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In my blog of 28th February I commemorated that date 10 years ago when I started emailing friends about topical events connected to End-times prophecies in the Bible. That post tells how my personal Bible metaphorically exploded in my face like a ‘time-bomb’, impressing upon me that “This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”
My next mailing got circulated on 1st April 2009 as two emails, copies of which maybe read below by enlarging their images (apologies for difficulty with legibility):
Main Points of Part 1:
- G60 Summit and massive subrogation of American sovereignty in which the mighty Dollar is made subservient to the European Union.
- more evidence for the move towards New World Order?
- EU’s High Representative Solana threatens Israel’s PM Netanyahu!
Who’s the third person in the extract from ‘A New World Order’ in Linda Louis-Vanreed’s article? We’ve heard of Marx and Lenin but maybe, like me, you’ve never heard of that other person who’s so inspirational to Hillary Clinton – Saul Alinsky. Well I just found out, thanks to William Koenig’s new book.
Here’s the opening of that quote:
A New World Order
‘Once all of our freedoms are brought under global control, we will have a new world order, free from religion, individual expression or thought. There will be a ruling class, and it will not be us. Marx understood this. Lenin understood this. Saul Alinsky understood this. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a student of both Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky, and a self-declared globalist, understands this. For almost 40 years she has fought to make for herself a place at the table, no matter what, or who, it costs.’
In tidying up that post this morning I took a moment out to check the link to Amazon of Bill’s indictment, Revealed, Obama’s Legacy. Finding I could ‘look inside’ I took a quick scan and scrolled through. Here’s what stopped me in my tracks at the close of his Introduction.:
‘Is this intentional devastation to America’s Judeo-Christian foundation based on the teaching of his mentor Saul Alinsky, the one who dedicated his first printing of the Rules of Radicals to Satan? These actions have not been accident or coincidence but intentional. Israeli journalist Ruthie Blum wrote, “What the Axis of Evil Owes Obama”…
‘…it is America’s greatness not Obama’s that enabled him to make it to the White House in the first place.
‘His ability to pull off winning the election a second time, in spite of a bad economy and sweeping radicalization of the Middle East, is a measure of how well he had already implemented the methods of his mentor, Rules of Radicals author Saul Alinsky, of infiltrating the country’s institutions and destroying them from within.
‘One thing is clear however: his presidency has been paved not with failures, but with a string of the most successfully orchestrated disasters in history.’
Would anyone with a proper understanding really have wanted that continuing decline in American democracy ??
William Koenig is a Christian watcher and accredited journalist working within the White House who publishes World Watch Daily and the weekly Koenig’s Eye View From The White House and personal website at WilliamKoenig.com – details about the man and his mission may be obtained via those links. Very soon after launching this blog I introduced readers to his 4-year investigation into cycles of economic and social activities and their historic effect upon our lives in Points to Ponder: 2011-12 Biblical, Historical, Financial Cycles. I’ve therefore often referred to Bill’s work, as under this tag.
Having voted ‘Yes’ in the referendum to join the Common Market but soon finding it was a con-trick, and living for 40 years under its increasing totalitarianism and confirmation we were bamboozled into it, I regret that personal act of globalist altruism – but I’ve now done my bit in rectifying that juvenile folly.
Furthermore, we’ve found empirical evidence for the will of God on this momentous issue as revealed prophetically on nearly 20 occasions for the past 15 years! (A triple-word from Switzerland 12 years ago is the latest addition to that collection – as here – AND part of which is confirmed by a vision one of my readers, Tony in Tucson, reported on 21st July last – see Direction!! Also, only this weekend did a sister confide that the Lord had directed her to vote to leave EU!!!
Likewise, I’ve also been closely watching events in the USA since the Millennium, if not earlier, and seen severe deterioration there since the Lord blessed me with revelation in 2009 that The End-game Is Now In Play.
Then this weekend brought some heart-warming reading. Back in the early 70’s I was diving deeply into New Age ideals and increasingly contemptuous of traditional religious doctrines and values. They’d become obsolete and it was imperative for worldwide society to adopt those of the new globalist god, otherwise civilization was doomed to deteriorate.
Before relating what I read let me clarify something just in case any visitor or subscriber may misunderstand my meaning of the photo and post Fulfilled Prophecies #12. The photo of Prime Minister Theresa May being alone on the US president’s podium does not mean she will personally be of influence upon our ally – and complete lack of any political connections between our government and Donald Trump and his campaign team is the clearest attestation of lack of political influence upon him or the US’ democratic process.(The weekend’s leading newspapers were awash with this breaking major story in UK.)
No, that photo doesn’t have any political significance. It implies a prophetical and therefore spiritual connection related to the will of our heavenly Father being done on earth through our two nations.
AND, the totally unexpected upheaval in both nations as a result of democratic action is so utterly uncanny that it must signify the Lord’s active involvement, as postulated in Is Brexit an ‘Act of God’? Yes but it Challenges Churches!
Let’s look at a couple of reactions to the US election from Prophecy Today UK. Revd Dr Clifford Hill in Trump Triumphs shares his analysis and thoughts, noting “An American President who is a friend of Israel could be extremely significant for the future of world events”.
However, I particularly want to quote that site’s American correspondent’s response to the election result because it relates directly to and confirms not only my above reference to globalism but also points out its danger, and thereby augments my tripartite blog on The Fatal Flaw in Western Society (posted July 2015).
