LCG on Mediterranean Union, EU, and Middle East

Union for the Mediterranean

Blue: Members of the European Union in the Union for the Mediterranean States
Green: Other members (primarily from the African Union & Arab League)

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In today’s TW News & Prophecy, LCG reported two items relatled to the Union for the Mediterranean States, the EU, and the Middle East:

Revive the Mediterranean Union!

The Mediterranean Union (UfM), first started with the major support of President Sarkozy of France, is now receiving renewed support by France and Germany. France’s new Foreign Minister, Alain Jupp√©, has called for the reinvigoration of the UfM as “more necessary than ever.” Angela Merkel of Germany, who initially criticized the UfM’s creation back in 2007, recently recognized the tremendous need for this Union to support the EU’s work in the Middle East and Mediterranean rim nations.

She stated in a press conference with her Austrian counterpart: “The existence of the Union for the Mediterranean is a good thing. It gives us new opportunities to start to work together with the North-African countries… We think that we have to provide, at mid-term and long-term, our economic support and our ‘know how’ to help the growth in this area; not only for Libya, but also for the other countries in the area” (LeFigaro.fr, March 2, 2011).

The Bible indicates that–for a time–Germany would ally itself with the Arab peoples of Moab, Edom, Philistia, Ammon, and even the Babylonians and Chaldeans (Psalm 83:5-8; Ezekiel 23:22-23). These ancient peoples represent modern nations in the Middle-Eastern region. This alignment-of-necessity will only last for a short time and then be broken as Germany and the European Beast power take the unrestrained lead (Daniel 11:40-43).

Actions throughout the Middle East now, as well as in Europe, are falling in line with these prophecies.

The EU must lead in the Middle East.

In a recent interview with the EU Observer, the Syrian ambassador to the EU made some very poignant and sobering comments. The ambassador, Mr. Mohamad Ayman Soussan, pointed out that the tide of civil unrest currently moving through the Middle East is due to the Arab-Israeli conflict and not other causes. He commented, “Our European friends have a responsibility here, because Europe is the principal economic partner of Israel. They have all the means at their disposal to make Israel reconsider its position vis-a-vis international law. Europe must assume this responsibility if it ever intends to take its rightful place in the international order” (EUObserver.com, February 17, 2011). So, the Syrian ambassador to the EU is calling on the EU to take a much larger “rightful place” in Middle East affairs.

More than 2,600 years ago, Bible prophecy revealed this would happen , as Daniel foresaw an end-time Beast or King of the North moving into the Middle East (Daniel 11:40-43). Jesus Christ also prophesied of a time when Jerusalem would be surrounded by Gentile armies and the Beast power would set up the “abomination of desolation” there (Luke 21:20-24; Matthew 24:15-16).

It is sobering to see world events fitting into these ancient prophecies! For more information on this exciting topic, read our free booklet The Middle East in Prophecy.

I have long found this Mediterranean union to be of prophetic interest as it essentially includes a “president from the North” (was French President Nicolas Sarkozy) and a “president of the South (was Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak). Eventually, it may be that these positions could represent the prophesied final King of the North and King of the South (or the Union for the Mediterranean States leaders may simply take direction from these “Kings”).¬† Or at least a framework by which various prophecies can be fulfilled.

For example, I have long suspected that this Union for the Mediterranean States could be the framework for making the prophesied deals between the prophesied final King of the North and King of the South (Daniel 9:27, Psalm 83):

27 Both these kings’ hearts shall be bent on evil, and they shall speak lies at the same table; but it shall not prosper, for the end will still be at the appointed time (Daniel 11:27).

3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

5 For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot (Psalm 83:3-8).

Not only Israel, but those in the Anglo-descended nations need to be concerned about the ramifications of the prophesied deal in Psalm 83 as Assyria represents a significant portion of the modern EU.

The EU is determined to be heavily involved in the Middle East and will help fulfill various biblical prophecies (Daniel 11:27-44 also comes to immediate mind).

Events are happening right now to line up the fulfillment of many end time prophecies.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
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?
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?
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?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?



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