Part 2 - Proof that Jesus is Coming Soon
In the article “Proof that Jesus is Coming Soon,” we talked about how the Roman Empire must be reborn prior to the return of Jesus. Many well known theologians teach that this is taking place in the European Union. Furthermore, we talked about Javier Solana has fulfilled three very specific prophecies about the Antichrist.
Solana retired from politics ten years ago. However, we saw how Javier Solana might make a surprise comeback, in order to lead the new European Defense Fund. This would fulfill another prophecy, Daniel 11:38. If you haven’t seen that article, click this link to read that first.
The most likely way that Solana would make a comeback would be by returning to his old position of EU High Representative. Political think tanks are suggesting that the High Representative should be given leadership over the European defense fund, among other things.
On July 2nd, Spain was able to secure the post of EU High Representative for themselves. After intense wrangling, European leaders nominated the foreign minister of Spain, Josep Borrell, to be the next EU High Representative. Borrell and Solana are both Spanish Socialists who are in their 70’s. Having worked together before, they know each other.
However, Borrell’s appointment is far from a done deal. European Parliament has to approve the EU High Representative at a confirmation hearing, before he takes office on November 1st. In the past, the nominee had to pass a committee vote by more than 50%. Now, a full 66% of the relevant committee is required to approve him.
The Prime Minister of Spain and Borrell himself are very concerned that he will be rejected. In the words of one Spanish newspaper, his confirmation “hangs by a thread.” He was fined for insider trading last year. Furthermore, he is accused of spying on conversations with other European diplomats. According to one newspaper, if Parliament is looking for someone to reject, Borrell is a very obvious target.
Parliament wants to act as a check and balance against what the European leaders do. As a result, they often reject at least one person proposed to the new President’s cabinet. They are already angry about how the main EU President was chosen. As a result, they may reject Borrell as the price for accepting the main EU president.
If Borrell is rejected, Spain would propose someone else for High Representative. The best option would be Javier Solana. The senior editor of a major EU newspaper, Euractiv.com, agreed with this assessment in a tweet. He said: “Let's be optimistic and expect another great EU diplomat from Spain such as Javier Solana.”
If Borrell gets knocked out, European leaders would happily nominate Solana for the position. Furthermore, Parliament would have no problem accepting him. He is a better candidate than Borrell, and is well liked by other EU officials.
But at 77 years old, would Solana pursue the position if asked? His past behavior indicates that he would. Back in 2015, he went on tour through the capitals of various European countries, promoting EU military unification. During his main speech, he said he would “put all of the energies that I have left to push forward this process.” Being EU High Representative would be a great way to do this, since they are in charge of European defense.
Furthermore, in 2018, someone with very few followers on Twitter praised Solana, saying: “Solana is retired, sadly few Europeans know who he is, despite the fact that he probably understands more than most about world affairs. If we had even one Solana active in world politics today we'd be in a better world”
Solana retweeted this, which may be very telling.
We have already seen that Javier Solana may lead the European defense fund, which would fulfill Daniel 11:38. However, if Solana were to take the position of High Representative, he would be set to fulfill two more prophecies as well.
The Bible predicts that the Antichrist will make a 7-year contract with Israel, and possibly many others.
And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, -Daniel 9:27a
There are four features to this covenant.
First, It is made by a future “Roman” ruler. We know this because the creator of the covenant is from the same group of people who would later destroy the temple (mentioned in v. 26).
Second, It is made for seven years. In this passage one “week” is indisputably a week of years, based on context.
Third, It is made with Israel. We know this because the entire prophecy is decreed for the Jews and Jerusalem.
Finally, it will contain a promise of military protection for Israel.
This last part isn’t in Daniel 9, but we know it to be the case because of other passages, such as Isaiah 28:15. “Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we have an agreement, when the overwhelming whip passes through it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter”;.
Many books and movies about the end times portray a European Antichrist making a 7-year peace treaty with Israel. This has also been widely anticipated by theologians and Bible scholars. Herbert Lockyer said in 1964, “And he, (the Roman prince, head of the revived Roman empire) shall confirm the covenant with many (of the people of Israel) for one week (seven years)…”
In 2003, the EU’s executive branch launched the European Neighborhood Policy. The program has several partner countries, a map of which looks curiously similar to a map of the old Roman Empire. Under the ENP, the European Union would pay member countries in exchange for their good behavior. Israel is an ENP member country.