On the premise that US’ and UK’s citizens seem to have have been fast-tracked for the past 10 years toward incorporation into a one-world government, here are extracts from Linda Louis-Vanreed’s Is God Giving the US a Second Chance?
A Global Worldview
Most people do not have a clear understanding of the realities of globalism. It seems the common narrative stems from what the media has delivered to us – globalism as a way in which everyone in the world can end division and come together as one, to help one another prosper and become ‘better’ people. What they do not understand is that for globalism to exist, certain conditions must be met.
The first condition is that the concept of God must die. We must become ‘enlightened’ and realise that this life on this planet is all there is and all that is possible. We must believe we are all ‘accidental’ beings, not intentionally created by a superior Being.
When we remove God, it is the same as removing the concept of ‘zero.’ In arithmetic, the existence of ‘zero’ acts as the centre point that creates value for all the other numbers, whether they are +1 or -9. Without the zero, numbers have no reference point or concrete value.
God acts as our ‘zero’ point, if you will. Because God exists, we have value, we have a referent for ultimate truth – and therefore, we also have moral reference. Without moral reference there is no direction for the guidance of either family or society.
Freedom Without God?
When we acknowledge God, we are able to experience true freedom as we walk in relation to his Being, his Truth. Our freedom comes from this relationship. But without God, the burden for moral parameters falls upon man. Without God, there is no ‘zero’ point to give us value, so our morals and personal values become situationally relative.
According to those who denounce the need for moral referents, situational relativism should produce ultimate freedom. Every human should be ‘free’ to act in any way he/she wishes, being responsible only for his/her individual sense of value and freedom. But deprived of any moral referents, man’s thoughts and actions fluctuate constantly, fomenting instability.
When there is instability there can be no peace. Therefore, the only way to achieve peace is to create a referent. A created referent or moral base must be established either by populist whim (which is constantly in flux) or by a decree from a self-installed ‘elite’. For the globalist, a populist/democratic rule is far too unpredictable and potentially unenlightened to be sustainable and/or sufferable…
‘Globalism is presented as a way in which everyone in the world can end division and come together as one, to help one another prosper. But it requires certain conditions, including the removal of God.’
A New World Order
Once all of our freedoms are brought under global control, we will have a new world order, free from religion, individual expression or thought. There will be a ruling class, and it will not be us. Marx understood this. Lenin understood this. Saul Alinsky understood this. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a student of both Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky, and a self-declared globalist, understands this. For almost 40 years she has fought to make for herself a place at the table, no matter what, or who, it costs.
Donald Trump, a man who was raised in and has heavily contributed to the success of America’s free-market society, who apparently sees the dangers of globalism, may well think differently...
Very interesting. Read her argument in full here.
I could continue with insights from the accredited Christian correspondent at The White House, William Koenig. However, all I’ll say is I’m very pleased to once again subscribe to his weekly Eye View From The White House, to which I’d ceased because it was so dispiriting to read the antics of the Obama/Clinton/Kerry brigade, most of which is now in his book Revealed, Obama’s Legacy.
Has Europe’s political ‘bubble’ burst? At least it’s got to a tipping point. An unexpected confession from Donald Tusk, the first East European president of the European Council, may indicate things are about to change. Here’s what happened:
A mini-storm erupted on 15th May as a result of the Sunday Telegraph’s Boris Johnson: The EU wants a superstate, just as Hitler did. Their senior political correspondent Tim Ross’ opening gambit of this interview reads:
‘The European Union is pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate, Boris Johnson says. In a dramatic interview with the Telegraph, he warns that while bureaucrats in Brussels are using “different methods” from the Nazi dictator, they share the aim of unifying Europe under one “authority”.
‘But the EU’s “disastrous” failures have fuelled tensions between member states and allowed Germany to grow in power, “take over” the Italian economy and “destroy” Greece, he warns…’
Ross refers to this former mayor of London being a keen classical scholar. Boris argues that the past 2,000 years of European history were characterised by repeated attempts to unify Europe under a single government in order to recover the continent’s lost “golden age” under the Romans.:
“Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically,” he says. “The EU is an attempt to do this by different methods. But fundamentally what is lacking is the eternal problem, which is that there is no underlying loyalty to the idea of Europe. There is no single authority that anybody respects or understands. That is causing this massive democratic void.”
As a consequence of mentioning Hitler and the EU in the same breath, ‘Brexiteer Boris’ was pilloried by party and press – but not Joe Public!
However, Boris Johnson has since been vindicated by no less a person than the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk!
It is clear from his lambasting of EU officials that, without explicitly stating Boris’ opinion is valid, the EU chief responsible for developing the Union’s objectives and priorities does agree with the British leader’s understanding of its ultimate goal of unification and methodology in achieving it!
In other words, the EU really DOES want a superstate of totally utopian integration.
This is as plain as a pikestaff : Tusk’s blunt warning to EU leaders that their “utopian” illusions are tearing Europe apart…(forcing) through yet more integration would be a grave mistake…EU elite are living in a fool’s paradise… “Obsessed with the idea of instant and total integration”. (Brief Update to In/out #7 and in-depth report refer – for details of EU structure read this.)
