The Prophetic Messenger

A Newsletter From Mysteries From The Word Of God Ministries
September/October 2004 - Volume 6/Issue 5

Who Is Able To Make War With Him?

"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?" Revelation 13:3-4

In this issue of The Prophetic Messenger we will discuss the antichrist and how his war machine is being developed.

1. The European Union (EU) Military-The Antichrist's War Machine

In The Prophetic Messenger article titled "The Revived Roman Empire" (from the May/June 2001 issue) we showed the beginning stages of the military that the antichrist will use when he is in power. In this article and in several future articles, we will show how there is a massive effort to make the EU a military superpower. An article written in 2001 titled " Euro Force In Need of Upgrade, Says Hoon"(Note 1) says

"The European Union must develop a full military force able to project power around the world, Geoff Hoon, the Defence Secretary, said yesterday. He told EU defence ministers in Brussels that the September 11 attacks made it imperative to upgrade the EU's emerging rapid reaction force.......He singled out the need for heavy-lift air transport to move EU forces quickly into combat zones, mid-air refuelling, and radar-jamming devices.........It will be up and running in 2003, when it should be able to deploy troops for up to one year anywhere in the world. So far, EU states have pledged 100,000 troops, 400 aircraft, and 100 ships for crisis management, but a decade of falling defence budgets has left the units 'hollowed out' and poorly equipped. The defence ministers agreed to plug some of the biggest holes, offering electronic warfare troops, armoured infantry, multiple-launch rocket systems, naval aviation and precision-guided weapons."


Another article titled "Europe Launches Plans for Military to Rival U.S."(Note 2) says

"The European Union demonstrated its determination to become a major military power today when its leading members signed a $23 billion contract to buy a fleet of 180 Airbus A400 military transport jumbo jets, with the capacity to deploy up to 20,000 troops far beyond Europe's shores in a single airlift. The move is a dream come true for French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who since breaking with Washington over Iraq have vowed to create a power to rival the United States........ Germany is to buy 60 of the specially designed military transports, France 50, Spain 27, Britain 25, Turkey 10, Belgium seven and Luxembourg one. Germany was originally planning to buy up to 90 aircraft but reduced its order for budgetary reasons, and Portugal said it could not afford any at all. The first aircraft, to be delivered in 2009, will replace the fleets of C-130 Hercules and C-160 Transall and give European armies a far-longer reach and a much-improved cargo capacity. Powered by four high-speed turboprop engines, each military Airbus will carry up to 37 tons or 120 fully equipped troops. It will transport a load of 20 tons over a distance of 3,700 miles at a maximum speed of 422 knots and can use short or unpaved runways and can refuel other aircraft or be itself refueled in flight. The A400m will be unable to carry main battle tanks like the British Challenger 2, which weigh more than 60 tons, so any future EU expeditionary force will be limited to light armor. The EU military force is so far expected to fulfill only peacekeeping and the lighter end of peace-making tasks rather than full-scale armored warfare. But the new strategic airlift capability puts Africa, the Caucasus, the Middle East and much of Asia into the EU's wider strategic space.............With Britain still refusing to join the EU's currency, the euro, Prime Minister Tony Blair has emphasized EU defense cooperation as the main symbol of his commitment to the European project. Britain has pushed hard for more EU defense industrial projects such as the A400M and the new Eurofighter. Such investments are required, Blair says, if the European allies within NATO are not to fall technologically too far behind their American allies to be militarily useful.........The strategic thrust of the EU's military ambitions worries some Americans, who fear this could weaken NATO. Blair persuaded the Clinton and Bush administrations that Britain's presence would ensure the new EU force would enhance rather than weaken the European allies' commitment to NATO. Last year's NATO summit in Prague agreed to set up a new and highly mobile rapid-reaction force, and the EU force and the new EU airlift capacity could fit into this concept. But last month's Franco-German-Belgian summit that called for an EU military capability distinct from NATO, and with its own intelligence, staff and logistics arms, and a separate headquarters from NATO, has revived American concerns."


A third article titled "EU Agrees To Set Up Defence Agency By 2004"(Note 3) says

"At the EU summit in Thessaloniki EU leaders agreed to set up a defence agency, during the course of 2004, in the field of 'defence capabilities development, research, acquisition and armaments'............ Money from the common budget can be spent to promote research giving the EU 'leadership in strategic technologies for future defence and security capabilities' and strengthening 'Europe's industrial potential in this domain'. The agency will be focused on 'developing defence capabilities in the field of crisis management, promoting and enhancing European armaments cooperation, strengthening the European defence industrial and technological base and creating a competitive European defence equipment market', according to the Presidency conclusions from Thessaloniki."


