10 Kings, 1 Hour

President of the WEU Assembly, Robert Walter

An article published by EUbusiness, Wednesday, quoted the head of the WEU Assembly, Robert Walter, saying that a decision has been made to end the WEU alliance. Walter said the WEU is no longer useful since the Lisbon Treaty went into force. Read the article here.

According to Walter, the decision will be announced officially by the end of the month.

So, what does this news mean for the ENPI theory we’ve been following here at Fulfilled Prophecy? Here are a few thoughts.

First, if the decision to dissolve the WEU is carried through — and that’s a big “if” since this isn’t the first time its death has been predicted over the years — then it wouldn’t end until “within a year or so,” according to Walter. A lot could happen in that unspecified amount of time — like some kind of emergency that would bring the 10-nation military alliance to the forefront. There’s no other alliance like it — and its unique offerings could be called upon.

Second, the 10 nations have one reason to exist, according to Bible prophecy — to give their power to the Antichrist. They will rule with him for just one hour. Here’s what an angel told the Apostle John about the 10 nations:

The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast. (Revelation 17:12-13)

Once they’ve served their function — giving rise to the Antichrist — they’re gone. So, the alliance’s sudden disappearance should be expected.

Third, keep in mind that the Western European Union and the 10-nation Brussels Treaty Powers are not identical, though the terms are often used interchangeably. The WEU is an umbrella organization that was created to service the 10-nation Brussels Treaty Powers. Dissolving the Western European Union may not necessarily be the same thing as dissolving the Brussels Treaty Powers since these 10 nations are bound together in a legally binding defense pact.

So, does the WEU still have a role to play? Stay tuned.

— Holly Pivec
03/25/10