At the same time the Sanhedrin Council was reestablishing in October of 2004, almost 1600 years since the Roman law ‘extinguished the office of the nasi (chief rabbis);’ in Rome, the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe was being signed (10-29-2004). It was signed by 25 ‘member states’ of the European Union and ratified by 18 of them. The Treaty of Lisbon, signed in 2007 replaced it, and was in force by the end of 2009. Basically the Lisbon or Reform Treaty amended that Maastricht Treaty of 1993 (Treaty on European Union) and the Treaty of Rome (1958) which established the European Community.
Some Christians of the far right conspiracy theory vain were declaring that Javier Solana, Sec. Gen. of the Council of the European Union, could be the Antichrist because it was ‘resolution 666’ that made Solana the head of the EU. Javier should not be watched because he could be an antichrist or was Sec-Gen. of NATO; but rather for his connections to Bilderberg, the Brookings Institution, for Obama’s and Hillary’s support of him, and for his position as President of the ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics.
Taken from The End of the World and the Return of the Lord Jesus Christ, by a servant (copyright 2009, 2016; to be published in 2017 – copy freely for personal use):
Signs of the Times
- The EUROPEAN UNION: “I Daniel …asked him …so he told me… ‘…The fourth beast shall be the 4th kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms and shall devour the whole earth… And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise; and another shall rise after them… and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the Most High and shall wear out the saints of the Most High and think to change times and laws; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time (Dan. 7:15-25)’.” 1st Kingdom: Babylonian – ‘the first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings (Dan. 7:4).’ 2nd Kingdom: Medo-Persian – ‘two-horns (Dan.8:6,20; 7:5)’ took Babylon. 3rd Kingdom: Greece – ‘Grecia shall come (Dan.10:20);’ Empire of Alexander the Great, who in 323 BC died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon. 4th Kingdom: Roman Empire – which during the reign of Trajan in 117 AD reached its greatest size, covering nearly all of Europe; primarily: Austria, Belgium, England, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as Israel, Syria, Turkey and the Mediterranean coast of North Africa and most of Egypt. Because Daniel said the ‘little horn,’ the Antichrist ‘came up among’ the ‘ten horns (Dan. 7:7,9; Rev. 13);’ most theologians agree that the Antichrist must come from the Old Roman West and East Empires, including the Middle East.
(unable to show picture of Babylonian Striding Lion panel from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (562-604 BC) – in museum in Iraq – maybe, because ISIS has been destroying art in Iraq’s museum)
So what does the European Union have to do with the Antichrist? Many believe that the Antichrist will be a leader from the EU; yet, what is known is that the EU’s territory involves nearly all of that which the Old Roman Empire once controlled.
In 1946, at the University of Zurich, Winston Churchill called for a United States of Europe and a Council of Europe. Following World War II, the European Recovery Program (‘Marshall Plan’) was established in July 1947. The program involved numerous proposals and billions of dollars from the United States and others in aid to Europe’s reconstruction. The year after the recovery plan began, in The Hague, a Council of Europe was discussed and on May 5, 1949, by the Treaty of London, it was officially created by representatives from: Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Then, following a speech and idea by France’s Foreign Minister Schuman in May of 1950 (in 1958 he became President of the European Parliament), on April 18, 1951, a Treaty of Paris signed by the representatives of France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, established the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC). There goals were not only economical, but to prevent future war between Germany and France. Six years later, March 25, 1957, the members of the ECSC, by the Treaty of Rome, created the European Economic Community (EEC), which officially began January 1, 1958.
[unable to show EU poster – imaged as Tower of Babel; notice EU Parliament Building in Strasbourg, France (in Towards one world government blog) – built to re-symbol the tower of babel; or EU stamp, coins, statue (EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and in Strasbourg) of ‘woman riding beast- Rev. 17:3]
February 1992, the Treaty on European Union (TEU; ‘Maastricht Treaty’) shorten EEC to European Community (EC), and became one of the ‘Three pillars of the European Union,’ which were absorbed into the European Union according to the Treaty of Lisbon (December 2007). Also, the other two pillars, Common Foreign and Security Policy, and Justice and Home Affairs, were reformed into the European Union.
Now the whole earth is moving towards ‘one voice’ or ‘one language,’ not to preach the saving gospel or spread the love of Christ, but rather a common tongue for business. Even nations whose leaders oppose the United States and England normally have English as a second language. In Venezuela, it is reported that ‘Spanish …hasn’t escaped the rampant advance of English in… advertisements, movies, TV series, and other mass media, such as the press… it has a major and distinctive influence… (Topics-mag.com/globalization/language; 2007).’ Russia, China, India, Brazil and Europe have received the same ‘influence,’ and multi-national corporations have spread this common language. In 23 of Europe’s counties, more than 2% of the population is employed in cultural or tourism jobs; more than 4.7 millon (UN World Tourism Organization: UNWTO; 2004 ISCO figures). Though there are hundreds of languages in the world, eight are dominant: Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Portuguese, French, and English – global language of business.
Additionally, according to the Maastricht Treaty, member states in the Eurozone (16 of the 27 states) had to begin using the Euro – a single currency for the whole Union – before 1999. By 2002 official banknotes and coins entered circulation. In 2015, 9 of the 28 member states did not use the euro as their primarily currency. EU’s member states represent 65% of the EU population, or 329 of 507 million in 2014. The EU’s gross domestic product was about $ 18.5 trillion, over a quarter of the world’s total economic output (2014).
