Britain appears to be de-coupling from the great train called Europe. Whatever the Euro project becomes it appears it will be without England.
The leaders of Europe have been meeting for two days in Brussels trying to get a handle on the rapidly deteriorating monetary crisis that has crippled the union. Germany, the de-facto leader of Europe, has pushed through a plan to change the treaty that binds together the 27 nation EU.
If agreed the member states would have to commit to a closer fiscal union at the cost of their sovereignty. The 17 members of the euro zone have agreed to run smaller budget deficits and will allow the European Court of Justice the right to strike down national laws that do not enforce fiscal discipline. This act alone is the largest transfer of national sovereignty over budget policy since the beginning of the European Union in 1960.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron will not agree to this new deal. The decision could leave Britain isolated from a major trading bloc and virtually ineffective in any future EU. This decision will create further tension within Britain between those who see their future with Europe and those who desire Britain to remain sovereign and apart. While many feel Britain will be able to maintain a status quo in terms of trade it is doubtful this will happen. Britain's voice will grow fainter and ineffective in the affairs of Europe. It will be isolated.
I doubt few leaders in Britain understand the consequences of this weeks actions. A new Europe is forming, one led by a very powerful and determined Germany. Europe will survive this crisis and become something very different from what we currently see. Other observers of Europe see a German led union further aligned with the interests of Russia and China. When this happens the interests of the United States and Great Britain will not be as influential. NATO as an alliance will become unnecessary and likely will fade away. A stronger European voice will be heard among the nations.
Europe does matter because Bible prophecy shows a final union of ten "kings" giving their power for a moment to a supra-national leader called "the Beast", (Revelation 17:12 Revelation 17:12And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
American King James Version×, 13). This global power will for a moment in time hold great influence in the world. Peace and security will be promised but the cost will be the loss of spiritual freedom.
We have talked for decades about this period and today we are watching it take shape in ways we have long anticipated. It would be a good time for you to review key points we make in our booklet, The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy.