EU agrees on budget; UK prefers paying for less integration

European Union Tower of Babel Poster


The European Union agreed to a seven-year budget deal:

8 February 2013

After a failed attempt to fix spending targets at the summit meeting in November and a 24-hour marathon of talks this week, European leaders finally agreed late Friday to a common budget for the next seven years. Slightly smaller than its predecessor, the new budget plan reflects the climate of austerity across a continent still struggling to emerge from a crippling debt crisis…

“What we’re seeing is that European integration is very important to European leaders as long as it doesn’t imply that someone has to be paying for someone else,” said Daniel Gros, director for the Center for European Policy Studies, a research organization in Brussels…

Among the leaders playing most assiduously to a home audience was David Cameron, the British prime minister. He appeared to have delivered on his pledge to reduce overall amount of up-front cash payments by countries like Britain, a net contributor to the European Union budget.Mr. Cameron declared Friday’s outcome as “a good deal for Britain and a good deal for Europe.” But he devoted much of a post summit news conference to boasting of his steadfast defense of British interests, particularly a multi-billion dollar rebate that Britain receives each year on its payments to the Union. “I battled off every attempt to change it in any way,” said Mr. Cameron.

Mr. Cameron faces a domestic political challenge from a small but noisy and fiercely anti-European Union political party, the U.K. Independence Party. Last month he announced that if he wins the next election he would let Britons vote in a referendum on pulling out of the Union.

Basically, while many European leaders truly want a more integrated Europe (like a “United States of Europe”), David Cameron and certain others prefer a more distant, but cooperative approach.  And while the European Union currently tolerates that, the reorganization that the Bible teaches will be coming to Europe will not be so tolerant to such arrangements.

Notice what will end up happening in Europe:

12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.  (Revelation 17:12-13)

36 “Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done. 37 He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all. 38 But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things. 39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.   (Daniel 11:36-39)

The “king” above is called the final Europe King of the North elsewhere in Daniel 11:40 and he is the Beast of the sea of Revelation 13–and these scriptures are talking about a European leader (see also the YouTube Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?).
While Europe is not ready for this role yet, despite being prophesied to have integration problems (cf. Daniel 2:41-43), it is taking steps towards greater economic and political integration.
The Bible shows that ultimately Europe will become a real economic power (Revelation 18), restructure (Revelation 17:12), give its power to a leader called the Beast (Revelation 17:13) who tries to come in peaceably (Daniel11:23-24), who is also the military-political leader called the King of the North in Daniel 11:38-43, and have issues with the Anglo-American power which it will takeover (cf. Daniel 11:39), and will be considered as a successful warring power (Revelation 13:1-4).
But since many have misjudged Europe, many will be shocked when it does rise up per Revelation 13:4.  Yet, it is starting to rise up now and makes the news regularly for steps that it is taking towards integration.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Using the Tower of Babel and “Beast” images suggests it is not concerned about its role as being part of the future Babylon of Bible prophecy.
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? What MUST happen BEFORE the Great Tribulation?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2013, 2014, or 2015? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? Who confirms the “peace deal of Daniel 9:27? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?

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