Let’s play NAME THE ANTICHRIST!
The prophetic speculators are running wild and our imaginations are not far behind. We are piqued with impending excitement wondering how all of this end times drama will play out. Many eschatological specialists wait with an eager sense of anticipation to see whether the vacant European Parliament seat number 666 will be filled by Spaniard Javier Solana (the 1st European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy). Nice title, eh? And why is this of any relevance you ask? Because Javier may soon be fulfilling his role as the antichrist! Seat # 666 is the golden ticket, or so some content.
But didn’t John tell his readers 2,000 years ago that he KNEW it was the “last hour” because many antichrists had come and the spirit of the antichrist was already in the world? (1 John 2:18; 4:3) John quit spoiling the fun. You’re ruining a really good ‘Where’s the antichrist?’ adventure hunt? Reminds me of “To Tell the Truth”, a game show I loved when I was a mere youth. They would ask the three guests (one of whom was the real deal) various questions, trying to figure out who was telling the truth about who he or she claimed to be. Then at the end, the impostors would remain seated while the real person stood up. So, will the real antichrist rise to your feet!
Further evidence that some say we are nearing the end… A website steeped in these current apocalyptic signs points to the clever way the UN displayed its 60th anniversary. Do you see it? In the picture above, which was taken at a 2005 UN meeting (Condoleezza Rice is 2nd from right) we see 666 cleverly adorning the UN Wall. Convinced yet?
As the Apostle Peter wrote, “The end is near!” and “the elements will melt with fervent heat.” (1 Pet 4:7; 2 Pet 3:10,12) And according to many profits of doom (play on words intended), the elements are already heating up.
Oh, but it gets better.
Quoting from www.Jesus-Is-Savior.com, we see another clear reference to the antichrist as he is about to be revealed. What recommendation number do you think gave Javier emergency powers over the military wing of the EU in 2000? You guessed it…recommendation number 666! The pattern is unmistakable, right?
“The purpose of the European Union’s creation was and is, ultimately, to create a European super-state or “United States of Europe,” as some have suggested naming it, that would eventually rival the United States in influence and military might. In 1999, Javier Solana became the High Representative for the European Union’s foreign and security policy, and through recommendation number 666, he was given emergency powers over the military wing of the European Union in 2000. All that currently remains to create a truly revived Roman Empire is the creation of a permanent executive branch of government and the full integration of the new Euro currency. With the introduction of the new European Union constitution, the groundwork is being laid for just such an executive branch and economic system.”
Identifying the Antichrist
They say that “Mr. Europe” (Solana), as he’s affectionately titled, is a perfect match for the man referenced in Daniel 11:37.
He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. Daniel 11:37 (NKJV)
Although his Jewish heritage is questionable (“shall not regard the God of his fathers”) and considering the fact that he’s married with 2 children (“nor his desire of women”), these minor discrepancies do not seem to slow the abounding speculations one bit. So they go on to highlight the fact that Solara does have the tendency to “exalt himself above them all.” As if this could not be said of 25% of our planet’s male population. 🙂
So if you feel driven and tossed by the prophetic winds (and you will if you partake a steady diet of these “proofs”), stop and gain a clearer understanding of the premillennial system that spawns this kind of speculation. It is clearly the “end times” champion of our time, so it might be beneficial to see it from a fresh perspective. It’ll only take about 15 minutes and I believe it will be time well spent.
In the following 3 videos, William Bell takes a closer look at premillennialism. You may find his conclusions challenging, but hopefully, he will facilitate a desire to see if these things are so.
For more information, William Bell can be reached at www.AllThingsFulfilled.com.