Will 2016 be the year the European Union breaks-up?
Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:3
As I predicted in my 2010 book, “The Spirit of Prophecy” the European Union will not hold together. The plan was flawed from the outset. You can’t have a nation with “provinces” having separate monetary, defense, and immigration policies.
You can’t have people in one “province” retiring at 55 and taxpayers in another working until they are 65 supporting younger retired persons!
Neither can you have millions of immigrants coming in and living off the taxpayers of any nation, as we see all over the western EU. This is a situation that is guaranteed to lead to civil strife, if not civil war! Either European politicians want war, or they are so blind that they can’t see it coming!
No. It sure appears that the current crises will lead to the break-up of the EU.
I can’s say for sure when it will occur, but I am certain it will occur, and it is looking more and more like it could happen very soon.
A visit to euronews.com shows a page of articles devoted to the migrant crisis in Europe and its ramifications. Almost every article is related to the crisis, the conflicts between the member nations, or talk of member nations leaving the union.
The other thing that is driving all of this is the fact that God has written prophecies concerning the End Times in His Word. End Times events will inevitably follow the course that God has laid out in prophecy.
Prophecy, like the rest of the bible, contains traps that if misinterpreted, and taken out-of-context, can lead to disastrous consequences!
Europe will break-up, and out of the ashes of the EU will rise two or three daughter unions. The people of Europe know that it is in their collective interests for them to unite in larger units than the old nations. There truly is strength in numbers, and ultimately this is a phenomenon that will be replicated throughout the world. In fact the bible predicts that the world will be comprised of only ten nations by the time the Tribulation begins. This does not mean that there will be only ten nations left, but that all the nations of the world will unite under ten super-nations.
If that is the case, then why would the EU break up? It is because the EU is made up of people with extremely different backgrounds, and worldviews, and because smaller unions will facilitate the fulfilment of prophecy.
What I am specifically looking at is the Gog/Magog prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39. As I have pointed out in other articles, the invading nations of that war will include all of Europe from Ireland in the west to the borders of China in the east, and down to the Turkic tribes and Iran in the south.
These nations are represented by the names of their patriarchs, the sons of Japheth Magog, Tubal, Meshech, and Gomer. Japheth, however, had seven sons three of which are missing from the passage; Javan, Tiras and Madai. What of the nations these men founded?
The truth is that there has been much mixing of the nations of the world. From the very beginning men of one group would marry women of another. Sometimes a young man would hang around with his own family, and some times he would stay closer to his wife’s family. So the lines between these nations are somewhat blurred, however what we are interested in is “How does God follow the nations? How does He divide them, or follow their lineage?” I think it is safe to say that the lineage of nations is followed by the majority in any population.
Several thousand years ago a tribe of Assyrians migrated to Germany. These people assimilated with, learned the language, and married into their host nation, so today their descendants would consider themselves Germans, and I believe they would be considered a part of the tribe of Ashkenaz.
Some parts of Iran are actually descendants of Madai. In fact the Medes of the book of Daniel are the Kurdish people today, and they were called “Medes” because of their ancestor Madai. From the Ezekiel passage it is impossible to say how the Kurds and related people will be aligned during the Gog/Magog war. They might align themselves with Iran, as in the past, or they may be neutral.
Javan and Tiras appear to be the fathers of the southern Europeans, including Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, and it is these nations that will form the backbone of a Southern European Union. At this point I can’t say for sure which other nations will join them, but we can be sure there will be ten of them.
After the Psalm 83 war, and after Israel is forced to use nuclear weapons to defend themselves, it is this Southern European Union that will make a peace agreement with Israel. This agreement will guarantee that this Union will come to Israel’s aid in the event that they are attacked. It will also guarantee the security of the Arabs, and will oversee the nuclear disarmament of Israel!
This agreement will work, and both Israel and the Arabs will prosper economically. The border fence will come down, and both sides will enjoy unprecedented peace, setting up the Ezekiel 38-39 scenario!
It is also this agreement which will seal the fate of the Southern European Union’s leader, and his close associate the Pope of Rome!
You see, the nations that attack Israel, during the Gog/Magog war, will know that they can’t attack Israel without coming up against the Southern European Union’s armies. So they must deal with this Union first! Accordingly, when they are going to attack Israel they will destroy Rome first, and this will be at a time when both leaders are together in that city!
Most prophecy watchers will look at this situation and declare that this war IS Armageddon!
It isn’t of course, but it is the Gog/Magog war, a late Church-Age war, and the last major event before the beginning of the actual Tribulation period. When the nations come together to talk peace, after this war, they will be under the impression that Armageddon is over, and now is the time for the return of Christ, or for a man to rise in the spirit of Christ, to lead the world to a new era of peace and safety!
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. I Thessalonians 5:3
So, when you see Southern Europe making deals with Israel today, do not think they are dealing with the Antichrist. They are dealing with someone, it appears, who is being set-up as a stand-in for the Antichrist, a patsy who will take the fall for the Beast, so he can come in like a Saviour!
This week, Israel signed an economic deal with Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, and the Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades.
A joint statement by the three leaders alludes to, what I believe will become, the beginnings of the Southern European Union;
“Our partnership is not exclusive in design or nature, and we are ready to welcome other like-minded actors to join our efforts to promote coordination and cooperation, as well as regional peace and stability”
As I look at current events, and see that they fit exactly the scenario found in The Spirit of Prophecy, I am excited, and frightened at the same time. I might say “I told you so”, but that is only because people need to pay attention before they get sucked into the euphoria in the rise of the Antichrist. There is a great danger in thinking the End Times events are over when they haven’t really begun!
The Beast will be revealed before the rapture (2 Thes. 2:1-3), and I am convinced that only true believers will understand who he is, everyone else will think he is a man of God! Anyone who says the Antichrist “is a man of God” will be left behind at the rapture; no one could say this if they were truly born-again!