UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
The Telegraph from the UK had the following headlines:
A wave of “extremism and xenophobia” will sweep across Europe unless political leaders take urgent action to deal with the debt crisis, Nick Clegg has warned.
Telegraph.co.uk , May 21, 2012
Nick Clegg is correct that there will be extreme changes in Europe. The debt crisis may certainly be the trigger. Those who have had long-term ties to the Church of God (COG), however, have expected this. I have also personally, for some time, warned that the austerity programs could lead to civil unrest and violence.
Interestingly, notice something that was taught decades ago by the late COG leader, Herbert W. Armstrong. In a sermon on July 7, 1984, he added:
And I can see now, the event that is going to trigger the formation of the reunification in Europe; the resurrection of the medieval Holy Roman Empire that we’ve been looking forward to that is prophesied to come…
But I believe that some event is going to happen suddenly just like out a blue sky that is going to shock the whole world and is going to cause the nations in Europe to realize they must unite! … Well now I think I can see what may be the very event that is going to trigger…that is the economic situation in the world…
The whole banking structure in the United States is a network all jointed together. But not only that, one nation has to deal with other nations and imports and exports. And so they have to have a means of transforming money from one nation to another. And so the banking structure is international and interwoven…
Now when the financial structure breaks down, all civilization is going to break down…
Nick Clegg’s comments in May 2012 are consistent with what Herbert W. Armstrong taught in July 1984.
There is also something else going on of interest in Europe. Notice the following announcement:
May 21, 2012
CBS/AP) CHICAGO – NATO says that its European missile shield is up and running with a basic capability to shoot down incoming missiles.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Sunday the declaration of “interim capability” at the alliance’s summit in Chicago is a first step toward a goal of establishing full coverage of Europe by 2018.
A final stage is planned for 2022 that would also provide coverage of the United States from Europe. The Obama administration has touted the progress as a sign of alliance solidarity. But it is mainly paid for and operated by the United States.
So, by 2018, Europe is to have a fairly complete missile defense shield up. And it now has a partial one. What the USA has not yet realized is that by assisting Europe this way, the USA has given Europe a lot of classified military information, military hardware, military software, and the capability of stopping missiles, Europe will be able to better attack the USA and defend itself from retaliatory attacks from the USA. While the above is currently mainly operated by the USA, the time will come when more of the control will be European. And that can happen fairly quickly as the “Commander of the Allied Command Transformation” of NATO in Europe, is a Frenchman named Stéphane Abrial (before him, it was always an American with that title).
The leadership of the USA need to study more about biblical prophecy. What the USA has done is a mistake for the USA.
Also, back in the 1980s. notice something that Herbert Armstrong wrote:
That will be a time when the UNITED Europe shall appear–the revival of the medieval “Holy Roman Empire.” We shall then be warned, and readied to be taken to a place of refuge and safety from the Great Tribulation. Forty-five days later “the beast’s armies” will surround Jerusalem. Thirty days later the Great Tribulation will probably start with a nuclear attack on London and Britain–and possibly the same day or immediately after, on the United States and Canadian cities. The GREAT TRIBULATION, we shall fully then realize, is the time of “Jacob’s Trouble,” spoken of in Jeremiah 30:7. And Jacob’s name was named on Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh (Gen. 48:16). At that time a third of the people in our nations will die, or shall have died, by famine and disease epidemics; another third will dies of the war–our cities being destroyed (Ezek. 6:6), and the remaining third will be carried to the land of our enemies as slaves (Ezek. 5:12). Armstrong, Herbert W. The Time We Are In, Now. Pastor General’s Report-Vol 1, No. 15, November 20, 1979, Page 2).
Europe is starting to build its military capacity, mainly with USA assistance!
The Bible reveals that despite weaknesses (Daniel 2:41-43) there will be a reorganization in Europe (Revelation 17:12-13). The likelihood is that Europe is going to develop some technologies that will propel it into the front of the world economically–more than in the past. The Bible shows that it will make the world wealthy for a time (Revelation 18).
The Bible also shows that ultimately, a major dictator (and the person I currently suspect for that role currently holds no major government office) will rise up and rule end time European Babylon (Revelation 17:1-13), the final King of the North, European Beast power of Bible prophecy (Daniel 11:40).
While Europe is not yet ready to support the final King of the North, we in the Living Church of God have long taught that it will be. And that this final European confederation will be much worse for the USA and its Anglo-descended allies (Daniel 11:39) than what a debt crisis could directly bring.
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”?
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?
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?
Resurgent Germany: A Fourth Reich? Who are the German peoples and where did they come from? What is Germany’s role in end time prophecy?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English 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?
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?
Canada in Prophecy What Do Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada? There are prophecies that suggest involvement with Canada. And many are not positive about its future.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? This is the longest and most complete article on this page on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”, based up an early 20th century writing.
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?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This also has YouTube videos related to 2012. The book contains documented prophecies as well as an end time sequence of events that Christians should study and understand. Including the role of Europe and how it is pivotal to end time biblical prophecy.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache.