Mar 13, 2008

The European Parliament is 50 Years Old and Said to Become a Substantial Powerhouse in 2009

By Jimmy DeYoung

Many European leaders believe that the European Parliament has changed profoundly since its meager beginnings in 1958 to the substantial powerhouse it is set to be from 2009, the year that the Lisbon Treaty from the EU will be implemented.

Established as the European Assembly with its 142 members and 4 official languages, its ranks have swelled to 785 members in the European Parliament today and it has 23 official languages. The European Parliament is the world's only directly elected multinational legislature and under the EU's new treaty, the power of the MEPs will be extended to include virtually all policy areas.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

With the expanded powers that will be given to the European Parliament under the EU treaty the stage is set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

As the European Parliament marks its 50th birthday, it is preparing to become a powerhouse in the worldwide, political, economic and governmental arena in 2009. The EU treaty, the Lisbon Treaty which will be implemented in 2009, will empower the European Parliament and give it extended powers in virtually all policy areas. As the only directly elected multinational legislature in our world today, this governmental body will be a major powerhouse on the world scene.

The European Parliament, the European Commission and the 27 member-states of the EU do actually fit a model that is described in Bible prophecy for the Last Days. The Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream 2,500 years ago that the prophet Daniel interpreted for the king, an interpretation that is actually a prophecy of the revived Roman Empire that will come to power in the Last Days, Daniel 2:40-45. Daniel himself had a dream that predicted the exact same scenario, Daniel 7:7-8, 23-24.

The European Parliament, the European Commission and the EU do indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.