The development of the European Union is unique and significant, as it had never existed previously, that is, as a European empire. As we review the dream that Nebuchadnezzer had of seeing a metallic man that Daniel was able to interpret through a vision given by God, we note the Babylonian Empire (as seen as the golden head), Persian-Median Empire (chest of silver), Greecian Empire (abdomen and thighs of bronze), Roman Empire (legs of iron) and the Revived Roman Empire (feet & 10 toes composed of iron and clay) have all disappeared except the last, the Revived Roman Empire, which I believe is in formation this very day. The first four kingdoms all arose and fell during Israel’s existence, which is remarkable when you consider such a tiny and despised nation. Then Israel entered the Diaspora following the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD., with the Roman Empire disintegrating into semi -autonomous states following the attacks by the Germanic Goths, Gauls and Huns in 476 AD. Not until the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland by The Balfour Declaration, signed in 1917, did the formation of the Revived European Empire begin to take shape. Interestingly, the center of the European Union is now located in Strousberg, France, which in earlier years was actually part of Germany. The major building as part of this governing complex is the parliament building, designed from a painting done by Pieter Breugel in 1563. This painting is of the unfinished Tower of Babel. The European Union Parliament building was completed in December of 2000 and is now in use. The architecture of the building shows the unfinished top of the Tower of Babel and imitation scaffolding as part of its structure to mimic the painting. Based on the symbolism of the Tower of Babel from which it is taken, there is little question to the intents and goal of the European Union. It is to fulfill what the original builders of the Tower of Babel could not accomplish as given in Genesis 11: 4-7
Very revealing in regard to the intents and purposes of the architects of the European Union was a poster circulated among the European nations showing the depiction of Pieter Breugel’s Tower of Babel. Above the tower were 11 upside-down 5 pointed stars around the top of the unfinished structure. The five pointed upside-down 5 pointed stars almost always refer to the Goat of Mendes, a satanic symbol which pictures the pointed chin of Lucifer on the bottom and his two horns on top. Not only that, but the number 11 is significant in occult numerology and its use in Masonry. The number 11 is the first Master Number and represents dark vision. When doubled to 22 (11 + 11) it refers to action. Then, when tripled (11 x 3 = 33), it means the highest and greatest action in Freemasonry – it means vision and action have combined to produce accomplishment in the world. It is for this reason, a 33rd degree Mason is the highest level one can reach, which denotes accomplishment (cannot go higher) and action (this level of Masonry allows for edicts to be put in motion). 1
Let us examine where Europe gets its name from. In Greek mythology, a woman riding on the beast was called "Europa" and was lusted over by Zeus (name in Greek and Jupiter by the Romans), the father of all gods. He transformed himself into a bull and she rode on top of him as he dashed into the Mediterranean Sea from the Phoenician seashore (now Israel) where he had relations with her. Europa conceived a son, and after her death, she was exalted to being Queen of Heaven. The bull dissolved into the constellation Taurus (the bull), who is still seen today as an astrological figure.
The symbol of the woman riding on a bull has been depicted on numerous European items such as; a German 1948 Deutche 5 Mark, a 1979 painting of this symbol on the top of the Berlin Wall, 1984 20.5 pence British stamp to commerate the election of the 2nd European Parliament, a German telephone card and lastly a 2 Euro coin. Finally, the European Union building in Brussels, Belgium is known to hold the Counsel of Europe. Immediately outside this building is a sculpture of a woman riding on a bull. Although these European symbols do not show a bull having seven heads and ten horns as the beast in Rev. 13: 1-2 does, it is ironic that they both have a woman riding them, and based on its Grecian mythological origin, the woman on the bull does end up going into the ocean. Incredibly, the vision given to John the Apostle in Rev 13: 1,2 shows a beast coming up out of the sea. Could this be the same beast which is later transformed from the bull that dashes “Europa” into the water”, much in the same way the Roman Empire is transformed into the Revised Roman Empire at a later date? Could this be in reality the same beast, which after it comes out of the water goes back onto land, goes into the wilderness as described in Rev. 17: 15? Is it truly possible that this morphing takes place nearly 2,000 years later when the beast that now comes up out of the sea and reunites with Europa as described in Rev 13:1-2 is the same beast only much more terrifying and sinister? And that the woman who originally died in the sea as Europa is resurrected to become a more vile godless-immoral representation of a Revived Roman Empire which we now call the European Union?
