The US Department of Homeland Security is warning Americans that a catastrophic loss of electrical use, from an incident involving an electromagnetic pulse, is a real threat (see Electromagnetic threat real: Could it be a factor in the fall of the USA?). A severe loss of electrical power may well be a factor that will weaken the USA near the start of the Great Tribulation.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who survived a “no confidence vote” yesterday, seems to be hoping that by delaying a vote in the Parliament about the ‘soft’ Brexit deal, that it may pass if the other choice is no deal–also called a ‘hard’ Brexit (see Brexit: Is Theresa May playing ‘Deal or No Deal’?). The two EU Presidents (Juncker and Tusk) have gone on record saying that the EU will not negotiate a better deal for the UK, but that ‘clarifications’ can be made. The EU will not forget Brexit and will one day seek military revenge against the UK (cf. Daniel 8:24-25).
The European Union is taking steps to be able to conduct international trade with Iran in a way that bypasses the USA dollar and certain USA controls (see ‘EU initiates proposal to dump the dollar and to create a PetroEuro system’). In the future, the USA dollar will totally collapse and Europe will, for a time, dominate the world. The EU’s Parliament just approved what they have called the world’s largest ‘free trade deal’ (see EU makes world’s largest ‘free trade deal’ as some see EU moving towards totalitarian fascism).
Of course, not all is well in Europe. The ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in France have continued and have spread to other lands (see Yellow vest violence in France continues and spreads to Belgium). There are also migrant-related protests (see Migrant backlash in Europe: Will Islamic migrants be pushed out?). Expect more civil unrest in Europe before the final Beast of the sea rises up (Revelation 13:1-10). It is likely that economic, migrant, and banking issues will be a factor for Europe to one day reorganize and turn over power to the Beast, that the Bible prophesies will happen (Revelation 17:12-13).
Over in Jerusalem, the Sanhedrin held a ceremony where they had a burnt offering and dedicated a new altar that they hope to use for daily sacrifices (see Sanhedrin ceremonially dedicates altar with a burnt offering!). The Bible teaches (Daniel 9:27, 11:31, 12:11) that the sacrifices will be stopped, which means that they must first start. This week’s ceremony shows that some in Israel are determined to resume daily sacrifices. The recommended sermonette for this week deals with some of that (watch Sanhedrin makes burnt offering to dedicate altar!).
Radio News Reporter: John Hickey.
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