TW: British Veto and Europe’s Plans

European Central Bank, Frankfurt (Eric Chan)


Here are two news items on the European economic crisis to mention that LCG reported in its latest TW World & Prophecy:

Britain vetoes EU treaty revision.

Last Friday, EU leaders met in Brussels to discuss an intergovernmental treaty that will enforce stricter financial laws among EU members. Four nations initially rejected the treaty but with “a strong diplomatic push… the Czech Republic, Hungary and Sweden entered the fold later.” Britain was the only one of the 27 EU nations to reject the treaty.

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron said that because the EU would not take action to protect Britain’s “vital financial services industry,” he was forced to veto the treaty. Mr. Cameron’s vote resulted in EU leadership restricting the agreement “to the 17 members of the euro zone,” and excluding the 10 non-euro zone members.

Experts see Britain’s veto as an action that will serve to further isolate the island nation, and possibly force a “split” in Europe (New York Times [online], December 9, 2011). “The euro zone plus nine may hold a summit without Britain as early as January, diplomats said” (Reuters, December 9, 2011).

The Church of God has long taught that …Britain–will not be part of an end-time European Beast power. The Bible indicates that Israelite nations, because of their national sins, will eventually be taken into captivity by the Beast (Hosea 7:11-16; 9:1-17; 11:5-7; 12:1; 13:12-16). Mr. Cameron’s action last week fits well with Bible prophecies. Ultimately, God will “bring back” His chosen people and bless them once again–when they repent and choose to fear and obey Him (Hosea 14:4-9).

For more information on the future of the Israelite-descended nations, review our booklet The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy.

Behind the scenes in Europe.

Last Tuesday, Herman Van Rompuy sent a confidential report to all EU leaders asking them to “respond vigorously by immediate action” to financial issues in Europe. It directed them to take decisive actions to save Europe. For example, in order to quickly change financial elements of the Lisbon Treaty, “Changes to Protocol N°12 can be introduced by a unanimous decision of the Council on a proposal from the Commission after consultation of the European Parliament and the European Central Bank. This decision does not require ratification at national level. This procedure could therefore lead to rapid and significant changes.” (Emphasis ours.)

The EU President was promoting actions that would quickly effect international change while bypassing national governments (Towards a Stronger Economic Union: Interim Report, December 6, 2011 cited in Le Figaro, December 6, 2011). Nations that joined the EU may find that they relinquished elements of their sovereignty they may not have been aware of. Now, leaders within the EU are prepared to use the powers at their disposal. As further changes are enacted within the EU, power will become even more centralized.

These events make John’s prophecy all the more clear: “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. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast” (Revelation 17:12-13).

Here is something from the news yesterday:

New treaty in force when 9 countries have ratified
EUobserver – Dec 16, 2011
The first draft of a new treaty meant to tighten economic governance in eurozone countries was circulated Friday (16 December) with the aim to have the text finalised by January and coming into force once nine countries have ratified it.The ratification threshold would allow the treaty to go into place even if some euro states – such as Ireland which may have to hold a referendum – are having problems getting domestic approval.

Ultimately, a new European “treaty” will be needed, so we will see how long and how well the proposed one might last. And ultimately, as we in the Living Church of God have long taught, the United Kingdom will not be part of it (at least not as a almost co-equal member).

The Bible shows that despite weakness (Daniel 11:41-43) there will be a reorganization in Europe. The Bible also shows that ultimately, a major dictator (and the person I currently suspect for that role currently holds no official government office) will rise up and rule end time Babylon (Revelation 17:1-13), the final King of the North, European Beast power of Bible prophecy (Daniel 11:40).

And while Europe is not yet ready to become 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 leader will be much worse for the USA and its Anglo-descended allies (Daniel 11:39) than what a collapse of the Euro could directly bring.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

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?
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.
Barack Obama in Islamic Prophecy? There is actually a 17th century Shiite prophecy that some believe that Barack Obama will fulfill that will lead to a rising up of 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”?
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?
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?

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