The king of damp rag countenance

I listened to an interesting speech (harangue) from Nigel Farage, UK Independent Party. He was speaking at the European Union Parliament building in Brussels yesterday and he had quite a lot to say about the EU’s new President, Herman Van Rompuy, pictured left. Mr Farage is getting press because of the following statement in his minute-and-a-half long speech:

“I don’t want to be rude but, really, you have the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk,” Mr Farage said to Mr Van Rompuy.” That sentence is getting all the quoting, and the personal insults by Mr Farage levered against Mr Van Rompuy are getting the attention. However that was not the most interesting part. I transcribed the part most pertinent to prophecy followers below:

Mr Farage said: “We were told that when we had a President we’d see a giant global political figure. The man would be the political leader for 500 million people. The man that would represent all of us on the world stage. The man whose job who was so important, that of course you’re paid more than President Obama. And I’m afraid all we got was you. … The question that I want to ask is who are you? I never heard of you. No one in Europe has ever heard of you. Who voted for you? I know that democracy isn’t popular with you. What mechanism do the peoples of Europe have to remove you? Is this European democracy? … I sense though that you’re competent, capable, and dangerous. I have no doubt that it is your intention to be the quiet assassin of European democracy and of the European nation states. You appear to have a loathing for the very concept of the existence of nation states.”

This is extremely pertinent to the Tribulation times when the antichrist will rise and rule the world. Now, the bible is clear, we will not know who the antichrist is until he is revealed as per Matthew 24:14-16 so there is no use speculating on who he is and whether Mr Van Rompuy is him or not. “Secondly, Mr Van Rompuy is likely not a candidate for antichrist because the scriptures say that the antichrist will have fierce countenance and emit amazing charisma, two things Mr Farage noted were lacking in Mr Rompuy.

However, ponder this. All insults aside, Mr Farage was bellowing against the installation of a man who is crafty, skilled at intrigue, hates democracy, and represents 500 million people. Farage was wondering how a man could be put over half a billion people whom no one really knows, who came out of nowhere, from undiscovered quarters and a nothing country. He was raging against the decision-making process that allowed a crafty unknown to take the world stage as supposed savior on the global political scene.

Nigel Farage’s tirade of insults against the President of the EU was not just immature vitriol you’re reading in the news today. Farage was railing against the installation of a man who represents half a billion people, hates democracy, is skilled and crafty at intrigue, came out of nowhere, whom no one really knows, and wasn’t voted in. This is exactly how the antichrist comes to power.

For all those people who mock the scriptures describing the antichrist, what the scriptures describe has happened. It will happen again. And the next time will be for real. Keep looking up! Our redemption draweth nigh.

Here’s the speech –