We need to point out the meaning of the beast with the 7 heads and 10 horns. I believe the beast expresses the individual who is actually the Antichrist and any human representative of satan with the kind of stature given him. The heads indicate leadership whereas the horns upon the heads denote power and the crowns express authority. I believe the woman is symbolic of unregenerate mankind who not only follows and worships the Antichrist, but also attempts to destroy everything that represents Jesus. This is confirmed in verse 5, as we see this woman drunk with the blood of the saints, indicating believers are being persecuted unto martyrdom through this woman. Verse 12 speaks of 10 horns which are 10 kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but will for one hour (interesting how this time frame is used for the Church of Philadelphia being spared the one hour of testing as given in Rev. 3: 10) receive authority from and of the beast to make war with Jesus and His bride, the body of Christ.
The origin of the bull prior to Greek mythology is found in ancient Baal worship, where the bowl shaped horns of the bull are related to the crescent moon. We also know that the worship of the moon was prolific during the time of Muhammad, founder of Islam. Today, the crescent moon is the primary symbol used in Islam and is adorned on every mosque. In the chapter titled, “What You Need to Know About Islam” it became very apparent that Allah was originally worshiped as a moon god. It is no coincidence that the moon god is also represented as a bull. Therefore, a correlation becomes very apparent when we see the use of the bull as a symbol for the European Community and that Zeus (Greek), Jupiter (Roman) and Baal are all symbolized as “bulls”. This relationship is only magnified when the European Union Parliament building is constructed to be a rendition of the Tower of Babel. However, the ultimate capstone of this unspoken alliance and spiritual collusion becomes extremely apparent when one visits the Pergamum Museum in Berlin, Germany.
The Pergamun Museum actually houses the original Gates of Ishtar, which was the official gateway into Babylon. Not only that, it also houses the original Pergamum altar, which was considered to be the throne of satan by Jesus as expressed in Rev. 2: 13. Moreover, Jesus identified the city of Pergamum as the actual location where satan lives. Scholars identify this throne or “seat” as the Great Altar of Zeus. So important was the worship of Zeus in Prgamun that perpetual sacrifices were offered to him in the form of a towering and famous forty foot high altar. Antipas, the martyr expressed in Rev. 2:13 is believed to have been slain on this altar, slowly roasting to death inside the statue of a bull, the symbol of Zeus (note the association of the bull). We need to realize these are not renditions, but actual archeological remains that where shipped into Berlin and reconstructed there.
After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the popes of the Roman Catholic Church designated successive autocratic kings as “holy Roman emperors”. One such designated king was Kaiser Wilhelm II, who visited the holy land in 1898 and wanted to have the Pegamum altar and Ishtar Gate/Processional Way brought to Berlin. In 1902, the Pergamum altar was successively moved to Berlin and Wilhelm actually considered it the highest achievement in his reign, celebrating it with a pagan festival to the gods! In 1913, he brought the first pieces of the Ishtar gate and Processional Way into Berlin. The Processional Way was the paved entry to the Gates of Ishtar and was the very street the Exiles of Israel walked on as they were taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzer for the 70 years known as the Exillic Period. After the last stone of the Processional Way was stepped on, the next step brought you through the Ishtar Gate. Unique to this gate is that it has renditions of 337 snake-gods on it. In Hebrew numerology, the number 337 coincides with Sheol, which in our vernacular designates Hell. Therefore, in actuality the Ishtar Gate is the Gateway to Hell. A true spiritual connection and condition becomes evident when we realize that the Babylonians worshipped Marduk, also known as Baal or the dragon god. And biblically, the dragon is always a representation for satan, ruler of the underworld. By 1930, both the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way where fully complete in Berlin, Germany.