In 2006, the European Union passed the ENPI, which finances the European Neighborhood Policy for a period of seven years, from 2007 to the end of 2013. After the first 7-year period was done, the European Union renewed the funding for the European Neighborhood Policy, under the upgraded ENI. This finances the European Neighborhood Policy for another seven years, from 2014, to the end of 2020.
In Spring of 2018, the EU’s executive branch proposed the budget for the 2021 - 2027 time frame. They proposed merging most EU foreign aid into one big mega-fund. The NDICI will finance the European Neighborhood Policy, and most other foreign aid, from 2021 - 2027.
Here we have the end times Roman Empire making a 7 year contract with Israel and many other countries. So what’s missing? There is no promise of military protection.
If led by Solana, would the EU willing to provide military protection to its neighbors? Javier Solana would like the EU to become an “autonomous security provider in it’s neighborhood.” In another article, he said “The EU, after all, will be defined by its actions, and peace and security are among the public goods that it must provide, both within and beyond its borders.”
Back when he originally held office, the High Representative was not in charge of the 7-year contract with Israel. Yet since then, the High Representative is now becoming leader of the EU’s greatly expanded 7-year contract.
But how might he enforce such a contract? The Bible predicts how the Antichrist’s allies give him their military power.
12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. 13 These have one [h]purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”
15 And he *said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. 17 For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled. 18 The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.” - Revelation 17:12-18 ESV
In verse 13, the ten kings give their “power and authority” to the beast. This is similar to verse 17, where the ten give their “kingdom” or “royal power” to the beast.
However, in verses 12-13, the ten only give their “power and authority” to the Antichrist. But in verse 17, it uses stronger language, wherein the ten give their “kingdom” or “royal power” to him. Furthermore, verses 12-13 do not mention hatred of “Babylon” as the motivation for the power transfer, where verse 17 does.
The repetition, yet slight variation, allows for the possibility that authority is transferred to the Antichrist in two phases. Furthermore, there may be a time gap between them. As you can see here, time gaps are common in prophecy.
As we have seen in the previous video, Phase 1 is already complete. This happened when the 10-nation WEU alliance transferred their military functions to the European Union, under the leadership of Javier Solana.
Verse 17 describes the beginning of phase 2. It says: “For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.”
This “common purpose” is in the context of the violent destruction of an end-time city called “Babylon.” Therefore, the “common purpose” is in the military domain.
By 2009, the 10-nation WEU transferred all of its functions to the EU. As a result, they closed down in 2010. In the document dissolving the WEU, they listed a few reasons why. One reason was that the EU now had a “Common Security and Defence Policy” under its new treaty. Here we have a common policy, (i.e. a common purpose) in the military domain.
The Bible also states that the ten will end up “giving their kingdom to the beast.” An examination of this Greek word means, among other things, that the ten give their sovereignty to the Antichrist.
When referring to EU member countries, Javier Solana said in 2016 that:
…the deepening of CSDP [common security and defense policy] could imply a loss in their autonomy of decision-making, and in some cases a loss of sovereignty.
Back in 2010, he said:
“In Europe, countries have made voluntary transfers of sovereignty. Voluntary! No one has forced them, is the first time in history where transfers of sovereignty are freely made.”
This sounds a lot like Revelation 17:17, where the ten are “giving” their “kingdom” to the beast, which implies a voluntary transfer of sovereignty that is freely made, just like Solana says.
The Bible text demands that all 10 horns give their kingdom to the beast. As a result, all former members of the 10-nation WEU must do so. This includes the UK, even though they are bound to leave the EU this Fall.
In September 2017, the newly elected President of France proposed a “European Intervention Initiative”, or EI2. The goal of the EI2 is for member countries to work together on when and where to deploy troops throughout the world. As a result, in June 2018, 9 countries signed up to the new military intervention club, including the UK. Since then, other countries have joined or have shown interest in joining.
The EU High Representative would be a natural leader of this new intervention force, since he is in charge of European defense.
If Solana returns as EU High Representative in November, he would be well positioned to fulfill three more prophecies. His return would be overwhelming evidence that he is the Antichrist. Only God is capable of knowing who the next High Representative will be, before European leaders even know it.
Will Javier Solana be the next EU High Representative?
Come Lord Jesus.