In 1995, in order to promote the general welfare – economy, security, and culture – of the EU and its surrounding regions, 15 member states signed an agreement called the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership or Barcelona Process. The Partnership opened the way for member ‘partners’ from North African and Middle Eastern countries on the Mediterranean. Currently (2016), the EU is comprised of 28 member states which have ‘pooled some of their sovereignty in order to gain strength.’ The current EU member countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyrus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. EU has 15 partner countries of the Barcelona Process: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.
(unable to show Old Roman Empire map)
According to ec.europa.eu ‘the EU is the largest donor to the Palestinian Authority. At the Paris Donor’s Conference in Dec. 2007, more than half the pledges, $ 7.7 billion, came from the EU.’ And the EU is not alone, for the G8 (US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Japan; with EU representatives) pledged billions of dollars to the Palestinian Authority in the last several years, of which the US has given hundreds of millions. And the new candidate and partner members of the EU were predominantly Muslim nations – 11 of the 16; with 1 Jewish, 1 with no clear majority religion and only 3 of which are Christian; by population Christians represent less than 10% of these new candidate and partner members.
Concerning the Palestinian state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Pres. Bush’s administration) had met several times towards this goal, including at the 2007 Berlin meeting of the Mideast Quartet – which is made up of the United States, the UN, Russia and the EU. And in March of 2009, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton (Pres. Obama’s administration) met with Secretary General of the European Union, Javier Solana; nuclear disarmament and the Palestinian Authority were at the top of their discussion list. These means the U.S. disarms more nuclear missiles, while Russia lies about disarming missiles; and it means the U.S. bows to EU and UN pressures towards turning further away from Israel. By 2015, a state of Palestine flag was flying at UN headquarters.
Through the ‘Barcelona Process’ for free-trade and human rights, and through UN organizations such as UNICEF, UNAIDS, WFP, IMF, ILO and UNESCO, the EU and UN promotes rightous functions such as feeding, healing, educating, and providing fair labor laws for the poor. Yet, with these initiatives come other results: a Palestinian State, same-sex marriage and their legal adoption of everything from children to health coverage for marrying an uninsured AID’s patient. In order to have ‘multilateral cooperation’ called for by the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership agreement, and called for by EU and UN objectives, Christian nations must not only welcome Muslims and agnostics into their nations to live and build ther mosques and temples, and pratice and promulgate beliefs, but the very Christians, who welcomed in the unbelievers, must not publicly preach, in their own nation, against those things which the Lord and His apostles spoke publicly against in every country.
Nevertheless, the European Commission stated on its website in March 2009 that it is ‘working with the Palestinian Authority to build up the institutions of a future democratic, independent and viable Palestinian State living side by side with Israel.’ This is an idea which both sides know cannot happen without war. And during an economic crisis, Obama and the U.S. congress pledged a billion dollars to the Muslim Palestinian Authority in 2009 (USA Today; Feb. 26, 2009). At the same time, the EU took Iran off their terror blacklist, which allowed tens of millions of dollars worth of frozen assets in EU countries to be released to many questionable Iranian organizations. And, all the kings and merchants of the earth move forward toward unity. But what unity? Unity according to the UN and their laws, such as the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998, by which the Department of State of the US reports to Congress every year in compliance with Section 102 (b) on the status of freedom of religion in the USA.
The IRFA states that, “…Congress makes the following findings: (Title VII) …Freedom of religious belief and practice is a universal human right and fundamental freedom articulated in numerous international instruments, including …the Helsinki Accords, the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, the United Nations Charter, and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. …Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. This right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance.’ Article 18(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights recognizes that ‘Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice, and teaching.’ Governments have the responsibility to protect the fundamental rights of their citizens and to pursue justice for all. Religious freedom is a fundamental right of every individual, regardless of race, sex, country, creed, or nationality, and should never be arbitrarily abridged by any government.” America has fought for and offered freedom to practice the Christian religion since the Mayflower Compact of 1620; what this law advances is freedom for all others religions to infest and flourish in America and destroys its Christian foundations.
The Treaty of Lisbon (December 2007) amended the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty Establishing the European Community. Concerning law making, 55% of the contries constitute a majority; and ‘The European Council agreed that the new system will take effect in 2014.’ In 2012, the Treaty on European Union was accomplished, ‘resolved to faciltate the free movement of persons… and to continue the process of creating an ever closer union amoung the peoples of Europe. …The Union shall establish an economic …union whose currency is the euro… The Union shall have… Parliament… Council… Central Bank… Court of Justice… and respect for the principles of the United Nations’ charter.’
In October of 2004, the same month and year that th Sanhedrin reestablished itself after 16 centuries, the leaders of the EU passed the Treaty Establishing a Constitution For Europe. This Constitution ‘united in diversity,’ and for ‘the well-being of its people,’ not only enforces the ‘euro’ as the Union’s currency, but places the EU above it countries and citizens of Europe. The treaty also bans discrimination against ‘sexual orientation.’ It strengthens the European Parliament, the European Central Banks, and Court of Justice. Ironically, it grants ‘freedom of …religion’ and ‘expression,’ and bans the ‘death penalty,’ all of which shall be reversed by the Antichrist. Though France and the Netherlands originally opposed this Constitution, and most other nations postponed a vote by their citizens on the matter, the Treaty of Lisbon replaced the Constitution and in a cunning manner bypassed the people, giving the leaders of the EU the ability to meet their goals toward a ‘united’ Europe.