Although this has been discussed before, it is always good to take a step back and look at the big picture. It is also good to go back and review basic information.
Because the EU (aka revived Roman Empire) has been receiving a lot of attention, its worthwhile to look at their two main symbols. Under the category of "Is this a coincidence?" we see their two main symbols - symbols which are actively in use today.
We have been discussing the EU's most powerful body, the EU Council - that group which is run by the 10 member WEU, also the military wing of the EU - and potentially a candidate to become the 10 kings of bible prophecy. Before further discussion of the EU Council, lets look at the prophetic scriptures describing the Tribulation government and its religious system:
In Revelation 17, we receive a full description of this last "human government" and its "state-sponsored" religious system. It is described symbolically as a "woman sitting on a beast". This "woman", representing the state-sponsored, false religion is described as follows:
"There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns...She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries...I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus."
In other words, we receive a description of how this state-based, world-wide "religion" will persecute Christians ("drunk with the blood of the saints") and the "filth of her adulteries", referencing spiritual adultery or false worship.
The beast, a representation of the government system which will be "ridden by" this false religion ("the woman") is also revealed:
"The ten horns you saw are the ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They will have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast."
This is where it gets interesting:
The EU Council building is located in Brussels. We can see from the links below some amazing pictures of their main symbol - a huge metallic structure of a woman sitting on a beast - which sits directly in front of the EU Council building in Brussels:
A WOMAN ON THE BEAST
Additionally as seen, this main symbol is also used on EU coins, stamps, magazine covers, etc. It is extremely interesting (coincidental?) that this EU Council - the same council that is run by the 10-member WEU, would choose a "Woman on the Beast" as their main symbol. As the apostle John was writing the book of Revelation, he gave us this symbol as a sign to watch for in end times - this same "sign" that is now used by the EU Council.
If that weren't enough, we have the second main symbol currently in use by the EU.
The European Parliament building in Strasbourg France was designed to look like the Tower of Babel, which is found in Genesis 11. To recall this passage - man, in his arrogance had attempted to build a "tower" in order to reach to the heavens, so that man could "make a name for ourselves". God expressed His displeasure with this notion or man's attempts to achieve "god-like" status, and in turn "confused their language", so they would not understand each other and the Lord "scattered them from there over all the earth."
In other words, God expressed his displeasure at this extreme arrogance displayed by men, and subsequently they stopped building this "Tower of Babel", and as the scripture states (Genesis 11:9): "That is why it is called Babel - because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth."
Obviously having not learned from biblical history, the EU in their arrogance, has determined to reverse God's word.
As shown in this link "A Modern Tower of Babel", we can see how the EU is going right back to the days of Babel. As they built their Parliament building in Strasbourg, they circulated a poster with the words "EUROPE: MANY TONGUES, ONE VOICE" - an obvious reversal of God's words in Genesis 11. If that weren't enough, the posters actually showed an artist rendition of the Tower of Babel, placed next to the graphic image of the EU Parliament building, revealing their efforts to duplicate the original Tower of Babel. Wow.
A more thorough review of these images, including several large, dramatic photographs is
So there you have it. We already consider the EU/Med Union as a perfect geographical fit as compared with the "original" Roman Empire. Now we get a window into their symbolic use of imagery - imagery which is perfectly described in the prophetic scriptures.
This final "human government", which, in the coming days will grow and become led by a figure known as the antichrist, will engage in the most massive persecution of "the saints" ever seen on this earth. This same government, which the book of Daniel tells us will begin as another "Roman Empire" in its early days, is already revealing its true colors:
A Woman on the Beast and the Tower of Babel.
We've been warned - via biblical prophecy - that the Tribulation system of government and dictated "religion" will be represented symbolically by a Woman on a Beast. We can also see what is seemingly an act of defiance against God Himself - a return to the days when man's arrogance dictated building the Tower of Babel: We now have "Tower of Babel II" representing the EU.
Again - we've been warned.
Wow, these symbols make a very compelling case for the EU to be the one world government with a one world religion. Thanks Scott.
The link: http://www.thewordandtheworld.com/New%20Babylon%20666%20and%20The%20Woman%20Riding%20the%20Beast.htm
is not a Biblically sound website. It has lots of good information. He is however not taking the Bible literally. He is dilluting the judgements of God.
Taking the stance that we are allready in the seven year tribulation is not biblical. If the tribulation started in 2007, then why is Israel not in peace? Why hasn't half the earths population been killed? Where are the two witnesses or 144,000? What were the seven seal and seven trumpet judgements?
You have a great website. You shouldn't link to websites that take a view that essentially says the Bible can't be taken as truth.
As far as the website, I was really just showing a site that has some of the best the pictures - I want to give credit where it is due.
You make a good point, however and perhaps I should have made a disclaimer regarding the fact that I don't endorse the content of the site itself (I thought that would be self-evident, as I don't typically endorse the various links that have pertinent news articles, either).
S, for the record, I don't endorse any of the sites that I link unless I state such. :)
Oh, you don't have to convince me as far as the Trib not having started yet - I am 100% pre-trib, pre-Mill. Of course, I agree with your comments.
Kem - I agree, these symbols are undeniably helping confirm the EU as Revived Roman Empire.
But for the record, I don't endorse, nor agree with any links unless expressly stated.
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