Zero Hedge: What the Lisbon Treaty actually created was an authoritarian political system that infringes on human and political rights.
- In a democratic system with a healthy balance of power, a ruling coalition can be challenged or replaced by the opposition. This is precisely what is lacking in the EU, as the Treaty of Lisbon requires that European Commission members be selected on the basis of their “European commitment.” This means, in effect, that anyone with a dissenting view may never become a member of the Commission.
- Article 4 states in part: “…The Member States shall facilitate the achievement of the Union’s tasks and refrain from any measure which could jeopardise the attainment of the Union’s objectives.” In other words, the interests of the Union are above the interests of individual states and citizens. more …
Opinion: Jean Claude Junker, September 15, 2017 “Europe would be easier to understand if one captain was steering the ship.”
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Daniel 12:4
Daniel was told to close and seal the book until the time of the end as a means to preserve the prophecies until men could have increased understanding. You see, the European Union would not begin for another 2500 years when a seemingly innocuous treaty was signed in Europe:
The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) 1951 – meant to coordinate the production of coal and steel within Europe. Signed by France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The ECSC was then followed by three more treaties which established a “European Union”:
The Treaty of Rome 1957 – this same group of countries opened the door to the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community or EURATOM to create a common market based on the freedom of movement of people, goods, and services.
The Treaty of Brussels 1967 – the objective was to merge the existing institutions
The Treaty of Maastricht 1993 – from this moment on, it is possible to speak of a genuine European Union, with the addition of intergovernmental cooperation in such areas as foreign policy and internal security.
The collective treaties granted EU citizenship to every person who was a citizen of a member state and preceded two more treaties that allowed for additional member states and leadership:
The Treaty of Amsterdam 1999 – sought to reform the EU institutions in preparation for the arrival of new countries.
The TREATY OF LISBON 2007 – introduced the figure of the President of the European Council and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security .
Daniel 2:40-43 prophesied 25 centuries ago that it would consist of partly strong and partly weak nations that would rule the western world.
“And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.”
It is clear that the only legitimate candidate for a revived Roman Empire is Europe, and the mixture of strong northern EU nations is currently having great difficulty mixing with the weaker southern EU nations. Iron and clay.
In Daniel 7:24, the great prophet foretold of a breakup of that union into 10 divisions each with its own president, when an 11th king comes along and begins to amass great power.
Daniel calls him Little Horn.