Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Global SITREP E1-16: NATO or EU Army?

GETTY Image: EU Army
22 November 2016: If you're listening to secular, corporate and globalist media you know, as several of you have written to me of late, that the push is on again for an EU Army. The topic of NATO was touched upon in the context of the incoming and quasi-secular Trump Administration within SITREP D11-16. Now is the time to address the issue of the globalists fervent desire for an EU Army.

To begin with, the same European globalists who are clamoring for an EU Army are the same political entities who haven't for the past half century and longer not paid their fair share of costs for NATO defense of their homelands. So what makes anyone think they'll now ante up in monumental amounts of cash to establish a brand new from scratch defense force where NATO has fulfilled that role? 

And we must be mindful of the fact that some of the European nations clamoring for an EU Army were on again-off again members of the NATO alliance since its inception. Are the potential members of a new EU Army sufficiently feeling the warm and fuzzies that these same nations would not in the future decide to opt out of such a defense arrangement? 

The smaller nations within the EU community are without any doubt giving buckets of prudent thought to this potentiality. No doubt they will opt for the historically proven and time tested alliance for their defense requirements. This at a time when the threat of Russian military aggression on the European continent is foremost on the minds of defense establishments north, east and southeast of where Angela Merkel, who may in 2017 be as gone as Barack Obama, makes her home. And how many of those small European nations have anything in common with increasingly Islamist Turkey; would they follow Ankara out of the alliance thereby forsaking NATO membership and all of its benefits? I kinda doubt it. In fact, I highly doubt it.

And then there's BREXIT. Most everyone who studies these sorts of national defense issues knows that the United Kingdom, which possesses the best European force in terms of funding and professional warfighters, has absolutely zero intention of leaving NATO. 

Most importantly there's Bible prophecy, and Bible prophecy given the angel Gabriel points to an overwhelmingly powerful military force - air, sea, land and space - being existent in the West, particularly at the start of and during the 70th Week. It is a force, which even if only for 42 months, appears to guarantee a security arrangement which covers the whole of planet earth. This is not something a newly emergent and relatively small EU Army would be capable of accomplishing.

The overall probability versus risk valuations for the establishment of an EU Army supplanting the longstanding NATO alliance are just not present, particularly in light of Bible prophecy. Dreamers will always have their dreams, and then they wake up to the rousing scent of freshly brewed coffee and they come to their senses and deal with the reality of a situation like military force posturing on a global scale.

38 comments:

Brian GC said...

If Gog is destroyed and the US has been neutralized, EMP, financial, civil war etc. the EU army might not have to be that big.

Sean Osborne said...

If. If. Does the Word of God prophesy about "Ifs"? Or does the Word of God prophesy in absolutes?

Yes, the Word of God prophesies about absolutes, facts-of-the-matter. Facts and absolutes such as:

"And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?

It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
" The Revelation of Jesus Christ 13:3-4;7-8

A small, EU Army accomplishes this kind of total GLOBAL control?

Negative. Only a truly existent, satanically-empowered global military power in the 21st century accomplishes something of this magnitude. Continue reading Chapter 13, verses 11 through 18. Without equivocation this text direct from God continues speaking with three times emphasis about "the earth and those who dwell in it ...those who dwell on the earth ... those who dwell on the earth."

Sean Osborne said...

Here's some more freshly brewed coffee for the disbelieving olfactory organs out there.

FACT: There are just 5 of the 28 member nations of NATO who spend the alliance-defined minimum of just 2% of their GDP on defense: The USA, Greece, the UK, Poland and Estonia. (The United States of America has been contributing 73% of the overall defense spending for the entire NATO alliance.

QUESTION: How many of those 23 NATO member nations have not and are not paying their fair 2% share would suddenly be willing to spend upwards of 4 or 5% of their GDP to establish a brand new "EU Army"?

ANSWER: Virtually none. That means if the nations who want an "EU Army" do manage to get what they want, they'll have, as one astute military observer has noted, "a fantasy army that will have plenty of flags, headquarters and generals but no teeth."

hartdawg said...

Hey Sean, how bout some sugar in that coffee? Says the modern seeker sensitive church that won't even teach prophecy.
Sorry, I just couldn't resist. When you mentioned coffee,its as if the spirit immediately brought to my mind the majority of churches that want their ears tickled.

Sean Osborne said...

hartdawg,

Ya know I thought of that too, of adding a sweetener to the wake up coffee, and then was convinced how unnecessary that addition would be.

Truth never needs additives, just served up in the raw as it truly is.

jmoll106 said...

