Holy Roman Empire – EU & UN
THE TEUTONIC ORDER
By Eric Opsahl
The Teutonic Order was invited into
· Greece (1209),
· Hungary (1211)
· Prussia (1226)
A list of rulers of the former German state of Prussia, originally territories on the Baltic Sea, which the Teutonic Knights had conquered from the Baltic Prussians, Poland and Lithuania, and which later became a duchy under the suzerainty of the Kingdom of Poland, an independent duchy, an independent kingdom, a kingdom within the German Empire, and then a constituent state of Germany.
They were invited in by secular rulers (A secular state is a concept of secularism, whereby a state or country purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion) to perform military duties on their behalf. In the Peloponnesus the Frankish Prince of Achaia (The Franks or Frankish people were West Germanic tribes) provided fiefs (nearby convention, the term fief is used to describe all the manors held by a tenant-in-chief in one county). Kalamata for the Teutonic Knights in return for military service; there are traces of the Order's continuous service there until 1500. The Hungarian King Andrew II (1205--1235) expelled the Order in 1225 when it became strong and may have threatened his rule. The conquest of Prussia began in 1230 (after the Order's Grand Master was named prince of the Holy Roman Empire) and lasted until 1283.
In addition to the Holy Land and these other "theaters of war," the order's members could be found elsewhere in the Mediterranean and western Europe: Armenia, Cyprus, Sicily, Apulia, Lombardy, Spain, France, Alsace, Austria, Bohemia, the Lowlands, Germany, and Livonia. Only in the frontier areas (the Holy Land, Armenia, Greece, Hungary, Prussia, Spain, and Livonia) was military service required of members.
By 1221 the German Order was given the same privileges as the Templars and Hospitallers by Pope Honorius III (1216--1227). Both senior orders fought the autonomy of the Teutonic Order until about 1240. The German Order may not have quite equalled in wealth and possessions the other two military orders which were more than 80 years older, but it became the only other order to rival them in international influence and activity.
Many secular knights from Western Europe (e.g., Chaucer's knight in the Canterbury Tales) would go to the Baltic to help the Order in "crusading activities" for a season or more. The Grand Master's prizes and feasting for especially heroic knights became legendary and reminds one of various aspects of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table.
The nations of Poland and Lithuania, perennial enemies of the Order, became stronger and stronger in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. In 1410 at Tannenberg, the Order was crushed in a battle against a coalition led by these powers. The result was a bankrupting of the Order and significant reduction in its military and political capabilities. In 1467, the whole of western Prussia was ceded to Poland and the eastern part acknowledged the suzerainty (the right of a country or leader to rule over another country) of the king of Poland.
There was a great deal of confusion in Germany in the aftermath of the Reformation, its resulting wars, and the political changes.
The bailiwicks of Saxony, Messe, and Thringia became Protestant until Napoleonic times. The office of Landkomtur alternated between Lutheran, Reformed, and Catholic leaders in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The bailiwick of Utrecht was Calvinist until modern times. A new rule was adopted in 1606 in an attempt to accommodate the changes in the Order.
In 1923, masters of the Order were allowed to come from among the clerics rather than the "knighthood" for the first time. Under National Socialist rule, the Order was dissolved in Austria in 1938 and Czechoslovakia in 1939.
The leaders of the Third Reich abused the history of the Teutonic Order. After World War II, the Order began anew in Germany. Its possessions in Austria were returned. In Italy, the Order had changed little. A great deal of support for the caretaking and missionary Order has been found in Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, and even in North and Central America.
The Order's headquarters, treasury, and archives are now located in Vienna, Austria. Copyright (C) 1996, Eric Opsahl. This file may be copied on the condition that the entire contents, including the header and this copyright notice, remain intact.
That Aryan system which had taken over from the Semitic Babylonians entered Europe as the Roman and then the Holy Roman Empires, in the north, in Central Europe.
Cimbri and Teutones; a brief history
The Cimbri and Teutones left their homelands around the Baltic Sea in the Jutland peninsula and Southern Scandinavia. They travelled southeast and encountered the Scordisci with whom they fought. Following their victory over the latter, they arrived at the Danube in Noricum (113 BC), which was home to the Taurisci, who were allies with Rome.
Unable to repel these new invaders, the Taurisci appealed to Rome for assistance. The consul Gnaeus Papirius Carbo responded the following year, leading the legions into Noricum, where he took up a position on the heights near Aquileia.
Carbo ordered them to vacate the territory of the Taurisci at once. The Cimbri had heard many stories from other tribes about the fearsome power of Rome, and after seeing the size of the Roman army and the strength of its position, they complied. However, Carbo was not going to allow enemies of Rome (nor an opportunity to gain a triumph) to escape.
He had sent guides, to escort the Cimbri and Teutones to the frontier; instead they were going to lead them into an ambush the consul had prepared. But somehow, perhaps due to being warned by their scouts or spies or possibly due to the treachery (from the Roman point of view!) of one of the guides, the Cimbri became aware of Carbo's plan and, according to Theodor Mommsen:
An engagement took place not far from Noreia in the modern Carinthia, in which the betrayed gained the victory over the betrayer and inflicted on him considerable loss; a storm, which separated the combatants, alone prevented the complete annihilation of the Roman army.
Carbo managed to escape with his life with the remnants of his army (though the Germanic tribesmen had erroneously thought and boasted that they had caught and slain their betrayer). He was disgraced and impeached as consul by the senate, but was not exiled (such punishment was rare among the Romans according to Nate Rosenstein Imperatores Victi). Rome prepared for the worst, but instead of invading Italy the Cimbri and Teutones headed west, towards Gaul. (Celt of ancient Gaul an ancient region of Western Europe that included northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands)
There, in 105 BC, at the Battle of Arausio, the Cimbri and Teutones would decisively defeat a Roman army.
The sequence of the formation of the beast, (which is no longer controlled by the whore) commenced in;
· France with contemporary activity in the,
· Americas. (North America)
· The system was repressed in England (having feelings which you do not express) otherwise the period would have advanced ahead of prophecy and perhaps destroyed the world much sooner.
Thus Satan’s allotted times would have been shortened here and lengthened at the end of the Millennium.
· 1789 A.D. Estates General is convened at Versailles. The third estate names itself the national assembly. The fall of the Bastille marks the beginning of the French revolution. The beast forms.
· George Washington (to 1797) becomes the first President of the USA and the USA declares itself an economic and customs union.
· 1791. Declaration of Pillnitz. Emperor Leopold II and Frederick of Prussia attempt to reintroduce the monarchical system in France.
· British Church and King riots in Birmingham saw an era of harsh repression to prevent revolution in England.
· 1792. France declares war on the Austria and Prussia coalition against France. France defeats them in the Battle of Valmy. The National Convention rules France to 1795. The Marseillais saved the revolution and France became a republic.
· 1794. The reign of terror reached its climax in March-April. The French defeated the Austrians at the Battle of Fleurus and conquered Belgium.
We thus can expect, from Revelation 12, a period of 1260 years of the persecution of the Churches of God. We saw this persecution occur from 590 CE to 1850 over the formation and death of the Holy Roman Empire throughout all areas that the Trinitarian church ruled
The One World System.
The system of the Last Days also has a dual system that is of the body of Satan and involves the Fallen Host and the devotees of Satan and their current rulership of the earth.
These people will try to destroy all the people who form part of the nations of Israel (God’s People) and to do that they must set up a world system that is capable of total control and of being able to force a general worship of Satan and his system. Most of the devotees of Satan do not understand that they will die were it not for the intervention of Christ in these end days.
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, (Population) and saw a beast (EU) rise up out of the sea, (population) having seven heads (Holy Roman Empire) and ten horns, (Political Leaders) and upon his horns ten crowns, (UN) and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (United Nations = Babel or Babylon).
For half a century Herbert Armstrong pointed to the inerrant Bible prophecy contained in the books of Daniel and Revelation of a 10-nation combine arising in Europe under Vatican and Germanic dominance to propel the final resurrection of the European Union into being. (Babylon/Babel) The seeming simplification of divorce law within the EU, the first test case of the EU’s enhanced cooperation provisions, is but the thin edge of the wedge giving EU elites the green light to seize upon these provisions to further their agenda for the strong to dominate the weak in Europe. If such a process was to work in tandem with German policy on EU financial and economic control, this just might see the beginning of the process of the two-tier EU that will cause the rise to dominant positions of the “10 kings” prophesied in your Bible!
2. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Babylonian system of ancient times revived.
1. The first head denotes the same kingdom as the head of gold of the great image, in Daniel 7 which was a lion, and stands for Babylon, which was ruled by Nebuchadnezzar.
