LETTERS FROM
UNDER THE ALTAR
(LETTER #12)

"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
"And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

"And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled." (Revelation 6:9-11)




EUROPE'S NIGHTMARE


The analysis that follows regarding the fate of Europe as the "END OF THE AGE" draws near is based on an eschatology that long ago was worked out by John Nelson Darby (1800-1882) and is subscribed to by most fundamental, evangelical schools of theology today, including Dallas Theological Seminary and Western Theological Seminary. The eschatology developed by Darby, however, was based on the political and military realities of the 19th Century when European countries ruled almost one-third of the planet. That is no longer the case. Europe has been reduced today to a position where well-known Italian author, Luigi Barzini could write: "We Europeans have been reduced to the role of the Greeks in the old Roman Empire. The most useful function an Italian or a Frenchman can perform these days is to teach an American the proper temperature at which to drink his red wine." The fact is, the European nations of today are nothing more than what the Liliputans were to Gulliver in Gulliver's Travels – and there is simply no way that these nation, even in combination, could ever change this reality.

The analysis that follows takes this reality into account. [Please see our article, "Reducing Europe to the Status of Greece in the Days of Rome."] [PRESS HERE]


JUST 420 DAYS UNTIL TRUMP
BECOMES PRESIDENT AND THE
"END OF THE AGE" IS SET IN MOTION

As Donald Trump continues his relentless pursuit of the American presidency -- signaling the immenent emergence of the "MAN OF SIN," [2 Thess. 2:3 - please see LETTER # 8 in our LETTERS FROM UNDER THE ALTAR] (PRESS HERE) -- the stage is being set elsewhere in the world for the TERROR that the Bible says will characterize the "end of the age:"

"And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars ...

"For nation [ethnic group] shall rise against nation [ethnic group], and kingdom against kingdom ...

"All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matt 24:6-8)

Please see LETTER # 11 in our LETTERS FROM UNDER THE ALTAR (PRESS HERE)

EUROPE IS BREAKING APART

The Prophetic Scriptures indicate that Europe, as we have known it, is fated to break apart, along with the institutions that have characterized it for the last half century, specifically the 28-nation NATO military alliance, and the 23-member European Community of Nations. The Scriptures that speak to this can be found first in Daniel 2:1-3, 5, 10, 14, 19-22, 26-28, 31-45; second, in Daniel 7:1-28; and finally in Revelation 17. [Please see Chapter XII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Beast of Revelation 17" for a detailed exposition of these verses.] [PRESS HERE]

THE 23-MEMBER EUROPEAN COMMUNITY OF NATIONS

The European Union (EU) is a treaty-organization of twenty-seven INDEPENDENT countries; sovereignty resides with each individual member-state; the EU possesses no sovereignty in and of itself. It was formerly known as the European Community (EC) or the European Economic Community (EEC). While it does possess a parliament, it is more of a fiction than a reality. On paper, the EU supposedly possesses 15 ad hoc "battlegroups" of infantry of 1500 persons each (total, 22,500); but each battle group remains tethered to an individual nation; for example, the French Battlegroup, the Italian Battlegroup, the Spanish Battlegroup, etc; other than this, the EU has no overall defense capability, and relies almost en¬tirely on NATO, a U.S. dominated organization, for its defense.

The Scriptures go on to suggest that in the place of the Europe of today, a ten-state "Confederation of Nations" will emerge; a confederation that - while given to the supremacy of Western power - will have no central authority, apparently because only the addition of a later eleventh nation can accomplish this; thus, the new confederation will be marked at the outset by division, disagreement and discord as indicated by the mixture of iron and clay in the feet of Nebuchadnezzar's dream image. [Again, please see Chapter XII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Beast of Revelation 17" for a detailed exposition of the verses that deal with assessment.] [PRESS HERE]