The ramifications of their existence in Germany, one of the greatest powerhouses of the European Union, is all too coincidental. One can actually state that original Babylon is now in Europe. Isn’t it interesting that exactly one year following the first pieces of the Ishtar Gate being brought into Berlin, World War I began (1914) with Germany invading Belgium which led to the eventual deaths of over 10 million lives? Then upon Hitler’s rise to power in 1934, he ordered Pergamum’s alter to be reproduced for Nazi rallies held in Nuremburg. One can only wonder about the spiritual implications that allowed Adolph Hitler his ascent in power, which eventually led to World War II where over 55 million people were killed. Included in this number were over 6 million Jews who were massacred during what is known today as the Holocaust. Incredibly, Hitler made a pact with the Moslem Grand Mufti of Arabia on Nov. 30, 1941 with an agreement that once the Jews were annihilated in Europe, he would help to do the same in the Middle East! Even more incredible is that Yassar Arafat was the great nephew of this Grand Mufti that Hitler made and agreement with!! 2
Having been born in Europe, with most of my relatives still living there, my heart aches to see so many Europeans accepting such a realm of government over themselves. No doubt, a great majority are absolutely clueless as to what the spiritual ramifications truly mean in regard to the enslavement which will come during the endtimes. This is all the more sad when we consider the spread of Christianity and the powerful manisfestations of its truth under the direction of men of God such as Martin Luther (father of Protestantism), the Wesley Brothers (helped bring in the Great Awakening to both England and America), William Booth (Salvation Army) and so many more within the last couple of generations. I do pray that a last great revival will come across Europe for the sake of the millions upon millions of souls who are destined to the day of wrath which the Bible so pointedly speaks about.
In my original work, Signs of the Times, I predicted that once America experienced its economic collapse, "America would become absorbed into the worldwide single economic currency system spearheaded by the European Community. When this occurs, other nations such as those of the Pacific Rim (Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, etc.) will voluntarily join in this new global system as so often is euphemistically referred to as the New World Order." Today, as of the date of this writing (1-19-11), I believe we will see the dissolution of the Euro as well. Since its formation of only a decade or so, the European Community has become similiarly insolvent as is America. When the day comes for the total collapse of the global currency market (primarily caused by the collapse of the dollar which is the standard currency bearer of the marketplace and therefore is the foundational lynchpin), I believe we will see the establishment of a single currency unit, whatever that may be. For more specific information regarding this prediction, please read Chapter 8, The Coming Global Economic Collapse.
The basis of the Antichrist economic order is already under way as evidence by the use of Antichrist's number - 666 - in product identification, banking and other financial systems. Let's review this subject.
The Mark of Antichrist - 666
Recently, the world has been introduced to the “IMI”, or Intelligence Manned Interface bio-chip for implantation in both animals and human beings. Building on technology already used in “Lifechip”, an implantable microchip that has been injected in over 4 million pets by INFOPET of southern California, the United States Armed Services now requires all pets who live on military bases to have this microchip implanted. The system employs the use of 24 Navstar satellites and cellular towers. It can track and triangulate a pet to within 10 ft. of where it is at. At the same time, Spain is now requiring all cats and dogs to be injected with such a device in their larger cities as reported in the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Since 1987, this form of identification has has thus far shown no ill effects to the animals nor have there been any problems with the functioning of the “IMI” chip thereby proving itself safe for use in humans. Also, an associated detection system is already in operation for automobile navigation as seen in the GPS MapKit SV, available today. In the coming years, automobile manufacturers such as General Motors will be installing such micro-transmitters in cars for use in ATMS (Advanced Traffic Management Systems) for use in traffic control situations.
The “IMI” or implantable bio-microchip is a high generation microprocessor with a self charging system. The charging system works on temperature differentials in the human body which thereby charges a lithium battery. It has been ascertained that the two areas of the body that experience the greatest temperature differentials are the forehead and right hand so the lithium battery can be most quickly charged. The microchip is actually is a transmitter, not just a transponder. In conjunction with this biochip transmitter, a series of 66 low orbiting satellites named the LEO (low earth orbiting) system will be put into orbit which will allow these micro-transmitters to be picked up and identified anywhere in the world with absolute accuracy.
