In our previous article, we spoke about the beast having seven heads and ten horns in Rev 13. I remember saying that this beast was the ancient world empires which had been restored into a new revolutionary empire known as The Revised Roman Empire. I will like to say the organisation in modern day which seems to fit the description of this empire is the European Union.
The European Union has been dubbed the "Revised Roman Empire" by many prophetic writers. The European Union has not denied this either, its intention are very well clear. One of the things they want to achieve is a United States of Europe and they are fast achieving that already. There are forty four countries in Europe and they have taken in more than half of these countries already. The aim is to bring all the countries once under the ancient roman empire under one political system, one economic system and one military force. The European Union is poised to become the world number one superpower like America once used to be.
The European Union is fast becoming an empire; having its own Parliament, its own flag, its own army, its own anthem, its own currency, its own central bank the ECB which is an EU institution under the Lisbon treaty etc. As I stated earlier, the beast in Rev 13 had a mouth like a Lion(the old Babylonian empire), was like a leopard(ancient Grecian empire) and had a feet like a bear(ancient medio-persian empire). Countries like Iraq, Isreal, Syria, Turkey and as far as Northern african countries like Egypt, Algeria, Sudan etc were under the ancient Roman Empire and all these countries will be brought under an agreement for world rule under the Revived Roman Empire. Around the middle of this year, the European union was holding talks with Turkey on becoming a member of the European Union and as we know Constantinople(Turkey) was where the eastern division(Byzantine empire) of the Roman empire fell in 476 A.D.
Let me take some quotes from a news article published in September 2004 about an EU Art Exhibition in Brussels.
"Then, in September, came quite a shock: one of those history being created before your eyes moments. The EU, at an astonishing art exhibition sketching the future of the organisation, described itself under the heading : "Roman Empire Returns."
According to this EU exhibition, staged in a brightly coloured circus tent outside the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium-core of the EU - the EU will be renamed "The Union" once it grows to 50 states over the next three decade
According to slogans at the art exhibition the European Union is poised to overtake America to become the world's number one superpower and predicts that the 21st century will be the "European Century" as the EU pushes its borders deep into Eurasia, North Africa and the Middle East and starts to dominate the affairs of the world through its enormous "legal and moral reach." The euro will break the "overwhelming monopoly of the Dollar" by 2010 as India and China switch their reserves in order to punish America for its "stratospheric deficit."
In conclusion we see from the books of Daniel 7:25-26 and Rev 13:7 that the Antichrist, the last world ruler shall have power to do according to all his will. He shall have power to change constitutions and laws, he will have power over all kindreds, tongues and nations. He will wear out the saints of God(tribulation saints and the Jews). Finally in his egotism, he will fancy himself above all and any god, he will even challenge the Most high, and that is when he seals his doom. In our next article we shall look at the economic state of the world just before Armageddon and the peace covenant between Isreal and Palestine.
Stay tuned and remain blessed.
Bro Joel for ETD!!!