If Hillary can have such a large number of people vote for her, when the rapture occurs, a large portion of these people and a multitude of non-voters will fulfill Rev 13 with the rest of the left behind non-believers.
It's a shame they refuse to bow their knee to a loving Savior but love darkness.
When you wrote about NATO being the strong arm of the a/c a few month's back it seemed perfect sense, to me anyway. Definitely a light bulb moment.

hartdawg said...

Haha! Funny you thought of that too! I'm just going to say this, keep bringing the coffee! Have a blessed Thanksgiving

Brian GC said...

l will rephrase my comment: When Gog is destroyed and the US has been neutralized, EMP, financial, civil war etc. the EU army would not have to be that big, there will be little opposition.

Sean Osborne said...

jmoll106,

The Hillary voters, virtually all of them, I have a very hard time believing are bride of Christ brethren.

Question: What American individual who is a born-again bride of Christ would knowingly vote for those who stand for the establishment the Globalist kingdom of the Antichrist and False Prophet?

Answer: None.

What I believe: Those American voters who cast their ballot for Hillary also cast their ballot for establishment of the Beast system of government in the USA.

They are indeed currently part of the Great Harlot; they are the waters where the harlot sits. After the Harpazo, their fate is sealed; they will be destroyed by the very global beast system they seek to establish.

Anyone who does not understand this, with a great sense of urgency, you need to study The Revelation of Jesus Christ, Chapter 17.

jmoll106 said...

Sean, I agree it is probably none. I try to allow for the ignorance of a few. As your teaching shows, we should lay the ax to the root and cut out false teaching.

Sean Osborne said...

Brian GC,

I find the need to make a teaching statement, followed by explanatory subject matter.

What the Bible actually teaches through Ezekiel's God-breathed prophecy is that the man who will be "Gog of Magog", the supreme leader of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, will be killed in the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39.

The man who will be "Gog of Magog," the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal, along with all his troops and the various peoples with him, will be buried in the Valley of the Passengers, (the future Valley of Hamon Gog) which is literally and geographically adjacent to the ancient cities of Aroer and Dhibon in what is present-day Jordan. This valley will be within Israel's national borders (as a result of the Psalm 83 War) when Ezekiel 38/39 comes to its fulfillment in the due course of prophetic events prior to the 70th Week.

Gog of Magog is "destroyed" because he is killed in his ill-fated attempt to invade, conquer and plunder the State of Israel.

In addition, God will also send His fire ('esh, a/k/a His sword of Divine judgment) against the land Gog comes from, Magog, and upon (yashab) the inhabitants who dwell (betach) securely (or so they think) in coastal regions. (Ezekiel 39:6). (I interpret these coastal regions to be inclusive of those who came with Gog of Magog in his invasion: Iran of the Persian Gulf, Libya of the central Mediterranean Sea/North African coastline, and Sudan which lies on the coast of the Red Sea).

So, Gog, the man is definitively killed, he is dead and buried; and fire is sent upon his homeland. However, there is nothing in this prophecy which states that the whole of the lands of Magog, Rosh, Meshech and Tubal will be destroyed in this pre-70th Week fulfillment.

To the interpretive contrary, and as has been taught on Eschatology Today previously, the lands which this prince Gog of Magog, Rosh, Meshech and Tubal had come from ARE NOT completely destroyed as some do teach.

They teach this in error because they have not yet connected the prophecy of Ezekiel 38/39 with the prophesy of the angel Gabriel found in Daniel 11:40-44!

In Daniel 11:40-44 the angel Gabriel prophesies to Daniel (and to us) that during the 70th Week the Antichrist will go to war against "the king of the South, and the king of the North."

So, hold on a cotton-pickin' minute here... if the nations north of Israel were completely destroyed in the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39 just prior to the 70th Week as some teachers teach, then how can it possibly be that the Antichrist will be at war with them during the 70th Week?!

It is not possible.

What is possible, and I maintain what is the prophetic fact-of-the-matter, is that these prophecy teachers have not yet connected two distinct prophecies which come to their respective fulfillments in very close proximity to one another in the "last days."

And neither are the lands of Magog, Rosh, Meshech and Tubal completely destroyed; they survive to engage in warfare against the Antichrist, along with... the kings of the East... and here is the prophetic tie-in to the prophecy found in the Revelation of Jesus Christ, Chapter 16, about them, how the way is prepared for their march to the West towards the Middle East and the global war at the end of the 70th Week which culminates in the Battle of Har Megiddo.

I also see nothing in Bible prophecy about the United States being "neutralized" or of some EMP. EMP would effectively electromagnetically disrupt the the Antichrist's system of finance so much so that is could not function as it is prophesied to work globally. Ditto for the image of the beast in the Temple of Jerusalem that will kill those who fail to worship it (Revelation 13:15).

