The Bible warns the final “Empire” on Earth just before Messiah (Christ) returns will be a “re-united” Roman Empire of strong nations mixed with weak nations (“iron mixed with clay”) over which the Antichrist will rise . . . (Europe?)
“Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of clay and partly of iron,
the kingdom (Rome) shall be divided . . . (now re-uniting as modern Europe)
And as the toes and feet were partly of iron and partly of clay,
so the (re-united) kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile . . .”
(Daniel 9:41-43) (This will be the “kingdom” of the Antichrist … and Armageddon)
“Then I stood on the sand of the sea.
And I saw a Beast (Satan’s Antichrist)
rising up out of the sea,
having seven heads and ten horns,
and on his horns ten crowns,
(other prophecies tell us these represent nations in Europe)
and on his heads a blasphemous name . . .
The dragon (Satan) gave him his power,
his throne, and great authority.”
“The ten horns are ten kings who shall arise from (out of)
this kingdom (the Roman Empire).
And another shall rise after them;
he (the Antichrist) shall be different from the first ones,
and shall subdue three kings . . .” (The end begins)
The Bible clearly says “in the last days” 10 Nations will rise out of the ancient Roman Empire. Many (not all) believe these 10 nations could rise out of the European Union as we now see the “strong mixed with weak” nations of Europe re-uniting into a powerful federation . . . (Some also suggest the 10 nations may represent worldwide trading blocs of nations, or the UN, or NATO, or nations out of the Eastern leg of the Roman Empire, which was based out of Constantinople in Turkey.)
It is worth noting that the leaders of France, Italy, Germany, and England have called for the need to have a “powerful leader” lead and head the new and rising “European Union” … in a moment of time this man would immediately possess the power over all of Europe that eluded Adolph Hitler (Germany), Kaiser Wilhelm (Germany), Napoleon Bonaparte (France), and the Royalties of England, Spain, and others to gain and restore the dominion and power of the ancient Roman Empire . . .
Have a hard time believing in God? Just watch the news …
Why? God is warning us . . .