Revived Roman Empire

Revived Roman Empire

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:

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.

For many years the original 10 nations maintained a separate powerful existence, The Western European Union (WEU), to assist with defense of the EU. It was disbanded in 2011.

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.

Protests and revolutions in various Islamic countries around the Mediterranean Sea in 2011 raise the specter of a new Islamic caliphate that might merge with the European countries where Muslim culture is becoming predominant. Such a coalition would resemble the old Roman Empire at it's greatest extent, and could be what was predicted in Daniel, chapter 2 -the final world empire, symbolized by iron [Rome] and clay [Islamic caliphate?].



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'Europe's policy on Israel like its Jewish policy in 30s and 40s'

Dec. 13, 2012 - European National leaders have severely criticized Israel's continued building of settlements in disputed areas of Jerusalem. On the other hand, they have failed to criticize Hamas' clear and often-repeated goal to destroy Israel.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israel Radio on Tuesday that he is not happy with Europe's stance on these issues. He said,

We have already been through this with Europe, in the late 1930s and the 40s... They knew at the beginning of the 1940s exactly what was happening with the refugee camps, with the concentration camps, and they didn't exactly take action.

The Hatnuah party chairwoman Tzipi Livni, said Lieberman's remarks went too far. She agreed that there is criticism over the current settlement policy, but said, "Not everyone is against us and not everyone is anti-Semitic."

Source: Israel Hayom

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EU awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Oct. 13, 2012 - The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union. It was given in recognition of ...
".. EU's most important result: the successful struggle for peace and reconciliation and for democracy and human rights. The stabilizing part played by the EU has helped to transform most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace."
According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, this award was recognition of the unifying effect of their currency, the euro.
Source: Telegraph - UK



The European Commission Announces New Large-Scale to Support the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Sept. 15, 2012 -
The European Commission has today announced new funding of €100 million for Palestine in the areas of water and sanitation and supporting refugees, as well as a package of support to Area C .... The EU is the largest donor to the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
Source: Palestine News Network
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European Commission Head: 'Two-state solution key to achieving peace'

July 11, 2012 - At Haifa University, where he received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his work to combat anti-Semitism, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem is the establishment of a viable democratic state of Palestine and the recognition of a secure and recognized state of Israel. He pledged the help of the European Union to achieve a negotiated final-status agreement.
“The European Union will be your steadfast partner in this endeavor and will assist you in lighting the candle of peace that will shine for many,” he said.
Source: Jerusalem Post

World stocks dive after Europe elections

May 7, 2012 - European stock markets have had a strong negative response to the the upset elections in France and Greece, and the economic malaise is spreading to other markets worldwide.
Renewed uncertainty over Europe's ability to deal with its spawning debt crisis following elections in Greece and France hammered stock markets Monday, with the main exchange in Athens down a massive 8%.
Observers say the elections were caused by voter backlash against austerity and unemployment.
Source: USA Today

EU Plot To Scrap Britain

May 5, 2012 - Covert plans are being made by some EU foreign ministers to merge the jobs currently done by Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission.
The new bureaucrat, who would not be directly elected by voters, is set to get sweeping control over the entire EU and force member countries into ever-greater political and economic union.
It is assumed that Britain will not go along with such a plan.
Source: Express - UK
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Amnesty International finds anti-Muslim bias in Europe

April 24, 2012 - Amnesty International criticizes European laws that ban the use of Muslim women's veils. It says that Muslims also are excluded from jobs and education in many situations.
"Muslim women are being denied jobs and girls prevented from attending regular classes just because they wear traditional forms of dress, such as the headscarf. Men can be dismissed for wearing beards associated with Islam," the group's discrimination specialist Marco Perolini said.
Source: BBC

Ministers ponder creation of EU super-president

April 20, 2012 - A group of European Union Foreign Ministers discussed the advantages of merging two existing positions, the EU Council president and European Commission president, into one more powerful and influential role.
In other reforms, the new figure would "streamline" the European Commission into a two-tier structure... Every EU country would still have its own commissioner with their own vote in the college of 27 top officials.
Source: EU Observer

ECB chief Mario Draghi says worst of euro crisis over

Mar. 21, 2012 -
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has said the worst of the eurozone crisis is over< br /> In an interview with Germany's Bild newspaper, he said the situation in Europe was "stabilising".
Source: BBC
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