2. The second head denotes the kingdom of breast and arm of silver in Daniel 7:5, which was a bear, and stands for Medo-Persia. Media-Persia was under rule by Darius the Meads and Cyrus the Persian.
3. The third head denotes a leopard beast of Daniel 7:6 and stands for Grecia and was ruled by Alexander the Great, which was the thigh of brass in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.
4. The fourth head denotes Rome. In Daniel it was the legs of iron and feet of a mixture of iron and clay. Rome was divided into ten kingdoms, which signify the ten toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, and stands for the ten kingdoms of the Roman Empire. Later these ten toes became horns
5. The fifth head was Rome, which came into Christianity and brought in all its pagan symbols. It was the little horn of Daniel 7 and Revelation 13, which came out of the fourth head and had a mouth speaking great words against the most High God; also symbolizes the Papacy – Papal Rome.
6. The sixth head is the USA which symbolizes the lamblike beast of Revelation 13:11, which had two horns like a lamb and spake like a dragon.
7. The seventh head will be the Papacy – Rome again. All the other beasts will give him their powers along with the great red dragon, and his wound will be healed and he will reign once more
3. And I saw one of the heads (Pope) as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed (Restored) and all the world wondered after the beast.
The Papacy was dealt what appeared to be a deathblow when in 1798 Napoleon's general Berthier, took the Pope captive and he died in exile. (Joseph Rickaby, The Modern Papacy, in Lectures on the History of Religion, Vol 3, Lecture 24, p. 1, (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1910). 4.And they worshipped the dragon Satan which gave power unto the beast: (EU/UN) and they worshipped the beast saying, “Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”
The nations through the EU (who is the main culprit) to the UN (who is the cover), give their power, which are the combined weapons of the ten horns, to Satan.
5. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. (3½ years)
Abaddon the False Prophet.v5, 6,7, 8, we have learned that this Beast came from out of the pit and uses the papal system to go into perdition against the elect. He will take the name Pope Pius the Third.
6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8. And all that dwell on earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
“Power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations”. But not including the elect whose names are written in the book of life and will recognise the evil for what it is. This is the Great Tribulation.
9. If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
The Roman Catholic Church, Papacy, has lead millions of God’s people into captivity through false doctrine, and killed many through persecution during the inquisition. During Abaddon’s reign the elect will be killed for our loyalty to God, and His Son Our Lord Jesus Christ. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
The sixth head is the USA which symbolizes the lamblike beast of Revelation 13:11, which had two horns like a lamb and spake like a dragon.
Watch very carefully, this is where Satan’s HQ is during the One World System, until Christ crushes his head.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in sight of men.
God has given Satan and Abbadon powers to call down lightning from heaven and many will witness it. They will thus believe that Abbadon is The Christ and literally worship the first beast. The study of God’s Word is vitally important in understanding this very point, so that one is able to identify the beast at the time, and not worship Satan.
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he has power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword and did live.
The deception will be so powerful that even the elect would be deceived if that were possible. So many will commit adultery by jumping in bed with Satan.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Because the elect will identify the beast as the false Christ, there will be constant conflict between the elect and the beast; and they will be taken up to their synagogues, and killed.
16 And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads;
The marks represent the keeping of God’s precepts, Sabbaths, and Holy Days and will bring punishment for those who receive these marks of Satan Or God. There is no neutrality, one or the other, those who do choose neutrality will default to Satan. God = Life Satan = Death.
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
The one world system will be in force shortly, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm unopposed by secular, apostate, and unbelieving pagans. This will include,
· One world religion.
· One world education.
· One world government.
· One World Bank.
It is this bank, which will hold all account information on every individual on the planet, and the One World Bank, which will stop you getting the money out of your own account to buy food or other essentials, unless you take the mark of the beast. This day is not far away. God will save His elect in the midst of the wilderness of apostasy.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
It is very important to know and understand that Satan will arrive on earth prior to Christ our Lord.
· Revelation 6:12: - Sixth Seal. 6 - (Denotes the human number) 12 Denotes Government perfection, which have to do with government in the heavens and the earth.
· Revelation 9:13 - Sixth Trumpet. 9 - (Denotes Finality of Judgment). 13 Denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection, disintegration, revolution.
