A Political Restructuring Of Europe Is Coming Soon, Bible Prophecy Reveals

A Political Restructuring Of Europe Is Coming Soon, Bible Prophecy Reveals

1) … German Leaders call for a restructuring of Greek debt.

Sarah Marsh and John O’Donnell of Reuters report Wolf Klinz, a member of Germany’s ruling Free Democrats (FDP) who chairs a crisis-response committee in the European Parliament saying: “Greece will not make it without a restructuring,” he told Reuters in Brussels. “It must be done quickly — over the next 12 months.”

Restructuring of Greek debt will come, that is a given. But first there will come a political restructuring of Europe.

Team Europe provides the quote of European federalist Romano Prodi, EU Commission President, European Parliament, of October 13, 1999:  “We must now face the difficult task of moving towards a single economy, a single political entity .. For the first time since the fall of the Roman Empire we have the opportunity to unite Europe.” This One Euro Government, a revived roman empire, will be will be a fulfillment of Daniel 2:29-42.

Bible prophecy is recognised by more and more people today, as being fulfilled in the news today. Yet when Garner Ted Armstrong proposed that the world would witness a coming together of the nations of Europe, into a “United States of Europe” in the late 1950′s and the 1960′s, his polemical message was unlike most other religious broadcasters of his day Wikipedia relates.

2) … Bible Prophecy of Revelation 13:3 reveals that out of Götterdämmerung, that is an investment flameout, a Chancellor and a Banker will arise to provide economic and political leadership.

The soon coming economic collapse will likely either be caused by the failure of US Treasury Bond auctions, or by the European Sovereign Debt and Bank Debt imbroglio. The Chancellor, that is a Sovereign, Revelation 13:5-10, and a Banker, that is a Seignior, Revelation 13:11-18, will arise to provide new seignioage, that is new  moneyness. This new moneyness might be based upon Special Drawing Rights, that is SDRs, which EconomicPolicy writes upon.

The stage is being set for the emergence of the Sovereign.  Soon he will step onto the stage and finalize what God has ordained. Work to prepare his coming is ongoing by many.  Nasdaq provides the Robin van Daalen, Dow Jones Newswires report, that European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet called for further reinforcement of macroeconomic and fiscal European policies in a television interview stating:  “We are calling for a quantum leap in the reinforcement of the governance of the European economy, particularly in the euro area.” And Greece For You Blog relates that the Greek Prime Minister urges a single economic policy for Euro stating arguments in favour of establishing a unified economic policy within the European Union, during a speech made to a Euro50 Group working dinner held in Athens.

The curtain will soon be raised and the play will begin. The Sovereign’s time is almost upon us. This Chancellor will be a strong leader such as Angela Merkel or  Herman van Rompuy or John Redwood  or Tony Blair.

And the Seignior, will be equally strong, someone such as  Wolfgang Schäuble, or Olli Rehn, or Jean-Claude Trichet, or Gordon Brown or Jose Manuel Barroso or Mario Draghi

Rick Wadholm Jr. comments on Daniel Chapter Seven giving insight into the rule of the Sovereign.

Daniel 7:1 – Daniel had a dream.  The date indicated by Daniel places this dream between chapters four and five.  Daniel states that it was the first year of Belshazzar’s reign: 550-549BC (Goldingay 157), or 553BC (Miller 194; Walvoord 149) or 552-551BC (Baldwin 153).  Chapter eight then follows just two years later (8:1) and chapter nine is dated to between chapters five and six (9:1) with chapters ten to twelve concerning messages that were given sometime around or after the events of chapters six (10:1).  Whereas in chapter two it was king Nebuchadnezzar who dreamed of four kings/kingdoms, here it is Daniel and it was still during the days of the Babylonian empire.  Daniel proceeded to record what he saw and the interpretations he received.

Daniel 7:15-28 – The interpretation of the dream.  Daniel was actually bothered by his visions and inquired of one of those (an angel?) who was nearby.  The explanation he received was that the four beasts were four kingdoms though he was not told just who the four kingdoms were.

He was also told that the “saints” would actually receive the “kingdom” forever despite the ferocity of the kingdoms (and particularly the fourth kingdom and the little horn) that would come and go and all they would try to do against the saints.

The only kingdom which Daniel receives explanation of is the fourth one.  This one also receives a further description as having bronze claws.

The “little horn”, one of the ten kings, (the Sovereign), would destroy and replace three others and make war against the saints of God until the very end of days when the final judgment would commence and the saints receive their reward.  This fourth kingdom was declared to be very different from the others before it and be truly global and utterly destructive.

Part of his agenda will be to “try to change the set times and the laws”.  What does that mean?  Some believe this refers to his abolition of the Jewish calendar and therefore the setting himself in the place of the LORD, but another likely explanation is that he will try to rule history and determine the course of events against the plan and purpose of God’s will (see Dan.2:9, 21).

Daniel is informed that the persecution of the saints will be successful for “a time, times and half a time” which is later connected with approximately 3 ½ years, the 1290 days of Dan.12:11 and the 1335 days of 12:12; the 42 months of the beasts authority in Rev.13:5; the trampling of Jerusalem by the Gentiles for 42 months in Rev.11:2 and1260 days in Rev.12:14; and the breaking of a covenant in the middle of the seventieth “seven” which points to the mid-point of a seven-year period in Dan.9:27; see Miller 215.  In other words, there is a definite limit set to the time for this king and his kingdom and to the suffering of the saints and their endurance.

One should compare this fourth beast with the beast of the Revelation (Dan.7:7, 11, 19, 23; Rev.13:1-2; 17:3).  They are both opposed to God and blasphemers (Dan.7:25; Rev.13:1, 5-6); both have ten horns (Dan.7:7, 20, 24; Rev.13:1; 17:3, 12, 16); both persecute the saints (Dan.7:25; Rev.13:5); both have power for three and a half years (Dan.7:25; Rev.13:5); and both are destroyed at the coming and kingdom of Christ (Dan.7:26-27; 2 Th.2:8; Rev.19:19-20).

So just what empire is this?  Some have proposed it was the Seleucids and the “little horn” was fully

So just what empire is this?  Some have proposed it was the Seleucids and the “little horn” was fully fulfilled in Antiochus Epiphanes, but this would be excluded by the NT parallels to this beast and final ruler.

Some have proposed an Islamic Caliphate or a revived Rome, with the latter being the more popular view, as the first Rome has since passed away and the end has not come.  Certainly Rome fulfilled some of what constituted this final world power according to certain elements in the NT, yet John in the Revelation speaks of what is still future.  Is there a sense in which this kingdom will be Roman-esque in its severity, but not actually Rome?  That seems likely.  In fact, it seems likely that Rome was only a type pointing ahead to a final world power and ruler that would exalt himself beyond all others and would make all other kingdoms and powers before him seem rather mild in comparison which is why Daniel describes it as peculiarly “different” than all the others he saw (Dan.7:7).

Judgment is certain and the end of that kingdom will be forever.  But better than just the end of all earthly, and beastly kingdoms, is the rule and reign of the Most High and His saints forever and ever.  Why might Daniel be so bothered by his thoughts rather than comforted by the ultimate victory of the LORD?  “The chapter’s ending on this note of perplexity encourages us as we find ourselves in some perplexity over key aspects of it.  If we thought we had a clear and certain understanding of it that would be a sign that we had misunderstood it” (Goldingay 182).

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