Revived Roman Empire

Revived Roman Empire

Daniel's visions of world empires conclude with a sort of "revived Roman Empire" in the last days. The European Union (EU) could very possibly be the head of this final world government. It is located in the same area as the old Roman Empire, and is expanding its influence year by year.

The first step toward the formation of a European superstate was the Benelux Agreement on June 8, 1948. This was a treaty between three very small countries, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Several years later, in 1957, in the city of Rome, and with a document called "The Treaty of Rome," those three countries joined with three other countries, Italy, France, and Germany to make the EEC (European Economic Community) which was called the Common Market for many years. Today the organization is known as the EU (European Union). In 1973 the United Kingdom joined the EU along with Ireland and Denmark, making a total of nine nations. In 1981 Greece became a member of the union.

Spain and Portugal joined in 1986, and in 1995 Austria, Finland and Sweden were added to the official list.

In July of 2008 the EU spawned a related organization known as The Union for the Mediterranean which includes European, Middle Eastern and African nations all around th Mediterranean Sea. A map of all these nations looks very much like the old Roman Empire.

At the heart of all of this growth, the original 10 nations have a separate powerful existence, The Western European Union. The WEU is relatively dormant at this time, but is bound together for mutual defense if it is ever needed.

At the close of 2008 the United States and the rest of the world were distressed by the greatest economic melt-down since the Great Depression. Our financial weakness could be the reason the United States does not figure prominently in end-times prophecy. As the world rebuilds its financial system there may be less dependence on the U.S., and more trust in the EU.

At the beginning of 2009 there were 27 member states of the union. The success of this European merger is a further impetus to global unity.

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European Union Begins 2010 With New Look

Dec. 24, 2009 -
The European Union begins 2010 profoundly transformed. A landmark agreement called the Lisbon Treaty is in force, aimed to increase EU clout on the world stage and streamline its decision-making.
Former Belgian prime minister Herman Van Rompuy takes office on January 1 as the first permanent president of the union.
Source: Voice of America

Europe Rides The Beast: Official EU Symbols Tell Us Exactly What The Global Elite Plan To Do To Humanity

This is a must-read article with numerous pictures of the European symbol of a woman riding a beast. The symbolism comes from Greek mythology. Europa was beautiful Phoenecian woman attracted the attention of the god Zeus. He transformed himself into a beautiful white bull. Europa mounted the bull and he carries her away.

Europeans are enamored with this symbol, but it reminds prophecy students of the altar to Zeus in Pergamum, which is called "Satan's throne" in Revelation 2:12-13. It is also similar to the woman riding the beast in Revelation 17 that stands for the final evil world empire.

Source: The Last Days

EU could bring peace to Middle East

Dec. 4, 2009 - William Nitze and Leon Hadar say that the EU must stop depending on US policy on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Their Union for the Mediterranean is already a step in the right direction, bringing together EU members with non-EU countries that border the Mediterranean, including Israel and the PA.
But the main European contribution to inducing the two sides to make peace – and to eventually sustain it – would be the offer of EU membership to Israel and Palestine.
They believe that joining the EU would help the Israelis and Palestinians economically. It would also provide laws, rules and norms of behaviour that would protect both from succumbing to their worst instincts.
Source: Guardian - UK

Unknown duo chosen as new faces of Europe

Nov. 23, 2009 - Belgian Prime Minister Herman van Rompuy was chosen as the European Union's first regular President. The EU represents 500,000,000 people, a larger population and larger total economy than the U.S.

Another virtually unknown person, Lady Catherine Ashton, British Commissioner of Trade, was elected as EU High Representative.

She will head up a new EU foreign ministry made up of 3,000 diplomats with 200 EU embassies and a fat wallet for peacekeeping missions.
Source: Euranet
Herman Van Rompuy: today the EU, tomorrow the world! - He hailed 2009 as “the first year of global governance." - Daniel Hannan - Telegraph
New EU president raises fears in aspirant Turkey - Reuters
EU President Herman Van Rompuy vs. Oprah Winfrey -

20th Anniversary: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Nov. 9, 2009 - From 1961 to 1989 a massive wall of concrete and steel separated East and West Germany and became the symbol of Communist oppression. In 1987 President Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenberg Gate and called on Soviet Premier Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."
On Nov. 9, 1989, the communist government of East Germany announced that all residents would be permitted to travel to West Berlin and West Germany. Crowds of Eastern and Western Germans climbed onto the wall, where they met in peaceful celebration.
This great event led to the fall of other communist regimes across Eastern Europe.
Source: Fox
November 9, 1989 - the day that changed European history - Deutsche Welle
Obama Draws Criticism for Sitting Out Berlin Wall Anniversary - Fox

