June 27, 2016 - A. V. Rauf
Will The Recent Shakeup of the of the European Union Ultimately Push NATO to the Forefront of World Affairs??
Daniel 2:28-45—Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king. But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these; As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart. Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass. His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
When it comes to Bible prophecy and ‘last days’ eschatology, many Bible prophecy teachers have often alluded to the European Union as the central theme what would be the final world empire that exists prior to the return of the Lord.
Just this past week, in a stunning move that no one saw coming, Great Britain said “NO” to staying in the EU by a BREXIT vote margin of 52% to 48%. The common people of Great Britain have boldly declared in this referendum result that they prefer British sovereignty over rule by a central, unelected European bureaucracy that dictates from Brussels. I must say that the sovereignty of God cannot be overlooked regarding this matter.
Currently, the EU is saddled with economic and Muslim migration crises. Could it be that the current Muslim immigration may the agent for a major shift in Europe. Are beginning to see the signs of a future split in Europe, even states within states, separating between sheep and goat nations.
With the sudden departure of Great Britain, it can be said that France and Germany are now the two pillars of the European Union. However, if other countries (i. e. Scotland) in Europe follow Great Britain who will fill the void of their departure? If France decides to distance itself, this may force Germany to seek another pillar. Could this other pillar be Turkey??
Daniel 2:21—And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
Psalm 75:7—But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Another important point that I would like to mention is that the European Union has never been a military force. And the dominant theme in last days prophecy of the 70th Week is one of a final world-dominating empire of the Antichrist wielding overwhelming military power. I believe that this is where NATO enters the equation.
What you see happening in Europe could heading America’s way, because we promote the same sins and rebellion.
Isaiah 40:15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
Exciting times are ahead indeed. Many think that what has happened may have set back the prophetic timetable of end time events. I am of the unction that if anything, it may have accelerated the prophetic clock.
Look up for our redemption draweth Nigh!