October 19, 2007

EU leaders agree on a new landmark treaty

EU leaders meeting in Lisbon, Portugal have reached a deal on a landmark treaty to reform the 27-member states, a treaty designed to replace the European constitution that was rejected by French and Dutch voters in 2005 and this treaty will formally be signed December 13th of this year.

The new treaty includes the creation of a new long term presidency of the European Council and a EU foreign policy chief, plus it will speed up decision making in the expanded EU. Jose Socrates, the PM of Portugal and the person who now holds the rotating presidency of the EU, said that Europe had emerged from an institutional crisis and with the treaty Europe is showing that the European project is on the move into the future with confidence.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

With the EU leaders agreeing on a landmark treaty, the stage is set for the prophetic scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

After the rejection of the EU constitution by the French and Dutch voters in 2005, there was a flurry of activity by the EU leaders to try and revise the constitution so that it could be ratified. During the 50th anniversary year, 2007, of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, signed in March 1957, German Chancellor Angela Merkel put together a treaty that she hoped would replace the European constitution. Other EU leaders jumped on the bandwagon, which has resulted in this landmark treaty agreement reached in Lisbon by the 27-member states of the EU.

As you read the treaty alongside the prophetic passages of Bible prophecy, you can see how close we are to the End Times scenario that is found in the Bible. The treaty calls for a "supra-state", the Bible calls for the revived Roman Empire, Daniel 7:7, 23-24. The treaty calls for a powerful president to lead the EU into the future, the Bible calls for a strong leader of the revived Roman Empire known as the Antichrist, Daniel 7:8, 24-25. The treaty calls for a supra state with an economic system and strong military operation, the Bible calls for the very same type of structure.

The new EU landmark treaty does indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.