Washington D.C. News is now breaking on three separate issues. But they may be more related than meets the eye. Here they are:
- The European Union is urging the United Nations to upgrade its presence in the international assembly. If the EU’s demand is met, it means that it will be able to address the UN on behalf of all of its member nations. While it would still not be a full voting member, the EU would be able to give the appearance of increased stature on the world stage. Significance: This is just one more sign of the steady increase in the influence of global coalitions of nations, and the trend toward the decline of individual national identity and sovereignty.
- In Basel, Switzerland last week, banking regulators of 27 nations agreed to new global banking regulations. These new rules were instigated by the recent passage by the U.S. Congress, and the signing into law by President Obama, of sweeping new banking laws, including the creation of a new federal agency which will oversee international financial markets around the world. Significance: For the first time in history, the banking systems of the world are uniting to create a single, global set of rules for banking and investments, with the United States leading the way.
- This week the U.S. Senate is considering the START nuclear weapons treaty negotiated between Russia and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. If passed it would bind the U.S. to a system that could impair America’s ability to develop defensive anti-missile weapons. Significance: A separate statement by Russia, attached to the treaty, says that Russia expects the U.S. to refrain from expanding its anti-missile defenses, and that if we don’t, then Russia will withdraw from the treaty. This could well be used by the Obama Administration and others to cow-tow to Russia and to limit America’s development of anti-nuclear protections. But beyond that, the treaty provides for the creation of a shadowy joint Moscow-Washington panel that could decide ongoing matters of national defense without submitting those terms to the Senate for ratification as required by the Constitution.
All three of these events have prophetic implications, and interestingly, are also themes in our new futuristic novel Edge of Apocalypse. The first shows the clear trend toward an eventual global political system, something the Bible clearly lays out as a feature of the End Times. The second, a unified global economic system, is also a hallmark of the description in Scripture of the state of world affairs just before the return of Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom. And the third, the potential rise of a new Russian dominance, is consistent with biblical prophecy, particularly in the book of Ezekiel. Readers of our End series should know that the expansion of Russian influence and power will be a major theme in the second book in our End series which is underway right now and is expected to be released by our publisher, Zondervan, early next year.
In the meantime, read Ezekiel 38 and 39 and watch the manipulation of the “progressives” who currently control the U.S. government. They seek to legislate away our national sovereignty as they usashamably position us for a one-world government to be headed by the U.N. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled right before our eyes.
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