Herman Van Rompuy Takes Office Today: Might He Fulfill Daniel 11:20?

Herman Van Rompuy


Herman Van Rompuy became the first permanent President of the European Union of the Lisbon Treaty today (though his duties do not officially begin until January 1, 2010). The European Union is no longer a collection of 27 nations that can each opt-out of almost everything, it has now become a continent-wide supranational state.

Here is one news report related to that:

EU Lisbon Treaty comes into force

By Paul Harrington (AFP) – December 1, 2009

BRUSSELS — The EU’s first president Herman Van Rompuy and new foreign affairs supremo Catherine Ashton took office Tuesday as the Lisbon Treaty came into force,

Van Rompuy, already on a tour of European capitals, said in Slovenia his “key words will be continuity and coherence.”

He stressed he would carry out his work “with determination, enthusiasm to ensure that the European Council delivers added value and leadership for Europe.”…

Notice that Herman Van Rompuy’s goals include “continuity and coherence…added value and leadership for Europe” –in other words he will do what he can for unity and glory of the EU.

We in the Living Church of God have taught for many decades that a European power would rise up, adopt its own currency (though a few within it still have not), and became a real force in the world.  Today, officially marks a major milestone needed to end time prophecies to come to pass.

But is it possible that the new EU President Herman Van Rompuy may have been prophesied in 11th cehapter of the Book of Daniel?

The late Herbert W. Armstrong claimed that although there was an initial fulfillment of Daniel 11:21, that there would be an end time fulfillment of that verse and others in that chapter:

In Daniel 11:21, referring in original, typical fulfillment to Antiochus Epiphanes, there shall stand up a vile person…So once again before the second coming of Christ, a vile leader will stop the daily sacrifices being offered…This same prophecy spoken by Jesus is also reported by Luke…21:20-24 (Armstrong HW. Personal, Plain Truth magazine, June 1967).

Notice how Daniel 11:20 slides right into verse 21:

20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.

21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. (Daniel 11:20-21, KJV)

As reported here earlier, Herman Van Rompuy has indicated that he will be a raiser of taxes for the benefit of the European power (for details, seeHerman Van Rompuy May Fulfill Daniel 11:20, But Did PCG’s Gerald Flurry Predict It?).

Should he be destroyed shortly after getting certain taxes imposed, and he not be killed in a battle or in anger, and the “kingdom” discussed is the new European Union, AND Herman Van Rompuy is followed by a leader who will be the final King of the North, AND if Daniel 11:20 has a future end-time fulfillment, then it may well be that Herman Van Rompuy’s role was prophesied by Daniel over 2,500 years ago.  And while that is a lot of ANDs, it seems like they may be possible.

Herman Van Rompuy is also looking at possible “green taxes” that could affect even non-EU nations.  Hence, his tax raising could affect the whole world.
While Herman Van Rompuy is not likely to be the one that is the final King of the North, he certainly may help set the stage for that leader to rise up.
But even if not, he is setting the stage and prophetically important events are occurring all the time.  All should try to watch them (Luke 21:34-36).
Some articles of possibly related prophetic interest may include:
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This also has YouTube videos related to 2012.  The book contains documented prophecies as well as an end time sequence of events that Christians should study and understand.  Including the role of Europe and how it is pivotal to end time biblical prophecy.

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