Ministers back Blair as best man to lead EU

Oxt. 26, 2009 - David Miliband, Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, is leading the push for Tony Blair to become the new EU president. He said the person in that role should be someone who “stopped the traffic” in Washington and Beijing, meaning that he would have the highest access to world leaders.
In an article for The Times today Mr Miliband calls for the EU to expand by taking in the western Balkans, Turkey and Ukraine and to step up and take its place as the world’s largest market and strongest regional alliance.
Source: Times Online

Ireland backs EU's Lisbon Treaty

Oct. 3, 2009 - By a strong 67% majority, Irish voters have endorsed the European Union's Lisbon Treaty. Sixteen months ago they rejected it and plunged EU reforms into deadlock. Jose Manuel Barroso, The president of the European Commission,said it was a great day for Europe, and urged Poland and the Czech Republic - the only other countries yet to ratify Lisbon - to sign the treaty as soon as possible.
The treaty - which is aimed at streamlining decision-making in the 27-nation bloc - cannot take effect until all 27 member states ratify it.

Tony Blair Could Become EU President Within Weeks

Oct. 1, 2009 - If Ireland ratifies the Lisbon Treaty, it is expected that all 27 member nations will soon agree to the reforms and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will most likely be chosen as the union's first president, possibly as soon as the end of October.
Source: The Sun - UK
'President' Blair waits on voters of Ireland -Times Online

US to shelve Europe missile plan

Sept. 17, 2009 - President Obama has announced that US Plans to build a missile defence system in Poland and the Czech Republic have been scrapped. The reason given for the decision is that Iran's long-range missile plans are not as advanced as previously thought.
Russia, which saw the missile plan as a threat, welcomed the news.

However, the change has already been heavily criticised in conservative circles in the US.

Source: BBC
Poles, Czechs: US missile defense shift a betrayal - "Betrayal! The U.S. sold us to Russia and stabbed us in the back," the Polish tabloid Fakt declared on its front page. - Google - AP
Russia scraps missile plan after US move - YNet News

Crisis makes Europe the richest region in the world, study says

Sept. 17, 2009 - According to a new study about the economic crisis, Europe is now the richest region in the world.
North America's wealth, measured in assets under management, plummeted by 21.8 percent, the steepest decline in the world. A lesser fall was registered in Europe, where assets shrunk by 5.8 percent.
Source: EUobserver

U.S. no longer most competitive economy

Sept 8, 2009 - Because of our high budget deficit, a very low savings rate, and a public debt that has been rising over the past years, a recent poll shows that the U.S. has dropped to second place among the world's most competitive economies. Switzerland now holds the top spot.
Source: MSNBC
Switzerland and the European Union - Wikipedia

Obama 'like Romans who destroyed Jewish Temples'

July 29, 2009 -
Marking the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, about a thousand Jewish protesters today read the biblical book of Lamentations in front of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem to protest against the Obama administration's demand to freeze Jewish construction in eastern sections of the city.
Source: WorldNetDaily

EU Rejects Multi-Billion Dollar Rescue Plan For Eastern Europe

Mar. 2, 2009 - Eastern European nations asked the EU for about $240 billion to help their failing economies. The EU did approve $30 billion, but declined the larger amount. Hungary warned that the rejection could lead to an economic "iron curtain" across the continent.
Source: Worthy News
Economic crisis threatens the idea of one Europe - International Herald Tribune

Crisis claims Icelandic cabinet

Jan. 26, 2009 - Because of their escalating economic crisis, the cabinet of the island nation of Iceland has resigned, and the prime minister has called an early general election for 9 May.
Conservative Prime Minister Geir Haarde announced the resignation of his cabinet, after talks with his Social Democratic coalition partners failed.
Iceland 'could apply to EU soon' - BBC

Blair reappears on shortlist to head EU

Jan 11, 2009 - If the European Union’s Lisbon Institutional Reform Treaty is ratified next year it will establish a full-time presidency for the EU. Tony Blair, the Former Prime Minister of the UK is considered a possible choice for the position. Four great crises have underscored the need for a high-profile leader. The recent crises are last August’s Russia-Georgia war, the global financial meltdown, the Gaza conflict, and the shutdown of Russian gas deliveries to Europe.
Source: Financial Times
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