Keith's Comments
Under The Radar
The power base of the Antichrist from where he will rise to power, the European Union, made its' feelings known in regards to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and the incident flew completely under the radar of the world press. With not so much as a blip on the screen it went unnoticed by even the prophecy television shows and web sites on the Internet. I know, for I watched the shows and sites closely. It's been a little over a month, and the best I can tell, not a word has been said.

Before we delve into the EU's statement, let's backtrack a little and see what the Bible says about the Antichrist and his power base...

The European Union is the 'revived Roman empire' spoken of by the Apostle John, and the organization from which the Antichrist will rise to power and eventually dominate the world. We can be assured of this by God's Word in the Bible:

"And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined." ( Daniel 9:26 )

1. The "prince that shall come" is the Antichrist. The original Hebrew text uses the word "nawgheed" which means "commander, leader or ruler". Therefore, the term Antichrist is not symbolically or allegorically referring to a 'mind set of evil' or a 'coalition of forces', but an actual human being.

2. The "people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary" is referring to the nationality of those who destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 A.D., which was the Romans under the leadership of Titus. ( This was also documented by secular Jewish historian and eyewitness Josephus. )

Not since the old Roman Empire of two thousand years ago has Europe been united. But the 'revived Roman Empire' is now taking place under the name of the European Union.

Now we get to the meat of the story, and why prophetic ears should have immediately gone on point...

On Friday, July 23, 2004, European Union envoy Javier Solana met with Israeli officials in Tel Aviv at the end of a two day visit in which Israel voiced its' concerns over the EU's United Nations vote against Israel's separation fence. Speaking with Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, Solana stated, 'the EU would be involved in any Israeli-Palestinian peace process whether Israel likes it or not.'

Shalom stated that he found himself "challenged to convince the Israeli people that the European Union is a [diplomatic] partner we can trust." To which Solana replied, "We will be involved whether you want us or not."

The Bible says the Antichrist will make a peace pact with Israel for seven years:

"And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week..." ( Daniel 9:27 )

The Antichrist cannot come to power until the Holy Spirit indwelt Church, the restrainer, is taken to the Father's house in the Rapture ( John 14:2-3 ). But already, the Antichrist's power base, the European Union, is developing their mind set of 'peace negotiator' in preparation for his leading.

No where in Scripture is the Church told to watch for the appearing of the Antichrist. On the contrary, Lord Jesus always tells the Church to watch for His coming:

"And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." ( Mark 13:37 )

"Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is." ( Mark 13:33 )

"Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:" ( Mark 13:35 )

He tells us that if we pay attention to the signs, we will know that His coming is near:

"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." ( Luke 21:28 )

If the signs of the Tribulation are this close, the Rapture of the Church by our Lord and Savior Jesus is even closer. The Antichrist's power base has shown its' hand.

Lord Jesus is about to show His.

Keith

08-25-2004

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