Brexit, freedom, and free trade
Jun 29, 2016
A week has now passed since Britain voted to exit the EU. The vote has given a major boost toward other exit-voting initiatives from France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Sweden, and even Texas.
THE European Union (EU) is about to be rocked by a “political tsunami” with right-wing parties across the continent calling for dozens of in-out referendums.
A study by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) revealed so-called extreme “insurgent parties” are calling for a total of 34 public votes - with matters ranging from their countries’ membership of the EU to refugee policy.
The ECFR report blamed Europe’s fear of Turkey joining the EU and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “refugees welcome” policy as major reasons behind a rapid rise in support for both right-wing and far-left, anti-EU parties and their attempts to take back control of their countries.
Mark Leonard of ECFR said: “Many of these insurgent parties have views on foreign policy that are closer to President Putin than President Obama….
The growing discontent comes as the EU moves forward with plans to turn the bloc into a superstate.
Foreign ministers of France and Germany are plotting to unveil a blueprint to do away with individual states.
This would clear the way for an EU Army, which Eurocrats have long supported.
The “Superstate” seems to be the EU’s answer to the Brexit, according to the link above.
EUROPEAN political chiefs are to take advantage of Brexit by unveiling their long-held plan to morph the continent’s countries into one GIANT SUPERSTATE, it has emerged.
The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”.
Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.
Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders, including the procedure for admitting and relocating refugees.
The plot has sparked fury and panic in Poland - a traditional ally of Britain in the fight against federalism - after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info.
The "ultimatum" is either to accept full political unity under an unelected government of Eurocrats, or exit the EU altogether. Watch for Austria and Poland to exit the EU shortly. The EU bureaucrats are going “all in” now, betting that they can consolidate power before the other countries leave.
The EU, which claims (by its logo of the tower of Babel) to be a modern version of Babylon, seems to be crumbling before their eurocratic eyes. Just as they were reaching their pinnacle of power, planning to turn the Eurozone into “a superstate,” suddenly the entire project is disintegrating, and there seems to be nothing they can do to stop it.
The EU started out as a free trade zone, an economic union, but it has evolved into a political entity, complete with unelected people having power and elected parliaments having only the power of suggestion. Hence, the anti-EU movement is not based on an opposition toward free trade, but opposition to political slavery to an unelected, foreign government.
Free Trade Agreements are not really free at all. The term is an oxymoron, because the whole nature of an “agreement” is to define the LIMITS of free trade. If they really wanted free trade, they would simply remove the limitations and let people buy or sell as they wish through a quaint concept called Free Enterprise. A Free Trade Agreement, then, is really more of a Trading Club with powers granted to certain people or corporations that they did not enjoy before.
If this new movement is not stopped quickly, this new exit-wind will spread throughout many nations, especially Western nations, where the people are split ideologically roughly 50/50. Since the 1930’s, when the US went bankrupt and its assets (you and me and the departments of government) were foreclosed upon by the big banks, our new owners have worked to establish Socialism as the political and economic model for humanity.
This Babylonian model runs directly contrary to that of the Kingdom of God as set forth in Scripture. The primary difference between the two is that the Kingdom of God is based on love and giving one’s own money or property to the poor, whereas Babylon is based on fear and giving other people’s money to the poor. When government taxes the labor of the people in order to give a portion of this to the poor, without giving anyone a choice, that form of government is a kleptocracy, a den of thieves.
Worse yet, those who are being taxed in this way no longer have a choice as to what to give or who to give to, for this choice is made by government. Christian people find themselves too poor to give, and bureaucratic governments spend a high proportion of the money they have stolen in overhead and salaries. Being so impersonal, there is no way that they can prevent fraudulent claims, and so Medicare itself loses untold billions of dollars on fraudulent claims each year.
But Socialist governments are all about “management” and “control.” They cannot control the fraud, but they do control the working people through finance and taxation.
A biblical system of love can only work properly with a Christian population that takes the law of God to heart. The principle of “Love your neighbor as yourself” was not invented by Jesus in the New Testament, but was quoted from Leviticus 19:18. The law forbids interest on loans to the poor, calling them oppressive. Jesus said that interest on loans was the equivalent of reaping where you did not sow (Luke 19:22, 23).
When the so-called “Christian nations” reached a certain level of corruption, God put them into captivity to Mystery Babylon (1913-1914). This soon resulted in federal bankruptcy, and this final form of the beast began to corrupt the moral values, philosophy of life and government, education, and culture of the people. The idea was to transform the nations from whatever remained of their Christian way of life into an amoral, animal-based, Socialist way of life.
This has now peaked. The year 2014-2015 marked the end of divine judgment which had turned the world over to beast-hearted governments. So it is not surprising to see the first major crack in the Babylonian system emerge on June 23, 2016 with the Brexit vote. We have anticipated (and discussed) the year 2016 for many years, wondering what God would do to turn things around.
Brexit is being called a “great divorce,” and it is interesting that in 2001 we held a series of prayer campaigns to “divorce” America from the golden calves. On June 19, 2001 we held another prayer campaign to present the positive side of this—God’s marriage proposal. This date was modified by a prophetic word to June 23, and so this is the date that became so significant 15 years later, June 23, 2016 (Brexit vote). This 15 year cycle was revealed to us in 1994 through the story of Hezekiah, who received a 15-year extension of life in 2 Kings 20:6, and the sign was that the clock would be turned back 10 “steps” on the sundial of Ahaz (2 Kings 20:10, 11).
Hence, we have seen 10-year repeats and 15-year extensions. The Brexit was part of the 15-year extension from 2001-2016. Yet 2016 is also a 10-year repeat (or echo) from 2006, when the seventh bowls of water and wine were poured out in Babylon, NY. The convergence of these two prophetic cycles is very important.
On September 11, 2016 we will arrive at the 15-year anniversary of the Twin Towers demolition, which was the prophetic date that the second “bear” (war-beast) was released, plunging us into a perpetual “war on terror.” I saw this beast in March of 1986 and wrote of it in my pocket size book, The 1986 Vision of the Two Gulf Wars.
Shortly after this 15-year anniversary, we will be holding our Tabernacles conference here in Minneapolis on September 16-18. That could be an interesting time, and certainly, we will be discussing any current events at that time.
Recall that the 10-year anniversary of September 11 occurred in 2011, which was the day that Operation Jericho began here in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. We had known the connection between 911 and Jericho for a long time and discussed it openly after the Twin Towers were demolished. We wondered if we would see the emergence of the “Jericho” sign after 10 years, and it happened precisely on schedule.
Well, we are now coming up on the 15-year cycle, so we will see what this means in a few months. Since we are still at the start of a transition time between Babylon and the Kingdom, the potential for this September could be both negative and positive. But in the end, the negative news is that Babylon is falling. The good news is that the Kingdom of God is arising to replace it with righteousness and justice for all.
Dr. Stephen Jones