The EU has long harboured desires for a super state. The desire for and now the creation of the economic and now monetary union. In recent times, the discussion has gathered pace for a European Army. Those of us who believed this conglomeration of European nations, united economically, monetary and military is the final part of the puzzle of Daniels Image prophesy is being fulfilled. Many in government for a long time have been issuing warnings that the leaders of Europe have wider interest, but were scorned at, even labelled dramatists. However, the statement of Soeren Kern, a leading European official, is quoted as advocating just that policy. On September 14, 2016 he said, “We are going to move towards an EU army much faster than people believe”. Therefore, while the policy was focused on economics in the past the underlying desire for an army has always been there, fighting to be unleashed to an unsuspecting populace.
Opponents of such a move has always voiced concerns of this creeping danger, not just the fact it would replace NATO, but that this super state would yield unequal, unstoppable powers the world has never seen. Some say that the creation of a European army, a long-held goal of European federalists, would entail an unprecedented transfer of sovereignty from European nation states to un-elected bureaucrats in Brussels, the de facto capital of the European Union. The fight and Brexit from the union seem to have paved the way for increased efforts to form such a body. Nations states, powers have slowly whittled away, and once such powers are concentrated solely in Brussels. No one can stop them.
Others voiced concerns that efforts to move forward on the European defence integration initiative revealed that European strategists have learned little lesson from what the referendum in Britain, and the Brexit delivered. They determined and focused on their long held plans to continue to build a European super state regardless of opposition from large sectors of the European public. Dr Liam Fox, Brexit minister in Theresa May government, in his former role as British defence secretary in the Cameron Government remarked, “Those of us who have always warned about Europe’s defence ambitions have always been told not to worry… We are always told not to worry about the next integration and then it happens. We’ve been too often conned before and we must not be conned again”. While these warnings were being aired, many were ridiculing them as fantasists and anti-Europeans. However, though their voices were being hushed and silenced, the EU leaders were advancing their game changer moves. The recent announcements took many by surprise, but for others, it is more like, “I told you so”.
Daniels prophesies signalled conglomeration of nations, not just a desire, but also an actual attempt, “Iron & clay”, strong and weaker nations coming together but not united for long because the two elements just do not mixed well. The unity will create much trouble for their neighbours and will cause heaven to intervene, because of the trouble they will cause. According to Geoffrey Van Orden, UK Conservative Party defence spokesman the, “Formation of EU defence structures, separate from NATO, will only lead to division between transatlantic partners at a time when solidarity is needed in the face of many difficult and dangerous threats to the democracies”. Can and will the world open its eyes to this potentially dangerous move and take steps to stop them? Alternatively, is it inevitable that such an organisation will come into existence to threaten the world? Those of us bible watchers and students of prophesy will recognise man’s inability to form lasting unions and associations, if it goes against the plan of God. We may wish so an association is stopped in its tracks, but whether we like it or not, and whether or not we see the dangers that lurks beneath, there are just some things in life that man cannot change. Whatever must be, will be, for God meant it so. So stand back and watch the salvation of the Lord.