In an article written by Phillip Day and titled, History of the Implantable Microchip, found on the internet (www.campaignfortruth.com), we find that “GPS technology took a quantum leap with the development of microbionics (mirochip ID of any living creature) capable of being tracked by satellite once (the IMI is) implanted in animals or humans." These tiny devices, powered by a lithium battery, could be geographically detected, using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), to within inches anywhere on the surface of the planet. Lithium is employed as a miniature power-plant for the chip since it self-energizes through changes in the host's body temperature. Thus the site for the implant will usually be those body parts demonstrating the greatest variations in temperature - in the back of the hand or front of the head. Lithium does have one drawback, experts say. It produces an infection when brought into contact with exposed organic tissue.
The Washington Times, 22nd May 1995, reported that in England, Prince William, second in line to the British throne and widely expected to be the next monarch, "...was electronically 'tagged' [for security reasons] when he entered Eton [college]…. ". In the United States, Relevance Magazine discovered that "trial runs of biochip implants in children have been conducted in Florida day-care centers."
Companies such as VeriChip, Trimble, Destron Fearing, Texas Instruments, Bio-Medic Data Systems Research, GEC and others are at the forefront of this research. Sematech Corporation announced the development of their chip in 1993 that was 1/200th the size of a human hair (0.35 micron) and announced that current research was attempting to perfect a device only 0.1 micron. Sematech's chip is not an implant chip, but its partner corporation, Texas Instruments, has developed the implantable TIRIS device (Texas Instruments Registration and Identification System), which, as its corporate video sales information informs us, is now used to inventory and catalogue millions of livestock throughout the United States.
It may come as a surprise to some, but chip implants are now administered as a matter of routine. Not only farmers use them for livestock, but animal pounds and 'conscientious' owners tag everything from horses and parrots to cats and dogs and other assorted creatures. Chips are naturally capable of storing medical and vaccination data desired by veterinarians, as well as even a log of the animal's fluctuations in body temperature, if required.
In Marin County, California, the City of Novato requires mandatory tagging of cats. "Overriding objections that their actions have Orwellian overtones," writes The San Francisco Chronicle, 27th April 1995, "Novato City Council members mandated early yesterday that cats have identifying microchips implanted between their shoulder blades."3
Many people may wonder what legal precedent would allow our nation to be enslaved to such a system and allowing such a grand loss of individual privacy. The Immigration Control Act of 1986, Section 100 allows the president by executive order to implement whatever type of identification process is needed to control the population. Therefore, if our nation would ever experience lawlessness, this emergency order could easily be implemented without so much a vote by Congress. This would not be so absurd when we consider that in America today, a child dies every two hours from gunshot wounds. First degree murder which once brought the death penalty, now puts murderers in jail for just 1.8 years. Incredibly, the average felon will spend only 11 days incarcerated for his crime (USA Today, NBC News, US News/Report).4 Today, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is already using most of the information that would be used in the “IMI” bio-chip. Each California driver license now contains the name, address, digitized mathematical representation of your photograph, fingerprint data, drivers license number (identifying back to your Social Security number) and your criminal record, if you have one. If you are stopped by the California police, your drivers license is taken to the squad car and read by a bar-code scanner. There it is networked with records contained at the California Department of Vehicles and Financial Crime Enforcement Network (acronym: FinCen), the national super computer that networks criminal records with drivers license records. This computerized association allows law enforcement officials to determine if you owe the government back taxes, alimony payments and the like.
Based on the knowledge and use of existing microchip technology today, it is plainly evident that the “Mark of the Beast” system is not only being tested but being used this very day. Soon and very soon, a time will come that without the “Smart card” or even the implanted microchip (it is very possible that a “Smart Card” may be bypassed), you won’t be able to own property, receive government benefits, get medical attention, conduct bank or credit card transactions. And, soon and very soon, it will be used throughout the entire world. This system of identification could only have taken place in this generation. Never before in the history of mankind has technology existed to allow for such an identification process to “mark” each and every human being on the face of the earth. We truly have come to a time where those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior can lift their eyes and know their redemption is near, right at the door. Soon and very soon we will see the coming of our Lord!
