The beginning of the collapse of the EU

Fredy Winkler

According to Prime Minister Theresa May, Great Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) is final and there’s no going back. The beginning of the collapse of the EU shouldn’t come as a surprise, since God predicted it more than 2,500 years ago, through the prophet Daniel. In Chapter 2 of the Book of Daniel, verses 40-45, we find Daniel’s interpretation of the fourth kingdom as the lower part of the human statue described in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Those verses describe the final kingdom, Rome, which will endure in various forms of appearance until the end, meaning until the return of Jesus Christ.

The last form of its appearance is portrayed by the feet and ten toes, which are made from a mixture of clay and iron. Daniel then explains that since iron and clay don’t mix, then neither will the various parts of the final kingdom stick together.

Verse 43 is particularly descriptive: “…so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.”

Wasn’t practically the entire ruling class of Europe related to each other, through strategic marriages? Nonetheless, even those kinship connections couldn’t prevent the First and Second World Wars.

The current softening of the borders in Europe is leading to a mixture of cultures that has probably never before occurred in the entire history of the continent. Based on the Holy Scripture, though, we know that these developments will not cause Europe to unify, nor in a greater sense the western world. Nor will the desired global unity occur, because God has other plans.

God is preparing to build His kingdom, which will remain forever. Global unity brought about through human effort isn’t on God’s agenda, but rather the return of Jesus Christ in power and glory to construct His kingdom.

The last time the Messiah came to earth, the Roman Empire under Caesar Augustus was undergoing a growth phase, the likes of which had never before been seen. The same could be said for Israel, under the governance of Herod the Great. The prophecy of the seventy weeks of years, described in Chapter 9 of the Book of Daniel, should have made it clear to the Jews at that time that the Messiah had to appear then. Most of them, however, were enslaved and blinded by the prosperity of their times.

What is the situation in modern Christianity?  How many are still waiting for the return of Jesus Christ in power and glory? I don’t think it’s much different now than it was then in Israel. Jesus, as He appeared to Israel back then, would probably be met with similar rejection in today’s Christian world, and would be driven off by the official religious leadership.

The world today is in a dizzying maelstrom of development, and no one knows how it will end. Jesus said that before He returns, the world will in some ways be like the time of Noah, and in some ways like the time of Lot.

The time of Noah was a time when mankind disregarded God, and the time of Lot was a time when moral values were absolutely shattered. These are precisely the developments that we can observe throughout the world today.

Israel is also caught up in this end-times maelstrom. The state of affairs in Jerusalem in the last days, described in Revelation 11:8 as being figuratively like Sodom and Egypt, is in a certain sense already present. Just think of the annual “Gay Parades” in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.

For those of us who know and love God’s Word, the simple fact that the modern state of Israel even exists is the clearest evidence that we actually live in the times when God’s prophecies are being fulfilled.

With thanks for the prophetic Word, which God gave us as light in these times of spiritual darkness, Shalom!

News From Israel - 05/2017

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