Surfing through the web yesterday I came across a site called “The Enlightened Conservative“. Don’t ask me how I found it, I was just going from link to link, and there it was.
Their article The Rebirth of The Holy Roman Empire caught my eye, and as I read I realized that there are still a lot of Christians who think that the ten nation confederacy of Revelation 17 is a reference to the European Union.
If they were to say “the EU Could be the ten nation confederacy of Revelation 17” I would have less of a problem. As it is, their adamant stand is a real problem for me.
They point to the numerous illustrations of the pagan goddess Europa riding on a bull, a representation of Zeus, as being some sort of proof of this connection. The Beast of Revelation 17 has seven heads and ten horns. Take a look at the photos from this site and see if you see a beast with seven heads and ten horns;
The imagery is not correct. Though the imagery is pagan indeed, this is is not the same beast, nor the same woman. This is a counterfeit.
The article goes on to say;
“There will be some against the Anti Christ and he will not rule over every single land on earth. For this alone it is important that America vote the right person in office, one who is not willing to hand over our sovereignty to the European Union and the United Nations. We MUST VOTE for the right person.”
The bible does NOT say that the Antichrist will NOT rule the entire earth. This conclusion is based on the presupposition that the ten nations of Revelation 17 are only ten nations of Europe. Notice also that their focus is on this world, and not on the kingdom of God.
The idea behind this interpretation of Revelation 17 is one that does not take into account what is going on during the Tribulation. This time period represents the apex of Satan’s rebellion against God. His time is extremely short, and he knows it, so he pulls out all the stops. He will do his very best to deceive the whole world! He will use every trick in his book, including some he hasn’t used before!
Satan’s deceptions during the Tribulation are borne of a mind that is desperate! He is desperate to prove God is a liar. He is desperate to prevent people from believing in Jesus! If the whole world would reject Jesus, the only Saviour, then there would be no one for God to keep His promises to! Just as, if there were no Jews the same situation would exist.
This is why the Tribulation period will involve the whole world. There is not one country, not one corner of the planet, that will not be affected.
The people behind this website, and similar sites, seem to be ignorant of the Club of Rome’s plan to form the world into ten super-states, before forming one world government. In 1974 the Club of Rome released a report in which they made this proposal. The book is called “Mankind at the Turning Point; The Second Report to the Club of Rome”, by Mihajlo Mesarovic and Eduard Pestel.
In The Spirit of Prophecy I made these notes regarding this document;
“In Appendix I the authors present two cases: Either there will be global warming, or global cooling, as a result of man’s activity, and either is presented as evidence that the human race must accept their recommendations! They conveniently ignore the fact that past fluctuations in the earth’s temperature were not the result of human activity. It is a known fact that the Ice Age, the global warming of two thousand years ago, and the mini-ice age of three hundred years ago, were not the result of human activity. There were not enough people on the planet to have that sort of effect. Neglecting relevant data in this fashion should certainly give up pause to consider whether the authors are truly scientific, as they claim, or whether they are following some other agenda. Nevertheless, it appears that many governments, and the UN, are following the advice presented in their book.”
“On page 38, figure 4-1 of “Mankind at the Turning Point” there is a map which shows the world divided into ten regions. Appendix II identifies these regions as: 1. North America, 2. Western Europe, 3. Japan, 4. Rest of the Developed Market Economies (including Israel, Australia and South Africa), 5. Eastern Europe including the Soviet Union, 6. Latin America, 7. North Africa and the Middle East, 8. Main Africa, 9. South and Southeast Asia, 10. Centrally Planned Asia. This is the embryonic form of the ten toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s vision. Already there have been changes, as we have seen Mexico being included in NAFTA, whereas it was originally included in the Latin American region. Originally Africa had been divided into three regions, but the African Union, formed on 9 July 2002, has taken in almost all of Africa, with the one exception currently being Morocco.” (The Spirit of Prophecy, by Daniel Knezacek, page 58)
All you need to do is read the news, or watch your local TV station and it will not be long before you hear of “global warming”. The global elites are indeed following the plan as laid out in “Mankind at the Turning Point”. The following is their proposal for a world political system.
As you can see, Europe is only ONE of the ten nations, not the complete End Times system!
What is being set-up is a very elaborate counterfeit, that will fool all but the very discerning true believers in Jesus Christ. This counterfeit will come complete with its own version of the Antichrist, False Prophet, Babylon, mark of the beast, and even Armageddon.
When the real Armageddon is about to start, the world, including most “Christians”, will think it is over! This is why Paul said;
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. I Thessalonians 5:3
The “Wars and rumours of wars” that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24, are wars that could be interpreted as Armageddon. This is why He told us not to be troubled. Christians have been through countless wars, but this is different. We could be troubled if we thought we were in the middle of the Tribulation!
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6
Yes the Church will be here for some biblically prophesied wars, but these are NOT a part of the Tribulation period! They are the closing acts of the Church age. These wars are specifically the Psalm 83 war, and the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38-39. These events, and their timing, will be similar to the Tribulation, and the ignorant masses will believe they are indeed in that war, but in reality God is setting them up for a trap!
When it appears to be over, they will be looking for a Saviour, and that is when the real Antichrist will arise! Satan will pull out all the stops, and God will let him do it!
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matthew 24:24
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8
A great many Christians are following a Jesus of their own making. This is not faith, it is idolatry. They may “name the name of Christ” but their Jesus is an idol they have made themselves. He is not happy with such people, but would rather bring judgment on them!
You can find such people in the Seeker Driven, Purpose Driven crowd. They lead the Emergent church, and the New Apostolic Reformation is full of them. You will even find them among the traditionalist crowd, and of course the Catholic Church. They are the majority in all these movements. True saving faith is a rare thing these days.
This is why I was so disappointed in the Enlightened Conservative website. The idea that Europe is the ten nations of Rev. 17 did not come from God, but is either man-made, or from the pit of hell itself. Either way it is not good. Don’t allow yourself to be fooled, but stay in the Word!