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Britain Must Get Out of Europe
The scriptures clearly dictate the course Britain will take in the latter days.
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September 23, 2011 - Audio, 14.20 MIN
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The Bible is clear. Europe will become a dictatorship by all the nations giving their power and strength to the beast, and Britain will get out in order to play the role the finger of God has identified for it… it’s just a question of how, and when.

Welcome to the Bible in the News.  This is Jonathan Bowen joining you.

The Alignment of the Nations as depicted in Scripture:

The Bible paints a clear picture of the place of Britain in the time of the end. The scriptures are clear on the alignment of the nations. Daniel 11 speaks of two power blocks “at the time of the end” hostile to each other:

“And at the time of the end shall the king of the south contend with him; and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass through.” (Daniel 11:40 ASV)

The divide between the King of the North and the King of the South is given in Ezekiel 38. The Northern confederacy is described:

“Son of man, set thy face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, Thus saith the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal: and I will turn thee about, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army…. Persia, Cush, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer, and all his hordes; the house of Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north, and all his hordes; even many peoples with thee. Be thou prepared, yea, prepare thyself, thou, and all thy companies that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. (Ezekiel 38:2–7 ASV)

Gog is of the land of Magog which sits squarely on Germany, he is the prince of Russia, Moscow and Tobolsk . With him are the armies of Persia, or Iran, and Cush or Ethiopia. They are joined with Gomer and his hordes who are the nations which spread across Europe and settled in France, and Togarmah which speaks to the a Caucasus region.

On the other side of the divide we find a lineup of merchants or capitalist countries:

Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take the spoil? hast thou assembled thy company to take the prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take great spoil?” (Ezekiel 38:13 ASV)

The merchant power of Tarshish is Britain with its young lions, who are the former colonies led by the Americans.

At the centre of this divide is the nation of Israel which is to be invaded by the European-Russo confederacy, joined by the anti-Semitic nations identified.

The scriptures paint latter day Europe as the feet of the image in Daniel 2 which comes into direct conflict with the kingdom of God:

“And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever” (Daniel 2:44).

Daniel 7 depicts the 4th Beast, representative of Rome and its descendant modern Europe as coming into judgment of the “Ancient of Days”:

I beheld till thrones were placed, and one that was ancient of days did sit: his raiment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and the wheels thereof burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousands of thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. I beheld at that time because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake; I beheld even till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed, and it was given to be burned with fire” (Daniel 7:9–11).

Revelation depicts the nations of Europe, as the beast which is ridden by the Harlot, or the religious power of Catholic Europe. In the last phase of Kingdom of Men, depicted in Revelation 17, the independent nations of Europe surrender their sovereignty to the “beast”. The end result of this alliance is direct conflict with the Lord Jesus Christ:

“And the ten horns that thou sawest are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet; but they receive authority as kings, with the beast, for one hour. These have one mind, and they give their power and authority unto the beast. These shall war against the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they also shall overcome that are with him, called and chosen and faithful” (Revelation 17:12–14).

Understanding  the Time of the End 163 years ago :

When you pull all this evidence together a picture is clear of “what will be in the latter days.” Europe, combined with Russia will be hostile to the nation of Israel, will invade the land, and eventually come into direct conflict with the Lord Jesus Christ. John Thomas commented on this in Elpis Israel written in 1848:

“… at the consummation of the judgment, the territories comprehended in the dominions of the four beasts to their full extent will be divided between two independent dominions of the latter Day’s, namely, that of Gogue, and that of the Lion of Tarshish. Gogue’s will include so much of the territory as to entitle his dominion to be represented by Nebuchadnezzar’s Image. Assyria proper, Persia (Iran), Asia Minor (Turkey), Armenia, and Mesopotamia; Egypt Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Sardinia, Naples, Lombardy, Bavaria, Hungary, and Greece – countries all included in the catalogue given by Ezekiel in his prophecy of Gogue – are symbolized by the head, breast, body, thighs, legs, and toes of the image. These are at the crisis united together in one dominion, which is broken to pieces as the result of the battle of Armageddon.

On the other side of this equation are the Merchants of Tarshish or the King of the South. Instead of being destroyed with hostile Europe by the Lord Jesus Christ, Britain and the “young lion allies” will submit to Christ:

“The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall render tribute: The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Yea, all kings shall fall down before him; All nations shall serve him” (Psalm 72:10–11).

 Based on these scriptures, Thomas wrote:

“The finger of God has indicated a course to be pursued by Britain which cannot be evaded, and which her counselors will not only be willing but eager to adopt when the crisis comes upon them. The decree has long since gone forth which calls upon the Lion of Tarshish to protect the Jews. Upwards of a thousand years before the British were a nation, the prophet addresses them as the power which at “evening-tide” should interest themselves in behalf of Israel…. To Britain, then, the prophet calls as the protector of the Jewish nation in the evening-tide trouble, and commands it to send its messengers in swift vessels because the crisis is urgent, and to plant Israel as “an ensign upon the mountains”… The ensign being planted on the mountains of Israel by Britain, the Lord will cause the Assyrian Autocrat to “blow a trumpet,” summoning the hosts of his nations to war; for he has said, “I will bring thee, O Gogue, against my land.”

