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The Prophetic Messenger - May/June 2001 - The Revived Roman Empire

The Prophetic Messenger

A Newsletter From Mysteries From The Word Of God Ministries
May/June 2001 - Volume 3/Issue 3

The Revived Roman Empire

"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. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast." Revelation 17:12-13

This article shows how the European Union or the Revived Roman Empire will be the final kingdom to bring in the antichrist. It looks at the economic and government preparations to bring in the antichrist.

1. One Currency

In Revelation 17:12-13 it states "12 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. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast." The March/April 1999 issue of The Prophetic Messenger newsletter contained an article titled " Why is the Euro important?" This article discussed the euro and how it relates to bible prophecy. Please visit this article online at our website to get some of the beginning information on the euro.

In January 1, 1999 eleven nations joined the new euro currency. These nations were Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal with four nations possibly joining by Jan. 1, 2002. These four nations are Britain, Denmark, Sweden and Greece. Of the four nations possibly joining in the year 2002, Denmark voted against the euro on September 28, 2000 and Greece joined the new euro on January 2, 2001.

The European Union (EU) euro dollar is modeled after the United States of America. The EU has the euro dollar vs. our dollar, the EU has a central bank called the ECB or European Central Bank vs. our Federal Reserve Bank. (To get current information on the euro expansion visit their ECB web site at www.ecb.int/).

When the United States is destroyed as an economic and military power and as a nation the euro will take over as the great new economic power of the world. (For more information see the May/June 2000 edition of Prophetic Messenger newsletter and read the article titled "Is Communism Dead."

2. One Government

a) United States of Europe or EU Superstate
Just as the United States of America began with the 13 states and grew to 50 states, the European Union is establishing a United States of Europe or EU superstate with 15 members to possibly total up to 28 members.

The following excerpt is from an article dated December 6, 2000 from The Times web site titled "Secret plan for EU 'superstate." (Note 1) In this article it states

"In a confidential joint paper sent to France, which holds the EU's rotating Presidency, Berlin and Rome said the summit should agree to hold an inter-governmental conference (IGC) in 2004 'with a view to the further development of European integration'...It says the IGC should consider 'a simplification of the treaties with a view to achieving improved legibility and clarity.' British Eurosceptics have long regarded 'treaty simplification' - which would create a separate document for the EU's core principles - as a back-door route to a European constitution."

The second excerpt is from a BBC News article dated Thursday, December 7, 2000 titled "Fears of a European superstate."(Note 2) In this article it states

"The European Court of Justice, based in Luxembourg, enforces EU laws across the whole union. To those suspicious about an emerging superstate, the court represents a sinister threat to the old nation-states of Europe. Yet even the president of France, with all its Gallic pride, has declared his support for a formal constitution for the European Union - real proof to some that a superstate is being hatched......In this great debate on Europe's future, the German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has proposed the most radical ideas. He says the EU must in the end become a single federation, with its political leader chosen by direct elections among all of Europe's citizens."

These two articles mention a future European constitution and a single federation with one political leader chosen by all European citizens. This future leader of the European Union will be the antichrist.

3. One Leader

In Revelation 17:12-13 it says "12 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. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast." Notice in verse 12 how these ten kings, which are the Revived Roman Empire, "have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast." Even though the European Union has not received it's power this antichrist spirit is already coming open to the public.

The following quote is from an article that appeared in the electronic Telegraph dated Saturday, March 10,2001 titled "Euro-court outlaws criticism of EU."(Note 3)

"The European Court of Justice ruled that the European Union can lawfully suppress political criticism of its institutions and of leading figures, sweeping aside English Common Law and 50 years of European precedents on civil liberties. The EU's top court found that the European Commission was entitled to sack Bernard Connolly, a British economist dismissed in 1995 for writing a critique of European monetary integration entitled The Rotten Heart of Europe. The ruling stated that the commission could restrict dissent in order to 'protect the rights of others' and punish individuals who 'damaged the institution's image and reputation.' The case has wider implications for free speech that could extend to EU citizens who do not work for the Brussels bureaucracy."

From this article we see how the EU highest court has eliminated free speech rights from this economist when he speaks against the EU. So what do you think would happen to a spirit-filled Christian preaching against the EU or Revived Roman Empire from the Holy Bible (Old King James Version Only) in the future?

In Revelation 6:2 it says "And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer." Also, in Revelation 13:3-4 it says "3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" From these scriptures we see that the antichrist in the tribulation period will have a military. In some recent news reports we are starting to see the beginning developments of a military in the European Union or Revived Roman Empire. The following quote is from an article titled "European Union agrees to form military." This article appeared in The Oregonian Newspaper on Friday June 4, 1999. (Note 4) In this article it states

"The leaders of 15 European countries decided Thursday to make the European Union a military power for the first time in its history, with command headquarters, staffs and forces of its own for peacekeeping and peacemaking missions in future crises like those in Kosovo or Bosnia."

Another article titled "EU agrees satellite system to rival US." appeared in the electronic Telegraph on Saturday, April 7, 2001. In this article it states

"European Union ministers agreed yesterday to begin developing a European satellite navigation system. At present, the EU relies on access to the American Global Positioning System (GPS), which was developed for military purposes and is still controlled by the US Defence Department. The new £2 billion system, known as Galileo, would give the EU its own network of 30 satellites for use in managing air traffic control, mobile telephones, land surveys, crime fighting and a host of other functions that rely on pin-point positioning....'Galileo allows Europe to achieve self-sufficiency in the field of satellite navigation, whatever the use: civilian, military, or scientific.' Brigadier Geoffrey Van Orden, MEP, Tory spokesman on European defence, said the project was part of the EU's drive to become a strategic player in the world, and would complement the 60,000-man rapid reaction force.... The plan is to launch the first satellite by the end of 2005."

We see from these articles with a command headquarters and staff and a new satellite system this future military could be increased to any size and will dominate the world with the antichrist in power.

Note 1: visit web site http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,47203,00.html
Note 2: visit web site http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1058000/1058155.stm
Note 3: visit web site http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=001851641145319&rtmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/3/7/weuc07.html
Note 4: The Oregonian Newspaper, Friday, June 4, 1999, Section A22
Note 5: visit web site http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=001851641145319&rtmo=fsVNf0rs&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/4/6/wsat06.html

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