Sunday, July 23, 2017

Solana Comeback Infographic

This chart summarizes some key aspects of the previous article "666: Political Pain in Spain." Click here to see why Javier Solana is the top candidate for Antichrist. If he is the Antichrist, the below infographic outlines a possible comeback scenario.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

666: Political Pain in Spain

I fear a lot of these blog posts have been like jumping into a movie halfway, making it rather inaccessible for someone who is landing on this website for the first time. I really would like to avoid this, so I am going to come up with some kind of elevator speech to put in front of these very domain specific blog posts, to make them more accessible.

Elevator Speech

This website holds that the final 7-years prior to Christ's Millennial reign on earth (Dan. 9:27) could start as soon as 2021. This is due to the fact that the European Union has a cyclical 7-year program with Israel. Second, this website holds that the European Union is the revived Roman Empire predicted in the Bible. Third, this website holds that Javier Solana is the top candidate for Antichrist. This is due to the fact that he fulfilled at least 3 very specific prophecies about the Antichrist. Nevertheless, this theory seemed dashed to the ground, when Javier Solana "retired" in late 2009. Yet surprisingly, as of 2015, he seems to be in the position to make a surprise comeback at the age of 75. You can learn all about this and the evidence behind it at the video or article overview at this link here. 
How EU Horse Trading Works

This article will discuss political forces in Spain which may allow Solana to become a potential nominee for an EU position. Yet, before diving into this, we need to discuss how EU horse trading works.

Many past blog posts have explored developments with the European Union, especially in the field of military and defense, and future positions that could open up there for Solana to fill. As we have seen in the three blog posts on European Defense Fund, the EU will soon be seeking someone in leadership over this. This is something that Solana is very qualified for and potentially very interested in. Furthermore, to top it all off, the European Defense Fund has 4 solid "666" connections to it. In the past, there have been strong 666 connections to Javier Solana or some prophecy he fulfills. 

Whenever there is a top position at the EU level, it is the heads of state and government that put forward nominees. Even though the nominees do not represent the nominating country, but work on behalf of the EU, they are still nominated in this way. This entails lots of "horse trading." For example, if there are not enough women in the top posts, too many Italians, too many northerners, too many conservatives, the EU leaders jostle with one another and make trade offs as to who gets what, to maintain a "balance" of some kind.

Consequently, when making all these trade offs, the EU ends up being very undemocratic in it's selection of the top leadership roles. Most of this happens every 5 years, whenever there is a new Commission. However, precipitating circumstances can cause it to happen at other times other than that. Speaking of which, it's summer break time in Brussels. Though it may be all quiet on the EU-front for a few weeks, it is merely the calm before the storm. There are a lot of exciting things coming up.

Eurogroup President (Right) at 
Annual Bailout Fund Meeting

European Union Schedule of Excitement

September 22 - 3 month deadline for agreeing to PESCO criteria is up. These criteria basically determine who is eligible to participate in the EU's new defense club. 

September 24 - German federal election. Merkel is likely to win, but even if Schulz does win, he is probably even more pro-integration than Merkel. Once the election happens, Merkel and Macron (or Schulz and Macron) can further develop the EU agenda without fear of the electorate. 

October /November - Top job jostling for Eurogroup Presidency begins. The Eurogroup president leads meetings over the finance ministers of eurozone countries, and presides over the EU's powerful bailout fund, the ESM. 

December 15-16 - Is likely going to be another important milestone for European defence, since they are making PESCO criteria and need to decide membership.

January 2018 - New Eurogroup President takes office

Early 2018 - Parliament and Council will have ratified European Defence Fund into law. A leadership structure will need to be agreed upon by then. Projects may begin at this point. 

Early 2019 - First project of European Defence Fund will be able to start. 

Late 2019 - Brand new European Commission. Juncker has already said he won't go for a second term. With the launch of the European Defence Fund, would be a good time to formally designate someone as defence commissioner. 