I hope this helps in your understanding of the prophetic end times.

Miriam said...

A comment on this and a question. In Daniel 11, we read: 40 “At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood. 41 He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand."

So evidently what I think we consider to be Jordan in our present day (which will be part of Israel then) will escape the Antichrist's control. I honestly can't imagine how or why this would be the case in the natural, but there it is. I have read other commentaries that put forth the idea that millions of the Jews who believe in God (but still don't realize who their Messiah is) in Israel will flee there and will be supernaturally protected and provided for by God like they were in the desert during the exodus.

I am mentioning this because as horrendous as the description of the final week is, I think there is a danger in becoming unbalanced/building the Antichrist up to be something we all need to be terrified of (not implying that has been done here, but I think the general focus in much of the Christian community as a whole may be somewhat unbalanced in this regard).

It is important to remember that God will remain in complete control during that time and will carry out His plan which will include the protection of many including many of the tribulation saints (although we know that a vast multitude will also be martyred for their faith). God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind.

Now on to the question, I wonder if a large part (if not the majority) of the army from the north that comes to oppose the antichrist might be composed of tribulation saints. It may be that Russia will be a divided country in the final week, between those who supported the Magog invasion and those who have a more traditional Christian viewpoint. This is just purely speculation on my part. I am unsure if God has given us any scriptural guidance about this aspect but would be very interested to know if anyone has additional thoughts.

My best wishes to all for a happy and save Thanksgiving! We truly have so much to give thanks for.

Sean Osborne said...

Miriam,

Excellent comment and question.

This is something I've not seen any teachers of Bible prophecy discuss. None have addressed the finer points which Bible prophecy makes clear. If there are a couple of these teachers, I am not aware of them.

The events described in Daniel 11:40-44 occur during the 70th Week, which is not that far removed from the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38/39; almost certainly less time than has passed between the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Thanksgiving Day 2016, and at most, 7 years, the time Israel will be burning the Magog Confederations weaponry.

We know Antichrist will have the whole world worshiping him; he will proclaim himself to be God; someone will nearly succeed in assassinating him. Subsequently the False Prophet will have the man-made image of the beast stood up and fully operating in the Holy Place of the Third Jerusalem Temple.

Then global rebellion against the Antichrist ensues. The kings of the South, North and East come against him; clearly the Antichrist is the king of the West. Here is where it gets really interesting. Revelation 13:15 contains something I've seen no one comment about. The text says: "He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed."

So how is it that the armies of the kings of the South, North and East are not instantaneously killed in their rebellion against Satan incarnate?

I have been saying that these armies of these three kings fight against the Antichrist for many years now, well over a decade. Crickets chirping . I have said that the kings of the East engage in incredible slaughter on their way to the Middle East, the way which has been prepared for them, not to join Antichrists armies, but to fight against him. Still crickets chirping.

Miriam, you are the first to independently raise this issue and wonder about what it is that Bible prophecy is telling us directly through the Holy Spirit, but which none of the mainline or big-name prophecy teachers have thus far discussed at all. Again, if there are a couple I am completely unaware of them.

That the False Prophet does not simply dispatch the rebellious kings and their armies through the power of the image of the beast should tell us something in light of Revelation 13:15 -- these armies very probably do not have the mark of the beast upon their forehead or right hand, and are outside of his system of direct control.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. May God bless you all.

Miriam said...

Sean, after reading your comments, this other scripture came to my mind from Revelation 13:8 "All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world."

If the armies of the North, South and East do not worship the beast, then by the process of elimination it would appear that they have to belong to the group of the people referred to whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Living in America today where we still have freedom of speech and great diversity of thought, it is a struggle for me to picture a world where there is a delusion in effect so strong that is swallowed uniformly by everyone whose name is not written in the Lamb's book of life. That is awfully sobering to contemplate.

Sean Osborne said...

Miriam,

Struggle not trying to picture such deluded devotion... just look at the American progressive left for a very literal preview.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

Another deception that is desperately attempting to captivate the understanding of Believers is one that needs to be addressed before it goes much further. I am speaking of the attempt to confine the domain of the AntiChrist to the middle east, namely those nations that were in abundance during the Old Testament Age. I think that you know what I am speaking about but there is a new campaign to CONvince all of us that America will not be under the siege of the AC or the following reign of terror that comes with it.

Your new post lit a fire under me to get my trusted Bible out and dig a whole lot deeper into the topic and I am just now getting my engines up to speed. Reading is slow due to eye problems but I now have that whipped with a very gracious Giant Print NASV from The Founders Bible. Comes free from David Burton with history of the USA and all kinds of goodies.

