I think it is clear that
the Antichrist will rise to power over a Revived Roman Empire (the EU) and
head up a powerful military during the Tribulation Period (Dan. 9:26-27).
The Antichrist will do
according to his own will (exercise absolute power; Dan. 11:36), prosper
until the Tribulation period is over (until the indignation is accomplished;
Dan. 11:36) and honor the god of forces (Satan; Dan. 11:38).
He will attack some of
the strongest forces on earth (with Satan’s help; Dan. 11:39); defeat the
king of the South and the king of the North (Dan. 11:40); overthrow many
countries (Dan. 11:41); and plunder Egypt, the Libyans and the Ethiopians
When Jesus breaks the
first seal on the seven-sealed scroll he will go forth conquering, and to
conquer (Rev. 6:1-2).
By the time the middle
of the Tribulation period arrives people will ask, “Who is like unto the
beast? Who is able to make war with him” (Rev. 13:4)?
For at least 20-30 years
(and perhaps more), the EU has “talked about” building a powerful EU
military. “Talked about” seems to be an accurate depiction of the situation
because every time the subject of a powerful EU military comes up it turns
out to be more talk than fact.
The EU nations want to
be defended, but some have not paid their fair share of the costs. Some have
relied upon their membership in NATO to protect them, but they have spent
their money on other things.
Donald Trump came on the
scene saying he would put America first. He criticized NATO and said it is
He indicated that it
would be difficult for him to send American troops to defend NATO countries
that aren’t paying their dues. He called non-payment a big deal and said it
cannot be ignored.
Donald Trump’s amazing
November victory caught more than the American pundits by surprise. It
exploded like a bomb in EU offices all over Europe.
started calling for an EU military again. The president of the EU
Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said the European Continent cannot always
rely on the U.S. to protect it.
German Defense Minister,
Ursula von der Leven, called for an EU military that can match NATO
Other panicked officials
expressed similar concerns.
It took just two weeks
for the EU Parliament to assemble and pass a non-binding resolution that
calls for the creation of a European Defense Union.
The EU Commission will
meet in December to consider their resolution.
Is this it? Are world
leaders finally going to see a strong EU military? Many experts say it as
highly unlikely. And they may be right.
But don’t overlook the
fact that God’s Word will be fulfilled. He will allow the Antichrist to rise
to power and prosper. Satan will be behind what the wicked one does, etc.
God’s ways are beyond
our understanding. When the Hebrew children were trapped against the Red Sea
who would have thought that God would part the water and let them cross on
When God’s appointed
time came for the birth of the Messiah, who would have thought that He would
be born in a stable instead of a nice Jewish inn?
Who would have thought
that a man that has never held public office could win the nomination for
president of the U.S.?
Who would have thought
that Donald Trump would criticize NATO and it would trigger a call for an EU
It reminds us that God
said, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways”
I don’t know whether the
world will soon see an EU military or not, but
I want to be careful about trying to explain it in human terms
because a spiritual war between God and Satan underlies the events that are
taking place. And when the appointed time comes God’s Word will be
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