By Michael G. Mickey
A Ria Novosti commentary indicates "French President Nicolas Sarkozy will probably see the birth of the Mediterranean Union, his pre-election brainchild."
The following is an excerpt from that commentary:
In a nutshell, Sarkozy proposed a regional political and economic alliance of Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. It would be governed by a council, have rotating presidency, and conduct regular summits. Its goal would be to promote cooperation in settling regional issues such as immigration, develop economic contacts and trade, and counter terrorism. The proposed union is supposed to bridge Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
This is an interesting development in the making on any number of fronts.
When we examine a photo of the old Roman empire, we observe that many of the nations proposed to be in Sarkozy's Mediterranean Union were included in it.
Interestingly, two nations that we are told will participate in the coming Gog-Magog attack prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39 (Turkey and Libya) are less than enthused. I would go so far as to say that Turkey is close to angered by Sarkozy's proposal as they see it as a way for them to be denied full European Union membership which is something they have maintained all along they will never accept.
Could we be witnessing dramatic prophetic posturing taking place that will, in essence, carry the revived Roman empire's boundaries back to the old Roman empire's span of control through the creation of Sarkozy's Mediterranean Union which he is set to announce the formation of at the EU summit in Paris on July 13-14? I can't help but feel that we are, especially in light of the fact that Sarkozy envisions this union as a bridge between Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
As I have demonstrated on this website, there is an African Union in existence, a European Union which we're all aware of, rumors persisting of a North American Union in the works, as well as a Mediterranean Union on the verge of coming into existence.
In Bible prophecy we're told that a globalized form of government is going to come into existence in the last days which will ultimately be led by the Antichrist, a prince (or leader) of Roman descent who is going to confirm (or make strong) a seven-year covenant of peace in the Middle East in fulfillment of Daniel 9:26-27.
While none of us know exactly how these prophesied events are going to play out, another piece of the prophetic puzzle, quite probably in my humble opinion, is going to snap into place in July if the formation of the Mediterranean Union takes place as the commentary linked above suggests.
Exit questions for consideration:
Will this proposed Mediterranean Union be the wedge that drives Turkey and the West apart in preparation for Gog-Magog to occur in the prophetic future?
Will Libya refuse to participate in the union because of its future role as a participant in the Gog-Magog conflict?
Could it be that Israel will flourish economically in this union, leading those looking in from the outside to be filled with the greed that we see implied when a number of nations ask of those who participate in the future Gog-Magog attack, "Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?" (Ezekiel 38:13)
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Mar 11, 2008
By Michael G. Mickey