· Revelation 16:12 - Sixth Vial (10+ 6) - (10 Denotes ordinal perfection. 6.Denotes the human number). 12. Denotes Government perfection, which has to do with government in the heavens and the earth. (Goliath, Nebuchadnezzar, and Antichrist) are all emphatically marked by this number. Old Testament events serving as "ensamples" for the latter day events, how does this historical blueprint fit for our future? Instead of flesh pagan kings coming upon Jerusalem to siege and physically destroy; the latter day king of Babylon will be Satan and his angels as thorns and briers treading upon Jerusalem to do a spiritual destruction. According to Revelation 12:6 (note the numbers) forward, Satan and his angels will be booted out of Heaven down to this earth for the future tribulation; and that latter day working by the king of Babylon will be one of great deception. That is the type of devastation upon Jerusalem for the latter days.
We see that this system is described as a beast (EU/UN) and it is worshipped because the Dragon has given it his power and throne and great authority. Because of the power that he was able to bestow, the people of this system worshipped the Red Dragon who had taken a third of the Host with him and they had been cast to the earth with him also.
The ten toes are part of that system but its system arises in the Last Days as a new system having both iron and clay, but it is more diverse and, as the toes are smaller, its empire is of lesser duration.
This offshoot of the Holy Roman Empire, which at its base was a religious system committing fornication with the kings of the earth under the rule of Satan, was the Babylonian religious system and controlled the world as did the Roman and Holy Roman system before it.
It emerged in WWII under Hitler as a quasi-Pagan system using the European religious structure, both Catholic and Protestant. It was nearly successful but not quite. The formal structure of the Beast was not to be allowed to rule so early as it would have eliminated all people unless Messiah was sent at that early stage. That would have meant an equally long period at the end of the Millennium and that meant too much damage then. Thus he was not allowed to bring this last Empire of the Beast into fruition until these Last Days.
That time is now upon us.
We are in the time of Revelation 13. The Empire of the Beast is about to be formed and given power. The power is formed in two ways.
1. First a Regional system is formed.
2. The Last King of the North in the Book of Daniel, which is formed out of the Empire of the Ten Toes.
That occurs after the weakening and taking over of the US system by its pagan satanic societies. It is headed by the European Union which was centred on the Club of Rome formed from March 1957. The UN is used as the cover for this world governing bureaucracy
The 50 years (or one jubilee) of that system’s preparation ended at Passover 2007, it then began to emerge in 2009.
The last nation in Europe ratified the Lisbon Protocol when Czechoslovakia signed. The United Kingdom will declare their intention to either give the British people a referendum or not. If the Conservatives declare for a referendum then it is most likely they will win office. The British people may well refuse to join and withdraw. Either party offered no referendum; consequently we are at present, part of a Pan European Bureaucracy that is not an elected government in any democratic sense.
The regionalisation requires the US to become part of a North American Union.
· To that end the Satanists in the American administration have given power to the Chinese communists.
· President Carter transferred effective control of the Panama Canal and the Chinese now are establishing bases for armed forces in Panama.
· President Clinton transferred key intelligence to them. His wife is now US Secretary of State. The Chinese will regionalise the Pacific, and this conflict will be the Achilles heel of the system and will cause extended war.
After regionalisation there must be overall governmental control of the nations by a single governing group. This governmental system is being established now and the draft treaty being floated from the failed Copenhagen summit will set the framework for that.
Nothing was signed at Copenhagen on 2 December 2009 but it will occur from 2010 onwards. The UN draft is on their web site and those who are aware of it are withholding the evidence from their own voters. It is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is aimed at seizing control of the government economy, and infrastructure of the world.
The New World Order, which is the biblical Empire of the Beast of the Last Days, is using the fictitious doctrine that human activity is causing Global Warming when it is a known fact that Global Warming is cyclical in nature and occurs every 1000 years or so and lasts for approximately five centuries and then cools down again (see the paper Global Warming - Historical Cycles (No. 218b)).
The scientific community is guilty of gross misconduct and deception in their handling of the science of this issue in all aspects of the argument. Philosophers are even worse in their spineless acquiescence to this opportunistic lie. It is this Environmental Movement, which rests on the doctrines of demons of vegetarianism and the forbidding of marriage to destroy the family, that is the new religion of the New World Order.
It is founded on lies and the doctrines of demons (see the paper Doctrines of Demons in the Last Days (No. 48) and also Vegetarianism and the Bible (No. 183)). The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the source of the deceit and propaganda for the UN structured Beast that will ultimately take over the world. Some scientists are only just now waking up to the shocking propaganda being used to deceive the whole world. Anyone who opposes the lies is damned by propaganda and defamation.