE UNION"
Event: In light of the UK's non-binding vote to leave the block, remaining member countries push forward for an EU "defence union" (France and Germany), and "Schengen for defence" (Italy). Furthermore, EU Commission President called for a military headquarters for the EU. Interestingly, on the "Schengen for defense" model, they could form a defence union outside existing EU treaties, which could theoretically allow the UK to join at a later date.  
Significance: The term "European Defence Union" was not widely used until March 2015, when the Solana Task force started using it. Since then, other think tanks, political groups, and even the defence minister of Germany started using the term. It is very clear Solana is having a behind the scenes political influence over the process.

  • Javier Solana has numerous connections to the number 666. Click here to see them.
  • Source documents and bibliography can be found here.
  • All emphasis/bolding of quotes or Bible verses are mine.
  • Many of the core tenets of this theory were discovered by the late Herbert L. Peters, author of the book Recommendation 666. He went to be with the Lord in summer 2007.