THE EUROPEAN UNION IN PROPHECY
Alan Campbell (Sermon given at Orange Street Congregational Church, London UK - 18th July 2004)
"And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!" - Numbers 23:7 -10 (AV)
NOW Europe has been much in the public eye for the last couple of months. We saw ten new nations coming into the European Union, bringing the total number up to somewhere in the region of twenty-five - 480 millions of people, an even larger population grouping than the Soviet Union or the modern United States of America.
Then we had the European Elections and thankfully under the hand of God, (I believe it was God's intervention) we saw a massive vote. If you combined all the votes against Europe over 3 1/2millions people registered their opposition, and we saw many people being elected to the European Parliament from the UK Independent Party. We are not saying that they are specifically a Christian party and we are not advocating any political party from the pulpit, but we are saying that we rejoice that this was an indicator of a wakening among our people to the dangers of the hour.
Of course Mr Blair has promised us a referendum, but not for a little while yet. Not until he has done some manoeuvring, some spinning, some attempt to bribe us or to frighten us and, of course, in spite of promising that referendum on any European Constitution, he went over to Europe and he signed up for such a constitution, my friends today, which shows the way it is going.
And he will of course tell you that if we don't accede to this, if we don't go deeper with the Euro and so on, Britain is going to end up poverty stricken. Well, I don't see Norway poverty stricken, I don't see Switzerland poverty stricken. They have stayed out of this system, two associate Israelite nations and they are very prosperous today.
But they will try to frighten you with that. Or they will try to bribe you and tell you how wonderful it is going to be and all the money that is going to descend on you. But just before I left the hotel this morning, I watched a TV documentary and Chris Patten was being interviewed and he was telling us how we would have to pay out to help these poorer nations of Eastern Europe who had now come into the Union.
But that is not our main concern in this article, our main concern as God's people is what does the Bible say about this?
What does the Word of God say? What does prophecy say regarding it? Now of course the Bible reveals the story of two kingdoms, the conflict of two kingdoms, The Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of the Adversary. We read in the early books of Genesis the beginnings of both kingdoms. We find the story, I think it is back in Genesis chapter ten or thereabouts, where Nimrod, who was described as a mighty hunter, before or really that means "in place of" the Lord, developed an early one-world civilisation on Shinar's plain. Ancient Babylon was really what it was the beginning of and we read of the tower that was built which reached to heaven.
Now I know we've looked at our Bible picture books as little children and we have seen the great big tower and all of that kind of thing. But really what he was building was a stepped Ziggurat at the top of which was a door with the astrological signs of the Zodiac and that particular stepped Ziggurat temple was the headquarters for his one-world religion, which his wife Semiramis developed,.his one world dictatorial government, his one-world economic system; the prototype of what the politicians and statesmen on this 21st century call the New World Order.
It was in opposition to God and God said "Let Us go down and let Us confound them".
Now, in opposition to that, having confounded them, God called one man, our father Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees away from the idolatry of the worship of the Sun, Moon and Stars, and said to him;
"get ye out from your father's house and from your kindred and go to a land that I will show thee and I will make of thee a great nation" - ultimately a commonwealth and company of nations and you'll be a blessing to mankind.
And we know those promises came down through Abraham to Isaac to our father Jacob whose name was changed to Israel, meaning a "prince prevailing or ruling with God" and then on down through Joseph the father of Ephraim and Manasseh who developed into the great nation the United States of America and the company or Commonwealth of Nations of the House of Ephraim headed up in Great Britain with the daughter nations of Canada, Australia and New Zealand etc.
So we have the conflict of the two kingdoms. Now of course the story does not end there and so if you turn in your Bibles to the book of Daniel chapter 2, King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream; He got up the next morning, called in his astrological people, soothsayers and said to them, I want you to explain the dream I've had and they said, you tell us the dream O king and we'll tell you the meaning, because they were frauds and they were charlatans as these people are! This time the king said I'll make it extra hard you've got to tell me the dream and the meaning, and just to give you a little incentive, if you don't do it you're going to be put to death tomorrow!
Now, what happened? Daniel got his friends together and they prayed and they fasted and sought the face of God and God gave the revelation to Daniel. He gave him the word of knowledge. You see, I believe all those gifts that were manifested in the New Testament on a larger scale were manifested individually throughout the Old Testament Scriptures, but that's a topic for another time.
So Daniel goes in and he says to the King I have got the meaning, I know exactly what you saw. And so if you come down to verse 28 of Daniel Chapter two he says to him:
"Thou, 0 king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and break them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, (mountain typifying nation in prophecy) and filled the whole earth. This is the dream;" - Daniel 2:31-36 (AV)
And now Daniels says, I'm going to tell you the interpretation, and Daniel gives us the key to unlock the prophecy in verse 38.He said to Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon,
"Thou art the head of gold".
Now you've imagined the statue, you can see it rising up, here's the head possibly with a military helmet upon it, and he says listen Nebuchadnezzar you're that golden head, but he says you'll not last forever.
"And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee. (That was the silver - Medo-Persia: history confirms prophecy) and another third kingdom of brass, (that was Alexander the Great's Greece) which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise".
The fourth empire was Imperial Rome of the Caesar's, and then he says that after that the kingdom shall be divided and there shall be another with the strength of iron as much as you saw iron mixed with miry clay and as the toes of the feet were part iron and part clay so this kingdom shall be partly strong and partly broken.
"And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay,they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed' and the kingdom shall not be left to otherpeople, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever". Daniel 2:39-44 (AV)
Here's the explanation: Daniel tells us quite clearly what we were going to see. He says, over the process of time, and if you look up your history books, you will see it. You see mighty Babylon with its Hanging Gardens etc. You see Medo-Persia come in its place, Cyrus and Darius the Mede, then we see Alexander the Great with his mighty Grecian Empire stretching from Greece to Northern India; then we see the might of Imperial Rome before whom our Lord stood trial saying even to Pontius Pilate, "My Kingdom", which of course is the Stone Kingdom, is not after your world order, or your pattern of government. And then that kingdom disintegrated in A.D.476. The old Roman Empire collapsed before the barbarian invasions. In its place there came forth, history tells us, ten national groupings equivalent to the little toes upon the feet of the image. They were the Franks, Burgundians, Alemanni, Suavi, Albans, Vandals, Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Bavarians, and Lombards. Those nations emerged, history tells us that, that happened.
And Europe was disintegrated into lots of little kingdoms and petty states and principalities, and then something happened! On Christmas day A.D. 800 Charles the king of the Franks was in the Cathedral and the Roman Pontiff, the bishop of Rome or Pope took a crown and suddenly, unexpectedly he placed it upon Charles' head (Charles later of course became known as Charlemagne or Charles the Great) and the Pope proclaimed him to be Holy Roman Emperor. It was to be his task to try to bring together the disparate parts of Europe and join them as one.
Now, why was the Church playing such a role? Well if we go to Daniel chapter seven we will find that not only did Nebuchadnezzar have a dream but about 30 years later Daniel himself had a dream. Daniel saw the same succession of world empires - he did not see them as a man made of many kinds of metal but he saw them as succession or series of wild ferocious beasts. So in chapter 7:3 if we look at this (time doesn't allow me to go into this in depth as I would like at this moment)...:
"And four great beasts came up from the sea, (that's out of the masses of humanity) diverse one from another. The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: (that is equal to the head of gold, that's Babylon) I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. (that's equal to the silver, that's Medo-Persia who conquered three other kingdoms and was lop sided because it was a dual monarchy of the Medes and the Persians) 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 to it (this was Alexander the Great's Grecian Empire, the same as the beaten bronze in chapter two - why a leopard, you say? For speed. Because within a decade from about 333 to 323 Alexander's army swept across the East, the wings were the swiftness of the conquest, the four heads on the leopard representing the four Generals who took over when Alexander died; worn out with his dissipated lifestyle and his empire was divided and given to the Ptolemys and the Seleucids and the two others at that particular point in time.) And then he says After this I saw in the night visions, and 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 with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. (now that great iron beast with its iron teeth is the same as the iron legs in chapter two: it is pagan Rome of the Caesars and just as the image had ten toes so also there were ten horns upon this beast. But there is one more factor added to the prophecy.) Look at verse 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first homs plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things"
Now you know what happened in the midst of the 10 kingdoms whose names are above, there came up another little horn different or diverse from all the other states I've mentioned. It was different from the Vandals, different from the Goths etc. But why,why was it different?
It was part political, and part spiritual. It was part religious and yet at the same time it was an earthly functioning carnal kingdom. What was it? History tells us it was the Roman Popedom and it pulled up three of the other kingdoms like the Heruli and the Lombards and if you get a historical atlas they all show there was a belt of territory running right across central Italy from Rome. It was known as the Papal States. The Pope of Rome was not only and is not only today the head of that church, he is also the head the Vatican City.
So this little horn became the energising power that sought to bring Europe together collectively that it might dominate and rule and control. Now when Charlemagne's Empire passed away there came on the stage of history the Hapsburgs as holy Roman Emperors - Charles V who was the Emperor, the instrument of Rome, at the time of the Reformation. Then we saw that Rome tried to extend her powers through Louis XIV of France - the Sun King, the hammer of the era of the Huguenots, who drove the Huguenot people out and their edict of Nantes was revoked in 1685. . That's how they came here and established this church. (now it is the Orange Street Congregational church, Leicester Square, London. UK)
Then when that failed, even though a pope of Rome was taken captive by Napoleon's General Berthier, yet at the same time the church tried to operate through Napoleon, and soon he had conquered from Portugal right through until his armies were destroyed in the snows in Russia and had to retreat from there.
Then again history tells us, if you've ever read an excellent book called The Vatican Against Europe, you will find how they also operated through the central powers in World War One and how the papacy thought that through Germany and Austro-Hungry their old dream would be established. They would see Orthodox Russia destroyed, revolutionary France wiped off the board, and of course the chief and head of all heretics, Protestant Britain and its Empire.
But their devices came to nothing. Europe was not unified but Rome never ceased. In 1929 a significant event to students of prophecy took place , when Mussolini signed The Lateran Treaty between the Roman Church and the Fascist State and the Roman Church's political power was restored. Its deadly wound politically was healing and it was given that little square mile of territory in the centre of Rome, its own government, its own diplomatic corps, its own radio station, newspaper - everything. It became the Vatican City State and the Roman Pope again was a sovereign head of State and had his own diplomatic corps with his nuncios going out around the world. Concordats and treaties began to be signed.
You know Mystery Babylon makes alliances with her lovers. So then the Popes of the thirties had concordats with Hitler, with Mussolini and when the war broke out they had them with Franco of Spain, Salazar's Portugal, with Vichy of France, Brandt and all through the 1930's they worked in the very countries that have just signed themselves into Europe, Slovakia, Slovenia these places. The political movements in them were linked together and called The Intermarrion Federation whose aim was to create a united states of Europe from the Ural mountains of Russia ultimately right back to the Atlantic shores of Portugal. It went down to destruction at the end of World War Two.
Did you know there is a book about Pope Pius XlI's housekeeper, who was a German nun Sister Pascalena. The autobiography tells how nightly they would kneel down and pray for the success of the German forces invading Russia because they believed that that would fulfil the lying visions of Fatima: "Consecrate Russia and my immaculate heart will triumph".
But you see when that collapsed they never miss a turn and prophecy speaks of this system in its cunningness and deception. Within a short time with their money they launched "Christian Democrat" parties in West Germany, in France and in Italy and in no time at all we had a European Iron, Coal and Steel Community - and by 1957 it had developed into what we used to call the Common Market and they signed up to the Treaty of Rome.
Do you know what was interesting at that recent heads of State meeting that the Italian Prime Minister actually said, that he hoped when the European Constitution was finally in place and the nations had signed up to it, it wouldn't be kept in Brussels or in Strasburg, it would be kept in Rome. Because Rome is the Little Horn, Rome is the energising power prophetically behind this attempt to establish, in embryonic form, a One World Government, a One World Economy and a One World Religion.
Now, you say, well Brother Campbell's on a little hobby horse here, and he's trying to prove a point. Well, the evidence proves it. The present Pope, and you know he has canonised more saints than anybody else; they reckon he has canonised something like 477 during his current reign and beatified another 1,320. their on their way. That means he's been making one every 5 days of his pontificate.
Doyou know who he's going to canonise now? Doctor Adenauer and Robert Schumann, the founders of this European Economic Community. In point of fact when the Pope is due to address the Council of Europe in the month of September, that will be the occasion to announce Schumann's beatification. And of course we find that Schumann was one of the founders of the EEC and the Iron, Coal and Steel Community and the greatest influence upon his life - and I'm quoting it here - Schumann was influenced by the book "Spiritual Exercises" by Ignatius Loyola the founder of the Jesuit Order.
