Greek Riots, 2008
There have been protests in Greece related to the proposed austerity programs there:
After the crisis, a worldwide rise in unrest?Reuters – Feb 28, 2011
LONDON (Reuters) – With the Middle East in turmoil, other authoritarian states jumpy and post-crisis economic pain prompting protest in western Europe and elsewhere, some suspect a systemic rise in worldwide unrest might just be beginning. http://af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFLDE71R0NO20110228?sp=true
For the past couple of months, LCG’s Roderick C. Meredith has been warning that civil unrest would be coming to the USA. And, perhaps I should add that these messages were mainly in sermons that were taped prior to the unrest in Egypt.
The Book of Revelation tells about the red horseman of war:
3 When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” 4 Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. (Revelation 6:3-4)
Is more peace being taken from the earth these days?
Jesus taught that wars and rumors of war, of themselves, meant we were on the way to the end, but that that occurrence was not the end:
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (Matthew 24:6)
Currently there is a lot of unrest, rumors, and threats of wars.
The Bible warns about food shortages and nation fighting nation before the end comes (Matthew 24). Food shortages, food inflation, higher oil prices, ethnic issues, sovereign debt, and governmental plans to reign in costs all will likely be factors in causing unrest.
As far as Europe goes, I warned about how its debt might affect it a while ago (see 5 September 2010 post titled Civil War in Greece?) as I wrote, “Austerity measures in Europe will likely cause civil unrest”.
More civil unrest in Europe is expected. Places such as France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, and Eastern Europe have potential for this occurrence. In addition to austerity measures, Islamic protests and immigration related issues will also likely be factors in flaming protests and devastating riots. Expanded civil unrest may have major impacts on the euro and on Europe itself. It is highly likely to propel a European leader to rise up. The final leader will be the one known as the Beast (Revelation 13:3-4) and final King of the North (Daniel 11:22-44) of Bible prophecy.
Additionally, in my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect, I discussed the possibility of civil unrest and/or civil war breaking out in Europe. Here are a couple of captions from the 2009 book about that:
Some believe that God will punish the nominal Catholics with civil unrest and war in Europe. As there already has been civil unrest in Europe (and according to secular sources, more is expected), it is possible that the following (to some degree) also may come to pass:..
Monk Hilarion (15th century): “The people of the peninsula of Europe will suffer by needless wars…”
Brother Louis Rocco (19th century): “All over Europe there will rage terrible civil wars…A Great Monarch will arise after a period of terrible wars and persecutions in Europe.”
Some believe this civil unrest will result in the rise of a militaristic leader who will quell that particular violence, establish a new religious order, and reign with a pope who will perform miracles…
One interesting 15th century Catholic prophecy foretells a time when a “great prince” will rise up. “All Germany” will apparently convert to the ecumenical religion, and then massive conversions in “all countries” “will happen quickly…
The descriptions of the Great Monarch/Prince in many ways parallel the description of one the Bible refers to as the “prince” in Daniel 9:26–27, final “King of the North” in Daniel 11:27–45…
World events are aligning with prophecy. There will be ups and downs in Europe until the final European beast power rises up. The protests may turn quite violent and this may be a major trigger for the rise of the prophesied final King of the North.
As far as the Middle East goes, this unrest, as I have been reporting, will likely ultimately lead to the rise of the King of the South (my 2012 book also mentions food shortages and the rise of the King of the South).
China, as LCG has long suggested, will likely have its own unrest as well. And there may be unrest in other parts of Asia and Africa.
The USA will face a series of problems, mainly brought on by itself, as well as its sins and debt. Civil unrest and real hunger will ultimately hit the USA. Unrest and hunger will occur in the Great Tribulation, but also likely before it in the “beginning of sorrows”.
The world is changing and unrest will likely worsen. And partially because of it, the final King of the North will rise up. If Europe “catches” the unrest from the Middle East, this could happen relatively soon there.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
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”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe?
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. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, many have already started to come to pass.
2012 y el surgimiento de la secta secreta 2012 libro del Dr. Thiel en Español.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache.
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel em Português. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 14 já começaram a acontecer.