Will the European President become the Antichrist?

This week Jimmy DeYoung of Prophecy Today is reporting on a European Union proposal to create a Super European Presidency, with enormous power. This plan will merge the roles of the presidents of the European Union Council and the European Commission, to form an over-all European presidency, elected by the European parliament.

The person in this position would have control over all fiscal matters, foreign policy, and any military action, in which Europe participates. This person would become the supreme leader of Europe and would not only be instrumental in further uniting all of Europe, but would have the final say in the way Europe interacts with the world.

Mr. DeYoung’s perspective is that this person will lead the revived Roman empire and one of these presidents will be the Antichrist. Citing Daniel 7:7, 7:8, 23-24, Mr. DeYoung states that this person will fill the role written of by Daniel the prophet some 2,700 years ago.

I have a question for you to ponder for a moment; What if Mr. DeYoung, and other prophecy scholars, are wrong on this point? What if events appear to confirm what they are saying, but this president is actually a decoy, or patsy? What if Satan actually has some tricks up his sleeve?

In researching for The Spirit of Prophecy I started with the idea that the European Union is the fulfilment of these prophecies. As I did further study, however, I realized that the Antichrist will not come from Europe, but from the descendants of Esau, Jacob’s brother, and most likely from the nation just to the east of Israel, across the river.

So, why is there confusion over which city is the “city of seven mountains”, spoken of in Revelation 17? Could it be Rome, or some other city?

My conclusion, and the best answer I have seen, is that Rome is a decoy, intended to distract attention away from the real city of seven mountains, Amman.

I expect that this European Presidency will progress to the point that there is a man in that office who very closely resembles the picture of the Antichrist, which has been painted by many of our prophecy scholars, for many years.

As Mr. DeYoung states, this man will have control over Europe’s army, and foreign policy. I also expect him to be involved in brokering a peace treaty between Israel and the Arabs after the Psalm 83 war. During that war Israel will be forced into using weapons of mass destruction against her enemies. I expect that the peace treaty which results, in the aftermath of this war, will require Israel to relinquish her nuclear weapons, in exchange for a guarantee of protection from the European army.  We can also expect this treaty to allow Israel to begin the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem.

In order to ensure Israel’s security from further attack by the Arabs, they too will be required to disarm, and may be under some sort of administrative control by Israel herself. This would explain why the Arabs are only able to lodge a diplomatic protest when the next attack against Israel occurs. Ezekiel 38:13 speaks of these nations as Sheba, Dedan, and Tarshish, who say to the enemies of Israel “Art thou come to take a spoil?” Notice that the word “come” indicates their near proximity to Israel.

The problem with Mr. DeYoung’s interpretation is that both the Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38-39 wars are Church Age events, and the European president will most likely be destroyed during the second war, commonly known as Gog/Magog. These two wars, and the intervening period of peace, will be interpreted as being the Tribulation period itself. There are many similarities between these wars and the accounts of the Tribulation, and Armageddon. I believe that Satan himself has the power to create even more similarities, than I have already noted.

The key is that we need to study the details, and not just the “big picture”.

If the European Union President guarantees Israel’s security, then, when the Russo/Iranian coalition attack Israel, they will first have to eliminate the European threat. As many have noted, Iran is today attempting to produce nuclear weapons. They have wanted to since the Shaw was in power, and I predict that their efforts will shortly be thwarted, by either Israel, or an international coalition. Probably the latter.

Once Iran is allied with Russia, they won’t need to develop their own nuclear weapons. I expect the Russo/Iranian coalition will use at least one nuclear weapon on the European president’s home town/capital city. I expect that city to be Rome, Italy.

I think we will find that the pope will back this European leader in his take-over of Europe. The pope could well be identified as the false prophet of the book of Revelation. I would expect these two men to be together when they are both destroyed, and this event will be interpreted as fulfilment of Revelation 17 and 18. The Gog/Magog war, which immediately follows, will be interpreted as Armageddon. Many have done so already, but there are some problems with this interpretation.

The Gog and Magog war will be followed by the rise of the Antichrist! Armageddon, however, will be ended by the return of Jesus Christ! Those who allegorize Scripture will be willing to accept the idea that Jesus does not really return, but that another will take over in His place… The Antichrist!

