The President of the World to come from the Revived Roman Empire / The Modern Day European Community
By John Barela – Today, the Bible & You – July 2018 Newsletter
Our eternal God is in control of everything throughout history and arranges everything according to His eternal purpose. When a person understands this, they will understand that even the coming President of the World has been chosen by the same God who has chosen all of the rulers of the great world empires. We read in Daniel l4:17, “Thus matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.”
King Nebuchadnezzar confirms God’s control in Daniel 4:34-37, “And at the end of the days, I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned the same time my reason returned unto me, and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honor and brightness returned unto me; and my counselors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me. Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
Moreover, we are told in Revelation 17:17 that God has even put into the hearts of the 10 super-power leaders to serve with the Antichrist and fulfill the eternal will of God, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Revelation 17:12-13; 16-17, “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast… 16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”
It is also important so remember how our Lord Jesus responded to Pontius Pilate in John 19:10, “Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?” To which our Lord Jesus answered in John 19:11. “Jesus answered. Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.”
How many have been thought to carry the credentials to become the President of the Earth? There never has been a shortage of candidates as becoming the long anticipated King of the Earth. Probably thousands of political and religious leaders, there’s no way to know for sure.
Fidelity to the Biblical description seems to matter less (a figure declaring himself to be God in the temple, etc.) than the expediency of using the concept/term to refer to figures that Christians think are the “embodiment” of evil. I suppose any figure that becomes revered/idolized might be a candidate for having “exalted himself” or whatever.
The anti-Christ is often associated with the beast “whose number is 666.” This almost certainly originally referred to Nero Caesar, but has also been applied to a plethora of figures throughout history. Again, although this originally hinted at the numerical value of the letters in someone’s name (which would seem limiting), people have still managed to interpret dozens, hundreds of people to fit this.
In terms of the use of the term “Antichrist”, that is to say an eschatological figure who will play a role in the apocalypse (and as such closely associated with the Beast of Revelation, the number 666, etc.), the common image of A n t i c h r i s t h a s c h a n g e d considerably over time. One of the most common medieval depictions of the Antichrist was a Christ-like figure, often Jewish, performing miracles and declaring himself as God in the temple. But, this is a sort of Antichrist that was not identified as some particular contemporary individual, and for the most part the Roman Catholic religion was content to leave the Antichrist as a figure in the periphery of history.
This basic dynamic changed during the later middle ages with certain groups within the church speculating that the Antichrist would be, not an outsider, but a figure within Christendom. The Papal Antichrist was a concept that began to gain some currency, which fit the general narrative of an Antichrist who would set himself up as God in the temple (or Vicar of Christ, as the case may be). But these are broad strokes.
The real change came with the Reformation, wherein the major conflict within Christianity brought about some real and immediate eschatological expectations. As a rule, most of the Protestant Reformers came over the course of the 16th century to regard the Papacy itself, as an institution, more so than an individual pope. The image was quite common and fit into the complex historical and apocalyptic narrative of various Protestant churches, which saw the Church of Rome as a persecuting and Antichristian church that has suppressed true Christianity, which was due to fall imminently. Broad strokes, once again, but this opposition set the basic dynamic around the Antichrist for a century or two.
More variously, some Reformation interpretations included seeing “the Turk”, that is to say the Muslims of the Ottoman Empire, as the Antichrist which would ravage much of the earth’s population. Once again, exact identification as “Antichrist” as such were sometimes less common than general association with the apocalyptic figure.
At the same time, Antichrist could also be associated with more general sins and vices, as with “the Flesh” and in worldly things.
By and large these general characteristics in interpretation continued, and you still don’t need to look to far to find some churches that continue to associate not only the Pope with the Antichrist, but the European Union and any form of internationalism.
You can’t really go too far without coming across more general fears associated with the Apocalypse and Antichrist. Individual bar codes and ID are one thing that gets trotted out as a possible “mark of the beast”. What’s more, the specific role of Antichrist as individual is something that can get attached to anyone who is elevated or revered for whatever reason. Former President Obama is one person who’s attracted this sort of attention more recently, but he’s hardly the first politician to find himself labeled in this manner.
The “Left Behind” series of books is a pretty good example in contemporary Evangelical literature that gives a sense of what a charismatic politician Antichrist looks like in the eyes of some of these groups.
