Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
The following were part of LCG’s announcements at services today (we are visiting the Ft. Lauderdale congregation):
Growing concern the UK will leave the EU.
In a recent interview, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the German Die Zeit newspaper that it is clear that the eurozone crisis will lead to “powerful political change of the EU,” adding, “And on this point, I am deeply worried that Britain could decide by referendum to leave the whole process” (Fox Business News,August 8, 2012). Are we seeing the first cracks in Britain’s long-standing relationship with the wider EU community?
The suggestion that Britain might leave the EU was once considered far-fetched, but now is widely recognized as a possibility. The eurozone debt crisis and the prospect of the currency bloc forging a closer political union have convinced some senior UK politicians it is time to demand a new relationship with Brussels. Interestingly, Japanese bank Noruma leaked a strategy paper last week laying out contingency plans should Britain exit (called “Brexit”) the EU (EU Observer, August 10, 2012).
For years, God’s Church has, based on Bible prophecy, predicted that the peoples of the British Isles would in some way be forced out, or perhaps would remove themselves from entanglement with a soon-coming “United States of Europe.” Scripture reveals that a powerful group of nations united as one will appear on the scene. A prerequisite of union is that the nations must be of one mind (Revelation 17:12-13). As time goes on, it will become more apparent that Britain is becoming further alienated from these final ten nations that give their power and strength to the Beast.
Events in this part of the world are rapidly developing. We should be mindful of the Apostle Paul’s admonition: “…let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:6).
Even though the UK is somewhat officially Protestant (Church of England), its one time Prime Minister Tony Blair became a Roman Catholic (see also Tony Blair a Catholic EU Leader?) in June 2007–and I have wondered if he partially did this to increase his influence in the EU. His name was promoted, three or four years ago, by some who wanted to see him become the first “permanent” President of the European Union (the job instead went to Herman Van Rompuy, who still holds it).
Last year, Tony Blair called for the top leader of the EU to have more power (see Tony Blair Calls for a Strong, Elected, EU President).
Europe will end up with a powerful leader. One that the Bible refers to as the Beast (Revelation 13:1-9) and the final King of the North, and the UK will not be an equal part of it.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will not be an equal part of the European Union. Britain will either pull out or be forced out or at least truly lose its sovereignty. Many of the Anglo-peoples of the UK, USA, etc. that are not killed will to be scattered and many will be made slaves (Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves?). That is what the Bible shows will happen during the Great Tribulation.
As far as this “Beast King” goes, he could possibly be the next EU president, but a restructure ultimately will be needed in Europe for the King of the North to have the type of power that the Bible indicate he will have (Revelation 17:12-13). The EU is not ready for that yet.
However, Tony Blair’s statements today are pointing to one more step towards certain biblical prophesies being fulfilled as he is realizing that the UK wants to pull out of the UK–and that is something will happen (directly or indirectly).
The final King of the North (Daniel 11:27-40) will take over the UK, USA, and their Anglo-allies according to Bible prophecy (cf. Daniel 11:39). While more people in the UK are starting to realize that the EU poses dangers to it, most have no idea how dangerous the rising Beast power in Europe will become (cf. Revelation 13:1-4; Daniel 11:39). Britain will ultimately NOT thrive as part of the EU but will be taken over by the final European Beast power.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 20113 Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Gerat Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
Will the Anglo-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?
Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 The Living Church of God is NOT part of the Seventh-day Adventists. This article explains two prophetic differences, the trinity, differences in approaching doctrine, including Ellen White. It also explains who is 666.
Is Tony Blair Apocalyptic? The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom converted to Catholicism shortly after leaving his office and has been active in European affairs. What role might he play?
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? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
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”? What is ahead for Europe?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the German Defense Minister one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach?