(From Roman Empire to the European Union)
I know that in this age of modern education the subject of history holds little allurement, especially as modern educators endeavor to destroy American history. But, to understand Biblical prophesy and the End Times, it is important to understand that Satan doesn’t mind taking a long time to build his plan for conquering the world. and God has allowed him to do it to test man.
The EU (European Union) has a history. It did not just appear overnight. Satan began laying its foundations soon after Christ’s victory on the cross. The Western Roman Empire, which evolved into emperor worship as divine representatives, began to deteriorate and ended with the emperor Romulus Augustus in 476 AD. The Roman Empire decayed into the turbulent Middle Ages in which many jealous kingdoms vied for power.
While Christians suffered many persecutions at the hand of Rome from 60 Ad to the early 300 AD, in 306 AD the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great embraced Christianity, declaring it the state religion. This began the rise to power of the Roman Catholic Church. By 391 AD, Ambrose, the bishop of Milan convinced the Roman Emperor Theodosius to outlaw all religions in the Roman Empire except the Roman Church. When the Roman Empire began to decay, the Roman Church stepped in to establish the Holy Roman Empire, which exerted both religious and political power.
As the Western Roman Empire fell the barbarian tribes began to revolt and the Frankish king Clovis I became the strongest, ruling over an area known as Gaul which covers modern day France and Belgium. He founded what is known as the Merovingian dynasty. They adopted the Cabalistic (having an occult, mystical, or esoteric meaning) pseudo-Christianity of the Cathars, a dualistic religion that holds there are two eternal gods, the god of Good and the god of Evil. The Roman Church, seeking to exert its influence into the vacuum left by the fall of imperial Rome, formed an alliance with Clovis. Clovis agreed to accept Roman Catholicism and the Roman Church agreed to grant Clovis the title of “New Constantine” and to preside over a unified “Holy Roman Empire” based on the church and administered on the secular level in perpetuity by the Merovingian bloodline. This pact could be modified but not revoked, broken. or betrayed.
The Merovingian’s believed that Jesus survived the cross and married Mary Magdalene who bore his son then lived in seclusion in the south of France. During the 5th century this lineage is said to have married with the royal line of the Franks engendering the Merovingian dynasty. When in 496 AD the church pledged itself in perpetuity to the Merovingian bloodline it was presumably in full knowledge of their claimed identity. This would explain why Clovis was offered the status of Holy Roman Emperor, and why he was not created but only “crowned” king.
However, the Merovingian’s took their so-called “Divine Right”, derived from their decent from Jesus Christ and King David, seriously and began to medal in the Church’s spiritual realm. This led to the assignation of the last Merovingian king Dagobert II.
Less than 200 years later, a man named Charlemagne (Charles the Great), who married a Merovingian princess, was made Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day AD 800. Thus began the majestic Carolingian dynasty which ruled over even a greater land mass than the Merovingian dynasty. All the future rulers of this dynasty claimed the Merovingian bloodline.
While the Carolingian dynasty officially ended in 918 AD, the Holy Roman Empire continued playing a major role in European politics. During this time Rome, along with certain nobles of Merovingian descendant, began pressuring for a crusade to claim back Jerusalem and the first crusade began in 1095 AD.
Four years later Jerusalem was captured by Godfroi de Bouillon, a descendant of Dagobert II and his brother, Baldwin I was proclaimed King of Jerusalem. As Merovingian descendants, Jerusalem was their coronation stone, legitimizing their eventual return to the rule of the Holy Roman Empire. When Baldwin I died, his brother Baldwin II assumed the throne and founded a group of knights whose job was to insure safety for pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem. These knights were known as Templar’s and were legally beholden only to the Pope; however, their true loyalty was only to themselves and they controlled land and banking interest throughout Europe. They soon were rivaling the power of the Pope who, with the King of France, had them disbanded, excommunicated, and even burning some at the stake. The Templar’s went into hiding. Some of them later immerged in Scotland and founded a new movement known as Free Masonry.
Meanwhile, Merovingian descendants were busy reclaiming the throne of the Holy Roman Empire via another avenue. In 1273 AD, Count Rudolf of the Merovingian-entwined Habsburg dynasty was elected Holy Roman Emperor and the title stayed within the family until the Empire itself collapsed in 1806. The family line held the title as “King of Jerusalem”.
