The Lights Are Going Out

The Lights Are Going Out

The Lights Are Going Out

The European Puzzle
"The smell of the Weimar Republic
is in the air." -Gore Vidal, from a 1996 speech at the National
Press Club.

"As nightfall does not come at
once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a
twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is
in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air,
however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the
darkness." - Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas.

Daniel 7:23 "Thus he said, The
fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall
be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth,
and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces."

Revelation 13:1 "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." (Jesus said) "I must
work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night
cometh, when no man can work."

The prophet Daniel, and 500 years
later the aged apostle John, on the island of Patmos, predicted a
time when a final world empire would arise. This coming empire
will be all-powerful, all-encompassing. Its tentacles will spread around
the globe. To many its appearance will be like a breath of fresh
air as the world, lurching from one international crisis, one
natural disaster to another, one blood-curdling terrorist attack
to another, finally sees the emergence of a strong world
government – a government that will promise to defend and
support its subjects during the fearful days that are bursting
all around them.

At the head of this empire will be
a man possessed of such demonic charisma that much of humanity
will fall under his persuasive subtle charm and become his
willing slaves. Any not conforming to the new ideal or who
believe the coming world leader is the antichrist and say so
publicly will be quickly dispatched.

All who declare Jesus to be the
one and only true Saviour of the world will be likewise summarily
executed. I believe we are now on the run up to those dark days.
It is incredible to witness the last days events foretold in the
Hebrew scriptures visibly coming to pass before our eyes. For
instance it is said antichrist will arise out of 10 kingdoms or
areas of government. Daniel 7:16-28; Revelation 13; Revelation 17:3-16. Bible
scholars have believed for centuries that the Roman Empire would
one day rise again and this time rule the entire world. Yet
somehow it would have ten areas of influence or centrality.

Three of these ten "kingdoms" will
be taken over by the antichrist when he appears on the world
scene. Today the European Union has risen and has spread its
influence around the globe. Its member states now number 25. The
laws issuing out of the heart of the EU in Brussels continue to
erode the once cherished sovereignty of those now in its grasp.
Almost 80% of the laws passed in the UK today originate from the
governing body of the EU, the new Roman Empire as it is now being
called. We are not our own masters anymore. In a very real sense
many believe because of the terrible way the British Government
and its people have flouted the laws of the God whom our fathers
worshipped, He in turn has handed us over to our old enemies.
There was a day when the sun never set on the British Empire. Now
it sets every 24 hours. We have become almost a third rate
country and like some aged movie star we still believe we can "go
out and show ‘em". Or like Samson we rise up and shout
thinking we can still fight our enemies as before. But we do not
know the Lord has left us. How tragic for this once great nation
to become the slave of an entity that will very possibly present
to the world the antichrist himself. What would our Christian
ancestors say?

Returning to our subject of the
ten kingdoms, under the guidance of the UN the world is indeed
divided into ten areas. These areas are now used in banking and
computers. But within the European Union there is a core of
nations known as the WEU or Western European Union. Would it
surprise you to know there are ten of them? They are Belgium,
France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands,
Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. The Secretary-General of
the WEU is Dr. Javier Solana. He is a member of the Spanish
chapter of the Club of Rome. From 1995 to 1999 Dr. Solana was the
Secretary-General of NATO. At the same time NATO changed from
being defensive to aggressive and attacked Serbia.

Much more could be said about this
very interesting man but space demands we move along. The WEU
even have their own flag, which is a cut down version of the EU
12 stars. This flag has only 10 stars. This is the first time
since the fall of the Roman Empire that Europe has banded
together in such a way. When I walk down a street in England I am
walking down a street of the Revived Roman Empire! It will grow
larger yet until it takes in the globe under antichrist. This is
part of a demonic plan that has been under construction for
centuries, millennia. A world Government under the rule of a man
inspired by Satan himself. Today around the world similar laws
are suddenly being enacted. This is no coincidence. It is part of
the age-old plan of entrapment for humanity as the web for
antichrist’s future government takes shape.

