Thursday, October 4, 2007
The Teeth of The Beast
The Teeth of The Beast
by Michael G. Mickey(10-2-07)
On many occasions I've had people write to me to tell me that they're struggling to see the European Union as the great military power it seems to be in Bible prophecy if the European Union is indeed the revived Roman empire of Bible prophecy.
Here's what the Bible tells us concerning the revived Roman empire's future military prowess:
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.
Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth [were of] iron, and his nails [of] brass; [which] devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.I have to admit that it's difficult to see the European Union being that powerful militarily, but I want to take everyone back to what I've said earlier.Appearances Can Be DeceivingWhile the European Union isn't known for its military prowess, it has forces actively deployed in a number of locations around the globe where they are acting in peacekeeping roles.
Not only that, the EU's military forces are becoming a subject of concern in Brussels where both NATO and the main offices of the European Parliament are headquartered.In recent years the European Union has been busy creating a contingent of rapid reaction forces designed to be deployed to hot spots around the globe on short notice.
Much as I anticipated would eventually become the case, NATO is beginning to wonder to whom those forces would belong in the event of a crisis scenario.
The following is an excerpt from an EUObserver article:
Over the last decade there has been simmering tension between the organisations as NATO tries to redefine itself after the Cold War and the EU has become more present on the world stage, and increasingly prepared to back its humanitarian and development goals up with peacekeeping forces."Soldiers that are active for the EU will be missed by us and vice versa," a NATO official told Der Standard."And in a crisis. To whom do the soldiers then really belong? The EU will lose out," the official added.Is the NATO official correct in believing that the EU will "lose out" in a crisis scenario or could it be that, in a crisis scenario that will occur in the prophetic future, a meeting of the European Union's parliament will take place in Brussels as NATO gathers nearby as well?
Could it be that a leader who will use peace to destroy many - the prophesied Antichrist - will subsequently rally all the might of the West's military, including the combined forces of NATO, around him that he might lead the revived Roman empire to fulfillment of Daniel's prophecies shown above?
I don't know the answer to that question, of course, but what we're seeing take place here is what I have written about on a number of occasions in the past.As the European Union continues to create forces for its own use, NATO is becoming concerned that its ability to function in a time of crisis may be greatly hampered. The NATO official quoted in the article above believes that, if a day comes in the future when NATO needs to act as a group, the European Union is going to "lose out."The prophet Daniel, as shown above, doesn't foresee the revived Roman empire of Bible prophecy losing out militarily. Not at all! Therefore, whatever the E.U. is up to where its military is concerned is going to succeed, leading to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. The question that remains to be answered at this point is how the teeth of the beast are ultimately going to be bared for all to see.The end times drama continues...