In the choir stalls of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna you can see carved the
letters A E I O U. Indeed you can see them in many places in the Austrian
Capital. They stand for a Latin phrase which means “Austria Is Destined To
Rule the World.” Today Austria is a pleasant little country, beautiful and
prosperous, but not a power among nations and in no position to rule Europe,
let alone the world. The optimistic pronouncements of the past have been
smashed by the hard facts of history.

The Lord Jesus Christ is destined to rule the world. Though today much of the
world is in rebellion against Him, He must ultimately reign. Though today much
of the world is under that usurper whom Jesus called “the prince of this
world,” he is destined to be overthrown. The prophetic word of the book of
Revelation must come true and the kingdoms of this world must become the
kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ and He will reign forever and ever.

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About The Author

Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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