WORLD - Ten Best Cities to Live In

Arno Froese

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released their Global Liveability Index ranking of the top 10 best and 10 worst places to live in the world in 2022. The index scored 172 cities in five categories: culture, health care, education, infrastructure, and entertainment.

Cities in Scandinavia dominate the list of Most Liveable Cities thanks to the stability and good infrastructure in the region. These cities inhabitants are supported by good healthcare and numerous opportunities for culture and entertainment, according to the index. Year after year, cities in Austria and Switzerland tend to rank high among quality of life lists thanks to their well-developed social market economy.

1. Vienna, Austria
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
3. Zurich, Switzerland
4. Calgary, Canada
5. Vancouver, Canada
6. Geneva, Switzerland
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Toronto, Canada
9. Amsterdam, Netherlands
10. Osaka, Japan and Melbourne, Australia (tie)

-www.cnbc.com, 7 August 2022

Arno's Commentary

It is of interest that three cities in Canada have attained the title, “Top 10 Most Livable Cities,” but Europe still dominates. The list is not surprising, as it is due to their stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education, and infrastructure.

One must keep in mind that, based on written history, Europe has been the most violent continent on earth: they fought two World Wars, among many others. Then, there was the founding of the European Union in 1951, which was originally called the European Coal and Steel Community. Today, Europe calls itself the continent of peace, prosperity, and security. Yet that apparently does not apply to the present conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The former was invited to become a member of the EU. One of the major reasons holding other cities back is corruption. WorldPopulationReview.com lists the top 10 least corrupt countries: Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Germany.

These things are of interest as we see a pattern developing, which corresponds to the prophetic Word.

The Bible recognizes four global power structures: Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. When the prophet Daniel receives his vision about the end times, he occupies himself more with the fourth than the other three. That empire is Rome; it is the Iron Empire, which had dominated most of Europe, and still does when it comes to business, civilized laws, and merchandise. Most of the 50 Asian countries were once dominated by European colonial powers, and the same is true in Africa. America (North and South), with its 35 countries, was established by Europeans. It communicates in European languages, practices its laws, and to a degree, its culture. The fifth continent, Australia, made it extremely difficult for Asians or Africans to migrate there. This has changed in recent years; data shows that since 2016, large numbers have been admitted to enter the country/continent.

Why peace in Europe? Because peace is a perquisite for the Antichrist to begin rulership of planet earth. No significant wars are taking place in Asia and Africa, and that can also be said about America (North and South). Slowly but surely, peace will envelope planet earth.

Daniel saw the development and writes: “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces” (Daniel 7:23). Peace, prosperity, and security will be established—albeit temporarily.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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