Friday, November 17, 2017

Daniel's Ten Kings Predicts Modern Politics

Daniel's Ten Kings Predicts Modern Politics

Ten Kings Bible Prophecy, Modern Politics

The Ten Kings - Modern Politics Predicted

In the book of Daniel and the Revelation it is predicted that the final world empire will have a government of ten kings along with the Antichrist. Revelation 17 tells us that the ten kings willingly give their power and authority to the Beast and they have one mind.  

In relation to the Whore of Babylon, these kings aid the Antichrist in her destruction.

The ten king alliance the Bible describes in governmental terms is called a federation and is not a confederation.

In a confederation, nations or states share governmental tasks.  In a federation, the members relinquish some of their sovereignty to a higher authority, which makes the laws and regulations for the signing states.  The Scriptures describe the federation’s members as actual nations, not provinces or states.  The Bible’s federation acts as a dictatorship. 

Federations did not exist at the time the prophecy was given in the book of Daniel or the Revelation.

Note what the Scripture tells us:

Revelation 17:12-13:

12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 

Revelation 17:16-17 adds:

  16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. 

Nations joining empires is a modern phenomenon and is exhibited in the European Union. Ancient empires came about by military conquests.   The Roman Empire had some neighboring tribes who opted for Roman protection such as the Goths and the Vandals, but no king went to another and willingly joined his kingdom. 

The United States is the first real federation to arise on the geological scene. The European Union models itself on the US only it comprises of member nations vs. states, just like we see depicted in the books of Daniel and Revelation. 

Some historians will site distant types of federations that existed in history with the earliest being the League of Corinth. This was an alliance of Greek states created by Philip II of Macedon during the winter of 338 BC/337 BC after the Battle of Chaeronea, to facilitate his use of military forces.  The next would be the Kingdom of the Franks; a confederation comprised of West Germanic Tribes in 481 to 843.

Nations giving their countries over to another power is a byproduct of modern society resulting from globalization, the increase of technology, threats of magnitude destruction of modern weaponry and global problems. 

In the book of Daniel we see that the Antichrist rise after the ten kings, meaning that their kingdoms are already established when he comes on the scene. Notice the ten kings are joining a separate kingdom (empire) that is not theirs.

Daniel 7:24  states:

“And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.” 

Again, we see this fulfilled today in modern 20th and 21st century politics in the European Union.

Former Commission president Manuel Barroso called the EU ‘the first non-imperial empire,” because the kingdoms willingly hand over their kingdoms. 
Revelation 17:12-13 tells us:

 “And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet; but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast, these are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.”

 This verse describes the relationship of the ten kings to the Antichrist.  They both strive for the same goals.  One entity does not exist without the other.  The Council of The European (formerly Council of Ministers) give their strength and power to the Commission.  Without the member nations that hand over their authority to the Commission, there would be no European Union. 

Several articles in the EU Treaty reflect their having one mind.  Article 162 states: “The Council and the Commission shall consult each other and settle by common accord their methods of cooperation.”

The Scriptures are unprecedented in their accuracy and detail. Although written over 2000 years ago, one Bible verse epitomizes the contents of two treaties in just 14 words.  “These shall have one mind and shall give their power and strength unto the Beast.”

Over and over, one reads of the Commission’s and Council Ministers’ simultaneous role.  Peter Ludlow, the founding director of the Centre For European Policy Studies think-tank in Brussels, referred to the Commission-Council relationship as a “partnership.”[i] Of the EU’s institutions, the Commission and the Council (of Ministers) represent the leading authorities.

Based on the description of “reining as Kings” elevates the current Council as a true power center for the entire Union.  In their final form they exist united with equal authority but only for a time because at the height of the EU’s power we see the Antichrist’s horn growing above the other horns and the Scripture tells us it is for a time they are co joined.

Currently the EU has 27 members with more wanting to join. In my book the Seat of the Antichrist: Bible Prophecy and the European Union I wrote about the EU’s current proposals for an inner core of members, a political core that would reduce the current members in the council and stated:

         Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian Prime Minister and EU Parliamentarian authored a manifesto for Europe titled, The United States of Europe: Manifesto for a New Europe, in it he discusses the inner core and added his own proposals and summarized them in his article, “Only a New ‘political core’ can drive Europe forward again.” He stated:
       Only through adopting a unified approach in all these areas will Europe really count as a world player. …In such a scenario, Europe would comprise two concentric circles: a political core that is a “United States of Europe” based on the Eurozone, and surrounding it a confederation of countries, or a “Organization of European States”.
       Naturally, this political core must never prevent or oppose any form of broader cooperation. All EU Member States wishing to join it, old or new, should be able to do so; the sole precondition should be their willingness to work unconditionally on pushing ahead with the overall political project. The notion of a “United States of Europe” is the only option for the old continent.

There already exists the “enhance cooperation” clause in the Lisbon Treaty that allows member nations to go forward in areas of cooperation and advanced integration ahead of others if they so wish and they must have a minimum number of nations in agreement and the number is nine nations.  This is no coincidence, this is unfolding Bible Prophecy.

Guy Verhofstadt this year helped draft a report for the European Parliament that calls for a special law council within the Council.  This is another approach at reducing the number of members to an inner core.   This will happen because right now the government of the EU was not meant to function with 27 member, it was never intended to have more than a dozen at the most. EU leaders decided at the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome in Rome to go forward with a core group of members. 

These are exciting times in which we live to be able to see Bible Prophecy unfold before our eyes right down to these finer details.  

It is amazing that the book of Daniel predicted a geopolitical structure that would not emerge on the scene until about twenty five hundred years later.  Nation states themselves became a phenomena of the last couple of hundred years.

The ten kings take part in the judgment of the Whore of Babylon, which is discussed in detail in the next chapter.

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