THE LEAGUE OF DEMOCRACIES

For some time now the Neo-Conservatives have been pushing to do away with NATO – a balky and increasingly timid institution that they believe has out-lived its usefulness – and replacing it with an organization under U.S. control that John McCain and others of his ilk have called "THE LEAGUE OF DEMOCRACIES," a confederation given to a no-holds bared war with radical Islamic extremism. Clearly, this idea dovetails with the 10-state Confederation of Nations that the Prophetic Scritures say will emerge in Europe in the "Latter Years." Commenting on this, Robert Dreyfuss, a well-known investigative journalist for the Nation Magazine, writes:

"To combat what he likes to call 'the transcendent challenge of radical Islamic extremism', McCain is drawing up plans for a new set of global institutions dominated by the U.S. and linked to a 'League of Democracies' that can bypass the United Nations, and displace NATO."

[Please see our articles, "The Neo Conservatives" (PRESS HERE) and "The evil in our Midst" (PRESS HERE).]

Daniel 7:24-25 pictures this final form of Gentile World Power as a beast with 10 horns, and it goes on to sketch the process by which this new reality will come to pass: 

DANIEL'S SECOND DREAM IMAGE

"And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

"And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time." (Daniel 7:24-25) [Again, please see Chapter XII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Beast of Revelation 17" for a detailed exposition of these verses.] [PRESS HERE]

Ten horns (representing ten separate countries and ten different sovereign authorities or "kings"] will emerge in Europe representing the final form of gentile world power. Then an eleventh nation (and sovereign authority, ie., "king") will be added to their number, diverse from the other ten. This eleventh nation (or "king") will make war with three of the original ten; he will subdue them and bring order and discipline to the new confederation, which had heretofore been characterized by bickering and disorder.

Daniel 7:25 describes the "King" of the eleventh nation as someone who will –

"... speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."

Very obviously, the antiChrist.

To reiterate: Daniel 7:24a depicts the rise of the ten nations; Daniel 7:24b depicts the addition of an eleventh nation; Daniel 7:24c depicts the rather brutal way in which the eleventh king will bring order and authority to the new confederation; Daniel 7:25 identifies the eleventh "king" as the antiChrist.

SOMETHING INTERESTING TO THINK ABOUT

The world as we have known it is being turned upside down; and, thus, as we contemplate the identities of the nations that will comprise this 10-nation confederation, we should bear that in mind: some of the nations seem easily identifiable: probably (1) the United Kingdom, (2) France, (3) Germany (4) Italy (if only because of the presence of the pope). As to the remaining six nations – it could be anyone's guess; and one would do well not to exclude Russia from this list – a nation that is strongly committed to Christianity (Russian Orthodoxy) and the battle with ISIS, as all the nations that are part of this colition would have to be. That would certainly be a surprise to many, but, Trump, whom we have already identified as the antiChrist, SEES NO PROBLEM WITH WORKING WITH THE RUSSIANS. [Please see Letter #8 in our series "LETTERS FROM UNDER THE ALTAR."] [PRESS HERE] The presence of Russia in the 10-nation confederation would still have to be judged as "iffy" if only because it is difficult to see Putin submitting himself to the U.S. and Trump. One thing is sure, however: THE THOUGHT THAT RUSSIA WILL JOIN THE ISLAMISTS IN THE COMING GOG / MAGOG WAR – THE FINAL BATTLE BETWEEN ISLAM, AND ISRAEL & THE US - IS MORONIC.


Russian warplanes over Syria;
Putin: a committed member of the Russian Orthodox Church

Hence, the Bible speaks of a ten-nation confederation of countries that will arise in Europe just prior to the "END OF THE AGE" – presumably as the result of the turmoil and chaos that will typify this era (Matt 24:6-8); the unrest will be characterized by -

Collapse of the European Union

  1. Economic disorder

And

  1. Religious and cultural mayhem.

First, the economic disorder: Europe has been rocked by massive economic turmoil during the last few years - especially as that turmoil relates to Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Portugal – economic turmoil that economist John Mauldin says PRESAGES THE DISINTEGRATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ITSELF. [Please see our article, "Europe Is Going from Bad to Worse."] (PRESS HERE)

Regarding the turmoil that relates to these five countries – again, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Portugal - well-known British economist Ambrose Evans-Pritchard writes:

"Germany [which has the strongest economy in the European Union] faces a terrible dilemma. Either Europe's paymaster [ie., Germany] agrees to ... develop a bail-out for the other weaker economies] ... or the ... [European Union] will start to unravel ..."

