Brexit, EU and Israel … What’s the Connection?

slider-image-EU-880x440-V2Despite “Brexit”, Britain and the world are in for dark times. According to the book of Daniel, the EU is predicted to rise as a superpower, composed of many nations represented by the feet of mixed iron and clay in the dream of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. In the time of those “kings” represented by the ten toes of the feet in that dream, the God of Israel is said to come and establish a world-ruling government with Jerusalem as its headquarters. Fiction or future fact? The EU Israel connection is intriguing!


The EU Israel Connection

EU Israel

The rise and fall of the EU was predicted as early as the time of the prophet Daniel, who interpreted King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the future when the God of Israel will crush a multi-nation power to establish His kingdom that shall fill the earth. In Daniel chapter 2 we read:

In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep … the king asked Daniel, “Are you able to tell me what I saw in my dream and interpret it?” Daniel replied “there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the latter days.”

After seeking God’s wisdom Daniel saw a vision of a great statue and was told its interpretation. The statue symbolized four great empires that would reign over Israel. The vision was not concerned with most of the nations or empires of history, but only with those nations that had, or will have, a direct impact upon Israel. Historically these were the Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Greek and Roman empires, the historic Roman Empire being symbolized by the statue’s legs of iron. Some see the iron legs symbolizing the eastern and western empires of ancient Rome.

Today there is much talk of a “one-world government”, link and Nebuchadnezzar’s vision implies that this will be centered on a Revived Roman Empire, as seen in the EU.

Daniel’s Interpretation

Let’s read how Daniel described the dream:

As Your Majesty was lying there, your mind turned to things to come, and the revealer of mysteries showed you what is going to happen. As for me, this mystery has been revealed to me … Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue — an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. While you were watching, a stone was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the stone that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.

Daniel then told the king the true interpretation (starting at Daniel 2 verse 36):

You are that head of gold. After you, another kingdom will arise, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth. Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything — and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle … so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.

In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the stone cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands — a stone that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future.

Historically, all this has happened – except for one vital aspect. The feet of iron and clay represent the last form of the four world governments that would rule over Israel before Christ returns. As suggested, at its core, this government will be a revived form of the historic Roman Empire, with similar characteristics (controlling, godless and brutal).

BREXIT: The EU aligns well with these biblical characteristics of the final world empire. The EU’s controlling, uncompromising attitude has been all too evident in the Brexit ‘negotiations’. Britain’s ‘Brexit’ is an opportunity to restore biblical values to what has become a post-Christian nation whilst under the EU. But will this happen?.

It is this godless, end-time world government that aligns all nations against Israel at the end of this age. The good news is that it will be totally destroyed when Christ returns; the toes of iron and clay will be crushed and become as ‘chaff in the wind’ (Dan 2.34-35).


End-time Lawlessness

Lawlessness: Many feel that violence and terrorism has increased in modern times. In fact, official statistics confirm that acts of terrorism have increased markedly in recent decades. Worldwide, the total number of people injured through terror-related attacks has increased from around 200 per year in 1970 to around 40,000 per year in 2016 (a 20,000 percent increase), link.

Examples of Lawlessness in France

  • January 2015: three days of attacks by gunmen in Paris left 17 people dead, starting with an attack on the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and ending in two sieges
  • November 2015: multiple attacks on Paris by seven gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people and injured more than 350 in the deadliest terror attack in French history
  • June 2016: a man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State killed two police officials in Magnanville, near Paris
  • July 2016: a 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day, Nice, France, resulting in 86 people dead and 458 injured

Terrorism: The Bastille-Day-massacre July 2016

Random Doomsday Events, or Prophecy Coming True?

The truth is that we are seeing Bible prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes. The Bible refers to modern-day terrorism as ‘signs of the times’ and says in the book of Matthew that they will accelerate as the end of the age draws near. Intensifying terrorist attacks point to an acceleration towards the end of this sick world and the ushering in of a new age on this earth (the so-called Millennium).

In the 24th book of the Gospel of Matthew, starting from verse 12, Jesus actually predicts increased lawlessness:

Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come

In the gospel of John chapter 16, starting at verse 2, Jesus also says:

An hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God. These things they will do because they have not known the Father or Me

And in the 59th chapter of the book of Isaiah, starting at verse 6, the prophet says:

Their deeds are evil deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands. Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways. The way of peace they do not know

Is there Hope for the Future?

Knowledge of what is happening in the world makes us fear for our future and that of our families and friends. In these dark times in which we live, is there reason to hope? Yes! In contrast to our present-day rise of terrorism, the prophet Isaiah wrote of a beautiful future in the 60th chapter of his book, verse 18:

Violence will not be heard again in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders

This prophecy concerns the people of Israel and the land covenanted to them through Abraham. But it also concerns the nations who will one day walk in the ways of the one true God, the God of Israel. World-wide lawlessness will cease. As the prophet Isaiah foresees in chapter 11 verse 9:

They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain. For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea

Go deeper to learn more about that amazing future.