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Where do you come up with this? Particularly the EU origins of the antichrist?
In the future, I believe in the near future, all nations will gather in the Middle East to wage war. To understand this coming war one must consider all the related verses and synthesis them. Simply stated however, at this point in time, the Anti-Christ (a world ruler known as the Dijal in Islam who will rise to power from the EU) will be ruling most of the earth harshly. Following seven brutal years, which will begin with a peace treaty between Israel and its enemies, the armies of many countries, including China, Russia, parts of Europe and the Muslim Ummah based in Ethiopia, etc. will turn against this global ruler and a world war will result, the main battlefield being the Field of Meggido. To save the remaining Jews, the Messiah will come and fight the armies of the earth in what is known as the War of Armageddon. These armies are "brought" to Jerusalem by the sovereign working out of history as foretold by the prophets of Yah. These coming atrocities are 'God's will' but are a natural course stemming from human events and choices. These events are leading up to the coming of Shiloh, Messiah and his thousand year reign.
This information comes directly from the pages of the Bible. Explaining it in depth would require a book, but in brief...
First, I agree with you that the fulfillment of the prophecies are already under way.
The beginning is near!
Daniel chapter seven discusses the rise of the kingdoms of Babylon, Medo Persia, Greece and Rome.
Of the fourth Kingdom, Rome, Daniel tells us previously (at 2:40-43) that it, the Roman Empire, will crumble into ten ('completion') countries. The Roman Empire crumbled into the nations of Europe as is known.
2:44- tells us that it will be in the days of those "ten kings" that Messiah will come and establish the earthly Kingdom of God.
Back to chapter seven. 7:6 again tells us about Rome. The "ten horns" are the "ten kings" of 2:3. In verse 8, from among the domain of these "10 kings" (ie Europa) the Little Horn will rise. This "little horn" is the Anti-Christ or Dijal, the world leader or Rex Mundi. Thus, the Antichrist will arise from Europe.
Now notice verse 8 a tad later. We read that three of these ten kings will rebel against the Little Horn when he rises but that the Rex Mundi will be successful in establishing his kingdom in their domain (ie in Europa). This today is known as the EU. Thus far the countries of Europa maintain some dwindling autonomy but once the Rex Mundi rises this will partial independence be surrendered as the kingdom of the Beast is solidified in Europe.
The identity of this ruler is confirmed as we look at Rev 13 where John sees the Rex Mundi rise out of the sea of humanity with seven heads and ten horns. While the identity of the ten horns are firmly established by Prophet Daniel (ie Europa and the EU), it is my opinion that the seven heads refer to the seven economic unions currently being established by the NWO (the EU, the North American Union etc).
Hence I am convinced the Antichrist will rise from the EU.
That the Antichrist is the same leader referenced as the Dijal is evident when one reads the Islamic prophecies. Their roles and fundamental activities are virtually identical.
I Thessalonians 5
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
This references the peace treaty between Israel and its neighbors. When this treaty is signed, then destruction will ordered upon the Jews around the world. This is referenced by Jesus at Matthew 24:15- and Daniel at Dan 9:24-27. The Rex Mundi will order a global Jewish genocide (as referenced in the Islamic scriptures, 'the trees themselves will cry out, "There is a Jew hiding behind me! Come and kill him!").
This desecration takes place when the Rex Mundi rebuilds the Jerusalem Temple (as he must for the Jews to accept that he is their Moshiach). Upon the signing of this peace treaty he will:
II Thess 2:4 ...opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
The Rex Mundi will killed for this blasphemy and rise from the dead:
Rev. 13:12 And he [the false prophet] exerciseth all the power of the first beast [antichrist] before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
When he does this, then Jesus tells those Jews in Jerusalem to flee into the wilderness where they will wait out the Tribulation. It will be to save these Jews that the Messiah will come Matt 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
China and Russia are referenced:
Ezekiel 38 and Zech 12:1-4; 14:1-9; 14-20; 16:12 refers to the invasion by Russia and China. They, along with "the Kingdom of the South" (Dan. 11) (based to the south of Eretz Israel) will gather their forces in the Valley and Megiddo and invade the Jerusalem intending to overthrow the global government (Rev 16:14). This will be the battle of Armageddon.
It is at this time that the Revelation tells us the Moshiach will come (who has a name written that no one knows) and redeem Israel and establish God's Kingdom:
Rev. 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Following this war:
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Note that those who accept the coming Mark of the Beast (now being previewed today as the RFID chip, the REAL ID program etc) will be excluded from the Kingdom.
This should answer your questions in brief. If you have further questions feel free to write back.
~John of AllFaith