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.

There are now 28 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 since 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]. The Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL) emerged in 2014 with barbaric practices and the stated goal of reestablishing the caliphate.

The brittle nature of this prophecied empire of iron and clay is unfolding dramatically with Britian's formal exit (BREXIT), beginning in March of 2017.



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Londonistan: 500 closed churches, 423 new mosques

Apr. 2, 2017 -Columniist Giulio Meotti, in an article written for Gatestone Institute, warns:
The city of London – dubbed "Londonistan" by outspoken journalist Melanie Phillips – now has 423 new mosques, which are "built on the sad ruins of English Christianity."
Meotti also says that within a generation, the number of churchgoers will be three times lower than that of Muslims attending mosques. There are already more than 100 sharia (Islamic law) courts in London.
Source: Israel National News

Significance of a Revived Roman Empire in Prophecy




Article 50: UK set to formally trigger Brexit process

Mar. 29, 2017 - The United Kingdom begins the process today of leaving the European Union.
Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk later.
Source: BBC
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EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary

Mar. 27, 2017 - Twenty-seven European Union countries signed a new declaration that affirms the continued unity of the European Union.
European Union leaders have stressed the need for unity at a celebration in the Italian capital marking 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. ... With Brexit looming, UK PM Theresa May is not attending the celebrations.
Source: BBC

Four NATO Nations Would Pick Russia Over U.S. to Defend Them

Feb. 18, 2017 - Just before Friday’s annual gathering of the transatlantic security community in Germany, A new Gallup poll confirmed that most countries would chose the U.S as its defense partner.

At the same time, however, China and Russia picked each other, war-torn Ukraine and Iraq split down the middle, while those four members of the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey -- plumped for Russia.

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