Written in October 2018
So said French President Macron at the Salzburg summit of EU leaders in September. It’s not easy to write about it for this magazine either, because whatever I write now, the situation will have changed by the time the magazine gets into print in January.
At the time of writing (December 13th) Mrs May has delayed the vote on her Brexit deal while she tries to get some concessions out of the EU, with the hope that it can then be accepted by parliament. A majority of parliament are set against the deal and will vote it down, while the EU have said that it won’t change the deal on offer, so that looks like a lost cause. Jeremy Corbyn says the Tories have to make way for Labour to form a government and put through the deal they propose. Labour’s proposal appears to be to leave us about 90% still in the EU as opposed to Mrs May’s which leaves us about 50% still in. The Tory Brexiteers want their own more radical deal in place, but as things stand they have no chance of getting such a deal accepted in the EU or parliament, so that looks like a lost cause too.
That leaves two possibilities, no deal, which Tory Brexiteers would be happy with, or no Brexit, which much of parliament would be happy with, but which would be seen as a betrayal of the 17 million people who voted for Brexit in June 2016. This is now on the table after the EU court of justice has ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke its Article 50 request to leave the EU and thus reverse Brexit. No Brexit is clearly the preferred option of most of parliament and the British Establishment, led by the BBC, which has campaigned against Brexit since day one of the vote. There are now calls for that option to be put in place by a second referendum in which people will be subjected to immense pressure to vote to remain in the EU.
Clearly there are ‘dark forces at work’ as Dominic Raab said when he quit as Brexit Secretary after learning what was in Mrs May’s deal. In Isaiah 24.16 we read about the ‘treacherous dealers who deal very treacherously’ in the last days’ scenario.
After the Brexit vote in 2016 I wrote in Light for the Last Days: ‘The EU has always been a key part of the grander strategy by the global elite to destroy national sovereignty and bring in a world government, through eventually amalgamating the EU with other trading blocs. The EU was created by a Western elite who have been surreptitiously working to build a global government. To this end the EU has spent half a century pursuing a goal of continual expansion and ever-closer union within its borders. Now Britain has had the nerve to reverse this process and vote to exit the EU. This goes against the global government agenda.’
Back in January 2018 I wrote in the Prophetic Witness magazine about ‘Best for Britain’, a pro EU group, backed by international globalists like George Soros. They have been campaigning to frustrate Brexit and keep Britain in Europe, with remarkable success. Their plan involved:
- Giving parliament the last word on any Brexit deal.
- Using the Scottish and Irish situation to maximise problems for Brexit. They said ‘The Irish border question will be the crunch point that could sink Brexit.’
- Changing the Labour Party policy on the EU line and working to bring Labour to power and a second referendum in which public opinion would be pressed into voting to remain in the EU.
From the EU’s side they have done everything they could to make it difficult to leave. We should not be surprised at this, knowing that the nature of the EU is to take sovereignty from independent nation states and transfer it to the Union. Giving sovereignty back to nation states once they have joined the EU is against their rules.
The European Parliament’s Brexit Co-ordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, has said Britain cannot be allowed to take back full control of its borders. Verhofstadt gave a speech to the European Parliament in which he blamed the crisis in the EU on the fact that ‘member states are reluctant to transfer new sovereignty and powers to the European Union. The only way out of this crisis is a new transfer of powers to the European Union and the European Institutions.’ France’s President Macron is joining with Germany’s Angela Merkel to push for deeper EU integration with a single Eurozone budget and a European army. Mrs Merkel spoke at an event in Berlin, titled ‘Between Globalisation and National Sovereignty’, saying: “In this day nation states must today – should today, I say – be ready to give up sovereignty.”
There is a growing resistance to this process within Europe. Both Macron and Merkel are losing power in their own countries, while Eurosceptic parties have taken power in Hungary, Italy, Poland and Austria. The Italian government is now on a collision course with Brussels over its budget and threatens to cause a crash in the currency if it defaults on its debts, which looks highly likely. A number of commentators are saying that the Euro currency as it is today is unsustainable and may not survive.
France is also seething with anger at the policies of President Macron, as the recent demonstrations in Paris and other French cities, have shown. The unrest is said to be linked with an anti-globalisation, anti-EU movement in the country. Senior politicians are also warning of the ‘Fracturing of France,’ a breakdown of law and order in the suburbs of big cities, as radical Islamists take them over and seek to install a ‘substitution civilisation.’ Philippe de Villiers, a French politician and novelist, said “We may be living the end of a civilisation – ours.”
The Islamisation of Europe and the social problems caused by mass migration is fuelling a right-wing reaction which is challenging EU policies. Hungary, Austria, Italy and much of eastern Europe have governments which wish to stop migration at the external borders of the EU and limit freedom of movement across internal national borders.