Also vindicated are all those who noticed decades ago that that’s where Europe was heading. This includes not only those in the secular world but also Christians familiar with Bible prophecies. A number of theologians and teachers, principally American, were led to conclude that Nebuchadnezzar’s’ vision of a statue and prophet Daniel’s shocking one of the Fourth Beast (chapters 2 & 7 of Book of Daniel), as well as the Book of Revelation, prophesy a revived Roman Empire. Hence, theologians became very suspicious of the 20th Century European project.
One modern investigator discovered that the EU’s Recommendation 666 may relate to the prophesied anti-christ, in view of its establishing a special office: High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, for which Frederica Mogherini is the incumbent. Her predecessor, Baroness Ashton, was involved with framing the infamous Iranian Nuclear Deal. (For more see items 1 – 3 below.)
INTEGRATION INSIGHT FROM FRANCE
Telegraph’s deputy editor Allister Heath, grew up in France and writes of what was taught “openly and explicitly” at school there: ‘the EU was the obvious, rational future, the only way war could be avoided and the best way to protect our social models from the ravages of “Anglo-Saxon” markets.’ (!!)
‘It was made consistently clear that the EU was a political project that used economics as a tool of state-building; the single market was created because all countries have a free internal market, not because the EU’s founding fathers believed in international free trade.’
‘There are two possibilities if we vote to stay: eventual abrupt disintegration, or further EU integration…(detailed explanation of consequences)…Voting to Remain would thus be a geopolitical disaster for the UK, a historical failure.’
Even more telling is this well-informed comment:
‘The EU was always intended by its founders to be a process (4 below)– a mechanism by which formerly independent European countries gradually bind themselves together into an ever-closer union. Crises were seen as useful flashpoints that would trigger a further push to integration, and its central institutions were deliberately designed to seek and accrue power.‘ (Emphases added)
Read Allister Heath’s full article: There is no safety inside the arrogant, imperial, and dangerously unstable EU and note his conclusion:
‘It’s self-evidently normal to be independent and prosperous: just look at America, Australia, Canada or Singapore. But there are no known examples of a previously independent democracy being subsumed into a dysfunctional, economically troubled technocracy and doing well as a result. As mad gambles go, it is hard to think of anything worse.’
A PROPHETIC INSIGHT?
Just pause a moment with me and reflect. A week ago today I had a hunch about the Lord exposing something major and rotten in the EU, as told here. I supposed this may relate to another crash of its shaky financial system.
But the Lord did better than I dared hope: a frank admission was to come from the very top of the EU about its anti-democratic nature!. Praise You Lord.
AND in answer to this prayer, blind eyes are opening!
(Please note my allegiance is to the Kingdom of God first, then Great Britain. So I’m not a supporter of any political party.)
- Personal email 21 April 2009, Not Many People Know – 2
- Journalist Herb Peters’ Fulfilled Prophecy Overview (2006)
- Lawyer Constance Cumbey 30 April 2016, Brexit, EU Army?? Just when you thought it safe to go back to European waters (NB scroll up for top of post)
- Prof Alan Sked, founder of Ukip and professor of International History at LSE, 27 Nov 2015, How a Secretive Elite Created the EU to Build a World Government
Continuing Neil Mackereth’s Discussion Paper ‘Stay or Leave?‘ with flagged annexures. Your attention is also drawn to the editor’s Footnote.
1. Tower of Babel – EU HQ Strasbourg
Apart from signposting the pitfalls of pride and idolatry, what significance does the Tower of Babel have today?
It may shock you to learn that the European Union Parliament building in Strasbourg is modeled on the unfinished Tower of Babel, as depicted in a painting by Brueghel (see poster image below). Here is a photograph of the EU Parliament building in Strasbourg, and below is an architectural model of the building:
Now take a look at the picture below:
The picture on the right was an early EU poster which, after considerable protest, was dropped. But the picture had done the damage. It had divulged the secret of the inspiration for the design of the EU building. There seems little doubt that the EU parliament building was modeled on Breughel’s painting of the Tower of Babel (seen on the left).
More controversial are suggestions that the inverted star symbols represent satanic inverted pentagrams.
Doesn’t it seem strange that anyone would choose to model the EU Parliament building on a tower built in defiance of God? Is it deliberate, coincidental, or a sign – a sign not only of the re-emergence of Babylon on the world stage but a sign also of the End Times?
2. A Woman Rides the Beast
The first statue above is in front of the EU parliament building in Strasburg and the second below is in front of the Winston Churchill building, also in Strasburg.:
Is there some prophetic significance in the name Europe, its origins, and/or the woman riding the beast? The mythology is that “Europa” was a Phoenician noblewoman who was seduced by Zeus who was disguised as a bull. He carried her off to Crete and raped her. Europa subsequently became queen of Crete.
‘Europa seated on a bull’ has been a motif in European art since Greco-Roman times, and in the eighth century Europa gained ecclesiastical usage under Charlemagne. Today, Europe is called Europa in most Germanic languages.
The link that is made by some is with the Woman and beast references in Revelation 17 and 18. She is referred to in Revelation as Babylon the Great, the mother of prostitutes and of the abomination of the earth (Rev 17.5). There is much debate and conjecture on the metaphors and symbolism in these chapters. Suffice it to say, we are advised to have nothing to do with her.
