Has the Roman Empire revived as the European Union?
Lamb & Lion Ministries conducts a number of Bible conferences in the Dallas, Texas area each year. Our June 2013 conference theme was Living on Borrowed Time.
One of our speakers was Alan Franklin, editor for The Free Press. He's a political reporter and former newspaper editor in London, England and author of numerous books on a variety of spiritual subjects. Alan's a recognized expert on the European Union and is a dynamic conference speaker. Alan Franklin' topic at our conference was "The Sign of the European Union" (watch).
Reviving an Empire
I bring you greetings not just from Great Britain, but from the European superstate called the European Union. The revived Roman Empire is on fast forward. Rome is rising!
Let's see what this newly revived Roman Empire is doing, because though the Church out there may be aware, the world out there is certainly unaware. We are living on the verge of the climax of world history with the return to earth at the Second Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ as predicted over and over again in Bible prophecy.
We hear in the news a lot about Israel. I know and love Israel. Israel's return as a nation after almost 1,900 years is a major prophetic event that we've been blessed to have seen, though most people miss its importance.
The other major prophetic event you'll discover when you study prophecy is the rise of the revived Roman Empire, also prophesied around two and a half thousand years ago. In Europe the Roman Empire has returned. At Christ's First Advent, Rome was ruling when our Lord was on the earth. And, when Jesus comes back again, Rome will be ruling.
Here's what José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission said: "Sometimes I like to compare the EU, the European Union, to the organization of an empire. We have a dimension of empire." Very understated, but that's what they intend to build.
For years I've been talking about and claiming that the Revived Roman Empire was being recreated right before our very eyes. Hardly anybody knows about it or has taken any notice. Then one day it was that "eureka moment" for the world and I thought "Great!" because a big exhibition tent was put up outside the parliament in Brussels, Belgium, which is one of the twin capitals of the European Union.
Inside the exhibits spoke of the "Revived Roman Empire." That was the title of their exhibition.
The exhibition went on to make some bold, grand claims. The placards stated: "We will be renamed the Union once we grow to 50 states." There are 28 at the moment and 14 of the states are hovering around in a different federation. Other nations are considering applying, for membership, so they are not all that far short of coming up to 50.
The Great Project
The UN will move the headquarters of the United Nations to Europe, and the move is all about control. It's all about power. The EU wants to take over from America, which is what was said at that official exhibition.
The exhibition also went on to claim that this will be the European Century. "The EU will dominate the world by its enormous legal and 'moral' reach."
The supporters of the European Union have clearly stated in advance what they're going to do. A lot of would-be tyrants have done this. For example Hitler, when he wrote Mein Kampf many years before the outbreak of the Second World War, stated exactly what he was going to do, but nobody took any notice. Maybe they thought he was joking? No, he was deadly serious. These people are also serious. They are power players.
The EU plans to fast take over the world. They're nothing if not ambitious. Here are some of the countries which are lining up to join; potential candidate countries ranging from Iceland to Turkey. Remember, the idea is that if we would all come under one jurisdiction, Europe would effectively be one country.
The North American Union
Then, of course, as the new Roman Empire expands into North Africa as it once did, they'll be taking in African nations as well. It's a globalization process. The Organization of African Unity created the African Union which was loosely based on the European Union with a central bank, a central court of justice, and so on. The EU also plans an Arab Common Market.
Later, the plan is for North and South America to also join together. They used to call the planned organization The North American Union, but that sounded a little scary, so they changed it to the far more innocuous sounding Peace and Prosperity Conference.
Expanding the Empire
Brussels again plans to expand its empire. It is very interesting to see the list of nations. They want to include all of the countries around the Mediterranean, from Morocco to Syria and Israel, European Russia, Ukraine, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and other countries that a lot of students would be hard put to find on a map. But these nations are not too far from the headquarters of the European Union.
What the leaders of the EU are doing is dismantling the nation states so that any one of the current 500 million citizens of the EU can legally come, live, and work in Great Britain. Many of these nations have tens of millions of people. If you come to the United Kingdom now and go to any city, you may find it overrun with foreigners. Once in a while you might see a native Brit, but not too many, especially in London. The reason is that these non-Brits have the legal right to be there, and nobody knows how many of them there are. They have the right to vote in our elections.
You'll see this very thing happen in America; in fact it's happening here in America right now. A lot of this move towards removing national borders in Europe is parallelled over here with few controls on the USA's borders with Mexico and Canada. You can easily see the same pattern, the same hidden hand, behind this move.
Around 75% of our British laws now originate in the European Parliament where there is virtually no debate. MEPs, Members of the European Parliament, are hardly aware of what they are voting for. Most of them just go there to press a button, claim their expenses, and go away. They vote electronically. They also have only a maximum of about 90 seconds to speak. There's no debate really. They don't want debate because the parliament has very few powers anyway. It can't propose laws. It can only modify them. It's a puppet parliament.
Then there are the Members of the Union for the Mediterranean, which is the next step forward; these countries are being sucked into the EU. Gradually they'll have to follow the same rules, the same trade regulations, the same laws, and they'll have to have a common judicial area. Suddenly it's all merged into one great amorphous country with a central rule that's very bureaucratic and very controlling.
Watch Alan Franklin continue his teaching on
this tremendous end times sign!