A Man on the Move with Global Ambitions
It’s been a while since we visited the subject of Emmanuel Macron in Hiding in Plain Sight, or Paving the Way? (May 15, 2018). Let us take a look at what he’s been up to since. First, let me say that we who are in Christ are to be looking up for His return. But since there is no doubt that we are in the season of His return for us to escape the coming wrath, we know that things are ripe for the prophesied one-world government. We see that openly pushed these days, and I, for one, would want those who will be left behind to know who the leaders are today that seem determined to head this global government.
You may remember that in May of 2017, Macron won the presidency of France by 66.06 percent of the vote to Le Pen’s 33.94%, according to the French Interior Ministry. And this time around, in May of 2022, he was re-elected by a much smaller margin, 58.5 percent of the vote, with low voter turnout in a deeply divided France.
Summary of the article from arabnews.com (January 1, 2023): Why Macron has turned his focus to foreign policy:
Emmanuel Macron, the first French president to win reelection in 20 years, seems incapable of fatigue. He’s made 30 international visits since his reelection in April and has visits to India and Japan and another to the US already in the offing for 2023.
He proposed building a “European Political Community” after the Russian invasion of Ukraine [and 44 nations have joined]. Having clearly taken the opportunity to present himself as Europe’s foremost leader, the president, who now lacks a parliamentary majority at home, is said to be angling for an international job after his term finishes.
At 45 and constitutionally prevented from running again in 2027, Macron’s room to create a legacy at home is limited, and he has therefore become the president of the photo opportunity, toasting with the Bidens and squeezing Turkey’s President Erdogan to his bosom. He’s positioning himself for a top job in his upcoming career as a global elder statesman.
Macron is most likely to delegate his domestic agenda to his prime minister and instead focus on building his stature for when the big jobs come knocking. – end of summary
From a December 19, 2022, Politico article titled Unloved at home, Emmanuel Macron wants to get ‘intimate’ with the world:
“The Frenchman’s past ‘intimate’ moves have been well-documented: affectionate hugging with Angela Merkel, knuckle-crunching handshakes with Donald Trump, and serial bromancing with the likes of Justin Trudeau and Rishi Sunak. Now in his second term, the French president appears to be making a move on — quite literally — the world. Since his reelection, Macron has been hopping from one official visit to another…. The French president’s frenzied diplomatic overtures in recent months come as turmoil grips the world.” – end source
Summary of the article from newstatesman.com (November 30, 2022) titled Emmanuel Macron: the man who would be king:
The former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger once apocryphally asked: “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” Over the subsequent decades, the best available answer has varied. But today, it is surely Emmanuel Macron. He has occupied the Élysée Palace for five years and has big, deeply thought-through ideas about the future of Europe.
Though he is secure in office until 2027, he did not win an absolute parliamentary majority, thus limiting his hand in a second term. The centrist president has opponents on the left and right.
[My Note: The conservative newspaper, Le Figaro, reported, “In truth, the marble statue is a giant with feet of clay.”]
[My Note: A June 22, 2022 article in CNN (contributed by Reuters) stated, “His top-down governing style, which Macron described as a ‘Jupiterian’ presidency – a Roman god of gods – will now have to come down to earth and learn the art of consensus building.”]
He may have come down to earth in France, but he is turning to the world stage with even more vigor, roaming the continent and the globe seeking out thorny issues to solve.
His sheer hyperactivity is something to behold. The historian Timothy Garton Ash has, if somewhat tongue in cheek, compared him to “Jacques-Louis David’s heroic picture of Napoleon Crossing the Alps on a prancing white steed, one arm outstretched to point the way onward and upward.”
A speech he gave at the Sorbonne in Paris in 2017, in effect, advocated a great leap forward toward a United States of Europe, and he called for a European army in the form of an EU “rapid reaction force.”
[My Note: In 2022, the EU agreed to Macron’s vision. It’s called EU Rapid Deployment Capacity and will consist of up to 5,000 troops. The first two operational scenarios were endorsed by the EU ministers of Defence on November 15, 2022, and the aim is to reach full operational capability by 2025. The first live exercise is scheduled for 2023.]
