10 Nation European Union Newspaper Exegesis of Dan 7:24 & Rev 13:1

Here is some unabashed “newspaper exegesis”  based on: “As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings.” (Da 7:24) and “And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.”(Re 13:1)

I don’t know if my newspaper exegesis is accurate but what are we to make of the fact that Hal Lindsay believed in a “ten nation confederacy of European nations” (Late Great Planet Earth, 1970)? As well as Dallas Theological Seminary President and prophecy scholar John Walvoord anticipating the formation of a revived Roman Empire composed of a ten-nation confederacy? Walvoord wrote on Daniel 7:24:

The interpreter of the vision states plainly in verse 23 that the fourth beast represents the fourth kingdom, an earthly kingdom which will be different from the preceding kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, that is, be worldwide in its sway. In the process, it will tread down and break in pieces the preceding kingdoms. By so much, the interpretation eliminates the idea that the fifth kingdom refers to the rule of God in the new heavens and the new earth (Rev 21 and 22) or that it is merely a spiritual kingdom which gradually gains sway by persuasion, such as the kingdom of God in the earth at the present time. By its terminology the interpretation of verses 23–27 demands that, for the fifth kingdom to overcome the fourth, the fifth must be basically a sovereign and political kingdom, whatever its spiritual characteristics. By so much, it also demands that this be a future fulfillment, inasmuch as nothing in history corresponds to this.
The ten horns of the vision in verse 24 are declared to be ten kings that shall arise. They clearly are simultaneous in their reign because three of them are disrupted by the little horn which is another ruler, but not given the title of king here. He also will be different from the first, that is, from the ten horns, and shall subdue three of them.
The endless explanation of critical scholars attempting to find these ten kings in the history of the Grecian Empire or to find them later in Rome, by their very disagreement among themselves demonstrate the impossibility of satisfactorily explaining this verse as past history. If the ten kings are in power at the end of the age, which also seems to be supported by the ten kings of Revelation 13:1; 17:12, it follows that they must be still future. The fact that they appear in the book of Revelation, written long after the fall of the Grecian Empire, plainly relates them to the Roman Empire in its final stage.

John F. Walvoord, Daniel: The Key To Prophetic Revelation, 174.
And in his Revelation commentary:
The monstrosity of seven heads and ten horns probably refers to the remnants of the confederacy which formed the Roman Empire in the beginning, namely, the ten nations of which three were overthrown by the little horn of Daniel 7:8. The ten crowns, therefore, refer to the diadems or symbols of governmental authority. The fact that they have the names of blasphemy (“names” is properly plural) indicates their blasphemous opposition to God and to Christ.

John F. Walvoord, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, 198.

with that in mind read the below:

10 countries for a United States of Europe

Die Presse, 20 June 2012

Ten EU foreign ministers participating in a “study group for the future of Europe” aim to exert pressure to transform the EU into a federation along the lines of the US. Together they have prepared what the front-page headline in Die Presse describes as a “Plan for transformation into a European state.” On 19 June, the ten ministers* presented an initial report to the EU officials who will likely benefit the most from the initiative: Commission President José Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker.

More: http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/news-brief/2211991-10-countries-united-states-europe

Here is a link to a translation of the original German article.

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Comments

  1. Jeff says:

    Is this part of your Preterist work?

  2. john B says:

    I concur that the Ten Horns pertain to the political arena of the Last days..

    Specifically to the seventh head do the Ten horns belong..