High Profile Jostling in the Fall

The Eurogroup presidency is very high profile position, and is very powerful. This person has a very significant amount of influence on how bailouts are delivered. Furthermore, since the European Defense Fund (EDF) will be used to fund projects within the EU's defense club (PESCO), they will have to agree on how PESCO and the EDF will be governed around the same time. Since the PESCO criteria have to be agreed by end of September, and defense decisions will be taken in December 15-16, they will need to at least agree on a governance structure and start thinking about how it is going to run/who is going to run it. So we might be hearing names thrown around for "EDF President (?)" being thrown around late fall or early next year.

In my last analysis, I talked about how Revelation 13 describes two beasts, one of whom controls the guns, and the other controls the money. We can see the embryo of these two beasts beginning to form, with the Eurogroup presidency on the money side, and the EDF/PESCO leader on the other.

Spain's finance minister, Luis de Guindos, has always wanted to the Eurogroup presidency. Nevertheless, when the Dutch ministers Eurogroup term ended after 2.5 years, they voted to keep him for another 2.5 years, much to de Guindos' chagrin.

Political Pain in Spain

I report on the upper level EU politics, especially in the area of defense integration. Nevertheless, all the jostling that will take place at the EU level only show one side of the equation. National politics are very important as well, in determining who will be nominated in the first place. For example, in 2014, Italian PM Renzi pushed to have his foreign minister as the EU's next High Representative. Although she doesn't act on Italy's behalf, it is a highly political consideration on who gets to pick nominees for the top EU level jobs. The government in power will play a significant role in who gets nominated for these jobs.

Which brings us back to Antichrist candidate Solana. Since Javier Solana is from Spain, it behooves us to understand what internal forces are at work that could potentially get him nominated for some kind of EU position. Mariano Rajoy is the current prime minister, and is the leader of Spain's "Popular Party" (PP). Nevertheless, his re-election and coalition building process was particularly agonizing.  Spain's Rajoy was caretaker prime minister for 314 days despite numerous inconclusive elections. Only when the Socialist party abstained from voting was he able to form a government.  The Socialist party (PSOE), has had its own internal drama as well. The current party leader Pedro Sanchez was kicked out, only to return later. 

Javier Solana has held various ministerial positions in the Spanish government as a PSOE member. He is considered "old guard" and has influence in that domain due to his past experience, despite not trying to influence the outcome too much. Nevertheless, his opinions about Spanish politics on Twitter carry a lot of weight. Long story short, it would be much easier for Solana to get nominated if there was a socialist government. 

Sanchez with Podemos Leader Iglesias

666: Sanchez & Podemos Try to Team Up

I have been praying for wisdom on how all this prophecy stuff is going to play out. As a result, in a 24 hour period, I saw numerous 666 connections to Sanchez + Podemos articles and articles about the return of Pedro Sanchez, PSOE party leader. I did not google any of these after finding one. They just appeared.

Here, in this article, Solana acknowledges that Pedro Sanchez will be the next PSOE leader, and doesn't have any weird views on that subject.

When searching Twitter for stuff about the PSOE and Rajoy, this 2014 tweet from Solana came up. It talks about how the election of Pedro Sanchez drives polls into a tie with Rajoy's popular party. (Recall that Sanchez was party leader, was kicked out, then came back.)

This article, written on 06/06/16, talks about how PSOE has a fresh new progressive agenda with the comeback of PSOE leader, Pedro Sanchez. The picture below is one of Sanchez. I highlighted the 666.

This article hyperlinks to another article:

That link transforms into this one:

This article talks about how certain more radical left-wing groups opposes the new cooperation between the PSOE's Sanchez and the left-wing anti-austerity party Podemos. In other articles I have been seeing on Twitter, PSOE and Podemos are trying to work together on some legislation, despite having had difficulty in the past forming talks. One article I read said the goal is ultimately for PSOE and Podemos to have a government that can overthrow Rajoy.

With all this top job jostling, whoever is in charge of Spain is going to have an influence on who Spain nominates. 

Spain Wants to Lead EU Defense Fund

Rajoy (PP) seems to be very interested in having Spain manage the European Defense Fund. B2 Le Club, quotes the Spanish Prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, below:
For the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy , the historical fact is more " the launch of the European Defense Fund. A great advance. We are waiting for negotiations with the European Commission to see how these funds will be managed. This will help the domestic industry, especially SMEs . "" Europe of defense is one of the areas where we can move forward with great determination in the EU. " As for the PESCO, the launch " within a reasonable time " will " give the European Union the capacity to respond to challenges. " 
The leader of the Spanish Popular Party also sang a little self-celebratory air. "Spain is one of the main instigators of this policy which seeks to give the EU a major strategic autonomy . He also pointed out that Madrid was " currently the first contributor " of CSDP missions. As for the battlegroups , which Spain has been contributing to for 10 years, we believe it is a useful instrument for resolving crises .
In an interview Solana stated that Spain has lost weight in the world.

