Once again, despite the constant rumors of the demise of the EU, we see evidence that the opposite is true. Consistent with what we would expect to see from biblical prophecy, the EU is becoming more and more centralized as the nations lose their sovereignty.
This is actually pretty big news and it will probably go unnoticed, even among prophecy watchers. Remember, the road to the Tribulation is still being paved. The more central control with less involvement by the citizens of these nations - the closer we are to the evolution into the 10 kings phase, and the Tribulation. Ultimately, it is paving the way for the arrival of the antichrist and his world-wide totalitarian control. We are now seeing this process underway. It really is amazing, despite being so predictable - to watch this play out in real time as we move so rapidly towards the Tribulation. It's all coming together.
A campaign for the European Union to become a "United States of Europe" will be the "best weapon against the Eurosceptics", one of Brussels' most senior officials has said.
Viviane Reding, vice president of the European Commission and the longest serving Brussels commissioner, has called for "a true political union" to be put on the agenda for EU elections this spring.
"We need to build a United States of Europe with the Commission as government and two chambers – the European Parliament and a "Senate" of Member States," she said.
Mrs Reding's vision, which is shared by many in the European institutions, would transform the EU into superstate relegating national governments and parliaments to a minor political role equivalent to that played by local councils in Britain.
Under her plan, the commission would have supremacy over governments and MEPs in the European Parliament would supersede the sovereignty of MPs in the House of Commons.
National leaders, meeting as the European Council, would be reduced to consultative, second chamber role similar to the House of Lords.
Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, said that Mrs Reding had revealed the true choice for British voters to make at polling stations.
"For people in power in Brussels that is the only choice on offer, no reform just a United States of Europe. On 22 May the British people must ask themselves if they want this and vote accordingly," he said.
"I am sure people will say no to this centralist fanaticism."
Mrs Reding's comments illustrate the growing gulf between a Europe committed to "ever closer union" and Britain, which is pushing to reduce the EU's powers.
Senior EU figures, such as Mrs Reding, want the European elections in May to move beyond debates over eurozone austerity by embracing a grand vision of Europe.
"This debate is moving into the decisive phase now. In a little more than four months' time, citizens across Europe will be able to choose the Europe they want to live in," she said.
"There is a lot at stake. The outcome of these elections will shape Europe for the years to come. That is why voting at these elections is crucial.
This will be our best weapon against the Eurosceptics: to explain to our citizens that their vote really matters."
In the run up to the springtime pan-European vote, the EU is gearing up to mount an unprecedented campaign for the hearts and minds of voters.
Speaking in Athens, José Manuel Barroso, the commission president, signalled that the EU would use the centenary of World War One to warn that Euroscepticism, far-Right and populist anti-European parties could bring war back to Europe.
"No other political construction to date has proven to be a better way of organising life to lessen the barbarity in this world," he said.
"It is especially important to recall this as we will commemorate this year the start of the First World War. We must never take peace, democracy or freedom for granted. It is also especially important to remind this as in May the peoples of Europe will be called to participate in European elections."
The attempt by Mr Barroso and Mrs Reding to raise the stakes in the EU elections have not been well received by all governments.
"Federalist hyperbole about a United States is the opposite of helpful to the majority of countries who want a reformed EU to work better," said a European diplomat.
The article below was written in October '13, but further reveals the coming world consolidation. This is most definitely a worthwhile read:
One World After All
And what is ? is a leftist 'Net publication funded by William Hambrecht, one of the founders of financial firm Hambrecht and Quist that was purchased by Chase Manhattan in 1999. Hambrecht resides within the fault lines of financial elite and is an important mouthpiece for the internationalist set.
Major articles appearing at surely represent a kind of positioning that internationalists want to adopt, and this is an article that rehearses the evolution of globalism.
The viewpoint of this group rejected both liberal and conservative perspectives when it came to globalism and focused at least to some extent on elite efforts at centralization that were economic and financial rather than political. Banking elites in particular want larger and larger agglomerations of power; profit is the motive, profit and control.
We see from the above that a vital globalist initiative has been percolating in elite political circles even up to 1981.
My diagnosis: I think we're observing the rise of a new meme. It is one that is going to be a good deal more honest about the world's reality, which is increasingly one of internationalism.