3. Pergamum Altar – Berlin
Pergamum was one of the cities in Asia Minor (modern Turkey) where Roman influence can be most clearly seen. Situated on a hill there was an altar to Zeus where historians and archaeologists now believe the Roman Emperor was worshipped by the citizens of the city. Every year, on the Emperor’s birthday, the Caesar of the day was adored by people throughout his Empire who addressed him as ‘son of god’, ‘saviour of the world’, and ‘lord.’
In the Book of Revelation, Jesus dictates a letter to the Apostle John, which includes the line:
“I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is.” (Rev 2.13)
The throne mentioned here can only refer to one thing – the temple-like structure which is known as the Pergamum Altar, built around 200BC. This temple is also mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus (56-117AD) in his Annals, and in Plutarch’s (45-120 AD) Life of Caesar. The mound on which it was situated is still visible today.
From what John sees and hears it seems that from the Ascended Christ’s perspective Pergamum is the location in Asia Minor where it can be safely said that “Satan has his throne” and where “Satan lives.”
Let’s now fast forward nearly 2000 years. In 1878 the German engineer and archaeologist Carl Humann started excavating the Pergamum Altar. In 1902 Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered that the whole structure, including the Gigantomachy Frieze, be transported to Berlin. The 113 metre sculptured frieze around the base of the altar depicts the struggle between the gods and the giants in Greek mythology. The altar was reconstructed, first in the Kaiser Freidrich Museum and subsequently moved to the specially built Pergamon Museum, on Museum Island. Kaiser Wilhelm II claimed this was the greatest achievement of his reign.
In 1933, Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany and in 1934 he ordered the building of a Tribune at Zeppelin Field in Nuremberg. The architect, Albert Speer, is said to have used the Pergamum Altar as a model for the much larger scale “Zeppelintribune”. It took three years to build and it was from a podium at the centre of this vast edifice that Hitler took the salute during the Nazi rallies in Nuremberg.
[See Footnote by editor RB]
4. Ishtar Gate – Berlin
The Ishtar Gate and Processional Way were built by Nebuchadnezzar II in c 575 BC. They formed the main and ceremonial entry route to the inner city of Babylon (there were seven lesser gates). It was dedicated to Ishtar, revered goddess of fertility, love, war and sex. Some scholars believe that, just as the Babylonian military and intellectual influence spread across the world, so too did their religion.
There is speculation that the different names, Eostra or Ostara (a Germanic pagan goddess) and Easter, may originate from Ishtar. The Benedictine monk Saint Bede chronicled that Easter took its name from “Eostre”, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. The Romans, in attempts at unity, were known to have combined festivals, their names and practices, in order to appease differing religious and pagan beliefs. If Easter is derived from Ishtar, that might make many of us think about the pagan origins of a major Christian festival.
The Ishtar Gate and Processional Way (an artists’ impression is shown above) were excavated by Robert Koldewey between 1899 and 1914. Its reconstruction in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin was completed in 1930, though some parts are so huge they are held in store.
There is a mass of information on the Internet about the gate, and a plethora of opinion, in which there is a considerable mixing of fact and fiction, myth, scientific study and archaeological findings. All this makes objective analysis very difficult. However, there are mythological references to the goddess Ishtar visiting hell and to the Ishtar Gate being the very entrance to hell. The depiction of 337 snake god images on the gate may have significance in Hebrew numerology, as the number 337 is said to represent hell.
You may feel that this connection and the Ishtar symbolism generally are overplayed. You may regard it all as just plain weird. Or you may come to the conclusion that this is an example of truth being stranger than fiction. Whatever your view, there is strong evidence to support the contention that the EU Parliament building is modelled on the Tower of Babel. Furthermore, there is no doubt that the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate stand in Berlin.
5. Shiva – CERN Geneva
[CERN Statue Unveiled – official CERN link replaces photo: RB]
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, straddles the Swiss French border. Strictly speaking CERN is not an EU research project but rather a European lead cooperative scientific research venture. The 12 founding states, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Yugoslavia, established CERN in 1954. The organization was subsequently joined by Austria (1959), Spain (1961-1969, re-joined 1983), Portugal (1985), Finland (1991), Poland (1991), Czechoslovak Republic (1992), Hungary (1992), Bulgaria (1999) and Israel (2014). The Czech Republic and Slovak Republic re-joined CERN after their mutual independence in 1993. Yugoslavia left in 1961. Today CERN has 21 member states.
CERN came to public attention when scientists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) identified the elusive Higgs Boson particle in 2013. There has been growing concern about the work that CERN does, especially from those who believe the scientists are “playing God.” CERN has tried to allay the disquiet by stating that the Large Haldron Collider (LHC) experiments are not trying to “open a door to another dimension.”
CERN recently explained that the statue of the Hindu god Shiva, a complex deity sometimes termed “The Destroyer”, in front of its Geneva HQ (shown here), was a gift from the Indian government. India is one of CERN’s “observer states” along with Russia, Japan and the US.
There is a wealth of information and countless “conspiracy theories” available on the internet – treat with caution.
The story of Babylon is interwoven in the timeline of Scripture. We have already looked at some strange and disturbing symbolism on the global stage today. Here I want to add some historical depth to FLAG A and FLAG B
Babylon is first mentioned in Genesis 10, a chapter that is sometimes referred to as “the table of nations” because it lists the countries founded by the descendants of Noah, after the flood.
Noah’s great grandson Nimrod, “a mighty warrior on the earth”, established a kingdom in Shinar that included Babylon (synonymous with Babel) as one of its centres. Shinar is thought to have been an area between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates in what is now Iraq, formerly Mesopotamia. Babylon was on the Euphrates, located about 55 miles south of modern-day Baghdad.