In another article titled "Europe Must Defend Itself, Says Military Chief" (Note 4) it says

"The EU and the US should be responsible for their own territorial defence and only co-operate on larger crises outside their areas, says the EU's military chief Gustav Hägglund. Speaking at a defence conference in Sälen in Sweden on Sunday (18 January), he urged Europe to carry its own defence burden........'My prediction is that this will happen within the next ten years'. The head of the EU military committee foresaw a future division of work between the Europeans and the Americans, with the US taking care of intensive operations including weapons of mass destruction and terrorism and the Europeans handling crises situations.......We do not know if the US will always have the resources or the interest in defending Europe, he added, while underlining that the aim was not to drive the US out of Europe but to free American resources for other purposes."


Another article titled "EU To Have 'Battle Groups' By 2007"(Note 5) says

"A target date of 2007 has been endorsed for the EU to set up a series of 'battle groups' that will be able to fight in some of the world's most dangerous and inhospitable places. At an informal meeting in Brussels, defence ministers reaffirmed on Monday (5 April) their support for a plan to set up six or seven groups of 1,500 soldiers by 2007, ready for combat in different environs........The triumvirate's plan proposes that soldiers groups be able to operate in desert, mountains, jungle, urban and other environs........ It is hoped the groups will be deployable within 15 days and sustainable for 30 days (120 with rotation), as preparation for a larger EU contingent, if necessary......... Participation in the project will be open to all members of the EU, however with many neutral countries in the fold, it is likely groups participating in one mission or another will be flexible. A final proposal is set to be put to heads of state and government in June this year."


In another article titled "EU Defence Ministers Admit Global Responsibility" (Note 6) it says

"The 25 EU member states have committed themselves to be able to respond to crises throughout the world by 2010. 'The European Union is a global actor, ready to share in the responsibility for global security', are the first words in an ambitious plan 'Headline Goal 2010', adopted by EU defence ministers in Brussels on Monday (17 May). Under the plan, the 25 EU member states are committing themselves to be able by 2010 to respond to crises throughout the world. These include humanitarian and rescue tasks, crisis-management, peace-keeping and joint disarmament operations. According to the plan, the EU must be fit to 'take the decision to launch an operation within 5 days' and the forces should be capable of implementing their mission on the ground 'no later than 10 days after the EU decision to launch the operation'.........In mid-February, work to establish a European Defence Agency, another cornerstone of the plan, started. The agency will be tasked to identify and fulfil shortfalls in the field of military equipment. The plan also commits Member States to 'harmonise their respective future requirements' by 2010. The 2010 Headline Goal plans will now be submitted to EU leaders in June for final approval."



These articles show the formation of the war machine that the antichrist will use in the future to control the world through the Revived Roman Empire or EU. In Revelation 13:4 it says "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?"

2. The Revived Roman Empire - The Final Kingdom

In Daniel 7 it shows how the little horn or antichrist will use the Revived Roman Empire or European Union to become the leader of the world. In Daniel 7:7-8 it says " 7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things." Also, 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." To learn where the antichrist will come from see our The Prophetic Messenger article titled "Where Will The Antichrist Come From?" from May/June of 1999.

3.The Antichrist Conquering Through War

In the tribulation period we will see the antichrist through war take over the world just as Alexander The Great did in his time. The first conflict we see is in Daniel 7 where it is mentioned three times about three ruling powers in the Revived Roman Empire (or European Union) being removed by the antichrist. How exciting it is today that the three major powers in the European Union today are France, Britain and Germany.

In Daniel 7:8,20 and 24 it says " 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things...... 20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows........24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings." Webster's dictionary defines the word subdue as "to conquer or overcome or get control over".

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 Daniel 8:9 it says "And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land." Notice the areas the antichrist will conquer in the tribulation. We see the antichrist is wounded in war. In Revelation 13:14 it says "And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live." After this false resurrection, no one will be able to make war with him for the last 3 1/2 years of the tribulation . In Revelation 13:4-5 it says "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? 5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months."

NOTES
Note 1: www.portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/11/20/wrapid20.xml&sSheet=/news/2001/11/20/ixhomef.html
Note 2: www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/5/27/150125.shtml
Note 3: www.euobserver.com/?aid=11826
Note 4: www.euobserver.com/?aid=14136
Note 5: www.euobserver.com/?aid=15072
Note 6: www.euobserver.com/index.phtml?aid=16141

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