With the events going on in Europe and the Middle East I have to wonder if we might be seeing the foundations of the revived Roman Empire being lain before our eyes.
The debt crises in Europe means that the EU countries will either have to withdraw from the EU and go back to being independent nations or that there will be a further consolidation of power in Europe. I think the latter will happen and a United States of Europe or new Roman Empire will emerge with a central government that will take away national sovereignty. I am betting that Europe will become more centralized and much more Fascist as Fabian Socialism causes many nations in Europe to go broke.
The old Roman Empire also included much of the Arab nations of the Middle East and North Africa. So, what we see going on with the Arab Spring uprisings could also fit in the big picture for a revived Roman Empire.
I do not think Western Europe will federalize and then ignore the North African countries and the Middle East. I look for a merger of Western Europe and the Mediterranean States to happen once the old dictators are overthrown and the Muslim states of the Middle East and North Africa are taken over by those more willing to be part of a new rising world power, where religion is less radical and statist socialism prevails. At least I think that is now the plan of the globalist elite running Europe.
If it does not happen by peaceful revolution, I think in Libya we saw the pilot project of how it will be achieved by military force. Next will be Syria. The European powers will use NATO under the cover of the UN Responsibility to Protest doctrine (R2P) to achieve the revived Roman Empire goal.
With the Arab Spring uprisings backed by the socialist West, the old Arab dictators and ruling families are now falling like dominoes. What will replace these ruling families is open for discussion. Some think the Muslim brotherhood will take over the whole area. Others think Iran will. But, I am inclined to think that in the long run, they will all be incorporated into a new Roman Beast that will have the land area of the last Roman Empire.
This is not going to all happen overnight and the path to get there is going to be full of minefields. The latest being Syria and stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
I think Russia understands the strategic long-term importance of what is happening in the Middle East and that is the reason for their naval show of force off the coast of Syria. They are even sending their only aircraft carrier into the area. Russia greatly fears a centralized Europe influencing the shaping of the Middle East. Syria is an ally of Russia and Syria has strategic value to Russia and so does Iran.
I think the show of force by Russia is to discourage Western intervention in Syria but I do not think Russia is in any position to actually confront NATO. Russia just raised the stakes in the Middle East poker game and Russia hopes that NATO will fold rather than see the bet. Any Russia war with the West could quickly go nuclear because Russia does not have much of a conventional force. Therefore, Russia has been letting NATO know that if necessary they would not hesitate to use their nuclear forces against superior conventional forces.
Even so, I do not think Russia is going to risk everything over Syria. I do not think the Russian presence there is going to change whatever NATO intends to do in the area either. The Russians just may want to be able to get their people out of Syria if they are at risk.
As Europe centralizes in the near future, the paranoid Russians led by Putin will create a new Soviet Union called the Eurasian Union. Russia and a couple of nations already have plans to see this Eurasian Union in place within the next three years. I am sure other Eastern Europeans nations and nations southeast of Russia will also join, and others will be blackmailed to join. I suppose this union will evolve into a centralized power that is once again controlled by Russia.
Then presto, the world will be right back in the cold war era. The Eurasian Union will become the enemy of the revived Roman Empire and this Eurasian block will set the stage for the later Ezekiel chapter 38 and 39 war when a great host of nations comes down from the north and east against Israel. I do not mention the United States because I am not sure we will be in the picture much longer.
Getting back to what is happening right now. Turkey intends to establish a safe zone within Syria for the Free Syrian Army that is rebelling against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. That of course is the start of increasing civil war in Syria with Turkey backing the Syrian resistance to overthrow Assad and his military dictatorship. Turkey is probably only waiting for the okay from the Arab league to implement the military action. Syria just ignored the proposals and the dead-line given to Syria by the Arab league to comply. The dead-line expired yesterday and the Arab league will be meeting this weekend to decide a course of action.
Supposedly, NATO will not get involved in direct military action against Syria, but I think that claim is just for public consumption. Turkey is a NATO member and NATO will certainly be backing Turkey. If Syria then attacks the homeland of Turkey in any way, NATO becomes obligated by treaty to militarily assist Turkey against Syria.
Turkey has a population of about 70 million and that is about equal to the population of Iran. Turkey has the six largest army in the world. With NATO backing, Turkey could control much of the region.