The first event of note concerning Babylon, recorded in Genesis 11, is the building of the Tower of Babel, which most scholars agree was a ziggurat, a many tiered structure with ramps leading upwards from each level to the next.
It seems that the people of Babylon were building the tower as a symbol of their own greatness. It was a statement of identity, self-worth and pride: it was not built to honour God.
The Bible records that God stopped the building, the builders were dispersed and the common and only language spoken by the world’s population became many languages.
Genesis 11 is foundational in establishing Babylon as a picture of a city of rebellion against God. From then on, references in the Bible indicate that Babylon is symbolic of sin, depravity, and defiance (e.g.1 Peter 5:13; Revelation 17.5).
Perhaps no one expressed the origins of Babylon more eloquently than Josephus, a Jewish historian in the first century (an exact contemporary with some of the New Testament authors). He describes the extraordinary pride of the ruler called Nimrod who inspired the people of his city to build something that clearly sought to dethrone God:
‘Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it were through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power… Now the multitude were very ready to follow the determination of Nimrod and to esteem it a piece of cowardice to submit to God; and they built a tower, neither sparing any pains, nor being in any degree negligent about the work: and, by reason of the multitude of hands employed in it, it grew very high, sooner than any one could expect; but the thickness of it was so great, and it was so strongly built, that thereby its great height seemed, upon the view, to be less than it really was. It was built of burnt brick, cemented together with mortar, made of bitumen that it might not be liable to admit water. When God saw that they acted so madly, he did not resolve to destroy them utterly, since they were not grown wiser by the destruction of the former sinners [in the Flood]; but he caused a tumult among them, by producing in them diverse languages, and causing that, through the multitude of those languages, they should not be able to understand one another. The place wherein they built the tower is now called Babylon, because of the confusion of that language which they readily understood before; for the Hebrews mean by the word Babel, confusion.’
(From The Antiquities of the Jews by the Jewish-Roman historian Josephus, c AD 94).
Coming back to the possibility EU being the new Babylon: why is the Europa symbol (a woman on a beast) so widespread? Is it merely symbolising Europe or is there some other prophetic significance?
“There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names ….” (Rev 17.3)
Most theologians agree that this prophecy refers to an end times world order where the woman symbolises an ‘ecclesiastical Babylon’ and the beast symbolises a ‘political and commercial (economic) Babylon’. Revelation 17 describes the woman as ‘Babylon the Great’ whilst Revelation 18 describes the fall of commercial or economic Babylon. In simplistic terms, a corrupt apostate church rides (and therefore by implication, controls) a corrupt and brutal political and economic system. If Europa (Europe) really is moving towards a fulfilment of this prophecy then we can expect to see a world political system and a world economic system developing the EU.
7. What Does Scripture Say About Alliances
Peter Horrobin, founder-director of Ellel Ministries International, posted his ‘Thoughts on the coming referendum on membership of the European Union’ on his blog of 24 March 2016 under the title ‘In or Out?’
[NB: Neil copied the full blog as Flag ‘G’ to his paper but here it’s abridged. To read full original version click/tap its above, highlit title.]
After a brief introduction to the matter Peter writes, ‘As I meditated on the situation and prayed about how I should vote, God turned my thoughts to the story of King Jehoshaphat, as it is told in Chapters 17-20 of 2 Chronicles….
He’s drawn to the following conclusion:
‘After Jehoshaphat realised what he had done through his marital, political and military relationship with Ahab, God gave him an opportunity to repent and change direction once more. He took it and the subsequent years were the most prosperous and God-protected of his entire reign. In some ways I now see this coming referendum as being like an opportunity for the whole nation to repent of the decision it made in 1975, in ignorance of what membership of the EU would mean.
‘But now we know what it has meant and what it will mean, and we have a one-time opportunity to choose whether or not we are going to remain in alliance with a type of Ahab or Ahaziah, through which we lose both our sovereignty and the potential to be a God inspired nation. Or, we can choose to take back into our own hands the future destiny of our government, our laws and our finances.
‘You may say that it won’t make any difference, for our own government has not shown any desire to return to our spiritual foundations, an opinion with which I, sadly, have to agree. But the difference is this: with the UK inside Europe, if leaders were to rise up in the future with the intent of changing things, to bring the UK more in line with God’s laws, they would have no legal authority to change anything – because everything would be subservient to our masters in Brussels. Even if God were to raise up a modern-day ‘Joseph’, ‘Daniel’ or a repentant ‘Jehoshaphat’, inside the EU they would be impotent.
‘But, released from the shackles of what I now see as an ungodly alliance, who knows what God could still do in and through this nation?
‘I do not believe that God has forgotten our history, or the blood of the Christian martyrs who have laid down their lives and I would agree with the implication of what Archbishop William Temple said during the second world war – that God still has a purpose for this nation in the times that are yet to come before Jesus returns.
‘There are those who are saying that for the economic benefit of the nation and our workers we need to remain within the trading community that is the EU. However, let us not forget the painful lesson that Jehoshaphat learned the hard way – that trading alliances with the wrong partners will not be a source of blessing.