We are entering into the darkest
phase in the history of planet earth. Antichrist’s
Government cannot be many years away. Too many have planned for
such a World Government for it to fail now. I believe we have a
revived Roman Empire in the making with laws that erode National
sovereignty and personal freedom. And this is happening not only
within the European Union but worldwide (for further information
go to http://www.statewatch.org). Since 9/11 the USA has
undergone a paradigm shift from being the land of the free to
being the land of new laws which are said to be eviscerating the
Constitution.

I have been told the country is
beginning to resemble life under George Orwell’s "Big
Brother". Laws are being introduced in America, Europe and around
the world to combat terrorism. Yet at the same time many believe
those same laws are quietly stealing away the rights enjoyed for
centuries by law-abiding people living in a democratic society.
In the UK for instance an anti-hate law is being pushed through
Parliament and the House of Lords. Should it be passed as it
stands it will be dangerous for a Christian to say "Jesus is the
only way to God". It may offend someone of a different
persuasion. If they complain to the police the Christian may find
himself not only in court but in prison for up to seven
years.

That is in a "Christian" country!
Yet amazingly we find the vast number of professing Christians
are almost totally and blissfully unaware of the prophetic events
unfolding around them. They deny even the possibility of
impending days of darkness and possible persecution. Thank God
for the remnant who have not gone to sleep in the bed of
apostasy. Thank God for those who recognise the signs of the
times. I do not know how much more the Lord will allow us to
experience before He takes us home to be with Himself. But one
thing is certain. The laws issuing from governments around the
world are laws which will take away a man’s right to state
what he believes to be the truth. But we can have our own
opinion, can’t we? Not anymore. Many of you know of
Christians in Australia and Britain and other parts of Europe who
have been arrested and vilified because they took a stand against
what they believed to be untrue and contrary to the truth of the
Bible. That was our right as Christians - to stand openly for the
truth without fear of the police arresting us. Friends, those
days are passed.

We may never see them again before
the Lord Himself sets up His kingdom on earth.

The New World Order as it is known
is presently entrenched in Iraq. The Bible indicates that in
future days, under antichrist, the NWO will exercise even greater
influence in the Middle East especially in Israel. It is a
stunning thought that with all other prophecies coming to pass
(see our video 17 Signs of the End) we see the major threat to
world peace to be the question of peace in the Middle East;
Israel and notably who owns Jerusalem. Just as Zechariah said it
would be in Zechariah 12:2-3. So initially the New World Order must
have a foothold in the same area. Later the influence will
spread. Eventually under the Roman Empire’s leader,
antichrist, peace will be made between Israel and her former
enemies lasting 7 years (Daniel 9:27). Daniel continues to say
that midway through the "week" or 7 years, antichrist will put a
stop to animal sacrifices in the Temple in Jerusalem. Paul says
in 2 Thessalonians 2:4 that antichrist will sit in the Temple and
declare himself to be a god. How incredible to note that in
January 2005, for the first time in 1600 years the Jewish
Sanhedrin was re-established in Israel. One of their first
statements was the desire to rebuild the Temple in this
generation and re-institute animal sacrifice. If this is so how
near is the arrival of antichrist and his peace plan?

The final part of this end time
scenario will be played out on the plains of Armageddon in Israel
as the antichrist and his armies, in attempting to finally
destroy Israel, run headlong into the armies of the returning
Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ and there meet their end. Already
we can see the groundwork being laid out today for that final
conflict when Messiah returns to reign. Zechariah 14 lays out the
events surrounding the rout of the antichrist’s army. What
we are witnessing is the setting of the stage for the final act
in the drama of the ages. The lights are slowly dimming across
the world stage, the orchestra is ready; the main actors are in
the wings awaiting their cue to step into the limelight. Of a
truth we are on a run up to the appearance of the Man of Sin, the
Man of Lawlessness, the appearance of antichrist himself.

Many will be lost in the night
that is before us. But be of good cheer. Christ is also coming.
Let us work to rescue many while we are able. Work while there is
yet a little light. In closing may I be permitted to doctor a
line from Sir Winston Churchill "Let us therefore brace ourselves
to our duties, and so bear ourselves so that when the king has
returned and has reigned for a thousand years men will still say
of the saints of today ‘THIS WAS THEIR FINEST
HOUR.’"

MARANATHA!

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