UCG: The Mediterranean Union: Another Roman Empire?

Union for the Mediterranean

Blue: Members of the European Union Union for the Mediterranean
Green: Other members (primarily from the African Union & Arab League)
Striped green: Libya is currently only an observer member in the Union for the Mediterranean


Two weeks ago, I posted information on the new Union for the Mediterranean (please see Deal Leading to Psalm 83?). The electronic version of UCG’s August issue of its World News & Prophecy came out today with an article by its Tom Robinson titled The Mediterranean Union: Another Roman Empire? where he wrote:

On July 13, leaders of 43 countries surrounding the Mediterranean (from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East) joined together in Paris, France, to launch a new regional union—the Mediterranean Union or, as it’s now officially called, the Union for the Mediterranean…

This was a dream come true for French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who championed the creation of the bloc upon assuming office just a little over a year before. Sarkozy chaired the meeting jointly with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak—the two serving as interim copresidents, as the union is to operate under a copresidency of north and south.

This is a stunning development, not only for the speed of the union’s formation—coming just over a year after it was proposed—but for its plausible ties to end-time events foretold in the Bible…

Return of empire foretold

Notably absent from the meeting was Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi, although he sent a representative.

Angry that original plans for only a few southern European and North African states were changed to include the whole EU and the Middle East, including Israel (making it, in his words, “very dangerous” for him to support), Gaddafi boycotted the meeting, saying, “We shall have another Roman Empire and imperialist design. These are imperialist maps and designs that we have already rolled up. We should not have them again” (quoted by Bruno Waterfield, “Gaddafi Attacks Sarkozy Plan for Union of the Med, The Daily Telegraph, July 10, 2008).

Indeed, you, too, may find that the map of this new union looks strikingly like the one in the back of your Bible of the ancient Roman Empire. That empire likewise surrounded the Mediterranean—the Romans taking pride in referring to it as Mare Nostrum, “Our Sea.”

Frankly, Gaddafi in this case is right. Another Roman Empire is indeed where things are headed even though most of the participants are themselves blind to it.

Bible prophecy reveals that the Roman Empire—the fourth in a succession of ancient empires—will be resurrected in the last days (see Daniel 2; 7; Revelation 13; 17). We have long seen this coming together in the increasing political integration of the European Union, which began with the Treaty of Rome in 1957. But in the past few years, integration has greatly picked up speed. And now we have a larger union encompassing the breadth of the ancient Roman Empire and then some.

Leaders of north and south also prophesied

Of further interest is the north-south copresidency of the new union. A lengthy prophecy in Daniel 11 details the historical struggle in the Middle East between powers to the north and south of the land of Israel . The “king of the South” of the end time will attack the “king of the North,” the ruler of Europe who will retaliate and occupy parts of North Africa and the Middle East, including Israel (verses 40-45).

While North and South here are often thought to be separate political entities entirely, they could initially be participants in some sort of union who subsequently turn against one another.

Worth considering in this regard is Gaddafi’s warning that the EU blueprint for the Mediterranean will be a pretext for a new generation of terrorists. “I believe this project of the Union for the Mediterranean would increase illegal migration and terrorism and give a justification to Islamist extremists to step up jihad attacks. These extremists would explain it [the Mediterranean Union] as a crusade against Islam and European colonisation,” he said.

While the Union for the Mediterranean appears to be an important step in the fulfillment of prophecy, it will not really be a Roman Empire, but a group containing supporters of both the King of the North and the King of the South.

UCG’s article did not list various scriptures (Psalm 83 and Daniel 11:27,39) which contain related prophecies that may better explain what the Union for the Mediterranean will ultimately be about–and that is the destruction of the Anglo-American nations.

After this destruction, the kings of the North and South will turn on each other (Daniel 11:40-43), but the South will lose. However, Russia, China, and apparently India, Japan, and others will then turn on the King of the North, who will come to his own end (Daniel 11:44-45).

Several documented 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?
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?
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”?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for China? Is it a “King of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where?
Japan, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 1: Any Witness? This is a draft of an in-process article about Japan. Have they had any witness?
Japan, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 2: Prophecy Japan in prophecy. What is prophesied for Japan. Will God save the Japanese?
Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What is prophesied for Russia? What will it do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?
India, Its Biblical Past and Future: Any Witness? The Bible discusses the origins of those of Indian heritage and discusses some of the witness to them.

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