The Meaning of “666”
Why would the Apostle John give us a specific number that signifies the name of the Antichrist and will the Antichrist use a number or a name? The answer to the first question is that the number, 666, will in fact be the number of his name. Both Greek and Hebrew are the only languages that have numerical values assigned to each character (i.e. letter) used in their language. Therefore, the Antichrist’s name will most likely equal 666 in either the Greek or Hebrew languages. For example, Jesus’ name in numerical Greek values equals 888. Although there are many other names for Jesus, such as Emmanuel, Messiah, Lord, Christ, etc. and their Greek numerical values are all different, they share a common trait. They are all divisible by 8.
I = 10
H = 8
Zeta = 200
O = 70
Epsilon = 400
Zeta = 200
888 = JESUS
The next question to be answered is whether the Antichrist will use his real name. Rev. 13:17 specifically states the Antichrist will use either the name of the beast or the number of his name. And as we have just shown by example, his number will most likely be translatable from Greek or Hebrew.
Incredibly, the number 666 is already in use today. It is being used in financial, governmental and electronic numbering systems and is indicative that the Antichrist world system is already under way. Consider the Universal Product Code (UPC) that is now being used to identify nearly all merchandise being sold today throughout modern civilization. In the example shown below, the triangular arrows point to two thin lines that are found at the very beginning, middle and end of almost every UPC code. These specific lines equal the number 6. Therefore, all three combined give us 666.
It is very evident that the Antichrist, thru the use of an implanted scan-able microchip, will subjugate the world’s population to himself. In a sense, the “mark” is a type of branding, which in the context of cattle was primarily used to identify ownership. There can be no question to the understanding given in Rev. 13: 16,17 that those who refuse to take the “mark” of the antichrist will not be able to buy or sell anything. This is just another example of how difficult it will be for Christians to endure the time of Tribulation and why, if you are a Christian, you do not want to go through the Tribulation. Not only this, but the Bible is very clear that every Christian must not take on the mark of the beast. The consequences of doing so will result in eternal banishment to hell as the scripture notes. The only way I see it possible for Christians
to survive this environment would be able to live totally independent of the “beast” system or possibly befriend a non-believer who will have mercy and help a Christian survive by providing food, shelter, etc. However, chances are extremely remote that this will happen because these unbelievers will worship the beast and as such, obey his orders. No doubt, there would be severe penalties to those who aid the “lawbreakers” who refuse to take on the mandatory “mark of the beast”. The idea of living in the “mountains” or on some deserted island is not as farfetched as it sounds based on the consequences of being forced to take the mark of the beast.
Beginning in the 21st century, there has been a proliferation of tattoos taken on by people of all ages and colors. I have been amazed at its popularity and sadly to say, many display satanic symbolism (skulls, demon figures, etc.). In fact, one individual I saw recently had a “UPC” code tattooed on the back of his neck. Not so long ago, I believe the Holy Spirit spoke to me saying this sociological trend was being set into place by the spirit of satan as an initial staging ground for society to accept the mark of the beast with no or little complaint. If this be true, then it is an indicator of how close we are to that time.
One of the greatest warnings you can offer to any non -believer has to do with explaining what the Rapture is and denying the “mark of the beast”. However, when the Rapture occurs I believe many will explain it away by way of alien abduction, thereby diluting its witness. However, when you give specific warning about a "mark" in the form of a computer chip or modern tech "tatoo" being required by a world leader, and it needs to be accepted on the top of the right hand or forehead without choice - I believe the Holy Spirit will remind them of the warning you provided. No doubt, the warning you provided will be the ultimate proof and confirmation that the word of God is true. And by warning the non-believer NOT to take any identification mark either upon the forehead or right hand, you have acted as a watchman on the wall that could potentially save their lives, eternally. Again, I am amazed to see the times we are living in and how close we are to the second coming of Jesus when we consider the “mark of the beast” system which is already in its primary stage of operation.