Fareed Zakaria: ‘Britain resigns as a world power’

 Fareed Zakaria (World Economic Forum)


A reader tipped me off to the following:

May 23, 2015

Labour asks whether chancellor was ‘in on the secret’ of Bank of England’s ‘Project Bookend’ which is assessing economic risks of UK leaving EU…

Many business leaders and pro-EU campaigners have warned that a “Brexit” would hit British exports and damage the standing of the City of London.

Owen Paterson, a former Tory cabinet minister and a prominent Eurosceptic, said the Bank’s investigation should include the option of remaining in the European Economic Area without being a member of the EU.

“If the Bank does look at those very optimistic options, that is thoroughly worthwhile and I hope they will make those investigations public. It isn’t either ‘remain in the European Union or leap into the darkness’; there are other options,” he told the BBC.

“The European Union is a political construct. The jobs and the prosperity are delivered by the membership of the market, the European Economic Area, which is the 28 members of the EU and three members of Efta (the European Free Trade Association).”  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/23/labour-urges-osborne-to-reveal-what-he-knew-about-banks-brexit-taskforce

A reader sent me a link to the following by Fareed Zakaria:

Britain resigns as a world power  …

After an extraordinary 300-year run, Britain has essentially resigned as a global power.

Over the next few years, Britain’s army will shrink to about 80,000. A report from the Royal United Services Institute predicts that the number could get as low as 50,000, which, the Daily Telegraph points out, would be smaller than at any point since the 1770s — and, as David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy magazinenotes, about the same size as the New York Police Department. …

Britain’s 30-year-old Tornado fleet of planes is a generation behind the American F-22s it flies alongside. The Royal Navy, which once ruled the waves, operates without a single aircraft carrier (although two are under construction).  …

The country is suspicious of a robust foreign policy of any kind — including serious sanctions against Russia, getting tough in trade talks with China, the use of force in the Middle East and an engaged relationship with the rest of Europe. During the recent election, as The Post reported, foreign policy barely surfaced.

Why does this matter? Because on almost all global issues, Britain has a voice that is intelligent, engaged and forward-looking. It wants to strengthen and uphold today’s international system — one based on the free flow of ideas, goods and services around the world, one that promotes individual rights and the rule of law.

This is not an accident. Britain essentially created the world we live in. In his excellent book “God and Gold,” Walter Russell Mead points out that in the 16th century many countries were poised to advance economically and politically — Northern Italy’s city-states, the Hanseatic League, the Low Countries, France, Spain. But Britain managed to edge out the others, becoming the first great industrial economy and the modern world’s first superpower. It colonized and shaped countries and cultures from Australia to India to Africa to the Western Hemisphere, including of course, its settlements in North America. Had Spain or Germany become the world’s leading power, things would look very different today. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/britain-resigns-as-a-world-power/2015/05/21/d89606f8-fff1-11e4-805c-c3f407e5a9e9_story.html

Fareed Zakaria’s comment about Britain and it not being an accident is correct.

What relatively few realize is that Great Britain arose in fulfillment to blessings from Jacob prophesied to the descendants of Joseph’s son Ephraim, that were given in the 48th and 49th chapters of the Book of Genesis.

But other parts of the Bible warned that curses would come if there was rebellion and disobedience, and that has happened to Britain (as well as other places).  Because of that, Britain was to lose its dominance to basically be replaced by another descendant of Joseph, Manasseh.  Whose descendants are predominantly in the United States of America.

The USA, of course, is also rebellious and disobedient and is in the process of losing its dominance on the world scene.

The world economic system was led first by the UK the last couple of centuries and then the USA.  But this time will end as the final time of the Gentiles will arrive.  That will be a time of trouble for the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh (Jeremiah 30:7).

More are noticing the decline of the UK, and more decline will come (cf. Isaiah 17:3-6), and then it will be taken over along with its USA and Canadian allies (cf. Daniel 11:39).  As far as the military decline of the UK, notice the biblical prophecy about Ephraim:

3 The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, (Isaiah 17:3)

The above is coming to pass.  The UK continues to reduce its military as Fareed Zakaria reported.

Issues such as the possible Brexit and other matters in the UK and steps leading towards its elimination as a nation.  The blessings and rise of the UK were no accident, but sadly the cursings are in the process of coming as well.

Some items of related interest may include:

British are the Covenant People What do ‘British’ and ‘Britain’ mean in Hebrew? Are the descendants of the Anglo-Saxons people of the covenant? Does the British royal family connect to the throne of David? What does the Bible teach? What does history show us? Is there any DNA evidence related to British-Israelism? When did Christianity make it to the British Isles? Could Jeremiah have made it to the British Isles? What type of Christians made it to the British Isles? Did the last King of England believe in British Israelism?
WTO/TTIP and the Babylonian Beast Will international trade agreements like WTO/TTIP/CETA lead to the fulfillment of end time prophecies concerning the Babylonian Beast power that the Book of Revelation warns against? What does the Bible teach? A related video would be WTO Trade Deal and the Rise of the European Beast Power.
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”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
European Technology and the Beast of Revelation Will the coming European Beast power would use and develop technology that will result in the taking over of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies? Is this possible? What does the Bible teach? Here is a related YouTube video: Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.
Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations? Some claim that these passages refer to a gathering of 10 currently existing nations together, while one group teaches that this is referring to 11 nations getting together. Is that what Revelation 17:12-13 refers to? The ramifications of misunderstanding this are enormous.
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
When You Sin: Do You Really Repent? This is an article by Charles F. Hunting. A related sermon is Confess to God and truly repent.
Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies? People of all faiths may be surprised to see what various Roman and Orthodox Catholic prophets have been predicting as many of their predictions will be looked to in the 21st century.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (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-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. A video of possible interest may be Will Will USA Spying Help the Beast Power?.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?

Get news like the above sent to you on a daily basis

Your email will not be shared. You may unsubscribe at anytime.