Anyway, the statements in God's Word tells us that the WHOLE EARTH will be under the evil control of Satan and the only ones who will not be deceived will be those who accept the Son of God after the Church is translated to heaven. When I read Miriam's comments following your posting and then your subsequent response, a great big Ah Ha moment hit me smack dab in the face. We are witnessing the Delusion right now, right here in the USA and eventually all over the world. Deception washed in like a flood when the mass of liberals turned so violently against President George Bush and by the time poor lil Obama came on the stage, deception was in full display.

You and all that gather here are aware of everything I have said but I know there are people who prowl the web looking for answers and my prayers are that they read and absorb your direction and comments to lead them to the Way Everlasting.

GG5/SHALOM

Sean Osborne said...

Amen GG5!

Those deceivers also refuse to see the obvious... that the Antichrist's military enemies attack him from the South, North and East. This leaves just one direction in which to geo-locate the home territories of his kingdom.

mark3210 said...

Sean,

Every time a brutal tyrant passes as happened today, it amazes me how many of the world leaders (including our own) can't find a single negative thing to say about him.

Maybe I shouldn't be surprised anymore, but I still am.

It is like they are all living in some sort of delusional alternate reality, where good is evil, and evil is good!

January 20th can't come soon enough!

hartdawg said...

Mark and Sean, January 20th may have come too late. They're having a recount in 3 states. I'm fearful that the election will still be stolen and hillary will be the next president.

Sean Osborne said...

1. The recounts being brought about by Oath Keepers' "Navy Jack" is to retabulate votes for Hillary in counties where she received more votes than there were registered voters.

And nothing will come of the pro-Hillary recount schemes.


hartdawg said...

Sean, I was watching a Christmas Carol last night and the line where Scrooge said to Marley "speak comfort to me" came up. Your response was reassuring. I'm sorry for being worried, I'm really trying to leave it in God's hands, it's just that I know how these slimy liberals operate.

Sean Osborne said...

One more point about the specific type of warfare that occurs in Daniel 11:40-44.

It is a type of warfare which a very few nations are capable of executing successfully, and it was perfected by the U.S.A.

I am talking about unrestrained expeditionary warfare.

The Sunni Arabs are trying to execute it in just one nation - Yemen, and they're not too successful at it.

The Magog Confederation will attempt it against Israel and get trounced.

Daniel 11:40-44 prophcies about successful unrestrained expeditionary warfare on several fronts simultaneously.

As to why western Jordan is not invaded in this campaign, I believe it is because Antichrist will be preoccupied with greater military threats elsewhere than in that particular theater.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

I keep getting this shudder when I read your statements about the 'unrestrained expeditionary warfare' and I believe I need you to expound on it a little more. I am aware that Obohoo had deliberately skeltonized our military in some areas and even removed other parts of it so that it is of non-effect (so the sources are saying) but is it possible in a short 4 year span of time to restore it adequately or will that Western Power source you speak of be a combined power consortium of sorts?

The reason I am stuck in this limbo is because I get the very clear passion that none of us have any really clear concept to just how very close the Return to Claim HIS Bride is and according to what my understanding is, no one knows but we can only presume or better known as Guess! I am more than self interested in this because there are so many still wandering around trying to catch a glimpse of the BackSide of ABBA Father and no real desire to really know HIS SON! A lot of them are my friends and some even my family members and I don't want them to miss out.

I just had to ask you to explain a little more to me and any others who are not completely aware of the reality of the USA/World powers readiness.

GG5/SHALOM

Sean Osborne said...

GG5,

I had a suspicion that my use of the phrase "unrestrained expeditionary warfare" would need to be expounded upon, and since you've asked I will provide it in some detail... just need about an hour or so and I will post it here.

Sean Osborne said...

Daniel 11:40-44 (I believe these verses deal with the period Jesus referred to as the Megas Thlipsis - the Great Tribulation, the final 42 months of the 70th Week.)

"“At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through."

This is the angel Gabriel's description of two and a half millennia ago to the prophet Daniel regarding what I have referred to as "unrestrained expeditionary warfare." Antichrist is based in the West, so for his military forces to absorb the initial invasions from the Africa and the Russian heartland and then counter-attack to enter, overwhelm and pass through those countries the prophecy refers to as the king of the South and the king of the North, well, simply put, this will require as least two and possibly as many as four or five large expeditionary invasion forces for each of the theater of operations in eastern Europe and North Africa.