If Assad was taken out of the picture, the primary focus would be a revolution in Iran (before, during or after an airstrike on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard). Make no mistake, 90 percent of the Iranian people hate the Islamic regime controlling Iran. If this is done right, a protracted war with Iran can be avoided.
Then with the Saudis and Iraqis aligning with the Turks and Egypt, we can see that there might be temporary peace in the Middle East with Israel and the West.
It’s hard to say exactly what Israel’s role would be in all this. Perhaps her mission will be to clean out the terrorist organizations in Lebanon, Gaza and Jordan.
When then does the Psalm 83 war happen? It probably cannot happen at this time because Arab nations have too much internal turmoil. However, it could take Israel years to clean up the terrorist entities around them. It is possible that their actions in doing so, will make the Arabs go ballistic. Then possibly led by Egypt they will get the Arab league to agree to cut off Israel from being a nation. Turkey is not Arab. It is not mentioned in Psalm 83. Turkey does not come against Israel until the Ezekiel 38-39 war.
There are going to be a lot of twists and turns in the Middle East, so anyone who thinks they have this all figured out is just blowing smoke. That Arab Psalm 83 invasion is not going to happen once Israel become part of the new Roman Empire. So if my theory is correct, this war somehow fits in before all the Mediterranean states merge with this revived Beast.
The war itself might bring the compromise to end these Middle East wars and create a climate for prosperity. This brokered peace could be why the Prince of the Roman Empire mentioned by Daniel, confirms a peace covenant with the many (nations) within the empire for seven years.
The Psalm 83 war could happen very rapidly and even require Israel to go nuclear and then the war will end very quickly with the rising European superpower brokering an end to the conflict and enforcing a toning down of radical Islam.
Those within the new Roman Empire will have the forces of NATO (or whatever they change the name of their military arm to). Here is an addition thought. If the United States goes down the tubes because of an EMP or internal strife, much of their military equipment might be turned over to NATO. With NATO enforcing the R2P doctrine of the UN you might see why people on earth are saying who can war against the Beast (Rev 13:4)?
The reason why Israel is living in security at the time of the Gog war could be because Israel takes over and controls much of the land that is now occupied by the Arabs, or it could be because the revived Roman Empire is already in place and all these Arab nations have become member states. In fact, the whole Roman Empire could govern by regions or through ten zones (already proposed).
It is very difficult to picture an Israeli nation of several million occupying and controlling what is now Arab land and still living in peace. But it is not impossible to picture all these nations being states in the same federalized Roman Union in the aftermath of a great war.
If Jesus would have been accepted by Israel as Messiah, what would have happened? True, it could not have happened in God’s foreknowledge. But, I think we still have to assume the possibility for that to happen would have to exist, or the heavenly watchers and human race would have had scripted events ( if the Jews could not have believed). Therefore, I would think that under the false Messiah, Israel and the whole area will be much like it was in the days of Jesus, and Israel will once again be a state within the Roman Empire.
Some might say the Muslims in the Middle East will not make peace with Israel. Perhaps, but people get tired of war and a non aggressive form of Islam can emerge. After all, the real goal is world socialism. Islam is a form of theocratic socialism. While European Fabian socialism is run by a secular elite in partnership with the theology coming from the Vatican. Much of the rest of the world is either under some form of Marxist/Leninist socialism or Fascist socialism and both of them are rooted in spiritualism and the occult. So statist government and harlot religion work toward the same socialist end.
If anyone wants to deny that the world has been taken over by socialism, just read the UN charter. Read agenda 21, it is the sustainable development plan for the world which almost all governments are now implementing. America has been one of the few nations that still believes in individual liberty instead of collective thinking, but that is rapidly changing. After all, central government in the United States now just about controls everyone and everything. The sheeple just elected a known Fabian socialist to be President and to redistribute the wealth of the rich and middle class to the government plantation slaves.
American socialism controls the media, the education systems, the Protestant Left, most multinational corporations and most foundations. Nobody comes out of universities like Harvard or seminaries without being brainwashed by world socialism dressed in many disguises such as “social justice”, “climate change” or “religious pluralism”.
Some might argue that capitalism proves that we are not under socialism. However, true capitalism is free enterprise and normal economics without undue government intervention. It hardly exists anymore, and what remains of capitalistic free enterprise is under attack. When government bureaucrats decide which private corporations live and die, and how they live and die, you are under state controlled crony capitalism or Fascism.