The Habsburg dynasty lasted until Napoleon, who himself was married to a Merovingian princess. Napoleon disbanded the Holy Roman Empire setting up his own form of democratic administration. Despite losing their claim to much of Europe, the Habsburgs remained the emperors of Austria and then Austro-Hungary, until the revolution in 1919, making them the longest reigning European dynasty in history. That did not stop the Habsburgs from political activity. After World War I, Charles I, the last emperor of the Habsburg dynasty, had to abdicate and Austria became a republic. While never formally renouncing his right to the throne, Habsburg became an outspoken supporter of parliamentary democracy and a fighter for a united Europe. His son Otto was a member of the European Parliament and lobbied tirelessly for the European Union. He served as President of the Pan-European League from 1979 to 1999 and his son, Karl, now runs the family’s affairs and has been the official head of the House of Habsburg since 2007.
Hieron du Val d’Or
The Roman Catholic Church no longer had anyone to fight its wars and soon lost its political power. After Napoleon and long years of struggle the Vatican City was granted independence as a separate country with the Roman Catholic Church leading the city-state.
With the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, Rome’s grip on power had finally been cut loose. Within 67 years the Merovingian Grail families began jockeying once again for control in Europe. The Knights Templar had been the brainchild of another secret society: the Priory of Sion, an order dedicated to nothing less than the restoration of the Merovingian bloodline to the thrones of Europe. In 1873, they sponsored the creation of another front organization – the Hieron du Val d’Or, whose name means “Valley of Gold”. This group practiced a version of Scottish Rite Freemasonry and called themselves “Christian, Hermetic, and Aristocratic”. They proclaimed themselves to be Catholic, even though the Church of Rome condemned them.
Jean-Luc Chaumeil described the Hieron’s agenda as:
“… a theocracy wherein nations would be no more provinces, their leaders but proconsuls in the service of a world occult government consisting of an elite. For Europe, this regime of the Great King implied a double hegemony of the Papacy and the Empire, of the Vatican and of the Habsburgs, who would have been the Vatican’s right arm.”
The events surrounding World War I toppled the Western monarchies, and for the first half of this century Europe was in total chaos. It seemed impossible for the current events to be more out of sync with the goals of the Merovingian bloodline during that time. But the chaos worked to their advantage, because it created the need for a new European order, for which the Priory of Sion and the Hieron du Val d’Or took full advantage of, laying the foundation out of which the embryonic form of the European Union would eventually arise.
In the chaos that WWI created, Otto von Habsburg founded the European Center of Documentation and Information whose objective was to construct a federation of European states united in Christianity and anti-Communism. His motto was “The cross doesn’t need Europe, but Europe needs the cross.” Under such expressed public ideals, he also suggested that in certain emergency situations, such as nuclear blackmail or other major acts of terrorism, “governments should let a strongman take over for a period of nine months, allowing him to suspend laws and “take all measures necessary for the maintenance of the life of the population.”
Otto von Habsburg was president of the Pan Europa Union from 1973-2004 whose goal was the unity of Europe. Although this organization is independent of all political parties, it holds clear and well-defined principals by which it appraises politicians, parties, and institutions. Its four main principles are based on liberalism, Christianity, social responsibility, and pro-Europeanism. The Pan-European Union is responsible for the 12 stars on a blue ground as the official symbol for Europe, which symbolizes the stars of the Virgin Mary.
Before his death in 2011, Otto von Habsburg, the great bastion for European unity in the 20th century, had the opportunity to meet with Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict in meetings which would symbolize the meeting of Charlemagne and Pope Pius III in AD 800. Some have likened this to the convergence of political and spiritual Rome, a symbolism alluded to in Revelation 17 as a union between the beast and the harlot, the ultimate Babylon.
“Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” – Rev. 17:1, 2
This has been a bit of history. History that traces the progression of kingdoms that Nebuchadnezzar saw and Daniel interpreted. This history shows how Rome has morphed in to the European Union from which the Beast of Revelation will come. We are now waiting for the 70th week of the history God showed Daniel that were allotted to Israel.
“Seventy weeks (sevens) are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy. Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times. And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself (this completes 69 weeks of the 70); And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined. Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” – Dan. 9:21-27
This is an amazing prophesy as it predicts to the day when Jesus entered Jerusalem in His Triumphant Entry, riding on the back of a donkey’s colt, just as Zechariah had foretold (9:9). And it foretells the suffering of the Jewish Diaspora and the ending of Gentile domination that Jesus predicted.
“And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” – Luke 21:24
I explain Daniel’s prophesy in an article named The Antichrist as Daniel Saw Him. We are now awaiting the beginning of the 70th week and President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem being the capital of Israel and the moving of our embassy there is a major signpost of its soon beginning.
If you are reading this article, you are living in a key time of history, the time when Europe comes forth with the final kingdom which will bring forth the Antichrist. You will in all likelihood witness the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem and the beginning of the final seven years before the Lord’s return. I pray you are prepared.