‘So, for deeply spiritual reasons – reasons that you will not see talked about in the Newspapers, or hear about on TV, I have come to the conclusion that it is time for the UK to cut itself free from alliances which undermine our sovereignty and limit our capacity to make our own laws. On the 23rd of June I will be voting to leave the EU – but I’m already praying for those hidden ‘Jehoshaphats’, ‘Daniels’ and ‘Josephs’ to come to the fore of public life, and start steering our nation back to the godly roots from which it has currently wandered so far.’
FLAG ‘C’ FOOTNOTE by RB:
Joel Richardson makes this note in his blog Joel’s Trumpet about that altar of Zeus:
‘As an aside, while many saw it as a deeply ominous sign, I personally found it more humorous that when President Obama made his initial acceptance speech in 2008 for the DNC presidential nomination, it was in a nearly perfect replica of what Jesus referred to as “the throne of Satan.” Needless to say many leftist bloggers and news outlets went crazy when I pointed this out.’
Even so, perhaps this really is an omen in view of Obama’s supportive remarks during his state visit this April 2016 on behalf of the UK government’s propaganda for remaining in the EU.
Published by kind permission of the author, who says, “Over recent weeks I have felt a growing pressure to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard to be more accurate) on the vexed question of how to vote in the EU referendum. I have drafted a military-style brief, using a format learned long ago!”:
EUROPEAN UNION (EU) MEMBERSHIP REFERENDUM
STAY OR LEAVE?
A Discussion Paper by Neil Mackereth, 13 April (updated 26 April) 2016
There are many aspects to the debate on whether the United Kingdom should remain in or leave the EU. Notwithstanding the many opinions, nuances and uncertainties, the main discussion points can be grouped into three broad categories:
- The economic (markets, trading relationships, self-interest, fear);
- The political (power, right to govern, security, law-making, influence);
- The spiritual (God’s will, plan, apostolic and prophetic guidance).
The most important is the most ignored!
I see reports that the church should not be involved/take a stance/make recommendations on whether we should vote to stay or to leave the EU. I question that – surely the opposite is true. Wouldn’t it be more fitting if those charged with shepherding the flock and encouraging our spiritual well-being, gave prayerful guidance on this difficult question?
Is God interested in Britain and its future?
If He is, has he given us any biblical guidance on alliances, or signs and insights that might help us in the decision-making process?
As you might imagine, these are not the sort of questions I would ask if I didn’t believe that God is interested in our future and that God has given us signs and indicators to help us make wise choices. In what follows I focus on the spiritual category. It could be argued that living by faith means letting God choose the best way forward, rather than claiming our “rights” and focusing on our own welfare. Thus obedience to God transforms anything we do in the natural (politics, economics, social interaction or whatever) into the spiritual.
What is God saying about EU membership? In my view the indicators are unequivocal and are summed up in 2 Corinthians 6:17: “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord” (see also Revelation 18:1-4).
There are 5 “signs” and 2 points for consideration that I want to look at:
Signs and Considerations of Spiritual Significance in the EU Membership Debate .
- The EU Parliament Building, Strasbourg, modeled on Tower of Babel – FLAG ‘A’
- A Woman Rides the Beast statue, Council of Europe, Brussels – FLAG ‘B’
- The Pergamum Altar (Satan’s throne) in Berlin – FLAG ‘C’
- The Ishtar Gate (gateway to Hell) in Berlin – FLAG ‘D’
- Shiva statue (Hindu god of destruction) at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) – FLAG ‘E’
- Is Europe the new Babylon? – FLAG ‘F’
- What does Scripture say about alliances? (Peter Horrobin article) – FLAG ‘G’
Recognising that you may not have the time or the inclination to look at these signs and considerations in full, I have attached relevant information, as Annexures or ‘FLAGs’ [in blog’s next post]. Even if you don’t have time to read the detail, each picture is worth a thousand words!
There can be little doubt that the EU Parliament building is modeled on the Tower of Babel, as depicted in a painting by Brueghel, FLAG A, and that the Woman Rides the Beast image is both a statue and a widely used symbol in pictures and on EU currency, FLAG B.
Most would agree that Germany is the “power house” of Europe and has significant influence in the EU decision-making process. Assuming that God does give us signs, it is startling to note that the Pergamum Altar, also referred to in the Bible as Satan’s throne, and the Ishtar Gate, said to be the gateway to Hell, are both in Berlin, see FLAG C and FLAG D respectively.
The statue of the Hindu god Shiva (The Destroyer) is a strange choice to have in front of the CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) building in Geneva, FLAG E.
If asked whether the surprising symbolism used in the EU and at CERN has significance in influencing how we should vote, my counter question would be “what further signs would we need to be convinced that remaining in the EU is not our best option?” I find these signs astonishing and compelling. The Bible repeatedly advises us about having “eyes to see and ears to hear” and about being held accountable for not recognising the signs of the times.
If the EU is the new Babylon, FLAG F, we can expect to see systems developing that aim to establish worldwide economic and political controls: a new world order moving towards totalitarian government. We might also wish to note the Bible’s emphatic advice to have nothing to do with Babylon, as depicted as the woman on the beast in Revelation 17 and 18, and as stated in Isaiah 48.20
Under the heading “What does Scripture say about alliances” I have taken the liberty of quoting in full an article written by Peter Horrobin, founder of Ellel Ministries, at FLAG G. [RB: extracts only for blog but link to original blog provided.]