The Left Behind
So, how are the ones who are left-behind going to know what to look for unless we give them some ideas based on what the Bible says? Aren’t we to be watchmen on the wall to warn people of the dangers? I fully intend to let those who may be left behind know who is paving the way for the prophesied one-world government and one-world religion one-world economy that will ultimately be headed up by the Antichrist and the False Prophet, whomever they turn out to be. We’ll see what the Bible says about the demon-possessed duo that will be guided by Satan in the Tribulation. The Antichrist will rise suddenly from obscurity: “A little horn” (Daniel 7:8; 8:9).
Daniel 8:23 tells us how the Antichrist will rise to world power, “When the transgressors have run their course, a king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue.” (Insolent: “showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.”)
“Thus shall he do (deal) in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.” (Daniel 11:39)
He will rule a ten-nation confederacy: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy” (Revelation 13:1)
At first, the Antichrist will appear to be man of peace by “confirming a covenant with many” (Daniel 9:27) But midway through the seven-year-tribulation, the Antichrist will desecrate the rebuilt temple, proclaim himself to be God, and use his army to conquer: he will go after the Jews, and also those who turn to Christ during the Tribulation and refuse his mark of worship (Tribulation saints). “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” (Revelation 13:7)
Who is Emmanuel Macron?
Emmanuel Macron is now familiar with many Americans as he visited with President Trump recently here in the United States. He was born to non-religious, liberal parents but decided to become a Catholic at the age of 12. He received a Jesuit education until his last year of high school. He worked as an Inspector of Finances in the French Ministry of Economy after graduating from an elite college in 2004. His mentor, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, gave Macron an accelerated course of training.
Macron was also groomed by the Rothschilds and even attended a Bilderberg Summit in 2014. He worked as a Rothschild investment banker (where he became a millionaire) and later as a Socialist party government minister.
Many news reports speak of his meteoric rise from obscurity. He is France’s youngest head of since Napoleon and the youngest president in France’s history. He’s been described as charismatic, a flatterer, intriguing, and arrogant. He is respected by European elite leaders, so much so that he appears to be the de facto leaders of the European Union. He has even been called Europe’s Savior.
He won the French presidency by 66.06% and assumed office on May 14, 2017 (Israel’s 69th anniversary as a reborn nation). At that time he also became co-prince of Andorra, a small principality located between France and Spain. Interestingly, this past June he intended to form a “ten-nation coalition of the willing” and visit with the pope at the Vatican. This ten-nation coalition is “designed to prepare European armed forces to take action together in emergencies, and to bind Britain into military cooperation as it leaves the EU.”
The idea of a ten-nation coalition was in the planning stages before Macron became France’s president, as predicted in the Book of Revelation.
From “Ten EU Nations and a New ‘Super-President” dated April 23, 2012:
“This year there was a meeting attended by representatives of 10 European nations convened.. in Brussels to consider creating a powerful new presidential post to lead the greatest trading bloc in the world, the European Union. EUobserver.com reported that “Ideas kicking around in a reflection group of select EU foreign ministers include merging the roles of the EU Council and European Commission presidents. A senior EU source stated that following a meeting of the club in the Val Duchesse stately home in Brussels on April 19, that the new supremo would have more power than either Herman Van Rompuy (Belgium) or Jose Manuel Barroso (Portugal) do today.
In fact, that leader will rather be drawn to that all-powerful office by flatteries (Daniel 11:21). The questions that remain are: which political personality has the charisma, the general political appeal, and perhaps the dynastic profile to be drawn into that office by flatteries?” More importantly, which one will be possessed by Satan himself?
From “10 countries for a United States of Europe” dated June 20, 2012: “Ten EU foreign ministers participating in a ‘study group for the future of Europe’ aim to exert pressure to transform the EU into a federation along the lines of the US. Together they have prepared… a “Plan for transformation into a European state .” On 19 June, the ten ministers presented an initial report to the EU officials… The “study group for the future” initiated by Germany’s Guido Westerwelle, which does not currently include an official French representative, proposes to put an end to the dominance of national government leaders and give greater authority to the European Commission… ”
Macron said he plans a “Jupiterian” presidency (like the Roman king of the gods. Jupiter, who carefully weighed his pronouncements). Another worshiped god of the Romans was Janus, who was often invoked together with Jupiter. Who was Janus?
In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of doorways, gates and transitions, and of beginnings and endings, having two faces looking in opposite directions. The doors of the temple of Janus were traditionally open only during time of war, and closed to mark the end of the conflict. This, the temple of Janus may be used metaphorically to mean conflict or wartime.
From “The Dual Meaning Behind Macron’s Jupiterian Presidency:” _
“The Jupiter theory contends that the president is the supreme authority depends on the scarcity of his words. While Macron mentioned Jupiter, he deliberately failed to mention Janus commonly known as the “God with Two Faces’… Other than the blatant pagan worship, ancient Roman traditions declare that Jupiter cannot exist without Janus… Jupiter is first in order of importance, sure, but second to Janus in order of time.
Janus is the prima, the beginning. Jupiter is the summa; the highest. Incidentally, summa also translates to ‘last.’ Macron was therefore making a very archaic reference, essentially calling himself the Janus AND the Jupiter, ‘Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.’ He was hinting in an egotistical belief of being God Incarnate…”
Macron has been criticized for taking an arrogant approach, such as when he didn’t conduct the traditional French presidents’ Bastille Day TV interview because his thoughts are “too complex” for such a forum. Due to the backlash, he has now decided to make himself more open to his subjects.
Does Macron have such visions of grandeur because of the name he was given at birth: Emmanuel Jean-Michel Fre’de’ric Macron? Emmanuel means “God with us”. Jean – “Gift from God“. Michel – “Who is like God“. Fre’de’rick – “peaceful ruler or prince of peace” – the title for Jesus and Macron means “a written or printed mark…”
Macron has proven to be a staunch globalist. In a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. France, he stated that Europeans must turn away from “selfish nationalism.” Other statements he has made include, “I come from the progressive (Marxist) Left. I am trying to refresh and counter the system.” I am trying to refresh and counter the system.” “Europe and the world are waiting for us to defend the spirit of Enlightenment (New Age term), threatened in so many places.” “Globalization can be a great opportunity.” “We have to fight for a new and stronger Europe… Now is the time.”
Paul Zajac, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute on leave from the French diplomatic service, said of Macron. “Many people, especially here in Washington DC, tend to see him as a white knight of the liberal world order who challenges Trump and populism.”
In other words, Macron shares the global government agenda of the DC liberal politicians that President Trump is against. That’s why they’re so desperately trying to take Trump down. They want to wrest total power back so they can finish off the US and bring their global agenda into fruition.
In May 2018, Macron traveled to Aachen, Germany to receive the prestigious Charlemagne Prize. What’s that all about and what is the significance?
Charlemagne, From King of the Franks to “Holy” Roman Emperor:
As the Roman Empire was falling apart, the Franks (a Germanic tribe in present-day Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and western Germany) moved their homes into the Roman Empire. By 700 AD they were the rulers of Gaul and a large part of Germania east of the Rhine. They protected the papacy and the Roman Catholic faith.
Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great became king of the Franks and later king of the Lombards. In an unusual move, he had himself crowned with the Iron Crown, and made the magnates of Lombardy pay homage to him at Pavia
Aachen is the westernmost city in Germany, located near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. Aachen developed from a Roman settlement and spa, subsequently becoming the preferred medieval Imperial residence of Charlemagne and, from 936 to 1531, the place were 31 Holy Roman Emperors were crowned Kings of the Germans. In 800, Charlemagne was crowned Emperor in Rome on December 25th by Pope Leo III, which began what was called the “Holy” Roman Empire.
Charlemagne spread his empire across much of Western Europe through many wars in establishing the “Holy” Roman Empire. He was known for using his sword named Joyeuse in all thirty years of war and 18 battles in which he fought. He had thousands killed who failed to convert to Catholicism.
He was dubbed the ‘father of Europe’ and was a role model for Napoleon and Hitler, both of whom had visions of ruling a unified Europe. Napoleon is considered to be the second Antichrist.
Napoleon saw himself as a second Charlemagne, even to the point of declaring “I am Charlemagne.” Napoleon even chose Emperor Charlemagne’s Roman tomb sarcophagus to accompany him on his triumphal procession through Paris in 1798, followed six years later when he had himself crowned Emperor by the pope.
Hitler admired Charlemagne but felt he didn’t go far enough eaat in his conquests. Hitler had the imperial crown and other regalia of the “Holy” Roman Empire brought from Vienna to Nuremberg. He and other senior Nazis built homes where Charlemagne had his resting place. The Third Reich claimed to be the last and true successor of the former “Holy” Roman Empire.