On Twitter, a socialist member of European Parliament stated that, in wake of the 1st anniversary of the Nice attacks in France, the EU needs police, intelligence, and defense to fight Jihad. He goes on to say that "Spain must lead that unit." Javier Solana retweeted it, which could be very telling.

I wonder what person in Spain is most qualified to "lead that unit?" I wonder who could be nominated?? Spain is very underrepresented in the top jobs. So if a post for leadership of the new EDF comes up, Spain could potentially be allowed to put forward a nominee.

Will a PSOE Government Nominate Solana?

The two big items that will be coming in the future is the Eurogroup presidency and likely the EDF/PESCO Chair. France feels underrepresented in Eurozone bodies, and the current EU commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Moscovici, would like the Eurogroup job. This is consistent with the EU Commission's wishes to merge the economic and finance commissioner job with the Eurogroup president. 

If Spain doesn't get the eurozone portfolio, they will demand something. Perhaps with Sanchez as future Prime Minister of Spain, Solana will be put forward to lead the EU's new defense fund. Which is what all the 666 connections to the EDF would have us believe is very likely.

As far as Solana's interest, I don't see how he could say no, if asked. After all, in 2015 he said: 
"I am a convinced European and I am absolutely committed to making the European adventure work" -Javier Solana, July 2015
"I will put all of the energies that I have left to push forward this process" of European defence integration. -Javier Solana (March 2015, via CEPS Twitter page)

Solana at EU Parliament Defense Subcommittee in 2016

Solana has been working on defense integration stuff, and even advised EU parliament on the subject. He is the perfect candidate.

One of my good friends says that, knowing what we know, the probability of Solana coming back is high. However, at the moment, it is "whispers and shadows" like they say in Lord of the Rings. Lot's of political intrigue. I can't wait until, Lord willing, there is a lot less political intrigue and simply facts on the table!

I love your comments! What do you think? Which parts do you agree with? Which parts seem far fetched?

Come soon Lord Jesus! May he give us wisdom that transcends human understanding and wisdom only he can provide. 

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Topical Overview

1) Overview Part 1 - Proof Jesus Christ is Coming Soon

2) Overview Part 2 - Could This Man Be the Antichrist?

3) Overview Part 3 - The god of Fortresses

Friday, July 21, 2017

When will the Antichrist be revealed?

In the end times, the Antichrist makes a covenant. There are four features to this covenant.
  • It is made by a future “Roman” ruler. 
  • It is made for seven years. 
  • It is made with Israel.
  • Other Bible passages seem to imply that, it will contain a promise of military protection for Israel. 
Many movies about the end times portray a European Antichrist making a 7-year peace treaty with Israel. This has also been widely anticipated by theologians and Bible scholars. Herbert Lockyer said in 1988, ““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)…”

In 2002, Javier Solana and another EU official wrote a letter proposing a European Neighborhood Policy. The goal of this policy was to create a ring of friends around the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. In 2004, the EU’s executive branch launched the ENP. It has several partner countries, a map of which looks curiously similar to a map of the old Roman Empire. Under the ENP, the European Union would pay member countries in exchange for their good behavior. Israel is an ENP member country.

In 2007, the European Union passed the ENPI, which finances the European Neighborhood Policy for a period of seven years. This was meant to coincide with the EU’s 7-year budget, from 2007-2013. As it says in the official documentation “"It shall apply from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013." After the first 7-year period was done, the European Union renewed the funding for the European Neighborhood Policy, under the upgraded ENI. This finances the European Neighborhood Policy for another seven years, from 2014, to the end of 2020. As it says in the official regulation “"It shall apply from 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2020."