Can you see how all this is fitting into prophecy? You see it might be fine just for us to want to get out of Europe, and it is fine to see those UKIP people winning elections and it was great to hear Kilroy-Silk saying we are going to take our Country back. But you watch, what will hinder them from total victory. There's a missing piece in this jigsaw, they do not see the spiritual dimension to the struggle.
I want to give you some more quotations. We have a little tract that I published back home, it's called "The Vatican and the European Union". I want to show you a couple of things: way back in the days of Pope John XXIII in the 1960's he predicted, 40 years ago, that the European Union would be the greatest Roman Catholic Super State the World has ever known. The greatest single human force ever seen by man. If we come up later on, here's the Financial Times May 22nd 1995- Even the secular media says "The idea of a united states of Europe is essentially a Roman Catholic concept". The present Pontiff has made seven hundred speeches in praise of European Union, even describing Catholicism as the cement that would put the whole thing together.
And his predecessor Pope Paul VI said:
"Can it not be said that the Catholic faith made Europe, no other human force can render the service confided to us to awaken Europe's spiritual soul."
The Roman Catholic "Tablet" magazine here said the European Union is a design not of human beings but the design of God Almighty.
But you see, man proposes and God disposes. You see what it said when we read the prophecy of Daniel- it said "Part iron, part clay" - they shall not cleave, cloy or coalesce ever. See part of them are strong and powerful, nations like Germany and France, part of them are weak and poor and backward like the nations of Southern and Eastern Europe who they are bringing in so rapidly. There is a divergency here - they are pulling in different directions. If ever you want to see a prophecy fulfilled before your eyes, on television watch the next time they have a meeting of the European heads of state. And when you see the squabbling and you see the disagreements and you see that Belgium will line up with Portugal, Spain will line up with Italy and they will be all pulling in different ways with their own little agendas, you've got it right in front of you.
These shall not coalesce.
Now if you have ever held a children's birthday party and you've had balloons up and you've blown those balloons up, have you ever done that, you've blown them so big to see who can get the biggest balloon? What happens when you blow it up too far? It bursts! The more nations that they bring into this prophetic Babylon, they extend it so much so that they contain within it the seeds of its own destruction. The more they extend, my friends, rejoice and be glad because it is going to burst it is going to break it is going to collapse and not all of that Vatican cement is going to hold it together.
It will be like a children's nursery rhyme "they couldn't put Humpty together again" because the Almighty God has written it by the spirit of prophecy ahead of time. He says, behold I've showed it to you. I don't have to wait for the newspaper headlines for the day the European Union begins to disintegrate, I've been reading it for years in the prophecies of Daniel in God's inspired and Holy Word; and we are seeing it happen day by day before our very eyes.
Does that mean we'll not go in to the Constitution or take the Euro Brother Campbell? No it doesn't mean that. We may have to go even deeper in! But I'm telling you whether we go deeper in or not God has written Babylon's destruction in letters of fire. He has said Behold, after all this I saw a stone cut out without hands that grew into a great mountain. And what did the stone do? It fell upon the feet of the image - down it came!
Did you see something about the image? It was top heavy. The head was gold, the heaviest metal, the weakest point was the feet and toes of iron and clay. The image didn't have a solid base it wasn't on a sure foundation, it wasn't on the Lord Jesus Christ.
It was astray, it was a counterfeit of the Kingdom of God. It is the manifestation in the latter days of Nimrod's tower of Babel. And just as God said of Babel, "I will go down I will confound them" so God has said the stone will smite the feet of the image and down it will come! It will be blown away like the chaff of the summer threshing floor.
You see the spirit of God has told us in other places exactly what its destiny is. People say it is invincible, Brother Campbell, it is invincible. It's not invincible, partly weak, partIy strong, partIy capitalist, partly socialist, partIy democratic, and partly dictatorial. Listen! Let's look at what God's word says,
Revelation 18:2: Is Babylon rising or falling? God says Babylon is fallen, is fallen. The eighth verse in the same chapter tells me she shall be utterly burned with fire for strong is the Lord who judgeth her. Verse 21 "Thus with violence shall Babylon be thrown down." Jeremiah 51, which is a parallel prophecy tells me in the sixty-fourth verse, "Babylon shall sink and shall not rise because of the evil that I will bring upon her." God's going to judge her that is why we should not be there - we need to get out of it before it falls.
Now all over the place we see European flags today don't we? Political parties fly it, registration plates on vehicles have it, and it's everywhere! It's the flag of the European Union and you'll notice every time a nation joins they don't add another star. They keep it to the twelve stars that are there. Is there a reason for that?
Yes! I quote from a magazine called The Patriot. How did the European flag come about? "In August 1987" the writer says, "I happen to be standing outside the Carmelite Convent in Le Sue and a man came up to me and said I come from Strasburg and was given the responsibility of designing the flag for the European Community. Inspired by God I devised a blue flag on which I displayed the twelve stars of miraculous medal of Rudaback. Hence the flag of Europe is the flag of our Lady. The blue background and the twelve stars of Apocalypse chapter 12. I'm telling you this father because you are wearing the little cross of the blue army of Fatima on your chest."
The adoption of the flag could not have been more officially ratified; all the nations were involved - the English were hesitant but no one knew where the idea had come form and finally everyone signed up. There is a little miraculous medal and a nun - Catherine Laboure claims she had seen it in an apparition and this is what the flag is based on. You see the Roman Church believes Revelation 12 the woman attired in the sun moon and stars with the globe under her feet, that is the virgin Mary - well that's another subject!
But this is where the flag comes from. It is not a new idea because I have a picture of a post card that was issued in 1936 when the Italians conquered Abyssinia/Ethiopia. The post card shows returning fascist soldiers with tanks, guns aeroplanes and above them is the virgin Mary with the baby Jesus in her arms. It has the blue background with the twelve stars. Of course we remember the Vatican blessed the aeroplanes when Mussolini dropped the mustard gas on the African people and that again is another story.
That's the flag that we have signed up to. If you go to the Headquarters of the European Union they have a great big poster/painting there showing the tower of Babel! But it has actually been built with modern workers with modern machinery and it says "Many peoples One Europe" and above the rising tower of Babel is the blue banner of the European Union. Only one thing about it, the stars are inverted on that painting making up the Satanic symbol as used within Satanism and within the Occult. If you go to the airport in Belgium, in the meditation room or prayer room at the airport, you will see there a huge statue depicting the mother of our Lord again with blue banner and the twelve stars in the background.
I could go on and multiply this to you today to show you the origin of this thing. but what I want to show you is that we don't have to fear it.We need to be aware of it, we need to resist it, we need to campaign against it, and we need to try and waken God's people to see the prophetic implications of it. The good news is we have gone to the back of the Book and we have read the last chapter and God has told us it is doomed, it's sentenced, it's finished. It is coming down!
In Daniel chapter 7 we are told at the end of that chapter
"And the saints of the Most High God possess the Kingdom."
Soon Europe will collapse, soon a financial collapse, world wide, will bring about the final battle of the ages, the great battle of the day of God Almighty in the midst of which the Lord Jesus Christ will return at the head of His heavenly armies in order that flesh will not self destruct. His blessed feet will touch down on the Mount of Olives and the wicked shall be as ashes under the soles of His feet and He will rule as His mother was promised by the Angel. He'll rule from David's throne.
They talk about world dictators - Jesus will be the next world dictator and He'll rule over a kingdom that will last not merely for a thousand years but for ever and ever and ever unto the age of the ages my friends. And what will we be doing? I trust every one of you will be there - but listen you might have been born a flesh and blood Israelite, and you might have a British passport, and you might show blood in your face today but listen till I tell you the important thing is have you got your passport into the Kingdom. If being the literal seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was enough to get us in, that would be fine, but it is not!
Oh, no and that's why Jesus came, born of Israelite flesh that he might become your "Goel" - that means your kinsman redeemer - that He would go to Calvary and shed His precious blood as a redemption or ransom price. And what did that do? It pardoned your individual sins and mine when we repent and obey the Gospel, and it blotted out Israel's bill of divorcement. Now they are re-betrothed to Him in righteousness waiting the day of His return when Body and Bride will be joined together under the kingship of the mighty King Jesus. Where the scripture says the day is coming when the kingdoms of this old world order, Revelation tells us, will become the kingdoms of our God and of His Christ.
Won't that be a wonderful day? And we are not to be worried about Tony Blair or anybody else - any of these European leaders. There will be one Lord in that day and His name? Jesus, who will be Lord of all. He will rule the nations with a rod of iron and a sceptre of authority. So you be sure you are there, make your calling and election sure. REPENT AND OBEY THE GOSPEL, and get this message out to others regarding the spiritual dimension of the European Union and its doom that Almighty God has written by the spirit of prophecy in letters of fire.
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