For comparison, the US/Allied invasions and conquer Hitler's Nazi Empire in WWII - North Africa, Sicily, Italy and finally France were conducted expeditionary forces who fought in unrestrained (unlimited) land warfare. Entire cities and populations thereof were wiped out. The same was true of the U.S. island-hoping in the Pacific theater. The Korean War was also fought by allied (under UN mandate) expeditionary forces. Ditto for Operation Desert Storm (US-led Coalition), Operation Iraqi Freedom (US-NATO-UN), Operation Enduring Freedom (US-NATO), and what we know today as Operation Inherent Resolve (US-led Coalition: Sheba, Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and the young lions thereof).

"He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon."

Antichrist at this point takes full military control of the entire Middle East, including littoral (coastal) Israel. The parallel to this is what Antiochus IV Epiphanes did/had done to him by Rome in his final attempt to invade Ptolemaic Egypt. He was rebuffed by the military power of the Roman Republic which was manifest in the person of the Roman consul to Egypt, Gaius Popillius Laenas. Antiochus IV Epiphanes took his defeat out on the Jews in Jerusalem in the forerunner act of the abomination of desolation of the 2nd Temple in 168-67 BC.


"He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. 
But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many.
"

These are the prophetic events which occur at the time of the 70th Week abomination of desolation; and the world at this point is heading directly to the Battle of Har Megiddo.

Sean Osborne said...

The above comment was made as Libyan Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar was enroute to Moscow seeking Russian military assistance. No doubt in a quid pro quo Russia will seek a naval and airbase base in Libya as they have established in Syria.

The timing here is extraordinary, another in the ongoing series of what Eschatology Today has dubbed "expect the unexpected" events.

Libya (Phut) is one of the nations in the Magog military confederation of Ezekiel 38/39.

Darrin Crouch said...

Sean, thanks for the heads up on the spiritual relevance of these events as they unfold. One cannot blame Libya for approaching Russia, having witnessed how it has come to the aid of Syria for its own strategic ends. While developments of this kind only continue to highlight the folly of deposing Gaddafi, that might well prove to have been orchestrated by the Lord in order to facilitate the Gog & Magog battle. I gather that it is going to take some time for Libya to be in any state to aid Russia in battle.

Darrin

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,

I appreciate your very well put explanation of the very close final history closing Era but I am so very thankful that WE will be out of the picture! In fact, I can now share your narrative with my lost or strayed loved ones and friends. Some of them are very recent military personnel from the Middle East and yes, they know the type of engagemen but not the details of Daniels passages!

Thank you for assisting all of us in understanding and sorting through the maze that seems to be enveloping more everyday!

GG5/Shalom

Sean Osborne said...

Darrin and GG5,

Watching all of these prophetic pieces come together in their precise places is like watching the Lord making his final moves enroute to placing Satan in checkmate.

Sadly, I must say that I'll be taking the next couple of days away from this work.

My dear mother, who has suffered greatly with stage 4 lung cancer in recent months, took the Lord's hand into paradise before all four of us, her children, earlier this afternoon.

I'll be back soon.

Great Grany 5 said...

Sean,
My deepest heartfelt sympathies are with you and yes, weeping might endure for the moment but knowing she is experiencing majestic peace, joy and the very presence of Thee LORD makes it so much easier!

God bless and all of HIS comfort and peace for all of the family.

GG5/SHALOM

jmoll106 said...

Sean,
God's peace to you and your family.
Your in my prayers.
Jeff

Drew said...

My condolences on the loss of your Mom my friend. My prayers are with you and your family!

Lance said...

Thoughts & prayers with you and your family Sean. It's good that you have the promise of the Lord that you will see you Mom again. Hopefully, that gets you through this trying time. God bless

Lance

Anonymous said...

Hi Sean,

Moving off topic if we may for this: Israel's latest renewed airforce strikes deep into Syria:. http://www.timesofisrael.com/first-reported-iaf-strikes-in-months-hint-at-importance-of-targets/

Could you plse give us your strategic understanding of what this does or does not point to regarding Israel - Russia - Syrian government vers the supposed S-400 defence system in use in Syria. ?.

Thanks.

Rob

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Sean Osborne said...

Rob.

The next SITREP is inbound and hot; will post shortly. I cannot stop with this kind of work to complete.

Sean Osborne said...

Thank you brothers and sisters for your thoughts and prayers. God Bless all of you, God save all the rest. On to the next SITREP.

hartdawg said...

My condolences. My mom went to be with the Lord just a few years ago. Our separation will be a very short one I'm sure

Nora said...

My condolences Sean! Hope we won't have to wait more than half a decade to meet our loved ones in Heaven!