RVI: Friends, the reason that this is such an important question in the light of the headlines you're going to see coming right now is that antichrist is going to set up a peace contract in the Middle East. I want you to look at what's going on in the Middle East right now.
First of all, from USA Today “Bush trying to keep up Middle East momentum.” And from The Jerusalem Post “Road Map pace frustrated Palestinians.” Then this from The Reporter “Sooner or later, Sharon will be voted down over Road Map, says Likud Minister Uzi Landau.” Again, from The Jerusalem Post “The Rabbis say Road Map is against the Torah.”
Do you see all these things happening to prevent this peace?
Then we have this from The Christian Science Monitor “Behind the widening U.S. Arab clash, U.S. stature in the Middle East is eroding, resulting in increasing open attacks against American targets .” And from Fox News “ Sharon says Israel will strike at enemies and the President agrees .” Then from USA Today “U.S. warns Syria, next step is uncertain .” And again from The Christian Science Monitor “Israel widens its war on terror .”
They put up so many walls, a web of walls around them. Now, Jack, our original question, do you think Juan Carlos will be the antichrist coming out of the E. U.? We know the antichrist will come out of the E. U. What do you think?
JVI: I just had a question the other day asking, will Romano Prodi of Italy be this world dictator? And this question today was will it be Juan Carlos? Well, Romano Prodi was promoted by Hal Lindsey and Juan Carlos by Charles Taylor. I personally feel free to say that we will not know until after the rapture who it is. So we believers will be gone at that time because of the come up hither.
Why do i say that? Because in 2 Thessalonians 2:7, it says, the mystery of iniquity only he who now hinders as antichrist from coming to power will continue to hinder until he's removed, taken out of the way, the Rapture, and then shall that wicked one be revealed. If I had to make a choice, I would stick with Juan Carlos because the Bible speaks about this ten-nation federation and that occurred when Greece became number ten in 1981 and that's found in Daniel chapter 7, verses 7 and 20. And then in Revelation 12:3, 13:1, Revelation 17:3,7,12, and 16, no doubt about it, it's here. However, the Bible says it would grow to 13, but number 11, Daniel 7, verses 8 and 24, would play a big part in all of this and number 11 to join the European Union in 1986 was Spain. So keep your eyes open on Spain.
This leader, whoever he is, will come and out of the European Union, Daniel 9:26, and confirm a covenant of peace for seven years, in Daniel 9:27. And the world is going to rejoice saying It's here! Peace, peace! Peace! Isn't it wonderful? Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 11, but it will be the covenant of death and hell. Isaiah 28:15. Why? It's going to lead to the bloodiest battle in the history of the world. After 42 months, the peace contract has been sabotaged and broken, Daniel 9:27, and the Bible says in Daniel 11:40 to 45, that the armies are going to be coming from the North, South, East and West. The North, that's Russia, Ezekiel 38, verses 1 and 2. Gog, Magog, Tubal, Meshach and Rosh, all come from the North, Ezekiel 38:15 against Israel.
Then there is the king of the South, that's Egypt who heads up an Arab federation found in Ezekiel 38, verses 5 to 7, Isaiah 17:1, there is that Syria you saw in the headlines. Finally, Psalm chapter 8, verses 4 to 7: this includes almost all the Arab nations for what reason? Let us cast off the name of Israel from the earth so that their name be no more and remembered, Psalm 83:3. Then the kings, plural, of the East, Revelation 16:12, Oriental armies are coming, the greatest army in the history of the world. And because of that battle, not Russia, but the second invasion, China, it's the bloodiest battle in history, Revelation 9:18 says by these three was a third part killed by the fire, smoke and brimstone.
Finally, all nations come against Jerusalem and that includes Tarsus and her young lions, that's where we Americans fit into the picture because Tarsus and her lions happens to be Britain and all the English-speaking people of the nations and then there is the king of the west and that's the European union. He'll have a mighty army there as we see from Psalm 2, verses 1 to 6 and Revelation 19, verse 19. So all the world is at war – there has been three different invasions and now the Lord Jesus Christ comes back to deliver his people. You see, they have just taken Jerusalem back from the Jews, Zechariah 14:2. That's why we know it's in our days. The Jews didn't have Jerusalem for 2554 years, 'til 1967. They take it back, Christ comes back, sets His foot on the Mount of Olives in Zechariah 14:14, and then peace, Revelation 11:18. They shall learn war no more, Isaiah 2:4.