EU industry commissioner Gunter Verheugen, when asked by the German daily Die Welt how he sees the European Union in 20 years' time, responded: "I believe … we will have a political union, but maybe not with all states that now form part of the EU. "
"Certain European states will agree to have common competencies in foreign, economic and financial policy as well as in judicial policy."
The European Observer reported "The remarks point to the possible creation of a 'core' Europe of EU states further integrating policies, with other states opting out.
This vision emerged in the 1990s in German conservative political circles, and has since won supporters mainly in France and Belgium … ".
Actually, the vision was foreseen thousands of years ago. The Prophet Daniel foresaw the present European Union will forge ahead into the final revival of the unholy Roman Empire that will again stomp the earth; it will consist of TEN NATIONS of Europe that will serve as the engine of the "New Europe," with the driving force behind it later revealed as GERMANY and the VATICAN. Even these top ten will not have the right chemistry to maintain a long-lasting relationship. Such a marriage of convenience will only last 3 1/2 years.
The Book of Revelation confirms this vision by offering further details, showing how ten leaders will surrender their sovereignty to ONE MAN who will head Europe; How the ten kings will have been under very heavy religious influence to lend their support to such a man; and 2 Thessalonians warns Europe's leading man will fall prey to seductive powers to proclaim himself a divine emperor!
Europe's (German?) Wannabe divine emperor will mislead the nations to fight against the return and reign of the real Jesus from Heaven who will appear in full view of all mankind – in the sky – before touching down upon the Mount of Olives. We are getting very close to the fulfillment of these prophecies!
Daniel 2: 41-45
41 Just as you saw that the feet and [ten] toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. 42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. 43 And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.
44 "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. 45 This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands – a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.
"The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and the interpretation is trustworthy."
Daniel 7: 23-27
23 "He gave me this explanation: 'The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. 24 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws . The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. [3 1/2 years]
26 "'But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the most high His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him. '
36 "The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the god of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.
2 Thessalonians 2: 4
4He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
Europe's Bitter Roots offers greater biblical and historical details of what's going on in Europe right before our very eyes. Momentous changes are due to take effect and rock the world!