Brussels is ordering these nations to open up their borders to migrants. In the end they many need to take control by cracking down on dissent on the issues of migration and the economy and banning opposition political parties. The EU parliament has passed a motion calling on EU member states to ban ‘neo-Nazi and fascist’ groups and to set up special police forces to combat hate crimes and hate speech and counteract the spread of “fascism, racism and xenophobia.”
The problem with this is that although there are those who are racist and dangerous, there are others who just wish to defend traditional European culture, who find themselves branded as racists and fascists by the ‘politically correct’ liberal establishment. We by no means support fascism or racism. We also see that the political left has hi-jacked this issue to the extent that those, who question mass immigration or the imposition of multi-cultural, multi-religious values on European society or the Islamisation of society, may be called racists, or fascists and guilty of ‘hate crimes’. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that criticism of Muhammad constitutes incitement to hatred and endangers public order, meaning that in Europe, you are not allowed to criticise Muhammad or Islam. Any criticism of homosexual life style or the imposition of transgenderism on our children may also be considered a ‘hate crime.’
If we are right that the EU is the revived Roman Empire of prophecy then it is inevitable that it will become a dictatorship, suppressing views it considers dangerous. Some of the views it wishes to suppress really are dangerous and harmful, but some of them could include ours. For example:
- The best explanation for how we came to be here is Genesis 1.1 ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’
- Therefore God made us male and female. Gender is not fluid, but determined at birth and cannot be changed.
- Marriage is only between a man and a woman. Homosexual practice is sinful and contradicts God’s plan in creation.
- There is one way to God through Jesus Christ and no other name by which we may be saved. Therefore Islam, Hinduism and multi faith religion have no salvation in them. People need to be converted through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and rose again from the dead.
The EU fits in with the ‘iron and the clay’ of the image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream:
'Andasthe toes of the feetwerepartly of iron and partly of clay,sothe kingdom shall be partly strong and partlyfragile. 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. And in the days of these kingsthe God of heaven will set up a kingdomwhich shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people;it shallbreak in pieces andconsume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.’ Daniel 2.42-44.
The iron and the clay represent the final phase of human government before the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. In this vision the stone smites the image and it is broken in pieces then the stone becomes a great mountain and fills the earth. The stone represents the second coming of Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords, with all power at His disposal to bring an end to the corrupt world system and set up His Messianic kingdom. The iron and the clay represent a revival of the fourth empire of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7, the Roman Empire.
The iron and the clay mingle together but do not adhere to one another. One interpretation of the iron and clay could be a mixture of democracy and dictatorship, an unstable coalition which, on one level is falling apart, but on another level holds together, until it is broken by the coming of the Lord.
Revelation 17 also contains a prophecy which is relevant. It begins with a vision of a woman riding the beast. Outside the EU building in Brussels there is a statue of a woman (Europa) riding a bull (a beast). This is based on the Greek myth of the Rape of Europa. This image has also been used on Euro coins. The EU’s parliament building in Strasburg is modelled on a painting by Brueghel of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11). This image has also been used on EU posters announcing the unification of Europe.
Babel is the same word as Babylon in the Hebrew Bible and Revelation 17 describes the ‘woman riding the beast’ as Mystery Babylon the Great. Revelation 17 also describes a succession of seven kings, one that ‘is’ (the sixth king) and one that is to come. The sixth king, in power at the time of John writing the book of Revelation, is the Roman Empire. The one that is to come and arises out of Rome is the seventh kingdom or the revived Roman Empire.
It is interesting that the founding treaty of what has become the EU was the ‘Treaty of Rome’ and that EU leaders have themselves connected the EU to the Roman Empire. Henri Spaak, one of the founding fathers of the EU and one-time secretary general of NATO, said about the day the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957: ‘We felt like Romans on that day. We were consciously recreating the Roman Empire once more.’
He also said at that time: ‘We do not want another committee, we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all people, and to lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and be he god or devil, we will receive him.’
Europe needs a man with a plan at this time. If the antichrist kingdom is to arise out of the EU, then we should expect that such a man is waiting in the wings! Revelation 17 says that the beast or the Antichrist will arise out of this seventh kingdom, perhaps propelled to power by the crisis within it. He will be given power by ‘ten kings’ who ‘receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind and they give their power and authority to the beast.’ Revelation 17.10-14.
It is likely that the EU will face massive strains in the days to come. Some countries may leave (hopefully ours), but it will not totally fall apart. It will remain partly strong and partly weak, until the Antichrist takes over and solidifies it for a short time before it reaches its appointed end at the Second Coming of Christ. Then all governments will be replaced by the government of God as ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our God and of His Christ and He shall reign for ever and ever!’ Revelation 11.15.
I fervently hope that despite the machinations of our ‘treacherous dealers’ in government and in the land, Britain will still manage to leave the EU.
However, as President Macron said, it is not easy to leave the EU. It was not easy to leave the Roman Empire either!