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Friday 2 December 2011

The woman and the ephah!

The euro currency celebrates 10 years since its introduction on 1st January 2012. To mark the 10th anniversary of its inception the European Central Bank has released a video.

This six minute exercise in propaganda commences with a computer generated image of a woman emerging from a Greek urn before turning into a real life woman. She then proceeds to walks across a series of bridges linking the continent of Europe together. The voice over commentary speaks of the european common heritage, history, shared values and achievements, and that Europe builds bridges and inspires hope.

To watch the video click here 

This image of a woman emerging from a vase and its connection with Greece is of high significance when we remember what the Word of God has to say about the commercial and economic system that will exist in the earth prior to the coming of Christ and which will be transferred to Babylon in the land of Shinar.

The relevant verses can be found in Zechariah 5:5-11:
Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.
And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?
And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.

A woman is often used by the Lord in Scripture to represent moral or immoral systems. For example, the company of God's redeemed people are likened unto a pure woman: For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ, 2 Corinthians 11:2.

There is the harlot of the Revelation epitomising unfaithfulness, Revelation 17:1,2: And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

In Zechariah ch 5 there is a woman within an ephah. The ephah was a dry measure used in Old Testament times. It is an apt symbol therefore of commerce. This woman within the ephah is described as 'wickedness'. A lead lid is put on the ephah to keep the woman in it and storks take the ephah, with the woman inside, to move it to the land of Shinar where a house is built to receive it and where it will be established. 

Is this just an amazing coincidence that the European Central Bank employs symbols very close to that outlined in the Scriptures? Or there is a connection between many of the nations of Europe that use the euro and end-time prophecy? 

The connection with Greece is also worthy of note for Greece will give rise to The Antichrist who will be destroyed by the brightness of Christ's coming. See previous post on this blog. 

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