We know a new ‘Roman’ leader, the Antichrist, is coming, but when in Rome? When in Rome, as in what period of Rome’s history does the Bible refer to? The old Roman Empire had many forms, borders changed, so when in Rome? Some recent world events have got me thinking that we may have some new clues.
One of the names for the Antichrist is “the Assyrian”, but he is the future Assyrian. There are a number of influential world leaders today who come from the area of that ancient empire known as Assyria.
Is the prophecy of a type of person or of the racial origin of the Antichrist? There are two strong leaders today who just might fit these descriptions.
In a move designed to counter Iranian aggression, Israel embraces NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) by opening a permanent office with the treaty organization. NATO is a European alliance from Cold War days. This alliance is based on mutual defense of member states against any attack.
However, it is another European unity treaty, and hence brings Israel into a closer relationship with Europe. Attempting to protect herself, Israel associates herself with the power that will soon be her deadliest enemy.
Political Turmoil Before the Willful King – Daniel 11 : 36
Angela Merkel received a voter backlash in Germany and Austria elected Europe’s youngest ever leader, Sebastian Kurz. Many people are happy, but, in reality, there is much political turmoil and disunity. This all points to a vacuum that will be filled by a coming strong ruler, the rider of the white horse, the willful king (Daniel 11:36).