Sadly, I can guarantee that over the coming weeks we will hear a great deal about economic issues, trading relationships, financial stability, security, border controls, immigration, political influence, special relationships, the right to govern and so on, and so on. It is very unlikely that any senior politician will mention the spiritual implications or even suggest that prayer might be appropriate in seeking the best way forward for our nation.
Finally, what the government’s controversial “vote to stay” leaflet makes clear is that we are not really committed to the EU dream. We are a fringe member both in geographical terms and in our hearts and minds.
I will be voting for Britain to leave the EU [as will editor RB].
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The European Union is of serious concern for those interested in Bible prophecy. Some theologians and commentators consider it may be the disturbing beast OT prophet Daniel saw in a very vivid vision. He was told this “fourth beast shall be a kingdom different from all other kingdoms and shall devour the whole earth” (see Daniel 7).
In 1973 the British people were tricked into entering membership of the European Union. The Prime Minister responsible for the original deal, Edward Heath (nicknamed ‘Heath the teeth’ for his smile), readily admitted before he died that he lied (through his teeth!) to Parliament and the people.
Heath knew the EU wasn’t just a trading partnership but that the UK would eventually lose its sovereign identity! The real intention behind The Treaty of Rome’s establishment of a West European trading union has always been to work towards forming a political and financial federation – a United States of Europe.
In reference to that, Revd Dr Clifford Hill writes in ProphecyTodayUK (re-posted here),
“This fact was deliberately kept hidden from the British public when we voted at the 1975 referendum on whether or not we should stay in the ‘European Economic Community’ (‘Common Market’) as it was then described. In those days it was largely a trading group with nine member states, whereas today the EU is a very different beast, with 28 members in a tightly regulated organisation bound by treaties, such as Maastricht and Lisbon, and controlled by an unelected Commission backed by an enormous bureaucracy, with institutions such as the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice exercising enormous power over our own parliament and legal courts.”
And that’s just one reason why I object in principle to the EU – the main one being that it’s a spiritual issue and one all Christians need to be well-aware of in deciding which way to vote in June’s referendum. BUT how many are?
Also, it’s not just that the EU’s accounts haven’t been able to be signed off for several years because of gross irregularities, corruption and contingency slush-funding! Or the never-ending interference with our laws and infringements upon our liberties (eg. free-speech and Christian belief) etc, etc, etc…
Mini-Series on UK/EU
Although not following the debate closely I’ve read several useful articles that are worth bringing to my reader’s attention. Had it not been such a busy month I’d have posted them separately but am now catching up by posting a series of scripturally-related and rhema-prophetical pieces for auto-publication over the next few days.
I trust this will not inundate you but that you’ll find the posts worth mulling over at leisure. This information will also be available for reference via a new hub on the main-menu.
Last Monday I read perhaps the most perspicacious insight in Charles Moore: Notebook – Trade Deals Are Red Herrings in the EU Debate. Writing from the perspective of being one of the privileged upper-class of the ruling ‘elite’, he hints at behind-the-scenes motives which may reinforce New World Order conspiracy theories:
‘One of the most important features of the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy is that it allows voters to throw out one lot and put another in. This can never happen in the EU system. So the careers of the well-educated, unelected, “civilised” people who run the show are unimpeded by the will of the people.
‘Perhaps because I come from that class, I agree that a high education is a good thing and accept that societies must have their elites, but I also believe that the British genius has been to create a political system in which the common interest of the whole nation can be represented politically. This is impossible in the EU, where there is a ruling class on the one hand, and a sweaty mob (as the ruling class sees it), on the other. If you like that sort of system, when you contemplate your navel, you will vote to Remain.’
Previous Telegraph editor Charles goes on to recommend “by far the best book setting out all European issues” Why Vote Leave? by Daniel Hannan.
Next, politico-religious blogger ‘Archbishop Cranmer’ notes in Owen Paterson: Cameron has “lost touch” with the Counties and will most likely lose his head.:
“The further you go from London, the stronger the feeling is,” said former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, speaking of England’s deep strains of Euroscepticism. “I do get the slight sense it’s a bit like the Civil War when Charles I sadly completely lost touch with what was happening in the counties,” he added, casting David Cameron as the out-of-touch Prime Minister whose inescapable fate is to lose his head, if he hasn’t already done so. There is a battle going on for the soul of Europe, and the British government has turned its back on all true patriots and democrats, just like the English government of the 17th century didn’t lift a finger to help the Protestant cause. You can gag the pulpits from preaching predestination, but you can’t stop the people searching the scriptures.
‘Owen Paterson’s speech was intelligent and thoughtful. As Dr Eamonn Butler summarised for the Adam Smith Institute: “His basic point is that the EU is not the ‘status quo’ but something that is rapidly moving to destinations that are uncertain and dangerous, particularly for the UK; and that being outside is the safer, more stable option.” And in response to a question, we heard a summary exposition of the transcendent Euro-reality:
‘But this is not a Tory Party issue. This really is not a Tory Party issue. This is our one chance the first time since 1975 – and it divides people of all political parties. What we should be grateful to David Cameron for is that he’s given us the opportunity, and we must not blow it. That’s the point I’m making here. If we blow it, we will have this very unsatisfactory, very unclear, new ‘associate status’. We’ll be outvoted in the Parliament, we’ll be outvoted in the Council, and we’ll be under the cosh of the European Court. That is a highly unsatisfactory destination.
