Portugal’s Government May Collapse

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Portugal’s government may collapse this week:

SCENARIOS-Portugal’s politics as government faces collapse

Reuters – Shrikesh Laxmidas, Andrei Khalip – ‎23 March 2011

Socrates, in a second term that was set to end in 2013, has threatened to resign if the opposition rejects the measures. Many analysts speculate he will present his resignation to Cavaco Silva on Wednesday at their weekly meeting.Some analysts say he will only quit after attending the crucial European Union leaders’ summit starting on Thursday, while others say the president would only be likely to accept Socrates’ resignation after the summit.

March 23, 2011, 9:49 a.m. EDT

On a knife’s edge in Lisbon as vote nears

Portugal’s PSI 20 index tumbles 1.9%; bonds under pressure

By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

MADRID (MarketWatch) — Financial markets were facing intense pressure in Lisbon on Wednesday ahead of a key parliamentary vote on austerity measures on which Portugal’s Prime Minister Jose Socrates has staked his political future.

Europe is prophesied to have problems, despite the fact it is prophesied to rise up.  Portugal is sometimes called one of the PIIGS in Europe.  PIIGS stands for Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain, all counties in the EU with major debt problems.  The debt situation in Portugal seems to be behind the potential collapse of its current government.

(While I have never been to Portugal, my wife and I plan to visit there later this year related to another prophetic book we are working on.)

Because of the PIIGS, as well as historical differences between EU nations, many have speculated that the EU will not make it.  And as it currently is structured it will not.  The Bible warns that the nations of the final beast power will not be highly united:

41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.  (Daniel 2:41-44, NKJV)

The reality is that the structure of what is going on in Europe will ultimately result in a more complete union, even more so than most in any part of Europe currently believe according to Bible prophecy:

12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.  (Revelation 17:12-13)

Most every crisis and loss of sovereignty within Europe will lead towards that direction.

The increased monetary integration in the eurozone, the increased military cooperation, and other alliances will ultimately make this ungainly union of clay and iron (Daniel 2:41-43) stick together well enough a few years for many prophecies in the Bible to come to pass.

Of course, Jesus will ultimately defeat the Beast power (Daniel 2:45; Revelation 17:14) and His Kingdom will be established.  Until then, there will be a lot of events happening involving European countries.

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?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism? Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it. Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2018 or 2019?
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.

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