In the Middle East, Macron wants to spur on the Baghdad Conference, a platform for regional peace talks, and involve France closely in the Israeli-Arab Abraham Accords.
Macron possesses an extraordinary self-belief, the conviction that his own “Jupiterian” energy, charisma and intellect, deployed in portentous speeches and at world summits, can overcome contradictions and break through seemingly unbreakable blockages.
He’s clearly taken every opportunity to present himself as Europe’s foremost leader and a hyperactive player on the world stage. – end of summary
Excerpt from In Antichrist’s Shadow by Terry James (January 22, 2022):
We are to observe the times—the issues and events—and compare them with Bible prophecy to see if there is prophetic relevance as we see the fulfillment of Christ’s return approaching. We are then to tell others, warn them that the time of fulfillment is nearing.
Jesus said: “And what I say unto one, I say unto all. Watch” (Mark 13:37).
…. It is with this matter of desiring to forewarn further that I, like many, point to an interesting development on the geopolitical scene.
Emmanuel Macron, president of France, is a fascinating character, as we consider these times so near the dénouement of this Age of Grace.
His name means “God with us,” as many know. It was one of the names Bible prophets said Jesus, Himself, would be called centuries before He came to earth as a baby. This fact alone is sufficiently interesting to make a forth-telling believer focus intensely.
This man who will soon assume the presidency of the European Union, as its France’s turn, is thought by some in his orbit to be a genius who always manages to get his way. His charm, they claim, can and does disarm his enemies with relative ease.
His history, as given by some who apparently have made an in-depth study into his background, indicates a more esoteric pathway as he began his rise to power.
One report gives the view that is less than flattering to the young, mercurial French leader.
[Italian professor and psychiatrist] Psychiatrist Adriano Sagatori, who says he has studied the biography of the French president, described Mr. Macron as a psychopath who he said would not fight for the French people.
“Like all psychopaths, he believes in his higher purpose. Macron does not love France and will not fight for the French people,” [Sagatori said]. (“Emmanuel Macron labeled ‘psychopath who hates France’ in Russian media,” The Independent)
My friend Matt Ward, who wrote an in-depth article on the French president, reported that information he gathered presented the following conclusion by the psychiatrist.
Sagatori concludes, ominously, by summing up who he believes Macron really is clinically, in view of his psycho-social profile: “So we are confronted with three paradigms that define a certain type of personality; 1) the idea that there exist no limits; 2) a feeling of omnipotence from childhood, but even more so in adulthood; 3) a narcissism that can accurately be defined as malevolent.” (“Emmanuel Macron,” by Matt Ward, raptureready.com)
All this to say that the coming Antichrist’s shadow is already forecasting truly evil times just ahead.
Will Emmanuel Macron be that beast of Revelation 13? I don’t know. That wicked prince that shall come won’t be revealed this side of the Rapture. But looking at this man gives the believer who is a prayerful, studied observer reasonable latitude to conclude that, while we don’t know, we can’t say that we haven’t a clue. – end source
Matt Ward also mentioned an article in the Financial Times, which quoted a source who has known Macron well for years, who detailed how “…he seduces everyone. And then he kills.”
News just in: Macron Sends ‘First Western Tanks’ to Ukraine, Followed by U.S. and Germany. In a potentially escalatory move, French President Emmanuel Macron became the first Western leader to supply Ukraine with tanks following talks with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. – end source
Time will tell how the global ambitions of this ‘man who would be king’ turn out. Regardless, those who will be left behind after the rapture need to be aware that whoever turns out to be the leader of the prophesied one-world government will be the Antichrist himself.
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12).
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him [the Antichrist] whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear” (Revelation 13:8).
Meanwhile, we await Christ Jesus, our Blessed Hope, the true King, who will call us up to escape the wrath that God will pour out during the Tribulation.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). Also, see 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
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