    Hi Cris; may I contribute some points to be noted about the heads of the beast.. we are not to think of the beast has having Seven heads all at the same time; for whilst they are seen in the vision all at once, just like the several parts of Nebuchadnezzar’s image were seen all at once, the kingdoms that severally represented succeeded each other in history..
    the Ten horns all pertain to the last head for they do all exist at the same time as appears from Rev17:12,16

    Rev17:10 tells us that in John’s day five of those heads representing Kings (kingdoms) had already fallen and that One (the sixth) was then in existence “One Is” and the other (the seventh and last head) was “not yet come”

    As I understand it… The Roman empire under which John was living when he saw the vision was the sixth head in the succession of gentile world kingdoms; and that another was to follow which should be the last comprising of Ten horns like unto the final stage of Daniel’s image “feet of Iron and clay”

    It is this last head the seventh of the seven with its ten horns which comes into collision with Christ and the armies of heaven in the final conflict Rev19
    I also think that we have to view the beast as having an ideal existence apart from it’s heads It is said that the beast itself “Goes into perdition” The beast is obviously of the seven for it has been at one time identified with each head in the process of time and it is also “an eighth” in that it shares the fate of the seven heads..

  3. (Is that a triceratops head I see in that picture….?)

  4. Lee says:

    This seems to be the reality today,if we look at this Club of Rome division of the world into ten regions.

    There’s a good map and some very good quotes at this site,but I disagree with much of the religious stuff.

    Scroll down a bit to see the map.
    http://green-agenda.com/turningpoint.html

  5. Lee says:

    By the way,I apologize for this quote not being in line with the current topic,but as for past discussions,maybe it is of some interest. Some may want to consider it.

    “The Illuminati Order was preceded in the 1500’s in Spain by the “Alumbrados,” a Christian heresy started by crypto Jews called “Marranos.” The founder of the Jesuit Order, Ignatius of Loyola, was a Marrano/Alumbrado. Thus when people today argue whether it is the Jesuits or Zionists who are responsible for our troubles, they are really talking about the same beast. “-David Livingstone, author of “Terrorism and the Illuminati”

  6. Mart1963 says:

    This beast consumes the whole earth, this beast represents the whole earth, so the only government that represents the whole earth is United Nations which almost all the countries of the world are members of.

    Rev 13:2 says the beast has a Lion mouth (England U.K.), look like a leopard (E.U), feet of a bear (USSR).

    Rev 12:3 says this beast dragon has 7 heads, one of the heads is a dragon head as the beast becomes one with the dragon (CPC China).

    Daniel 7:6 Tells us the leopard has 4 heads and 2 sets of eagle wings, the only group of countries that came together to form this beast is France (leopard), the Benelux countries (Belgium-leopard, Netherlands-leopard and Luxembourg-leopard),Italy-eagle, together with West Germany-eagle signed the Treaty of Paris (1951) creating the European Coal and Steel Community which became the European Union later.

    Note the wings that came of the lion became an eagle but this beast the eagle joined the beast and became the 4 wings on that beast.

    So the 7 heads of the beast are the Lion(UK), the Bear(USSR), the 4 head Leopard (EU), Dragon head(People’s Republic of China (PRC)),

    There are 5 permanent members of the security council China representing the Dragon, France representing the EU, Russian Federation representing the bear, the United Kingdom representing the bear and the United States (the Woman that rides the beast, {United nations headquarters are located in New York City}.

    There are ten non-permament members, elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms and not eligible for immediate re-election, these are the ten kings/ten horns of the beast.

    Revelation 17:12
    And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

  7. Mart1963 says:

    So we know the United Nations is the beast that devours the whole earth Daniel 7:23 as the majority of the earth is a member of that organisation, but who will run this world wide government?

    Revelation 13:2 tells us the U.N beast has a lions mouth, i.e. United Kingdom or more specific England will speak for the U.N.

    Daniel 7:4 tell us that after the wings were taken off the Lion (after the U.S. eagle ripped itself from the United Kingdom’s Lion ) the lion stood up like a man and a heart of a man was given to it. It is this Man Lion that WILL RULE THE U.N.

    Daniel 9:26-27 Calls him a prince.Daniel 11:36 A king.

    One of the many speeches from the “Defender of the FAITHS” and saviour
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    In a prerecorded speech to the Rio+20 UN sustainable development conference today, the Prince of Wales warned of the potentially “catastrophic” consequences of inaction on issues such as climate change and global food security.

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