If you read nothing else in this debate on the referendum I’d suggest you do check out the above links.
To all intents and purposes, the UK is already out. We stayed still. Europe galloped away without us.
No doubt we can find some elegant formula to paper over the split. As my friend Daniel Hannan puts it, we could devise a Swiss arrangement while pretending that we are still EU members. No point frightening the horses.
For those readers who missed it, the UK is preparing to pull out of almost all areas of “Justice and Home Affairs”, the so-called Pillar III of EU jurisdiction. (Pillar I is the single market, and Pillar II is foreign affairs)
This is revolutionary. We are withdrawing from 130 directives, covering everything from the European Arrest Warrant, the European Public Prosecutor, to the European justice department… <emphasis mine>
As ever, this solid journalist logically yet succinctly makes his case; read here to gain its full impact. It brings some foreboding:
Meanwhile, the EU’s onward march to a banking union, a fiscal compact, and variants of fiscal union have simply left us behind. To whom – by the way – will the new banking union be accountable? To national parlia-ments and courts? Obviously not. It will “answer” to MEPs and the ECJ.
A whole superstate structure is coming into being. It cannot be democratic because there is no European political nation or shared political language, and all attempts to mimic the vibrant democracies of the ancient states have failed. The European Parliament has its charms but it is not a body that can hold a powerful executive to account.
Eurosceptics warned from the outset that EMU was unworkable as constructed. Monetary union would engender crises that forced ever more extreme solutions to keep the show on the road, acting as a powerful catalyst for full political union. They have been entirely vindicated. This is exactly what has happened.
Yet there is welcome relief to come for us in the UK because, in Ambrose’s opinion:
It is now clear that Britain’s decision to stay out of the euro at Maastricht was a de facto decision to leave the EU as well, as Britain’s political leaders feared even then. It has a taken two decades but we can almost all see now that a free and self-governing Britain can no longer be part of the Project.
This is the backdrop to William Hague’s speech this morning, his ‘cri de coeur’, his warning that anger over EU encroachment has reached boiling point. “A great machine that sucks up decision-making from national parliaments to the European level until everything is decided by the EU. [Click for report on Foreign Secretary’s speech in Berlin.] That needs to change. If we cannot show that decision-making can flow back to national parliaments then the system will become democratically unsustainable.”
Obviously, nothing is about to flow back. The EU is going headlong in the opposite direction. What Mr Hague is really doing is preparing the ground for withdrawal.
In concluding, he forecasts the next few years will probably be stormy, yet:
once the boil is lanced, we may find that our relations with Europe improve dramatically. The moment that the EU no longer threatens our laws, our parliament, our democracy, and our way of life – that is to say, the moment we take the stone out of our shoe – almost all hostility will drain away. We can all become lovers of Europe again. Good fences. Good neighbours.
YET, even so, I surmise that the trend towards global monetary union will not leave this nation to one side – unless the Living Lord God has other plans…
Although wary of any anarchist tendencies within movements such as ‘occupy’, and that word is part of the source website’s title, neverthe-less this is a well written and informative article. Christian scripture warns the world to watch out for globally centralised financial control, does it not? [See Book of Revelation, chapter 13, verses 13-16.]
“OccupyCorporatism is an alternative news site dedicated to exposing the Elite and their plans to Globalize our money, our Governments and our people” (details here).
William Koenig has HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!
Readers may have noted my Paws 4 thought on cycles (29 Aug) outlined the 11 year cycle of major conflicts in the Middle East. [For a brief introductory outline see my post Points to ponder: 2011-2012 and then Koenig’s intriguing ‘Timeline 2011 to 2019‘ – regret no longer available since updating of his website.]
A week ago I received the following News Alert from Bill in which he anticipated another ‘historical day’ in connection with Israel, militant Islam and the USA. But before reading it consider these momentous events.:
The world now knows another September 11th (Tuesday) became notorious for conflict: the American embassy in Egypt and consulate in Libya came under siege from raging Islamist mobs and, as they fled to safety, US Ambassador Stevens and three consular staff were murdered in cold blood in Benghazi (Debka exclusive report).
Also on Tuesday, President Obama decided not to meet PM Netanyahu on his forth-coming visit to the States, thereby increasing strained diplomatic relations and causing a flurry of news reports (here’s just one, a Debka special).
Please may I draw your attention to:
1. A regular contributor’s comment upon European financial encroachment – I’d hoped someone would ‘twig’! Click here and scroll to comments below post.
2. In view of the latest controversy, readers in the States may like to petition president Obama to stand by Israel. Also, in the opinion of Caroline Glick (here), the 9/11 attacks on US embassies in Libya and Egypt weren’t about a film. She claims it was screened on a Salafist tv channel by people pres Morsi released from prison – and Obama will see him rather than the leader of USA’s long-time ally! An odd choice for friends is it not? But then he did want the MB present at his speech in Cairo (see here).
3. Re. 4,500 away, we caught up last night with Nathan’s visit to Louisiana a week after hurricane Isaac. There he warned that a much greater storm’s coming, a spiritual one also because The King Is Coming! [Click to watch this at 1hr54m30 – see these posts too; Why I’m watching, Get Ready and Watch.] UPDATE: New Orleans needs to watch out and take this very seriously now the police are suppressing free speech and arresting street preachers, as well as threatening churches – see Christian News (thank you Tembisa at Church on Fire).