Lets not forget, when prophecy scholars stated decades ago (as far back as the 1950's) that Europe would come back together in the form of a "United States of Europe", it was laughed at and scoffed at because the notion seemed so absurd back then. Lets not forget, WWII was still a recent memory at that time, and the idea of countries such as France and Germany coming together in any way seemed ridiculous.
Yet, since that time, we have watched the EU come together progressively in more and more ways and the signing of the Lisbon Treaty just put the process into high gear. Not only have we witnessed the growth of the EU into 27 countries but its outgrowth into the Med Union further revealed its growth and influence.
WIth the financial crisis we have seen even more and more central control to the point where commentaries and discussion points have centered on the loss of sovereignty for the member states.
Daniel 2 and 7 clearly describe a regathering of the Roman Empire in the last days before Christ's coming - all that remains now is the 10 Kings stage which will represent the final stage of the EU's transformation. The 10 Kings will somehow produce the antichrist as he comes from the 10 Kings.
As a brief reminder, one can turn to Hal Lindsey's "Late Great Planet Earth" and see where the exact term "United States of Europe" was used to describe this union (I bet Mr Lindsey would have liked to have this article in his possession as the scoffers took aim back in 1970).
Now we have this article:
The United States of Europe: A Proposed "Economic Government" Would Integrate Europe To A Degree Not Seen SInce The Roman Empire
Are you ready for "The United States Of Europe"? The integration of Europe is about to go to another level.
As the European debt crisis deepens, there are cries all over the EU for full economic integration in Europe.
On Wednesday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a letter to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy which stated that they want a new "economic government" for Europe to be formed.
According to the letter, Sarkozy and Merkel want the leaders of the eurozone countries to "elect" a president for the new "economic government".
A whole lot of "experts" in Europe are proclaiming that without full economic integration and the creation of "eurobonds", Europe is doomed.
The next part of the article sounds like it came directly out of yesterday's post regarding how crisis=change.
This is often how huge changes occur in our world today. First a huge problem is created, then there is a negative reaction and then a solution is presented to us.
Right now in Europe, the problem is the sovereign debt crisis. We are being told that the only way that the eurozone can survive is if all of the countries agree to much deeper economic integration.
Exactly as predicted.
Nigel Farage was also deeply critical of the new proposal by Sarkozy and Merkel....
Bit by bit, eurozone members are losing their sovereignty as the European superstate is created. Nothing in these proposals will calm the markets. I am also prepared to bet that the European political elite will not ask the permission of their peoples via a referendum to make this happen.
But Sarkozy and Merkel seem unconcerned about the critics. In fact, they have announced plans to have a common corporate tax rate by 2013 and to coordinate work on their national budgets.
That represents yet another development. So now the EU is proposing that this small central group would control the nation's national budgets. That is a shocking development even for this prophecy watcher.
So if the leadership of the German and French governments both want deeper economic integration for Europe, will anyone else in the eurozone be strong enough to resist it?
This article gets even more interesting below, and the prophetic significance is amazing:
In the end, however, the real goal is to unite the entire world. Regional governments such as the EU are seen as an intermediate step toward a truly global government.
Did I just read that correctly?
As I have written about previously, the globalists hope one day to have a truly global economy that uses a new global currency.
In a recent opinion piece, former EU bigwig Javier Solana made the following statement....
Truly effective global governance is the strategic horizon that humanity must pursue today with all its energy.
It sounds difficult to achieve, and so it will be. But it has nothing to do with pessimism. The challenge of governing global risks is nothing less than the challenge of preventing the “end of history” – not as the placid apotheosis of liberal democracy’s global victory, but as the worst collective failure we can imagine.
People like Solana truly believe that if we can eventually unite the entire world that it will bring in a new era of peace and prosperity.
Many of them believe that if they can get the world to form 10 or 12 "regional unions" first, eventually they will be able to get all of those regional unions to form one giant global superstate.
Wow. This one renders me speechless.
Take a look at the closing statement and just consider the prophetic implications:
But as we have seen in the past, the larger the governments get, the worse the tyranny tends to become. Setting up a "one world government" may seem like a good idea to some people, but the truth is that it would set the stage for greater oppression than we have ever seen before.
Those that love liberty and freedom should be 100% opposed to a "United States of Europe" and they should definitely be 100% opposed to a "one world government".
This has been one of the many theories in terms of what the 10 Kings will actually be. The idea of 10 Unions, each with a "King" - all who serve the ultimate leader, the antichrist is one explanation.
And we cannot forget, the EU, on their main website already has 10 such unions in play:
Most of these unions are already formed or in the process, and a North American Union, if formed, would represent the 10th.
This might be a good time to go back and see what a literal interpretation of biblical prophecy has been saying about our generation - as written decades ago: "Things to Come" by D. Pentecost and of course Hal Lindsey's "Late Great Planet Earth" would be good places to start. The literal interpretation of biblical prophecy has been incredibly accurate for over 50 years, confirming what we already knew.
It is days like this - when you see an article so highly prophetic that you just shake your head and ponder our amazing God - a God that does indeed know exactly how things will transpire, according to His plan, and as an incredible act of love and mercy, He gave us this knowledge in advance - so that we would be prepared for what is to come. More importantly, so that we would also get excited about our upcoming date to be with the bridegroom - Jesus - in person - a fact that is intended to give us hope and encouragement in these dark days.
Things are happening very fast right now. It won't be long now, as we approach the final days of this generation.
This is the time to pray and worship in earnest. The bride should be prepared for the coming of the groom.
Maranatha! He is coming soon!