Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Picardo says that Spain has basically created (‘manufactured’ is his tem) the crisis over there. The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron is so concerned about Gibraltar, he has asked for the European Union to immediately go there to monitor the situation:
August 17, 2013
Gibraltar’s Chief Minister has said the growing row between the UK and Spain is a “manufactured dispute”.
The row over extra border checks began after Gibraltar created an artificial reef, which Spain says will disrupt fishing.
But Fabio Picardo said it would never be removed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23738583
Britain has asked the EU to “urgently” send a team to Gibraltar “to gather evidence” on extra border checks at the centre of a growing row with Spain.
PM David Cameron spoke to EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to raise “serious concerns” that Spain’s actions are “politically motivated”.
Britain says the checks break EU free movement rules but Spain says Gibraltar has not controlled smuggling.
A team of EU monitors had been due to go to the Gibraltar border next month.
But Mr Cameron wants the monitors to be sent there immediately.
Spain claims sovereignty over Gibraltar, which is a British overseas territory. There have been lengthy traffic delays at its border with Spain since the extra checks began. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23724066
Gibraltar’s territory shares a 1.2-kilometer (0.75 mi) land border with Spain.
Back on April 1, 2009, I posted that Britain may lose control over the Falklands and Gibraltar. There is no doubt in my mind that ultimately the UK will lose control of Gibraltar and the Falkland islands. The EU may temporarily reduce the tensions there, but ultimately, I believe that the UK has to lose Gibraltar along with the Falkland Islands (which are off the coast of Argentina).
Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands are a few of the old British empire’s remaining “sea gates.” Spain and Argentina have tried a variety of tactics to obtain them over the years. Also, both Argentina and Spain petitioned the UN against the UK keeping territorial sea gates in June of 2012 (see At UN: Argentina Pushes for Falkland Islands and Spain Pushes for Gilbraltar).
Most who live in Gibraltar and the Falklands want to remain under British rule. What might any of this have to do with the Bible.
Notice a prophecy about what was told to the wife of Isaac, plus another in the Book of Deuteronomy:
“Our sister, may you become The mother of thousands of ten thousands; And may your descendants possess The gates of those who hate them” (Genesis 24:60).
43 The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. 45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed…47 “Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you. 49 The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a nation of fierce countenance, which does not respect the elderly nor show favor to the young. 51 And they shall eat the increase of your livestock and the produce of your land, until you are destroyed; they shall not leave you grain or new wine or oil, or the increase of your cattle or the offspring of your flocks, until they have destroyed you. 52 They shall besiege you at all your gates until your high and fortified walls, in which you trust, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you at all your gates throughout all your land which the LORD your God has given you (Deuteronomy 28:42-45,47-52).
We in the Church of God have been teaching for decades that the United Kingdom and USA would ultimately lose many of their sea gates–we believe they possessed them because of blessings from God and would lose them because of blatant disobedience.
For many years, the major sea gates of the world were possessed/controlled by the United States (Panama Canal and certain locations in the Pacific ocean) and the British Empire (Straits of Malacca, Singapore, Suez Canal, Bab el Mandeb, Strait of Hormuz, Simon’s Town/Cape of Good Hope, Malta, etc.). And while that is no longer the case for many of them, they seem to have been prophesied to be taken away for disobedience as well (c.f. Deuteronomy 28)—and certainly these nations have disobeyed the God of Abraham, as well as actually have lost many of those gates. Thus, it seems logical to conclude that the remaining “sea gates” that the UK has such as Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands will be separated from UK control. Spain directly, or perhaps, through the EU (or some other European confederation) indirectly, will eventually force out British control over Gibraltar.
Our recent YouTube video titled Will the UK Lose Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands? has been relatively popular and you may wish to view it. Additional details are in the written article with the same title: Will the UK Lose Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands?
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