Pritchard Continues:

"... by agreeing to bail out ... [the other weak nations of the European Union], Germany will have to agree to HYPER-INFLATION ... and there is no chance that Germany will ever agree to this (see box below). 

LEFT: German housewife burning German marks to heat her home during the German hyperinflation of the early 1920s; at the height of the hyper-inflation, the American dollar was quoted at 4.2 trillion marks and the American penny at 42 billion marks. It destroyed the savings of the German people, and reduced most Germans to a state of penury worse than many of the nations of today's so-called "Third World."

The German hyperinflation of the early 1920s is a NIGHTMARE the Germans never want repeated. As far as the Germans are concerned, if Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain (and possibly even Italy) want to go this way, so be it; but the Germans will bail even If that means they will be painted as an "Uncle Scrooge," and once again branded as the "bad boy" of Europe.

Thus, according to Pritchard, GERMANY IS FACED WITH A "NO-WIN" SCENARIO; EITHER –

  • FORCE THE WEAKER NATIONS OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

OR

  • LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION ITSELF.

Pritchard believes that eventually Germany will choose to leave, followed by France, Holland, and other northern-tier countries -

"... bequeathing the legal carcass of the European Union to the Club Med bloc [ie., the weaker nations economically speaking that are for the most part in Southern Europe – hence, "CLUB MED"] ..."

Pritchard goes on to say:

"This is the only break-up scenario that makes much sense."

As if to confirm this, Bundesbank chief Axel Weber has said,

"Politically it's just not possible to tell [German] voters that they are bailing out another country so that it can avoid painful austerity measures that they [ie., the German] themselves have had nothing to do with ..." 

What happened recently in
Paris is a harbinger of the
"END OF THE AGE."

Second, the religious or cultural disorder; and we speak here of the ISLAMIC TERROR that is striking Europe's cities today – a TERROR that is being embraced by a large percentage of Europe's Musim population, a population that constitutes a huge, unassimilated segment of the inhabitants in many of Europe's most important cities; for example, 30% of the population in Brussels; Amsterdam, 24%; Marseille, 35%; Birmingham, 27% - and on and on it goes. One can only imagine what will happen when authorities enter these enclaves to subdue Islamist sympathizers as is already happening in France, the United Kingsom and Holland where radical mosques are being raided and closed.

Unassimilated Muslim populations in Europe – populations that believe that Europe must eventually submit to Islamic domination – AND THEY WILL FIGHT TO MAKE IT SO

The Islamic TERROR is forcing many in Europe to "re-discover" (as it were) their Christian roots.  It has been a boon for far-right "Christian" politicians who have been quick to capitalize on the Islamic TERROR – right-wing "Christian" politicians and parties that embody their nations' growing sense of anger and anxiety. For example, a social media analysis by Vocativ found that between April 20 and August 29 of this year at least nine nationalist parties have seen their ranks swell – and all this before the Paris TERROR. The growth was most pronounced among some of Europe's wealthiest and most stable nations. For instance, Denmark's Folk Party grew by 67 percent, while Britain's UK Independence Party climbed 31 percent. France's National Front, led by Maria Marechal Le Pen saw an uptick of 13 percent. Austria's Freedom Party and Germany's National Democratic Party both grew by eight percent. Since the Paris TERROR, one can safely assume that the ranks of these and other parties have swelled even more.

People who are flocking to these right-wing "Christian" parties think that only a re-energized Christianity can successfully battle Islam. They believe that a new CRUSADER spirit must be embraced by the people of Europe if they are to survive the Islamic onslaught.

A new CRUSADER spirit grips many of the nations of Europe.

In the end, this kind of thinking cannot help but trigger the collapse of NATO; first of all, by causing Turkey – a Muslim nation and historically one of the most important NATO countries – to exit NATO, and second, by causing many of the countries of NATO to back away from a bloody battle with their Muslim inhabitants, thus rending the NATO fabric beyond repair; they simply have no stomach for a bloody confrontation with Muslims on their own territories or sending their armies to Syria, and will do most anything to avod it – much as many of the nations of Europe backed away from a confrontation with Hitler eighty years ago. For example, when a NATO member - say France – seeks to invoke NATO's war clause after the recent TERROR attacks in Paris – that an attack on one is an attack on all – and the more timid NATO members refuse to comply, the fabric of NATO will be rent beyond repair.

Hence, a confederation marked by division, disagreement and discord as indicated by the mixture of iron and clay in the feet of the dream image.

And so we are left as the "END OF THE AGE" draws near with the collapse of both NATO and the EU, and in their place the emergence of a 10-nation confederation of European countries willing to battle the Islamic TERROR, but a confederation that initially will have no central authority and whose members are at odds on just how to battle the Muslims.

This, then, will be the situation at the "END OF THE AGE" – JUST ABOUT THE SAME TIME THAT TRUMP WILL SEIZE THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY, MAKING HIM "KING OF BABYLON." [Again, please see Letter #8 in our series, "LETTERS FROM UNDER THE ALTAR."] [PRESS HERE]

All of this bodes badly for our many readers in Europe, most of whom have believed they occupy a better "space" than Americans as the "END OF THE AGE" draws near; the clear implication of the verses of Scripture that we have been discussing pictures a Europe that is irrevocably tied to the United States and the antiChrist; hence, the danger that American Christians are in, is a danger that threatens them as well.

Brothers and sisters, Wake up and smell the coffee. Our world is being turned upside down at a very fast rate; couple that with the fact that there are now less than 420 days until Trump becomes president and the "END OF THE AGE" begins.

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

The Hill Magazine reports:

"Donald Trump has gained political strength since the Paris terrorist attacks … Trump's gains once again show him confounding Washington wisdom where the widespread view was that such a grave event would lead voters to more 'established candidates'. Instead it seems that voters have been drawn even more to Trump. Voters seem to welcome Trump's bravado. He now holds a commanding lead in all polls."

Consigning prophecy to the trash bin.

Brothers and sisters, don't consign prophecy to the trash bin! The Lord is bending over the parapet of heaven and shouting at us to "Watch out!" - and take prophecy into account as you plan for the future; THE VERY NEAR FUTURE!

Take as your example what Sophie Scholl and the other members of the White Rose Society did eighty years ago when confronted with Hitler.


The WHITE ROSE SOCIETY was a group formed by students Hans and Sophie Scholl and a band of Christian friends and professors. Their common goal was to stand against the Nazi regime that was terrorizing their country in the early 1940's, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO DECLARE THAT CHRIST WAS THE SUPREME POWER AND NOT ADOLPH HITLER. They secretly wrote and printed leaflets behind a church organ. They would then take as many as 2000 of them at a time and randomly distribute this bold writing in cities such as Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Vienna, Frieburg, Saarbreuken and Mannheim. As a result of taking part in these activities, seven of its members were executed between February 1943 and October 1944.

THE QUESTION HERE, AS IT WAS FOR SOPHIE AND HANS SCHOLL, IS THIS: DO YOU FEAR MORE THE WRATH OF MAN OR THE WRATH OF GOD??

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THE CHURCH'S FIRST MARTYR: Stephen being stoned to death in Jerusalem (circa 40 AD)


RECENT MARTYRS: Coptic Christians being martyred by ISIL in Libya (2015)


"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
"And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

"And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled." (Revelation 6:9-11)

Please see our 2005 article, "THE AMERICAN NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM MUST GIVE WAY TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN" [PRESS HERE]

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