No, there is another political seat that holds that honor, and whether one is a Christian or not, we ought to keep an eye on who holds that seat. Because they have the authority to do great good, or commit great horrors.
One of the primary purposes of his book was to bring attention to the European Union's Recommendation 666 which reads as follows:
"Recommendation 666 on the consequences of including certain functions of WEU in the european Union..."
"The Assembly... Recommends that the Council... Support proposals for the WEU Secretary-General and CFSP High Representative to preside over the PSC and civilian crisis-management machinery and give him powers to convene the Council of the European Union in the event of an emergency:..." (emphasis mine)
What this does is merge the position of Western European Union (WEU) Secretary-General with the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) High Representative position of the European Union.
In essence, it creates a position, a High Representative, to represent all nations under the umbrella of the European Union. This individual is not a leader of any one specific nation, but still manages to be the "head" of them all. In addition, this position is merged with the lead member of the WEU, the Secretary-General.
Catherine Ashton was the first H.R. At the time I started looking into this Dr. Javier Solana Madariaga was the E.U.'s High Representative. Not wanting to fall into the error of assuming he was the long predicted anti-Christ (The book of Daniel states clearly that we will not know who he is until he is revealed, so there's no real point in guessing), I resolved to keep an eye on the position itself, rather than the person in the position.
Now, Recommendation 666 did several other interesting things, and I'm not going to be able to cover them all here. But the E,U. Council was concerned about "crisis management," and not just within the European Union. Anything that might possibly affect E.U. nations, even non-E.U. nations, might have to be dealt with.
Therefore Rec. 666 also assisted the "E.U. in framing its "headline goal" of deploying and sustaining a European force capable of carrying out the full range of Petersberg missions,..." In plain English, it was going to fund a military that was not overseen by any one of the E.U. member nations. It would be autonomous, with the High Representative given the power to use this military for "civilian crisis-management" anywhere in the world.
Yup! If something was happening in Atlanta, GA of the U.S.A.,, the E.U. High Representative was authorized to cross national borders and send over their military and straighten us out if they thought it would affect them. And it really doesn't matter that we aren't part of the E.U. and aren't bound by its rulings.
From the European Union External Action website comes this job description:
"The role of 'High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy' was created by the Treaty of Amsterdam, which entered into force in 1999. A decade later, the Treaty of Lisbon expanded the role, adding significant new responsibilities. Called from that point onwards the 'High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy', the post was also extended to include the role of Vice-President of the Commission.
On the same day that the Treaty of Lisbon took effect – 1 December 2009 – the expanded position of High Representative/Vice-President was officially inaugurated and the first person to hold the position – Catherine Ashton – started her mandate."
So beginning where Mr. Peters left off in his book, I kept an eye for a few years on the High Representative position. And over time I came up with this list of powers that come with the office.
On Oct 18, 1999 Dr. Solana became holder of this title:
Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union / High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy.
On Nov 25, 1999 this position also included the Secretary-General of the Western European Union military alliance.
Since July 20, 2001 the position of Operational Director and Chair of the Board of the European Union Satellite Center was absorbed into the H.R. job description. Keep in mind that satellites initially have military functions, and in this case also supports the E.U.'s early warning and crisis monitoring functions. This Center was, from its conception, under the political supervision of the Political and Security Committee, as well as under the direction of the Secretary-General.
On July 12, 2004 the person in this position (still Dr. Solana at the time) also became the Head of the European Defense Agency.
In 2009 Catherine Ashton became the H.R. and the position was expanded to include being Vice-President of the European Commission.
In 2014 Italian politician Frederica Mogherini took over the position.
Wikipedia gives the following as the present duties and powers of the H.R.
"Beside representing the EU at international fora and co-ordinating the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy, the High Representative is:
- ex-officio Vice-President of the European Commission
- participant in the meetings of the European Council
- responsible of the European Union Special Representatives
- head of the External Action Service and the delegations
- President of the Foreign Affairs Council
- Secretary-general of the Western European Union (prior to the abolition of the WEU on 30 June 2011)
- Head of the European Defence Agency
- Chairperson of the board of the European Union Institute for Security Studies"
Now, let me be clear here. I am not saying the Antichrist will be a holder of this position. I am saying that this position can easily be used to fulfill prophecies regarding the antichrist, and therefore is worth keeping an eye on. The prophecies declare a man will be the antichrist, and the position is currently held by a woman.
But even if your concern wasn't biblical prophecies, this kind of political power in one person's hands is alarming. So much depends on the beliefs and morals and, yes, even sanity of one person.
Watch the position. And wait on the Lord.