Thomas’ faithful predictions proved true as it was Britain who would wrest the land of Palestine from the Ottoman Turks, drying upon the river Euphrates, and prepare the way for the kings of the sun’s rising (Rev 16:12), and the return of the Jews back to the land.

All the evidence points to Britain getting out of Europe :

Scripture clearly outlines the alignment of the nations in the time of the end – and dictates that Britain must get out of Europe. Europe has a different destiny – as a hostile invader which will be destroyed by Christ when it makes war with Israel and him. Britain is not part of this Northern Confederacy, and as the European Union is creating a single military command, Britain must get out.

We clearly see the Bible in the News when we read the headlines in the Daily Express, “GET US OUT OF EUROPE”. The campaign launched in November of 2010 by theDaily Express is gaining steam with the growing economic crisis in Greece and across Europe. A current article stated,

After far too many years as the victims of Brussels larceny, bullying, over-regulation and all-round interference, the time has come for the British people to win back their country and restore legitimacy and accountability to their political process…

Withdrawal from the EU should be accompanied by a withdrawal from the jurisdiction of this alien, pan-European tribunal so that matters of British justice are decided once again in British courts…

The article went on to highlight the problem with remaining in the European Union:

And now the price of belonging to the EU, in terms of surrendered sovereignty, is to be further raised with countries like Ireland effectively having their public spending and borrowing decisions made by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt rather than by their electorates.

A special edition of the Daily Express from January of this year carried headlines, “Get Britain Out of the EU. We demand our country back.” It carried articles with titles such as, “Why we must break free from the EU dictatorship”, “A Crusade for Freedom”, “Brussels is a financial disaster”, “Love the Continent, Abhore the Tyranny”.

With the renewed crisis in Greece this week, the British MEP Nigel Farage was quick to point out the growing dictatorship in Brussels:

“During your speech Mr. Barroso, there was an all pervading senseof gloom, and I saw for the first time even your own supporters shaking their heads. They don’t believe in what you are saying. The European people don’t believe in what you are saying. I don’t really think even you now believe in what you are saying, because we all know that Greece is going to default. The endgame for Greece is near.  And you cannot say you were not warned. You were told the treaties were fatally flawed. You were all told that Greece should never have joined the Euro. When I stood up here five years ago and talked about Greek bond spreads, you treated me with such utter derision, it was as if I had been let out of the local lunatic asylum. No, you have been warned all the way through. So now what you have got is economic governance, and everybody here in this front row, supports more European economic governance.
What is European economic governance? I’ll tell you what it is. It is a plane landing at Athens airport, out of it which get an official from the Commission, an official from the European Central Bank, and an official from the appalling IMF.  Those three people, the “troika” you call them, go in, they meet the Greek government, and they tell the Greek government what they may or may not do. You have killed democracy in Greece. You have three part time, overseas dictators, that now tell the Greek people what they can and cannot do.  It is totally unacceptable. Is it any wonder that Greek people are now burning EU flags and drawing swastikas across them. Unless Greece is allowed to get out of this economic prison you may well spark a revolution in that country.”

Farage identifies that the EU is imposing a dictatorship over Europe through financial policy. The British are becoming completely fed up with European bureaucracy, and its pretense of democracy. The frustration is clearly heard in the words of John Bufton, British MEP for Wales, who comments on what the European Parliament really is:

“You know, we have waited here tonight for many hours to speak. It is now 10 o’clock of the evening. You know the one minute speeches come in, and we get allocated time, but it is pathetic! If we are going to spend our time here on important issues for our regions we must be allowed to have our say. There must be a setup within your organization, within the nonsense of a parliament, where we can actually say we are going to be here, and we can be given time to speak. To think that we spend all of this time here waiting and sitting in the hope of getting a speech is nonsense. Our people back in our country, in the UK, are fed up with this nonsense because we cannot speak up for their rights and their issues. This is an absolute travesty. I say to you, take it back to Mr. Baroso, I’ve mentioned to him before that this whole thing is a farce. If I’m going to be here till 10 o’clock at night, on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday night, we should at least be given a chance to speak on important issues relating to our member states. I ask you now sir, take it back to your governors, because this is not a democracy it is a dictatorship. Thank you .

With this creeping control taking over governments across Europe, the call for Britain to get out is getting louded. This tied to the fact that Britain has to help fund the bailout of nations who carry the EURO is causing the country to revolt against the European Union.

The Bible is clear. Europe will become a dictatorship by all the nations giving their power and strength to the beast, and Britain will get out in order to play the role the finger of God has identified for it… it’s just a question of how, and when.

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