Opinion: Who wants to play let’s make a deal? In the way back year of 2009, the headlines read “Obama’s Missile Offense.” The Wall Street Journal said this:
“President Obama promised that he would win America friends where, under George Bush, it had antagonists. That’s one conclusion to draw from President Obama’s decision yesterday to scrap a missile-defense agreement the Bush Administration negotiated with Poland and the Czech Republic. Both governments took huge political risks—including the ire of their former Russian overlords—in order to accommodate the U.S., which wanted the system to defend against a possible Iranian missile attack. Don’t expect either government to follow America’s lead anytime soon.”
The Obama team’s foreign policy panders to enemies and throws friends under the bus. Regardless of the outcome current crisis, one way or another, Western Ukraine will go towards the west.
Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, is the city where the protests originated. On December 7, 2013 protestors toppled a statue of Lenin in the town square in response to Ukraine’s president cancelling a trade deal with the EU.
Western Ukraine’s longing to split from the Russian orbit and join the EU is in it’s DNA from the 1st century AD.
In Daniel 2:31-43, the prophet interpreted King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream visualizing a statue that represented four kingdoms that would rule Israel and most of the world with great power.
The first kingdom, represented by the head of gold, was Babylon ruled by Nebuchadnezzar.
The second kingdom was Medo-Persia, represented by the silver chest and arms.
The third empire was Greece under Alexander, represented by the brass belly and thighs.
The fourth empire was Rome and Constantinople, represented by the two legs of iron. This fourth empire will be revived in the last days and will be a confederation of ten kingdoms depicted by the ten toes of the statue.
Daniel said the 10 toes were made of iron and clay, meaning that the reformed Roman Empire will be partially strong and partially weak, an accurate description of the EU today.
That is what’s happening now. The former Roman Empire nations are taking their pre-determined places as the events of the end of the age commence. Using the Bible’s guardrails, expect the EU to continue to grow (seventy nations) until its footprint is the same as the ancient Roman Empire and then split into 10 regions.
In Daniel 9:27, the prophet says, “Then he (Antichrist) shall confirm a covenant (peace treaty) with many (Israel and neighbors) for one week (7 years).”
That false seven-year peace marks the beginning of the seven-year tribulation period.
All hell breaks loose.