Macron Awarded the Charlemagne Prize:
The Charlemagne Prize, considered today to be “Oscar in politics,” has been awarded to the founders of the European Union as well as various politicians and “dignitaries.” Former president Bill Clinton wanted to build up a power in Europe, and he received the Charlemagne Prize in 2000 for doing so. It was awarded to Pope Francis in 2016 “for his moral authority in defending the fundamental values of the EU.” The communique’ on the International Charlemagne Prize award states that the Pope sends a message of mercy and tolerance and underlines the need for European unity and solidarity.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, a former recipient of this award, was as at Macron’s Charlemagne award presentations as were other European dignitaries who have received the award. She said of Macron, “He has clear ideas on where and when Europe needs to evolve and has the capacity to inspire young Europeans.” Macron praised Europe in his acceptance speech for maintaining 70 years of peace. He also presented his vision for the future, calling for more unity among member states.
The “Holy” Roman Empire: British and American leaders have actually helped build a modern resurrection of the “Holy” Roman Empire. The Roman Empire may have fallen centuries ago, but it didn’t really die; it just changed into a mystery form – from political to “religious.” lead by the Roman bishops who had by then gained much power and influence. They even kept the emperor’s title of “Pontifex Maximus” as shown carved on a statue at St. Peter Basilica.
The Roman Catholic (RC) religion claims that the Iron Crown contains a beaten nail used at the crucifixion of Jesus should be taken about as seriously as other RCC claims. For instance from Wikipedia: “The Holy Prepuce, or Holy Foreskin is one of several relics attributed to Jesus, a product of the circumcision of Jesus. At various points in history, a number of churches in Europe have claimed to possess Jesus’ foreskin, sometimes at the same time. Various miraculous powers have been ascribed to it.”
Several Catholic institutions claim to have either the head of John the Baptist or various parts of his skull or body. Even the Grand Mosque of Damascus, Syria claims to have the head of John the Baptist and claim it has powers, In his autobiography Pilgrimage to Rome, Bart Brewer (ex-priest and head of Mission to Catholics International) said, “Even Martin Luther wondered how there could be twenty-six apostles buried in Germany, when there were only twelve in the entire Bible! It is said that if all the pieces of the cross displayed in Catholic churches were assembled together, it would take a ten-ton truck to carry them. It is clear that most ‘relics’ are frauds. Furthermore, there is nothing in the Bible that supports the veneration of relics, and we are clearly instructed in God’s Word that we walk by faith and not be sight/or relics”.
Image: Macron and Merkel – French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on occasion of the Charlemagne Prize awarding in Aachen, Germany, May 10, 2018
The early church was not the Roman Catholic religion, and Peter was never a pope. The early Christians were persecuted horribly by the Roman government during the Roman Empire, and this didn’t stop during the “holy Roman Empire. Those who tried to get the Bible into the hands of the people so they could read it for themselves were killed. The Protestant Reformation was a widespread revolt against the abuses and totalitarian control of the Roman Catholic religion and its unbiblical practices.
Pope Francis is trying to rein everyone in to the Catholic religion, embracing all other religious and the non-religious, leading them all to believe there are many paths to God. He believes that you will be saved from your sins just by being “good” or doing “good works.” And of course those works must be done in the Catholic religion. But what does the Bible say?
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8). “For by grace are ye saved though faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8).
The church is the body of believers in Christ Jesus of which He is the head, not the pope.
“And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way” (Ephesians 1:22-23).
No one can deny that both Emmanuel Macron and the pope are paving the way for the future leaders of a one-world government and a one-world religion. Revelation 13 warns against both, which will be headed by the Antichrist and the False Prophet. And Revelation 17 warns us of the one-world Mother of Harlots “Mystery” Babylon religion that will be headquartered in Rome. All false religions have their roots in the original false religion have their roots in the original false religion that was begun in Babylon.
“Children it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore, we know that it is the last hour” ((John 2:18) .
Ultimately, man’s swords and crowns will mean nothing when the King of kings and Lord of lords, Christ Jesus, returns to Earth. ” And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God” (Revelation 19:15).
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[Editor: TIMING is usually a sign that GOD had something to do with it.]