As mentioned, we know from Bible prophecy that the EU will ultimately morph into the "Ten Kings" of Daniel 2, 7 and Revelation 17. How it happens is not specified in the prophetic scriptures. All we know is this: As we approach the end of the age, the ancient Roman Empire will be re-gathered, and we know that the combined EU/Med Union clearly fits that profile in every way - even down to the description of "iron and baked clay" and a union that "will not remain united".
And we know that from this re-gathering of the Roman Empire, the next stage is the formation of 10 Kings. Exactly when this happens is unknown (only it has to happen before or during the Tribulation). Exactly how this happens is unknown. What we do know, is that once the 10 Kings are formed from the EU/Revived Roman Empire - two things will happen:
- The antichrist will come FROM these 10 Kings, (Daniel 7:24), and
- These 10 Kings will rule with the antichrist, with their only purpose to serve with the antichrist (Revelation 17:12-14).
So the order of events is:
Revival of the Roman Empire (present day EU/Med Union) ---> Formation of 10 Kings---> Rise of the antichrist and world domination along with the 10 Kings.
Todd Strandberg of Rapture Ready has noticed the current crisis in the EU and the possibility that we could be watching the genesis of the 10 Kings:
"Will the European Union Survive?"
We are at a very interesting point in history. The Bible said there would be a reformation of the Roman Empire, and that it would lead to the advent of the Antichrist. It doesn't seem possible for the EU to collapse into ashes. No matter how bad it gets, the union is going to survive.
The Bible tells us there will be a final world power that will have an extremely weak power base. In the vision given to Nebuchadnezzar and interpreted by Daniel, it is described as iron mixed with clay--meaning this government will have a connection to the Roman Empire, and it will be highly flawed. Out of this mess will come the most cunning and ruthless dictator the world has ever seen.
A partial breakup of the EU might actually benefit the progression of Bible prophecy. Scripture tells us that there will be ten kings who will give their power to the Antichrist. We currently have twenty-seven members of the EU, so something needs to happen to draw the number of leaders down to the magic number. The crisis we see now could be what triggers the final realignment.
"And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast" (Rev: 17:10).
"For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled" (Rev 17:17).
Historically, big changes have resulted from big crises. The early movements of the U.S. into socialism started during the great depression crisis, and that train hasn't stopped yet. That is but one example. It seems obvious that something has to change in the EU and that fact leads to several possible scenarios.
It's just a hunch, but I believe we are seeing the transformation of the EU into the 10 Kings. It may not be an immediate change as it may occur over a series of crises and/or it may occur in a step-wise manner. On the other hand, as things have been happening lately, it could be an acute, rapid change that occurs. That wouldn't be surprising either.
This rapidly evolving situation in the EU is most definitely worth watching. Many of us had assumed that the 10 Kings wouldn't be formed until the Tribulation (based solely on speculation, as the scriptures do not provide these details) - but now that assumption seems much less certain.
But we do know this: Based upon Daniel 2, the 10 Kings will represent the last form of government before the Second Coming of Christ Jesus.
Oh, and one more important point worth mentioning.
When the 10 Kings are formed, they won't be in power for long (their power will only last the length of the Tribulation or slightly longer if formed prior to the Tribulation). Revelation 17:12 reveals this fact:
"The ten horns you saw are ten kings...but for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast (antichrist). They will have one one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast."
The "one hour" seen in the scripture above translates to "a brief period" or "a short time".
God felt it necessary to inform us of this fact. Its a warning sign.
If we DO see the formation of the 10 Kings, we will know that the Tribulation is RAPIDLY approaching. And of course, that would mean that the Rapture of the Church is also RAPIDLY approaching. Even if we see events in the EU moving towards the development of 10 Kings, that too will indicate that the subsequent events of the Rapture and Tribulation are only a breath away.
That makes it worth watching, to say the least. It is hard to imagine that we could be witnessing such big changes, stemming from such a big crisis in the EU. It seems like yesterday that the Lisbon Treaty was ratified, a treaty that consolidated 27 European countries. And now they are in crisis mode. It is equally hard to imagine that we may be seeing the initial changes which will lead to the formation of the 10 Kings - but it may be evolving now. As mentioned before - a crisis inevitably leads to big, acute changes in these last days.
