Questions are arising about Brexit (the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union) and what it has to do with Bible prophecy. After all, we’re waiting for a revived Roman Empire led by a European Antichrist, aren’t we? Never mind the European Union has far exceeded 10 nations [Daniel 7:24; Revelation 17:12] and now it appears to be on the verge of collapsing.
There’s some reasoning being promoted on some popular prophecy web sites in an attempt to explain what we’re watching that goes something like this:
The European Union is really not the revived Roman Empire after all, even though it has been taught for decades that it was, and the very same countries now seeking to leave the EU are going to end up forming a smaller union just like the union they are so eager to leave that will be the real revived Roman Empire.
As if they’re eager to join the same kind of union they’re so eager to leave.
My friend from The Coming Bible Prophecy Reformation puts it more succinctly:
“The Roman Empire was revived with the formation of the European Union, will be un-revived with BREXIT and the eventual break up of the European Union only to be re-revived with a smaller European Union.”
Just stop and think about that reasoning for a moment. Does that make any sense to you? Especially when we consider we’re watching a populist rebellion against the current political establishments spread across North America and Europe.
Some of those teaching this idea are forced to take this position in order to try to maintain credibility with their audience as they watch what they’ve been teaching for decades fall apart in front of them.
As my friend also says, “This is what people do in order to keep selling books and maintain popularity with the deceived public.”
Unfortunately, for many it is this way. Others just don’t know any different.
I just want to be clear when I say there is no Scriptural evidence for a revived Roman Empire, which is why what was once heralded as a fulfillment of Bible prophecy is now breaking apart.
Three Uncomfortable Truths:
- Even if the EU doesn’t continue to break apart, it still wouldn’t be a fulfillment of prophecy because the geography doesn’t line up with Scripture.
- Even if a smaller union is formed, it still wouldn’t be a fulfillment of prophecy because the geography doesn’t line up with Scripture.
- Even if the EU really ends up being only 10 nations, it still wouldn’t be a fulfillment of prophecy because the geography doesn’t line up with Scripture.
Are you seeing a pattern, here? You might even say it’s really just one truth which is: The geography doesn’t line up with Scripture.
There’s a much easier way to determine which part of the world will give rise to the Antichrist’s kingdom, and the Church, by and large, has been ignoring it to its own detriment and the detriment of others. Continuing to do so is already producing grave, spiritual consequences for the saved and unsaved.
Prophetic Geography Is Your Friend, So Be Friends With It
Prophetic geography, or geography in Bible prophecy, reveals the geographic location of the Antichrist’s Kingdom.
Bible prophecy, in its simplest terms, says the Middle East must rise and the world around it must diminish. Then Jesus returns. That’s what we’re watching, now.
That’s why it’s so inexplicable to many of us that most all of our world leaders seem to be bending over backwards endorsing and promoting all things Islam despite its obvious intentions. We’re not making the connection.
While there are surely worldly ambitions for those in power to use Islam to cause chaos in an attempt to erase the borders of nation-states by persuading people to trade their freedom for centralized, totalitarian “security,” it’s ultimately a spiritual phenomenon at its core.
Call them the NWO, call them the Elites, call them whatever you want, it’s already backfiring on those who are allowing it to spread because think they can control it. They can’t now nor will they be able to in the future. The West’s descent into tyranny will only allow this greater evil to thrive. It already is.
To be sure, there are also those who really do believe Islam is peaceful. Sort of a delusion in the guise of peace, wouldn’t you say [Daniel 9:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12]?
Islam Isn’t Going Away Until Jesus Returns to Defeat It. The Proof?
I have used these next four paragraphs as a sort of copy/paste intro/answer in many different forums, many times over, and you’re welcome to do the same.
Consider, all of the nations Christ judges upon His return are listed by name in the Old Testament prophets and they are all located in the Middle East, not Europe or anywhere else. You will never find a European nation in Bible prophecy being judged by Jesus when He returns. This is something we can all look up for ourselves.
And, what religion occupies this area of the world that is even now seeking Israel’s destruction by surrounding her [Joel 3:11-12; Zechariah 12:16, 14:14], attempting to revive a kingdom [Revelation 13:3] across the Middle East (Babylon) and the world while beheading Christians [Revelation 20:4] and anyone who does not pledge thought (forehead) and deed (hand/arm) to it [Revelation 13:16]? That would be Islam.
We are watching the culmination of the original enmity between Isaac and Ishmael (Sarah and Hagar) that started way back in Genesis 16 and it’s spreading around the world.
Just as Christ came through the line of Isaac, the Antichrist will come through the line of Ishmael from whose line Islam came.
Understanding prophetic geography is absolutely essential to having a right view of the world, the time we are in and the lateness of the hour. Time is indeed short and I encourage you not to waste another moment of yours with teachers looking in areas of the world not mentioned in Bible prophecy.
Now that you know this, isn’t it a bit spiritually sobering? Can’t you feel it bringing a seriousness to your walk with Christ that maybe you didn’t have before? Doesn’t it make you want to be a little more purposeful in sharing Christ with others, including Muslims, and caring for your own spiritual state as well as for your family and friends in preparation for the dark days ahead? I pray.
In the end, Jesus is the only one who will save us.
- Where Is the West in Bible Prophecy [Daniel 11]? Bible prophecy does mention the West… but not in the way you’ve been taught.