THE WAR in Ukraine is having an enormous impact on the whole of Europe and has changed the direction of foreign policy in the EU. It is causing the members of the EU to boost security to such an extent that one can foresee the EU becoming the major military power in the world.
When Ukraine becomes a member of the EU the population of Europe will be almost a half a billion of developed people and whereas before the Ukraine war, those countries allowed the US to take care of security, now they are determined to boost their own arms industries such that they could equal the US, China and Russia. Also they are leaning toward Israel for technology.
Germany is well known for its engineering expertise and has used it in two world wars. Under the flag of the EU, Germany can now draw on the resources of nearly 30 countries and whereas a few years ago the EU was flirting with Communist Russia, she now sees Russia as an enemy. The war in Ukraine is reshaping Europe’s foreign policy and defence industries.
Germany has just doubled its defence budget and is ramping up its manufacturing capability to produce high-tech military equipment. In fact all the nations of Europe are uniting to increase manufacture of defence equipment to fill their arsenals in preparation for WWIII or what the Bible calls the Great Tribulation. When Antichrist appears at the mid-point of the Tribulation, men will say,
“Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” (Rev.13:4). The EU is the revived Roman Empire of Bible prophecy and whereas in the past, Europe has consisted of many independent nations, scripture indicates that in the last days there will be structural changes in the political system and there will be “ten kings” or rulers who “receive power as kings with the Beast…and give their power and strength to the Beast” (Rev.17:12-13).
The wording of this scripture is most significant. These ten kings “receive power with the Beast”. How this occurs is not mentioned. Whether it is by elections, rigged or otherwise, or by appointment we are not told. However it sounds as though a central Government person or body will appoint “the ten” who then become subservient to the one who appointed them. It certainly sounds like politics with a pay-back for favours.
In business it is often said, “There is no such thing as a free luncheon.” Obviously the Beast must wield tremendous power and authority in order to be able to appoint the ten and then to receive their allegiance. Also, the Beast must have a powerful military machine. After the Arab nations are weakened, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Libya and Sudan decimated in Israel and the Kings of the East slaughtered in the Great Asian War, of the first half of the Tribulation, the Beast will reign supreme and the Revived Roman Empire will rule the world. Nobody will be able to make war with him. The arms build-up in Europe is a sign we are in the last days!