Express UK: “According to a new foreign policy document from the Brussels-based institution to be handed to EU leaders next week, a “credible European defence” is also essential to preserve good relations with the US.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s Global Strategy document states that “as Europeans we must take greater responsibility for our security”.
The white paper adds: “While NATO exists to defend its members — most of which are European — from external attack, Europeans must be better equipped, trained and organised to contribute decisively to such collective efforts, as well as to act autonomously if and when necessary.”
Opinion: From the pages of Daniel, Matthew and Revelation, the beast army is beginning to form:
“So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:4
In the first three verses of Revelation 13 we are introduced to Antichrist. He is mortally wounded to the head, is subsequently healed, causing the world to be astonished.
From that point on, the immense power that Antichrist receives comes directly from Satan who indwells him. Most dispensational Bible teachers agree that Revelation 13 begins the Great Tribulation or the last 42 months leading to the return of Jesus Christ.
“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matt. 24:21)
In Daniel 11:40 we pick up Antichrist after he has moved his army across the world causing immense destruction and death. As he gets ready to enter the Glorious Land, Israel, he is attacked first by the king of the South followed by the king of the North.
Daniel tells us that his power is so great that he will enter those countries, “overwhelm them, and pass through”.
As Antichrist prepares to enter Israel, he learns that the remnant of Jews are hiding in in Southern Jordan (Edom), where Jesus had instructed them to flee (Matthew 24:15-16).
Because of the Jews hiding there, the entire nation will be spared from his wrath:
He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon” Daniel 11:41.
Daniel tells us that his rampage of death and destruction continues until he gets disturbing news of a great army coming from the east and another forming in the north.
This is fascinating – Daniel 11:45 tells us Antichrist, imitating Christ, establishes his army between the seas (Mediterranean and Dead Sea) and the glorious mountain:
Look at the city where he will meet his end. The glorious mountain is Mount Zion, the same place from where Jesus will rule the world in the Millennium.