Here we have a revived Roman Empire making a 7 year contract with Israel and many other countries. So what’s missing? The Bible says that the Antichrist, specifically, is the one to make the 7-year contract with Israel and many others. Though he comes from the revived Roman Empire, a contract between the revived Roman Empire and Israel is not sufficient. In the previous video, we learned how Javier Solana is the top candidate for the Antichrist. Although he wrote the letter proposing the ENP in 2002, he wasn’t the one who actually caused it to last for 7 years. But more importantly, the ENP does not contain a promise of military protection for Israel. Which immediately raises the question. Is the European Union able or willing to provide military protection to its neighbors?

For this, we need to return our focus to Javier Solana. After a few years of so-called “retirement” Solana seems to be attempting a surprise comeback at the age of 74. He was asked by the European Parliament to draft a very large research paper, advising them on how to build an EU military union. The EU already has a monetary union with the euro currency area. Nevertheless, Solana and the EU Parliament wanted to build a military union for the EU, in addition to a monetary union. Javier Solana called this proposed military union the “European Defence Union.”

Solana on 06/16/16

On 06/16/16, Solana presented his research paper to the European Parliament committee on defense. His research paper was based on many ideas he had proposed back in February 2015, in his pamphlet called “More Union in European Defence.” Back in March 2015, when Solana presented this pamphlet, he stated “"I will put all of the energies that I have left to push forward this process." With this statement, Solana shows a strong desire to catapult himself back into European politics, especially in the area of defense and security. He was so passionate about building a military union for the EU that he went on tour, presenting his plan in many European capitals. He went to all this effort, without any official EU position.

As a result of Solana’s research, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on “European Defence Union” in November 2016. Within this resolution, Parliament stated they intended for the EU’s military union to be established over the next 7 year period, from 2021-2027. In December 2016, EU member states launched another 7-year program, called the European Defence Fund. This has two sections, the first of which is a 7-year military research and development program.

Here, we see three major 7-year programs. The first is the EU-Israel relationship, which is already based on a 7-year program called the ENP. The second is the proposed European Defence Union, which could be used to provide security to neighboring countries. The third is the European Defence Fund, which enables the EU to invest in new military innovations over a 7-year period.. All of these programs could easily converge when the Antichrist finally makes his “covenant with death” for seven years.

But how does this relate to providing military protection for Israel for 7 years? Many prominent European politicians and government entities have been increasingly calling for the EU to provide security in its neighboring countries, in the context of these upcoming 7 year agreements. The Council of the European Union stated that “"The Council welcomes the new proposals to strengthen the security dimension of the ENP.” Javier Solana’s 2015 pamphlet on states that a European Defence Union should be created so the EU can be an “autonomous security provider in its neighbourhood”. Here, top Antichrist candidate, Javier Solana, is proposing that the EU’s military union be used to provide security for neighboring countries, just like the Bible says.Finally, Guy Verhofstadt, prominent member of the European Parliament, said "We need an European defense union to protect our neighborhood.”

What’s so important about the 7 years? It’s what happens halfway through it that makes all the difference.
“And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”” (Daniel 9:27 ESV)

If the next 7-year budget framework is the covenant with death, that would put the “Abomination of Desolation” in the summer of 2024. “Abomination of desolation” is a technical term for an idol being placed in the Jewish temple. Both Jesus and Paul make clear that the end time abomination of desolation is not a mere statue, but a person. This is where the Antichrist is revealed for who he really is.

Jesus tells us some very important things that happen immediately following the abomination of desolation.
“So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.” (Matthew 24:15-21)

After providing further details about this time of extreme trouble, Jesus says that he brings it to an end with his Second Coming.
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24:29-30)

This is all the more the reason to heed Jesus’ words when he says “Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.”


Overview Part 2 - Could This Man Be the Antichrist?

In the first article, we learned that the European Union is the revived Roman Empire predicted in the Bible. The final ruler of the revived Roman Empire is called the Antichrist. He will be a terribly wicked man. He will claim to be God and be a ruthless military conqueror. He will even achieve world domination and genocide the followers of Jesus. However, thankfully his reign of terror won’t last long, as the Antichrist is destroyed at the Second Coming of Jesus.

The Bible describes the Antichrist’s rise to power in very specific detail. The revived Roman Empire is composed of a group of ten kings. The Bible symbolizes this by a ferocious beast with ten horns on its head.
“After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, terrifying and dreadful and exceedingly strong. It had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces and stamped what was left with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one,before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.”
In Daniel’s vision, he sees ten horns on the head of a wild beast. After this, he sees a little horn pop up among the ten horns. This horn grows, and pushes out three of the original ten horns. This horn ends up having a face and eyes like a human being, speaking great things. Thankfully, we don’t have to guess what this vision means. The angel interprets this vision for Daniel.
““Thus he said: ‘As for the fourth beast, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces. As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings.”
WEU Flag

Has any of this happened? Yes it has. In 1995, a military alliance, called the Western European Union, became ten countries. The Western European Union was a separate organization from the European Union, but worked closely with it. EU leaders agreed to use the Western European Union as its “military arm.” So here, we see a group of ten kings in the area where the Roman Empire once was, just like Daniel says. “"As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise,"

WEU Full Members in Red

In 1998, at the Vienna European Council, document 666 creates the position of EU High Representative. This position did not have much legal power, but relied heavily on the personality and influence of the office holder. In 1999, Javier Solana was appointed as the EU’s first High Representative. He was also appointed as the Secretary General of the 10-nation Western European Union. This fulfills Daniel’s prophecy, when it says another king will come after the ten kings. It says, “and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones,” 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.

Over the course of the next 7 years, Javier Solana grew in influence. Solana was supposed to represent the European Union to the world. The High Representative job was supposed to be like a “foreign minister” for the EU, or “secretary of state,” but without as much power. However, not everyone liked that plan.

A group of countries called the “EU3” were not so enthusiastic about having Javier Solana represent them to the rest of the world. This group, composed of France, the UK, and Germany, wanted to dictate EU foreign policy on their own. They were even accused of a power grab by other EU countries, when they tried to hold their own special meeting to decide the EU’s future.

The EU3 + Solana

The EU3 played a very big role in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. Initially, when meeting with the Iranians, they left Solana behind. Nevertheless, the smaller EU countries complained about this, and Javier Solana eventually became part of their group. He accompanied them as they all carried out negotiations with Iran. Solana gradually became the leader of the EU3 group, representing the EU to the world in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. On 06/06/06, Javier Solana emerged before the world as leader of the group. He was seen across major news outlets as presenting a deal that the Iranians could potentially accept. A major German newspaper puts it quite accurately “"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."

Does this qualify as a fulfillment of the prophecy? After all, the image of a little horn “uprooting” three seems very strong. John MacArthur clarifies this, saying:
"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."
Daniel 7 is not the only place that it talks about the beast with ten horns. Revelation 17 talks about this as well. “And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast. These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast.”

In 1999, at the Cologne European Council, EU leaders agreed to transfer the “Petersberg tasks” from the Western European Union to the European Union. This basically means that the 10-nation alliance transferred their military functions to the European Union. A new committee was to be put in charge of these military functions, called the Political and Security Committee. This basically entailed a transfer of authority from the WEU Permanent Council to the European Union, under its new Political & Security Committee. According to Javier Solana, “in other words, the EU took over the WEU functions.” In 2000, Recommendation 666 proposed that Javier Solana be put in charge of the Political and Security Committee.

So what’s the key takeaway?

Javier Solana is the top candidate for Antichrist. How do we know this is true?
  • Reason #1: Javier Solana is the little horn of Daniel 7. 
  • Reason #2: Javier Solana put down the EU3. 
  • Reason #3: The Western European Union transferred its authority to the European Union, under the leadership of Javier Solana.

However, all of this happened a long time ago, in the mid-2000’s. What kinds of things has he been up to today? The answer might surprise you.

Click here to go to the next article in the overview.

Overview Part 1 - Proof Jesus Christ is Coming Soon

How soon is Jesus coming back? Contrary to what others may say, there is actually proof that it will happen soon.

In 1948, Israel was reborn as a nation in just one day. This fulfills the prophet Isaiah when he says “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.” This regathering to the land of Israel ended centuries of exile, called the Jewish Diaspora. The Bible talks about this when the prophet Ezekiel says “...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."