Unless there is radical change in the United States, true capitalism in the future will only be very limited and localized and even that will be so over regulated and taxed that most private businesses will fold. Only state allowed and regulated corporations with a socialized peon working class will exist when Fascist socialism takes total control of a nation.
How many in the United States even know that 1/4 of the House of Representatives are true socialists and they control most of the important committees? We ought to call a spade a spade. The truth is that those on the Left are socialists, Those that call themselves liberals or progressives in this country are most often socialists and most people in labor unions or the Democratic Party have bought into socialism. Even many Republicans are socialists. They are enemies of our Constitution, inalienable rights given by God and the American dream.
Most of the entitlement programs that bankrupted this nation are products of socialism. The socialists set up a progressive tax system that will rob from those that create wealth and give the money to government plantation slaves. The end result will be that nobody will want to create wealth anymore and the only jobs will be government jobs or jobs in the crony too-big-to-fail multinational corporations.
The national debt and the fractional banking system are in place to create inflation so that money loses 95 percent of its value over 50 years. That is to keep anyone from saving for the future. Under this demonic economic system it is better to go into debt, because in the future you can pay back the debt in dollars that are worth far less.
Socialist Keynesian economics’ real purpose is to destroy capitalism. It is a great way to rob the wealth of people without them even catching on that the government has been robbing them through inflation. The socialists sell the population on social security and medical trust funds but then they just rob the trust funds and tax others to pay the entitlement funds that they robbed. Then to ice the cake they purposely understate inflation so people receiving the entitlements will get shorted on cost of living adjustments.
The Federal Reserve creates money out of nothing whenever they wish to purposely create more inflation. They answer to no one. They then buy up government debt to keep interest rates under the true inflation rate so those living on a nest egg get almost no interest on their savings and lose buying power each month. So people on fixed incomes continually get poorer while the government says that we are in an economic recovery?
The biggest holder of our national debt is the Federal Reserve but if their holdings fall even 2 percent in value taxpayers will have to bail them out. Now they are talking about printing even more money to buy even more of our debt. Is this just insanity, or really the planned destruction of the dollar?
People want to blame the bankers, and sure, some of them are part of this deceptive system, but it’s not the bankers, it’s the socialists that are running the bankers. Socialism wants to have one class where all are equal (except for the more evolved socialist elite running the world). The real goal of socialism is to destroy the rich and middle class and have a worker class and privileged class.
I am just pointing out that the world has for the most part already been taken over by the socialists. Their goal is a socialist world government run by the “more evolved” elite. The power struggles coming in the future is what brand of socialism will control the socialist world government? Remember we already did that power struggle once in World War II with the Fabians and Marxists fighting against the Fascists.
There are four major branches of socialism in the world:
There are the Fabian socialists of Europe and elsewhere that think world socialism needs to come about gradually by peace, persuasion and deception. They have had the upper hand in the West since world War II.
There are the Marxist/Leninist socialists that think that world socialism is best accomplished through violent revolution and war. They think the working class should take the world by force. They had the upper hand in much of the world in the cold war era and they killed about 100 million people in the 20th century trying to bring in their utopian form of socialism. They were almost defeated but they are now making a comeback in some countries.
There are the Fascist socialists that tried to take over the world in the 1930′s and 40′s. They were defeated by the Marxists and the Fabians but Fascist socialism with its crony capitalism and statist control over everything and everyone is also making a big comeback in Northern Europe, Russia, and in North America. China is also now morphing from Marxism to Fascism.
The Islamic socialists have 64 nations, 1/4 of the world. Even so, the socialist elite in the other socialisms cannot endure a made up religion with many crazy laws controlling even their own lives. So Islam is not ever going to take over the world. Islam will be put down by force if necessary.
If I had to bet which form of socialism takes over the world and which one the Antichrist rises in, I would have to bet on Fascism. After all, it is not far-fetched to think that the Antichrist will be like Hitler taken to another level. As Fabian socialism fails, as one nation after another goes bankrupt, the leaders will turn toward Fascism.
Anyway, my point is that we are now seeing a realignment of many nations and at some point all this turmoil and shape-shifting among the nations will produce the revived Roman Empire. I even read that one leader in Europe has said that Europe needs a revived Roman Empire. Perhaps by sometime in the next decade we will see ten zones in this new empire with ten regional leaders. Then we know the end is about upon us.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.