By DON STANTON
AUG 20/11. THE European Union is
going through upheavals with its financial crisis, and riots, and
magazine (Aug 22) has the bleak
front-page headline, THE DECLINE AND FALL OF
EUROPE (AND MAYBE THE WEST).
The article’s headline is
“THE END OF EUROPE.” And then it
says: “Its economic union is unravelling, London is ablaze, and the
continent’s once dependable trading partner, the U.S., is too feeble to
save the day or the euro. Say goodbye to the old order.”
Daniel describes the endtime Roman
Confederation as brittle - a mixture of clay and iron. And that is what
we see in the European Union.
DANIEL 2:41-44 “And
the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks
in pieces and shatters all things; so, like iron that crushes,
that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. As for
the feet and toes which were partly of potters clay and partly of
iron, this is a divided kingdom; it will have some of the strength of
the iron in it, even as you saw the iron mixed with common clay.
“And as for
the toes of the feet which were partly of iron and partly of
clay; some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be
fragile. As you saw iron mixed with muddy clay, they will combine with
the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron
does not mix with clay. In the time of those kings, the God of the
heavens will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed - a kingdom
that will not be left to another people. It will crush all these
kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure for
As the European debt crisis
deepens, there are cries all over the EU for full economic integration
in Europe. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela
Merkel have sent a letter to European Council President Herman Van
Rompuy stating that they want a new
Many pro-EU critics are already
howling that Sarkozy and Merkel have not gone nearly far enough. The
critics are proclaiming that without
full economic integration,
and the creation of
Europe is doomed.
Germany is strongly opposed to
issuing mutual eurobonds. Europe could end up like the US - needing to
print huge amounts of money.
A Daily Mail article
entitled Rise of the Fourth Reich, says,“Germany is using the
financial crisis to conquer Europe,” and contains an assessment of what
deeper economic integration for Europe would mean. Fiscal union will
mean a loss of sovereignty, one economic policy, one taxation system,
one social security system, one debt, one economy, one finance minister.
The article says all of the above would be German.
We are witnessing a Europe
struggling to give birth to the Beast kingdom that will rule the world
in the second half of the Tribulation.
EU members are losing their
sovereignty as the Roman superstate is created.
Economic integration in Europe
certainly will not be easy. There is still a lot of resistance in the EU
to the idea of a
“United States of Europe,” and
many in the northern countries are strongly opposed to further economic
integration with the financially irresponsible nations of southern
There still is a very real chance
that the EU could break up and the euro could
The leaders of the EU are
struggling to keep it all together. In the end, the real goal is to
unite the entire world. Regional governments, such as the EU, are seen
as an intermediate steps toward a truly global government. The
globalists hope one day to have a truly global economy that uses a new
Globalists are convinced that they
are doing this for the good of mankind. They believe that war and
poverty can be wiped out if we are all under one giant government.
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
“And in the latter
period of their rule ... a king (Antichrist) will arise, insolent
and skilled in intrigue. He will become very strong, but not by his own
power. He will destroy to an extraordinary degree and prosper and
perform his will; he will destroy mighty men, and also the holy people.”
But soon the Kingdom
of Messiah Y’shua “will crush all these kingdoms and bring them to an
end, but it will itself endure for ever.”