The rebirth of Israel is one of the most important signs of Christ return that has already taken place. However, the Bible teaches that the Roman Empire must be reborn as well. But how do we know this is true? Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 teach that there will be four empires that rise up one after another. Daniel 2 identifies the first empire as Babylon. Furthermore, imagery in Daniel 7 matches what we know of the second and third empires. This leaves the “fourth kingdom,” which is the Roman Empire. History tells us that this is empire #4, if Babylon is empire #1. The “fourth kingdom” is terrifying, ruthless, and violent, just as the Bible depicts it. This description matches what we know of the historical Roman Empire.

Roman Empire in 117 AD

Conservative Bible scholars are in general agreement that the fourth kingdom is the Roman Empire. The final ruler of the Roman Empire is defeated by God when he sets up an eternal kingdom. But there’s a problem. The Roman Empire doesn’t exist anymore. The final ruler of the Roman Empire was not violently defeated by God, as Daniel 7 describes. Furthermore, God did not set up a global kingdom, where all dominions serve him, as the Bible teaches.

Did God’s word fail? Let’s take a closer look.

Daniel 7 tells us that the Messiah comes on the clouds of heaven when the Roman Empire is about to be destroyed. “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion,which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.” This is the exact same wording Jesus uses to describe his second coming. Jesus says, "and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."

The Roman Empire is defeated at the Second Coming of Christ. In order for the Roman Empire to be defeated at Jesus’ return, the Roman Empire must be reborn prior to the Second Coming of Christ. The end-time stage of the Roman Empire is what theologians call the “revived Roman Empire.” Well known pastor and theologian, John MacArthur, agrees with this, saying that “there will be a revival of the Roman Empire.”

“there will be a revival of the Roman Empire.”
-pastor John MacArthur

We already know that we are in the last days because Israel has been reborn as a nation. Nevertheless, if end-time Israel already exists, it’s probably a safe bet that the revived Roman Empire isn’t far behind.

In 1957, six European nations came together and signed the Treaty of Rome. This formed the European Economic Community, which is the basis for what the European Union is today. The European Union has many features of statehood, including: a single currency, border-free travel, a Commission that proposes laws, and it’s own parliament.

What does the Bible say the revived Roman Empire will be like?

Daniel makes clear that the final phase of the Roman Empire is a “divided kingdom.” Daniel 2 states that, “And as you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom, but some of the firmness of iron shall be in it, just as you saw iron mixed with the soft clay.” As a result, it becomes clear that the revived Roman Empire struggles with disunity.

The European Union struggles with disunity. The EU suffers division in almost every area of its policy-making processes. Many news articles in the past 5 years bear out this very strong trend. The first major example of this occurred in 2012, with the European sovereign debt crisis. This threatened the very existence of the euro as a currency, opening the possibility that the euro currency area could break up. Another strong example of the EU’s disunity took place in 2016, where the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in its historic “Brexit” vote.

European Union

What else does the Bible say about the revived Roman Empire?

The Bible says the revived Roman Empire will be composed of a group of ten kings. Daniel 7 symbolizes these ten kings as ten horns on the head of a ferocious beast. Daniel 7 says, "As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise,...” Because of this, theologians anticipate a 10-nation alliance in the area where the Roman Empire was. Dr. John Walvoord, anticipated the “formation of the revived Roman Empire composed of a ten-nation confederacy.”

In 1995, a military alliance called the “Western European Union” became ten member states. This alliance was a separate organization from the EU, but worked closely with it. The EU agreed to use the Western European Union as its “defence component.”

So what’s the key takeaway?

The European Union is the revived Roman Empire. How do we know this?
  • Reason #1: The EU exists at the same time as end-time Israel. 
  • Reason #2: The EU is a divided kingdom. 
  • Reason #3: The EU’s military arm was composed of a core group of 10 countries. 

The final ruler of the revived Roman Empire is called the Antichrist. The Bible is very clear that the ten kings give their power and authority to the Antichrist. However, the Western European Union actually already consolidated into the EU. After transferring all of its functions to the EU, the Western European Union closed down. By 2010, all of the Western European Union functions had been taken over by the EU. This means that if the Western European Union countries were the ten kings of Bible prophecy, then the Antichrist is already here.

To learn more about who the Antichrist might be, check out the next article.