Europe's part in the End Times
We are living in the days of the last Kingdom as prophesied by Daniel in Chapter2:31-33
31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
We know the legs of Iron was the Roman Empire and the mixture of Iron and clay in the feet represent a collaboration between the last of the Roman Empire in the form of the Catholic Church and Europe. By the Middle Ages Germanic Europe was known as the Holy Roman Empire and was dominated by what were called Prince Bishops, so that it was both a spiritual and a political power. Neither of those powers died, but today both have passed into the European Union through the 1957 Treaty of Rome.
Today Europe is setting itself up in direct opposition to God. Already we know the trouble the Church is having in France, Germany and Belgium. The Berlin Declaration in 1908 started the opposition to Christianity by declaring everything to do with the Holy Spirit was of the Devil, thus committing the unpardonable sin.
With the first world war Germany slipped into depression during the 20's and 30's with the collapse of the bank bringing economic disaster. Germany and Old Europe was in turmoil but the time was right for the rise of a leader who would bring order to chaos and deliver them from their depression. This was to be HITLER, backed by the Church his rise was phenomenal. His anti-Semitic vales was born from the church at the time and his rise and rule was a type of Anti-Christ. He too will rise from a time of turmoil and depression, when people call out for a leader of vision and power, also backed by the Church. What does this have to do with Europe?
Europe is setting it self up in direct opposition to God. It is slowly changing laws to squeeze the Christian church out, and it makes no secret of this. To encourage support for the EU, the Council of Europe published a poster identifying Europe with the rebuilding of Babel!
Modelled on Pieter Brueghel's famous 16th century painting "The Tower Of Babel", the poster shows the peoples of Europe rebuilding the tower that God destroyed in Genesis 11:5-9.
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."
Note the statement shown on the poster "Many Tongues One Voice", inverts God's judgement on Babel. Note also that the normal European stars have been inverted to a pentagram, which shows the horns, ears and beard of Lucifer.
The man who designed it was inspired by the 12 stars that in Catholic tradition halo the head of Mary. He still hopes she will be incorporated into the design. So the actual flag is of the `Queen of Heaven' as the Queen of Europe, at the very centre of the EU. After complaints by some Christians, it was withdrawn. BUT in December 2000 they completed a new EU Parliament building in Strasbourg in France.
This is the original 16th century painting and below is the finished Strasbourg EU Building.
But if you thought that was enough, that's not the end. Even worse than the tower of Babel is the fact that they have chosen another symbol to identify Europe, an image of a woman sitting on a beast - symbolic of both spiritual and political power!
There are two parliament buildings for Europe, one in Strasbourg in France, and the other in Brussels in Belgium - both contain murals depicting this woman. And outside the Council of Europe Building in Brussels is a crude sculpture of this evil, scarlet woman, riding the evil beast. Is she the woman referred to in Revelation 17.
Sculpture 2000 - Outside the European Council Buildings in Brussels
This symbol of the European Union is printed on stamps, phone cards, and currency. The woman is known from Greek mythology as 'Europa' and literally she has been raped by the beast. Is that how the politicians see Europe?
Another symbol adopted by Europe, as curious as the Tower of Babel, is the Greek myth of the `Rape of Europa'. This makes us ask - is Europe today being raped politically/financially/spiritually - and by whom? In every case a wanton woman, Europa, can be seen riding a beast (Rev 17:1-7), note especially from Revelation that the forehead of the woman riding the beast is branded with the name, `Mystery Babylon '). The mythical story is that Zeus, the father of the gods, spied Europa alone on the beach and lusted after her. He transformed himself into a bull of dazzling whiteness with horns like a crescent moon and lay down at her feet. She climbed on his back and he plunged with her into the waves of the sea before raping her. Europa conceived a son, and after her death she received divine honours as `Queen of Heaven', whilst the bull dissolved into the constellation in the sky known as Taurus. Brussels and Strasbourg EU Parliaments both contain paintings of the woman on the beast. A related issue may be the massive computer in Brussels called Euro Net, but nicknamed the `Beast', the first computer reputed, to be capable of storing personal data of the entire world population.
Is Europe the Babylon spoken of which will be destroyed in one hour. (Revelation 18:1-15
1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils,
and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
The Seat of Satan
Germany's Pergamon Museum in former East Berlin
The gigantic 'Altar of Pergamon' dominates Germany's Pergamon Museum in former East Berlin. Originally sited in Asia Minor, the Temple at Pergamon with its altar was the centre of Emperor worship; the price of refusal to acknowledge the Emperor as God - ritual murder on the altar! Revelation 2:13 calls it 'Satan's Seat' or 'the Throne of Satan',
Rev 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth
On its steps early Christians were martyred for their unswerving faith in Christ. German archaeologist Carl Human found it in almost perfect condition in the late 1800's and carefully shipped every stone to Berlin. In 1902 Kaiser Wilhelm II celebrated its erection in Berlin as the 'proudest monument to his reign' - with an extravagant festival to the pagan gods!
It is significant that within a short time of this, the history of Germany was to be dominated by a sequence of events which could only be attributed to Satanic control. Yet another relic from the past is the Ishtar Gate again brought back to Germany stone by stone, it was said to be one of the gates into Babylon and originally had around it 337 images of the dragon god. Today you can still see some of the images. 337 in numerology is the number of sheol or hell. These gates to the occult represent the entrance or gates to hell.
You can clearly see the images of the dragon god, lovingly restored to its former glory. Why would they bring 2 items like this which speak of evil and have connections with Satan. Europe is becoming a Godless organisation who's intentions are far from righteous. Will the Anti-Christ come up through the countries of Europe and use them to fight Christ at his return. Don't forget we are not looking for 10 countries now to fulfil the prophecy but 10 Kings then who have power for an hour. No matter how many countries join the EU there is no telling what will happen in the future and how Europe will be divided or Kindomised in the future for the purpose and will of the Anti-Christ.
We should think long and hard as British Christians before entering the EU. It is not a matter of losing our pound but losing our right and freedom to be a Christian, to worship as and when we please. Europe will be punished for its stand against God, would we want to be a part of that?
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