The Coming War Against the Saints December 7, 2007Posted by Watchman in Bible Prophecy, Christian, Europe, Israel, New World Order.
Tags: America, Christian, End-Time, Europe, great tribulation, NATO, Prophecy, WEU
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
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. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 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. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear.
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. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
From the Official Journal of the European Union:
23. PROTOCOL ON PERMANENT STRUCTURED COOPERATION ESTABLISHED BY ARTICLE I-41(6) AND ARTICLE III-312 OF THE CONSTITUTION
THE HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES,
HAVING REGARD TO Article I‑41(6) and Article III‑312 of the Constitution,
RECALLING that the Union is pursuing a common foreign and security policy based on the achievement of growing convergence of action by Member States;
RECALLING that the common security and defence policy is an integral part of the common foreign and security policy; that it provides the Union with operational capacity drawing on civil and military assets; that the Union may use such assets in the tasks referred to in Article III‑309 of the Constitution outside the Union for peace‑keeping, conflict prevention and strengthening international security in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter; that the performance of these tasks is to be undertaken using capabilities provided by the Member States in accordance with the principle of a single set of forces;
RECALLING that the common security and defence policy of the Union does not prejudice the specific character of the security and defence policy of certain Member States;
RECALLING that the common security and defence policy of the Union respects the obligations under the North Atlantic Treaty of those Member States, which see their common defence realised in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which remains the foundation of the collective defence of its members, and is compatible with the common security and defence policy established within that framework;
CONVINCED that a more assertive Union role in security and defence matters will contribute to the vitality of a renewed Atlantic Alliance, in accordance with the Berlin Plus arrangements;
DETERMINED to ensure that the Union is capable of fully assuming its responsibilities within the international community;
RECOGNISING that the United Nations Organisation may request the Union’s assistance for the urgent implementation of missions undertaken under Chapters VI and VII of the United Nations Charter;
RECOGNISING that the strengthening of the security and defence policy will require efforts by Member States in the area of capabilities;
CONSCIOUS that embarking on a new stage in the development of the European security and defence policy involves a determined effort by the Member States concerned;
RECALLING the importance of the Minister for Foreign Affairs being fully involved in proceedings relating to permanent structured cooperation,
HAVE AGREED UPON the following provisions, which shall be annexed to the Constitution:
The permanent structured cooperation referred to in Article I‑41(6) of the Constitution shall be open to any Member State which undertakes, from the date of entry into force of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, to:
(a) proceed more intensively to develop its defence capacities through the development of its national contributions and participation, where appropriate, in multinational forces, in the main European equipment programmes, and in the activity of the Agency in the field of defence capabilities development, research, acquisition and armaments (European Defence Agency), and
(b) have the capacity to supply by 2007 at the latest, either at national level or as a component of multinational force groups, targeted combat units for the missions planned, structured at a tactical level as a battle group, with support elements including transport and logistics, capable of carrying out the tasks referred to in Article III‑309, within a period of 5 to 30 days, in particular
in response to requests from the United Nations Organisation, and which can be sustained for an initial period of 30 days and be extended up to at least 120 days.
To achieve the objectives laid down in Article 1, Member States participating in permanent structured cooperation shall undertake to:
(a) cooperate, as from the entry into force of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, with a view to achieving approved objectives concerning the level of investment expenditure on defence equipment, and regularly review these objectives, in the light of the security environment and of the Union’s international responsibilities;
(b) bring their defence apparatus into line with each other as far as possible, particularly by harmonising the identification of their military needs, by pooling and, where appropriate, specialising their defence means and capabilities, and by encouraging cooperation in the fields of training and logistics;
(c) take concrete measures to enhance the availability, interoperability, flexibility and deployability of their forces, in particular by identifying common objectives regarding the commitment of forces, including possibly reviewing their national decision‑making procedures;
(d) work together to ensure that they take the necessary measures to make good, including through multinational approaches, and without prejudice to undertakings in this regard within the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the shortfalls perceived in the framework of the ‘Capability Development Mechanism’;
(e) take part, where appropriate, in the development of major joint or European equipment programmes in the framework of the European Defence Agency.
The European Defence Agency shall contribute to the regular assessment of participating Member States’ contributions with regard to capabilities, in particular contributions made in accordance with the criteria to be established, inter alia, on the basis of Article 2, and shall report thereon at least once a year. The assessment may serve as a basis for Council recommendations and European decisions adopted in accordance with Article III‑312 of the Constitution.
C 310/366 EN Official Journal of the European Union 16.12.2004
Interesting I think, especially when viewed in light of another aspect of control coming from the UN as well. The European Defence Agency reports to the Council of the European Union whose Secretary-General is one Javier Solana. This is all even more curious when looking at what Farmer brings to light the following, Sun and Moon can converge: Solanas voice at the UN implemented into the EU Treaty.
