‘We must reorganize Europe,’ Germany and France want quick EU divorce with UK

(Photo by Jennifer Pahlka )

(Photo by Jennifer Pahlka )


Germany, France, and others want the UK to process a “quick divorce” because of its vote to leave the European Union:

June 25, 2016

Germany and France led demands on Saturday for Britain to negotiate a quick divorce from the European Union, with Paris warning that populism will otherwise take hold after the vote to leave the bloc sent shockwaves around the world.

The European Central Bank added to the pressure by saying Britain’s financial industry, which employs 2.2 million people, would lose the right to serve clients in the EU unless the country signed up to its single market – anathema to “leave” campaigners who are set to lead the next government in London.

Britain’s decision to leave the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, is the biggest blow since World War Two to the European project of forging greater unity. …

“This process should get underway as soon as possible so that we are not left in limbo but rather can concentrate on the future of Europe,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after hosting a meeting of his colleagues from the six founding members of the EU – Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault warned of the dangers of delay. “We have to give a new sense to Europe, otherwise populism will fill the gap,” he said. …

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker also wants to begin negotiating Britain’s departure immediately. “It doesn’t make any sense to wait until October to try to negotiate the terms of their departure,” he said on Friday.http://in.reuters.com/article/britain-eu-split-wrapup-idINKCN0ZB095

UK Prime Minister David Cameron was publicly opposed to Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the European Commission President precisely because he felt that could lead to the UK voting to leave the European Union.

Notice also the following:

25 June 2016

The European Union is now facing the biggest crisis in its history.

“It’s an explosive shock,” said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, shortly after the victory of the Leave campaign was confirmed.

“At stake, purely and simply,” Mr Valls added, “is the break-up of the union. We have to invent another Europe.”

It is indeed not inconceivable that further fragmentation could follow. Political emotions are running high in many European countries. Old certainties are being abandoned.

And those who believe in the idea of European unity know that they have to respond quickly. …

Beyond the sloganeering, the quality of leadership within the EU will be tested as never before. Muddling through may not be an option.

And that is why, now the British decision has been made, most European leaders want divorce to happen as quickly as possible. Some insist that David Cameron should invoke Article 50 – the mechanism through which separation will be negotiated – immediately. …

But if the EU is to survive and prosper without the UK, it will have to tackle the toughest issues head on.

Europe’s political order has been overturned, with far-reaching consequences that no-one can accurately predicthttp://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36623685

Since the UK has voted to leave, leaders in Germany, France, and elsewhere want to move ahead quickly as they do not want to see populist movements in other European Union (EU) nations deciding to follow the UK’s lead.  A quick ‘divorce’ of the UK may also be more disruptive for the UK and that type of disruption could discourage other nations from wanting to hold votes to leave the EU.

As far as what can accurately be predicted, we in the ContinuingChurch of God “have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19, KJV).” The Bible is accurate and its predictions can be counted on. Some of those biblical predictions are mentioned in this post.

But just before getting to them, consider that there are calls for change and reorganization in Europe.

In an interview with Fox yesterday, former German Defense and Economics Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said:

I don’t see the necessary leadership in Europe at the moment. …

We have to come to a new structure …https://youtu.be/fMYFV_zwNrE

Notice also some comments from the German-born Ulrike Guerot, who is the chair for European Politics and Democracy Research at Donau University in Krems, Austria:

25 June 2016

It’s not the EU that must reinvent itself, – we must reorganize Europe. Actually, the question is whether it’s even possible to reinvent the EU from within. If it were, the EU certainly could and should have done so over the past years.

This crisis is just one of many: the refugee crisis, the Grexit crisis etc. We’ve seen for quite some time that the EU as a system is no longer able to cope with these crises, so the question isn’t whether there’s anything the EU can do but whether we are really prepared to fundamentally rethink the political and democratic reorganization of this continent. I believe that’s the task at hand and that’s the signal or warning shot the Brexit just gave us.http://www.dw.com/en/brexit-eu-can-no-longer-cope-with-its-crises/a-19353220

Because of the Brexit, various ones are publicly calling for a reorganization in Europe.

According to Bible prophecy, as I have explained for years (since at least from 2011 on this page), the European Union will reorganize:

12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. (Revelation 17:12-13)

But how?

First, we will see some non-specifically prophesied rule changes and reorganizations in Europe.  But as Ulrike Guerot indicated, that will not be enough.

It is likely that because of economic and civil unrest crises, that emergency provisions in the EU will be modified and then evoked in the future.

The Bible shows that it will be a relative few that will take advantage of the situation to get the final King of the North to gain control as the final Beast of the sea of Revelation 13.  Notice what Daniel 11 teaches about the King of the North:

21 And in his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they will not give the honor of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue. 22 With the force of a flood they shall be swept away from before him and be broken, and also the prince of the covenant. 23 And after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and become strong with a small number of people. 24 He shall enter peaceably, even into the richest places of the province; and he shall do what his fathers have not done, nor his forefathers: he shall disperse among them the plunder, spoil, and riches; and he shall devise his plans against the strongholds, but only for a time. (Daniel 11:21-24)

So, this leader will promise peace and prosperity. He will make a deal with a small amount of people to gain power (cf. Revelation 17:12-13). He will promise peace and prosperity in a time of crisis.

This same vile leader, who appears at the “appointed time” of “the end” is described without that King of the North title in Daniel 8:

19 And he said, “Look, I am making known to you what shall happen in the latter time of the indignation; for at the appointed time the end shall be…

23 “And in the latter time of their kingdom, When the transgressors have reached their fullness, A king shall arise, Having fierce features, Who understands sinister schemes. 24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.

25 “Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; But he shall be broken without human means.

26 “And the vision of the evenings and mornings Which was told is true; Therefore seal up the vision, For it refers to many days in the future.” (Daniel 8:19,23-26)

This King is also the “Beast” that the ten kings give their power to in Revelation 17:12-13 (see also Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations?).

But notice the portion of Daniel 8:23 that I bolded above. This King rises up when the transgressors have reached their fullness, which suggests that this is about when God has had enough of the increasing immorality in nations like the U.S.A. as well as in Europe. Immorality is increasing in the Western lands, and will get to the point that the King will rise up.

Could Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg be trying to set the stage for the coming reorganization in Europe? It certainly seems possible. To learn more about Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s plans for Europe, check out our video Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Europe’s Future.

To learn more about prophecy and the Brexit, check out our new video: Post Brexit Prophecy.


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