Weekly News Summary 15 December 2017


Much has been happening on the world scene.

Donald Trump’s announcement related to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital continues to have repercussions around the world. Some believe that God is using Donald Trump like He used Cyrus, and that Donald Trump’s pronouncement is leading to having a ‘third’ Jewish temple in Jerusalem (see Donald Trump reportedly a ‘Cyrus’ preparing the way for a new Jewish temple). Donald Trump’s proclamation has upset many around the world. Some see this negatively affecting the peace process in the Middle East (see Palestine’s Abbas wants UN not USA, Turkey’s Erdogan says recognize Palestinian Jerusalem). Despite comments and claims, there will come a peace deal in the region as is prophesied in Daniel 9:27.  And that deal is prophesied to be confirmed for a seven-year period by a European, not American, leader.

Speaking of Europe, it formally entered a new phase of its military development. 25 European Union member states have submitted plans to work together on a first set of 17 collaborative defence projects under something called the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO; see PESCO: The making of a European Defence Union and Newsweek: Putin is Preparing for World War III-Is Trump?). Part of the purpose of PESCO is for Europe to have a military that is independent of the USA. It is widely believed that Germany will dominate PESCO (see also ‘PESCO helps to ensure a more secure Europe for its citizens’). German SPD leader Martin Schulz has called for Europe to reorganize and become the United States of Europe by 2023 (see German call for a ‘United States of Europe’ in five years) or 2025 (other sources).

The Bible shows that Europe will reorganize (Revelation 17:12-13), the world will marvel at the coming military success of Europe (Revelation 13:3-4), and that Europe will end up with a “great army” (Daniel 11:25). The Bible also shows that the Europeans will take over the USA (Daniel 11:39; see also USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses) and then a North African/Middle Eastern confederation (Daniel 11:40-43). This will cause the world to marvel. Steps for this are occurring now! PESCO is one such step in that direction.

Perhaps it should be mentioned that some think that Switzerland is the most prepared nation for the disasters that will come in the future (see ‘Switzerland Is Well-Prepared For Civilizational Collapse’ or is it?).  Even if there is some truth to that from a physical perspective, biblically, Switzerland will NOT be the ‘place of safety’ (Revelation 12:14-17) during the Great Tribulation and Day of the Lord (see also There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Near Petra).

Radio News Reporter: John Hickey.

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