But over the past several months, everything seems to be happening at breakneck speed. The EU is no exception.
the bible is pretty clear about the order: anti-christ is revealed prior to the day of the lord(tribulation) the 10 horns/toes prior to rise of anti-christ(dan 7) so the order is rapture, 10 nations, anti-christ and tribulation. i think the crisis will be a 2 punch. 1 the current financal crisis 2 the rapture.
One thing certain about the fabric of the idols feet is that it is 'cracking'. Presently the EU is certainly in that state and the ten toes (like teeth in a gum) will emerge out of the 'roots' of the EU.
Not so much 'birthpangs'(although it is) but also akin to 'toothache' as the toes, like teeth are forming under the 'gum' of the present disintegrating EU.
As Hartdawg says when they make their appearance it is from them the 'extra toe' comes (the giant's had an extra digit!) voila the antichrist arrives only to absorb the ten toe kingdoms into a one world power.
So the latest the Rapture could be delayed until, is when the extra toe is formed, the revealing (no longer hidden) of the man of sin when he has the power to be able to confirm a covenant.
The Rapture is still imminent, these prophecies do not HAVE to take place before the 'snatch',so I am still hopeful it could be at any moment now. MARANATHA
This got mentioned back in January and I think if it comes "from the horse's mouth" it might important to keep it in perspective:
==>> - Looks like the other leg of Daniel's image has stepped onto the "scene"!
Mediterranean Union Appoints Secretary General
The 5 + 5 =10 Kings:
Since this is an **economic/financial** "crisis" that the IBC has created [on a slightly larger scale to the US bank crash of 1907], it would make sense to use this "opportunity" to force the restructuring of the Med-Union into 10 Federal Reserve districts in the same manner that the IBC forced the "Creature from Jekyll Island" on US...
If "they" intend to establish 5 northern 'kings' and 5 southern 'kings' [north & south sides of the Med-pond], then this will be the AC's kingdom after Ps83 plays out.
PS. "They" don't call them "Kings" any more 'cause it causes unrest amongst the serfs. They call them "Governors"...
They already have the 5+5 arrangement (north and south) and I believe each of these divisions have a leader. This is a done deal. It is interesting and well worth watching. I see the EU as the Med Union now. Even the EU's main site says that the Med Union is an extension of the EU......
There are already 10 Permanant members of the EU which are the 10 Kings all the other members are not permanant.
Bible prophecy of Revelation 13:1-4, foretells that out waves of sovereign insolvency and banking insolvency, the beast regime of regional governance and totalitarian collectivism will rise to provide economic and political life for mankind. This monster with its ten horns, will provide monetary and economic diktat in each of the world’s ten regions; and with its seven heads, will provide debt servitude, totalitarian collectivism, in all of mankind’s seven institutions, according to Revelation 13:1-4.
In his foundation speech of June 20 1950, Robert Schuman communicated that the achievement of democracy was inevitable. Yet as a bible believing dispensational economist, I believe that the EU is ordained of God to emerge as a democratic deficit Federal Super State, the very model of empire that is to be reproduce in every one of the world’s ten regions, to the point where eventually each will have its own king, Revelation 17:12, yes ten kings for each of the world's ten regions. Furthermore, it’s God’s will that the World’s Sovereign, rise to power in the Eurozone, Revelation 13:5-10, and that he be accompanied to power by the World’s Seignior, that is top dog banker, who in providing seigniorage, that is moneyness, takes a cut.
Those who believe that democratization and decentralization of Europe is possible are like Austrian Economists, who hope for a free land, where they can live free of intervention of the state, are believing in a mirage, that is believing in an illusion, on the Authoritarian Desert of the Real.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Nation Investment, EFA, traded lower, documenting the failure of sovereignty of democratic nation state governance. Greece, GREK, Spain, EWP, Italy, EWI, Ireland, EIRL, Germany, EWG, EWGS, Netherlands, EWN, Finland, EFNL, led Eurozone Stocks, EZU, lower.
And Global Financials, IXG, traded lower, being led so by the European Financials, EUFN, documenting the failure of the seigniorage of the banker regime.
Bible prophecy of Revelation 13:1-4 communicates that the new paradigm and age of authoritarianism will rise out of Eurozone sovereign insolvency and banking insolvency to provide regional governance and totalitarian collectivism for regional security, stability and sustainability, replacing the former paradigm and age of liberalism which provided investment gain.
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