This is why the allegorical interpretation of Scripture is incredibly dangerous! Amillennialism, and Preterism, are both based on this interpretation method, and I’m afraid many followers of these Eschatologies will end up supporting, and following, the Antichrist!

Mr. DeYoung, as a dispensationalist, is essentially correct in his big picture understanding, but he has missed some important details. These omissions can play into the hands of the Antichrist, unless he backtracks first.

The European President will not be the Antichrist, but a patsy the real Antichrist can point to to say “the Antichrist is dead! Now we can create the kingdom of God on earth. It’s up to us!”

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2 Responses to Will the European President become the Antichrist?

  1. Incredible14U says:

    Think you are wrong. The antichrist is a descendent of the assyrians/Assur. Modern day Germany is the modern day descendents of the Assyrians/Assur, don’t get confused with syria today. Some have already pin pointed an up and coming late 308 ish year old German politician who until recently was minister of defence but forced to resign due to complaints he plagarised his docterate degree as being the antichrist or coming strong leader of the european Union, he stood down from the post. But recently payed a fine of some 20K Euros and is now able to persue his political career. His title is that of “Baron Of The Holy Roman Empire”. He will be king of the north, if it is him. Your hypothesis is way off the mark. As the King of the south, Iran, will make war with the King of the south, The up and coming Europen Union. The European Union will soon be economically and politically controlled by Germany. What we now of the EU will not exist shortly as Germany will trim of the chaff. Also in the book of daniel he will set up his tent in the holy land. Maybe you are confused with this! Or are you a “Catholic”

    • dknezacek says:

      Thanks for your reply,

      I hope I was clear. I am saying that there will be someone identified as the “Antichrist” coming from Europe, but he isn’t the Antichrist, he’s a decoy, or a patsy. Someone to take the fall for the real Antichrist.

      The Assyrians are still mainly in northern Iraq. The Germans are descendants of Japeth, I believe from his grandson Ashkenaz. This is why Eastern European Jews are known as Ashkenazi Jews.

      You are correct that the Antichrist is identified as “The Assyrian” in Isaiah 10:24, and 30:31, but I have an observation for you.

      I live in Canada, and we have a queen. The queen of Canada does not live here, nor was she born here, yet she has the legal right to call herself the queen of Canada.

      Therefore, it is equally possible for the Antichrist to take the title “the King of Assyria” without actually having been born there or having Assyrian ancestry.

      As I have stated in The Spirit of Prophecy, I believe the Antichrist will come from the nation of Edom, which is a part of Jordan today.

      Here’s another scenario you should consider; What if the Antichrist is a member of Jordan’s royal family? What if this “Arab Spring” rebellion takes hold in Jordan and the royal family is forced to flee? Might they flee across the border into Iraq?

      If this person is a young child when he flees, and he grows up in Assyria, which is northern Iraq, won’t he likely be known as an Assyrian? Isn’t it possible then, that he could be both Jordanian, and Assyrian?

      You have to harmonize all the Scriptures. Joel Richardson has taken these two verses and made a whole scenario out of them. You can’t take Scripture in isolation.

      I would challenge you to see if you can find any verses in Scripture that can be made to say, out of context of course, that the Messiah will come from Assyria?

      I have not found any, but I have found a bunch that could be made to say the messiah will come from Edom. A prime example is Isaiah 63:1

      “Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

      The Antichrist will not avoid the bible, he will use it, and twist it, to say that he is the messiah! Verses like this will be used to back his claim. He will be a bit of a bible scholar, and since there is so much biblical illiteracy today, he will get away with such scripture twisting!

      Finally, No, I am not a Catholic. I believe that Rome is a decoy that will be destroyed during the Gog and Magog war. Satan has built up Rome just so he can destroy her! This will facilitate the move to Babylon, and will be the catalyst to unite the world’s religions.

      This destruction will be identified as fulfillment of Revelation 17-18, when in fact the real Tribulation will not have yet even begun!

      Thus, the Roman Catholic Church will be at the center of the Antichrist’s false world religion, and it will be based in Babylon, not in Rome, New York or anywhere else!

      I expect that the EU will split in two, and I alluded to this in my book. The one part that contains Italy will likely be made of ten nations. Again, this is a decoy of Satan. I think the evidence is that he is going to create a false Tribulation period, so that when it is over the world will be expecting the millennial reign, right at the time when the real Antichrist is set to rise!

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