On September 24 the Telegraph from the UK reported that former president of Poland, Lech Walesa, is saying that Poland and Germany should unite.
“We need to expand economic and defence co-operation and other structures to create one state from Poland and Germany in Europe,” he said.
As I stated in chapter 2 of The Spirit of Prophecy, I expect the European Union will split in two. The productive nations of eastern Europe, and Germany, are tired of bailing out the PIIGS, who can’t seem to be able to manage their out-of-control spending. (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain). Will England join them? The Czech republic? I don’t know, but I predict this movement will gain steam, given time and more irresponsibility from the PIIGS.
There is something else behind this potential break-up of the EU. Biblical prophecy, or to be more precise, someone’s attempt to identify the EU as the ten nation confederacy of Revelation 17.
You see, I don’t believe the EU is the ten nations of Revelation 17, but I believe Satan wants us to believe it is!
It would be hard for Satan to convince anybody that a 28 state super-nation is the ten nation confederacy spoken of in Revelation 17:12.
Why would Satan want us to believe the EU is the super-state spoken of in Revelation? Because it isn’t that state.
Satan is a hunter, he hunts human souls. One thing hunters are known for is decoys.
Satan is also rather adept at producing decoys. Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Catholicism are all some of Satan’s decoys, but don’t think Satan is limited to creating false religions. He is quite able to use politicians as well as pastors! 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
Why would people be saying “peace and safety“? It is not something we would say in the world today is it? No, They will be saying this at a time when they think the Tribulation is over!
They will think the Tribulation is over because Satan will produce enough counterfeits, of the events of the book of Revelation, that many professing Christians will be convinced they have gone through the Tribulation.
If a ten nation confederacy, from southern Europe, has an evil leader who assists Israel in writing a peace treaty with the Arabs, this does not mean that this person is the biblical Antichrist. There is a very real possibility that this will happen, after the Psalm 83 war, and this person will be Satan’s counterfeit Antichrist; a patsy he can set-up specifically to knock down!
In fact I would not be surprised if the real Antichrist were somehow involved in the destruction of the fake Antichrist. I can’t be certain, but if you want to make someone into a hero, he has to be opposed to a real bad-guy. Make no mistake about it, Satan wants the world to look upon the Antichrist as a hero.
This is also why Jesus said;
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24:44
Jesus was not saying that people would not be thinking about Him, and His return. No! What he was saying is that He would return at a time when people think He will not return! This is why Postmillennialism, Amillennialism, and Preterism are so dangerous. they all teach that Jesus Christ will not physically return and rule the earth!
Jesus was predicting that these philosophies would prevail in professing Christendom by the time He actually does return. This is why he said He would return at a time “ye” think not. “Ye” is a plural for of “You”, and it means that the people reading the bible in the End Times, are those he is addressing!
I think that what else He is implying is that they think He will not return because there is a man ruling the world in His place, in his Spirit! That person will be the Antichrist, of course! This is what can happen when you spiritualize Scripture!
So, what of Lech Walesa’s statement? We are seeing the preliminary stages of a split in the EU, where a bunch of nations will leave, so that a ten nation confederacy can take the place of Revelation’s harlot.
Notice that in Revelation 17:1, the Harlot sits on many waters.
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters
The reference to “many waters” is a reference to the entire population of the planet, the “sea of nations” or the “seven seas”. This cannot be a nation in southern Europe, but rather, after the Psalm 83 war, and the Ezekiel 38-39 war, the EU will be ONE of the ten super-nations.
Walesa’s comments fit right in with “the plan”!