Then there’s what Holly Pivec posted at Fulfilled Prophecy: Recommendation 666 Emergency Powers Incorporated Into EU Treaty
Here’s big news for students of end-times prophecy. The Assembly of the Western European Union has just released a consolidated version of the provisions of the “Lisbon Treaty” (the European Union’s new Reform Treaty) that relate to the EU’s common foreign and security policy. The document shows how the Lisbon Treaty incorporates the emergency powers from the Western European Union’s Assembly Recommendation 666. This means that, in the event of a crisis, the new High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy will have the same extraordinary powers to step in and take control of the EU’s military that the old High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy did. This appears to, in effect, enshrine Recommendation 666 into the new treaty. Compare the clause from the Lisbon Treaty with the correlating clause from Recommendation 666.The Lisbon Treaty says (see Article 16, page 10): 2. In cases requiring a rapid decision, the High Representative, of his or her own motion, or at the request of a Member State, shall convene an extraordinary Council meeting within 48 hours or, in an emergency, within a shorter period. The WEU’s Assembly Recommendation 666 says (see No. 12):
12. Support proposals for the WEU Secretary-General and CFSP High Representative to preside over the PSC and civilian crisis-management machinery and give him powers to convene the Council of the European Union in the event of an emergency;
Bjorn Freiberg, of Europe, a long-time contributor on the FP discussion board, talks about this in depth at his blog. To learn more about the prophetic implications of WEU Assembly Recommendation 666, read about it here. Staying tuned!
So who is the future target of this building of “emergency powers” being handed to this one man they call Mr. Europe? Would he really start a war against Jews and Christians worldwide? We need look no further than the Alliance of Civilizations. For up-to-date info, visit time, times and half a time. (Read his entry: Killing With A Clear Conscience) I would also like to share a December 27, 2006 post by Constance Cumbey:
An article by our reader and contributor affectionately known to us as “Rich of Medford” The final report of the United Nations’ Alliance of Civilizations (AoC) initiative was released last month. In addition to its usual goal of combating exclusivist ideology, the report contains some interesting elements:
1) Exclusivist ideology is defined as “those who feed on exclusion and claim sole ownership of the truth. (Christians, read John 14:6 as you consider this statement.)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
2) The core issue identified to be the bridge between the West and Islam is resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
3) The global and problematic players in this conflict have been identified as the adherents of the three monotheistic faiths.
4) Failure to resolve this conflict will result in a failed Alliance of Civilizations.
Also noteworthy is that the AoC has identified the European Union’s Barcelona Process as one of the frameworks in which it intends to operate. For those unfamiliar with the Process, it is the foundation of the EU’s political, economic, and social policy. The Process, also known as the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, is represented as the only platform that can solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The social dimension of the Process, with implementation facilitated by the Anna Lindh Foundation, cooperates with the AoC and shares the common goal to combat religious fundamentalism worldwide.So what happens to the adherents of the monotheistic faiths if the peace process fails? Lucis Trust, one of the contributors to the AoC initiative gives us an idea. In its publication The Rays and the Initiations, Lucis Trust says that those faiths are but three dead and gone religions with Judaism being old, obsolete, and separative. Christianity, they say, has served its purpose and the new age Christ will replace the Gospel with a new truth. As for Muslims, they will accept the new age Christ as their Imam Mahdi “who will lead them to light and to spiritual victory.” The objective of the AoC, therefore, is “to enforce an Alliance of Civilizations against all those who…give prevalence…to a logic of division and confrontation.” Since the Alliance intends to be fully prepared to enforce its objectives by 2009, I suspect that’s when they will introduce their symbol. Timing is everything. The European Commission has just submitted a document to the author of the Barcelona Process that it is time to deliver. If the planners of the AoC really mean what they say, may God help us all. -Constance Cumbey
As we see from the above, NATO is connected to this military availability for future “emergencies” as defined on the fly as needed for Europe to intervene through military and civilian means. So if global terror were to break out for some reason or another, by some religion, then a reaction to a global threat from fundamentalist religions as defined in the Alliance of Civilizations could begin. I wonder what the emergency could be that will unleash this war on the saints, beginning with Israel?
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
…the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
The abomination of desolation is when an idol is placed in the Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It has happened once before and the rededication of the temple from that time is being celebrated now at Chanukkah. According to Bible prophecy the beginning of the great tribulation is when the man of sin, the prince of the revived Roman Empire, declares himself to be god in the Holy of Holies, setting himself as an idol to be worshipped. We’ve seen how zealous Jews react to this abomination of desolation at the Maccabeean Revolt. I believe this explains the mortal wound of the man of sin from which he’s healed. For reasons stated in the coming times, I believe Israel will be back to Old Testament worship because of God’s intervention in the Magog invasion attempt.
“Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”
But do not be afraid, because though this time may come, so is the day of the Lord. This is the blessed hope of them that love God. Read the other posts regarding Global Warming and the day of the Lord as well as the Escape of the Bride to the Marriage of the Lamb. If the HIStory, Our Future Bible studies are accurate, we don’t have much time left.
If you do not have a personal relationship with Yahshua (Jesus) and you desire that intimacy with the Creator, you can have that now. Read His Word (Bible) and obey it to the best of your ability, learning from mistakes and getting alone in prayer. He knows every though and that is your voice to Him as well as His to you, thought is the voice of the spirit realm. I’ve tried to assemble what I’ve learned to the Bible study guide, from where to look to define God to some amazing prophetic fulfillment that builds faith in God’s Word and gives Him the glory He deserves.
God will give you what you want, He doesn’t interfere with your free will. I pray you learn that you need to want Him because He is the only Truth. Not because I say so, I divert your focus to His Word that says it all. True love is selfless and giving. Learn who God is, He is love, and that’s why He died on the cross to take our sins on Himself as a free gift of love to you.
And for America, how might freedom of speech be clamped down in the near future, within the timeline of HIStory, Our Future?
Michael Collins: Thought Control on the Internet Scoop Independent News (December 19, 2007) – Cracking the Code – Who’s to Blame for “Violent Radicalization”? The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a 404 to 6 vote on Oct. 23. Not since the Iraq War Resolution have Democrats and Republicans found such a unifying cause. We’re told that House Resolution 1955 (H.R. 1955) will be an essential tool enabling law enforcement to peg the sources of “homegrown terrorism” on the Internet. The overwhelming bipartisan support makes it no surprise that the legislation presents a significant danger to citizens and the nation. This sentence is the new heart of darkness for free speech.
(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION – The term `violent radicalization’ means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change. (Author’s emphasis) (House Resolution 1955)
That one word, “facilitating,” takes the bill beyond aiding the hunt for terrorists on the Internet. It creates an emerging standard for wrongdoing that can be applied to everyone who exercises net-based free speech. Senate 1959, the equivalent of H.R. 1955, is up for consideration now. Here are some scenarios under the bill that could easily be called “thought crimes”, i.e., “facilitating violent radicalization.” You post one of these statements on the Internet …
- You are extremely upset about what you see as the nation’s most serious problem – illegal immigration. You go to your Internet forum of choice and write a barn burner stating clearly that this administration and Congress are attacking the nation, breaking laws, and a threat to the safety of the people.
- You find the deaths of American soldiers and 1.1 million Iraqi civilians totally unacceptable. You go to your Internet forum of choice and write a very strong post accusing the president and his henchmen with war crimes.
- You’re a former Reagan official, a “paleo-conservative.” You argue that this administration’s behavior represents tyrannical rule. You write a column published on the Internet where you ask questions about 911: “Who benefits? This question was conspicuously absent from the official investigation.” You answer by naming Bush, Cheney, the Federalist Society and others.
- You question the collapse of the WTC towers and conclude by arguing that a major casualty of 911″is the civil liberties that protect Americans from tyranny. President Bush and his corrupt Department of Justice (sic) have declared our constitutional protections to be null and void at the whim of the executive.” Paul Craig Roberts, Sept. 10, 2007
… and a terrorist reads it. That terrorist subsequently commits a violent act. You don’t know the person. You’re not affiliated with him or her in any way. You don’t advocate violence in your post nor do you approve of violence to achieve political goals. None of that matters. You can be accused of facilitating “violent radicalization,” which this bill specifically implies can be an outcome of flagrant opposition to the administration, even though you really just oppose the current or any future office holders. You’re busted! The scenario just mentioned is an outcome of H.R. 1955 and the yet-to-be-passed equivalent Senate Resolution 1959…
What disturbs me most about this legislation is that it leaves the door wide open for the broadest definition of what constitutes “radicalization.” Could otherwise nonviolent anti-tax, anti-war, or anti-abortion groups fall under the watchful eye of this new government commission? Assurances otherwise in this legislation are unconvincing. Ron Paul (R-TX)
“If you understand what his bill does, it really sets the stage for further criminalization of protest. This is the way our democracy little, by little, by little, is being stripped away from us.”
“It probably should have been H.R. 1984. Because what they were doing… is they were trying to criminalize thought… Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
Remember that Yahshua and His disciples were persecuted on the preaching of the Gospel alone and we will be persecuted in the end-times for His namesake as well. We may escape God’s wrath, but we are promised persecution in this world.