Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Prophecy? Europe?

Oh yes, Europe and prophecy go together more than you might think.

This Sunday, September 7th, 2008, if you happen to be within ear-shot of Fort Collins, you should consider checking out a lecture about the role of Europe in light of Biblical prophecy. Norbert Link will be presenting a message that I think is significant in the scope of world history. I'm not even exaggerating.

By connecting the evidence of current events and secular history with prophecy, the news reported today from around the world becomes absolutely magnified in significance. I don't know all of the details about the content of the lecture, but I do know that you can expect to hear about the prophetic emergence of the European Union to global power. Right now, the EU is in its infancy and might not seem like a global super power, but I believe it will be. Power has already begun to shift in significant ways. Merely seeing that the Euro is gaining greater influence as the currency of choice in international trade, because of the instability of the dollar, with increasing momentum is an indication of the power shift. I'm not an expert economist, nor am I informed of all the intricacies of global politics, but it doesn't take much to notice that the EU is gaining influence quickly. As the EU becomes more organized and better at making decisions, they will become more powerful. And, by joining so many disparate peoples and populations, the European Union will become the statue with feet of iron and clay mentioned in Daniel 2. At least, that's what I believe the Bible teaches.

You'll also likely hear something interesting about the removal of blessings from the United States and United Kingdom. Essentially, the premise is that these countries are the inheritors of the birthright from Jacob in Genesis 48, becoming a "great people" and "multitude of nations" respectively. Of course, since it is a lecture about the teachings of the Bible, you may hear about the many reasons why these birthright blessings are being withdrawn as well.

Ultimately, the shift in global power we're seeing right now is all part of the plan that the Bible records. And that's a good thing. However, what's shocking is that it doesn't take much imagination fill in the gaps between current events and Revelation events.

What you won't hear will be requests for money, a devotional altar call, nor a feel-good "just love the Lord" message. It will be a much more sobering set of content. What you will hear, even if you don't agree with it all, is an observation and analysis of current events and history that will blow your mind, if you take the Bible seriously.

I challenge you to open your mind and check it out.


Anonymous said...

Sounds quite interesting...thanks for the heads up. I will make every effort to be there.

Anonymous said...

Hey E. I listened to it but I"m not sure what I should take away from it. Anytime I try and link biblical stories to current events, especially politics, I think, "Other people have done this for their own times." In that, what other time are we supposed to link the bible we read to? Could we possibly link it to other times past or future?

Anyhow, I'm in the EU right now and everything seems ok.

love Adam B.