Europe to be United in a Union of Ten Nations
- Author Garfield Gregoire
- Published March 31, 2023
- Word count 1,520
Europe to be United in a Union of Ten Nations
We are on the threshold of the fulfillment of a major end time Biblical prophecy that is going to bring this world to its knees and usher in the greatest time of suffering and persecution this world has ever seen; so frightening is this prophecy, that the suffering and death brought on by World War II will be tame in comparison to what is soon to come upon an unsuspecting world. Yet, one may ask, just how could such a thing not be taken seriously or why is it that people tend to ignore these prophecies? Well, the truth is that people tend not to believe what God says in his words; neither does the spiritual things of God appeal to their minds – hence, they do not necessarily care to know and understand, because the attraction or things of this material world seem to appeal more to the minds of people than the things of God; for example, going to a football game or basketball game certainly seem more exciting and appealing than wanting to learn what our creator says in the Bible. But I can tell you that the reluctance to take seriously what God says is going to result in the world being caught in trap when the prophecies of God come to pass; Jesus said, “For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the earth” (Luke 21:35). Unsuspecting humans are going to caught off guard – like a rat in a trap when these things suddenly come to pass – as there will be no escape; at such time, the people of America, Britain and the world are going like the people of Noah’s day – who were taken away by the flood.
The Beast with Seven heads and Ten horns
Bible prophecy has forewarned that before the return of Jesus Christ there would be ten successive kingdoms coming out of the Roman Empire – with the last or the tenth one to emerge in our time. In Revelation 13:1, the apostle John spoke of these kingdoms saying, “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 horn ten crowns …” If you go to Daniel 7:7 we read of this beast; it says, “… 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: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.”
You may find yourself asking, “what is a beast?” Notice the answer: “… The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom …” (Daniel 7:23). So, we see beasts in the Bible represents a kingdom and this fourth beast represent the kingdom of the Roman empire – which came after Babylonian empire, the Medo-Persian empire and that of the Grecian empire of Alexander the great. Therefore, the beast John saw in Revelation 13 is none other than the Roman empire.
John further writes: “And the beast which I saw wast like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion …” (Rev. 13: 2). If you go back to Daniel chapter 7, you see that the kingdom of Babylon is described as being like a lion (verse 4); it is described as such to show the splendor and prowess of Babylon – hence, the mouth of the lion john saw showed the rapacious conquest of Babylon - as it became the first world ruling empire. In verse 5, Daniel spoke of another beast or kingdom that was “like to a bear ...” This kingdom is the Medo- Persian empire which had a massive army and is likened to a bear having great strength and power; John’s vision of this beast having the feet of a bear is speaking of the strength of this empire – as there is power and strength in the feet of a bear. Next, in verse 6 of Daniel 7 we read: “After this, I beheld, and lo, another, like a leopard which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl, the beast had also four heads, and dominion was given unto it.” This is the kingdom of Alexander the great. This kingdom of Alexander is likened to a leopard, a leopard has speed, and cruelty; John saw this leopard in his vision; this meant that the Roman empire had all the various characteristics of all these world ruling empires; it had the prowess and power of the lion symbolized by Babylon; the might or powerful army of the Medo-Persian empire – symbolized by the bear, and the cunning and cruelty of the leopard – symbolized by the conquering army of Alexander. After alexander died, his kingdom was divided up among his four Generals – symbolized by the “four heads” (Dan. 7:6). The Roman empire (31 B.C. to A.D 476) developed from Rome, spread far and wide gradually absorbed one after another of these four divisions or heads that came out of Alexander’s empire; and in doing so, Rome had become great as it took on or had all the various animalistic characteristics associated with the previous three world ruling empires; thus, John saw this Roman empire having seven heads.
How Nine of the Ten Successive Kingdoms were Fulfilled.
Keep in mind that John saw this beast – the Roman empire having ten horns; these ten horns represent the kingdom or the leaders over those kingdoms. If you go to Daniel 7:24, it tells you in plain language that “the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise …” Therefore, with ten successive kingdoms to come out of the Roman empire, we read in verse 8 of Daniel 7: “… Three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots …” These three horns represent three kingdoms associated with the Roman empire; the Roman empire was overrun by the Vandals who sacked Rome in 455; then came the government of the Heruli – which had its government at Rome; then there was the Ostrogoth; this meant that after these three kingdoms, there remained SEVEN other succession or revival of the Roman empire to come. The question is, has God made it possible for us to understand and identify these revivals of the empire? Let us continue so we may understand.
In speaking of the Roman empire, Revelation 13: 3 says, “And I saw one of its heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed …” The Roman empire was seemingly dead – as it was overrun by barbarians, but its deadly wound was healed by Justinian who restored the empire in 554; this is known as the Imperial Restoration of the empire. After that restoration came the Frankish kingdom (French) under the leadership of Charlemagne – who was crowned by Pope Leo III as the holy Roman emperor; this crowning by the Pope, meant that the Catholic church gave sanction to his rule, and later on in part 3 of this article, I will show you where it is prophesied that that a Pope will rise up in our time to support this final resurrection of the Roman empire. But after the revival of the Roman empire by the Frankish kingdom, then came the Austrian Hapsburg under Charles the Great (German); the throne of the Roman empire was continuously occupied by the Habsburg. Next came the fifth revival under Napoleon’s kingdom (French). Notice what Revelation 17:10 says about this: “And there are seven kings; five are fallen …’ So, after Napoleon fell – another was to come -fulfilling the sixth revival of the empire; notice how john goes on to describe this sixth revival: “… and one is, and the other is yet to come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short pace” (verse10). The one that “is,” is referring to Giuseppe Garibaldi – the Italian general who contributed to the unification of Italy – which extended down to Mussolini – who is referred to as the “other who is yet to come.”
Mussolini, who aligned himself with Hitler in World War II, was fascinated by Caesar and the accomplishment of the Roman empire and saw himself as the one responsible for restoring the greatness of the Roman empire. In 1936, after a decree which incorporates Ethiopia with the existing Italian colonies of Eritrea and Italian Somaliland into a single great colony, Italian East Africa, Mussolini proclaimed that “after fifteen centuries the reappearance of the empire (the Roman empire) on the fated hills of Rome.” Of course, Mussolini’s kingdom was tame in comparison to the far-reaching power of the Roman empire, but he, nonetheless, fulfilled this prophecy of the sixth revival of the Holy Roman empire. Hence, with these six revivals of the Roman empire we have only one more – which is the seventh and final revival to take place in our time – just as Jesus Christ is about to return. But who or what kingdom or kingdoms are to fulfill this amazing end time prophecy? To understand, please be sure to read part 2 – which will be upcoming.
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